SPOILERS! YOU'VE BEEN WARNED!
This year Supernatural has really stepped it up a notch. I mean, this show is now in Season 11 on The CW and still has a way of revealing surprises riddled with twists and turns you never saw coming — and it looks like we are heading toward another crazy finale.
Let's Run It Down, Shall We?
Sam and Dean are in a pickle and we all know there is no way out without some divine help. When Dean broke the first curse and unleashed the Darkness unto the world, he had no idea that the Darkness was really Amara (Emily Swallow), God's very own older sister, the sibling that was locked way for eons in order for God to create life on Earth.
"He was so threatened by me, fearful that I would make a more perfect creation than he, so he exiled me. Virtually erased me. Passed on stories that I was a threat. I was the beginning, and I will be the end. I will be all that there is?"
Since her return, Amara has been growing in strength while feeding on the souls of the living. She has been stalking Dean Winchester, who is bonded with the Darkness, maybe down to his very lifeforce. Dean (Jensen Ackles) feels the connection to Amara strongly as he is drawn to her and has admitted to his brother Sam (Jared Padalecki) that he might not be able to kill Amara.
After revealing the truth to Dean, Amara wasted no time taking a whack at Heaven, taunting the Angels there as they attempted to smite the Darkness, but to no avail. Although they hurt Amara for a short time, she fired back immediately after regaining her strength, making the Angels fear for their lives. It was here that it became apparent that Amara was a primordial being that could not be reckoned with. So, Sam did the unthinkable: He allowed Lucifer to fool him and thus he was freed from his cage, thanks to Rowena and Castiel. Sam was convinced only the one who imprisoned Amara could defeat the Darkness. Lucifer was unleashed, and immediately made Crowley his lap dog.
In an attempt to lure Lucifer to his demise, Crowley (Mark Sheppard) used the horn of Joshua, the item touched by God himself, containing a fraction of his power, to convince the Winchester boys to aid him in trapping the devil, who inhabits the body of their long-time friend and ally, Castiel (Misha Collins).
Well Lucifer, being who he is, was able to defeat Crowley and turn the tables on Sam and Dean. That is, until Amara appeared to save the boys and the stage was set with God's Fallen Son wielding the horn of Joshua facing off against the Darkness, the primordial being that Lucifer imprisoned in the first place.
Amara, being who SHE is, was easily able to defeat Lucifer as the Horn of Joshua proved to be insufficient in the hands of the disgraced and shunned former archangel. She then released the Winchesters from Lucifer's hold and disappeared with the devil in tow.
As Lucifer tries to plead for his life, Amara devises a scheme of her own to draw out her brother. She subjects Lucifer and Castiel to pain incarnate, torturing the two, making Lucifer scream out like he has never done before, hoping God will hear his son in dire need.
Who Is God?
Now, everyone is expecting God to make an appearance, and it is highly assumed that he's going to reveal himself as Chuck, the writer of the Supernatural books. Chuck once told Sam and Dean that he "is a god," for all that he puts them through in the books, because it happens to them in real life. Castiel reveals to the brothers that Chuck is a prophet of God, though the fans believe that he IS God due to the way he "poofed" in the final scenes of "Swan Song."
Now, even though it is confirmed that Chuck (Rob Benedict) will be making an appearance before the season is over, there is no guarantee that we will see him as God. My theory is that God won't be making an appearance at all, but his son will. If you are familiar with the Trinity, then you know that Jesus is God's physical incarnation on Earth, and the one person who Amara has never come to know, since Jesus existed far after she was imprisoned. Jesus was also known as a prophet well, like our friend Chuck, and the resemblance between the two is uncanny.
There is no ending to the Amara storyline that doesn't include God or Jesus, but there is another twist that we haven't discussed yet. God didn't defeat Amara on his own. He required the help of his greatest archangel, Lucifer, who is now in the hands of his sister. With that said, Jesus will have to travel to the prison created for his father's greatest threat to retrieve Heaven's greatest warrior.
My Prediction Is That Jesus Or God, With Rowena's Help, Will Go To Hell To Free Michael
Last we saw, Michael was standing face to face with Lucifer, preparing to finish the biblical prophesy and bring about the end of days with one last battle against his fallen brother. That is, until Dean Winchester put a stop to that and Sam regained himself for a brief moment, long enough to cast Michael and himself into the pit of darkness. Yet, Sam made it out, thanks to Death, and Lucifer made it out thanks to Castiel. So, it may be up to Jesus or God to retrieve Michael from the pit in order to defeat Amara.
Season 11 may not give us an end to the whole Amara storyline, but it will probably give us a finale to remember. Once again, Supernatural gives a master class on how it's done on The CW and why it's coming back for a twelfth season.