In this episode of Supernatural, called “Sacrifice,” Sam and Dean get down to business on the last Trial, Castiel and Metatron get to work on their second Trial and everyone races to the finish line to close their respective Gates.
The Gates of Hell
First up, just have to say that I was happy that the boys were able to call off Crowley before he killed Jody Mills. We already lost Sarah and I would’ve been none too pleased to lose Jody, too. We all knew that they were going to trap Crowley, but I love that it wasn’t a huge trick so much as Dean just slapping cuffs on him and showing the demon the business end of his first. Once Sam got through confession and started the injections, I was amazed that it seemed to be working, but I guess we should’ve known that it was too good to be true. Sam having to give up his life to close the Gates makes sense and I’m sure glad that Dean stopped him before it was too late. Or did he? The Gates may not have closed, but Sam sure didn’t look good at the end there, did he?
The Gates of Heaven
To all those who didn’t trust Metatron, I tip my hat. I had my suspicions but maybe I’m too much like Cas because I just wanted to believe him, you know? Finding out that Metatron was using Cas as his own little puppet to get the revenge he wanted was a revelation. He may not have exactly closed the Gates, but he basically did the next best thing by throwing all the angels out. One thing he kept saying did turn out to be true – he actually did need Castiel to complete his task, but only so he could slice out Castiel’s grace as the final piece of his spell.
The first thing I thought when the Castiel fell was “FINALLY” I feel like I’ve been predicted him falling from Heaven (me and a good portion of the fandom) for years. Back when everyone was complaining that Castiel was too powerful, I kept saying that they should take away his grace and – poof! – now they’ve done it. The possibilities for him next season are so endless that my mind can barely start to think with it yet. I think I’ll wait to decompress and then put a Wishes for Season 9 article up once I figure out a few fun options I’d like to see.
The King of Hell
Crowley (and Mark Sheppard) blew me away in this episode. I was hopeful that they might turn him human, but I kept thinking that it probably wouldn’t actually happen. I mean it’s just too yummy for words, isn’t it? Having Crowley turned even partially human, with Castiel also in the same boat, is beyond amazing. Though a part of me wonders if Crowley will revert since the Sam never finished the ritual, I’m still keeping my fingers crossed that we’ll see both Human!Crowley and Human!Cas next season.
For now, it’s time to sit back and ponder on what just happened and wait patiently (okay, not so patiently) until season 9.
My favorite bits..
“It’s not a date until I’ve cried.”
Crowley’s ringtone being “I Like Big Butts.”
Cas asking what God was like.
“You show us yours, we’ll show you ours.”
Crowley rolling out his massively long… contract.
“Nice try, Squirrel.”
“You’re gonna move your lips all the way up here, aren’t you?”
“Trust me; I’m friends with friends who do this for a living.”
The look on Metatron’s face when Castiel read about nurse role-playing and light domination.
“You’re not the most subtle tool in the shed are you?”
Dean offering suggestions to Sam for what he should say in Confession.
“How about what you did to Penny Markle in the sixth grade, why don’t you lead with that?”
“That was you.”
Castiel showing up and asking for Dean’s help. I wish he’d done it sooner, but I guess it’s better late than never.
Sam jamming that needle in Crowley’s neck. Youch and also.way to go, Sammy!
Cas getting up close and personal to point out to Kevin what his job description was as a Prophet.
Crowley biting Sam? Ah, I knew he must have a reason for it. Turning it into a demon phone? Brilliant.
“Do you really think it’s wise to be drinking on the job?”
“What show you been watching?”
Dean checking in with Cas to make sure he was okay with boarding up Heaven and locking the doors behind him.
Kinda loving seeing Dean and Cas having a quiet chat in a bar over some beers.
“Holy crud, this is like the first five minutes of every porno I’ve ever seen.”
Hang on; did Cupid just touch who I think she did? Awesome! The look on Dean’s face was beyond classic.
Crowley asking if it was about time for the next love injection. That was just..wrong. And also freaking hilarious.
“That’s my line.”
Dean reminding Cas to talk first and stab later.
Sam turning Abaddon into a demon torch.
“I’ll deny it if you ever quote me, but I’m a proud man. I’m proud of you.”
The look on Crowley’s face when Sam started repainting the devil’s trap. He looked like such a little kid for a second there.
Nice! A Band of Brothers reference. Makes me miss Gabriel (aka Richard Speight, Jr.) again.
Crowley going all soft. Not sure who was more surprised – him or Sam.
Really wanting to believe Crowley as he became more.. human, but I just don’t know if I can.
Crowley asking what Sam had said in confession.
“Where do I start.to even look for forgiveness?”
All of Dean’s expressions while Naomi and Cas talked.
“Our mission was to protect what God created. I don’t know when we forgot that.”
Cas informing Dean that he wasn’t wrong and was going to fix his home, before flitting off.
“You should’ve listened to the bitch.”
“You finish this Trial, you’re dead, Sam.”
“So?” – Oh, Sammy.
Metatron encouraging Cas to make the most of his life, make babies and when he died to come back and tell his story.
Dean telling Sam that he couldn’t do any of it without him and Sam replying that he could barely do it with him. So. Many. Feels.
Literally squeaking when Sam asked if Dean was going to turn to another angel or another vampire.
“Don’t you dare think that there is anything, past or present, that I would put in front of you.”
SO MANY FEELS.
The hug. THE HUG.
Dean screaming for Cas’ help as Cas was waking up in that field.
Dean watching the angels falling from Heaven. That was both beautiful and frightening.
What did you think of this episode of Supernatural? Got any favorite bits or least favorite bits of your own? I’d love to hear from you!