I barely know what to say.
Not sure how I feel about the vibe so far. Dean is giving off ‘Future Dean’ vibes – angry, beaten, defiant, vengeful; all at the same time.
And yet, he cares about Kevin Tran.
I know it’s only the beginning. Still makes me nervous. I understand he’s mad at Sam, I would be too; even though they agreed to go on without each other, they never REALLY did. But Sam really did. He quit everything. Like he was supposed to.
I have hopes of coming back to the Winchesters of seasons past, but I know that’s not possible. The more the characters are exposed to, the further and further away we get. And that’s what growth is all about, isn’t it? Moving on, maturing, honing our skills with each experience we have.
Experience changes people. That’s not exactly what people want in television characters, but I think I like it. It’s like any change, it takes getting used to. But we’ll bounce back, just like Dean who had no trouble diving into a cheeseburger like he always would.
And Kevin. Supernatural’s newest hunter’s helper? I love it. We lost Bobby, we lost Castiel…with no leviathans to gank, there won’t be any more alphas and kings of hell vying for an opportunity to help the Winchesters. A recurring helping hand is nothing to sneeze at, especially one who happens to be a prophet who can translate the word of god. I really hope that happens.
To send all the demons back to hell forever or not? While it’s a delicious idea, and a wonderful way to rid the world of all evil, that’s also exactly the problem. Without evil, do people start to lose sight of what good is? Good becomes normal, thus becomes bland and mediocre, and ultimately bad. Because no one is ever happy. I’d have to think long and hard about that – no silver lining ever comes without a giant cloud.
I have a feeling this is going to be an intense season. I hope it’s coupled with a return to a little bit of the lightheartedness we lost last season, with the focus being on the Winchesters simply trying to stay alive, and eradicate some leviathans along the way.
I think we all need some time to sink our teeth into it; I know I do. And really, I would love to see more of this Benny guy. I need to know more about all that.