Post your thoughts on tonight’s penultimate episode of the season. Click HERE for my full recap or keep reading for my quick thoughts.
This was another strong episode setting up the final showdown. All of the angel suicide bomber stuff was a nice misdirect, summed up cleverly by Metatron at the end of the episode. But it was the small details of the episode that I loved the most.
-Cas giving Sam and Dean the FBI names Spears and Aguilera
-Cas failing to break down the door and saying “I don’t got it”
-The “Why is 6 afraid of 7?” joke, and Castiel’s assumption that it has to do with the intimidating nature of prime numbers
-“Only the penitent man shall pass” and Castiel’s newfound and very helpful knowledge of pop culture
It was nice to see Sam and Cas on an adventure since those two don’t hang out by themselves nearly enough. On the other end, the show once again brought back an old character only to kill her off, but at least Tessa got to go out with a bang.
Finally, it was a great double twist having Gadreel switch sides, only to be immediately attacked by the monstrous new Dictator Dean. The final scene of Dean snarling and attacking in slow motion as Sam and Cas tried to hold him back was perfect, illustrating how the Mark of Cain is turning him into an animal.
I have no idea where the season will end, but I trust it will be bad. Season finales always have great cliffhangers that leave the Winchesters totally screwed, so anything could happen.