Also, another sidenote, I really don't feel so well right now, so this might be shorter and/or not as funny as usual. That is, if you usually find these at least somewhat fun/funny. Okay! Enough dilly dally!
After the requisite random-person-gets-killed opening, this time involving what turns out to be the bone of a frost giant, a virgin bank worker and a genuinely creepy dude, we get back to the problem at large - finding the tablet that Kevin hid before going on the run from demons. Now that he's got Dean and Sam back on the GoGoProphet team, they can go find it again and close the gates to Hell forever. Right?
|Don't worry, Mom, it was just a demon possessing you.|
After dispatching the demons that were indeed surrounding Ms. Tran, they want to put her in a safe house, but she is having none of it. She wants to accompany them on their quest so she can protect her son. Also, why was she that surprised about the demons? Didn't she encounter them before after the angels were killed or whatever? Whatevs. The boys get them inked up with some anti-demon tattoos and they're off!
To a train station, where Kevin apparently stashed the tablet. But, of course, it's no longer there. There was a thief working some mischief, and he pawned it. And the pawn shop dude sold it. They track down the seller's address, which looks to be a motel very similar to one we saw back in season four with the kid in the astronaut costume. The dude in question that bought the tablet is apparently the right hand to the god Plutos, who is about to host a special sort of monster auction, which is purportedly on neutral ground. And they're going to sell the tablet, naturally.
Time to head to the auction, wherein we also see for sale Thor's hammer. Guess who wants to buy it? Yes, the dude with the frost giant bone. Ha. Anyway, Crowley also happens to be in attendance, and when things start selling for much more team GoGoProphet has, things do not look good. Things especially don't look good when Plutus pulls a nasty and puts Kevin up on the bidding block along with the tablet. Since, you know, it's no good on its own, really, with no one to read it. In the end, Kevin's mom offers up her soul as payment. Crowley tries to counter with his own soul, but alas, he does not have one. Ms. Tran "wins." Can you call losing your soul a win? Dean might. So long as it's not Sam's soul, anyway.
|Yes Dean, I have a beard. It's a great Purgatorian mystery.|
In the end, the Trans decide to take off on their own. They've had enough of the Winchesters' "help," and can you really blame them? As Crowley said, people who hang around them usually end up dead eventually. So now the boys are without Kevin or the tablet. Well, crap.
Meanwhile, throughout the episode, we were treated to some PurgatoryDean flashbacks of him tracking down Castiel with Benny. They did manage to track him down, only to find that he was trying to keep hidden from Dean this whole time, to protect him from the wrath of the Leviathan(s) down there with them. But Dean was not going to let Cas rot in Purgatory if he could help it. Only, in the last flashback, we're not so sure what has happened, because it looks like maybe Dean actually sacrificed Cas or something. PurgatoryDean is not so nice, you see. Not so nice. ReturnedFromPurgatoryDean isn't much nicer, either, but would you be?
Next week it looks like we get to see more of Sam's time away, getting frisky with the vet and finally having the pet dog he always wanted.
- So Cas grows facial hair in Purgatory, but Dean takes the time to somehow shave but is okay with leaving his face covered in blood? Riiiight.
- The guy who played Alfie/Samadriel seemed ultra familiar to me. Anyone else?
- I do believe this is the first time we've ever seen Crowley's demony eyes, right? It's definitely the first time we've ever seen him smoke out of someone, because I know I would've remembered red smoke. I guess it makes sense that he has red eyes, since he was the king of making deals, and the crossroads demons also had red eyes. Minions, if you will.
- Is there a running tally of how many times Crowley makes a moose reference? It's becoming his idjit, which was fun at first, but was eventually overused into the ground.
Dean: Smell it, Sammy?
Sam: What, burning flesh?
Dean: They didn't mean it, baby.
Crowley: Listen to Moose, Squirrel.
Crowley: Samadriel. Slumming it, are we?
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