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* PutOnABus: Alice survives the episode and literally boards a bus with a hint that she may be back in the future. With a female-centered spin off premiering soon, she may show up on ''Wayward Sisters''.

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* HeistEpisode: Sam and Dean are roped into stealing a trunk for a Crossroad Demon in exchange for a locating spell they desperately need. However, the trunk is hidden inside the supernaturally warded, physically booby-trapped compound of an extremely paranoid occult collector. Paired with Smash, a master safecracker who has been promised the return of her soul in return for her participation, and Grab, a demon who gets them the detailed blue plans and shows them how to counteract the warding, the Winchesters clear the ''Indian Jones''-style maze and obtain their MacGuffin.


** Dean is pissed to find out the path to the vault is heavily booby trapped and grumbles about not having time for this ''Film/IndianaJones'' crap.

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** Dean is pissed to find out the path to the vault is heavily booby trapped and grumbles about not having time for this ''Film/IndianaJones'' ''Franchise/IndianaJones'' crap.


* GenreSavvy:
** Dean doesn't really want to get sucked into Bart's heist scheme.
---> '''Dean:''' Alright. Well I've seen this movie a thousand times. Some ass hat too fancy to get his hands dirty plans a job, swears it'll all go smooth, and it does until, bang, and everything goes screaming off the rails and bites our asses.
** Grab refuses to go into the creepy, poorly lit, magically enchanted basement.
** Shrike correctly guesses that Sam and his demon knife are just a distraction while the rest of his team steals something else.

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* GenreSavvy:
**
GenreSavvy: Dean doesn't really want to get sucked into Bart's heist scheme.
---> --> '''Dean:''' Alright. Well I've seen this movie a thousand times. Some ass hat too fancy to get his hands dirty plans a job, swears it'll all go smooth, and it does until, bang, and everything goes screaming off the rails and bites our asses.
** Grab refuses to go into the creepy, poorly lit, magically enchanted basement.
** Shrike correctly guesses that Sam and his demon knife are just a distraction while the rest of his team steals something else.
asses.


* XCalledTheyWantTheirYBack: Dean tells Smash the 90's called and they want their boots back.

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* XCalledTheyWantTheirYBack: Dean tells Smash the 90's called and they want their boots back. Particularly funny since Dean's beloved car is from the 60s and all his favorite music is from the 80s.

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* XCalledTheyWantTheirYBack: Dean tells Smash the 90's called and they want their boots back.

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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Dean and Sam are trying to get through a room booby-trapped by Shrike. He boasts on how it's packed with pressure sensors that will go off and unleash various darts at them. Remembering how Shrike is immortal in the house, the brothers tie him to a cart, push him into the room and let ''him'' set off the traps and take all the darts.


* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: {{Subverted| Trope}} with Barthamus, who looks at the beginning to be the new Crowley: same job, wheedling personality, wary of other demons. But he manages to get himself killed in the space of one episode.

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* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: {{Subverted| SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute:
**{{Subverted|
Trope}} with Barthamus, who looks at the beginning to be the new Crowley: same job, wheedling personality, wary of other demons. But he manages to get himself killed in the space of one episode.episode.
**Much like Charlie, Alice is a quirky girl of slim build with a specialize skills who helps the boys pull a caper.

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* OffWithHisHead: Bart slices Shrike's head clean off after Shrike tells his story.


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** Sam introduces himself to Shrike with the alias "John Dortmunder", an unlucky fictional thief created by Donald Westlake.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: {{Subverted| Trope}} with Barthamus, who looks at the beginning to be the new Crowley: same job, wheedling personality, wary of other demons. But he manages to get himself killed in the space of one episode.


A demon named Bart approaches Sam and Dean with an offer -- steal something from a supernatural collector named Luther Shrike for him, and he gives them a spell to track down Jack.



* {{Blackmail}}: Despite Bart being willing to give them something they really need, the brothers initially refuse to work with Bart because historically teaming up with demons has always gone poorly for them. However, he threatens to give the nephilim locator spell to Asmodeus if they don't help.

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* {{Blackmail}}: Despite Bart being willing to give them something they really need, the brothers initially refuse to work with Bart him because historically speaking, teaming up with demons has always gone poorly for them. However, he threatens to give the nephilim locator spell to Asmodeus if they don't help.



* TheCollector: Shriek collects rare supernatural artifacts.
* CrazyPrepared: Shrike has an exorcism memorized, has a devil's trapped permanently fashioned into the floor surrounding the entrance of his home, and has his entire home magically warded and booby trapped.
* {{Expy}}: Grab seems to be a supernatural, demonic version of Creator/TomCavanagh's [[Series/TheFlash2014 Harrison Wells]], super smart, super capable, and morally ambiguous.

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* TheCollector: Shriek Shrike collects rare supernatural artifacts.
* CrazyPrepared: Shrike has an exorcism memorized, has a devil's trapped trap permanently fashioned into the floor surrounding the entrance of his home, and has his entire home magically warded and booby trapped.
* TheDogBitesBack: Alice, who Bart basically enslaved, is the one who burns his bones and kills him.
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{{Expy}}: Grab seems to be a supernatural, demonic version of Creator/TomCavanagh's [[Series/TheFlash2014 Harrison Wells]], Wells]] -- super smart, super capable, and morally ambiguous.



* GilliganCut:
-->'''Bart:''' Shrike will never see us coming.\\
'''Demon:''' (talking to Shrike) They're coming.



* IronicEcho:
-->'''Bart:''' Shrike will never see us coming.\\
'''Demon:''' (talking to Shrike) Shrike, they're coming.



* NiceJobBreakingItHero: It turns out Shriek is actually the victim and the object he stole from Bart is the only leverage he has to keep Bart from killing him. Naturally, once the Winchesters steal the bones, Bart murders Shriek.
* NoOneGetsLeftBehind: Facing Shrike who has a weapon, Smash kicks him and runs for her life, leaving Dean to face him alone.

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: It turns out Shriek Shrike is actually the victim a victim, and the object he stole from Bart is the only leverage he has to keep Bart from killing him. Naturally, once the Winchesters steal the bones, Bart murders Shriek.
Shrike.
* NoOneGetsLeftBehind: Subverted. Facing Shrike Shrike, who has a weapon, Smash kicks him and runs for her life, leaving Dean to face him alone.



* PutOnABus: Alice survives the episode and literally boards a bus with a hint that she may be back in the future. With a female-centered spin off premiering soon, she may show up on Wayward Sisters.
* {{Safecracking}}

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* PutOnABus: Alice survives the episode and literally boards a bus with a hint that she may be back in the future. With a female-centered spin off premiering soon, she may show up on Wayward Sisters.
''Wayward Sisters''.
* {{Safecracking}}{{Safecracking}}: Alice's speciality.



** ''Film/{{Entrapment}}'': When Sam mentions the film Entrapment as he's discussing how to get across the booby trapped floor, Dean can't decide if he's impressed that Sam watched a movie for Creator/CatherineZetaJones or disgusted that Sam watched such a low-quality film.

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** ''Film/{{Entrapment}}'': When Sam mentions the film Entrapment ''Film/{{Entrapment}}'' as he's discussing how to get across the booby trapped floor, Dean can't decide if he's impressed that Sam watched a movie for Creator/CatherineZetaJones or [[TakeThat disgusted that Sam watched such a low-quality film.]]



* SwivelChairAntics: Sam and Dean use Shriek, who is nigh-unkillable, strapped to a rolling chair to deploy all his anti-theft measures.

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* SwivelChairAntics: Sam and Dean use Shriek, Shrike, who is nigh-unkillable, strapped to a rolling chair to deploy all his anti-theft measures.



* UnreliableNarrator: Bart's version of why they're robbing Shriek doesn't hold up once the brothers hear from Shrike himself.

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* UnreliableNarrator: Bart's version of why they're robbing Shriek Shrike doesn't hold up once the brothers hear from Shrike himself.



* WhamLine: Shrike asks Sam and Dean if they can live with the consequences of helping a demon. He's immediately decapitated by said demon, taking the brothers by surprise.


* {{Expy}}: Grab seems to be a supernatural, demonic version of ''Series/TheFlash'', ''Creator/TomCavanagh'' 's Harrison Wells, super smart, super capable, and morally ambiguous.

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* {{Expy}}: Grab seems to be a supernatural, demonic version of ''Series/TheFlash'', ''Creator/TomCavanagh'' 's Creator/TomCavanagh's [[Series/TheFlash2014 Harrison Wells, Wells]], super smart, super capable, and morally ambiguous.



*** --> '''Dean:''' Alright. Well I've seen this movie a thousand times. Some ass hat too fancy to get his hands dirty plans a job, swears it'll all go smooth, and it does until, bang, and everything goes screaming off the rails and bites our asses.

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*** --> ---> '''Dean:''' Alright. Well I've seen this movie a thousand times. Some ass hat too fancy to get his hands dirty plans a job, swears it'll all go smooth, and it does until, bang, and everything goes screaming off the rails and bites our asses.



-->'''Bart:''' Shrike will never see us coming.
-->'''Demon:''' (talking to Shrike) Shrike, they're coming.

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-->'''Bart:''' Shrike will never see us coming.
-->'''Demon:'''
coming.\\
'''Demon:'''
(talking to Shrike) Shrike, they're coming.



** ''Film/{{Entrapment}}'': When Sam mentions the film Entrapment as he's discussing how to get across the booby trapped floor, Dean can't decide if he's impressed that Sam watched a movie for ''Creator/CatherineZetaJones'' or disgusted that Sam watched such a low-quality film.

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** ''Film/{{Entrapment}}'': When Sam mentions the film Entrapment as he's discussing how to get across the booby trapped floor, Dean can't decide if he's impressed that Sam watched a movie for ''Creator/CatherineZetaJones'' Creator/CatherineZetaJones or disgusted that Sam watched such a low-quality film.



** Dean refers to Smash, a thief with a quirky fashion sense, as ''Creator/WinonaRyder''.

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** Dean refers to Smash, a thief with a quirky fashion sense, as ''Creator/WinonaRyder''.Creator/WinonaRyder.



-->'''Sam:''' Smash and Grab. Really?
-->'''Smash:''' Not our real names, obviously.
-->'''Dean:''' No kidding.

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-->'''Sam:''' Smash and Grab. Really?
-->'''Smash:'''
Really?\\
'''Smash:'''
Not our real names, obviously.
-->'''Dean:'''
obviously.\\
'''Dean:'''
No kidding.

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* IronicFear: Dean, life-long professional monster hunter, is visibly freaked out at the thought of spiders.

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* PutOnABus: Alice survives the episode and literally boards a bus with a hint that she may be back in the future. With a female-centered spin off premiering soon, she may show up on Wayward Sisters.
* {{Safecracking}}


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* SwivelChairAntics: Sam and Dean use Shriek, who is nigh-unkillable, strapped to a rolling chair to deploy all his anti-theft measures.


* BloodMagic: The supernaturally enchanted vault requires blood from a specific type of victim.

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* BloodMagic: The BloodMagic:
**The
supernaturally enchanted vault requires blood from a specific type of victim.victim.
**Grab casts a spell that causes Dean's blood to physically lead his body to the vault. HilarityEnsues.
*TheCollector: Shriek collects rare supernatural artifacts.



* FanBoy: Sam is very enthusiastic about Shrike's collection and even accurately discerns that the basilisk tooth Shrike shows him actually came from a Gorgon, to Shrike's displeasure.
* FishEyeLens: We're shown Sam through Shrike's security camera POV.



* GenreSavvy: Dean doesn't really want to get sucked into Bart's heist scheme.
--> '''Dean:''' Alright. Well I've seen this movie a thousand times. Some ass hat too fancy to get his hands dirty plans a job, swears it'll all go smooth, and it does until, bang, and everything goes screaming off the rails and bites our asses.

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* GenreSavvy: Dean GenreSavvy:
**Dean
doesn't really want to get sucked into Bart's heist scheme.
--> ***--> '''Dean:''' Alright. Well I've seen this movie a thousand times. Some ass hat too fancy to get his hands dirty plans a job, swears it'll all go smooth, and it does until, bang, and everything goes screaming off the rails and bites our asses.asses.
**Grab refuses to go into the creepy, poorly lit, magically enchanted basement.
**Shrike correctly guesses that Sam and his demon knife are just a distraction while the rest of his team steals something else.


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* NoOneGetsLeftBehind: Facing Shrike who has a weapon, Smash kicks him and runs for her life, leaving Dean to face him alone.


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** Dean is pissed to find out the path to the vault is heavily booby trapped and grumbles about not having time for this ''Film/IndianaJones'' crap.


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** Dean refers to Smash, a thief with a quirky fashion sense, as ''Creator/WinonaRyder''.


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* TouchedByVorlons: Shrike received his immortality from a second demon deal and it is dependent on his staying inside his home.


* Expy: Grab seems to be a supernatural, demonic version of ''Series/TheFlash'', ''Creator/TomCavanagh'' 's Harrison Wells, super smart, super capable, and morally ambiguous.

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* Expy: CrazyPrepared: Shrike has an exorcism memorized, has a devil's trapped permanently fashioned into the floor surrounding the entrance of his home, and has his entire home magically warded and booby trapped.
* {{Expy}}:
Grab seems to be a supernatural, demonic version of ''Series/TheFlash'', ''Creator/TomCavanagh'' 's Harrison Wells, super smart, super capable, and morally ambiguous.


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* IronicEcho:
-->'''Bart:''' Shrike will never see us coming.
-->'''Demon:''' (talking to Shrike) Shrike, they're coming.

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