Hey, if you're gonna ask if I'm okay, you don't have to.
Sam: All right. It's just, uh, you know, you didn't talk a whole lot on the ride here.
Look, Michael bailed, all right? I don't know how. I don't know why. He just -- He just cleared out. And as far as my memory goes, I mean, everything from the second I said yes to the moment I walked through those doors is blank, so, I'm good. I'm just really, really happy to be... home.
Come on, man. This isn't a joke. Something huge happened, and you won't really even talk about it. But this whole Michael thing, we need to deal with it.
Dean: Okay, I'm literally going 80 to deal with it. How can I be running from something when I'm racing towards it?
I don't know. Kinda your thing. Okay, look, I'm just saying... you said you let Michael in, then, bang you're back in a blink. But for me... you were gone for weeks. I didn't know if you were alive. I... just need you to talk to me, to slow down so I can catch up.
How'd you do it?
Dean: What, me versus some assbag archangel -- who would you take?
You, every time.
We'd make better time if we split up.
Sam: Uh -- uh, Dean, w-we'll be safer if we stick together.
Yeah, if I get a vote, I'm Team Stick Together.
You're no different than him -- threats, violence, anything to get what you want.
Dean: I am nothing like him.
Yeah, you are, you always have been.
I know where it comes from -- your anger, your impatience. It's fear. You're scared. And you're weak.
Dean: All right. Shut up.
Michael hurt you. He hurt me too.
Michael: I didn't come here to fight. Not if I don't have to. This face you know, but I'm just borrowing it. We haven't met. But I've sensed you ever since I came to this world. You're like me. You bleed new energy. So does that. I'm here to make you an offer. There's a war coming, and I'm building an army. You can join my side, the winning side, if you give me that spear. Or you can fight, definitely lose, probably die, and then I'll just take it. So, Wild One, what's it gonna be?
Sam: You all right?
Jody: It's just, you know, seeing her face again. Raising three hunters and fearing every day that I might lose one of them... Didn't really even get a chance to know Kaia before she di-- I just feel like I already lost before I ever even began.
Castiel: Well... what you did today, you just made me so proud. You know, learning to hold your own in a fight without your powers, that takes time and -- and training, but today, you -- you proved that you have the mind of a hunter and the heart of a hunter. I was thinking, um... I mean I'll talk to Sam and Dean, but, um, well maybe -- maybe we can go on a hunting trip. I mean, If you want to.
You know, I said yes to him because I thought... It was stupid. I was stupid.
Sam: Dean... you did what you had to do.
And it wasn't a blink, being possessed. I make it sound like that, but it wasn't. I don't remember most of what Michael did with me because I was underwater, drowning, and that I remember. I felt every second of it -- clawing, fighting for air. I thought I could make it out, but I -- I... I couldn't. I wasn't strong enough. And now he's gone and he's out there putting an army of monsters together and he's hurting people. And its all on me, man. I said yes. It's my fault.
It's just every time I think about it, you know, it's like a -- it's like a nightmare. I mean, I can't eat. I can't sleep. It's always just their watching.
Sam: Dean, it's just a beard. I've been a little busy lately.
Dean: Yeah, well, that's not an excuse. You know, 'cause, uh, "Duck Dynasty" called, and they just -- they want it all back.
- Duck Dynasty is an American reality show about the Roberson family, who run a duck call business. Jared and Jensen are also friends with Jep and Jessica Robertson.
Right. So Cas, I'm gonna need you to, uh, get in my head. You know, do the whole Vulcan-mind-meld thing. 'Cause if I can't remember what happened, I need you to drag it out of me, okay?
- Vulcan mind meld is a telepathic technique used by the Vulcans in Star Trek.
I have video surveillance going down at the ferry. Claire practically sits shiva down there. There's been nothing. How do you know?
- Shiva is the week long Jewish period of mourning.
Turns out it was a witch. She was holding the girls hostage, and this... is the only survivor. Took Broom-Hilda down with that witch-killing bullet you gave me, but soon as I did, something went wrong. Didn't even have time to bury the body before --
- Broom-Hilda is a comic strip character created by Russel Mysers in 1970.
Dean, we still have no idea why Michael let you go or where he is now or what he wants.
Dean: Yeah, or who his favorite Spice Girl is.
- Spice Girls are a British pop group from the '90s, known for thier members being named Posh, Baby, Sporty, Scary and Ginger Spice.
As far as I could tell, yep. Until I talked to you, I thought we were hunting a human, too, maybe a serial killer. It'd be the first one in Sioux Falls since --
Sam: Well, since Robert Leroy Anderson.
- Robert Leroy Anderson was a killer who was convicted of the murders of Larisa Dumansky and Piper Streyle.
Castiel: It's a girl. Lora. She's, um -- She's been enchanted.
Jack: Like "Sleeping Beauty."
- Sleeping Beauty, or Little Briar Rose is a fairy tale about a princess who falls into an enchanted sleep, and can only be awakened by a kiss from a prince.
describing his time possessed as like drowning, may be a reference to the concept of the Sunken Place from 2017's Get Out
, where a hypnotized individual's consciousness is pushed down into a dark water-like void. Able to see what is going on in front of them, but unable to react physically.