One Final Ingredient...
Something really peculiar about the vision’s that the empty showed Cas stood out to me. Most of the memories he dug up were Castiel’s deaths, except one.
The moment his angel grace was stolen by Metatron. There’s a whole lotta stuff that can be said about that vision in relation to the other visions, but I’m not going to touch on that.
What I saw was a recall to season 8, and having recently watched 9.06 again, I have Crowley’s voice in my head.
All of the ingredients (to close the gates of heaven) that caused one of Castiel’s greatest sins (the angel’s falling) are being subverted and given back to him.
1. The Heart of A Nephilim
While Castiel took Jane’s literal heart, Castiel has Jack’s metaphorical heart, i.e. his love and admiration. Castiel stole Jane’s heart, while Jack is choosing Castiel to love. Even the names Jack and Jane are so very similar.
2. Grace of An Angel
Metatron stole Castiel’s grace and cast him out of heaven (the light) to live his life, and ended up down on the ground in the Dark. We know from spoilers that Cas is back to full power. This means that The Empty gave his grace back to him and cast him out of the darkness to live his life, and ended up waking up in the light.
And all that’s left is…
3. A Cupid’s Bow
Castiel took this Cupid’s Bow from her. And Isn’t JUST hilarious that a Certain Character was with him when he got this bow? That he and this Certain Character witnessed a gay couple just moments before? And that this couple bonded over hunting :)))
Now the real question is: Is Castiel going to be given the power to find romantic love that he took from the Cupid?
I’m not saying that this is what the writers are following. But it is a HELL of a coincidence that each of the ingredients that caused a huge part of Castiel’s depression and arc over the last couple of years are being given back to him.
Please feel free to add your thoughts!!!