Post your thoughts on tonight’s episode, featuring the return of Misha Collins. Click HERE for my full recap or keep reading for my thoughts.
First, I need to say that I like this show a lot. I really do. You guys know that, right?
I mention that because I have serious issues with this episode. Yes, having Misha Collins back is always a great thing, and I still love Lucifer and Meg, and I’m kind of glad they finally resolved that whole “Sam’s tortured soul” stuff after one and a half seasons, but didn’t it all seem a little too easy?
Cas shows up, touches Sam, and just like that, the bad parts of Sam’s soul are transferred into Cas. I thought Sam’s entire soul was infected. Did Cas remove part of Sam’s soul? Did he exchange it for something else, like an artificial leg? Or is he able to just scrape off the bad parts like a burnt piece of toast?
I know these are silly things to worry about, but the fact that one quick moment can totally cure Sam of everything that’s been wrong with him for so long seems like a very easy way to resolve the storyline. Sure I appreciate that Cas is essentially paying for his crimes by taking on Lucifer in his mind, but still.
Also, not to harp on the bad parts, but last week left two huge cliffhangers with the Leviathan plan to cure cancer and Frank being taken, and this week none of that is even mentioned. I’m definitely frustrated by the way the show has mishandled the Leviathan storyline this season, because it had so much promise.
To repeat, I still like this show. Maybe it’s just that I’m rewatching season 5 on TNT, and the whole Apocalypse storyline was handled so beautifully that season 7 can’t help but seem subpar in comparison.
Anyway, maybe now that Sam is cured we can move on. Bring on the Leviathans and bring on next week’s hilariously silly “hunt drunk” episode!