Garth!!!! Aw, he's got a little girl now. And we quickly find out Garth is going undercover into Michael's organization and phoning info. back to the boys. Smart. Problem is...he ends up having to drink Michael's juiced-up concoction. Uh, oh...
I love these little normal moments in the Bunker kitchen. Jack & Cas talking about cereal and how Cas took the secret decoder ring. Heehee! That sneaky angel! *g*
Ketch!!! Finally we get to see the guy again, albeit via video chat. At least he tried to get the golden egg weapon into the mail to get it to the boys.
Dean totally lies to DarkKaia and tells her that Jack can help her get back to the Bad Place. Yeah, that'll end well.
Sam Winchester! Slicin' & dicin'! And he gets to Jack pretty quickly. Sadly, he didn't count on Garth going all super monster on him once they got to the parking garage. Now Garth's tied up in the Impala's trunk, but...what are they gonna do with him???
Of course Sam didn't wait for back-up, but saying he didn't have a choice? Uh, yeah, you really did, Sam.
Whatever. The team shows up has their triumphant power walk through the parking garage. Yeah!
What is with Michael's bizarre repositioning when sitting. Trying to get used to the female body? It was weird. He/she didn't do that earlier.
Another thing...Dean tries to swing the spear around in the parking lot & fails. Yeah, it's a funny moment, but then up in the fight with Michael he's twirling it around like a pro!
We find out what was behind those 2 blurry vision moments for Dean back in the Bunker a couple of episodes ago. It was Michael's slightly open back door to Dean. Michael really carefully crafted this whole thing since Dean gave him permission at the end of last season. I mean, you really gotta give him credit. He's been in full control, making careful decisions and not messing up. Which means, of course, that's he's due for a misstep. ;)
* How did Baby's tape deck get broken??? :(
* I wonder if Misha has ever dropped the angel blade as it slips out of his coat sleeve?
* Head hit #1,0001 for poor Sam.
* Sam stole a pretty sweet car to use. I like the blue. :)
* DarkKaia is gonna be soooo pissed over her spear being broken.
Damn, but Jensen does a masterful job as Michael. Totally different character, voice inflection, stance, and attitude from Dean.
Even though I already know what happens in the next episode, I'm excited to see how it happens. This episode was very good with lots of action and good acting. Bring on the rest of the season!!! :D
Castiel: Jack. If you can't sleep, that's understandable, given recent events.
Jack: You mean dying and coming back to life.
Castiel: Yeah, we've all been through it. It's something of a rite of passage around here.
Jack: Cas. The deal you made... why can't Sam and Dean know?
Castiel: They can. I... I just don't... I don't want them to. They don't need that burden. You don't need that burden.
Jack: Of course I do. You did that for me.
Castiel: You know, the Empty said that it wouldn't come for me until I had finally given myself permission to be happy, but with everything we have going on, with -- with Michael still out there, I don't see that happening anytime soon. This life may be a lot of things, but it's rarely happy.
Jack: Did you take the decoder ring out of the box?
Castiel: Maybe. The secret password is 'cookie-tacular.'
Garth: Look, Sam, I knew this was a risky one. Besides, I'll just pull the old fake-swallow-and-spit-it-out-later cough-syrup trick.
Garth: Used to work on my Mom.
Garth: Well, most of the time.
Dean: Listen to me. Michael conned me. Kept me trapped and drowning inside my own body. Now, when you and Sam were possessed by Lucifer, I -- I thought I understood, but I didn't, not really. So, yeah, if we get a chance to trap him, I'll take that, but I won't be truly happy until he is dead and I kill him. And now I have a chance to do that, so, yeah, I'm good. Let's go.
Dean: Look, we didn't come to fight you for it. I came to ask.
Dark Kaia: You should know by now I won't give it up.
Dean: Well, then, you should just kill me. There are people that I care about -- my family -- and they're in danger. Michael, the one who tortured me, the one who tortured you -- he's gonna hurt them and kill them. And then, worse. Thousands will die. And the only thing in this world that will stop him is the spear in your hands. So if you're not gonna give it to me, kill me.
Dark Kaia: I came here to escape a life of running from monsters. But here, it's no different, not for me. Michael's monsters haven't stopped hunting me. At least over there, I understood things -- the world, my place in it. The magic I used to get here, magic from my home -- it doesn't work here. To get back, I need help.
Jack: Why am I here? Why didn't you just kill me?
Michael: In your present, powerless condition? Why would I bother? Are you familiar with Kansas City -- the people, the terrain? Back in my world, I enlisted a garrison to invade it. We leveled it. Death from above. But there was human resistance. Things got messy. I'm trying something different this time -- an insurgency from within. My monster army turning every last man, woman, and child -- a wave of transformation. Vampires or werewolves -- it won't matter which. Everyone they turn will be mine. No muss, no fuss.
Jack: My uncle's in the Cage. And you -- you're not family.
Michael: Well, not literally, no. Our connection, our relation is more a matter of scale... of power. Haven't you learned yet? In this reality, monsters, humans, even angels -- they are insects, atoms compared to us. But you -- you're just a child, a mere infant. For you, the past two years -- the entirety of your existence -- feel like eons. You don't even know what time is. But you will. Real time, the time that makes mountains, that wipes out species. You'll see it all... with me.
Michael: Year by year, century by century, and as your power returns and grows, we'll only become more alike. Oh, I know. Your loyalty to Castiel, the Winchesters, the rest of humanity? It will fade. And so will the minor differences -- angel armies versus monster armies, this Kansas City or that Kansas City, one world from another -- they'll fade, too.
Dean: So zero element of surprise.
Sam: Walking right into a trap.
Castiel: Which is set by a full-powered archangel.
Dean: Impossible odds. Feels like home. Let's do it.
Michael: When I gave up Dean, you didn't think to question it, to ask why? Dean was... resisting me. He was too attached to you, to all of you. He wouldn't stop squirming -- to get out, to get back. So I left.. but not without leaving the door open... just a crack.
Castiel: Why wait?
Michael: To break him, to crush and disappoint him so completely that, this time, he'll be nice and quiet for a change -- buried. And he is. He's gone. And now... I have a whole army out there, waiting, ready for my command, ready... for this.