This week’s episode of Supernatural, we get the return of Abaddon, a demon not too fond of Crowley’s way of running things. We also meet a few other hunters, and Kevin again! Meanwhile, Crowley hangs out in his cell with his thoughts, to which he tries to get Kevin to get him away from. Josh provides this week’s recap while Josh and Violet both discuss the episode as well!
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Supernatural Episode 2 Devil May Care Recap Overview
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- Abaddon has been reacquainted with Earth, and is looking for new soldiers to run amok with, while Sam and Dean visit Kevin
- Abaddon‘s minions possess some military cadets, and capture a couple of hunters to use as bait for Sam and Dean
- Sam and Dean walk into the trap, and seem to be not doing so well, when Ezekiel pops on within Sam, saving the day.
- Kevin has gone nuts on Crowley for his mother’s death and his own torture. Crowley decides to give Sam and Dean some demon names to hunt in exchange for the “fun” he had.
- Sam is the happiest he has been in a long time he says, Kevin, meanwhile, nearly leaves, but Dean is able to talk him down
Supernatural episode Recap: Devil May Care, the Details
Guess who’s Back, Back Again
The episode opens with a body being dragged, but then the show jumps to Sam and Dean discussing Cas’s humanness. Sam asks about Crowley, and Dean reveals he is still in the trunk of the car. Sam is shocked to hear he is alive. Back at the other scene, a man cuts himself, performing a ritual, which causes Abaddon to return.
Dean and Sam pay a visit to Kevin, and Dean tells Kevin about the fallen angels. Sam brings in their buddy Crowley and shackles him to a chair in a makeshift prison. Sam demands the list of possessed people, but Crowley refuses, and calls their bluff. Sam and Dean decide Crowley needs some alone time, so they lock him into the room he is in, with no lights or stimulation whatsoever . Kevin freaks out about the Crowley situation, but Sam and Dean try to reassure him. Kevin gets his next assignment–to try to figure out what spell caused the angels to fall.
Meanwhile, Abaddon is unhappy with the “deals” Crowley has had the demons take. He has a few demons, and demands that the King of Hell should be conquering, not making deals. She demands they retrieve better bodies to begin their “revolution”.
Calling Out to All Hunters
Dean makes a call to a hunter, and warns him about the angels. He is trying to spread the word about the angels.
Some military cadets board a bus, that has a few demon passengers. These demons leave their current hosts and possess the fresh new soldiers.
The next scene, a woman is working on her Volkswagen Beetle. A creepy dude in a van pulls up offering her a ride. The van is rocking, and we then see blood spatter the windshield–the woman seems to be a hunter. She leaves the van, and is taken by the fresh military demons.
Meanwhile, Sam and Dean have come to investigate the bus scene. The military lady onsite isn’t willing to let them through, so Dean calls Kevin to play their overseeing officer. Kevin is flustered, but finds a compromising photo of the military lady, which makes her more pliable to let Sam and Dean in. They examine the dead bodies, but realize the bodies were “dead” a long time ago. They figure out the story, and the military lady shows them some security camera footage, and they see Abaddon on the feed.
The demons have taken the girl hunter and another male one. Abaddon tortures the man to get him to reveal where Sam and Dean are. Apparently he gives up Dean’s cell phone, as she calls Kevin, telling him that he is holding the hunters. Kevin relays the message to Sam and Dean. They head towards the coordinates Kevin gave them.
Sam Gets His Angel On
Sam and Dean show up at a rundown town, and they locate the hunters. Dean tests them with holy water, and they seem clean. Sam and Dean arm up, and the demons approach, holding assault rifles. The demons charge the building after hearing Dean’s voice, but it turns out it was just a voice recording, buying some time for the 4 to get out and regroup. Outside, the 4 pair off after some discussion. The girl isn’t happy to see Sam, blaming him for letting Lucifer out.
Sam and the male hunter are walking, and the guy offers to be the distraction so the three can get away. He feels guilty because he was tortured, and gave up other hunters. He is shot dead though, and Sam is left alone. Meanwhile, Dean and the girl are jumped by Abaddon. Dean has the girl run for backup supplies. Both Sam and Dean fight separately, and both seem to be doing poorly. Abaddon demands Crowley from Dean. Abaddon threatens to possess Dean if he refuses. Meanwhile, Sam has been knocked unconscious, but not Ezekiel, who shows up and blows the demons up. Abaddon sees the explosion, and flees. Dean rushes to find Sam, and talks with Ezekiel within Sam’s body. Sam will not remember the incident. Dean then admits to Ezekiel that he feels responsible for the demon acts going on currently. Dean then tells Ezekiel that he is worried that he may not be a good guy, despite Ezekiel’s reassurances. Ezekiel fades away after trying to convince Dean he is the good guy, and Sam wakes up. The girl rolls up with Dean’s car, and they head out.
Crowley Decides to Give Up Some Names
Crowley has been spending some time alone in his cell, and he is stuck with this “humanity” nagging at him, but his thoughts are interrupted by Kevin making some noises outside his room. He calls out to him, and begins insulting him. He is able to draw Kevin into the room. Kevin demands to know how to kill Abaddon, and Crowley tries to get Kevin to let him go, so he can take care of her. Crowley then hints that Kevin’s mother may still be alive. Crowley tries to twist and turn Kevin’s mind.
Sam and Dean return home, and can’t find Kevin. They rush to check on Crowley, who has been a little worse for the wear. Crowley gives a couple demon names to Sam and Dean to off, and wants to make a deal. He says that those two demons are payment for “winding up and letting Kevin go”. Dean looks for Kevin, and Kevin says he is leaving. Kevin tells Dean about his mother being alive according to Crowley. Dean tries to talk him down.
Sam is Remarkably Happy, While Kevin Not So Much
Looks like Dean accomplished talking Kevin down, and Dean and Sam talk. The girl hunter, named Tracy, seems to have gotten to Sam. Dean reassures Sam, reminding him of all of the people he has saved. Sam reminds Dean of all the “crap” they have going on, and asks if they are ready for it. Sam also reveals he is the happiest he has been in a long time, as Dean looks a little worried himself.
Josh’s Thoughts: Supernatural, Season Episode 2: Devil May Care
I liked this episode of Supernatural. The one thing missing was Cas. He didn’t make an appearance this episode oddly. So far, this season may be setting up a weird alliance for Sam and Dean with Crowley. Crowley probably realizes Abaddon is likely gunning for him, and if he can get Sam and Dean to help him out with that problem, he is better off, even if he is chained up in a cell.
As for Ezekiel, I still am a little suspicious of him. What is his motives for healing Sam? Why is he the only angel willing to help the Winchesters? I still feel like there is something we do not know about him yet. He seems to be on the up and up, but in Supernatural, usually that is not the case. Also, will we see more of Bobby? OR was the scene in the last episode his “guest appearance” and he is done? As for the new hunter San and Dean have bumped into–will there be more interaction there? OR are they also just gone?
Kevin, on the other hand, needs to be reeled in. He is a wildcard that could get the Winchesters in deeper than they already are. Although I do have to give him a thumbs up for his nearly screwing up the FBI scene, but recovering in an unexpected way. That was a pretty funny scene. With regards to him and Crowley however, Crowley tries to play off Kevin’s emotions, telling him his mom may still be alive. Could this be true? Will there be more to this later?
So where does Supernatural go from here this season? The Civil War for Hell takes place on Earth with a bunch of angels on the side? I guess we shall see as Season 9 unfolds…
Violets’s Thoughts on Season 9 Episode 2 of Supernatural: Devil May Care
What an outpouring of emotions this episode, and in more than one situation. We have Kevin going after Crowley, letting it all out, trying to get his revenge for when Crowley tortured him. But Crowley, being the clever, manipulative demon that he is, is able to get into Kevin’s head and suggests that his mother is still alive. This later leads to a lovefest between Kevin and Dean, with Dean telling Kevin that he’s a part of the family of which the other members are Dean, Sam and Cas, and any one of them would die for him. I never realized how strongly Dean felt about Kevin, but when he puts it that way, it makes sense — why wouldn’t he feel that way after all they’ve been through together? Of course, this is after Dean’s emotional scene with Ezekiel (in Sam’s body), where he confesses about the guilt that he feels about letting the demons remain loose, and confides about the doubts he has about himself. Even though Sam wasn’t mentally there, Ezekiel is able to look into Sam’s mind and convey how Sam feels, most likely feelings that Sam would never personally share with Dean otherwise. So that was an interesting twist. Even Crowley gets in on the emotion train, as he remembers back to the church when he was exclaiming that he deserved to be loved. How much humanity exists within Crowley at this point?
Despite all the drama, there was still time for a little humor. Dean’s always good for a pop culture reference, like when he called Kevin “Katniss” when he shot an arrow at him. I also enjoyed the scene where the boys called Kevin to pretend to be their FBI boss, with no warning whatsoever. However, Kevin was able to quickly come up with a solution that worked — threatening to expose some revealing photos. Great job, Kevin! This episode made me realize that Kevin is the new Bobby. Usually Bobby is the one that handles those calls, and Bobby would be the one to do research for the boys, like when they asked Kevin to research the Knights of Hell. Now that Bobby is gone, it falls to Kevin to do all that. But yeah, Kevin’s either going to have to get some sort of voice modulator, or hope he can find compromising photos of every person that the boys have call him, because this episode made it painfully obvious that Kevin’s baby voice is not going to cut it.
I’m glad we had Sam back this episode, so we could see some brotherly bonding and teamwork between him and Dean. It was nice to see them working together against the demons to save innocent lives, despite the danger they faced knowing they were heading right into Abbadon’s trap. That’s the way Supernatural is meant to be. But here’s the big shocker of the episode: Dean let a virtual stranger drive the Impala??
The very end of the episode was kind of weird, when Sam was telling Dean he’s the happiest he’s been in a long time. His explanation made sense to me, because he’s there with his family and friends in a state of relative calm, settling back into the hunting routine. But considering Dean’s reaction and the ominous music that was playing, it appears that something is very off. Does Ezekiel have something to do with that? Only time will tell!
It looks like it’s going to be a busy year, as Dean said, with so much angel-y, demon-y, monster-y, or ghost-y things going on. You know, all the normal things the Winchester brothers deal with. And I, for one, am looking forward to it!
Scenes from Supernatural, Season 9 Episode 3: I’m No Angel
Here are scenes from next week’s Supernatural episode titled I’m No Angel: