A definite improvement on last week's episode, We Happy Few was primarily concerned with Chuck's allies trying to rustle up a team of heavy hitters to wear down Amara so God could remove The Mark from her and then re-imprison her.
There were some nice character moments, such as Crowley's attempted coup revealing that he has lost his mandate to rule Hell because of his successive missteps, but the 'counselling' session between Lucifer and Chuck sailed a bit too close to being an episode of Jeremy Kyle to be wholly comfortable.
I've also realised that while Lucifer is repeatedly referred to as God's "favourite son" there's never even been a whisper of the J-man.
Now I know Supernatural is a pulpy horror show and not really the place to be seriously tackling deep, philosophical topics such as the nature of reality, the existence of God etc but it seems if you're going to bring God - and his offspring - into the equation, surely Jesus needs to at least get a name-check?
Although the Winchesters acted as messengers in this episode, doing some of recruiting (Dean visiting Crowley, and Sam visiting Rowena), they were largely sidelined by the fact that the centre stage is now dominated by a pair of omnipotent cosmic forces.
To be honest, the episode could have pretty much gone down with the exact same result without their involvement and that's not a good sign.
And while the big showdown between the Winchesters' "band of brothers" (a coven of witches, some angels, and some demons) and Amara was visually impressive, there's a lot of unconvincing 'plot protection' for the major players (e.g. how - or why - did Rowena survive when Amara used her to blast all the witches that were channelling their power through her? And really, how is Sam still alive after all this? We know Amara has some weird connection to Dean, probably though The Mark, but why didn't she just evaporate Sam?)
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