“Supernatural” Recap 9.03: “I’m No Angel”

With as much change as we have seen going into this season of Supernatural, I don’t know about you guys but my attention keeps going back to the things that haven’t changed – and that’s a good thing! Last night’s episode was a prime example, because even though it was packed full of firsts, it’s the familiar and the constant that was at the core of it all and I’m all for it! And, yes, there was more shirtless former-angel-newly-human action, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves.

These are just a few examples of how the more things change; the more they stay the same, even in a world full of demons, fallen angels, reapers, and fully-clothed Winchesters (that’s the biggest abomination, if you ask me).

1.  The eldest Winchester is hot!

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This seems like a pretty obvious point to make but it doesn’t make it any less valid. The moment that male model type Dean appeared on the screen and we got a good look at what he was wearing (and not wearing), I turned to my imaginary boyfriend and said, “See? This is why you could never be enough for me.”

Of course, I’m referring to the now deliciously infamous robe+underwear combo that we got treated to for the first time last season when Dean was just beginning to make himself at home at the Men of Letters headquarters, but really, he makes anything look good (remember the times he dressed up as a priest? DON’T get me started!)

And as an added bonus, domesticity looks good on him too!

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 2. Angels are dicks

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It was Sam who so eloquently told Dean many moons ago that the heavenly hosts weren’t all he’d imagined them to be and that still holds true today. Heaven’s soldiers have gathered together to find and punish one of their own for something they assume he did and they don’t care who they hurt in the process. In fact, when you lay it out in the simplest of terms, the line between angels and demons becomes pretty blurry (read: invisible). Just be thankful they don’t know (yet) that Castiel has had his wings clipped.

I’ll give them this though: they look good while straddling that line between good and evil. “Bert,” who seems to be leading the pack these days, was all kinds of sexy, and don’t even get me going on Ezekiel, especially during his interactions with Dean. Be still my… heart.

3. Just because Cas is human now doesn’t mean he’s weak.

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Castiel may be a lot of things and that list of those things has evolved over the years, but one thing he has never been is weak, and now that he’s trying on his human shoes is no different. We got a great glimpse of that in last night’s episode when he was attacked inside that old bus and he walked away with no more than a cut but the other guy didn’t live to tell the tale.

It reminded me of the early days, when Castiel struggled between his duties as part of heaven’s army and all these new things he was learning about the world through our boys. These days, he’s learning a little more by himself and a little less from his friends but if last night’s episode is any indication, he’s a quick learner…

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4. Dean and Sam make cheap suits looks good.

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Disguises are part of the job description in Winchester World (that should be a theme park… I’m not even going to tell you what I’d love to ride first) and the most common for our boys seems to be federal agents (Agents Banner and Stark last week made me chuckle). No one, and I mean no one, makes a cheap rental suit look better than the pretty boy Ken doll and his Sasquatch brother!

Of course, when I mention suits, I’m talking every other disguise they’ve donned, like the jumpsuits and lab coats, and have I mentioned the priest outfits? Lately, though, we’re not getting as much variety but I’m not complaining. Off the top of my head I could think of five different ways I could use a tie on Sam Winchester. Just sayin’.

 

5. Dean always chooses Sam
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It  doesn’t matter what you ship or don’t ship or if you ship at all. Hell, I don’t even care what I ship! I just know that these words right here are true. They’re the whole premise for the show, aren’t they? Along the way, our boys have met and built relationship with all sorts of great people but when push comes to shove, as it tends to do once in a while in their corner of the universe, they’ll always choose each other. That fact was brought front and center at the end of last season in the church when Dean persuaded Sam away from completing the trial and instead reminded him that there was never anyone or anything he would place before him and that it was just he and his Sammy against the world… even when that world includes an angel, Ezekiel, residing inside Sam’s head. What then if this Ezekiel wanted Castiel gone from his presence or else he wouldn’t continue to heal Sam? Dean’s answer is clear and ready to go.

“Sam or Adam” “Sam!”

“Castiel or Sam” “Sam!”

Lingering questions then become… why does my new babydaddy Ezekiel want Castiel nowhere near him? Hm? Why the ultimatum forcing Dean to choose?

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