Everything is starting to come together. All the side plots are intermingling and stacking up against the Winchesters. It's all about the souls. I think we had that figured out by now, but it was nice to have it confirmed once and for all. Angels want souls for power, especially in their civil war. Demons want souls for power over angels and Purgatory. Big mama wanted souls for power over angels and to put Hell and Crowley back in their places. So we've got ourselves quite the circle of power hungry destruction. What doesn't quite add up for me is how this equation resulted in Crowley and Cas working together. What kind of an arrangement could they possibly have that would benefit both of them? Or does Cas have some power over Crowley that we don't know about? He did call Crowley in to "clean up his mess" for him, and it wasn't the first time.

I should mention that I was ecstatic to see Crowley again. He is of course, an all around terrible person. Still I can't help but enjoy his character. Mark Sheppard has amazing chemistry with the cast and I was so upset to see him killed off when his character still had so much potential as an enemy. But he's back and more interesting than ever. The obvious question arises though, how is he not dead? We saw Cas burn his bones, right? I wonder if it works like salting and burning a ghost's bones; if you miss a hand or a lock of hair it doesn't work. Perhaps Cas kept back a small bone or two to use as leverage and now he has Crowley working for him? That just seems so un-Cas-like. But he has definitely not been himself lately. He's so cold and calculated, talking about things like the "greater good". I shudder to think what he did in that interrogation room that left him with blood soaked hands. And for how quickly he got the information he needed I'd say he's been practicing. It wasn't too long ago that he came to Dean for his interrogation expertise against Alistair. But it looks like he's learned a thing or two since then. 

As quickly as she came into our lives, she's gone. Mommy dearest certainly didn't make it very long. I can't say I'm all that disappointed to see her go. As far as Big Bad's go she wasn't all that interesting. But she also wasn't all that developed. I think there was potential there, but I don't think the writers ever intended for her to stick around very long. She acted as a more of a catalyst to the story than anything else. But for how powerful she was, it was a little too simple to take her down. Sure, the boys had to travel back to Frontierland to get the ashes of a phoenix but they weren't even sure that would work. In my opinion, they marched in there half-cocked and got lucky. In the past, when they have gone up against something as powerful as Mommy Dearest they have tried and failed and narrowly escaped at least once before succeeding. There is always an unforeseen trick up the enemy's sleeve, but not in this case. Even if they weren't planning to keep the Mother of All around for long, it would have been nice to have one of those narrow escape encounters before the big kill. Am I the only one who felt that way?

Even though Eve's dead, we've potentially got a bunch of Jefferson Starship's running around undetectable to other hunters. I wonder if there are other creature hybrids out there from her earlier "beta testing"? I guess we'll find out soon enough. Her plan wasn't a bad one, though. It's not like there's a hunter's newsletter to spread the word about a new undetectable monster. It would eventually spread through word of mouth, but not before many more people had been turned. Hopefully, killing her has nipped that plan in the bud. But again, we'll have to wait and see.

If you haven't seen the promo for next week, feel free to skip this paragraph but I just have to ask a question. From the looks of it, Cas doesn't like what he's become and we see him calling out to God for help. Do you think God will answer him? For a while now we've been hearing that God is gone or that he just doesn't care but he saved Cas once before, didn't he? So I think he's still there somewhere and he still cares. I just wonder if he'll show himself to stop Castiel from doing what he's doing? Any thoughts on that? 

There are of course a few other things I'd like to mention. 

*When did Sam get an iPad? 

*I loved that moment in the car with Joe and Ryan in the back seat and Dean and Sam in the front seat. There was something unspoken and touching about all that brotherly love. (Granted Ryan turned out to be a Jefferson Starship) It made me happy that Sam and Dean are in such a stable place in their relationship. 

*I found it interesting that Sam and Bobby were quick to doubt Cas while Dean defended him. Maybe it's the "special bond" that they share? Either way, it's going to be hard to see that trust broken. 

And now on to the funny stuff.

*Dean: "Why do I always gotta make the call, huh? It's not like Cas lives in my ass, the dude's busy.
Castiel appears
Dean: "Cas, get out my ass!"
Cas: "I was never in your..."

*Dean "Now it just looks like you're pooping"

*Dean: "Well that's great, because without your power you're basically just a baby in a trench coat"

*Cas: "I have a, uh, painful burning sensation"

*Cas: "Pardon me for highlighting their crippling and dangerous empathetic response with 'sarcasm'" Love those quotey fingers. 

*Eve: "And you, wondering why so flacid?"


# percysowner 2011-05-01 23:31
We don't know that Castiel burned Crowley's bones, we just know that he burned a bag of old bones and Crowley looked as if he went up in flames. It had to be a pretty easy illusion for either a demon OR an angel to pull off.
# rmoats8621 2011-05-02 00:30
I agree. I think Cas could have grabbed any bones and burned them. We just assumed that they belonged to Crowley. Cas and Crowley's union is strategic. Both don't want the Apocalypse back on track. Crowley doesn't want to give up his new position as King of Hell and Cas doesn't want Raphael to win. It's a dangerous alliance. For Sam and Bobby, they would be more open to being suspicious of Cas. Whereas, Dean seems to view Cas through "rose colored glasses".

As for Eve, I don't think we've seen the last of her. Maybe for this year, but I think she'll be back. I think she's been sent back to Purgatory, but can be recalled anytime any creature wants to do the ritual that the dragons performed.
# sofia 2011-05-02 07:52
You have a point, it could have been anyone's bones that Cas burned.

It also got me wondering what Cas did with that building full of monsters he told Sam and Dean he would take care of. I wonder if that will come up again?
# fanotheboyz 2011-05-02 21:13
I'm wondering about that too. What is the fallout for killing all the alpha's too?
# sofia 2011-05-03 08:10
Well if Eve really is dead there won't be any fallout with her, but I'm sure Rachel wasn't the only angel that will be upset with Cas for his actions. If he ever comes to his senses I think he's going to be on the run for quite a while.
# Cathia 2011-05-02 03:59
For me it was quite obvious that Castiel had a union with Crowley (pulling out Sam and Samuel - couldn't believe that Crowley pulled out the latter out from heaven, for God's sake!). I only thought Cass screwed the demon like hell in "Caged heat". Well, now I was surprised! Both me and my husband were utterly delighted with Crowley's appearance and we listened to Moonspell's "Mr Crowley" for all evening :) like the character, even though I am Gabe's girl :)
It is clear that Bobby knows that Cass is no longer the same little angel that he was like two seasons ago - he grew a lot darker and we could see it all season (using brothers as a bait? c'mon, it's not like him :D). Bobby isn't stupid, he could have suspected something after Cass' safe house was actually his house... He - sheriff of heaven - hiding in some pathethic mortal house... Sam... I think that Sam knows more than he realizes - thanks to the Wall set up by Death. Dean... we treats Cass like a younger brother - laughs at him, but he is loyal. To the end.

I only hope that they will not kill C2 at the end of the season - both Crowley and Cass are really good characters and they are having an extraordinary chemistry with guys. But... in Kripke and Sera we trust :)
# nancyL 2011-05-02 18:25
of course, we are assuming that there were bones in the bag to begin with.

If God is out there, He is probably saying to Himself, 'I bring Castiel back to life, not once, but twice, and this is how he repays me. By turning against My children and joining up with a demon. Chuckdamn it.' :lol:

Loving how all the pieces are coming together, even though I am not happy that Cas is keeping secrets. Didn't he see season 4? Secrets = bad news. :lol:
# sofia 2011-05-03 08:08
There was definitely a skull. But you're right, who knows if there were bones.

You're totally right, if we've learned anything from Supernatural it's that
secrets = bad news
deals = bad news
family (blood or not) = your only hope

Come on Cas, get with it!