- Supernatural (2)
Michael travels back to the year 2001 to try to convince a more vulnerable Dean to be his vessel, choosing the fraught time after Sam left for Stanford. When Castiel goes back to stop him, he has solid plans to dispatch Michael and confidence in Dean’s resistance…. but is utterly unprepared for the phenomenon of 18-year-old Sam.
He didn’t plan to fall in love… but maybe he was always in love, and always would be.
Sam's out of the Cage, but he's finding out that the Cage is still in him. There's radio silence from Cas and Crowley since the latest contretemps in Hell, and no one knows where the Darkness might be, or what she might be up to. Dean can't take not knowing what to do: with Amara, with Sam's guilt, with his own. Lucifer has a gift for Sam, and its one that he's not sure he wants or needs, but it may not be one that he can refuse.
This is pretty canon-compliant up to episode 11/10, but will take its own path after that. A lot of it has to do with Sam's time in the real Cage, and it's a less conventional, more non-euclidian take on it and its horrors than usual. Sam & Dean and Sam & Lucifer are the main relationships, but there's nothing very happy or comforting happening here.