|Awkward family dinner?|
Tumbling right out of the closet of our very own brothers Winchester. They are, of course, rather perturbed that some dude just stumbled out of their closet. Particularly when said dude starts asking if one of them is John Winchester. And just why would he be asking such a strange and jarring question? Because that blood sigil spell from earlier was supposed to take him to his son. That's right, this dude is Henry Winchester, doing some time traveling. Turns out, though, he's not alone in his travels, because that demon from earlier has followed him through the portal, and guess what! The magic demon knife can't kill her! Dun dun dun!
|They wouldn't be Winchesters if they didn't dig up some graves.|
Henry is convinced that his order, the Men of Letters, should still be around, and that Sam and Dean, his grandsons, and as such legacies, should be part of the group. Alas, it is not so, as John never saw his pop again after that fateful night. This does not bode well for Henry's future, clearly. It also gives Dean some ample material to angst over, as apparently John hated his dad because he thought he walked out on him as a kid, and we all know how Dean feels about family. Super important, yo. More important than mystical brotherhood legacy group things, for sure. Sam is more tolerant, per usual. It was sort of nice to hear Dean stand up for John, though, because for a while there he was pissed at him for how they were raised. Anyway!
Henry gets worked up after reading John's journal and realizing the life his son was forced to lead, and wants to go back and fix things. Dean heads him off at the pass while Sam goes off to try to find out how to get rid of Abaddon and just what the mystery box is, as it turns out one of the dudes from the brotherhood didn't actually die, just pretended to and took over someone else's identity. Now, Sam is a bit of an idiot when he goes and talks to this dude, just divulging information even though there's something clearly shady about said dude's wife. Like, when he eagerly asks if you have the box? Don't just go ahead and say yes, Sam! Sheesh. Rookie move. Because that wife lady is really Abaddon in disguise.
|There are sure some handsome men in this family, right?|
Abaddon calls up Dean to offer a trade: Sam for Henry and the box. Oh, we did find out the box has a bunch of supernatural knowledge in it, apparently, and that's why it's such a hot commodity. The brotherhood dude tells Sam to get rid of it for good, yada yada. Anyway, Dean is all ready to go in guns hot to get Sam back, and manages to convince Henry that this is the right thing to do as well. We're led to believe in a dumb fakeout that Dean was going to just hand Henry over easy peezy lemon squeezy, but come ON, he wouldn't do that, no matter how annoyed he may be with his gramps.
Henry carves a devil's trap into the tip of a bullet like a boss, and shoots it into Abaddon's brain. While it doesn't kill her, it does trap her, but not before she stuck her hand in Henry's gut. Uh oh. The Winchesters never can catch a break. Death, death and more death. It's just their lot in life. Ha. Death. Life. Sorry. I'm tired. Anyway, Dean chops off her head, and the plan is to basically bury her in cement forever. Even though she'll be alive, she won't be able to do anything.
Alas, though, Henry is not long for this world. He dies in the arms of his grandsons, who must bury yet another parental figure. No hunter's burial for him, I guess, as he of the "hunters are brutes!" mentality. They end up with the box, but are headed to get rid of it at the end of the episode, like the brotherhood dude pleaded.
- Are you really able to break out a car window with your elbow?
- I'm a little fuzzy on the workings of that blood spell. Like, why did it choose 2013? Why not send him to a time when John was still alive? Or just across town to him in his present time? And why do the blood spell in the first place to get out of that situation? I guess if it's the only thing you can think of, sure...
- It was pretty awesome that Henry was able to get out of the handcuffs and get them on Sam and Dean without them being the wiser. Nice moves.
- I liked how they tied it back into the whole thing about their bloodline being super important, combining hunters with these men of letters folk. Brains and brawn, as Sam called them.
- I always wonder why they don't try to call up Cas in these situations. Like, couldn't he have healed him? I mean, I get it, he was meant to die, it would screw up the timeline, but why don't they even think of trying it?
Dean: So you're like Yodas to our Jedis. ... Nevermind, you'll get there.
Henry: You're also Winchesters. As long as we're alive, there's always hope.
Dean: All I see in our family tree is a whole lot of dead.