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1[floatboxright: ²Previous: Recap/SupernaturalS08E12AsTimeGoesBy\²Next: Recap/SupernaturalS08E14TrialAndError]²²'''[[Recap/{{Supernatural}} Recap]] of ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'''''\²'''Season 8, Episode 13'''²²!Everybody Hates Hitler²[[quoteright:200:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/spn-8x13-dean-faces-golem_8311.jpg]]²[[caption-width-right:200:"Shaped by clay and brought to life by rabbis to protect the Jewish people in times of, I don't know, general crappiness."--Aaron]]²²->"A Jew, two Gentiles, and a golem walk into a bar. And it doesn't end with them coming out."²-->--'''Commandant Eckart''' ''[to Aaron, Sam, Dean, and the golem]''²²Written by Ben Edlund.²²Directed by Philip Sgriccia.²²Air Date: February 6, 2013.²²The boys investigate the {{spontaneous combustion}} of a Rabbi who was a part of the Judah Initiative, one of the groups the Men of Letters were affiliated with. He turns out to have been researching [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot Nazi necromancers]]. Then they're attacked by an out-of-control golem, and have to help the Rabbi's grandson stop it.²²!!Body Count:²²For this episode = 8 humans and 2 Thule necromancers.²²For the series so far = At least 871 humans (of which 6 were witches), 121 demons, 59 angels, 48 ghosts, 43 vampires, 36 Jefferson Starships, 19 zombies, 19 gods, 9 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 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.²²!!Tropes²²* TheAgeless: The necromancers have achieved this, and haven't aged a day since the Second World War.²* AvengingTheVillain: At first, Eckart doesn't bring up the matter of the previous necromancer, but when Dean makes light of his death, he turns it into ItsPersonal territory:²-->'''Eckart:''' His name was Torvald, and you will pay dearly for that.²* BigElectricSwitch: Used to turn on the power at the Men of Letters headquarters.²* BigLittleMan: Dean finds the man tailing Sam, crouched low in the bushes, then has an OhCrap reaction when the golem stands up and Dean realises just how tall he is.²* BloodFromTheMouth: The Nazi soldier tossed through the window in the teaser.²* BondOneLiner²-->'''Neccromancer:''' Long live the Thule!²-->''[Golem breaks his neck]''²-->'''Dean:''' Or not.²* BorrowedCatchphrase: After revealing the library in the Men of Letter's headquarters, Sam says Dean's "son of a bitch".²* CoolOldGuy: Rabbi Bass was considered this by his grandson and the two girls that Dean interviews, even for a "Conspiracy Nut".²* ContinuityNod: Dean is almost as excited about the water pressure in the bunker's shower as he was about the steam shower in [[Recap/SupernaturalS01E08Bugs "Bugs" (S01, E08)]].²* ChekhovsGun: The red leather ledger in the teaser.²* CurbStompBattle: The battle at the German camp, which the golem easily wins.²* DefiantToTheEnd: Rabbi Bass, knowing he's being tailed by a Nazi necromancer, calls him out and dares him to kill him. When the Nazi does so, he dies laughing in the Nazi's face. [[ArtisticLicenseReligion As a religious Jew, he probably should have been saying]] [[http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Judaism/shema.html the Shema.]] Still awesome, though.²* DestinationDefenestration: The golem tosses a German soldier through a window in the teaser.²* DisposingOfABody: Aaron is freaked out by the sight of the Winchesters digging a grave, throwing in the body, pouring petrol on it, then warming their hands over the subsequent fire.²* FauxYay: Dean notices that a guy has been following him around town. When Dean questions him, the guy (Aaron) pretends to be gay to allay suspicion.²-->'''Aaron:''' ''[to Dean]'' So, what you're saying is that, uh...you and me...we...didn't have a moment?²* FinalSolution: The plan to close all Hell Gates permanently, trapping all demons in Hell, the hunter tendency to kill anything supernatural, such as the golem itself, and the fact that hunters have nearly exterminated certain types of supernatural beings take on UnfortunateImplications in this episode, which features Nazis and a Holocaust survivor.²* GenocideBackfire: The rabbis of Vitsyebsk, Belarus ended up creating a golem that devastated the Nazi base.²* {{Ghostapo}}: The Nazist Thule Society was investigating the art of necromancy, resurrection of the dead. They eventually accomplished this.²* {{Golem}}: He destroys a German base during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. In the present day, he has been inherited by Aaron from his Rabbi grandfather, a member of the Judah Initiative.²* GuardianEntity: The golem is one for Aaron, albeit a snarky and disapproving one.²* HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday: After being asked by a (supposedly) gay guy if they were "having a moment", Dean feels the need to mention to Sam that the women he was talking with prior to that were "very hot".²* HistoricalInJoke: The Nazi Commander's name is Eckart. This is a reference to Dietrich Eckart, an early member of the Nazi Party and associate of UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler.²* HistoricalVillainDowngrade: In RealLife, thousands of Jews died in the [[http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Vitsyebsk/holocaust.html Vitsyebsk Ghetto]] in Belarus, and Vitsyebsk, Belarus, was the site of many atrocities, such as burying Jewish children alive.²* HistoricalVillainUpgrade: The Thule Society was a real life German occultist organization in the early 20th century and had some links to the foundation of the Nazi Party (sponsoring them and sharing some members), but, suffice to say, they did not possess supernatural necromantic powers in real life. It was even dissolved and forbidden by the Nazis in 1935.²* ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne: The golem lists the various ways in which Aaron has shunned or disgraced his Jewish heritage, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking ending with the fact]] [[UsefulNotes/{{Judaism}} that he eats pork]].²-->'''Aaron:''' I keep telling you, everyone loves bacon!²* ImmuneToBullets: The golem just shrugs off bullet fire from German soldiers.²* ImplacableMan: Swords, bullets, magic darts--nothing stops the golem.²* IncendiaryExponent: Eckart disappears in flames in the teaser.²* KidWithTheLeash: Aaron with his golem, much to his displeasure. The Golem's not too happy about it either.²-->'''Aaron:''' Why can't you just ''tell'' me what I don't know?\²'''Golem:''' ''[slams table]'' It is not my place to guide the Rabbi, to teach the teacher. It's not my place! ''Yifalchunbee''!²* MagicalLibrary: The hidden library of the Men of Letters, which Sam and Dean find in this episode. It contains all the documents and magical spells collected by the order for the past thousand years, and even has comfy living quarters. The brothers quickly make it their base of operations.²* MistakenForGay: Dean. Subverted in that the guy turns out to have been following Dean and used it as a cover-up when Dean noticed.²* MundaneUtility: Using the burning body of a Nazi necromancer to...warm your hands? Okay, Sam.²-->'''Aaron:''' They're insane.²* NaziHunter: Rabbi Bass and the Judah Initiative.²* {{Necromancer}}: The Thule Society.²* NiceJobFixingItVillain: Eckart tells Aaron how to take charge of the golem.²* NoOntologicalInertia: As soon as Torvald is dead, the effect of his enchanted darts is reversed.²* NoSell: The golem is immune to Torvald's enchanted darts.²* OneManArmy: The golem takes on an entire German army base in occupied Belarus in 1944, and kills almost everyone in it.²* OpenSaysMe:²** The golem smashes through the door of the office at the Nazi base.²** Dean lockpicks his way into the library after hours.²-->'''Aaron:''' What, do you two just break in wherever you go?²-->'''Dean:''' Well, our dad wanted us to have a solid career to fall back on, just in case this hunter thing didn't pan out.²* OwMyBodyPart: "Oh, my spleen..."²* PerpetualMotionMonster²* PopCulturePunEpisodeTitle: The title references ''Series/EverybodyHatesChris''.²* ProperlyParanoid:²** Amusingly, Sam and Dean burned the Nazi necromancer's corpse ''before'' they learned that it was required to permanently keep him dead, apparently just because they believe in covering their bases. Given that a corpse provides a conduit for a vengeful spirit, they probably wanted to avoid a potential pissed off ghost (Eckart mentions briefly talking to Torvald's ghost before the body was destroyed, so that was a sensible precaution too).²** Sam and Dean also speculate on how to take down the golem, despite it being on ''their'' side. When Aaron gives them a WhatTheHellHero, they sheepishly admit that they just prefer to know these things, just in case.²* RagnarokProofing: The Men of Letter's headquarters.²-->'''Dean:''' The water pressure in the Letters' shower room is ''marvelous''. Presumably there's some kind of magic at work since, despite being locked up for the better part of 70 years, the place doesn't have a single cobweb or speck of dust ''anywhere''.²-->'''Sam:''' Yeah, I still can't figure out how we even have water or electricity.²-->'''Dean:''' Yep, well, I am putting that under the "ain't broke" column.²* ReligionIsMagic²* ResurrectiveImmortality: The necromancers will resurrect twelve hours after they are killed. Putting them down permanently requires burning the body to ashes.²* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: The golem tearing through the Nazi base.²* SecretCircleOfSecrets²-->'''Dean:''' ''[lifting a scimitar from a display stand]'' This stuff is awesome, and it looks like they ran a real tight outfit here, but I'm just saying, you know, don't, uh, don't think that they knew some big secrets that we don't know.²-->'''Sam:''' Dean... they were a secret society.²-->'''Dean:''' Which means that they made crap up and wore fezzes and sashes and swung around scimitars. They probably didn't even sharp-- ''[DEAN runs his finger along the blade and cuts himself]'' That's very sharp. ²* ShoutOut: When they turn on the lights in the headquarters for the Men of Letters, Dean says, "Sammy, I think we found the [[Franchise/{{Batman}} bat cave]]."²* TheStoner: Aaron used his grandfather's book of golem instructions to roll joints in high school.²-->'''Golem:''' The boy ''{{s|urroundedByIdiots}}moked'' the pages...²* StockShticks²-->'''Eckart:''' That reminds me of a story. A Jew, two gentiles and a golem walk into a bar. And it doesn't end with them walking out.²* TakingUpTheMantle: Aaron accepts responsibility for the golem, helps the Winchesters fight the Thule, and takes up the cause of the Judah Initiative, finally earning the golem's approval.²* ThisIsGonnaSuck: Dean sneaks up on the golem--who turns around and stands up to his full height. Dean barely reaches his shoulders. Dean's expression says it all.²* ThoseWackyNazis: The Thule Society. They themselves have come to reject the label.²-->'''Commander Eckart:''' Can we please stop with this "Nazi" thing?²* WeWillMeetAgain: ²** Eckart says this isn't over as he uses magic to escape the golem in [=WW2=].²** He does it again [[{{Bookends}} at the end of the episode]]. Given that the Winchesters immediately BoomHeadshot him and burn the body, at least they won't be seeing that particular necromancer again, we hope. But the Thule Society is still out there, so Aaron takes up the sword.²* YouLookFamiliar: John De Santis, who plays the golem, earlier appeared as Freeman Dagget in [[Recap/SupernaturalS03E13Ghostfacers "Ghostfacers" (S03, E13)]].²----

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