Supernatural 4.16: "On the Head of a Pin" (Part II)

That doesn't mean that Dean's role isn't to prevent Sammy from going all-out Antichrist Superstar, because that would make general sense. How else would Dean resolve the problem of the angelic civil war and the Lilith's demonic horde? Dean doesn't have the power, but Sam might. Dean, though, might have the control than Sam lacks. Which would mean that only together can the Brothers Winchester save the world.


Even if that's true, it won’t stop Dean from feeling horribly responsible. His role in the breaking of the very first seal makes sense of his central role in the current conflict, Knowing that he broke, when his father didn't, will strike him right at the heart of his daddy issues. It's going to be a tough road for Dean, and that's after wondering if he could take much more as it was.


Sam, on the other hand, is sliding even further into the abyss, and it's clear that Ruby is getting exactly what she wants out of the deal. I had wondered if sleeping with Ruby was part of the process of increasing Sam's power. Apparently not, but one can't deny that Ruby's method of enticing Sam with the bloodletting wasn't sexual in context. I still think she intends to convince Sam to take down Lilith and take the throne himself, even if it doesn't involve unleashing Lucifer. Dean's role, I believe, will be to prevent that from happening.


The past two episodes mark the end of the complication phase for the season arc and the beginning of the resolution phase. Mysteries are being revealed, conflicts are clarifying, and the story is getting darker by the minute. It's sad to see Pamela and Uriel go, but it feels like those recent casualties are only the beginning.

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Mar 21, 2009 2:29PM EDT

yep i kw, this episode was a real spinner, sam drinking demon blood? this kid just keeps getting deeper 'n' deeper. it also makes u wonder if yellow eyes didn't also make sam to destroy dean if and when he breaks the 1st seal, starting the war and decides to end it. or can't demons like yellow eyes see that far?

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Mar 21, 2009 2:56PM EDT

I'm starting to wonder if the whole process with the seals doesn't release Lucifer, but rather transforms Sam into him. It's be kinda poetic; The righteous breaks the first seal, only he can stop Lucifer, Lucifer is his brother. It would make for an intense story arc, only Dean can get close enough, or knows how, to kill Sam, or exorcise him or whatever. Maybe Lucifer has been locked away in Sam ever since he came beck from Hell, Yellow Eyes did say that there's no way to be sure that what came back was "100% pure Sammy".
The only problem with that is it's seems a little like season 2, plus, if they kill Sam it would get a little old if they brought him back from the dead again.
I guess we'll see though...

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Mar 22, 2009 8:21AM EDT

I'm wondering what Castiel and Anna are going to do from this point on as well. Uriel said that he "killed the ones that said no". So there are angel's roaming around that are part of the rebellion. Also do you think that means that angels are breaking seal's as well?
Uriel was obviously afraid of dean, because I think his end result was to have him killed. And lets face it, if Sam didn't show up that's what would have happened. That's probably why Uriel decided not to take Sam with them in the first place, so he wouldn't interfere. I think dean is hit a major down-point right now but something will happen to put him on the right path again.
As long as Sam doesn't go crazy then he's really the greatest weapon the have against the demons right now. But ruby has him wrapped around her finger...i think there's more motive then we know about right now.
I think Anna is a lot higher up then they're letting us know as well. In the last episode Castiel asked her to tell him what to do cause he wasn't sure. Doesn't that put her above Uriel (until she fell of course). And Uriel was an arch angel..

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Mar 23, 2009 9:49AM EDT

Darkdreamer, In the episode where Castiel and Uriel were going after Anna and she was looking for her 'grace' and stuff, when she saw them she said to dean that she was castiel's 'boss' before she fell, so yes, Anna was high up before she fell.

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