|The boys are back in town.|
There are three main focuses of the episode, Sam in a coma trying to figure out whether he should fight or give in and die, Dean as he searches for a way to save Sam’s life, and Castiel who is coming to terms with being human.
Sam’s story centres on his trip through his subconscious, much like we have previously seen in season seven when Bobby was close to death. Sam is helped along his way through his inner journey by Dean, who represents his will to fight for life and a special return of Bobby who is representing Sam’s desire to give in.
|Dean watches over a dying Sam.|
During Sam’s journey through his subconscious Dean is working hard in the real world to find a way to save his bother. Driven to desperation Dean sends out an open prayer to any angel that will listen asking for their help to save Sam. Unfortunately this makes the both of them open targets for any angel that wants revenge against the Winchesters and Castiel for being thrown out of heaven.
Luckily for Dean though help arrives in the form of Ezekiel, played wonderfully by the talented Tahmoh Penikett. Ezekiel tries to help save Sam’s life whilst Dean battles the angels come to kill them but the only solution this time is a radial one, for Ezekiel to possess Sam. Initially against the idea Dean consents to try it when he realised that Sam is ready to go with Death and cannot face loosing his brother forever.
|Ezekiel tries to save Sams life.|
During all of this drama to save Sam we have Castiel wandering around getting used to his new human body. Initially unsure exactly what to expect from being human, still expecting not to need to eat or drink, Castiel begins to discover many of his new weaknesses during the episode. Especially when he meets another angel, Hail.
Castiel tries his best to help Hail with her new circumstances and shows that he has learnt a great deal from his time on earth sand tries to tell Hail that there is so much more out there for her to do and experience now that he is free from heaven’s rule. What starts of as a fairly sweet story soon turns creepy though when Hail attacks Castiel and wants to possess his vessel, leading Castiel to have to kill her.
|Bobby's back....kind of.|
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