Recap: Supernatural, Episode 6.18 – Frontierland

Back in the 21st century, Cas is standing in what looks like an abandoned warehouse. Rachel has summoned him there to find out if his “dirty little secret” is true. We don’t get many details—just hints and speculation later—but I have to say, the way his own Lieutenant reacted to this “secret” has me really, really worried about what Cas is up to and what it’s going to do to the boys—Dean especially—when the truth comes out.

Cas: I have to defeat Raphael.

Rachel: Not this way! We put our faith in you and look what you’re turning into.

Man, I really feel for Cas. He never wanted this. He was a soldier. He did what he was told. And because he did what he was told—what his Father told him to do—he’s now in the middle of a Civil War that could potentially wreck everything everyone knows to be true—not just the world, but Heaven and Hell, too.

I’m willing to bet that he probably (secretly) blames himself for everything the boys—the world—has been through. If he’d been able to save Dean before the seal was broken in Hell, none of this would have happened, theoretically. And power…it corrupts. What is the saying? Absolute power corrupts absolutely? He doesn’t have absolute power, of course, but it sounds like he’s dangerously close to sacrificing his innate goodness—his own soul, so to speak—for “the cause.”

And the “certain regrettable things” that he’s been forced to do…I just…yeah. He’s trying to accomplish something he believes is for the greater good—keep Raphael from winning—and on the road to doing so, he’s becoming…not himself. He reminds me of Season 4 Sam in that way. Sam thought he was doing something good—defeating Lilith. And in order to do so, he became addicted to demon blood to build up his power to kill her. Only…killing her ended up being the exact wrong thing to do.

I wonder if that’s maybe where they’re leading case with this “dirty little secret.”

Cas (growling, practically): I don’t have a choice.

Rachel: Neither do I.

Annnndddd…it’s on! She swishes out her angel-killing sword and stabs him in the chest. Blue light flares, but he’s able to pull it out and get away. He’s weakened, his hand on the wound, and he swishes out his own sword. They fight, Rachel almost winning, but Castiel gains the upper hand and kills her.

Kills. Her. *guh*

We get that shot of ash-like wings spread out from her body and Cas staggers slightly, gasping, broken, crying and whispers, “I’m sorry.”

*rubs heart* Oh, Cas…what are you doing? This is so far from you…. His part of this story is going to end in tears. I just feel it.

He’s wounded bad and heads to Bobby’s. Raising a hand to keep Bobby back, he uses his own blood to draw a protection symbol on the wall—keeping other angels away. He staggers to a wavering stance and looks at Bobby (who is holding a baseball bat [I think]).

Bobby: Cas? Are we running or fighting?

I loved that.

Cas: We’re….

He doesn’t finish, passing out and falling forward into Bobby’s arms.

Bobby (grappling to catch the extra weight): Balls!

Gaelicspirit

Gaelicspirit is a storyteller. She is a recent addition to Whedonverse Network, but has been writing and posting recap/reviews of Supernatural on LiveJournal since 2007. She works as a freelance writer and consultant in the real world, and is ever-connected to the six-degrees of Joss Whedon.

Gaelicspirit

Gaelicspirit is a storyteller. She is a recent addition to Whedonverse Network, but has been writing and posting recap/reviews of Supernatural on LiveJournal since 2007. She works as a freelance writer and consultant in the real world, and is ever-connected to the six-degrees of Joss Whedon.

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