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Supernatural Round Table: "The Born-Again Identity"

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Supernatural was touched by an angel last Friday night, as Misha Collins made a very welcome appearance on The CW favorite.

What did you think of "The Born-Again Identity?" In this edition of the TV Fanatic Round Table, staff members Carissa Pavlica, Carla Day and Sean McKenna rundown the return and other aspects from a fun episode. Read on and then sound off with your own take...

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What did you think of Castiel's return?
Carissa: Perfect. He gave his life for Sam. After having found a great one for himself. But I'll miss him again

Carla: I was glad to see Misha Collins again. At first, I wasn't sure if he really was Castiel, but I was happy when the truth was revealed. It would have been weird to have a non-Cas Collins on the show. Using Cas as the vessel to "fix" Sam was expected, but was fitting. In the end, it was his repentance for letting power corrupt him. I hope that isn't the last we see of Cas.

Sean: I was very pleased with his return, especially as the amnesiac character and learning what he had done as Castiel. It was great that the more he learned about it the more he felt that the only way to fix things was to help Sam, even at the cost of himself. He’s a great character and Collins knocked it out of the park again.

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What do you think taking on Lucifer and Sam's hallucinations will do to Castiel?
Carissa: Drive him crazy, of course. But worse than Sam, because he knows the full power of his brother. If there's any plus side at all, maybe Cas will be able to get back at Lucifer just a bit himself.

Carla: If anyone can overcome those memories and hallucinations, it is Cas. He has the strength both with his powers and of character to win the battle coming in his head.

Sean: It will be interesting to see if he can handle it any better than Sam, what with being an angel and all. I have a feeling that the hallucination story line will be wrapped up by the end, but will Castiel be able to make a clean getaway?

Were you glad how Dean handled the return of his friend?
Carissa: He did the best he could. He wanted his brother back, but never dreamed it would have been at the expense of Cas. It just turned out that way.

Carla: Yes. It worked.

Sean: It’s understandable for Dean to have been frustrated and angry, but I loved that he still cared for his friend. The way he handled himself was perfect and I’m glad he was able to move on a bit from all that Castiel had done.

Meg returned as well, so does that mean the demon storylines will play a bigger part the closer we get to the finale?
Carissa: I didn't get that part at all. How the hell did she end up there? How did she find them? And why did she want to stay and work in the nuthouse to keep an eye on Cas? I admit to being quite perplexed at how that whole thing went down. The Leviathan don't interest her, but Cas does. I don't get it.

Carla: I hope so. I miss the demons. The Leviathans was an unsatisfying foe. I'm with Carissa, though, I didn't really understand why she came back now and why. Why did she agree to oversee Cas? She has to have an end game, but I have no clue what it could be.

Sean: I agree with you both. I love the demon foes... but why Meg and why now? No demon has ever willingly helped them without some hidden strings attached or ulterior motive. Something big is coming.

Once again, some ghostly like activity helped guide Dean. Is it really Bobby, pure coincidence or something more?
Carissa: I really think Bobby will be back in some form before the end of the season. That form will, most likely, be a ghost. How often do people die and stay dead on Supernatural? Why should he be the exception to the never ending life rule?

Carla: I hope it is Bobby, though that is almost too obvious for Supernatural. And would Bobby want to be a ghost? I don't think so.

Sean: I’m not really sure. I know Dean and Sam miss Bobby and maybe they want to see him when he isn’t there. That said, this is Supernatural after all and no one has to stay dead permanentl

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Meg already said why she was there. Her army of one wasn't cutting it and Crowley had a hit out on her ass.

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does anyone know name of the music when dean making phone calls to find help for sam after visiting sam in the hospital.Also at the last scene – finish moment.(piano solo)

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Maybe a marymagdaline?

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I have a completely different take on it. I get the feeling that Lucifer isn't all hallucination, I think he's real to some extent. Enter Meg, numero uno Lucifer loyalist. Of course she's gonna find a way to worm her way in and keep an eye on Cass...

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Imagine if Meg and Cas make it real nice?

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She was stalking Cas all that time and she revealed herself when Dean came along, worried he would whisk her ticket back to Hell's good graces away? ;-)

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You're all forgetting at the end of last season where Cas got up close and personal with her. I'm thinking that caughter her attention on a personal level, plus as a couple think of the power they'd weild.