Heh heh... Glad you enjoyed it! And I think there's a chance we've not seen the last of Howie!! (And yeah, I've not seen Playthings yet, but the show would have won out for me too!)
I actually did have Route 666 in my head when I wrote that scene of Dean crashing the Impala - that was the only good scene in that episode, after all! (You can tell I'm not a Cassie lover!)
And I think you're right - we're bound to all have similar ideas when we're writing these stories as we're writing about the same characters after all!!
Thanks for taking the time to read and review!!