Supernatural: Meg, Cas and the end of Crowley
Oh yeah. We're bad-asses
SoulQuest: 2010 hits a snag on Supernatural when the boys learn that a soul that has been Lucifer's only plaything may not be something worth saving. Plus, our heroes are betrayed by old adversaries and reputed friends, and are helped by allies and enemies alike. All this and some advice on the proper way to consume pornography. Thanks, show!
Crowley is an absentee boss, so involved in torturing monsters for a map to purgatory that he can't be bothered to meet with his Winchesterian employees. Dean is ready to walk, but Sam reminds him that there's no other way to get his soul back. Blah blah working for demons, blah blah do you even want it, blah bah angstcakes. It's the same basic conversation the boys have been having for the last few episodes. This time, however, it's interrupted by the timely arrival of ... more demons! Yay!
The demons in question are led by Meg, and she postures and threatens and tries to wrest Crowley's location from the boys until Sam twigs that she's desperate -- so desperate that she can't hurt them. Meg and all the other Lucifer loyalists are hiding from Crowley, who's bent on taking out his competition. She needs them.
Read on for more Meg, Cas, Crowley and the boys after the jump!
So Sam proposes a deal: We'll help you find Crowley if you use your torture skills to force him to hand over something he owes us. Don't you worry your pretty little head about what it is, just promise us you can get it. Meg agrees.
Dean is appalled that they're dealing with still more demons, and promises Sam that she'll double-cross them. Of course, Sam says. That's why we'll double-cross her first.
Sam suckers Cas into coming down by dredging up the plot form Raiders of the Lost Ark (hee!), and then threatening Cas (!!!) to get him to help. Sam, sweetie, beware: You might get smote.
Unfortunately, Cas can't locate Crowley, so they turn to plan B: Raiding Grampa Campbell's office for clues. Gramps catches them, and refuses to help. He finally spills that he won't go against Crowley because Mr. King of Hell has promised to bring Mary back format he dead. Oh fer… Do these Hunters never learn? Dean tries to tell Gramps that, but Gramps isn't listening. Sigh.
But something Dean said apparently got through to Gramps, because he later tells the boys how to find Monster Gitmo. He won't help storm the castle, but at least that's something, right?
The boys, Cas, Meg and her minions break into the prison easily -- too easily. To quote our favorite cephalopod military man, it's a trap! Hellhounds are guarding the corridors. Meg decides to bugger off, but oops, Crowley's got spells that prevent that. No ditching the meat suit while he's in charge. So Meg agrees to try to hold off the Hellhounds while the boys and Cas hunt Crowley.
Small problem: Someone knows an angel is coming, and he uses the human-blood banishing sigil to kick Cas out. That person? Grampa Campbell. Doh! He watches as the boys get carted off by demons, and tells Dean that he has no compunction to help his grand-kids. Mary is his blood, and that's who he's going to help.
Meg fends off the Hellhounds, but a demon Christian Campbell is waiting for her. Time for torture! Meanwhile, Dean is being offered up to ghouls as breakfast, and Sam is… gnawing on his wrist? What the hell? Turns out he's using his own blood to make a devil's trap on the ceiling (good thing he's so freaking tall.) He escapes and rescues
Dean, who rescues Meg. Time to torture Crowley!
Unfortunately, no amount of torture can force Crowley to release Sam's soul. He can't do it. He barely got Sam's body out of the cage, and there' no way he'll be able to get Sam's soul from a vengeful Lucifer. (We knew it!)
Besides, Crowley says, why would you want it? Lucifer has been using it as a chew toy for a year. You get it back, you'll be a drool-y mess. As Sam overheard Cas say something similar to Dean early, he's inclined to believe it. Crowley's useless, so Sam tells Meg to have fun.
Here's the thing: Meg plays a good game, but she sucks about people getting the drop on her. Crowley does just that, and he's ready to beat up the boys when Cas appears with Crowley's bones. You'd have thought Crowley would have made them impossible to find, but he's as bad at hiding things as Meg is at getting jumped. When Cas forces Crowley to admit that he can't do anything to rescue Sam's soul, the angel goes to work on Crowley's bones. He's gone for good. Sob!
Dean tells Sam they'll find another way to get his soul back, but Sam is through trying. Angels and demons agree that the soul is shredded, and getting it back would destroy him instead of restoring him to his old self. He's better off without it. Dean begs Sam to reconsider, but Sam walks. The boys have broken up again.
Highlights, thoughts and odds and ends
We know Crowley is a bad, bad man, but we're going to miss him. What can we say? We have a weakness for snarky bad guys. Fortunately, Meg made it out alive, so we're hopeful we'll see her again.
We got some quality Cas time this week as well. He did bad-ass well when he torched Crowley's bones!
Poor Cas: You need to learn your classic adventure movies. Then you'll know when you can ignore Sam.
Ok, we admit it, we're 12. We were giggling like crazy as Cas dissected the plot of a porn flick "It's very complex. If the pizza man truly loves this babysitter, why does he keep slapping her rear? Perhaps she's done something wrong."
Fortunately, Cas is always wiling to learn. When Meg kisses him so she can steal his angel-killing sword, he kisses her back. "What was that?" Meg asks. "I learned that from the pizza man," Cas replies. "Well A-plus for you! I feel so...clean!" Meg says. Hee!
Ah, Meg. We can always rely on her for some good quotes. Among our favorites:
- It's a deal, then. Hugs and puppies all around!
- Castiel: Why are we working with these… abominations
Meg: Keep talking dirty, makes my meat suit all dewy.
- When Christian was torturing her: "It's a host body. Some girl from Sheboygan. Moved to LA to be an actress. Probably not even the worst thing that ever happened to her."
Did Grampa Campbell's betrayal shock you? Do you think Dean really will kill him the next time he sees him? Were you surprised that Crowley lied about the soul retrieval? Is Sam better off without his soul? Talk about it in the comments!