History Recap / SupernaturalS06E20TheManWhoWouldBeKing

2nd Apr '16 1:40:11 PM AlyCat
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For the series so far = At least 473 humans (of which 6 were witches), 86 demons, 36 Jefferson Starships, 34 ghosts, 26 vampires, 19 zombies, 14 gods, 12 angels, 9 hellhounds, 7 skinwalkers, 6 changelings, 5 shapeshifters, 4 ghouls, 3 djinn, 2 Arachnes, 2 dogs, 2 werewolves, 1 crocotta, 1 dragon, 1 fairy, 1 Khan worm, 1 lamia, 1 okami, 1 phoenix, 1 rakshasa, 1 rawhead, 1 reaper, 1 rugaru, 1 shtriga, 1 siren, 1 wendigo, 1 whore of Babylon, and 1 wraith.

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For the series so far = At least 473 humans (of which 6 were witches), 86 demons, 36 Jefferson Starships, 34 ghosts, 26 vampires, 19 zombies, 14 gods, 12 angels, 9 hellhounds, 7 skinwalkers, 6 changelings, 5 shapeshifters, 4 ghouls, 3 djinn, 2 Arachnes, 2 dogs, 2 werewolves, 1 crocotta, 1 dragon, 1 fairy, 1 Khan worm, 1 lamia, the Mother of All, 1 okami, 1 phoenix, 1 rakshasa, 1 rawhead, 1 reaper, 1 rugaru, 1 shtriga, 1 siren, 1 wendigo, 1 whore of Babylon, and 1 wraith.
28th Mar '16 11:32:16 AM AlyCat
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!!Body Count:

For this episode = 7 demons and 7 humans.

For the series so far = At least 473 humans (of which 6 were witches), 86 demons, 36 Jefferson Starships, 34 ghosts, 26 vampires, 19 zombies, 14 gods, 12 angels, 9 hellhounds, 7 skinwalkers, 6 changelings, 5 shapeshifters, 4 ghouls, 3 djinn, 2 Arachnes, 2 dogs, 2 werewolves, 1 crocotta, 1 dragon, 1 fairy, 1 Khan worm, 1 lamia, 1 okami, 1 phoenix, 1 rakshasa, 1 rawhead, 1 reaper, 1 rugaru, 1 shtriga, 1 siren, 1 wendigo, 1 whore of Babylon, and 1 wraith.
3rd Dec '15 9:09:45 AM LaStella
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* FridgeBrilliance: Why are the angels in Heaven still seem to be in their human vessels? Because we, the viewers, are human, and therefore [[Recap/SupernaturalS05E16DarkSideOfTheMoon limited]], so this is how ''we'' see them.

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* FridgeBrilliance: Why are do the angels in Heaven still seem to be in their human vessels? Because we, the viewers, are human, and therefore [[Recap/SupernaturalS05E16DarkSideOfTheMoon limited]], so this is how ''we'' see them.
3rd Dec '15 9:09:17 AM LaStella
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* FridgeBrilliance: Why are the angels in Heaven still seem to be in their human vessels? Because we, the viewers, are human, and therefore [[Recap/SupernaturalS05E16DarkSideOfTheMoon limited]], so this is how ''we'' see them.
28th Sep '15 7:56:46 PM SomeoneElse17
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-->'''Crowley:''' Don't worry about--what, like Lucifer didn't worry? Or Michael? Or Lilith or Alastair or Azazel didn't worry?! Am I the only game piece on the board who '''''[[SuddenlyShouting doesn't underestimate those denim-wrapped nightmares]]'''''?!

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-->'''Crowley:''' Don't worry about--what, like Lucifer didn't worry? Or Michael? Or Lilith or Alastair or Azazel didn't worry?! Am I the only game piece on the board who ''doesn't'' underestimate '''''[[SuddenlyShouting doesn't underestimate those denim-wrapped nightmares]]'''''?!nightmares]]?!'''''
2nd Jun '15 6:55:19 PM 102372
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* [[OhCrap Oh Hell]]: Ellsworth when Castiel barges in.

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* [[OhCrap Oh Oh, Hell]]: Ellsworth when Castiel barges in.



* ShoutOut: The title of the episode could be a reference to either [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Man_Who_Would_Be_King the 1888 novella]] by Creator/RudyardKipling, [[Film/TheManWhoWouldBeKing the film adaptation]] [[TheFilmOfTheBook thereof]], or [[TitledAfterTheSong the song]] by Music/IronMaiden.



* TakeThat: Castiel openly questions the fact that [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenneth_Lay Ken Lay]] was allowed to go to Heaven.

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* TakeThat: TakeThat:
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Castiel openly questions the fact that [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenneth_Lay Ken Lay]] was allowed to go to Heaven.



* TowerOfBabel: Castiel remembers when the Tower Of Babel fell...all thirty-seven feet of it. And it didn't fall because of divine retribution, it fell because dried dung can only be stacked so high.

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* TowerOfBabel: Castiel remembers when the Tower Of of Babel fell...all thirty-seven feet of it. And it didn't fall because of divine retribution, it fell because dried dung can only be stacked so high.
19th Oct '14 2:01:53 AM Silverblade2
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* INeverSaidItWasPoison: A variation: Castiel accidentally [[CallBack calls back]] to a previous scene [[spoiler:that he was '''present''' for, but Bobby and the boys didn't see him because he was invisible]]:

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* INeverSaidItWasPoison: A variation: Castiel accidentally [[CallBack calls back]] to a previous scene [[spoiler:that that he was '''present''' for, but Bobby and the boys didn't see him because he was invisible]]:invisible:



-->'''Castiel:''' [[spoiler:Franchise/{{Superman}} going to the dark side]]. I'm still just Castiel.

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-->'''Castiel:''' [[spoiler:Franchise/{{Superman}} Franchise/{{Superman}} going to the dark side]].side. I'm still just Castiel.



* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: [[spoiler:Castiel is, without a doubt, the most sympathetic BigBad yet]].

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* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: [[spoiler:Castiel Castiel is, without a doubt, the most sympathetic BigBad yet]].yet.
27th Aug '14 10:24:29 AM 102372
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'''Season 6, Episode 20''':

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Previous: Recap/SupernaturalS06E19MommyDearest\\
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'''[[Recap/{{Supernatural}} Recap]] of ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'''''\\
'''Season 6, Episode 20''':20'''



As Castiel contemplates the details of the civil war in Heaven, and his history with Raphael, Bobby and the Winchesters begin to realize the angel is being less than truthful with them.

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Written by Ben Edlund.

Directed by Ben Edlund.

Air Date: May 6, 2011.

As Castiel contemplates the details of the civil war in Heaven, Heaven and his history with Raphael, Bobby and the Winchesters begin to realize the angel is being less than truthful with them.



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* AFormYouAreComfortableWith: There is a multitude of heavens whose form is established by the human souls within it, and the Angels live within whatever of these individual heavens they prefer. Castiel's favourite heaven is a beautiful garden created by an autistic man. Archangel Rafael's heaven is the office of a CorruptCorporateExecutive who repented.

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* AFormYouAreComfortableWith: There is are a multitude of heavens whose form is established by the human souls within it, and the Angels angels live within whatever whichever of these individual heavens they prefer. Castiel's favourite favorite heaven is a beautiful garden created by an autistic man. Archangel Rafael's Raphael's heaven is the office of a CorruptCorporateExecutive who repented.



* ChewingTheScenery: Crowley of course.
* CoolAndUnusualPunishment / RightOnQueue: After Crowley took over Hell, he made an endless line consisting of millions of people the standard punishment. No agonizing torture like what Dean experienced during his time there, and instead of FireAndBrimstoneHell we get what looks like a long hallway that contains a line that requires people who reach the front to go all the way to the back of the line again.

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* ChewingTheScenery: Crowley Crowley, of course.
* CoolAndUnusualPunishment / RightOnQueue: CoolAndUnusualPunishment[=/=]RightOnQueue: After Crowley took over Hell, he made an endless line consisting of millions billions of people the standard punishment. No agonizing torture like what Dean experienced during his time there, and instead of FireAndBrimstoneHell we get what looks like a long hallway that contains a line that requires people who reach the front to go all the way to the back of the line again.again.
-->'''Crowley:''' See, problem with the old place was most of the inmates were masochists already. A lot of "thank you, sir. Can I have another hot spike up the jacksie?" But just look at them. No one likes waiting in line.
-->'''Castiel:''' And what happens when they reach the front?
-->'''Crowley:''' Nothing. They go right back to the end again. That's efficiency.



* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: When Castiel tells him not to worry about the Winchesters, Crowley's almost outraged and spits out a list of super-powered heavyweights that said the same thing about them, all of whom are either dead or locked away at the Winchesters' hands. All by two human boys who "shouldn't have been any trouble for them."
-->'''Crowley:''' Am I the only game piece on the board who '''''[[SuddenlyShouting doesn't underestimate those denim-wrapped nightmares]]'''''?!

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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: When Castiel tells him not to worry about the Winchesters, Crowley's almost outraged and spits out a list of super-powered heavyweights that said the same thing about them, all of whom are either dead or locked away at the Winchesters' hands. All by two human boys who "shouldn't have been any trouble for them."
them".
-->'''Crowley:''' Don't worry about--what, like Lucifer didn't worry? Or Michael? Or Lilith or Alastair or Azazel didn't worry?! Am I the only game piece on the board who '''''[[SuddenlyShouting doesn't underestimate those denim-wrapped nightmares]]'''''?!



* DealWithTheDevil: Cas and Crowley have a deal to find Purgatory.

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* DealWithTheDevil: Cas and Crowley have a deal to help each other find Purgatory.



* EvilCounterpart: We briefly meet the demon Ellsworth, who Castiel describes as being Bobby's counterpart. Not only does he sort of look like Bobby, complete with trucker cap, but we see him handling multiple calls with his minions in much the same way Bobby is seen handling calls with hunters (he even pretends to be an FBI agent to back up one's cover story, just like Bobby does all the time). And he calls one of his under-demons a "frickin' yeti", when Bobby and Dean refer to Sam as "sasquatch".
* GiveMeASign: Castiel ends the episode begging God to give him a sign that what he's doing is right or wrong. [[HaveYouSeenMyGod He gets no answer.]]

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* EvilCounterpart: We briefly meet the demon Ellsworth, who Castiel describes as being Bobby's counterpart. Not only does he sort of look like Bobby, complete with trucker cap, but we see him handling multiple calls with his minions in much the same way Bobby is seen handling calls with hunters (he even pretends to be an FBI agent to back up one's cover story, just like Bobby does all the time). And he He even calls one of his under-demons a "frickin' yeti", when Bobby and Dean refer to Sam as "sasquatch".
"Sasquatch".
* GiveMeASign: Castiel ends the episode begging God to give him a sign that what he's doing is right or wrong. [[HaveYouSeenMyGod He gets no answer.]]answer]].



* HesBack: Lampshaded and subverted; Castiel turns up JustInTime to save the Winchesters, "For a brief moment I was me again" only to continue lying to them about Crowley.

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* HesBack: Lampshaded and subverted; Castiel turns up JustInTime to save the Winchesters, "For Winchesters ("For a brief moment moment, I was me again" again"), only to continue lying to them about Crowley.



* INeverSaidItWasPoison: A variation: Castiel accidentally [[CallBack calls back]] to a previous scene that [[spoiler: while he was '''present''', Bobby and the boys didn't see him because he was invisible]]:

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* INeverSaidItWasPoison: A variation: Castiel accidentally [[CallBack calls back]] to a previous scene that [[spoiler: while [[spoiler:that he was '''present''', '''present''' for, but Bobby and the boys didn't see him because he was invisible]]:



-->'''Castiel:''' [[spoiler: {{Superman}} going to the dark side.]] I'm still just Castiel.

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-->'''Castiel:''' [[spoiler: {{Superman}} [[spoiler:Franchise/{{Superman}} going to the dark side.]] side]]. I'm still just Castiel.



* RightBehindMe: Not PlayedForLaughs

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* RightBehindMe: Not PlayedForLaughsPlayedForLaughs.



* TakeThat: Castiel openly questions the fact that [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenneth_Lay Kenneth Lay]] was allowed to go to Heaven.
** France, which Crowley referenced when Cas [[CheeseEatingSurrenderMonkeys suggests they surrender.]]

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* TakeThat: Castiel openly questions the fact that [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenneth_Lay Kenneth Ken Lay]] was allowed to go to Heaven.
** France, which Crowley referenced when Cas [[CheeseEatingSurrenderMonkeys suggests they surrender.]]says his only options are surrender or die]].



* TowerOfBabel: Castiel remembers when the Tower Of Babel fell...all thirty-five feet of it. And it didn't fall because of divine retribution, it fell because dried dung can only be stacked so high.

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* TowerOfBabel: Castiel remembers when the Tower Of Babel fell...all thirty-five thirty-seven feet of it. And it didn't fall because of divine retribution, it fell because dried dung can only be stacked so high.



* WellIntentionedExtremist: Castiel only wants to prevent Raphael from restarting the Apocalypse but [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope the way]] [[DealWithTheDevil he goes]] [[CivilWar about doing it]]...

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* WellIntentionedExtremist: Castiel only wants to prevent Raphael from restarting the Apocalypse Apocalypse, but [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope the way]] [[DealWithTheDevil he goes]] [[CivilWar about doing it]]...



* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: [[spoiler:Castiel is without doubt the most sympathetic BigBad yet.]]

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* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: [[spoiler:Castiel is is, without doubt a doubt, the most sympathetic BigBad yet.]]yet]].
1st Dec '13 11:22:36 PM Odon
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* GiveMeASign: Castiel ends the episode begging God to give him a sign that what he's doing is right or wrong. He gets no answer.

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* GiveMeASign: Castiel ends the episode begging God to give him a sign that what he's doing is right or wrong. [[HaveYouSeenMyGod He gets no answer.]]
1st Dec '13 11:21:58 PM Odon
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* CoolAndUnusualPunishment / WaitingInQueue: After Crowley took over Hell, he made an endless line consisting of millions of people the standard punishment. No agonizing torture like what Dean experienced during his time there, and instead of FireAndBrimstoneHell we get what looks like a long hallway that contains a line that requires people who reach the front to go all the way to the back of the line again.

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* CoolAndUnusualPunishment / WaitingInQueue: RightOnQueue: After Crowley took over Hell, he made an endless line consisting of millions of people the standard punishment. No agonizing torture like what Dean experienced during his time there, and instead of FireAndBrimstoneHell we get what looks like a long hallway that contains a line that requires people who reach the front to go all the way to the back of the line again.
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