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Supernatural Episode: "Caged Heat"

Season 6, Episode 10
Episode Synopsis: Meg kidnaps Sam and Dean to force them to reveal Crowley's hideout. They promise to help her if she will torture Crowley to gain information about how Sam can get his soul back.
Original Air Date: Dec 3, 2010
Guest Cast Rachel Miner: Meg
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Season 6, Episode 10
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Length: 41:56
Aired: 12/3/2010
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Supernatural Episode Recap: "Caged Heat" Season 6, Episode 10

The hunt for Sam's soul picks up big time with the Winchesters teaming up with Demon Meg who takes the opportunity to go all flirty on Cas. Yes, our favorite angel is around for this adventure as is Grandpa Samuel and Demon Parker Lewis. And something I've been dreading happening for a while has come to fruition. It's inevitable in the world of Supernatural although I'm a tiny bit surprised it didn't happen a little later. All good (or in this case bad) things must come to an end.

 

This intense episode is chock full of action so let's break it down. My thoughts are all over the place so that'll be reflected in this recap. Please bear with me:

 

The King of Hell No More

 

At the beginning of the episode we get a double dose of Crowley as Hell's boss interrogates a shapeshifter that has taken on his form. The torturer wins of course. But by the end it's the ex-Crossroads Demon that goes bye-bye as Cas shows up to save the day and rescue the Winchesters. He gets rid of Crowley by burning up his bones. Where Cas found said bones I have no idea. It seems a little convenient that Crowley's remains were that easy to find but the boys needed help.

 

You never know in this Supernatural world whether anyone is truly gone, but for now, it's sad to see the end of this particular villain. Love Crowley's flair for the sarcastic. Love Mark A. Sheppard even more. Hope to see him again soon. If it can't be on this show then another one. I know he's going to be on a couple Doctor Who episodes in 2011.

 

Sam's Soulless Ways

 

A soulless Sam means he's willing to use manipulation to get what he wants. The object is to get his soul back so it's pretty much anything goes where he's concerned. That means it's time to work with Meg. He has no qualms about screwing her over afterward but if it means getting close to Crowley, it's all good.

 

He realizes he needs some heavenly assistance. He tries to call Cas the normal way but Cas isn't listening because the angel's dealing with his own problems. So how does Sam get Castiel to show up? He basically says he's found the Ark of the Covenant. Yes, he plays the Raiders card but Cas kind of falls for it. And when Cas threatens to exit stage left, Sam says he'll hunt the trench-coated angel down if he doesn't help. Way harsh. But Sam's putting his all into finding his soul. Dean wants to argue but Sam's doing what it takes to get the job done which is what Dean ultimately wants. He wants — no needs — his brother to be all souled up and back to the sharing, caring individual he used to be.

 

Here's the thing. We've been speculating about what it would mean for Sam to get his soul back all season long. It can't be good right? Both Cas and Crowley paint a bleak picture. They don't think retrieving it is a good thing. It has been down in the dregs of hell trapped with Michael and Lucifer who have probably been taking their frustrations out on Sam's soul. I really can't wrap my head around this. What does this actually mean? What are they doing to Sam's soul while it's down there? Will we find out?

 

There's a good chance that Sam gets his soul back and he's rendered paralyzed, insane, catatonic and many other awful, horrifying things. Dean's not listening. He thinks there's a chance that tragedy won't occur. If he was really thinking, he'd realize that nothing good ever happens for them. So whatever the worst is that can happen will probably happen. They are the Winchesters, after all. They lead a cursed existence, especially Sam. So is Dean being selfish wanting to plow through and get Sam's soul back? I don't blame Sam for having second, third and fourth thoughts. Sam and Dean will have to go through a lot of pain and near-death experiences to get this beat-up, damaged soul back. The dire consequences Sam's facing once reconnection happens is just too much.

 

Two Demons and a Traitor

Demon Meg is back. Once again, Rachel Miner is playing her. Meg's dialogue always seems to be a series of one-liners, don't you think? Anyway, Meg's a longtime Lucifer-sympathizer which means Crowley doesn't want her around. She kidnaps Sam and Dean to find out intel on the King of Hell's whereabouts but ends up working with the brothers. It's kind of weird that she makes it through "Caged Heat" alive. After battling hell hounds, getting tortured by Demon Parker Lewis and then trying to one-up Crowley, it's really amazing she's still going to be around to annoy Sam and Dean and kiss Cas again. This show seems to dig Meg.

 

Demon Parker Lewis (aka Christian) is back but not for long. Dean gets to off him which is satisfying but I can't help but think the show could have done more with Corin Nemec.

 

Well, just as we suspected Crowley was holding Mary over Grandpa Campbell's head. He said he'd bring her back. So what does Samuel do? He turns on his grandsons. He doesn't even know what Sam is and Dean's a stranger to him. It's a no brainer for him to turn Benedict Arnold and turn them into Crowley. I really like the fact that Dean was trying to get him to see the error of his ways. Although why was Crowley only dangling Mary's resurrection? Don't you think he'd want to his wife Deanna back too? Just asking...

 

Sam Walks Away

 

It's no surprise the brothers are on opposite ends of an argument once again. Dean wants Sam's soul back at all costs. Sam's not so sure he wants his soul back anymore. And then instead of getting back in the Impala like they've always done through thick and thin (for the most part), Sam just walks away. And while I don't blame Sam for wanting to ditch his soul, his walking away is probably one of the biggest reasons why he needs it back. There's no connection between the brothers anymore.

 

This season, I've been wondering why Sam has wanted Dean around. He's already said he doesn't care about him. So why bother tearing him away from Lisa and Ben to go hunting? I've always thought there was some sort of purpose. But now that Sam just walks away, I'm not so sure.

 

I hope the writers figure out a way to have Sam get his soul back and not suffer the consequences. Not only do I not want Sam to have to go through that because he doesn't deserve it, I don't want the show to be bogged down in that kind of darkness. It's too much, even for Supernatural.

 

Random Thoughts

 

I love when Meg tried to escape her meat suit but couldn't.

 

Favorite Sam moment from "Caged Heat": how he gets out of Crowley's jail in order to save Dean. First, we see him sucking on his own blood. In the past that would have been a bad, bad thing, but not this time around. And this is a testament to how tall Sam really is (we're talking Sasquatch proportions here) because next thing we know he's drawn a devil's trap on the ceiling with his own blood. Sam's smile is priceless. Of course, there's blood on his teeth but who cares. That's just a badass moment right there.

 

I'm so thankful the Winchesters are back in possession of the demon-killing knife of doom. Meg took it and Sam repo'd it. I love that weapon much more than the Colt.

 

How great is Castiel? And Misha Collins as Castiel? I see the anguish on his face as Cas tells the brothers things aren't going so well up in heaven. Also, Cas watches porn (and tries not to talk about it) and then gets a bit aggressive with Meg. She kissed first but he kissed back harder. Love him!

 

I'm definitely going to let the entire season play out but I'm hoping that Dean gets more to do. This show always does great things with this character but he continues to feel like such an outsider to me this season.

 

Nice continuity showing us the female djinn from "Exile on Main St." showing up at Crowley's compound. She's been a prisoner since this season's premiere.

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The hunt for Sam's soul picks up big time with the Winchesters teaming up with Demon Meg who takes the opportunity to go all flirty on Cas. Yes, our favorite angel is around for this adventure as is Grandpa Samuel and Demon Parker Lewis. And something I've been dreading happening for a while has come to fruition. It's inevitable in the world of Supernatural although I'm a tiny bit surprised it didn't happen a little later. All good (or in this case bad) things must come to an end.

 

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