Dean is busy going about his hunting duties while an estranged Sam is working elsewhere as a busboy. Dean is approached by Castiel to help him find God, to do this they need to seek out the Archangel Raphael. Meanwhile Sam continues to struggle in his undercover existence. Dean and Castiel eventually trace Raphael’s former vessel in Maine, and go about using him to spring a trap. A special kind of oil is sprinkled around the mind-fried individual in order to lure Raphael back. They succeed but Raphael informs the two that God is in fact dead, and that Lucifer was the one who resurrected Castiel. They leave him trapped, but Castiel is still left pondering whether God is actually dead. With his cover blown, Sam is visited by Jessica, who turns out to be Lucifer in disguise. He tells Sam that his body is the true vessel in his scheme, and that Sam will agree to this.