Summary: This excellent episode was penned by Andrew Dabb and MAN, WHAT A RIDE? RIGHT? Sherlock Holmes fans should get the title reference….
We open up from last week with Sam being held by Cole. Cole relates why he is hunting Dean – Dean killed his dad (and btw, that was some strange special effects to deage Dean). Dean is off in a bar and trying to get it on with a stripper, who does not take kindly to his advances. Nor does her bouncer take kindly to it either, but Dean beats the crap out of him, as Demon Dean is wont to do.
The episode follows as Sam continues his search for Dean (after getting away from Cole). Sam calls Castiel, who is with Hannah. Cas is not at full power and can’t even heal himself but he agrees to help Sam with finding Demon Dean. Cas’s episode arc involves showing how tired and sick he is (after falling asleep behind the wheel and causing an accident). His humanity is clear in his interaction with the tow truck driver’s daughter as well. Hannah sees this and goes to Metatron to ask for Castiel’s grace back. Castiel interrupts and he and Metatron have a showdown with Castiel refusing to bargain with Metatron for his grace and Metatron threatening to kill everybody when he eventually escapes Heaven’s prison.
The Dean part of the episode involves Dean and Crowley’s breakup which begins with Crowley finding Dean and asking him to kill an adulterous woman. Her husband paid for her death with his soul. Dean goes to do it but ends up playing counselor/executioner, which pisses Crowley off because he lost the soul. He and Dean have a confrontation which Dean wins, of course. Crowley finds Sam and offers him Dean’s location.
Sam, being followed by Cole, finds Dean in a bar, sitting at a piano. Dean has been thinking about Crowley telling him he has to choose a side and cuts his palm to watch it bleed. The brothers have an emotional showdown. Or at least Sam does. Dean taunts his brother and just as Sam was about to try and handcuff Dean, Cole throws a tear gas can into the bar. Sam gets out coughing while Dean confronts Cole. They fight and Dean admits to being a demon (he chose his side it seems). He leaves Cole alive but just as he is walking away, Sam throws holy water on him and cuffs him with the demon trap cuffs.
The finale of the episode shows Sam giving Crowley the first blade as a finder’s fee. A bloodied Cole is in a library asking for all the books on demons. Next we see Crowley looking at pictures of him and Dean in cowboy hats as a sad song plays. The episode ends with Dean and Sam in a dusty Impala and Dean admitting that he was not merciful with Cole but rather sadistic. And he promises Sam that he has more for him.
Questions to Ponder:
Now that Cole knows about demons what do you expect him to do next?
What will happen to Sam once he gets Dean home?
Does Crowley have a plan? Was this part of it or is it really a break up?
How will Cas get powered back up?
Apology, of sorts: Last week I was pondering if Dar and Cole were connected not asserting it, as it may have seemed. I was wondering if they were all connected. Now we know they’re not.
So what are your thoughts, reactions, feelings? Leave them here!