Dean is out to find a way to get Sam’s soul back into Sam’s body. So he kills himself.
You think he would have had enough of dying – but this is Dean – so off he toodles to a Chinese butchery (how can you not love these writers), where he enlists the aid of Dr Robert in stopping his heart for a while.
Oh Death. He’s back. Quite a character is Death in Supernatural. One of the few who actually seems able to make Dean stop and pause.
Julian Richings does a fantastic job with this character. I found myself feeling quite empathetic with Death and the job he does.
Another great character is Tessa. Tessa is the reaper who tried to take Dean in Season 2.
Tessa is not a big fan of Dean’s because he has caused her a few problems – what with the way he dies and comes back all the time. Not at all how it is supposed to work.
Death has a proposition for Dean. If Dean wears his ring for twenty-four hours, and does his job, then Death will go to Hell to get Sammy’s soul and put it back in the big boy.
Only Sammy is not so keen, having heard from Cas, Crowley and Meg what sort of state his soul is in after all that time in the cage with Lucifer and Michael.
On goes the ring.
Dean hooks up with Tessa and then sets about reaping a few souls.
First the robber, then the heart attack guy. Not too bad thinks Dean.
Ahhh – but then it’s a twelve-year-old girl with heart problems.
Tessa was right – Dean does what he does best – causes problems. Dean refuses to kill the girl.
Meanwhile back at Bobby’s things are heating up. Sam calls on the angel Balthazar for some help in keeping Dean from putting his soul back in.
There is a way to stop that from happening – but Bobby is not going to like it. Sam has to commit patricide. There is a loophole (we all know that Big Daddy John Winchester is dead). As Balthazar puts it: “To be clear, um, you need the blood of your father, but your father needn’t be blood. Comprende?”
Back at the hospital Dean finds out there are consequences when you mess with the natural order. By saving the girl, one of the nurses gets killed. She is not too happy with Dean when she finds out she was supposed to live a long life, which he screwed up for her.
Dean is about to take the young girl when he notices the nurse’s husband get into his car. Sensing trouble he pops into the seat beside him. Of course as Dean is Death he’s invisible, and the guy is on a suicide mission.
Back at Bobby’s Sam and Bobby are playing cards.
When Bobby goes for a beer Sammy makes his move. But Bobby hasn’t lived this long without having a few tricks. A great game of cat and mouse begins as Sammy hunts Bobby.
Sammy corners him in a cupboard. Soulless Sam is really scary at times.
Meanwhile back in the car Dean is still trying to stop the nurse’s husband from killing himself – he takes off Death’s ring and well that’s that.
Or is it?
Dean puts it back on and goes back to the hospital to take the young girl.
Sam has Bobby trussed up back at Bobby’s about to commit patricide when the cavalry arrives in the form of Dean of course.
So where to now for TBs?
Seems Death is still willing to help out.
After a few cryptic comments Death goes off to get back Sam’s soul.
The question we are left with is: “Will it work?”