Violet recaps Supernatural, Season 9 Episode 3, titled I’m No Angel, where a faction of angels is rapidly organizing to find Castiel! Meanwhile, Sam and Dean try to find Cas first, as Castiel is on his own, discovering what it means to be human. Following the recap, both Violet and Josh share their thoughts on the episode.
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Supernatural, Season 9 Episode 3: I’m No Angel Recap Overview
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- Ezekiel informs Dean that a faction of angels is organizing to find Castiel. On his video podcast, Reverend Buddy Boyle encourages people to let angels in
- Sam and Dean begin tracking Castiel. Meanwhile, Castiel is attacked by an angel, so he gets a tattoo to ward himself from angels tracking him
- Cas meets a woman named April, and they have sex. Sam and Dean are followed by a reaper hired by the angels, but they catch and question him.
- Dean asks Ezekiel for help finding Castiel. It turns out April is a reaper hired by the angels.
- Sam and Dean find Castiel, but April kills him. However, Dean kills April, then Ezekiel revives Cas.
- Ezekiel tells Dean that if Castiel stays at the bunker, he will leave Sam‘s body. Dean asks Cas to leave.
Supernatural Episode Recap: I’m No Angel, the Details
The Angels Search for Castiel, But Sam and Dean Try to Find Him First
This episode begins with two priests walking outside of a church. A woman approaches them, and tells them she’s looking for a man named Castiel. Meanwhile, Castiel, who is going by Clarence, is in the bathroom of a homeless shelter eating toothpaste and getting used to being human. The next day, while working on the church grounds, he finds the dead bodies of the two priests, impaled and with their eyes missing.
Meanwhile, Sam is up early, having already gone for a run, while Dean is just waking up. Dean is worried about Sam putting too much strain on himself, and thinks he should take it easy. However, Ezekiel takes over, telling Dean he is slowly healing Sam. He also reports that a faction of angels is rapidly organizing to find Cas. He then turns back into Sam, and Dean brings up the angels organizing. Sam is confused as to why he would think that, but Dean plays it off as it making sense.
A pharmacist is watching a religious broadcast on his smartphone, where the reverend proclaims that if angels “come a knockin” to let them in. Meanwhile, at the Reverend Buddy Boyle’s studio, an angel named Bartholomew praises Buddy for his work. A young woman approaches Bart and tells him she gives herself over. An angel enters her body, but she explodes everywhere. Bart explains that “not all who are willing are designed to contain Heaven’s grace.”
Sam and Dean Track Castiel, Who Gets a Tattoo
Down in the bunker, Sam and Dean are using a map to figure out Cas’s possible whereabouts. Sam finds the story about the two priests, who were killed in Emery, Iowa.
Meanwhile, Cas is hanging out with some homeless people, eating food out of a can. He goes to an abandoned bus to sleep, but is interrupted by the pharmacist from earlier, who is now an angel, trying to kill him. When the angel slices Cas’s arm, he realizes Cas is human. Cas stabs him with an angel blade.
Dean questions a guy at the church about Cas, and he realizes Dean is talking about Clarence. Dean reports back to Sam that Cas has been there. Sam finds a story about a pharmacist in Indiana whose insides were barbecued. Meanwhile, Cas walks down a Chinatown street, and decides to get a tattoo.
The female angel from the beginning of the episode reports to Bart that angels are now finding vessels quickly, thanks to Rev. Boyle’s reach. A male angel walks in and tells Bart that Cas killed the angel who was tracking him, and that they are now unable to track Castiel, who must have found some way to ward himself against them. Bart hires a reaper who is freelancing, and points him in the direction of the Winchesters.
Meanwhile, Cas looks lost in Chinatown. He finds a church and goes inside, where a woman is praying aloud. Cas tries to tell her the truth, that no one is listening, but her faith remains unshaken.
Sam and Dean go to the police station and search through the dead pharmacist’s belongings. They watch the Buddy Boyle podcast on his smartphone, and realize the angels are using him to find vessels, since angels cannot enter a human without permission. They discover that Boyle’s reach is worldwide.
Cas Gets It On, Sam and Dean Question the Angels’ Hired Reaper
Cas goes digging through a dumpster for food, and a woman sees him and gives him a sandwich. Meanwhile,
Sam and Dean question the homeless people Cas was hanging with. One man recognizes the name Clarence, and tells them he was headed toward Detroit. Back with Cas, it starts raining, and the woman who gave him the sandwich, whose name is April, invites him into her apartment. He takes off his shirt, and she doctors his wound. Then she kisses him, and they start making out.
The reaper tracks Sam and Dean, and gets ready to jump them, but they jump him first. They chain him up and question him. He informs them that Naomi is dead, and her protege Bartholomew is running things now. Sam figures Bart thought he and Dean would lead the reaper to Cas. The reaper says that’s all he knows, and Dean kills him with the angel blade.
After April and Cas do the deed, Cas checks to make sure that what he did was “correct,” and she assures him it was. They start to talk, and she sympathizes with him for taking on such a heavy load for such a sweet guy. Cas confesses that he’s “no angel.” She asks if whoever he trusted can help undo this, but he says they’re not in contact. She asks what comes next for him, and he replies, “More of this, I hope,” and they do it again. The next morning, Cas realizes his angel blade is missing. It turns out April took it.
Dean Resorts to Plan B, April Turns Out to Be a Reaper
Meanwhile, Sam and Dean have been out looking for Cas all night, with no luck. Dean tries to contact Ezekiel for Plan B, and it takes a couple of tries before he responds. He asks Ezekiel to find a reaper who is looking for Cas. Back in April’s apartment, she has tied Castiel to a chair, and explains that she needed information, so she had to gain his trust. She also tells him that Bartholomew hired her, along with several others, but she got lucky. She questions Castiel about Metatron, but he claims not to have known anything about Metatron’s spell, or what he was planning. All he knows is that his grace may have been the key to the spell, and suggests that it may be unwise to kill him, because he may be the key to countering the spell.
April Kills Castiel, Dean Kills April, Ezekiel Heals Castiel
Just then, Sam and Dean bust in. April stabs Cas with the angel blade, then flings Dean against the wall, and Sam into a closet. Sam gets up and she punches him, knocking him out. But Dean comes up behind her and stabs her with the angel blade he has taken out of Cas, killing her.
Dean checks on Cas, who is dead. Sam wakes up, but it is actually Ezekiel, who heals Cas and brings him back to life. Cas wakes up, and so does Sam. Cas wonders why he’s alive, and Dean makes up a story that he told April he wouldn’t kill her if she brought Cas back, so she brought him back. Cas points out that Dean lied (to April), and Dean affirms his observation.
Ezekiel Gives Dean an Ultimatum
Back at the bunker, Sam questions how Dean knew where to find Cas. Dean claims he went through Maurice’s (the male reaper) pockets and found an address, though Sam says he never saw him do that. Cas observes that there’s more to humanity than survival, and reveals that he had sex with April. Dean asks if he had protection, and Cas replies that he had the angel blade.
As Cas goes into the other room to eat a burrito, Ezekiel takes over and tells Dean that Cas can’t stay there. Dean tries to convince him that the bunker is safe, but Ezekiel says that if Cas does stay, he will have no choice but to leave Sam’s body. Dean realizes that Sam is not well enough for Ezekiel to leave his body, so he breaks the bad news to Cas that he can’t stay.
Violet’s Thoughts on Season 9 Episode 3 of Supernatural: I’m No Angel
Ahhh, I felt so bad for Cas when Dean told him that he had to leave! After all he went through, losing his grace, having to adjust to being human, and even getting killed, he finally got to the bunker to be with what is essentially his family, only to get kicked out! Obviously, I understand that Dean had to do what he had to do, since if it’s between Sam and Cas, of course he’ll always choose Sam. But WHY did this have to happen? What is Ezekiel’s deal? What is he so paranoid about? I thought Ezekiel was a good guy, but now I’m questioning that. It’s as if he wants Cas out on his own, vulnerable to be caught by the angels. If Ezekiel really is concerned about his own safety, why is that? What exactly is he running from? What is he hiding?
I’m really enjoying this season of Supernatural so far. It’s been pretty funny watching Cas try to figure out how to function as a human. However, one thing that is bothering me, is that in last week’s episode, when Ezekiel told Dean that he knows everything that Sam knows, so he was able to speak on behalf of Sam’s feelings toward Dean. If that’s true, that Ezekiel knows everything Sam knows, then one would assume that any angel possessing a human would know everything the person they are possessing knows — including how to be human. However, it seems like all angels, whether they have their grace or not, are pretty oblivious to the knowledge of their human vessel. I guess you could argue that Ezekiel’s case is different, because he is sharing Sam’s body, rather than having completely taken over it. Speaking of which, Sam never explicitly gave Ezekiel permission to enter him, did he? He agreed with Dean that he didn’t want to die, but as for an angel possessing him? I don’t seem to remember that… Again, maybe Ezekiel’s case is different. Or maybe I’m just way over-analyzing this and should just go with it.
Sometimes this show is predictable, but in a good way. Like when the reaper was following Sam and Dean and was getting ready to jump them, you just knew Sam and Dean were going to get him first. You get to the point where you just know the characters and the show so well, and it’s fun knowing how they think and act.
So, how is Dean going to explain to Sam why he kicked Cas out? And what story is he going to tell Cas, for that matter? Is there any reason why he can’t tell Castiel the truth? Where is Cas going to go? Ready to see what happens next!
Josh’s Thoughts: Supernatural, Season 9 Episode 3: I’m No Angel
Cas has a sad episode this week. He is coping with being human, and his experience is not the optimal human condition, as he is bouncing from homeless shelter to homeless shelter. He seems to be learning as he goes, which is both sad and interesting, and sometimes funny to watch.
Sadly, while I do not agree with Ezekiel’s ultimatum, he does make a point. Cas is certainly an angel magnet, although I would think Sam and Dean would be one too. I’m still wondering if there is some underlying agenda Ezekiel has, however, considering how forceful he is being with not allowing Cas to stay.
I am pretty sad that Dean does kick out Cas. I do not think Cas would do the same thing, and I think if Sam knew what was going on fully he wouldn’t either. I understand that Dean is trying to save Sam, but I guess we will see what Dean is able to do to help Cas as well as Sam.
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