Dean, Sam and Castiel (who is working on becoming a more full-time hunter) investigate a string of deaths that appear to have been inspired by cartoons: a man’s heart literally bursts out of his chest when near a woman he likes, a man hovers in midair for a moment while jumping off a building and an anvil crushes a security guard. The three determine that these effects are caused by an old man named Fred Jones who has reality warping powers and is currently living inside his mind in a dream world. Fred is being used by a doctor at the retirement home he lives at to rob the people who live at the home of their valuables and while Dean confronts the doctor, Sam and Castiel enter Fred’s mind to speak to him.
Sam is able to convince Fred to give up living in a dream world and come back to reality, causing the reality warping effects to end. Fred forces the doctor to kill himself and has Castiel remove his powers so he is no longer a threat even though it leaves him in a mentally-damaged state. Castiel decides to return to Heaven to face up to his actions, but is forbidden from doing so by Naomi and instead decides to look out for Fred for awhile, but also to stop running from his mistakes. In flashbacks, Sam meets Amelia’s father who is initially cold towards him, but eventually warms up to him in time for Amelia to learn that her husband is alive after all.
It was another strong, and very enjoyable episode. It wa sone of those that makes you remember what it wa slike to be a kid, and it’s the perfect time of year for that. I can’t wait to see what happens next, and what Naomi is really up to.