Pike Creek, and oh, crap. Totally forgot about this scene, and while it's creepily atmospheric and therefore terribly effective in that particular way this show does especially well (most notably with regard to the phantom baby monitor and the bassinet leaking imaginary blood), and while Mark Pellegrino's certainly doing a fine enough job as The Grieving Husband And Father Who's Slowly Losing His Marbles, I've never seen this Nick person before in my life, and given the fact that Lucifer's not likely to relinquish a Vessel once he's assumed control of it, I'm never going to see this Nick person again, so whatever. Next!
St. Random's Emergent Care Professional Clinic, Beats The Crap Out Of Me, Kansaforniana, U.S.A. The boys haul a grievously wounded but still-alive Bobby through the ER doors, dump him onto a gurney, and bolt for The Jesus Wormhole on their way to upstate New York.
Upstate New York, eight and a half seconds later. Sam and Dean break into Sucky John's storage unit and warily tiptoe past a posse of dead demonic types sprawled in various novel and intriguing positions on the floor until Zachariah And The Meatheads pop up from out of nowhere to harmonize their way through a few bars of "We See You Told The Demons Where The Sword Is." "I know that one!" Quiet, Raoul. "Hee! [Slurp!]" Dean's response to this heavenly incursion into his worthless bastard of a so-called father's storage unit? "Oh, thank God! The angels are here!" HA! And the point of this scene -- interrupted as it is midway through by an unfortunately timed METAL TEETH CHOMP! -- was...what, exactly? Oh, yes: The Michael Sword? Is Dean. Yep, everyone's favorite "simpering wad of insecurity and self loathing" (Zachariah's words, not mine) is actually also -- in addition to the various other titles and honors he's accumulated over the years -- The Archangel's Vessel. Don't understand it? "I do not!" Well, neither do I, really, so I guess we're all going to have to wait and see what sort of explanation Kripke pulls out of his ass for this one before the end of the season. In any event, and needless to say, Dashing El Deano's less than thrilled with this particular bit of revelation. "Life as an angel condom?" he spits, and hee! Numerous points to Dashing El Deano for that most welcome addition to the Supernatural lexicon. "I think I'll pass, thanks!" Dean seethes, fully aware that angels require their Vessels' freely given consent before taking up residence, so Zachariah calmly points an index finger at Darling Sammy and...breaks both of his heretofore remarkably healthy legs! "DEATH!" howls Raoul, so overexciting himself that his flagon comes dangerously close to sloshing all over the new carpeting. "DEATH TO HE WHO WOULD HARM THE REMARKABLY HEALTHY LEGS!" You know, I'm confused again, Raoul -- I thought you'd narrowed your Winchester-related allegiance down to the-- "DEATH! DEATH! DEATH!" Ooo-kay. We'll be leaving the boozy dragon alone for a little while. "Hee! [Slurp!]"