Indeed, all episode long we saw a guy named Nick being haunted by visions of ghosts and a crying baby and a crib filled with blood. Then his dead wife appears and tells him that she's Lucifer. It turns out Nick's family, including his baby, was brutally murdered, so Lucifer, posing as his dead wife's ghost, uses that silver tongue to convince him that God wasn't on his side, and Nick needs to let Lucifer use his body to make things right (ie, to kill God).
I guess you really can catch more flies with honey than vinegar, because while Zachariah failed to get Dean to consent to angelic possession with threats of violence, Lucifer gets the greenlight with a few words and just like that, we have ourselves a Lucifer!
Finally, Sam and Dean go back to the hospital to check up on Bobby, who's doing just fine. Dean vows to kill them all and, I guess, let God sort them out. He wants to be a one man army killing Lucifer, Michael and any other angel or demon who gets in his way.
Sam is on board, wanting to find the Colt again to use against Lucifer, but Dean says no. It turns out his big speech was just for Bobby, and Dean is scared out of his mind. And after all this, Dean still can't forgive Sam for what he did, walking out the door and choosing Ruby over his own brother.
I guess time doesn't heal all wounds, because the episode ends with Dean walking away from his brother. It's sad and painful, but part of me respects the fact that the writers aren't just washing away all the emotions of last season. On the other hand, Dean is just as much to blame, because if he'd been as strong as John and not agreed to torture people in Hell, then we wouldn't be in this mess, because Sam may have broken the final seal, but let's not forget Dean broke the first one.
Next week: It's a hunter reunion as the Harvelles and Rufus show up for the end of days. That should be fun.<<PREVIOUS (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)
-John Kubicek, BuddyTV Senior Writer