James and Portia decide to leave town and start a new life together, rather than fight the case building against him. Sam, Dean, Kevin, and Linda attend the auction to find a way to get it back. The website reported a 63% approval rating, with an average rating of 7. Sam and Dean try to convince Metatron to help them with their task. Sam says that Fred was so powerful he could reshape reality, but he doesn't seem to be in control of himself anymore.
Alaina Huffman and Kim Rhodes also guest star. The Commandant, Eckhart, casts a spell to escape that burns down the camp and a briefcase the Nazis were trying to protect. For Dean he constantly fought everyday for a year in Purgatory until Benny saved him and told him of a portal which could transport humans out. Tired of her uncertainty in their relationship, Amelia proposes a test to settle things: if they both show up at the same place in two days, they will continue their relationship, even if it means she will have to leave her husband; if they're not both there, their relationship is over for good. Brian blackmails the professor into turning him, Brian, into a werewolf. While Sam and Dean accept this, it just increases Dean's determination to close the gates of Hell as the kids are in serious danger as hunters as long as they are open. Dean says they can work the case as long as Castiel stays with them and doesn't teleport around.
Although reluctant to kill the nephilim Linda Tomassone because she has done nothing wrong, Castiel does so to protect Metatron when she fights back against them. Castiel: Animation doesn't have rules. Dean tells Sam that most of the residents don't even remember being robbed. The Winchesters immediately want to find the tablet and use the spell to banish the demons, but they are interrupted by the arrival of demons, including Crowley, who have been following them to find Kevin. Meanwhile, having spotted Sam at the end of the previous episode, Amelia comes to his motel room and they end up having sex.
Kevin reveals that he stole another from Crowley about and discovered the means of closing forever with all demons inside. The whole Cassity family arrives to comfort Alice. Castiel guest star Misha Collins tries to elude Naomi guest star Amanda Tapping and the angels hunting him. Deciding to track down a hellhound, Sam identifies the Cassity family in , who, ten years ago, struck oil where there should be none, indicating they made a deal with a Crossroads Demon. He asks her what he should do, and she asks him instead what he wants to do. According to witnesses, a man who stepped off a building floated in midair, only falling after he looked down. When Sam had said no, Stan had said that Sam had the look of someone who'd seen a lot of terrible things.
She tells Dean that completing the demon trials will kill Sam. Unfortunately, it is at that point that Abaddon reveals herself, kills the surviving Man of Letters, and takes Sam hostage, forcing Dean to do a trade: the key and Henry for Sam. Metatron explains that after God left, the Archangels decided to take over the universe themselves. Dean battles the hellhound when it goes after Ellie, but when he fails, Sam kills it and is coated in its blood, making him the one to complete the trials. He tells the horrified Michael and Kate what he's done, revealing that he did it because he is jealous of Michael for having power and Kate's love. Dean tells Castiel that he's done a good job and that he can ride in the front seat of the Impala, but Castiel says that he can't come with them. In the midst of the trials, Sam and Dean encounter an angel named , the Scribe of God and the creator of the tablets who then reveals the nature of the angel tablet to Castiel: to seal Heaven and its angels and works with Castiel to fulfill this mission.
However, Carver says this approach to angels and demons is completely new. The season also features flashbacks in both Sam and Dean's past year on and Purgatory. Though Dean wants to kill James, Sam convinces him to investigate first, convinced that someone might be committing the murders and placing the memories in James' mind. As they leave the morgue, Sam remembers the night he met 's father,. After convincing Dean that there is hope for life to continue after Hell is closed, instead of it being a suicide mission like he believes, Sam casts the spell needed to start closing the gates. Eventually, the specter forces Dean to touch the penny, which leads Dean to want to kill Sam for not searching for him over the last year.
Portia sees his dreams and realizes that all he is seeing are the murders, with no intent or planning to it, and convinces Sam and Dean that James must be innocent. Castiel decides to return to Heaven to face up to his actions, but is forbidden from doing so by Naomi. Per Naomi's command, Castiel lies about what he and the demons are trying to find, causing Sam and Dean to become suspicious of him when they discover the truth. The guys discover there has been more than one odd murder in the small town and all of them resemble cartoon deaths. They go break into his house and find not only stolen bearer bonds, but also the orderly dying from a gunshot wound in his stomach.
The eighth season had an average viewership of 2. Wright Andrew Dabb May 8, 2013 2013-05-08 3X7822 2. At Dean's insistence, Castiel brings him back to the church before returning to Heaven, where he discovers that Naomi has been killed by Metatron, who then takes him hostage. The pace is high, the dialogue sharp, and the trio of Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles and Misha Collins do an amazing job delivering the lines and raising eyebrows. Later, Dean and Sam find the retirement home in chaos. After weeks of work, Kevin finally cracks the instructions on how to close the Gates of Hell and calls Sam and Dean. After a mysterious woman attacks him, Sam and Dean realize that Shane is actually the Greek who is cursed to die every day as punishment from for giving mankind back the gift of.
Upon tracking down the woman who received Brick's heart , Sam and Dean stab her in the heart, sparking a chain reaction that results in the deaths of not only the woman but also the recipients of Brick's other organs. After disposing of the Thule bodies, Aaron takes full control of the Golem to continue the fight against the Thule, and Sam and Dean return to the storehouse, where Sam catalogs the Red Ledger, taking on the duties of a Man of Letters. In the season, Dean reunites with Sam after escaping from Purgatory and team up with the prophet, Kevin, to complete a series of trials that'll allow them to close the gates of Hell for good. Close on the tail of their suspect, they bust into an apartment to find two dead bodies and a laptop cued up to some disturbing video footage. As Sarah dies, Crowley calls the Winchesters and taunts them, telling them that unless they surrender the demon tablet and stop the trials, he will kill everyone they have ever saved and will be keeping his demons away from them as insurance.