The change in Mary Winchester makes her our #WCW

Supernatural -- "Nightmare Logic" -- Photo: Diyah Pera/The CW -- Acquired via CW TV PR
Supernatural -- "Nightmare Logic" -- Photo: Diyah Pera/The CW -- Acquired via CW TV PR /

Love or hate Mary Winchester, she is an important part in the brothers’ lives in Supernatural. Season 14 has seen a shift in her character and that makes her our #WCW this week.

The Supernatural fandom is divided on Mary Winchester since her return. Some hate her and others like the realism behind the writing. Either way, there’s no doubt that she’s been an important part in the brothers’ lives since Season 12. This season saw a change in her character and that change makes her our #WCW this week.

Because she’s not been in the episodes as much, it’s sometimes hard to see the change. However, there certainly is one there. For the main part, she’s accepted that she’s back.

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At first, it was hard. Skipping ahead 30 years without warning would be daunting for anyone and Mary struggled to deal. In fact, she went through the five stages of grief and now she’s made it to acceptance.

But it’s more than that. She’s stepped up as a mother in a lot of ways, while also keeping her own independence. When her sons have needed her, she has been there. It’s clear that even though Dean got her voicemail, it wasn’t an ongoing issue like it had been before. After all, we can all end up reaching someone’s voicemail when we actually need to talk to them — that’s a part of life.

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Mary has been there for Sam when he’s needed her. During the first part of the season, she stuck around to help him find Dean. When Dean was found, she still stuck around to hunt and then decided it was time to move out knowing her boys were as safe as they could be — and she made it clear she was a phone call away.

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What I loved the most about her departure was that they were all in agreement. Dean knew his mom had to live her own life but was just grateful she was around. And she had stuck up for Sammy when needed against AU Bobby, knowing that Sam is a damn good leader.

Mary has been through an extremely hard process as a mom. With two daughters who are a little older than Sam and Dean would have been when Mary died, I can’t even imagine how I’d feel to be brought back 30 years later. Her sons no longer needed her in the way she remembered they did. Nothing had changed in the world in terms of monsters, but everything had changed in terms of technology.

Now she’s through it, she can be a mom, a hunter, and a wise woman. After all, she made it clear she wasn’t keeping secrets between sons and I fully respect her for that. She is my #WomanCrushWednesday.

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What has been your favorite Mary moment this season? What would you like to see from her character growth moving forward? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Supernatural airs Thursdays at 8/7c on The CW.