Supernatural: Season 6, Episode 20

The Man Who Would Be King (6 May 2011)

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Castiel tells his story in his own words and confesses to some interesting choices.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Crowley (as Mark A. Sheppard)
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Castiel tells Sam, Dean and Bobby about the war in Heaven and how he and Raphael became enemies. Bobby believes Castiel is hiding something, but Dean refuses to believe it. Written by CW Publicity

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The Dispatcher, who is Bobby Singer's demon counterpart, is named Elsworth. Elsworth was also the name of Jim Beaver's (Bobby) character in the TV Series Deadwood. A nice bit of symmetry. See more »


Rachel: What does God want?
Castiel: God wants you to have freedom.
Rachel: What does he want us to do with it?
Castiel: [narrating] If I knew then what I know now, I might have said, "It's simple. Freedom is a length of rope. God wants you to hang yourself with it."
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References Deadwood (2004) See more »


Me and Mrs Jones
Written by Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff and Cary Gilbert
Performed by Billy Paul
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Boring and Overrated Episode
10 December 2012 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Castiel recalls that he would never defeat the powerful Raphael and why he has associated to Crowley to get more power. Meanwhile, Sam and Bobby suspect of Castiel, but Dean refuses to believe that his friend might have betrayed them.

"The Man Who Would Be King" is a boring and overrated episode, certainly the worst so far in this Sixth Season, with existentialist crisis of Castiel and an excessive melodrama of Dean. In the end, Castiel has become a Machiavellian politician, selling his soul to the demon to make arrangements and get more power exactly like in real life. My vote is five.

Title (Brazil): "O Homem Que Queria Ser Rei" ("The Man Who Wanted to Be King")

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