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Episode 09×21 Or the Abaddon/Crowley Smackdown

After last week’s detour of an episode, it was nice to see our boys back in the driver’s seat again. With only three episodes left in the season, “King of the Damned” began wrapping up the many, many plotlines we’ve seen developing throughout season 9.

Synopsis

Here is what happened in “King of the Damned” in eleven sentences:

  • Castiel, commander in chief to the renegade angels, captures one of Metatron’s lackeys (and commander!Castiel is a sexy sight for sore eyes).
  • Cas calls in the Winchesters to “interrogate” the angel and when Sam & Dean arrive, he hugs them (and we all squeed).
  • Sam and Dean play “mean girls” and manipulate information out of Metatron’s lackey (to the writers: please take note of the proper way of breaking the fourth wall, see “The Real Ghostbusters” and “The French Mistake” for reference).
  • Crowley has a son that Abaddon kidnaps from the 18th century so she can manipulate the King of Hell.
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  • Crowley and Abaddon team up to eliminate the Winchesters because apparently their personal vendetta can wait.
  • Dean and Sam retrieve the First Blade, as per Crowley’s instructions; they learn that Crowley has a hellhound named “Juliet.”
  • Concurrently, Castiel and Gadreel have a chat in the woods, and I can’t really remember what was said because of their voices that are like caramel-covered sex.
  • Poughkeepsie.
  • Abaddon backstabs, errr shoots, Crowley (surprise surprise).
  • Back in the woods, Metatron sends assassins for Castiel, and Gadreel joins Team Cas (or so we think?)
  • Dean kills Abaddon with the First Blade and then refuses to give it up when Sam asks him to (in Crowley’s words, “I sense drama.”)

Episode 09×10 AKA The Episode When Crowley Proves He’s Awesome

Hello, Hunters! It’s Wednesday, and that means it’s time to talk about the Winchesters. We’ve been on Hellatus for the past few weeks, and honestly? I was worried that this episode wouldn’t live up to snuff. So I went in blind. That’s right. I avoided all promos, photos, clips…everything. And you know what? I loved it. The episode made me laugh, made me swoon, and as only SPN can do, made me cry great big giant tears full of Winchester feels

Synopsis

Holy Terror“, the midseason finale, left us with angst, and “Road Trip” picks up right where episode 9 left off: with the angstiest of angst, brought to us by none other than the King of Angst, Dean Winchester. Over the past few weeks, I’ve had plenty of time to think about how Kevin Tran’s death would affect the older Winchester, and I’m sad to say I was right: Dean trashes the bunker. Luckily, recently re-mojoed Castiel shows up, and then there were some #profoundbond feels (and yes, that hashtag did trend worldwide last night). Can I just say that my little fangirl heart did the happy cha-cha-cha to see her favorite hunter and angel reunited?

Meanwhile, Gadreel is in Sam’s body meeting up with some old friends. This season has more mastermind villains than I can shake a stick at, but I think that Metatron is crowned King of the Evil Ones, mostly because he ordered Kevin Tran’s death (can I say how much I miss Osric Chau?). Anyway, Gadreel is sent by Metatron to kill Thaddeus, who is inhabiting a Justin Bieber-wannabe. Oh, sometimes I love how real life meets up with fandom.

And this is one of those times you wished that this crossed over to real life.
And this is one of those times you wished that this crossed over to real life.

So Metatron hates pop music, and is a royal douchebag, but all this pales in the return of TAHMOH PENIKETT to the SPN family. Oh yes, I fangirled hard when I saw Gadreel’s former vessel tending bar for Metatron. Just ask the Collectiva Diva.  

#profound bond
#profound bond

Episode 09×06 AKA the Episode When Cas Worked in a Convenience store

Synopsis

Cas is back. After the heart-wrenching, feel-stomping, episode 3, Cas has been on his own for the past few weeks, and let me tell you, the fandom was pissed. Whether you ship Destiel or not, last night the hashtag #profoundbond trended worldwide as SPN fans showed their support via social network for the friendship of Dean and Castiel.

The boys are back in the bunker, and SPN cutie Osric Chau is back too. Kevin has found a footnote to Metatron’s angel tablet, and he’s hoping that it will give them a clue as to how to re-open Heaven (implied: getting Cas his wings back). Unfortunately, they cannot translate the dead language, so Dean takes this as an opportunity to go hang out with his boyfriend to check out a potential hunt that Castiel called him about. The episode is split into two focuses (focii?); one plot focuses on Sam and Kevin as they interrogate Crowley for information on Metatron’s footnotes (love Mark Sheppard’s snark) and the other focus is on Dean and Castiel’s investigation of a few mysterious deaths. 

The Winchesters in the Impala. Just as it should be.
The Winchesters in the Impala. Just as it should be.

Episode 09×03 AKA the Episode Where Cas Loses “It”

We all knew this episode was coming, and I think most of us half-anticipated/half-dreaded it. But, in case you’ve been living under a rock, here’s the biggest spoiler in last night’s episode: Cas is no longer a virgin. Yup, he finally gave it up (no, not to Dean. Settle down, Destiel shippers) and he is beginning to realize what being a human is all about.

Dean’s Best One-Liner

Dean had a lot of really fun, sarcastic quips, but this was my favorite:

“I read ‘pie.’ The rest is just blah blah blah.”

Synopsis

This episode had a lot of feels in it, so please forgive any ranting, raving, or spontaneous weeping that occurs. 

It’s Wednesday and that means it’s time to talk about the Winchesters. (AKA my favorite pastime)

So last night the Collectiva Diva and I sat our arses on my sofa, each of us with a steaming cup of tea–so maybe we’re Brits at heart–and prepared to ogle admire our favorite hunters of the supernatural. With Jared Padalecki, Mark Sheppard, and Osric Chau live-tweeting, it felt as if the boys were in the room watching with us. (Come on over, Jared. I’ve got tea to spare and I’d love to braid your hair.) Season 9 is shaping up to be potentially emotionally catastrophic, but for the life of me, I can’t say that I mind one bit. Winchester family drama keeps me tuned in every week. So without further ado, let’s talk about “Devil May Care,” the second episode of the ninth season.

Sam's got a touch of an angel.
Sam’s got a touch of an angel.

Episode S09xE02 AKA the Episode with no Cas

Best Bit of Dialogue:

Sam: You know this is a trap? You just gonna walk right in? 

Dean: Guns blazing. You in?

Sam: Yeah.

Season 8 has a lot to do with Purgatory, the Trials and getting the angels off the trail of the Winchesters. And then we meet the Men of Letters; a group of academics who research and gather information about the supernatural and then share the information with an elite group of hunters. They also cease to exist in the 1950s when they are wiped out by the powerful demon, Abaddon, a knight of Hell. The Winchester boys are connected by blood to this organization and they find this out from their time traveling grandfather, Henry Winchester–who inexplicably pops out of a closet and into Sam and Dean’s motel room in 2013. Family hijinx ensue.

Henry Winchester and his time traveling closet.
Henry Winchester and his time traveling closet.