Episode 7.01: Meet the New Boss

Suddenly Cas shows up. Now it’s a party. Cas—looking terrible by the way—says he gonna kill them and raises his Snappy Fingers Of Doom.

Dean: You can’t kill us! Death’s our bitch!

HA! What a line.

Death’s like, pretty much, yeah. Meanwhile, the tied up husband and wife are like this is the last time we do ‘shrooms with the Jones’.

Death tells Cas he doesn’t look like God—more like an angel whose vessel is melting. Cas replies that he’ll repair himself, but then Death drops the real bomb of the season. The big bad isn’t going to be Cas. It’s not even going to be Cas/God.

Apparently, before God made man and the angels, he made the first beasts, which he decided weren’t good to keep around, so he created Purgatory to contain them. They’re called Leviathans. *gulp* So, when Cas sucked Purgatory dry, he sucked them in, too.

Death and Cas start a pissing match. Death calls Cas a stupid little soldier, but Cas demands to know where God is and says he’s cleaning up one mess after another. On one very small level? I could kinda sympathize with Cas. It’s sometimes a struggle in life when we’re so conditioned as humans to believe in the tangible to believe that there’s a Heavenly plan (assuming that you, like me, do believe) when you see and/or experience so much pain in the world. Cas wanting to know where God was tugged at my heart a bit.

Death: Quite the humanitarian.

Cas calls Death a fly swatter, Death says he’s destined to swat Cas, Cas is like, not if I swat you first and just before it devolves into an, “I know you are, but what am I?” argument, Death delivers an awesome line.

Death: Cas, I know God. And you, sir, are no God.

Loved that one. In fact, I loved every moment of the scene with Death. That thin, unassuming man is so quietly frightening he is wicked cool.

Dean: Put your junk away both of you. Call him what you want, just kill him now!

Cas looks at Dean and I swear I saw Dean’s insides shrivel up and fold in half.

Death’s all, “Fine,” but then Cas snaps his fingers and unbinds him. Yipe. Death’s like, “Should we kick-box?” He heads over to the fast food—Dean hastily backing away—and says that he had a tingle he’d be reaping someone very soon. Then, hilariously leans over to address the still-bound couple and tells them it isn’t them.

Cas leaves.

Death: Well…he was in a hurry.

Cas shows up at the political rally office of a Senator and is ready to smite her for abusing power. Says he’s a better God than his father…and then? Cas…kinda starts to come apart. He’s laughing. Crazily.

Meanwhile, our boys are nervously watching Death nosh on fast food. Dean tries to say something and Death shuts him down saying, “I warned you about the souls with enough time to stop all of this and here we are again.”

Dean, not looking at Death, and still very scared, but building up resentful anger (that I don’t blame him for one bit) snaps: I’ve been trying. Maybe you should find someone better to tip off.

Death says maybe he should just find a different world, making me wonder if we’re going to get a Miracle Day episode coming up where no one dies. Sam tries to stop Death asking him to give them something.

Sam: You must care what happens to us.

Death: I really don’t.

But he does admit that Cas is arrogant, so Dean’s like, okay, let’s build on that. Death gives them another shot—they have to get the souls back into Purgatory, and they have everything they need to open another door back in Autopsy 101. He’ll even give them another eclipse on Sunday at 3:59am. He tells them not to thank him, just clean up their mess.

Which…why it’s their mess, I’m not sure. I mean, they did everything they could but they’re human beings working against almost insurmountable forces of Heaven and Hell. I think it says something that they’re still alive. But…that’s just me.

As he leaves, Death says, “Try to bind me again and you’ll die before you start. Nice pickle chips!” HA! And…now I’m kinda craving fried pickles. *curses*

Gaelicspirit

Gaelicspirit is a storyteller. She is a recent addition to Whedonverse Network, but has been writing and posting recap/reviews of Supernatural on LiveJournal since 2007. She works as a freelance writer and consultant in the real world, and is ever-connected to the six-degrees of Joss Whedon.

Gaelicspirit

Gaelicspirit is a storyteller. She is a recent addition to Whedonverse Network, but has been writing and posting recap/reviews of Supernatural on LiveJournal since 2007. She works as a freelance writer and consultant in the real world, and is ever-connected to the six-degrees of Joss Whedon.

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