Season 6, Episode 4
Weekend At Bobby'sWritten by Andrew Dabb and Daniel Loflin.Directed by Jensen Ackles.Air Date: October 15, 2010.Bobby turns to Sam and Dean for help when the demon Crowley refuses to return his soul as agreed.
Body countFor this episode = 2 humans, 1 lamia, 1 okami and 1 demon.For the series so far = At least 424 humans (of which 6 were witches), 74 demons, 33 ghosts, 19 zombies, 13 gods, 11 angels, 11 vampires, 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.
- A Day in the Limelight
- Biggus Dickus: Crowley sold his soul to be in the double digits. Really.
- Beleaguered Assistant/Only Sane Man: Bobby, who spends most of his time dealing with whiny, reckless, Too Dumb to Live hunters.
- Blood-Splattered Innocents: Bobby's neighbor Marcy took this to eleven.
- Brief Accent Imitation: "Saved the sodding world together."/"I want my soul back, idjit!"
- Brick Joke: A montage of Bobby's day early on in the episode is set to "The Gambler" by Kenny Rogers. When caught in another of Bobby's devil's traps near the end of the episode, Crowley responds that Bobby "[needs] to know when to fold 'em".
- Catch Phrase : "Balls!"
- Continuity Nod: Dean is still terrified of flying.
- Directed by Cast Member: The first episode to be directed by Jensen Ackles.
- Disposing of a Body: Rufus shows up on Bobby's doorstep, chased by the police and needing to bury an okami. This causes more problems for Bobby when it turns out that the okami was Not Quite Dead.
- Drink Order: Craig. Aged 30 years. Becomes a Chekhov's Gun when it becomes the last clue to helping Bobby find out who Crowley was.
- Eat the Evidence: Whoops.
- Evil Power Vacuum: With most of the most powerful demons dead, Crowley becomes the new King of Hell.
- From Nobody to Nightmare: Crowley, who used to be a "two-bit tailor".
- Hot Pursuit: Rufus is chased by the police twice over the course of the episode.
- I Have Your Wife: Subverted. Crowley hates his son, and Bobby knows this.
- Impersonating an Officer: Played for Laughs when Bobby advises Garth to call the FBI, only to be called on his FBI phone."No, Garth, not me' the FBI, the real FBI! How are you still alive?"
- Kill It with Fire: The lamia. Demons can also be killed by burning their bones.
- Malicious Misnaming: Apparently demons call Crowley "Lucky the Leprechaun" behind his back. Even though, as Bobby points out, the name "MacLeod" is Scottish, not Irish.
- Misplaced Accent: Why on Earth would a Scotsman from the 1600s sound English?
- Multitasked Conversation: Bobby is on a phone call with Sam and Dean about how to kill a lamia, when the police show up asking about a murder. He ends up pretending to be talking about cooking.
- Noodle Incident: Sam and Dean defeating the lamia are only shown in brief out-of-context scenes.
- Our Demons Are Different: Destroying their bones works on them just like it works on ghosts, because they're basically just twisted, evil ghosts "with an ego" as Bobby puts it.
- Read the Fine Print: Apparently, Bobby's contract says that Crowley only has to "make best efforts" to return Bobby's soul.
- Running Gag: Bobby attempting to eat his peach cobbler only to be interrupted by the phone.
- Summoning Ritual
- There's No Kill Like Overkill: Bobby shoves the okami in a woodchipper to kill it.
- Kinda Busy Here: Bobby tells Dean to get a knife blessed by a priest to kill the lamia, but Dean hangs up before he can list some alternate methods. When the priest is killed, Dean has to call back again while Sam is in the midst of fighting the lamia. Bobby meanwhile has to field the call at the same time the FBI has come knocking on his door.
- Too Dumb to Live: "How are you still alive?"
- The Unseen: As per the Noodle Incident, the lamia Sam and Dean are hunting is never seen onscreen. We see it's shadow, roar and Sam being tossed around but that's it.
- Wangst: In-Universe: Bobby gets so sick of the boys' angst, he gives them a scolding and tells them to shut up.
- What the Hell, Hero?: After Dean calls Bobby selfish, Bobby snaps at him for being an Ungrateful Bastard and whining about his problems, not realizing that Bobby does a lot for him and Sam and has his own problems to deal with, not the least of which is that his soul is still being held by Crowley.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Dean rides an airplane and is not happy about it.