Written by Kaylynn Kasandra
This week’s episode had just the right amount of cheesy humor, which is one of my favorite things about this show. I was way too excited to see the reunion between the guys and Castiel, since that was where last week left off. I was expecting a bit more of a fuss, so it made me chuckle when Dean left it simple with, “Welcome back Pal.” But he certainly didn’t hide how happy he was. I must say, Jack caught up fast. He already knows how to search for cases, even if he may not quite understand all the monsters quite yet. It was nice to see him seemingly part of the crew now. It was quite amusing to see him pitch his ideas to the guys, even if it was off. But, I have to say it was more amusing to see how excited Dean was about the idea of the case being in Dodge City. Seeing the guys in full Western gear was pretty funny, I can’t lie. Dean’s appreciation for all things Western definitely payed off. It’s because of him they were able to identify the ghoul as taking form of an old cowboy, Dave Mather.
Jack luckily had been paying attention when they were questioning the town undertaker, and noticed the ghoul is her boyfriend. Smart move on the ghoul's part to pick an undertaker as a live-in girlfriend. Easy access to bodies that’s for sure. Unfortunately for Dave, he killed the wrong deputy once he knew they were closing in. The deputy was the sergeant's nephew and he wasn’t leaving the death of his nephew alone.
What I thought was going to be a very lighthearted episode quickly changed moods. Jack once again lost control of his power. Trying to protect the guys from Dave, he pushed a little too hard and ended up killing a security guard in the process. Jack, being just as emo as Sam obviously takes it hard. Way harder than we could have expected. Dean tells Cas and Sam to take Jack back home and that he’d finish up. Which, I must say he did pretty flawlessly. Joining forces with the sergeant, they track Dave down. Though Dave isn’t far behind them and ends up stealing Dean’s back up, literally. It was pretty funny watching Dean’s reluctance to follow the sergeant's path through the ghoul’s tunnel. You can’t blame him either because that seemed to be exactly what he wanted. When Dean got to the end of the tunnel he saw it led back to the morgue where Athena and the sergeant are waiting like sitting ducks.
After releasing Athena and turning to assess the sergeant, Dean was cornered, weaponless by ghoulish Dave. Luckily for Dean he was blocking Dave’s view of the sergeant who had his weapon ready. Just when the ghoul thought he was going to win, Dean steps aside like a boss allowing the sergeant to get his revenge. You really can’t expect any less from Dean. He knows what it feels like to want to get revenge on someone or something that has killed someone he loves. This sergeant seemed pretty mellow though. He didn’t seem to want to question anything and took Dean’s suggested cover story. It was sweet that Dean made sure the ghoul would take the wrap for the guy Jack accidentally killed.
Sadly, it wouldn’t help. Nothing would. Even Castiel’s pep talk didn’t help Jack feel better. Jack being the ever-emotional half angel he is decides everyone would be better off without him. In what I am sure he thought was a selfless act he knocks everyone out cold and takes off. What a lovely welcome home from Castiel, eh? Like he hasn’t dealt with enough drama between his own emotional turmoil and from the Winchesters, now Cas will have to take on Jack’s too. It should be interesting to see how this plays out. I mean, Jack basically still knows nothing about the world other than what he’s observed from the guys. Now he’s going out into a world where everyone of supernatural pull wants him for themselves. This will get very messy.
Written by Kaylynn Kasandra. Awkward hippie who enjoys helping people, creating things, reading, sci-fi, fantasy, and Thor. Find more from her at kaylynnkasandra.com and