Post your thoughts on the second episode of season 9, bringin us back to Crowley and Kevin Tran. Click HERE for my full recap or keep reading for my quick analysis.
If last week was all about resolving the cliffhangers from season 8, this was about addressing one of the major storylines of season 9. Abaddon is back (a little blood spell un-chars her meat suit) and she wants to take over Hell now that Crowley is gone.
I like Crowley being held captive in the Men of Letters HQ, giving up names of demons, even though there are two issues. First, since we saw three demons trade in their meat suits for newer models in this episode, Crowley’s info isn’t necessarily as useful as Dean thinks it will be. Also, it’s kind of similar to NBC’s The Blacklist.
But as long as Crowley keeps making jokes like the one about Sam in stilettos putting the “S.A.M. in S&M,” I’m more than happy with keeping him around.
And Abaddon is a great foe. Her disturbingly erotic scene with Dean (where she stroked his hair while talking about baby’s blood dribbling down his chin) was amazing. Obviously those two will never hook up, but they have sizzling chemistry. I can’t wait to see how her quest for power and the fallen angels coincide.
There;s also Sam, aka Samzekiel, aka Zeke. This is like a wonderful gift the writers have given Jared Padalecki, and he’s nailing it. When Zeke takes over, it truly feels like a completely different character. That kind of dual challenge isn’t easy for an actor, but he makes it seem effortless.
The ending was also kind of haunting. Sam being “good” is somehow scarier than his usual messed-up self.
Finally, was it just me, or does it seem like Tracy is being set up to return, and possibly even be the character for that new spin-off we heard about over the summer? The new Hunter got some backstory (her family was killed by a demon celebrating Lucifer being freed at the end of season 4) and, more surprisingly, she got to drive the Impala. That was strange, because NO ONE gets to drive the Impala, especially not some random new single-episode guest star.