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It’s preview time again! Can you believe it? The only good thing about these weeks speeding by like the Impala down a lonely back highway, is that we get to the new episode more quickly…but that also means that the season is ticking by more quickly…and that means we’re going to be at Christmas hiatus before we know it…which means…HEARTBREAK FOR SURE! Meep!


Anyhoo…getting ahead of myself… What’s in store this week?

THEN

It was a light and bubbly Monster of the Week episode…except when it wasn’t, like when…

Dean kept saying things to Sam about when he feels better and after he heals and stuff and Sam’s like but Dean I feel good and Dean’s like oh okay but yeah I’m taking care of that spell thing and Sam’s all wrinkley confused lines in the middle of his forehead and then it’s all kind of fun and stuff until the MOTW slashes Sam’s throat and Zeke pops out and fixes Sam and the monster’s like WTF just happened and Sam’s like what are you talking about because I guess Zeke wiped that memory from Sam’s mind and the monster's like what are you and Sam’s all wrinkley confused lines in the middle of his forehead again because he has no clue what's going on and then he’s on the floor and I'm really starting to worry what all this knocking out is doing to his brain and then the monster lives out a every fangirl's fantasy and ties Dean up (or is that just me) but while the monster monologues Dean gets away and calls on his pack and they eat the monster which is disturbing if you think about it because they were nice shelter dogs a moment ago then Dean can’t wake Sam and he’s like Sam Zeke whoever the hell you are because seriously Dean is starting to lose track and then Sam wakes up and goes what happened (again) and then the brothers chat over the Impala which would be awesome if it wasn't so not awesome and Sam’s all wrinkley confused lines in the middle of his forehead wondering what on earth the monster was talking about and Dean's trying to cover it all up and in doing so has an epic light bulb moment and realises there's a parallel between the monster's story and Sam's story because this is Supernatural and there's always a parallel and now Dean's wondering if Zeke will end up controlling Sam and maybe Dean's plan isn’t all going to go according to plan and like he should be surprised by that because of course it's not going according to plan because this is Supernatural and he's Dean Winchester and Sam’s brain is full of thinky thoughts and his forehead is all wrinkling and confused and they get in the car and drive away and we went from happily laughing at the silliness to angsty feels of dreadful dread and… ruh roh!

Oh and Dean was a dog.

Yep, that about covers it.

 
NOW

The return of Castiel!
Yep it’s been a Castiel free zone for a couple of weeks, after Ezekiel basically told Dean it’s him or me and if it’s him your bro is dead meat, man.

So what's our fallen buddy been up to? Well…

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"Heaven Can't Wait"

CASTIEL GETS A JOB — Castiel gets a job at a Gas-N-Sip and actually starts to enjoy life as a human.  A headline in the local newspaper about some disappearances in the area catches his eye, so he calls Dean to help him investigate the case.  Dean knows he needs to keep Sam/Ezekiel away from Castiel, so he tells Sam that he and Kevin need to stay and work with Crowley to decipher the tablet.  Crowley agrees to help Sam and Kevin but in return he wants one phone call to hell.  Rob Spera directed the episode written by Robert Berens (907).

First up. How does Dean actually talk Sam into letting him head off on what is most obviously a hunt, all on his lonesome? Sam’s not going to be on board for that one and surely Dean’s insistence would just make him more suspicious. So I figure, Dean probably takes the call and says, Cass needs him, or he’s going to check on Cass or some other lie like that *sigh* and Sam believes him *double sigh*.

I also thought they were trying to keep Kevin away from Crowley, because The Transter is Crowley’s favourite new toy. I guess with Sam there Crowley will behave and Kevin will be safe(er)…at least Kev's over his hangover!

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I’m fascinated by this call to Hell. Who's Crowley gonna call? Does he have someone down there that can help? Or is he just ringing to let them know he’s okay, not to worry? Do you think Hell has a switchboard? I think Hell’s waiting music would be those annoying bells…or maybe Celine Dion. Actually probably Celine Dion. And they’d put you on hold for an eternity, literally…OR…you talk to a mechanical voice and you have to press number selections and you never get anywhere because every number takes you to another number and you’re forever on hold and making number selections! Actually, I’m pretty sure I rang Hell the other day! (Though I guess there's no buttons on a bowl of blood!)

Here's a thought...do you think Crowley knows something's up with Sam but just hasn't decided to use that knowledge? Or knows something's not right but hasn't figured out what? With Dean away, would this be a good time for him to use that against the Moose? Or is Zeke cloaked from all comers...though he says he's scared of being found by Bart and the gang, so he must know angels can see or sense him (unless he's lying...), so what about demons? Wouldn't it be just like Crowley to plant some seeds in Sam's head that got him thinking in the right direction?

Let’s take a look at the promo…


Aww Cass the sales associate named Steve. Bet that blue waistcoat is really going to set off his eyes! Am I Right?

So the smitey angel guy is Ashton Holmes. I know him as the snivelly, evil friend of Daniel in Revenge. He was also in Nikita and Boston Legal but I only know him from Revenge and it literally drove me mad for the best part of a week trying to figure out who he was, then it hit me!

No ordinary angel…what kind of angel might he be? Any guesses, apart from an angel that explodes people in a shower of hot pink goo! Okay.

Poor Cass really has been in the wars since he got humanised. Is he getting his arm broken there! Geesh. I wonder if Dean will spill the Zeke beans to Cass? He must be desperate to talk to someone by now! I kind of hope he does.

What about the sneak peek?

                                          

I literally got distracted by Sam’s shirt and the rare sighting of single layer Dean and his arms. I know, shallow of me. I think these guys have been shopping. Maybe because they now have a home base and a wardrobe in which to hang their clothes, they’ve gone on a bit of a splurge! Do you think they iron? I’m just picturing Sam ironing his shirt, possibly in boxers…..still picturing…..still picturing…..

Wait. What? Oh preview... Sorry.


Do we think Metatron’s footnotes on fallen angels might mention a certain angel who’s hiding out inside a certain hunter? Was it just me, or did a little o-oh look flash across Dean's face?

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I guess the promo and the preview give us a look at both the stories we're getting in this episode, because with the brothers being separated for a portion of it, we’re obviously going to get different scenarios happening in the same ep…but I bet they some how intersect.

P.S. I really like that shot of Sam and Crowley, the lighting is lovely.

Now for a couple of factoids.

This episode was shot as 7 but is playing as 6...this is because 5, 6 and 7 were shuffled and ended up screening 6, 7 and 5 (next week).

This is writer Robert Beren’s first episode of Supernatural. He previously wrote on Ringer with Eric Charmelo and Nicole Snyder.


This is director Rob Spera’s first episode of Supernatural. He’s previously directed several episodes of Criminal Minds and Army Wives, amongst other things.

So it’s rookie night on Supernatural!


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What do you think this one looks like? Are you excited to see where Castiel is at and how he’s coping? Or are you just too hungry to know where the Sam/Zeke/Dean trilogy of (our) terror is going?


What do you think the angel tablet doodles are going to reveal. Who’s Crowley gonna call? And what’s with the new angel in town, Smitey McSmiteton?

I’ll post the CHCH promo when it drops…

And just because… did we all see this latest spot from the CW?

                                         

How nice is it to see our little show getting some lurve!


Oh and this must have been the episode they were shooting during Dallascon, where Misha said that Jensen got him into trouble by say really dirty things and that the new director yelled at Misha for giggling and messing up the scene! It was a good story.

Hit me up in the comments with your theories. Enjoy the episode and see you on the flipside in reviewland.

-sweetondean


EDIT: Here's the promo from CHCH. It doesn't give us much, except a little bit more towards Cass' state of mind in his new life as a human. 
 
                

Enjoy! I'll look forward to see what you all thought, later!
-sweetondean




Comments  

percysowner
# percysowner 2013-11-11 15:33
I have no idea how Dean convinces Sam to stay although if he can convince Sam that they need the information from Crowley and Kevin can't be left to deal with Crowley alone, Sam may buy that. I don't think Dean is worrying that the footnotes are about Zeke because Zeke is still being little old me, unimportant angel. Yes, he says he doesn't want Bart to find him, but he didn't say why. The implication may have been that he didn't want Bart to find him using Lucifer's vessel one of the strongest vessels in the world as a home base.

A real question is if the trials didn't purify Sam of all demon blood, can an angel actually use him as a vessel?
sweetondean
# sweetondean 2013-11-11 15:39
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I have no idea how Dean convinces Sam to stay although if he can convince Sam that they need the information from Crowley and Kevin can't be left to deal with Crowley alone, Sam may buy that. I don't think Dean is worrying that the footnotes are about Zeke because Zeke is still being little old me, unimportant angel. Yes, he says he doesn't want Bart to find him, but he didn't say why. The implication may have been that he didn't want Bart to find him using Lucifer's vessel one of the strongest vessels in the world as a home base.

A real question is if the trials didn't purify Sam of all demon blood, can an angel actually use him as a vessel?
Definitely could be the can't leave Kevin alone scenario. That would make sense to Sam.

I'm kind of hoping the doodles do say more about the fallen angels than just how to shove them back into Heaven. But shoving them back will be the best outcome all around.

Lucifer was an angel, and Sam was his vessel, demon blood and all - and I know Lucifer was a different kettle of fish - but still an angel, so I don't think Sam's blood would prevent him being an angel vessel. As you say, he's one hell of a strong vessel.
percysowner
# percysowner 2013-11-11 15:54
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Lucifer was an angel, and Sam was his vessel, demon blood and all - and I know Lucifer was a different kettle of fish - but still an angel, so I don't think Sam's blood would prevent him being an angel vessel. As you say, he's one hell of a strong vessel.
I would go with that if Lucifer had just been able to jump in Sam and that was that. But Cas told Sam that in order to contain Lucifer Sam had to drink gallons of demon blood. To me that meant that Lucifer was significantly different from other angels and demon blood was a REQUIREMENT of vesseling Lucifer. We know Cas wasn't taking Jimmy out for a little DB snack and Michael was willing to jump into Dean and Adam with no demon blood at all. Add to that Cas telling Sam he is an abomination because of the DB and I just don't know how regular angel possession would work. It may all be moot because Sam may have been purified of DB during the trials
eilf
# eilf 2013-11-11 16:35
Dean needs time away to go help out a supernatural friend that Sam needs to be kept away from? They could do it this way:

SAM: And – and what exactly is that supposed to mean, you've got to go?
DEAN: Which words are giving you trouble?
SAM We're on the case, remember, Dean? The – the Winchester holy grail, "shut the gates of [heaven] forever" case.
DEAN: Sure are. But in order to close the Gates, we need our Prophet, am I right? ... You mind if I take the Toblerone?
SAM: Wait. Dean, seriously?
DEAN: You got some research to do, and I got some personal crap I got to take care of. That's all.
SAM: What does that mean – "personal"?
DEAN: Personal, as in my own grown-up personal – I don't know – crap.

(sorry, couldn't resist :P , worked out real well the last time)

Actually I like the idea of this episode depending on how they do it. It should be possible to do episodes with the brothers split up and have them not feel too one sided.
Also if Dean isn't there then either Zeke will have to behave and keep hidden - meaning Sam might stay conscious, not need to be rescued (which is getting old* people (!) - Sam is nearly as good a hunter as Dean, can we remember this?) and nobody in the main cast dies for an episode - or we might actually get some insight as to whether Zeke is up to something.
Also I want to know what is going on with Cas and how pissed he is (or isn't) about being cast out into the cold and the snow with nothing but a little frostbitten teddy bear (Muppet Christmas Carol FTW).

Should be a fun episode, at the very least it looks like you will get some good freckles closeups Sweetondean!

*is about 3 seasons past being old ....
eilf
# eilf 2013-11-11 16:53
There isn't really any reason for Dean not to tell Cas is there? I can't think of one, especially since Dean is getting antsy about what is happening to Sam - which according to the episode order you are taking about still happened already (this is confusing !)

I guess if he does tell him it will pretty much confirm that Zeke isn't up to anything (deliberately) nefarious, since Cas can confirm what makes Zeke someone he likes / trusts. Though of course the angel may not actually be Zeke at all (or an angel for that matter).

I think we are going to get some good movement forward on the season's mysteries in this episode. Hey maybe the non-typical angel is Metatron (in a different body?). He has discovered that Amazon charges a boatload for book delivery to heaven and he has come down to use his library card.
DeanColt45
# DeanColt45 2013-11-11 18:42
A look at the preview shows Dean calling Sam from the road (perhaps) so maybe he said he was going to check on Cas without there being a case.

In the other preview with Kevin and the dreaded research, I felt like when Dean said let's send the winged dicks back to heaven, he got a 'look' from Sam/Zeke - maybe more Zeke than Sam and then the book slammed down on the table kinda hard.

Of course, it's so easy to over analyze, but it sure is fun. Looking forward to it for sure. :D
josieposie
# josieposie 2013-11-11 18:52
Hi-coming out of lurkdom here....I've been intrigued by Castiel's comment "It's no ordinary angel". I'm wondering if they are going to be adding to the mythology of the show and give us some new ranking of angel. Hell seems to have quite a diverse hierarchy with the latest addition being Abaddon the Knight of Hell, so why not Heaven? In several religions angels are organized into distinct orders and ranks. So maybe Zeke is not just a "good soldier" angel but something we haven't seen yet. He was injured in the fall but he still seems pretty powerful. I found a reference in Jewish angelic hierarchy to an angel named Zadkiel who is the archangel of freedom, benevolence, mercy, and the Patron Angel of all who forgive. Also he is one of 2 standard bearers who follow directly behind Michael when he enters battle. I'm probably completely wrong but I thought it was an interesting thought/suggest ion/theory. :D
E
# E 2013-11-12 08:00
Quoting Sweetondean:
"This episode was shot as 7 but is playing as 6...this is because 5, 6 and 7 were shuffled and ended up screening 6, 7 and 5 (next week)."

I find this rather interesting, I wonder what was going to happen or did happen in episode 5 that TPTB decided that they wanted to delay telling us about? It must be a hard thing when you are carefully plotting out a season, gauging when to show this tid-bit and that kernel as it pertains to the grand plan to then suddenly shuffle those pieces around. I hope that the change makes sense in the grand scheme of things.

Here's to hoping the boys don't spend the entire episode apart, but currently it makes sense for them to be doing different things, and I am really, really looking forward to more Sam and Crowley mixing things up. I wonder if Crowley knows or at least suspects something (maybe the Witch from ep 4 told him? She possessed Sam after all or got him under her control or whatever). Things could get very interesting between these two if that is the case.
percysowner
# percysowner 2013-11-12 12:21
Lyrain
# Lyrain 2013-11-12 17:21
My thoughts on things is that Dean is going to use any kind of reason to not read them books to the point of saying he is going to check on Cas to get out of there. Truthfully the thing with Sam getting knock out is getting a little old being that his insides are burnt and crispy trying to figure out why that he isn't sleeping more. It bothers me that Cas didn't ask about Zeke when he was at the bunker knowing that Dean asked him what Zeke was like if he is a good guy and stands with Cas he should have said something to him but he didn't that made me think he isn't who he said he was or was it just me who thought about it. This made my eye's widen open like asking why?