The 7th of October is the official start of Supernatural Season 11. I might be a little excited about it. Just a little bit. But before we start the latest season of THE BEST SHOW EVER, we should take a quick look back at season 10 and its huge moments, just to stay on track you know. What follows is a general recap of the entire season for anyone who needs a reminder of where the Winchesters have been, or for anyone who wants to get caught up.
From this point on there will be spoilers, so read at own risk. Oh, and bring the salt.
Season 9 pretty much ended with a “dead” Dean awaking with black eyes. Yes ladies and gentlemen, Dean has gone demon on all of us. Season 10 kicks off about six weeks later, with a demon Dean and Crowley crowding bars and singing bad karaoke. While Dean and his new BFF are living it up, Sam continues to frantically search for his beloved brother, oblivious to the fact that he has become that which they hunt. Sam later discovers the truth about his brother and Crowley confesses to Dean that he has been sending Abaddon loyalists after him to satisfy his Dean’s blood lust. Cole, seeking revenge on Dean for killing his father when he was twelve, kidnaps Sam and tries to trade Sam for Dean. Of course Dean’s new found persona cares for no-one, and refuses Cole’s offer, leaving Sam to fend for himself. Meanwhile, a dying Castiel and angel, Hannah, are tracking down rogue angels and sending them back to heaven.
So much happened already, and this was only the start of season 10. I know right? To not give the entire play-by-play of the rest of the season away, we can focus on the highlights and best moments.
Crowley quickly grows cautious of “Deanmon” as he refuses to listen to Crowley and starts spiraling out of control. He contacts Sam for help, and Sam successfully captures his brother. In return for his assistance, Sam hands the First Blade to Crowley. Castiel continues to grow weaker without his grace and refuses to accept Metatron’s help. Crowley kills one of the rogue angels and restores Castiel’s grace.
Sam and Castiel, who finally arrives at the bunker, perform a ritual on Dean and are successful in turning him human again. However, the Mark of Cain remains. The Winchester brothers decide to take a break from hunting, but are quickly sucked back into the family business as they hunt werewolves, a goddess, vampires and ghosts to name a few. They are also involved in a Murder Mystery crises, a Supernatural musical that causes disappearances and a Dark Charlie.
Witch and Crowley’s mother, Rowena, works her way into Crowley’s life and tries to influence the way he runs his kingdom and his (for lack of a better word) “friendship” with the Winchester brothers. Meanwhile, Castiel tracks down Claire Norvak and tries to make up for the fact that he is using her father as his vessel. Oh, and did I mention Dean kills Cain? And we get to see Bobby again!
The brothers rely on the assistance of Charlie to find the Book of the Damned and destroy the Mark of Cain. Of course the book causes a lot of drama by involving the Styne family. Drama so bad that it gets Charlie killed. *Queue crying*
Before she goes, Charlie comes to the rescue one last time as she leaves them what is needed to decipher the book’s secrets. Rowena agrees to help Sam if he kills Crowley. Sam lures Crowley into a trap but fails and causes a hurt Crowley to re-embrace his evil nature and plans to kill Rowena. Dean savagely beats Castiel after killing the last of the Stynes and warns Castiel that he will kill him and Sam if he ever sees them again.
Dean is on a solo hunt, but the affects of the Mark causes him to get another hunter killed. As he realizes he is going to far, Dean summons Death to kill him before he hurts someone else. Death explains to Dean that the Mark is a lock on the prison of an ancient evil called the Darkness and if the mark is removed without being passed on, the lock will break and the Darkness will be released. Death then tells Dean that he will be able to transport him far away, if Dean agrees to kill Sam as Sam will never stop until he removes the Mark and saves his brother. Dean calls Sam and explains to him what Death’s plan is for them, getting rid of both of them for the greater good. Sam agrees with the plan, but not before sharing his last heartfelt words with his brother. Dean then kills Death (if Death can be killed) with his own scythe. Meanwhile, Rowena, Castiel and Crowley are busy with the spell to remove the Mark. After the removal spell has been cast, Rowena escapes, using a spell that causes Castiel to attack Crowley.
The Mark disappears from Dean’s arm and the Darkness is released into the world. As the Darkness washes over an immobile Impala with the brothers trapped inside, the season ends.
Are you guys ready for season 11? What were your feelings towards season 10? Any predictions as to what the Darkness entails or what it intends to do to the world? Favorite moment of the season? And how much did you cry when Charlie died?