Dean has moved Lisa and Ben to a new home, and is keeping them inside, trying to be casual, “forgetting” they were going out to lunch by ordering a pizza.
Meanwhile, Sam and Grandpa Campbell are investigating a murder and kidnapped baby in Michigan. Grandpa Campbell says “baby stew” too many times.
Ben gets into Dean’s trunk, and Dean yells at him, demonstrating his immense need for therapy, telling Ben he will never shoot a gun, while Ben clearly wants to be just like Dean. He’s obviously just mad because he wants to protect Ben from being anything like him. When Lisa comes to talk to Dean about it, it becomes clear that his issue is that he feels responsible for keeping Lisa and Ben safe during every second of the day, an impossible task.
Sam and Dean go to the grocery store to buy supplies for the baby. The demon shows up as a nurse behind them in line as a ruse to steal the baby, leading to an awkward chase with Dean attacking a nurse as the entire store looks on. Continue reading →
The premiere opens with a montage of Dean doing normal things in his new Indiana life with Cindy, cut with a montage of all the things he used to do with Sam.
Dean can’t letting the hunting life go, though, and he goes to investigate a noise in a house he hears on his way home from the bar. He goes so far as to call the police, and we see he has still taken precautions in Lisa’s house, putting a devil’s trap under the welcome mat.
Dean goes back to the house in the morning and finds large claw marks on a telephone pole. He finds…a cute, tiny dog! Scary! But then he looks down and realizes there is sulfur. He’s back in the game. Then there is the obligatory box where the main character takes out their old clothes and gear to go back to the good ole days when they used to such and such. I kind of always love those scenes, though, so when Dean takes out his leather jacket, I was all excited for him to be a hunter again.
…Ummm, something’s in the trunk, then other stuff is happening, and then the yellow-eyed demon shows up and is strangling him when Sam comes up and stabs Dean with a syringe. Dean wakes to find Sam looking at him, way too cheerful for a guy who’s been in hell for a while. Sam tells Dean that he was poisoned and none of the weird stuff he’s been seeing is real. To demonstrate that he’s real, Sam gets a knife and cuts his arm, then follows it up with some holy water, or was it salt water? Not clear. Also, why do people on TV always make such large cuts on their forearms, or even more illogically, across the palm. That’s a painful place to have a cut, and if you’re just after blood, why not cut somewhere that isn’t used? Continue reading →
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 →