Supernatural "A Little Slice of Kevin" Review: Return of the Holy Tax Accountant

Supernatural S08E07: “A Little Slice of Kevin”

OMG YOU GUYS, CAS IS BACK. Cas came back last night and it was kind of awesome. I wasn’t expecting it to be awesome because I’m a pretty apathetic Castiel fan, so the big reveal that Misha Collins would be donning the mighty trenchcoat once again in “A Little Slice of Kevin” failed in its mission to make me scream and throw my bra at the TV. However, Castiel’s return to Team Free Will proved to be much more than a return to status quo. Also: AMANDA TAPPING.

So, demons abducted a cute little finger-painting preschooler, and man was I glad that it was just an abduction. Yes, I feel like a bad person for typing that, but I’m just not mentally prepared for the kind of darkness required to slaughter a five-year-old on The CW until at least the second half of the season. Demons abducted the kiddo because he was prophesied to MAYBE become a prophet one day, in the event that Kevin Tran, current prophet extraordinaire, bites it.

Meanwhile, Dean was maybe possibly hallucinating Castiel along the side of the road and in the bathroom mirror, and he was trying not to panic because we all saw what happened to Sam last season. Luckily—or maybe not so luckily, given the new and exciting avenues of angst Castiel’s return opened up for Captain Emo—Dean wasn’t hallucinating and Castiel was actually back. Yay! They let Misha Collins shave and EVERYTHING!

Castiel, of course, had no recollection of how he actually got out of Purgatory. Dean called shenanigans, but Castiel was telling the truth. Unlike a certain elder Winchester brother who— You know what? I’m not going to jump on Dean for telling a version of his Purgatory jailbreak that didn’t exactly line up with the actual event. For one thing, it was traumatic and I’m all about respecting the emotional baggage (as I always have been), so I’m downright delighted that the show itself is, too. For another, Dean’s recollection differed from the truth in a way that actually made him look like a bigger jerk than the actual event did. Wow, that boy is so damaged.

All along, we were led to believe that either Dean had failed to save Castiel during their escape, OR he'd deliberately abandoned his angel BFF because BETRAYAL. Or Benny. Or whatever.

In actuality, Castiel botched his own escape because he was still feeling guilty about the whole breaking-Sam’s-wall-opening-Purgatory-eating-all-the-souls-killing-all-the-people thing and eternally outrunning Leviathans sounded like a pretty good punishment for all of that.

Naturally, Dean still angsted even once the truth was known. (It’s okay. It’s what he does. It’s practically an art to him.) I still loved Castiel’s epic verbal smackdown, though. “Everything isn’t your responsibility.” THANK YOU. Not that Dean is going to listen to it, but THANK YOU.

Then again, maybe he will. Maybe that will be Dean’s big journey this season. An overinflated sense of responsibility has certainly been an integral part of Dean Winchester’s personality since, honestly, the beginning of the series, and his and Sam’s different opinions on what is and is not their responsibility have always been a source of tension between the brothers. The resulting divide has never been quite so wide as it is this season, where Sam, as far as we know, threw in the towel when he thought Dean was dead and managed to live life (somewhat) happily even knowing that his inaction as a hunter probably led to some preventable innocent deaths. Sam has accepted that he can’t save everyone, and we’ve only really seen him feel bad about it when Dean lays down the guilt trip.

Being unable to save someone he's decided to save is simply unfathomable and unacceptable to Dean. It’s a failed mission, and a failed mission doesn’t compute with Dean’s perfect soldier persona. It doesn’t make him a bad guy, but it certainly contributes to the occasional bouts of self-righteousness that make him pretty insufferable at times. From bonding with Benny to taking an earful from Castiel like a champ, Dean is poised for a long-overdue character development and it looks like we may finally get it. SWEET.

Back with the Family Tran, their amateur status started to show when Momma Tran teamed up with a Craigslist witch to construct demon bombs. Delta, unsurprisingly, sold her out to Crowley, who quickly wooshed Kevin off to his secret lair that I spent half the episode pretending was in a volcano until we saw that it was just a boring old warehouse—it’s ALWAYS a boring old warehouse. A little torture and an amputated pinky later, K-Tran was willing to translate the Word of God for the King of Hell. Really, that's all it took? Fine. Rookie.

Kevin was barely getting to the good part when a not-yet-fully-charged Castiel got sick of watching Dean unsuccessfully try to pick a lock and teleported ahead without him. Even though he was lacking most of his angel mojo, Castiel managed to put on a convincing show that sent Crowley crawling back beneath the rock from whence he came... with half the tablet that Castiel shattered during his angelic display of badassery. I’m sure that will be important later.

ENTER: Amanda Tapping. Plucked from mid-conversation, Castiel found himself in the ultra-modern/minimalist corner of Heaven where the pencil-pushing angels work, facing Tapping’s Naomi, who claimed that her legion rescued Castiel from Purgatory. She instructed Castiel to work closely with the Winchesters, answer their beck and call, and report back to her each time. Castiel was understandably apprehensive, but apparently he didn’t have a choice in the matter. Naomi claimed that he would report to her with no memory of their meetings, and despite Castiel’s protestations, it appears that the arrangement will go undisturbed for the time being. I, for one, am totally excited about it. What a great way to head into the Thanksgiving mini-hiatus.


What did you think of “A Little Slice of Kevin”?



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– Naomi: good guy or bad guy?

– Smart Winchester Sighting! Sam pretending to make a phone call so he could mumble an exorcism in front of a suspected demon was fantastic.

– Turkey Day shout-out! Should we add Momma Tran’s turkey baster full o’ holy water to the Impala’s arsenal?

– A shiny pinwheel, a monogrammed hankie—Mark Sheppard got all the fun props this time around, didn’t he?

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Guess who's back, back again. Cas is back, tell a friend :)
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howcome no one's wondering what happened to chuck. they just dropped a bomb like 'oh he must be dead' geez.
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Because ever since one episode or season finale (can't remember when), when Chuck appeared all dressed in white, confident and then disappeared, it was speculated that he may have been God. It was stated that God was gone. This "bomb" in this episode may be in support of that theory.
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Supernatural has tackled almost every type of 'being' : demons, angels, lucifer, minor gods, monsters, etc., even Death. Outright showing God and giving him a face and saying "hey, this is God, this one and noone else" is a really really big thing. I think it's best that they leave the idea in our heads that Chuck may have been him. It's better than a confirmation and better than a complete ignorance of the subject.
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oh really - that's such a roundabout theory. i mean that's basically a theory based on an original theory! i want the writers to just come out and just say it. i think speculation's gone on long enough!
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good or bad, Amanda Tapping will be awesome!!!
loved seeing her like that at the end of the episode and hope to see lots more of her later :)
big WIN for the show to have her!
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Not sure if anyone already posted this, but the phrase is "beckon call," not "beck and call."
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Actually, you are quite wrong. The correct phrase IS "beck and call".
Google it!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I'm just happy to finally see a season of SPN after the 5th one that truly is worthy of the name. The 2 seasons that Gamble ran were disasters, this is much, much better (though still weaker than 1-5)
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Agreed! :)
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I'm the opposite. I loved seasons 6 and 7, but Carver is ruining the show for me by assassinating the characters of Sam and Dean. And I've lost all hope he has a plan to make it all right in the end, especially now that he has also written Dean as leaving Cas for dead, on top of writing Sam leaving Dean for dead, and doesn't even seem to realize it.
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I have a new theory. This weeks has nothing to do with Benny, instead it’s about Bobby! Naomi is being very sneaky about keeping an eye on the Winchester’s. Now that Bobby is official dead, there’s every chance that his soul went to heaven. So after the Winchester’s find whatever she wants or when she’s ready to have them do whatever it is she wants them to do, I can just see her using Bobby’s soul as leverage. Let the Winchester’s do all the work then she gets to swoop in and get whatever she wants from them. After all, she didn’t ask about the Prophet or the tablet or even Crowley, no she asked specifically about the Winchesters. She wants something from them.
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Except in the auction episode Alfie stated they guard the souls in heaven, they don't horse trade them.
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Yeah, but what Alfie does and Naomi does are two different things.
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I'm loving this theory, only because I want to see Bobby again!
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There's one huge problem almost no one is talking about: Dean didn't try to get Cas out of Purgatory once he was back any more than Sam tried to get them out of Purgatory. And yet Dean is shown to harbor undeserved guilt and is absolved by Cas, while at the same time Dean is accusing Sam of leaving him for dead. (Like you, I'm willing to excuse him for lying about Cas being dead, due to survivor's guilt and trauma.) And the biggest problem is that neither Sam nor Dean are the kind of men who would leave people for dead, and especially not their brother or their best friend. So what am I supposed to believe here? How am I supposed to make sense of this out-of-character behavior, and the contradiction in how two identical behaviors are so oppositely depicted? And if the writers do actually have a plan and this will all make sense some day, they are taking way too long and I have lost patience and confidence.
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I have been thinking about this, and wondering what Dean could have and would have done. Dean met and spoke with Samandiriel, a friendly angel sympathetic to Cas almost right away, in the second episode. We know angels can save people from Purgatory because they did later save Cas. Dean at least knows angels can save people from Hell because Cas saved him, so there would be every reason to believe such powerful beings could also save someone from Purgatory. Why in the world would Dean not ask Samandiriel if he could help get Cas out of Purgatory??? It's the easiest thing in the world. All he had to do was ask a question. The friendly Cas-sympathetic angel was literally dropped into his lap!

Dean spent all year in Purgatory adamantly doing everything to get Cas out. When Dean got out, Cas was very much alive and kicking, he wasn't injured or being swarmed by monsters. He was capable of fighting the Levi and had been doing it for a year. Dean wouldn't have just given up on him once he was out. He would've tried everything to get him out too. Just like Sam would've tried everything to get Dean out. I just can't trust the writers to write Sam and Dean anymore.
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After reading Katiki`s transcript below, a few thoughts came to mind.

"Yeah, Cas didn't make it."
Perhaps Dean didn`t implie that Castiel was dead, but just that he didn`t make it out?

"Something happened to him down there."
Could be referring to the fact that Cas acted strangely because he had decided to stay.

"Things got pretty hairy towards the end, and he... just let go." Yeah, litterally.

Well, it still doesn`t really blend in with Dean feeling guilty about it, and remembering it differently. Right now though, I`m grasping for anything that could bring some sense to this, and I also think the "he just let go"-comment was strangely true to what actually happened.
What do you think?
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I agree with those who thinks Sam`s behaviour is greatly damaging both his character, and what the show stands for. But I`m still hoping that there is a plan behind it.
I base this on the fact that Sam went to the cabin where Dean was, in the beginning of the season. Why did he go there, if he had given up on Dean and the hunting life? Also it I remember it as if he left Amelia(?) in bed, and went to the cabin. Again, why?
As for Dean leaving Cas, I agree that it is almost the same thing as he is blaming for. The only difference is that they are not brothers, but I dont know if that makes much of a difference.
Perhaps Dean subconsciously knew that Cas had chosen to stay? Or perhaps he was to focussed on getting Benny "living" again? Though that doesnt explain why he didnt try to help Cas afterwards.
Really really hoping that there is a good reason. I think all the other aspects of the show is back on track, and I`m trying to pretend that season 6 and 7 was just a dream.

(English isnt my first language, but I hope my thoughts came across:))
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Your point came across very well! I was certain there would be a twist to Sam's story, but the writers keep saying in interviews that it's just a straightforward human story, nothing supernatural. So that made me lose hope. I also can't explain why Dean wouldn't try to find a way to get Cas out of Purgatory afterward.
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I got the impression that Dean believed that Cas was dead. He said that Cas was in such bad shape there was no way he could have made it. I assume that means he believed that after he was stuck in purgatory that he too beat up to handle the Leviathans on his own.
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Actually, I was referring to what Dean said in this episode, not the premiere.
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I think it was just Dean's guilt talking when he implied Cas was dead. And he didn't say Cas was in such bad shape there was no way he could have made it. I'll post the transcript below. We saw that Cas was able to fight and kill Leviathan right before Dean got out. Cas wasn't wounded, he wasn't being attacked when Dean left. He had survived a year with the Levi after him, a lot of it on his own, there was no reason to believe he couldn't have survived long enough for Dean to find a way to get him out.

Here's all of what Dean said about Cas:

SAM
What about Cas? Was he there?


DEAN walks a few steps away and speaks with his back to SAM.


DEAN
Yeah, Cas didn't make it.


SAM
What exactly does that mean?


DEAN
Something happened to him down there. Things got pretty hairy towards the end, and he... just let go.


SAM
So Cas is dead? You saw him die?


DEAN
I saw enough.


SAM
So, then what, you're not sure?


DEAN
turning back to SAM I said I saw enough, Sam.


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Oh! just one more thing. Amazing review. Loved it.
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I am also so glad that Cas is back, supernatural is not the same without him and his mighty trench coat.

Amazing episode. Mostly because it made sense in every way. Crowley is 'The Villian' and acting like it, but still afraid of angels. Castiel once again have an authority to report to. Kevin and his mom acted like the amateurs they are, when it comes to everything demonish. More Importantly, The winchesters are not fighting amongst each other because so some silly-not-so-important reason.

And above all, they mentioned 'Chuck'. So happy.
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Great episode...still dont get what happened to Chuck though.
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Every one has a tablet.. So angels must have it to// Naomi is just trying it to protect it with the help of Winchesters and Castiel..
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Yes! 1) This show is about Dean's journey; 2)Dean has the western-hero's big heart-fake bravado thing down like no one since the Duke rode off; 3)Biggest case of survivor's guilt EVER and 4)He misses the "purity"of Purgatory because there he didn't have to worry about killing one person to save many.
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If you want to, you can vote for Supernatural for the 2013 PCA's!!

Here's the link:www.peopleschoice.comGo SPN and Jensen Ackles!
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Naomi is going to the classic anithero. Good intentions. Bad deeds.
I was so happy Cas came back, although I don't get why the writers have put him in this situation where he is set to betray the Winchesters AGAIN. I'm thinking cynically here that Dean probably won't really listen to Cas' excuses when he realizes Cas has been talking to an ambiguously sided angel behind their backs (remember The Man Who Would be King? I do.).
I'm honestly just glad that they cleaned up the Chuck storyline. I'm glad he at least got mentioned, but I'm still holding out for a surprise appearance from God.
Did anyone else think Sam got the short story this episode? I understand the main story was about Cas and Dean reuniting, but it was almost comical to see Sam shoved to the background.
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at least that means no stupid Sam flashbacks. I decided to pretend that Sam "development" this season did not happen. Made the episode waaaay better.
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He deserves to be shoved to the background after not trying to look for Dean.
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Sam's reasons for not hunting are completely in his character, if we are as the showrunners say, rebooting to season one, where Sam did leave hunting behind, and later encouraged Dean to do so - and Sam didn't know where Dean was, and look what resulted everytime they defied Death, it came back to bite them in the ass even harder.
Despite the fact that Sam found someone he loved and cared about, he dropped that life as soon as he knew Dean was back, that counts.
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I really just wanna know what shows make you throw your bra at the TV.
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Yay Cas is back! Mama Tran amuses the heck out of me. I'm guessing Naomi thinks she's good (in a holier than thou way) that'll somehow make things worse, or maybe her boss isn't good.
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There are no good guys in heaven.
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Okay, so first of all: OMG!! Amanda Tapping! She's one of those one in a million women in the world that make me wanna become a lesbian so I can appreciate them in ALL their glory. I don't know if she wasn't in the opening credits or maybe I just missed her name, but I totally never saw her coming and when she finally showed up, I practically jumped out of my skin. I hope she's a good guy. I could never hate Amanda Tapping. Maybe she'll turn out to be God and then I could worship her without shame?
Second thing: I was always on the Chuck-is-God wagon, but that bit about Metatron leaving heavens got me thinking. I hope the mystery will be finally unveiled.
Third thing: that last conversation between Dean and Cas was so great I almost cried. Or maybe I'm just a sucker for good redemption arcs and Cas was long overdue.
All around, a great episode. It had everything I love about SPN, including Momma Tran who's the best and with the addition of Tapping, who could read a phonebook and be awesome at the same time.
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Amanda Tapping! Hers was the very last name in the opening credits and I literally spent the rest of the episode WAITING for her. Hopefully she'll get more action later! I'm pumped about the Metatron story too. :D
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Once I saw that blue portal, I knew it. Stargate! And then Samantha Carter shows up and confirms it.
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that is funny! maybe it's asgard techonology! And this is Sam as a higher being. Since she is not like Daniel and was smart about it she can now not only travel distances and universes but also tv shows!
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And they're taking corporal form that they had last encountered which would be Sam. Holy cow, I think we just cracked this mystery wide open.
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Another thing that made this ep more better than the previous ones was that there weren't any flashbacks of Sam/Amelia!
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@AntoninaZieli Awww! Thanks! I wanna like your comment 1000 times!
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I want to "like" that comment 100 times.
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I gave up on the show a couple of weeks ago, but when I saw a title that included the word "Kevin", and a picture of Cas, I had to take a look. It was a good episode. Good enough to make me want to see more of the main arc. From now on I will look at the episode descriptions and avoid all standalones, but watch the rest.
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sounds tempting. But I don't think I could simply not watch the winchesters
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No mention of Chuck, MaryAnn? I was hoping that we'd see him this season since the Prophets storyline is rather important to the overall storyline but my hope was diminished once Cas said that he might be dead. I hope that Chuck makes an appearance later on in the season and announce that he's God or something...
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This episode was killer. Crowley seems even more villainous than before, and I'm so glad to see Castiel back in the saddle. I'm also glad to see Dean's emotional issues come to light again as I felt that really added to the show. I only hope we get to see more of Sam and more of whatever he's struggling with. The whole introspective nature of the show is really my favorite aspect.
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although i agree with the idea behind your statement- i dont want to stomache any more sam flashbacks if they continue on the same route.
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I really don't care for all of these Amelia flashbacks either. I miss his old problems more than just all of this "girl trouble" or whatever the hell it turns out to be.
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me too I can't go through flashback with Sam I hit skip for that..
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" Naomi: good guy or bad guy? " Look closer.....even closer.....it's a woman!!!!
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So...definitely evil then. Definitely.
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Not ALL females of the SPN universe were/are evil.
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Finally a mention of Chuck.

It was a good episode. I think sending Kevin and his Mom to Garth is hilarious. And I want to watch that episode. I want to watch it tomorrow.
Glad Cas is back. But mostly I am glad there wasn't too much annoying sibling drama. However it was Dean's turn to look off into the distance and remember things. Is that going to be a recurring theme this season. The brothers looking off toward the distance? I kind of preferred Dean's flashbacks from hell and Sam's mini psychotic breaks from the wall eroding. This seems dumber.
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Naomi? Unsure, but are they trying to say there are a higher level of angels now? I thought the arch angels were it. Who knew there was an administration. And it was in such a modern looking building. And what other treats does heaven provide. But either way, I enjoyed the angel stories from past seasons. Hope it is just as good.
That was pretty slick.
No, but it is better than a flask. I think the water guns were better.
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Maybe the administration is kinda new? I could be wrong about this, but didn't a previous episode mention that most of the archangels were gone/dead now? I thought that at the very top was Michael, Lucifer (not in heaven, but power-wise), then Gabriel, and then the archangels were sort of like Heaven's Enforcers, who became the most powerful beings after Lucifer killed Gabriel and then he and Michael got locked in the cage. But even more than the authority structure in heaven, I get really lost in the power-hierarchy of the characters. I never really understood if Crowley was supposed to be more powerful now that he was the king of Hell, and if so, how did he get that way? He often didn't seem scared of Castiel, but in this episode it was clear he knew he couldn't win a fight if Cass was at full strength. We know that Cass DID get more powerful after the non-Apocalypse, but I'm not clear on how powerful he's supposed to be now, post-Leviathan ingestion and post-Purgatory.

And I still want to know what happens to people in Purgatory who get killed. Do they just cease to exist?
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Well according to Christian mythology, I believe there are seven archangels. I think we have seen 6. And as I understand it from the previous seasons Crowley and Castile got their power from souls. The souls that Crowley was in charge of in he'll and the souls Cas took in before he took in the leviathans.

As for the deaths in purgatory. I think Maryann and myself and maybe a few others have decided they should respawn in another place in purgatory like a FPS. No idea if that is was actually happens or not. But it should.
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Showrunners decided to tell the Purgatory story in flashbacks, and Sam's time away, and i'm glad they did that instead of skipping over (like Dean's time in Hell or Sam in the Cage) but flashback time should be done now.
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I'm pretty sure the Purgatory flashbacks are done unless Misha has a couple weeks off to grow a beard! I liked the flashbacks a lot actually but now that Cas is out and we basically understand why Dean trusts Benny there isn't much else to tell. The Sam/Amelia flashbacks may continue for a while though ...
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I agree, it tells the story rather well. It is the preceding faces of Sam and Dean that annoy me. Not the flashback itself. Well Sam's flashback was kind of weird and uncomfortable. But that was largely due to the utter lack of chemistry between he and the woman.
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It's definitely dumber. I don't terribly mind the flashbacks. I mind them a little, mostly because the show INSISTS on making Sam and Dean literally pause and stare into space. It's just funny and awkward and keeps reminding me of Scrubs.

I thought archangels were the top of the hierarchy too, but below that, I always thought Supernatural kind of took the approach that it was like an awful pencil-pusher job? Zachariah was the smarmy, cut-throat, "company man." Castiel was like, middle management. He tried to tow the company line, but he was lured away by free will and all that. So I'm just assuming that Naomi is another cog in the machine and maybe with all the post-apocalyptic restructuring, she's trying to move up the food chain or something.
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For me, it's more than the staring off into space with regards to the flashbacks. It's that they come at random times that the current story line doesn't segue into seamlessly at all. It's more than bad directing, it's a weak, disjointed story, the way they've been doing it.
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I don't mind the flashbacks either. It is warranted to tell the complete story and give an idea as to how far apart Sam and Dean actually are right now in regard to where their heads are at. But it is the pause and staring into space and looking like they smelled something bad that is annoying. You want a flashback, just go into the flashback. It does remind me of scrubs as well. Because it is something that comedies do. Not this show, they need to stop it.

As for Naomi, I really do not want to come off as misogynistic or anything like that. But did anyone get a god's (ahem chuck's ) secretary vibe off of her? If the metatron left heaven, could she be the new one. But takes the role of the word of god a bit vocationally.
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Among many of the awesome things that happened in this ep, only one thing made it much more better: CAS! Oh how I miss my favorite angel!
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Best episode of the season so far! Happy Cas is back!!
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Misha Collins and Mark Sheppard in one episode, what's more to need?
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Probably more Mark Pellegrino?
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Oh yes, there acutally would be an even better combiniation, I totally forgot about about that one ...
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Glad to has Cas back and always a pleasure to see tv's favorite milf Amanda Tapping. I did have to grown at the Craigslist witch that we could trust why? Mrs Tran is either whipsmart or a moron please choose a side Supernatural.
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I think she just got cocky. She impressed everyone - including herself. So she thought she is all that. Don't you know that even in this show pride is the devil's favorite sin.
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Never trust anything from Craigslist...
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I second the "please choose a side" request.
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Great episode. This season is much better than the last one.

I love the fact that Cas is back. I am beginning to wonder about the intelligence level of Demons though. If you have the cataclysmic power to finger-snip yourself to wherever you like - why choose a stupid old warehouse within comfortable driving range of where you kidnap someone? Why not an inaccesible cave? Why not hell? Why not China? Or the moon?
Wouldn't even have been a problem storywise. Cas could have brought them there just as easily.
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Supernatural has always done great things on a small budget, they would rather spend money on the things that make a scene matter, the actors, writing, director, the lighting, the editing, the sound, etc. And effects cost quite a lot, which is why they use them sparingly and effectively. Incidentally, if demons can go anywhere and do anything, they don't care if it's a warehouse, it's still not the Pit.
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i wish it was the moon... But this show is good about staying in the continental US. I always thought that strange - how everything happens in the united states. but that is just part of supernatural. The only time I remember one of the charactes going off the continent was when Cas went to get oil from isreal, but they never showed that.
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Good point. Maybe they ran out of locations to shoot?
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Loved this episode!! Thought it was so good, and FINALLY got us back to the main plot of the season!! So, SO happy about this development!

However.....far less happy (even worried?) about the next episode. From the promos this week, it looks...umm....well....bad. VERY bad. Like, not "Time for a Wedding" bad, but umm....yeahhhh.......I hope I am wrong!!
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If their organization turn out to be called the Avatars I will laugh. Also, even though they covered this, but doesn't the tablet make it sound like God has left the building and is all about free will and whatnot and not some giant plan (though you know Chuck...). Im also interested in what happened to, I want to say Megatron, but it's really Metatron.
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Mrs Tran has become one of the most entertaining characters on the show, not to mention pretty decent at demon fighting. And her motherly moments are pretty funny, like when she caught Kevin checking out Dakota's ass.
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Very Awesome Episode!
Naomi is an Angel so she is good, but who is she working with or for is the question!
Sam mumbling on the phone was great!
Momma Tran is great!
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Was it just me or was the crowley-torturing-angel-in-a-pizza-boy scene top notch? I thought it was really well done, from a craftsmenship point of view, with all the spitting and bleeding and stuff. Felt pretty real.
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Totally. That was some high-quality blood and gore.
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So Is Amanda Tapping playing God now?
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the two best things about this episode
1. Cas
2. Amanda Tapping
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Don't forget about Crowley!
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I really enjoyed this episode!! This season is leaps and bounds better than the starts of the last 2 respectively....

-She works for Metatron. and I have a feeling he's gonna be a dick.

-Yeah, good stuff.. that cold opening was fantastically bizarre!

-Never trust a witch..even a funny one..

-The pinwheel was a great touch...Also, that lady got exploded like Cas in the season 5 finale. A nod from the writers?
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This season gets better and better. Cas was awesome when he went up against Crowley. Major points for Dean's character development as well. I thought it was kinda lame (i.e, only the final part of the hurdle to get out of purgatory), but after Cas cleared it up, it became fantastic.

Loved seeing Amanda Tapping on Supernatural. Can't wait to see who she's supposed to be and why she's so interested in the Winchesters.

Most intriguing revelation this episode - Either Chuck is truly dead or he is God!! I always believed it was the latter!
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It's been confirmed by Kripke and God himself: Chuck is God
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ni7uidj9Rx8
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Word! I always took the Chuck-is-God approach too. i read somewhere that he was supposed to represent Kripke who, as the creator, is the "God" of SPN universe, so I just always really liked the idea of Chuck being God and God being Kripke. It makes that whole final monologue of Chuck's, about "the fans are always gonna bitch" so much more awesome and meaningful.
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think Chuck "represented" Kripke only in that final scene,where he wrote about ending and fans. When Kripke spoke over that writing,no? Been some time,but I think Kripke spoke,while Chuck was writing. Also there was that whole Magdalena whore thing near his keyboard on desk,no?
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Was it not clear to everyone else that Chuck was God acting like a prophet, not an actual prophet?
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OMFC! It's Cart-I mean Amanda Tappings. I'm hoping she's the Metatron-Scrib of THE God. Wow this season mythos pretty heavy :D
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one thing I forgot in my post....wasn't Dean funny when he "went into portal":D....right leg up,step in,etc:D....like he was stepping in some box or something:D
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This can go down as one of the best episodes of this season in Supernatural! Even my coworkers at DISH loved this episode, since they are finally caught up to it. I am going to re-watch every episode of this season after it airs, so I’m recording every episode of the season with my Hopper from DISH, and I still have enough space to record the rest of my shows. I can’t wait for the next episode and to see what happens, especially knowing that Cass is back and is an unknowing spy for an evil angel!
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yeeeeeeees, Cas is back!!!!!!!....and he got a chance to clean up his coat:D WOOT:D
AWSOME episode!!! Think we are done now with flashbacks?(yes,no?...we learned what we needed,no?)
AMANDA TAPPING.....such a joy to see her.(takes me back to stargate sg-1,stargate atlantis and stargate universe( just finished re-re-watcing it yesterday and still miss it. Show and just stargate "universe" in general :(...good times)
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Also, was it just me or was the angel-in-a-pizza-boy torturing scene top notch? He was spitting and bleeding all over the place, great stuff!
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Hopefully we'll actually see Garth in the next few episodes, can't wait to see his interactions with Mother Tran! Great to see Cas back as well.
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"We gotta move, the portal's closing!"
I betcha they've been waiting forever to use this cheesiest line of all.
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Lol yeah, I caught that to...it was such a good episode I let that slide...
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Finally Cas! And Amanda Tapping was awsome.
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Also- yay Cas. I don't care if Naomi is good or bad love seeing Cas with more story
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Okay yeah so the tran family are pretty amateur but seriously if you we're Kevin a regular overachieving high schooler who was ready for the tortures of an IVY league ( don't you love how he defined compendium to Crowley? Gosh that brings back SAT memories) losing a finger is a pretty big deal. Also, even if mama tran was stupid for hiring off Craigslist, she did manage to fight and hog tie the demon that was left to kill her. So I'm still on the side of family tran. Especially since compendium of tablets does open up to their usefulness. Although, it did beg the question, what about chuck? Is he really dead?
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Chuck was God so he is very much alive.
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@anngel421. They don't know that Chuck is God. Only the TV viewers do.
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thats what i thought and then this episode said "he must be dead" so Im a little confused.
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Chuck is dead.
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