- "Carry On My Wayward Son" always makes me tear up, as does the recap.
- Dean's imprisonment reminds me of Sam's. Dean hacking up blood, not good.
- Metatron only responds to God. Lol. Story of love? Where's HIS love? I do like his angel PA system. Going on a short trip
- Love how Cas fixes Gadreel at sacrifice to himself. Humanity is what Metatron wants, uh oh.
- Crowley isn't back to his demon self. Dean summons him. Why can't he turn off the killing high? It's the mark, when you can't kill, you die. Cain was a demon, Dean isn't strong enough to contain the power of the blade.
- Cas, Sam and Gadreel find Dean gone. Uh oh! They know it was Crowley. The First Blade plus the mark could be useful, says Gadreel. The tablet is making Metatron powerful as God. They have a plan.
- Metatron, dressed as a bum, resurrects a dead woman.
- Crowley forces Dean to order more than coffee in a restaurant and wonders if he doesn't get tired of the hunting rat race. Dean is frustrated cuz he can't find Metatron. A minion gives Crowley info. They see Metatron saving the woman online. He whispers something to her and calls himself Marv. Dean isn't hungry.
- Cas and Gadreel go to a playground where a portal to heaven exists. Cas is handcuffed, Gadreel's prisoner. Though heaven is closed, they will let them in.
- Sam and Dean meet where miracle lady lives. They argue about Gadreel. Sam gets why Dean doesn't want to explain anything and why Metatron must go--and Dean is their best shot. They will do this together. Metatron was whispering his next stop in the woman's ear. "Chop-chop," insists Crowley. Dean tells him to get off the hamster wheel, like he wanted. Crowley disappears; he only wanted to help.
- Leading the handcuffed Cas through the halls of heaven, Gadreel is praised for his capture--but then both are imprisoned in cells in heaven's jail.
- Marv is recognized when he joins a group of homeless, and cures a man of diabetes. (My whole family has it, and I shivered with hope.) A man identifies him as an angel named Metatron, God's former scribe, and before Metatron is forced to kill him, the other homeless attack and kill him. They really really love me, says Metatron jubilantly, as the angel is stabbed with an angel-killing knife supplied by Metatron.
- Dean's hand quakes when he comes close to the First Blade, but when Sam reports Metatron's location, Dean says he's OK. Dean tries to apologize for the last couple of months, then knocks Sam unconscious, saying, "Sorry, little brother, this isn't your fight."
- Back in heaven's jail, Cas tries to explain that Metatron set him up with the suicide bombers, he's the reason for all their suffering--let them out to prove this, please.
- When Dean arrives at the homeless camp, they expect him. Marv has been praying for their forgiveness. Dean goes to Metatron.
- Gadreel say the only thing that matters is the mission, the humans. Gadreel has cut a sigil into his chest and tells Cas to move to the other end of his cell. He completes the spell, causing an explosion, killing himself. "Do you believe him now?" Cas demands.
- "Save the humble pie Jesus routine," says Dean. "You're a cynic," accuses Metatron. "You're Bernie Madoff with wings," says Dean. "People fought more wars in God's name-- and God didn't even know their name," says Metatron. "I'm blaming you for Kevin, Cas' grace, the Cubs not winning the World Series for the last 100 years," accuses Dean, taking the First Blade from it's covering. "First Blade, nasty piece of work," says Metatron, letting him know his pals are locked up in heaven. They begin to fight, but Metatron kicks away the First Blade and quickly gets the better of Dean. He speaks of Dean killing Abaddon. He beats Dean fiercely.
- Sam comes downstairs and holds back the homeless with his gun, demanding to know where Metatron is.
- Under the typewriter in Metatron's office, Cas finds the angel tablet.
- Dean, barely conscious, beckons the First Blade into his hand.
- Sam arrives only in time to see Metatron shove, twist then withdraw an angel blade into Dean's chest. "NO!" Sam cries. The brother look at each other in anguish.
- In unison, Dean and the angel tablet fall. Sam runs to Dean's side. The room starts to fall apart. Dean's eyes open. Sam leaps to his feet and is about to thrust his angel sword into Metatron when the angel disappears back to heaven before Cas.
- "Obviously you and and Gadreel managed to turn a few dead-enders against me," realizes Metatron. "Gadreel is dead" reveals Cas. "And the powerful angel tablet is in pieces for what?" Metatron asks, "to save Dean Winchester?--it was all about saving one human, right?--well, he's dead, too--and you're sitting in my chair." Cas finds himself handcuffed to Metatron's chair.
- Dean, dying, tells Sam to get out before Metatron comes back. Sam wants to get him to a doctor, find a spell, but Dean insists it's better this way; the blade is turning him into something he doesn't want to be. Helping him up, Sam tells him not to worry about the mark, they'll figure that out later.
- Cas tells Metatron he won't get away with this, but Met thinks the foolish sheep/angels will be back to following him in an hour, back to heaven atop this pile of human shame and excrement--and they won't care how they got there.
- Sam helps Dean back to the bunker. "I thought you were okay with this," gasps Dean. "I lied," says Sam.
- Metatron tells Cas the reason he's in his present predicament is because he didn't read enough--you never learned how to tell a good story. He twirls the knife, about to kill Cas. No, but you did, says Cas, turning around to indicate that Metatron has had his angel PA system on all this time. The other angels swarm in, releasing Cas and holding knives on Metatron.
- Unable to continue walking, Dean stops. He wraps an arm around Sam. Through bloodly lips, he clasps Sam and says, "I'm proud of us." Dean dies in Sam's arms. Sam tries to bring Dean around, calling his name, begging him to wake up. Failing, he holds him tight and cries. "Dean. . ."
- Metatron is locked up in angel prison with Castiel and Hannah watching. "It's what a leader would do," Hannah tells Cas, who insists he's no leader and never was--"I just want to be an angel." What about his grace?--he'll die if he doesn't replenish it. Cas doesn't reply.
- Sam places Dean on his bed in the bunker. He pours himself a stiff drink. Then he goes to summon Crowley the old fashioned way. (They do have his cell phone number, right? But I guess it doesn't reach hell.) "You got him into this mess, you will get him out, or so help me God. . ." He lights the match.
- Crowley sits in Dean's room and talks to his corpse. “Your brother, bless his soul, is summoning me as I speak, make a deal, bring you back. It’s exactly what I was talking about, isn’t it? It’s all become so...expected. You have to believe me, when I suggested you take on the Mark of Cain I didn’t know this was going to happen. Not really. I mean I might not have told you the entire truth but I never lied. I never lied Dean, it’s important. It’s fundamental. But there is one story about Cain that I might have forgotten to tell you. Apparently he too was willing to accept death rather than becoming the killer the Mark wanted him to be. So he took his own life with the blade. He died. Except, as rumor has it, the Mark never quite let go. You can understand why I never spoke of this. Why set hearts a flutter at mere speculation? It wasn’t until you summoned me, no, it wasn’t truly until you left that cheeseburger uneaten, that I began to let myself believe maybe miracles do come true. Listen to me Dean Winchester, what you’re feeling right now it’s not death, it’s life. A new kind of life. Open your eyes Dean, see what I see, feel what I feel. Let’s take a howl at that moon.”
- Dean's eyes open--and they're black demon eyes!
1. I was unspoiled for this, and shocked. Dean is a demon! OMG! I remember in "Dream a Little Dream of Me," Dean was told he would become a demon one day, and here it is. What do you think of this for the future?
2. Letting Metatron live? Bad idea. He can only cause trouble. He's smart and resourceful. Do you think he should have been killed? Or are they saving him for next year for storyline purposes?
3. I felt bad that Gadreel died. He was bad, but he made a sacrifice for the greater good. I was proud of him. He killed Kevin because of Metatron. He was misled. What are your feelings about Gadreel, now that he's dead?
4. Cas needs to get some grace. I guess he needs to find his own grace. I wonder if that's around anywhere anymore. What do you think? Why should he die without it? Why can't he just become human? Why is he different from other angels?
5. What was Metatron's purpose for going to earth to save people, then kill a dissenting angel? I couldn't figure out what he was trying to do.
6. What do you think Crowley expects to get out of all this? I know he likes Dean, but what is he going to do with a killer demon by his side? How will Dean react when he finds out what he is now? Will he want Sam to know? Season 10 is going to be WILD!