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Crowley (Supernatural)

Real Name:
Fergus MacLeod
Crowley, King of the Crossroads, Lucky the Leprechaun
King of the Crossroads (originally), The King of Hell (as of Season 6)
Skills & Abilities:
Vast demonic powers, Possession, Charismatic, High authority within Hell, High intellect (possibly genius-level)
Making Faustian deals, Drinking Craig, Renovating Hell
Get rid of Lucifer (Season 5), Break into Purgatory (Season 6), See Sam, Dean, and Dick Roman kill each other (Season 7), Make Sam and Dean suffer, stop them from closing the Gates of Hell, obtain the demon and angel tablet's power (Season 8), kill Abaddon (Season 9), deal with Demon Dean and his mother, Rowena (Season 10)
Villain Type:
Deal Maker, Damned Souls

I only have one rule: Make a deal, keep it. The reason we don't call our chits in early--consumer confidence. This isn't Wall Street; this is Hell! We have a little something called 'integrity!'
~ Crowley, about Faustian Deals
What's the line? 'Saving people, hunting things--the family business.' Well, I think the people you save--they're how you justify your pathetic little lives. The alcoholism, the collateral damage, the pain you've caused. The one thing that allows you to sleep at night, the one thing, is knowing these folks are out there. Still out there. Happy and healthy because of you. You great, big bloody heroes! They're your lives work and I'm going to rip it apart. Piece by piece. Because I can. Because you can't stop me. Because when they're all gone, what will you have left?
~ Crowley threatening Sam and Dean

Crowley is an antagonist appearing on the TV series Supernatural. He is the most recurring villain of the series. He appears as an anti-hero for most of the series, but he was one of the main antagonists in season 6 and the main antagonist in season 8.

He is played by Mark Sheppard.


Season 5

Crowley is first mentioned in the Season 5 episode "The Real Ghostbusters" as being the demon to whom Lilith handed the Colt over after obtaining the weapon from Bela Talbot, in addition to possibly being Lilith's lover.

Crowley first appears in the subsequent episode "Abandon All Hope...," where Dean and Sam Winchester infiltrate his mansion on a mission to retrieve the Colt so they can kill Lucifer and stop the Apocalypse. They corner Crowley, but are captured by two of his henchmen. Crowley then draws the Colt and proceeds to shoot his henchmen dead, then leads the brothers into his office. He offers to give the Colt to the Winchesters, stating that Lucifer will eradicate all demons after he wipes out humans. Crowley then disappears to what he calls "all points nowhere," but not before insulting the brothers after Dean asks what will happen to him if he's discovered to have helped the Winchesters.

Crowley a la Mark Sheppard

Crowley always ready to make a deal.

Crowley returns in "The Devil You Know," suddenly appearing in the Impala's backseat. After avoiding being stabbed by an irate Sam (who initially believes that Crowley gave them the Colt knowing it wouldn't work on Lucifer), Crowley reveals that Lucifer knows he (Crowley) wants him dead and that he (Crowley) has been in hiding for the past few months. He then offers to help the Winchesters obtain the remaining two Horsemen rings and aids Dean in capturing Brady, Pestilence's servant. Later, when a hellhound approaches, Crowley disappears but returns shortly after with his own hellhound, whom he sics on the other hellhound to allow the Winchesters to escape with Brady. At the end of the episode, Crowley approaches Bobby Singer with an offer to reveal Death's location in exchange for Bobby's soul.

In "Two Minutes to Midnight," Crowley appears just after Bobby reveals Death's location to the Winchesters and Castiel, and Bobby and Crowley's deal comes to light (along with the fact that the two men kissed to seal the deal). Crowley reveals that he bought Bobby's soul as leverage against the Winchesters. Later, Crowley gives Dean Death's scythe so he can use it to kill Death, and accompanies Dean to Chicago, where Death currently is. Crowley finds the Horseman in a restaurant.

Season 6

Crowley serves as one of the four main antagonists of the season (along with Raphael, Eve, and Castiel). In "Weekend at Bobby's," he refuses to return Bobby's soul as agreed, but is eventually forced to return it when Sam and Dean threaten to burn his human bones.

It is later revealed that Crowley only wanted Lucifer removed so that he could take his place as the King of Hell. After ascending to rulership of Hell, he changed Hell so that everyone there had to stand in line endlessly, going to the back of the line when they finally reached the front.

Crowley also resurrected Sam and Dean's maternal grandfather, Samuel Campbell, and got him to work for him in his quest to find Purgatory, in exchange for bringing Samuel's daughter Mary (Dean and Sam's mother) back to life. Samuel and his relatives captured monsters, which Crowley tortured to find Purgatory's location. Crowley forces Sam and Dean to work for him as well, saying that he will return Sam's soul if they do, claiming to have that kind of power as he is now King of Hell. Eventually, Sam and Dean work together with Meg to force Crowley to return Sam's soul, but Crowley admits that he can't return Sam's soul, leading Castiel to seemingly burn his bones and destroy him.

After the death of Eve, however, it is revealed that Castiel and Crowley faked the latter's death, as Crowley and Castiel are working together to find Purgatory so Castiel can win his war against Raphael in Heaven. However, in the Season 6 finale, Castiel betrays and tricks Crowley, and opens Purgatory on his own, absorbing all the souls there. Castiel kills Raphael, but allows Crowley to escape, saying that he has plans for him.

Season 7

After the events of Season 6, Crowley goes into hiding from Castiel, only to be found by the angel-turned-deity soon afterwards. Instead of killing the King of Hell, Castiel lets Crowley continue his work in Hell under his supervision, stating he still needs a place to punish his enemies; Crowley reluctantly agrees.

After Castiel is dethroned, so to speak, and the Leviathans are set free, Crowley tries to ally with their leader Dick Roman, only to be rejected and have his entire race threatened. Fearing for his life, he makes an uneasy alliance with the Winchesters and Castiel. The season ends with Dick's death and Crowley kidnapping the newly-called prophet Kevin Tran.

Season 8

Crowley is the main antagonist of the season.

In "Clip Show," Crowley begins killing the people Sam and Dean saved from supernatural menaces over the years, using Chuck Shurley's Supernatural books to find said people.

In "Sacrifice," Crowley goes on a date with Sheriff Jody Mills, a friend of the Winchesters. When Jody begins choking on her own blood as a result of a hexbag made by Crowley, the Winchesters call Crowley and agree to stand down if he agrees to stop killing people they've saved. Later, Crowley meets with the Winchesters at Singer Scrap Yard, where Crowley displays an extremely long contract. Dean seizes the opportunity to handcuff Crowley to himself with shackles bearing a devil's trap, preventing Crowley from abandoning his human host.

Dean and Sam then take Crowley to an abandoned church, intending to use him as the third and final trial to close Hell forever (said trial calls for the one completing the trials to cure a demon). Crowley is bound to a chair, and Sam regularly injects him with his purified blood. Crowley manages to send out a message for help, and Abaddon arrives. However, rather than help, Abaddon tries to kill Crowley so she can take the throne of Hell.

Following Sam defeating Abaddon for the moment, he continues the process and it begins to work. As Crowley starts to become human, he begins expressing regret for his actions, asking Sam where does he start to confess. He also reveals he has always had a desire to be respected and loved, implying all his power-grabbing and egocentric actions are driven by this desire being twisted and perverted by his transformation into a demon.

However, Dean stops Sam before he can fully cure Crowley, as he's discovered the process will cause Sam to die.

Season 9

After the angels apparently refuse to answer his prayer to save Sam, Dean decides to turn to Crowley who he has locked in the Impala's trunk. He asks for Crowley to knock once for yes and twice for no and then asks him if he's still alive. At first Crowley does nothing, but eventually answers "yes." However, before Dean can do anymore, an angel shows up and interrupts him and as Ezekiel offers his help afterwards, he no longer needs Crowley's help.

Dean reveals to Sam that instead of killing Crowley, he has him trapped in the Impala's trunk under a devil's trap as he believes Crowley will be useful.

Sam and Dean take Crowley to the Bunker and lock him in the dungeon to the panic of Kevin as Crowley had previously tortured him. Sam and Dean question Crowley as to the names of the demons on Earth, pointing out that he had previously been close to being human again, but Crowley is unimpressed with their questions and tells them that they can't torture him more than he already tortures himself all the time. Sam and Dean lock the dungeon and shut the lights to leave Crowley to reflect, which he does, remembering how he nearly became human.

Hearing Kevin in the next room getting a file, Crowley taunts him, causing Kevin to beat him with his fists and a sledgehammer. Crowley claims to Kevin that he never killed his mother and that he will lead Kevin to her if he releases him. Crowley also tells Kevin that the Winchesters will use him and then discard him as there will always be more prophets. While Kevin considers releasing Crowley, he decides not to and leaves him in the dungeon.

When Sam and Dean return to the Bunker, Crowley reveals the names of two demons to them that he claims they would be doing him a favor by killing. Crowley offers them a deal: he has the names they want and they have the ability to help him with the things he wants. If they help him, he'll help them. He also tells them that he told them the names because he got enjoyment out of Kevin's predicament. Dean has Sam check on the names Crowley gave them while he stops Kevin from leaving, telling him that even if Crowley was telling the truth, his mother is dead in all the ways that matters.

Sam gives Crowley a pen and paper for more demon names, but Crowley refuses unless he can stretch his legs. Sam just leaves the paper and pen with Crowley and leaves.

When the Wicked Witch of the West escapes, she finds Crowley and he has her write what she wants on the paper. When she writes "key," Crowley tells her that the Winchesters keep the keys in the kitchen. When Sam and Dean find him, he agrees to tell them what the Witch wanted in exchange for being allowed to stretch his legs. Sam releases him from the collar keeping him in his chair, but he stalls so Dean shoots him. Crowley shows them the paper and tells them what he told the Witch. Sam and Dean then leave him alone.

After the Wicked Witch is killed, Sam secures him to his chair again and puts a pen and paper in front of Crowley again. When Crowley tries to get more out of him, Sam leaves without ever saying a word, leaving the paper for Crowley. Annoyed, Crowley mutters "bollocks."

Kevin tells Sam there is some smudging on the tablet, as if the scribe does not want anyone to read it. He and Sam cannot translate it. Sam suggests they get Crowley to translate Crowley can read the tablet, but refuses. When Sam tries to reason with him, Crowley crumples the paper up and throws it in Sam’s face. Sam threatens to give Crowley up to Abaddon. Crowley asks for one phone call.

Crowley proves that he can read the translation. Sam decides to let Crowley have one phone call. Kevin says letting the King of Hell and Abbadon communicate with each other is a terrible idea. The phone call involves drawing blood. When Sam starts to do it, Crowley demands Kevin’s blood. He says he has had enough of Sam’s blood, he wants something fresh. After some coaxing, Kevin agrees. He fills a syringe with his blood. With the blood bubbling in a bowl, Crowley contacts Hell. When he says he is their King, he is put on hold.

Crowley reaches Abaddon. Abaddon gleefully tells Crowley that she has doubled his projections by voiding his contracts and bringing more souls to Hell. She insults Crowley and tells him she will soon replace him. Crowley yells that you cannot rule Hell with chaos, and she will burn. “I can’t wait,” she snarls. Crowley passes the bowl back to Sam. Crowley asks for the transcripts, saying that he keeps his promises. Crowley reads the transcripts, and gives them the bad news: the angel spell is irreversible.

When Sam is washing out the bowl of blood, he notices something amiss with the set of syringes. Opening it, he finds one gone. Crowley palmed one of the syringes. Heading to Crowley, he sees Crowley injecting himself with Kevin’s blood and leaning back, sighing with relief.

Dean asks Castiel for help. Castiel reminds Dean of the angel Samandiriel and says that the demons were able to dig into his mind, and they might be able to bypass the angel and talk directly to Sam.

Dean tries to bargain for Crowley’s help and offers him a syringe of human blood, believing Crowley to have a craving for it, Crowley refuses and asks for a massage by Kevin, Castiel informs him that Kevin is dead. Crowley then taunts Dean saying that people, who get close to him, get killed. Crowley agrees to help them crack open the angel in return they will allow him a little field trip with the chains still on. Castiel and Dean get in argument about accepting Crowley’s deal, Crowley then suggest to ask for Sam’s opinion, after seeing Dean’s reaction to Sam’s name Crowley then deduces that it’s Sam that is in trouble. Dean then agrees to the deal.

Crowley, Dean and Castiel drive usingCastiel’s car to a source of Crowley’s,Cecily, who can track anything. Cecilyinsists on meeting Crowley alone in a warded room, thus making Castiel unable to listen in. Cecily then updates Crowley on the high points of the months he's missed; she admits Hell is in chaos, and that Abaddonhas not yet taken over. She also implies that she is not totally loyal to Crowley but that she is playing both sides. She then locates the Impala for Crowley.

Once Gadreel is captured, Crowley begins to access Gadreel's "programming" and is able to make the angel reveal his identity, but Crowley is still unable to bypass the angel and talk directly to Sam. Dean then asks for Castiel to posses Sam and help him kick Gadreel out. But Castiel can’t possess a vessel without permission. Crowley then offers to do it if they remove the chains and set him free. Dean agrees and releases Crowley from his bindings, allowing him to jump into Sam's body. Once in Sam's mind he convinces him that an angel is possessing his body and he is tucked away in small dark corner of his mind, but then Gadreel finds them and a fight ensues but Sam is strong enough and expels Gadreel from his body. Crowley leaves voluntarily.

As Sam starts to wake up, Abaddon arrives, and Crowley tells them to leave. Dean then says that this don't make them square and if he sees him again he is dead, Abaddon orders the demons with her to kill Crowley, they refuse, and Crowley points out she does not yet rule all the demons. Abaddon wants to fight, but Crowley likens their conflict more to an election - whoever wins over the demons will rule hell

Searching for the First Blade, the only weapon that can kill Abaddon, Crowley approaches Dean for help, revealing that the only demon who knew about the Blade was captured by John Winchester before Crowley could get to him. Following a clue in John Winchester's Journal, Dean and Crowley travel to John's Lock-Up where they find a file on an old case John worked with a hunter named Tara where he interrogated and exorcised the demon who did mention the Blade. Finding Tara, she recognizes Crowley as a demon and initially refuses to help until she is told about Abaddon. After Tara reveals that the last ingredient of a locator spell for the Blade is the essence of kraken, Crowley takes off to get it. With the spell, Dean and Crowley are able to track the Blade to Missouri. Arriving at the location the spell indicated, Crowley is terrified to find Cain who silences him and keeps him from fleeing. Cain reveals that he created the Knights of Hell and slaughtered them which Crowley knew and didn't tell Dean, but refuses to give them the Blade. Four demons arrive to attack and Crowley kills one with an angel blade while Dean kills the rest. As an army of demons arrive, Cain agrees to help, revealing that Abaddon murdered his wife. He gives Dean the Mark of Cain, the source of the Blade's power and tells them that the Blade itself is in the ocean. Cain teleports Crowley and Dean outside as he takes on the demon army and they flee. Dean realizes that Crowley was actually using him all along, having known the truth about the Blade and Cain the whole time. Crowley confirms it, saying that while Cain wouldn't help him, he knew he'd help Dean. While Dean threatens to kill Crowley once they have dealt with Abaddon, the two are forced to work together for the time being as Crowley is the only one who can find and retrieve the Blade.

Crowley has grown addicted to human blood and relies on a demon named Lolato get it, not knowing that she is betraying his secrets to Abaddon. After discovering her betrayal and killing her, Crowley calls in Sam and Dean who force him to detox from the blood. Crowley reveals that he tracked the Blade down from where it was retrieved from the bottom of the Marianas Trench years earlier and helps Sam and Dean find who it was sold to by possessing the man sent to meet with them briefly. Sam and Dean learn that a man going by Magnus got the Blade and realize he was one of the Men of Letters. Crowley reveals that Magnus was a rogue member who he had been trying to track down but lost track of. Sam and Dean learn that Magnus was once the MoL's spellmaster and manage to convince him to let them into his lair, but Crowley is left behind. After Sam is sent back without Dean when Magnus decides to add Dean to his "collection," Sam and Crowley work together to get inside his lair. Once inside, though he is powerless, Crowley avoids capture and frees Dean, allowing him to kill Magnus with the First Blade. However, knowing Sam and Dean will likely betray and try to kill him, Crowley steals the Blade from them until such time that they track down Abaddon and use it to kill her.

After Dean calls him and then hangs up, Crowley tracks him down at a bar and tries to convince him to embrace the Mark of Cain and the killer instinct that comes with it, but Dean refuses. While Crowley is using the bathroom, Dean stops a hunter from going after him and confronts Crowley as he believes Crowley was shooting up again with human blood. Crowley doesn't deny it but believes Dean is hunting Abaddon so badly so that he can touch the First Blade again and get the rush it gives him. Dean denies it, telling him he's focused on killing Abaddon and can't worry about the consequences of using the Blade though Crowley is unconvinced. Crowley agrees to bring Dean the Blade when he finds Abaddon, but meets with the "hunter,"Jake, that was supposedly after him. Its revealed that Jake is actually a demon working for Crowley who he used to test Dean to see if Dean would save him. Crowley is pleased, stating that he knew Dean would as they're "besties" and that Dean is "ready."

Abaddon pulls Crowley's son Gavin MacLeod to the present to use his lingering humanity and affection for his son against him to force him to help her kill the Winchesters. After Abaddon causes Gavin great pain, Crowley agrees and informs Sam and Dean of where to find the First Blade, calling off a hellhound guarding it. He then tells them where to find him and that he has found Abaddon, but tells Dean "Poughkeepsie," the code word Dean taught him that means "drop everything and run" to warn him of the trap. To keep Crowley from interfering, Abaddon shoots him in the shoulder with a bullet engraved with a devil's trap, binding his powers and trapping him, the way the Winchesters and their grandfather initially defeated her. When Dean arrives, Crowley tells him Abaddon is close then warns him with his eyes of an attacking demon. Dean kills the demon and faces off against Abaddon while Crowley watches immobile. As Crowley watches, Dean displays immunity to Abaddon's powers and telekinesis, allowing him to gain the upper hand and kill Abaddon. Afterwards, Crowley uses a knife to dig out the bullet, annoyed that Sam and Dean won't help him. Sam informs him that they are letting him live and he should be happy with that. Crowley is amused to find out that Dean didn't tell Sam he'd warned them it was a trap and is upset that Sam and Dean insist on sending Gavin back to his own time as Crowley doesn't want him to die. Pretending to say goodbye to his son, Crowley teleports him to a park where he tells him of his fate and that he should build a new life in the present

Having regained his post as King of Hell, Crowley is summoned by Dean while he is getting a massage. When summoned he informs Dean that the Mark of Cain's side effect is that the more you kill, the better you feel. And the less you kill, the worse you feel. When Dean states that Cain was not affected like this Crowley reminds him that Cain is a demon and that a human body is not strong enough to handle the power of the Mark. Telling Dean, unless he keeps killing, he will die. Crowley helps Dean escape the Bunker, retrieve the First Blade and start hunting down Metatron.

During a brief stop in a restaurant, where Crowley insists Dean order some food so that the waitress will get a bigger tip, he asks Dean if he ever wonders if 'this' is all there is, and whether or not Dean has ever just wished to abandon it all and "go howl at the moon." He also states that he's kicked human blood, and Hell is secure but, complicated. To which Dean tells him that it's him that's complicated, not Hell. Before Dean can ask what they are two of Crowley's demons enter the restaurant and inform him of Metatron's recent actions. Both Dean and Crowley leave, though Crowley asks Dean if he plans to eat his food to which Dean replies that he isn't hungry.

Tracking down a woman that Metatron resurrected both Crowley and Dean find Sam outside her house, who implores Dean to work with him instead of Crowley. Dean agrees and tells Crowley to go, who sarcastically quips that he has been "Winchester'd," telling them he would wish them good luck, if he thought it would actually do anything.

After Dean has died Sam attempts to summon Crowley, little realizing that Crowley is already inside the Bunker and with Dean's corpse. Crowley tells Dean that he has never lied to him, but he did omit certain truths or only half-tell them. He tells Dean's corpse that there is another story about Cain, that one day he realized what the Mark was doing to him and in desperation took his own life... but the Mark would not let him die. He tells Dean that he isn't really dead but is entering a new life, where he will see what Crowley sees and feel what Crowley feels. He tells Dean to open his eyes, which Dean does revealing that he has become a demon.

Season 10

Crowley is with the "new Dean" at a bar called The Black Spur. After Dean has sex with a waitress named Ann Marie, Crowley walks in on the two of them in his bed, and is upset with them for "soiling" his room. Later, Dean and Crowley play foosball with two people at the bar. They lose, and Dean blames Crowley for interrupting him while playing. When Dean almost kills a man that was harassing Ann Marie outside the bar, Crowley is seen watching the whole fight silently. When looking through the phone of an Abaddon loyalist by the name of Neely, Sam discovers a text that had alerted the demon of Dean's presence and whereabouts. When Sam calls the number, Crowley answers, revealing that he has been sending the "Abaddon loyalists" after Dean the whole time. Sam promises Crowley that he will save his brother or die trying. Crowley tells Sam that he is jealous of the fact that Crowley and Dean are best friends now, and that his brother is not just possessed, but has been twisted into a demon by the Mark of Cain. Sam tracks Crowley using the phone number in the text message, which Crowley had anticipated. Back at the Black Spur, Crowley tells Dean about Sam and that they have to leave immediately, but Dean doesn't agree. Crowley urges Dean to be his second-in-command, and tells him that they could rule Hell together and be unstoppable. When Dean still refuses, he tells Dean the truth, admitting that the "Abaddon loyalists" were sent by Crowley. He knew Dean would make quick work of them, and that Dean needed to "feed" the Mark of Cain by fulfilling his new-found lust for killing. Crowley then tells Dean that he must decide if he really wants to rule Hell with him or not.

Crowley has gone back to ruling Hell, including sentencing to death thosedemons that were loyal to Abaddon, as well as any demons that annoy him. When a demon questions Crowley's ability and competence in light of his time with Dean Winchester, protesting Crowley's rule, the demon self-immolates himself in front of Crowley and the other demons with holy oil, shocking the King with the turn of events.

Crowley had been keeping tabs on Castiel, and when he learns of Adina attacking Cas and Hannah, Crowley arrives at the gas station before Adina is about to kill Hannah. He slices Adina's throat and steals her gracebefore fatally stabbing her. He then gives Cas her grace which allows him to power up again. Crowley tells Cas the reason he helped him was because he wants Cas to help fix the problem that is the demonic Dean Winchester.

Crowley is angered to learn that two of his demon minions -- Gerald and Raul -- went behind his back to create a demonic brothel to increase the number of souls in Hell by having people sell their souls for sex with hookers, as he finds it tacky rather than evil. After learning that Raul was killed, Gerald convinces Crowley to go after the witch that killed Raul.

Later, Gerald reports to Crowley, saying that while their alpha team were killed by the Winchesters, the beta team caught the witch responsible. Crowley enters the room to confront her and is shocked as the witch, Rowena, is his mother.

Crowley is venting to Gerald about how horrible Rowena was as a mother, when Gerald asks Crowley why he just doesn't kill her, he tells him he has his reasons. Gerald then offers to kill Rowena for Crowley, telling him he would have no problem with it as he killed his own mother over burning him with cigarettes, though Crowley does not give him an answer.

When Crowley finally decides to see Rowena, he berates her for being a horrible mother to him, but Rowena deflects that by saying she was motivating him for bigger things. When he brings up she abandoned him when he was eight, she tells it was because she ran afoul of the locals and had to flee. Rowena tells Crowley she wishes to be a family again, and that he can trust her unlike the demons who will turn on him at the first chance. After their chat, Crowley and Gerald escort Rowena back to the dungeon. It's there that Rowena accuses Gerald of smuggling demons out of Hell, to which Trish confirms. Gerald denies the accusations, and begins to strangle Rowena. When he doesn't listen to Crowley's repeated orders to stop, Crowley stabs Gerald through the neck with an angel blade, killing him. As Crowley leaves the cell, he asks Rowena if she is coming. She smiles and follows him out the door.

Crowley presides over his court, extremely bored and playing games while a Crossroads Demon complains about not getting enough credit. While Crowley initially decides to give him the credit he wants, he instead takes Rowena's suggestion of cutting the demon in two. Afterwards, Rowena approaches him to help her eliminate one of her rivals, Olivette which Crowley ultimately agrees to despite knowing her help before was so she could manipulate him into helping her with Olivette. As they plan their attack on Olivette, Dean calls Crowley and tells him that Cain is killing again and he needs the First Blade to stop him. Crowley refuses at first until Dean tells him Cain wants Crowley dead too. Crowley retrieves the First Blade and goes to meet with the Winchesters and Castiel despite Rowena's objections that the Winchesters are using him and they are not his friends.

At a barn in Ohio, Crowley refuses to turn over the First Blade until they have Cain where they want him. Crowley, Sam and Castiel use Rowena's illusion spell to draw Cain into a devil's trap to weaken him for Dean to fight. Crowley then reluctantly turns over the First Blade to Dean after being promised its return if Dean returns in a sound state of mind. After Dean kills Cain, he hands the First Blade over to Castiel instead of Crowley who is shocked that Dean lied to him. He is even more shocked when Dean reveals that he lied about Cain coming after Crowley and Crowley disappears without a word.

Back at his palace, Crowley finds Rowena preparing to leave and she tells him he is no longer a king but the Winchesters' lap dog and bitch, something that he is left considering.

After Rowena begins her plan to kill the Winchesters she manages to track Dean to a bar where he is hustling pool. Rowena uses a Gaelic spell on Dean which is supposed to rip him apart, but to no avail due to the protection of the Mark of Cain. Back in Hell, Rowena cuts and beats herself and tells Crowley that Dean did this to her in hope of Crowley retaliating. To her surprise, Crowley ignores her and tells her she deserved what she got for going up against Dean.

Crowley finds Dean and the two have a drink together. Dean schools Crowley about the meaning of family - its not whether they are a blood relative or not, but how they treat you that matters. Crowley reveals to dean that Rowena knows the Mark of Cain is a curse. Crowley forces Rowena to leave, stating that the only reason she is clinging to him is he is being useful to her. Rowena then packs and leaves her son's palace.

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