What do we know about the Alphas?
Samuel’s been hunting them for a while, locking them up, interrogating them and presumably handing them over to Crowley. Sam was at least aware that the Alphas were being targeted and captured, but says he didn’t know more.
Crowley wants the Alphas because they know the location of Purgatory, which is where the souls of supernatural beings go, although his endgame is not clear. Hell nothing about Crowley is clear, and I highly doubt he was responsible for the resurrections as he claims. (For the record I think Crowley may be in cahoots with some rogue angel/s)
Crowley seems to have made a deal with Samuel. But what about Sam? I think there was a couple of big hints that he has done a deal , although I again not sure who with, or for what.
We first had a possible nod to this in Weekend At Bobby’s when Dean threatens to burn Crowley’s bones and Sam emphatically says “A deal’s a deal”, and this weeks we had the reiteration that deals tend to be dodgy (for the 327th time in Supernatural).
Anyway, finally to my theory. This arose out of thinking about a question many fans were asking – why is Sam keen to have Dean around, given he doesn’t care about him *stifles sob*?
Plausibly its because he recognizes that Dean is a good hunter and brings skills – like empathy – to the game that Sam no longer has. But what if Dean is a valuable commodity…
This week Dean got abducted specifically because he was a first born son. The Alphas are all first borns (and all sons so far).
Sam: But if you’re the first, who made you?
Alpha Vampire: Well, we all have our mothers. Even me.
We know there is something important about the boys bloodline, chosen vessels yadda yadda.
So maybe Dean is an Alpha something and Sam knows this?? Maybe Dean is a valuable commodity Sam has been told needs to protect. Or he wants to trade Dean…
What I do know is it’s wonderful to have such an intriguing mytharc this season.
The next new episode for Supernatural airs on December 3rd.