04x02 - Are You There, God?

4.02 Are You There, God? It's Me, Dean Winchester

Air Date: 25 September 2008

Teaser

INT-HOUSE-LIVING ROOM

A woman is asleep on the couch. The TV and lights start to flicker. The woman sits up, looking alarmed, and when she exhales her breath is visible. She walks to a cupboard and starts pulling out weapons as the phone rings.

Voice ON ANSWER MACHINE

Hey, it's Olivia. I'm not in. Leave a message.

Olivia takes out an EMF reader, which starts beeping and flashing.

Bobby

Olivia, it's Bobby. Call me back, would you? I got something big. I could use your help.

Olivia loads a gun and walks around the apartment. She hears a noise and a thin, tall man appears beside her. He is battered and bruised. She looks shocked.

Olivia: You!

Olivia fires at the ghost and he disappears. She pulls out a bag of salt and covers a doorway entrance with it. The ghost appears in front of her on the other side of the salt line.

Olivia: I'm sorry. I'm so sorry.

She backs up and turns around. A blonde, beaten woman grabs Olivia around the throat, strangling her. Olivia screams as the screen goes black.

ACT ONE

INT. Bobby's HOUSE-DAY

Bobby is sitting at his desk with a pile of books in front of him. Sam is sitting in a chair in the opposite corner talking to Dean, who is standing.

Sam: Well, then tell me what else it could be.

Dean:

Look, all I know is I was not groped by an angel.

Sam:

Okay, look, Dean. Why do you think this Castiel would lie to you about it?

Dean:

Maybe he's some kind of demon. Demons lie.

Bobby looks up from his books at the boys.

Sam:

A demon who's immune to salt rounds and devil's traps... and Ruby's knife? Dean, Lilith is scared of that thing!

Dean: Don't you think that if angels were real, that some hunter somewhere would have seen one... at some point... ever?

Sam:

Yeah. You just did, Dean.

Dean

I'm trying to come up with a theory here. Okay? Work with me.

Sam:

Dean, we have a theory.

Dean: Yeah, one with a little less fairy dust on it, please.

Sam:

Okay, look. I'm not saying we know for sure. I'm just saying that I think we --

Dean:

Okay, okay. That's the point. We don't know for sure, so I'm not gonna believe that this thing is a freaking Angel of the Lord because it says so!

Bobby:

You two Chuckleheads want to keep arguing religion, or do you want to come take a look at this?

Sam and Dean walk over to Bobby's desk.

Bobby:

I got stacks of lore -- Biblical, pre-Biblical. Some of it's in damn cuneiform. It all says an angel can snatch a soul from the pit.

Dean: What else?

Bobby:

What else, what?

Dean

What else could do it?

Bobby:

Airlift your ass out of the hot box? As far as I can tell, nothing.

Sam:

Dean, this is good news.

Dean:

How?

Sam:

Because for once, this isn't just another round of demon crap. I mean, maybe you were saved by one of the good guys, you know?

Dean:

Okay. Say it's true. Say there are angels. Then what? There's a God?

Bobby:

At this point, Vegas money's on yeah.

Dean:

I don't know, guys.

Sam:

Okay, look. I know you're not all choirboy about this stuff, but this is becoming less and less about faith and more and more about proof.

Dean:

Proof?

Sam:

Yes.

Dean: Proof that there's a God out there that actually gives a crap about me personally? I'm sorry, but I'm not buying it.

Sam:

Why not?

Dean:

Because why me? If there is a God out there, why would he give a crap about me?

Sam:

Dean --

Dean:

I mean, I've saved some people, okay? I figured that made up for the stealing and the ditching chicks. But why do I deserve to get

saved? I'm just a regular guy.

Sam:

Apparently, you're a regular guy that's important to the man upstairs.

Dean:

Well, that creeps me out. I mean, I don't like getting singled out at birthday parties, much less by... God.

Sam: Okay, well, too bad, Dean, because I think he wants you to strap on your party hat.

Dean: Fine. What do we know about angels?

Bobby picks up a pile of fat and weighty looking books and puts them in front of Dean.

Bobby: Start reading.

Dean looks at the pile of books, and turns towards Sam.

Dean:

You're gonna get me some pie.

Dean grabs a book from the top of the pile.

EXT-DINER CAFE-DAY

The Impala pulls up to a stop. Sam is driving while on the phone.

Sam:

Yes, Dean, I'll get the chips.

Dude. When have I ever forgotten the pie?

Exactly.

Sam gets out of the car and sees Ruby waiting.

Sam:

I got to go.

Yeah, all right. Bye.

Sam walks over to Ruby

Sam:

Ruby.

Ruby: So, is it true?

Sam:

Is what true?

Ruby: Did an angel rescue Dean?

Sam:

You heard.

Ruby: Who hasn't?

Sam:

We're not 100% sure, but I think so.

Ruby: Okay. Bye, Sam.

Ruby starts walking away. Sam grabs her arm and turns her back to face him.

Sam:

Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. Wait. What's going on?

Ruby: Sam, they're angels. I'm a demon. They're not gonna care if I'm being helpful. They smite first, and then they ask questions later.

Sam:

What do you know about them?

Ruby: Not much. I've never met one, and I don't really want to. All I know is that they scare the holy hell out of me. Watch yourself, Sam.

Sam:

I'm not scared of angels.

Ruby walks away, leaving Sam alone.

EXT-Bobby's HOUSE

Sam pulls up to the house. Bobby approaches the car window.

Bobby:

Keep the engine running.

Sam:

Why? What's going on?

Bobby:

I got a friend one state over -- Olivia Lowry. I've been trying to reach her for three days on this angel thing. It's not like her to ignore this many calls.

Sam:

Olivia Lowry -- a hunter, right?

Bobby: Yeah. We're gonna go check on her. You guys follow me.

Dean approaches the driver's side of the car, as Bobby heads to his own car.

Dean:

Scoot over. Yeah.

Dean grabs the bag of food Sam bought back and looks inside it.

Dean:

Dude?

Sam:

Yeah?

Dean:

Where's the pie?

INT Olivia's HOUSE-DAY

Bobby enters the house, armed with a gun, followed by Dean and Sam who are also armed. They search for Olivia.

Bobby:

Olivia?

They see OLVIA dead and covered in blood on the floor. Bobby walks away, out of the room.

Dean:

Bobby?

Sam: (pointing to the doorway) Salt line.

Sam and Dean look around the room.

Dean:

(picking up the EMF reader)

Olivia was rocking the EMF meter.

Sam: (nodding) Spirit activity.

Dean:

Yeah -- on steroids. I never seen a ghost do this to a person.

Bobby enters the room again, his phone in his hand.

Dean:

Bobby, you all right?

Bobby:

I called some hunters nearby...

Dean

Good. We can use their help.

Bobby:

...except they ain't answering their phones either.

Sam:

Something's up, huh?

Bobby:

You think?

Bobby walks out of the room and Sam and Dean look concerned.

EXT WHITE COUNTRY HOUSE-DAY

Phone rings, an answering machine picks up.

INT WHITE COUNTRY HOUSE-DAY

MALE Voice

Yeah, this is Jed. I'm not around. Uh, leave a message.

Dean (V.O): Jed, Dean Winchester again -- friend of Bobby Singer's. Look, we think something's happening. We think it's happening to hunters. Just want to make sure you're okay. Call me back.

As Dean is speaking into the machine, we see the house interior - blood, broken glass, salt thrown on the floor, a gun lying beside a body, which is bloody and has had its chest ripped out.

ACT TWO

EXT WHITE HOUSE- NIGHT

Dean and Sam are walking down the stairs, exiting the house. Dean is on the phone.

Dean.

We're in Jackson. It's not pretty. He looks even worse than Olivia. What about you?

Bobby, in his car, driving, also on the phone.

Bobby:

R.C. I checked on Carl Bates and R.C. Adams. They've redecorated... in red.

Dean:

What the hell is going on here, Bobby? Why did a bunch of ghosts suddenly want to gank off-duty hunters?

Bobby

I don't know, but until we find out, you guys better get your asses to my place.

Dean:

We're on our way.

Dean and Sam are driving, and pull up to a stop at a service station. The car stops, and Sam puts the gas pump in the car. Sam walks to the restroom while the gas is pumping. Dean is asleep in the passenger seat of the car. Sam is washing his hands in the bathroom, when he breathes out his breath is visible. The bathroom mirror covers with foggy mist, which Sam wipes away with his hand. He is startled to see Henriksen's reflection.

Henriksen: Hi, Sam. It's been a while.

Henriksen: Hi, guys. It's been a while. So, how do we survive?

Sam: Henriksen. Are you -- Did you...

Henriksen: I didn't survive... if that's what you're asking.

Sam:

I'm sorry.

Henriksen: I know you are.

Sam: Look, if we'd known Lilith was coming --

Henriksen: You wouldn't have left half a dozen innocent people in that police station to die in your place. You did this to me. It was your fault. She was after you, and I paid the price. You left us there to die!

Henriksen attacks Sam, grabbing him hard, and throwing him around. Sam notices a small brand on Henriksen's hand. Sam is thrown against the mirrors and Henriksen knocks Sam's head on the sink. Sam falls to the ground. Dean enters and shoots at Henriksen, whose ghost disappears.

INT-Bobby's HOUSE-NIGHT

Lights flicker and Bobby's breath becomes visible. He hears laughter and walks towards the noise, grabbing an iron poker from the fireplace. The lights flicker and the radio starts playing up. Bobby watched as a ball bounces down the stairs. When it stops at the bottom he turns and sees two small girls, very much alike, staring at him.

EXT ROAD, Impala-NIGHT

Dean is driving, on the phone. Sam is in the passenger seat with bruises on his face.

Dean

(looking at his phone) Damn it, Bobby! Pick up!

(to Sam) How you feeling, huh? How many fingers am I holding up?

Sam:

None. I'll be fine, Dean.

Dean:

Henriksen?

Sam:

Yep.

Dean:

Why? What did he want?

Sam:

Revenge, 'cause we got him killed.

Dean:

Sam.

Sam: Well, we did, Dean.

Dean:

All right. Stop right there. Whatever the hell is going on, it's happening to us now, okay? I can't get ahold of Bobby, so

if you're not thinking answers, don't think at all.

INT Bobby's HOUSE-DAY

Dean and Sam enter the house, guns cocked and ready.

Dean:

Bobby?

They find the iron poker on the ground.

Dean

(gestures to the stairs) I'll go. You check outside.

Sam walks through the junkyard. Bobby is in a car with the two girls, who are keeping him quiet.

Sam:

Bobby? Bobby?

Dean is upstairs, searching.

Dean:

Bobby?

A door opens, slowly, no one is visible.

Dean:

Come out, come out, whoever you are.

A Young Woman with shoulder-length brown hair appears behind him. .

Young Woman:

Dean Winchester. Still so bossy. You don't recognize me?

Dean flashes back to Meg when she was blonde and possessed.

Meg: This is what I looked like before that demon cut off my hair and dressed me like a slut.

Dean flashes back again to Meg when she was blonde and possessed.

Dean:

Meg?

Meg: Hi. It's okay, I'm not a demon.


ACT THREE

INT Bobby's HOUSE-DAY

Meg: It's okay, I'm not a demon.

Dean:

You're the girl the demon possessed.

Meg: Meg Masters.

Nice to finally talk to you when I'm not, you know, choking on my own blood. (Meg holds up her hands) It's okay. Seriously, I'm just a college girl. Sorry -- was. I was walking home one night and got jumped by all this smoke. Next thing you know, I'm a prisoner... (puts a hand to her head) in here. Now, I was awake. I had to watch while she murdered people.

Dean:

I'm sorry.

Meg: Oh, yeah? So sorry you had me thrown off a building?

Dean:

Well, we thought --

Meg: No, you didn't think! I kept waiting, praying! I was trapped in there screaming at you! "Just help me, please!" You're supposed to help people, Dean. Why didn't you help me?

Dean:

I'm sorry.

Meg: Stop saying you're sorry!

Meg slaps Dean and knocks him to the floor.

Dean:

Meg. Meg...

Meg kicks Dean.

Dean:

We didn't know.

Meg: No... You just attacked. Did you ever think there was a girl in here? No. You just charged in, slashing and burning. You think you're some kind of hero?

Dean:

No, I don't.

Meg grabs hold of Dean's jacket. Her hand has a brand on it.

Meg: You're damn right. Do you have any idea what it's like to be ridden for months by pure evil... while your family has no idea what happened to you?

Dean:

We did the best we could.

Meg shoves Dean and kicks him again.

INT CAR-DAY

The girls still hold Bobby captive.

Girl ONE

Are you scared, Bobby?

Girl TWO

We were scared, Bobby.

Girl ONE

When the monster came for us... and grabbed us tight.

Girl TWO

And we couldn't even scream. You were right there, Bobby.

Girl ONE

You were in the house.

Girl TWO

You were so close.

Sam is outside searching for Bobby. His breath becomes visible.

Sam:

Bobby?

Girl TWO

You could have saved us, Bobby.

Sam:

We're here, Bobby?

Girl ONE

You walked right past that door.

Girl TWO

The monster had us. And you didn't find us.

Girl ONE

And now they won't find you.

INT Bobby's HOUSE-UPPER FLOOR-DAY

Dean is still on the floor, Meg standing over him.

Meg: It wasn't just me, Dean. I had a sister. A little sister. She worshipped me. You know how little siblings are, right? How they'll do anything for you. She was never the Same after I disappeared. She just... she just got lost. And when my body was lying in the morgue beat-up and broken...

Dean:

Meg.

Meg: Do you know what that did to her? She killed herself! (kicks Dean in the stomach) Because of you, Dean! Because all you were thinking about was your family, your revenge, and your demons! 50 words of Latin a little sooner, and I'd still be alive. My baby sister would still be alive. That blood is on your hands, Dean!

Dean:

You're right.

Meg kicks at Dean again.

EXT-CAR YARD-DAY

Sam spots a reflection and works his way up a pile of cars towards Bobby.

Sam:

Bobby! Hold on, Bobby! I'm coming! Bobby!

Sam uses a crowbar to pry open the doors to the car where Bobby is being held. The GIRLS push him backwards and he lands on another car below, bleeding. One of the GIRLS jumps on him. Sam uses the crowbar to fight her, while Bobby does the Same with the other girl. The GIRLS disappear.

INT HOUSE-DAY

Dean is still on the ground. He takes out a gun and aims it at Meg.

Meg: Come on, Dean, did your brain get french-fried in Hell? You can't shoot me with bullets.

Dean:

I'm not shooting you.

Dean aims his gun and shoots at the ceiling. A chandelier falls and lands on Meg.

Dean:

Iron.

INT HOUSE

Dean, Sam and Bobby are in the study.

Sam:

So, they're all people we know?

Dean:

Not just know. People we couldn't save. Hey, I saw something on Meg. Did she have a tattoo when she was alive?

Sam:

I don't think so.

Dean:

It was like a-a mark on her hand -- almost like a brand.

Sam:

I saw a mark, too, on Henriksen.

Bobby:

What did it look like?

Sam:

Uh, paper? (takes offered paper and starts sketching the mark) Thanks.

Sam holds the drawing up for Dean to compare.

Dean:

That's it.

Bobby:

I may have seen this before. We got to move.

Sam: Whoa.

Bobby:

Follow me.

Sam:

Okay, where are we going?

Bobby:

Some place safe, you idiot.

Bobby picks up some books and leads Sam and Dean to a basement room, which is made entirely of iron and covered with pentagrams and Devil's traps.

Sam:

Bobby, is this...

Bobby:

Solid iron. Completely coated in salt. 100% ghost-proof.

Sam:

You built a panic room?

Bobby:

I had a weekend off.

Dean:

Bobby.

Bobby:

What?

Dean:

You're awesome. Oh. (sees a poster of a swimsuit model)

Sam and Dean are making iron (salt?) bullets.

Dean:

See, this is why I can't get behind God.

Sam:

What are you talking about?

Dean:

If he doesn't exist, fine. Bad crap happens to good people. That's how it is. There's no rhyme or reason -- just random, horrible, evil -- I get it, okay. I can roll with that. But if he is out there, what's wrong with him? Where the hell is he while all these decent people are getting torn to shreds? How does he live with himself? You know, why doesn't he help?

Bobby: I ain't touching this one with at 10-foot pole.

Dean:

Yeah.

Bobby: Found it.

Sam:

What?

Bobby:

The symbol you saw -- the brand on the ghosts...

Sam:

Yeah?

Bobby:

Mark of the Witness.

Sam:

Witness? Witness to what?

Bobby:

The unnatural. None of them died what you'd call ordinary deaths. See, these ghosts -- they were forced to rise. They woke up in agony. They were like rabid dogs. It ain't their fault. Someone Rose them... on purpose.

Sam:

Who?

Bobby:

Do I look like I know? But whoever it was used a spell so powerful it left a mark, a brand on their souls. Whoever did this had big plans. It's called "the rising of the witnesses." It figures into an ancient prophecy.

Dean:

Wait, wait. What -- what book is that prophecy from?

Bobby:

Well, the widely distributed version's just for tourists, you know. But long story short -- Revelations. This is a sign, boys.

Sam and Dean

A sign of what?

Bobby:

The apocalypse.

ACT FOUR

INT HOUSE-PANIC ROOM

Dean:

Apocalypse? The apocalypse, apocalypse? The four horsemen, pestilence, $5-a-gallon-gas apocalypse?

Bobby:

That's the one. The rise of the witnesses is a -- a mile marker.

Sam:

Okay, so, what do we do now?

Dean:

Road trip. Grand Canyon, Star Trek Experience. Bunny Ranch.

Bobby:

First things first. How about we survive our friends out there?

Dean:

Great. Any ideas aside from staying in this room until Judgment Day?

Bobby:

It's a spell (indicates the paper in front of him) to send the witnesses back to rest. Should work.

Sam:

Should. Great.

Bobby:

If I translate it correctly. I think I got everything we need here at the house.

Dean:

Any chance you got everything we need here in this room?

Bobby:

So, you thought our luck was gonna start now all of a sudden? Spell's got to be cast over an open fire.

Sam:

The fireplace in the library.

Bobby:

Bingo.

Dean:

That's just not as appealing as a, uh, ghost-proof panic room, you know?

Sam, Dean and Bobby prepare to leave the panic room.

Bobby:

Cover each other. And aim careful. Don't run out of ammo until I'm done, or they'll shred you. Ready?

They make their way out of the room, and head towards the stairs. A ghost sits on the stairs, a young man in his early 20s with curly hair.

Ronald: Hey, Dean. You remember me?

Ronald (FLASHBACK)

Everybody on the floor now! He's got the laser eyes.

Dean:

Ronald, huh? With the laser eyes? I wish I could say it's good to see you.

Ronald: I am dead because of you. You were supposed to help me!

Bobby shoots at Ronald.

Bobby:

If you're gonna shoot, shoot. Don't talk.

Sam, Dean and Bobby make their way to the living room. Sam creates a salt cirle and Dean starts the fire.

Bobby (to Sam)

Upstairs, linen closet -- red hex box. It'll be heavy.

Sam:

Got it.

The two girls appear in the living room again.

Girl ONE

Bobby.

Dean shoots at the girls.

Bobby:

Kitchen. Cutlery drawer. It's got a false bottom. Hemlock, opium, wormwood.

Dean:

Opium?

Bobby:

Go!

The girls reappear as Dean leaves for the kitchen. Bobby is drawing with chalk on the desk and tries to focus on this while the girls are there.

Girl ONE

Bobby. You walked right by us while that monster ate us all up.

Girl TWO

You could have saved us.

Bobby picks up his gun and shoots at the girls.

Upstairs, Sam finds the red box in the cupboard.

Meg: You know what really pisses me off, Sam?

Sam turns around, sees Meg and fires at her.

Meg: You saw how I suffered for months. I thought you must have learned something. I thought I died for something.

Sam:

Meg.

Meg: But what you're doing with that demon, Ruby... How many innocent bodies has Ruby burned through for kicks? How many girls just like me? And you don't send her back to Hell? You're a monster!

Sam raises his rifle and shoots Meg.

Dean is in the kitchen looking for the false bottom in the drawer. The doors to the kitchen close suddenly.

Bobby:

Dean?

Dean:

I'm all right, Bobby! Keep working!

Henriksen appears next to Dean.

Dean:

Victor.

Henriksen: Dean.

Dean:

I know.

Henriksen: No. You don't.

Dean:

It's my fault you're dead. I left you behind. And the minute I heard about that explosion, I thought, "I should have known." I should have protected you.

Dean reaches for a gun behind him, but it goes flying across the room.

Henriksen: Unh-unh. Not so fast. You think you left and Lilith came and we all died in a beautiful blast of... white light? If only. 45 minutes.

Dean:

What?

Henriksen: Over 45 minutes. Lilith said she wanted to have some fun. The secretary was first. Remember her? Nancy, the virgin. Lilith filleted Nancy's skin off piece by piece. Right in front of us, made us watch. Nancy never stopped screaming.

Dean:

No.

Henriksen: I was the last.

Dean:

Victor...

Henriksen reaches inside Dean's chest and grips his heart.

Henriksen: Tell me how it's fair. You get saved from Hell -- I die. Why do you deserve another chance, Dean?

Sam enters and shoots Henriksen, rushing to check on Dean as soon as Henriksen is gone.

Sam:

You all right?

Dean:

No.

Sam:

Let's go.

Sam helps Dean up and he and Dean carry the hex box and other ingredients to the library.

Ronald appears again as Dean is reloading his gun.

Dean:

Ronald. Hey, come on, man. I thought we were pals.

Ronald: That's when I was breathing. Now I'm gonna eat you alive.

Dean

Well...come on, I'm not a cheeseburger.

Dean cocks his gun and points it at Ronald, but Ronald has vanished. Bobby recites some Latin words and the windows blow open and a wind fills the room. The wind moves the salt so they are no longer protected by it. Meg appears and Sam quickly shoots at her, as Bobby continues to recite the spell. Ronald appears and they shoot at him. Sam and Dean continue to fire as the ghosts appear. Henriksen knocks Dean's gun out of his hands when he is reloading, and approaches him. Dean grabs another gun, and shoots it, only to find it empty. He quickly picks up an iron rod and hits at Henriksen. Meg appears and pushes Sam against the wall, trapping him there with a desk. Sam tries to push the desk away without success.

Dean:

Sam!

Sam:

Cover Bobby!

Bobby continues to recite the spell and Sam keeps trying to get out from behind the desk. The two GIRLS are sitting on the desk waiting. Meg plunges a hand into Bobby's back. Bobby drops the bowl with spell ingredients.

Bobby:

Dean! (Dean catches the bowl) Fireplace!

Dean throws the bowl in the fire, which turns blue. The ghosts all disappear. Bobby falls to the ground.

Dean:

Bobby?

Sam pushes the desk away, freeing himself.

Dean and Sam help Bobby up. He nods, indicating he is okay.

ACT FIVE

INT Bobby's HOUSE-NIGHT

Sam is asleep on the couch. Dean is asleep on the floor nearby and wakes up to find Castiel standing in the kitchen. Dean checks on Sam, sees he is asleep, and walks over to join Castiel.

Castiel:

Excellent job with the witnesses.

Dean:

You were hip to all this?

Castiel:

I was, uh, made aware.

Dean:

Well, thanks a lot for the angelic assistance. You know, I almost got my heart ripped out of my chest.

Castiel:

But you didn't.

Dean:

I thought angels were supposed to be guardians. Fluffy wings, halos -- you know, Michael Landon. Not dicks.

Castiel

Read the Bible. Angels are warriors of God. I'm a soldier.

Dean:

Yeah? Then, why didn't you fight?

Castiel:

I'm not here to perch on your shoulder. We had larger concerns.

Dean:

Concerns? There were people getting torn to shreds down here! And, by the way, while all this is going on, where the hell is your

boss, huh, if there is a God?

Castiel:

There's a God.

Dean:

I'm not convinced. 'Cause if there's a God, what the hell is he waiting for, huh? Genocide? Monsters roaming the earth? The freaking apocalypse? At what point does he lift a damn finger and help the poor bastards that are stuck down here?

Castiel: The Lord works...

Dean:

If you say "mysterious ways," so help me, I will kick your ass. So, Bobby was right... about the witnesses. This is some kind of a... sign of the apocalypse.

Castiel:

That's why we're here. Big things afoot.

Dean:

Do I want to know what kind of things?

Castiel: I sincerely doubt it, but you need to know. The rising of the witnesses is one of the 66 seals.

Dean:

Okay. I'm guessing that's not a show at Seaworld.

Castiel

Those seals are being broken by Lilith.

Dean:

She did the spell. She Rose the witnesses.

Castiel: Mm-hmm. And not just here. 20 other hunters are dead.

Dean:

Of course. She picked victims that the hunters couldn't save so that they would barrel right after us.

Castiel

Lilith has a certain sense of humor.

Dean

Well, we put those spirits back to rest.

Castiel:

It doesn't matter. The seal was broken.

Dean:

Why break the seal anyway?

Castiel:

You think of the seals as locks on a door.

Dean:

Okay. Last one opens and...

Castiel:

Lucifer walks free.

Dean: Lucifer? But I thought Lucifer was just a story they told at demon Sunday school. There's no such thing.

Castiel:

Three days ago, you thought there was no such thing as me. Why do you think we're here walking among you now for the first time in 2,000 years?

Dean:

To stop Lucifer.

Castiel:

That's why we've arrived.

Dean:

Well... bang-up job so far. Stellar work with the witnesses. That's nice.

Castiel:

We tried. And there are other battles, other seals. Some we'll win, some we'll lose. This one we lost. Our numbers are not unlimited. Six of my brothers died in the field this week. You think the armies of Heaven should just follow you around? There's a bigger picture here. You should show me some respect. I dragged you out of Hell. I can throw you back in.

Castiel vanishes, leaving Dean alone in the kitchen. Later Dean wakes up. Sam is already awake and up and about.

Sam: You all right? What's wrong, Dean?

Dean:

So... You got no problem believing in... God and Angels?

Sam:

No, not really.

Dean:

So, I guess that means that you believe in the Devil.

Sam:

Why are you asking me all this?