“Supernatural” fans have witnessed a lot of apocalypses over 10 seasons. Last night’s episode offered up a new one in the form of “The Darkness” — a malevolent force from before the creation that God and his angels pushed back and locked away. The Darkness is kept in its prison with a cursed key; a.k.a. the Mark of Cain.
Does this evil sound familiar? It should…
People who love Top Cow Productions’ comics know that “The Darkness” described in “Supernatural” is almost identical to the power known as The Darkness in a series titled with the same name written by Garth Ennis, Marc Silvestri and David Wohl. Like “Supernatural,” the series relies heavily on Christian religious concepts when exploring good and evil themes and explores an evil from before creation.
Of course, fans of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” know that SPN’s “The Darkness” sounds a lot like the pre-creation First Evil that can’t be destroyed.
Some viewers like Ricardo Guimarães BMG might make an argument that the concept of an original evil from before creation started long before these shows in ancient history, but the final proof that the creatives for “Supernatural” have run out of ideas is the CGI for The Darkness:
Instead of having the world immediately go dark, the creative team used the spell cloud from “Once Upon a Time.” The Darkness “cloud” had the same texture, movement and coloration as it coalesced and spread.