Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Supernatural Review: The Vessel

Supernatural: The Vessel

Director: John Badham

Writer: Robert Berens

Staring: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins, Mark Sheppard, Weronika Rosati

Synopsis: Dean convinces “Castiel”, who is still Lucifer, to send him back in time to the last reported sighting of the Hand of God which could be useful as a weapon against Amara. Lucifer sees the potential in getting his hands on this weapon so goes along with it and sends Dean to 1944 to the fated submarine mission that sunk the Hand of God. Meanwhile, continuing his charade with Sam while they wait for Dean’s return, Lucifer plans his next move.

Review: Kicking things off with a bang… or well I guess it was a stab, but still you get my drift. We are introduced to Delphine Seydoux, a dame working with the Men of Letters to retrieve an item that has been found by the Nazi’s during WWII. This weapon is described as the Hand of God, the boys believe it will be a good weapon to use against the Darkness. To get this weapon, Castiel takes Dean back in time to the submarine that is transporting Delphine and the weapon back to America.  Dean ends up stuck in awkward situations in a time he doesn’t belong in, good times.  While Dean is trying to smooth talk his way out of trouble and complete his part of the mission, Sam and Cas are working to find a way to get Castiel to help Dean.  With success Dean is able to get the weapon off the ship and back to current day, but to do so Delphine had to touch the weapon absorbing the power of God into her self.  I hoping it isn’t the last we see of Delphine and her God welding power as soon the boys will need something to take down the darkness.

While the Hand of God ended up being a bust, the episode was informative, the boys now know that Castiel is not the one in charge of his meat suit. Sam and Dean now have their hands fill with trying to save Castiel from Lucifer and stop the darkness.  Looks like the deck is stacked pretty high against the boys, but I’m sure they will figure something out. They always do.  We also got to see what has become of Crowley, while mostly funny, it does look like another humbling lesson for Crowley as he has now become Lucifer’s “pet dog”. Crowley always does what’s best for Crowley, I’m sure this will lead him to teaming up with the boys to put Lucifer back in his box… or possibly kill. We will have to wait and see.

Final Thoughts: Thank goodness the boys know about Lucifer, while it was funny at first it was painfully obvious that there was something wrong with Castiel. Them not noticing kind of makes them look like bad friends. Oddly enough though, that was really the only crucial part of the episode. With the hand of God now being a bust with no power, the episode sort of felt like it was all a waist. The American Sub still sank, though it took the German war ship down with it and the boys still have no weapon to use against the darkness. It was still enjoyable to watch overall, but it felt like the episode left you wondering “well now what”.

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