Thursday, April 7, 2016

Supernatural Review: Hell's Angel

Supernatural:  Hell’s Angel

Director: Philip Sgriccia

Writer: Brad Buckner and Eugenie Ross-Leming

Starring: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins, Mark Sheppard, Ruth Connell, Emily Swallow, Mark Pellegrino

Synopsis: Lucifer tries to assert himself into heaven; Crowley tells Sam and Dean they must take down Amara.

Review: After a few weeks of fun episodes, its time to jump back into the season long story arch, which thankfully involves the whole gang! Yay! Everyone is here to play in this episode including Castiel, Lucifer, Crowley, Amara and even Rowena. Guess Lucifer didn’t do a very good job killing her because she is back.

To start the episode Crowley is in Saudi Arabia, what appears to be a deal for a hand of god. Seems one of Crowley’s crossroad deals wants to trade the contract Crowley has for his soul for the Horn of Joshua. So now that things are back in motion again, everyone can work towards trying to stop Amara. Crowley, who is on the run from Lucifer, meets up with Sam and Dean to make a deal for the Horn of Joshua, yay progress. Typically though, this leads to a lot of bickering between the three of them, while enjoyable it probably went on a little too long but is funny nonetheless.  Eventually this leads to their plan to trap Lucifer and to try to remove Lucifer from Castiel’s vessel. Even with Crowley joining the party in Castiel’s head, they can’t separate Lucifer from Cas. With the plan failed and Crowley high tailing it out of there, the Boys and Rowena (who is hiding) are left alone with a not so happy Lucifer.

Now to build things up a little more, Lucifer now has the Horn of Joshua and the Winchesters at his mercy.  In very Supernatural fashion, the Darkness makes her presence known. Amara essentially blasts her way into the place. Lucifer has to put his plans for the Winchesters on hold while he deals with his aunt. All this effort to get a hand of God to use against Amara by Lucifer and… it doesn’t work.  Amara has other plans for Lucifer though, she bails with Lucifer in her grasps leaving the Winchesters basically starting from scratch again. 

Ending the episode it is decided by Sam and Dean that the hand of God may not have worked properly because Lucifer is not in Gods favor, which prevented the weapon from working, as it should anyway. I’m sure this is going to lead to one of the Winchesters yielding the weapon, assuming they find another hand of God for the big fight. There seems to be more of these things lying around than originally thought. Also Amara, now with Lucifer in her possession, is convinced she can bring God out of hiding by using Lucifer as bait. We will have to see how that works out for her.

Final Thoughts: I love episodes that bring everyone back together again, the bickering and banter warms my heart. Also Mark Pellegrino making an appearance was my favorite part! While Misha is doing a good job with Lucifer, Mark Pellegrino is just fabulous, for this show he is Lucifer and I miss him. Plus add him with Mark Sheppard and I'm just a kid in a candy shop! While I do like Rowena, I’m not a fan of the character being brought back to life. The moment was so big and bringing her back just takes away from it. For purposes of putting Lucifer back in the box, I understand why they brought her back. It’ll be interesting to see where this story arch goes from here, we are in a pickle with Amara holding Lucifer and the boys back at scratch so close to the end of the season.

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