Final Thoughts From the Supernatural Episode "Form and Void"

by StevenHelmer

Thoughts from the season 2 television episode that first aired October 14, 2015.

Synopsis: Sam (Jared Padalecki) seeks to find a cure for the supernatural plague he has contracted before it kills him. Meanwhile, Dean (Jensen Ackles) is called back to assist Jenna (Laci J. Mailey) after the newborn Amara begins demonstrating demon-like powers. He, however, finds he has competition when Crowley (Mark Sheppard) shows up dressed as a priest.

I'll Admit, I'm OK With the Baby Now

When we were first introduced to Amara, I figured the series would end up having an infant on it all season-long, leading to plenty of cute, family-friendly humor as Sam, Dan and Castiel (Misha Collins) had their own version of "Three Men and a Baby," something I didn't think would be a good addition to this series.

So, I was very happy to see the infant Amara was just a short-term thing and, as she sucks souls from people, she grows. This, I think, will make things interesting, especially since she's getting plenty of help from Crowley.

I Am Not OK with Jenna Dying

I swear the writers of this series hate women. With the exception of Jody Mills (Kim Rhodes), whenever a female character appears in more than one episode she is, at some point, killed off. 

Granted, I was still a bit on the fence about Jenna, mostly because we didn't know that much about her. But, it would have been nice if the writers would have at least allowed her to grow on us a bit first.

How Along Until the Crowley/Darkness Alliance Crumbles?

It was nice seeing Crowley becoming his evil self again and taking steps to finally gain the upper hand over the Winchesters by partnering up with the Darkness. But, I can't help but wonder how long it will be until that partnership backfires on him.

After all, I'm not even sure Crowley even realizes the little girl is the Darkness. And, I'm not convinced Amara will be content playing second fiddle for the King of Hell, other than maybe a short-term alliance while she gains strength.

Am I The Only One Who Thought Sam's Cure Was a Little Too Easy?

When it was all said and done, that makeshift cattle prod he rigged up was much more complicated than the actual cure was. Heck, he even had a vat of holy oil in his bag already.

My big question from all of that is why didn't he think of that to begin with? It's obviously not some sort of disease that is going to be cured with antibiotics. You would think he would at least attempt to use some of the things in that bag before trying anything else.

The Reaper Warning Was Cool But I Don't Believe It

So, to summarize, Sam and Dean no longer have free passes. If they die, they will remain dead going forward. 

After some reflection, I can actually live with that. After all, what's the point of putting their lives on the line on a regular basis if they simply can return from beyond the grave at a moment's notice, as they have done plenty of times before.

Of course, whenever someone makes a threat about Sam and Dean's souls being placed somewhere where they can't escape, I do fully expect to see the attempt being made. And, because of that, I wouldn't be surprised to see one or both of them die (again) at some point this season.

Is Heaven Running Out of Angels?

Three more, thanks to the ambush on Castiel, are dead. This includes Hannah (played in this episode by Lee Majdoub). 

Given the angels that have already died over the course of the past couple seasons, I have to wonder why they are even bothering to worry about Metatron (Curtis Armstrong) since they seem to have many more problems to worry about right now.

Final Opinion

I, admittedly, had some doubts about the direction the series was taking after the season premiere last week. However, after this episode, I am definitely much more on board with this season's story line and am much more willing to give it the benefit of the doubt as a result. It'll be interesting to see what happens next.

My Grade: A

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Updated: 10/15/2015, StevenHelmer
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