Wowzers! So much happened in “The Future” So much! And so much of it hurt like hell. I found this episode so painful. The betrayal and the shocks, and the knowledge that no matter how good his intentions, Cas going against the boys is going to hurt them - and him, big time. I was left with a really uneasy feeling as to where we’re going, and how much pain there will be when we get there!
The opening scene of Kelly trying to take her life was seriously hard to watch. It was horrible and yet, strangely beautiful. Very nicely shot by director, Amanda Tapping. It reminded me of the painting The Death of Marat - one of my favourites - in its simple, powerful imagery. Kelly is stuck between heaven and hell, quite literally. Not knowing what her baby is or isn’t going to be, and not having anyone to help her, or listen to her. With Dagon filling her head with stories of the chaos her child with reign down upon the earth, and being trapped with certain death looming and no way to guide her child to goodness as opposed to evil, Kelly saw no other recourse than death for both her and the Nephilim growing inside her. Of course we all knew that the Nephilim would not allow its host to die, at least not before it was born. If the Nephilim is already so powerful it can resurrect Kelly regardless of all that blood in the bathtub (!), it certainly must be powerful enough to make Kelly feel however it wants her to feel - to feel that the Nephilim’s soul is good. This is not to say the Nephilim will be evil. We don’t know…and that’s the really interesting thing about this whole Nephilim deal, we don’t know! Lucifer didn’t start off evil, he was God’s favourite, but where the other angels accepted their Father’s rules and decisions, Lucifer said he would not bow to the hairless apes, and so was tossed out of heaven. Death said that it was the Mark (of Cain) - the lock to keep the Darkness in - which God gave to Lucifer, that corrupted Lucifer. So this poses the question, was it nature or lack of nurture that made the angel Lucifer become the Devil? What would have happened if he was never entrusted with the Mark?