Chuck provides the voiceover for the episode, basically telling the entire story as if it’s already happened. He talks about the times Sam and Dean have spent as brothers, rather than hunters, in the Impala.
Dean has decided to back Sam with the Lucifer plan. Sam, Dean, and Castiel get demon blood, which they carry outside in gallon jugs. There’s no better sign that you have come up with a good plan then carrying around gallons of demon blood.
They all go to Detroit, where Dean is certain Lucifer is waiting. Bobby and Sam have an emotional, but stiff goodbye. Castiel has a confused reaction, not realizing quite how human socialization works. They go in and Sam says yes, and it goes about as well as everyone watching the show expected it to, which is to say it didn’t work, and Sam loses.
Lucifer has a talk with Sam in the mirror, and Lucifer shows Sam that he’s been being watched by demons since childhood. Continue reading →
We open with Pestilence torturing old people with mix-n-match diseases.
Castiel calls Dean from the hospital, where it appears he just suddenly showed up, somewhat human, after the incident in Van Nuys.
The brothers go after Pestilence and it doesn’t go well, as they both end up very infected. Somehow they manage to get to Pestilence, who is extremely perky, without Sam accidentally stabbing anyone with the knife he’s waving around while delirious. As he shouts about people being MESSY and WEAK, Pestilence seems to demonstrate some daddy issues. Castiel shows up and helps and does a fake out, cutting off Pestilence’s finger, so they do manage to get the ring, but Pestilence tells them it’s too late.
Bobby tells them about a mass death about to occur in Chicago, and when they question where he got the information, Bobby brushes them off, but Crowley makes an appearance to throw him under the bus. Their disbelief that he’d done that is short lived as Sam inquires if Bobby kissed him. Bobby vehemently denies it, but Crowley whips out his camera. He took a selfie during the moment.
Crowley than figures out Death’s plan, which is to spread the Croatoan virus as a vaccine against Swine flu. The camera than cuts to death getting out of a classic car and walking with a fashionable cane in slow motion to music that feels like it may have been lifted from the Outlander opening credits. Continue reading →
Dean is writing a note to Bobby and folding his leather jacket and car keys into a box to mail to Bobby, as he’s decided to say yes to Michael. Sam shows up to stop him, and he’s brought Castiel, who takes them to Bobby’s. There, Dean and Bobby get into it. They are interrupted by Castiel getting a sudden headache, announcing something’s happening, and disappearing.
Castiel is in the woods and sees the ground moving. Before he can investigate, he is attacked by two men/angels/demons. After killing them, he looks back to the ground and it’s a person reaching out. Castiel pulls them out of the ground. He brings him back to Bobby’s house where Sam and Dean recognize the guy as their brother, Adam.
Adam tells them the angels chose him to be Michael’s vessel. Sam begs Adam to give them some time.
Sam and Dean have a conversation in the safe room where he implores Dean to change his mind. Dean feels that they’ve gotten so many people killed, it’s time to stop. Dean escapes. So does Adam. Dean goes to a questionably crazy guy on the street to try to get the angels attention, but only manages to grab the attention of Castiel, who attacks him. They have a fight and Castiel uses his angel powers to knock Dean out. Continue reading →
Important Plot Moments:
Sam and Dean are running from demons when they are cornered. Suddenly, a bunch of hunters show up and exorcise them. They bring the brothers back to their town, which is full of hunters. It turns out that the preachers daughter, Leah, gets visions from the angels.
A group of them go to the house to kill the demons. A teenage boy, Dylan, stays behind with Sam and Dean after they finish killing the demons in the house. They missed one, though, and it pulls Dylan under the car and kills him before Dean can kill her first.
During Dylan’s funeral, Leah gets a vision and tells everyone that they will see Dylan again on Judgment Day. They have been chosen to have paradise on Earth. They just have to follow the angels commandments. One of the hunters, Paul, looks skeptical in the audience. Continue reading →
A couple is on a first date and they end up eating each other. Then, another couple shoots themselves to “stay together forever”.
They find the Cupid and he says he is just following his orders and what happens after that has nothing to do with him. Castiel reads his mind and says it’s true.
Sam smells a demon and attacks it, but it gets away. The brothers open a case and it lets out a bright light, which Castiel says is a human soul. Castiel has also started eating, which he tells them is a clue. The town is suffering from hunger, as in famine, as in one of the horseman of the apocalypse.
The horseman is in a wheelchair. He goes into a restaurant and everyone goes crazy. The demon that Sam fought tells Famine that Sam is there and that he got the brothers room key during the fight. Continue reading →
Anna comes to Dean in a dream and tells her she needs his help. Castiel shows up instead of Dean and Anna tells him that Sam has to die because he’s Lucifer’s vessel. Castiel says they’ll find another way and threatens to kill her if she tries to hurt Sam.
Anna then goes back in time to 1973 to kill the Winchesters before Sam is born. Castiel takes Sam and Dean back in time with him to stop her.
They decide to use the fact that Mary will remember Dean as a hunter and ring the doorbell. When John comes to the door, Dean says they’re Mary’s cousins. Continue reading →
Notable Plot Moments:
Castiel is trailing Crowley and keeping the brothers updated. He can’t get in, so Jo pretends to be a woman whose car broke down. When the demons let her in, the Winchesters kill them. Crowley then shoots the two demons holding the brothers, telling them that he needs to talk to them privately. Apparently, Crowley wants Lucifer dead.
Bobby makes them all pose for a photo before they go hunt the devil.
When they get to Carthage, Missouri, Castiel sees that the town is filled with reapers. He goes to find out why their are so many and gets trapped by Lucifer, who tries to convince him they are on the same side. Continue reading →
A woman saw her husband killed by what the sheriff says was a bear attack. She thought she saw the incredible hulk. Sam finds candy bars at the crime scene and thinks it’s a trickster.
Dean is ready to kill him, but Sam suggests they talk to the trickster and see if he will help them fight against the demons.
They hear about another incident on the radio, but when they show up at the crime scene, no one is there. They walk into the warehouse and are suddenly in Dr. Sexy, M.D. When Sam asks the trickster for help, he tells them he’ll talk to them if they can survive the game for the next 24 hours.
Dean gets shot and Sam has to sew his bullet wound, which he does using dental floss. After Dean is okay, they are suddenly in a Japanese game show. Sam can’t answer the question because it’s in Japanese and then a ball hits him in the balls, repeatedly. Castiel shows up and is about to get them out when he disappears. Sam figures out that if they play along, they survive, so Dean hits the buzzer and magically can speak Japanese, though he doesn’t even seem to know what he’s saying. Continue reading →
Dean wakes up in his hotel room, but it’s different. He looks outside and it’s like a post apocalyptic disaster. He goes outside and is attacked by a little girl. Then he sees ‘Croatoan’ on the wall and a bunch of zombie people start chasing him, which leads to the weirdest moment of the episode so far, which is saying something, when military tanks pull up and start shooting everyone and they turn on rock music while they’re shooting. It does allow Dean to escape, though.
Dean sees a sign that shows him he is in August 2014, the future for him. Zachariah shows up in Dean’s car. He tells Dean he is in the future to see what happens to the world if he says no to Michael.
Dean goes to Bobby’s but it’s basically abandoned. He looks in the back of John’s journal and sees a picture that includes Bobby and Castiel at a place called Camp Chitaqua. There he finds his car in a disastrous state and is knocked out. The camera pans back and reveals Dean was knocked out by… Continue reading →