Meanwhile, Crowley and Dick are still going through the contract. The amount of time they spend on the scenes about the contract is comical in and of itself. Especially because everyone from Dick to my husband – who wasn’t even watching – knew that Crowley would screw Dick in the end. Yeah, I heard it as soon as I typed it. It’s impossible to avoid, I swear.
They finish up and Dick calls his trusty assistant, Susan, in to have the contract signed in triplicate and notarized. Hah.
Back at the cabin in the woods, the boys summon Crowley and…he doesn’t show.
Dean: He trying to make some grand entrance, or…?
Dean (frowning): Son of a bitch. He’s standing us up.
Sam: Or he can’t come ‘cause something went wrong.
Dean heads off away from the table and flicks out his knife. I have no idea what he was using it for or on, I just liked watching him flick the blade out. Don’t judge me.
There’s a knock at the door and Sam pulls his gun, looking over at Dean with a tense expression. Rather justified, too, because pretty much everyone they knew could just…beam in.
Dean: Maybe it’s good news.
Sam looks out through the peep hole and his shoulders relax. He opens up and Meg comes stomping in proclaiming, “YOU deal with him. I can’t anymore.”
Dean (eyes crinkling up in confusion): You might want to be more specific.
Meg says she was lying low half way around the world when “emo boy” pops in out of nowhere and zaps her right back here.
Meg: Go ask him. He was your boyfriend first.
Dean = not amused.
He heads outside where Cas is sitting in a (presumably stolen) car, on the passenger side, listening to Don McLean’s song Vincent. I momentarily wondered why they needed a car…why Cas hadn’t literally zapped Meg back to the cabin, but, eh. *hand-wave* Dean leans against the window on the driver’s side, watching Cas for a moment as the song plays. And check out these lyrics – they are very cagey with some of their song choices, these writer-types:
Now I understand what you tried to say to me
And how you suffered for your sanity
How you tried to set them free
They would not listen, they did not know how
Perhaps they’ll listen now
Dean: What’s the word?
Cas (not looking at Dean): I’ve been thinking. Monkeys are so clever and sensible…(he goes on to talk more about monkeys and companies using them for testing and I didn’t catch most of it)…I mean, how important is lipstick to you, Dean?
Dean (his voice cracking a bit…due, I suspect, to once more dealing with his friend boarding on the edge of sanity): Not very.
He made me rub my heart each moment he was with Cas. Either he was barely-controlled frustration, end-of-his-rope anger, resigned sadness, complete faith, or uncertain fear. But it all stemmed from the facts as he was able to categorize them: Cas saved him, Cas was his friend, Cas betrayed him, Cas broke Sam’s wall, Cas brought the Leviathan into the world, Cas vanished, Cas returned, Cas healed Sam, Cas broke. And rolling all of those facts into a ball of emotion and moving beyond it to actually deal with the Being in front of him was an effort you could see written on Dean’s face each time he tried to talk to Cas.
Dean: You want to come inside and tell us what’s going on?
Apparently he does because next thing we know, they’re in the cabin and Cas is telling them that he does not participate in aggressive activity. He smells the bone they got from the nun and smiles, saying the name of the nun with a, “good choice,” comment…as if she were a vintage year of wine. *laugh* That was weirdly creepy for me.
Dean: Why’d you go to Meg, Cas?
Cas says that when he left, he wanted to observe the flowers – well, and fruit, but flowers come first. Obviously. Just as pretty much everyone (including me) was about to lose track of the conversation, he says that he’d heard nothing from the garrison. So, he went to the home of the prophet and then he reveals that Leviathan can kill angels, which, by the look on Sam’s face, the boys didn’t realize. Sam looks somewhat horrified by this news.
Cas continues, saying that’s why “my father” locked them in purgatory – which I thought it interesting that he used that phrase. He hadn’t really claimed God as his father in awhile…not since he found out that God wasn’t participating in the battle of Armageddon. He says that the Leviathan were the piranha that would eat the whole aquarium.
What I thought was interesting was that while Cas was talking, Sam is slouched on the back of the couch, his arms open, hands relaxed in his lap, just listening and absorbing. Dean, however, has his arms crossed and with the leather jacket on, the position looked more severe. It looked almost as if he’d wrapped his arms around his body in protection.
Cas tells them that he checked…and the entire garrison is dead. If anyone is left, they’re in hiding. I’m not sure where or how he checked because later he admits to not going to Heaven yet, and the only reason I am pondering that is that I’m wondering if there are any angels left. Anywhere. At all. Because that could be a useful thing to know after what happened at the end. And also, where do dead angels go? Do they just…cease to exist? Or do they go to Purgatory with the monsters? I didn’t study that in Sunday School.
But Dean has other concerns – more human ones.
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