Back at Bobby’s, there’s one hour left. Cas is on Bobby’s sofa and slowly comes to. Bobby’s waiting for an explanation and Cas goes further to the darkside and once more becomes a lying liar who lies by saying that Raphael corrupted Rachel and she betrayed him.
Bobby: Sorry. Girl’s a real peach.
Cas: She’s…dead. I was wounded. I needed safety. Thank you.
He tries to get up, but can’t, sinking back onto the sofa with a soft groan of pain. He tells Bobby the “finger painting” is a symbol to ward off angels. Bobby’s worried about his wound, but Cas says he’ll heal.
Bobby: Good, because we got less than an hour before you pick the kids up from Frontierland.
Cas: I can’t.
Bobby: Come again?
Cas: This fight drained me.
Bobby: There’s gotta be something that can juice you up.
I started to get a really bad feeling about things right about here.
Cas: There is one thing that might work, but it’s extremely dangerous.
Cas: It’s your soul.
Bobby: What do you want me to do? Make another deal? Seal it with a kiss?
Cas: You have to let me touch it. The human soul is pure energy… but it’s like touching a nuclear reactor. I have to do it gingerly. Or you’ll explode.
Bobby: Well. Keep both hands on the wheel. Let’s do this.
I love Bobby’s complete willingness to do what he has to in order to keep his boys safe. Because they are his now. In all the ways left that count.
I gotta voice a thought here about this whole human soul is pure energy thing. Last week when they were talking “war machine,” I wondered if Cas’ consternation about Dean returning Sam’s soul was more because of the loss of the soul’s worth than about Sam’s ultimate suffering. Not to insinuate that Cas didn’t care about Sam, because he obviously does as he was willing to “not-born” 50,000 souls to save both he and Dean.
But…I’m kinda wondering if Cas had been using Sam’s soul as…fuel. I know, I know, it was supposed to be in the cage. And I do not doubt that it was, because obviously Sam has memories from Hell. But we don’t know a fraction of what Cas is and has been up to and if Sam sacrificed himself for the world, then I bet his soul—like Dean’s, sacrificing his life for another—would be…more. Just…more.
I hope I’m really wrong, but I can’t help but think they’re leading up to something with the whole currency of souls and war machine and souls being fuel for angels and Sam’s being gone and then returning and even Death wanting to know what gives….
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