Supernatural kept things real with Nick not being special

Supernatural -- "Free To Be You And Me" -- Photo: Jack Rowand/The CW -- Acquired via CW TV PR
Supernatural -- "Free To Be You And Me" -- Photo: Jack Rowand/The CW -- Acquired via CW TV PR /

There’s nothing special about Nick. Sorry, man, but even Lucifer doesn’t think so. And that’s one of the most realistic storylines currently running in Supernatural.

Supernatural certainly has its fantastical storylines but there’s an element of realism within them. Nick’s storyline certainly has that. Sorry, dude, but even Lucifer doesn’t think you’re special! But that’s okay. You can join the club of all but one other.

Sure, Nick’s storyline is a little monotonous right now. At first, it was intriguing and I’d have loved to see it lead to a major demon come into play. Instead, that storyline was wasted and we just have this whiny guy looking for Lucifer because, well, he wants to be special.

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Don’t we all? Many of us would like to be special — and we are in our own ways. But Nick wants to be murderously special. He wants to be Lucifer’s chosen one.

Yet, there’s nothing special about Nick. He was a placemark on a dartboard. Lucifer needed a vessel, Nick had a weak spot, and the devil sent a demon to manipulate that weakness. The only thing Nick had going for him was that his body could house the archangel longer than most others. Long enough to find Sam.

And it’s this lack of being special that brings the realism to the storyline. When people are begging for their lives in horror movies or crime dramas, I question why. They plead with the murderer and ask “why me.” The Strangers did it and delivered a perfect reply, “Because you were home.”

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This makes me think of Nick. “Why me?” he asks and Lucifer replies, “Because you were there.”

Lucifer continued this after being freed without a vessel to go to. After Castiel kicked him out, Lucifer chose rock stars, a president, and more. The one thing to connect them was power, but that was it. They were in the right place, at the right time, with the right disposition to say yes.

When you look at the reality, it’s what makes Nick’s storyline so sad. He wants to be special but has to accept that there’s nothing important about himself. He’s just a guy who was there.

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