On this week’s episode of Supernatural, we get to see Castiel! Not in his most glorious of settings, however. Meanwhile, Sam and Kevin work with Crowley on returning the angels to Heaven. Josh provides this week’s episode summary for Supernatural while both Josh and Violet provide their thoughts. Let’s get into this week’s episode recap Supernatural, titled Heaven Can’t Wait!
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Supernatural, Season 9 Episode 6: Heaven Can’t Wait Recap Overview
Need a quick Supernatural episode recap of Season 9 Episode 6, titled Heaven Can’t Wait? Here is a summary of events for the episode. Each event is linked to the more detailed Supernatural episode recap for Heaven Can’t Wait if you need more information!
- A potential suicider changes his mind, but then is exploded by a mysterious figure. Cas is working at a convenience store, and sees the news story regarding the dead man.
- Dean opts to take the case Cas found–alone. Meanwhile, Cas’s boss realizes Cas is homeless, but doesn’t seem to mind–and offers a date with him
- Sam tries to get Crowley to translate the text Kevin has researched. Dean visits Cas and disapproves of his situation. Meanwhile, Cas identifies the angel causing the murders
- Cas learns his date was actually a babysitting job. He deals with a crying baby, until Ephraim shows up–the murderous angel, who wants to put Cas out of his misery.
- Crowley offers to translate for Sam and Kevin–after he makes a phone call to Abaddon. They agree, and Abaddon tells Crowley she has been taking his contracts before their intended date, which infuriates Crowley. He then proceeds to translate for Kevin and Sam
- Dean shows up to help with Ephraim, and Cas defeats him. Meanwhile, Crowley translates, and then secretly takes more human blood into his system. Also, Sam tells Dean the angels can’t be returned to heaven.
Supernatural episode Recap: Heaven Can’t Wait, the Details
Cas Finds a Case For the Winchesters
Season 9 Episode 6 of Supernatural, titled Heaven Can’t Wait, begins with a man who is contemplating suicide, and a lady calls to him frantically through the phone to help him. The man grabs a gun, and sees a photo on the wall of a family member. He puts the gun down. He sees a shadowy figure come to him, who says that he was sent by him. Then there is a bright light, and the suicide turns into a murder.
Next we see that Cas has a job at a convenience store. He tries to observe some people, and mimic their human actions, but it doesn’t go well. A girl comes into work, and she seems to be the boss lady. She is impressed with his work. Then Cas sees a newspaper of the dead would-be suicider.
Dean Visits Cas
Kevin has translated some text for Dean and Sam, but into another language that they do not understand. Kevin did find out there are some notes on the spell that Metatron cast, however. Cas calls up, and provides information on the murder to Dean. Dean decides to go investigate the case, but will be avoiding Cas.
Speaking of Cas, the boss has found out that he is homeless, living at the convenience store. She then asks Cas out–on a date. Dean shows up in town, and as his usual FBI persona, he talks with the cops to find out what happened. They go inside, and find the house covered in blood. Dean gets an update from Sam about their research. Sam offers to come help, but Dean refuses to let him come.
Cas Knows this Killer
Meanwhile, Sam has tried to get Crowley to translate the stuff Kevin has been working on. Crowley refuses, so Sam threatens Crowley with Abaddon. Crowley has a change of heart at hearing this it seems–or not, as he crumples the paper and tosses it at Sam’s face.
Cas’s potential date reaffirms their “date” at 7pm, to which Dean approves. Dean gets a call for another kill by the mysterious exploder person, and both Cas and Dean head to the crime scene. Cas seems to recognize what is going on. Dean talks with the victim’s friend, who said that he girl was “kinda bummed”, but not depressed. Cas then tells Dean that he has seen this before, and it is an angel–but no “ordinary” angel.
Cas explains further–this angel is a “medic” angel, healing the wounded angels in heaven. If they were beyond help, they would “explode” them, to make it as painless as possible. Dean comments that the angel is taking out people who aren’t that bad off, so Cas deduces that he must be a little off on his emotion radar with humans. Dean gets to work on the hunt, but Cas refuses to help. Meanwhile, Cas needs a ride to his date. Dean drops off Cas for his date, after a few pointers.
Cas’s Date is More Than He Bargained For
Cas goes up to meet his date and it looks like there was some miscommunication–she needed a babysitter to watch her kid–so she could go on a date. She promises the baby will be sleeping the whole time, but that turns out to be a lie. Cas does his best to quiet the child, holding it and singing to it, and it begins to calm down. He will be holding the baby for a while it seems.
Meanwhile, one of the victims Dean learns, had a husband who “found religion”. Cas thinks that the child is sick, and is about to take her to the hospital. He is stopped however–presumably by the angel doing his “work” currently in the area. His name is Ephraim. Ephraim makes it his goal to abolish all misery. Then he tells Cas that he is there for him, to end his misery. Cas works to banish the angel, but Ephraim finds out his plan before he can finish.
Crowley Decides to Translate
Back with Sam, Crowley agrees to translate the symbols, but he demands his “telephone call”. Sam discusses with Kevin, and Kevin is totally against it. Sam, on the other hand, doesn’t see the harm. They decide to test him with a sample symbol pack, quizzing him to make sure he isn’t bluffing. This phone call that Crowley wants is going to require blood it seems. Sam and Kevin agree, and Crowley demands Kevin’s blood. Kevin refuses at first, but obliges in the end. Crowley makes his call to Abbadon, after some “technical difficulties”.
Crowley finally makes the connection with Abaddon, and they discuss her current work. She is doing well she says, but Crowley realizes she is taking her contracts early, which angers him. She insults him for being held by Sam and Dean. He ends the “call”, and begins the translation.
Crowley Feeling Human?
With Cas, Dean shows up to help, and after some fighting, Dean is able to slide the angel-killing dagger to Cass, and he defeats Ephraim. Cas’s date is happy that he took care of her child. Meanwhile, Sam tells Dean that the angels can’t be returned to heaven. Dean asks “Where to?” and he doesn’t have an answer.
Sam cleans up the bloody “phone call” mess, and finds a vial of blood missing. Sam goes to Crowley, and sees him injecting himself with the blood.
Dean apologizes to Cas for making him leave, and says that he is proud of how he is doing. Dean says he will take care of the angel problem after Cas offers to help. Cas seems to settle for this answer, and returns to his job.
Josh’s Thoughts: Supernatural, Season 9 Episode 6: Heaven Can’t Wait
Supernatural this week had an interesting twist, in that it seemed to focus more on Dean and Cas than Sam , which I thought was interesting. Dean seems to be playing a more central role this season in a way, being the go-between for Cas and Sam now that Ezekiel has essentially forbade Cas from hanging around.
It is also kind of interesting seeing Cas adjust to humanity. He is now starting to feel what most people feel—emotions ranging from happiness, to sadness, to anger, and everything in between. I kind of miss seeing him as an angel, but I am also enjoying the change as well.
Crowley seems to be going through a transformation of his own, when Sam catches him injecting more human blood into himself. If I am thinking correctly, he is trying to feel the humanity again, that he was feeling towards the end of Season 8. Also, in his conversation with Abaddon, I felt like it meant more to Crowley than just the “business” part of the transactions she was “voiding”. I thought it was partially that he felt sorry for the people being taken before their time. I am curious to see where he progresses. Will he eventually want to become human? Or will he spiral out of control and become more of a demon than he already is? I have a feeling whatever happens with Abaddon will be a big reason for what happens next with Crowley.
Violet’s Thoughts on Season 9 Episode 6 of Supernatural: Heaven Can’t Wait
Kind of an odd episode. So, when your blood, guts, flesh and bone are mixed together they turn out neon pink…? Not so sure that is true… I don’t know what Ephraim’s deal was, really. By Castiel’s explanation, it sounds like as a medic angel he’s supposed to be good, and put genuinely hurting people out of their misery. But Ephraim acted a lot more vindictive than that, looking for any excuse to immediately kill someone. It was as if he was doing it because he likes killing people, rather than to help them. The man at the beginning had changed his mind about shooting himself, and the girl who got dumped only said, “I could just die!” as a figure of speech and obviously did not really mean it. But Ephraim pops in one second later, and it’s done, without giving her a chance to say anything. Is this a sign that the angels are going stir crazy down on Earth? Did Ephraim even realize what he was doing, or did he really think he was helping?
What was up with Dean being so hard on Cas when he first met back up with him? Um, you’re the one who kicked him out, Dean! What was he supposed to do? At least he’s making an honest living, rather than using fake credit cards like Dean. That was dumb how Castiel’s boss made it seem like a date when she actually wanted him to babysit. Sure, he’s responsible at the store, but that doesn’t mean he knows how to take care of a kid, especially a baby. I can’t believe she would leave her baby with someone who she had no idea if they had any experience with children. What happened on the date anyway? We know that Ephraim picked her up, because we saw his truck. Why did he return before her? Did he just leave her sitting at the bowling alley and she had to catch a cab home? If that’s what happened, it seems like she would be quite a bit more flustered than she was!
I don’t know, this episode just had so many things going on in it that didn’t make sense. I wonder if this is the last we’re going to see of Cas for awhile, since Ezekiel doesn’t want to be around him. When are we going to learn Ezekiel’s real agenda? Or is he just going to take over Sam every so often when it’s convenient to heal him or help out in some way for awhile? We’ve still got a long season ahead, so I’m better on the latter!
Oh, and that sucks that the angel spell can’t be reversed. Or was Crowley just lying about that? Either way, I’m thinking that the angels will find their way back into Heaven somehow, eventually.
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