One kinda lame thing about Supernatural atm is how the show has utterly destroyed the finality of death by bringing people back after dying so often in many varied ways and having ghosts make cameos and all that jazz.
It just puts the fans in a weird position where we can’t tell from one week to the next which deaths are actually serious and which characters will be alive literally five minutes from now when an angel Deus Ex Machina’s someone back alive.
They’ve made death a non-event, and we’re left waiting, almost bored, for the moment when they tell us a character is finally coming back (because everyone comes back on this damn show), and when that doesn’t happen we’re just left picking at the logical plot holes about why character X could be brought back but not Y or Z.
Characters have literally walked around in heaven and hell. This show doesn’t really deal with repercussions. We get brief glimpses at physical wounds, and even shorter looks at mental/ emotional wear, which is more often than not implied rather than shown. Death doesn’t mean anything anymore.
This show is like Oprah. “You get to come back to life, and you, and you, and you!”
It’s just a little frustrating because the entire basis of the original storyline of the show was about getting revenge for a death that John Winchester couldn’t reverse, and so many other plot arcs over the past eight seasons have focused on the huge repercussions and price it takes to bring someone back. Dean literally sold his soul to bring back one human, that was a major series plot arc. Now he just snaps his fingers and his pet angel stitches his bloody friends back together.
Idk what’s happening really, in conjunction with a whole other array of issues people have had with this series it just feels like they’ve sort of forgotten what the show is actually about, and that’s especially amplified by how they basically had not plot in ~5/6 of the episodes so far.
I feel a little like a parent talking to their kid about a less than fantastic school grade. “Supernatural I am proud of you, you’re doing well and I will always love you, but maybe we can talk about some ways we can improve because I believe you have the potential to do better next time”.