In my opinion, Season 11 of Supernatural is where the show hits a peak, and after this it doesn’t do a good job of maintaining this level of excitement and urgency.
In terms of threats to the entire world, The Darkness is by far the worst Supernatural has thrown at fans.
In terms of most powerful beings we have seen so far, Archangels, a few sub-species of demons, and an even smaller handful of gods from different beliefs are the most powerful beings in the universe.
Above all of this, is God, or the God we know about in this universe. He is all powerful, all knowing, and all-hidden, because we haven’t seen him up until this season.
The Darkness, who we learn is basically God’s sister, is just as strong as he is, if not stronger.
What can be more of a threat than that, except maybe God himself. I mean, the Darkness is literally infinitely strong, able to kill anyone with a glance, even an archangel.
Amara, as The Darkness is better known, poses a pretty good threat to the Winchesters early on.
The brothers see how powerful she truly is right in the first episode of the season, but her build up is very slow and uneventful.
She steals a few souls, eats a few demons, and has a few smaller towns wiped out, but in comparison to other enemies, that’s not that bad.
I never really felt like Amara was that dangerous as much as she was misunderstood and angry.
She didn’t have a grudge with Earth, or the Winchesters, or anyone, other than her brother.
She wanted to confront her brother for sealing her away, and the only way she could draw him out was to mess with his creation…humanity.
It ultimately works, and God show up to help the Winchesters deal with Amara, because they haven’t been able to stop her until now.
When I watched this season the first time, I remember being ecstatic when Chuck appeared to the brothers and saved them from Amara’s fog cloud.
It would have been a literal, but the ultimate Deus Ex Machina, but it wasn’t quite so simple. Chuck isn’t able to stop her at first, and they actually talk her out of killing them all instead of physically stopping her, which was a first for the show.
My issue, is how can anything be worse than Amara? She feels like an end of the show type enemy, not a Season 11 enemy that is followed up by some disappointing enemies for the rest of the show.
I love the show as a whole, but Season 11 is where my love starts to slowly drop. Season 12 isn’t bad in my opinion, but after that there is a steep drop off in quality if you ask me, so I am not excited for what is to come.
I feel redundant talking about each season as a whole, because for the most part I feel the same way about them all. The supporting episodes are nice, and give a nice touch to the show.
The banter between the brothers is good too, and often is the best part of the show.
Even the end of the season does a good job of setting up the next season, but that seems to be the usual for Supernatural.
It’s tough reviewing a show after 11 seasons, but we are only three seasons away from catching up.