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6.  Castiel Finds His Grace - "Book of the Damned"

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I might be in the minority (or maybe not), but I love it when Castiel and Metatron get together, when it's written right.  It’s simple things, like the dialogue...  

Metatron: Sorry about the mess, I guess I'm lactose intolerant.
Castiel: Let's never speak of it again.

Or this...

Metatron: You know we really do make a good team, kinda like a buddy comedy -- without the comedy.
Castiel: Or the buddies.

Or this...

Metatron:  Brothers and sisters? Listen to you. Still spitting out the company line like anyone cares. Like we’re actually a family? When what we really are – are a bunch of glowing lights filled with self-loathing or delusions of grandeur. Or both.

But hey, in a sense of irony that eluded the Alanis Morisette song in the episode, it was Metatron’s cheeky act in season nine, giving Castiel the knowledge of all the pop culture references out there that had been eluding Castiel ever since he touched down on Earth, that ultimately led to Castiel finally getting his grace back.  His grace was hidden in a book.  All he had to do was know the answer to Metatron’s riddle, "What’s the maddest thing a man can do?"

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"What’s the maddest thing a man can do? Let himself die."  

Yes, Castiel knew his Don Quixote.  He also set off an explosion good enough to take out the whole library.  It was pretty wicked.  Then, fully graced, Cas got to go back to the bunker and meet Charlie for the first time.  The angel had a really good day.  


# Lilah_Kane 2015-12-31 16:27
Happy New Year for all! Half an hour left for me still but I needed to toss that here. Nice list Alice. Loved the number one. Baby is perfect!

Here for you all.


- Lilah
# YellowEyedSam 2015-12-31 16:50
Good choice on that number 1! :D I'm afraid most of my highlights would be Sam based :P
# cheryl42 2015-12-31 17:44
I think all of my top ten moments would be from Baby. But I did love all your choices. They were great moments from S10 and 11. this was a highlight for me too!
# spnlit 2015-12-31 20:33
Alice, I agree with ever one of your choices. All these scenes were all defining Winchester, SPN why I watch moments. I wish the showdown between Dean and Cain had carried over with some ramifications but it seemed to be a one episode breath taking event (no consistency with MOC Dean). I totally agree with your assessment that the biggest mistake was killing Bobby. Every time I watch an ep prior to his death, I think the same thing. He could have continued to enhance the story and I loved the possible romance with Jodi. My only change is I would have switched 1 and 2 but again those moments in Baby were happy and priceless and who wouldn't rather see our boys enjoy a carefree moment. Thanks for the New Year recap!
# Test 2016-01-03 12:02
Nothing to see here folks.
# eilf 2016-01-03 13:08

Test: test comment, delete me.
And, today, in comments that don't look suspicious at all...
# Alice 2016-01-03 13:51
Don't worry about that eilf. That test comment came from my husband, aka the WFB network administrator. We've been having email notification problems for about a month now and he's been trying to fix it. It's funny, because I told him to pick my article for the test and I even told him (actual quote), "Don't worry, no one will notice." Of course I thought I would get around to removing the comment much sooner than I did. :)

The hubby and I have been doing a crap load of maintenance on the site the last few days (trying to clean up stuff for an upcoming February server move), so you might notice a some more strange things in the weeks to come. Thanks for noticing though!
# eilf 2016-01-03 14:54
Hi Alice, heh, I just thought it was funny was all, like someone was trying their new account - but they were going to end up being called 'test' . Never occurred to me it was an admin thing. Sorry :D