Supernatural "Road Trip" Review: Out, Out Damned Angel

Supernatural S09E11: "Road Trip"


I know, the ending of "Road Trip," featuring yet another example of Winchester brother mangst, separation, and silent treatment, was frustrating in that no one is ever happy when Sam and Dean's great and terrible codependency backfires and they split up—but bear with me, because unlike previous adventures in brotherly emotional warfare, I think that in this case, the time-out is actually completely justified and necessary. The consent and control issues surrounding the whole Sam-Gadreel debacle are just too big to handwave with "BUH DEAN LOVES SAM," and while I'm by no means advocating for a long, drawn out estrangement between the bros, I am glad that Supernatural has made it clear that it understands why Sam's forced angel-possession was kind of a WTF... but Dean doesn't. 

We've talked before about how Dean's been programmed since the age of four to play the hero in every situation ever and, as a result, has a big ol' bag of issues when it comes to famiily and his and Sam's respective roles within theirs. To Dean, heroes save people, and they especially save the people they care about. Always. At all costs. Even if the person in question doesn't actually want to be saved. We can probably all think of someone we know who has some problems and who has a personal history that overwhelmingly explains the "whys" of those problems. It's important to have these insights, lest we judge too harshly; Dean Winchester isn't a bad person and I wouldn't even go as far as to say that he does bad things, but he does do problematic things, and understanding why he does them isn't the same thing as excusing them (nor should it be).


Which is why this most recent Winchester break-up is a little easier to accept than those that came before. No one has brought this on but the Winchesters. Even if the Gadreel plan had ended up working exactly as it was intended to, Dean's role in getting Sam to consent would've still been appalling in its disregard for Sam's autonomy (which also makes the solution to the Gadreel problem alarming when you consider that they really only traded one possession for another, albeit temporarily). Conversely, Sam is (or was, as we haven't really explored his post-Gadreel feelings yet) suicidal. Like, actual suicidal and not charging-into-the-vampire-lair-to-save-the-children suicidal. That's a problem, and I'm sure leaving several dead bodies in his angel-possessed wake is only going to add to his issues given that part of Sam's whole rationale-for-death was to stop getting peeps killed and can we talk about how the only person who tried to make him understand that it wasn't his fault was a freaking demon? Dude is gonna go straight-up Lady Macbeth at the powder-room sink one of these days. Ugh Sam. Ugh Dean. Ugh Kevinnnnn. 

I don't think we've quite reached Season 5 levels of audience emotional abuse, but we're getting there. Help. #SoExcited


So the Winchester brothers are on the outs again, but it's gonna be okay. In the meantime, Crowley is out of the demon dungeon and busy being absolutely perfect and I love Abaddon, I do, but Crowley's vision of hell is just so twisted and he was going to such waste just locked up in the basement. I was so nervous when he was poking around in Sam's giant moose-brain, you guys, SO NERVOUS, and then when he was just chillaxin' in the torture chair waiting for Abby? Look, I'm all for noble, redemptive deaths for bad dudes—and I suspect this is probably Gadreel's fate, considering how conflicted he's been about smiting everyone and how, at the end of the day, he just wants to be a hero (no wonder he and Dean hit it off so well at first), but, eh, I like Crowley. Mark Sheppard makes me laugh. We're getting into the binge-drink-until-you-don't-feel-feelings segment of the season and we need all the chuckles we can get. 


To recap: Sam is angel free but now sans-demon-warding-tat. Dean is flying solo. Crowley (my king) is tasting sweet, sweet freedom. Abby is pissed. Cas doesn't wear a tie anymore. Kevin is still dead. Also Tahmoh Penikett is back and Boogertron likes girly drinks. All in all, "Road Trip" was a strong return for the second half of this CW veteran's Season Fiiiiine. Way to live up to the name, Supernatural



CASE NOTES

– Smart Winchester sighting: Go words! I missed the go words!

– "A say, a virgin, and all the entrails you can eat. VOTE CROWLEY." Yesssss. 

– "Your phallus on wheels just ran a red light in Somerset, Pennsylvania."

– That was way too sunny to be Somerset, Pennsylvania. 

– "Really? What are you, a pimp?" "I like it." 

– No new prophet because Metatron turned off the prophet-making button. 

– "Bitch, did I stutter?" Glad that one got smote early on. 


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Jan 26, 2014
That ending had me in tears! Ugh!
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Jan 23, 2014
I know Deans choice was poor about letting the angel into Sam, but c'mon everybody. It's Dean. He would do anything in his power to save Sam, even if Sam let him down a bunch of times. It's a Dean thing- he is guilty about Kevin, he knows it is his fault that Kevin his dead. Sam is just feeling slightly sorry for himself, Sam should of realized it wasn't his fault.
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Jan 20, 2014
when that singer got smote, was anyone else thinking supernatural was trying to make it look like justin beiber?
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Jan 19, 2014
Stop the ride I wanna get off.......................seriously do we REALLY need another ride on the carousel that is the Dean/Sam Winchester pity parade??

Dean feels guilty for Kevin as he was the one who got the angel to trick Sam into allowing possession, Sam feels guilty for Kevin but he shouldn't as he was only along for the ride and not in control. The bloody angel feels guilty for killing but then went and killed some more BOO FREAKIN HOO. In the end the only thing different was Sam 'staying' instead of being kicked out or volunteering to leave. This time its Dean who goes. In Sam's instances he always knew why he had to go/was being kicked to the kerb. In Dean's case I don't think he knows shite.

So for the next half dozen episodes or so, assuming the writers follow the tried, tired and well used method, we get to see Dean drowning in booze, Sam moping about feeling sorry for himself and that Dean doesn't trust him. This will inevitably be followed by the two episodes that close out the season where, just like magic, all their quarrels disappear without ever being sorted out, Dean decides he does need Sam after all and comes charging in to save Sam from sacrificing himself for the greater good. The bonus element this time round is that Sam really does/did want to die.

For me this episode could have done with less focus on the Winchesters and more on Crowley and Abby meeting at the end. It was great to see them square up to each other and the lines Crowley came up with were fantastic. It was particularly sweet seeing Abby's face when her goons didn't follow her orders and she realised she was not quite as in charge as she believed. I do hope we get to see more of Crowley and Abby now that the gauntlet has been thrown and Crowley is back at large.
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Jan 22, 2014
There is a difference... Dean's guilt over Kevin's death is justified because his stupid choice of not telling Kevin that Sam was possessed ended up getting Kevin killed. Up to now everyone that died (Bobby, Rufus, Ellen, Jo, John, Grandpa Campbell, Grandpa Winchester, Balthazar, Benny) died based on a decision THEY made to help the Winchesters. Kevin wasn't given a choice; it was all Dean's and he chose VERY poorly.
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Jan 18, 2014
This was a GREAT episode!
The Winchesters split again... their both blaming themselves for Kevin's death.
Loved the feely moment, loved the dialogues.

Castiel and Crowley were great together... enjoyed their childish bantering. :D
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Jan 18, 2014
Been having a Mark Sheppard week or two, what with watching old leverage eps. And then realized he played a bad guy on an early ep of X-Files! Add my love of his character Badger on Firefly and you get an amazing actor who plays a conniving but likeable character very well!
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Mar 03, 2015
He's a good guy in this, but have you seen him on Doctor Who? Also liked him in that. He's great!
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Jan 17, 2014
Please please please!!! Just finish this series already! I cannot bare to watch it shrivel up and die, while clinging to its last breath for much longer.... How easily they have taken the single greatest season finale EVER(season 5), and dragged it through the mud, spitting on it every step of the way with every episode that came after it. The problem is that when they defeated/trapped Lucifer, every other Big-Bad that they come across from that point on is only small potatoes. Each season needs to have higher stakes and be more dramatic....The only way they can do this, is if God finally reveals himself to the Winchesters. And they better...and it better be in an EPIC way, to perhaps save or preserve what little love I have for my favorite show of all time.
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Jan 18, 2014
If you hate it STOP WATCHING IT!!! How difficult is that?
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Jan 18, 2014
I tell myself that I will stop watching it every week. But come on! I can't quit half way through season! I am so easily dragged back in. And I honestly I'm still holding out for God to make an appearance sooner or later. :p I'd call my relationship with Supernatural a love-hate one at this point.
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Jan 21, 2014
you do realize you have already seen god in this series right? He was the prophet who was writing the supernatural books.
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Jan 21, 2014
Haha yeah. Back in season 5....when Supernatural was in its prime.
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Jan 17, 2014
excellent review MaryAnn!
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Jan 17, 2014
Aaand that damned fugly coat is back !!!! WHY ???
I mean does that and having your mojo back come as a package deal ?
It was emotional, sad, touching and we even had a glipse of how they'd look in an old horror movie (I mean, Sam's passed out, tied up in a chair almost Hannibal Lecter style, while Crowly's stabbing his forehead with "angel antenne tools" - trying to catch some angel wave) nevertheless CROWLEY STOLE THE SHOW!
ps.. I loved Cas and his pimp ride ! twas awesome xD
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Mar 03, 2015
I like the coat. :)
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Jan 18, 2014
Vote Crowley!
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Jan 19, 2014
Definitely!

Vote Crowley! Even without the virgin and the all you can eat offer!
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Jan 17, 2014
Cas and crowley were funny this ep! I liked their interactions and the snidey faces cas kept giving Crowley. The whole im riding shotgun thing was funny and Cas' face when he had to ride in the back.....LOL
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Jan 17, 2014
A really good episode but the ending a bit of anti climax with dean and sam separating Crowley had some fun and at least he free to annoy abaddon. I can' see how the winchesters are going to change anything now Mellatron has the two tablets and stop the prophets but I am sure Cas will think of something.
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Jan 16, 2014
I almost want a show only with Crowley, Abaddon and their respective shenanigans (with a sprinkle of Castiel). Hilarious and fun.
This Dean/Sam breakup/makeup is just same old, same old.
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Jan 16, 2014
Yeah, this episode was great, and you're right, the split wasn't so annoying this time because it felt absolutely necessary. Also, I LOOOOVED Crowley in this episode, and I'm excited for him next episode! I'd been really excited about seeing how he was changed this season, which was sort of touched on a lot by the writers beforehand, but we hadn't actually seen much of it at all. So yeah, I was also really nervous when he possessed Sam, but then he was awesome, and didn't even run away when Gadreel showed up like he said he would! Aww. And I also was surprised to find myself rooting for him against Abby, as awesome as she is.
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Jan 16, 2014
I'm with MaryAnn. I didn't mind the split between the boys this time because it feels different. Sam seems to have come to some epiphany (did you see how tired he was?) that Dean has yet to realize. They keep going down this road, yes, but they never really solve their issues--they patch up and move on. I hope this moving toward us finally put nine years on the line.

The biggest missed opportunity of all time? Crowley's vessel was just sitting there. Would have made for one of the best conversations if Dean and Cas were up for a chat.
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Jan 16, 2014
so dean has officially screwed sam over with his actions,not to mention the demon possession!! okay i love crowley but if dean was in sams's place he'd have rather died than been possessed by a demon or an angel!! And through out all this all castiel did was give his puppy eye looks at the screen.It's sad when the only actual helpful person in an episode is Crowley. But its fun for us because we get to see crowley playing the good guy and i gotta say it suits him!
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Jan 16, 2014
Was anyone else kind of worried throughout the episode that we were having a redux with Cas? Like that it isn't actually him? I might just be super paranoid, I kept waiting for Holly to turn on John on POI on Tuesday night.

I do kind of like how we get a glimpse at filming schedules, I am guessing Hagen was just shot on White Collar before we get full time Crowley for most of the rest of the season. I wonder how much Crowley is still effected by the trials (I sense he is actually not happy about Kevin's death) and that might be why he is going to be trying to partner up with Dean at least until he realizes that if the angels are all in a civil war, that might be his perfect opportunity. Or if he is really seriously playing this hearts and minds campaign...and if I remember my political science class enough, part of that is getting someone from an opposing side to support you. I wonder if he could be trying to get Winchester support or Cas support.

I just really wonder how much this separation is going to be a separation. Like, that this one might be a little more serious in that Sam sort of sets up came in the bunker and Dean comes and goes but stays mainly on the road.
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Jan 16, 2014
Great episode! I hope we'll often see Crowley and Cas in the rest of the season.
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Jan 16, 2014
regarding the separation. every time that happened int eh past seasons I hoped something would be resolved but nada. it's interesting that Dean doesn't seem to grasp why Sam is hurt and Sam is aware of it. let's hope this time the separation will actually help them instead of being a plot point that will lead to Dean having a touching speech and the brothers hugging it out.

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Jan 16, 2014
Your review was better than the episode. It wasn't bad just feel a little bit bland given the subject matter. It had its goof and very good moments, though.
Cas comforting Dean about making bad decisions for the right reasons was both heartwarming and heartbreaking.
Crowley was wonderful. Funny, Spot on.
I miss Kevin.

And am I the only one who interpreted Gadreel's looks and attitude towards Adren as deep love rather than freindship?
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Jan 16, 2014
Crowley was really cool this episode helping out Sam....
Sa sad in the end...when Dean walked away alone drove away...:(:(
So the brothers are now separated (again)...with all the demons and angels on the loose...that cannot be a good thing...
Still sad for Kevin...
loved how they tried to get rid of the angel in Sam..
Abadon...her face was priceless when Crowley made his point that he is still the ruler of Hell...
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Jan 16, 2014
Lots of Crowley fans. He's done some really horrible things, but he's the bad guy you love to hate. And for being a demon, he has a code of honor. He wouldn't have a chance in a face to face fight with Abaddon because she's so much more powerful than he is. But he's far more intelligent than she is.
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Jan 18, 2014
that's A, the writing and B, Mark Sheppard's acting chops. That guy is awesome!
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Jan 16, 2014
Besides the obvious Castiel, I always love Crowley.
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Jan 16, 2014
with the giant baby comment (i died) and his political campain for king of hell crowley kill it this episode
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Jan 16, 2014
Crowley is just about the only character holding this season together (okay and Cas). So much so that I don't understand the "Season fiiine" jokes. The mid-season finale was truly where this season kicked off and this episode only reached its heights halfway through.

Maybe we've all become used to the sub-par ness of Supernatural over the past couple of years but this season is definitely taking a step in the right direction lately.
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Jan 16, 2014
They break up, they got together again and then they break up again. Its getting very predictable. The Winchester has issues and it needs to be solved somehow.
So, here is my suggestion for them
1. They should go to couple counselling. Hell, bring Castiel along.
(Spare me the wincest jokes, guys.)
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2. They split up in to 2 teams. Cas with Dean, Sam with Garth. They need to a pairs to solve supernatural cases.

BTW, Crowley is back, bitches! VOTE CROWLEY.
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Jan 16, 2014
I said it before, MaryAnn, but I think season fine is becoming season divine! Also, Crowley totally has my vote!
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Jan 16, 2014
VOTE CROWLEY

is it bad that I totally would?
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Jan 16, 2014
Hell, who doesn't want entrails and a virgin?
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Jan 16, 2014
Nah, Crowley is better for humans :D
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Jan 16, 2014
I'd love to see some (more) adventures of Dean with Crowley. Sam can be such a drag at times (annoying when he is whiny and/or depressed/suicidal)...he needs to "man up". Dean's a good brother and would do anything to save/protect his brother. Dean did screw up with Kevin but he made the choices he felt were best at the time.
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Jan 16, 2014
i thought it was a nice episode considering that the last couple of episodes seemed like fillers. There aren't major issues to complain about i think it's the same like dean and sam separating again and stuff you know
what we can say though is that literally EVERYONE wants to ride cas' dick
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Jan 15, 2014
And CROWLEY's at it again. So great to finally have him back on the playing field. If this show ever ends (lol) I hope it will get one hell of a grand finale with Crowley being a major player of it.
Actually I don't care that much about Sam and Dean breaking up at this point, as we all know they will be united again, but the fight, er, campaign for hell is going to be VERY interesting. I just hope they don't let it all play out off-screen as they did with the war in heaven.
I also feel kind of bad for Gadreel. Like Cas before him he's just being played by Metatron and doesn't know it. He actually wants to be a good guy but I don't see a good ending for him coming.
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Jan 15, 2014
First. I voted Crowley. Second, Dean is right, and Sam is wrong, as usual.
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Jan 15, 2014
CROWLEY - How do I love thee! - You cannot keep the King of Hell down! This man is the greatest, and I can't wait to see the showdown between him and Abaddon - the Angry Ginger (LOVE IT). Who will ultimately win over the demons? Good episode, and as much as I love Dean, I am glad that he is feeling the guilt over Kevin's death. Usually I give him a pass because the deaths are usually not his fault - His father, mother, Jo and Ellen all chose to sacrifice themselves, but Kevin's death ALL FALLS on him. He had soo many opportunities to be honest and tell Kevin (and Castiel) what was going on but he didn't say a word. He needs to feel and deal with this guilt and it should weigh on him for awhile. Loved Crowley's nickname for Dean and Castiel - Laverne and Shirley. Loved that Cas drove a car with hydraulics and that Dean made Cas and Crowley sit in the back seat. Sam is finally free of his angel possession - and I am perfectly fine with him being mad at Dean. Dean had NO right to allow Gadreel to possess Sam, especially since Sam was ready to die. The brothers definitely need some space, Dean really needs to think about the choices he has made. I sort of feel bad for Gadreel because he is trying to make amends for his past, and Metatron is using his guilt to have him do dispicible things. Can't wait for next week to see Crowley and Dean team up!
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Jan 15, 2014
Bottom line: I'm just never going to like Dean.
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Jan 23, 2014
But Dean is amazing D:
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Jan 15, 2014
Best line of the episode was from Crowley
"I'm dead. Yes I know, I love you too"
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Jan 15, 2014
Crowley was awesome as usual but unfortunately the only thing this episode did to me was made me realize how fucking tired I am of this constant sadfest this show has become. It's like a competition. Who feels more miserable this week, Sam or Dean? Tune in to find out! I'm honestly sick of this crap, and it pains me to say this because I love the show to bits.
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Jan 15, 2014
Hi MaryAnn thanks a great review. It largely reflected my personal review I did earlier today. Though my review was far less analytical and literate . Yes - Mark Sheppard owned this episode. Long live the King of Hell! Abby is really quite dumb and a bit of a dinosaur compared to Crowley's twisted political take on managing humans and demons.
Aside: It is great to see a Brit in a long running US show doing so well. I still remember from Firefly all fresh faced and young!
I am not sure I agree with you that Sam is suicidal. As Dean has his hero complex Sam is very much more emotionally grounded and though in no way would I want Sam to die (though they could always bring him back as Supernatural can so easily do) I feel he just understand is place and time and just needed to rest. Everyone has their time and most of us understand where we're at with that. Don't we?
You also seem to be saying Kevin could be/might be able to come back? That is a very interesting idea? I liked Kevin and Osric Chau did a fantastic acting job. So intense. I made me tired just watching him. Lets see? It would not be bad. And it would allow Dean some guilt relief perhaps?
As I said in my personal review it is superb to see Supernatural back and firing on all cylinders!

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Jan 15, 2014
I think Mark is australian or new zeland. But yeah his scenes are always fun to watch. Yeah I don't think kevin or any prophet will stay gone for long. Cas has been revived a few times, so maybe god will do the same for kevin?
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Jan 15, 2014
Mark is English. I googled it.
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Jan 15, 2014
Crowley owned this episode. I was surprised, and happy, when he cold cocked Gadreel. His showdown with Abaddon was good, too. But I noticed something. When he told the other demons with Abaddon to spread the word about voting, when he snapped his fingers to send them back to hell, they didn't go. Seemed like Abaddon stopped him from sending them back.
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Jan 15, 2014
The finger snap was Crowley making "rightly" a quick exit! Not sending demons back to hell wasn't it?
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Jan 16, 2014
That could be.
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Jan 15, 2014
Honestly, I have no complaints about this episode. I think it was the best one all season. Having Sam get un-possessed and Dean apologize to Castiel felt like the nails were finally being pulled out of MY brain. ;) Dean feels guilty now (and deservedly so, I think, for failing to warn Kevin) but, I don't think his taking time away from Sam is going to be prolonged this time. Maybe a few episodes to clear his head. Crowley holding up his end of the bargain maybe shouldn't have come as a surprise, because he's the definition of lawful-evil, but it certainly was nice, just once, to see a protagonists' plan on Supernatural go off without a hitch or a bunch of horrific unintended consequence. The dialogue in this episode was also grade-A+. This may be my favorite episode for one-liners ever. Plus, the Casmobile? Hysterical! :D
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Jan 15, 2014
When the black-smoke-demon-leaving-possessed-human-body changed in the scene when Crowley possessed Sam, was it an evidence of his mid-way repentance?
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Jan 20, 2014
Crowley has always been red because as the King of Hell he's more awesome than the average demon.
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Jan 15, 2014
Crowley has always been that color. Remember when he possessed Kevin's mom? He was also red.
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Jan 15, 2014
or it could show he is a different level than the typical black smoke demons. But that could be possible about some repentance, but the start of the season seemed to show he's reverted back to his evil back stabing self.
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Jan 15, 2014
I did but did not notice this point. You've made a very interesting point!
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Jan 15, 2014
I was so sad to see Mark Sheppard go on 'White Collar', but thinking in retrospect, his more prominent role on that show probably explains why he's been in the Winchester's dungeon so long. Now that Hagen is dead, out pops Crowley...which is a good thing cause Crowley is all sorts of AWESOME!!!

The brothers will make up...yada, yada, yada. I'm just looking forward to the best campaign ever.

Crowley 2014!
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Jan 15, 2014
Oh, Mark Sheppard...you're so awesome.

I get why they "trust" Crowley. If it's one thing you can count on, he does keep his word. Like when Abby was killing off people who made deals, he was pissed because it impinged on who he was. He may be playing the long game against you, but if you get his word (so far) he keeps to it. He's closer to Lucifer in that respect of being upfront about who/what he is, whereas Abby is all terror and fighting. It seems MOST demons are more into self-preservation and playing the game than starting another war. It also seems like Crowley has no designs on Heaven, just getting Hell and running amok on Earth.

Yeah, more Wangst, but it felt a little more real this time. Sam wasn't mad, he just was disappointed and wasn't going to give Dean the easy way out. Dean screwed up, and he has to deal with that this time. I could see them being apart until Jim Beaver shows up again to berate one or both of them.
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Jan 15, 2014
I'd like to see more Crowley and Castiel together in upcoming episodes
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Jan 15, 2014
Loved the comedic aspect of this episode. I love Crowley-I got my Mark Sheppard fix over the break cuz he's been on White collar for a bit but I still missed the character he plays on SPN.
I like the set up of Abby's downfall being that she is TOO badass. I mean, Crowley is not someone to be messed with but he is not all that way and he does a great job of charming ppl (and demons) that Abby doesn't have the patience for.
I am really hoping that Boogertron gets his this season...dude is such an assbutt.
Gladreel is so damned desperate to be considered a "hero" that he isn't really stopping to realize Boogertron is using him. I foresee a self sacrifice coming, perhaps saving Heaven all together so he can actually go down as a hero-or maybe he will be the one to kill Boogertron...
Love the updated Cas. I think that at the end he seemed so sad and part of it was of course because of Sam and Dean but also for himself. He has still not told anyone exactly how he got some Grace back and I know he feels guilty for what he did. Perhaps he sees that the Winchester Way of the ends justify the means has spread to him as well.
As for Sam and Dean- Dean knew that what he did was wrong and was going to piss Sam off. He was hoping though that Sam would not seem upset about being alive but about what was done to keep him that way...what I think the cause of this new separation is that Dean thinks he has the final say. He did it when he tricked Sam into saying yes to Zeke/Gladreel and then again last night when he put his foot down and said he was going after the angel alone. That is Dean's inherent problem. He thinks he has the right to make all the decisions and that they aren't up for debate and that everyone should just go along no matter what. I also think that When Sam told him to go it wasn't out of anger. I think he doesn't know where to go from here. He was ready to die and now he is alive and forced to face all this crap again. It will be interesting to see what Sam and Cas do while Dean is off hinting with Crowley.

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Jan 15, 2014
That demon spy/tracker girl, is hottest girl I have seen in a while on TV.
Shame she died. Hoped to see her again.

And I laughed when Crowley just need to get a chair which turns around.
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Jan 15, 2014
That demon/spytracker girl deserved to die. I'm glad she's gone as I simply could'nt bear to continue watching a fool of that magnitude! (It really was one of the most lazy and unimaginative pieces of scripting that I have ever had the sorry misfortune to watch!)
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Jan 15, 2014
I think sometimes the writers put inside jokes into the show about their experiences with the fans. Castiel/Misha Collins has a very large, noisy internet fanbase of people who think he's incredibly hot, so having a character who shares those views meet an untimely end might be the writers' way of acknowledging (or perhaps discouraging?) that behavior... Sort of like the line, "They know we're BROTHERS, right?" was maybe the show's way of responding to the "Wincest"-promoting segment of the fandom. It's kind of like they're saying, "We see what you're doing there, and it's ridiculous! Calm down!" ;)
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Jan 15, 2014
Agreed. plus it's in demon's nature for self preservation. Why not let the two main powers kill each other and take what ever is left? hardly out of character.
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Jan 15, 2014
Watching a character portrayed as a spy/demon tracker, openly reveal she's playing both sides, incredulously to both sides, did'nt exude a hint of a joke. (not to me anyway) It just came across as bad drama. However, if there is an ounce of truth in what you say, then I find the decision to script a character who fancies Castiel as a 'colossal idiot' speaks volumes! When the show has done tongue-in cheek before now, e.g. Prophet Chuck and Jensen/Jared episode, its been done alot better than this. But hey, thanks for your view.
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Jan 15, 2014
Here's the thing IMO with Dean and Sam, from the very beginning of this series Dean said "We're each others weaknesses" and that statement has always been found to be true and everyone and their mother knows it. So, when the decision to save Sam by Dean or Dean by Sam comes up, we the audience know they will always choose "save" at all cost. So, for me, Sam maybe hurt but seriously, is he all that surprised. And let's not front if the situation was reverse, Sam would've done the same thing. In the end, they both parted for the right reason; however I think Dean's misinterpreted what Sam was getting at. Sam IMO let Dean go to prove to Dean that Crowley was wrong. Plus two guilt ridden brothers in the same vicinity 24/7 can become a downer.
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Jan 15, 2014
i don't think sam would have because in the last season when dean was sent to purgatory, sam did nothing to try to save/find dean. that caused a rift between them when dean found out. sam was pretty much "i'm done with this" and found a life with amelia instead of the supernatural.
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Jan 19, 2014
I agree with c0711, if the situation was reversed Sam would have done the same thing. Sam didn't try to save Dean (when Dean was in Purgatory) because Sam had no idea where Dean even was and had no way and had no idea how to get him back. Sam was truly alone . Sam didn't stay with Amelia once her husband was found be alive. Looking back on past seasons when it was reversed and Sam had some recourse (the faith healer and making crossroads demon deals, for example) he tried everything to get Dean back.


Also, when the trials were not complete and Dean asked Sam to stop, Sam stopped. Then Sam went into a coma, and the last Dean knew was that Sam did want to live.
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Jan 15, 2014
Also Sam tried to Let Dean have a life too when Dean thought he was in hell, though that was souless Sam.
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Jan 15, 2014
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Jan 15, 2014
Why was Crowleys smokey stuff red? Has it always been like that?
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Jan 15, 2014
Crowley is (or was) the highest ranking demon in Hell's hierchy. All high ranking demons get special colors. Azazel had yellow eyes, Lilith had white eyes, Crowley has red smoke.
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Jan 15, 2014
Thanks.I did completely forgotten this detail.
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Jan 15, 2014
CharmedOne is right, when Crowley possessed Mrs. Tran in "Whats up Tiger Mommy" his smoke was red. I cant remember if we've ever seen another demon with red smoke but maybe. Im sure it has something to do with him being more powerful then other demons.
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Jan 15, 2014
Yeah, At least since season 8, which is the first time i remember seeing him leave his vessel, Crowley's smoke has been red. I'm not sure on what that means other than him being King. I'm pretty sure Abbadon has red smoke, too.
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Jan 20, 2014
No, she has black smoke. You see it during the finale of S8 when Sam exorcises her.
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Jan 15, 2014
every time I see Crawley chained up I wonder if they leave him there for real XD
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Jan 15, 2014
VOTE CROWLEY
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Jan 15, 2014
I don't imagine getting a new demon warding tattoo will be an issue, just go to the nearest parlor and they should be able to slap one on easily enough, will probably happen off screen.
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Jan 16, 2014
Exactly.
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Jan 15, 2014
love that crowley's "good side" has been very subtle and that he sort of hides it. but the effects of what happened to him last season has definitely changed his character. how much is hard to say because he's such a BAMF.

sure, its just the annual sam/dean fight but this one felt more natural. and sam DIDNT WHINE. he just looked disappointed and didnt annoy me. dean going off on his own seemed like a suicide play until i saw he'd be teaming up with crowley..i am OK with that scenerio lol
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