Demon!Christian—complete with black eyes—doses the Alpha with DMB and THEN! A bright light flashes, causing Sam to squint and flinch away and more demons show up and grab the Alpha Vamp and THEN! Another flash and they all—including the Alpha Vamp—disappear just as Dean and Gwen come running in. Whew! The only sound after all of that is clapping. And if clapping could sound mocking? It does.
I’ll admit, I was happy to see the evil little bugger. He amuses me greatly. And I think his involvement adds an interesting level of complexity to this storyline.
Crowley: Well. That was dramatic.
Gramps: Bring Christian back! Now!
Gramps: My nephew that you just shoved a demon into!
Crowley: I had him possessed ages ago. Samuel, really. Keep an eye on my investments.
Well! That certainly explains a lot! And! It makes me wonder something. I still think Sam told the Campbells about Dean being in Hell—mainly because he didn’t look surprised when Christian started poking Dean about it—but now I wonder if Christian was possessed even then and if he had a level of knowledge about Dean’s experience in Hell that added to the cruelty of his words.
Sam could have said very little about it, in fact, and Christian just pulled the rest from his memory. Not sure we’ll ever know, really, but it does make me wonder. And I’m willing to bet that we’ll see Demon!Christian again. Dangit. But now at least I feel justified for disliking him so vehemently.
Anyway, Dean follows the Crowley-Gramps exchange with a shocked, wait, what? You two know each other??
Crowley: Not in the Biblical sense. More of a business relationship.
Sam, venom in his eyes, looks at Gramps: You’re Crowley’s bitch.
Crowley’s like, basically, yeah, but is all coy about details until Sam says they know he’s looking for Purgatory. Crowley finally says, yeah, he is because he’s looking to…expand. *frowns* Riiiiight. I’m thinking there’s a bit more to it than that. Crowley says he knew that the boys were so hung up on family loyalty that if Gramps said jump, they’d “get frogging” and Gramps was an encyclopedia of the creepy and crawly, so…win/win as far as he was concerned.
Turns out, Crowley pulled both Sam and Gramps out of their ever-afters. Kudos to anyone out there that called it. I, for one, didn’t see it coming. Dean calls bullsh*t and says that Cas told him only someone with serious mojo could do that and Crowley is just a punk ass crossroads demon.
Crowley: Was a punk-ass crossroads demon. Now the King of Hell.
So, not only did he pull Sam out of the cage, but, “I snap my fingers, Sam gets his soul back, or you can be you and Sam goes back into the hole.”
Dean’s face is set in Pissed Off and he looks, guh, just tough. *bites lip*
Crowley: We clear? Me, Charlie. You, angels.
Crowley: Bring me creatures. High on the food chain. Everybody wins.
Crowley disappears and Dean looks like he can’t decide if he wants to pummel something or throw up.
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