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1[floatboxright: ²Previous: Recap/SupernaturalS05E19HammerOfTheGods\²Next: Recap/SupernaturalS05E21TwoMinutesToMidnight]²²'''[[Recap/{{Supernatural}} Recap]] of ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'''''\²'''Season 5, Episode 20'''²²!The Devil You Know²²->'''Bobby:''' You know where Death is?²->'''Crowley:''' No. Haven't the foggiest.²->'''Bobby:''' [cocks shotgun] Well, then get the hell off my property before I blast you so full of rock salt, you crap margaritas.²²Written by Ben Edlund.²²Directed by Robert Singer.²²Air Date: April 29, 2010.²²Sam and Dean are contacted by Crowley, who offers to help capture the demon who knows where Pestilence is.²²!!Body count²For this episode = 4 humans and 2 demons.²²For the series so far = At least 391 humans (of which 6 were witches), 62 demons, 33 ghosts, 19 zombies, 13 gods, 11 vampires, 10 angels, 9 hellhounds, 6 changelings, 3 shapeshifters, 2 ghouls, 2 werewolves, 2 dogs, 1 crocotta, 1 djinn, 1 rakshasa, 1 rawhead, 1 reaper, 1 rugaru, 1 shtriga, 1 siren, 1 wendigo, 1 whore of Babylon, and 1 wraith.²²!Tropes²------------²* AnimalTesting: White mice and monkeys in the same lab with no droplet/respiratory isolation between animals undergoing testing for the [=H1N1=] virus.²* BadBoss: Brady kills an inefficient employee just so he can talk to his boss...who makes it clear that he'll dispose of ''Brady'' if ''he'' doesn't deliver either.²* BadassInANiceSuit: The demons Crowley and Brady.²* BatmanGambit:²** Crowley knows Dean's OhCrap reaction when Brady doesn't want the rings is more genuine than if he'd explained his plan.²** Brady hooks Sam and Jessica up, then kills Jessica, in the hope that they will fall in love instead of not clicking, and that Sam will go on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge when she dies instead of work through it in a healthy way. Brady probably based this on a history of Winchesters falling head over heels for doomed women and never working things through in a healthy way--and he was proved completely right.²* BewareTheNiceOnes: Sam.²* BlackEyesOfEvil: The possessed janitor and Brady.²* CameraAbuse: More blood-splattered lens during the hellhound fight.²* {{Cliffhanger}}: Whether or not Bobby takes Crowley up on his offer to find Death if Bobby "lends" him his soul isn't revealed until [[Recap/SupernaturalS05E21TwoMinutesToMidnight "Two Minutes to Midnight" (S05, E21)]].²* CompensatingForSomething: Crowley boasts that ''his'' hellhound is bigger. [[InvisibleMonster We have to take his word for that, of course]]. [[spoiler: [[HilariousInHindsight This becomes funnier when you]] [[Recap/SupernaturalS06E04WeekendAtBobbys find out why]] [[BiggusDickus Crowley sold his soul in the first place]].]]²* ContinuityNod:²** The man Pestilence sneezed on in [[Recap/SupernaturalS05E19HammerOfTheGods the previous episode]] is seen in the hospital waiting room.²** Brady mentions that Jessica had been baking cookies when he came in and killed her. Right before Sam found Jessica on the ceiling in [[Recap/SupernaturalS01E01Pilot the pilot]], he found a plate of cookies she'd left out for him.²* CrazyEnoughToWork:²-->'''Bobby:''' Well, look, Sam, I got no love for demons, and, yeah, this whole thing is crazy, but...I don't know. After a year of chasing up zilch, maybe it's time to go crazy.²* DealWithTheDevil: Crowley prides himself on his ability to close a deal with anyone, whether a saint or a demon. Or a gruff, lovable hunter named Bobby for his soul (temporarily) in exchange for Death's location.²-->'''Crowley:''' Results are 100% guaranteed.²* DefectorFromDecadence: Crowley. He, in turn, makes Brady look like one in the eyes of other demons, though Brady is actually loyal to Lucifer...up until it looks like he's going to suffer the same punishment for betrayal as Crowley will.²* DemonicPossession²* DepravedHomosexual: Crowley must have a firmly-established reputation as one, considering how easily {{Hell}} bought it when he set Brady up as his lover.²* EnemyMine: Dean and Sam reluctantly partner with Crowley to take out Lucifer. Crowley is helpful, but...not exactly a team-player.²-->'''Crowley:''' That's what you get--working with a demon.²* EvilCounterpart: They don't appear in the same episode, but Brady could be considered this to Cas. Both were introduced into the story as a supernatural entity sent by its superiors to keep watch over the Winchester important to their plans and nudge them in the right direction. Both were/are that Winchester's [[MrFanservice handsome]], [[BadassInANiceSuit besuited]] friend. However, Cas chose to rebel and help Dean because of their friendship while Brady never wavered in his cold-blooded manipulation of Sam despite the real Brady and Sam's friendship.²* EvilGloating: Brady. About everything, ever.²* FalseFriend: Brady to Sam. Well, not the ''real'' Brady, who really was Sam's best friend--just the demon who possessed him to manipulate Sam.²* FateWorseThanDeath: What awaits anyone who betrays Lucifer.²* FliesEqualsEvil: They [[IncrediblyLamePun fly]] out of the blood-filled chalice Brady uses to talk to Pestilence.²* FrameUp: To make Brady spill, Crowley frames him as being his lover and a ReverseMole against Lucifer and the rest of Hell. It works.²* GoryDiscretionShot: Blood splatters on the lab door.²* HavingABlast: When getting steadily more and more worked up, Crowley notices that he is standing directly under a streetlight (or, as he sees it, "a bloody spotlight") with the Winchesters, and blows the bulb up with a gesture to better hide them from any on-lookers. Taking his frustration out on the poor light seems to calm him down a little.²* {{Hellhound}}²* HollywoodDarkness: After Crowley [[TantrumThrowing blows out the streetlight]], the lighting doesn't change all that much.²* HorrifyingTheHorror: Dean tells Brady that demons should be more afraid of the Winchesters than anything else.²* HorsemenOfTheApocalypse: Pestilence and Death.²* HowTheMightyHaveFallen: Crowley, according to himself. While Crowley certainly feels sorry for Crowley, Sam and Dean, on the other hand, don't really care and tell him so.²-->'''Dean:''' Holy crap. We don't care.²* IronicEcho:²** First, Brady yelling at his subordinates:²-->'''Brady:''' Oh, you're doing your best? You're doing your best? Well, then, do the best of somebody better!²** Pestilence (through the flies and chalice) to Brady:²-->'''Brady:''' I know. I'm doing my best.²-->''[fly buzzes]''²-->'''Brady:''' Yes, sir. The best of someone better.²* IShallTauntYou: Brady to Sam, presumably to make Sam kill him quickly.²* IToldYouSo: After Crowley seeming ditches the Winchesters.²-->'''Sam:''' I ''told'' you!\²'''Dean:''' Ohh, well good for you!²* ItsPersonal: Sam re: Brady.²* LockedInTheBathroom: Sam does this to Dean so he can slice on Brady.²* MegaCorp: Niveus Pharmaceuticals.²* MindOverMatter: Brady closing the doors behind Dean with a casual wave of his hand, not looking up.²* TheMole: Brady was sent by [[BigBad Azazel]] to monitor Sam at Stanford and manipulate him back into hunting while pretending all the while to be Sam's [[FalseFriend best friend]]. Sam is only just now finding out about this--over five years after it happened.²* NoIAmBehindYou: Brady/Dean, then Crowley/Brady in front of the elevator.²* OminousLatinChanting: Brady over the chalice.²* PayEvilUntoEvil: Sam ''finally'' gets revenge for Jessica's murder when he kills Brady.²* PercussiveTherapy: "I really owe you, Dean, because I feel ''[starts kicking him]'' [[PunctuatedPounding SO! MUCH! BETTER!]]"²* PerpSweating²* ThePlague: [=H1N1=], currently. Demons plan to make the Croatoan virus the next big thing.²* PlagueMaster: Pestilence, obviously.²* PlayingWithFire: Crowley starting a fire in the fireplace.²* RedEyesTakeWarning: Those infected with the Croatoan virus.²* TheReveal: Azazel ''ordered'' [[TheLostLenore Jessica]]'s death, but he didn't ''personally'' kill her--[[FalseFriend Sam's college buddy]] got to have all the fun there.²-->'''Brady:''' That's right. You had a [[TheMole devil on your shoulder]] even back then.²* RevengeBeforeReason: Explored. Crowley is adamant that Sam not meet Brady, as he's convinced Sam will put personal revenge over getting the critical information Brady alone knows. Dean ultimately decides to trust Sam and tells him...and Sam immediately tries to kill Brady. Averted in that Sam stops himself until they get the information, at which point they no longer need Brady alive and he can take his revenge.²* ShootingSuperman: When Bobby shoots Crowley.²* SlashedThroat:²-->'''Brady:''' So what do you say? You ready to enter the cutthroat world of upper management?²-->'''Mitchell:''' Awesome.²-->'''Brady:''' ''[grinning]'' Awesome. ''[slits Mitchell's throat]''²** Also, Crowley to the security guards.²* SmugSnake: Brady. Brady, Brady, Brady, '''BRADY'''.²* StealthHiBye: Crowley appearing in the backseat and dodging Sam's attempts to stab him with Ruby's knife.²* StockBritishPhrases: "Fancy a fag and a chat?" and "Which, by the way, makes me the most buggered son in all of creation."²* StrikeMeDownWithAllOfYourHatred: Brady is all too happy to cut short any torture he might get from Crowley and Dean (and then Lucifer, if and when he gets away from them) by using Sam to kill him before he can divulge any information. Of course, this means pissing Sam off enough that Sam isn't thinking straight about needing Brady's information. That means taunting him about having betrayed Sam and killed his beloved Jessica. Sam does get to kill Brady but, by that point, Brady isn't very keen on the idea anymore.²* SuddenlyShouting: Lots of this from CROWLEY AND PESTILENCE!!!!²* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: When a nurse overhears Dean and Sam mentioning statues crying, Dean reassures the nurse that she heard wrong, because only crazy people would say something like that. And they're not crazy. Obviously. [cough]²* TailorMadePrison: Devil's trap on a BagOfKidnapping.²* TearsFromAStone: Dean mentions that statues started crying at the same time the plague started.²* TestedOnHumans²* TokenEvilTeammate: Crowley.²* TooSoon: InUniverse, Sam thinks Dean's Music/MichaelJackson joke while wearing the face mask is.²* TrackingDevice: Crowley reveals that he planted a magical coin in the Impala to eavesdrop on the brothers, which is how he learns about the Horsemen's rings. Later in the episode, another demon "manages" to plant one on ''Crowley'' so that a hellhound follows him back to Sam, Dean, and Brady.²* UnusualEuphemism: Crowley says that Dean made a "colorful rejoinder about my 'corn chute'," which may or may not be Crowley spicing up what Dean actually said.²* VillainousBreakdown:²** Brady upon realizing that Crowley has framed him and [[OhCrap there's a hellhound coming]]. He starts screaming and freaking out and finally breaks and gives Crowley Pestilence's location.²** Crowley ranting at Sam and Dean about how he's being hunted by demons for helping them. Counts as this trope since, though he's mostly on their side here, he ''is'' a [[AlwaysChaoticEvil demon]] and will become a flat-out enemy later in the series.²-->'''Crowley:''' They burnt down my house! [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking They ATE my TAILOR]]! Two months under a rock like a bloody salamander! Every demon on {{Hell}} and Earth's got his eyes out for me!²* TheVirus: Croatoan virus.²* WhatMeasureIsAMook: Dean is rather disturbed when Crowley slits the throats of the human guards.²* WouldYouLikeToHearHowTheyDied: Brady gleefully recounts killing Jessica to rile Sam up, describing how she let him in while baking cookies for Sam and was hurt and surprised when Brady "started in on her".

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