Having been watching season 8 again in the UK we have just reached the episode that was Taxi Driver. And a thought struck me. Since also watching Trial and Error I kept thinking about the trials and the weakness behind the trials. Killing a Hell-hound; Rescuing and innocent soul from hell, and curing a demon. Now unless its revealed during season 9, part of this thinking in working out these trials doesn’t appear to add up. When I think about all three tasks logically. Now Killing a hell-hound could be related in curing a demon as both live in hell, and the hell-hounds happen to follow orders from Crowley. But what I didn’t get was, the innocent soul. I realize from watching Taxi Driver again, that Crowley deems where a soul goes, whether up to heaven, or down below.
Now the innocent soul part has been playing on my mind, as things sometimes do. I couldn’t help but think Bobby was hardly an innocent. I often think back to many characters that the boys have lost along the way who appear much more innocent than Bobby. I kept thinking about the virgin in Jus in Bello. How Ruby was going to use her to save the day and lost her life any way. It didn’t feel right that it was Bobby. The only reason I thought this was that he was the last person to die, that the boys knew. Which is okay, but not really an innocent.
I also wondered if the tasks of the trial were connected to each other, and if they were connected to heaven in any way. Since the boys have abandoned the trials, what’s next. Where do they go from here? Where does this actually leave Heaven and Hell? If the boys are going to continue interrogating Crowley in searching out all his demons will this also help drive the boys. Will they get them all, and will they continue on this mission. Is Crowley going to be so stupid enough in revealing all, to the Wincehster’s.
So Bella would love to know what did you really think of the trials, if they were really thought out, in succession and planned as best as they could have been. Were they too easy, and not spaced out enough. Was it a blessing in disguise that the trials didn’t go ahead, or did they give in too easily?