After my summer re-visit going over old haunts. I remember this little gem in the episode Maelleus Maleficarum, Season 3. In which a women’s book club is really a cover for a murderous coven …. and Ruby has suspiciously accurate knowledge about how witches kill.
This got me really thinking about her speech at the end in many ways I look on those last minutes and they do resemble a lot of this coming season. Now Ruby wanted to get Sam ready for War, but what WAR? it wasn’t anything to do with Azazel as that had been dead and buried along with him. So what was she so high and mighty about getting Sam ready for being in a world without his brother …..
There was also a brief moment that connected me to Sam as he is now. Where Ruby talks down to Dean telling him how eventually after many years hell takes away your humanity and what you are left with is a demon. Now I remember on the forum how many said that Rubies speech didn’t feel genuine and above board. Like she was using those words to trick the boys into siding with her. But nevertheless, if this is to be believed she still gave me the chills, and goosebumps. She was like Sam in the fact that she didn’t fit in, and she felt she didn’t belong. But why was she so gun hoe about this war and getting Sam ready?
The more I think about what Sam could be turning into feels a lot like a demon as Ruby does state all demons were once human. Sam also knows what its like not to fit it, so were both of these characters similar? Now Sam already does have demon blood within him, so is this process just pushing the process along just a little bit. I no that if he does turn into a demon there is no turning back. But I’m thinking about this logically, by canon what has passed before us. “Could there be something in this!” Bella asks?
I also noticed in this little clip that Dean mentions the devil may care, and Ruby replies I don’t believe in the devil. Hence the episode title for episode 2 “The Devil may care!” But why did Ruby also want to resurrect Lucifer if she didn’t believe in the devil, she appeared to be his number one fan?
This also thinking deep, brought me back to Cas becoming human this season. Once Cas eventually gets his powers back, will he feel the same as Ruby, will he remember what is was like to be human once? Will he have that valuable insight into what it feels like to be human from an angels perspective? Will he go back and hound Metatron and spill those stories as he asked him too? Will Cas learn anything from being human? and report back to God in what he found? Will it be a huge deal for him also. We get to see him eat, will he love pie and burgers just like Dean? Or will he be a salad junky just like Sam? Or are we really bothered about visiting human Cas. I hope he’s not on this band wagon half, or a whole season please no …!
So how did you feel about Rubies speech to Dean, do you think she was genuine, or was she manipulating Dean into getting her beloved Sam to toe the line. Was there more to Ruby than any of us really understood. Was she a feisty female who knew how to handle humans for her own gain? Was she a lot like Crowley in some ways? Why were the boys so trusting of Ruby? Sam didn’t want Dean to kill her straight away, so was he wise in thinking they could use Ruby for their own gain too. Type away little ones and fill in those missing gaps …….