Well. Next week will be interesting. #to say the least
-adds another nickname to the book-
The post it note attached to the spell that Crowley sends to Bobby, Sam and Dean in “Meet The New Boss.”
“Bye forever, you fools. Kisses, C.”
this is meg, don’t you forget.
Meg is arguably more evil than even Crowley. Crowley is just a businessman without morals, but Meg? Meg tortures and murders for the joy of it, the same savage pleasure Alastair cultivates in all his students- Dean was on the way there, but Meg had hundreds more years to get the hang of it. Meg is the one who killed old family friends who looked after the boys when they were kids. She stalked Sam and threatened both Sam and Dean with rape after capturing them. She was the one who lured John into not one but two traps, both of which nearly cost him and the boys their lives. She posses Sam and used him to murder hunters, and almost raped Jo. She sicked hellhounds on them that killed Jo, and caused Ellen to die with her. And not once has she shown an ounce of regret for any of this.
She is not “the bad guy,” not for the moment, anyway. As of season 7 she’s scared, and alone, and struggling to find protection from a powerful enemy. She attaches herself to the boys because they’re her best bet at beating Crowley, so that she can go back to torturing and murdering for the sheer pleasure of it. She’s practical: she knows she can’t take on the King of Hell alone, so she might as well find someone who will do it for her and help them along.
And Meg is devoted. She’s always been devoted, always given Azazel and Lucifer everything she could. And why? ”We’re going to heaven, Clarence,” she tells Castiel, because if Lucifer wins, that’s her chance to escape the endless pain that makes up a demon’s existence. She wants to be saved just as much as the human she once was would want to be saved; the only difference is, Meg has done too much, enjoyed doing too much, for her to deserve paradise. At least, she has in the Winchesters’ eyes.
Meg doesn’t have a redemption arc, the way some people think she does. If she had a redemption arc she would cease to be who she is, because she is too far gone to be pulled away. If it’s in her best interest to betray the boys- if Crowley is persuasive enough, if he reminds her that closing the gates of hell will affect her too, if he manages to overcome her mission of down-with-the-king- she will turn on them in a heartbeat. It’s not like she has any emotional attachment to them, nor they to her. But none of this means that she’s a “bad guy”, a villain deserving of sneers and hatred. This is Supernatural. There are no “bad guys”, just like there are no “good guys”- and who are we to judge who deserves to be saved?
YES EXACTLY. Meg is not redeemable. Neither is Crowley. They are doing what they can to get ahead and using the Winchesters to do so.