Dean tries calling Cas but Red Eyed Rabid Cas is chained up and being tortured by sharp dressed angels. They have questions. Cas has anger. Back at Grandma’s, Amara – Damiena spells out her hunger with blocks that are embedded in the wall by her kinetic powers. Jenna and Grandma are worried. Grandma tells her that the baby has the devil in her, so Jenna calls Dean who heads back. He calls Sam, who has yet to tell Dean he’s infected.
Cas is getting tortured and the angels are really mad that Cas keeps choosing the Winchesters over heaven. This is divine jealousy. Angel seems like he’s gonna kill Cas but instead just keeps torturing him. Sam, who is now with a dead BTD, is researching and he hears a beautiful voice singing “O Death.” He goes to investigate and finds a beautiful woman. The woman is a reaper and she tells him that she’s not happy to be with someone who gutted her boss. She is there to deliver a message. She tells him that “it’s over.” There will be no coming back for the Winchesters so when they die, the reapers will toss them out into the empty from where nothing comes back. She senses that he’s dying and that is unclean in the biblical sense. She leaves him with a promise to see him soon and that her name is Billie.
During Angel SVU interrogation scene, the angels are stopped by Hannah Man. Hannah Man ejects them from the interrogation and warns Castiel that something horrible has happened.
Sam is checking the progress of his BTD and decides to make a trip to the hospital chapel. There he prays to God and says that this is all his fault. He says he’s come to peace with his death and begs for Dean’s life. He doesn’t want God to clean up his mess but he is asking God for help, for hope, for a sign. After Sam leaves the chapel he is struck with a vision, seems of hell, and yells for what it means.
Back at Grandma’s Jenna tells Dean that a priest has been called for exorcism. When Dean walks in, Crowley greets him with “Hello, Son.”
Dean and Crowley have a polite showdown while Hannah frees Castiel.
Hannah can’t heal Castiel. As we cut back to Father Crowley and Dean, Crowley says he’s working a case. Castiel says that the magic is cutting deeper and Hannah says Heaven alarms are going off. Castiel says they are for the darkness. As we see Jenna enter the nursery, we hear Castiel tell of the Darkness. Jenna goes to fix the baby and Hannah demands to know where the Darkness is and demands to know where Sam and Dean are.
Castiel suspects Hannah is bad while Crowley and Dean loiter outside Grandma’s house discussing the baby.
Jenna hovers over the baby and the Grandmother suspects something is up.
Castiel calls Hannah’s bluff and feels betrayed. Hannah says that the friendship ended with Metatron’s escape and that the angels hate him. Castiel refuses to give up Sam and Dean. The angels pull out a contraption so they can hack Castiel’s brain.
Back at Grandma’s, Jenna kills Grandma by slicing her throat. Back in the hacker cave, the angels are pulling a Naomi when Hannah tries to stop them. Castiel goes crazy physical and attacks the angels. Psoriasis Angel kills Hannah and Castiel fights back and kills him.
When we go back to Sam, he’s struggling with a kind of dementia. He remembers Billie’s words about being biblically unclean and googles a cure. He comes up with Holy Oil. He lights the holy oil on a swab and holds it to his neck. The holy fire burns away the disease.
Dean goes looking for Killer Jenna and Crowley chastises Dean for alerting the press to their presence. They go into the nursery and find the baby crying. Dean finds the Mark of Cain on the baby. Crowley tells Dean he’s very maternal since the baby likes him.
Sam pied pipers the town to him with “Sugar Shack.” He leads them into the chapel where he puts them into a ring of holy fire. The fire burns the disease away from them. They gather to heal the others in town.
Dean and Crowley approach a room where Jenna is throwing religious figures on the floor. Angel figures, to be certain. Crowley notes that Jenna doesn’t have a soul. Apparently Amara eats souls. In the nursery, Amara grows into a small child. Creepy Little Amara gets dressed and leaves while Dean fights Jenna, who Crowley kills. Dean tells Crowley that Amara is the Darkness. Crowley says that Dean looked at the baby and he knows that Dean can’t kill the child. Crowley wants Amara and he tells Dean that he is not Sam and Dean’s “bloody sidekick.” Dean pegs Crowley to the wall and goes after Amara, who is gone. Crowley is gone too, when Dean goes back.
Sam and Dean return to the bunker to find an ill Cas begging for help. Crowley finds Amara and offers a vanful of children to her as candy.
Questions to Ponder:
1. Do you think the BTD will return or is it isolated to Superior? What was its purpose?
2. So we know Amara eats souls, will she eat the Winchesters?
3. What is Dean’s relationship to her?
4. Why do the angels hate Castiel?
5. What is Crowley’s end game?
6. What did you think of Billie and her prediction? Also, wasn’t her voice simply beautiful and haunting? I loved that sequence so much.
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