Written by Shae
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Are you guys ready for another night of our favorite show? I know I am! While, a week later, I am still mad at Moose, I am excited to see what happens tonight. Especially with Castiel asking for help. Also, because I love Cas…and everyone on this show. Like, this show has a hold on my heart that can’t be broken. It just keeps making me cry, and I keep coming back for more. I’m pretty sure it’s an addiction, with no cure. Speaking of cures! Sam is still on his hunt to find a cure for Dean. Because, let’s face it, their co-dependency knows no bounds. No, seriously, I’ve never seen two people have a more co-dependent relationship…except for me and this show…or me and pizza…I think everyone has a very co-dependent relationship with pizza. How could you not love pizza!?
So, last week, we start with a family just doing their family stuff. The teenage daughter is sent to the basement to help with laundry, only she discovers a strange box. When she touches it, she’s thrown back and knocked out cold. Some weird spirit thing is released, and when she wakes up, she finds her brother and father are dead. Mommy dearest hasn’t died yet, so she clings to her mother in fear, and the older woman slices her own throat. Because that’s a normal reaction, right? Whatever made them all do that is never heard from again. Mostly because the girl grows up in the house and literally locks the basement door shut. Especially after her aunt, who raised her for a bit, touches the box and kills herself as well.
Sam is making a deal with Rowena. If she translates the Book of the Damned and finds the cure for Dean, he’ll kill Crowley, since that is her price for her help. But there’s a catch. To translate the book she needs a Codex. One the Men of Letters took from a powerful Grand Witch and locked away. The book is hidden somewhere, and she needs it if she’s going to translate the Book of the Damned. Sam agrees to find it, and leaves with that intent. He actually rushes to a hunt with Dean, just in time to find the Hunt is over. Dean took care of the vampires alone, much to Sam’s disapproval. The worry is that Dean might lose control. Dean, isn’t worried one bit, despite Sam’s bitching.
Secrets don’t make friends, as Dan always says. Moose starts his investigation of where the Codex could be. His findings lead him to a house, owned by an old woman. In the basement is a safe, of sorts and it holds the Codex. However, there’s a powerful spell as a safeguard. Sam tries breaking in, only to be caught by the woman. Thankfully, Dean snuck along and decides to help out. Only because Sam tells him the half-truth. There’s a powerful thing here that they need to get back before it causes anymore harm. So Dean distracts the woman, while Sam breaks into the basement. The problem is, Sam’s rushed and clumsy, so he sets off the security of the box without meaning to. The spell is activated, and it causes our woman to kill herself. Hallucinations of her dead family drove her to taking her own life. For Dean, he envisions himself back in purgatory, where Benny appears.
Benny spends his time trying to convince Dean to kill himself, so he can be free in purgatory, and kill till his heart’s content. Dean struggles with this idea, knowing that he’ll eventually hurt someone. Benny pushes, saying Dean’s backup plan to have Cas and Sam put him down, is a bad idea. Playing off that, Benny pushes further. Dean knows that having Sam and Cas kill him will destroy them. It’s not something either will ever recover from. He even admits that he probably would take his own life…
Sam, on the other hand, first sees our dead woman. She pushes all the right buttons, saying that Sam is lying, that he’ll do anything to save Dean, including getting innocent people killed. Rowena appears, and saves him. She directs him down to the safe, where she reads what it says, and Sam translates. To deactivate the spell, the safe needs blood. Not just any blood, Men of Letters blood; legacy blood. So Sam slices his arm and lets his blood drain into the basin of the box. By the time Sam has nearly passed out, Dean has broken free of his illusion. Dean stabbed Benny with his own weapon and woke up, making the choice to live, no matter what. He wraps Sam’s arm and is able to slice his own arm, giving that last little bit of blood into the basin so the spell is deactivated. The safe opens, and Dean retrieves the book.
While still unaware of why they need it, Dean gives it to Sam and they leave. Sam presses the issue with a simple ‘It’s our duty to protect it’ line that Dean buys. Later, Moose sneaks off to meet Rowena and give her the Codex. However, our Moose isn’t as stupid as he has been lately. He chains Rowena up in the room they’ve met in. If she wants to be free, and wants Crowley dead, then she’ll translate the book for the Cure, and only the Cure. Will she do it? Probably. Will it bite Sam in the ass? Of course it will.