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‘Supernatural’ Season 15, Episode 12 ‘Galaxy Brain’ Review: Chuck Declutters

BY Stephanie Larson

Published 4 years ago

'Supernatural' Season 15, Episode 12 'Galaxy Brain' Review: Chuck Declutters

Hell yeah! Supernatural has returned! We’re in for the second part of the final stretch of the show. And as sad as it is to see the word “final” there, boy am I glad to see our boys. It’s the first Monday I’ve ever looked forward to.

Anyhow, this comeback episode titled “Galaxy Brain” has Chuck (Rob Benedict) planning new crazy plans. Apparently, now, he’s into minimalism. And after that whole bullet thing with Sam (Jared Padalecki), the guy is now literally decluttering. He’s getting rid of everything that doesn’t spark joy for him. “It’s time to clear the board,” according to him. “All the other worlds, alternate realities, the subplots, the failed spinoffs – It’s time to start canceling shows.” And of course, who sparks real joy in his life? The original Sam and Dean (Jensen Ackles). Seriously though, Chuck’s line right there was golden. Supernatural writers are awesome.

On the other hand, the boys are busy running a surprise rescue mission. And we’re going back to an old story here to The Bad Place. Oh, and Billie (Lisa Berry) pays a visit. Without further ado, here’s what went down in “Galaxy Brain.”

Finding Kaia

Remember Kaia (Yadira Guevera-Prip) as in Kaia, the love of Claire’s life Kaia? yeah, this return is one that’s a long time coming. The last time we saw her in Supernatural, she was stabbed and her doppelganger from the Bad Place made it into our world. Now, Dark Kaia has made her presence known again.

Jared Padalecki and Kim Rhodes on Supernatural Season 15 Episode 12

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After killing a shepherd and mutilating a cow, she gets the attention of Jody (Kim Rhodes) just as she wanted. She then abducts the sheriff and uses her to get Sam and Dean’s attention. Unfortunately, she couldn’t handle all three of them at once. So, Dark Kaia ends up in the bunker in chains.

Apparently, all she wants is to go back to her home. And get this, the real Kaia is actually alive. Before jumping over to our world, Dark Kaia set her up to survive. And she’s been doing that ever since while everybody especially Claire was devastated over her “death.” Now, Dark Kaia is following up on Dean’s promise to send her back home in exchange for her spear. She has seen her home dying courtesy of Chuck through the real Kaia’s eyes and dreams. Unfortunately, given Jack’s (Alexander Calvert) circumstance, he just can’t snap open a portal and send her back. So, they try to find another solution.

Fears and Regrets

As expected, there isn’t any other solution. There is, however, plenty to talk about. Jody and Castiel (Misha Collins) who has apparently just met for the first time in Supernatural have a heart to heart about Claire. It seems that the girl is also tracking down a woman in a black cloak. She has been for years now actually in search of revenge. But, Jody couldn’t just reel her in. For one, she’s out of cell range. But more importantly, if they fail to save the real Kaia, Claire’s going to be devastated.

Alexander Calvert in Supernatural Season 15 Episode 12

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After overhearing that conversation, Jack goes to Dark Kaia. And he finds out the real reasons Dark Kaia wants to go home. She explains that she was jealous of the real Kaia in the beginning. Our world seemed so peaceful. But, once she got her, she didn’t feel like she belonged. She felt like our world didn’t her. Sensing her desperation, Jack uses his power to get a glimpse of the real Kaia. Seeing her, he immediately feels responsible for her predicament. So, he decides to use his powers.

He tells Sam and Dean but before they could object, Jack’s guardian reaper appears. She warns him against his plan and she doesn’t even call it dumb. She calls it “Winchester dumb.” But, in the end, Jack wins out. He even gets the reaper to help power up the cosmic wards in the bunker. It’s actually surprising how much the kid has learned in terms of bartering and threatening. It’s like he got Sam’s brain and Dean’s attitude.

Switch Out

With a spell and Jack’s powers, they open a rift. Immediately as soon as Dean, Sam, and Dark Kaia step in, it’s obvious that that world is in the brink of destruction. Still, Dark Kaia leads them to her home and to our Kaia. Just as they’re leaving though, Dark Kaia stays behind. And she faces the end of her world with open arms.

Jensen Ackles, Kim Rhodes, and Jared Padalecki in Supernatural Season 15 Episode 12

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Back in our world, Kaia reunites with Jody. And after getting her settled a bit, the pair head out to Sioux falls, back home and back to Claire. It was a victory. But, I was really surprised to see the old Kaia storyline back. I didn’t think there was any need to go back to it although it was a loose string last season on Supernatural. Anyhow, it did give emphasis to the whole Chuck decluttering thing.

The Winchesters Destiny

Unfortunately, that victory didn’t last very long. Just as everybody’s giving each other pats on the back, the end of a scythe pierces through Jack’s reaper guardian. And there’s Billie standing beside. As it seems, Jack’s use of his powers didn’t totally go unnoticed.

After expressing her disappointment with Jack, Billie circles back to her plan. And she tells the boys that Chuck is cleaning up all the other worlds except theirs. That, however, isn’t enough to explain her plan. When Sam asks, Billi mentions Death’s library. In that library, everyone who’ll ever die has a book, even God. When he created the world, he needed balance. So, he put himself in the equation and that guaranteed him a book. In fact, it’s his only weakness. Not even he knows what’s inside it. And in his book are Jack, Sam, and Dean.

Lisa Berry in Supernatural Season 15 Episode 12

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That’s why they’re essential to Billie’s plan on taking down God. “This is your destiny,” she tells Sam and Dean. “You are the messengers of God’s destruction.” How ironic, right? God’s favorites are always his biggest threats.

Speaking of Chuck/ God, he’s been busy wiping out worlds for weeks using the shop Radio Shed on Earth 2 as his personal broadcast system. After a while, he calls it a day. On the way out, he assures the terrified store clerk who’s been slaving for him for weeks that everything’s going to be okay. But, just as he’s leaving, a huge burning meteor comes crashing on the shop.

Chuck is really a piece of work. But, honestly, his parts were some of my favorite in “Galaxy Brain.” If he’s wiping out worlds, he’ll be back with the original Sam and Dean soon. And it might mean facing Jack a little earlier than they planned. If there’s going to be a big showdown, I’m all for it!

Supernatural continues on Monday, March 23rd, with “Destiny’s Child” at 8/7c on the CW.

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