Written by Shae
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Something is killing Catholics. Or, rather, something is making them kill themselves. It hunts them after confession and attaches itself to them. Shortly after, the person kills themselves. Or, in the case of one couple, she kills him with a sharp pair of shears. Sam and Dean roll into town and start questioning the priest. Dean takes to confession to talk about some things. It starts out snarky and quickly gets serious. Dean’s positive he’s going to die from the Mark. He’s afraid…rightfully so.
Meanwhile, Sam does some snooping. Seems one of the nuns is more interested in another nun's story than actually helping out with the investigation. It turns out, that said nun with the sad back story is really a violent spirit here to exact revenge. She was young, and scorned by the artist she once loved dearly. Having been dragged to the convent against her will, she snuck out one night, intending to ruin the painting he had done of her. Instead, she killed him. The crime was so violent, she was accused of witchcraft and burned at the stake. She appeared in the church after her belongings and some paintings were sent from Italy.
The ghost takes it a bit too far when she possesses the priest and kills him. Dean tells Sam to burn the ghosts journal, but he’s busy reading it. The enraged spirit possesses the nun and nearly kills Dean. Thankfully, Sam figured out what was tying her to this place. It wasn’t the journal, but the painting. The tip of her finger had been ground into the paint. Sam burns all the things, just to make sure, and saves Dean. Because that’s what brothers do. Brothers also worry about one another…and Sam is really worried about Dean, but Dean’s not willing to humor his brothers positive attitude over finding a cure for the Mark.
Meanwhile, Rowena gets what she wants as Crowley has the Grand Priestess of the Coven brought in. Through some torture, brought on by Rowena’s own hands, the Witch reveals how far they’ve fallen and what happened to most of their power. Seems the Men of Letters took the majority of their potions and spells, using them for their own, and defeating the Witch population drastically. Armed with this knowledge, Rowena turns her into a hamster (I think?). She sets her sites on the Winchesters…the last two Men of Letters left….