Category: Season Twelve
Created: Tuesday, 14 March 2017 20:40
Last Updated: Tuesday, 14 March 2017 20:42
Written by Gail Z. Martin
Editor's Note: Gail Z. Martin, a Supernatural fan and member of The WFB Family, recognized a very interesting theme ("thread" to those of you who follow my "Threads" review series) within the season 12 stories. As she considered her idea, a pattern for the entire Supernatural series emerged. Please join me in welcoming her and enjoy reading the persuasive case she presents for a strategy that has been used by every Winchester, Castiel and many of our favorite Supernatural characters! - Nightsky
I’m a big fan of Nightsky’s ‘Threads’ feature. As she and I were tweeting about the show, I brought up a ‘thread’ of my own that she hadn’t mentioned, so she invited me to write about it.
The theme is ‘erasure’, as in wiping something out completely - in some cases, as if it never existed. Erasure seems to be a big undercurrent in Season 12, although when I started to think about it, I see examples throughout the series. Whenever erasure happens or is attempted, it never goes well.
Read more: Supernatural: Erasing the Past, Present and Future