Anyway, while Dean and Bobby are in the main room, Sam’s gone after the blood and who should be there blocking his escape but Luci himself. Or, rather, Sam’s hallucination of Luci.
Lucifer: Long time, no spooning.
Yikes, poor Sam. *rubs heart*
Sam’s very calmly informing this hallucination that he’s not real. He’s just a result of Sam’s brain leaking memories of Hell. But, Hallucination!Lucifer tells him that the reverse is actually true. He said that everything else is actually the hallucination and Sam never actually got out of the cage. *rubs heart* Ugh, poor Sam. Just…UGH! This is not going to go well for him. *pets his poor, cracked head*
Back in the main room, Dean and Bobby have everything ready, but…no Sam. So Dean heads out after him and finds the jar of blood in the hallway and yet…no Sam. So, he has to make the tough choice to go back and save the world and look for his brother later. That had to suck. Especially now that he knows what Sam’s been dealing with. But it wasn’t like he had a lot of time, what with a Death-manifested eclipse looming.
They start the ritual (Bobby reading) and Cas can barely stand. He collapses once and Dean rushes forward to help him up.
Cas looks back at Dean, meeting his eyes, and says, “I’m sorry.”
The sorrow on Dean’s face is from the inside out. And in that moment, I saw absolution. Forgiveness. And just…pain. *sniffs*
Purgatory opens, souls get sucked back in, Cas collapses. His body is cold and he’s not breathing.
Dean (crouched over him, face tight): Maybe angel’s don’t need to breathe.
Bobby: He’s gone, Dean.
Dean looks…bereft. And regretful. Just so, so sad. His voice trembles as he says, “Dammit. Cas you child. Why didn’t you listen to me?”
But then, just like that, Cas heals, breathes, and wakes. Dean pulls him up, barely resisting pulling him close in a hug. Bobby’s all shaky laugh and happy.
Cas: That was unpleasant.
He thanks them, and says he overreached (a bit) and that he’ll find some way to redeem himself.
Dean’s like, let’s go find Sam, when suddenly, Cas pushes both him and Bobby away, growling that they need to run now. He’s in obvious pain, struggling against something and then yells, “Leviathans!”
They’d held on, the buggers.
Cas is being ripped up from the inside. Dean shoves Bobby to the door yelling to find Sam and then turns back to Cas who suddenly calms, straightens and smiles at Dean with a totally creep, serial killer/stalker smile.
In a very NonCas voice, he says, “Cas is…gone. Dead. We own this shell now.”
He throws Dean hard across the room. Then, does the same to Bobby. Stunned, Dean manages to lift his head, starting at LeviCas with shocked horror. Standing in the doorway, LeviCas grins maniacally, black veins creeping up his neck and to his face and says, “This is gonna be so much fun.”
His evil cackle echoes after the screen fades to black and the credits roll. *shivers a bit* I think this could be an amazing display of Misha Collins’ acting talents. I am excited to see how he’s going to play this new character.
As one last total aside? The “stay tuned for previews” promo shots? Hummina hummina. And the previews for next week? *meep!*
So…Dean’s two steps from unraveling, and is all that stands between his brother and oblivion, it seems. Sam is not only suffering from totally random and scary hallucinations, but currently thinks that everything he experienced over the last year is the hallucination and he’s still in the cage—plus, where the hell did he go? And Bobby? He’s just trying to stay alive, man.
I see a lot of potential for character growth from both boys and some pretty serious trials to overcome—both of them learning from the other. Not only that? This is a pretty big Big Bad. And I can’t imagine LeviCas will be the only thing they’ll be facing. As Dean said, they’re just not that ‘lucky.’
I’m excited to see what’s next.
Thanks for reading!
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