Recap: Supernatural, Episode 6.20 – The Man Who Would Be King

Cas: Listen. Raphael will kill us. He’ll turn the world into a graveyard. I had no choice.

Dean: No, you had a choice. You just made the wrong one.

And as one who has been burned time and again by deals with demons—his own and others’—Dean would know.

Cas: You don’t understand. It’s complicated.

Dean: No, it’s not. And you know that. You kept it a secret because it was wrong. When crap like this comes around we deal with it. Like we always have. What we don’t do is make another deal with the Devil.

Cas: It sounds so simple when you say it like that. Where were you when I needed to hear it?

Oh, Cas. *tears up* You’re breaking my heart.

Dean: I was there. Where were you? You should have asked for help.

Cas: Maybe.

Outside there’s a BIG NOISE and a bunch of black smoke tears across the moon-filled sky.

Cas: It’s too late now. I can’t turn back.

Dean: It’s not too late. Dammit, Cas, we can fix this!

Dean’s had to say that so many times before. To Sam, mainly. He’s always wanting to make it better. To fix this…whether ‘this’ is a situation, a relationship, a broken heart or a broken body. He’s always so convinced that they can make it better. *sniff*

Cas: Dean. It’s. Not. Broken.

Ouch. That was basically Cas saying I know you think it’s wrong—and you may be right—but I don’t care; I’m doing it anyway.

The black smoke comes closer and Cas tells them to run. Now. Dean hustles Sam and Bobby out through the door, pauses to look back, then leaves Cas standing in the circle of Special Fire. I was a little bothered by that, but then…they all had been dealt a pretty harsh blow by a person they considered a friend and Cas is, after all, an angel who made a deal with a demon, so maybe they figured that would protect him. I’m not sure.

Crowley comes in, puts out the fire. Cas does his “if you dare touch them” threat again and Crowley’s like, yeah, yeah, yeah, not a hair on their artfully tussled heads. ‘Course…he didn’t promise to not hurt anyone they love—just not the Winchesters. So…now I’m worried about Bobby all over again. Crowley yammers a bit about friends holding you back and that he and Cas are the new God and the new Devil working together.

Cas is like ENOUGH. Stop. Talking. And go away.

Atta boy, Cas.

Crowley: You’re welcome, by the way. You know what the difference is between you and me? I know what I am. What are you, Cas? What are you willing to do?

His line was shades of Dean, circa Season 1—For you and Dad, the things I’m willing to do and kill…scares me sometimes. And Malone from The Untouchables—What are you prepared to do?

And his words struck a chord with me as well. It’s always been a question I’ve struggled with – on a number of topics, faith just being one.

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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