Castiel: "Nachos, too."
Castiel was so strong and powerful. He vanquished scores of angels in Heaven, raised Dean from Hell, and was resurrected by God -- what was it, twice? And now... he's making slurpees and sleeping in the back of a convenience store. It's sad and interesting at the same time.
I simply could not believe what his workmate Nora did to him. She tricked a gorgeous, sweet, caring guy that she likes so much into babysitting? What was she thinking? But Castiel singing "The Greatest American Hero" to that baby girl was so incredibly cute that it was worth it. I also liked the way he told the baby about his confusion and fear about being thrown unprepared into the world. Gold acting stars for Misha Collins there.
Usually I enjoy Dean and Castiel as buddies, but this time it seemed a bit brief and joyless -- except for Dean giving Castiel fashion advice before his date that wasn't. (Not that Castiel wasn't rocking that convenience store vest.) But you know, I want this Zeke thing resolved and Castiel back hunting with the Winchesters, and I want it now. Tell me that's not too much to ask?
Meanwhile, some very interesting things were happening with Crowley. What's going on with him? Could weeks in the MoL dungeon actually be wearing him down? Was he just angry about Abaddon's power play? Or -- and this seems to be the case -- did Sam and the trial in last season's finale actually change him? He was injecting himself with Kevin's sanctified prophet blood in hope of being cured, wasn't he? Sam saw it, too. Wow. Crowley as a good guy? Is it actually happening?
At any rate, Crowley said that Metatron's spell is irreversible and the angels are stuck on earth. I'm not sure I believe that, even though Crowley says he keeps his word. And Abaddon doesn't. Abaddon is going nuts breaking Crowley's contracts and having a grand old evil time. I think they're using Abaddon to make Crowley look less evil. As long as they keep bringing her back, that's fine with me.
I don't seem to have a lot to say about the A plot, other than I made a valiant attempt at creating a combo-word for angel-induced euthanasia. (Euth-angelia? Angel-asia?) The pink mist that "Hands of Mercy" angel Ephraim made out of people who committed the fatal error of being depressed was gross, but in a rather pretty-in-pink Pepto Bismol way. It wouldn't be a horrible way to go since it happened so fast, but yuck. Imagine having to clean that up. Worse than the men's room in a convenience store.
Bits and pieces:
-- Sam is still clueless that he has an angelic passenger. At least Zeke didn't pop out and raise someone from the dead this week, she said sarcastically.
-- "The Greatest American Hero" lyrics have an angelic theme. I never really thought of it before. Maybe it's in Heaven's top 40.
-- That was some sparkling clean convenience store, wasn't it? Castiel is good at his job.
-- Kevin drew his own blood incorrectly. Hasn't anyone on the Supernatural crew had their blood drawn?
-- This week: Rexford, Idaho. Dean was agent Lee Ermey. That's the drill sergeant from Full Metal Jacket. (Dan knew that. I didn't. Even though I've seen Full Metal Jacket.)
-- There is definitely a boys-splitting-up thing going on this season, probably to limit the exhaustion on the part of our two lead actors. I worry about J and J, so it's okay by me. As long as it's not all the time.
Girl (right before she exploded): "Why can't he just dump me on Facebook like a normal person?"
That was sad. Not the Facebook part.
Castiel: "She's a very nice woman. I'm pretty sure she's not a reaper intent on killing me."
Dean: "Your friend, was she depressed?"
Dean: "Any thoughts of suicide?"
Girl: "Ew. No. I mean, she was kinda bummed that dickbag Travis broke up with her in front of the whole school."
Dean: "Like, kinda bummed?"
Girl: "Yeah. Like more bummed than when she got a C on a quiz and less bummed than when her parents split up. Kinda ... bummed."
Would you say... medium bummed?
Crowley: (to the bowl of blood) "This is Crowley. Connect me to... Crowley. (to Sam) Bad connection. Crowley. Your King! If you don't connect me to Abaddon right away, I will be forced to..."
Sam: "What? What happened?"
Crowley: "I've been placed on hold."
Three out of four microwave taquitos,
Billie Doux is the founder of Doux Reviews and has been reviewing her favorite shows for quite some time. More Billie Doux.
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