Cas zaps them to Grants Pass, OR, and I have to say that while I really like the dynamic that Cas’ character brings to the mix, there are things about having an Angel around that (while convenient for the boys) I regret. Like no Impala road trip. Or healing with a touch.
They look around. Grants Pass looks a bit like…downtown Lawrence, to be honest.
Dean: I was expecting more Zombieland, less Pleasantville.
Hee. Zombieland. Great flick.
Bobby: Just because it looks quiet don’t mean it is.
True. I’m thinking that goes for a lot of stuff this season. Things aren’t what they seem.
Dean says that if it’s not really this quiet, he’s glad they have “Smitey McSmiterson” on their team. Bobby says he wants a computer. So, they head to Ervin’s Diner. They’re eating breakfast—all except Cas who is just sitting there—and Bobby is messing with what looks like an iPad. Man, Sammy gets all the cool toys! It takes Bobby a bit longer to get into the police database on that, though, because it doesn’t have buttons.
While he’s looking, Dean and Sam are eating and there’s just…something easy about them. Story-wise, so much has happened this season between them since that wonderful, horrible moment where Sam came back to himself while Lucifer is busy beating Dean to death and Dean gasps out, “I’m here, Sammy. I’m here.” Too much, I think, for it to be water under the bridge as Dean claimed in his ‘blanket apology.’
And I still want that revisited somehow. But in the meantime, it was nice to see them this episode just…being brothers again. Remembering where they came from at different points. Remembering that it wasn’t always about Angels and Heavenly wars and destinies as vessels and the Apocalypse. Not long ago, really, it was about two brothers who became orphans and had only each other and knew that keenly. Starting at the scene in the diner, we saw several shared glances of memory and understanding. I liked it. I missed it.
Anyway, Bobby is coming up with nothing weird going on in the town. Cas says he’ll take a look around town. But then…he just sits there.
Dean: Cas. We can still see you.
Cas: Yeah, I’m still here.
Aside—Cas has started talking more and more like the brothers, have you noticed?
Dean: Well, don’t wait on our account.
Cas scrunches up his eyes, trying harder.
Dean: Now it just looks like you’re pooping.
Great. Now I’ve got the image of Cas pooping in my head. *Erase! Erase!*
Cas: Something’s wrong.
Dean: You stuck?
Cas: I’m blocked.
The boys exchange an uh-oh glance.
Cas: I’m…powerless. It’s Eve.
Dean: Mom’s making you limp?
Cas (giving Dean an exasperated look): Figuratively, yes.
Cas: I don’t know.
Dean (frowning with concern and masking it as he always does when it comes to Cas—with ill-placed verbal barbs): Without your power you’re basically just a baby in a trench coat.
Meaning, we can’t protect you and you don’t know enough to protect yourself.
Cas gives him a shut up look, then stares out through the window, pouting.
Sam (whispers to Dean): You hurt his feelings.
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