'Supernatural' star Emily Swallow on why Darkness, the only force equal to God, must return
The last we saw Darkness she was enjoying the finer things in creation and taking a break from her petty sibling rivalry with God.
Season 15 of 'Supernatural' is well underway and while the Winchesters are chasing after one monster each episode, we have been worried about how they are going to defeat Chuck aka God (Rob Benedict) and ensure that the world isn't in complete ruins. While Dean (Jensen Ackles) has seemingly decided that there is no hope, what with literally God fighting them, his younger brother Sam (Jared Padalecki), ever the optimist, has decided that there is always a way, and we think one of those ways would be to reach out to God's sister Amara aka Darkness (Emily Swallow), who is the only force equal to God. She is, after all, the darkness to his light.
The last we saw Darkness, though, she was enjoying the finer things in creation and taking a break from her petty sibling rivalry with God. And, even though she said no to helping God when he reached out to her, we think she may still be on Team God and is far from out of the game. "I think we find Amara at a point of real disillusionment with Chuck and the idea of reconciliation. After the exhaustion of being at odds with Chuck for all of eternity and then the beautiful euphoria of being reunited and admitting to each other that they want to be in each other's lives, things have leveled out a bit, and the reality of day-to-day coexistence has been ROUGH," Swallow tells MEA WorldWide (MEAWW).
She adds that Chuck and Amara haven't taken the time to learn how to work together, which is why, when he started to go back to his "narcissistic and petulant tendencies, it was easier to just leave." Ultimately, says Swallow, "I think she desperately wants for a better relationship with him and for that to happen, they'll both need to get their egos knocked down a bit, and when you need that to happen, Who you gonna call? Winchesters!"
While Swallow is all for Darkness' return, she's also extremely fed up with his old tendencies. "Someone has to be able to get her to see how catastrophic his behavior has been for everyone else, especially Dean and Sam. With everything that Dean did for her in Season 11, I think she still cares about him and would be there for him if he called," she says, adding how the experience of being an actress on 'Supernatural has been an unbelievable experience.
"The fandom is endlessly loving and supportive and continually amazes me with the way they care for each other and support those of us on the show. And they're so creative! I love seeing the artwork, reading the stories and seeing the causes they support. The best part of being on the show has been spending time with the actors and fans together at conventions. I was hoping for all of Season 11 that we'd get to see the lighter side of Amara, and at the conventions, I get to be much lighter-hearted! It has also been phenomenal to SING at the conventions. We have some really talented musicians who have appeared on the show and rocking out together is SO much fun," she says in honor of the fans.
Hopefully, we will see Darkness when 'Supernatural' Season 15 returns with Episode 7 titled 'Last Call' on December 5 on The CW.