Supernatural continues to bring the greatest hits in new ways for Season 15. Golden Time gave us witches, monsters, and the return of a fan favorite!
Before I go any further, you should know there are going to be heavy spoilers from here on. We’re talking about the five best moments from Supernatural Season 15, Episode 6 so there will be some discussion of what went down on the show.
If you haven’t yet seen “Golden Time,” you can go check it out streaming on The CW app. Or, if you just want to refresh a bit, head over to our recap and you’ll be good to go. Once you’re all set, scroll on down to see our picks for the five best moments from this episode of Supernatural.
We knew there was a fan favorite coming back and our previews focused more on Sam and some witches than it did on who that would be. The early release photos had us wondering but for those who were watching, we caught a quick glimpse of Eileen in the promo. Not to mention, Cass. Yay!
So far in Season 15, Supernatural has made a habit of bringing people back, only to quickly do away with them again, so I was both pleased and confused with how it turned out when Sam got into Rowena’s magic books. I’ll get into that a little more below. Let’s dig in and see the best moments from Episode 6!
5. Badass Cass
I hoped it wouldn’t be long and I was happy to see that Supernatural brought Cass back into the script quickly. It was especially nice that he had the opportunity to do that with the lead of his own hunt.
I thought it was pretty great that he was chilling in a small town as Clarence, spending his time fishing. Like, did he think that he could just go there and the world wouldn’t be falling apart? I don’t know, but even without the impending doom he walked away from, he found a monster, of course.
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He was quick to know that he was dealing with a Djinn, and seeing him at a work table with all the files he could falsely acquire from local authorities was also very classic. Of course, there was the meddling mother who was sure her son was part of whatever he was up to. This gave him the chance to give “the speech.”
And it was also a good move for Supernatural to use this storyline to bring about the opportunity for Cass and Dean to reconnect. When the local Sheriff wasn’t buying Castiel’s rusty FBI agent routine, he used the old phone to call “his supervisor.” Thankfully, Dean was there to take the call.
It was great to get a taste of how they were both dealing with things when they talked on the phone. After their little “breakup” back in the bunker, I’m sure we all wondered how Supernatural would fix that tear in the team.
On the phone as his fake supervisor, Dean spoke to Cass like an angry parent who finally tracked down their teen after a night of partying. He took the chance to tell Cass that God was back on the scene and sternly told him to check his darn text messages.
All of this was just enough for him to realize that he barely had enough juice in him to banish the Djinn, and maybe it was time he got back to his team. Not just for the assistance, but because there was work to do and fishing wasn’t going to save his mental state or the world. Bye, Clarence.
4. Ginger Jr.
This part is great for a lot of reasons. First, I had been wondering what became of Rowena’s stuff. Obviously, having lived for so long and having been maybe the most powerful witch to have ever lived (as Sam noted), the items she owned surely belonged in the bunker. If not for sentimental reasons or for their usefulness, certainly for safety.
I was not the only one wondering, as these witches had embarked on a plan to get their own hands on the goodies. That’s how we learned that Rowena had clearly left everything to Sam (and apparently Dean), as everyone else who stepped foot near them died horribly.
So when Sam was under threat of these witches to go in and extract the items for them, it took nothing for him to whip up a spell on the spot, even knowing which ingredients and words to incorporate. This is what led Dean to ask him if he was some kind of witch now.
I think it’s perfect that Supernatural officially noted this since it’s been the case for some time. He has always been the one who knew how to pronounce the Latin correctly, and Rowena made a suggestion of it when she insisted that he be the one to stay with her and help recite the spell at the Crypt.
Now that Rowena is departed, so to speak, with Sam as her obvious heir and with his knowledge from life and from her, does this make him now the most powerful witch alive? Ginger, Jr. is likely going to factor into the end game here. And having discovered a spell to bring someone back without a body, the door is wide open now.
I know that witch said that the spell could only be used once, but that’s assuming she was right that “you show Death a loophole, she closes it.” I mean, she was intervening in the Empty when she wanted to talk to Jack about some stuff, which we have yet to hear more about. Perhaps this is something she could get behind at a time like this.
It may be a smidge too early to know where it’s all going, but we are never short on speculations in this fandom. Supernatural has given us plenty to go on but happily brings in twists when we’re least expecting it.
This kind of twist is the best, in my opinion. Not only did we get the answer I had been seeking about what would become of Rowena’s certain treasure chest of history, but we received it in a way that also gave Sam a chance to shine as a magical being.
He may have played it off as just a simple problem-solving trick, acting like it was no big deal, but really it was huge. Sam is the big witch on campus now, especially having done away with his main competition. Whether he meant for it to happen or not, he’s now the keeper of the world’s biggest magic. And I have a feeling he’s going to need it.
3. Greatest hits
Witch killing bullets, sugary cereal, Scooby-Doo, the list goes on. This has been a theme for Season 15 of Supernatural. I’ve mentioned it before, a great way to basically sum up the entire “Road so far” throughout episode after episode.
Not only are the stories following along what we’ve seen them go through from the start, revisiting FBI and other badges, but they’ve even faced banishing the same spirits once more. The hunts are like the old days, the conflicts the same as ever.
We’re seeing old friends resurfacing and being reminded of everything that we’ve all been through together since our beloved Supernatural first crossed our screens so long ago. We’ve been seeing a little of this in every episode, some heavier than others, (I’m still pulling for Crowley).
In this case, I loved the beginning the most because Dean was like a little kid, eating the whole box of sugary cereal just like Jack had done with Cass so long ago. He even mentioned he had been watching Scooby-Doo and that was just one more little easter egg to itself for Supernatural.
When the show brings in these classic things for us, like the djinn being the monster of the week, we easily forget the idea that Chuck is writing all of this in for them. They forget it’s happening to them, and we just watch it like it was the first time all over again. But remember, it’s all for a reason.
The topper for this episode, though, was when Dean showed up in the hall to save Sam and he simply said, “witch killing bullets.” Who could forget that moment from “Regarding Dean,” when he had been afflicted by the memory curse.
In that episode, thankfully, Rowena labeled the weapons for him, and he held up that little note right before he shot Catriona right in her witch head. There was no note this time, but the scene was the same. Witch killing bullets, one more time for the win.
2. Sheriff Roy
So our monster of the week was a familiar one with a quick solution. Like most of the other hunts in Season 15 of Supernatural, the clues quickly point to the suspect, wrapping up faster than anything. This time, we got to meet Sheriff Roy, the djinn.
I did like that we got a good shot of him changing his appearance with the markings coming out of nowhere. I did not like that there was literally no classic djinn danger. Again, like Becky said before, the jeopardy was thin.
In fact, it only lasted for a moment. Cass very rapidly declared his awesomeness before taking it down almost too easily. Knowing God is writing things again at this point, is he writing everything? And if so, what’s the point here?
It’s good in the way that this experience confirmed to us that Castiel is getting pretty darn weak. I’m wondering where all that is going in the long run, or maybe sooner. Is he turning mortal or what? And as far as his little episode when destroying the thing, he was a bit aggressive, if you ask me. I think he was letting a few things out on ol’ Roy.
It was good to see him back in action, though. I would have liked to see a bit more djinn activity, like an alternate reality situation for Cass would have been cool. But I guess it was for a purpose, and that happened, and the whole thing wrapped faster than we could figure out for ourselves what monster we were after in the first place.
1. To Hell and back
At last, Eileen is back. We knew that was going to happen in some way because she was featured in some early release photos for “Golden Time.” With her terrible demise, many people just wrote her off as one of the many Supernatural characters who could’ve had a longer run, caught the short end of the stick, or was overdue for a return.
I was glad to see her come back to Supernatural just in time to do some real damage as a displaced soul. Unfortunately, the reason she showed up now is because she escaped Hell. It was news to everyone that had been her fate, and the idea of what she’d been going through was upsetting for us all.
Kevin had a similar situation, which looks like it may be turning into a theme of sorts for Season 15. Since they knew what they did after their time with him, Dean didn’t mince words when he told her that if she had been to Hell it was simply tough luck for her. Of course, she was immediately accepting, but bummed out.
What was cool though, and maybe I’m just reading into it, was that she turned back up at a time when she was needed for something that connected to her old roots. Eileen has an Irish background, having originated on Supernatural as a specialty hunter — banshees, specifically.
Now, here she is helping the Winchesters defend some very old magic from the Celtic regions, against some days of yore witches. In the long run, it’s the magic of her native lands that brings her back from her untimely grave (and long-term torture, as it seems).
It was not only wonderful to see her character return, but I was totally happy that they didn’t banish her right away like most of the other returning folk we’ve seen so far. Supernatural has been revisiting and wrapping storylines left and right, but this was the other way around.
Eileen is not only reintroduced but brought back to life. If she’s human again. Does this count as a new life so that she will now have hope to reach Heaven one day? One thing is for sure, Eileen and Sam looked very, very happy to see each other and I think that’s going to escalate.
She literally owes him her new life and he, although apprehensive to be sure, looked like he finally let out a little sigh of comfort when they finally embraced. This is huge because he has really been teetering emotionally in the last few episodes. I assume this will kick him out of that funk and into a space of new hope for their daunting tasks ahead. Yay for Eileen!
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