And this next little bit of exposition is masterfully animated on Mary’s face. She tells them that each soul is a “beautiful little nuclear reactor” and that Crowley wants to siphon her supply and torture her children to do it, so she’s done playing nice. She plans on turning every human soul into a monster and therefore they will belong to her.
Eve: Let’s see how hot his Hell burns when everyone comes to me. He asked for it.
Aside—Lucifer said that Hell was cold. But Crowley’s Hell is burning hot? Maybe they are really going Dante on us. Hmmm.
Dean: Last I checked there were a few billion of us. That plan might take awhile.
And this is where she crushes me just a bit. She says that she’s built the ‘perfect beast’ and that all those dead Starships were basically results of her beta testing. But, she finally got it right—and she had to make sure it would slip by hunters.
It’s the little boy, Ryan.
There’s a quick flash to the uncle coming into a dark living room to find Joe dead, covered in blood, on the ground, then turning to see Ryan with a blood-covered mouth behind him. Before he can do more than say Ryan’s name, Ryan charges, and then Joe is up like a shot and BAM! They eat their uncle.
Our boys are looking shell-shocked, their faces twin expressions of FML. I was right there with them. Because not only once again was their empathy and need to save people proven the wrong choice in the wake of war—just like with Jus In Bello—but the similarities they saw and felt between the two boys went one level deeper with the little brother turning into the monster. *sigh* I totally get the horror factor—and it was horrible—but it all ended there, in that episode. And it just so, so made me feel for our boys. *rubs heart*
Eve (to Sam): You look upset. If it makes you feel any better, Ryan was bound to work on you. Little wayward orphan like yourself.
She pets Sam who jerks away. Dean dead-eye snarls at her.
Eve: So, let’s talk. I have an offer. You find Crowley. Bring him to me. I let you live.
Dean: The answer is no.
Eve: You say that like you have another option.
Her Starship minions bring in Bobby and Cas. Bobby gapes at the image of Mary. Eve walks up to Cas and tells him she’s older than him and knows what makes angels tick—as long as she’s around, he’s unplugged. She turns back to the boys and tries to weedle a ‘yes’ out of them.
Dean: For the last few months we’ve been working for an evil dick. We’re not about to sign up for an evil bitch.
Bobby and Cas exchange WTH looks. Sam stares down in to his lap.
Dean: We don’t work for demons. We don’t work for monsters. And if that means you gotta kill us, then kill us.
I loved him standing firm on this. He had to give in before because Sam’s soul was on the line, but this? Nope. He’s not doing it. *loves*
Eve: Or…I turn you and you do what I want anyway.
Dean: Beat me with a wire hanger. Answer’s still no.
With that, Mommy Dearest is around the counter and at Dean’s back—practically pouncing on him—in an instant, a flash. Two Starships grab Sam and haul him up and away while Eve’s grip holds Dean still.
Eve: Don’t. Test. Me.
Dean (breathing hard, face tense): Bite me.
And she does. Right where the neck slopes to the shoulder. Dean cries out in pain. Sam yells ‘NO!’ and struggles to get free. Cas yells Dean’s name. Bobby lunges forward.
Then suddenly, Eve pulls away, blood running down her chin, coughing, her insides going all glowy, her face distorting. His hand gripping his bleeding neck, Dean turns and pulls out an empty shotgun shell.
Dean: Phoenix ash. One shell, one ounce of whiskey. Little musky on the after burn. Call ya later, Mom!
YES! That was awesome. I loved that they showcased Dean’s hunter savvy, his willingness to risk himself for his family, his having the stones to take such a risk, and his fortitude to resist yet one more deal. And I also kinda loved that he did it without telling anyone.
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