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'''[[Recap/{{Supernatural}} Recap]] of ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'''''\\
'''Season 6, Episode 7'''

!Family Matters

Written by Andrew Dabb and Daniel Loflin.

Directed by Guy Bee.

Air Date: November 5, 2010.

Despite his suspicions, Dean accompanies Sam with his cousins and Samuel on a hunting trip for the alpha vampire. However, deep in the woods, things go wrong.

!!Body Count:
For this episode = 1 human and 5 vampires.

For the series so far = At least 428 humans (of which 6 were witches), 74 demons, 33 ghosts, 26 vampires, 19 zombies, 14 gods, 11 angels, 9 hellhounds, 6 changelings, 4 shapeshifters, 3 djinn, 2 ghouls, 2 werewolves, 2 dogs, 1 crocotta, 1 lamia, 1 okami, 1 rakshasa, 1 rawhead, 1 reaper, 1 rugaru, 1 shtriga, 1 siren, 1 wendigo, 1 whore of Babylon, and 1 wraith.

!Tropes
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* AgonyOfTheFeet: The Alpha is literally nailed to the floor. It doesn't hold him.
* ElectricTorture: Samuel tries this on the Alpha, who's barely affected.
* ExpectingSomeoneTaller: Samuel's reaction to Castiel, who informs him that actually his true form is the size of the Chrysler Building.
* {{Fanservice}}: Sam tied to a chair at the beginning of the episode.
* FauxAffablyEvil: The Alpha Vampire is jovial and even willing to answer the boys' questions, but this is only because he's confident he'll escape and start feeding again soon.
* FemmeFatalons: The (male) Alpha Vampire uses a nail to cut his bonds.
* IronicEchoCut:
-->'''Dean:''' ''[to Samuel]'' I trust you.
-->'''Dean:''' ''[to Sam]'' I don't trust him.
* TheMole: Sam for Dean inside the Campbell's operation.
* OffWithHisHead
* RecycledScript: Crowley refuses to give Sam back his soul, instead choosing to keep it to use as leverage. [[Recap/SupernaturalS05E21TwoMinutesToMidnight Sound]] [[Recap/SupernaturalS06E04WeekendAtBobbys familiar]]?
* ShoutOut: To ''Literature/TheDivineComedy'', [[Franchise/TheMuppets Kermit The Frog]], ''Film/{{Jaws}}'', and Legoland.
* SlippedTheRopes: Dean won't untie Sam? Fine!
* SoullessShell: When Sam was [[CameBackWrong brought back]] from Hell, his soul got left behind in Lucifer's Cage.
* TooDumbToLive: Samuel Campbell telling Sam and Dean they have to either kill him or get out of his way.
* UnwittingPawn: Everyone to [[MagnificentBastard Crowley]].

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