TV Recap: 'Supernatural' Episode 903 - 'I'm No Angel'



Supernatural Episode 903
“I’m No Angel”
Written By: Brad Buckner & Eugenie Ross-Leming
Directed By: Kevin Hooks
Original Airdate: 22 October 2013

In This Episode...

Castiel is still the on the fallen angels’ most wanted list. He has taken the name Clarence (because that is what Meg used to call him) and is getting by in various shelters and homeless communities. He spends a few days at each, then moves on. Always moving on. When he discovers a couple priests brutally murdered at the Catholic shelter he is staying at, he realizes the angels are hot on his trail, and moves along quickly. At his next stop, an encampment under a bridge, an angel disguised as a pharmacist finds Castiel there, sleeping in a burned-out bus, alone. He attacks, badly cutting Castiel’s arm. Cas retaliates and kills the angel.

Let’s back up a bit. This pharmacist was enlisted into the angel army by evangelist Buddy Boyle and his Goin’ For Glory podcast. Buddy has been visited by Bartholomew, the angel who has taken over for Naomi and is forming a faction bent on killing Castiel. Buddy’s message of “opening up to the angels” has allowed Bartholomew’s followers to find amenable meat suits to better hunt Castiel.

So after Cas was found by the pharmacist-angel, he takes whatever meager money he has and gets a tattoo that will block him from angel radar. Bartholomew is not happy about this and hires a reaper-bounty hunter to find Cas. And what better way to find Cas than to follow the Winchesters? The Winchesters, meanwhile, have been tracking weird deaths in hopes of finding Castiel in the process. And they are close.

Cas spent all his money on a tattoo so in order to eat he goes dumpster diving. A sweet girl named April offers him a sandwich on her way into work. When her shift is over, it is cold, dark, and rainy - and Castiel is still huddled in the alley where she found him. She takes pity on him and takes him back to her apartment for a meal and a dry place to sleep. As he undresses she sees his cut and cleans it up. Though she assures him she never brings strange men home, she ends up leaning in for a kiss on the cheek... which leads to a full-on make-out session... which leads to the two of them, naked and post-coital. Castiel really enjoyed sex.

In the morning, April wakes first and makes breakfast. Cas gets dressed and is greeted with the angel dagger from his coat. She is not scared though; she is an angel in an April meat-suit, and she found Castiel. Next thing you know, she has Castiel tied up to a chair and is torturing him for information. She wants to know about Metatron and what the plan was. Cas insists he didn’t know, was naive and tricked like the other angels. April is not happy with his answer, but she takes pause when Cas points out that if it was his grace that was the key to enacting the spell, there might be something else about him that is needed to reverse the spell. Just then the Winchesters bust in and April stabs Castiel. She knocks both boys back, then goes after Sam. Dean stabs her, easy-peasy. But they are too late for Castiel. Ezekiel comes out and, without being asked, heals Cas. Cas wakes up, good as new, and Sam/Ezekiel is weak - but alive.

Sam, Dean, and Castiel return to the bunker. Cas really likes it there: the food is plentiful and the water pressure is good. He goes off to eat, and Ezekiel returns. He doesn’t know how they did it, but the angels found Cas, even with his warding tattoo. He makes it very clear to Dean that if Castiel stays, he will have to go, and Sam is not strong enough to exist on his own yet. So Dean tells Castiel he can’t stay here, and Cas looks like he is going to cry.

Dig It or Bury It?

I love Castiel episodes, and he is just so hilarious as a human. He reminds me of a puppy. Cute, goofy, naive. He gets into trouble without meaning to, doesn’t know any better, and is always very sorry when he has been chastised. Like that scene where Dean told Cas he had to leave, that look that Cas gave him was the exact same look my puppy gives me when he knows I am going out of town.

Spooky Humor

Dean nearly chokes on his burrito when Castiel reveals he had sex with April. When asked if he used protection, Cas responds, “I had my angel blade.” Then he goes off to enjoy a burrito. 


Felicia Day returns, and it looks like we’ve got a wacky one next week: they have to save the land of Oz, which is real and part of the fairy realm.