Summary: The Winchesters investigate a case involving an amnesiac zombie and discover that he’s the Greek Titan, Prometheus… and that the goddess Athena wants him dead.
My Recap: I must admit that this episode is probably my favorite of this season, so far. We meet a handsome drifter walking alongside a road and them BAM… he gets hit by a drunk and sleepy driver. The driver drives off and we see a bird of prey feeding off of the drifter. When a sheriff comes by, he checks the body and calls it in. Then the drifter awakens and walks away.
The Brothers Winchester come across the story and go off to investigate and when they go to a coroner, they see the body and assume the “zombie” is officially dead, but he awakens and they drag him back to their lair once they’ve figured out that he is, in fact, Prometheus. If you know your Greek lore, than you recall that he is the titan that gave humans fire and as a result of his act he was punished by Zeus to suffer death on a daily basis. Did I mention that he was kind of handsome? Anywho, he is not the only individual who is taken to the Legacy hide-out. Nope, we also met one of Prometheus’ one-night stands that gave birth to his son, Oliver, who is also afflicted with the daily death curse.
The Winchesters, Prometheus and Hailey (the one night stand) work together to entrap Zeus; in order to free the boy of the curse. This all backfires, due to a Mom’s love of her son, and with the assistance of Artemis (who has been crushing on Prometheus) they slay Zeus and free the little boy of the curse. Unfortunately, Prometheus had to sacrifice his life for his son. Thus ending an episode that not only was stellar, but better than the last two Clash of the Titans movies put together.
We did see a couple of moments of worry for Sam. He is still bleeding and we have no idea why. Also, he tells his brother that he feels that he may not be up to the task of closing the gates of hell. This led to a somber moment where Dean prayed for assistance from Castiel to keep his brother safe. We prayed right along with him.
There were some fun moments and they all stemmed from Dean, who tries to show off that he and Sam are Legacies and his bewilderment over Sam antagonizing Artemis in order to gain her assistance in their quest to save Oliver.
By the way, I would watch a show dedicated to the gods of Olympus in a modern setting. Wouldn’t you?
Next Time: To air on March 20th…