Supernatural: Our Little World
November 12, 2015 2:24 PM - Season 11, Episode 6 - Subscribe

Castiel learns what Metatron has been up to, and seeks him to to learn more about the Darkness. Meanwhile, Crowley is losing his hold on Amara.
posted by cfoxhi (10 comments total)
There was a lot of dialogue in this episode, resulting in some interesting reveals. Any episode with a lot of Crowley is going to hold my attention. Loved the bit between him and Dean, where he tells Dean he's finally ready to kill him.
posted by cfoxhi at 2:27 PM on November 12, 2015

I like how Metatron went all Nightcrawler without his powers. It fit him.

Was anyone else sort of put off by the dialogue scene between Darkness and Dean? I mean, I get that they're connected somehow and when they first met she was in the form of an adult woman, but that scene just felt icky to me with a teen actress in the role. Then following that up with "Girl You'll Be a Woman Soon?" Yeesh.

I do like the idea of her being God's sister. That really wood piss off the Bible thumpers.
posted by brundlefly at 12:09 AM on November 13, 2015 [2 favorites]

In the thread about the previous episode I posted something about it being odd that the babysitter who lost her soul compared touching tween-Amara's hand to having an orgasm. It kind of shocked me they went there. And then this episode seems to be running with the sexualization of Amara, who at least isn't like 12 anymore but still seems really young for all those lingering looks with Jensen Ackles. (The use of Girl You'll Be a Woman Soon left absolutely no doubt what they were going for there too. What's next, Young Girl by Gary Puckett & The Union Gap?)

To be clear, I'm not saying I was personally offended. (Well, the orgasmic handshake last week creeped me out.) But I'm shocked, because a lot of people definitely will be upset about this stuff and it's kind of hard to defend it.

The "barely legal" thing is a well-known male fantasy, but it seems like a fantasy almost guaranteed to piss off a lot of Supernatural's viewership. I've said this before, but Supernatural seems to me like a pretty macho, even occasionally bro-y show that's going out to a really vocal feminist fandom. It's a weird arrangement. The show keeps steadily killing off female characters, and the fandom hates it. Dean has called female characters bitches like a hundred times, and the show's fandom hated that too. (Dean seems to have backed off from that lately, thank goodness.) Now they seem to be working the Lolita trope, and without even checking the fan forums I can guess that a significant portion of the show's fans are outraged.

All that being said, I thought this was another strong episode. When they were cutting between all the different plot-lines, with Castiel beating secrets out of Metatron over here and Crowley officially ending his bromance with Dean over there, it was genuinely thrilling stuff. This season has been really cooking so far.

But I'll still be glad when Amara gulps down a few more souls and ages into the actress from Dean's vision.
posted by Ursula Hitler at 2:02 AM on November 13, 2015 [3 favorites]

Ok now would it not be awesome if they kept aging her? Like, every episode, she got another five or ten years older with another actress and Dean was still super sexy with her by episode 20 when she's a Smoking-Hot Crone with silver hair and.bloodied claws?
posted by dorothyisunderwood at 3:17 AM on November 13, 2015 [6 favorites]

Ok now would it not be awesome if they kept aging her? Like, every episode, she got another five or ten years older with another actress and Dean was still super sexy with her by episode 20 when she's a Smoking-Hot Crone with silver hair and.bloodied claws?

That would be *amazing*.

Other thoughts:
* Remember when Hell was scary?

* Not killing demons might be taking pacifism a little far.

* I'm so relieved Crowley survived. His interaction with Dean here was great.
posted by mordax at 9:33 AM on November 13, 2015

It's less about not killing the demons and more about not killing the meat suits, which I think is admirable and might make conflicts with demons more interesting. I hope they stick with it.
posted by brundlefly at 7:28 PM on November 13, 2015 [3 favorites]

Sam has been hard to like sometimes, the last few seasons. But now that Sam and Dean seem to be on good terms and we're getting bleeding heart Sam again, it makes me remember why I've always liked the guy. Of COURSE he's trying to save all the meatsuits!

I thought it was funny how they dealt with the Book of the Damned, Cas just pulling out of his pocket like it was no big deal. It's like, "Yeah, we've moved on from that whole plot, so last season's Maguffin is kinda worthless now."

It occurred to me that since Rowena let the Darkness out, Rowena and Amara will have to meet. My prediction: Rowena tries to start a partnership, maybe puffs up about how she let Amara out so she deserves something in return... and then Amara sucks out her soul, or kills her. Now that Crowley is back to being a badass evil guy, I suspect his headgames with Rowena are basically over and the writers will be planning to take her out.

(Either that, or since Rowena is the one who let Amara out, Rowena will be the one to put Amara back in the box.)
posted by Ursula Hitler at 9:00 PM on November 13, 2015 [2 favorites]

That was the demon tablet that Cas pulled out of Metatron's mattress. Rowena still has the Book of the Damned.

I'm waiting for Amara to threaten to eat Sam's soul. That would make things pretty interesting! But the storylines so rarely seem to go the way I imagine they will.
posted by tomboko at 2:04 PM on November 14, 2015

You're right, I mixed up the book and the tablet. But it's still funny how the demon tablet is no big deal now, compared to all the drama about it before.
posted by Ursula Hitler at 3:49 PM on November 14, 2015

Agreed! After all that fuss, it was just a sad trombone + bedbug joke.

I have wondered about bedbugs more than once, watching them stay in crappy motels all the time!
posted by tomboko at 5:44 PM on November 14, 2015 [1 favorite]

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