crowley is attacked by an angel and is dying. dean is upset and cries. “crowley! no! crowley, please, crowley. don’t die!”
He instructs Ezekiel to save crowley and they all rejoice. crowley asks “but wasn’t I dead?” dean frowns and lies. “I threw a crumpet at the angel and also sam was knocked out by scalding hot tea.” crowley nods. dean’s poorly orchestrated lie is legitimate, so it seems.