Yeah, this one always leaves me a little bored and it feels like a total filler episode to me.
And as you say, JBB, too many tropes, too many people die.
It seems that every time when it’s the Winchesters against messed up HUMANS there are the least amount of people saved and lots of innocent lives lost. It’s just cruel all around and not enjoyable or even interesting to watch for me.
Sorry, it’s probably one of my bottom three least favorites through out 15 years.