8.22 Clip Show: When They're All Gone, What Will You Have Left?
How can you fight on
When why you fight is destroyed?
Crowley's leverage ...
Commentary and Meta Analysis
This episode really turned up the pressure on the Winchesters, with Crowley finding the precise psychological lever to pull to hurt the brothers in the worst possible way as leverage to force their surrender. At the same time, it paired Castiel with Metatron in a simultaneous assault on Heaven, rocketing the season toward its end. In this discussion, I'm going to speculate on curing a demon; share concerns about Metatron and his plans for Castiel and Heaven; and look at the effectiveness of Crowley's ploy to blackmail the Winchesters.( Read the rest ... )
Clip Show left us with many more questions than answers, and those questions provide many different avenues the story could follow. I don't know where it's going, but wherever it is, I'm buckled in and along for the ride!
I apologize for being so late to post this here: all the problems with LJ lately made putting long things up particularly hard!