The Winchesters find what appears to be an angel. Dean says there's no such thing. But a new case involving "chosen" people who smite evildoers may prove him wrong.
Gloria is sitting watching TV in her house, and smoking. There are statues of angels on the desk next to her. She comes across a program with a man talking about God, and she turns off the TV. The lights start to flicker, and then suddenly the TV turns back on, and the man keeps talking about angels and God. She tries to turn it off, but it won't turn off. Everything suddenly starts shaking. She stands up and she sees a bright light behind her. She turns around and she can almost see a shape in the middle...
Some time later, Sam, disguised as a nurse, interviews Gloria in a psychiatric facility who murdered a man, Carl Gulley, and claims an angel told her to do it. Sam returns to a motel room, where Dean is keeping a low profile, after his media exposure during the bank siege in Milwaukee. He relates her story, and Dean scoffs at the idea of angels. They proceed to investigate Carl Gulley's house, where they find a number of bodies buried - proving that he was a serial killer.
Over night another killing takes place - a man kills a stranger and says an angel told him who to kill. Investigating the victim's house, they find evidence on his computer that he was stalking a young girl over the internet. Dean discovers that both victims attended the same church - Our Lady of the Angels.
The boys visit the church and speak to Father Reynolds, who has nothing helpful for them, until he mentions his fellow clergyman Father Gregory who was shot on the steps of the church. Dean thinks it may be Father Gregory, a vengeful spirit making people kill parishioners whose guilty secrets he knew. Sam is skeptical, he thinks it may be God at work, and reveals to a startled Dean that he prays regularly.
The boys return to investigate the church's crypt where Father Gregory is buried. While in different rooms, an angel appears to Sam, and tells him he will be given a sign of someone to kill, someone about to do evil. The boys get into an argument again, and Dean finally admits the reason why he doesn't believe in angels is because their mother also believed in angels, but that didn't stop her from being killed. Dean still thinks it is the spirit of Father Gregory, and suggests that they summon his spirit. As they buy the supplies necessary for the summoning, Sam sees the man he says the angel wants him to kill.
Dean takes off after the man and tells Sam to go and perform the séance . Sam is interrupted by Father Reynolds, just as the spirit of Father Gregory appears. Father Gregory thinks he is an angel and Father Reynolds argues with him, and finally puts Father Gregory's soul to rest by saying the Last Rites.
Meanwhile Dean is following the man Sam had identified, and stops him as he is attacking a young woman. Dean chases him in his car, until the man's car nearly collides with a truck. A metal pipe from the truck impales the man, killing him.
Back at the motel, Sam explains to Dean why his faith is important to him. Dean describes how the man died, and says he thinks it may have been the hand of God at work.
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Sam : "Dean, there's ten times as much lore about angels as there is about anything else we've ever hunted." Dean : "You know what, there's a ton of lore on unicorns too. In fact, I hear that they ride on silver moonbeams, and that they shoot rainbows out of their ass!" Sam : "Wait, there's no such thing as unicorns?"
Father Reynolds : "So you're interested in joining the parish?" Dean : "Yeah, well, you know, we just don't feel right unless we hit church every Sunday."
Sam : (about the supplies for a séance) "Dude, alright. I'll admit we've gone pretty ghetto with spellwork before, but this takes the cake. I mean, a SpongeBob placemat instead of an altar cloth?" Dean : "We'll just put it SpongeBob side down."
Father Reynolds : "What are you doing? What is this?" Sam : "Uh, Father, please. I can explain. Um... Actually, maybe I can't. This is a - a séance." Father Reynolds : "A séance? Young man, you are in the House of God." Sam : (apologetic) "It's based on early Christian rites, if that helps any."
Dean : "I think I learned a valuable lesson: Always take down your Christmas decorations after New Year's, or you might get filleted by a hooker from God."
Dean : (on the vibrating bed) "Hey. Man, you gotta try this, I mean there really is magic in the Magic Fingers." Sam : "Dean, you're enjoying that way too much, it's kind of making me uncomfortable."
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