Dean is working hard to remove the mark from his arm, maybe a little to hard. That is why when Sam catches a case Dean agrees to go along and help. A person has disappeared leaving behind nothing but their clothes. The locals have no explanation for it unless you count aliens and we all know it is never aliens. Fairies, witches, demons, angels even little green men but never aliens.
They split up Sam goes to check out the house and Dean goes to the bar to check out the last place that the guy was seen. While there he starts chatting up a woman and they find out that they have a lot in common. Maybe this would be good for Dean he needs to have a good woman in his life. He needs something to take his mind off that mark. The woman goes to leave and Dean notices a very creepy man following her so Dean has to be the knight in shinning armor sand save the day, except what he finds is a blinding light. The next thing he knows he wakes up as a child.
In this episode a witch is turning adults that wouldn’t be missed into children, because taking an actual child would raise to many red flags. You have to give it to the witch though at least she isn’t harming actual children even though it is only because she doesn’t wanna be caught. That sounds familiar doesn’t it? A witch that wants little children. Especially children to eat.
“Hansel took his little sister by the hand, and followed the pebbles which shone like newly-coined silver pieces, and showed them the way.” ― Jacob Grimm
Know the story now? Of course this is Supernatural so we can’t have it the same way. According the witch Hansel helped eat his sister and continues to help her find people who no one will miss and turn them into children so they can eat them. The witch does tell us that she is doing some work for the grand coven and that it has to do with Rowana. What is going on with Crowley’s mom?
We missed them in this episode and that kinda made me sad and wonder what do Crowley and Castiel do when they are not with the boys. Is it business as usual or while the boys are out protecting people is Rowana getting her claws in deeper. It will be interesting to find out what is going on there.
The good news is though that the witch still meets the same fate only by the hands of Dean and not someone else and Dean didn’t go all kinds of crazy and kill everyone in the room so that is a victory. While Dean was a child again he was introduced to some new music too. I am sure Taylor Swift will be happy to know that the best hunters in the world are now on her side.
This episode reminded us why we fell in love with Supernatual to begin with. It isn’t always demons, marks and the end of the world. Sometimes it is bad people who need to be stopped and when you have knights like Sam and Dean there will always be damsels in distress.