The Official Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell (12.15) Recap Discussion Thread

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I’ll also be simul-recapping on Wayward Children.

Recap of last week and then of Hell Hounds. Dammit, Dean needs to kill one, already. He needs a little revenge.

Also, a recap of Nickifer’s return and Kelly baby mama because…don’t care. Also, apparently, the waitress was an angel, which I don’t think we saw in the actual episode.

And we’re in Now in Sheridan County, Nebraska. A young woman at a campsite is chopping wood while her boyfriend slacks off with social media. Doomed Teaser Couple Alert!

They cuddle for a bit and talk about how she’s going away to vet school. They’re going to try the long-distance thing. You know…the thing that never seems to work. Unless, maybe, when you’re in the military.

He goes for a walk while talking himself into asking her to marry him. She’s back at the campsite and finds the ring he bought her. She looks…well…not thrilled.

Just as well, since he’s being stalked. And eaten. By something with Hell Hound vision. Right in front of her. It knocks her down and she bops it with a stick. It squeals and runs away.

Cue title cards.

Total Walking Dead joke-the Brothers return with Dean wielding Lucille and covered in Ghoul, Wraith and Siren gore.

Dean comments that Sam knew how much underwear Dean packed and that he’s been wearing the same pair for…a while.

Sam gets call for another hunt. Supposedly, he’s got an algorhythm that hunts up weird stuff. Dean gives him a blank look, even though Dean already knows how to work computers very well. And hack.

Dean goes to shower using Sam’s shampoo.

The Brothers go to investigate Doomed Teaser Guy while talking about a haunting Mary just wrapped up and that Castiel is investigating a case where something’s killing angels (shocker, says Dean). Cut to Castiel interviewing a woman in a diner with an upside-down FBI badge.

The owner intercepts him. He looks a lot like Chuck. He asks Castiel to follow him. The guy locks them both into his office, which has a fan like Bobby’s panic room. The guy mentions a woman named “Sarah.” He says she was killed by aliens–reptilian aliens. Sent by the Queen of England. He has video proof. He’s “woke.”

It’s CCTV footage of Kelly being pushed down an alleyway by a guy (angel) in a suit. Sarah shows up with Yellow Eyes (she’s the one being possessed by Dagon) and kills the angel.

Meanwhile, the Brothers investigate the site and immediately suss out the MOTW was a Hell Hound.

They visit the DTG’s would-be fiancee, Gwen, who is having nightmares. Cue the sneak peek in which Dean points out that lying to her probably won’t make her feel any better than telling the truth.

They’re being watched and followed by the Hell Hound. Remember when Dean could sense/see them?

As Sam tries to explain, Dean supplies that it was a bear and Sam rolls with that. Gwen tells them to get out, Dean snarking to Sam that lying didn’t do it.

The Hell Hound stays inside with her.

So, after the commercial break, the Hell Hound attacks Gwen and chases her around the house. The Brothers bust in and Dean shoots the Hound twice. Even though he couldn’t see it before. [eyeroll]

Over to Crowley’s upstairs pad, Crowley is mocking Lucifer and claiming to be “ten steps ahead” of him. They trade pointless barbs. C’mon, we already know Lucie’s gonna bust out.

A demon bangs at the door. Crowley muzzles Lucifer and then comes out to speak with the demon. Two demons.

They’re asking him to deal with hundreds of overdue Crossroads deals.

Back at Gwen’s, the Brothers level with her. Gwen finally figures out they aren’t FBI. And looks skeptical when they tell her. She asks them why they didn’t tell her the truth in the first place, Dean points at Sam.

Sam delicately brings up the topic of how you get a Hell Hound after you–you sell your soul. Gwen says she never made a deal and her boyfriend never would.

Sam suggests they call Crowley, who is being bored to tears by demon legal briefs. Dean calls and Crowley answers because it’s Dean. Crowley is still pissed about Gavin. Dean says it was Gavin’s call and says they have a “situation.” Crowley is about to hang up when Dean adds, “Hell Hounds.” Crowley forces his demons to admit that the top Hell Hound escaped. Crowley visits the Brothers and tells them that the Hound (named “Ramsey” for some random reason) is Lucifer’s pet, and that all Hell Hounds were previously created by God as pets and then subverted by Lucifer.

They figure out the Hound is coming after Gwen because she hit it. Except that she only hit it because it came after her–oh, never mind. It’s all very stupid.

Meanwhile, the totally predictable happens and Crowley’s minions find Lucifer.

The demons are trying to negotiate with Lucifer, who just wants to be loose and has, of course, no intention of honoring any deal.

They finally let him loose and he kills the demon who was negotiating the most, but dithers slightly over killing the other one–before doing so.

Meanwhile, Castiel is having a chat in a diner with another angel, who is there to kill Kelly and wants Castiel’s help. He’s willing to negotiate Castiel’s return and says that Joshua is the one currently in charge. And, as usual, he’s contemptuous of Castiel hanging out with the Winchesters. Usual temptation crap storyline for Castiel.

In the woods, the Brothers fill Gwen in on how you can see Hell Hounds with special glasses. Bring on the nerd specs!

Loooots of promos later, we get back to the woods. Crowley is complimenting Dean on his hotness in eyeglasses. Crowley repeats everything Dean says, calling him “predictable.” Dean tells him he’s “gone soft.”

Crowley says who knew a few years ago that Dean would have been working with the King of Hell? Apparently, Perez forgot all about Dean working *for* the King of Hell in season six.

Dean and Crowley can’t find Ramsey, while Sam is driving Gwen around. Gee, I wonder where the Hound is?

Gwen is feeling bad about not loving her boyfriend as much as he loved her and lying about it.

Oh, look, Ramsey showed up. The Hound smashes up the car, but can’t get in. Show, if you have Sam kill *another* Hell Hound, I swear….

So, yup, Sam kills the Hell Hound. In the most underwhelming way possible.

Perez just plain needs to go.

Crowley says his goodbyes at the car and returns to get backhanded by Lucifer. Lucifer shines bright and opens his wings.

And then Crowley gets up and kicks his ass. Turns out Crowley warded Nick himself and completely controls him.

Crowley swears to find and rip apart Lucifer’s “spawn” in front of him.

Back at the Bunker, Dean talks to Castiel. Hey, remember when Castiel said the Winchesters were his family? Yeah, about that…he’s off to Heaven again and didn’t tell Dean.

Oh, and Sam gets a call from Mitch and has to ‘fess up. Dean is not thrilled, but Perez forces an “I’m not happy about it, but okay” speech.

The last thing is Sam getting another call from Dean, because now Sam is apparently Mitch’s bitch.

Perez *really* needs to go.

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