I’ve just enjoyed the latest episode of Supernatural, ‘Taxi Driver’.
Kevin Tran starts hallucinating that Crowley is talking to him in his mind and contacts Sam and Dean to let them know about it and that he has deciphered the second trial which is to free an innocent soul from Hell and release it into Heaven. Torturing a Crossroads Demon, they learn that a rogue Reaper can take mortals and souls in and out of Heaven and Hell for a price and track down Ajay, who reveals that he took Bobby Singer to Hell on Crowley’s orders when his flask was burned.
Sam heads to Hell with Ajay on a mission to rescue Bobby while Dean is forced to stay behind and deal with an unnerved Kevin who hides his half of the tablet. Ajay takes Sam to Purgatory where a backdoor to Hell exists and tells him to meet him in twenty-four hours, but Crowley learns of this and kills Ajay. Sam manages to rescue Bobby, but the two are stranded in Purgatory without Ajay to bring them home. While with Kevin, Naomi visits Dean and claims Castiel is still crazy and that he misinterpreted her orders and that she is on their side. Though Dean doesn’t trust her, Naomi reveals that Sam traveled to Hell through Purgatory.
Finding Ajay dead, Dean calls Benny to ask him to die and get Sam out the same way he got Dean out. Benny agrees and rescues Sam and Bobby from vampires in Purgatory, but stays behind to hold off some more as they escape, having never intended to leave as he doesn’t fit in on Earth. Sam releases Bobby’s soul into Heaven, but is stopped by Crowley, who has figured out their plan. However, Naomi intervenes, drives Crowley away and allows Bobby’s soul to go to Heaven (Crowley once again shying away from going one on one with a powerful angel).
Despite more precautions, Crowley finds Kevin through his mother and captures him and all of his notes on the tablet. However, when Sam and Dean arrive, they find no signs of struggle and the windows Crowley broke still intact, leaving Sam and Dean with no clues on the third trial and no Kevin, who they believe is on the run.
It was a great episode, that rounded off a numbe rof storylines. It seems to have tied up the Castiel story for the time being, as well as ending the Benny storyline all together. It was great to see Bobby again, and naomi has gotten more interesting now. I can’t wait for more in the next episode.
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