So far, this season has had a great balance of darkness — literally and figuratively — and comedy, and tonight’s episode might’ve been its best showing. Without losing touch of the great evil that looms over everything and everyone, “The Bad Seed” managed to find every possible moment to have a bit of fun. Plus, it saw the end of what I like to call Zombie Cas, and you have to be thankful for that.
We kick things off with Rowena attempting to recruit witches from the Grand Coven to join her new, even better coven: the Mega Coven. (Hey, she said she was good at spells not marketing.) But when the witches refuse her, she kills them. So yeah, she’s still good at spells.
Meanwhile, at the bunker, Dean is still having flashbacks to his time in the storm with the Darkness, but Sam is focused on trying to find, well, pretty much everyone. They briefly discuss trying to find God, because he’d be a great help right about now, before focusing on those they have a better shot at finding: Metatron and Rowena.
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With Cas in chains — he’s still spelled and highly unpredictable — the brothers know they need Rowena to help him, especially after he begins seizing. But at least the seizure gives us this interaction when Cas comes to:
Dean: “Do you know where you are? What’s the date?”
Castiel: “Earth. Several billion years from the beginning.”
He’s not wrong.
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