Can I just start out saying that I love the new opening graphic? (Oh I should also take a moment and say that there WILL be spoilers in this post so if you haven’t watched last night’s episode you should go elsewhere). I love that they change the opener every season to reflect whatever big bad they are going to be dealing with that season and the angel wings are just enough messed up looking to remind you how messed up (most) angels are. I’m going to post it again, just for fun.
So they are all back together. Sam, Dean, Kevin and Crowley and understandably Kevin is pissed that Crowley is not only alive, but hanging out in the bunker with them. I think this is a moment that Sam and Dean show how much they have forgotten about normal people’s feelings. Yes they can handle Crowley being in the other room, but I don’t know exactly how they expected Kevin to be cool with it.
OK enter Abaddon, with an awesome regeneration scene (I have to say her makeup and nails were rocking it for someone how had just been burnt to a crisp). Do you know who scared me more than Abaddon though? Scary-Demon-Grandma. Seriously, “kids love grandmas”? Yeah I kinda wanted to vomit thinking about that creep going after little kids. Abaddon is shaping up to be a pretty good big bad which has to be a hard thing to come up with now a days in Supernatural writers land. I mean come on, they’ve killed a few badass demons, Lucifer, and the Leviathan to name a few. They even in a sense beat the evil inside of themselves (kinda). I’m interested to see how this pissing contest between her and Crowley ends up. I’m assuming that he’s not going to be kept tied up much longer and then the real battle will start. How cool would it be to see Crowley seeking their protection from Abaddon. I think that’s what’s going to end up happening. After all Crowley is a lesser evil. Kinda doubting Kevin would be cool with that though.
Speaking of Kevin. Wow. KevinFREAKIN’Solo was on point. I thought the boys were screwed when they called Kevin for a cover story, but he got the job done with flair. Now overall Kevin needs to have that kind of confidence about everything. I know this isn’t what he would like to be doing, but there is no way that he could waltz back into his Ivy League life even if he had the chance. As soon as he can accept that and accept that what he is doing is way more important than anything else he would have ever have been able to do the sooner he can be happy.
Now Crowley and Kevin in the bunker together was always a bad idea and I think turned out as best as it could have. Of course Crowley was going to needle Kevin about his mom, about how messed up his life is, well about everything. Once again I don’t think that the boys remember that Kevin isn’t a hunter. He has seen a lot, but he’s still a young adult. Best line of the exchange: “I torture all my friends.” I’m sure Crowley does and maybe Crowley does think that they are friends. Seriously wouldn’t surprise me.
The whole Abaddon battle was cool, but I knew the guys had it under control. I kinda figured that Sam/Zeke would save the day (or as I will call him Sangel). Surely Sam will start doubting all of this though and how pissed is he going to be when he realizes all the lies Dean is telling him. Also the wings made me believe that maybe Zeke is telling the truth about not being healthy himself. Feathers were falling out and he was not as impressive as Cas was the first time he showed off his wings. Best line of the night? Dean talking to Sangel: “Zeke? ImmacallyouZeke.”
I actually was more on edge with what was happening with Kevin and Crowley, but I did really enjoy the exchange between Abaddon and Dean. Mostly just because it reminded Dean (and us) that things could be worse. And we got to look at Dean a lot. Which is always awesome.
Crowley may not have won the quick escape, but he did plant seeds of doubt in Kevin. Is his mom really dead? If she’s alive why not let Crowley go to get her back? Maybe he did make a deal with Crowley off camera and he’s just biding his time until he can get Crowley out of there. I think Dean actually handled the situation he came back to well. He reminded Kevin that he was family, that they were willing to die to keep him safe, and he tried to help him come to terms with his mom. BUT, and this is a huge BUT, once again Dean doesn’t put himself in Kevin’s place. What if Crowley said something like that about Sam, or what if old Yellow Eyes had said something like that about their dad or mom a few years ago. Dean and Sam would have dropped everything just to make sure that Crowley wasn’t telling the truth. Can they not accept that Kevin would do the same? I think Dean glossing over this is going to come back to bite him later. All the feels between Kevin and Dean were overwhelming though. Poor Kevin. Poor Dean. Really poor everyone at this point. Well, I guess Garth is the only character that is chugging along happily.
We’ll see next week how Cas is doing. I’m guessing not well. This season has started off with a bang and it has be excited to see what is going to happen next. I’m loving it since I felt season eight was confusing and not up to the standards I expect from this show. I have hopes that Zeke is really trying to help and wonder if he’ll make another appearance soon. (Maybe to speak to Cas?)