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Threads: Supernatural 12.19 "The Future"

The Morning After

Another shocking Supernatural season 12 episode! I honestly thought “The Future” was one of the most exciting and interesting episodes of the season, an opinion which by itself is probably a shock to many members of the Supernatural family! After being whiplashed with surprises that were sometimes so close together I couldn’t process one before being stunned by the next, I was in for one more surprise – seeing diametrically opposed reactions to “The Future” on social media. The most frequent disappointment expressed was that the episode was boring and predictable. How does one show elicit such polar reactions from fans? How can some fans be elated by the ingenuity and heart of the story while others judge it to be the worst of the year? This was a textbook example of viewers looking for different qualities in their entertainment. What did I see in this show, though, and what did the writers (Robert Berens and Meredith Glynn) weave into the script?

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Let's Speculate: Supernatural 12.19 - "The Future"

Apologies for the delayed spec tonight.  Bookdal had a prior engagement and her fill in, aka moi, couldn’t watch until 9:30.  But yeah, this Castiel and Kelly centric story changed things up a bit, don’t you think?  Let's get to the recap.

Supernatural: Reflecting Mary

[Editor's Comment:  As Sam and Dean's mom, Mary Winchester was a beloved character in Supernatural for the first eleven years of the series. With her reintroduction to the story in season 12, she has become a great deal more controversial. Guest writer Gail Martin reflects on Mary's life, examining the emotions and perspectives that may be influencing Mary's decisions after her reunion with her sons. - Nightsky]

Mary’s comment to Dean about him not being a child and his response about not needing her to tuck him in--as though an adult doesn’t need a parent--really bothered me. Then I thought about it—Mary lost both her parents in 1973 when she was 19. John’s father disappeared when he was a young child, and there’s not much mention (any?) of John’s mother.

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Concerning Crowley: Insights Into the Supernatural Demon Who Is King

Part 1: The Good, The Bad, And The Crowley

 

            The man who became a demon. The demon who became a Ruler of Crossroads. The Ruler of Crossroads who became the King of Hell. Crowley’s rise to power has shown one thing to be undeniably true - he’s a survivor. Whether you’re a fan of his or not, on several occasions he’s stepped in to rescue the Winchesters, helped defeat ‘big bads’, and even saved Castiel’s life. Yet, in all fairness, he asks for nothing in return. At least, not right away. He does these things because he feels it will give him an advantage. The game he plays is quid-pro-quo, but he’s also not above rotating the chess board. There have been plenty of dark deeds the King of Hell has performed as well. While his allegiance to the Winchesters can appear to change with the tides, his devotion to himself has never faltered. Which leads us to an interesting conundrum: Do we call someone who has inarguably helped and supported our main characters, yet serves primarily himself - a hero or a villain? How do we crack the code that is Crowley?

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