Holy crap! Well here we are at the start of season 15! If this quarantine is good for anything, it’s getting caught up on our shows I suppose! On a slightly more personal note I would be going insane if it wasn’t for this! Also the fact that ‘The Famous Finale Scene’ was used for the recap for the finale season about made me cry from the start.
So Dean, Sam, and Cas manage to take shelter in a mausoleum where they meet Belphegor who is using Jack’s body. Of course Cas is furious wanting to kill the demon immediately for using Jack’s body, but Sam and Dean stop him. I think there is a few reasons for this. The main and most important one is that they need help. They can’t get out of there on their own. An interesting thing about Belphegor is I think part of what he’s saying is reminding Dean of Alastair. After all Dean has just met the guy in all of two minutes and Belphegor tells him that he is a tormentor in Hell and he likes Hell, which we noticeably see Dean’s reaction to that statement. The ONLY demon up to that point that ever said they liked Hell was Alastair. Even Crowley, Meg, and many other demons expressed their extreme hatred of Hell so that is kind of a big deal. Belphegor does a spell to banish all the ghosts from the bodies because according to him, he wants to help Sam, Dean, and Cas because they all want the same thing. They all want the ghosts back in Hell.
After they move on and we see while they do the ghosts from before are beign a little busy. Constance killed the man that picked her up in the previous episode, Gacy slaughters all the kids except one and her mother at the birthday part (dark, even for this show), and Mary kills the two girls at the slumber party. I’m actually kind of glad Gacy is back since taking him out last time has been far too quick and easy…but like Sam I’m also afraid of clowns so I was also not really excited to see it either.
Sam, Dean, Cas, and Belphegor are in the Impala talking about what to do when Belphegor suggests a spell that would create a massive salt circle a mile wide around the graveyard. After all some of the few billion souls have probably already moved on but most are still in the immediate area so it can contain the problem for a bit to give them time to figure out how to fix it. Meanwhile they see an abandoned car that Sam and Dean check out. How Sam comes to the conclusion out of every ‘Woman in White’ that must have ever been hunted and sent to Hell that that one would be Constance is beyond me, but Sam and Dean realize that since she was the first thing they took down together after being reunited that every ghost they have sent to Hell is back.
They arrive in the town and the original plan is for Dean and Sam to get everyone out while Cas helps the demon make the spell. Cas says he can’t even look at Belphegor and goes after Sam, leaving Dean with him. So they split up with two missions. Sam and Cas will evacuate the town and protect people from ghosts while Dean and the demon mix the spell to put up a barrier.
Sam and Cas split up where Sam finds a home with a woman and her daughter being chased by Gacy. He helps to protect them but gets significantly wounded. Cas arrives to save them and heal Sam but we see his powers are fading. Cas’ powers have been draining for a bit now and I wonder how much that has to do with Heaven losing power or Chuck just being a dick and making their lives more difficult. Also poor Carla because she gets a huge information dump in a matter of seconds that Cas is an angel, they were attacked by a ghost, and Sam is ‘just a guy’ who shot God.
Sam and Cas are trying to get Carla and her daughter to safety when they are approached by Gacy. Cas concludes it’s okay because it’s just one ghost. Two more show up and Cas changes that to ‘just three’ and I absolutely love him. The two of them take on like four ghosts while protecting the family and when the spell activates they get across it and Sam gets to tell Gacy to shut up!
While this was all going on, Dean and Belphegor are working on the spell. Belphegor really doesn’t know when to stop talking because he’s really frustrating Dean by calling him gorgeous and bringing up Alastair, which we see still bothers him. We also see that Michael still bothers Dean a lot too because Dean is actually nervous to learn that Michael’s door is open. This isnt’ the same Michael that tortured him and stole his body, but the Michael of their world was an ass to Dean too, and recalling ‘The Song Remains the Same,’ that Michael had made Dean nervous too. Also Michael has every reason to hate Dean so yeah, I’d be shaken too. We also see how much Dean has come to trust Rowena because this time it’s Dean who calls her for help. Usually it’s Sam and if Dean has any part in it, it’s just to suggest calling her. He actively calls her for help, even asking her to ‘move her exquisite ass please’ which was clearly her suggestion to do.
They find the sheriff dead and Belphgor takes his heart while Dean is attacked by Constance who remembers him from all that time ago. They are able to activate the spell and Dean drives him, Sam, Cas, Belphegor, Carla, and her daughter to the school. Dean and Sam talk about the possibility of God being gone for good after this if they can take care of all these souls and when Sam closes the trunk saying ‘we got work to do’ and it flashes back to the pilot…well I was not ready for that. I wasn’t ready the first time, and I wasn’t ready this time. Over all I do like this episode.