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Some fans seem to be having difficulty with the canon around angels’ grace, especially after Castiel took another angel’s grace in Holy Terror. Seems to me all you needs to do is apply a little imagination – here’s my explanations to some fan questions. I’m not claiming any veracity for these claims, simply that these explanations work for me!
Would love to hear your theories!
Sam will carry the guilt of knowing
he murdered Kevin with his own hands
he’ll never be clean
Just a couple of canon clarifications from Holy Terror:
* Spelling is Gadreel not Gadriel (thanks to Ryan Curtis of VFX for confirming!)
* The cage in which Lucifer and Michael (oh yes, and whatshisname the step-brother - oh yeah Adam) are imprisoned is in Hell not Heaven, so that would be why they were not released when Metatron’s spell expelled the imprisoned angels from Heaven.
* This isn’t canon as such, but people have asked why Castiel didn’t simply steal another angel’s Grace earlier. I would think the reasons is mainly that to do so involves killing both and angel and a person. He seems cut up over, he said “ï’ve become like them – a barbarian”. I think Cas really didn’t want to kill again – we are reminded this episode that has killed many in the past, and he is still trying to find redemption. I think that was part of what was driving his life as a human – redemption, but also personally a chance to do things differently – like pursuing the murders – very much modelling himself on those people he holds in esteem – the Winchesters.
Also on a practical level, the angels he has been near have been trying to kill him (Hael and the pharmacist angel and Epharim)similarly, Anna back in Season 4 couldn’t do this as she was a human who would’ve found it difficult to overpower an angel.
But YMMV. You can read more about the canon on Grace here.
Hope that helps!
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