After what had to be one of the most intense and stressful episodes of Supernatural ever, let’s all breathe a sigh of relief knowing that Sam and Dean are both still alive. Although, I wouldn’t get too comfortable, because I have a feeling something very bad is lingering around the corner for the Winchesters.
Yes, they still have to get rid of The Darkness and figure out how to extract Lucifer from Castiel. But what I’m referring to is death for either Sam and Dean — or maybe even both. Before I get into my theory of why I think a fatal future is in store for them, let me back up a bit to how they escaped death — again.
Not only did “Red Meat” revolve around werewolves and an irritating sheriff (he could learn a few pointers from both Jody and Donna) who couldn’t just leave well enough alone, but it involved Sam getting shot, Sam almost being smothered to death, Dean thinking Sam was dead, Dean mixing a bunch of pills bringing him to the verge of death so he could find a reaper (it was Billie and she told him “no more second chances”) to bring Sammy back, and then Sam still managing to save Dean from a werewolf, despite the youngest Winchester bleeding out from his gunshot wound.
I experienced quite the range of emotions throughout the hour. Thanks, Supernatural.
Anyway, back to why I think fans shouldn’t be too happy about Sam and Dean surviving. When Season 11 first started, Reaper Billie made sure Sam understood that the next time he or Dean met death, it would be their final death. No more resurrections or finding some crazy way to bring each other back from the dead.
I don’t know about you, but Billie’s declaration is something that I haven’t forgotten about and continues to worry me. It almost seems too good to be true that Sam and Dean found a way to avoid death once again. Yes, it’s become their forte, but seeing as Billie keeps showing up and reminding everyone that Sam or Dean could easily die for good the next time around, I feel like she’s foreshadowing what’s to come.
Of course, I hope I’m wrong and just jumping to conclusions. When it comes to Supernatural, I can’t help but worry and have my mind go to the darkest place possible. The fact that they still have to defeat The Darkness, take on Lucifer, save Castiel and whatever else is thrown their way means things aren’t looking good for Sam and Dean.
With that, I’m now going to start thinking happy and positive thoughts because I don’t know what I’d do if either of them died permanently. Who am I kidding? This would be me:
Supernatural airs Wednesdays at 9/8c on The CW.
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