Well, it was somewhat more mindlessly entertaining than last week's or any random Berens episode. For all their faults - and they have SO many, like not being able to get through a single script without a lot of lol!canon (then again, who does?) - the one thing they don't have is outright animosity toward Dean or Sam. I mean, they clearly have their favorites, like Princess Jackie Poo Sue and Lucille, and their scripts are going to reflect the endgame Dabb has clearly laid out with Jackie Poo Sue being the sun and the moon and the stars, and the guys being ... there somewhere in the background, if you squint hard enough. Sigh.
But they don't outright despise them like Berens and Dabb do. So that's ... I don't know, something, one plus.
OTOH, cAsstiel is such a piece of crap, can the Empty please just keep him already? After treating Dean like garbage for months he's really going to disingenuously pretend to empathize with Dean in front of Jackie Poo Sue when he never did with Dean himself after Mary died? Yeah, right. Newsflash, Jackie, your wetnurse is a poser.
It was very cool to see Rachel Miner's Meg in the role of the Empty, though. I love to envision her torturing cAsstiel for eternity! That part made me smile bigly.
The Jo/Ruby thing was a cute idea, but being such a humongous retcon - like bigger than most - that I can't get past it. This is the same Ruby who was so freaked out by Anna and angels on earth that now I'm supposed to believe she and Jo were frenemies this whole time? Or that Jo was around that far back and not a product of the fall in season eight which she is supposed to have been?
And you know, I can't solely blame Buck-Lemming for all this lol!canon. Singer has been with the show this whole time - and Dabb was there since season four. It continues to be such an epic fail that these guys don't give a damn how nothing makes sense even when they know for a fact it doesn't because they were there!
The alt!versions of Dean and Sam were fun. At least it gave the Js something to do, even if they're not the stars of their own show anymore, and their characters have zero purpose. SOB.
For all the nits, it was moderately more entertaining than last week's. And there was an attempt to touch on some back canon, more than we've seen so far this season, even if it was mostly wrong.
If we don't see the show for another 6 months, eh, I'm good with it - which is sad.