Written by: Shae
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Sounds like my kind of episode; especially if I can snuggle up to Jared and Misha. But, sadly, there was no actual slumber party. Even if there was I didn't get the invite. (Maybe it got lost in the mail?) Either way! Felicia Day's back! That's right, Charlie returns! And then cue the drama…
This week was not as bad as some have been. Thankfully the drama level was doable and didn't make me want to crawl under the blankets and hide. Cas is gone, (because Ezekiel is a face-weasel) which Sam questions. Dean, being Dean, covers his tracks with a bit more lying. Because nothing brings families closer than lying to each other! Sam shrugs it off and has found a potential way to track angels; all in an attempt to help their fallen friend stay safe. However, he's not so good with the massive computer downstairs, enter Charlie. The genius manages to come in and download all of the Men of Letters files onto her computer. Sam and Dean find that she's been dabbling in hunting. Neither approve, of course.
Kevin's off in a hotel, doing…whatever it is Kevin needs to do. Crowley won't cooperate, because, well, he's the King of Hell, and Charlie almost gives some Game of Throne's spoilers! Not really, but I love other life references this show gives! As Charlie, Sam, and Dean head down to check on that file download, the discover a bottle had been knocked over and now there's a gross, mold looking, cocoon on the wall. Which, needs to be cut open. A woman falls out of it and that's kinda creepy and weird.
Turns out, she's Dorothy. As in, the Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz books. Dorothy's a hunter. Her dad was a Man of Letters who wrote the books based on their travels to Oz. He just happened to leave out all that blood, gore, and might have toned down the war a bit. Dorothy, bonded her soul to that of the Wicked Witch; that turned them into some weird goo and put them in that jar…that they were in for 75 years…until it got knocked over and the contents spilled out. If Dorothy's awake, so is the Witch. Who happens to be looking for a key; a key that turns any door into a portal to Oz.
Trippy right? Charlie thinks so. Dean has the key in his room somewhere, so he and Charlie head off to find it while Sam and Dorothy go to hunt down the Witch, who was last seen with Crowley; who sent her too the kitchen and then to Gabriel only know's where. Here's the thing about Wicked Witches, they never do as they're supposed to. She puts the drop on Dean and Charlie, just as Dean finds the key. Charlie jumps in front of Dean just as the Witch goes to kill him with her magic, telekinetic, death throw…and she dies.
Yep. Charlie dies.
Sam stumbles on the scene and in his utter panic Dean calls out to Ezekiel. The angel takes over Sam and Dean pleads for him to save Charlie. Only, Zeke, being the good guy he is, gives Dean a choice. He can either take care of the Witch or save Charlie. Both costs him a lot of energy, which in turn mean's he has to stay in Sam longer. Dean doesn't care, he picks Charlie (because she's family too) and watches as the angel brings her back to life. Once she's okay and Sam's back to being Sam; they split up again. This time, Charlie and Dorothy run off to find the magical red shoes that have Oz magic, while Sam and Dean hunt down the Witch.
Who finds and possesses them. They're sent to kill Dorothy while she has the key and prepares a spell. The Witch doesn't intend to return to Oz. Nope, she's planning to bring her army of evil witches and flying monkeys here. Sam and Dean nearly over power and kill Dorothy when Charlie swoops in. She kills the Witch with the heels of the shoes and closes the doors just before the evil flying monkeys make it!
And this time, all does end well. Sam and Dean are no worse for wear. Dorothy sets out to return to Oz…only this time, she's bringing Charlie along. It all ends with Sam chaining Crowley back to the chair, throwing a piece of paper and a crayon onto the table in front of him, and silently demanding the names of demons he still has topside.
So, what about Castiel!? Where is he? Hopefully we find out more in next weeks episode. Will we ever see Charlie again? Probably! She can't be gone forever! And what about Kevin? The Batcave seems a bit too empty and I'm not sure I trust Zeke.