Well we’ve had a lengthy break so of course this episode involves a lot of set up for the rest of the season. What we got was a tease for who might be coming back, who already surprisingly is back, and I also was reminded of people I want to die already.
Metatron. OK he also classifies as someone that I’m ready to die. He’s back right now in all his horrible glory. I’m a little unclear on why they’ve been keeping him alive. I also can’t help but think that he had Dean bring back the First Blade, not to remove the Mark ,but to corrupt him more. It definitely looked like he was trying to get Dean to kill him or at least seriously hurt him to make the Mark’s influence grow even more. I second Dean’s motion though. All in favor say aye
Aren’t they dead already?
Rowena. Why is Crowley keeping her around? This relationship is confusing me. He seems to see right through her crap, yet allows her access to the underworld and plays right into her traps. I’m guessing she’ll be around for a while messing with Crowley and trying to take him down. Although I can’t understand her motivation for that either. If he’s no longer in charge she will be made vulnerable. Why can’t she hang out with Dean for a while? That’d end amazingly.
My only thought could be that he’s looking for a reason that she left him. But really I think the answer is easy. She’s heartless and never cared about him. Finally why would he tell the boys where his bones are? For the story I know Rowena needed to know, but that seems like something that Crowley won’t share with anyone after Bobby tried to burn his bones.
Shouldn’t she run away again?
Claire. OK I get that she’s a misunderstood teen that has had a crappy life, but I’m done with her whining. She’s trying to manipulate everyone around her and can’t figure out that Castiel is trying to help her. I know that Castiel’s advent into her life was the end of all that is normal and can see why she is bitter. Still doesn’t make me not tired of her character. I think I would have liked her more if she had joined them in the bunker and was fighting evil with them. Right now all she’s managed to do is distract everyone and almost get people killed. And evidently air all their dirty laundry to nasty hobos. How were those weirdos not scared by her story about Randy and her dad?
She does speak some truth here though.
Who’s coming back
Charlie. OK we know for sure that Charlie will be back next episode. Assuming this isn’t some dream or hallucination that means that she’s back from Oz and for some reason wants to hurt Dean. Obviously hurting Dean right now is a bad idea all around. First of all it doesn’t help Dean trying to get rid of the Mark and secondly he might accidentally kill Charlie with all the emotions from the Mark running through him. I’m interested to see where this is going.
Cain? I really hope so. I love the actor that plays Cain (Timothy Omundson who played Detective Lassiter in Psych) and I want to see him come back. Sam brings up valid points though that Cain has been living in the woods eating corn for years without going on killing sprees so it is possible to live with it. My thoughts are though that Dean is not really going to be able to be a hunter AND have the Mark. If this was the last season I might would think that this was their way to end the series without killing them off. I also wonder why they haven’t gone to talk to Cain yet. Surely he makes more sense to talk to over Metatron.
I’ll have to just let the image of Cas texting to hold me over until next week.