Episode: 10.01 “Black”
Air Date: October 7, 2014
The episode opens with The Road So Far backtracked by Joan Jett’s Heartbreaker. After that we see Sam with his arm in a sling torturing a female demon trying to get information about where Dean is.
The title card is this
Angel grace and Devil smoke mix and it explodes the image of an upside-down devil’s trap that looks like it’s set a flame (with possibly holy oil). Demon smoke and angel grace are the two major problems with the two major plots of this season is Dean being a demon and Cas losing his grace causing him to start dying it makes sense to make these two things the title card. I mean a devil’s trap is what will keep Dean basically powerless and the same with Cas and holy oil.
Sam has been trying to find Dean’s cure. When did Dean leave exactly cause why would Sam just leave the note there? Where is Cas at when Sam calls him? He’s not in heaven. Cas misses Dean and Sam is slightly in denial. Cas worries if Dean is still slightly himself.
Dean needs to never sing while drunk ever… seriously never again thanks to the guy who took the mic out of his hand towards the end of the episode. Dean the demon gets laid… in poor Crowley’s bed. Slightly worse than when Sam walked in on one of Dean’s sexcapades. Demon!Dean has nice hair. Jerk and Bitch is now not exclusive to only Sam and Dean. That or Dean has just been saying B*tch as a response to Jerk for so long (possibly 20 years give or take according to cannon) that is a reflex. And so we find out that blonde sexcapade #33 is named Ann-Marie. Demon!Dean’s love interest for this season. (So how long till this one dies, or gets memory wiped via A.I.B (Angel In Black) (get it because Men In Black… these are jokes people) Dean likes to forget his pants and so does Cas Later… I can see the Gif sets and Manips now. Crowley and Dean will never top Sam and Dean as a hustling duo. Dean defends Ann-Marie’s honor but goes too far in the beating up of the guy. Glad to know Dean still is somewhat respectful to women even as a demon.
Cas looks worse than when he was Leviathans, crazy, and human. Then again he’s dying. Daniel and Idina are rogue angels that are killing angels who are triing to get them to go back to Heaven. Hannah seems very black and white with reasoning. Cas agrees to help her.
So Dean has Abaddon’s death eaters being sic’d on him. Sam views footage of incident in 7-eleven type store. Dean’s face is clearly visible and his black eyes flash…
Who still uses a fax machine? Also why is this guy tracking Dean and why does his wife know of him. Also how do you have these black ops weapons?
THE CASMOBILE RETURNS! Hannah is again black and white when she says that Castiel isn’t taking care of himself and that he should. Cas points out the only way to make him better is to kill another. Hannah shuts up for a bit. Cas is slightly self-destructive. While he wants to help Heaven, he doesn’t have enough grace to fully Angel Mojo protect himself.
Sam goes to investigate the store. The teenager cashier is no help but to give Sam an idea of who sent this Abaddon lover to attack Dean by giving him the Abaddon follower’s phone. Sam finds a text saying the Winchester spotting at this 7-11 and it’s signed Long Live Abaddon. Sam calls the number and it turns out to be Crowley. Crowley makes a joke about an event in an earlier season where Sam meets a girl after hitting a dog with his car while Dean was in Purgatory. It’s not funny. Crowley explains that the demon inside of Dean is Dean’s. Yep. It’s still Dean but twisted. Also the Mark of Cain is the only thing keeping Dean alive. So we can always get Dean back. Crowley is sending the Abaddon soldiers to fight Dean. Crowley drops the bomb of the only reason Sam is upset isn’t because Dean is a demon but because he is happy with having The Misadventures of Crowley and Squirrel. Sam has been tracing the call so he now knows where Crowley and Dean are. I wonder how many fans looked up that address.
Cas and Hannah pull up to Daniel and Idnia’s campsite that has been warded against angels. They find Daniel fishing. Hannah isn’t seeing the shades of gray in this. Hannah says that “All of us serve at Heaven’s command.” Daniel counters that that was before the fall, Daniel has already been dropped of his home with no warning and know that he wants freedom they try to bring him in Heaven. Hannah thinks that what Daniel then speaks about free will is nonsense. Hannah seem to forget that Castiel was once like Daniel. Cas learned about choice and free will with the Winchesters. He killed his brothers and sisters for free will (So this is Team Free Will. One Ex Blood Junkie, A Drop-out with 6 bucks to his name, and Mr. Comatose over there.). When Daniel says that she thinks its nonsense because they don’t teach it in Heaven and that they should because then the others would know why it’s worth fighting for. Hannah pulls out her angel blade. Castiel stops her with reason.
Dean finds out Crowley is sending Abaddon’s old goons to fight him. Crowley point’s out it’s to keep him sharp and to keep the Mark sated so Dean doesn’t turn into a demon. Wait pump the brakes. Isn’t Dean already a demon? Does Dean not know? Well this is more confusing than if April and Castiel having sex last season was consensual or not. Also it’s been six weeks since Dean ran away apparently. Crowley shares that he spoke to Sam and that Sam has traced the call. Dean accuses him of selling him out. Crowley points out what he is doing is for Dean’s own good.
Sam is heading to get Dean when his car breaks down. He goes to check it out when a car pulls up to help him. The “Good Samaritan” turns out to be Black Ops Fax Man from earlier in the episode. Turns out he put a kill switch on the car and he then moose naps Sam.
Dean gets drunk. Ann-Marie takes care of him. Ann-Marie kind of psychoanalyzes him and she’s kind of right. Dean implies that she is a skank and she says she’s so screwed up herself that she’s going to walk out of here thinking she deserved that.
Daniel prefers to speak to Castiel rather than Hannah. Great choice. Idina shows up and like Hannah is kind of lets fight to settle this. Daniel is much like Cas and thinks talking it out will end better. Hannah and Idina fighting. Cas has to kill Daniel to stop him from killing Hannah this causes Idina to slash Castiel across the stomach. Hannah though wounded wants to go after her. Cas doesn’t let her.
Sam is tied to a chair by Black Ops Fax Man using zip ties. BOFM apparently has been following and hunting Dean for a while now.
Hannah and Cas are in the casmobile. Castiel feels bad about killing Daniel, even if it was to save Hannah, because they just wanted to be left alone. Hannah says that no rules leads to chaos which makes angels like Naomi, Bartholomew, and Metatron. Cas counters there is nothing but chaos and not all bad comes from it.Chaos makes art, hope, love, dreams. These are human things but these are things that Cas has had and experienced that make him the angel his is. Chaos makes angels like him as well.
Dean is called by BOFM and is told he has Sam. Dean threatens in Liam Neeson fashion that he will find him and he will kill him and we know Dean is a man of his world.
I really hope that we get some more information in the upcoming episodes. I still have a lot of questions for the season such as what’s up with Sam’s shoulder, who Black Ops Fax Man is, , what happened when Cas tried to help Sam, what is the timeline of what happened in the 4 weeks, and others. I enjoyed the episode and I think it has been good way to start off season 10. This season could possibly be one of the best ones yet.