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* SomewhereAnEquestrianIsCrying: After arriving in the old west, Sam and Dean find out that Samuel Colt is actually 20 miles away. Sam and Dean get a horse so that Sam can get to him, retrieve the Colt revolver, and get it back so Dean can kill the Phoenix with it. The problem is, they've only got 24 hours before Cas pulls them back, and they already burned some of that time talking to people, finding out where Samuel is, arranging for a horse for Sam, etc. That's a 40 mile round trip in less than 24 hours. Doesn't seem like a great distance to two men used to barreling down the highway in the Impala at 80mph...but a stable horse simply isn't going to be able to do more than 20 or ''maybe'' 25 miles in a day, total. And that's at a walking pace, not a trot or a gallop. (There's a brief scene of Sam riding the horse at a full gallop) After that, it'll need a considerable amount of time to be watered, rested, and fed before it can be ridden again. Sam doesn't know any of this. While he might be able to cover the 20 miles to get to Colt, on the way back he's either going to push the horse so hard it will drop dead or buck him into the dirt and run off. Bottom line: By the time Cas pulls them back, Sam's on foot trying to get back to the town and Dean's dead because he had to do a showdown with the Phoenix but didn't have the Colt.


* HumiliationConga: Dean suffers a minor one for about half the episode once they go back in time and he learns that everything he knows about the Old West [[TaughtByTelevision (that he learned through movies)]] is [[RealityEnsues horribly, hilariously wrong.]]

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* HumiliationConga: Dean suffers a minor one for about half the episode once they go back in time and he learns that everything he knows about the Old West [[TaughtByTelevision (that he learned through movies)]] is [[RealityEnsues horribly, hilariously wrong.]]


* BadassLongcoat
* TheBartender
* BreakingTheBonds: Averted with the shackles, which gives Dean the clue that the phoenix shares the vulnerability to iron.

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%% * BadassLongcoat
%% * TheBartender
%% * BreakingTheBonds: Averted with the shackles, which gives Dean the clue that the phoenix shares the vulnerability to iron.



* ChangedMyJumper: Subverted; the clothes are HollywoodHistory version and (more importantly) are too clean.
* CluelessDeputy: Subverted; the deputy actually set events in motion by raping and murdering Finch's wife.

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%% * ChangedMyJumper: Subverted; the clothes are HollywoodHistory version and (more importantly) are too clean.
%% * CluelessDeputy: Subverted; the deputy actually set events in motion by raping and murdering Finch's wife.



* DramaticThunder: However the BattleInTheRain is a barely noticeable drizzle.

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%% * DramaticThunder: However the BattleInTheRain is a barely noticeable drizzle.



* ExactWords: "You're gonna burn for this."
* FanDisservice: Dean is looking forward to spending time with the saloon girls...until he sees them.

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%% * ExactWords: "You're gonna burn for this."
%% * FanDisservice: Dean is looking forward to spending time with the saloon girls...until he sees them.



* HangingJudge
* HowWeGotHere

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%% * HangingJudge
%% * HowWeGotHere



* NothingUpMySleeve: Castiel's angel blade.

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%% * NothingUpMySleeve: Castiel's angel blade.



* {{Outlaw}}

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%% * {{Outlaw}}



* PlayingWithFire
* {{Posse}}: Averted; after the sheriff is killed, no one was interested.

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%% * PlayingWithFire
%% * {{Posse}}: Averted; after the sheriff is killed, no one was interested.



* QuickDraw
* RapeAndRevenge
* RealityEnsues: Dean's "authenticity", which turns out to be a bit more than he likes when the saloon is boring and girls are too homely with overt signs of TheDiseaseThatShallNotBeNamed.
* RetiredGunslinger: Samuel Colt. And he's determined to stay that way.
* RightOnTheTick: Naturally, there's a showdown at high noon.

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%% * QuickDraw
%% * RapeAndRevenge
%% * RealityEnsues: Reality Ensues: Dean's "authenticity", which turns out to be a bit more than he likes when the saloon is boring and girls are too homely with overt signs of TheDiseaseThatShallNotBeNamed.
%% * RetiredGunslinger: Samuel Colt. And he's determined to stay that way.
%% * RightOnTheTick: Naturally, there's a showdown at high noon.



* TheSheriff

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%% * TheSheriff



* SoiledDove
* SpecialEditionTitle: Copying the burning map credits from ''Series/{{Bonanza}}''.
* TimeTravel
* TheWildWest

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%% * SoiledDove
%% * SpecialEditionTitle: Copying the burning map credits from ''Series/{{Bonanza}}''.
%% * TimeTravel
%% * TheWildWest



* WriteBackToTheFuture
* WrongGenreSavvy: Loads of this from Dean.

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%% * WriteBackToTheFuture
%% * WrongGenreSavvy: Loads of this from Dean.


-->'''Bobby:''' I've only watched ''Deep Space Nine''

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-->'''Bobby:''' I've only watched ''Deep Space Nine''Nine.''


* PopCultureOsmosisFailure: When Dean suggests going back in time to take the ashes of the phoenix, he describes it as "[[Film/StarTrekIVTheVoyageHome Star Trek IV'ing]] this bitch." Neither Bobby nor Sam have any idea what he's talking about.

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* PopCultureOsmosisFailure: PopCulturalOsmosisFailure: When Dean suggests going back in time to take the ashes of the phoenix, he describes it as "[[Film/StarTrekIVTheVoyageHome Star Trek IV'ing]] this bitch." Neither Bobby nor Sam have any idea what he's talking about.

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* PopCultureOsmosisFailure: When Dean suggests going back in time to take the ashes of the phoenix, he describes it as "[[Film/StarTrekIVTheVoyageHome Star Trek IV'ing]] this bitch." Neither Bobby nor Sam have any idea what he's talking about.
-->'''Bobby:''' I've only watched ''Deep Space Nine''
-->'''Dean (exasperated):''' It's like I don't know you guys anymore.

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* ShowdownAtHighNoon: During the climax, Dean faces off against the phoenix with the colt.


* TheExpyWithNoName: {{Parodied}} Dean uses Clint Eastwood as an alias, unsuccessfully tries to replicate his look and finds himself continuously disappointed in how un-movielike the real Wild West is.

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* TheExpyWithNoName: {{Parodied}} Dean uses Clint Eastwood as an alias, unsuccessfully tries to replicate his look and finds himself continuously disappointed in how un-movielike the real Wild West is.


* MonsterSobStory: The Phoenix goes on a killing spree against three local police officers once they arrive, only for Dean to find out it was a painful [[RapeAndRevenge love and loss]] revelation against a duplicitous sheriff's deputy with his [[DirtyCop cowardly superior]] and the decadent judge taking his word over the persecuted and ended up burning for it.


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* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: The Phoenix goes on a killing spree against three local police officers once they arrive, only for Dean to find out it was a painful [[RapeAndRevenge love and loss]] revelation against a duplicitous sheriff's deputy with his [[DirtyCop cowardly superior]] and the decadent judge taking his word over the persecuted and ended up burning for it.


* TheBartender



* HangingJudge



* {{Outlaw}}



* TheSheriff



* SpecialEditionTitle: Copying the burning map credits from ''Series/{{Bonanza}}''.



* SoiledDove
* SpecialEditionTitle: Copying the burning map credits from ''Series/{{Bonanza}}''.



* WesternCharacters: Let's see: the RetiredGunfighter, TheSheriff, the HangingJudge, the {{Outlaw}}, TheBartender, and the SoiledDove.


* DrinkOrder: Dean orders whiskey from the top shelf (only to be told there's only one shelf) and sarsaparilla for his little brother, much to Sam's annoyance--until Dean [[GargleBlaster gags on his shot]]. Sam smirks and says his sarsaparilla is just fine.

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* HumiliationConga: Dean suffers a minor one for about half the episode once they go back in time and he learns that everything he knows about the Old West [[TaughtByTelevision (that he learned through movies)]] is [[RealityEnsues horribly, hilariously wrong.]]
-->'''Dean:''' ''[Gags on his shot of whiskey]'' Oh, God, it's like gasoline!


** The exchange with the courier at the end is almost verbatim from ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartII''

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** The exchange with the courier at the end is almost verbatim from ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartII''''Film/BackToTheFuturePartII''.
** This is the series' third time travel episode, and this time, it's set in TheWildWest, just like ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartIII''.

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->'''Dean:''' I'll stay here, hook up with the posse. Because you know me, I'm a posse magnet. I mean, I love posse. Make that into a T-shirt.
->'''Sam:''' You done?

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