Written by Shae
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Sometimes, this show can tug at your heart strings in just the right way. This week's episode of Supernatural was different than most in so many ways. The theme of family is back and being tested. When Sam lies to Dean about going out of town for some French Movie, Dean lies about staying in and doing nothing. The older Winchester hits up a local bar to drink his troubles away and ends up hustling some kids at pool. Why? Because why not! He's unaware that Sam is with Castiel. The angel tries to go to heaven but is stopped by Hannah. She's taken over the male gate keepers body to tell Cas and Sam that they're not allowed to speak with Metatron anymore. The news doesn't go over well with either, so a new plan is formed. They track down an old psychic that had been working with the Men of Letters. The man is an actual mind reader and quickly figured out who Sam is. He can't read Castiel's thoughts; seeing only color. So why do they need a psychic? They need to talk to someone in Heaven...someone very important.
Bobby is a bit surprised to talk to Sam and Castiel. The screen was paused and I may have actually shed tears over seeing Bobby again. They need him to break out of his personal heaven and open the gate to earth. That way, Castiel can get in and he and Bobby can break out Metatron. Seems the Scribe of God is needed once again. Bobby manages to break out and open the gate. He helps Cas with little fuss, and before we know it Metatron and Cas are on earth. The scribe tries causing trouble and Castiel slices his throat with the angel blade and steals his grace. Sam promptly shoots him in the leg....and we get to find out that Metatron lied about knowing how to remove he Mark. According to the little weasel, it's ancient magic. Only God and Lucifer know about the Mark enough to remove it. But, he does know where Castiel's grace is. Cas decides to take the angel, now human, and find his grace. Sam returns to the bunker with a letter given to him by Cas from Bobby.
After scamming kids out of their money, and watch, Dean gets the pleasure of a visit from Rowena. She has enchanted the kids in the bar and they attack Dean. Instead of killing them, though, he resists he urge and knocks them all out. As a last ditch effort, Rowena tries killing Dean with a powerful spell. It doesn't work, so she goes back to Hell unscathed. Despite wanting to kill her, Dean doesn't. She instead mutilates herself claiming it was Dean Winchester. Saying she tried to kill him for the sake of her son. Strangely, Crowley doesn't believe her, or does he?
He goes to the bar to see Dean, but instead of a violent confrontation, they talk. Crowley finally admits to knowing Rowena was manipulating him and lying. Dean tells the King he's gone soft, and they actually might be friends. Or possibly family. Because, family doesn't end at blood, nor does it start there. Family doesn't use you; they're there for you in the best of times and worst circumstances. It seems the King of Hell might just be more to the Winchester's than any of them knew. He and Dean are kindred spirits after all. Crowley returns home and does something we all wanted him to do. He kicks Rowena out, and that's probably a bad thing....
With both brothers back home, Sam reads the letter from Bobby. The consequences of him helping free Metatron probably won't be pretty. Angels are dicks, but we'll not know what's happened just yet. Instead, the letter is a plea of sorts, for Sam to not do all this behind Dean's back. If they're going to look for a cure, they shouldn't be sneaking around...