Written by Shae
THIS IS THE EMERGENCY SPOILER ALERT SYSTEM...YOU ARE ADVISED TO READ AT YOUR OWN RISK...
You know, I really should stop watching this at work, because the squealing that occurs can't be healthy. Okay, it is healthy. Guys! Charlie! Have I mentioned she's like one of my crushes? I know she's a fictional character, but still! She's just amazing. And she's back! Charlie is kicking ass too! Not to mention, Moose!!!! Well, while Charlie is running and fighting for her life, Sam and Dean are actually communicating. What?? I know! Dean even admits to Sam that he spoke with Crowley. Sam was a bit shocked to find out that Rowena is Crowley's mother, but hey, so were we! Our Moose even opens up about finding a cure and coming up with nothing. Knowing that the Mark is a Curse, however, might just make the search a bit easier...or maybe harder? Either way, the Winchesters are communicating with each other, which had to be a sign that hell has frozen over.
In all honestly, this episode had me literally covering my mouth to muffle my yells. And sadly, there was nobody to text. So, let's grab a seat, and everyone hold hands, because I really need to talk about this. Like, I think this show makes me need therapy. Okay, Charlie being chased, no big deal, Charlie being shot by some scary guy, very big deal! When she called Sam and Dean telling them what happened, they send her to one of Bobby's old safe houses. It's then a mad dash to get to her. Dean finds some crazy box with cool wards and sigils on it, which should protect an all important book Charlie has on her. Because, yeah, these new baddies can hunt the book somehow. Magic! It solves everything.
Of course, nothing is easy. They find Charlie and we find out the book is made of some nuns skin and blood, gross, and it's calling to Dean. This book is pure black magic, but they can't translate it, which kind of sucks. Sam and Charlie are determined, however, and Dean is pretending like he doesn't care. All dark magic comes with a price though, and Dean quickly decides he doesn't want to pay the fee for his freedom. Especially since he can actually hear the book begging him to use it. Our baddies show up, and Dean makes the decision to have the book burned. Sam isn't keen on this idea...
I think every season has that one major moment where I literally scream at my TV. I also think each season has that one major moment where Sammy does something stupid. It's like, if Sam doesn't do something stupid, something is wrong. For a single few minutes we're left believing that Sam listened to Dean and burned the book....they'll just find another way. Guys! Sam doesn't! He switches the book with another in the midst of Charlie and Dean kicking ass. And he keeps it. And we're like, Sam! What the hell? Because, I get it. That's his big brother...and as Charlie said, they do stupid things for each other. There isn't any lengths either of them won't go to for one another, especially to save the other's life. At the very end, Sammy is giving the book to someone, and I'm bouncing in my chair wondering who it is! And low and behold, I may have actually yelled "you idiot" (only with some choice profanity between those words) when we see who he gives it to. Crowley? No. Another hunter? No. An angel? No. Worse. He gives it to Rowena. Sam is doing to ultimate stupid thing of the entire show. Seriously. Moose, you infuriate me.
At least he admitted to not meaning a single thing he said last season. Which is nice, because that temper tantrum was uncalled for. Speaking of tantrums! Castiel has Metatron. The scribe leads our baby-in-a-trench-coat to a library. We might believe he's going to give Cas his grace back, but we all knew it was a matter of time before the little weasel got free. Cas still has Metatron's grace, but that doesn't stop the little idiot from hurting our Cas and getting what he really came for. Remember the Demon Tablet? Yeah, I forgot about it entirely until Metratron pulls it out of a hollow book. Jackass. Despite the spell Cas is being afflicted with, he manages to find his grace and get it back. His wings are a little worse for wear, but that happens with all he's been through. He loses Metatron, but with his grace back, he at least has a fighting chance. Cas makes his way back to the bunker, and our ragtag family is back together.
Except for Gabriel, who isn't dead. Because I say so. And he needs to show back up. I demand it.