Jensen was scaring the crap out of me, not just by what he said, but by the expression of hatred in his eyes.
That smirk, combined with those eyes filled with complete indifference and utter contempt, like the humans he was beating up were no more than insects he was torturing and murdering. . .well, it just chilled me through.
Kudos to Ackles, he was amazing.
Not far behind him, performance-wise, was Jared, beaten, hurting, but determined to bring Dean home and fix him, no matter what.
Watching Cole in his relentless torture of Sam and pursuit of Dean, I was reminded of the Winchesters and their campaign against Azazel. Cole knew only of human monsters, but was blind to real ones, ironically.
Dean was the only monster he really needed to bring down, but he killed many men while in the service, honing his skills much the way the Winchester brothers did under John’s tutelage. I know it doesn’t matter, but I wonder why Dean killed Cole’s father?
Poor Crowley. He really loves Dean and wanted his “BFF” by his side in Hell. He was so sad when he looked at a photo of him and Dean in his phone. But Dean was having none of that; he deliberately screwed up his assignment once he learned the husband was as unfaithful as the wife–and killed the client! Dean is a demon with principles, and that isn’t going to work for Crowley.
The episode was very violent, with Cole beating Sam, Dean beating Cole and killing the cheating husband! Is Dean going to regret letting Cole live, especially now that he’s researching demons?
What will become of poor Cas, who seems to get weaker with every episode? Hannah has a big crush on him, but he’s very proud and won’t let her get help for him from Metatron or anywhere else.
I shivered when Dean threatened Sam at the very end of the episode. The thought of Dean tearing out his brother’s throat with his teeth. . .well, I can’t even imagine it. The very worst thing, even to Sam, was Dean’s indifference to the Impala. You don’t trash Baby!
I’ve scattered my questions throughout, so please answer them as you see fit. Here’s one more: given Crowley’s choice, will Dean choose demon or human?