Next: Supernatural S 05 E 03 Free To Be You And Me
Good God, Y'All
Written by Sera Gamble.
Directed by Phil Sgriccia.
Air Date: September 17, 2009.
Bobby is still in the hospital and quite bitter about being in a wheelchair. When Castiel arrives, Bobby orders him to heal him, but Castiel says he's been cut off from Heaven. He tells Dean that he wants to find God, the only one who can defeat Lucifer. Castiel borrows Dean's pendant, which has the ability to indicate God's presence by glowing brightly. Suddenly, Bobby receives a frantic call from his hunter friend Rufus, who is in a town swarming with demons. Sam and Dean go to the town and can't find Rufus, but instead find Ellen Harvelle. She and Jo have been hunting together and Jo has disappeared like Rufus. When they do find Jo and Rufus, they appear to be possessed by demons—but, strangely, they seem to think Sam, Dean, and the others are the ones possessed. In fact, there are no demons at all. They are instead hallucinations brought about by War, one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Sam and Dean hunt him down and cut off his ring finger, because his ring controls the hallucinations. In the end, Sam tells Dean he thinks that they should go their separate ways, and they part.
Body countFor this episode = 3 humans.
For the series so far = At least 325 humans (of which 5 were witches),39 demons, 28 ghosts, 10 vampires, 6 changelings, 4 angels, 3 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, and 1 wendigo.
- Action Girl: Jo and Ellen.
- Astonishingly Appropriate Appearance: War is a middle aged, mobster type who drives a blood-red muscle car.
- Breaking the Fellowship: At the end of this episode, Sam and Dean go their separate ways.
- The Bus Came Back: Nice to see you again, Harvelles, Rufus!
- Calling Out for Not Calling: Ellen reams Dean out for not bothering to pick up a phone and let her know how the boys were doing.
- Cool Car: War's red 1965 Mustang. Even Dean is impressed.
- Demonic Possession: Subverted. It's an hallucination caused by War.
- Deus ex Machina: It's finally revealed that God brought Cas back and put Sam and Dean on that plane.
- Fallen Angel: Castiel's been cut off from Heaven. As a result, he's lost some of his powers and is running on limited energy.
- Fingore: Dean and Sam don't know how to kill War, so they just chop off enough fingers to separate him from his hallucination-causing ring.
- Have You Seen My God?: Castiel's going to search for God.
- Healing Hands: Averted. Cas can no longer heal as he's been cut off from Heaven.
- Horsemen of the Apocalypse: War.
- Left the Background Music On: "Spirit in the Sky" plays as Sam and Dean warily enter town — eventually the song is revealed to be coming from an abandoned car's radio.
- Mundane Solution: Castiel branded Dean and Sam with Enochian sigils that prevent angels from locating them. This also includes him, unfortunately, so he solves this problem by buying a cellphone so that he can call Dean and find out where they are. And then teleport there.
- Sarcasm-Blind: Cas, leading to this great exchange.Dean: Try New Mexico. I hear He's on a tortilla.Castiel: [confused] No, he's not on any flatbread.
- Titled After the Song: From Edwin Starr's "War", aptly enough.
- Took a Level in Badass: Jo, who, in the two years she's been hunting, managed to graduate to Action Girl.
- Foreshadowing: The absence of the demon killing glow effect from ruby's knife when sam kills the teenagers directly hints toward fact that There are no demons