Warning: if you have not watched last night’s ‘Supernatural’ fall finale, then do not read any further. Major spoilers follow, and trust me, you don’t want the episode ruined.
Last night’s episode titled “Holy Terror” brought war, angels, blood, death, sadness and the return of Metatron (Curtis Armstrong). Not only did matters get messy for the angels, but Dean (Jensen Ackles) has a lot of explaining and cleaning up to do.
Several big moments happened last night, and here are a few worth noting.
1. Not only did Castiel (Misha Collins) return to help Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean with an angel case, but he also got caught in an angel war. Despite getting kidnapped by angel Malachi, Cas managed to steal another angel’s grace. Yep, Cas is back as an angel, and it’s a good thing, since the war is only just beginning between Malachi, Bartholomew and Metatron.
2. Metatron returned and not to apologize, but to seek out Ezekiel (the angel possessing/healing Sam). Well, the audience quickly learned that Ezekiel died in the fall and the angel in Sam is actually Gadreel. Metatron recruits Gadreel to help him rebuild heaven as his second in command. Of course, Gadreel accepts aka not good for the Winchesters.
3. Who is this Gadreel? He is none other than the angel who was in charge of protecting the garden from evil. However, Gadreel was blamed for letting the serpent enter and infecting Earth with evil. His punishment? He was locked up in Heaven’s darkest dungeon.
4. After learning that Ezekiel died, Cas quickly notified Dean who immediately formed a plan (with help from Kevin) to get Sam “alone” so he could tell him the truth, and so he could get Sam to expel Gadreel from his body. Well, Dean’s chat with Sam goes awry, since Gadreel has taken over Sam’s body. Those angels can find all sorts of ways around the Winchesters plans.
5. Now, here comes the biggest moment from last night. Once again, ‘Supernatural’ fans said goodbye to another beloved character. Who was it this time? It was none other than prophet Kevin Tran (played by Osric Chau). In order to prove himself to Metatron, Gadreel had to kill someone -- Kevin. In somewhat of a foreshadowing moment, Kevin told Dean, “I always trust you. And I always end up screwed.” Well, he did.
Who do you think will come on as the next prophet now that Kevin is gone? How do you think Dean will save Sam this time around? Are you going to miss Kevin? Do you think Sam will ever forgive Dean once he learns the truth? Let us hear your thoughts in the comments.
‘Supernatural’ returns Tuesday, Jan.14 at 9/8c on The CW.