Yay for Supernatural being back! Before I squee about the episode (briefly) I have an announcement to make. I know most of the fandom identifies as either a Deangirl or a Samgirl, but I've always stayed mostly neutral on the subject. I can't stay neutral anymore, it's time for me to declare officially:
I'm a Bobby girl.
Don't get me wrong the boys are great and attractive and wonderful. But I want to put Bobby in my pocket and take him home. The repeated "It's been a hard few months" made me want to smish him. And the Holy Water - ha!
Overall I really enjoyed the episode. I whispered to myself "he's an angel" just before Castiel said it, and I love this turn the mythology is taking. Season 4 - bring it on.
A random thought - when I saw the new title card with the wings I immediately thought of issue #8 of the comic book Sandman titled "The sound of her wings". The 'her' in the title is death. There's probably no connection but it made me briefly go 'ooooh'.