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- Episode: Devil May Care (Season 9, Episode 2)
- Starring: Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki, Osric Chau, Mark Sheppard
- Written By: Andrew Dabb
- Directed By: Guy Bee
- Network: The CW
- Studio: Warner Bros.
Supernatural: Devil May Care Review
Abaddon Makes her Play for Hell
By Tim Janson
October 17, 2013
Episode Review 9.2
© The CW
To recap from last week, a dying Sam Winchester was rescued only by having his body possessed by the Angel Ezekial until he is fully healed. Sam, however, is completely unaware of this co-existence. Sam and Dean return to the Men of Letters bunker with a shackled Crowely in tow. The Prophet, Kevin Tran we learn has also been staying at the bunker. Sam and Dean want Crowley to reveal to them the whereabouts of all the demons on Earth and the names of the people that they possess so they can hunt them down.
The demon Abaddon has restored her human vessel and recruits three other demons in her quest to try to takeover Hell from Crowley. She and her demons capture two hunters including a pretty, young hunter named Tracy (Olivia Ryan Stern), and hold them hostage in order to draw the Winchesters to them so they can locate Crowley. When the demons get the better of Sam and Dean, Ezekiel reveals himself, destroying the lesser demons and causing Abaddon to flee.
First, great to see Kevin Tran back! He’s been one of the better supporting characters of the past few seasons. Also nice to see the Winchesters back at their own little Sanctum Sanctorum. After mostly 8 seasons of wandering its nice for the Winchesters to have a place to call home as well as a safe haven. Still hope we find out more about the secrets that the bunker holds as it seems as there are a lot of mysteries yet to be revealed.
As evil as Crowley (Sheppard) may be…he is the King of Hell after all…you just do not want to see the character go away. His scenes with the Winchesters never fail to be highlights of any episode. The smarmy, lying, contemptuous little cuss is one of the best characters on TV! When the boys make the mistake of leaving Kevin alone in the bunker with Crowley, he proceeds to once again use his noxious influence to try and worm his way into Kevin’s head by convincing him that his mother is actually still alive.
Solid episode that accomplished a few things: First, it set the tone for the season, or at least for the near future, by giving the Winchesters a goal. By gaining the names of the demons, Sam and Dean will begin their quest to eliminate as many as possible, but what will Crowley want in return? The episode established Abaddon as the main antagonist (for now) and it will be interesting to see how many demons follow her or remain loyal to Crowley. And finally, the episode introduced the new Hunter, Tracy Bell. While I would not expect her to play a major role in the season, new hunter blood is always good and she’s a heck of a lot nicer to look at than Bobby or Garth. Castiel was not in the mix this week but we are told that he is making his way cross country to the bunker and it looks as though next week’s episode will focus on him.