Written by Shae
THIS IS THE EMERGENCY SPOILER ALERT SYSTEM...YOU ARE ADVISED TO READ AT YOUR OWN RISK...
I'm still reeling from last week's episode of Supernatural. Sam lies to Dean about going out of town for some French Movie in another town, and Dean lies about just chilling. The older Winchester hits up a local bar to drink his troubles away...only to end up cheating college kids out of money, and then beating them senseless...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 keeper's body, this time, to tell Cas and Sam that they're not allowed to speak with Metatron anymore. Mostly because the scribe can't be trusted. 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, literally forever ago. The man is an actual mind reader and quickly figured out who Sam is. He can't read the thoughts of our angel, he only sees colors. He then refuses to believe Cas is an angel, claiming to be an atheist. Contacting heaven is going to be fun for him, since they need a special someone.
Bobby is a bit surprised to hear from Sam and Castiel, let alone talk to them. They need Bobby to break out of his personal heaven and open the gate to earth, so Castiel can get in and kidnap Metatron. Great plan, right? Bobby manages to break free from his heaven, and opens a few doors to cause a distraction for the angels while he opens the portal to earth. In no time, Bobby and Cas are at Metatron's cell. The scribe tries causing trouble but Castiel is in no mood for that. He slits Metatron's throat with an 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 the Mark. Surprised? 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, because reasons. And Sam returns to the bunker with a letter given to him by Cas from Bobby.
After scamming kids out of their money, and watch, then beating them into a pulp (but not killing them), Dean gets a visit from Rowena. She had enchanted the kids in the bar to attack Dean, and since that failed Rowena tries killing Dean with a powerful spell. One she's painted onto her skin. It doesn't work, so she goes back to Hell unscathed, because Dean's no in the mood for that. She instead mutilates herself and blames Dean Winchester. Saying she tried to kill him to eventually save Crowley. Strangely enough, our King of Hell doesn't buy her story. He goes to the bar to confront Dean, but instead of a violent bloodbath they talk. Crowley finally admits to knowing Rowena was manipulating him the entire time; that he went along with her shenanigans because she was his family. 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 Winchesters than any of them originally thought. He and Dean are far more alike than either will ever admit. Crowley returns home and does something we all wanted him to do for so long...he tells Rowena to leave.
After returning to the bunker, Sam reads the letter from Bobby. The consequences of him helping free Metatron probably won't be end well for the old Hunter, and they all know it. Angels are dicks, but we'll not know what's happened just yet. Instead, the letter is a plea 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 as they have been. Because if they're ever going to have a shot at beating this thing, they're going to have to work together. Given the Winchesters past with lying to one another, it's likely a lost cause, but words from uncle Bobby are always wise.