Season 11, Episode 20 "Don't Call Me Shurley" recap.
Tonight's episode of the fantasy television series, "Supernatural" went above and beyond. With an episode kin to what fans fell in love with in the first seasons of the series. The episode titled "Don't Call Me Shurley" took a different pace from the usual run of the mill episode of "Supernatural", it was all the better for it. With this episode airing, the question on most fans' minds since the series began has finally been answered. Throughout all the chaos and catastrophe that has befallen the world without God's presence, the world of "Supernatural" has been plagued with the mystery of how much destruction will be incurred before God finally makes his presence known. And that limit has been reached in Season 11, Episode 20 "Don't Call Me Shurley".
Newest revelations of "Supernatural" in Episode 20.
In Episode 20, we're finally introduced to the actual God and he's not what we'd expect. It turns out that Chuck (Rob Benedict), the writer of the fictional 'Supernatural' book series within "Supernatural" the television series, was God masquerading as a prophet. The explanation is given after Metatron is wallowing in a pile of his own misery, to where God (Rob Benedict) reveals himself to his former arch-angel, Metatron. Within the reveal, God takes Metatron back with him to his safe-house where he gives Metatron a full speech on why God is back! The speech isn't taken so well by Metatron, who begins to berate God for his absence and cowardice. The truth shakes God up enough that he decides to step out of hiding, and returns to the world of his creation.
Episode 20 "Don't Call Me Shurley" also has Sam and Dean on another case in a town plagued by Amara's fog. On their case, Sam and Dean do everything within their power to keep people from dying but continue to fail with more obstacles presenting themselves at every turn. Towards the end of the episode, the situation appears bleak for Sam and Dean Winchester. Almost as if they might bite the bullet in that very episode. But it's not to be. In a surprise moment, God makes his return to Earth known, specifically to Sam and Dean Winchester. Proving to Metatron that God can be just as merciful and caring, as he is wrathful and vengeful. Along with making a point clear to his disciple Metatron, God makes an even more powerful statement to Dean and Sam by finally making his presence known in the world of "Supernatural". The end of the episode ended on a light note, in comparison to the grim cliffhangers we're usually left with.
What does God' mean to the series' future?
After all the waiting and wondering if God would ever show up, and he's been sitting around the whole time, watching the events unfold as the people in the world of "Supernatural" suffered countless atrocities (i.e. Lucifer's Apocalypse, Ruby, the Leviathan, Crowley, Rowena, and now Amara). Sam and Dean might have a few choice words for God when their conversation unfolds. Despite saving their hides in a time of need, it's possible that Dean is still harboring some resentment towards God. This may be due to the friends and family Dean's lost, and how divine intervention could have spared any and every one of their lives during their untimely demises. Bobby's death will probably be the biggest blow to Dean and Sam. Learning that Chuck had been God the whole time, and did nothing to help them when they had to fight to the last breath to save the world, Sam and Dean will likely find the situation confusing, as well as irritating to a point. Apart from Sam and Dean's feelings towards God going into the Amara situation, the inclusion of God comes at an appropriate time on "Supernatural". Season 11 has seen celestial forces like Amara holding the world at her whim, and the Winchesters didn't have a shot in the world at defeating Amara. The season was building up to Amara destroying everything, but now that God has arrived, all that will change. We won't know how involved God' will be on the television series until the next episode, but it's safe to assume that there's going to be a huge confrontation between God/Chuck and Amara/Darkness. And from the sound of Chuck's song towards the end of the episode, there may be an end for God' to come on the television series of "Supernatural". Is it possible that Amara could kill God, or will there be a cancellation of the two during their confrontation, wherein the world is finally without any celestial beings intervening in the lives of mankind? Anything is possible, now that God is on the television series, "Supernatural".
"Supernatural" airs Wednesdays at 9PM/EDT. Episode 21 "All In The Family" airs May 11, 2016.
Synopsis for Season 11, Episode 21 "All In The Family", is as follows:
Amara (Emily Swallow) shows Dean how she’s torturing Lucifer (Mark Pelligrino). Worried for Castiel (Misha Collins), Dean and Sam come up with a plan to rescue him from Amara’s clutches. Chuck (Rob Benedict) attempts to make amends for his absence. The episode was Directed by Thomas J. Wright. Written by Eugenie Ross-Leming & Brad Buckner.