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6. Castiel Finds His Grace - "Book of the Damned"
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.
Metatron: You know we really do make a good team, kinda like a buddy comedy -- without the comedy.
Castiel: Or the buddies.
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?"
"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.