In this episode of Supernatural, called “Goodbye Stranger,” Cas comes back just in time to help the boys find Meg and hunt for the Angel Tablet while trying to keep Naomi from forcing him to kill Dean. He’s a very busy angel.
Destiel and Megstiel
Like the title says, this episode probably didn’t do much except cement my love for Castiel. Watching him kill Dean, even if it was just in Naomi’s version of a holodeck training program, was really hard but I knew that he would never be able to do it when it was the real deal. No amount of training can force Castiel to kill the man who, for all intents and purposes, is his brother. When Dean begged Cas to snap out of his spell and reminded him that they were family, I thought I was going to lose it. That whole scene reminded me of the season 5 finale – especially since Cas beat on Dean as hard as Sam/Lucifer did – and yeah, I bawled just as heard during it as well. The bromance (which, just for clarification, is not the same thing as a romance to me) with them was on high and I loved it.
Speaking of romance though; before the emotional trauma, we got some fun moments and I really enjoyed seeing Cas and Meg together again. We’ve seen a lot of snarkiness and pizza-man kisses between them, but this episode gave us our first real look at some actual affection between the two. The funny thing is, before this I never would’ve thought of myself as a Megstiel shipper (and how awesome was it that Dean actually used that phrase?), but that little moment between them totally warmed my heart. Personally I don’t think that Meg is dead. Not that I expect her to come back any time soon, but I don’t think we saw enough of a full flameout, so I think the writers have left that door open to possibly bring her back someday.
Sam’s Trial, Naomi’s Anger and Crowley’s Loss
Looks like Sam is much more damaged than we probably thought, considering the fact that Cas said even he couldn’t fix him. I did love how Dean went all hobbit on his brother and offered to carry Sam, even if he couldn’t carry his burden. With love like that, I know Sam will make it through the Trials.hopefully. Finding out that Naomi and Crowley had connections that go way back was interesting and I was totally expected them to team up, but I guess Naomi isn’t quite as gullible as Crowley hoped. It kind of made me admire her, even though I definitely didn’t want to. Admiring her doesn’t make me any less angry at her for controlling Cas though. It also doesn’t make me any less fearful for Cas now that he’s run off on his own to keep the Angel Tablet from everyone. I’m sure he thinks that’s the only way to keep it safe but hasn’t everything he’s been through taught him that he can trust the Winchesters above anything and anyone else? Oh Cas, please go back to the boys soon.
My favorite bits..
Okay wait. WHAT? Show, please don’t mess with my heart like that.
Dean calling Sam “Doc Holiday.” Mean, but very accurate.
Dean’s reaction to finding an old-fashioned version of his favorite magazine. Who knew his lust for busty Asian beauties was apparently part of his bloodright?
Dean’s grin when Sam agreed to give him ten minutes with the magazine.
Dean finding the bloody napkin in the trash.
“What kind of flower says ‘thanks for killing demons?’”
Sam’s surprise when he discovered that Dean had been praying to Cas.
“You know, I can hear you both. I am a celestial being.” – CLASSIC.
Cas repeatedly stabbing the demon in the hand to prove that he wasn’t so much of a good cop.
“Aren’t you a little short for a Stormtrooper?” – Gotta love Meg.
“You know, I get why Crowley calls you ‘moose’ now.”
“You really do know how to make a girl’s nethers quiver, don’t you?”
“I am aware of how to do that. Although it doesn’t usually involve cleaning wounds.” – Is it wrong that that exchange kinda made my nethers…oh, never mind.
The look Cas gave Meg when she said he was much cuter standing up.
Cas saying that he thought his noodle was a pretty good one.
Cas pointing out that a book could theoretically kill him.
Haha! Meg-Stiel, that is awesome.
“We survive this, I’m gonna order some pizza and we’re going to move some pizza around, you understand me?” “No…actually, I.” – Oh yeah, we know he gets it.
Dean and Sam simultaneously telling Meg to shut up, not once, but twice.
“How am I not Team Sam?”
Meg reminding Sam that she had been in him and remembered his sad thoughts and feelings. Creepy, but accurate.
Castiel telling Naomi that he could reason with Dean because he was a good man.
“I can’t let you take that, Dean.”
“Can’t or won’t.”
Finding Meg’s description of Sam’s relationship with Amelia sadly accurate.
Dean begging Cas to fight what was happening to him.
Finding this scene with Cas beating Dean so similar to the one when Lucifer was in Sam and beating him, too.
“Cas, it’s me. We’re family. We need you. I need you.” – TOO. MANY. FEELS.
Dean backing off in fear as Cas reached down to heal him. That hurt my heart.
“Castiel. So that’s who’s been poking my boys, and not in a good way.”
“Love it when you get all tough, it touches me right where my bathing suit goes.”
Meg telling Sam to go save his brother and her unicorn. Awwwww.
“You had me at kill you, Crowley.”
“Tart stole my move.” – Ha! How does it feel, Crowley?
“I may not be able to carry the burden, but I can carry you.”
YES!!!! ‘Goodbye Stranger’ has been stuck in my head ALL day long. So glad they’re actually using the song in the ep.
Hm….I thought it was sort of a sweet ending with Cas on the bus and the song playing but boy did it get creepy as soon as it got all silent right in the end.
What did you think of this episode of Supernatural? What do you think will happen to Cas now that he’s on the run with the Angel Tablet? How damaged do you think Sam really is?
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