And whether the Darkness is really as evil as she seems
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Devil's Bargain

After last week’s Supernatural bomb that the Darkness is actually God’s sister, it seems more important than ever that the guys get help from the big man upstairs (or wherever he is). And yet, it’s not clear whether God’s going to be on the Winchesters’ side.

When asked if the boys could defeat the Darkness without God’s help, Jensen Ackles answered, “I don’t think they can.” But when Jared Padalecki was asked the same question, he revealed that there’s potential for God to actually hinder the brothers.

“Whether or not the boys can fight the Darkness without God is a question for us as audience members but is one of those things that’s not a question for the Winchesters. They’re going to do it come hell or high water, with God’s help or with God trying to stop them,” he said, adding, “I’m not saying which of those is going to be the case, but no matter what, I think the boys are committed to righting this wrong. So with or without God’s help, the boys are going to try and stop the Darkness.”

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The bigger twist, however, could be in the Darkness itself. After all, if she’s God’s sister, how evil could she be? “She is still assessing what this creation is that God made and I think the very famous line of her so far is that ‘He is the light and I am the opposite of that, I am the Darkness.’ What’s interesting is, I’m not sure if that’s inherently bad or if that actually could be something that is beneficial,” Ackles said.

Ackles continued: “It’s weird. We’re setting it up as the ultimate evil, but there’s also this question of, ‘Well, is it?’ And I think we’re going to try to play with that a little bit. So does she think that everyone is the enemy? No, I don’t think so. It’s an interesting character and I don’t know how we’re going to deal with it.”

Supernatural airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET on The CW.

–Reporting by Natalie Abrams

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Devil's Bargain

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

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