Episode 3 kicks off after laying down some interesting conspiracy theories in episodes 1 and 2.
Firstly, Lucifer has left Nick, after an angel blade stabs him. The blade is designed to kill an angel or demon spirit but not necessarily the human host. Nick now loosed from his possession is trying to come to grips with what happened to his family several years before. He doesn’t cope and has temporarily disappeared, not sure that we have seen the end of Lucifer after some breadcrumbs are seen in Gods and Monsters (14.02).
The second conspiracy theory unfolding is that Michael hasn’t left Dean. It would be very dull if that is the case because we have seen that storyline before within Season 9 of Supernatural with Gadreel. I don’t know, give me a talking squirrel, anything different just not a copycat of that storyline. Mind you Doctor Who has gone down the line of adding a couple of women in lead roles, from the new female Doctor Who and the character Missy a female version of The Master. Maybe something like a washed-up female politician and Michael has promised her the world, you know wealth and success, it’s all about “me” bait. Either way, I like surprises, so I hope it’s a good one.
As episode 3 unfolds with storylines for the season The Scar did raise a few eyebrows, what about Dean’s scar from season 4 when Castiel’s handprint was left on him and first became visible on episode 1 of season 4 along with the line;
” I’m the one who gripped you tight and raised you from Perdition” Castiel, Lazarus Rising, season 4
The appearance of a new scar has raised speculation of the old one. It has been assumed that when Castiel healed Dean in Swan Song (5.22) that all his wounds were healed including the handprint. The scar is not visible in The Third Man (6.03) fans concluded that they had a theory that the healing in Swan Song by Cas included that scar also. This theory was shared by Jensen in a fan con back in 2012, as seen in the clip below.
Speculation and theories are part of Supernatural’s charm, and The Scar adds to that for this season as well as seeing Jack grow as an essential part of the story too.