Bear with me please. There is a lot going on as we near the end of the season and in the interest of organizing my thoughts I decided to do something a little different this week. Instead of the standard review I think I need to do a bit of a mind-dump. I want to go through the episode and lay out what we know and what we still donâ€™t know. I tried to separate it by topic a bit in the interest of keeping it organized. Please join me by adding your additional thoughts and topics in the comments section. Iâ€™d also love to hear your guesses about what is to come in the season finale and what might be carried over in to season 8. (Woo hoo! Season 8!)
When we left off last week Sam and Dean had stolen the tablet that a lot of us had guessed would hold the secret to killing the leviathan. Turns out we were right. According to the tablet, the leviathan can be killed with the bone of a righteous mortal washed in the three bloods of the fallen. Sounds easy enough, right? Just kidding.
We know that they needed to start with the blood of a fallen angel, which Castiel gladly handed over but any ideas about the three bloods of the fallen? Anyone know who the righteous mortal might be? And from the looks of Kevinâ€™s translation there was a lot more information on that tablet. I wonder if weâ€™ll be privy to any more of that information later?
Dick sent his second in command to get find Kevin and the tablet. Iâ€™m assuming poor Kevin is in for a fair bit of torture as the leviathans attempt to get information out of him like who else knows about the tablet and where Sam and Dean are. We learned for the first time that leviathans are more powerful than angels. That was a surprise to me.
I still have a bunch of questions Iâ€™d like answered about the leviathan though. Who created them in the first place? Was it God? If so, why? It seems odd to create such a powerful creature just to lock them away like a ticking time bomb. And if the angels are meant to be Godâ€™s army, what are the leviathans supposed to be if theyâ€™re more powerful than Godâ€™s army? Just taking a shot in the dark here but what if the leviathans are meant to wipe out all the humans to make way for a new race? It seems a little apocalyptic but the first attempt at an apocalypse was thwarted by a certain group of people so maybe this is more of a plan b? What do you guys think?
There are a lot of questions concerning Castiel but letâ€™s start with what we know. Castiel was awaken by the freeing of Godâ€™s word. Heâ€™s an angel, so that makes sense. He remembers who he is and what he is. He also remembers freeing the Leviathan in the first place but somehow he remains totally free of the burden of guilt. Not to say heâ€™s not apologetic because he is (as evidenced by the game Sorry). But for whatever reason he is choosing to focus on the beauty of the world instead of all the bad going on around him.
Castiel and Sam had an enlightening heart-to-heart about Casâ€™ mental state. He told Sam that he saw Lucifer at first but described it as more of an aftertaste of Samâ€™s affliction. So, was he more powerful than the hallucinations? It would seem that they drove him crazy except for the fact that he no longer has them. So he was able to free himself from the visions somehow? He also told Sam that he was weighed down by his mistakes and he was lost until he took on Samâ€™s pain. So Samâ€™s pain set Castiel free? How can that be?
Hester, one of the members of Castielâ€™s old garrison, shed some interesting light on Castielâ€™s situation. She tells Cas that heâ€™s fallen in every possible way, which doesnâ€™t come as much of a surprise. But then she said something that seemed to catch Dean off guard. She told him that when Castiel first laid a hand on him in hell he was lost. In Hesterâ€™s mind, Castielâ€™s relationship with Dean is what led him astray. And when I stop and think about it, sheâ€™s right. Dean is a big part of the reason Castiel came over to the side of team free will. So why was Dean so shocked by this revelation? Iâ€™m hoping Dean doesnâ€™t find a way to twist her words to read that heâ€™s somehow responsible for the leviathans. But knowing Dean, he might.
Meg has been quite the helpful demon these past few weeks. She offered to stay behind and watch over Castiel so Sam and Dean could continue hunting the leviathan. And Castiel seems to have really grown attached to her. Not that we can trust his current mental state. I think we all know better than to trust a demon at this point in the game. But Meg is certainly painting herself in a good light these days. She had a chance to give Castiel up to Crowley and she didnâ€™t. Of course, she explains that it was all for selfish reasons. As she describes it, her only goal in life is to bring Crowley down. So keeping the thing Crowley wants most from him makes for a nice bargaining chip should she need one. Which is why I think she saved Castiel from Hester. And it certainly didnâ€™t hurt her image at all.
Meg seems convinced that Crowley is somehow tied up in this leviathan story. The last we heard from Crowley he told the Winchesters heâ€™d stay out of their way while they figure out how to destroy the Leviathan. This whole season Iâ€™ve been waiting for him to reappear and he hasnâ€™t. We know he isnâ€™t partnering with Dick because we saw Dick shoot him down early on in the season. But Meg wouldnâ€™t have brought him up for no reason. Iâ€™m guessing Crowleyâ€™s reappearance will help lay the groundwork for season 8. (YAY!) What do you guys think? How is Crowley tied up in this story?
So those are the main topics I wanted to explore. Again, please add any additions below! Overall, I really enjoyed this episode. Last week I expressed concern about how all these separate stories would intertwine as the season comes to a close and as usual, they all appear to be coming together nicely. Who knew adding angels and a prophet would tie it all together so neatly. The only other main plot point that wasnâ€™t addressed is Bobby who was M.I.A. this week. It looks like heâ€™ll definitely be in the finale though. Iâ€™m thinking more and more that Bobbyâ€™s story will be carried over in to season 8. Iâ€™m actually hoping that he is because one episode isnâ€™t enough to work out that storyline properly. I would hate for them to rush through it after an episode as beautiful as Deathâ€™s Door.
I had a few other stray observations and quotes I wanted to mention as well.
*Castiel: â€œPull my finger.â€ The laugh that followed the explosion was so funny.
*Castiel: â€œI love you guysâ€
* Sam: â€œYou saying a transformer wrote that?â€
Dean: â€œNo, thatâ€™s Megatron.â€
*Sam knows better than to leave the tablet unprotected while he chases after Meg. Rookie move.
*This episode had Ben Edlundâ€™s name written all over it. Dean and Castiel playing Sorry together was hilarious and yet that scene also managed to accomplish a lot in the way of conveying Deanâ€™s worry and confusion and Castielâ€™s state of mind. Perfectly executed.
Castiel: â€œIâ€™m surrounded by large unhappy dogs.â€
Castiel: â€œA keeper of the word will awaken. Like this hot potato right here.â€
Kevin: â€œThis looks like a sex torture dungeon. Is this a sex torture dungeon?â€
Dean: â€œThey donâ€™t have the equipment to care and when they try it just breaks them apart.â€
Castiel: â€œYou know me. Always happy to bleed for the Winchestersâ€