Written by Andrew Dabb
Directed by Rashaad Ernesto Green
Sam and Castiel plan to break Metatron out of prison hoping to learn whatever Metatron might know to save Dean. Meanwhile, Dean has a run in with Rowena.
For this episode: Everybody Lives.
For the series so far = At least 1110 angels, 1096 humans (of which 9 were witches), 179 demons, 62 vampires, 51 ghosts, 36 Jefferson Starships, 22 gods, 19 zombies, 12 werewolves, 10 hellhounds, 7 shapeshifters, 7 skinwalkers, 6 changelings, 5 djinn, 5 reapers, 4 dogs, 4 ghouls, 4 Leviathan, 3 Khan Worms, 2 Amazons, 2 arachnes, 2 kitsunes, 2 rugarus, 2 Thule, 2 vetalas, 1 cat, 1 crocotta, 1 deer, 1 dragon, 1 fairy, 1 familiar, 1 lamia, the Mother of All, 1 okami, 1 phoenix, 1 pishtaco, 1 Purgatory creature, 1 rakshasa, 1 rawhead, 1 shojo, 1 shtriga, 1 siren, 1 Titan, 1 wendigo, 1 whore of Babylon, 1 wicked witch, and 1 wraith.
Tropes present in this episode:
- Borrowed Catch Phrase: Rowena uses her son's "Hello boys" line on the preppies Dean just schooled in pool.
- The Bus Came Back: Good to see you again, Bobby.
- Friendly Enemy: Dean and Crowley have a nice chat and a drink, and Dean gives Crowley advice on his mother.
- No-Sell: Oliver Price can't read anything coherent in Castiel's mind, only colours.
- The Mark of Cain makes Dean immune to the spell Rowena was casting on him.
- Skepticism Failure: Oliver Price denies that Castiel can be an angel because he's an atheist. As Sam says, "Not anymore."
- Wounded Gazelle Gambit: Rowena administers cuts and bruises to herself in order to make it look like Dean beat her up. It doesn't have the desired effect on Crowley.