Supernatural: Episode Recap 4.21 “When the Levee Breaks”
THEN: Dean was grossed out by seeing Sam feed on demon blood, so he tricked him into Uncle Bobby’s panic room and locked him in for some detox.
NOW: There’s no typical Supernatural teaser as Sam is still stuck in the panic room. He demands that Dean let him out, but big brother refuses. They revisit the same old debate about how Sam is doing this in order to become strong enough to kill Lilith. Dean thinks he and Bobby can do it on their own. Has Dean ever met Lilith? If he has, he’d know that’s just not a possibility.
While detoxing, Sam is visited by four hallucinations. The first is Alastair, who is just as creepy and funny as always, even in Sam’s delusion, cutting into the boy and making Sam scream out in pain.
Upstairs, Dean and Bobby enjoy some whiskey to drown out the pain of hearing Sam’s screams. A fellow hunter named Rufus calls and Bobby tells him to “suck dirt.” Uncle Bobby certainly has a way with words. Rufus calls back to let Bobby know it’s serious. Seals are being broken at an alarming rate, and Bobby isn’t so sure detoxing Sam is the right decision with the apocalypse coming fast.
Dean has some questions of his own, so he goes outside to scream for Castiel. After a few hours, Cas shows up and Dean wants to know what happened when he got called back up to Heaven for an “ass reaming.” Cas can’t say, but he does believe that Dean is the one who will stop Lucifer, not Sam, so he has Dean accept Jesus Christ as his personal lord and savior.
Downstairs, Sam is visited by his second hallucination: himself. It’s Young Sam, and he’s angry that his older self has abandoned their quest to be normal. Things get ultra-creepy when Young Sam shows something dark inside by flashing some Yellow Eyes.
The third ghost is none other than Mama Winchester. After Dean got the chance to hang out with their mom in “In the Beginning,” I’m happy Sam is getting the chance, even if it’s a hallucination. Mama isn’t angry like the others, she’s just so proud of her baby boy for doing what needs to be done. She thinks that Sam is more brave than Dean because he knows what’s best, even though there’s something evil inside of him.
Supernatural‘s Misha Collins got to show off his range in “The Rapture,” an episode where we learned about Castiel’s human vessel. But even above and beyond this sad, sad story, Dean finally found out Sam’s big secret. We were first introduced to Castiel in the season premiere. Over the course of the season, we saw an angel who slowly but surely started to show glimpses of humanity. Uriel even let it be known that Cas had sort of a soft spot for Dean. And in “The Monster at the End of this Book” the angel helped Dean win a battle over Lilith who was trying to seduce and make a deal with Sam. I guess that was enough to get Castiel in trouble with the angel powers that be….read more
Supernatural: Episode Recap 4.20 “The Rapture”
THEN: An angel named Castiel brought Dean out of Hell, adding yet another handsome face to the world of Supernatural.
NOW: Dean’s sitting on the dock of the bay, just fishing. Castiel pops by to let him know this is a dream and that they have something important to discuss. But Dean’s head isn’t a safe place, so Cas tells Dean to meet him at a special location.
Dean wakes up and goes with Sam, but the location looks more like a war zone. They find Cas and wake him up, but he’s no angel. Castiel has left the building and now it’s Jimmy. Symbols on the wall suggest an all-out angel battle royale, but all Jimmy remember is a bright light and then he was him again.
Jimmy doesn’t remember why Cas wanted to talk to Dean, so now the brothers are stuck babysitting an odd dude who used to be an angel. Jimmy eats about three tons of food before telling his story. One year ago he was a simple, pious man in Illinois with a wife and kid. One night he fell asleep in front of the TV and it suddenly released a piercing noise that drove Jimmy crazy….READ FULL RECAP