We start our run to the finish this week with Meta Fiction. It looks like a big episode. Cas reunites with Sam and Dean. Metatron and Gadreel both make a return. Here's what we know.
METATRON OFFERS CASTIEL A DEAL — Metatron (Curtis Armstrong) attempts to get Castiel (Misha Collins) to join forces with him. Still furious with Metatron, Castiel (Misha Collins) refuses, which sets a surprising plan in motion. Meanwhile, Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) capture Gadreel (Tahmoh Penikett). Thomas J. Wright directed the episode written by Robbie Thompson (#918).
Then we have the extended preview
And the sneek peak
And now we have the CHCH promo
It looks like most if not all of the mytharc threads will be in the episode. Sam and Dean capture Gadreel. Metatron tries to get Cas to work with him again. The MOC continues to bother Dean and soulless people are showing up as Abaddon continues her plan.
I'm hoping that we get more insight into Gadreel. Is he a naive angel who has been fooled repeatedly first by Lucifer then by Metatron? Or is he cannier and more in control and manipulative than he appears? What does Metatron think he can offer Cas to help him? Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me. Is Metatron so arrogant that he thinks he can sweet talk Cas? Or does he have something to offer Cas that he thinks will tempt Cas? I would like Metatron to be more three dimensional than he has been thus far, so maybe we will find a way to empathize with him. Of course, Dean and the MOC are still simmering in the background. I don't expect that storyline to progress too much, with all the angel mytharc, but they could suprise me.
Any thoughts from everyone else?
ETA by Alice: Since we had so much fun with these on Twitter tonight, here's something to speculate over. Dean's shower scene!