(1/2)Interesting viewon the anon question about mary and the boys working together. But I think there is even more to it. First af all the Alpha is a loose end from season seven that definitely needs some kind of wrap up. The other thing is: There are other monsters who can live without killing humans we have kate and garth as werewolves, this kitsune chick who only killed once to save her son and this things in the episode Donna was introduced. But vampirers are the only ones who can be cured.
(2/2) So concidering that they killed humans in episode nine and this girl (I forgot her name) in episode 4 what would they do to a newly turned vampire even if the boys told them the vampire could be cured
Yeah… I don’t think the alpha being loose has really been a priority considering the bigger issues they’ve had to deal with since s7. I’m not even sure he would’ve ever come back up on the Winchesters’ radar had the BMoL not interfered. Sam and Dean don’t just seek out monsters to kill because they exist, you know?
The family business isn’t just “hunting things.”
And yes… there are other monsters that can live without killing humans, and that has long been a theme on the show It’s just in the episodes that have had vampires as monsters of the week, the current plot themes that were being delved into tended to deal with “the monstrosity of humanity” as one of their core themes. Unrelated to the actual vampires. The larger underlying lessons were about HUMANITY. Because MotW episodes are rarely ever solely about the monster. They’re the episodes where we get the big emotional and interpersonal beats. For example:
2.03: Dealt with Dean’s grief over John’s death, and Gordon Walker’s absolute loss of his own humanity in his bloodthirsty drive to eliminate ALL vampires. He told Dean about how he’d killed the monster that killed his sister… AND HE’D MEANT THAT HIS SISTER HAD BEEN TURNED INTO A VAMPIRE AND HE HUNTED HER DOWN AND KILLED HER. Rather monstrous, no?
3.07: Gordon’s own bloodthirsty desire to kill Sam leads him to be trapped and turned by a vampire, stripping the last of his humanity away. And Sam gets to behead him with razor wire. Yikes.
6.05: Dean gets to spend a hot minute as a vampire… because of Sam’s total lack of humanity (he was soulless!). He gets cured, but not until after he crosses a line with Lisa that he can’t uncross… He’d become too monstrous himself, and it cost him that last tie to “normal life”
8.09: Benny is being framed by another vampire who wants Benny to join his nest, and Sam has sent Martin to spy on Benny (because Sam doesn’t trust Benny). After Dean tells Martin that the hunt is done, and the vampire responsible has been killed, MARTIN GOES BACK TO SET A TRAP FOR BENNY. He ties up Benny’s great-whatever-granddaughter and torments her until Benny capitulates. As soon as he can, Benny kills Martin and flees. Who’s the real monster here? Also in that episode, Dean did some rather monstrous stuff to get Sam out of the way… >.>
It’s not the vampire THEMSELVES that’s monstrous in the vampire episode. They just seem to be the monster of choice when Sam and Dean are dealing with THESE SPECIFIC THEMES about humanity.
Which is exactly what Mary is going to have to confront in herself, lest SHE become the monster (not literally a monster, but in the way that Gordon or Martin had become monstrous).