“Supernatural” returned to The CW Wednesday night with what had to be one of their most twisted stories to date, and one that we could be talking about for many weeks to come. The funny thing here is that somehow, Castiel serving as a vessel of Lucifer is not even the top story at the moment.
Instead, it’s the departure of another prominent female character in Rowena, who was seemingly killed of by the end of this episode. She joins potentially a long line of other prominent-but-dead “Supernatural” women, including rather recently Felicia Day’s Charlie. To be fair this is a show that does have a tendency to also kill off a good many men (Kevin, Bobby), but it is far more glaring in this instance because there are not any female series regulars on the show.
Also, Rowena was awesome. Ruth Connell had some much energy and pizzazz, and we could watch scenes involving either her or Crowley pretty much all way. (That final scene with Connell and Mark Sheppard was all sorts of fantastic.) She’s also been with the show a little while now, so it’s not as though she is just some newcomer who popped in and was quickly killed off.
We suppose that the good news for Sam and Dean is that the two of them are now free from Lucifer’s cage, and can go back to doing in theory what they do best: Stopping monsters. The main issue here is that with Castiel in his new “role,” nothing seems like it is set to be altogether secure in the near future.
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