The five non-wheelchair bound members go off to Carthage, Missouri to fight Lucifer. Cas is a little flummoxed by the sight of dozens and dozens of Reapers. He goes off to investigate and finds none other than his brother, Lucifer. But Lucifer knew he was coming, which is why Cas is instantly trapped in a Ring of Fire. Turnabout is fair play, I guess.
As is his M.O., Lucifer uses his silver tongue to try and win over Cas. He explains that if they're successful in killing him, Cas is going to become the number one target for the other angels. To be completely fair, he's not wrong. But Cas is too noble to accept.
Meanwhile, Sam, Dean, Ellen and Jo find Meg in the streets. But she's not alone, she brought along some Hell Hounds for support. Dean, never one to shy away from a bad idea, shoots one of the Hell Hounds with the Colt and they all run the other way. One of the Hell Hounds gets Dean, but Jo comes back to put a few shotgun shells into the demonic doggy. As retribution, another Hell Hound attacks her and rips open her belly.
Sam, Dean and Ellen pick Jo up and carry her into a store where they salt the entrances and hide out. Sadly, Jo is looking pretty close to dead. Dean finds a ham radio to contact Bobby, and while Dean is concerned with how bad Jo is, Bobby is a good enough Hunter to read the writing on the wall. He knows Jo's a goner, so he wants to move on.
Ellen and Dean give him the details on all the Reapers and Bobby does some quick research to figure out what's going on. Lucifer is in town to raise Death, another Horseman of the Apocalypse. The ceremony must take place at midnight in a specific field, so now they know exactly where to find Lucifer.
That's the good news. The bad news is that Jo is dying and she knows it. She tells everyone to stop ignoring the facts. She suggests building some homemade bombs and leaving her behind to blow the Hell Hounds to kingdom come. They all reluctantly agree and go to work.
Once they're set, Dean says goodbye to Jo with a kiss, fulfilling a dream she's had since season 2. Next it's Ellen's turn to say goodbye, but she doesn't. Someone has to stay behind with Jo to open the doors and let the Hell Hounds in, so Ellen decides she's going to make her final stand sitting next to her daughter. It's basically the saddest thing ever, but it's also stirring to see the Harvelles get such a huge and fitting send-off.<<PREVIOUS (1) (2) (3) (4) NEXT>>