By Alynda Wheat
September 26, 2008 at 12:00 PM EDT
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O ye faithful Superfans, I’ve been wondering for weeks what you’d think about the big-tent revival meeting that is this season. With Dean (Jensen Ackles) snatched out of Hell by the angel Castiel (Misha Collins), all of a sudden big questions of theology are invading our good-time Thursday nights. This was never more true than last night, with the pour souls the hunters couldn’t save rising from the grave for payback.

Heartless aside: Yes, yes, hunter deaths are bad, but as long as Bobby’s (Jim Beaver) okay. I’m okay. Moving on…

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As the souls came to take their vengeance they raised a point or twoabout the way the hunters do business: Did Sam (Jared Padalecki) andDean really have to kill nearly every demonic soul they encountered,and thus, the innocent human trapped inside? It’s an interesting pointto ponder, but correct if I’m wrong (and I know you will), the answer’salways been: YES! These innocent human host bodies are dead anyway,right? That’s what we’ve been told. So what’s with raising the falsepoints of contention, arguing over whether Sam and Dean are reallyheroes?


To my mind, that line of thinking is of a piece with Dean doubtingthe existence of the big G, Him (or Her) self. Yeah, sure, Dean iswounded and pessimistic. We get that. But is our beloved leader EricKripke really trying to convince us that a guy who’s been fightingdemons most of his adult life really can’t accept that maybe theremight be a God in Heaven, along with ultimate evil down below? It justseems silly for him to believe in one thing, but not the other. It’slike saying, “I acknowledge the existence of Oreos, but this Cookiesand Cream, of which you speak, is unmitigated balderdash!”

Can we deal with what is, please? Dean needs to get with thisapparently imminent apocalypse, accept that this God entity is real,and make with the world-saving. Unless of course Castiel is no angel.Then I take it all back.

Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki star as the Winchester brothers, hellbent on battling the paranormal forces of evil.
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