?

Log in

 
 
11 April 2009 @ 04:42 pm
"What visage are you in now? Holy tax accountant?"  
With the recent promo still releases and the official episode description for 4.20, I'm taking this time to write out my theories and speculated thoughts regarding it. Because we have a mini-hiatus and this ep won't be airing until the 30th it can't hurt, amirite?


The episode will be called "The Rapture" and we'll meet Castiel's vessel, named Jimmy.

First, as I had previously commented to kitsu84 just before the episode description came about, my original theories about Castiel's vessel were flipped around based off of what the episode is truly going to be about. How I predicted it would go: it would've been a flashback episode, where Castiel was a priest or preacher or someone within the religious community; was a family man, faithful and loving and normal. Until something tragic happened, something of the supernatural nature like, for instance, Lilith taking possession of his daughter and he would have to try to take the demon out, but with limited knowledge he couldn't. So his entire family was in danger and he failed to save them in time. So in the end it would be revealed that, after their funeral/memorial he would go to his church and pray for guidance and some divine assistance in getting justice for his family's death. That is when Castiel answers his prayers, which would make the connection between him, the vessel, and the Winchesters much stronger from that alone. It would be benefiting them all in a way.

The official description kind of Kripke'd my theories, of course. But nevertheless the underlining basis of the same lines is there, about the vessel and his family and him or his family being in danger. Just in present time.

Which leads me to the obvious question: where is Castiel?

In the description it says that Castiel appears to Dean in a dream telling him he has something important to discuss and they need to meet privately, but then he disappears so they try to find him. But find the human host instead. This has me pondering whether this is simply a test or if Castiel is in trouble with his superiors, like whatever he was planning on telling Dean was going against his orders so they had to "pull him out" to prevent that from happening. Allowing the human vessel to remain intact. Because honestly I thought that once taking possession of the vessel he couldn't leave, in fact everything we've seen so far says that even when they appear and disappear the angels often will keep that body until their mission is completed. If Castiel left the vessel for whatever reason, it cannot be good.

Also, keeping in mind the deleted scene from "Lazarus Rising" Castiel mentioned that it was impossible to find a human vessel durable enough to contain him. So, unlike demons, angels cannot just randomly body-jump from vessel to vessel. Whatever made Jimmy the "right" vessel for Castiel is something I'd like to know, as well. What did Jimmy pray for? What was his plea to God?

Taking a look at the promo stills, without being distracted by the pretty for a moment, it appears that Jimmy returns home. Wherever that home is I'm not sure, some have commented that there's a lack of a wedding band on his finger, indicating he wasn't married. The two adults he's with may be siblings, cousins or other relatives, and the little girl he's embracing might as well be his daughter (which may very well be Lilith!possessed by that smile plastered on her face while he's looking all mournful and sad). So my predictions is that he was a single dad before handing her off to his other family to do some work elsewhere (church or business or whatever) and that's when he was taken possession by Castiel after praying for whatever. I'm not entirely sure. Because if the vessel has a family wouldn't they have been missing him all this time? Unless he was a man that worked around the clock and traveled a lot, but I have no clue.

But how will the Winchesters convince him about Castiel, about the danger he's in? Will he recognize Dean, or will Dean be able to get through to him? Does he realize that what he prayed for might be too much to handle, if he indeed pray for something like being part of a divine purpose? How will all this play out? OMG GIVE ME THE EPISODE NOW DAMMIT!


This came out longer than I'd anticipated, but that's what Misha/Castiel does to me I guess. Makes me all thinky with thoughts regarding his character, because I do love him so. ♥ I'm excited for this episode, as if you couldn't tell. KEEP IT COMING KRIPKE, KEEP UP WITH THE CASTIEL LOVE! AND THE DEAN/CASTIEL APPRECIATION!
 
 
Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative
Current Music: TSCC 2.22
 
 
 
The Large Purple Weed: Castiel - warrior angeltracy on April 12th, 2009 11:32 am (UTC)
My theory is that he'll want to return to a normal life, but his daughter will die, maybe Sam accidentally kills her while trying to kill Lilith, so after that it would be sort of pointless to return to that life.. Not sure about the wife, I thought they did cast a woman, but I'm not sure.

I LOVE that Castiel might've been pulled because he's in trouble, omg poor Cas but. For Dean! *_*
Renée: Castiel. The righteous path.rogueslayer452 on April 12th, 2009 05:55 pm (UTC)
It makes me really wonder since it does appear he does have a life and family, whatever happened between the time he prayed for divine assistance or whatever and now that Castiel's left the body, since it seems to be months in between that time? It's going to be very heartbreaking with him and his daughter because I remember Misha saying something about filming an emotional scene with a little girl. So yeah, it makes me very curious regarding the vessel and his life, whether he wants to return to that life or not.

I know! And now Dean has to save Castiel, because Castiel needs his help and that's precisely what was foreshadowed in 4.18 wasn't it?
The Large Purple Weed: Castiel by Dean's bedtracy on April 13th, 2009 01:18 am (UTC)
You're right, it WAS foreshadowed, wasn't it? Oh god, I would LOVE if Castiel needed his help, omgomgomg. *_*
Renée: Dean/Castiel. Serene.rogueslayer452 on April 13th, 2009 01:44 am (UTC)
DEAN SAVING CASTIEL WOULD BE LIKE, TOTES EPIC AMIRITE?! \O/
darksilvercat: Castiel puppy eyesdarksilvercat on April 12th, 2009 02:06 pm (UTC)
This has me pondering whether this is simply a test or if Castiel is in trouble with his superiors, like whatever he was planning on telling Dean was going against his orders so they had to "pull him out" to prevent that from happening.

I can't decide if I really want this to be right because OMG Castiel!whump! Castiel in trouble! Castiel in trouble for Dean!!!

Or if I dread the very thought because oh noes! Castiel in trouble!

*bites fingernails*

I cannot WAIT for this episode, seriously, and I hope we get some Castiel/Dean time, but I also can't wait to see what the vessel makes of Sam and Dean. Apparently his memory of being possessed is 'spotty' at best, so I'm hoping for the moment when he looks at Dean and goes 'hey, didn't you stab me?!'

Also there's a tiny part of me that wants him to be not 100% happy with Dean on Castiel's behalf. Like the thing in 4.15 'whatever I ask, you seem to do the exact opposite'. I kinda really want this episode to make Dean realise just how much Castiel loves cares about him and what Castiel has risked/is willing to risk to help him.

(There was a casting call for a wife btw, who was concerned about her husband's mental state. So I'm guessing that there is a wife and maybe he just lost the ring? Or perhaps the family was already in trouble, ie marriage on the rocks? Or they're separated but not yet divorced IDK, but if the vessel wants to go back to his family then I'm guessing that means wife and kid.....)

IS IT APRIL 30TH YET?!
Renée: Castiel. Halo.rogueslayer452 on April 12th, 2009 05:50 pm (UTC)
I can't decide if I really want this to be right because OMG Castiel!whump! Castiel in trouble! Castiel in trouble for Dean!!! Or if I dread the very thought because oh noes! Castiel in trouble!

INORITE? I'm torn with being happy and worried because of this, since I'm sure the angels probably know what he's been up to, esp. his superiors. And yeah, I hope this means that Dean can absolutely understand that Castiel is risking everything for him -- what happened in 4.18 surely did something for Dean to see that Castiel was willing to bend the rules to semi-help without actually intervening, but if it's true that Castiel is being "take off mission" because of that incident Dean needs to understand and appreciate that Castiel wants Dean to be safe and does care for and madly in love with him.

But it seems they've come a long way since 4.15 because of what happened in 4.18, and in particular when Dean says when Castiel reluctantly refused to intervene with divine prophecy that if Castiel needed help in the future he wouldn't give it. Now it appears that Castiel does need Dean help, if whatever important thing he needed to tell him was of that.

I read about that casting call...and this makes me ponder even more regarding the vessel's (JIMMY'S!!! XD) past and whatever made him pray for divine guidance in the first place. YES WE NEEDS THIS EPISODE LIKE RIGHT NAOS, KTHX.
srs bsns: castiel darkibroketuesday on April 12th, 2009 11:39 pm (UTC)
Like you, my guess is that Castiel's in trouble with his superiors and they yanked him. I remember reading that Misha said Castiel will get put in the divine doggy house, and this looks to be that episode. I can't wait to find out what happens. What'll happen to the vessel? What'll happen when Cas comes back, and how will he get back, and where did he go exactly? Will Dean be worried about him? XD

I also suspect that the vessel might die this episode. Having another soul in the body Castiel inhabits limits the things they can do with the character.
Renée: Castiel. Nngh.rogueslayer452 on April 13th, 2009 12:54 am (UTC)
It seems to be the most likely scenario, Castiel being sent to some "divine doggy house" for expressing his interest and sympathies for Dean and his bending of the rules with prophecy in 4.18. I'm anxious to know how it all goes down, and how Castiel will get back and where he was and all that in between.

But of course Dean will be worried about him! Why wouldn't he be? THEIR LOVE IS INFINITE, TRUFAX! ;D

Hmm, interesting prediction about Jimmy (hee, Jimmy!) possibly ending up dying. Or perhaps that'll be his final wish or prayer after whatever happens in this episode...since doesn't Lilith take possession of his daughter, at least from what I've read? Maybe something bad happens and he'll pray that Castiel will finish the job so his family will be at peace. Or whatever. I dunno.

It makes things complicated and interesting because the vessel does have a family and we know that Castiel/Misha is returning for next season. So yeah, there needs to be some kind of resolve for this vessel/celestial being thing happening.