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Supernatural – Curtis Armstrong as God’s Well-Armed Angelic Scribe

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We’ve had our fair share of angels on Supernatural over the past few years and there doesn’t seem to be an end in sight. When one angel is killed, another soon pops up to take their place. Few stand out in a meaningful way and they all seem to be power hungry, like their demonic counterparts. It’s a little tiring to have Castiel be, really, the only “good” angel. But Supernatural is introducing yet another angel, so perhaps he will be better than his brothers and sisters. He is, after all, the scribe of God. With a job like that he can’t be all that bad, right?

May 1’s ‘The Great Escape” will see the appearance of Curtis Armstrong as Metatron, God’s own personal scribe. TVLine reports Sam and Dean will seek him out in order to fill in the gaps left in Kevin’s research, gaps left open when the young prophet lost his mind and vanished, leaving the brothers on their own and without any knowledge on what the final trial will be. But will Metatron be of any use to them? From the looks of him in the two images released by the CW, he doesn’t get out much. Just look at all those books. And judging by the shotgun he’s wielding, I’d say he’s not all that trusting either.

“The Great Escape” was written by fan-favorite Ben Edlund, giving me some hope this new angel might be worth watching. I’m curious about his job as God’s scribe. What does that entail? Does he write those tablets everyone wants so badly? If he does, that would mean he knows what they say without needing to read them, provided he has a good memory. On the downside, if Sam and Dean just needed to find Metatron to get the skinny on the tablets, it kind of defeats the purpose of Kevin, doesn’t it? He’s just the middleman.

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  1. Stuntdemon#3

    April 17, 2013 at 4:39 am

    Metatron doesn’t make Kevin Tran unnecessary in my opinion since we didn’t know if God’s scribe was still alive let alone where he was or if was willing to help the Winchesters. I rather like the way Kevin went off the rails and he’s in the wind now. We don’t know what will become of him or what’s up with Metatron. As far as we know Crowely could catch up with either one or the other and we don’t what the outcome would be. Will Naomi help protect Kevin? He hasn’t seen the angel tablet so he wouldn’t be seen as a threat to her as yet but he can still help close the hell gates so he could be of use. Of course she might kill Kevin after he closes the hell gates. As far as that is concerned she might try to kill Metatron because he could close heaven

  2. Mrs Peele

    April 17, 2013 at 9:10 am

    If Metatron was on Earth all this time, why didn’t Hester and the other Angels know about it! Why did they even search out Kevin ‘The Sole Keeper of the Word of God on Earth’ if the actual scribe of the word was here? We he in ‘Witness Protection’ too like Gabriel said he was? Poor Kevin has done nothing but suffer over this and watched his girlfriend be possessed bya demon and killed in front of his eyes. Seems to be that there isn’t anything good coming from Heaven at all.

    • LeeLee

      April 18, 2013 at 12:27 am

      Well, Gabriel and Balthazar were both living large on Earth for a while without the other angels knowing, so it makes sense that Metatron could do the same. But, yeah, poor Kevin. Kid can’t catch a break.

    • Nora

      April 18, 2013 at 5:29 pm

      Gabriel did manage to stay on Earth undetected for hundreds of years. Why can’t Metatron?

  3. Phunk

    April 18, 2013 at 10:14 am

    Too bad they didn’t get Alan Rickman as Metatron. :)

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