I don't know about anybody else, but I really liked this episode. Enjoyed it thoroughly. It was different, but in a good kind of way. I think the interesting point was learning more about the Demon Army and Sam's Destiny. Even though demons do lie, I kind of think the Demon Chick was being sincere about mostly everything she was talking about, all from the chaotic mess the demons are becoming once being unleashed from Hell right down to Sam being the Chosen One to lead them all. Also mentioning to Dean that Hell won't be a fun place for him, which is kind of obvious but she seemed kind of remorseful when suggesting that he wouldn't be there for a free ride.
Now for the Sam Winchester: Demon Overlord storyline, I'm actually really intrigued by it and, honestly, it makes sense. If only we'd get more information regarding Mary and her involvement. But I am very interested on how this'll play out, how everything will be revealed and if Sam will truly give into his calling to lead the Demon Army. We've already seen that side of him before, and if Sam isn't the same Sam we knew before being resurrected from the deal, then things can get pretty interesting. Although as Dean relayed that whole conversation the YED made about Sam being different, I still think that Dean is worried over it. And hell, why shouldn't he be? So Sam is worrying about Dean and Dean's worrying about Sam, it all comes around full circle. Also, having all the demons freed fighting their way to the top? That's kind of awesome, seeing as how they all view Sam as the "Yellow-Eyed Demon's Prince".
BOBBY! Okay, I'm always psyched about seeing Bobby in any episode, and yes he's still made of awesome. That beginning scene with the boys and trying to rebuild the Colt was fantastic. I'm loving that he's sticking with them, the boys do need some stability and a father-like figure hovering over their shoulders and prevent them from getting into any trouble. Just, yay, Bobby!
Still loving Ruby. Yes I know, completely unpopular especially in the Supernatural fandom but y'know what? To me she's pretty damn awesome; she's got the spunky attitude, awesome hair, is sarcastic and isn't afraid to stepup to the plate whenever she has the chance. Plus, having the whole Rogue Demon Hunter is pretty neat, all things considered. Obviously she's there to influence Sam towards his destiny as the leader of the next generation of demons or whatever, but I also think she has another agenda, a personal one. I don't know what, but I kind of suspect she's been shunned by the others (I'm only going by what we'd witnessed in "The Magnificent Seven"). I do like the tension between her and Sam this evening, along with her approaching Bobby and helping him restore the Colt. Looking forward to seeing more of her scenes and her involvement in the Winchester's lives, particularly Sam.
Other things this episode had to offer, Sam still bringing in the comedy. Hee, him splashing holy water on people and his "oops, my bad...um, have a nice day!" was freaking hilarious. The prostitutes hitting on him, heh.
I did like that Dean had a conversation between the Demon Chick, which is kind of not exactly Dean's style. He doesn't talk with demons, he kills them. But this was a different situation, plus he'd gotten to know some things that he, nor the audience, had known before. Which is pretty awesome, and it did seem like he wanted her to survive as Sam pointed the Colt to her. Something of a turnaround. Which I think her statements about human beings really got to him. Perhaps not in a deep, fundamental way because he knew that people do these things, but it's a matter of the "us versus them" thing, and that humans are possibly more destructive and weaker than the demons were. Just thought it was interesting, and again the morality tale continues.
Another thing I liked about this episode was the concept of God or a Higher Being.. I don't know why, but it's intriguing that the demons believe in Lucifer; it's like either side doesn't have proof that one exists, just the legends and stories that'd been told throughout history and leading those who truly believe are devoted. And I liked that Dean seemed so bewildered that Lucifer exists, or perhaps that the demons believe in a version of "their God" -- almost like concept of the Cylon God in BSG, for instance. I like this mythology in the show.
Here's what I'm wondering though: with the Colt and the exorcisms and holy water plus Devil's Trap, is that what they're going to do EVERY SINGLE TIME they encounter a demon? Because while it's badass, I miss the saltguns and whatnot. Perhaps that's just me, though. I mean, if the Colt has been repaired doesn't this mean they could kill the Crossroads Demon and end the deal? But I know that would be TOO easy and it's not as simple as badda-bing, badda-bomb, the demon is vanquished and Dean's off the hook from heading First Class into Hell. It may be more complicated than that, which is why making a deal is so damned serious. Okay, I'm babbling now....
That's all I've got for this episode. I liked it, I love Ruby and Bobby is made of awesome, and the Wincesters are love.
As for the preview for next week: OH MY GOD! So much AWESOME. That is all.