There is a lot going on in this episode.
After last weeks ending – Dean beating the Hell (oh – no pun intended) out of Sam, Sam is in a terrible state. Bloody, and tied to a chair.
After sticking his arm into Sam’s body Cas breaks the news that Sam has come back from Hell with a vital piece missing – his soul.
Sammy – without a soul.
The writers must have thought they’d died – and been issued with a Heaven says do what you want pass.
The places they can go with this – it’s as good as Lucifer/Sam.
I’d loved to hear what Jared Padelecki thought of this turn in the scripting. After years of playing sweet Sammy, last season he gets to do EVIL Lucifer/Sam, and now this.
So where is Sam’s soul?
Cas thinks it is still trapped in the cage with both Lucifer and Michael. Oh my – this just keeps getting better – imagine what the writers can do with all these scenarios.
Can they get it back?
Doesn’t sound like it will be easy – if it is at all possible. Especially as Sam has no memory of how, or who got him out of the cage.
Seeing as Samuel got out the same day – well it is off to the compound for TBs and Cas.
I know Samuel is their grandfather – but I don’t like the guy. I don’t have a lot of time for Christian either. Both of these characters creep me out.
Cas has one of the best lines in this episode when Samuel calls him scrawny.
“This is a vessel,” Cas tells Samuel.
“My true form is approximately the size of your Chrysler building.” Even angels do a little male bragging it seems.
Cas is getting great lines this episode. When Dean tells him to hurry up and find a cure for Sam (even though poor old Cas is in the middle of a war up in Heaven), his reply is so deadpan it seems to take even Dean by surprise.
“Of course,” says Cas. “Your problems always come first.”
Samuel has a surprise for the boys – he is closing in on the alpha vampire – but he was not going to include them.
After becoming a vampire himself for a while, Dean is not about to be kept out of the hunt.
Seems Dean is like me – he doesn’t trust Samuel either, and he doesn’t like Christian anymore than I do.
Sam is also still keeping secrets.
He knows that Samuel is keeping and torturing monsters – he just doesn’t know why.
Of course Dean is going to do whatever it takes to find out – so after being sneaky, they track down Samuel and the alpha vampire.
Samuel is a definitely into something that is not right – he is on the hunt for Purgatory.
And it’s not Samuel who wants purgatory according to Big Daddy Vamp – so “who’s hands up his ass” asks our resident wordsmith Dean.
Big Daddy vampire is a tough one.
But he sure remembers Dean from when he was one of them.
After sniffing out that Sam has no soul – interesting traits these monsters have – Daddy vamp gets loose.
But not before he throws out a few hints – something is going on with souls – and not just Sam’s. Big Daddy Vamp has an interest in Sam. It appears souls can get in the way of his little monster family. Imagine a vampire without a conscience – what a monster that would be – hence the desire to turn Sam.
Of course not all goes to plan with Samuel catching the boys interrogating the Alpha vamp before he manages to get loose.
Really Samuel? You actually thought a few chains and some dead man’s blood would hold him.
When Big Daddy Vamp tracks down Sam and is about to change him,
things get interesting.
Turns out Christian is actually a demon, and has been for a while.
My favourite demon in the world.
Samuel has been working for Crowley all the time. It’s Crowley who wants Purgatory. But why?
His explanation is that he wants to develop Purgatory. And now he has the boys working for him.
Yep – you heard it here. TBs are working for a demon.
Seems Crowley is the one who pulled Sam out of Hell. And Samuel knew it all the time. Crowley is no longer a cross roads demon.
Crowley is The King of Hell.
He has taken the top job now that Lucifer is locked in the cage. Go Crowley.
If Sam wants his soul back – well Crowley will only consider it if TBs continue bringing him monsters.
I love the lines these writers give Crowley.
I was with Sam when he wanted to kill Granddaddy. Lucky for Samuel that Dean does have a soul.
So will TBs continue working for Crowley? If Sam has his way they will.
Dean is not so sure.
“Demons bone you every time.” Dean is funny even when he isn’t trying to be.
I have a feeling that there is more to be revealed concerning Sam’s soul.