'''Season 5, Episode 16''':
!The Dark Side of the Moon

Sam and Dean are shot to death by a pair of angry hunters and find themselves in Heaven. They are contacted by Castiel, who asks them to find Joshua in the hopes that he knows where God is. Sam and Dean must make it to the Garden in the middle of Heaven without letting Zachariah find them and return them to their earthly bodies. They travel through a series of their fondest memories. Dean becomes angry at Sam because several of Sam's happiest moments were times when he got away from his family.

After a reunion with Ash and Pamela, Sam and Dean are cornered by Zachariah. They're saved by Joshua, who tells them that God has a message: back off. God knows everything that's going on, but he doesn't think it's his problem. Joshua returns Sam and Dean to Earth. They pass the news on to Cas, who is devastated. He gives the amulet back to Dean, who throws it away as they leave the motel.

!!Body count
For this episode = [[spoiler:Sam and Dean, but both return to life at the end of the episode.]]

For the series so far = At least 364 humans (of which 6 were witches), at least 106 demons, 29 ghosts, 19 zombies, 11 vampires, at least 9 hellhounds, 6 changelings, 5 angels, 4 gods, 3 shapeshifters, 2 ghouls, 2 werewolves, 1 cat, 1 crocotta, 1 djinn, 1 dog, 1 rakshasa, 1 rawhead, 1 reaper, 1 rougarou, 1 shtriga, 1 siren, 1 wendigo, and 1 wraith.

!Tropes
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* AlmightyJanitor: Joshua has a lot of authority for a simple gardener. While there's open skepticism over whether he's still talking to God, no-one dares call his bluff.
* AFormYouAreComfortableWith: Even in Heaven, Dean and Sam perceive Zachariah in his vessel, the same way he appears on Earth. In an interesting variation, the terrain follows this as well: the Axis Mundi (the road through Heaven) appears as a two-lane blacktop, and the Garden of Eden as the botanical gardens in Cleveland where Dean and Sam once took a field trip as children.
* BadassBoast:
-->'''Zachariah:''' "I'm the last person in the whole of creation you want to mess with".
* BreakingSpeech
* BrickJoke: Pamela telling Sam to watch his ass, which she quite admired on their first meeting.
* CallToAgriculture: Possibly God, given Joshua's reference to them both being gardeners.
* CatapultNightmare: Sam and Dean recovering from death.
* ContinuityNod
* DeathIsCheap: It's {{Lampshaded}}: "When I come back, I'm gonna be pissed." "You guys die more than anyone I've ever met."
* DespairEventHorizon: Poor Castiel.
* DopeSlap: Pamela's mild response to Dean getting her killed.
* ElectromagneticGhosts: Well angel in this case; Castiel talks to Dean via a car radio and a television.
* EvilIsPetty: "Lucifer may be strong. But I'm petty. I'm gonna be the angel on your shoulder for the rest of eternity."
* FeetFirstIntroduction: Zachariah stalking the Winchesters in his shiny shoes.
* FilleFatale: Sam jumps a mile when 11 year-old Stephanie gropes his thigh. In fairness, Sam was much younger when he had this memory. A favorite memory, apparently...
* FluffyCloudHeaven: Averted. Everyone literally gets their own slice of Heaven which will be [[AFormYouAreComfortableWith whatever they expect/most want it to be]], and filled with replays of their most treasured memories. It's very personalized, but also very singular. Once in your little bit of Heaven, you're stuck. You can't go and visit others, and only soulmates get to share.
* GetItOverWith: Dean after Sam is shot.
* GodAndSatanAreBothJerks: God knows what's going on, he just doesn't ''care'' that Satan is going to destroy the world. This may actually be a subversion, as [[Recap/SupernaturalS05E22SwanSong a later episode]] [[spoiler: implies that Chuck is God and has been helping (as a prophet) without hand-holding (as God) the whole time.]]
* HaveYouSeenMyGod
* {{Heaven}}: Heaven is made up of zillions of [[HappyPlace Happy Places]], with the garden of Eden at the center. You're generally alone in your personal heaven, unless you have a soulmate (or you're [[MemeticBadass Ash]]). Dean is dissatisfied with this rather lonely arrangement, describing it as "Film/TheMatrix".
* HeroesLoveDogs: Bones
* HowTheMightyHaveFallen: Zachariah boasts of how angels used to avert their eyes when he walked the halls of Heaven. Now they're all laughing at him because he can't handle "a couple of pathetic, flannel-wearing maggots".
* ICanExplain: Well no, Sam. You can't really explain away starting the Apocalypse.
* ImpliedDeathThreat: "Sooner or later He's going to come back home. And you know how He is with that whole 'wrath' thing."
* ItsPersonal: Zachariah is humiliated by his inability to do anything about the Winchesters, so is out for revenge too.
* LonelyAtTheTop: Joshua speculates this is the reason why God talks to him at all.
* LotusEaterMachine: How Dean regards Heaven.
* MalevolentMaskedMen: Unfortunately Dean recognises Roy and Walt anyway. This ensures his death as well as Sam.
* NeverSpeakIllOfTheDead: John idealized Mary and his marriage after she died.
* ParentalSexualitySquick: Zachariah pisses off Sam & Dean by putting the moves on Mom.
* PillowPistol: Opens with a masked man pointing a shotgun at a sleeping Dean. At least he appears to be asleep, casually changing position and slipping a hand beneath his pillow...
-->'''Masked Man:''' Looking for this? ''(ejects the magazine from Dean's .45, which he's holding in his other hand)''
* PrayerIsALastResort: Why Dean wants to talk to God.
* RageAgainstTheHeavens: Subverted with Castiel's quiet, understated version.
-->"You son-of-a-bitch. I believed in..."
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: The hunters shoot Dean to prevent Dean from doing this after they kill Sam.
* TheTelevisionTalksBack
* TheyKilledKennyAgain: The recap opening shows all the ways Sam and Dean have died, with Bobby in the background [[DeadpanSnarker snarking]] about it.
** Lampshaded by Ash who mentions that Sam and Dean have died more than anyone he's ever known.
* TheRunaway: Sam's best memories are of him leaving or running away from his family. This of course upsets Dean to whom family means everything.
* SomebodyElsesProblem
* StacysMom: Zachariah says the Winchester's mom is "quite the MILF".
* SuddenlyShouting: "I'd walk these halls and people would AVERT THEIR EYES; I HAD RESPECT!"
* SuspiciouslyAproposMusic: Knocking on Heaven's Door -- in Heaven.
* UsedToBeASweetKid: Troubled, womanizing anti-heroic Dean used to be a sweet four-year old who had his PB&J with the crusts cut off and who comforted his mom when she was upset. It's rather [[TearJerker heartbreaking]] to watch.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Roy and Walt, never seen nor heard from again, despite Dean's promise.
** Theory: Considering how Zachariah was looking for them in Heaven so that he could bring them back to life, maybe he dealt with Roy and Walt before hand...
* WhiteShirtOfDeath
* YouCanRunButYouCantHide: Sam and Dean are trying to evade Zachariah in Heaven, which he finds quite amusing. "You can run but you can't...run".