Page 4 of 5Castiel goes onto explain his reasoning. The child is half human, half demon, but far more powerful than either. Other cultures have names for him (ones I couldn’t make out) but we all know him as the Anti-Christ. Oh yeah, I know him. Castiel sits down and really long farting noises go off. It’s obviously Dean’s whoopee cushion. Castiel shows no reaction. Dean’s surprised that the gag is going off without a reaction. Sam just has another bitchface going. Castiel pulls out the cushion and deadpans, “That wasn’t me.” Ah, nothing like a good long fart joke in the middle of a discussion about the Anti-Christ.
Sam moves on. He doesn’t get it, Jesse is the Devil’s son? “No, of course not. Your bible gets more wrong than it does right.” While I agree with Cas there, the only passage I found in the bible (but hey, I’m no theologian) is that the Anti-Christ is the “son of Perdition.” I took that to mean Hell, not the Devil. What Cas’ statement really means is the writers just gave themselves carte blanche to twist this story to their needs. I have zero objections with that. So, while the Anti-Christ is a demon spawn, he’s also one of Lucifer’s greatest weapons. Kind of like his demon blooded Sam meatsuit.
Dean asks the question I’m dying to know, why is the Anti-Christ in Nebraska? Geez Dean, you spend much time there? Where you are is the place that created Carhenge. That tells you right there something’s off. (Just kidding, I love Carhenge!). The boy’s power hides him from angels and demons. So he’s got that whole carved rib thing going too? Dean doesn’t see the problem since the kid has a force field around him. Apparently now that Lucifer has risen (no pointing fingers on blame), the child’s powers have kicked in.
Cas goes on with his doom and gloom story. This child will do more than bring toys to life. The demons will find him, Lucifer will twist him to his purpose, and will destroy that hosts of Heaven, aka the angels. You know Cas, to be fair, the angels might have this coming. Their destruction might not be a bad thing. Sam gets up and he’s ready to stand his ground. “We’re the good guys. We just don’t kill children.” Castiel has plenty of ammunition to respond to that. “A year ago you would have done whatever it took to win this war.” “Things change,” Sam counters. They have a stare down and Dean steps in with a cooler head but a firm position on the matter. “We are not going to kill children. But we can’t leave Jesse here either, we know that.” He wants to take Jesse to Bobby’s, let him be protected there.
Cas hates the idea that kidnapping the child is the answer. What’s happening in that town is what happens when he’s happy. In other words, don’t get him angry! We wouldn’t like him when he’s angry! Cas is about to find that out. Plus, holding the kid won’t be easy. With a thought he can be half way around the world. That would be a cool power to have. I could be in Cancun on my lunch hour. Ah, but those two margarita lunches are discouraged. I know from the Mexican cantina near my place of employment.
This conversation is now starting to get a bit too personal for Sam. The parallels are eerie or heavy-handed, take your pick. Sam uses the whole “he’s destined to go darkside but hasn’t yet” analogy. You know, like seasons two through four for him. Sam wants to tell the kid the truth, lay it all out for him. If he knows this, he might make the right choice. Sam and Castiel have another stare off and Castiel leans in all mean and gets in his final say. “You didn’t…and I can’t take that chance.” They stare down for a few more seconds while the score does this weird intense build-up music. Sam won’t back down, Cas won’t back down, Dean looks down feeling uncomfortable (as he should be) and then Cas is gone. Sam is alone to say what Dean says every time Castiel disappears. “Dammit!” I really wish he could have said “F***” and they bleep that out.
Julia is leaving her house at night and the mailman comes up. She is relieved and essentially tells him she’s having a rough day. “Talking with the Winchesters will do that to you.” Now stop complaining about how she knew what he was talking about. There is evidence is past episodes that sometimes the boys come clean about who they are and will leave a phone number for the person to call them if there’s any trouble. I’m not going to nitpick, I’m going to assume that’s what happened here off camera. It’s called benefit of the doubt. Now, what I will nitpick is if the demons were watching and saw Sam and Dean there, wouldn’t Lucifer have crashed that party pretty quick? I’m assuming they wanted to find the child first, but Lucifer could have been waiting for them in the motel room after following them. Anyway, the demon, which is the one that impregnated her, inhabits her body and they’re off to find Jesse.
Little Jesse is at home getting a glass of water when he hears something. Suddenly Cas is there and the boy drops his water. Castiel tells him not to be afraid and he won’t hurt him, even though he’s hiding a bright shiny knife behind his back. Oh Cas, you know you’re a terrible liar! Jesse cries out for his mom and dad, but Castiel tells him they're sound asleep and won't wake until morning. I'm presuming that means he did his angel mind trick on him. Castiel, with quite a pained expression, tells Jesse he's sorry and lifts up the knife. Jesse gasps and...the door is broken open.
Sam and Dean rush in and for some reason, they found time to change out of their suits before coming to Jesse's rescue (thanks Huppy for pointing that out). Castiel is gone and Jesse is still in the same spot looking pretty spooked. Dean asks "Was there a guy here, in a trenchcoat?" Jesse looks down toward the ground and it's Castiel the miniature action figure! He's even holding a minature knife. There's a golden merchandising opportunity! Dean picks up the figure and he and Sam both are really stunned. For guys that have seen it all, their thrown expressions are surprising.
Oh, the sadness just keeps on coming! Dean really means well and I don’t fault him for this, but how long would he have been able to hide the truth from this kid with his superhero plan? Dean holds Castiel and put him on the mantle. “Was he your friend?” Jesse asks. Dean lies and says no. Think about it, wouldn’t it have been cute if all three of them were action figures there on the mantle? Anyway, Jesse knows he did that, but he wants to know how he did that. “You’re a superhero. I mean, who else can turn someone into a toy?” Dean tells Jesse he’s Superman, minus the cape and go-go boots. You mean he’s Tom Welling? We all know who that comment was really for. Dean claims he and Sam work for a secret government agency. It’s their job to find kids with special powers. They want to take him to a hidden base in South Dakota where he’ll be trained to fight evil. You know, that is the exact type of lie a young boy would believe.
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