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 →
Sam and Dean go to investigate an outbreak of Swine Flu. Driving away from the town, Crowley shows up in the backseat of the Impala. He tells them he can get them Pestilence.
Crowley doesn’t know where Pestilence is, but he knows the demon that knows, and he tells Sam and Dean that if they can bring the demon ti him, he will get the information.
Crowley invites Dean but tells Sam that he isn’t invited. Dean decides to accept. Sam calls Bobby to complain. Then Sam suggests that he say yes to the devil and he jump into the cage. Bobby loses it on him.
Meanwhile, Crowley takes Dean to the pharmaceutical company that Pestilence operates out of and send him to the 12th floor on his own. When Dean gets up there, the demon says he isn’t interested in the rings from Death and Famine, and instead tries to kill Dean. Dean gets in the elevator, and when he gets out on the ground floor, the demon is about to kill him from behind when Crowley attacks the demon and bashes him in the head, knocking him unconscious. Continue reading →
Sam and Dean stop at a hotel because of a bad storm. The hotel is much fancier than they are used to, and Sam questions why a four-star hotel would be located in the middle of nowhere. The building starts shaking and the couple in the next room disappear, only the woman’s engagement ring left on the floor.
When they arrive at the hotel, first Dean, and later Sam, have small cuts on their necks.
As they think about things, they realize that they were led to the hotel by a detour and a hurricane. They then find bloody soup with eyeballs, and some guys show up. Sam and Dean are taken into the lobby where they realize that everyone in the room is a god. 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 →
Dean wakes up to find two hunters, Roy and Walt, standing over him and Sam with rifles. They shoot them both, killing them.
Dean finds himself in his car and gets out to find Young Sam, and its Fourth of July, 1996. He’s with Sam, helping him with fireworks. It’s a beautiful moment, where Dean was bringing Sam happiness. Young Sam disappears, and Dean then hears Castiel on his car radio, and he tells Dean to follow the road to find Sam.
Sam is in a memory from when he was 11, and after Dean shows up, the house goes dark and things start shaking. Castiel shows up on the television and tells them that they are in Heaven so they need to take advantage of the opportunity and find Joshua, an angel who is rumored to talk to God. Continue reading →
The brothers show up in Sioux Falls to investigate a murder that a town resident says he witnessed. He saw Clay kill Benny. The only issue is Clay died five years ago. According to the witness, Benny was the one to kill Clay five years ago.
After Bobby hadn’t been answering his phone, the brothers show up at his house, where he is exceptionally cleaned up and well-groomed. Bobby tells them that the case is nothing, he’s already looked into it. On the way out of town, the brothers stop at the cemetery thinking Bobby might be wrong. They see a freshly dug grave, and open it up to find it empty.
They find Clay in his house, where he tells them everything. On the way out of the house, escorting Clay to shoot him, the sheriff showed up and arrests Sam and Dean and tells Clay that he’s free to go.
Bobby shows up at the police station and it turns out that he knew about everything. The dead just started rising five days ago. One of the dead people that rose was the sheriff’s son. Bobby takes them home and shows him his wife, Karen, who’s “alive” and walking around. For some odd reason, she’s dressed like a 1950’s housewife. 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 →