Sometimes I wonder why I still let this show get to me.
We get attached to a wonderful character like Kevin Tran and get accustomed to him being part of the Supernaturalverse, and bam. He didn't even get to die gloriously in battle taking out demons. He died because Dean made a mistake -- and/or/plus Metatron didn't want Kevin translating whatever was on that tablet. It's just too bad. At least we can be certain that he's having fun in heaven, possibly reunited with his unfortunate girlfriend.
Dean has obviously suspected for awhile that "Ezekiel" wasn't keeping his word, but couldn't face it because the alternative was Sam dying. And now Sam is "gone" and Gadreel has taken Sam's body off somewhere to do Metatron's bidding. Where is Sam? Submerged within his own body? Is his soul somewhere else?
I'd never even heard of the angel Gadreel before. If he's been in Heaven Prison since he screwed up the Garden of Eden, he must be nuts. Maybe he's not really evil. Is he just trying to please Metatron, who has acquired actual delusions of actual Godhood, or is he a very bad angel? Maybe Gadreel initially planned to heal Sam…. no, because he's been pretending to be Sam for awhile. I hadn't expected that, so nice twist, guys. But if that's true, why did "Sam" bring up missing time?
Is God the only one who can fix this situation with Metatron? Because I am still waiting for God to show up. Isn't it time? And could God please use John Winchester as a vessel so we can get some Jeffrey Dean Morgan?
At least we got some primo Castiel time, and that is never bad. He was so incredibly cute in that suit (with a blue tie that matched his eyes), playing FBI agent undercover hunter. And then he stole grace from that nasty torturer turncoat angel (was his name really Muriel)? I didn't know you could steal grace. Can any being steal an angel's grace or can it only be another angel?
My favorite moment in this episode was Castiel praying to every sort of higher being there could possibly be. It was a very Castiel thing to do. And the opener had its comical aspects. Born-again bikers versus the Melody Ministry Glee Club? Very Supernatural. Especially since the Glee Club won.
Bits and pieces:
-- All of the angel prisoners were set free. I assume that doesn't include Lucifer because he's not in heaven. And Mark Pellegrino is busy doing another show.
-- What would Heaven Prison be like? Angels can be awful. I wonder if it's like Hell, only clean?
-- The angel Malachi was a bit underwhelming. In fact, I don't have anything to say about him. He was the one with the longish hair, right?
-- This week: Caribou, Wyoming. This week's tacky motel room featured a lot of superfluous wood paneling.
-- Supernatural returns January 14, 2014.
I should have expected that we'd lose someone cool since it was the mid-season finale, because that's when Supernatural kills characters we love. And I am bummed about losing Kevin. Poor Dean. With a single tear, yet.
Three out of four born-again bikers,
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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