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'''[[Recap/{{Supernatural}} Recap]] of ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'''''\\
'''Season 9, Episode 20'''

!Bloodlines

Written by Andrew Dabb.

Directed by Robert Singer.

Air Date: April 29, 2014.

Sam and Dean head to Chicago to investigate a suspected monster killing, only to learn that the whole city is [[GenericEthnicCrimeGang run by five families of monsters]].

!!Tropes

* BigDamnHeroes: Sam and Dean behead the werewolf who was about to kill Ennis.
** Subverted later. Ennis gets the killing shot into the monster-killer, but Violet would have killed him first if David hadn't stopped her.
* CoconutSuperpowers: Shapeshifters in the family are able to change without shedding their skin.
* EnemyMine: Ennis and the Winchesters side with shapeshifter David.
-->'''Dean:''' Sometimes, you've got to work with the bad guy to get to the worse guys.
* EvilVersusEvil: The shapeshifter tribe lead by Margo Lassiter starts a war against the werewolf tribe lead by Julian Duval.
* FantasticRacism: Plenty of it. According to Saul, the one thing all five monster families can agree on is that their [[TitleDrop bloodlines]] must remain pure.
* InterspeciesRomance: David Lassiter the shapeshifter and Violet Duval the werewolf.
* JumpedAtTheCall: Sam, seeing his younger self in Ennis, repeatedly warns him to stay out of the hunting life, but Ennis won't have any of it.
* LeftHanging: The episode was so poorly received that CW execs canceled plans for the spin-off. ''All'' plotlines are thus left open.
* TheNicknamer: Dean nicknames David "[[Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet Romeo]]" and David calls Dean "[[Series/BuffyTheVampireslayer Buffy]]".
* NotSoDifferent: David and Ennis both lost someone they loved to the silver-clawed killer.
* ObviouslyEvil: Julian Duval. He may not have [[WouldHitAGirl actually hit Violet]], but he did come close to throttling her.
* OutOfFocus: Dean and Sam are barely in the episode.
* PhoneCallFromTheDead: Ennis' father, established to be dead for years, calls him as the episode ends. [[CliffHanger And then gets cut off]].
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: The werewolf family is quite misogynistic, evident in their treatment of Violet. Her father sells her off to some New York City wolves in an ArrangedMarriage, and Julian makes clear to her that she's there to be pretty and silent.
* PoorlyDisguisedPilot: If ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supernatural:_Bloodlines Supernatural: Bloodlines]]'' gets picked up, that is.
** Unfortunately, plans for the spinoff seem to be canceled.
* PreMortemOneLiner: "[[YouMonster I only see one monster here]]."
* RecycledInSpace: Lampshaded by Dean.
-->'''Dean''': What is this? ''[[Film/TheGodfather Godfather]]'' with fangs?
* RevealingHug: Margo's smile vanishes when she hugs her brother, implying she's not so happy he's back in the family. Look closely and you can see her [[TheNoseKnows nostrils flare]].
* ScaryBlackMan: Subverted with Ennis. He might not be that tall compared to the rest of the cast, but he can shout and he can shoot.
* ShapedLikeItself: David explains what a shapeshifter is: "We shift...our shape. It's kind of all there in the name."
* SpottingTheThread: When Detective Costa comes over, Ennis quickly realizes something's wrong when he keeps asking Ennis to repeat information and contradicting himself. Which leads to PullTheThread when Ennis says that [[DisappearedDad his father]] will be home soon, and "Costa" says "Yeah, it'd be great to see him, too," convincing Ennis he's a disguised monster.
* StarCrossedLovers: David and Violet.
* StuffedIntoTheFridge: Ennis's fiancée Tamara is brutally, but accidentally, murdered right as he's about to propose to her.
* VanHelsingHateCrimes: Since the silver-clawed killer lost his son to monsters--or so he thinks--he's determined to kill as many as he can regardless of whether they're good or bad, and goading the rest into killing each other.