I was glad to see Becky back on Supernatural for a minute, but did we catch the real points of her brief reappearance?
Becky’s return to the Supernatural storyline seemed unnecessary. Now don’t get me wrong, I was glad to see what she’s been up to and get the info on her last several years, post-Chuck. But, while she was technically a fan favorite, I haven’t seen a lot of petitions circulating to bring her back. Not to mention, she typically played an antagonist of sorts.
I suppose that was still the case, although maybe by accident, as she gave Chuck the idea that his plans for Sam and Dean were not really interesting, unique, or perilous enough. That led to him making some dark and apparently very sketchy changes to his story, and she got really distressed about it. Thanks, Becky! Not!
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However, like others who have been reintroduced recently, she wasn’t there long. While we got to catch up with her personal life, Supernatural is not actually one to do things without purpose, especially when it almost seems that way.
One thing I took note of was that she used most of her screen time giving us a basic guidebook of what to do, as fans, once Supernatural comes to its IRL close after this season. She did this by telling us what she had done when Chuck ended the series in that world.
I won’t be going as far as getting therapy, but her ideas about continuing the story through fanfic, and making her own Supernatural fan arts and crafts were good ones for those of us who might want this world to live on after its rapidly approaching conclusion IRL.
However, Becky’s eventual departure may have been the true point of her existence in the first place. Chuck made her and her family vanish into thin air. At first, after he vanquished her hubby and kids, he reassured her that she was not to worry, they were not dead, just “away.” It got me thinking immediately, is there anyone else who just vanished without a trace?
Right away, a theory hatched in my brain. For quite some time now, we know Chuck was working up to have Dean kill Jack. Obviously, looking back, the best way to make that happen was for the loose cannon, soulless Jack to kill Mary. But I religiously follow the rule of soap operas: if you don’t see the body, they’re coming back.
From the beginning, I have said the case with Mary was no different, and have been waiting for her return. I don’t even care that they flat out stated she was in her own, personal, custom heaven with John. We didn’t see that, either, did we?
I assume Sam will try the Rowena spell to bring her back and it won’t work. They’ll assume it’s fried like the witch told Sam it would be. She said she wouldn’t share Rowena’s spell with him because she wanted her daughter back. “Once you show Death a loophole, she closes it.” But I think they’ll be wrong.
I suspect Billie wants that spell to stick around for a few reasons. She won’t intervene, but maybe she won’t get in the way. Her purpose has always been to maintain the natural order, but there’s nothing natural about what’s been going on here. She doesn’t really appreciate that, for sure.
So if Chuck also sent Mary “away,” maybe Becky is in the same place, perhaps they will team up and figure out how to get back. Mary is probably the most highly trained hunter, ever, and Becky knows more about Supernatural than Chuck. What better team to break out of wherever “away” is.
If anything like that happens, Sam and Dean will realize the spell didn’t work because Mary wasn’t dead. Then Dean will feel terrible because Jack didn’t kill Mary in the first place. I can see a huge domino reaction here, leading straight to the return of Jack. Will Billie step in then (or has she already)?
Even if not, the insane number of characters that could benefit from this spell is virtually countless. We could see anyone return this way, in essence. But I don’t think Supernatural will give us a wild card of such a magnitude. Something will limit it, eventually.
No matter what the details may prove out to be, I strongly believe the Becky situation held a great deal more importance than it appeared to at first glance. Like any other episode of Supernatural, if you take another look, there is always more to see. I call foreshadowing on this one, mark my words!
Do you think Becky’s return was more thank a simple catch-up scene? Will Rowena’s spell come back into play in an attempt to get Mary back? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!
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