|I am an angel, so I must speak in formal, clipped speech.|
Meanwhile, Sam is having a conversation inside his head, basically debating whether it could possibly be a good idea for him to just die already, once and for all. Of course, this conversation takes place with two characters perennially coming back from the dead, Dean and Bobby, so let's take this with a grain of salt, shall we? But basically, Sam is ready to go to that great yonder, whatever that may be.
Back in the land of the conscious, Dean gets his first taste of angel help in the form of an angel blade to the neck. Luckily, he has an actual angel friend that comes to his aid in the form of Ezekiel, who genuinely still believes in helping humans. But, after the fall, his angel powers are a bit on the weak side, so he can't heal Sam super speedy. Which gives some other angels time to come to Dean's call and start beating the crap out of him asking for where Castiel is.
|Wait, we've been here before, haven't we?|
He then goes to clean up his bloody clothes, but his stomach is agrumblin', and there's a dang vending machine with some unhealthy treats calling his name. Better steal some clothes and get some food instead. Fare thee well, trench coat. Perhaps we shall meet again someday.
Back at the hospital, Ezekiel tells Dean that he can't heal Sam in his current state. The only way he'll be able to help is by actually possessing Sam's body and healing it from the inside. Dean is understandably reluctant to even consider this notion, knowing Sam would never agree, but we all know that Dean would do anything to keep Sam alive, so this whole back and forth about it is really just a lot of foreplay.
|I just included this one for the hotness factor.|
Yep, Sam is now possessed by an angel. He doesn't know it (yet), so he can't be angry about it (yet). Do we really think Ezekiel is going to let go of his possession once both of them are stronger? Things never go well when possession is involved. This was the big secret that all of the articles about the show were hinting at, and it's definitely a twist that was not super expected. It's just funny because while a twist, it's only sort of a new twist. It always seems to be Sam who ends up with some mental thing going on. Lucifer, Soulless Sam, now angel possession. Will his head never be his own?
Are you excited for this season? What's the overall game plan, do you think? Somehow figure out how to re-open heaven, or something unexpected? We do know that Crowley is still around, so the demons aren't entirely out of the picture either. More angels and demons ahead, people. More angels and demons.
- The new title card is pretty cool, right? Angel wings burning up. Perhaps one of the more literal title cards, but still a cool effect.
- At least it was just Dream Bobby and not real Bobby. You know how I hate when they won't let dead people stay dead.
- Here is my biggest problem with these angels. For example, this Hale girl. Her body was randomly deteriorating. This has never, to my memory, been a thing. Is it because they're fallen now? Also, can they now possess anyone who says yes? I thought it had to be a specific bloodline thing? Or is it just that the specific bloodline makes it so they won't deteriorate? Did I miss something or was this just kind of glossed over? Like, they made a huuuuuge deal about the Winchesters being Michael's vessel, and now Ezekiel can possess Sam just as easily? Honestly, if I missed something, please tell me.
- Also, even though the angels are fallen, they still have their powers? I guess only Castiel doesn't because he had his grace taken. But do we have any other examples of fallen angels before this? Aside from Lucifer, obviously, whose situation is different. Hmm.
- Some of this feels very much already tread territory. The angels have been pissed at Cas forever. Sam is constantly having some kind of mental battle, with Dean always trying to keep him alive and harboring secrets. I suppose that's the problem with a show lasting this long, things end up getting recycled too obviously. Hopefully there are surprises ahead that shake things up.
Dean: You're dying, Sam.
Sam: Shut up.
Castiel: I would fly, but I have no wings. Not anymore.
Dean: Anybody ever tell you, you hit like an angel?
Death: Well played, my boy.
Previous Episode -- Next Episode