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1[floatboxright: ²Previous: Recap/SupernaturalS05E13TheSongRemainsTheSame\²Next: Recap/SupernaturalS05E15DeadMenDontWearPlaid]²-----²²'''[[Recap/{{Supernatural}} Recap]] of ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'''''\²'''Season 5, Episode 14'''²²!My Bloody Valentine²[[quoteright:350:]]²[[caption-width-right:350:Yes, yes. Of course. I, uh...I have no idea what you're saying.]]²-->[[{{WebVideo/Phelous}} So, in "My Bloody Valentine", Dean and Sam think Cupid might be killing people, so they get Castiel]] [[TakeThat from the garbage where they left him]] [[{{WebVideo/Phelous}} to hunt him down!]]²--->'''--One recap of the episode''', excluding the fact that it was ''supposed'' to be a recap of [[Film/MyBloodyValentine3D a movie]].²²Written by Ben Edlund.²²Directed by Mike Rohl.²²Air Date: February 11, 2010.²²The Horseman Famine shows up. The town starts going crazy for love, food, sex, drugs, anything. Some of the first victims found have their hearts marked with and Enochian letter left by a Cupid, but when they question the Cupid, they learn it's not him. Castiel starts eating burgers and Sam goes back into the "desperate cravings" stage of demon blood addiction. Dean chains Sam up in their motel room while he and Cas go to take down Famine, but two demons show up in the motel room and Sam drinks their blood. He heads out to meet Famine, who offers him more demons to drink. Sam uses his juiced-up powers to pull the demons out of their bodies, removing the temptation, and then knocks out Famine.²²!!Body count ²For this episode = 19 humans and 6 demons.²²For the series so far = At least 375 humans (of which 6 were witches), 61 demons, 33 ghosts, 11 vampires, 9 hellhounds, 6 changelings, 5 angels, 4 gods, 3 shapeshifters, 3 zombies, 2 ghouls, 2 werewolves, 2 dogs, 1 crocotta, 1 djinn, 1 rakshasa, 1 rawhead, 1 reaper, 1 rugaru, 1 shtriga, 1 siren, 1 wendigo, and 1 wraith.²²!Tropes²------------²²* ActorAllusion: The title is a reference to the movie ''Film/MyBloodyValentine''. Jensen Ackles starred in the [[Film/MyBloodyValentine3D remake]].²* AppetiteEqualsHealth: Dean Winchester is a notorious Big Eater. This is why it's such a concern when Dean is the only one who doesn't have a voracious appetite. The horseman Famine is causing people to gorge themselves to death and his power is so strong it even effects the angel Castiel who normally doesn't need to eat, but suddenly finds himself uncontrollably downing red meat, a favorite food of his vessel, Jimmy Novak. In the end, Famine claims that the reason Dean isn't affected like everyone else is because Dean is already dead inside, so there's no hidden desire or appetite to stoke.²* AsTheGoodBookSays: "And then will come Famine riding on a black steed. He will ride into the land of plenty, and great will be the Horseman's hunger, for he is hunger. His hunger will seep out and poison the air."²* AstonishinglyAppropriateAppearance: Famine is an emaciated, sickly looking man who is too weak to walk and relies on a wheelchair and a nasal cannula. Appropriately, he drives a gas-guzzling SUV.²* BadassInANiceSuit[=/=]SunglassesAtNight: Famine's bodyguards.²* BadBoss: Famine has no qualms against eating or sacrificing his demonic bodyguards²* BureaucraticallyArrangedMarriage: Cupid's matchmaking comes across as this, with their orders coming from their superiors who are less interested in love and more in preserving bloodlines or [[TheChosenOne needing certain children to be born]]. ²* BigEater: Castiel, although everyone who has food urges would qualify; he's just the only one who doesn't suffer DeathByGluttony.²* ClingyJealousGirl[=/=]YourMakeupIsRunning: Janice.²* CoolCar: Famine's black Cadillac Escalade. ²* DeathByGluttony: Lester Finch and everyone in the Biggerson's. ²* EatenAlive: The two lovers in the ColdOpen eat each other to death.²* EmptyShell: Why Dean isn't affected by Famine despite being TheHedonist of the group.²* EvilCripple²* FullFrontalAssault: The Cupid shows up naked. And proceeds to hug everyone in sight.²* GoingColdTurkey: Sam is locked up in the panic room, with Castiel and Dean listening to him beg for them to let him out.²* GoryDiscretionShot: And what we see is [[{{squick}} bad enough]].²* HannibalLecture: From Famine to Dean.²* HemoErotic: Russel and Alice.²* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Famine is only defeated because he re-triggered Sam's addiction to demon blood, giving Sam the necessary power to attack demons once again and thus attack the demonic souls Famine had consumed earlier. ²* HorrorHunger: Famine, who is eternally hungry for [[LifeEnergy souls]]. He also causes this wherever he goes. ²* HorsemenOfTheApocalypse: Famine.²* IfICantHaveYou: Two lovers kill themselves so they'll be TogetherInDeath, with no distractions such as work or sleep.²* INeedAFreakingDrink:²** The coroner has a QuickNip after autopsying Lester Finch. Not played for laughs when it's later revealed he drank himself to death, having been a recovered alcoholic, clean for twenty years.²** After not partaking of food, sex, or booze for the entire episode, Dean swigs directly from the bottle while outside the panic room, listening to his brother plead to be released.²* JabbaTableManners²* KindRestraints: Sam has Dean handcuff him to the sink. Unfortunately, this leaves him vulnerable to the demons sent to get him.²* LiteralMinded: When Cupid is first mentioned as a suspect, Dean is skeptical that some cherub in diapers did the murders. Castiel informs him the Cupid is not incontinent.²* LoveGoddess: Cupid, although the version depicted is male.²* ManChild: Cupid, who is essentially a romantic 8-year-old girl in the vessel of a grown, naked man.²* {{Mooks}}: Lucifer has sent a bunch of demons to protect and serve Famine. Turns out they're actually there as food for Sam.²* NakedPeopleAreFunny: The Cupid. ²* NiceJobFixingItVillain: Famine basically gives Team Free Will the key to defeating him when he triggers Sam's old addiction to demon blood. ²* NoSell: Dean punches Cupid and injures his fist. Cupid vanishes, but only because his feelings are hurt.²* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace: The Cupid hugs everybody. Full contact bear hug. And he's naked.²-->'''Dean:''' Is this a fight? Are we in a fight?\²'''Castiel:''' This is...their handshake.\²'''Dean:''' I don't like it!\²'''Castiel:''' No one likes it.²* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Dean showing no interest in [[ReallyGetsAround easy sex]] or [[BigEater food]].²* PsychicNosebleed: Sam bleeds from the nose with the effort of killing Famine.²* PrayerIsALastResort: After Sam is locked in the panic room to detox (again), [[HollywoodAtheist Dean]] prays for help and [[ManlyTears cries]]. It's pretty clear that he's hitting or about to hit his DespairEventHorizon. ²* RedHerring: Cupid.²* ShortDistancePhoneCall: Due to Castiel's OffscreenTeleportation powers.²-->'''Dean:''' Yeah, room 31-C, basement level, St. James Medical Center-- ''[almost walks into Castiel]''²-->'''Castiel:''' I'm there now.²-->'''Dean:''' Yeah, I get that.²-->'''Castiel:''' I'm gonna hang up now.²-->'''Dean:''' Right.²* StalkerWithATestTube / SuperBreedingProgram: Heaven uses cupids to ensure certain bloodlines and destinies proceed the way they want. This includes the Winchester family.²* TalkToTheFist:²** Dean punches the Cupid when he reveals that Dean's parents hated each other at first, and only got together because a Cupid made them (well, it explains the existence of the BelligerentSexualTension trope at least).²** Janice shoots Jim's coworker dead when he interrupts their conversation.²* ThemedAliases: Agents Marley and Cliff (Bob Marley and Jimmy Cliff, reggae music artists).²* TheGlomp: When Cupid meets Dean, Sam, and Cas.²-->'''Castiel:''' This is...their handshake.²-->'''Dean:''' I don't like it.²-->'''Castiel:''' No one likes it.²* TemptingFate: "Let's crack her open. What's the worst that could happen, right?" Averted when nothing happens except a blast of light.²* TogetherInDeath: Janice and Jim.²* UnusualEuphemism: "Go ahead. Unleash the kraken."²* ValentinesDayEpisode: With the [[MoodWhiplash classic]] ''[[NightmareFuel Supernatural]]'' spin.²* TheVirus: When Dean finds out Sam is craving demon blood, he tells Cas to teleport him out of there pronto. Castiel says it won't make any difference as Sam is already infected.²* WhamLine ²-->"Wait your turn."²* YouHaveGotToBeKiddingMe²* YouHaveFailedMe: Famine eats the demon who let Sam steal the soul he'd been sent to fetch for his lunch.²----²-->[[{{WebVideo/Phelous}} Heh, heh.]] [[TakeThat Stupid Trash-tiel.]]


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