"Watch this," he adds, snatching up an extra-large needle from a nearby tray as that shirtless vampire starts whimpering in the background. Crowley rams the needle into Mother's exposed brain tissue, and the vampire immediately begins having a seizure. "Chocula, here, feels every tickle!" Crowley eyebrows, vaguely amused, but that joviality of his doesn't last for long, and the angel and the demon are soon bickering with each other, with Crowley getting especially loud about it all. Eve represented Crowley's best chance for accessing Purgatory, you see, but that whole plan got shot to hell once Our Intrepid Heroes killed her, and Crowley seems to blame My Sweet Baboo for Mother's untimely demise. Crowley's also not pleased to learn that Castiel's still palling around with the boys, as that relationship represents a blatant "conflict of interest" as far as he's concerned. Decidedly tetchy about the whole thing, Crowley peevishly spikes that needle back into Eve's brain, and as that shirtless vampire twitches and jerks and howls and screams away in the background, Castiel's Voiceover kicks back in to confide, "Crowley had a point, of course -- my interest was conflicted. I still considered myself the Winchesters' guardian."
"After all," Castiel's Voiceover muses as the scene shifts back to his fiery "ass-butt" confrontation with Michael during last season's finale, "they taught me to stand up, what to stand for, and what generally happens to you when you do." Flashback Lucifer-In-Sam snaps his fingers, and My Busted Flashback Baboo explodes, head first, into a chunky spray of blood and body parts that paints the camera lens red. "ZZZZZZ -- gooooooooooooore! -- ZZZZZZZ!" This time around, though, the moment immediately grinds down into extreme slow-motion, and the camera makes its way through the haze of vaporized angel guts to focus in on a single bead of blood temporarily suspended in mid-air. "I was done," Castiel's Voiceover needlessly explains, "and then the most extraordinary thing happened." At that, the explosion suddenly reverses itself, and My Thoroughly Restored Flashback Baboo is standing once more in the middle of Stull Cemetery. And as Flashback Castiel heals Flashback Frankendean and resurrects Dead Flashback Bobby, Current Castiel's Voiceover tells us -- needlessly, again -- "I was put back, and we had won -- we stopped Armageddon." WE KNOW. WE SAW IT LAST YEAR. WHY ARE YOU WASTING OUR TIME LIKE THIS? "ZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!" That, too.