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** If this counts, the location used for the witches' bar is the Starkman Building, which is also used for exterior shots of Paddy's Pub from ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia''.

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* Hypocrite: Spencer's calls James out for being arrogant and entitled for starting a sexual relationship with his familiar Portia.When its obvious that Spencer feels he deserved to have Portia as his familiar,and would more than likely rather be in James' shoes.

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* GreenEyedMonster: A lot of Spencer's motivation is jealousy that Portia chose Frampton as her soul-mate. The rest is because she and Frampton are boning.

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* MindlinkMates: Portia reads her master's mind while having sex, and sees his memories of the murders.


* OneDialogueTwoConversations: Sam thinks Dean will be angry about the dog that wandered into their hotel room, and tries to convince him to let "her" stay. Dean looks into the room and sees a beautiful woman lying on the bed. Sam is understandably confused by Dean's instant agreement.

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* OneDialogueTwoConversations: Sam thinks Dean will be angry about the dog that wandered into their hotel room, and tries to convince him to let "her" stay.stay the night. Dean looks into the room and sees a beautiful woman lying on the bed. Sam is understandably confused by Dean's instant agreement.

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* OneDialogueTwoConversations: Sam thinks Dean will be angry about the dog that wandered into their hotel room, and tries to convince him to let "her" stay. Dean looks into the room and sees a beautiful woman lying on the bed. Sam is understandably confused by Dean's instant agreement.


* BondOneLiner: "He was always spineless."



* GetOut: James shouts, "GO!" to Portia, when refusing to let her help fight Spencer.



* YourWorstNightmare: James is tormented with nightmares of him killing people. Turns out that they were [[FakeMemories implanted memories]]

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* YourWorstNightmare: James is tormented with nightmares of him killing people. Turns out that they were [[FakeMemories implanted memories]]

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memories]]


* AllWitchesHaveCats: SubvertedTrope for James, who has a dog, but we meet another feline familiar.

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* AllWitchesHaveCats: SubvertedTrope for James, who has a dog, but we meet another feline familiar. A black cat, of course.



* AsYouKnow: Sam has to explain basic facts about witchcraft, such as what a {{familiar}} is, to Dean. While Sam is often MrExposition, this was done to the point where it created [[OutOfCharacterMoment out-of-character moments]], considering that Dean knows a lot about lore in general and witches in particular, since he hates dealing with them so much.



* ChainedToABed: Sam and Dean tie James to his bed with iron shackles (nullifying his magical abilities), so he can't kill people.

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* ChainedToABed: Sam and Dean tie James to his bed with [[ColdIron iron shackles shackles]] (nullifying his magical abilities), so he can't kill people.people. Unfortunately they have to take them off so he can use astral projection.



* IdiotBall[=/=]MrExposition: Sam has to explain basic facts about witchcraft, such as what a {{familiar}} is, to Dean. While Sam is often MrExposition, this was done to the point where it created [[OutOfCharacterMoment out-of-character moments]], considering that Dean knows a lot about lore in general and witches in particular, since he hates dealing with them so much.


* WomanInBlack: Portia wears a LittleBlackDress.

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!!Body Count:

For this episode = 3 humans (one of which was a witch) and 1 familiar.

For the series so far = At least 876 humans (of which 7 were witches), 121 demons, 59 angels, 48 ghosts, 43 vampires, 36 Jefferson Starships, 19 zombies, 19 gods, 10 hellhounds, 7 skinwalkers, 6 changelings, 5 shapeshifters, 5 werewolves, 4 ghouls, 4 Leviathan, 3 djinn, 3 dogs, 2 Amazons, 2 arachnes, 2 kitsunes, 2 rugarus, 2 Thule, 2 vetalas, 1 crocotta, 1 dragon, 1 fairy, 1 familiar, 1 Khan worm, 1 lamia, the Mother of All, 1 okami, 1 phoenix, 1 Purgatory creature, 1 rakshasa, 1 rawhead, 1 reaper, 1 shojo, 1 shtriga, 1 siren, 1 wendigo, 1 whore of Babylon, and 1 wraith.


* HeyItsThatGuy:
** [[NamesTheSame Christian Campbell]], who plays James, is the brother of [[Franchise/{{Scream}} Neve]] [[Film/TheCraft Campbell]], and had played Greg Ivey in ''Series/BigLove'', and Jimmy Harper in ''Film/ReeferMadnessTheMusical''.
** James Pizzinato, who plays Drexyl, also plays Drew in ''Series/{{Caprica}}'' and Nate in ''Cult''.


* BadPowersGoodPeople: James tries to use witchcraft to solve murders, but Spencer points out that he has taken on too much by trying to be a [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot witch cop]] and that he can not exist in both worlds.

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* BadPowersGoodPeople: James tries to use witchcraft to solve murders, but Spencer points out that he has taken on too much by trying to be a [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot witch cop]] and that he can not cannot exist in both worlds.


* UnfortunateImplications:
** Portia, who says she [[BeautifulSlaveGirl belongs to James and serves him]], is portrayed by Mishael Morgan, a black actress.
** James is having sex with his familiar, who is [[BestialityIsDepraved also his dog]].


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-->I trust you, Sammy. And with this deal, locking those sons of bitches up in the furnace once and for all, itís too important not to. So if you say youíre good, then thatís it, Iím with you 100 percent.
--->'''- Dean to Sam'''

Sam and Dean drive to St. Louis, Missouri, after getting a text from James Frampton, a police officer who [[CrypticBackgroundReference once saved their lives during a case with a lunatic alchemist]]. While Dean is on a beer run, Sam hears scratching at their motel room door, and opens the door to a doberman pinscher in a red collar. When Dean returns, Sam explains how he only wants to keep the dog overnight until they can find her owner, only to turn around and see that instead of the doberman, a beautiful woman with a red collar around her neck is lying on his bed. This woman is [[Characters/SupernaturalMonstersAndSupernaturalBeings Portia]]. She explains that after working the case with the Winchesters, black arts and witchcraft became the center of James' life. James became [[Characters/SupernaturalWitches a witch]] and used his powers to clear cases as a homicide detective. Portia also reveals that she is James' {{familiar}}, and she was the one who sent the text. James has been suffering from horrible dreams where he murders people, who end up dying, and she believes Sam and Dean are the only ones who can help James.


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-->I ->I trust you, Sammy. And with this deal, locking those sons of bitches up in the furnace once and for all, itís too important not to. So if you say youíre good, then thatís it, Iím with you 100 percent.
--->'''- Dean -->--'''Dean to Sam'''

Written by Brad Buckner & Eugenie Ross-Leming.

Directed by John Showalter.

Air Date: February 20, 2013.

Sam and Dean drive to St. Louis, Missouri, after getting a text from James Frampton, a police officer who [[CrypticBackgroundReference once saved their lives during a case with a lunatic alchemist]]. While Dean is on a beer run, Sam hears scratching at their motel room door, and opens the door to a doberman Doberman pinscher in a red collar. When Dean returns, Sam explains how he only wants to keep the dog overnight until they can find her owner, only to turn around and see that that, instead of the doberman, Doberman, a beautiful woman with a red collar around her neck is lying on his bed. This woman is named [[Characters/SupernaturalMonstersAndSupernaturalBeings Portia]]. She explains that after working the case with the Winchesters, black arts and witchcraft became the center of James' life. James became [[Characters/SupernaturalWitches a witch]] and used his powers to clear cases as a homicide detective. Portia also reveals that she is James' {{familiar}}, and she was the one who sent the text. James has been suffering from horrible dreams where he murders people, who end up dying, and she believes Sam and Dean are the only ones who can help James.

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* AllWitchesHaveCats: SubvertedTrope for James who has a dog, but we meet another feline familiar.

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* AllWitchesHaveCats: SubvertedTrope for James James, who has a dog, but we meet another feline familiar.



* AndThenJohnWasAZombie: James [[WeUsedToBeFriends who helped the Winchesters]] fight black magic, has become a witch.
* ArtisticLicenseGeography: East Saint Louis is in Illinois, bot Missouri.

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* AndThenJohnWasAZombie: James James, [[WeUsedToBeFriends who helped the Winchesters]] fight black magic, has become a witch.
* ArtisticLicenseGeography: East Saint Louis is in Illinois, bot not Missouri.



* BigBrotherInstinct: Dean checking on Sam and wanting to take over the 3 trials.
-->'''Dean:''' You did just gank a {{Hellhound}}, which is no [[TrademarkFavoriteFood slice of pie]], and there is a minefield of who knows what crap ahead.
* BloodFromTheMouth: At the end of the episode, Sam coughs and bleeds from the mouth, hinting that completing the first trial of God may have bigger health consequences that they thought.

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* BigBrotherInstinct: Dean checking on Sam and wanting to take over the 3 three trials.
-->'''Dean:''' You did just gank a {{Hellhound}}, {{hellhound}}, which is no [[TrademarkFavoriteFood slice of pie]], and there is a minefield of who knows what who-knows-what crap ahead.
* BloodFromTheMouth: At the end of the episode, Sam coughs and bleeds from the mouth, hinting that completing the first trial of God may have bigger health consequences that than they thought.



* CavemenVsAstronautsDebate: [[Film/TheThreeStooges Curly vs Shemp]]

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* CavemenVsAstronautsDebate: [[Film/TheThreeStooges Curly vs Shemp]]Shemp]].



** In [[Recap/SupernaturalS08E01WeNeedToTalkAboutKevin "We Need To Talk About Kevin"]], it was established that Dean does not allow dogs in the Impala and does not seem very fond of dogs. In this episode, Portia realizes that Dean is not a dog person.
** After Sam sees that Portia transformed from a dog to a human, he draws a knife intending to perform the ImpostorExposingTest we saw Dean put Sam through in [[Recap/SupernaturalS08E01WeNeedToTalkAboutKevin "We Need To Talk About Kevin"]] and the brothers put their grandfather through in [[Recap/SupernaturalS08E12AsTimeGoesBy "As Time Goes By"]]. Before Sam can cut her with the silver blade, Portia explains that she is a {{familiar}} and not a {{shapeshifter}}.
* CrypticBackgroundReference: Despite this being James first appearance in ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', he is introduced as having saved Sam's and Dean's lives during a case with a lunatic alchemist.

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** In [[Recap/SupernaturalS08E01WeNeedToTalkAboutKevin "We Need To Talk About Kevin"]], Kevin" (S08, E01)]], it was established that Dean does not allow dogs in the Impala and does not seem very fond of dogs.dogs, although after [[Recap/SupernaturalS03E16NoRestForTheWicked the hellhounds]], there's no reason he would be. In this episode, Portia realizes that Dean is not a dog person.
** After Sam sees that Portia transformed from a dog to a human, he draws a knife intending to perform the ImpostorExposingTest we saw Dean put Sam through in [[Recap/SupernaturalS08E01WeNeedToTalkAboutKevin "We Need To Talk About Kevin"]] Kevin" (S08, E01)]] and the brothers put their grandfather through in [[Recap/SupernaturalS08E12AsTimeGoesBy "As Time Goes By"]].By" (S08, E12)]]. Before Sam can cut her with the silver blade, Portia explains that she is a {{familiar}} and not a {{shapeshifter}}.
* CrypticBackgroundReference: Despite this being James James' first appearance in ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', he is introduced as having saved Sam's Sam and Dean's lives during a case with a lunatic alchemist.



* DidntSeeThatComing: Dean is surprised by James and Portia's relationship. Although it seems [[OutOfCharacter odd]], that Dean didn't catch on to what ''intimate'' signaled.
-->'''Portia:''' Tonight, James and I were close, without psychological walls - intimate.
-->'''Dean:''' I don't ...

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* DidntSeeThatComing: Dean is surprised by James and Portia's relationship. Although it seems [[OutOfCharacter odd]], odd]] that Dean [[HandsomeLech Dean]] didn't catch on to what ''intimate'' signaled.
-->'''Portia:''' Tonight, James and I were close, without psychological walls - intimate.
walls--intimate.
-->'''Dean:''' I don't ...don't...



* DistractedByTheSexy: Dean and Sam find Portia hot, when [[PowerIsSexy she challenges them]].
-->'''Portia to Dean:''' So why don't you lose the ignorant bigotry for maybe 2 seconds and give him a shot?

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* DistractedByTheSexy: Dean and Sam find Portia hot, hot when [[PowerIsSexy she challenges them]].
-->'''Portia to Dean:''' -->'''Portia:''' ''[to Dean]'' So why don't you lose the ignorant bigotry for maybe 2 seconds and give him a shot?



* DontTryThisAtHome: Spoofed. Dean jokes "Kids, don't try this at home" after he disintegrates the evil witch.

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* DontTryThisAtHome: Spoofed. Dean jokes "Kids, "kids, don't try this at home" after he disintegrates the evil witch.



-->'''Portia:''' I get a more accurate read on people in my other persona. Approaching guys in a [[NoTellMotel motel room like this]] - well, it gets complicated.

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-->'''Portia:''' I get a more accurate read on people in my other persona. Approaching guys in a [[NoTellMotel motel room like this]] - well, this]]--well, it gets complicated.



* FrameUp: Portia and the Winchesters, work to [[ClearTheirName clear James' name]].

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* FrameUp: Portia and the Winchesters, Winchesters work to [[ClearTheirName clear James' name]].



** [[NamesTheSame Christian Campbell]], who plays James, is the brother of [[Franchise/{{Scream}} Neve]] [[Film/TheCraft Campbell]] and also had played Greg Ivey in ''Series/BigLove'', and Jimmy Harper in ''Film/ReeferMadnessTheMusical''.

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** [[NamesTheSame Christian Campbell]], who plays James, is the brother of [[Franchise/{{Scream}} Neve]] [[Film/TheCraft Campbell]] Campbell]], and also had played Greg Ivey in ''Series/BigLove'', and Jimmy Harper in ''Film/ReeferMadnessTheMusical''.



* IdiotBall[=/=]MrExposition: Sam has to explain basic facts about witchcraft, such as what a {{familiar}} is, to Dean. While Sam is often MrExposition, this was done to the point where it created [[OutOfCharacterMoment out-of-character moments]], considering that Dean knows a lot about lore in general and witches in particular, since he hates dealing with them so much.



* InterspeciesFriendship / InterspeciesRomance: Portia and James.

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* InterspeciesFriendship / InterspeciesRomance: InterspeciesFriendship[=/=]InterspeciesRomance: Portia and James.



-->'''Dean:''' The guy saved our lives once, Sammy. I mean it's not like the guy -

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-->'''Dean:''' The guy saved our lives once, Sammy. I mean mean, it's not like the guy -guy--



* MeaningfulName: Portia from ''Theatre/TheMerchantOfVenice'' was a master of disguise and despite being bound by her father's engagement challenge, she uses a song to make certain that the suitor she favors wins her hand. Portia in this episode is a familiar who chose who would be her master.
* MindOverMatter: The witches have the ability to move objects with their minds. In the witch bar two witches are shown playing a chess game without using their hands. Spencer makes great use of it when he's revealed to be the villain. Through telekinesis he snaps Philippe's neck, throws Sam and Dean across the room against a wall and levitates James up in the air while apparently crushing him.

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* MeaningfulName: Portia from ''Theatre/TheMerchantOfVenice'' was a master of disguise and and, despite being bound by her father's engagement challenge, she uses a song to make certain that the suitor she favors wins her hand. Portia in this episode is a familiar who chose who would be her master.
* MindOverMatter: The witches have the ability to move objects with their minds. In the witch bar bar, two witches are shown playing a chess game without using their hands. Spencer makes great use of it when he's revealed to be the villain. Through telekinesis telekinesis, he snaps Philippe's neck, throws Sam and Dean across the room against into a wall wall, and levitates James up in the air while apparently crushing him.



* MoralDissonance: Despite the fact that hunters use magic and the Winchesters even use one of Bobby Singer's spells to kill Spencer, they are suspicious of witches because they use similar spells and magic.

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* MoralDissonance: Despite the fact that hunters use magic and the Winchesters even use one of Bobby Singer's spells to kill Spencer, they are suspicious of witches because they use similar spells and magic. This could have something to do with the fact that witches are generally in service to a demon for their power and have a tendency to kill people, however.



-->'''Dean:''' I'm just saying you screw with that stuff, you're going to fry your wiring.
* MorphicResonance: The familiars' animal forms resemble their human ones. Portia is a brown-skinned woman with black hair, and her dog form is a doberman pinscher, which has mixed brown and black fur. Philippe [=LeChat=]'s face vaguely resembles that of a cat.
* MrExposition / IdiotBall: Sam has to explain basic facts about witchcraft, such as what a {{familiar}} is, to Dean. While Sam is often MrExposition, this was done to the point where it created [[OutOfCharacterMoment out of character moments]].
* MurderTheHypotenuse: Spencer is jealous of James because he fell in love with Portia, but she chose to serve James over serving him. His attempt to kill him is unsuccesful, but he does discredit him enough that James is forced to leave town with Portia.
* NeckSnap: Spencer kills his familiar Philippe [=LeChat=] like this when he talks to James, using only his mind. If Spencer is to be believed he literally removed [=LeChat=]'s spine from his body rather than break his neck, but the visual effect is still there.

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-->'''Dean:''' I'm just saying saying, you screw with that stuff, you're going to fry your wiring.
* MorphicResonance: The familiars' animal forms resemble their human ones. Portia is a brown-skinned woman with black hair, and her dog form is a doberman Doberman pinscher, which has mixed brown and black fur. Philippe [=LeChat=]'s face vaguely resembles that of a cat.
* MrExposition / IdiotBall: Sam has to explain basic facts about witchcraft, such as what a {{familiar}} is, to Dean. While Sam is often MrExposition, this was done to the point where it created [[OutOfCharacterMoment out of character moments]].
* MurderTheHypotenuse: Spencer is jealous of James because he fell in love with Portia, but she chose to serve James over serving him. His attempt to kill him is unsuccesful, unsuccessful, but he does discredit him enough that James is forced to leave town with Portia.
* NeckSnap: Spencer kills his familiar Philippe [=LeChat=] like this when he talks to James, using only his mind. If Spencer is to be believed believed, he literally removed [=LeChat=]'s spine from his body rather than break his neck, but the visual effect is still there.



* PunnyName: Philippe [=LeChat=] is a feline familiar. "Le Chat" is French for "the cat".

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* PunnyName: Philippe [=LeChat=] is a feline familiar. "Le Chat" chat" is French for "the cat".



** Portia, who says she [[BeautifulSlaveGirl belongs to James and serves him]], is portrayed by Mishael Morgan, a black actress from Trinidad.

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** Portia, who says she [[BeautifulSlaveGirl belongs to James and serves him]], is portrayed by Mishael Morgan, a black actress from Trinidad.actress.



** Curtis Caravaggio, who plays Spencer Wallis, also played Mark Telesca in [[Recap/SupernaturalS01E19Provenance "Provenance"]].
** Serge Houde, who plays Ed Stoltz, also played Professor Mason in [[Recap/SupernaturalS02E04ChildrenShouldntPlayWithDeadThings "Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things"]].

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** Curtis Caravaggio, who plays Spencer Wallis, also played Mark Telesca in [[Recap/SupernaturalS01E19Provenance "Provenance"]].
"Provenance" (S01, E19)]].
** Serge Houde, who plays Ed Stoltz, also played Professor Mason in [[Recap/SupernaturalS02E04ChildrenShouldntPlayWithDeadThings "Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things"]].Things" (S02, E04)]].



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