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Perhaps the best way to describe this week’s installment of The CW series “Supernatural,” is as a transitional episode, scores got settled, a beloved character left and we got a look at the newest eccentric woman to join the show. The episode also brought back our favorite trench-coated Angel, Castiel and the always nattily dressed King Of Hell, Roderick Crowley, although neither interacted with each other or Sam and Dean during the hour. The episode ended with a revelation, that if proves true, could seriously change the dynamic of the series, but we’ll get back to that later on.

The episode opens with a “Working Girl,” trying to escape someone or something down a city block, running as fast as she can in high-heeled shoes. A wino, sitting on the sidewalk, enjoying his favorite beverage, barely pays attention to her as she runs past him. She stops momentarily and sees the giant shadow of a man projected on the building across the street. She starts running again, but she trips on her heels, falling to the ground. When she rises, she turns around to see the man she tried to allude, standing behind her. The man presumably her pimp, gives her a look that broadcasts she’s in for a hard time.

The woman pleads with the man not to hurt her and he responds, that would send a bad message to the other girls, if she got off without punishment. The woman grabs a pen and jams it into the man’s left eye, but he just stands there and laughs, as the meat-suit he’s wearing means nothing to the demon inside. He quickly snaps her neck and walks away.

Sam and Dean are sitting down in a restaurant enjoying a steak dinner, but the older brother’s cellphone keeps ringing throughout the meal. Sam tells his brother he’s blowing up, what’s with all the calls and Dean attempts to bluff, saying they’re all from other hunters, but Sam grabs the phone and sees that Dean’s on a dating site and he’s been carrying on a hot and heavy text conversation with a young woman named Shaylene. Sam tells his brother not to get his hopes up too high, the picture could be phony and Shaylene might be a false identity put up by some teenaged boy. Seconds later, Sam realizes he’s wrong when Shaylene shows up and waves to Dean.

They get a room and start making out passionately, when she stops and says it’s time to talk about her compensation and Dean looks at her as if she’s from Mars. He tells her he’s got a code, that he won’t pay for sex, but she tells him she doesn’t want any money, just his soul. Then she goes into the hard-sell, who even knows if we have a soul, it’s just a signature and then you get all this.

Castiel and his traveling companion Hannah, cross another name off their list as they convinced another Angel to return to heaven. Hannah disrobes in front of Cas and he asks her what she’s doing, she tells him she’s going to take a shower, then asks him if her being nude bothers him? Doing his best Porky Pig imitation, he finally spits out the words that he’s not bothered by it, Hannah smiles when she turns away.

Shaylene’s demon-pimp shows up with the paperwork, looking for a signature from the John, when Dean turns around with a blade in his hand and Sam steps out of his hiding spot also holding a blade. The demon groans, oh the Winchesters and then Dean starts grilling him of this new souls for sex racket. When Sam asks if there are other demons involved he says no just he and Shaylene, but she says he’s lying that there’s a brothel, as she’s heard him on the phone. The demon starts ragging on her, saying she’d be dead or on drugs if he didn’t grab her, she then grabs Dean’s blade and kills the demon. “THE BOYS,” aren’t pleased as he knew where the brothel’s at, she reaches inside his jacket pocket and pulls out business cards for a place called Raul’s Girls.

Hannah’s about to pay their bill at the hotel front desk and she puts down a credit card and a hand goes on top of hers and we hear a man say Caroline. The man’s Joe, whose married to Caroline, the vessel that Hannah inhabits. He tells her he’s had a missing person’s report out on her for over a year and the authorities contacted him when she used the credit card at the hotel earlier in the week. They go back to the hotel room and Joe says he won’t leave without an explanation. She says he wouldn’t understand, then Castiel walks in and asks if she’s ready to leave. Joe asks if they’re together and Hannah figures that’s the best explanation she can give him so she says yes, she loves Castiel, then kisses him passionately. They leave and we see Joe sitting there heart-broken.

We head to the brothel known as Raul’s Girls and we see a demon holding out some negligee to a woman reclining on a day bed, who tells since he likes it so much he should wear it. At that point the demon who killed the girl in the opening scene, now sporting an eye-patch comes in, it turns out that he’s Raul. When the other demon says the young woman won’t cooperate, Raul says don’t leave any marks. A woman walks into the brothel, a woman we saw briefly earlier this season. You may remember the scene in the third episode after Sam expelled the demon out of Dean, Castiel told his friend to take some time off, everything’s fine, but then we saw a red-headed woman eating in a hotel room with something dripping from the ceiling. Turned out to be the blood of the two men she impaled above her.

Turns out her name’s Rowena and she’s a witch, although she’s run afoul of too many of the Grand Coven’s rules to be a member. She walks in and the second demon says that she’s got the wrong place, she stops him and asks if this is Raul’s Girls and Raul steps forward tells her she’s right. He then tells her they’re not hiring currently and even if they were she’s a bit old. Then he asks her if she’s a customer and she goes ballistic. She tells him she’d never deal with such low-class rats, then throws a hex-bag at Raul which he reflexively catches. Suddenly a black tar type substance starts coming out his mouth and nose, the other demon, leaves his meat-suit by smoking out. Rowena then asks the two girls if they’d like to leave with her.

The demon that smoked out took over the first meat suit he could find so he could inform Crowley about what happened. The King Of Hell’s ticked-off that they did this without his permission. And he wants this witch found as soon as possible and he’s going to make her pay for messing with one of his soldiers.

Rowena and her two new young companions are at a five-star restaurant, something the girls never came close to experiencing. One of the women asks Rowena why they’re at this restaurant and the witch replies that she thought the girls would get hungry, considering how long they’d been with Raul. The same young woman says, yeah but we don’t belong here and right then the headwaiter approaches their table, telling Rowena her dining companions clothes don’t meet the dress code for the restaurant. The young women start to get up, but Rowena says they’re not leaving, she puts a hex-bag in the head-waiters hand, chants some words and seconds later, the entire wait-staff serves their table, filling it with food, wine and dessert. A while later Rowena looks up to see the headwaiter’s face turning red and she tells the girls, it’s time to go, seconds later the man’s dead as his brains got boiled.

At the same time a demon’s tied to a chair and getting splashed with holy water, he screams to his torturer that he’s a newbie and out of his league. The demon says he won’t talk, the camera pans back to show it’s Cole Trenton, the guy that’s father was a monster that Dean killed. He says to the demon that he’ll talk, Cole wants to know where his pal Dean Winchester’s at.

Cas and Hannah stop at a gas-station to fill up and Castiel tells Hannah, they need to discuss what took place before. She said that Joe wouldn’t believe her, so she thought if he saw her with another man, that would do it. But she feels terrible, because Caroline really wanted to talk to him, to have her life back. Castiel talks about his vessel Jimmy Novak, whom he took away from his family twice, when he turns around Hannah’s gone.

She’s a few blocks away standing on a wooden bridge watching the river flow and she tells Castiel she can’t do this any longer. She’s starting to experience emotions that frighten her and Caroline wants her life back. She kisses Castiel on the cheek and we watch her essence leave the body. When Caroline comes to the surface, she knows who Castiel is.

Sam’s done some digging and there’s a pattern of people whose brains got boiled, all across the country, but always in five-star hotels or restaurants. Rowena has taken the two women on as students whom she’ll teach witchcraft to and they’re in a very fancy hotel suite. There’s a knock on the door and the witch believes it’s a member of the hotel staff coming to kick them out for not paying. She tells one of the girls to use the spell she taught her, the door’s opened and the bell boy’s dead and propped up by two demons who’ve come for Rowena, but Dean and Sam kill them.

Dean tells the young women that they’re fine they just want Rowena, the blonde girl tells her to cast a spell and the witch does, turning the blonde into a woman with Hulk-like strength and Rowena and the other girl take off. The girls ticked-off that Rowena left her friend there, but the witch tells her she chose to sacrifice her friend because she sees that this woman’s tough and self-determined. The woman says that’s true, punches Rowena in the face and runs off.

Just then she hears Dean’s voice and his pistol on her back, but Dean needs to release her because Cole Trenton’s behind him and has a pistol aimed at Dean. Rowena takes off and Cole realizes, that Dean’s no longer a demon as the Holy Water is harmless. He tries to apologize for their last meeting, but Trenton just wants to fight. Dean wins and has Cole on the ground, with his pistol aimed at Trenton’s head, Cole tells him to kill him, but Dean says he’s going to explain what he did all those years ago.

Cole’s father got possessed by some monster he never experienced before or since, but he returned home that night to kill either Cole or his mother. Dean had tracked him for weeks and trying to get Dean’s sympathy he used the meat-suit’s regular voice, but his father was long gone at that point, so Dean did what he had to do. It takes a few minutes for Cole to process the information, but he realizes Dean’s telling the truth and he heads home to his family.

Castiel takes Caroline home to her husband Joe, they meet on the front-porch, hug each other and enter the house together to work on spending the rest of their lives together. Castiel’s on a laptop in the car, looking up Jimmy Novak on the Internet and seeing all the missing persons reports that pop up.

The last scene’s back with Crowley, as an aide informs him that they’ve captured the witch Rowena and have tortured her, would he like them to finish her off, or does he want the pleasure? Crowley enters the cell and his face registers with shock, as he sees Rowena strung up off the floor by the hand-cuffs around her wrists. She’s far from impressed with Crowley, calls him the King Of Lilliput and tells him to get on with it. The camera focuses on Crowley as the wall seems to push him closer to her as he asks “Mother?”

The Story Continues Next Tuesday Night at 9:00 pm on The CW.  

 

Credit: Diyah Pera/The CW

Credit: Diyah Pera/The CW

Warning: Spoiler Alert

After a season opening episode, that failed to progress the plot, The CW veteran series “Supernatural,” traveled at warp-speed over the past two episodes, culminating in many changes in the third episode. Lets quickly jump to the highlights, starting with Dean Winchester’s return to humanity, after his brother Sam injected him with syringes after syringes, filled with sanctified human blood. Castiel went from knocking hard on death’s door, to almost good as new temporarily, via some stolen-grace, given to him by his “Frenemy” Roderick Crowley  “The King Of Hell.” Anytime Crowley aids  “THE BOYS,” or Castiel, there’s always something in it that benefits him and this time was no different.

Full Disclosure: Although very pleased with the turn of events in the latest episode, it surprised me that Demon Dean, only lasted three episodes, however the show-runners wrapped up this story-arc, far faster than Sam being possessed by the Angel Gadreel, last season, or when Sam got stripped of his soul after returning from Hell, as he helped avert the apocalypse. Perhaps the show-runners shared my opinion, that Demon Dean wasn’t an interesting enough character, to keep “The BOYS,” apart. In the end, the story-arc was just a plot-device to bring him back from the dead, after getting stabbed to death by Metatron, in last season’s finale. Dean’s troubles haven’t all disappeared, but we’ll get back to that later.

The episode begins with a Priest blessing someone or something, as the camera pans we realize it’s packets of blood from the hospital, that the cleric and Sam are standing in. Sam’s dressed as a doctor and when the Priest departs, he puts all the blood, in a duffel bag and heads to “The Men Of Letters,” headquarters, where Dean’s handcuffed to a chair. Sam trapped his brother in the closing moments of the previous, episode and his goal’s to make Dean human again, by pumping enough human blood in him to vanquish the demon within him. The fly in the Vaseline’s, that Dean likes his new mindset and tells his brother if he’s disease ridden, he doesn’t want to be cured. He tells Sam that he’ll move to the other side of the world and will never hear from him again, but the younger brother wants the real Dean back. The older Winchester, reminds Sam that he hates needles and his brother responds he hates demons before injecting him with the first syringe.

We join Castiel and Hannah, driving to help Sam cure Dean, but Hannah’s got them lost, due to her inability to read a map. They step outside the car and Castiel looks terrible, with dark circles under both eyes. Hannah tells him he needs to live, to accomplish the things he wants and they have options, but Cas tells her he won’t slit another Angels throat to steal their grace, or bargain with Metatron.

It’s not a great day in Hell either, but then again that’s why they call it Hell. Crowley, ensconced in his throne, gets approached by one of his toadies, that wants to replace Dean as Crowley’s wingman. He loves to party, loves the ladies and the classic rock and roll, he then says “The King Of Hell,” just needs to see what’s inside him. Crowley sneering, says he already does and turns the middle-management demon into smoke. He then sentences an Abaddon supporter to death, and up next a man, that did something disloyal, but Crowley doesn’t know what.

He’s about to sentence this man to death, when one of his inner-circle screams that this is all wrong. His minions supported him, even when he became a human-blood junkie, they supported him though his “Bromance,” with Dean and for all their support they acquired a King, just going through the motions. He then pulls out a metal cylinder and there’s an audible gasp from all in the room, save Crowley.   “The King Of Hell,” looking cool, calm and collected asked what’s the underling’s next step and the demon screams, “this,” then pours some flammable liquid over himself, head to toe, sets himself on fire and dies. Roderick, quietly says to himself he didn’t see that coming.

Dean’s gotten injected with countless syringes and still tells Sam, he wants to remain the way he is, rather than the guilt-ridden, approval-seeking man he was. Then he starts ripping on their dad, then verbally lacerates his brother. He tells him he’s spent too long, being Sam’s babysitter, too much time covering Sam’s mistakes, then tells him he hates him, because Sam got their mother murdered by “Yellow-Eyes.” The younger brother responds that whatever, Dean says, the words mean nothing to him, as the man speaking to him is a demon.

Hannah and Castiel pull up to a gas station and for some reason Hannah heads into the convenience store (She’s an Angel, they don’t eat, or drink or need to relieve themselves.) She realizes no one’s in the store, shouts hello, notices some spilled coffee on the sale counter, then peers behind the counter and sees a corpse with its eye’s burnt out of the sockets, meaning an Angel’s present. She suddenly sees Adina, the Angel she and Castiel fought against in the season premiere, whose partner Daniel got killed by Cas, to protect Hannah.

The two women pull out their blades and start blaming each other for deaths, Hannah blames Adina for the death of the messenger Angel and Adina blames Hannah and Castiel for the death of Daniel. Cas walks in looking sicker than before, then notices Adina and tells her to kill him but spare Hannah, she responds she’s going to kill him slowly, so Hannah can watch him suffer.

Sam returns to the room Dean’s in and finds him comatose, when he wakes him and asks how he’s doing, he replies that if your blood’s boiling and drowning in your own sweat’s okay, then he’s fine. He again tells Sam he wants to remain a demon, then recounts a story about Sam, that at the least, questions Sam’s motives, and ties up two dangling plotlines from the first two episodes. In a flashback, Sam encounters Lester, the husband who sold his soul to get his cheating wife killed from the previous episode and we find out Sam introduced the idea to Lester of killing his wife. He takes him to the crossroads, gives him the words to summon the crossroad demon, who quickly appears and Lester sets up the deal and she kisses him to consummate it.

As he walks away, Sam captures her from behind and we realize she’s the demon Sam tortured in the premiere, who didn’t know where Crowley’s hiding.  She then berates him for using Lester to conjure her up, he exploited his anger, arranged a murder and aided Lester in damning his soul for eternity. Dean then tells his brother, he killed Mindy and Lester and asks his brother, which one of us is the real monster?

Crowley arrives at the convenience store (he’s kept tabs on Castiel’s movements) sees the Angel, almost beaten into the asphalt and exclaims “talk about road-kill.” We head into the store and we see Adina torturing an unarmed Hannah and they’re still arguing about the deaths. She slices Hannah’s throat and we hear Crowley’s voice saying that will be enough of that. Adina turns around and “The King Of Hell,” produces an instrument that robs her of her grace and puts it into a medicine bottle, then stabs the Angel to death. Crowley and Hannah run out to Cas and Crowley starts to give him the stolen grace, but Castiel resists. Roderick tells him his hands are clean and though it pains him to say it, the Angel’s more important to Crowley than allowing him to die. Cas accepts the grace and immediately gets healed from head to toe.

Crowley then tells the pair that Dean in demon form’s nothing but problems for him so he wants the pair to do whatever it takes to end his demon days. Cas tells him that could involve killing Dean and Crowley responds he’s not sentimental.

Sam re-enters the room his brothers locked-down in to find his worst nightmare’s materialized as Dean’s escaped. We find Dean choosing a weapon to kill his brother with, first grabbing a large meat cleaver, before settling on a hammer. He then shouts to Sam that the blood made him human enough to escape the demon-cuffs, but he’s still enough of a demon to kill him. An extended game of hide and seek takes place, with Dean finally getting locked into a room by Sam, he uses the hammer to knock down the door. Just as he reaches Sam, Castiel arrives, grabs in a bear hug from behind and tells Dean it’s over, his eyes blazing blue. Sam puts the cuffs back on him and they put him back on the chair. Sam gives Dean another injection, and Dean’s eyes turn demonic black, then return to normal and his body relaxes. He looks at Cas and Sam and says they look awfully concerned. Sam throws Holy Water on his brother without a reaction, proving Dean’s human again.

Sam comes down after putting Dean back in his bedroom and he’s going to get all the cheeseburgers and pie he can find, as Dean’s regained his appetite. Castiel states they scored a huge victory, turning Dean human again, but they still have to deal with The Mark Of Cain. Sam replies they’re not discussing that tonight, he’s getting Dean junk food while Sam plans to get drunk.

Castiel walks into Dean’s room and Winchester thanks him for his help in bringing the real him back, then asks if Sam’s wanting to get as far away from Dean as possible. Castiel assures him that Sam’s well aware that Demon Dean tried to kill him and Demon Dean’s gone. He then tells him to take some R&R time, everything’s calm currently in Heaven and Hell.

The final scene features a woman reading on a couch somewhere, when something drips on her from above. The camera pans out and we see two men on the ceiling, their bodies violated by stakes, that hold them in place.

The Story Continues Next Tuesday at 9:00 pm on The CW.

 

Credit: Diyah Pera/The CW

Credit: Diyah Pera/The CW

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Butch and Sundance, Holmes and Watson, Crockett and Tubbs and Rowan and Martin, great duos that stood the test of time, although good on their own, teaming up with their respective partners, put them at the top of their games. After the second episode of tenth season for the CW series “Supernatural,” we can eliminate Dean Winchester and Roderick Crowley/AKA The King Of Hell, from that list, as their already frayed relationship got dashed against the rocks, destroyed forever. However, lets explore the events leading up to that momentous breakup.

Avid fans of the series, realize that every episode’s title’s got a hidden meaning, one of the best shows during the series run’s entitled “The French Mistake,” referencing a song and dance number, from the Mel Brooks classic comedy “Blazing Saddles.” Most of the titles are easily recognizable for anybody aware of “Pop Culture,” but that’s not the case with the title of this episode “Reichenbach,” which sent me to Google looking for info. It seems the show-runners are referencing Hans Reichenbach, who described himself as someone involved in “The Philosophy Of Science,” and promoted logical empiricism, which is over my head.

While the premiere episode of the tenth season, seemed stuck in neutral as it didn’t advance the story, they crammed the second episode  full of change and in the process, got me looking back at the first episode far more kindly. Every event that took place in  “Reichenbach,” got put into play in the previous episode. The end result, the deck got shuffled, alliances changed and we realize that some events will cause ramifications later in the season. We also found out that the Mark Of Cain needs to “get fed,” as well as whose the dude who ambushed and kidnapped Sam in the previous episode and why he despises Dean so much.

We open the episode watching Dean in a nearly empty North Dakota strip club, enjoying the talents of an attractive, brunette, nubile, young thing, bumping and grinding to Warrant’s “Cherry Pie,” when he strokes her boot. (Yes, her BOOT.) The stripper tells him no touching, Dean responds are you sure, and flashes a twenty, like it’s a C-Note and puts it on the stage, then tells her to pick it up. She’s disgusted tells him that’s it, and stomps off the stage, while Dean yells the song’s not over. The Bouncer tries to throw him out and Demon-Dean rises to the surface, pummeling the guy mercilessly and shattering his right arm, then walks out of the place.

Sam’s still tied up by Cole Trenton, whose mission in life’s killing Dean Winchester, the previous episode concluded with Dean telling Trenton that if he wanted to slit Sam’s throat, he wouldn’t attempt to stop him. Trenton hopes that Sam, who got left in the lurch by his older brother, will join him in trying to hunt down and kill Dean, but Sam dismisses the possibility. Cole starts wailing on Sam’s face, then stops and once again asks him if he’ll join him. Winchester asks him why he’s got such deep hatred for Dean and we’re taken via flashback to 2003, while Sam’s still in college. We see a young teen-aged boy in an older house and at first I thought the kid’s Dean or Sam at that age, but the time period ruled that out. He hears thrashing downstairs on the main level of the house, jumps out of bed runs down the stairs screaming for his dad, whose a lifeless bloody corpse. Hearing a rustling, he looks up and sees Dean holding a bloody knife, meaning Cole Trenton’s father’s a demon.

He tells Sam that took place at age 13 and for the last 11-years, dedicated his life to killing his older brother. Sam smiles and says there are monsters out there and Cole cuts him off and tells him he’s well aware, he did two tours in the Middle-East and met plenty of monsters. This time Sam cuts him off and says those aren’t the monsters he’s referring to, he pauses and says, Vampires, Werewolves and Trenton thinks Sam’s insane. Winchester tells him to look in his bag and Cole pulls out a flask, thinking it’s filled with alcohol, but Sam tells him its holy water. Trenton’s not impressed and decides to try persuading Sam with a ballpeen hammer, but a ringtone that sounds like a lullaby interrupts him, it’s his wife and son. He walks out of the barn where he’s holding Sam and Winchester sees a set of keys and a knife on the floor. When Cole returns Sam’s escaped.

Castiel’s weakening by the minute, we first see him attempting to heal the wound in his abdomen he suffered during a scuffle with angels in the previous episode, but can’t. Hannah comes over and says let me do it, then heals him, Castiel sadly thanks her. I’m truly beginning to like Hannah, (Erica Carroll) a character introduced last season, whose stuck with Castiel over the first two episodes. She’s reminiscent of Cas, when he first met the boys, a bit awkward and confused, but starting to catch onto what makes human’s tick, in fact Castiel says to her at one point, that an act she performed was very human-like and stressed it’s a compliment.

Sam calls Cas when he escapes and tells him, though he realizes he’s sick, he needs all hands on deck to capture Dean, whom he’s tracked to North Dakota. He also reveals to Cas, that Dean’s a demon and the Angel responds he’s on his way. Hannah insists on going along, so they climb into Castiel’s car and head to meet Sam. (Except for the drive becoming a plot-point, why didn’t Hannah just transport the two of them to where Dean’s at? The BOYS got transported by Angels, several times during the series, especially with Cas being close to death, why did Hannah not suggest they do things the easy way?)

Crowley finds Dean and suggests they get a drink and talk about Dean’s “anger management issues.” The King Of Hell then admits he left out another detail about the Mark Of Cain, it requires the bearer of it to kill, it feeds on death and won’t accept denial, finally pushing Dean to the point of going postal. Crowley asks, if Dean preferred killing some innocent civilian, or somebody who deserves to get killed? Cas then shows him a video of a married couple Mindy and Lester, whose marriage went southward quickly, when he walked in on her and another man getting hot and heavy in the kitchen. She wants a divorce and half his stuff, so he put together a deal with Crowley, his wife gets killed and in ten years, Hell claims his soul. Crowley asks Dean if he wants the contract hit gig and Winchester takes it.

Castiel and Hannah, driving to meet Sam get into a conversation about humans after she tells Cas, that she believes the Winchesters are a bad influence on him. He chuckles and says they’re a little rough around the edges, but they’re the finest men he knows. A bit later Castiel passes out at the wheel, the car aimed for a head-on collision with a truck, when Hannah grabs the wheel, steering them off the road. The car’s tires get destroyed but no injuries. They find a single mother mechanic named Kim and she invites them to make themselves in her house and there’s three-bean surprise in the refrigerator. They head inside and Hannah heads to the refrigerator, pulls out the container of salad and in classic Castiel form says she sees the three beans, but what’s the surprise? She brings the container to Cas, but he’s passed out on the couch, she covers him with his trench-coat.

Dean heads to Mindy’s house and he’s watching her through the window, preparing for the kill, when a car pulls into the driveway, it’s the husband Lester who came to watch. Dean climbs into the passenger’s seat and berates him for being foolish and not establishing an alibi, then Winchester asks Lester if he knows what an alibi is and the husband says sure, he watches Franklin and Bash. Dean starts ripping the guy apart verbally, saying Mindy’s an eight and he’s just a four, Lester returns the insults and Dean punches him in the mouth. The husband then calls Dean a Punk-A** Demon and tells him he works for him. Human Dean would find it difficult to keep control of his temper, Demon-Dean didn’t try, and shoved the first blade into Lester’s chest twisting the blade slowly while Lester dies.

Crowley’s having a meeting with two aides on the subject of improving recruitment for the “Real Down-Under,” and this toady little man’s explaining a proposal that’d increase recruitment by three percent, when Dean walks in all smiles and greets them all. Crowley asks how things went and Winchester replies he killed him and now he feels great, but The King Of Hell, questions his hearing and asks you killed him? Dean says that he decided to kill the loser husband instead and Crowley goes ballistic, telling him Dean lost them a soul. He gets right in Dean’s face and Winchester pushes him to the floor, the toady starts to laugh and Crowley asks if anything’s funny and the young man responds no sir.

This moment’s huge, as Crowley’s given to reacting first and thinking later, but this situation’s far different. Dean’s not the usual challenger that Roderick crushes like an ant, with the First Blade, Dean destroyed Abaddon and could destroy Crowley. So first he goes the diplomatic route but that fails, as Dean tells him we’re not Besties or working for him, then tells Crowley to call him when he needs somebody killed. Crowley stops him however and says that’s it, we’re through and we can see first the hurt in Crowley’s eyes, then the anger and finally a steely coldness. As Dean walks out, The King Of Hell calls Sam, telling him exactly where he can find his brother, he can have him back as he can’t control him, all he wants is the First Blade. Sam tells him he’ll call Crowley when he finds Dean.

Kim and her daughter Frankie come back from repairing Castiel’s car and the little girl puts on the TV to watch cartoons, with a cup filled with crackers, or dry cereal and sits down on the couch where Cas’ still sleeping on. He senses her presence and wakes up and waves hello to her, she says hello and asks him if he had a good dream? Castiel tells here he doesn’t really have dreams, which confuses Frankie, but she skips past that and tells Cas about a dream when snot from her nose became a rocket, went into space and wiped out some stars, so there’d be room for more rockets. Castiel smiles and tells Frankie, she must have really special snot and the little girl laughs, then offers Cas some food from her cup, he thanks her, takes out one piece and eats it.  Kim says they’re all set and then says to Hannah that she’s got a great guy, but the Angel says we’re not like that. Kim smiles at her and says too bad.

Sam pulls into the parking lot of the bar Dean’s in and his brother greets him without turning around. Sam tells his older brother, he’s there to take him home, but Dean tells him no, it’s taking all the self-control he possesses to restrain from ripping his brother’s neck open. Dean says he’s killed in his new form and Sam blames Crowley, but the older brother says it’s all on him. Sam tells him they’ve cured demons before and Dean responds his memories of the process revolve around a whole lot of Latin and even more blood.

Guess who shows up next? Yes, Cole Trenton, whose trailed Sam and followed him to the bar and he tells Dean he’s going to take him out, then asks Winchester if he remembers him and he responds that he’s the guy on the phone. Trenton doesn’t mean that and tells him he killed his father and left after warning him to stay out of trouble. Winchester responds he’s killed hundreds of guys and Cole jumps him, but Dean easily throws him off, he pulls out a blade, Winchester knocks it out of his hand. He starts getting into martial-arts form and Dean laughs and says Kung-Fu, and quickly subdues him, causing Trenton to ask what he is and Winchester responds he’s a demon. Cole tells him to kill him, but Dean says he’d prefer he live a long life and suffer every day, realizing his one chance to revenge his father’s death failed. He walks away but Sam runs up from behind throws Holy Water on his brother, then puts him in the demon proof handcuffs and puts him in the passenger seat of Dean’s Impala.

Sam quickly realizes that Dean’s usually pristine “Baby’s” a pig-sty and Dean says big deal it’s only a car. Sam pulls over and gets out, Crowley appears and Sam gives him the First Blade, which is powerless without the Mark Of Cain. Crowley promises to hide it in a volcano or on the bottom of the ocean, anywhere that Dean can never access it. Now what happens to Dean without the First Blade? Will it become easier to turn him human again, or did the act imperil his life?

Castiel can’t find Hannah and another female Angel tells him she took the express elevator to Heaven. She’s there to see Metatron, not only imprisoned but in a straight-jacket. She tells him she want’s Castiel’s grace, he tells her he’ll give it to her if she grants his freedom and he’ll even move away from earth to another part of the universe. Hannah’s ready to make the deal, but Castiel arrives and stops it from happening, he says he’s resigned to his fate and he enjoys seeing his foe imprisoned.

The Story Continues Next Tuesday at 9:00 pm on The CW.