Season 9 was definitely a hot mess, and really depressing. From what I’ve heard, some of the cast/crew didn’t like the direction that the end of season 8 was taking the show, so the writers had to scrap their original season 9 ideas and start fresh… and it shows. There were too many different conflicts going on, and some of them ended up with rushed endings in order to wrap everything up within the season (particularly the Abaddon arc). I really hope they have a better game plan for season 10, but based on what I’ve seen so far of the sneak peaks, I’m not too impressed or hopeful. I love the show, but the writers are going to have to earn back my trust.