Back at the Possibly Abandoned House That Could Also Be A Skanky Motel Room, Cas is staring at the TV while the guys are at the table looking at some papers.
Cas: This is very complex.
Guys (in unison, not looking up): Mmmhmm.
Cas: If the pizza man truly loves this babysitter—
Guys look up, confused, at each other, surprised, then over at Cas, troubled. The sound of porn can be heard from the TV.
Cas: –why does he keep slapping her rear? Perhaps she’s done something wrong.
Dean: You’re watching porn? Why?
Cas: It was there.
Dean: You don’t…watch porn in a room full of dudes. And you don’t talk about it.
Cas looks down.
Dean (to Sam): Now he’s got a boner.
Okay, I’m pretty much over the idea that angels are honestly Heavenly beings in this ‘verse. Especially Castiel. He’s the most human angel we’ve seen. And I liked this whole exchange because it was a lighter moment in a heavier episode and it clicked Dean and Cas as friends while Sam and Cas were quietly at odds. It also set up a funny one-liner coming up and Castiel’s behavior with Meg.
But…that said? I don’t get why they chose to write that scene. Y’know? Like what are they trying to do with Cas? Is he to be a conflicted-character angel who becomes weary of war and wants to “fall” so that he can experience all that humanity has to offer—ala Anna? Is he just supposed to be comic relief? Am I over thinking it and it’s just this particular writer’s way of giving the guys something more real-life and less fight-related?
Anyway, there’s a knock at the door and Dean pulls his gun and goes to answer it. It’s Gramps. Dean lets him in and Gramps sees the TV.
Gramps: This is what you boys do? Sit around watching pornos with angels?
Cas: We’re not supposed to talk about it.
Sam turns off the TV.
Gramps apparently decided to help them, he says, because it’s what Mary would want. But, remember, Gramps is a lying liar who lies. I never trusted him—tug of sympathy or not. He gives Dean a map with the location of the place where Crowley is storing the baddies they bring in, but warns them that it’s a death trap. Dean’s all, “thanks, buh-bye.”
Sam: Come with us.
Gramps: I may be soft, but I’m not suicidal.
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