They mentioned psychics and let us know that John was wrong, and maybe (in my mind) he might have treated Sam differently if he'd known. Show itself has never seemed sure how it viewed psychics so it was interesting to see that MOL considered it positive.
I liked that Crowley handed Rowena her ass—finally. I think it's definitely going to come back and bite him in his. I know she wasn't crying from being rejected—hell, if she was I don’t give a damn, I think though that she was pissed that she overplayed her hand. She must have really believed she had him wrapped around her little finger. Maybe she was counting on that little bit of human emotion. She certainly held him in contempt. I think…she was kind of stupid, and really reckless, and I think that's part of the reason her coven gave her the boot.
It was fascinating to see Dean and Crowley's interaction. Dean seems to have a grudging not-completely-dislike for Crowley, but I really do think Crowley's got it bad for Dean. I think he would like for Dean to consider him family. Not that I think for one minute that would stand in the way of him stabbing Dean even more viciously in the back than he has. He'll try to justify it, no doubt, try and make it seem pretty. Goodness knows, Dean's the last person he should trust, right?
Castiel was amazing in this ep. I liked the way Misha played him, stepping back a bit to earlier seasons—sort of right after he stopped being a Hammer of God and before he started playing him as a Sad Sack, waffling schlep.
Heaven was brilliant! "The Bobbys are surly"—loved that line. And the exit to heaven being door 42. I laughed out loud. Fabulous call-backs to past seasons. Thanks Show!
I also loved the brother stuff!! Yes! Toothbrush in the armpit—you know Dean will be pulling that shit on Sam until they end up giving each other's walkers flats.
Aaaaannd Bobby. God damn, they did a nice job tossing him in the ep. It worked so hard for me. Loved his heaven and now, I'm so worried what they're going to do to him. Hannah has no idea how important Bobby is to Dean, so important to Cas also. I hope they don’t do anything terrible to him. Poor Bobby. He's never going to lay his weary head to rest, is he?
And Metatron. Little slime-bucket. I wonder how that's going to bounce back on them? Dealing with the little shit-ball, Cas and Sam were hard-core—loved how they exploded his ego-maniacal shit right out of the water, hah! That was another moment on the show I yelped so loud, Mr. R came running into the room to check on me.
Anyhoo, there you have it, my non-thinky impressions. I thought this show was *fabulous* and also, everyone looked fanstastic!