Reviewed: by Tyler Olson
***The review below contains minor spoilers.***
Since the First Blade story began, it was obvious they were going to go head-to-head with the great knight, but was it epic? Definitely. Will the consequences be massive? Most certainly.
We knew that Mark of Cain was powerful, but it gave Dean powers that weren't just about killing demons. In fact, I would consider his gifts almost godlike. Obviously Abaddon didn't know what the abilities he would wield or she wouldn't have gone ahead with this little trap. If Dean is more powerful than a knight of Hell, what else can he take down?
But now that Dean sliced and diced demons with his new blade, what will it do to him? I highly doubt all that rage and evil will just leave him alone. Could that rage be redirected to another target, like the angels? Who knows, maybe that weapon can even slay Metatron. He also did make a promise he would kill Cain, too, so that event is still to come.
I am surprised that they let the king go, though. Also, where was Crowley's song? He said he was going to burst into song when she died. I really wanted to see that. I also thought they were going to kill him last time, but now they are just giving each other a fond farewell and heading their separate ways? I wonder if his son has something to do with that.
That loose cannon will certainly play a larger plot in the story down the road. It just wouldn't make any sense if Gavin didn't return in some way. He is Crowley's Achilles Heel, so even if the Winchesters don't try to take advantage of it, someone else will. Will it be hunters, angels, or just some new evil looking to grab power?
Now that the power struggle for Hell is finished, for now, all that leaves is the battle of the Angels. We knew Castiel decided to play his part in the war, but did anyone expect him to recruit so many angels and house them in a state-of-the-art base? Just think of the resources needed to create an HQ such as his.
The fool they captured definitely wasn't the brightest bulb in the drawer, though. Seriously, how did he even make Metatron's list of potential candidates? Something tells me his capture was all part of some godly plan. Of course, it is also possible his story is getting away from him again, and this time he won't be able to regain control of it. After all, I doubt he expected Castiel to make a deal with an old enemy.
I am a little surprised that the battle for the kingdom of the damned is over with two episodes left, but the battle for Heaven is probably going to need every second left. We all know how long winded Metatron is.
How do you think it's going to play out? Do you think Dean is going to turn into something demonic?