In the man who would be king, we see a conclusion to the story of Castiel and Raphael. Castiel appeals to God for guidance in a time when he can’t decide. He recalls many things, the beginning of life on earth and little fish crawling on a sea shore with an older brother saying don’t step on that one we have big plans for it. He remembers Kane and Abel, Sodom and Gomorrah, the Tower of Babel and when it fell they called it divine wrath but you could only stack dung so high before it topples over. But the thing that stands above all the most in his mind is how he, Dean, Sam and Bobby averted the Apocalypse. They ripped up destiny, leaving freedom and choice, but after everything he’s done since then, Castiel doesn’t know if it was the right thing after all. We get a glimpse of his mentality as he is riding in the Impala with Dean talking about how Crowley was still alive and searching for Purgatory, Castiel didn’t act suspicious of course not supporting this idea by trying to pass it off like he doesn’t know what happened or we to find any clues. He resolves to tell his story. During this specific episode, we see the sum of all Cas conflicts finally come to the light turning a once righteous warrior and making him a bad if not worse then his older brother.While Dean, Sam, and Bobby enter into Ellsworth’s base and find nothing, like someone, appeared just for cleaning carpets, Castiel listens and remembers Heaven after ending the Apocalypse. The other angels, including Rachel, understood that God resurrected Castiel so that he could guide them, but Castiel answered by saying they possessed free will and didn’t need a leader. They were lost without command, nevertheless, and Raphael stepped in. He wanted Castiel to give him his allegiance to the flag then encouraged him to seat back while he frees Lucifer and Michael so they could finish the Apocalypse. When Castiel refused to join him, Raphael undoubtedly overpowered him. Following this event he finds himself watching Dean racking leaves when Crowley the sneaky bastard appears with an offer, they continue this conversation in hell where to talk about a civil war that would be waged to prevent Lucifer and Michael from arising to enact their revenge before settling things. Here I see the man who made a difference, finally, make the decision to take life into his own hands no matter the cost we all can relate this and respect this choice. I have been going a similar period in my life where what I believed didn’t matter and to win meant being rational and calculating like a robot. Power doesn’t make things complicated it shows you what people are worth which is nothing, in the long run, a lot of leaders have found this truth and used it to win their battles. Following a series of events, we finally see a more concentrated Cas fight to keep control of a situation built only end one of two ways him dead or his brothers.