Recap: Supernatural S 06 E 10 Caged Heat
Season 6, Episode 10
Sam and Dean make a tenuous alliance with the demon Meg in an attempt to get Sam's soul back from Crowley, but find out that it is now irreparably damaged from being in Hell.
- Acting for Two: Mark Sheppard plays Crowley torturing the Alpha Shapeshifter and, in the same scene, the shapeshifter itself.
- Badass Boast:
Dean: I'll tell you who I am. I'm the guy you never want to see again. Because I'll make it out of here, trust me. The next time you see me, I'll be there to kill you."
- Big Damn Heroes:
- Sam breaks out of Crowley's cell and saves Dean from the ghouls.
- Castiel comes back just in time to stop Crowley from killing Sam, Dean, and Meg. He forces Crowley to admit that he can't get Sam's soul back, then burns his bones, killing Crowley.
- Blatant Lies
- Blood-Splattered Warrior: Meg gets sprayed with black hellhound blood as she slashes them all to ribbons with Ruby's knife.
- Bond One-Liner:
Crowley to decapitated shapeshifter turned into himself: Guess I kind of lost my head."
- Bullying a Dragon: Sam threatens to hunt Castiel down and kill him.
- Call Back: Crowley's remains weren't hidden all that well.
- Chained to a Rock: Gender-inverted with Dean being shoved into a room with hungry ghouls and left there to be Eaten Alive.
- Crowning Moment Of Awesome: Everybody gets one.
- Sam gets his when he bites his own wrist hard enough to draw a lot of blood and uses that blood to draw a devil's trap that Crowley's boys walk straight into. He gives them a bloody grin when they stare at him in surprise.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Even after Sam, Dean and Meg seemingly have Crowley right where they want him, he manages to completely overpower them so fast, it's almost ridiculous. Bonus points for the look of bored amusement on his face after this happens.
- Damaged Soul: Discussed. Cas thinks it might be better not to return Sam's soul to his body because of this.
- Dynamic Entry: Dean kills Christian by sneaking up behind him and stabbing him with Ruby's knife before he even notices Dean is there.
- Enemy Mine
- Faking the Dead: As Castiel and Crowley are actually in cahoots with each other later in the season, Castiel "killing" Crowley is revealed to have been a trick to throw Sam and Dean off the scent.
- Fan Disservice: Seeing some skin is always nice, but can we please stop getting it through possessed women stripped naked and strapped to a rack with male demons cutting them up?
- First Kiss: Meg takes Castiel's first kiss, much to the fury of shippers for other pairings. Megstiel fans, on the other hand, were quite pleased.
- Foe Romance Subtext:
- Meg and Dean. She sits in his lap while he's tied up and playfully banters with him.
- Also, Meg and Castiel. This episode launches the trend of their sizzling chemistry getting a little less subtext.
- Gambit Pileup: Let's see, there's Meg's plan to kill Crowley, Sam and Dean's plan to help Meg and then betray her, Samuel Campbell's plan to betray the Winchesters, and (as it turns out later on) later Castiel trying to both help the Winchesters and keep Crowley alive.
- Groin Attack: A seriously Squick-y example: it is very strongly implied that when Christian is torturing Meg with a blade just off-screen, he's sticking it in her vagina and cutting her there with it. That's bad enough, right? Except the blade he's using is Castiel's sword, and cuts from angel swords are about as pleasant to demons as cuts from Ruby's knife. Even Dean and Sam look horrified by what happened to Meg.
- Hellhounds: Crowley sends a pack of them after Sam, Dean, Castiel, Meg, and her subordinates once they've come into his hidey-hole. As Dean remembers what happened the last time he encountered Meg and hellhounds in the same place, he is grimly pleased that she will be ripped up by them. Though they get her subordinates, she chooses to hold the dogs off for the rest of the group and actually kills them (the dogs, that is) instead.
- Kiss of Distraction: Meg kisses Castiel in order to distract him and steal his angel-killing scimitar from his trench coat. It backfires when Cas spins her around and kisses back, dumbfounding not only Meg but the Winchesters as well.
- Leaning on the Fourth Wall: "Castiel. Haven't seen you all season."
- Oh Crap
- Off with His Head!
- Scenery Censor
- Shower of Angst: Implied. "Sam, now I need a daily rape shower." - Dean. Implied in that we don't actually get to see it.
- Stealth Hi/Bye
- This Is for Emphasis, Bitch!:
Dean to Meg: Payback's a bitch, bitch!
- Too Kinky to Torture:
- Meg approves of Dean's suggestion that he tear her to shreds, specifically because she likes how "kinky" it is. Must be the demon in her. Or maybe Alastair's influence. When it comes to actually being tortured, though, she isn't turned on in the least and is obviously in a lot of pain and discomfort (since she's got an angel sword through her... you know), but she does manage to criticize Christian's torture technique (even saying he's sticking the sword in all the wrong places) and at one point gets up the spirit to laugh when she realizes he's about to be killed by Dean.
- Meg also indicates that Dean enjoys being tied up by demons more than he lets on.
- Villain Exit Stage Left: Subverted when Meg tries to flee her host and abandon Sam, Dean, and Castiel to the hellhounds... but can't leave her meatsuit. The "undignified" part of the trope stays in with Meg standing there foolishly with her mouth hanging open for a few awkward moments before she realizes that it just ain't working. Castiel then says that Crowley must have warded the building so that everything inside is locked inside their bodies, to prevent this very situation. She finally does leave after she sees Crowley die, escaping before Dean could kill her. Dean admits that it was smart on her part.
- Xanatos Speed Chess: Downplayed towards the end when Team Free Will (plus Meg) try to escape the warehouse.
- What the Hell, Hero?
- Yank the Dog's Chain