Supernatural returned last night for the first of four episodes before CW puts it on hiatus (boo, hiss) and I have to say that it was absolutely stellar episode. Every episode reminds me why I love this show so much.
I even learned something from this episode – that “Malleus Maleficarum,” the title of the episode, was a famous medieval treatise on witches. However, the episode did leave me with a few questions.
First of all, though, I loved the story of the week. I so saw the foreshadowing that Tammi (Marisa Ramirez) was going to be the demon. After all it was very odd that she remained the quiet member of the “book club.” And I loved that book club was a euphuism for a witch’s coven. It gives a whole new meaning to “girls night.”
But what I don’t understand is why Tammi was such a powerful demon. I mean, hey, she repelled the bullet from the Colt. Even the Yellow Eyed Demon couldn’t do that.
We learned in this episode how humans become demons, but how do certain demons become more powerful?
We also learned how Ruby (Katie Cassidy) became a demon and even why she’s helping the Winchesters – so that Sam will be prepared to fight without Dean. But what I really want to know if why she cares. Why does a demon like Ruby want to help rid other demons? Does she still have some of her humanity left? Or is she just eliminating the competition, gathering power?
We also now know that Ruby lied about being able to help Dean break his death pact with the crossroads demon. Does that mean Dean has no hope left?
Personally, I think the thought of becoming a demon combined with the idea of Sam losing his morality will be enough incentive for Dean to fight to survive. If Dean does however die (which I still think is unlikely), it won’t be without one helluva fight.
My last questions are about John Winchester. Since he went to hell, does that mean he became a demon and that his boys might one day have to fight him? Or did he escape before he was demonized when they open the gate to hell? If he escaped, where is he now?
I doubt we’ll get the answers in the next three episodes. But I’ll still be savoring every last minute of these final three episodes. Then I’m off to re-watch the DVDs of Season 1 and 2.