Warning: Spoiler Alert
Once again the Winchester brothers are at odds with each other, just when they need each other the most. Sam and Dean, began this season of the CW series “Supernatural,” estranged from each other and the campaign’s heading into the home-stretch, with the same dynamic in place. With The Mark Of Cain’s grip on Dean, making him less recognizable each week, he’s now cut himself off from those trying to keep him from going nuclear, Sam and Castiel. By this episode’s conclusion, Dean butchered an entire family and almost took out someone near and dear.
However, we start the evening far away from the Winchesters, as we see students leaving a building named Styne Hall which according to the plaque on the wall, was established in 1905. A nerdy looking teen wearing glasses, comes out of the building, only to be stopped by three punks who want to make fun of him. The teen with the glasses however, turns the situation around though, making fun of the leader of the group causing his buddies to start laughing. He then pushes the teen with glasses to the ground, just as the teen’s cousin Eli Styne drives up to take him home.
Styne asks his cousin Cyrus if there’s any trouble and the teen says no and jumps into the car and the pair drive away. Later that afternoon, the bully’s walking in another part of town, when he realizes he’s being followed. He turns to run and Eli’s standing in front of him, as the bully starts to talk another guy puts a plastic bag over his head, knocking the teen out.
We’re now out in the woods as Sam and Dean gather wood, to build a funeral pyre for Charlie Bradbury killed last week by Eldon Styne. Dean takes her body, wrapped in a shroud and gently places her on top of the pile of wood, then they light it on fire, the traditional hunter’s funeral. Sam starts to speak, saying that they’re going to miss her and he’s sorry, but Dean tells him to shutup. He tells his brother that since he’s responsible for Charlie’s death, he can’t apologize. He then tells his brother, that it should be Sam’s body burning instead of Charlie’s and tells Sam to shut down trying to translate the Book Of The Damned.
He tells Sam he’s going after Eldon Styne, saying he’s going to destroy everyone and everything Styne ever loved, then rip out his heart. Sam asks if that’s Dean talking or The Mark Of Cain, his brother responds it doesn’t matter and stomps away.
Cyrus’ plays some online videogame, talking with a teen who appears on his monitor, about Cyrus going to Los Angeles. Styne tells the other teen, that if his family finds out they’ll kill him, seriously. He says his family’s weird, scary weird. Suddenly someone comes into the room he’s in and tells Cyrus that his father wants to see him.
His father Monroe Styne’s talking with his brother Eldon about his failed mission to kill the Winchesters, as well as losing an arm in the process. Eldon tells his father he can redeem himself, he got taken to the Winchester’s clubhouse and the place’s filled with magic, spells, artifacts and possibly the Book Of The Damned. He tells his father he just needs a couple of guys and Monroe tells his son he also needs a new arm.
Cyrus walks in at that moment and Monroe tells his youngest son that this is a special day, then pushes back a curtain to reveal the bully’s strapped to a hospital table. Monroe says that trash like this teen’s only purpose is for spare parts and Cyrus is going to carve him up. He resists, but his father tells him this is his legacy, he then says if Cyrus doesn’t slice up the teen, then Monroe will butcher him and Cyrus will be his next victim. He allows his father’s hand to guide him slice the teen’s abdomen with a scalpel, he looks away but keeps looking back in morbid fascination.
Sam heads to where he’s got Rowena stashed and Castiel’s thumbing through the Book Of The Damned. Winchester says that he promised Dean they’d stop trying to decipher the book and he tells Castiel that they have to find Dean and make sure he doesn’t go too crazy on the Styne family. He says he has a tracker on Dean’s car and turns on his phone, to find that there’s an e-mail from Charlie waiting for him. Rowena confirms that Charlie’s final act was cracking the code and she says she can now decipher the book.
Sammy does a 180 and tells Cas to go follow Dean while he stays with Rowena to find the spell to remove the Mark Of Cain. Castiel starts to argue with him, but Sam says that he’s usually the one in trouble and Dean saves him every time, now it’s his turn to save Dean. The Angel says he understands and takes off to Shreveport, Louisiana.
Rowena’s been smiling to herself, since Sam showed her the e-mail and we find out she’s decided to change the terms of her deal with Winchester. She tells Sam he needs to kill Crowley before she translates the book, she then says that Dean’s a walking, time-bomb and unless she helps them he’ll explode.
Back at the Styne compound, Cyrus has killed the bully and attached his arm to his brother Eldon. Monroe tells his youngest, that he did a fine job. He says in the old country, he’d have to eat his victim’s heart, but Monroe likes to think they’re more civilized. Cyrus asks if he can go to his room and Eldon tells his younger brother he’s heading with him to the Gentlemen Of Letters building.
Dean reaches Shreveport, and as soon as he gets into the city-limits, he’s pulled over by the local police. One of the officers says he’s got a broken tail light and the other one breaks it with his baton. When Dean tries to stop him, he’s arrested for attempted assault on an officer.
Crowley’s at a diner when the counter guy asks him if he wants another cup of coffee and The King Of Hell, compliments the brew. The counter guy says he roasts the beans himself, something he learned in Ecuador. Crowley’s phone rings and he hears Dean’s voice saying I need you, I’m in trouble and then the call’s cut off. A text message comes through, with an address in Kansas, meaning it’s likely Sam trying to trap Crowley.
Dean overcomes the deputy whose interviewing him, getting released from the handcuffs and grabbing the officer’s gun. He then finds the cop who cuffed him, talking about him on the phone. Winchester puts the gun in the cop’s face and asks who he was talking to and the officer admits it was Monroe Styne, who alerted them Dean was heading into town. Winchester asks where they live and the cop tells Dean he doesn’t want to take them on. They own the town and are thought of as Gods. Dean responds that’s what he does, he kills Gods.
Crowley walks into an abandoned warehouse and starts calling for Dean, when he’s suddenly shot in the chest by Sam. He tells Crowley that he shot him with a Devil-Trap bullet, then puts a hex bag in Crowley’s coat pocket. He says a message goes with the bag, she says she should have traded you for the three pigs. Crowley says Mother, then crumbles to the floor.
Dean takes out all the guards outside of the Styne compound, then he enters the house, which is dark with Dixieland music playing. Suddenly the lights come on and six men line the staircase above him, each holding an automatic weapon. Monroe then comes out and welcomes Dean to his home as a man knocks out Winchester by placing a plastic bag over his head.
Back at the warehouse, Crowley’s writhing on the floor in pain and spitting up blood. He looks at Sam and says he thought he was the smart one, then he says you’re working with my mother? Then he says that’s what I get for trying to be the nice guy, he says for the last year he’s improved things in Hell so maybe he could feel some emotion again. Sam says everybody else seems to forgive Crowley, but he doesn’t, he says he’s killed innocent people he cares about, that Crowley’s a monster.
The King Of Hell, picks his head off the floor and says Sam’s right, he is a monster. He’s done things so evil that Sam can’t even imagine, then his eyes turn red and he says he’s proud of each evil thing he did. Then he pulls the bullet from his chest and takes the hex bag out of his pocket and sets it ablaze. He then throws Sam across the room and Winchester hits a wall and falls to the floor.
Crowley stands over Sam sneering, he says he could kill him by snapping his fingers. Then he says realize that from this moment on, you’re only alive because I allowed it. He then says to tell that Ginger tramp, that he gave her a chance to walk away and she spat in his face. He says now he’ll come for her when she least expects it and storms out of the warehouse.
Dean wakes up strapped to a hospital table, with Monroe standing over him. Styne informs him that they’re going to slice and dice him for spare parts. Dean tells him that the Mark Of Cain won’t let him die, if they flat-line him, he’ll just come back as a demon. Styne says he can’t wait to see that and starts to lower his hand to slice Dean’s abdomen. Dean however brakes his bonds, then kills Monroe with the scalpel, slices Eli’s throat open and injects the nurse with the hypodermic needle she tried to use on him.
Sam calls Rowena and tells her that the plan failed, Crowley’s alive and coming after her. She says she’s sure Sam will come up with a way to kill her son and hangs up. Cas then calls, he’s at the Styne compound and everyone’s dead. He says according to the tracker, Dean’s now heading home.
Eldon breaks into the Gentleman Of Letters building, with Cyrus and their cousin Roscoe. When they realize nobody’s there, Eldon says to take anything interesting and they’ll burn the rest. After they’ve completed their search, Eldon pours gasoline over a pile of books, Cyrus tries to stop him from burning them saying we don’t have to do this. His older brother says that he wants to destroy the building, but Roscoe stumbles in, then falls to the floor, with a knife in his back.
Dean enters the room and Eldon takes off his suit jacket, as he gets ready to fight Winchester. He says his equipment’s upgraded, then shows Dean his new arm. He starts to mention his father and Dean tells him Monroe’s dead, in fact their entire family’s dead. Then he shoots Eldon between the eyes and he falls dead. He takes aim at Cyrus and the teen begs for his life, he starts crying and says he’s not like the rest of his family. Dean tells him that deep inside he’s bad, no matter how much he denies it. Tears streaming down his face, Cyrus says please, you don’t have to do this. Dean stops for a minute, then says yes he does and shoots the teen in the forehead, just as Castiel walks in.
Castiel tries to reach the real Dean, but all he does is antagonize Winchester further. Castiel tells him he doesn’t want to hurt him. Dean responds that’s not going to happen, then beats the stuffing out of Cas. He grabs Castiel’s blade and holds it over the Angel, who begs him not to stab him. Dean stabs a book inches from Castiel’s head and tells him that he and Sam need to stay away from him, as next time he won’t miss.
The Season Finale Airs Next Wednesday Night at 9:00 pm on The CW.