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Recap of Supernatural
Season 5, Episode 19

Hammer of The Gods

Lucifer: They are broken, flawed abortions!
Gabriel: Damn right, they're flawed. But a lot of them try. To do better, to forgive. And you should see the Spearmint Rhino. I've been riding the pine a long time now, but I'm in the game now, and I'm not on your side, or Michael's. I'm on theirs.
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Written by Andrew Dabb and Daniel Loflin.

Directed by Rick Bota.

Air Date: April 22, 2010.

The Winchesters take refuge in a motel that's way too swanky for its surroundings; turns out that the motel is a trap created by various gods (that's right, plural) who want to stop the Apocalypse by using Sam and Dean as bait.

Body count

For this episode = 2 humans, 9 gods, and 1 archangel who actually faked his death.

For the series so far = At least 387 humans (of which 6 were witches), 61 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.

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  • No-Sell: Kali shoots fire at Lucifer. When it fades, he's standing exactly where he was before, smiling. Not even his clothing is damaged.
  • Oh, Crap!
    Sam: We are so, so screwed.
    • And later for Mercury.
    Lucifer: Checking in.
  • Parental Favoritism: The Apocalypse is revealed to be just a giant temper tantrum that Lucifer is throwing because he's angry that Daddy loved humans more.
    Gabriel: Boo hoo! Daddy was mean to me, so I'm gonna smash up all his toys.
    Lucifer: Watch your tone.
    Gabriel: Play the victim all you want. But you and me? We know the truth. Dad loved you best. More than Michael, more than me. Then he brought the new baby home and you couldn't handle it. So this is all just one big temper tantrum. Time to grow up.
  • Plague Master: Pestilence, who makes his entrance into the series by walking into a convenience store and spewing snot everywhere.
  • Porn Stache
  • Punch Catch: Lucifer to Baron Samedi.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: Kali wears a red dress and a black skirt. And underneath, a black bra and panties. Rrrraw!
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Gabriel gives a brilliant one to his brother, Lucifer. Lucifer himself gives a rather impressive one to Mercury.
  • Revealing Continuity Lapse: Early in the episode, Dean suddenly has a cut on his face that he didn't have before. It turns out that Mercury took a sample of his blood without him or the viewer noticing.
  • Rewarded as a Traitor Deserves: Mercury.
  • Shout-Out:
  • Shut Up, Hannibal!: Aside from his impressive "The Reason You Suck" Speech, Gabriel also has this:
    Gabriel: No one makes us do anything.
  • Something About a Rose
  • Something Else Also Rises: "So this is me, standing up." [grabs porn girl] "This is me lying down."
  • Squick: The end, when Pestilence comes.
  • The Tape Knew You Would Say That: The DVD Gabriel leaves for the Winchesters.
    Sam: What the hell's going on?
    Gabriel: [Aside Glance] Sam, Dean, you're probably wondering what the hell's going on.
  • Video Will
  • We ARE Struggling Together: The meeting is an attempt to get the pagans working together against a common threat. Thanks to Mercury's treachery, they get trounced by Lucifer before they have a chance to do so.
  • What Ever Happened To The Mouse: Kali was never seen or mentioned again after being put into the brother's car.
  • With Due Respect: Mercury to Kali. Cue Blood from the Mouth.
  • The Worf Effect: The hotel is filled with such A-listers as Kali, Ganesh, Baron Samedi, Odin, Baldur, Mercury, and Loki!Gabriel. By the time Lucifer shows up, he doesn't even need to touch most of them to kill them.
    • Worf Had the Flu: It's later revealed the pagan Gods get their power from worship(specifically sacrifices according to Word of God) so Baldur and the others really aren't in fighting shape these days. It's unknown how they would have fared against Lucifer at their peak.
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