Supernatural: The Devil in the Details. So where’s Adam again?

Lucifer came back! We finally get to see him and Sam together again and they still ignore the third brother. But first let’s recap.

Crowley in PJ’s

We start this episode out with a weird dream sequence where whoever was shopping for Crowley bought his present at Game Stop evidently. I could practically hear all the Dean/Crowley shippers groan when he got a Sam doll not a Dean doll. However it was cute to see this scene and then awesome to see Lucifer team up with Rowena. Not that I like Rowena, but Lucifer an awesome bad guy to have around.

Meanwhile back in Hell

Sam and Lucifer have been hanging out since before Christmas (OK I know is Supernatural time it’s not been that long, but you know what I mean). One of the biggest questions I had at that episode is still unanswered though. Lucifer is in the cage. . .alone?

Anyway Lucifer taunts Sam. Sam fights back. Lucifer tries to get Sam to hate his family. Then cue flashbacks.

Also cue a pull at the feels.

Lucifer points out every crappy plot device ever.

On their wild trip through Sam’s memory we get to see a short memory of Sam looking cool kid to some girl. Then they make out. Somehow this shows how Sam used to make up his own mind.

Then switch to a flashback of the cemetery scene when Sam goes to Hell and takes Adam/Michael with him. AKA the best episode ever.

Lucifer also takes him to see his mistake with Amelia. I don’t agree with what Lucifer says about being indecisive, but  I agree Amelia was a horrible boring character and this storyline didn’t make  sense at all while watching it and doesn’t make any more sense the second time around. Yes I think Sam feels guilty for not looking for Dean, but I blame Amelia on the writers not on Sam.

Crowley and Rowena

Crowley has realized what Rowena did and is threatening her again. I miss my BA King of Hell that so would have killed her forever ago or at least tortured her a bunch. Rowena professes her love and adoration for Lucifer and explains how great everything will be when he’s out. I’m so happy Crowley pointed out that she’s still falling for some line from a guy. Which we find out later is what happened when she had Crowley too.

The Adventures of Dean and Cas

After the best voicemail messages ever Dean and Castiel are pulled over on the side of the road while Dean pukes. Evidently smiting makes people sick so he can’t go check out the site where they tried to kill The Darkness so Dean leaves and Cas goes it alone. (Which is a good idea right?)

Cas goes and searches the area and finds hipster millennial angel that I for a while suspected was a bad guy, but turns out she was just an idiot. Meanwhile Dean goes to Hell and has to sing Camptown Races for some reason to get in.

However he doesn’t do it as well as the guys on Blazing Saddles:

If you’re unaware of what Blazing Saddles is– I’m sorry and I pity you.

Dean gets a witch catcher from the Reaper Billie who has it out for the boys and takes the stairs. I wish that Dean had had a few sick moments going down as well. After all he spent years in Hell and it’s not really a good memory for him.

Crowley takes the witch catcher from Dean, is overheard by Rowena, but Crowley had a backup, or original plan–whatever–and she is drugged and is easily captured.

Cas finally finds Amara and she makes it obvious he’s no match for her and she sends him to Hell to deliver a message. (I do wonder did he do what she wanted or did he do what he did in defiance of her?) She does have a weird almost fainting spell after she sends him off though so maybe her eating the hipster angel hurt her.

Avengers Assemble

Lucifer is still trying to convince Sam (and I don’t want to believe that Gabriel is dead no matter what Lucifer says). What I don’t think Lucifer sees though is that Sam had hope that God was helping and finding out that that was Lucifer all the time I feel like has squashed all hope from Sam. If God isn’t going to help he’s only going to trust Dean and Dean wouldn’t ever want him to say Yes to Satan. (Love the move to L.A. and solve crimes comment though from Lucifer).

For once Sam realized that making a choice to work with a super bad guy will only end badly (too bad Cas didn’t get that memo).

Lucifer begins to hurt Sam so in runs Cas and and Dean and they get sucked in too–so that Lucifer can start hurting them too.  Great ideas all around.

While Dean is checking on Sam and letting him know they just need to hold on for a few minutes Cas is over in the corner making stupid decisions, but to everyone else it looks like Rowena succeeds and Lucifer is gone.

Dean I actually did the right thing for once.

They leave Hell, slightly worried about the odd acting Cas (which of course when is he not odd?). Crowley and Rowena have a creepy love/hate conversation which Cas interrupts to tell everyone SURPRISE! He’s really Lucifer. My question for this is– if other angels could hold Lucifer why didn’t they do that the last go round? Or will Cas burn up like the last vessel?

Thankfully Rowena gets her neck snapped and appears to be dead– which looks a little too easy, but hopefully is true and then Cas/Lucifer sits down to have a talk with Crowley.

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Will Lucifer/Cas really be able to defeat Amara? Is she already hurt? Will Dean have to die to allow Amara to die? How amazing will Misha Collins be as yet another person in the same body? Will Mark Pellegrino show back up? Cause I really love him as Lucifer– it’d be nice if we saw him and Cas fighting each other– in Cas’s head. Or does Cas even have a head now? Is he gone or is he still in his body too?

Most importantly– will anyone remember that they still have a brother locked up in the cage with now just Michael? Might as well let him out now too.

Heaven Can’t Wait: In Which Castiel Pretends to be a Human and Crowley Pretends to be Evil

Cas

A good friend of mine and I had a conversation yesterday about superheros and why our favorites were are favorites.  I stated that Spiderman and Captain America were at the top of my list whereas Superman was at the top of his.  Of course the why of mine is very deep and thoughtful.  Or at least it’s more than I really like red and blue.  I love Spiderman and Captain America because they are regular guys who just happen to have super powers.  Peter Parker IS Peter Parker and when he puts on the suit he pretends to be Spiderman.  However, Superman is Superman.  He IS an alien with crazy powers pretending to be Clark Kent.  My favorites just seem more real to me.  They spend their lives trying to live while saving people in the process. (Although I will say that Tom Welling  and Henry Cavill make me love Superman too).  I was always more interested in the bad guys in the Superman and Batman universe than I was the good guys.  They were too perfect.  Too inhuman.

Well after having such an in depth conversation on superheros (as normal people do) right before watching this episode made me notice a few things more acutely about this episode.  Cas is spending his days pretending to be Steve the Human (kinda like Finn the Human but with less emotions).  He’s trying to fit in.  He’s trying to date people that aren’t trying to kill him.  He feels like he needs to cut all supernatural ties.  Of course Dean being a total douche and kicking him out of the bunker probably isn’t helping at all.  He’s not though.  He’s not human.  He’s an angel and needs to stop pretending.  He was never perfection like Superman, but he was a very powerful good force and even though he’s human now he still can be a powerful force for good. He began to stop pretending there at the end when he tried to banish the other angel before he could hurt that baby and before he could hurt him.  Then, there at the end, he seemed to embrace what he is when he stabbed hot pink angel in the chest.  Will he be able to carve out a life as a human?  Who are we kidding, they’ll find a way to fix this or he’ll die.  One or the other.  Personally I hope for the former.

CasandDean

I could feel Cas’ confusion at Dean’s presence throughout the episode.  I thought this still captured that.

Misha casdate

 

I forget at times how handsome Misha Collins is.  Also Nora totally played Cas and knew what she was doing. I disapprove.

Now I’m not blaming him for pretending, I’m just saying that Castiel will never be able to pull of human as long as he remembers his angel past.  He’s continually confused by human behavior.  His discussion with the baby just reinforced the fact that even as a fallen angel he relied on his powers to get him through all situations.  The thing I believe that he’s not pretending about is being hurt by Dean.  His offer to help Dean and Sam find a fix for all of this was one last cry for help and Dean shut him down.  Again.  Dean and Sam are idiots though.  Castiel can probably read that language that they just made deals with Crowley to read.  Why didn’t they just ask Cas?  Or at least as him to verify?  Crowley lies.  He at least definitely doesn’t tell the whole truth.

CrowleySamKevin

Poor Kevin, as much as I love Crowley I know Kevin must be so upset that he hasn’t been killed yet.

Now Crowley.  He’s pretending too.  Big evil King of Hell who can now feel emotions.  I think he came to the realization that he is not the evil SOB that he thinks he is after he tried calling Abaddon. Don’t get me wrong.  He USED to be evil.  He USED to be that guy, but now, now he was almost cured and has been held captive for a while now.  He now feels his power stripped away.  His kingdom is being brought down by Abaddon, there is no end in sight of getting away from the Winchesters, and Kevin definitely wants to kill him.  I’m curious to see what happens from here.  Will he continue to pretend to be evil or will be gradually come to terms with his impending goodness?  What was up with injecting Kevin’s blood at the end?  Will that do something to Kevin or is he trying to receive some more humanity?

Crowleyblood

 

What??

Crowley and Castiel were the biggest pretenders in this episode, but really there is pretending going on all over the place.  Sam is hunter with an angel inside him pretending to not be there, Dean is a brother pretending to be on the up and up and a friend pretending to not want Castiel around, Kevin is a hunter pretending that he could become the advanced placement student that he used to be.

Favorite lines in the episode:

Dean: My dates usually end when I run out of singles.

Crowley to Kevin: What’s wrong Short Round?  Afraid of needles?

 

I feel the build up to something big.  I have said before that I think Sam will find out in the next episode, but we shall see. (I don’t like the boys fighting so I hope I’m wrong).