THIS was the hour I was waiting for!
They went full speed ahead on Supernatural Season 14 Episode 2, and I was pleasantly surprised by how fantastic this hour of television was.
Everything worked extremely well together, and every single sequence had me glued to my screen which is a rarity with many shows on the air today.
Castiel being the parental figure in the bunker was a genius idea. There was no reason for him to be on the hunter for Michael because as he said, Michael would have picked up on him right away.
The moments between Castiel and Nick were some of my favorites. Castiel was the perfect person to try to get Nick to realize while he made the mistake of letting Lucifer in, it wasn't his fault.
Nick was vulnerable, and Lucifer was able to feed on it until Nick gave in. What broke my head was Castiel telling Nick the story of what happened to Nick's family.
Not only did Nick have to try to overcome whatever Lucifer did to him, but he had to relive the murder of his own family which is what made Nick most vulnerable. I enjoyed his determination by trying to get his families case opened.
This was a great reminder of the real world side of Supernatural. There are cases out there which are still opened, and they need someone to fight for them to get closed. Nick's anger over the situation was warranted.
Nick now feels as though he has to make amends for everything he has done and an obligation to get revenge for his family. It was confusing how no one thought Lucifer might have left something behind in Nick.
There was no way Lucifer wouldn't still be present in Nick's psyche. Why exactly did it take so long for Castiel to touch Nick to get the residual feelings?
Castiel explaining to Nick his biggest regret was taking over the body of Jimmy really got to me. We all knew Castiel had remorse when it came to Jimmy and his family but hearing the pain behind the words made it more real.
You know, in all my thousands of years what happened to Jimmy Novak and his family, it's my greatest regret.Castiel
We easily saw where Nick was coming from when he was comparing what Castiel did with what Lucifer did but the biggest differences between them are Castiel has real regret whereas Lucifer didn't care.
Speaking of Castiel, him being the father figure to Jack is the best thing ever and while I understood why he was angry with Jack for going with to his grandparents, Jack had to see them.
Jack is still trying to find his place in this world without his grace and going to see his family was the perfect way for him to see his human side. It was such a sweet moment, and my heart grew a few sizes just seeing it all unfold.
Jack is so much like his mother, and I hope Castiel continues to tell Jack about her; though is there any way we can somehow bring her back? No one is really dead on Supernatural, so let's make this happen.
Can we all take a moment to applaud Jack for bringing up the fact Dean would rather die instead of having Michael walking around in his body?
Jack was right in everything in told Castiel. Michael is determined to eradicate all humans on the planet -- of course, Dean would rather sacrifice himself.
Of course, we all knew Michael would use Lydia as bait to coax Sam, Bobby, and Mary out, right? It was pretty awesome seeing them fighting together to take down the werewolves but quickly figuring out they weren't your typical silver killing kind.
You have to give Michael credit for coming up with the brilliant idea of mixing grace with the blood of the monsters to create a super army. Otherworld Michael had a lot of time on his hands to come up with such an idea.
Was anyone else confused by Dean just showing up as Dean and not as Michael despite having the doors open magically? I knew the whole Michael taking a joyride in Dean's body would be short-lived, but you have to wonder if it's really Dean.
All in all, this was a wonderfully entertaining house of television, and I cannot wait to see where they are going with all of this especially with the whole grace mixed with monster blood.
Now it's your turn to tell me what you think.
Do you think Dean is really back? How big do you think the army Michael created is? What did you think of all the Castiel moments?
Let me know in the comments below.
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Samantha McAllister was a staff writer for TV Fanatic. She retired in November 2018.