Page 1 of 3This is for my friend Jenniffer, who has been oh so patient in letting me get this done. A lot has been going on in the last month. Jenniffer is my longest and one of my best online friends. She's the only one that followed me from another fandom and I'm so thrilled to have introduced her to this show. She's a major Castiel fan, so hopefully this gives the angel the credit he deserves.
So, if you were a being with impressive powers over inferior beings, those powers might as well be used to their coolest advantage, right? If one thingâ€™s a given about our blue-eyed angel, his stealth like appearances creating a fascinating mystique to his character, one that has plenty of us either pumping our fists or just plain drooling. Heâ€™s the obedient angel that had no idea what he was in for when he was assigned to rescue from Hell a human by the name of Dean Winchester.
In this homage to this angel in a trench coat, Iâ€™m recalling all those wonderful entrances that make him so loved.
Yes, weâ€™ve brought this one up countless times. Many fans have brought up the fact (including to Misha himself) that this is the greatest introduction to a new character ever. How could it not be? Dean and Bobby brazenly decide to summon whatever being it is theyâ€™re up against. The wind blows, rafters jiggle, and the doors bust wide open. Enter the stoic man in a suit and trench coat, thatâ€™s so powerful the lightbulbs bust as he walks by. He isnâ€™t stopped by gunshots, and Rubyâ€™s demon killing knife has no effect either. So what is he?
â€œI am an angel of the Lord,â€ he tells Dean matter-of-factly. He has the dark badass angel wings to prove it! It isnâ€™t just the bombshell that angels are walking the earth for the first time in 2,000 years. Itâ€™s his ultimate fascination over Deanâ€™s reaction to seeing an angel and his complete lack of faith. Castiel had no idea at that point where his relationship with Dean would take him, for humans end up being the most challenging beings heâ€™s ever faced. He gets the perfect closing too! â€œBecause God commanded it. Because we have work for you.â€ Hell yeah!
Are You There God Itâ€™s Me Dean Winchester
Sure, this was a little less grand that his last entrance, but his quiet and sudden appearance lurking in the dark shadows of Bobbyâ€™s kitchen during Deanâ€™s dream only deepens this mystery behind the heavenly being.
In The Beginning
We were still getting used to the idea of angels, so Castielâ€™s quirks of coming and going in a flash is still a novelty to us when he did it numerous times in â€œIn The Beginning.â€ Showing up on Deanâ€™s bed in the teaser to zap him to 1973. Being right there when Dean turns the corner while following John out of the diner. Appearing in the passenger seat of Deanâ€™s time warped 1979 Pinto, thus triggering the great â€œGod Is my co-pilot line.â€ My favorite appearance though comes at the end, after Mary makes the deal with Azazel. Dean shares a look with Mary of devastation and the Cas appears out of nowhere, giving Dean a soul crushing look of sympathy. Then in a flash theyâ€™re both gone. It goes to show that for a tough angel, he has a heart too.
Death Takes A Holiday
This is my personal favorite. Dean has exited the building and comes face to face with Alastair. His foe has a menacing grin, pleased that he has cornered his once star student. But wait, Alastair is obliterated in a flash of light. One very taken back Dean doesnâ€™t know what to say. â€œWhat the Hell?â€ â€œGuess again,â€ that familiar voice says behind him. Wow Cas! Now thatâ€™s the way to make an entrance. Too bad that smug attitude doesnâ€™t last for long for his Alastair plan goes very wrong.
On The Head of A Pin
Duh, Dean is about to get killed by Alastair. He's choking poor Dean and the eyes are a fluttering. Enter a badass angel with a demon killing knife and the ability to twist it with his mind. Oh, except it can't kill demons like Alastair. At leave Cas managed to save Dean's life before Sam came along with his demon killing mojo and saved Cas from a return trip to Heaven.
As an honorable mention, this isnâ€™t exactly a surprise entrance, but itâ€™s still really cool nonetheless. Dean awakes in the hospital after being in a coma, and guess whose there by his bedside. Castiel is just as rattled as Dean over the recent events, and his desperate â€œthey donâ€™t tell me anythingâ€ mirrors Deanâ€™s distressed state of mind perfectly.
The Monster at The End of This Book
Dean has had enough with Mr. Chuck Shurley and is now threatening violence to get the truth out of him. â€œLeave him alone,â€ says the thundering voice. Castielâ€™s sudden appearance only makes this weird situation weirder. Cas gets to deliver the bombshell, Chuck cannot be touched. He is a prophet of the Lord. A wha? Silly Castiel and his stunning revelations. Angels love delivering little secrets.
Dean isâ€¦fishing??? Okay. Heâ€™s tranquil, content, everything is beautiful and oh this must be a dream. Too bad, Iâ€™d love to see that for real. This time, Castielâ€™s sneaky entrance isnâ€™t so stoic and commanding. Our favorite angel is suddenly next to him and heâ€™s freaked. Something bad is about to happen and Cas needs Dean. Aww!
When The Levee Breaks
For once, itâ€™s Sam Winchester that gets the stealth visit of this baffling angel. Sam awakes in the panic room to find heâ€™s still handcuffed to the cot. Not good! Then to his shock (and ours) the handcuffs snap open, and the panic room door slowly opens. Sam doesnâ€™t know whatâ€™s going on, but heâ€™s not about to look at gift horse in the mouth. Heâ€™s gone. Thanks to one savvy director (thanks Robert Singer), Sam may not see whatâ€™s happening, but we do from the POV of the stairs. Castiel is there under them. What are you doing Cas? This canâ€™t be good. Oh, thatâ€™s right, it wasnâ€™t.
Dean is stuck in the green room and is finally giving into the temptation of the cheeseburgers from Delaware. Suddenly heâ€™s, Cas appears out of nowhere, grabs him from behind, and pushes him against the wall. Castiel covers Deanâ€™s mouth, pulls out the knife, and somehow Dean trusts him. Good thing, for the knife helps Cas get the blood he needs from his arm to draw the angel banishing symbol, zap Zachariah, and get them the flock out of there. Wow, thatâ€™s a way to defy Heaven and fall from grace.