Okay, so, I need to go random here a bit. Rachel has a point—they do only call Cas when they need him. But I would argue two points here. One, they know he’s fighting a war and is therefore critically busy, so why would they bother him for anything other than something they couldn’t do without him? Why call him if they didn’t need him? Wouldn’t he be a little more peeved if they called just to share a beer and shoot the breeze? So, I think that by calling him only when they need something, they’re actually respecting the fact that they have no idea what kind of pressure he’s under.
Which brings me to point two—Cas hasn’t told them anything other than Heaven’s in the middle of a Civil War. And as we’ve learned from this week and last week, Cas is up to his eyeballs in alligators. There is so much more going on than “just” a Civil War, but he hasn’t told them anything. They can’t see it, can’t hear it, can’t feel it. The only evidence they have that it’s even actually happening is the random visits from their friend and his compatriots…or enemies.
So, while Rachel had a point, it was totally unfair and out of context. And Cas knows this. Perhaps the “good” angels who know he has this connection with Sam and Dean don’t know how in the dark he’s kept them. Maybe that’s why Rachel was so bitter. But you know what? Doesn’t matter, because the same is true of Cas. He also tends to pop in unannounced and wreak havoc on their lives with Heavenly missions. It’s a two-way street, Rachel. *huffs*
Rachel (to Cas): I told you I’d take care of this.
Cas: You can go.
Rachel (incredulous): You’re staying?
Insert silent conversation between the angels that jacks up the tension in the room tenfold.
Cas: Go! I’ll come when I can.
Rachel leaves, and Dean turns to Cas, asking if she’s a friend of his.
Cas: She’s my Lieutenant. She’s committed to the cause.
Hmmmm. Something tells me that “the cause” has spilled over from just keeping Raphael from re-instigating the Apocalypse. Not to sound bitter, because I’m not, but it kinda mirrors the idea that this Season would be more intimate. I mean, it may have started out with a goal to go smaller, but from Angelic Civil Wars and a missing God, to Alpha Monsters and Purgatory, to The Mother of All, to the currency of human souls, to a soulless brother…well, it’s spilled over the nice neat edges of intimate a bit. Is that art imitating life? *shrugs*
Back at Bobby’s, Sam and Bobby are cleaning weapons.
Bobby: Where the hell is Dean?
Sam: Supply run.
Cas (who whooshes in): Um, about your plan? You only have 24 hours.
Sam (stands and approaches him): Why?
Cas: Well…the answer to your question can be best expressed in a series of partial differential equations.
*laughs* I love it when he waxes geek.
Bobby: Aim lower.
He shifts his eyes suggestively to Sam. *cracks up*
Cas (bringing it home for Sam): The further back I send you, the harder it is to retrieve you. If I don’t get you back in that amount of time, you’ll be lost to me.
Dean shows up with four shopping bags and a grin. He hands two bags to Sam and says that they’re going native. The bag has a store logo on the front: Wally’s Western World.
Sam’s like, no. thank. you. He wants to go as he is (jeans and snap-up flannel shirt).
Dean: And look like a space man?
Sam: Just because you’re obsessed with Wild West stuff….
Dean: I like old movies!
Sam: You have a fetish. You can recite every Clint Eastwood movie. Line for line.
*shifty eyes* Nothing wrong with being able to recite movies….is there? *blinks innocently*
Bobby: Even the monkey movie?
(Gah. I hated Every Which Way But Loose. Bad choice, Clint. Bad choice.)
Sam: Especially the monkey movie.
Dean: The name is Clyde.
Sam arches an eyebrow as if to say see?
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