"The Future" Starts Bleak, Then Meanders Into Rehashed Plots

by Jessy Krupa

3 May 2017

Kelly protects her (possibly) evil baby. 
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Season 12, Episode 19 – "The Future"
Cast: Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki, Misha Collins
Regular airtime: Thursdays, 7PM

US: 2 Mar 2016

Review [20.Sep.2005]
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“I used to believe in a plan. I used to believe that I had some mission. But I have been through enough now to know that everyone is just winging it. Some of us quite badly.”—Castiel, “The Future”

Is Supernatural “just winging it”? Obviously, there’s a plan in place, with season 12’s two major plots (the impending birth of Lucifer’s son and the British Men of Letters’ plans to destroy all of America’s hunters) slowly coming to a resolution, but this week’s episode contained so many plot-holes, illogical character behavior, and just plain weirdness that it seemed slapped together at the last minute. Yet, it was still watchable, contained a few surprises, and certainly kept me interested in seeing just how the rest of the season will pan out. 



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