Since the Season 5 finale, Supernatural fans have speculated that Chuck is really God. Well, during Season 11, Episode 20 (appropriately titled “Don’t Call Me Shurley”), God finally showed his face. Guess what? It is none other than the beloved Carver Edlund, aka Chuck Shurley.
Can you believe it? After 11 seasons, viewers can finally put a face with the almighty name. It almost seems surreal to know that Chuck truly is God. As exciting as it is, and as much as I’ve wished for Chuck to take on the role of God, is there any way I can give back my wish? Yeah, I kind of regret it. Before I get into why, let me backtrack a bit.
The episode opened with Metatron digging through a dumpster for food and then, after yelling “I give up!”, he was immediately transported to a bar, aka God’s safe haven that keeps him out of Amara’s grasp. Metatron was beyond surprised to see Chuck and was even more shocked when Sam and Dean’s good friend showed his true self. Metatron almost fell over upon seeing the light of God exude from Chuck’s body. Side note: I’d like to applaud whoever thought to put a “World’s Greatest Dad” coffee mug next to Chuck.
It was explained that God has been living as Chuck for some time now. That’s right, the Chuck who was first introduced in Season 4 has been God all this time. God was having some fun “acting” and playing a different role than himself. Basically, this was a great way for him to hide, all while having front-row seats to his human creation. I mean, he even turned off the amulet (yes, Dean’s amulet) so no one would know he was nearby. Oh, FYI, he doesn’t like the “G” word and prefers to be called Chuck. So, that I will.
Throughout the episode, Metatron and God had a deep, long talk about where he’s been, what he’s been up to and why he’s doing what he’s doing. In addition to writing his own autobiography titled, “God. An Autobiography,” which Metatron is helping make more honest and intriguing, he opened up about being Amara’s brother. Over time, he created different worlds because he was so lonely, but Amara would destroy every new world he’d build. That’s why he locked her away. What about now? What does he think of Amara being out and wanting to destroy another one of his worlds? Well, Chuck doesn’t seem to care and even said “it’s her turn to shine.”
And here is why I’m not sure I want Chuck to be God. He is ready, willing and able to let Amara destroy humanity, his creation. Despite Metatron trying to persuade him otherwise and calling him a “coward,” Chuck continued to be a dick. Look, I assumed God wouldn’t be this wonderful being, because he’s been hiding for so long and refusing to show up when everyone has needed him the most. That said, knowing Chuck is God and seeing him act like a horrible being is a whole different story.
In the end, Chuck eventually showed up to the town where Sam and Dean were trying to save everyone from Amara’s evil fog. I guess that’s a good thing, right? Actually, Dean found the amulet glowing in Sam’s pocket, which then led them to Chuck standing on the street, who said to them, “We should probably talk.” Ya think?
Does this mean Chuck changed his mind about helping the world by battling his sister? Is he going to stop being such a dick? Is he going to show his good side? Here’s hoping, because if not, it will be painful to watch. I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to see Chuck as an asshole. I want to remember Chuck as the geeky, lovable Chuck fans first saw in “The Monster at the End of this Book,” not as a jerk.
Don’t get me wrong, seeing the “Chuck is God” theory come to life is brilliant and made for one of the best episodes of the season — and possibly the series. Plus, the story line is amazing, not to mention Rob Benedict pulls off his roles as Chuck and God beautifully. It’s just difficult to see him in this whole other light, but I also am excited to see what else he brings to the table.
With that, I’m going to forget about all of my thoughts and feelings at this moment to bask in the beauty of having Benedict back in the Supernatural world.
Supernatural airs Wednesdays at 9/8c on The CW.
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