Recap: Supernatural S 08 E 17 Goodbye Stranger
Season 8, Episode 17
Sam finds accounts of unrelated dead bodies showing up all over the Midwest with severe burns around their eyes, hands, and feet, puncture wounds through the backs of their hands, and eyes and internal organs liquified. Sam and Dean go to Lincoln Springs
where the last victim, Ann Morton, was found. Ann's husband tells them that his wife was not herself before she died. She was digging holes all over town, and he saw her eyes flash black.
Dean and Sam realize that someone is killing people possessed by demons, and set out to question Wendy Rice, a local historian who had arranged to meet Ann Morton before she died. While they are at her home, three of Crowley's
mooks come to the door and attack them. During the fight, one demon escapes with a map Wendy had re-created of the town before a 100 year flood destroyed all records. Before Dean can stab one of the demons with Ruby's knife, it smokes out of its vessel and enters Wendy. Suddenly Castiel
appears, smiting the demon which is attacking Sam and then capturing the possessed Wendy.
Castiel wants to tell Sam and Dean his true mission, but under Naomi's
control, instead tells them he has been looking for the other half of the Demon Tablet
and trying to stop the demons from finding a parchment that could help them to translate the Demon Tablet without a prophet
. Castiel tortures the possessed Wendy, who reveals that they have a hostage who has been telling them where Lucifer's
crypts are. Before she can tell Sam and Dean that there is no parchment and instead they are looking for the Angel Tablet in Lucifer's crypts, Castiel kills her.
Castiel disappears, and Sam and Dean race to the hotel where the demon said the hostage is being kept. They find Castiel has already smited 2 more of Crowley's mooks. Castiel tells them the hostage is in the bathroom, and when they open the door they find a blonde, bloodied, and bound Meg
. Even though Castiel realizes, Meg will likely reveal the truth to the Winchesters, Naomi allows him to work with her as she knows the location of Lucifer's crypts. She tells them that she has been being tortured by Crowley for the last year, but has not given up the location of the Angel Tablet. She agrees to show them where the crypt is. Castiel cleans some of her wounds, and Meg reveals she has feelings
Meg leads them to an abandoned warehouse where Lucifer's crypt is, and Castiel and Dean enter to find the Angel Tablet, while Sam and Meg wait outside to watch their backs. Castiel sees there is only one item warded against angels in the crypt, and Dean opens the warded box and finds the Angel Tablet. Castiel insists Dean gives him the tablet, but Dean is unwilling to give Castiel the tablet unless he explains how he got out of Purgatory
. Naomi commands Castiel to kill Dean, and Castiel savagely beats Dean. Crowley's mooks attack and Sam and Meg manage to kill them. Crowley appears, and Meg sends Sam to Dean and Cas. Dean manages to get through to Cas, who picks up the angel tablet, breaking him from Naomi's control. However, he takes the angel tablet and leaves, saying that he needs to protect it from Naomi and from Dean. Sam and Dean escape from Crowley after Meg sacrifices herself to protect them and Cas. Naomi and Crowley later meet in the Crypt where they are revealed to have history together. Castiel is shown on a bus
with the tablet.
- Abandoned Warehouse: Lucifer's crypt is in the basement of an abandoned warehouse.
- After Action Patch Up: Castiel tending to Meg after they escape the hotel.
Castiel wrapping gauze around Meg's wrist: These wounds have festered.
- Ancient Tomb: Lucifer's crypt with columns along the walls and statues and urns covered in cobwebs.
- Angel/Devil Shipping: In-universe, this episode provides two literal examples: Castiel/Meg and Naomi/Crowley.
- Artifact Collection Agency: The Men of Letters have a lot of artifacts in boxes, which Dean is organizing. He finds the Spear of Destiny, an odd carving, and a Fabergé egg.
- Audible Sharpness: When Castiel plunges his blade into simulated Dean in the teaser.
- Awesome, but Impractical: The labeling system for the artifacts in the Men of Letters' bunker.
Dean: You know, would it have killed these asshats to label these boxes in something other than hieroglyphics?
- Back for the Dead: Meg the Demon.
- Bad Liar: Even though Naomi is feeding Castiel lines, he still is not a smooth liar.
- Beauty Is Never Tarnished: Averted.
- The Big Board: Sam sits at the table in the Men of Letters' Mission Control with an illuminated world map with protractors and red and black circles on it. He is searching the internet on his laptop while eating a sandwich and drinking a soda.
- Black Eyes of Evil: Ann's husband saw her eyes flash after he confronted her. The three mooks eyes flash as soon as Wendy answers the door.
- Blah Blah Blah: As Crowley plunges an Angel Sword into his unsuccessful Mook.
Crowley: Well, you know what they say: When you want something done...blah blah blah...
- Blood from the Mouth:
- Simulated Dean after being stabbed by Castiel in the teaser.
- Sam's Incurable Cough of Death causes him to leave a blood stained napkin in the trash can that Dean finds.
- Blood Is the New Black: Meg never cleans all the blood off, which is on her face and through her hair, and it doesn't seem to bother her.
- Big Damn Heroes: Castiel saves Sam from getting killed by a demon.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: When under Naomi's mental control, Castiel tries to kill Dean.
- Brainwashing for the Greater Good: Naomi claims that she was trying to "fix" Castiel.
- Buried Treasure: The demons are digging for Lucifer's crypts to find the Angel Tablet.
- Call Back:
- Voluptuous Asian Lovelies is a precursor to Busty Asian Beauties. We previously saw Busty Asian Beauties in "Tall Tales" (S02, Ep15), "Long-Distance Call" (S03, Ep14), "Lazarus Rising" (S04, Ep01), "Wishful Thinking" (S04, Ep08), "Swap Meat" (S05, Ep12), and "Torn And Frayed" (S08, Ep10).
- Meg reminds Sam of the events in "Born Under A Bad Sign" (S02, Ep14).
- Dean telling Castiel, "I need you," much like he did in "What's Up, Tiger Mommy?" (S08, Ep02).
- Dean being beaten up by an angel and someone he considers family who is being controlled by someone else, and then being healed by Castiel, who has been "cured" by God-or at least the word of God- is very similar to what happened in "Swan Song" (S05, Ep22).
- Chekhov's Gun: Dean briefly examines the key to Oz, which comes up again in "Slumber Party" (S09, Ep04).
- Cold-Blooded Torture:
- Castiel tortures demons to uncover the location of the angel tablet.
- Has been happening to Meg for the past year.
- Continuity Nod:
Dean to Castiel: You heard me, didn't you?
Sam to Dean: You prayed to him?
Castiel: Yes, I heard you. But that's not why I am here.
Meg: So, your noodle's back in order?
Castiel: Yeah, my... noodle remembers everything. I think it's a pretty good noodle.
Meg: Really? You remember everything?
- The Corrupter: Naomi convinces Castiel to lie to the Winchesters and attack Dean.
- Cosmetic Horror: Wendy Rice in hair curlers, which really throws Castiel.
Castiel: I'm hoping the strange-haired demon in the kitchen is more knowledgeable than the others I interrogated.
- Crack is Cheaper: Than an edition of Voluptuous Asian Lovelies from July of 1950.
You kidding me? This is a first edition, dude. You know what this would go for on eBay
Sam: No. Why? Do you?
Dean: No...maybe. Shut-up.
- Cruel and Unusual Death: The dead bodies showing up all over the Midwest in the last week.
Sam: Because each of the victims had severe burns around their eyes, hands, and feet, puncture wounds through the backs of their hands, eyes and internal organs liquified.
- Cute and Psycho: Castiel, which is lampshaded by Meg.
Meg: So, which Cass are you now? Original make and model or crazy town?
Castiel: I'm just me.
- A Date with Rosie Palms: Dean finds an old vintage porn mag called "Voluptuous Asian Lovelies" (a joke reference to the "Busty Asian Beauties" magazine that Dean keeps finding throughout the series) in the storage room of the Men of Letters, and shows it to Sam. Sam wants to get on the road to investigate the new case, but asks Dean if he needs some time with "Miss October". Dean then jokes that he needs ten minutes before they leave.
- Dating Catwoman: Crowley mentions that he had a romantic relationship with Naomi in Mesopotamianote , even though both are on opposite sides of a millennia-long war and despise each other.
- Deal with the Devil: Crowley tries to offer Naomi a deal; she leaves before he can even finish his sentence.
- Destination Defenestration: One of Crowley's mooks throws Sam through a glass door in Wendy's house.
- Destructo-Nookie: Meg's suggests that if she and Castiel survive, she'll "order pizza" and they can "move some furniture around". Castiel not only gets the innuendo, but seems to actually be considering it.
- Diegetic Switch: Dean turns on the radio (which is playing Goodbye Stranger) and the music continues to play over the episode until the credits.
- Dirty Mind-Reading: The demon possessing Wendy.
Possessed Wendy: Sam and Dean Winchester. Oh, the thoughts she had about you two. Mostly you, Sam.
- Don't You Dare Pity Me!:
- Sam insists he is fine, but after Castiel and Dean call him on this lie, he cops to his difficulties.
Sam: Dean, I'm telling you - I'm okay.
Castiel: No, you're not. Sam... You're damaged in ways even I can't heal. Dean's right.
- Meg also has trouble admitting she is not in fighting form, but owns up to it when Castiel shows concern.
Meg: Since when do I need protecting?
Castiel: Since you were held captive and tortured for over a year.
- Dramatic Thunder: When the Angel Tablet is revealed as the stone breaks, and also at the same time that Crowley appears.
Crowley: I believe they're playing my song.
- Entendre Failure: Meg has to do the heavy lifting when it comes to flirting, but Castiel eventually catches on.
Meg: You really do know how to make a girl's nethers quiver, don't you?
Castiel: I am aware of how to do that. Although it doesn't usually involve cleaning wounds.
- Everytown, America / No Communities Were Harmed: The plot requires a town with an orchard, where a devastating 100 year flood occurred, and it was a stop on the underground railroad. The town is also represented by a model and a map. A fictional setting was likely chosen to avoid obvious contradictions.
- Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Meg does not get one thing about Sam's story.
Meg: There's one part I don't understand. You hit a dog and stopped. Why?
- Exact Eavesdropping: Castiel hears Sam and Dean discuss their suspicions about him after he walks out of the room.
Castiel from another room:
You know, I can hear you
both. I am
a celestial being.
- Exposition Diagram: Ann's husband shows them the model of the town in the basement to explain his wife's activity before her death.
Sam: Out of sort how?
Ann's husband: It'd be better if I show you.
- Expository Hairstyle Change: Meg's bleached hair is part of the torture Crowley put her through.
Meg: Aww. Thanks for noticing, Dean. But this wasn't my idea. It was Crowley's. And it's just another reason I want to stab him in the face.
- Fake Action Prologue: Castiel attacks Dean while Dean begs for him not to hurt him. Castiel lifts up his blade and inflicts a fatal blow. Dean lies dead, and the lights come up revealing this was only a training test Naomi is putting Castiel through.
- Fan Nickname: Television Without Pity has dubbed Sam's affliction "trialberculosis", a Portmanteau of trial and tuberculosis.
- Fast Tunnelling: The possessed Ann.
Ann's husband: She dug for hours. She never broke a sweat. Straight down 10, maybe 15 feet.
- Female Angel, Male Demon: Inverted Trope, with Castiel/Meg, but Played Straight with Naomi/Crowley. At least, if we go by the gender of the human vessels.
- Fictional Document: Voluptuous Asian Lovelies, a precursor of Busty Asian Beauties.
- Fighting from the Inside: When Naomi orders Castiel to lie to the Winchesters and then to kill Dean, Castiel becomes visibly distressed and finally breaks free of her hold.
- Flower Motifs: A Discussed Trope, with the brothers debating which flowers say thank you for Demon Slaying.
Dean: So somebody is killing demons. Wow, that is awesome. I feel like we should send a card or flowers. What kind of flower says "Thanks for killing demons"?
- Flyover Country: The dead bodies are found in Benton, Indiana, Downers Grove, Illinois, Novi, Michigan, and Lincoln Springs, Missouri.
- Fridge Logic: Why didn't Dean leave the tablet in the box warded against angels or at least put it back in the box as soon as Castiel started asking for the tablet in a suspicious manner?
- Presumably Dean figured that while the box has wards to prevent Angels getting inside it, this doesn't prevent them from simply picking it up and taking it back to Heaven unopened, which would suit their purposes just fine.
- Geometric Magic:
- Castiel draws a devil's trap under the kitchen table to hold the possessed Wendy.
- Meg and Sam spray paint wards outside the warehouse to protect against Crowley and his mooks.
- Good Angel, Bad Angel: Castiel is split between earth and his loyalty to Dean (his good angel) and heaven and the control established by Naomi (the bad angel).
- Good Cop/Bad Cop: After Castiel binds her in a devil's trap and tortures her by stabbing her with his sword, the possessed Wendy says, "I thought angels were supposed to be the good cops." But, Dean does not accept the role of good cop, and tells her, "Hey, hey! Think he's the only bad cop in this room?"
- Kind of ironic actually, given the Light Is Not Good behavior of angels on the show. This must have been a fairly clueless demon.
- Gratuitous Japanese: When Dean sees a picture of a young woman sitting on a bed in Voluptuous Asian Lovelies, he says, "Konnichiwa".
- Happily Ever After: Sam, and possibly Meg, have not given up on this possibility, although Meg can't resist teasing him.
Sam: You know, I spent last year with... someone, and, um... ...now I know that's actually possible.
Meg: Wait — that's how you spent your last year? With a chick? Lame.
- Heroic Comedic Sociopath: While Meg has been an evil villain out to get the Winchesters in the past, she has aligned herself more with the Winchesters in the last seasons and in this episode her evil tendencies are Played for Laughs.
Sam: Wait, so a bunch of innocent people died so you could... buy yourself some time?
Meg: Hi, I'm Meg, I'm a demon.
- Heroic Sacrifice / Villain's Dying Grace: Meg fends off Crowley to give the Winchesters time to escape.
- His Name Is...: Naomi directs Castiel to kill the possessed Wendy before the existence of the Angel tablet is revealed.
No. I am telling you, we're looking for - Ahhh!
- Hollywood Darkness: Lucifer's crypt is a well lit underground cavern with an unseen light source near the ceiling.
- If We Survive This / Intercourse with You: Meg has plans for her and Castiel once the Angel Tablet is safe.
Meg: We survive this... I'm gonna order some pizza and we're gonna move some furniture around. You understand?
Castiel: No, I, I... Wait, actually... Yes, I -
- I Just Want to Be Normal: Sam's secret desire was not much of a reveal to the audience.
Sam: I do.
- "I Know You're in There Somewhere" Fight: Dean and Brainwashed Castiel.
Dean: I know you're in there. I know you can hear me. Cass... It's me. We're family. We need you. I need you.
- Imaginary Enemy: Castiel seeks advice from Naomi in how to proceed in separate scenes which appear to be set in heaven, but could also be all in Castiel's mind. Later, when Naomi appears in Lucifer's crypt we see she is more than a figment.
- Impaled Palm: Castiel stabs the demon though the hands with an angel sword.
- Incurable Cough of Death: After profusely bleeding from the mouth in previous episodes, another sign that Sam is not well is that he develops a cough in this episode, causing him to cough up even more blood.
- I Need a Freaking Drink: Meg after being released from a year of torture. She takes swigs from an open bottle of whiskey while Castiel patches her up.
Meg: Is there any booze in this dump?
- In-Series Nickname:
Meg: You know, I get why Crowley calls you Moose now.
- It Sucks to Be the Chosen One: We find that Sam has been damaged in ways that Castiel can not heal because of his completion of the first trial in the quest to close the Hellgates.
- I Work Alone: Castiel claims he does not want the Winchesters to slow him down.
Castiel: I started this hunt without you because I didn't want anything to slow me down.
- Lens Flare: Dean's flash light causes this when they are looking for Lucifer's crypt in the warehouse.
- Let's Split Up, Gang: Dean and Castiel go to find Lucifer's crypt while Sam and Meg stay outside.
Meg: "Would it kill you to watch a movie, read a book?"
Castiel: "A movie, no. But a book with the proper spells — yeah, it could, theoretically, kill me."
- Long Haired Prettyboy: Sam, which is lampshaded by the demon possessing Wendy.
What can I say? She has a thing for smutton chops.
- Long Runner Character Turnover: Our last connection to Season 1 besides Sam and Dean, Meg will not be forgotten.
- MacGuffin Location: The search for Lucifer's crypts.
- Manchurian Agent: Castiel has been programed to kill and obey.
- Meaningful Echo: "I need you."
- Mind over Matter: Castiel causes the wall to crack, revealing Lucifer's cyrpt, by placing his hand on the wall and concentrating.
- Mock Guffin: Meg kept sending the demons to empty crypts where they found, as she phrased it, "bupkis".
- Model Planning: The possessed Ann hung small bags of dirt to represent the holes she dug over a model she built of Lincoln Springs, Missouri, in her basement.
- No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Castiel beating up Dean in the crypt.
- Not Himself:
- The husband of the last victim said she was not his Annie for the week before she died. She was a teacher with no enemies, but then she stopped eating, stopped sleeping, and would only mutter to herself.
- The real estate agent's wife and the historian's husband also said their spouses became obsessed and weird before they died.
- Sam says Castiel is "off" and Dean says Castiel has not been right since he got back from Purgatory.
- "No. Just... No" Reaction: Dean's reaction when Sam tries to lie to him about his "bloody rag in the trash can".
Dean: Stop. Just... Stop.
- Not Listening to Me, Are You?
Dean: Hey, you listening to me?
Sam (typing on laptop): Yeah, it's uh... fascinating stuff. You should probably, uh, write it all down in your journal for the archives, you know?
Dean: Yeah, thanks, you're a lot of help.
- No MacGuffin, No Winner: Castiel disappears with the Angel Tablet, protecting it from Crowley and the demons, Naomi and the angels, and the Winchesters.
- Only a Flesh Wound: Crowley shrugs off Meg stabbing him in the shoulder with an Angel-killing blade as "just a flesh wound" when talking to Naomi at the end.
- Peerless Love Interest: Meg calls a woman who could make Sam give up hunting a rare creature and refers to Amelia as a Unicorn. Meg later call Castiel her Unicorn.
Meg: Oh, I heard the rest. You fell in love with a unicorn. It was beautiful, then sad, then sadder. I laughed, I cried, I puked in my mouth a little. And honestly, I kind of get it.
- Pop-Cultural Osmosis Failure:
Castiel: "I still don't know who Clarence is."
- Porn Stash: Dean opens a folder in the archives of the Men of Letters to find a first edition of Voluptuous Asian Lovelies. Perhaps Dean's interest in Busty Asian Beauties is part of the Men of Letters legacy.
- Portmanteau Couple Name: Meg + Castiel = Megstiel, a name that had already been adopted by many fans.
Dean to Sam: Do you really think we can trust Megstiel?
- Protective Charm: The box containing the Angel Tablet is warded against angels.
- Public Domain Artifact: The Spear of Destiny is in the Men of Letters' hideout.
Dean looking at a lance in a wooden box: Spear of Destiny? What is this, God’s toothpick?
- Recognition Failure: As noted above, Dean fails to recognise the significance of the Spear of Destiny.
- Room Full of Crazy: Ann's basement, which is lampshaded by Sam.
Sam: That would explain the crazy room at Ann's house.
- The Warehouse where Naomi was training Castiel to kill Dean, containing hundreds, if not thousands, of "Dean" corpses.
- Screaming Woman: Wendy Rice, when the demons are at her door.
- Send in the Clones: The teaser ends with an empty warehouse full of hundreds of simulated Dean Winchesters crumpled on the floor dead in various poses with motionless open eyes.
- Short-Distance Phone Call: Crowley appears behind the mook who called him, preferring to complete the conversation face to face.
Mook Demon: Sir? Hello, sir?
Meg: Why are you so sweet on me, Clarence?
- Dean says he and Castiel are going to "Indiana Jones" the crypt.
- Sam and Dean say, in unison, "Shut up, Meg."
- Dean calls Castiel "Bill Nye".
- When Sam hesitates sharing details about his past year, Meg says, "Cut me, do I not bleed?"
- Crowley calls the Winchesters Timon and Pumbaa.
- Dean makes a very close quote to a line from The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, referring to Samwise Gamgee as "Rudy Hobbit". Sean Astin, who played Samwise Gamgee, was the titular character in Rudy.
- Crowley dismissing Meg stabbing him in the shoulder as "just a flesh wound", invoking this trope.
- Sickening Crunch: When Castiel grabs and twists Dean's arm in the simulation and later in Lucifer's crypt.
- Smash Cut: While Castiel is talking to the Winchesters, the scene cuts to Castiel asking Naomi what to tell them.
- Stealth Hi/Bye: Naomi pulls this on Crowley.
- Superdickery: Castiel killing Dean in the teaser.
- Stock Sound Effects: The loud keyboard clacking every time Sam types on his laptop.
- Suicide Mission: When Sam wont tell Meg about the trials, she asks him if he is "okay dying for it".
- Super Smoke: Before Dean can stab him with Ruby's knife, one of Crowley's mooks smokes out and enters Wendy.
- TechnoBabble: Castiel's explanation for the damage caused to Sam by completing the first trial, which is lampshaded by Dean.
Castiel: It's something on the subatomic level and his electromagnetic field -
Okay, bottom-line it for me, Bill Nye
. Is it lethal?
- Tempting Fate: Meg suggests she and Castiel should get together if they survive.
- Themed Aliases: Sam introduces them to Wendy Rice as Special Agents Lynne and Tandy as in Jeff Lynne and Richard Tandy of Electric Light Orchestra.
- They're Called Personal Issues For A Reason: Sam does not want to discuss the trial with Meg, and she clearly feels left out.
Meg: You're not gonna tell me? Seriously?
- Throat Light: When Castiel smites the demon attacking Sam, when Crowley stabs his mook with the angel sword.
- Titled After the Song: By Supertramp, which plays over the closing scene.
- Tome of Eldritch Lore:
Sam: If the Demon Tablet can shut the Gates of Hell, what can the Angel Tablet do?
Meg: Would it kill you to watch a movie, read a book?
Castiel: A movie, no. But a book with the proper spells, yeah, it could, theoretically, kill me.
- Token Evil Teammate: Meg, who allies herself with Castiel and the Winchesters to keep the Angel Tablet from Crowley.
Meg: How am I not Team Sam.
- Torture Always Works:
- After Castiel stabs the demon possessing Wendy through the palms, she tells them the demons were getting information on the crypts from a hostage who is being kept at Murray hotel by the interstate.
- However, for Meg it is a Subverted Trope as she has been lying to her torturers, hoping to buy enough time for an escape.
- Treasure Map: Wendy Rice has re-created a map of Lincoln Springs from before the flood, which shows that the Jakubiak orchard is where Downey meets Bond Street. Meg uses the model in Ann's basement to find where Lucifer's crypt is.
- Twisted Echo Cut: Used very effectively between the scenes with Castiel talking to the Winchesters or Meg and then cutting to him talking with Naomi in heaven. We also see an example where Castiel pulls out his sword, shocking Dean who takes a step back, and the there is a cut to Meg with Sam saying, "Wait, hold on."
- Underground Railroad: Wendy Rice is a PhD candidate who is doing her dissertation on the connections between Lincoln Springs and the Underground Railroad.
- Understatement: Sam says Meg has "not been the most trustworthy person" in the their lives. This is a rather generous statement, considering that she killed their allies and family friends, captured their father and delivered him to her father, the Yellow Eyed Demon, possessed Sam and tried to force Dean to kill him, tried to make a possessed Bobby kill Dean, released a pack of hell hounds that killed Ellen and Jo, and was The Dragon for the Yellow Eyed Demon and Lucifer.
- Unusual Euphemism: "The Pizza Man".
- Virtual Training Simulation / Unwinnable Training Simulation: Naomi forces Castiel to practice killing Dean again and again until she is satisfied.
Naomi: No hesitation. Quick. Brutal. Everything's back in order. Finally, you're ready.
- What the Hell, Hero?:
- For a loose definition of hero. Sam points out that while Meg didn't tell her torturers what they wanted to know, her false information still lead to innocent deaths and she did it just to give herself "a break" from the torture.
Meg: Hi, I'm Meg, I'm a demon.
- Meg later calls Sam out on the fact that even though they worked together to defeat the Leviathans and Crowley, they didn't look for her even once over the last year. Sam just shrugs.
Meg: Wait, so I took how many bullets for you guys, and you didn't even look for me? Like, once? [Scoffs.] My hero.
- With Us or Against Us: Naomi overplayed her hand when she made Castiel choose between Dean and heaven.
Naomi: You have to choose, Castiel - us or them.
- Worth Living For: Meg reminds Sam he has always wanted to live a normal life with someone he loves, and reveals she also has a unicorn worth living for, which since this is Supernatural means she does not have long to live.
- Wound That Will Not Heal: The transformation Sam underwent after completing the first trial.
- You Have Failed Me: Crowley kills the last of his mooks who were guarding Meg.
Crowley: Just to be clear, you can't find a hole in the ground, your coworkers have met with an untimely demise, and you've lost my favorite chew toy.
- You Put the X in XY: After Castiel refuses to answers questions and leaves the room, Dean tells Sam, “He puts the ass in Cass.”