I have grad school comp exams on Monday, so my brain has been on overload with studying, memorizing, and finishing up final papers. It was nice to take a night to spend with the Winchesters and this was the PERFECT episode to do it.[Robbie Thompson is my favorite writer for a reason]
Robbie manages to consistently give us the episodes we need and want. This one was a 5 star in all respects. So much love for Chuck. Things we learned: God can sing and play the guitar (go, Rob, go), he's not too keen on his sister, and he's apparenlty bisexual. (Bless you, Robbie, so much.)
So, when Metatron popped up in the dumpster I was a bit disappointed (because I grow tired of him), but the way he worked with God and called him out and basically got to the heart of what many of us were wondering...he did that well ;) Still not a fan of the Scribe of God, but I guess I can see his potential. But Chuck, you guys...Chuck! I loved that Metatron didn't recognize his father by sight, but then was all apologetic over what's been going on with him. Yeah, Metatron, you've been a jerk.
There were just so many great things with Chuck, all the call-outs and in-jokes. World’s Greatest Dad mug and angels singing and everything. The Revolution joke was hilarious. You tried, Eric, you tried. Also, I literally gasped when he pulled the amulet out. I will forever believe Sam had it with him the whole time. Chuck was trying to say it, then Dean pulled it out of Sam's pocket. Yes, Sam picked it up out of the trash and had it with him ever since. He keeps the fake version in his memory box (as we saw) and keeps the real one on his person. So it has been written.
The whole ups and downs with Chuck's moods was well-done. We know him as loveable Chuck, but he has always held power and strength and destruction within him. I was getting kind of turned off when he seem ready to let the world burn, but he was playing us all along. He can't let Amara win, he can't let him creation be destroyed, no matter how much they've disappointed him. Humans are fallable, and despite his abandonment of Earth and Heaven, God still cares. (And I like that he didn't necessarily come back just because Lucifer's in danger.)
The Darkness closing in on town and getting the boys involved in the case was great. (As was the fact that Dean irons Sammy's dress shirts with beer, haha!) And seeing Dean once again ready to sacrifice himself for Sam. When he knows his brother's dying, he tried to infect himself and couldn't. They are ready to jump off the cliff for each other at a moment's notice. At least God still seems to care about them, saving them, because you know the Winchesters are going to be sacrificing again and again.
I love when we can get episodes like this, where every feeling is right and every action hits home. Good job, Robbie.
Okay, now back to studying. I can totally memorize two and a half years of learning over the weekend, right?