The Winchester brothers are accustomed to making difficult decisions, especially those of the life and death variety -- and you’d think those were the hardest kind. But when Castiel told Dean this week that getting Sam his soul back could result in the younger brother being paralyzed or clinically insane, my blood went cold. This grey area the boys currently find themselves in somehow makes choosing life or death seem...easier.
Throughout the first half of the season, we'd delved so deep into what it means to have -- or not have -- a soul, it had never crossed my mind what it might mean to have a damaged soul. It was a realization that knocked me on my butt this week and one of a few such moments in this gem of an episode. (Possibly my favorite drama-heavy episode this season.) So let's start from the beginning.
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