History Recap / SupernaturalS08E23TheSacrifice

14th May '16 8:57:36 AM MisterCPC
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* BrokenStreak: This is the first season finale in the series' history to not have Bobby make any sort of appearance.
4th Apr '16 5:38:57 PM AlyCat
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For this episode = 1 human and at least 1,000 angels (though no specific number is given).

For the series so far = At least 1062 angels, 907 humans (of which 7 were witches), 132 demons, 50 vampires, 48 ghosts, 36 Jefferson Starships, 20 gods, 19 zombies, 10 hellhounds, 7 skinwalkers, 6 changelings, 5 djinn, 5 shapeshifters, 5 werewolves, 4 ghouls, 4 Leviathan, 3 dogs, 2 Amazons, 2 arachnes, 2 kitsunes, 2 reapers, 2 rugarus, 2 Thule, 2 vetalas, 1 crocotta, 1 dragon, 1 fairy, 1 familiar, 1 Khan worm, 1 lamia, the Mother of All, 1 okami, 1 phoenix, 1 Purgatory creature, 1 rakshasa, 1 rawhead, 1 shojo, 1 shtriga, 1 siren, 1 Titan, 1 wendigo, 1 whore of Babylon, and 1 wraith.

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For this episode = 1 human 2 humans and at least 1,000 angels (though no specific number is given).

For the series so far = At least 1062 angels, 907 908 humans (of which 7 were witches), 132 demons, 50 vampires, 48 ghosts, 36 Jefferson Starships, 20 gods, 19 zombies, 10 hellhounds, 7 skinwalkers, 6 changelings, 5 djinn, 5 shapeshifters, 5 werewolves, 4 ghouls, 4 Leviathan, 3 dogs, 2 Amazons, 2 arachnes, 2 kitsunes, 2 reapers, 2 rugarus, 2 Thule, 2 vetalas, 1 crocotta, 1 dragon, 1 fairy, 1 familiar, 1 Khan worm, 1 lamia, the Mother of All, 1 okami, 1 phoenix, 1 Purgatory creature, 1 rakshasa, 1 rawhead, 1 shojo, 1 shtriga, 1 siren, 1 Titan, 1 wendigo, 1 whore of Babylon, and 1 wraith.
4th Apr '16 5:36:21 PM AlyCat
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!!Body Count:

For this episode = 1 human and at least 1,000 angels (though no specific number is given).

For the series so far = At least 1062 angels, 907 humans (of which 7 were witches), 132 demons, 50 vampires, 48 ghosts, 36 Jefferson Starships, 20 gods, 19 zombies, 10 hellhounds, 7 skinwalkers, 6 changelings, 5 djinn, 5 shapeshifters, 5 werewolves, 4 ghouls, 4 Leviathan, 3 dogs, 2 Amazons, 2 arachnes, 2 kitsunes, 2 reapers, 2 rugarus, 2 Thule, 2 vetalas, 1 crocotta, 1 dragon, 1 fairy, 1 familiar, 1 Khan worm, 1 lamia, the Mother of All, 1 okami, 1 phoenix, 1 Purgatory creature, 1 rakshasa, 1 rawhead, 1 shojo, 1 shtriga, 1 siren, 1 Titan, 1 wendigo, 1 whore of Babylon, and 1 wraith.
21st Mar '16 2:54:43 PM AndreaTx
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*BigEgoHiddenDepths: After repeated injections of human blood by Sam, who is attempting to complete the third trial (cure a demon), Crowley begins to cry and yell about how he just wants to be loved, how he *deserves* to be loved. Crowley, since his series intro has been prided himself on being crafty, sneaky, manipulative and underhanded. The implication is that since he couldn't have the love he desperately wanted, Crowley settled for fear, power, and respect.



* YaoiFangirl: The cupid.

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* YaoiFangirl: The cupid.
2nd Dec '15 10:32:12 AM dreamofwritting
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* TwoWordsObviousTrope: Crowley tells Dean he needs to hear two little words. Those words are: "I surrender".

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* TwoWordsObviousTrope: TwoWordsAddedEmphasis: Crowley tells Dean he needs to hear two little words. Those words are: "I surrender".
25th Feb '15 9:53:28 PM ChrisDen
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** DisproportionateRetribution[=/=]RevengeByProxy: In his MotiveRant, Metatron specifically blames Naomi and the achangels, and by extension the CelestialBureaucracy, for his exile from Heaven. [[Recap/SupernaturalS08E21TheGreatEscapist Two episodes earlier]], Metatron asked the Winchesters about each of the archangels by name and learned that two are dead and two are stuck in the Cage, making all four unavailable for his vengeance. Apparently he sees fit to take out his feelings on not only Naomi, but the entire Heavenly Host as well.

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** DisproportionateRetribution[=/=]RevengeByProxy: In his MotiveRant, Metatron specifically blames Naomi and the achangels, archangels, and by extension the CelestialBureaucracy, for his exile from Heaven. [[Recap/SupernaturalS08E21TheGreatEscapist Two episodes earlier]], Metatron asked the Winchesters about each of the archangels by name and learned that two are dead and two are stuck in the Cage, making all four unavailable for his vengeance. Apparently he sees fit to take out his feelings on not only Naomi, but the entire Heavenly Host as well.
14th Sep '14 8:22:11 PM 102372
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-->“What’s that old expression? Success has many fathers, failure is a Winchester.”
--->'''- Crowley to Sam and Dean'''

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-->“What’s ->"What's that old expression? Success has many fathers, failure is a Winchester.
--->'''- Crowley
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-->--'''Crowley
to Sam and Dean'''



* AsianAndNerdy: Kevin, of course. Dean tells him he will be a mathlete again before he knows it, and Kevin gives Dean some advice on how to motivate him.

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* AsianAndNerdy: Kevin, of course. Dean tells him he will be a mathlete again before he knows it, and when Kevin gives Dean some advice on how to motivate him.him:



-->'''Dean:''' ''What?'' Yeah, I don't know what those words mean.

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-->'''Dean:''' ''What?'' ''What''? Yeah, I don't know what those words mean.



** Subverted however. The boys had no intention of giving Crowley anything.
* DismantledMacGuffin: The two halves of the Demon Tablet [[PowerGlows glow red and yellow]] as they are reunited.

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** Subverted however.Subverted. The boys had no intention of giving Crowley anything.
* DismantledMacGuffin: The two halves of the Demon Tablet [[PowerGlows glow red and yellow]] orange-gold]] as they are reunited.



* DrowningMySorrows: Kevin in the Men of Letters bunker. It gives him the liquid courage to tell Dean and Cas to get wrecked when they demand he translate the Angel Tablet in just six hours.

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* DrowningMySorrows: Kevin in the Men of Letters bunker. It gives him the liquid courage to tell Dean and Cas to get wrecked when they demand he translate the Angel Tablet angel tablet in just six hours.hours. Until Cas yells at him for avoiding his duty as a Prophet, anyway.



* EvilAllAlong: Think Metatron is a good guy? '''Wrong'''. He wants to make Heaven completely Angel-free out of revenge and cast them all down to Earth. He ends up succeeding.

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* EvilAllAlong: Think Metatron is a good guy? '''Wrong'''. He wants to make Heaven completely Angel-free angel-free out of revenge and cast them all down to Earth. He ends up succeeding.



-->'''Sam:''' [[WhamLine …So? ]]
* FauxAffablyEvil: Metatron. He keeps up the pleasant veneer even when he slits Castiel's throat and steals his Grace to complete his ritual.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Take a look at ContinuityNod. All those things Dean suggested? Sam disappointing Dean was a reoccurring trend in them.

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-->'''Sam:''' [[WhamLine …So? ]]
[[WhamLine ...So]]?
* FauxAffablyEvil: Metatron. He keeps up the pleasant veneer even when as he slits Castiel's throat and steals his Grace to complete his ritual.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Take a look up at ContinuityNod. All those things Dean suggested? Sam disappointing Dean was a reoccurring trend in them.



* GenericGraffiti: The bus stop in Houston where Metatron and Castiel are sitting is covered in graffiti including a advertisement featuring a cowboy.

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* GenericGraffiti: The bus stop in Houston where Metatron and Castiel are sitting is covered in graffiti graffiti, including a an advertisement featuring a cowboy.



-->'''Metatron:''' Who? Oh. God? Mm, pretty much like you'd expect. Larger-than-life, gruff, bit of a sexist. But fair - eminently fair.

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-->'''Metatron:''' Who? Oh. God? Mm, pretty much like you'd expect. Larger-than-life, gruff, bit of a sexist. But fair - eminently fair--eminently fair.



* HeroicRROD: For a moment Sam looks like he'll be fine when Dean talks him down from curing Crowley… then screams in pain and collapses.

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* HeroicRROD: For a moment moment, Sam looks like he'll be fine when Dean talks him down from curing Crowley… Crowley...then screams in pain and collapses.



* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Sam and Dean use '''Crowley''' for the Third Trial (curing a demon) after what he started in "Clip Show"… which he did to ''get them to stop completing the trials''.

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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Sam and Dean use '''Crowley''' for the Third Trial third trial (curing a demon) after what he started in [[Recap/SupernaturalS08E22ClipShow "Clip Show"… Show"]]...which he did to ''get them to stop completing the trials''.



* KarmicDeath: Naomi, as far as we can tell. Metatron apparently took the drill she had used to dig into his, Castiel's and other angels' brains and ran it through the back of her skull. It doesn't always take a sword to kill an Angel, it seems.
* HolyBurnsEvil / KillItWithFire: Sort of. Sam lights up Abaddon's host body with holy fire, but the demon smokes out.

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* KarmicDeath: Naomi, as far as we can tell. Metatron apparently took the drill she had used to dig into his, Castiel's and other angels' brains and ran it through the back of her skull. It doesn't always take a sword to kill an Angel, angel, it seems.
* HolyBurnsEvil / KillItWithFire: HolyBurnsEvil[=/=]KillItWithFire: Sort of. Sam lights up Abaddon's host body with holy fire, but the demon smokes out.



* HumanityEnsues: For Castiel and for ''thousands'' of other angels, with the probable exceptions of Metatron and Naomi (who was already dead).
* IJustWantToBeLoved: ''Crowley,'' of all people.

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-->'''Jody:''' ''[talking to herself in the mirror]'' He's attractive, though, right? He's hot.
* HumanityEnsues: For Castiel and for ''thousands'' of other angels, with the probable (probable) exceptions of Metatron and Naomi (who was already dead).
* IJustWantToBeLoved: ''Crowley,'' ''Crowley'', of all people.



* MagicalGesture: While taking to Dean on the phone in the teaser, Crowley places his thumb and index finer beside the flame on the candle preparing to snuff out the flame, and [[CriticalExistenceFailure also Jody's life]], if Dean refuses to surrender.
* MagicalIncantation: Crowley says, "[[AltumVidetur Manu mortis accessio spiritus vitae recedit.]]" This roughly translates to "Hand of death increase the disappearance of the life spirit."
* ManipulativeBastard: Metatron is revealed to have been manipulating both Castiel (by getting him to collect spell ingredients under the guise of completing the Angel Tablet trials) and the Winchesters (by withholding some crucial information about the Demon Tablet trials, namely that they require Sam to sacrifice his own life).
* ManBitesMan: Well Demon Bites Man, in this case. While being held prisoner, Crowley bites Sam in the arm. Sam shrugs it off as a petty "Screw You" from Crowley, but actually, Crowley needs Sam's blood to call for help.

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* MagicalGesture: While taking to Dean on the phone in the teaser, Crowley places his thumb and index finer finger beside the flame on the candle candle, preparing to snuff out the flame, and with it [[CriticalExistenceFailure also Jody's life]], if Dean refuses to surrender.
* MagicalIncantation: Crowley says, "[[AltumVidetur Manu mortis accessio spiritus vitae recedit.]]" recedit]]." This roughly translates to "Hand of death increase the disappearance of the life spirit."
* ManipulativeBastard: Metatron is revealed to have been manipulating both Castiel (by getting him to collect spell ingredients under the guise of completing the Angel Tablet angel trials) and the Winchesters (by withholding some crucial information about the Demon Tablet demon trials, namely that they require Sam to sacrifice his own life).
* ManBitesMan: Well Well, Demon Bites Man, in this case. While being held prisoner, Crowley bites Sam in the arm. Sam shrugs it off as a petty "Screw You" "screw you" from Crowley, but actually, Crowley needs Sam's blood to call for help.help.
-->'''Sam:''' What the hell, Crowley? Biting?! Seriously?!



-->'''Jody:''' I'm Crazy. He's attractive, though, right? He's hot.
* MotiveRant: Metatron, after Naomi's finished digging through his brain. After God's disappearance, he says, the archangels drove him out of Heaven after Naomi attempted to "debrief" him (i.e. find out what was written on the tablets) and set about ruining Paradise.
-->'''Metatron:''' But you and your Archangels couldn't leave well enough alone. You ran me from my home. Did you really think you could do that to me and there'd be no payback?

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-->'''Jody:''' Oh, this is crazy. This is crazy. ''[laughs]'' I'm Crazy.crazy. He's attractive, though, right? He's hot.
* MotiveRant: Metatron, after Naomi's finished digging through his brain. After God's disappearance, he says, the archangels drove him out of Heaven after because they wanted Naomi attempted to "debrief" him (i.e. , find out what was written on the tablets) and set about ruining Paradise.
-->'''Metatron:''' But you and your Archangels archangels couldn't leave well enough alone. You ran me from my home. Did you really think you could do that to me and there'd be no payback?



* [[NoManShouldHaveThisPower No Demon Should Have This Power]]: Dean's argument for why Crowley needs to give them the Angel Tablet in the trade.
-->'''Dean:''' On the grounds that you're a douche bag, and no douche bag should have that much power. Deal or not?

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* [[NoManShouldHaveThisPower No Demon Should Have This Power]]: Dean's argument for why Crowley needs to give them the Angel Tablet angel tablet in the trade.
-->'''Dean:''' On the grounds that you're a douche bag, douchebag, and no douche bag douchebag should have that much power. Deal or not?



* NotQuiteTheRightThing: The fake angel trials Metatron recruited Castiel to complete. Turns out they don't lock the Angels in Heaven. They do the exact opposite: Kick them out and banish them to Earth.

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* NotQuiteTheRightThing: The fake angel trials Metatron recruited Castiel to complete. Turns out they don't lock the Angels angels in Heaven. They do the exact opposite: Kick kick them out and banish them to Earth.



* PalsWithJesus: Castiel asks Metatron what God was like, as only 4 angels have ever seen God.

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* PalsWithJesus: Castiel asks Metatron what God was like, as only 4 four angels have ever seen God.



* RecurringRiff: "Carry On Wayward Son" by Kansas plays during the [[PreviouslyOn The Road So Far]]. This song first played during [[Recap/SupernaturalS01E21Salvation "Salvation" (S01, Ep21)]], and has played for the [[SeasonFinale season finales]] in [[Recap/SupernaturalS02E22AllHellBreaksLoosePartTwo Season 2]], [[Recap/SupernaturalS03E16NoRestForTheWicked Season 3]], [[Recap/SupernaturalS04E22LuciferRising Season 4]], [[Recap/SupernaturalS05E22SwanSong Season 5]], [[Recap/SupernaturalS06E22TheManWhoKnewTooMuch Season 6]], and [[Recap/SupernaturalS07E23SurvivalOfTheFittest Season 7]]. It is the closest thing ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' has to a ThemeSong.

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* RecurringRiff: "Carry On Wayward Son" by Kansas plays during the [[PreviouslyOn The Road So Far]]. This song first played during [[Recap/SupernaturalS01E21Salvation "Salvation" (S01, Ep21)]], E21)]], and has played for the [[SeasonFinale season finales]] in {{Season Finale}}s of [[Recap/SupernaturalS02E22AllHellBreaksLoosePartTwo Season 2]], [[Recap/SupernaturalS03E16NoRestForTheWicked Season 3]], [[Recap/SupernaturalS04E22LuciferRising Season 4]], [[Recap/SupernaturalS05E22SwanSong Season 5]], [[Recap/SupernaturalS06E22TheManWhoKnewTooMuch Season 6]], and [[Recap/SupernaturalS07E23SurvivalOfTheFittest Season 7]]. It is the closest thing ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' has to a ThemeSong.



** The moment Naomi figures out what Metatron is really up to, and what the Demon Tablet trials will mean for Sam, she wings down to Earth to break the news to Dean and a less-than-receptive Castiel. She offers to welcome Castiel back to Heaven if he truly wants it, then disappears. The next time we see her office, Naomi's corpse is decorating her desk.

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** The moment Naomi figures out what Metatron is really up to, and what the Demon Tablet demon trials will mean for Sam, she wings down to Earth to break the news to Dean and a less-than-receptive Castiel. She offers to welcome Castiel back to Heaven if he truly wants it, then disappears. The next time we see her office, Naomi's corpse is decorating her desk.



** The book Metatron is reading at the bustop is ''Literature/RumbleFish'' by S.E. Hinton.
** Perhaps to mark Music/DavidBowie's return to musicmaking, he sings "Changes" while Sam is trying to cure him.

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** The book Metatron is reading at the bustop bus stop is ''Literature/RumbleFish'' by S.S. E. Hinton.
** Perhaps to mark Music/DavidBowie's return to musicmaking, music-making, he sings "Changes" while Sam is trying to cure him.



** Kevin is a fan of "[[MagicTheGathering Magic]], ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', [and]AzizAnsari."

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** Kevin is a fan of "[[MagicTheGathering Magic]], ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'', ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', [and]AzizAnsari."and Creator/AzizAnsari.



* ThickerThanWater / UndyingLoyalty: The reason why Dean won't let Sam finish the last trial, in stark contrast to their father.
-->'''Dean:''' I killed Benny to save you. I'm willing to let this bastard and all those sons of bitches that killed Mom ''walk'' because of you. Don't you ''dare'' think that there is anything, past or present, that I would put in front of you! It has never been like that, ever. I need you to see that. I'm begging you.
* TwoWordsObviousTrope: Crowley tells Dean he needs to hear two little words. Those words are: I surrender.

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* ThickerThanWater / UndyingLoyalty: ThickerThanWater[=/=]UndyingLoyalty: The reason why Dean won't let Sam finish the last trial, in stark contrast to their father.
-->'''Dean:''' I killed Benny to save you. I'm willing to let this bastard and all those sons of bitches that killed Mom ''walk'' because of you. Don't you ''dare'' think that there is anything, ''anything'', past or present, that I would put in front of you! It has never ''never'' been like that, ever.''ever''. I need you to see that. I'm begging you.
* TwoWordsObviousTrope: Crowley tells Dean he needs to hear two little words. Those words are: I surrender."I surrender".



* VillainousBSOD: Crowley, once Sam's purified blood starts taking effect. He starts throwing out a bunch of references to Series/BandOfBrothers and {{Series/Girls}}, calling Sam the Marnie to his Hannah and ranting that he deserves and [[IJustWantToBeLoved just wants to be loved. Suddenly desiring to be forgiven for all his deeds as a demon, he willingly submits to the rest of Sam's injections.]]
-->'''Crowley:''' I'd like to ask you a favour, Sam. When you were confessing back there, what did you say? I only ask because, given my history… it raises the question, where do I ''start'' to even look for forgiveness?

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* VillainousBSOD: Crowley, once Sam's purified blood starts taking effect. He starts throwing out a bunch of references to Series/BandOfBrothers ''Series/BandOfBrothers'' and {{Series/Girls}}, ''Series/{{Girls}}'', calling Sam the Marnie to his Hannah and ranting that he deserves and [[IJustWantToBeLoved just wants to be loved. loved]]. Suddenly desiring to be forgiven for all his deeds as a demon, he willingly submits to the rest of Sam's injections.]]
injections.
-->'''Crowley:''' I'd like to ask you a favour, favor, Sam. When you were confessing back there, what did you say? I only ask because, given my history… history...it raises the question, where do I ''start'' to even look for forgiveness?



* WeAreNotGoingThroughThatAgain: Kevin just wants to be ''done'' with being a Prophet and all the trauma it entails. After digging up the Demon Tablet for the Winchesters, he considers his duties more or less complete and reacts rather poorly to learning otherwise.
** QuitYourWhining: Castiel, rather violently, to Kevin when the latter refuses to translate the Angel Tablet.

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* WeAreNotGoingThroughThatAgain: Kevin just wants to be ''done'' with being a Prophet and all the trauma it entails. After digging up translating the Demon Tablet demon tablet for the Winchesters, he considers his duties more or less complete and reacts rather poorly to learning otherwise.
** QuitYourWhining: Castiel, rather violently, to Kevin Kevin, when the latter refuses to translate the Angel Tablet.angel tablet.



-->'''Metatron''': These were never trials, Castiel. This is a spell.

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-->'''Metatron''': -->'''Metatron:''' These were never trials, Castiel. This is a spell.



-->'''Jody:''' Look at you. The fancy career, the suit. I'm pretty much what I am -- [[CountryMouse small-town girl]].

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-->'''Jody:''' Look at you. The fancy career, the suit. I'm pretty much what I am -- [[CountryMouse am--[[CountryMouse small-town girl]].



** DisproportionateRetribution / RevengeByProxy: In his MotiveRant, Metatron specifically blames Naomi and the Archangels, and by extension the CelestialBureaucracy, for his exile from Heaven. [[Recap/SupernaturalS08E21TheGreatEscapist Two episodes earlier, Metatron asked the Winchesters about each of the Archangels by name, learning that two are dead, two are stuck in the Cage and all four are unavailable for his vengeance. Apparently he sees fit to take out his feelings on not only Naomi, but the entire Heavenly Host as well.]]

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** DisproportionateRetribution / RevengeByProxy: DisproportionateRetribution[=/=]RevengeByProxy: In his MotiveRant, Metatron specifically blames Naomi and the Archangels, achangels, and by extension the CelestialBureaucracy, for his exile from Heaven. [[Recap/SupernaturalS08E21TheGreatEscapist Two episodes earlier, earlier]], Metatron asked the Winchesters about each of the Archangels archangels by name, learning name and learned that two are dead, dead and two are stuck in the Cage and Cage, making all four are unavailable for his vengeance. Apparently he sees fit to take out his feelings on not only Naomi, but the entire Heavenly Host as well.]]




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'''Season 8, Episode 23''':

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'''[[Recap/{{Supernatural}} Recap]] of ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'''''\\
'''Season 8, Episode 23''':23'''



In a restaurant in [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sioux_Falls,_South_Dakota Sioux Falls, South Dakota,]] [[Characters/LawEnforcement Sheriff Jody Mills]] is on a blind date with [[Characters/SupernaturalDemons Crowley]], whom she knows as Roderick. He is quite charming, and they are the last two in the restaurant, when Crowley brings up the subject of loss. Jody becomes tearful as she recalls [[Recap/SupernaturalS05E15DeadMenDontWearPlaid the loss of her son and husband]]. While she goes to the bathroom to fix her makeup, Crowley takes out a picture of Jody and starts to recite an incantation, which causes Jody to collapse and begin choking up blood. As the incantation ends, Dean calls Crowley. Dean says they will stop the trials to close all the gates to Hell [[Recap/SupernaturalS08E22ClipShow if Crowley stops killing the people they have saved]]. Crowley demands the Winchesters also give him the Demon Tablet, and Dean agrees if Crowley gives them the Angel Tablet.

Dean and Sam meet [[Characters/SupernaturalProphets Kevin]] at a weathered roadside billboard for Dave and Paul's Chili Pot Restaurant, which has a picture of a big red horned devil. Kevin digs up the half of the demon tablet [[Recap/SupernaturalS08E19TaxiDriver he buried there]], and reunites it with the [[Recap/SupernaturalS08E21TheGreatEscapist other half]] in his backpack. Dean gives Kevin the key to the Men of Letters' bunker, and tells him to lay low. Dean and Sam take off in the Impala with the Demon tablet, after Kevin tells them they are doing the right thing.

[[Characters/SupernaturalAngels Metatron]] and [[Characters/SupernaturalAngels Castiel]] are sitting at a bus stop in [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Houston Houston, Texas.]]

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Written by Jeremy Carver.

Directed by Philip Sgriccia.

Air Date: May 15, 2013.

In a restaurant in [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sioux_Falls,_South_Dakota Sioux Falls, South Dakota,]] Dakota]], [[Characters/LawEnforcement Sheriff Jody Mills]] is on a blind date with [[Characters/SupernaturalDemons Crowley]], whom she knows as Roderick. He is quite charming, and they are the last two in the restaurant, restaurant when Crowley brings up the subject of loss. Jody becomes tearful as she recalls [[Recap/SupernaturalS05E15DeadMenDontWearPlaid the loss of her son and husband]]. While she goes to the bathroom to fix her makeup, Crowley takes out a picture of Jody and starts to recite an incantation, which causes Jody to collapse and begin choking coughing up blood. As the incantation ends, Dean calls Crowley. Dean says they will stop the trials to close all the gates to Hell [[Recap/SupernaturalS08E22ClipShow if Crowley stops killing the people they have saved]]. Crowley demands the Winchesters also give him the Demon Tablet, demon tablet, and Dean agrees if Crowley gives them the Angel Tablet.

angel tablet.

Dean and Sam meet [[Characters/SupernaturalProphets Kevin]] at a weathered roadside billboard for Dave and Paul's Chili Pot Restaurant, which has a picture of a big red horned devil. Kevin digs up the half of the demon tablet [[Recap/SupernaturalS08E19TaxiDriver he buried there]], and reunites it with the [[Recap/SupernaturalS08E21TheGreatEscapist other half]] in his backpack. Dean gives Kevin the key to the Men of Letters' bunker, and tells him to lay low. Dean and Sam take off in the Impala with the Demon demon tablet, after Kevin tells them they are doing the right thing.

[[Characters/SupernaturalAngels Metatron]] and [[Characters/SupernaturalAngels Castiel]] are sitting at a bus stop in [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Houston Houston, Texas.]]
Texas]].



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* AccentRelapse: Played with. For some reason while he's undergoing his VillainousBSOD, Crowley slips into an American accent.

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* AccentRelapse: Played with. For some reason reason, while he's undergoing his VillainousBSOD, Crowley slips into an American accent.



-->'''Kevin:''' And I should have told you this six months ago, but the sports metaphors? You want to motivate me? [[MagicTheGathering Magic cards]], [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]], Creator/AzizAnsari.
-->'''Dean:''' ''What?'' I don't know what those words mean.

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-->'''Dean:''' We're on the one-yard line here.
-->'''Kevin:''' And And, I should have told you this six months ago, but the sports metaphors? You want to motivate me? [[MagicTheGathering [[TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering Magic cards]], [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]], Creator/AzizAnsari.
-->'''Dean:''' ''What?'' Yeah, I don't know what those words mean.



* TheBadGuyWins: Metatron's plan to cast the Angels out of Heaven ends in a complete and utter victory for him.
* BigRedDevil: The red devil in a red high collared shirt and horns on the billboard for Dave and Paul's Chili Pot Restaurant.
* BlazingInfernoHellfireSauce: The Billboard for Dave and Paul's Chili Pot Restaurant has the devil dropping green, red, and yellow chili peppers into a pot he is stirring with a wood spatula over open flames. It advertises the following menu items: chili fire dog and habanero salsa; smoked sausage chili pot; burn twice chili; jalapeno chili verde; Phil's smoking hot chili pepper pot; chili rellano and salsa rojo; chili con carnage; and Martha's kick ass chili.

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* TheBadGuyWins: Metatron's plan to cast the Angels angels out of Heaven ends in a complete and utter victory for him.
* BigRedDevil: The red devil in a red high collared high-collared shirt and horns on the billboard for Dave and Paul's Chili Pot Restaurant.
* BlazingInfernoHellfireSauce: The Billboard billboard for Dave and Paul's Chili Pot Restaurant has the devil dropping green, red, and yellow chili peppers into a pot he is stirring with a wood spatula over open flames. It advertises the following menu items: chili fire dog and habanero salsa; smoked sausage chili pot; burn twice chili; jalapeno chili verde; Phil's smoking hot chili pepper pot; chili rellano and salsa rojo; chili con carnage; and Martha's kick ass chili.



* BrokenAngel: ALL OF THEM (except Metatron).

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* BrokenAngel: ALL OF THEM (except Metatron).THEM. Except Metatron.



* CallBack: The ending features two {{Call Back}}s to [[Recap/SupernaturalS04E10HeavenAndHell "Heaven and Hell"]]: the Grace vial in which Uriel/Metatron stores Anna/Castiel's Grace, and the angels falling from Heaven like shooting stars (which is what Anna describes her fall as looking like to humans).
* CaptainObvious: Kevin [[BuriedTreasure buried the Demon Tablet]] under a [[RulesOfTheRoad roadside billboard]] showing a devil.
-->'''Dean:''' You hid the Demon Tablet underneath the devil? [[LampshadeHanging Seriously?]]

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* CallBack: The ending features two {{Call Back}}s to [[Recap/SupernaturalS04E10HeavenAndHell "Heaven and Hell"]]: Hell" (S04, E10)]]: the Grace vial in which Uriel/Metatron stores Anna/Castiel's Grace, and the angels falling from Heaven like shooting stars (which is what Anna describes her fall as looking like to humans).
* CaptainObvious: Kevin [[BuriedTreasure buried the Demon Tablet]] demon tablet]] under a [[RulesOfTheRoad roadside billboard]] showing a devil.
-->'''Dean:''' You hid the Demon Tablet demon tablet underneath the devil? [[LampshadeHanging Seriously?]]Seriously]]?



** Crowley goes by the name Roderick on his date with Jody. In [[Recap/SupernaturalS06E04WeekendAtBobbys "Weekend At Bobby's" (S06, Ep04)]], Rufus reported Crowley's human name was Fergus Roderick [=MacLeod=].
** Crowley brings up the subject of loss, triggering Jody's memories of losing her son and husband and {{flashback}}s from [[Recap/SupernaturalS05E15DeadMenDontWearPlaid "Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid" (S05, Ep15)]].
** The devil stirring the chili on the billboard is wearing a white apron like Crowley's apron in [[Recap/SupernaturalS08E07ALittleSliceOfKevin "A Little Slice Of Kevin" (S08, Ep07)]] and in [[Recap/SupernaturalS08E10TornAndFrayed "Torn and Frayed" (S08, Ep10)]].

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** Crowley goes by the name Roderick on his date with Jody. In [[Recap/SupernaturalS06E04WeekendAtBobbys "Weekend At Bobby's" (S06, Ep04)]], E04)]], Rufus reported Crowley's human name was Fergus Roderick [=MacLeod=].
** Crowley brings up the subject of loss, triggering Jody's memories of losing her son and husband and {{flashback}}s from [[Recap/SupernaturalS05E15DeadMenDontWearPlaid "Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid" (S05, Ep15)]].
E15)]].
** The devil stirring the chili on the billboard is wearing a white apron like Crowley's apron in [[Recap/SupernaturalS08E07ALittleSliceOfKevin "A Little Slice Of Kevin" (S08, Ep07)]] E07)]] and in [[Recap/SupernaturalS08E10TornAndFrayed "Torn and Frayed" (S08, Ep10)]].E10)]].



** Before Sam confesses, he doesn't know where to start. Dean suggests [[DatingCatwoman Ruby]], [[Recap/SupernaturalS04E22LuciferRising killing Lilith and letting Lucifer out]], [[SoullessShell losing his soul]], [[note]](which incidentally was not Sam's fault)[[/note]] [[Recap/SupernaturalS08E01WeNeedToTalkAboutKevin not looking for Dean when he went to Purgatory]], just to name a few. Sam gets the point.

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** Before Sam confesses, he doesn't know where to start. Dean suggests [[DatingCatwoman Ruby]], [[Recap/SupernaturalS04E22LuciferRising killing Lilith and letting Lucifer out]], [[SoullessShell losing his soul]], [[note]](which soul]][[note]](which incidentally was not actually Sam's fault)[[/note]] fault)[[/note]], and [[Recap/SupernaturalS08E01WeNeedToTalkAboutKevin not looking for Dean when he went to Purgatory]], just to name a few. Sam gets the point.
14th Sep '14 10:04:38 AM Morgenthaler
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* UnfortunateImplications: Metatron tells Castiel God is a "bit of a sexist" and then goes on to say God is "eminently fair", suggesting discrimination based on gender is justified.
** Given that Metatron reveals himself to be quite deceitful, it is unclear as to whether one should take his description of God as being any more accurate, or at least unbiased, than anything else he says. Which is not to say that God might not be a "bit of a sexist". But Metatron's assertion that he is "eminently fair" could be entirely his own opinion and not a statement of fact.
2nd Jul '14 10:29:22 AM LogoP
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* TheBechdelTest: Failed. Jody talks to Nancy, the waitress, but it is about Crowley.



* DeggansRule: Failed.
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