We heard over the break from J^2 and Jeremy Carver that the show was returning to the basics for the brothers, which I'm not complaining. I loved the monster hunts, and unexpected evil. By the looks of the big, dark question mark that the Darkness is, the classic theme has returned. I'm sold with whatever they do, so yes this probably sounds biased. On with thoughts about the premier...
Satisfaction guaranteed, The Darkness has come, no one has a clue what it is or how to cure it. The humanoid creatures that the people become kind of reminds me of croatoan. Which is FANTASTIC! Rabid humans that have no set progression to the illness and die if they don't consume another being. RAD. We meet a brave cop named Jenna who took out a construction crew of these vainy humans. I really like her character so far, and I'm hoping she lasts.
On the other hand, Crowley leaves his vessel and temporarily inhabits a female. Not going to lie, I was slightly upset and thought Mark Sheppard was finished. But no fear! he returns to his normal body after some repairs by his minions. Castiel is trying his best not to go rogue and ends up being captured by Angels seeking revenge. I'm liking this dark Castiel, it's nice to see Misha showcasing the multiple personalities and dimensions he can offer to a character.
Meanwhile Dean, takes Jenna and Amara to Jenna's grandma's house. Side note: Can we please see Dean change a diaper again??? Sammy gets it when his hide-in-a-closet-until-they-die plan fails. He just got done saying that it might be passed through the fluids, and he gets a mouthful of blood from the closet creature. The episode closes with us finding out Amara's birthmark is the Mark of Cain.
So that leaves me to wonder if Amara is evil completely, or just a child of ill-fortune who is going to have to work hard to overcome her inner darkness? Could she be like the Amazon baby from season 7 Ep.13 (the Slice Girls) where she ages rapidly?
Loving evil babies since 2005,