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Supernatural: That Steadfast Loyalty Will Be Your Undoing

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Photo Courtesy Of The CW

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This One Hurt. A Lot.

We’ve witnessed beloved characters die on The CW series “Supernatural,” since season two, when John Winchester sacrificed his soul to “Yellow-Eyes” to save his son Dean. However there are some characters that have found a special place in our hearts and Charlie Bradbury, ranks high upon that list. Although her story was far from over, Charlie gave up her life to save the world from a very evil family. Once again decisions made by Sam and Dean cost them one of their own, in the episode entitled “Dark Dynasty.”

There are two absolutes in the Supernatural universe, the Winchester brothers will pull out all the stops to save each other’s lives. The other constant in the dynamic’s the fact that they don’t trust one another, to level with each other. Those situations almost always go sour and they usually end up costing them a friend such as Kevin Tran.

Charlie Bradbury explored Europe until she finally found The Book Of The Damned, with hopes the ancient text contained the answer to removing The Mark Of Cain from Dean’s arm. By gaining possession of the book, she became the target for the Styne family, who claim the book’s their property. The family has engineered some of the greatest disasters of the 19th and 20th Centuries, including spreading diseases, inducing the stock market crash of 1929 and wars.

Dean, Sam and Charlie, fought off and killed Jacob Styne, when Dean believed Sam burned the book in the fireplace. However Sam deceived his brother, burning another book in its place. He then made a deal with Crowley’s mother Rowena, to decipher the spell that will remove the Mark from Dean, of course without his older brother’s knowledge.

This episode begins in Omaha, Nebraska as a young woman enters an office to apply for a case study on vision. The man behind the desk looks at her paperwork, then starts to examine her eyes. However he tries to kiss her and she screams, prompting the man to slit her throat. When he does, we see the same tattoo on his arm that Jacob Styne had.

A janitor in the hallway hears the woman’s scream and knocks on the door repeatedly, asking if everything’s okay. The man uses an instrument to scoop out the woman’s eyeballs and he puts them in a thermos-type bottle filled with ice. As the janitor uses his keys to enter the office, the man straps on a backpack and jumps from the third-story window.

We head to where Sam has Rowena chained up as she tries to decipher the book and she tells him she’s yet to make any progress. He tells her she better not be stalling and she tells him that’s ridiculous, she wants out of the cellar and for Sam to kill Crowley, which is what he agreed to do for her in return for the spell. She says that Nadia’s codex is something she can’t crack, Sam says she needs a code-book for the code-book and leaves.

We arrive at the Styne home, where the man from Omaha, Eldon Styne’s getting told how badly he messed up by his father the family patriarch Monroe Styne, for leaving the woman’s body and a witness. His father says the reason the family’s lasted so long is due to discipline and secrecy, his lack of discipline cost the family it’s secrecy.

Eldon says that he hasn’t been thinking clearly since his brother Jacob was murdered and Monroe tells him not to use his brother’s death as an excuse. He says to redeem himself, Eldon needs to clean up his mess in Omaha and to kill the Winchesters. He tells his father he’ll take care of it.

Monroe’s nephew Eli, asks if giving Eldon the task of catching the Winchester’s is a mistake, seeing how he messed up in Nebraska. Monroe reminds his nephew that he’s yet to complete his mission, finding the red-headed woman who stole the book. He says that’s the best way Eli can serve the family.

Over at The Men Of Letters building, Dean reads about the woman found with her eyes harvested and her throat slit and says to Sam the case is for them. He says they’ll head to Omaha first thing in the morning, so Sam might want to get some sleep.

Sam decides to take a road-trip instead, meeting with Charlie to ask for her assistance in cracking the Book Of The Damned. He tells her that he switched books and burned another one and that Dean’s unaware of what he’s doing. He also tells her she’ll be working with one of the most dangerous witches on the planet.

Charlie and Rowena take an instant dislike to each other, but Sam’s got a referee to run interference, Castiel. Both Cas and Charlie are dead-set against doing thing’s behind Dean’s back, but Sam tells them it’s the only solution, or else Dean will go dark-side. They agree to help.

The brothers pull out their suits and their FBI shields and talk to the owner of the building, where Eldon had his office. The man says that Styne had just been there for a month and he only saw him once or twice, but he does have surveillance footage of Eldon jumping from the window. Sam notices something on Eldon’s arm and asks the man to zoom in on it, it’s the same tattoo they saw on Jacob Styne.

As they leave the building, Eldon arrives and asks the building owner what he told Sam and Dean. The man says he didn’t give them any information, but Styne guts the guy. As Sam and Dean head back home, we see that Eldon’s trailing them on the highway.

Castiel keeps trying to reach Sam on the phone, but Sam keeps ignoring his calls. Sam’s phone’s sitting on the table next to Dean, when it rings. Dean sees that it’s Castiel and picks up and asks Cas what’s going on. Castiel freezes when he realizes he’s speaking to Dean and says there was no purpose for his call and his ride just arrived. Dean realizes that’s strange even for Cas and asks Sam if he’s spoken to the Angel recently, Sam uncomfortably says he hasn’t.

Charlie asks Rowena about the nun who wrote the Book Of The Damned and Rowena tells her she got burned as a heretic. She said the woman believed in balance, for every spell one breaks, one has to invoke another. She says the nun was a woman ahead of her time, much like Rowena and Charlie. Charlie says other than sharing the same hair color, she doesn’t think they’re alike.

Rowena then tells her she read Charlie the moment she saw her, a sad lonely childhood filled with tragedy. She’s a loner an outsider, whose never felt she belonged. She’s totally dedicated to Sam and Dean, substituting them for the family she never had. Charlie says she loves them, they’re like her brothers. Rowena says she realizes that, then she says that steadfast loyalty will be your undoing girl.

Dean goes to pick up a pizza when Eldon and one of his men show up and try to jump him. Dean kills the henchman and takes Styne prisoner, bringing him back to the bunker. Sam and Dean handcuff one hand to a chain hanging from the ceiling and start interrogating him. He readily admits to butchering the young woman in Omaha, then brings up that they killed his brother Jacob.

Castiel calls again and Sam steps out into the hallway to talk to him. Cas says Charlie wants to leave for a couple of hours to clear her head, Sam tells him that Charlie’s not safe out in the open with the Styne family searching for her. Castiel suggests he go with her and Sam tells him he can’t leave Rowena alone, then he tells the Angel just to handle it.

Eldon tells Dean that his family’s one of the oldest in Europe and they had to change their name due to some unwanted notoriety. He says that a family acquaintance Mary Shelley, exposed the family’s secrets forcing them to change their name from Frankenstein. He then opens his shirt, to reveal stitching on his chest. He says he has two hearts and lots of extra muscles that make him faster and stronger.

He then tells Dean that his family’s been without the Book Of The Damned for the last eighty-years, but once they reclaim it, they’ll be unstoppable. Dean tells him he’s sorry to bust Styne’s balloon but they burned the Book Of The Damned. Eldon responds that’s impossible as the book’s got a spell on it that makes it indestructible. Dean’s head starts to spin when he hears that and he goes out to talk to Sam. As they start talking, they hear the chains rattling, they run back into the room, to find Styne left his arm in the handcuff but he split.

Castiel moves Rowena to another room so Charlie can have some quiet time, but Charlie uses the time to sneak off to a motel. Soon after, Eldon gets a call from Eli telling him that Charlie’s at the Blackbird Motel and wants to know if Eldon wants him to kill her. Eldon says he needs to take care of it himself.

Dean returns from trying to find Eldon and Sam tells him that the Frankenstein family held reign for a thousand-years and were behind some of the worst events in history. Dean then tells Sam that Eldon said the Book Of The Damned can’t be destroyed, right then Castiel calls Sam telling him that Charlie took off.

Charlie’s attempting to come up with some formula to crack the codex in her laptop, but every variable she tries comes up as not a match. She finally finds the right formula, but she hears Eldon trying to break into her room. She takes the laptop and her cellphone into the bathroom, calls Sam and downloads the code she deciphered.

Sam asks if she has the book with her and she says she just has her notes, he tells her to give it to Styne. Dean grabs the phone and he tells Charlie to give Eldon what ever she has, she says she’s sorry but she can’t, then hangs up the phone. When the download’s complete she smashes her laptop, Styne hears her and enters the bathroom. Charlie pulls out a blade and Styne just smiles.

Sam and Dean reach the motel and get to Charlie’s room to find the door’s wide open and there are bloody footprints all over the room. The footprints lead to the bathroom and we can see by the Winchester’s faces what happened, then the camera pans to Charlie’s body. She’s lying in the tub, her abdomen showing multiple stab wounds and blood’s sprayed on her face.

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

Supernatural: We Were Due For A Win

Photo: Katie Yu/The CW
Photo: Katie Yu/The CW

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Turns out that the CW veteran series “Supernatural,” utilized the old Muhammad Ali trick, rope-a-dope for most of season ten. Ali, the greatest heavyweight fighter, I’ve ever seen, would allow his opponents to waste their strength in the early rounds, landing body blows on the Champ, as he leaned back against the ropes. When they started displaying fatigue, Ali went on the offensive, making quick work of his opponent. After viewing episodes 17 and 18, of season ten, I think it’s safe to say the show will stay laser focused, over the final four episodes of the campaign.

The show returned after a week off, with a tight, well conceived episode “Book Of The Dead,” as we followed Sam, Dean and Charlie Bradbury, attempt to remove the Mark Of Cain from Dean, while Castiel and his prisoner the former scribe Metatron, locate Castiel’s grace. Adding Felicia Day as Charlie, and Curtis Armstrong as Metatron, added greatly to the episode.

We haven’t seen Charlie, since she trekked off to Europe earlier this season, in search of the Book Of The Dead, she’s the first character we see in this episode, wearing a raincoat and hood. She’s sneaking around an alley and her audible breathing, reveals how nervous she is. She hides behind a dumpster, then two men appear, one holding a strange-looking compass. They follow where it tells them to go, Charlie kills the big guy slamming the blade of her sword in his chest. The other guy pulls a pistol, Charlie slices his hand, the gun falls to the street.

She asks why they’re following her, then guy responds, they weren’t following her, just the thing she has in her bag, that he claims belongs to his family. She says finders-keepers, he smiles and tells her she can’t comprehend it or read it. She gets distracted by the tattoo on his wrist, he knocks the sword out of her hand and grabs the pistol, hitting her in the side but she gets away. He screams she can’t run forever.

In the previous episode, Metatron admitted he had no idea how to remove the Mark, but told Castiel, he could show him where his grace is kept. They’re on a road-trip together, Metatron excited by the emotions he’s feeling, as he’s mortal, and getting on Castiel’s nerves. Cas calls Sam and asks if he can just kill him now, Sammy tells him to remain patient, he’s almost got his grace back. Dean walks in and Sam quickly says goodbye.

Sam tells his brother his search for removing the Mark’s come up empty, but he’s going to keep trying. Dean tells him that Rowena’s Crowley’s mother and she says it’s just a curse and can be broken. The cellphone rings and Dean picks up, it’s Charlie calling from a phone booth in Des Moines. She tells them she got guys following her, and she’s gotten shot, she also has the Book Of The Damned. Dean gives her directions to a safe house and then before they leave, he grabs a lead-lined box, to store the book in, to keep the family from tracking it.

Metatron and Cas have stopped at a restaurant and the scribe’s in ecstasy over the pancake dinner he has in front of him, it’s his first time tasting food and he’s in love. Cas asks why they’ve yet to find the grace, and asks if Metatron’s stalling. He admits he is, then suddenly noises start emanating from his stomach, Cas takes him to the restroom. We see an Angel sitting at the counter, examining his knife.

THE BOYS,” reach Charlie and hugs get shared, then Bradbury tells them what she’s found out. Seven hundred years ago, a nun locked herself away , after having visions of darkness. A few decades later she emerged with this book, each page is a layer of her skin, each word written in her blood.

She hands the book to Dean, as he starts turning the pages, he goes into a trance, snapped out of it by Sammy yelling his name. He gives the book to Charlie, says he better not touch it again and walks out of the room, while Sam puts it in the lead-lined box. Charlie asks what was that about, the younger Winchester says Dean’s getting worse, not better.

Cas and Metatron head to the parking lot, when they see the man in the restaurant, he’s not an Angel, but a Cupid and wants to kill them both for destroying Heaven. Cas and he get into a knife fight, he pushes Cas down and gets ready to stab the scribe, but Castiel stops him. He knocks the knife out of the Cupid’s hand, but the adversary grabs Castiel’s blade. He’s about to take him out, when the Cupid’s stabbed from behind. Metatron gives the second knife to Cas and tells him he owed him that one. Castiel says this changes nothing.

The guy who shot Charlie and another accomplice arrive at the gas station, Charlie called Sam and Dean from. He pulls out his compass and shakes his head, telling the other guy she found a way to hide it. But they’re going to check out the area, to see if they find someone who saw her.

Metatron takes Cas to a library, where his grace is hidden, Castiel can sense it’s there but Metatron hid it somewhere, well another Angel hid it for him, so he wouldn’t reveal the answer via torture. He says however, that he told the Angel to leave clues in some of Metatron’s favorite books, he hold up his handcuffs, for Cas to unlock them, asking Mother may I? He grabs the first book, Cas takes it from him and a note falls out, it’s a riddle asking what’s the maddest thing a man can do? Metatron, doesn’t  know the answer, but he says have patience and they keep searching.

Sam and Charlie use every source that’s out there, however can’t decipher the book, Dean says maybe that’s a good thing. He tells them about the family following Bradbury, the Steins a group he describes as every shade of wrong, saying that the family started practicing Black Magic in the early 1800’s. They’ve started diseases, financial depressions, even aided the Nazis before they took power, making a profit on all their activities.

He then tells them that any positive outcome from the Book Of The Dead, creates a negative reaction, far worse than the original problem, he says of Biblical proportions. He says they’ve dealt with Black Magic in the past and they know it comes with a cost. He says the Book will cure him, but at far too costly a price and they need to destroy it. Dean then says he’s taking a ride to get Charlie snacks.

The Angel’s losing his patience and the scribe says he doesn’t care, if he’s going to die, he wants answers. Exactly who is Castiel at this point, no longer an Angel of the Lord, does he think it’s his job to round-up all the rogue Angels on Earth? What will he do when he finds them all, he’s not going to Heaven, Hannah’s got it running as smooth as silk over the last few months.

Castiel’s usual eloquence evades him as his anger’s too strong, he tells Metatron to shut up. Metatron walks ahead, saying well I tried, then he finishes making symbols out of blood from his leg wound on some books’ binders, the symbols light up and Castiel’s dying. The scribe sarcastically says poor Castiel, after swimming so far to drown in such shallow waters. Cas falls to the floor.

The guy who shot Charlie, kills a convenience store clerk behind the counter and he’s there when Dean walks in to get the snacks. Dean gets his stuff, the two exchange pleasantries, then Winchester sees the tattoo on the guys wrist. He pulls out his pistol and aims it at the guy, but his accomplice grabs Dean from behind.

The shooter sees the Mark Of Cain on Dean and asks how he got that, Dean says it’s none of your business Mr. Stein, he replies his friends call him Jacob. Dean says they’re not friends, breaks free of the guy holding him, shoots him and escapes.

Metatron says now to concentrate what he was really looking for, finds another clue and reads it out loud, then answers it. Castiel realizes the cues are quotes, and his quote’s from Don Quixote, the maddest thing a man can do is to die. He grabs the book and finds the vial with his grace. Metatron finds the Demon Tablet, he’s ready to grab the grace as well, but sees Cas has it in his hand and he leaves. Cas unplugs the vial and for the first time since season eight, Castiel’s whole once again.

Dean makes it back to the cabin, telling them Stein’s on his way and they need to burn the book. Stein arrives with two accomplices, they attack first Charlie skewers one with a sword, Dean has to empty his entire clip to kill the second one. Then Jacob enters and Dean screams to Sammy to burn the book. Dean unloads his clip on Stein but he doesn’t miss a stride, Sam throws the book in the fire and Jacob picks Sammy up by the neck and starts strangling him, Sam plunges a knife into Stein’s gut. He keeps pushing and twisting the blade, Stein finally falls.

Cas and Dean are at the conference table at the Men Of Letters building, when Charlie and Dean arrive, she says oh my and asks Sam if it’s really him, Sam smiles and nods. Charlie hugs Cas as tight as she can, then she says she thought he’d be shorter. She asks if now that he’s back to full strength, can he cure Dean, he sadly tells her no. She asks if he can cure her carpal-tunnel, he puts his finger on her forehead, and tells her he cured her carpal-tunnel and healed her bullet wound. Dean comes in and the four start eating, drinking, talking and laughing.

Sam looks uncomfortable, then we see him talking with someone. He says that he doesn’t trust them, but this is their wheel-house. He then reveals he didn’t burn the Book Of The Dead, instead substituted a book in its place. He says that there is a way to remove the Mark Of Cain in this Book, the only question he has is will the person help him? The camera pans to Rowena, who smiles and says let’s talk terms.

Supernatural: Are You A Good Charlie Or A Bad Charlie?

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Photo Courtesy Of The CW

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If you’ve followed our recaps for the CW series “Supernatural,” you’re aware of the terms I use to differentiate the shows episodes. There are stories, that advance the long-term story-arc of the season, getting “THE BOYS,” one step closer to the answer they seek, well represented by the two previous episodes. Then there are “One-Offs,” an episode that deals with another issue and rarely advances the plot for the season. Although some of the long-time series, finest episodes were “One-Offs,” most times fans of the show prefer episodes that show the light at the end of the tunnel.

There are of course, exceptions to every rule and in the case of Supernatural, it usually involves an episode with fan favorite Charlie Bradbury, the only woman accepted into the Men Of Letters Society. The last time we saw our favorite redhead, she traveled to Oz, with L. Frank Baum’s daughter Dorothy, last season. Sam and Dean found out about her return to our dimension via an internet report.

The story starts at night, as we see an expensive looking home, then notice there are lights flashing and the sounds of glass breaking from an upstairs room. We head inside and see a man running down a flight of stairs, his hands bound together, while he dodges objects thrown at him. He gets outside and trips over his garden-hose and falls on his lawn, he looks back at his house and things look calm, but he turns around and there’s a figure in the shadows. He says he told everything he knows and a woman emerges, it’s Charlie with a stylish bob hairdo. She tells him, she believes him, but she’s still going to torture him, who doesn’t like a little torture?

We then join Dean and Sam, in the early morning at the Men Of Letters headquarters, with Sam talking to Castiel on the phone while Dean makes breakfast. He comes to the table with egg-white omelets for them both, Dean’s trying a new regimen to keep from going dark-side, but he hates what he’s eating. He tells Sam that once the Mark Of Cain’s removed, he’s returning to a diet of booze, burgers and more booze.

Sam’s surfing the net, when his attention’s caught by a story, Dean asks if it’s Cas or Crowley, but Sam responds it’s Charlie. There’s a video of Charlie Bradbury, kicking the stuffing out of a middle aged-man on his front lawn. Sam finds out the man’s a District Attorney from Topeka, named Peter Harper and the court stenographer, got assaulted the night before. Dean and Sam decide to drive to Topeka to talk to Harper.

They identify themselves to Harper as FBI special agents Collins and Gabriel and ask what went on the night of the attack. He tells her this insane woman came in and attacked him wanting the records of a traffic-accident years ago that resulted in two deaths. Sam interrupts him and says Harper’s referring to the Middleton case, Dean says the FBI does their homework. Harper tells the pair that the case never went to trial and when he went looking for the records they’d gotten taken. All he’s got is the case history of their 12-year-old daughter Celeste Middleton, Charlie’s real name.

Sam tells Harper that they’d talk to the court stenographer earlier and she said her attacker wouldn’t leave until she gave her a name, yours. Whose name did you give up? The DA tries to bluff his way out of it but Dean threatens him and he tells him City Council Woman Barbra Cordry’s the name he gave up. Sam and Dean try to talk with her about the situation, but she says she’s still on vacation, call her office and set-up an appointment.

The pair sit in the Impala outside her house and suddenly hear Cordry scream, they run inside and see Charlie holding the woman with a blade to her neck. Sam and Dean aim their pistols at Charlie and she looks at Sam and tells him he’s adorable and he won’t shoot her because he’s too good. She looks at Dean and asks when he’s going to take this albatross (gesturing to Sam,) off your neck?

Dean and Sam put their weapons away and Dean says that they love her but this is ridiculous, let the woman go before he has to hurt her. Charlie hits the woman in the mouth and starts to run out, Dean tackles her, but she takes him out, with a scissors-hold and blow to the head, she starts to leave and kicks him in the head then runs.

Dean gets off the floor, but too late to stop her as he watches her drive off in a dark-colored car, then we have a “Back To The Future II” moment, as another Charlie then pulls up in a little yellow car and says to Dean What’s Up. Sam, runs out of the house and he looks incredulous and Charlie says they’ve got catching up to do.

They stop at a diner and we learn that Oz was awesome until it wasn’t so awesome. There was a war for the Emerald City and they were losing, so she made a deal with the Wizard Of Oz. She allowed him to use one of the six Oz keys, to release her inner darkness, an actual second Charlie that had all of her anger, hatred and inner pain, while the Charlie they’re eating with is All Good, she can’t do anything wrong and says it’s annoying. She can’t get situation rectified as Dark Charlie broke the Oz key.

She says that Dark Charlie’s trying to find that killed her dad and put her mother in a lifelong coma, in a DWI accident when she was 12. She wants to get him to endear the Dark Charlie to her, but Yellow Charlie (for the yellow car!) despises some acts she committed and wants no part of her other half. They hack into the financial records of Barbra Cordry that Dark Charlie stole and they realize the man that was the other driver’s Russell Wellington. They split up with Sam and Charlie heading to the Men Of Letters Headquarters, while Dean goes to Wellington, whose a real estate broker.

After Wellington quickly figures Dean’s not there to buy property, Winchester tells him he’s the guy that’s going to save his life. Then the power’s cutoff and Dean tells Wellington not to leave the room. We see Dark Charlie standing outside the office, twirling her little sword from Oz and says she’s not going in there. She gives Dean the sword, says she doesn’t want to kill him, she just wants to see his face when he looks at her, when he realizes what he took away from her. Then they’ll turn her over to the cops, Dean agrees and she opens Wellington’s office door.

She walks in and the broker recognizes her and calls her Celeste and begs her forgiveness, she says she hadn’t been called that in years. He then says that the accident was terrible enough, however he compounded things by covering it up, he says he should and will get punished for that. She says she forgives him, shuts the officer door, which locks and we hear screams and then broken glass, Dean breaks in and finds Wellington dead with what looks like a screwdriver shoved into his abdomen and Charlie’s left through the broken window.

Sam and Yellow Charlie go through the lore and discover that a man named Clive Dillon found the key but left it on Earth when he traveled to Oz. L. Frank Baum, found the key and went to Oz to bring Dillon home and that’s when Dorothy stowed away and got trapped in Oz herself. Dillon got put into a Men Of Letters version of the witness protection program and his name’s Michael Carter, but Sam says he’d be over 100-years-old, Charlie informs him that time changes in Oz. They find his house and drive over, as they’re riding Dean calls and tells Sam to put him on the speaker and tells them both that Dark Charlie killed Wellington, they tell him where they’re headed and tells Dean to meet them there.

Perhaps Dean was closer to Junction City than Sam, or maybe just a needed plot point for the writers, but Dean stops at a bar along the way, interesting as he hasn’t had a drink in over a week. He’s sitting at the bar with an untouched shot in front of him, when Dark Charlie sits on the stool next to him. He tells her she lied to him, she says he lied to himself, that’s what he always does, but there’s something off about him. She then says that she’s not the monster Wellington was and Dean knows he  got the punishment he deserved.

Yellow Charlie and Sam reach the house and a man who looks to be in his sixties answers the door, and Charlie asks if he’s Clive Dillon? He says no and Sam interrupts him saying yes Michael Carter, but you were Clive Dillon during your time as a member of the Men Of Letters, or his time in Oz. Carter laughs nervously and says Oz is just a fairy-tale and Charlie shows him the broken Oz key and says then he’s never seen one of these then? Dillon lets them in the house.

Charlie makes a remark about their attractive waitress and Dean calls her Dark Charlie. She scoffs at him, there’s no good or evil, it’s just us against them. Dean says she’s not going to be around much longer and she asks if her other half found the key, he tells her yes and gives her a location the other direction. She says she’s going to hit on the waitress and walks down a hall, The waitress returns and he asks if his friend struck out and she replies your friend just left out the back. She hotwired the Impala and took off, Dean grabs another car and says he’ll be there as soon as he can.

Dillon says the six Oz keys were made with Oz Metal and the only place the can get repaired is Oz, however he says that he can get the Wizard to go there. He explains, that he’d had the same procedure as Charlie as a coven of witches kidnapped him and released his dark-side. That half killed all the witches then went crazy and power-hungry and he became the Wizard of Oz. If he mortally wounds himself, the Wizard will have to come to attempt to save them both.

Dean pulls up and hears the gunshot from Dillon’s pistol, then Dark Charlie arrives seconds later. As she sees Dean, the mirror starts pulsating emerald-green, then explodes and out steps the Wizard, wearing a robe and a mask. He takes off the mask revealing he hasn’t aged since 1911, he looks at Dillon and asks what he did?

He tells his good half that his only responsibility’s to remain alive and he can’t do that right, Sam grabs his pistol but the Wizard’s magic pulls it out of his hands, then he binds Winchester’s hands and feet with green bands. Suddenly Charlie yelps and her mouth’s bleeding as Dean and Dark Charlie start fighting. She gets the best of him at first, but the size and strength advantage Dean has, wears her out and Dean pummels her, with Yellow Charlie feeling every punch.

He asks the Wizard if he can help his friend and he starts choking Sam with the green bands, saying Charlie wanted to become a hero and heroes always die. Dillon gestures to Charlie to pick up his gun and shoot him again. She says no several times, but Sam’s gasping for air, she looks at the old man and says I forgive you, we both do. He shoots Dillon in the head and the Wizard crumbles with a hole in his face, the magic ends, Sam’s fine.

He takes Yellow Charlie outside while Dean keeps hitting Dark Charlie and Sam yells Dean and the older brother looks at the good Charlie and lets the other half down gently. Sam puts her next to her dark-side and Dark Charlie says you did it, you killed the Wizard and Yellow Charlie nods. The dark-side says I knew you had the magic in you Celeste. Sam gives good Charlie the key causing her to glow and the other version to elevate and they become one again.

Charlie’s out for 48-hours when she wakes up at the Men Of Letters Headquarters, a broken arm and stitches on her face. Sam asks how the two sides are coexisting and she says she’ll settle for balance. Dean and she hug as she tells him, she forgives him and then she says we’re going to make this right.

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