I was expecting Kevin to go directly to Heaven because he was the prophet. Guess I wasn't thinking about what would happen if Heaven was closed for business. It was so good seeing him again, even if he is a transparent American now.
The fate of Linda Tran was such a big dropped plot thread, so good for them, sewing it up so well. I've always liked her and was actually upset to see her in such dire straits. And when she asked about Kevin, and Sam had to tell her, wow. Especially when instead of falling apart, she said in such a determined way, "You will take me to my son". Yes, I cried.
What I'd like (are you listening, Supernatural powers that be? Probably not, but I'll say it anyway) is for Linda and Kevin to spend some quality time together and for Kevin not to go ghost-Bobby-like bad before Heaven is reopened. That's not too much to ask, is it?
Sad to say that the best bit of Winchester brotherly interaction centered around the haunted espresso maker. (I'd probably haunt a coffee maker, too.) And I was seriously bummed that Sam lied to Kevin about burying the hatchet with Dean. There was something so sad about Dean alone in his room with his earphones on. Even with Kevin dead, Kevin and Linda have much more of a relationship than Dean and Sam do right now.
The confusing angel subplot got a bit less confusing now that the evil Bartholomew is dead. (Did we know before that Bartholomew was one of Castiel's lieutenants against Raphael? Did I forget?) Castiel is so changeable that I was actually worried that he would go along with Bartholomew's dastardly torture and murder plan, but thankfully, no. It's so nice that Castiel has just acquired followers simply by being Castiel.
(And I'm so glad that I don't have to type the name 'Bartholomew' any more.)
One more comment. I really liked how the pasty disgruntled storage place clerk acted just like a pasty disgruntled storage place clerk, only demonic. It's detail like this that makes Supernatural so good. But what I don't get is how Dean could underestimate the guy, or pretty much anyone. Dean knows so much better than that.
-- I thought we were going to see Crowley because he was in the trailer for this episode. So was Snooki, whom I think is a reality show star. What happened there?
-- The forest summoning scene was cool. Gotta love a ghost named Candy.
-- Linda Tran was able to hotwire the storage locker lock. Of course she could.
-- Dan liked the iron sword Dean was using in the opening scenes. He said that it was the sword Xena should have had.
-- Sam's hair is completely flippy now.
-- This week: Wichita, Kansas. Dean and Sam were agents Nicks and McVie (Fleetwood Mac). Crowley was apparently using the alias "Daniel Webster".
Kevin: "Heaven's closed for business. Everybody who's died since the angels fell, we're just stuck inside the veil, waiting. And it's bad in here. Like DMV line times infinity bad."
Sam: "I think I felt a chill."
Dean: "Yeah. That's because it's cold."
And because they're not talking.
Dean: "Let me guess. Five-five, pasty white, black-rimmed hipster glasses just like the last place…"
Sam: "Nailed it."
I loved that the second clerk was also five-five, pasty white, with black-rimmed hipster glasses.
Dean: "I know a lame Crowley in-joke when I see one."
Kevin: "Go put a blade in that asshat who possessed you and we'll call it square."
And so say all of us.
This was a good one. Three out of four haunted coffeemakers,
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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