Supernatural 1106 Review: The Darkness Is Free In “Our Little World”

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“Our Little World” brought Amara and Crowley back into the fold and answered one major question while it was at it (and maybe hinted at something else, too). So what is Amara anyway? I’ll get to that in a bit, but I will say she’s definitely The Darkness. I guess I was wrong about that, but there is more to her than merely an evil entity hellbent on destroying the world.

After tracking down a few soulless humans as Crowley diligently tries to clean up the mess Amara has been leaving in her wake (it was nice knowing ya, Len), Sam and Dean not only discover Crowley has Amara, but they also manage to narrow his location down. As he has Amara cozied up in an abandoned asylum, it wasn’t that difficult to find them and as it turns out (surprising to absolutely no one) Crowley sucks at the dad thing. Yeah, sure he tried, but it’s not like she’s a normal teenager or even his daughter, for that matter. She was bound to turn on him eventually…especially when he tried to exert his control. Who knows? Maybe winning her over would have worked at least a little bit, but then Crowley decided he was really done playing nice and set his eyes on killing Dean. Amara wants to keep him safe and it was this desire that seemed to awaken enough of her abilities to overpower Crowley and send him back to Hell with his tail between his legs where he now sits pouting. He’ll probably have to make up for that embarrassment at some point.

Supernatural -- "Our Little World" -- Image SN1106a_0143.jpg -- Pictured (L-R): Jensen Ackles as Dean and Samantha Isler as Amara -- Photo: Katie Yu/The CW -- © 2015 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Supernatural — “Our Little World” — Image SN1106a_0143.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Jensen Ackles as Dean and Samantha Isler as Amara — Photo: Katie Yu/The CW — © 2015 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

I guess it’s a good thing Sam hadn’t gone into the room first, because Amara likely wouldn’t have stopped Crowley to save Sam. She did, however, save Dean. Proving that she has an innate desire to save and protect Dean…and with a knife to her throat, Dean found he had the same desire to protect her. That is until Sam burst into the room and she threw him out with such a powerful force that Dean momentarily broke and looked like he was going to kill her anyway. Or am I seeing things again with my hopeful fangirl eyes? Basically, Amara finds Dean fascinating as the first specimen she met of God’s creation…and perhaps there’s more to it than that. (What exactly was that song hinting at? Girl, you’ll be a woman soon and soon you’ll need a man. Could that “man” be Dean?) Since this connection goes both ways, could this also be why Dean didn’t tell Sam and Cass the truth about what happened in the room? It would be a hell of a lot easier if they all knew and could investigate this connection.

And then there’s Amara herself. The growing girl isn’t pure evil or a demon or angel or some mythical beast. She isn’t merely an evil entity, but rather God’s sister. A sister whom he betrayed and sacrificed in order to create the world and humans (at least that’s what Metatron claimed). Now that Amara’s free, she’s out for a little payback. It makes me wonder what she has in mind for revenge. Is she intent on destroying God’s creation? Or making it her own? If she does intend to destroy the world, how exactly will Sam and Dean stop God’s sister? That’s not exactly like killing a demon or trapping an angel. Then again, maybe this is how Dean will finally find “the one,” settle down and get married. If anyone can deal with the life they lead as hunters, it’d be the sister of God, right? (Honestly, I’m not sure if I like that twist. Sister to God is interesting, but I think I still have to warm up to that idea).

Supernatural -- "Our Little World" -- Image SN1106a_0230.jpg -- Pictured: Jared Padalecki as Sam -- Photo: Katie Yu/The CW -- © 2015 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Supernatural — “Our Little World” — Image SN1106a_0230.jpg — Pictured: Jared Padalecki as Sam — Photo: Katie Yu/The CW — © 2015 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

While Dean and Amara came face-to-face, Sam was busy fighting some demons and struggling not to kill them. Sam is currently in the “kill as few as possible” mode, which definitely doesn’t make fighting demons that are trying to kill him any easier. It’s commendable, but in this situation, I think it was just a waste of time. He did send Dean ahead to fight the all-powerful Darkness, after all. Even he had pointed out that it may not be the best idea to try to fight or kill her since they didn’t really know how to do it. You’d think given that, he’d want to get pass these demons in a hurry and not be slowed down by attempting to keep them alive. Either way, he managed to keep two alive in the fight before catching up to Dean where he was struck with another vision. Dean passed the visions off in the past, so Sam didn’t tell him about this one, yet. The vision was basically of a box engulfed in darkness, held together with chains with someone inside. Question being: is this Lucifer’s current prison? Is Lucifer or God hinting that he’s about to get out of his cage? Or could this be a vision of where Amara was being held?

Sam, however, wasn’t the only one trying not to kill anyone, but I don’t really blame Cass for his actions. Cass has clearly been a bit off since Rowena’s curse sent him on a rampage. With the Netflix and random talk show binges continuing, he was finally called off the bench by Dean (Sam’s idea). Despite his attempt to leave, the memory of what he had done stuck with him, so he went back to TV binging until he accidentally found Metatron. Then he had no choice but to get up and go out. Metatron wasn’t the most helpful (not that anyone expected him to help) and as a human, he is pretty pitiful. While I’m sure it was very cathartic to beat him like that, Metatron has become quite pathetic, which takes some of the fun out of it. Metatron was such an ass before, now he’s been taken down a size or two, which was satisfying, in a way. Of course, I have a feeling that this will somehow come back to bite them in the collective asses. And while we’re on the subject of Cass, why don’t we see him doing much of his jumping around “here one second, gone the next” stuff anymore? He got his grace back, so he should be able to do that again, right? (Edit: Thanks to a commenter, it was pointed out that all the angels wings burned up, which prevents Castiel’s jumping around. I forgot about that and haven’t correlated the jumping thing with flying and wings. I’m slow sometimes. haha)

Supernatural -- "Our Little World" -- Image SN1106b_0312.jpg -- Pictured (L-R): Misha Collins as Castiel and Curtis Armstrong as Metatron -- Photo: Katie Yu/The CW -- © 2015 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Supernatural — “Our Little World” — Image SN1106b_0312.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Misha Collins as Castiel and Curtis Armstrong as Metatron — Photo: Katie Yu/The CW — © 2015 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

On that note, we at least know where Metatron is and have an idea of what he’s been up to all this time. And Amara may be on the loose, but now the boys have an idea of where to start their research. The only problem in that being Dean’s and Amara’s secret issues with killing each other…plus the whole sister of God thing. Guess we’ll have to keep watching to find out how they’ll get around that.

Supernatural airs Wednesdays at 9/8c on The CW after all-new episodes of Arrow.

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Carrie Hildebrand