Happy Friday TV fans! After watching the CW’s Supernatural season 14 episode 8, I realized that it’s important for us to tip the scale toward doing the right thing. Whether that means sacrificing something for someone you love or just being a good person in general, you never know what’s waiting for you on the other side of hell…or the empty. Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch yet. In last night’s episode, “Byzantium,” Jack appears to be lost for good, but Sam is not ready to let go just yet. Meanwhile, Castiel makes the ultimate sacrifice. My top 5 moments from Supernatural season 14 episode 8 are:
“Tonight we get loaded.”
In the beginning of the episode, Jack is gone and Sam, Dean, and Castiel handle their grief in very different ways. Sam is really impacted by the loss, but Dean recognizes that he needs his space and later suggests that they all “get loaded” to celebrate Jack. This leads to a heartwarming moment, as our three favorite guys all take a few minutes to let loose and remember the good times with Jack.
After Jack’s soul leaves his body, he detects that something is very wrong. He walks through the familiar hallways of heaven, but some kind of darkness begins chasing him. Remember the empty? Well it’s back and looking for another angel to claim after Castiel managed to escape its wrath. The empty will not stop until it obtains Jack and it doesn’t care what or who it destroys along the way, which puts all of heaven at risk.
“You got old…”
Lily Sunder returns, only she is a lot older now, which catches Dean slightly off guard. Sam summons her, hoping that she can help decipher Kevin’s prophet tablet, but she is unable to do so. That doesn’t mean that she is completely useless; however, as she is able to use her magic to resurrect Jack, but it does come with a price. We learn that a small piece of Jack’s soul will be taken, which doesn’t seem like a big deal initially, but this is Supernatural. We know that this will play a bigger part later on, but Sam and Dean are ready to accept any potential consequences to help Jack at this point. Lily is looking to trade and is hoping to obtain a get into heaven free card in return, but it initially seems like this is not in the cards for her. Lily later dies when she performs the ritual and does end up getting into heaven so that she can be reunited with her daughter, which reminds us that it’s never too late to do the right thing.
“I’m your son.”
When Jack’s soul is on the other side, he winds up in Kelly’s “best best memories” and gets the opportunity to meet his mother, which is a really touching moment. Kelly is so happy to see Jack, but she also recognizes that he is too young to die and panics, explaining that Castiel promised to keep him safe. Jack is ready to return to his body, understanding that his mother will be there waiting for him, but I think that this moment was really important for Jack. Jack has been searching for so many answers about where he came from and he finally got the opportunity to have a moment with his mother, which is something that he will never forget. Let’s just hope that missing piece of his soul doesn’t turn him on a path of darkness and destruction…
After we learn that the empty has returned, Castiel recognizes that this is both a threat to heaven and to Jack. Castiel makes a dangerous deal with the empty and offers to take Jack’s place. The empty is clearly still very interested in claiming Castiel and accepts. Castiel is ready to turn himself over, but the empty explains that it is not ready to take him and that it will wait until Castiel is truly happy before ripping him away from everything he cares about. We don’t know when the empty will return, but Castiel may not be able to get out of this one. Either way, his courage is commendable and he is willing to sacrifice himself for the greater good. Jack returns to his body and is reunited with his family and Castiel is informed about Michael’s location. What’s next for Sam and Dean? Well they still need to track down dark Kaia and stop Michael somehow, but I’m hoping to get some more fun episodes along the way, similar to the Halloween one. We could use some good old fashioned Winchester fun for sure. Stay tuned!
I hope you enjoyed the list and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Supernatural in the comments section below. Happy viewing!
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