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
SO THEY'RE ALL IN THE HOSPITAL AFTER THE CAR CRASH, SAM AND JOHN ARE OK BUT DEAN'S IN A REALLY BAD CONDITION SO JOHN CONTACTS THE YELLOW EYED DEMON, AZAZEL, THE SAME FUCKER THAT KILL MOM AND JESSICA AND MAKES A DEAL WITH HIM, HIS OWN LIFE AND AN ETTERNITY IN HELL, AND THE COLT IN EXCHANGE FOR DEAN BEING ALIVE. SO JOHN DIES. IN HIS JOURNAL IT SAYS FOR SAM AND DEAN to find a woman, Ellen another hunter who offers them information on hunting things and soon her daughter jo goes off with the brother to do some hunting but she leaves them after she find out that a mistake their dad made resulted into her dad's death. sam and dean also find out their father's been suffering in hell. and they find out when azazel went into sam's nursery when he was a baby he fed him demon blood which is why sam had psychic abilities. Sam is captured by Azazel and taken to an abandoned town with other 23 year olds with strange abilities and tells them that they must fight to the death to see who can be the leader of his demon army. Azazel reveals to Sam the reason why he killed his Mom and Jess was because they were getting in the way of his plans for him. Dean and Bobby arrive to save Sam but he is stabbed in the back by another contestant, Jake, and dies in Dean's arms. Dean summons a demon he can make a deal with. Sam alive, in exchane for Dean's sole to be taken to an eternity in hell in one year. Ellen and Bobby find out what Azazel and Jake are doing, and they're opening hell's gates. A rush of demons escape from the gates and Dean shoots Azazel with the Colt. The spirit of John escapes from Hell as well and we can assume he went to Heaven and was reunited with his wife Mary.
brothers Sam and Dean bracing themselves for the possibility of an apocalyptic war. They realize that hunting down the hundreds of spirits that escaped from the Devil's Gate—a doorway to Hell briefly opened at the end of the previous season—will be an enormous task. With only a year left to live—he made ademonic pact to resurrect Sam—Dean decides to live life to the fullest (sex, alcohol pie, but mostly pie) and exhibits a carefree attitude that troubles Sam. At one point, Dean goes out to see a fling from 9 years ago, Lisa who has a son Ben. (this information sounds useless but it will become important) A demon Ruby reveals that she wants to help the brothers. Dean doesn't trust her because she's a demon, but Sam's so desperate for a way to save Dean from going to hell, he does. At one point Sam even discovers that he'll go insane with Dean dead. Lilith was among the demons who escaped Hell, with Azazel now dead she's the leader of the demon army. Lilth send out the hellhounds to kill Dean.
Four months after being dragged to Hell by Lilith's minions, Dean inexplicably wakes up, buried underground in a coffin. He is reunited with Sam, who is just as surprised at Dean's resurrection as he himself. Together with Bobby, the Winchester brothers find a psychic, Pamela Barnes, to help them discover what pulled Dean out of Hell. Pamela does find out the name of the being, Castiel. It is also revealed that Sam's psychic abilities have advanced greatly as he is now able to exorcise demons. He also seems to be frequently meeting with Ruby, who has possessed a new host. Sick of being toyed with, Dean decides to summon the thing together with Bobby in order to find out what it wants and prepares a ritual. The ritual succeeds and Castiel appears, an angel of the Lord. He explains that he is responsible for dragging Dean out of Hell and, when Dean asks why he of all people would be worthy of being saved, that God has work for him to do. Later, Castiel appears to Dean in a dream and reveals that "The Rising of the Witnesses" is one of many seals, which are being broken by Lilith in order to bring on the Apocalypse, in which Lucifer the fallen archangel will walk the earth free. Distance and tension is put between the two brothers as Dean realizes his younger brother is manifesting the demonic blood inside him with Ruby's help, and lying to him about it. Dean also reveals to Sam that he does, in fact, remember Hell and what happened there: it was 40 years for him instead of 4 months, and every day, Alastair (Hell's torturer), tortured him and then offered him release from the torture if he tortured souls himself. After 30 years, Dean gave in and is now haunted by how he did so. Sam and Dean are also shocked to discover a book entitled Supernatural about two demon hunting brothers named Sam and Dean that accurately detail their lives as demon hunters. They track down the author of the book who turns out to be a prophet named Chuck Shirley and find slash and LARPing online. Later, Sam and Dean find out they have another brother that shares their father, Adam. John would see him once a year on his Birthday and treated him normally like he never did with Sam and Dean. They soon find out Adam is already dead and now a ghoul is his body. Sam and Dean have a blowout confrontation in which Sam chooses Ruby over his own brother. Sam is now completely addicted to demon blood and not being himself high on it. Goaded by Lilith and Ruby, Sam kills Lilith with his powers, but killing Lilith breaks the final seal. Ruby reveals that she has been deceiving Sam all along to lead him to this moment, having worked for Lucifer all along. Ruby's allegiance was so secret that only Lilith knew the truth. Sam is unable to kill her due to his powers being exhausted by killing Lilith, but Dean breaks in and with Sam holding her in place, Dean stabs Ruby with her own knife, killing her. However, it's too late and Lucifer's Cage opens and he begins to emerge.
Lucifer's prison has been opened by Sam's successful attempt to kill Lilith. Sam and Dean find Ellen Harvelle. She and Jo have been hunting together. strangely, they seem to think Sam, Dean and the others are also possessed. In fact, the demons are no demons at all, but hallucinations brought about by War, one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Sam and Dean hunt him down and cut off his ring finger, because his ring controls the hallucinations. In the end, Sam tells Dean he thinks that they should go their separate ways, and so they part.Dean, intent on stopping the Apocalypse, continues hunting on his own and teams up with Castiel to find the Archangel Raphael, as Castiel believes Raphael knows God's location. They find Raphael's vessel and lure him out, but are no closer to finding God's location. Raphael even claims that God is dead. After fighting off fellow hunters who wanted him to drink demon blood in order to exorcise some demons, Sam gets another late-night visit from Jessica, who turns out to be Lucifer disguising himself as Sam's deceased girlfriend all along. He says that Nick's body was just Plan B, and that his true vessel is supposed to be Sam. He is convinced that eventually, without any trickery or lies, Sam will agree to be his vessel, although Sam adamantly disagrees. Ultimately, Dean and Sam reconcile and decide to begin hunting together again. Before leaving town, Dean tells Sam that starting the Apocalypse isn't his fault alone as he himself had broken the first seal by torturing other souls in hell, and that they shouldn't think about the whole vessel thing too much but instead fight together. Gabriel the arch angel tarps Sam and Dean because he wants them to agree to be Lucifer's and Michael's vessels, respectively, in order to end the Apocalypse. Gabriel also states that the lives of Sam and Dean mirror the lives of Lucifer and Michael, since Sam rebelled against his father while Dean remained obedient. Dean still refuses to say yes to becoming a vessel, but before they leave, he frees Gabriel from his trap and accuses him of simply being too afraid to stand up against his own family. Sam and Dean also meet a gay couple LARPing as them. Back at Bobby's place, Bobby photographs himself, Sam, Dean, Ellen, Jo and Castiel, as he believes that this might be their last night on Earth. When the team arrives in Missouri, Castiel sees Reapers everywhere. He tries to find out why they are there and is subsequently captured by Lucifer, who tries to convince Castiel to join him, while showing that his own temporary vessel Nick, overpowered by Lucifer's presence inside him, is dying. Meg arrives and sends hellhounds after the brothers and the Harvelles, and while trying to help Dean, Jo is fatally wounded. While taking shelter in a hardware store, Dean calls Bobby, who tells him the Reapers are in town because they are waiting for their boss to show: Death, one of the Four Horsemen. Realizing she won't recover from her wound, Jo suggests they build a bomb to blow up the hellhounds, using her as bait to lure the hellhounds inside. Ellen volunteers to stay behind, too, so she can let the hellhounds in and set off the bomb while Dean and Sam escape. After a tearful goodbye with Dean, Jo dies in Ellen's arms, who then blows up the building, killing herself and the hellhounds. Sam, Dean, and Castiel find Famine (one of the Horsemen) and take his ring. Dean begins to think the only way to stop Lucifer is to say yes to Michael, but the angels decide they don't need him anymore. Instead, Zachariah uses Dean and Sam's half-brother, Adam, to serve as Michael's vessel as he is related to the Winchesters by blood. Castiel rescues Adam as he revives and brings him to see his brothers and Bobby. But Adam has no problem being Michael's vessel as the angels promised to reunite him with his deceased mother and Sam tries to talk him out of it. Dean and Sam watch a movie Gabriel gave to them, in which the archangel explains to them that they can't kill Lucifer, but they can trap him back in Hell. All they need are the four rings that belong to the Horsemen to do this. As Dean and Sam set out to find them, Pestilence is revealed to be on Earth. Dean and Sam encounter Crowley while on the trail of Pestilence. Both brothers are angry at Crowley for giving them the Colt which did not work on Lucifer. Crowley mentions that he's being hunted down by his fellow demons and tells the brothers that he knows where the last two rings can be found. Sam and Dean get the rings from Death and Pestilence. Sam and Dean confront Lucifer, who knows of their plan to use the Horsemen's rings to trap him back in his cage. Despite this, Sam offers himself as a vessel, hoping that he can overcome Lucifer's control and throw himself into the prison. Lucifer is too strong, and Sam disappears in his body. Lucifer tries to talk Michael out of fighting, but he refuses. However, Castiel interrupts the fight by banishing Michael with holy fire. An angry Lucifer kills Castiel, and then snaps Bobby's neck when he shoots him. He then starts brutally beating Dean, but stops when he notices an old army man of Sam's inside the Impala revealed earlier during Chuck's narration. Sam remembers his life growing up with Dean, and manages to take control of his body. He uses the rings to reopen the door to the cage, and prepares to jump inside. Michael returns and tries to stop him, but he too is pulled into the pit while grappling with Sam. Castiel, resurrected again as an angel, heals Dean and brings Bobby back to life. He returns to Heaven, hoping to bring order now that Michael is gone. The only things Dean wants to do is die or find away to bring Sam back, but he keeps his promise with Sam that'd he'd go live and apple pie life with Ben and Lisa. Later that night, a streetlight flickers out and Sam is revealed outside Lisa's home, looking in the window at the "family" eating dinner together.
Dean lives with Lisa and her son Ben, and has given up hunting for a year after Sam jumped into Lucifer's Cage. Mysterious occurrences appear in Dean's neighbourhood and he is forced back into the world of the supernatural. Sam rescues Dean and reveals that he was mysteriously returned from Hell around the time Dean started living with Lisa. Sam then introduces Dean to family members he never even knew existed: the Campbells; his mother's cousins, hunters led by none other than their grandfather Samuel who was also mysteriously returned to earth one year ago. Dean is really pissed at Sam for not telling him he was back and instead of being happy and normal the last year he was alcoholic and suicidal. Sam and Dean investigate a series of missing girls in Limestone, Illinois who all share one thing in common: they are all hardcore Twilight fans. They realize the girls are being preyed upon by vampires in the area and stake out a local bar to find the culprits. Sam allows Dean to be turned into a vampire, knowing that Samuel has a cure. Dean infiltrates the nest and before he can kill the head vampire, the Alpha vampire sends them all telepathic visions of their plans. Dean manages to kill every vampire in the nest, but the worst is yet to come as he drinks the painful cure and remembers that Sam allowed him to be turned into a vampire. Dean is now wary of his brother ever since he remembers seeing Sam allowing the vampire to attack him. Dean enlists Castiel's help to find out what's wrong with Sam, who reveals he can't sleep or feel any emotions except for physical pain. Castiel discovers Sam's soul is missing and when he goes elsewhere to investigate, the Winchesters learn that Samuel is going to hunt down the Alpha vampire. After torturing the Alpha vampire, Crowley appears to reveal that Samuel works for him to collect alpha creatures and he is the one who brought Sam back from Hell. Crowley tells them that he calls the shots and they have no choice but to follow his orders. After the demon leaves, Sam wants to kill Samuel for betraying and lying to them but Dean lets him go. Samuel tells them that he only works to capture creatures but has no intention to harm the brothers. While the brothers have no choice but to follow Crowley's orders, Sam assures Dean that Crowley will get his just desserts when they get the chance. Sam and Dean are ambushed by Meg the demon and some of her followers loyal to Lucifer, who are running from Crowley. Sam proposes a bargain: Meg will get to kill Crowley, if she can help them eventually recover Sam's soul. Meg agrees, and Sam decides to seek insurance in case of treachery. They try to get assistance from Samuel, who refuses - Crowley has promised to resurrect Sam and Dean's mother. Later, Samuel appears to have a change of heart, and tells the brothers and Castiel about a hidden monster prison Crowley is running, torturing creatures for information on Purgatory. During their preparation to attack the compound, Castiel voices his concern that since Sam's soul was locked with the very bored Michael and Lucifer, the ravages upon Sam's soul would either kill him or render him insane or broken. Samuel has betrayed the brothers, trapping Sam and Dean with Crowley's help. They escape, and Castiel leaves to fight a losing war against Raphael. Sam walks away from Dean stating that he doesn't want his soul back, as he is better off without it. Dean meets with and makes a deal with Death: if Dean will take Death's place for an entire day, Death will regain Sam's soul and to 'fix' the tortured parts. Death then appears to Sam, soul in tow, and instructs Sam not to scratch at the wall he built around the Hell memories. Death then pushes the soul into a screaming and pained Sam. After Death placed Sam's damaged soul from Hell into Sam's body, Sam awakens back to his normal state only to have no stable memory of when he was around with no soul. Dean and Sam investigate some disappearances of girls who are virgins in Portland, Oregon only to find that dragons are behind the kidnappings. Bobby has learned the dragons are trying to open Purgatory to let something "big" walk the planet named the "Mother of All" and that they are reading an "instruction manual" on how to open it. Meanwhile the dragons still have one of the virgins; they work an incantation and shove her into a fiery pit. Crowley has Lisa and Ben kidnapped as a warning to Dean not to meddle in his plans. Their investigation takes them and Bobby to the world of H.P. Lovecraft, who supposedly wrote a manuscript describing Purgatory shortly before his death. They discover that Lovecraft invited guests for a first-hand look into another dimension during a dinner party, where all of them eventually ended up dead or insane. Sam begs Castiel for help, who is enraged that Crowley threatened Dean with his loved ones. Castiel still believes that he is doing the right thing and when Dean is nearly killed by a demon he is interrogating, Castiel saves him and kills the demon, promising to save Lisa and Ben but asking Dean to stand down which he refuses to do. Balthazar meets with Castiel; he knows Cas is in league with Crowley, but agrees to help Castiel to the end. Bobby speaks with the sole survivor of the Lovecraft party back in 1937 to know more details, but inadvertently finds out that the old man's mother is Ellie Visyak (who Dean acquired the dragon-slayer sword from back in "Like a Virgin"), who is actually immortal and originated in Purgatory. She explains to Bobby that she fell through the cracks from the opening of dimensions and has been hiding out on Earth ever since. She refuses to tell Bobby how to open the gate to Purgatory or accept his help to protect her. Meanwhile, the brothers get help from Balthazar who teleports them to where Lisa and Ben are held. Dean discovers that Lisa is possessed by a demon who stabs her body to convince Dean to stop the exorcism. However, Dean is undeterred and exorcises the demon. He then carries Lisa all the way outside, reunites with Sam and the group heads for hospital. Lisa is mortally wounded however and as Dean grieves as she lies dying, Castiel appears to help. As a final act of friendship with Dean, he heals Lisa's wounds without being asked and both he and Dean admit they wish this changed the fact that they are now enemies. As one last favor to Dean, Castiel erases Lisa and Ben's memories of Dean so they can live a safe, normal life. Later, Ellie prepares to leave her safehouse but Castiel arrives and captures her. Castiel uses purgatory blood to absorb every soul there and Castiel proclaims himself as the new God of the world, and tells the group to bow down and profess their love unto him their Lord or he shall destroy them.
Castiel does not kill Sam, Dean and Bobby, but warns them not to interfere in his business. Assuming his new role as God, Castiel sets out to right some of the wrongs in the world. The Winchesters summon Crowley in exchange for a spell to bind Death, they summon him but Death is not pleased, Dean orders him to stop Castiel, but the former angel is one step ahead of them, leaving Dean to face an angry Death, while Sam struggles to deal with the broken wall in his mind due to memories in the cage. Castiel appears to them, confronting the brothers and prepares to kill them. Death tells Castiel that consuming every soul in Purgatory isn't his only problem, Death confides that he also consumed one of God's earliest creations, "The Leviathans" - the first beasts. Castiel breaks the binding spell due to the betrayal of Dean when he tells Death to reap him. Eventually, Castiel disappears, Death tells the brothers that he warned them about Purgatory, and he tells them to persuade Castiel to return every soul back to Purgatory. Death then leaves. Castiel awakens in a room full of massacred individuals and believes that he is too weak and finds that he cannot control the powers of the Leviathans, and goes to the brothers for help; they re-open the door and although they send most of the souls back into Purgatory, the Leviathans remain. The beasts take over Castiel's body and claim to have killed him. Meanwhile, Sam has a vision of Lucifer, who tells Sam that he didn't truly escape, and is still in the cage -- that this is just his own ultimate torture. Sam disappears, leaving Dean and Bobby to face the new threat on their own. The Leviathans confront and attack Dean and Bobby. Their intentions on Earth are yet unknown. Sam continues to be tortured by visions of Lucifer, slowly believing that the world he sees is not a true reality. This eventually leads to Sam driving off by himself in what could have led to suicide, save for Dean's timely appearance and support in helping Sam overcome his visions through distinguishing the pain of the world from the tortures of Hell. both brothers receive a shock: Sam is still seeing Lucifer and starts to seize. Meanwhile, one of the Leviathans, disguised as an FBI agent, contacts his superior - a man named Dick Roman - about the recent failure. Crowley then appears to Dick in an effort to build a partnership, but Dick harshly turns Crowley down, considering demons to be even more pathetic than humans, and hinting that he wouldn't mind wiping them off the face of the Earth. Dick, reveals that he plans on eating Bobby in the future, but plans to use him to lure in Sam and Dean. The brothers break into the facility and free Bobby, spraying down the Leviathan with chemical water to incapacitate and stall them. They then make their escape, with Dick attempting to shoot at the van. Seemingly safe, the brothers discover, to their horror, that Bobby has been shot by one of Dick's bullets. He passes. Dean has now become obsessed about hunting Dick Roman.Lucifer has driven Sam to the point of mental breakdown, because of which he is now committed to a mental institution. Dean promises Sam to find a cure to this illness and calls every hunter in the diary. However, no hunter is able to help him. When he gets up, and moves to get a beer, the diary is thrown onto the floor and a card falls from it, with a number of the hunter who can help him. The hunter eventually leads Dean to a faith healer named Emanuel, who fixed his injuries and encourages Dean to get in touch with him. When Dean goes to meet with Emanuel, he finds that the Demons are also interested in this healer, and are searching for him. Eventually, when Dean does find Emanuel he discovers him to be to Castiel. Castiel has no memory of his past life as an angel and and now works as a faith healer. Dean convinces him to come with him to heal Sam of his mental break down. However, along the way, Meg shows up and asks to be a part of the trip. Once they reach the hospital, they find it covered by demons. Castiel banishes the demons, and along the way, gains back his memories. However, the guilt of his actions make him leave. Dean stops him and convinces him to try and save Sam. Castiel finds him in time to save him, but fails to heal him. He does the next best thing: transfers Sam's madness and experience in Hell, to himself. So while Sam is released, Castiel stays in the hospital plagued with the visions of Lucifer. Meg takes up a job in the hospital, to support Castiel, and look after him. Sam and Dean break open the clay tablet they stole from Dick Roman causing a storm from which lightning strikes teenager Kevin Tran and causes Castiel to wake up. Meg calls them and they arrive to find Castiel awake and with his memory intact, but insane. Castiel explains the tablet they found inside the clay is the Word of God, information from God written out on a tablet by Metatron, the celestial scribe, but he lacks the ability to read it. At the same time, Kevin is driven to drive to the hospital where he steals the tablet before Sam catches him while Dean tries and fails to get answers from Castiel. Kevin displays the ability to read the tablet which contains information about the Leviathans, but has a hard time with it and two angels arrive to take him away, explaining that he is a Prophet chosen to interpret the Word and that he needs to be taken away to learn to do that. When they try to kill Sam and Meg, Castiel intervenes, but when they still refuse to stop, Dean banishes all three angels. The group make their way to Rufus' Cabin where they ward themselves from angels and have Kevin set to work on translating the tablet while Meg sneaks out and kills two demons that followed them. This draws the angels' attention, but when one tries to kill Castiel, Meg kills her. The other angel allows Kevin to finish the translation before taking him away, but upon his return home, the two angels with him are killed by a Leviathan waiting for him. Sam and Dean discover that the tablet contains instructions on how to kill a Leviathan: "a bone of a righteous mortal washed in the three bloods of the fallen." The first is a fallen angel and Castiel gives them a vial of his blood before disappearing. Dick speaks to Crowley about a deal: in exchange for giving the Winchesters the wrong blood, Dick will give him and his demons Canada to do whatever they want with as long as they leave America alone. After going through an extensive contract, the deal is struck. Sam and Dean unsuccessfully summon Crowley while Meg arrives with Castiel who reveals that he discovered that his entire garrison has been destroyed and if any angels have survived, they are in hiding. Crowley arrives and is furious to see Castiel, but after realizing he's insane, gives them his blood and explains the deal Dick made with him, assuring them that this is really his blood. He also reveals that Cas, who refuses to fight anymore, can help them kill Dick. Castiel refuses to help and after he disappears to get the game Twister. Dean and Castiel confront Dick in the lab, but when Dean stabs him through the heart with the weapon, it fails to kill him. However, Dean reveals this to be a trick and while Castiel holds Dick in place from behind, stabs Dick through the neck with the weapon, killing him. However, Dean and Castiel disappear and Crowley betrays Sam, taking Kevin and planning to become the next major threat. Crowley also has an army of demons in the building dealing with the remaining Leviathans located there now that Dick is dead. Dean and Castiel find themselves in Purgatory surrounded by monsters and Castiel disappears on Dean.
After a year in Purgatory, Dean finally escapes with the help of a vampire named Benny. As part of their deal, Dean smuggles Benny's soul out of purgatory and resurrects him before they go their separate ways. Dean finds Sam who has managed to keep his sanity with all his loved ones gone by attempting a normal life with a woman who had lost her husband and like him was alone, the woman eventually unites with her husband. When asked about Castiel, Dean simply states that "Cas didn't make it", implying that Castiel is dead. Dean discovers that Kevin Tran escaped from Crowley and is now on the run. The two track him down and learn that he had been kidnapped by Crowley to translate the Demon Word of God tablet. The writing on the Demon Tablet would allow Crowley to open all the gates of Hell, allowing all the demons of Hell out into the world. Additionally, the tablet contained a way to seal the Gates of Hell and banish all demons from the Earth forever. Using a spell, Kevin had managed to trick Crowley and escape with the tablet. Sam convinces Kevin that they should seal the Gates of Hell, however Crowley then shows up with Kevin's possessed girlfriend, Channing, and demands that Kevin come with him and return the tablet. Kevin and the Winchesters escape, but Crowley murders Channing in revenge. Later, Dean receives a call from Benny, who seems to be questioning life outside of purgatory. The two try to maintain some distance from each other, but Dean tells Benny he should call in an emergency. a weakened Castiel appears to Sam and Dean with no memory of how he escaped Purgatory. Castiel reveals that he chose not to leave Purgatory with Dean, telling Dean that remaining in Purgatory was his penance for his previous actions. Dean is distressed to learn that Castiel stayed behind of his own volition. Castiel then "checks in" with a higher-level angel, named Naomi, who asks about Sam and Dean and tells him that an army of angels rescued him from Purgatory and that he will not remember these periodic check-ins. After weeks of work, Kevin Tran finally cracks the instructions on how to close the Gates of Hell and calls Sam and Dean. Kevin states that in order to close the gates, someone must complete three trials. The first trial is to kill a hellhound, bathe in its blood, and recite a spell. Dean finally decides to trust Sam's judgement, realizing that Sam can handle the trials after being reminded how important family is. However, while Sam insists that he is fine, he coughs up a bit of blood, indicating that not all is fine. Dean prays to Castiel to look after Sam who he knows is not doing as well as he pretends. 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. 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. The next trial is to cure a demon. They find an exorcism and try to do it on a demon Abbadon but she escapes. Crowley threatens Sam and Dean that unless they give him the tablet and stop doing the trials he'll kill everyone they saved. Castiel is approached by Metatron, an angel, who reveals Heaven is in chaos and wants to seal it up to prevent the war from spreading to Earth. the brothers give the demon tablet to Crowley in exchange for the angel tablet and the promise to stop killing everyone Sam and Dean ever saved. When Castiel finds Metatron, he extracts Castiel's Grace from him, telling him its the final part of a spell that will achieve what Naomi described. He sends Cas back to Earth, and completes the spell. Dean arrives just as Sam is about to complete the ritual, and begs him to stop warning it will kill him. Sam is non-plussed and tells Dean the sin he confessed earlier, was of all the times he had let Dean down. He fears if he does it again Dean will turn to someone else - an angel like Cas or a vampire like Benny - for support. Dean is passionate in disavowing this - "Don't you dare think that there is anything, past or present, that I would put in front of you!" he says. Sam says he feels consumed by the trial, and Dean holds him, telling him to let it go. The feeling seems to abate, but suddenly Sam is struck by pain. Dean carries him outside, and they collapse on the ground near the Impala. Above in the sky are what look like thousands of falling stars. "What are they?" asks Sam. "Angels" replies Dean, "They're falling."