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* {{Forgiveness}}: Sam [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming finally gets to tell his dad that he forgives him for what he did to him and Dean, and that he loves him]]. John just doesn't know it, 'cause he doesn't know that ''he's'' Sam's dad.

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* {{Forgiveness}}: Sam [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming finally gets to tell his dad that he forgives him for what he did to him and Dean, and that he loves him]].him. John just doesn't know it, 'cause he doesn't know that ''he's'' Sam's dad.

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** Ironically, Anna becomes this when Michael incinerates her along with her vessel.

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->'''Michael:''' The one unimportant little man. What makes you think you get to choose?
->'''Dean:''' Because I got to believe that I can choose what I do with my... unimportant little life.
->'''Michael:''' You're wrong. You know how I know? Think of a million random acts of chance that let John and Mary be born, to meet, to fall in love, to have the two of you. Think of the million random choices that you make--and yet how each and every one of them brings you closer to your destiny. Do you know why that is? Because it's not random. It's not chance. It's a plan that is playing itself out perfectly. Free will's an illusion, Dean. That's why you're going to say yes.

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* ContemplatingYourHands: After he zaps himself back from the past, a disoriented Castiel holds up his right hand and stares at it, presumably reassuring himself that he in fact made it in one piece.

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* CompoundInterestTimeTravelGambit: Dean jokingly suggests he and Sam stick around and buy some Microsoft stock. Sam notes that they might have to if Cas doesn't recover.


* ShoutOut: "[[SixDegreesOfKevinBacon The six degrees of Heaven bacon]]". Also several shout outs to ''Film/TheTerminator'':
** The basic plot--time-traveler goes back in time to kill someone's parents before they're born.
** Anna fakes someone's voice over the phone.
** Anna gets impaled with a metal rod and pulls it out.

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* ShoutOut: "[[SixDegreesOfKevinBacon The six degrees of Heaven bacon]]". Also several bacon]]".
**Several
shout outs to ''Film/TheTerminator'':
** *** The basic plot--time-traveler goes back in time to kill someone's parents before they're born.
** *** Anna fakes someone's voice over the phone.
** *** Anna gets impaled with a metal rod and pulls it out.


* ItSucksToBeTheChosenOne

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* ItSucksToBeTheChosenOneItSucksToBeTheChosenOne: Sam and Dean are willing to not born to avoid the Apocalypse, but Mary is already pregnant and Michael just doesn't care what they want.



* MajorInjuryUnderreaction: Anna's like some demented Energizer Bunny--she takes a [[CrowbarCombatant crowbar]] to the heart and keeps on tickin'. All that happens is that she closes her eyes, reopens them, and gives Mary a look as she [[OpenHeartDentistry pulls the crowbar out]], [[BloodFromTheMouth her mouth now dripping blood]].

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* MajorInjuryUnderreaction: Anna's like some demented Energizer Bunny--she takes a [[CrowbarCombatant crowbar]] to the heart and keeps on tickin'. All that happens is that she closes her eyes, reopens them, and gives Mary a look as she [[OpenHeartDentistry pulls the crowbar out]], [[BloodFromTheMouth her mouth now dripping blood]]. Played with in that since she's an angel, the injury really ''isn't'' that major for her.
** Played straight with Cas when he takes them back in time, severely weakening him.
--->'''Dean:''' Are you all right?
--->'''Castiel:''' I'm fine. I'm much better than I expected. ''(spits blood and passes out)''



* RippedFromThePhoneBook

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* RippedFromThePhoneBookRippedFromThePhoneBook: Sam tears John and Mary's address out of the phone book while waiting for Dean outside the hotel.


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** Dean suggests that Castiel is like [[Franchise/BackToTheFuture a DeLorean without enough plutonium.]]
** When Sam asks Dean if Cas is all right, Dean says [[Series/DrQuinnMedicineWoman "What do I look likeóDr. Angel, Medicine Woman?"]]


For the series so far = At least 343 humans (of which 6 were witches), at least 100 demons, 29 ghosts, 11 vampires, at least 9 hellhounds, 6 changelings, 5 angels, 4 gods, 3 shapeshifters, 3 zombies, 2 ghouls, 2 werewolves, 1 cat, 1 crocotta, 1 djinn, 1 dog, 1 rakshasa, 1 rawhead, 1 reaper, 1 rugaru, 1 shtriga, 1 siren, 1 wendigo, and 1 wraith.

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For the series so far = At least 343 356 humans (of which 6 were witches), at least 100 55 demons, 29 33 ghosts, 11 vampires, at least 9 hellhounds, 6 changelings, 5 angels, 4 gods, 3 shapeshifters, 3 zombies, 2 ghouls, 2 werewolves, 1 cat, 2 dogs, 1 crocotta, 1 djinn, 1 dog, 1 rakshasa, 1 rawhead, 1 reaper, 1 rugaru, 1 shtriga, 1 siren, 1 wendigo, and 1 wraith.


* [[LikeABadassOutOfHell Like a Badass out of Heaven]]: Anna claims that she broke herself out of Heaven's prison, which Castiel thought was impossible.


* PopCulturalOsmosisFailure: Castiel doesn't understand Dean's ''Film/FatalAttraction'' reference to how Anna has "[[PersonAsVerb gone Glenn Close]]". When Dean makes a [[Film/BackToTheFuture DeLorean reference]] to them traveling back in time, Castiel curtly informs him he doesn't know what that means either. When they're back in TheSeventies, where Anna plans to kill Sam and Dean's parents to prevent them from being born, Dean points out that they can't use ''Film/TheTerminator'' to explain things to Mom and Dad because that movie hasn't come out yet.

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* PopCulturalOsmosisFailure: Castiel doesn't understand Dean's ''Film/FatalAttraction'' reference to how Anna has "[[PersonAsVerb gone Glenn Close]]". When Dean makes a [[Film/BackToTheFuture [[Franchise/BackToTheFuture DeLorean reference]] to them traveling back in time, Castiel curtly informs him he doesn't know what that means either. When they're back in TheSeventies, where Anna plans to kill Sam and Dean's parents to prevent them from being born, Dean points out that they can't use ''Film/TheTerminator'' to explain things to Mom and Dad because that movie hasn't come out yet.


* BloodFromTheMouth: Castiel (due to the effects of time travel), Anna (due to time travel and ,later, having a crowbar jammed in her chest), and Sam (due to getting stabbed in the stomach).

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* BloodFromTheMouth: Castiel (due to the effects of time travel), Anna (due to time travel and ,later, later, having a crowbar jammed in her chest), and Sam (due to getting stabbed in the stomach).



* CurbStompBattle: Michael shows up to save the Winchesters from Anna. Being a near-omnipotent Archangel, he turns the lower Angel into a piece of charcoal with a mere touch.

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* CurbStompBattle: Michael shows up to save the Winchesters from Anna. Being a near-omnipotent Archangel, archangel, he turns the lower Angel angel into a piece of charcoal with a mere touch.



* DreamWalker: When Anna can't find Sam and Dean in real life due to the sigils Cas carved in them, she has to jump into Dean's dreams to talk to him. She's amused by [[EroticDream what she finds there]].

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* DreamWalker: When Anna can't find Sam and Dean in real life due to the sigils Cas carved in them, she has to jump into Dean's dreams to talk to him. She's amused by [[EroticDream what what]] she finds there]].there.



* EvilIsPetty: Uriel is apparently really pissed off that Sam and Dean (supposedly) kill him in the future, because he takes great pleasure in killing off the Winchesters, even [[ForcedToWatch forcing Dean to watch Anna kill Dean's darling little Sammy]].

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* EvilIsPetty: Uriel is apparently really pissed off that Sam and Dean (supposedly) kill him in the future, because he takes great pleasure in killing off the Winchesters, even [[ForcedToWatch forcing Dean to watch watch]] Anna kill Dean's darling little Sammy]].Sammy.



* {{Forgiveness}}: [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Sam finally gets to tell his dad that he forgives him for what he did to him and Dean, and that he loves him]]. John just doesn't know it, 'cause he doesn't know that ''he's'' Sam's dad.

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* {{Forgiveness}}: Sam [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Sam finally gets to tell his dad that he forgives him for what he did to him and Dean, and that he loves him]]. John just doesn't know it, 'cause he doesn't know that ''he's'' Sam's dad.



* MajorInjuryUnderreaction: Anna's like some demented Energizer Bunny--she [[CrowbarCombatant takes a crowbar to the heart]] and keeps on tickin'. All that happens is that she closes her eyes, reopens them, and gives Mary a look as she [[OpenHeartDentistry pulls the crowbar out]], [[BloodFromTheMouth her mouth now dripping blood]].

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* MajorInjuryUnderreaction: Anna's like some demented Energizer Bunny--she takes a [[CrowbarCombatant takes a crowbar crowbar]] to the heart]] heart and keeps on tickin'. All that happens is that she closes her eyes, reopens them, and gives Mary a look as she [[OpenHeartDentistry pulls the crowbar out]], [[BloodFromTheMouth her mouth now dripping blood]].



* SmitingEvilFeelsGood:

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* SmitingEvilFeelsGood:SmitingEvilFeelsGood: Not that it need be ''evil'' for Uriel to feel good smiting it. Case-in-point:



* YouRemindMeOfX: Played with. When John insists on helping set up the angel wards, Dean says he reminds him of his father. Makes perfect sense, since John ''is'' his father.

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* YouRemindMeOfX: Played with. When John insists on helping set up the angel wards, Dean says he reminds him of his father. Makes perfect sense, since John ''is'' his father.father.
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'''Season 5, Episode 13''':

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'''Season 5, Episode 13''':13'''



The fallen angel Anna has escaped from her prison in Heaven and is planning on killing Sam in order to prevent the Apocalypse. She calls Sam and Dean and asks them to meet her, but instead of the brothers encounter Castiel, who doesn't believe she has escaped but suspects there is something she is not telling them. Anna seems very evasive and disappears without revealing much of her plans. Later, Castiel meets up with the Winchesters and tells them that Anna has traveled back in time to stop Mary and John Winchester from conceiving Sam. The three also travel to the past, which weakens Castiel considerably. When knocking at their parents' door, Mary recognizes Dean from his earlier visit and tells them to leave immediately, suspecting something bad is bound to happen. John, however, is thrilled to meet "relatives" from Mary's side of the family and invites them in. Anna poses as John's employer and calls him at home, telling him to come to the garage he works at. After arriving there, he is attacked by Anna. The brothers and Mary come to rescue him, and Sam is able to drive Anna out of the building by using a magical sigil. They flee to a shelter, where Dean has a talk with Mary, in which he reveals that he and Sam are her sons and that she has to leave John in order to prevent her sons from being born. Suddenly, Anna and an earlier Uriel rush into the house, attacking the Winchesters which allows Anna to kill Sam. Just as Anna is about to kill Mary, the Archangel Michael, having possessed John's body, enters the room and burns Anna to death. He reveals that Cain and Abel are the brothers' ancestors and that their destiny as Michael and Lucifer's true vessels has been set since those ancient times. He then revives Sam, erases Mary and John's memory, and sends the brothers back to their time.

Should not be confused with the Music/LedZeppelin song (even if the episode title is named after it). Should not be confused with the ''Series/{{Revolution}}'' episode "[[Recap/RevolutionS1E13TheSongRemainsTheSame The Song Remains The Same]]". Should not be confused with the trope TheSongRemainsTheSame. Should not be confused with the {{Rockumentary}} ''Film/TheSongRemainsTheSame''.

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Written by Sera Gamble and Nancy Weiner.

Directed by Steve Boyum.

Air Date: February 4, 2010.

The fallen ex-fallen angel Anna has escaped from her prison in Heaven and is planning on killing Sam in order to prevent the Apocalypse. She calls Sam and Dean and asks them to meet her, but instead of the brothers encounter encounters Castiel, who doesn't believe she has escaped but actually escaped, thinks she was instead was let go, and suspects there is something she is not telling them. Anna seems very evasive and disappears without revealing much of her plans.plans beyond "killing Sam". Later, Castiel meets up with the Winchesters and tells them that Anna has traveled back in time to stop Mary and John Winchester from conceiving Sam. The three also travel to the past, which weakens Castiel considerably. When knocking at their parents' door, Mary recognizes Dean from his earlier visit and tells them to leave immediately, suspecting something bad is bound to happen. John, however, is thrilled to meet "relatives" from Mary's side of the family and invites them in. Anna poses as John's employer and calls him at home, telling him to come to the garage he works at. After arriving there, he is attacked by Anna. The brothers and Mary come to rescue him, and Sam is able to drive Anna out of the building by using a magical sigil. They flee to a shelter, where Dean has a talk with Mary, in which he reveals that he and Sam are her sons and that she has to leave John in order to prevent her sons from being born. Suddenly, Anna and an earlier Uriel rush into the house, attacking the Winchesters which allows Winchesters, and Anna to kill kills Sam. Just as Anna is about to kill Mary, the Archangel Michael, having possessed John's body, enters the room and burns Anna to death. He reveals that Cain and Abel are the brothers' ancestors and that their destiny as Michael and Lucifer's true vessels True Vessels has been set since those ancient times. He then revives Sam, erases Mary and John's memory, and sends the brothers back to their time.

Should not be confused with the Music/LedZeppelin song (even if the episode title is named after it). Should not be confused with the ''Series/{{Revolution}}'' episode "[[Recap/RevolutionS1E13TheSongRemainsTheSame The Song Remains The Same]]". Should not be confused with the trope TheSongRemainsTheSame. Should not be confused with the {{Rockumentary}} ''Film/TheSongRemainsTheSame''.



For this episode = 1 human and 1 angel (Sam also dies, but that is temporary).

For the series so far = At least 343 humans (of which 6 were witches), at least 100 demons, 29 ghosts, 11 vampires, at least 9 hellhounds, 6 changelings, 5 angels, 4 gods, 3 shapeshifters, 3 zombies, 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.

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For this episode = 1 human and 1 angel (Sam also dies, but that is temporary).

only temporarily).

For the series so far = At least 343 humans (of which 6 were witches), at least 100 demons, 29 ghosts, 11 vampires, at least 9 hellhounds, 6 changelings, 5 angels, 4 gods, 3 shapeshifters, 3 zombies, 2 ghouls, 2 werewolves, 1 cat, 1 crocotta, 1 djinn, 1 dog, 1 rakshasa, 1 rawhead, 1 reaper, 1 rougarou, rugaru, 1 shtriga, 1 siren, 1 wendigo, and 1 wraith.



* ActionGirl: Despite [[RetiredBadass being done with hunting]], Mary clearly hasn't lost a step since [[Recap/SupernaturalS04E03InTheBeginning "In The Beginning"]].

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* ActionGirl: Despite [[RetiredBadass being done with hunting]], Mary clearly hasn't lost a step since [[Recap/SupernaturalS04E03InTheBeginning "In The Beginning"]].Beginning" (S04, E03)]].



* BackForTheDead: Anna was captured and put in Heaven's jail in "[[Recap/SupernaturalS04E21WhenTheLeveeBreaks When the Levee Breaks", over half a season ago. She finally gets out in this episode--only to be killed by Michael.]]

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* BackForTheDead: Anna was captured and put in Heaven's jail in "[[Recap/SupernaturalS04E21WhenTheLeveeBreaks When the Levee Breaks", Breaks" (S04, E21)]], over half a season ago. She finally gets out in this episode--only to be killed by Michael.]]



** John, Mary, and Uriel technically aren't dead yet, but they are in the present timeline. The one who calls Uriel in to help her is the one who killed him, no less!

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** John, Mary, and Uriel technically aren't dead yet, yet in 1978, but they are in the present timeline. The one who calls Uriel in to help her is the one who killed him, no less!



* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: In Dean's dream -- he starts watching a dark-haired devil girl, who is joined by a blonde angel stripper, then redheaded Anna appears to put a damper on things.
* BloodFromTheMouth: Castiel (due to the effects of time travel), Anna (due to having a crowbar jammed in her chest), and Sam (due to getting stabbed in the stomach).

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* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: In Dean's dream -- he dream--he starts watching a dark-haired devil girl, who is joined by a blonde angel stripper, then redheaded Anna appears to put a damper on things.
* BloodFromTheMouth: Castiel (due to the effects of time travel), Anna (due to time travel and ,later, having a crowbar jammed in her chest), and Sam (due to getting stabbed in the stomach).



* DeaderThanDead: Anna plans on scattering Sam's molecules across the universe after she kills him so that nobody will be able to find enough of Sam ''to'' resurrect.

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* DeaderThanDead: Anna plans on scattering Sam's molecules cells across the universe after she kills him so that nobody will be able to find enough of Sam ''to'' resurrect.



* DeathGlare: Since she doesn't want hunters around her house, Mary throws Sam and Dean a nasty one whenever John isn't looking. That ends when they tell her why they're there (to save her and John from something).

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* DeathGlare: Since she doesn't want hunters around her house, Mary throws Sam and Dean a nasty one whenever John isn't looking. That ends when they tell her why they're there (to save her and John from something).an angel).



* DreamWalker: When Anna can't find Sam and Dean in real-life due to the sigils Cass carved in them, she has to delve in Dean's dreams to talk to him. She's amused by [[EroticDream what she finds there]].
* EroticDream: At the beginning of the episode, Dean is enjoying one about two strippers (one dressed as the Devil and one as an angel) dancing for him, before Anna arrives and makes the strippers vanish.
-->'''Anna:''' This is... what you dream about.
-->{{Beat}}
-->'''Dean, muttering:''' This is awkward.
* EvilIsPetty: Uriel is apparently really pissed off that Sam and Dean (supposedly) kill him in the future, because he takes great pleasure in killing off the Winchesters, even [[ForcedToWatch forcing Dean to watch Anna kill Dean's precious Sammy.]]

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* DreamWalker: When Anna can't find Sam and Dean in real-life real life due to the sigils Cass Cas carved in them, she has to delve in jump into Dean's dreams to talk to him. She's amused by [[EroticDream what she finds there]].
* EroticDream: At the beginning of the episode, Dean is enjoying one about two strippers (one dressed as the Devil a devil and one as an angel) dancing for him, before Anna arrives and makes the strippers vanish.
-->'''Anna:''' This is... what you dream about.
-->{{Beat}}
-->'''Dean, muttering:'''
-->''[{{Beat}}]''
-->'''Dean:''' ''[muttering]''
This is awkward.
* EvilIsPetty: Uriel is apparently really pissed off that Sam and Dean (supposedly) kill him in the future, because he takes great pleasure in killing off the Winchesters, even [[ForcedToWatch forcing Dean to watch Anna kill Dean's precious Sammy.]]darling little Sammy]].



* {{Forgiveness}}: [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Sam finally gets to tell his dad that he forgives him for what he did to him and Dean, and that he loves him.]] His dad just doesn't know it, 'cause his dad doesn't realize that ''he's'' Sam's dad.

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* {{Forgiveness}}: [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Sam finally gets to tell his dad that he forgives him for what he did to him and Dean, and that he loves him.]] His dad him]]. John just doesn't know it, 'cause his dad he doesn't realize know that ''he's'' Sam's dad.



* InTheBlood: Any member of Dean's bloodline can be Michael's vessel, including John.
* IronicEcho: Dean remembers Mary telling him "Angels are watching over you" every night when she put him to bed. That line gets viewed in a much different, much darker light when she repeats it at the end of this episode.
* ItIsDehumanizing: Dean refers to Anna as an "it" at one point. [[WildMassGuessing Perhaps he was trying to disassociate the woman attempting to murder him and his family from the woman he once protected and made love to.]]

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* InTheBlood: Any member of Dean's bloodline can be Michael's vessel, vessel...including John.
* IronicEcho: Dean remembers Mary telling him "Angels "angels are watching over you" every night when she put him to bed. That line gets viewed in a much different, much darker light when she repeats it at the end of this episode.
* ItIsDehumanizing: Dean Sam refers to Anna as an "it" at one point. [[WildMassGuessing Perhaps he was trying to disassociate the woman attempting to murder him and his family from the woman he once protected and made love to.]]point.



* KidFromTheFuture: Sam and Dean for Mary
* KillItWithFire: Michael burns Anna alive from the inside-out with white-blue flames, leaving her as a smoldering skeleton that collapses into dust within seconds. All this, just by putting his hand on her shoulder.

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* KidFromTheFuture: Sam and Dean for Mary
Mary.
* KillItWithFire: Michael burns Anna alive from the inside-out inside out with white-blue flames, leaving her as a smoldering skeleton that collapses into dust within seconds. All this, just by putting his hand on her shoulder.



* LaserGuidedAmnesia: Michael erases John and Mary's memories of their [[KidFromTheFuture Kids from the Future, including Dean's warning to Mary of what will happen to her]]. This is done to ensure that the characters involved die without interference.
* LightIsNotGood: Angels in general, ''sans'' Cass. At first Michael seems like he might possibly another exception, but then he starts spouting off how YouCantFightFate. His status as just another dick is cemented when he wipes John and Mary's memories so that Mary will still get killed in the nursery.

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* LaserGuidedAmnesia: Michael erases John and Mary's memories of their [[KidFromTheFuture Kids from the Future, Future]], including Dean's warning to Mary of what will happen to her]].her. This is done to ensure that the characters involved die without interference.
* LightIsNotGood: Angels in general, ''sans'' Cass.Cas. At first Michael seems like he might possibly another exception, but then he starts spouting off how YouCantFightFate. His status as just another dick is cemented when he wipes John and Mary's memories so that Mary will still get killed in the nursery.



* LookBothWays: Sam and Dean time travel into the middle of a street and nearly get run over.
* LoveInterestTraitor: Anna plans on murdering the little brother of her one-night-stand Dean. When Dean finds out, he compares her to Glenn Close in ''FatalAttraction''.

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* LookBothWays: Sam and Dean time travel time-travel into the middle of a street and nearly get run over.
* LoveInterestTraitor: Anna plans on murdering the little brother of her one-night-stand one-night-stand, Dean. When Dean finds out, he compares her to Glenn Close in ''FatalAttraction''.''Film/FatalAttraction''.



* PopCulturalOsmosisFailure: Castiel doesn't understand Dean's ''FatalAttraction'' reference to how Anna has "[[PersonAsVerb gone Glenn Close]]". When Dean makes a [[Film/BackToTheFuture Delorean reference]] to them traveling back in time, Castiel curtly informs him he doesn't know what that means either. When they're back in TheSeventies, where Anna plans to kill Sam & Dean's parents to prevent them from being born, Dean points out that they can't use ''Film/TheTerminator'' to explain things to mom and dad, because that movie hasn't come out yet.

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* PopCulturalOsmosisFailure: Castiel doesn't understand Dean's ''FatalAttraction'' ''Film/FatalAttraction'' reference to how Anna has "[[PersonAsVerb gone Glenn Close]]". When Dean makes a [[Film/BackToTheFuture Delorean DeLorean reference]] to them traveling back in time, Castiel curtly informs him he doesn't know what that means either. When they're back in TheSeventies, where Anna plans to kill Sam & and Dean's parents to prevent them from being born, Dean points out that they can't use ''Film/TheTerminator'' to explain things to mom Mom and dad, Dad because that movie hasn't come out yet.



* RetiredBadass: John and Mary both count; one's fought in Vietnam as a Marine, the other was a hunter. They're married and settled down, now, true, but you still don't want to screw with them (or more specifically, their significant other).

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* RetiredBadass: John and Mary both count; one's fought in Vietnam as a Marine, the other was a hunter. They're married and settled down, down now, true, but you still don't want to screw with them (or (or, more specifically, their significant other).



* ShipSinking: Two ships involving Anna get sunk in this episode with her decision to kill Sam/the Winchesters: the canonical Dean/Anna and the possible, {{Subtext}}ual Cass/Anna. Both men are open about their willingness to kill her to protect [[TheNotLoveInterest Sam]].

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* ShipSinking: Two ships involving Anna get sunk in this episode with her decision to kill Sam/the Winchesters: the canonical Dean/Anna and the possible, {{Subtext}}ual Cass/Anna.Cas/Anna. Both men are open about their willingness to kill her to protect [[TheNotLoveInterest Sam]].



* ShoutOut: [[SixDegreesOfKevinBacon "The six degrees of heaven bacon".]] Also several shout outs to ''TheTerminator'':
** The basic plot - time traveler sent back in time to kill someone's parents before they're born.

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* ShoutOut: [[SixDegreesOfKevinBacon "The "[[SixDegreesOfKevinBacon The six degrees of heaven bacon".]] Heaven bacon]]". Also several shout outs to ''TheTerminator'':
''Film/TheTerminator'':
** The basic plot - time traveler sent plot--time-traveler goes back in time to kill someone's parents before they're born.



* TimeShiftedActor: John and Mary are played by the same actors from "[[Recap/SupernaturalS04E03InTheBeginning In The Beginning]]", who played the characters as teenagers. Uriel as portrayed by Matt Ward may also be an example, though it's unclear whether he is possessing the same vessel but younger or a relative of his future vessel.
* [[ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend Violently Protective Wife]]: Mary is not happy with Anna luring John away and trying to kill him. She expresses her displeasure to Anna. With an ''angel's sword''.

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* TimeShiftedActor: John and Mary are played by the same actors from "[[Recap/SupernaturalS04E03InTheBeginning In [[Recap/SupernaturalS04E03InTheBeginning "In The Beginning]]", Beginning" (S04, E03)]], who played the characters as teenagers. Uriel as portrayed by Matt Ward may also be an example, though it's unclear whether he is possessing the same vessel but younger or a relative of his future vessel.
* [[ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend Violently Protective Wife]]: Mary is not happy with Anna luring John away and trying to kill him. She expresses her displeasure to Anna. With an ''angel's ''angel sword''.



* YouRemindMeOfX: Played with. When John insists on helping set up the angel wards, Dean says he reminds him of his father. Makes perfect sense since John ''is'' his father.

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* YouRemindMeOfX: Played with. When John insists on helping set up the angel wards, Dean says he reminds him of his father. Makes perfect sense sense, since John ''is'' his father.

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* CurbStompBattle: Michael shows up to save the Winchesters from Anna. Being a near-omnipotent Archangel, he turns the lower Angel into a piece of charcoal with a mere touch.


!!Body count
For this episode = [[spoiler:1 human and 1 angel (Sam also dies, but that is temporary).]]

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!!Body count
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For this episode = [[spoiler:1 1 human and 1 angel (Sam also dies, but that is temporary).]]
temporary).



* [[spoiler:ArchangelMichael]]: Powerful enough to kill even angels with a touch.
* [[spoiler:BackForTheDead: Anna was captured and put in Heaven's jail in "[[Recap/SupernaturalS04E21WhenTheLeveeBreaks When the Levee Breaks]]", over half a season ago. She finally gets out in this episode--only to be killed by Michael.]]

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* [[spoiler:ArchangelMichael]]: ArchangelMichael: Powerful enough to kill even angels with a touch.
* [[spoiler:BackForTheDead: BackForTheDead: Anna was captured and put in Heaven's jail in "[[Recap/SupernaturalS04E21WhenTheLeveeBreaks When the Levee Breaks]]", Breaks", over half a season ago. She finally gets out in this episode--only to be killed by Michael.]]



** John, Mary, and [[spoiler:Uriel]] technically aren't dead yet, but they are in the present timeline. [[spoiler:The one who calls Uriel in to help her is the one who killed him, no less!]]
** Also, [[spoiler:Sam is killed by Anna, but is brought back by Michael]].

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** John, Mary, and [[spoiler:Uriel]] Uriel technically aren't dead yet, but they are in the present timeline. [[spoiler:The The one who calls Uriel in to help her is the one who killed him, no less!]]
less!
** Also, [[spoiler:Sam Sam is killed by Anna, but is brought back by Michael]].Michael.



* BloodFromTheMouth: Castiel (due to the effects of time travel), Anna (due to having a crowbar jammed in her chest), and Sam (due to [[spoiler:getting stabbed in the stomach]]).
* BodySnatcher: [[spoiler:Michael possesses John]].

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* BloodFromTheMouth: Castiel (due to the effects of time travel), Anna (due to having a crowbar jammed in her chest), and Sam (due to [[spoiler:getting getting stabbed in the stomach]]).
stomach).
* BodySnatcher: [[spoiler:Michael Michael possesses John]].John.



** Also, [[spoiler:Michael himself shows up and announces that, despite how much he still loves Lucifer, he plans on killing him anyway because he believes that that's what God wants and because Lucifer is evil.]]

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** Also, [[spoiler:Michael Michael himself shows up and announces that, despite how much he still loves Lucifer, he plans on killing him anyway because he believes that that's what God wants and because Lucifer is evil.]]



* DeathIsCheap: Castiel's argument against killing Sam to stop Lucifer from using him as a vessel is that Sam will just be resurrected anyway. See Anna's counter-argument above. [[spoiler:Castiel's point gets proven when Michael kills Anna and resurrects Sam before she has the opportunity to do what she said she would]].

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* DeathIsCheap: Castiel's argument against killing Sam to stop Lucifer from using him as a vessel is that Sam will just be resurrected anyway. See Anna's counter-argument above. [[spoiler:Castiel's Castiel's point gets proven when Michael kills Anna and resurrects Sam before she has the opportunity to do what she said she would]].would.



* EvilIsPetty: [[spoiler:Uriel is apparently really pissed off that Sam and Dean (supposedly) kill him in the future, because he takes great pleasure in killing off the Winchesters, even [[ForcedToWatch forcing Dean to watch]] Anna kill Dean's precious Sammy.]]

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* EvilIsPetty: [[spoiler:Uriel Uriel is apparently really pissed off that Sam and Dean (supposedly) kill him in the future, because he takes great pleasure in killing off the Winchesters, even [[ForcedToWatch forcing Dean to watch]] watch Anna kill Dean's precious Sammy.]]



* EyeScream: [[spoiler:John's dead boss at the garage, suggesting that he either somehow saw Anna's true form or [[KickTheDog she killed him on purpose]]]].

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* EyeScream: [[spoiler:John's John's dead boss at the garage, suggesting that he either somehow saw Anna's true form or [[KickTheDog she killed him on purpose]]]].purpose]].



* ForcedToWatch: [[spoiler:[[{{Jerkass}} Uriel]]]] keeps Dean pinned helplessly in place and cruelly makes him watch as Anna attacks the other Winchesters [[spoiler:and kills Sam]].

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* ForcedToWatch: [[spoiler:[[{{Jerkass}} Uriel]]]] [[{{Jerkass}} Uriel]] keeps Dean pinned helplessly in place and cruelly makes him watch as Anna attacks the other Winchesters [[spoiler:and and kills Sam]].Sam.



* [[spoiler:HeroKiller: Anna temporarily succeeds in her mission.]]

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* [[spoiler:HeroKiller: HeroKiller: Anna temporarily succeeds in her mission.]]



* InTheBlood: [[spoiler:Any member of Dean's bloodline can be Michael's vessel, including John.]]

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* InTheBlood: [[spoiler:Any Any member of Dean's bloodline can be Michael's vessel, including John.]]



* KillItWithFire: [[spoiler:Michael burns Anna alive from the inside-out with white-blue flames, leaving her as a smoldering skeleton that collapses into dust within seconds. All this, just by putting his hand on her shoulder.]]
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal: Anna is killed by Michael.]]
* [[spoiler:LaserGuidedAmnesia: Michael erases John and Mary's memories of their [[KidFromTheFuture Kids from the Future]], including Dean's warning to Mary of what will happen to her]]. This is done to ensure that the characters involved die without interference.
* LightIsNotGood: Angels in general, ''sans'' Cass. At first [[spoiler:Michael]] seems like he might possibly another exception, but then he starts spouting off how YouCantFightFate. His status as just another dick is cemented when he [[spoiler:wipes John and Mary's memories so that Mary will still get killed in the nursery]].

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* KillItWithFire: [[spoiler:Michael Michael burns Anna alive from the inside-out with white-blue flames, leaving her as a smoldering skeleton that collapses into dust within seconds. All this, just by putting his hand on her shoulder.]]
shoulder.
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal: KilledOffForReal: Anna is killed by Michael.]]
Michael.
* [[spoiler:LaserGuidedAmnesia: LaserGuidedAmnesia: Michael erases John and Mary's memories of their [[KidFromTheFuture Kids from the Future]], Future, including Dean's warning to Mary of what will happen to her]]. This is done to ensure that the characters involved die without interference.
* LightIsNotGood: Angels in general, ''sans'' Cass. At first [[spoiler:Michael]] Michael seems like he might possibly another exception, but then he starts spouting off how YouCantFightFate. His status as just another dick is cemented when he [[spoiler:wipes wipes John and Mary's memories so that Mary will still get killed in the nursery]].nursery.



* NotSoDifferent: [[spoiler:Michael draws strong parallels to himself and his relationship with Lucifer to Dean and ''his'' relationship to Sam]].

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* NotSoDifferent: [[spoiler:Michael Michael draws strong parallels to himself and his relationship with Lucifer to Dean and ''his'' relationship to Sam]].Sam.



* OhCrap: [[spoiler:Anna when she sees Michael, and Uriel when he realizes that Michael doesn't approve of what Anna told him to do.]]

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* OhCrap: [[spoiler:Anna Anna when she sees Michael, and Uriel when he realizes that Michael doesn't approve of what Anna told him to do.]]



* [[spoiler:PregnantBadass]]: Mary, ''so much''. It's not immediately apparent, though, because [[spoiler:she isn't that far along]].

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* [[spoiler:PregnantBadass]]: PregnantBadass: Mary, ''so much''. It's not immediately apparent, though, because [[spoiler:she she isn't that far along]].along.



'''[[spoiler:Uriel]]:''' Always happy to do some smiting.
* [[spoiler:StableTimeLoop]]: One possible explanation for the events of the episode.

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'''[[spoiler:Uriel]]:''' '''Uriel:''' Always happy to do some smiting.
* [[spoiler:StableTimeLoop]]: StableTimeLoop: One possible explanation for the events of the episode.



* TimeShiftedActor: John and Mary are played by the same actors from "[[Recap/SupernaturalS04E03InTheBeginning In The Beginning]]", who played the characters as teenagers. [[spoiler:Uriel]] as portrayed by Matt Ward may also be an example, though it's unclear whether he is possessing the same vessel but younger or a relative of his future vessel.

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* TimeShiftedActor: John and Mary are played by the same actors from "[[Recap/SupernaturalS04E03InTheBeginning In The Beginning]]", who played the characters as teenagers. [[spoiler:Uriel]] Uriel as portrayed by Matt Ward may also be an example, though it's unclear whether he is possessing the same vessel but younger or a relative of his future vessel.



* WellDoneSonGuy: [[spoiler:Michael explains his unquestioning loyalty to God's plan as his being a good son.]]

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* WellDoneSonGuy: [[spoiler:Michael Michael explains his unquestioning loyalty to God's plan as his being a good son.]]



* WorfHadTheFlu: Castiel's time-traveling drains him, so he takes no part in events. Similarly, Anna is too weakened from time-travel to defeat all four Winchesters on her own, so she calls in [[spoiler:this time's Uriel, who is still alive]].
* [[spoiler:YouCantFightFate: Because Michael says so, that's why.]]
* YouRemindMeOfX: When John insists on helping set up the angel wards, Dean says he reminds him of his father. Makes perfect sense since John ''is'' his father.

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* WorfHadTheFlu: Castiel's time-traveling drains him, so he takes no part in events. Similarly, Anna is too weakened from time-travel to defeat all four Winchesters on her own, so she calls in [[spoiler:this this time's Uriel, who is still alive]].
alive.
* [[spoiler:YouCantFightFate: YouCantFightFate: Because Michael says so, that's why.]]
why.
* YouRemindMeOfX: Played with. When John insists on helping set up the angel wards, Dean says he reminds him of his father. Makes perfect sense since John ''is'' his father.

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