‘The One You’ve Been Waiting For’ puts the British Men of Letters aside to deal with the return of the Thule Society.
We have certainly been waiting for this one, Supernatural. ‘Everybody Hates Hitler’ was one of the most talked-about episodes from Season 8, and the fandom had been wanting Adam Rose‘s Aaron back in the show for a while now. Sure, Aaron did not have a lot of screen-time in this episode, but we did get a new equally charismatic character in Ellie (Allison Paige).
Ellie, who talks A LOT, is the target of the Thules. They are looking for Hitler’s blood-relatives to bring the Führer back to life using a horcrux-like pocket watch containing his soul (yeah…). While Ellie’s rambling got a bit annoying at times, her freakout was more than understandable and realistic. At some points she reminded me of Charlie, and I actually wouldn’t mind seeing her again in future episodes. There seemed to be too much focus on her quirky personality to simply get rid of her after just one episode.
Overall, the plan to bring Hitler back was quite… bizarre. It kinda makes you wonder what effect he would his “return” (if that were even possible) have in he world nowadays. Hitler lived in a determinate historical context, and had an entire nation on his feet. It’s even harder to imagine such an scenario when his presence would also mean exposing the world to the supernatural. I was not a big fan of his goofy portrayal either, or the fact that he seemed to be a technology expert so quickly. He did come off as scary and intimidating in a few instances, though. And Dean, you might not have been able to use the grenade launcher this time, but you have killed Hitler. You can have all the pie you want.
‘The One You’ve Been Waiting For’ closes the case of the Thule Society while continuing some of the parallels between Sam and the cases’ victims. Just like he related to Magda last week, Sam is now comparing Ellie being a vessel for Hitler to him being a vessel for Lucifer. I want to believe this has more to do with showing his character development and self-acceptance, rather than hinting at him having to become Lucifer’s vessel again.