Back to the present. The church floor shakes and cracks, breaking apart Kevin's painted symbols. Dean springs into action and hands Sam the demon-killing knife. He pulls his crude ax out of a bag, drawing a shocked stare from Sam. "What is that?" he asks. "Purgatory," Dean says. Two of Crowley's minions walk in. Fisticuffs ensue. Kevin helps out by spraying the demons with holy water. Sam dispatches one demon, while the other has Dean by the neck. For some reason, Sam hands Dean the knife instead of stabbing the demon himself.
With both minions dead, Crowley makes his entrance with demonic Channing. He greets the brothers: "Dean! You're looking... well, let's just say Purgatory didn't do you any favors." Uh, yeah, it did. Crowley has his turn with Sam by making fun of his sideburns, which, as I mentioned earlier, look much better than they did last season. Crowley probably came up with these insults a long time ago and was determined to use them whether they made sense or not. Kevin tells Crowley to let Channing go, but Dean says she's probably dead already. Crowley snaps his fingers and Channing's eyes return to normal. She sees Kevin and lights up for a moment before confusion sets in. "What's going on?" she asks. "There's a demon in you and you're going to your safety school," he says. Channing: "What?!" Heh. She's probably equally horrified by both pieces of news. Crowley snaps his fingers again and the demon comes back. Kevin agrees to hand himself over if Crowley lets Channing go. He goes off to grab his stuff. When he doesn't return immediately, Crowly gets suspicious and goes looking for him. Dean tries to stop him, but Crowley snaps his fingers and makes the knife burn so hot in Dean's hand that he drops it. Why Crowley doesn't take it with him is a mystery.
He and Channing find Kevin in a room in the back of the church. As soon as they walk through the door, a bucket of holy water drops down on them. Kevin and the Winchesters flee to the Impala while the demons sizzle and scream. "Find another meat suit," Crowley tells Channing. She projectile-vomits black smoke. Once again herself, she looks over to Crowley, confused. He snaps her neck just in time for Kevin to see it from the back of the Impala.
Some time later, the Winchesters and their charge pull up at a gas station. Dean's phone rings. He answers, listens for a moment, then barks, "Wrong number!" Kevin sits quietly in the back seat. "How you holding up?" Sam asks. "Awesome," Kevin snarks. "The King of Hell just snapped my girlfriend's neck, how about you?" Sam doesn't know quite what to say to that. Dean says he's sorry about the girlfriend, but: "The sooner you get this, the better. You're in it now, whether you like it or not. That means you do what you gotta do." Sam gives his brother a worried look, but says nothing. There are going to be a lot of worried looks aimed at Dean this season. Dean gets out of the car, saying he's going to the bathroom, but as soon as he's around the corner he takes out his phone and makes a call.