He then arrives in the alley and comes up behind Cole, who is still pointing the gun at Dean. Dean asks Sam to put down his weapon, and Sam trusts Dean so he lowers his gun. Dean empathizes with Cole’s situation, saying he understands how circumstances can blind someone and make them do things they normally wouldn’t. He explains that the people who love Dean pulled him back from that dark edge, though Dean thinks that he is past saving and that he will die by a gun or a blade. Sam then reminds Cole about his family, and Cole hands the gun back to Dean. After Cole leaves, Sam wants to know if Dean really believes he is past saving. Dean says he just told the guy what he needed to hear and turns to walk away with Sam following.
Gerald returns to Crowley telling him that the Winchesters killed their “Alpha” team, but he had a “Beta” team waiting in the wings and were able to capture the witch. When Crowley goes to meet her, Rowena taunts him, and in shock, Crowley responds, “Mother?”
Castiel: You did the right thing. You hurt him, but you gave him a reason, something he can use to move forward make sense of his loss. I had to take my vessel from his family — twice, actually. Jimmy Novak; he’s a good man, he was married, had a daughter. Claire. Hannah: And?
Hannah: Being on Earth, working with you. I felt things, human things — passions, hungers. To shower, feel water on my skin, to get closer to you. But all of that was nothing compared to what I felt when I saw him. Her husband, his anger and his grief. Caroline was inside me screaming out for him, for her life back. These feelings they aren’t for me, for us. They belong to her. I know it’s time to step aside. Goodbye Castiel.
Cole: You say that now, but the last time we fought you couldn’t even remember his name. Dean: 2003 Nyack, New York, Ed Trenton. I was working a case three dead, livers ripped out and eaten by your father. Cole: Livers. Dean: I tracked him down that night, to your house. Cole: When you say he was a monster, what kind of monster was he?
Dean: I don’t know, I never seen that kind before, never seen it again. All I know is that he came home that night looking to kill, it could have been you, it could have been your mom.
Reference to Penthouse Forum magazine, which features letters of unlikely sexual encounters that begin with “I never thought this would happen to me. “
As Rowena begins training her new coven, demons arrive to nab her, however Sam and Dean interrupt the capture and kill the demons. When they confront Rowena, she uses an “attack dog spell” on Elle as a diversion. Sam fights Elle while Dean chases after Rowena. Dean catches her in an alley, but then Cole catches Dean, in a standoff of guns. Cole tells Dean to drop his weapon, and when he does Rowena runs away. Dean apologizes to Cole for the last time they met. Cole says he researched demons, but he is shocked when the holy water he throws in Deans face doesn’t burn him. Dean says he isn’t a demon anymore, but Cole thinks Dean is still a monster. They fight, and a very human Dean is still able to overpower Cole. The fight ends when Dean grabs his gun and points it at Cole. Cole wants Dean to kill him, but Dean refuses. Dean requests five minutes to explain to Cole, and hands his gun to Cole and says if Cole doesn’t like what he hears he can kill Dean. Dean explains that he hunts monsters and that Cole’s father was a monster. Dean tracked Ed Trenton back to his house and Dean killed Ed so he wouldn’t kill Cole or his mother.