Hey, I remember you from The X-Files, Mr. Character Actor. You're right, it's all gonna be okay; for us viewers with such a stunning introduction, not your mandible. I spy with my mind's eye blood and shattered bone and the start of one of my all-time favorite episodes, the hilarious and mythologically important Simon Said. And we begin, as usual, on the road.
DEAN: That's my point. There's gonna be hunters there. I don't know if going in and announcing that you're some supernatural freak with a demonic connection is the best thing, okay?
SAM: So, I'm a freak now? DEAN: You've always been a freak.
A bit of brotherly back-and-forth, to be sure, but check out the interplay of expressions between their respective last lines. There's something deeper at work, even if neither of them quite realize it this early in Azazel's Plan 2.0.
The Roadhouse awaits, sudsy with beer and Bed Edlund comedic flourishes: Dr. Badass; REO, complete with Kevin Cronin's well-coiffed vocal cords and last, but certainly not least, Dean's grinning expression of fear. Hey, can't blame the guy, Ellen doesn't brook any bullshit.
Off to Guthrie, Oklahoma - do cities with a sub-10k population have their own bus line? â€“ and gentle businesswoman Tracy admonishing an exuberant Webber, fan of ass-kicking backstage pass-getters.
The very first mention of Castiel comes in season 3, when he is one of the beings mentioned at the start of the invocation Sam reads over the grave of the sea captain in Red Sky At Morning. (I haven't found a transcript of the invocation, but it appears to start by calling on "Aziel, Castiel, Lemistiel...".) "Red Sky At Morning" is the only episode of Supernatural which was written by Laurence Andries, who is otherwise listed as a consulting producer on Season 3 of Supernatural for the episodes before the writers' strike. Neither he nor anyone else can have known what he was starting.
"What know we of the Blest above but that they sing, and that they love?" (William Wordsworth)
The big difficulty in understanding Castiel is how little information we have about him. We are shown few of Castiel's interactions with anyone except Dean, or with various fallen or disobedient (and therefore largely unreliable) angels. Apart from Dean, there's no-one who talks about Castiel when he's not around, and there's almost no information about what Castiel has been doing and who he has been with. In It's the Great Pumpkin, Sam Winchester, when Sam is introduced to Castiel Sam says "I've heard a lot about you". Really? Sam may have heard a lot from Dean about what Castiel has done, but what could he have heard about Castiel himself? Even when we look at what Castiel has said and done, his statements and actions for most of his time on earth have been compromised by the orders he has been given, and by disarray, dissention and disobedience amongst the angelic host. He's beautiful, and he's an enigma.
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