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'Supernatural' recap: Follow the leader

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Current Status:
In Season
run date:
Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki
The CW, WB
Sci-fi, Drama

Jeffrey Ross, Sarah Silverman

Yup, I thought that’d get your attention.

But I promise you, a shower scene was not the only significant moment that happened in Tuesday night’s Supernatural.

In fact, there was one huge development by the end of the episode: the angels have a new leader… Castiel.

Reluctant as he was to take the job, Castiel was basically challenged by Metatron to try. Metatron sees himself as the hero of this story (one he was literally writing at a typewriter during the episode) and told Castiel that he needs a worthy villain. Also, Metatron is totally nuts, right? I mean, we knew that before, but it seems he’s really taken lessons in How to Be Twisted from all those movies and books that he’s read over the millennia. At one point while writing his “story,” Metatron referred to himself as “God.” For a moment, I freaked out at the implications, but I’ve decided he’s simply insane. I could be wrong, but it’s what I choose to believe at this moment.

By the way, how do we feel about the fact that Metatron shared with Castiel all of his movie/TV/book knowledge? On one hand, I’m mad that Metatron seemingly took away from us one of the show’s best tropes (the Castiel Doesn’t Understand Your Reference trope). On the other hand, I have a theory that this may come back to bite him at some point. He basically armed Cas with a few thousand ways to win this war.

Elsewhere, Dean and Sam trapped Gadreel and BAMF Dean almost killed the angel douche. (I had “On the Head of a Pin”-level goosebumps during this scene.) But in the end, Dean saw death as a reward for Gadreel and spared his life. I will say, though, when Dean and Gadreel were left alone, and Dean promised that he would pay for hurting his brother and killing Kevin, that is possibly the hottest Dean has ever been and ever will be.

In the end, Dean and Sam handed Gadreel over in exchange for Cas, who had been kidnapped by Metatron and had his head toyed with. (Said mental Ping-Pong involved an elaborate scene where Gabriel/the Trickster appeared and tried to talk Cas into leading the angels.) The exchange went smoothly but only because the boys’ plan to trap Metatron failed miserably. With only a few episodes left, I have no idea how they’re going to beat this guy; he’s always 50 steps ahead.

I should also mention that Cas knows about Dean’s Mark of Cain now. He wasn’t happy, and told Sam to watch out for him. Sam’s clearly worried about him, and as each thread of self-control is seemingly plucked from Dean’s psyche, I am too.

Not up for debate:

It’s C-A-S, not C-A-S-S. Get it right, Metatron

Beard Watch

Trent Reznor, Nine Inch Nails

God bless America.

Best quotes:

Cas: Honor bar? What’s honorable about a miniature bar in a motel room?

Dean: Everything

“I used most of my juice to get back into porn. That came out wrong. So did that.” — Trickster

“It’s me, the man who died for your sins — not the cat with the beard and the sandal, the hot one.” — Trickster

“I really hate continuity errors.” — Trickster

Cas: Wait, are you dead?

Gabriel: [disappears]

“You are not the hero in this masterpiece. You’re the villain. I’m the hero.” — Metatron