Supernatural: Season 9, Episode 6

Heaven Can't Wait (12 Nov. 2013)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Drama, Fantasy, Horror
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Dean and Castiel team up to find a Rit Zien, an angel healer, who is easing peoples' suffering by killing them. Sam and Kevin ask Crowley for help in finding a way to open the gates to Heaven.

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Dean and Castiel team up to find a Rit Zien, an angel healer, who is easing peoples' suffering by killing them. Sam and Kevin ask Crowley for help in finding a way to open the gates to Heaven.

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When Dean answers the phone in the mini mart he says, This is Agent Lee Ermey." R. Lee Ermey is an actor most famous for his role as the savage Gunnery Seargent Hartman in Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket. See more »

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Dean Winchester: I'll have some beef jerky and a pack of menthols.
Castiel: What are you doing here?
Dean Winchester: Gee, it's nice to see you too, Cas.
Castiel: It's Steve now. And, uh, you surprised me.
Dean Winchester: Well, the feeling is mutual. I mean, I knew you had to lay low from the angel threat, but, uh... Wow. This is some cover.
Castiel: My grace is gone. What did you expect? Do you have any idea how hard it was? When I fell to earth, I didn't just lose my powers. I- I had nothing.
[with pride]
Castiel: Now, I'm a sales associate.
Dean Winchester: A sales associate.
Vendor: Hey, Steve. Can ...
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Heaven Can't Wait
13 January 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

After being kicked out of the bunker, Castiel has started working at a Gas-n-Sip just to get by, while Dean and Sam are with Kevin at the bunker working to translate the tablet. Then Dean gets a call from Castiel about a possible case in his area, and thus we have our episode.

This episode didn't have a while lot to do with Bartholomew or Metatron, it was more of just a case episode with Dean and Castiel, and honestly I think it's one of the best episodes we've had so far this season.

One of the things I was truly worried about was that Castiel would be portrayed as this bumbling idiot with no clue how humanity works, and in a way that is true, but Castiel is not an idiot, and I'm very glad he was not portrayed as one. Sure, he fumbles with certain things in the store that he is not well acquainted with, and has some trouble communicating like a normal human would, but that is fairly consistent with Castiel's character.

In my personal opinion, after the horrifically portrayed love-interest and characters of "I'm No Angel" earlier in the season, it was refreshing to have Castiel back to his usual self. I think Robert Berens, the writer of this episode, did a good job of writing Castiel.

Dean and Castiel are not the only focus in this episode. There is a large part of it that focuses on Sam, Kevin, and Crowley back at the bunker. This is where things start to connect with the story line, regarding angels and Metatron.

A lot of the joy of this episode comes with not knowing what will happen next. There were a few times I ended up laughing, and there were a few touching moments as well. Also the pacing was very well done. After episodes like Dog Dean Afternoon and Slumber Party, which had pacing all over the place, it was great to watch an episode that was simple but also kept my attention from start to finish. The fact that they were able to have an entire case episode, as well as being able to focus on everyone at the bunker and move that plot along, all while not rushing or jumping all over the place, impressed me very much.

Great episode! I'd give it a 8/10.


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