'Supernatural' Recap: Castiel's Adventures in Babysitting
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Castiel's human journey on Supernatural
is full of firsts this season. In his last episode we saw him have sex,
now he's got a job and prepares for his first date. But the "date"
isn't what he was expecting.
"Heaven Can't Wait" also introduces a new angel who is a fan of euthanasia and gives us an answer about how to reopen Heaven (spoiler alert: they can't). And if you thought Dean acting like a dog was the funniest moment of the season, Castiel's lullaby tops it.
Cas is posing as "Steve" and is hard at work at the Gas-n-Sip, filling coffee pots and slushie machines, preparing food and cleaning bathrooms. It's a pretty monotonous job, but his hot boss, a single mom named Nora, takes a shine to him and asks him to come over to her place. Damn, Cas doesn't need to do anything, hot chicks just flock to him.
The Lone Ranger
Cas calls Dean with a case about exploding people and he goes on a solo mission, leaving Sam behind because of the mysterious friction between Cas and Zeke.
Dean arrives and invites Cas to tag along as his co-pilot. One look at the crime scene and Cas recognized the M.O. It's an angel of mercy, one who takes away pain by killing angels instantly. Now that he's on Earth, he's continuing his mission. He's basically a Euthanasia Angel (or a Euthan-Angel).
Adventures in Babysitting
With some help from Dean, Cas goes on his date with Nora. Only it turns out she wasn't inviting him on a date, she was inviting him over to babysit while she goes out on a date. The only thing better than Cas on a date is Cas with a baby.
Last week, I was fairly certain nothing on Supernatural could ever make me laugh more than Dean acting like a dog. It turns out that's not true. Cas sings "Believe It or Not," the theme song to The Greatest American Hero, as a lullaby to quiet the crying baby. I'm still laughing.
Things get even worse when the Euthan-Angel, Ephram, shows up. He tracked Cas because of his pain and torment and wants to "cure" him of his humanity. Dean shows up to help (he put the clues together), but he's ineffective as always. Dude, is Dean ever gonna learn that he can't fight an angel in hand-to-hand combat?
Cas gets the save by stabbing Ephram with the angel blade. In the end, he wants to try and help gets the angels back to Heaven, but Dean lies and insists that they've got it covered. I guess the theme of this season is all about Dean lying to his closest friends for their own good.
Lost in Translation
Back at the Men of Letters HQ, Kevin has translated the Angel Tablet into an equally unreadable dead language. With no other options, Sam and Kevin ask Crowley to help by threatening to hand him over to Abaddon.
Crowley agrees, but only if they let him make a phone call. Luckily, this means a return of the Blood Goblet for a demon call. Crowley connects with Abaddon and is upset to learn she's undoing all of his bureaucracy and deals, but there's nothing he can do about it.
The phone call doesn't really help, but Crowley upholds his end of the deal anyway. But it's bad news, as he says that Metatron's spell is irreversible and it's impossible to reopen Heaven. Either he's lying or there's a loophole, because it would be very un-Winchester-like for the boys to accept this and move on.
Next week on Supernatural: It's a good, old-fashioned ghost story. Only this one includes flashbacks featuring Young Dean.
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