But things immediately start taking a turn for the worse when Dylan, a local teenager, is killed while under the Winchesters’ supervision. At the funeral service, Dylan’s parents, Rob and Jane, blame the brothers for the death. While the Reverend struggles for words, Leah has a vision and predicts that Dylan and all the others who have passed on will come back when the dead rise come Judgment Day. Leah tells the townsfolk that they are the chosen ones, and if they follow the angels’ commandments, they will be given Paradise on Earth.
These new commandments preclude gambling, drinking, and pre-marital sex (“Dean, they basically just outlawed 90 percent of your personality!”). Dean tells Sam that it’s not their call to decide if this situation is acceptable or not. It seems like more of Dean’s I-don’t-care attitude, but he then goes to talk to Leah, and we realize that Dean desperately wants to believe what Leah is saying – even at the expense of his lifestyle. She tells him that while things will get very bad, their ultimate victory is inevitable. Dean admits that being chosen feels like a curse, and Leah points out: “Must be hard, being the vessel of Heaven and having no hope”
Meanwhile, Sam is at the bar with Paul for a now illegal drink. Paul is not comfortable with the new religious fervour that has gripped the town; he believes in being authentic, and not praying to a God he doesn’t believe in just because it’s the Apocalypse. Sam admits for the first time that he thinks God stopped caring.
When Sam joins Dean back at the motel, he informs him that the communications towers have been shut down, isolating the town from the rest of the world. Sam wonders if the angels are having their fun, but Dean doesn’t want to pursue the conversation. Despite the curfew, he goes for a walk.
The Reverend and some townspeople – including Jane – follow an upset Leah to Paul’s bar. The angels have told Leah that they can’t go to Paradise because there are still some people who are disobeying the commandments. They want to destroy all the alcohol and have Paul leave town, but he refuses. Dean, hearing the commotion, walks in on them and helps the Reverend try to keep tempers down. Amidst more commotion, Jane shoots Paul dead, claiming, “No one is going to stop me from seeing my son again.”