I’ve got many episodes of three shows (Castle, Gotham and Grimm) before I’m finished with the 2014-15 TV season, but before I continue delaying them and plunk a chunk of time into finishing one of my long-ignored posts, I thought I’d get something easy out of the way. So here’s what I think we’ll see in Supernatural’s 11th season this fall. (Truth: Some of these will ideas probably make my 2015 NaNoWriMo story, which is about 90 percent of why I’m doing this post. In case I’m right, you know.)
1. This will be the last season.
2. We’ll see at least five characters (other than Sam, Dean, Cas and Crowley) from previous seasons.
3. Charlie will somehow reappear.
4. We’ll also see Lisa and/or Ben.
5. John Winchester and/or Bobby
6. Jody Mills (who will not die…unless everybody dies).
7. God will appear in the form of Chuck (Rob Benedict). I don’t really like the Chuck as God idea and generally reject “but so-and-so said in an interview!” as canon, but I do like Rob Benedict. So I’ll just roll with it, I guess.
8. Castiel will spend at least 5 episodes being super angelic as he distances himself from the Winchesters after realizing that if it weren’t for his lingering humanity spurring a desire to save Dean at any cost, the Genesis-era “Darkness” would not have been released.
9. God will make Cas an archangel who will lead a new army of archangels in a battle against The Darkness.
10. Crowley and his demon army might help. Enemy of my enemy, and all.
11. Sam and Dean will of course play a big role and do other things, but sadly they will probably be the least interesting, most done-before things of the season.
12. Rowena will be largely insignificant.
13. Metatron will play a significant role, either as Darkness personified or as a string-puller.
14. Cas will ultimately give up his grace and become human, probably in some manner that saves Sam or Dean (but let’s be real, probably Dean).
15. In the end, the gates to Heaven and Hell will be closed (with maybe a few angels and demons on the ground for random miracles and mischief), with our heroes just left to mop up, lock up, and leave the keys with the fans.
Agree? Disagree? Let me know. And while you’re thinking about it, mull over Hillywood’s season 10 parody video. It’s really great: