I’ve fallen behind and look like a slacker. I have perfectly good reasons that I missed two weeks, but in an effort to not be a Debbie Downer I will skip the excuses and go right to talking about some Supernatural.
Let me just start out that I’m so excited that “The Gambler” is now in the Supernatural soundtrack. It’s totally something that Bobby would be jamming out to in Heaven. It’s been a nice vacation for Bobby, but I wonder if he’ll be happy hanging out in Heaven now that he’s gotten back in the game. And now knows where his escape hatch is. BTW where is his wife? Are you telling me Bobby is sitting around reading Tori and Dean, drinking whiskey and his wife is not hanging out with him baking pies?
We also get to see a BA Sam running around trying to protect Dean who turns out to be having some kind of Mark induced nightmare about killing Sam. Which was just pitiful to watch. Of course that just firms up Sam’s resolve to go through with his latest plan to get rid of the Mark. Let me mention once again that they just need a witch to make Dean as old as he was the day before he took the Mark and they’d be set. But, evidently I’m the only one that’s thought of that solution. Sam is now working an angle that will involve Metatron (cause that’s always a good idea).
Sam’s excuse to get away from Dean seemed a little transparent to me and I’m assuming Dean knew that he was up to something. He knows Sam hasn’t given up yet. Although a mime that thinks he’s a cockroach totally sounds like a French movie. Sam gets Cas reluctantly on board with the Metatron idea and they go to try to get him out for the day.
Crowley is still having an odd relationship with his mother (who is for some odd reason painting satanic symbols on her body– that’s always a good sign). I truly don’t understand that relationship. And seriously– Rowena would not date a Trent from Biggersons– she’s way more high maintenance then that.
We see Dean setting up pranks for Sam’s return and Castiel somehow flirting with Hannah– while she’s inside a rather hairy dude. Hannah shoots them down though and they work out a plan to break Metatron out of Heaven. This idea is getting more and more messed up.
Yeah– no sadness in those eyes
We next see Rowena and head switch board demon interact (which was kindly brought to us by Microsoft– in a fashion that made us seriously aware of it) and Rowena is trying to track down the Bunker. She manages to narrow it down to a small area and is going after Dean.
Dean quickly becomes bored with hanging out alone at the Bunker so does the obvious thing and goes out drinking. Cause Dean. Which quickly leads to him hustling pool. Cause Dean. This whole interaction was one of my favorite parts of the episode- Dean wise- because we see him doing what he knows how to do and has always done when they didn’t have a case. Yes Dean takes advantage of some bratty college kids, but they were definitely willing to take advantage of him so it all evens out. Deans sly smile right before he killed them in pool– it was priceless.
Back to Sam and Cas they have tracked down a psychic to help communicate with Bobby in an effort to break Metatron out of Heaven. This is a pretty smart move for a dude that can’t figure out the whole witch curse thing. As expected he’s been living in seclusion to avoid listening to everyone’s thoughts (evidently he hadn’t read the Twilight series–I’m probably totally kidding). One of the best lines of the night:
Really the whole interaction with the mind reader was great. It allowed Sam to be intimidating without actually having to threaten. Plus the mind reader called Metatron a Hobbit– which is a pretty accurate description. You know he has hair on his toes that will never fall out.
So now we have Sam and Cas talking to Bobby explaining the situation while Rowena has tracked down Dean and turned the college kids on him with a spell. Dean shows once again that he’s in control of the Mark. I get that Sam is seeing Dean while he’s asleep and vulnerable and it’s freaking him out, but I don’t think he’s giving him enough credit for not killing everything/one that attacks him. I’m impressed he didn’t kill those college boys– although a pool ball to the head probably isn’t going to help that one kid’s GPA. Dean is trying to hold onto control and yeah he’s losing it some (his black eyes in the mirror), but he’s holding on to it even more than I could have expected.
Bobby is now up to speed with everything and is up to doing whatever he can to help Sam and Cas get Metatron out. Which still seems like such a horrible idea up to this point.This small glimpse at Bobby makes me miss him even more though and I hope they keep him around. Surely he could help fix the Angel situation from the inside. Think about it, Bobby and all the other hunters could find a way to fix this situation if the angel’s would bring them in on it.
Back to Dean and Rowena– after Dean subdues all the guys Rowena casts a spell at Dean that should have killed him, but of course the Mark protects him and shocks Rowena in the process. It was very reminiscent of when Sam was attacked by Lilith.
Who’s with me that Katie Cassidy looked better as a demon than as the Black Canary?
Rowena then proceeds to cut herself up and try to blame it on Dean. Crowley then made me sooo happy. He finally decided to not buy what his mom was trying to sell him. Dean is right that Crowley has gotten weaker. He would have killed his mother before he had been tortured by Sam. I do find it amusing that Dean is the one giving Crowley a pep talk on how to be more evil. Whatever it takes though. I’m ready for Crowley to come back in force. This scene was the best talk through emotions that these guys have had in a long time. I’m glad Dean finally reminded Crowley that Dean is more family to him than his horrible mom. Favorite moment of this scene: Crowley’s drink. Least favorite: There were a lot of slurpy noises while they drank.
Really Crowley? I’m glad you’ve caught up with everyone else.
Bobby manages to open up the door to Heaven allowing Cas to sneak in and sneak out with Metatron. Metatron makes it out thinking that he has the upper hand and that he is going to figure out a way to run away. Well Crowley might no longer be in charge, but Cas sure knows what he’s doing. Cas steals his Grace and Sam shoots him in the leg. First question: Why did none of the other angels take away his grace before? That would have made keeping him prisoner much easier. Metatron’s claim that he still has some of Cas’ Grace makes me wonder if they’ll be able to fix Cas for good and fix Heaven.
Finally Crowley steps up to his mom and kicks her out and sets her straight. It’s a little scary that he let her leave to do whatever she wants, but I’m at least glad she’s not feeding him poisonous lies anymore. I’ll take the little victory.
We round this episode out with both the boys lying to each other and pretending that nothing big just happened. Of course we got a tear jerker moment getting to watch Sam read a letter from Bobby. Bobby of course speaks the truth and shows his common sense that Dean needs to know what’s going on. Even if he’s not going along with it they shouldn’t be lying to each other.
Yes Bobby, yes it is.
Questions: What are the Angels going to do to Bobby?
Problems: This season overall has been enjoyable to me, but I’m over this Angel story line how it’s going right now. Something needs to change. We need a big bad that’s not an Angel.