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Dean finally meets Michael

Fate.  Destiny.  Bloodlines.  Fathers & sons.  Brother vs brother.  Present meets past.  Last night’s Supernatural had a little bit of everything and a lot of what I’ve been craving for weeks on end.  Finally Dean meets Michael.  Finally Sam gets to meet his mother.  Finally we see Castiel.  Finally Sam & John get to have a decent talk about how Dean and Sam were raised.  Finally Dean revealed his true self to his mother.  Finally, Anna died.

Okay, that last one was just icing on the cake but you knew I’d be celebrating the crispy critter that she became.  I am so Michael’s bitch after that move, especially while he’s wearing the yummy young John Winchester while doing it.  Seriously hot.

Total yum, especially when an angel's wearing him!

Anyway, Anna tries to reach out to Dean, interrupting one of his prurient dreams of angels and demons and asking him to meet her.  Thankfully, our Dean was not born yesterday (though he wasn’t born in part of this epi, hehe) and he told Castiel who went to meet her in his place.  It seems Anna was in Heaven Prison for awhile and that’s not a pleasant place to be.  Cry me a river, Anna.  She tells Cas that killing Sam is the only way to stop Lucifer but Cas won’t sign off on this because Sam is his friend now.  That’s a definite about face for our favorite angel, in the not too distant past he was all on board the Kill Sam train.  I like to think it’s his love for Dean that makes him unable to go that track now.  What?  He does!

So Anna takes it upon herself to head into the past to kill John and Mary before they even have the boys.  Cas figures out where she is and zaps himself, Sam and Dean to help.  I have to give major props to Jared for Sam’s reaction to seeing his younger parents for the first time.  The love and awe he had on his face when looking at Mary was heartbreaking and adorable.  It definitely made me think about to last week’s episode and his sneering at the trappings of traditional family.  Methinks he might have changed his tune after a little time with his parents.

Bloody, soon to be dead, Anna. Yay!

Mary remembered Dean from his other jaunt into the past and was none too happy about his presence.  Dean managed to get her to listen enough to hear that she and John were in danger from angels (thanks to Sam interjecting that last part) and she was prepared to run with them.  But John got a call from his boss and went to meet him only to find Anna.  Sam & Dean got there in time to send her away via the blood drawing on the wall.

Sam finally got to meet his Mom.

Then we get to the good stuff.  John, driving the Impala and yelling at them all to be quiet in a very fatherly way, is stunned to learn about monsters and hunting.  He & Sam have a conversation about how Sam could have been raised and what kind of terrible father he had to allow that.  Sam, for the first time, was able to tell his father that he understood why he’d chosen that life for them, that thirst for revenge.  It was fascinating to see John play the Sam role and Sam play the John role in that conversation.  I thought they both were excellent.

I love John and Mary. That's baby Dean in there!

That was countered with Dean’s conversation with Mary, wherein he finally revealed that he was her son.  He told her about the song she sang him at bedtime and the soup she made him when he was sick.  He begged her not to go into that nursery the day that she dies, he even told her why and that her sons would be cursed.  Mary was scared and upset and disbelieving but somehow accepting at the same time?  I don’t know how to explain it.  Sam interrupted and told them both that avoiding the nursery wasn’t enough, she needed to leave John and never have them and never look back.  Mary kept saying she couldn’t, finally revealing that she was already pregnant with Dean.

That doesn't look like it feels too good!

That moment was interrupted by the return of Anna, this time with young Uriel in tow, set on killing the men that kill him 30 years later.  John is dispatched and Anna stabs Sam and leaves him for dead while Dean tangles with Uriel and Anna goes after Mary.  Outside, a flashing light appears and all of a sudden John is inside the house and Michael is inside John.   He touched Anna and fried her to a crisp.  I laughed.  He dispensed Uriel with the snap of two fingers.  Michael, in a word, was hot.

Feel the heat!

Dean demands that he fix Sam but Michael says he will in good time, after they’ve had a little chat.  Dean asks how he can be inside John and Michael tells him that their bloodline is what makes it possible, he can inhabit anyone in that family (except for probably Sam I’m guessing).  When John heard that Michael could help Mary he let him right in.

That's what happens when you try to take Dean away, bitch!

Michael explains to Dean that his life is fated, always, to come down to letting Michael inside so he can fight Lucifer.  Every step John and Mary made in life led him down this path.  I was happy to find out that Michael won’t leave Dean a slobbering idiot when all is said and done.  I have a question…why can’t Dean let Michael in to fight Lucifer in that other body?  I know he’s all about free will but I’m thinking he’d be willing to do it if he didn’t have to kill Sam in the process.  I suppose there’s some caveat to that we don’t know about at this point.  Dean doesn’t say a lot but he’s still clinging to the idea that he doesn’t have to go along with this masterplan.  He tells Michael to take his brother and take their fight off his planet.  So cute.  Kisses to Dean.

Ram outlined this convo a lot better than I could after only one viewing so go check out her post on the matter, over at the I Love Bad Boys blog.  Michael zapped Sam and Dean back to the future and Cas appeared but promptly passed out.  He’s not able to travel through time as easily now that’s not a favored angel anymore.

Dean pours drinks to Team Free Will and Sam questions him, asking if there was nothing, not even saving Mom, that would make him agree to let Michael in.  Dean doesn’t really have an answer to that and we’re done with the episode.

This was the kind of epi I’ve been craving for ages now.  I love young John and Mary (seriously, give them a spin off or something).  I love Cas and Michael.  I love Anna dying.  I love our boys confronting their pasts and filling in some of the many missing moments they had with their parents.  I hope they manage to see them again before the series ends.  A hug or two would be nice!

See you next week for an episode that appears might bring back out bloodlusting Sammy.  Could be interesting!

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Dean has a very long road ahead, gorgeous pic from SupernaturalSeries.com

Dean has a very long road ahead, gorgeous pic from SupernaturalSeries.com

Every now and then a television program can reach inside and grab the viewer by putting forth a perfect episode.  It’s amazing that this season a couple of my shows have been able to do that, to leave me floored and awed and excited and disturbed all at the same time.  Lost has done it and so has Supernatural.  Sometimes writing and acting can come together and hit every single note; tonight’s Supernatural was just such an episode.

Before I delve into the storyline, can I just say that Jensen Ackles continues to wow me with his growth as an actor?  I felt Dean’s pain tonight; I sat and watched him torture a demon, knowing just what it was doing inside him to relive those moments from hell.  I watched his world shatter when he realized that he was the start of everything that was happening and I watched him lie broken in a hospital, damaged and defeated.  And it was all beautifully done.  He still managed to bring the snark through it all too.  That’s my Dean.

Now that's a fallen angel.

Now that's a fallen angel.

Sam & Dean find Castiel and Uriel waiting for them with the news that seven angels have been killed and they need help finding out what demon is responsible.  They yank Dean to Alastair’s location and order him to torture the information out of him.  Meanwhile, Sam calls Ruby in to find where they took Dean because he thinks that Dean won’t be able to handle it.  And it seemed to me that he wasn’t questioning Dean’s ability to deal with torturing Alastair after what he’d been through in hell; it was his doubting Dean’s ability to get the information.  He wasn’t strong enough in Sam’s opinion.  I think, in past seasons, I would have believed that Sam was worried for his mental issues but now he was talking about physical strength.  I could be wrong there but that’s how I saw it.

Castiel is questioning his mission again.

Castiel is questioning his mission again.

Dean starts out refusing to do it and begging Castiel not to ask him to.  He doesn’t want to go there and he doesn’t want to face that.  Uriel gets up in his face and tells him that he has to do it and takes off to find some revelation.  I’ll be honest here and say that I was unspoiled but I knew from the get go that Uriel was the one actually killing the angels.  I don’t know why but I just felt that he was behind it, so I wasn’t floored by that revelation.  Dean sucks it up and heads in to torture Alastair, slowly wheeling in a cart full of scary looking devices and holy water.

Hee, now that looks like a demon!

Hee, now that looks like a demon!

Alastair, of course, revels in the thought of Dean turning the tables on him; the student becoming the master and whatnot.  Can I just say, and this disturbs me about myself but it’s the truth, that Dean has never been hotter than when he was torturing Alastair?  I mean, my god, he took my breath away with that determined, steely look on his face.  I should probably be ashamed of myself for that one but there you have it.  He was beautiful…I guess it’s always been said that avenging angels could be beautiful so maybe I’m not so far off there.  I feel a little dirty though.

Dean looks mighty fine while torturing Alastair.

Dean looks mighty fine while torturing Alastair.

While Dean’s getting his torture on, Ruby shows up to help Sam find Dean though she’s none too pleased about it.  Then Sam tells Ruby he needs more strength and I had a moment to fear that there was going to be some sexing going on, but no, she instead sliced her arm open and let him drink her demon blood.  Lovely, Sam’s a vampire now.  So this is how he’s been getting stronger.  At least this helps solidify the thought that Ruby is not some “good” demon out to help the world.  Her agenda can’t be that pure if she has to give Sam dope hits to get his mojo working.

Sam does his best Edward Cullen impression.

Sam does his best Edward Cullen impression.

Dean continues with his creative tortures for Alastair, revealing that he was able to dream while in hell and he thought up many ways to make him suffer if he ever got the chance.  He injects him with holy water and makes him swallow salt and stabs and such.  During this, a pipe valve starts moving and water drips onto the demon’s trap on the floor.  Alastair then hits Dean with that terrible truth, that he was the one that opened the first seal when he gave in and became a torturer in hell.  A righteous man had to spill blood in hell in order for the first seal to open.  He thought John Winchester would be the one; apparently he got to torture Daddy for 100 years without him giving in and Dean only lasted 30.  These are not my words, they’re Alastair’s, I think lasting 30 years is pretty damn good myself.  Dean just stops and processes this and you know that he knows it’s true, even though Alastair wouldn’t be above lying.  He turns around to face him and finds Alastair has broken free.

Dean knows Alastair is telling the truth, he started the apocalypse.

Dean knows Alastair is telling the truth, he started the apocalypse.

While all that is going on, Castiel is hanging outside listening to Alastair’s yelling and looking rather upset about what he sent Dean off to do.  Anna shows up in a flash of lights and asks him how torture could be god’s will.  Cas doubts that himself but he is not used to questioning his orders and she gets pissed at him for putting Dean in that position.  He goes in and finds Dean being choked to death by Alastair and takes him on himself.  Alastair has him up against the wall and starts chanting to send him back to heaven but Sam shows up and throws him against the wall.

Alastair turns the tables on Dean.

Alastair turns the tables on Dean.

As Castiel watches in disbelief, Sam demands to know who is killing the angels.  Alastair won’t tell him so he uses his mojo hand and starts hurting him.  He chokes out that it isn’t a demon; if demons knew how to kill angels they wouldn’t off them one by one.  Sam sees that it’s true and Alastair tells him to send him back to hell.  Sam reveals that he’s beyond that now, he can actually kill a demon and he proceeds to do so while Castiel watches with concern.

Sam's more powerful and closer to the edge.

Sam's more powerful and closer to the edge.

Sam is sitting by Dean’s bedside when he sees Castiel walking by outside.  He goes out and demands that he heal Dean.  Cas says he can’t do that and Sam reiterates that it wasn’t a demon that was killing the angels.  Cas heads outside and talks to Anna, asking her what it’s like to fall and telling her he has begun to doubt his duty.  She gets irritated with him again for wanting her to give him orders instead of just manning up and deciding to act on his own.  He heads off to meet up with Uriel and Uriel admits that only an angel can kill an angel and whips out a knife.  He tries to persuade Castiel to join him in his quest to free their fallen brother, Lucifer, but Cas isn’t buying.  They start fighting and just as Uriel is about to finish Castiel off, Anna appears and stabs him in the throat.  No more angry Uriel.  His light comes screaming out and presumably he’s not heading to heaven.

Dean is thoroughly broken.

Dean is thoroughly broken.

Dean awakens with Castiel at his bedside and he asks him if what Alastair said was true, if he was the start of the apocalypse.  Castiel tells him that it was true and they tried to get into hell before he gave in but they weren’t in time.  Dean asks why they didn’t leave him there and Castiel tells him not to blame himself, it is fate.  The righteous man begins the apocalypse and he’s the only one who can finish it.  Dean questions how in the heck he could stop Lucifer and the apocalypse but Cas can’t tell him the hows, only that their fate rests with him.  Dean tells him that they’re screwed, he can’t do it, he’s not a hero and he’s not strong enough.  He tells him he’s not the man that either of their dads wanted him to be and to find someone else.  A tear escapes and he turns away.

It was powerful and raw and real.  This whole episode, all mytharc and much needed after some lighter episodes, laid the groundwork for the beginning of the end.  Dean is broken right now and he’s going to have to pull himself together and stand up and save the world.  And he’s clearly going to have to do it against a brother who is feeling mighty powerful and sure of himself at the moment.  Sammy’s not dark side yet but taking hits off Ruby’s blood is a sure sign that he’s going too far.  Castiel is questioning his mission and probably putting himself in a bad position with the big man upstairs or at least some of the higher ranking angels.

It’s quite clear that I’m a Dean fangirl but damned if I don’t fall more and more for him each week as he struggles with what is being asked of him and living with what he went through in hell.  He’s just beautiful inside and out and he doesn’t know it (well he knows he’s hot) and it draws me right in.  Kudos to Jensen and the writers for making Dean more compelling week in and week out.  Next week it looks like we’re going lighter again, which is probably good after such a deep and epic episode.  I’m still longing for more though; a sure sign that they’re getting it right.

Thanks to SupernaturalSeries.com for capturing some better Dean pics.

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