It was angel warfare on Tuesday’s Supernatural, but the real battle was inside Sam.
Turns out the angel healing him isn’t who he claims to be. In a surprise twist, Ezekiel is revealed to be Gadreel, who was in charge of protecting the garden from evil. Alas, the serpent entered the garden and Earth was infected with badness. Someone had to take the blame, so Gadreel was locked up in Heaven’s darkest dungeon. But now he’s out and free thanks to Metatron, who proposes that they rebuild Heaven together, but only include the angels they like, basically.
And would Metatron be the leader?
“It is a burden I feel I must accept,” he replies. What a sacrifice! But will he be called God? “Semantics. I don’t know that I’d take on that name, necessarily. When the time comes, we’ll call me X.”
Gadreel accepts Metatron’s offer to be his second in command. To prove his fidelity, Metatron orders his new soldier to slay an enemy.
Meanwhile, Castiel gets caught in the middle of the angel war and winds up captured by one group. When one of the angels makes a plea to Cas to raise him to Heaven so he can become a soldier for Metatron, Human Cas kills him and takes his grace. He tells Dean he’s not sure how he feels about being an angel again, but adds, “If we’re going to war, I need to be ready.” He then reveals that Ezekiel died in the fall. The news forces Dean to tell his brother everything that he did to heal him, speed dating-style. There’s no softening the blow here since they need to get rid of Gadreel ASAP.
“Again, you thought I couldn’t handle something, so you took over!” Sam yells.
“I did what I had to do! You would have never agreed to it, and you would have died!” replies Dean, urging his bro to expel the angel within.
Unfortunately, “there is no more Sam,” Gadreel announces after killing Kevin Tran – the name on Metatron’s enemy card.
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