At the blood-splattered dentist’s office, Dean’s looking around for…anything…and glances at a saxophone the good doc had behind his desk. Which made me think about how the waitress had a tuba…which Dean evidently remembered as well because he saw a bill from Harry’s Horns on the doc’s desk and remembered seeing the same sticker in the waitresses room. Ah-ha!
So, he heads over to Harry’s and almost comes up empty until Harry asks about the horn he’d reported stolen. Dean (in the guise of a cop/Fed) is all, yeah, yeah, we’re working on it.
Harry: I hope so; it’s one in a billion.
Dean ducks back, unable to help himself and asks, what makes it 1 in a billion? Harry shows him a picture and says it’s like 1,000 years old and he doesn’t know where it’s from, but it was stolen the same time the waitress died. And oh my gosh I just realized that the horn was totally a red herring. I didn’t get that while watching. *facepalm* Nice one, Gaelic.
Anyway, Dean’s back at the motel (and presumably Sam’s at the morgue all this time??) and he’s looking up Gabriel’s Horn of Truth, drinking, and muttering to a non-present Castiel.
Dean: Castiel…hellloooo…loose nuke…angelic weapon…your department.
Annnnd, Cas is there.
Dean (standing up, drink in hand, and confronting Cas): Are you kidding me? I’ve been on Red Alert about Sam and you come for some HORN?
Aw, Dean, honey, just because there is nothing as important in your life as your brother doesn’t make that true for everyone else…no matter what you and Sam have done for the world. People—and angels—are too wrapped up in their own problems sometimes.
Cas: You asked me to be here and I came.
Dean: I’ve been asking you to be here for days, you dick!
Cas kind pulls back in the face of Dean’s fury.
Cas: I didn’t come about Sam because I didn’t have anything to offer about Sam.
He calmly picks up the bottle of liquor Dean’s drinking (Jack Daniels??) and pours him more. Enabler.
He tells Dean that Sam’s not Lucifer—if Satan had escaped the cage, the angels would have felt it. So, whew.
Dean: What is wrong with him?
Cas (sadly): I don’t know, Dean. I’m sorry.
Dean: What happened to you? You used to be human—or at least like one.
Castiel turns away, real sadness in his voice even if it doesn’t quite make it to his expression.
Cas: I’m at war. Certain…regrettable…things are now required of me.
Oh my, but that made me sad for Cas. He really liked being friends with Dean. He really liked being humanish. It’s gotta be hard to replace human feelings with power and strength…. *ahem*
Dean’s just watching him, trying to find something in the people around him that he remembered from before. All I could think was that this whole situation sucked so bad for Dean. He didn’t want to live the normal life with Sam in Hell, but he did it anyway. And then Sam returns and he struggles to hang on to a life he knows he can’t have and find his way back into a life that he doesn’t really fit anymore. But Sam’s not Sam anymore, and Bobby kept a Big Ass Secret from him, and Cas has his full-on angel mojo back…which means…Dean doesn’t really have anyone left. Not really. Not like before.
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