And WOW, what a rough night for Cas. Talk about a one-two punch. Ouch.
Technically, of course, that can’t really be Jimmy’s body anymore. It was given a hunter’s funeral. What he’s occupying now has to be some sort of replica the Guardian of the Empty put together. Even before that, Chuck had already reconstructed the Jimmymobile at least three times; it’s doubtful we can really say it was still, in truth, the original. But it’s interesting that Cas still thinks of it as Jimmy’s–and that what happened to the Novaks is his greatest regret, considering how many of them he must have at this point.
I’m wondering why he didn’t tell Nick that he, too, has been possessed by Lucifer, and understands what lengths of desperation can drive someone to say yes to the Devil. Too personal, maybe? Still too fresh in his own mind? Or maybe it would have come out eventually, if Nick hadn’t pulled the finger-snap maneuver and freaked him out.
I guess Cas was so underutilized last ep because Dabb was saving it all up for this one…
And Jack, of course, was correct about what they’d have to do if they couldn’t get Michael out of Dean, and what Dean would want. Whatever happened at the end there, I doubt we’ve seen the last of AU!Michael.