SEASON 6 EPISODE 3
WRITTEN BY: BEN EDLUND
DIRECTED BY: ROBERT SINGER
Supernatural certainly hits the ground running with their episode openings this season! We start with gore galore for the guys, and cut to Sam and Dean shirtless for the ladies.
Sam and Dean are investigating the deaths of some police officers, and are figuring things out pretty quickly, but not before we get three disgusting deaths (before the first commercial break no less). Apparently, the dead cops were corrupt, and someone has decided to give them all kinds of crazy revenge deaths (locusts, liquefying body, and boils).
As Sam and Dean figure out that Heaven may be trying to take out the bad guys themselves, we get a tremendous brotherly dispute over who has the better car. Before this is settled, we get THE RETURN OF CAZ!
Castiel doesn\’t know who brought Sam back from Hell, nor does he know where God is, since Heaven is in complete chaos. During the chaos, Heaven\’s equivalent of â€œWeapons of Mass Destructionâ€ were stolen and brought to Earth. The Staff of Moses is what is causing the cop-killings.
Sam, Dean, and Castiel discover the brother of a slain boy, who was wrongfully killed by the dead cops. The brother has part of the Moses Staff, but says he sold his soul to an angel for the piece of it. Castiel has to torture the kid to get the information. Dean hates this, but Sam doesn\’t mind.
Right as Caz figures out who took the boy\’s soul (the angel Balthazar), one of archangel Raphael’s soldiers pops in out of nowhere. He says, â€œRaphael says helloâ€, and proceeds to battle with Caz. They fight all over the apartment, and fall through a windowâ€¦RIGHT ONTO SAM\’S CAR!! The car is crushed! Not missing a beat, Dean exclaims, â€œWellâ€¦silver lining.â€ The look on Sam\’s face is priceless.
The soldier disappears, and Caz proceeds to locate Balthazar, where they have a very revealing conversation about Heaven\’s plans being rewritten, due to the brothers stopping the Apocalypse. There is an old school thought process where some, like archangel Raphael, believe the Apocalypse should be back on the table. There are more progressive thinkers, like Balthazar, who believe they can now enjoy freedom for the first time.
Raphael appears and brings his goons. Sam and Dean take care of the goons, and Balthazar holds up a gem that turns Raphael\’s vessel into SALT (great special effect hereâ€¦looked very cool on Hi-Def screen).
Caz lets Balthazar go for saving him from Raphael, and Sam and Dean start to reveal their thoughts about each other. Dean has strong words about Sam\’s behavior and says that he is â€œdifferent.â€ We finish the episode with both brothers back in the Impala and the family tension continues to build.
Moment of the Night: Raphael gets â€œiodizedâ€
Gore of the Night: The liquefying first death was almost barf-bag-worthy
Quote of the Night: Always a tough one to choose, as this show is great with the one-liners, I would have to go with a dialogue between Dean and Castiel:
Dean: â€œI don\’t know who\’s on first and what\’s on second anymore.â€
Caz: â€œWhat IS on secondâ€¦â€
Dean (interrupting): â€œDon\’t start that.â€
Next week, we get a Bobby-themed episode, directed by Jensen Ackles. I absolutely cannot wait for this one or the following episode that pokes fun at TWILIGHT!