Angels and demons are a norm on Supernatural, so possession is also a normal thing. Dean (Jensen Ackles) has been possessed by the Archangel Michael for about a month. Michael is looking for allies, but is disappointed by every human and angel he meets. So why not turn to monsters?
The man who Lucifer possessed all these years, Nick (Mark Pellegrino), survived Lucifer’s death. How does one get over that? Jack (Alexander Calvert) is having some trouble being human. Bobby (Jim Beaver) is teaching him how to fight. After a trying ordeal with some demons, Sam (Jared Padalecki) declared that there will never be another King of Hell…EVER!
It didn’t take Sam long to find Dean. Sister Jo (Danneel Ackles) encountered Michael and called Sam. Angels, Demons… “Gods and Monsters” … It’s just regular day on Supernatural.
Michael has been experimenting with vampire blood and angel grace, but he’s not getting the results he needs. He drains the vampire blood. Before they can die, he adds the angel grace and feeds the blood back to them. The result is a dead vampire with burnt out eyes. And there are a lot of bodies.
Sister Jo told Sam that she encountered Michael in Duluth, so that’s where the team will go, except for Cas (Misha Collins) and Jack. Michael can detect other angels, so Cas has to stay behind. And they need someone to watch over Nick. Cas doesn’t know how to handle Nick, calling him a mess. Sam says to give Nick a chance. He deserves an opportunity to rebuild his life after what he went through. As for Jack, he’s not ready. Jack understands. He got pretty beat up against the demons in episode one. He definitely wants to get better.
Nick has flashes of memories of being Lucifer. He sees himself killing people. Cas interrupts to bring him food. Nick knows Cas is uncomfortable around him. He reminds Cas that he’s not Lucifer, but Cas says it’s hard to look at him without remembering what Lucifer did.
Nick is confused. He doesn’t understand why he would let Lucifer possess him. Cas says Nick was in a lot of pain. Lucifer used Nick’s vulnerability. Nick doesn’t know what kind of pain he would be in to let Lucifer in. Cas says it was the murder of his family. Someone broke into their house and killed them. Then Lucifer found him and made Nick a monster too.
Cas goes to check on Jack. He’s studying about angel grace. It can take from a month to a century for his grace to return, especially because he’s half human. Cas tells Jack not to mourn what he’s lost. Focus on what he still has. Jack says Cas doesn’t understand, but he does. He lost everything when the angels were banished from Heaven. He felt useless, but he had the Winchesters and himself. Cas says Sam and Dean weren’t born with their expertise. They had to learn it. Jack has to be patient and persistence. Where Jack comes from is important, but future is more important.
Sam, Bobby, and Mary (Samantha Smith) go to the morgue to look at the bodies. They see the burnt out eyes. Their throats were slashed. Sam figures out that these aren’t people. They are vampires. What is Michael doing with vampires? Sam asks the coroner if anyone claimed the deceased. There was one woman, but she didn’t’ give a name. Sam ask if they can see the surveillance cameras.
They track down a woman named Lydia (Meganne Young). She’s a werewolf. She tells them that Michael took their blood, one by one, killing her friends. Lydia doesn’t think Michael meant to kill them, things just went wrong. She says he was experimenting. Bobby makes a move to kill her, but she offers to tell them where Michael is, if they let her go.
Michael goes to look in a mirror and sees Dean. Dean tries to fight back, but Michael is stronger. He tells Dean to hang on and enjoy the ride. Later he goes to a hotel room with a woman. They flirt with each other before she turns into a werewolf. He already knew what she was when he picked her. He tells her to summon her master.
Sam called Cas to update him on their search. Cas is confused as to why Michael is killing vampires and werewolves. Nick enters the room. He’s been on the phone too. Nick is trying to find out any information about his wife and son. He rants and raves saying no one cares because it’s a cold case. Cas tries to touch Nick to calm him down, but Nick raises his hand violently. He snaps his fingers, but it startled Cas because that’s a Lucifer reaction.
Cas asks if Nick is feeling okay. He touches Nick’s shoulder, but doesn’t sense any demon activity in Nick. He says Lucifer may have affect Nick’s psyche more than they thought. Nick says he doesn’t have time for this. Nick calls the police in his home town to try and find out what happened to his family. The police won’t talk to him. Nick is distraught. Cas tries to empathize. Nick mentions that there was a witness, but the case died. Cas reminds Nick that he has a second chance. He’s not dead.
Nick says Cas doesn’t understand, but Cas does because he is occupying someone else’s body. All angels have to if they want to walk the earth. Cas tells him that the man he inhabited is named Jimmy Novak. Nick asks if Jimmy was okay with Cas taking over his body. Cas says Jimmy died. Nick thinks Cas is no different than Lucifer. Cas leaves to check on Jack. Before going, Cas says what happened to Jimmy Novak and his family is his greatest regret.
Enemy of My Enemy
Michael meets with the lady werewolf’s pack master. The pack master wants to know what an Archangel wants with them. Michael likes their lifestyle. He says the real monsters are those who cheat, covet, and lay waste to the earth…humans. Michael says God is gone. There are no demons and angels. So that leaves Michael in charge. He says the wolves are who they are. They kill but not for trophies. There’s a purity in how they live. Michael wants to enhance their abilities. Why be the hunted when they can be the hunters?
Meet the Parents
Jack goes to Kelly Kline’s parents house. They invite him in to talk. Jack doesn’t tell them that he’s her son. They knew she was pregnant, but they haven’t heard from her in a long time. Jack tells them that Kelly had a boy and she was an amazing mother. Mrs. Kline makes mention that Jack kind of looks like Kelly. She shows him a picture. Jack is in awe of the picture and gets emotional. He says he hopes to have a little of her courage and purpose. Jack decides to leave and Mrs. Kline gives him a big hug before he leaves.
When Jack gets back to the bunker, Cas isn’t happy that Jack left. The angels and demons are still looking for Jack. Jack justifies the risk saying he wanted to meet the only real family he has left. Cas asks if meeting them helped. Jack didn’t tell them who he was, but he wanted to. He says he couldn’t tell them that she died. Her parents love her so much. He should have told them. Cas says Jack is kind. He says there are worse ways to be human than to be kind
Jack asks if Sam found Michael and if they will kill him. Cas says they plan on using spells to cast Michael out. But what if that doesn’t work. Jack says Michael has to be stopped at any cost. Even if that means killing Dean. Jack asks if Dean would want it any other way.
It’s a Trap!
Lydia goes home and starts packing. Michael shows up, and knows she talked to the Hunters. He knew they would come. That’s why he let her escape. She was his bait, but he doesn’t need her anymore. Michael kills her.
Sam, Mary and Bobby go to the church where Michael was hiding. They are attacked by werewolves. Sam shoots the wolves, but the silver bullets aren’t working. They try to to stab the wolves with silver knives and nothing. The only way to kill the wolves is to cut off their heads. After they kill the wolves, a door opens and Michael stumbles through. It’s Dean! Sam sits him down and asks if its really him. Yes, it’s really Dean! What about Michael? Dean says he just left. He doesn’t know why, but he’s gone.
Nick goes to see his old neighbor who was the witness in his family’s case. He asks what the neighbor saw that night. The neighbor says he didn’t see anything. He wanted to help, but he was wrong. Nick gets angry and demands answers. He pushes his neighbor up against the wall, holding him by his neck. Later Nick looks at himself in the mirror. He is covered in blood and holding a hammer. His neighbor is lying dead on the floor.
I don’t trust Dean/Michael. I don’t know what he’s up to, but I don’t like it. Michael is obviously building an army. In the Apocalypse world, he had a army of angels, but they saw things like he did. The angels, what little are left, value humans more in this reality. So he’s turning to the monsters to build his army. And it looks like werewolves are the master race.
I’m surprised they brought Dean back so quickly. The story is moving pretty fast. Nick is homicidal. Jack is rebelling a little bit. And Dean…I want to believe it’s him, but those angels can be just as tricky as the Demons.