Final Thoughts from the Supernatual Episode "The Bad Seed"

by StevenHelmer

Thoughts from the season 11 television episode that first aired October 21, 2015.

Synopsis: Realizing she is the only one who can remove the curse from Castiel (Misha Collins), Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) must hunt down and capture Rowena (Ruth Connell) before Crowley's (Mark Sheppard) demons get to her first. Meanwhile, Crowley continues to educate and "feed" the still growing Amara (Gracyn Shinyei).

Crowley is Biting Off More Than He Can Chew

I think the most interesting thing about the Crowley/Amara storyline was the fact Crowley still seems to think he's in charge. Amara is growing stronger and, as she does, is becoming much more manipulative and demanding. 

This, of course, begs the question "when will he once again ask Sam and Dean for help?" After all, it's only a matter of time before she becomes too powerful for him to control and, much like the demon-like Dean, he's going to need some help stopping her.

I Think Rowena Needs to Join Team Winchester Full Time

Yes, I understand she's evil and, because of that, she's not someone they are going to be able to fully trust (much like her son, Crowley). But, her character also has a way of making scenes interesting and it would be great to both see more of her and to see her working with the Winchesters rather than against them.

Of course, this might actually come to fruition since, with Amara growing in strength, they might need her help to defeat the Darkness.

Oh, the Drama!

Speaking of Rowena, she didn't have too much difficulty driving yet another wedge between the two brothers by reminding Sam of his promise to kill Crowley in exchange for her removing the Mark of Cain.

And, of course, the Winchesters once again have something to disagree about. While this episode didn't focus too much on it, I fully expect it to be a continuing topic of discussion in future episodes, as though they don't have other things to worry about right now.

Where is Metatron?

He's been MIA for the past couple episodes (for obvious reasons), but I think's it's about time for Metatron (Curtis Armstrong) to resurface, if, for no other reason, simply to fill in the blanks about the Darkness and how God managed to imprison her (information I'm sure the Winchesters will need if they plan on fighting her).

While the idea of Sam and Dean searching all the pancake houses in an effort to find him sounds fun, I suspect he'll wind up being much closer than they think.

That Diner Scene Was Classic

At first, I wasn't really sure what to expect since there wasn't any real lead-in, just an angel (Lane Edwards) and demon (Adam Hurtig) meeting up at the diner. I figured they would end up fighting but, instead, they ended up sitting at the counter and having a cup of coffee together.

I loved this scene because it cleverly filled us in on some missing details about what was going on in Heaven and Hell but did it in a fun, clever way by telling the story from two low-level "employees" who seemed more concerned about being out of a job than the destruction of the Earth. I hope to see more scenes like this going forward.

Final Opinion

I honestly had a few doubts about this season when it first came on the air a couple weeks ago but, so far at least, it has been interesting. And, that includes this episode. I still hope they'll get back to hunting other creatures rather than just focusing on this one story. But, for the most part, I thought this was an entertaining episode to watch.

My Grade: A

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Updated: 10/22/2015, StevenHelmer
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