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Recap / Supernatural S 06 E 04 Weekend At Bobbys

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Season 6, Episode 4

Weekend At Bobby's

Bobby: Sam, Dean, I love you like my own, I do. But sometimes you two are the whiniest, most self-absorbed sons of bitches I ever met. I’m selfish? Me? I do everything for you. Everything! You need some lore scrounged up? You need your asses pulled out of the fire? You need someone to bitch to about each other? You call me and I come through every damn time. And what do I get for it? Jack, with a side of squat. I know you've got issues. God knows I know. But I got a news flash for you: You ain’t the center of the universe. Now it may have slipped your mind that Crowley owns my soul and the meter is running, and I will be damned if I’m going to sit around and... and be damned! So how about you two sack up and help me for once?!

Written by Andrew Dabb and Daniel Loflin.

Directed by Jensen Ackles.

Air Date: October 15, 2010.

Bobby turns to Sam and Dean for help when the demon Crowley refuses to return his soul as agreed.

Body count

For this episode = 2 humans, 1 lamia, 1 okami and 1 demon.

For the series so far = At least 424 humans (of which 6 were witches), 74 demons, 33 ghosts, 19 zombies, 13 gods, 11 angels, 11 vampires, 9 hellhounds, 6 changelings, 4 shapeshifters, 3 djinn, 2 ghouls, 2 werewolves, 2 dogs, 1 crocotta, 1 lamia, 1 okami, 1 rakshasa, 1 rawhead, 1 reaper, 1 rugaru, 1 shtriga, 1 siren, 1 wendigo, 1 whore of Babylon, and 1 wraith.



  • A Day in the Limelight: We get an unusual focus on Bobby and the rather hectic way things are at headquarters.
  • Biggus Dickus: Crowley sold his soul to be in the double digits. Really.
  • Beleaguered Assistant/Only Sane Man: Bobby, who spends most of his time dealing with whiny, reckless, Too Dumb to Live hunters.
  • Blood-Splattered Innocents: Bobby's neighbor Marcy took this to eleven.
  • Brief Accent Imitation: Bobby and Crowley take turns mimicking each other's accents. "Saved the sodding world together."/"I want my soul back, idjit!"
  • Brick Joke: A montage of Bobby's day early on in the episode is set to "The Gambler" by Kenny Rogers. When caught in another of Bobby's devil's traps near the end of the episode, Crowley responds that Bobby "[needs] to know when to fold 'em".
  • Catch Phrase: "Balls!" and "Bollocks!"
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  • Chekhov's Gunman: We encounter Garth in Season 7.
  • Chunky Salsa Rule: Lacking the usual means to kill an okami, Bobby resorts to a wood chipper.
  • Continuity Nod: Dean is still terrified of flying.
  • Crazy-Prepared: Actually subverted with Bobby for once.
    Rufus: So you just happened to have a bamboo dagger blessed by a Shinto priest laying around?
    Bobby: Wood chipper.
    Rufus: Oh, okey dokey. Wood chipper, that—that pretty much trumps everything.
  • Directed by Cast Member: The first episode to be directed by Jensen Ackles.
  • Disposing of a Body: Rufus shows up on Bobby's doorstep, chased by the police and needing to bury an okami. This causes more problems for Bobby when it turns out that the okami was Not Quite Dead.
  • Eat the Evidence: Whoops.
  • Evil Power Vacuum: With most of the most powerful demons dead, Crowley becomes the new King of Hell.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: Crowley, who used to be a "two-bit tailor", then became a demon and worked his way up to King of Hell.
  • Hell Has New Management: Crowley, to be precise.
  • Hero of Another Story: Bobby's daily routine gives us a glimpse of just how many hunters are out there working cases on a daily basis. At least one (Garth) is namedropped and shows up in person later in the series.
  • Hot Pursuit: Rufus is chased by the police twice over the course of the episode.
  • I Gave My Word: After Crowley gives up ownership of Bobby's soul, Dean considers torching his bones anyway.
    Sam: Dean. He's a dick, but a deal's a deal.
    Crowley: I don't need you to fight my battles for me, Moose. Get bent.
  • I Have Your Wife: Subverted. Crowley hates his son, and Bobby knows this.
  • Impersonating an Officer: Played for Laughs when Bobby advises Garth to call the FBI, only to be called on his FBI phone.
    "No, Garth, not me the FBI, the real FBI! How are you still alive?"
  • Kill It with Fire: The lamia. Demons can also be killed by burning the bones of their original bodies when they were human.
  • Ludicrous Gibs: Bobby's new neighbor ends up sprayed by them when Bobby throws the okami attacking her into her wood chipper.
  • Malicious Misnaming: Apparently demons call Crowley "Lucky the Leprechaun" behind his back. Even though, as Bobby points out, the name "MacLeod" is Scottish, not Irish.
  • Multitasked Conversation: Bobby is on a phone call with Sam and Dean about how to kill a lamia, when the police show up asking about a murder. He ends up pretending to be talking about cooking.
  • Noodle Incident: Sam and Dean defeating the lamia is only shown in brief out-of-context scenes.
  • Our Demons Are Different: Destroying their bones works on them just like it works on ghosts, because they're basically just twisted, evil ghosts "with an ego" as Bobby puts it.
  • Read the Fine Print: Apparently, Bobby's contract says that Crowley only has to "make best efforts" to return Bobby's soul. Crowley uses this as an excuse to make no effort whatsoever.
  • Running Gag: Bobby attempting to eat his peach cobbler only to be interrupted by the phone.
  • Scotireland: In-universe. Other demons call Crowley "Lucky the Leprechaun" behind his back, even though...
    Bobby: MacLeod's Scottish, Einstein.
  • Sold His Soul for a Donut: Crowley apparently made his Deal with the Devil to be "in the double digits below the belt".
  • Summoning Ritual: Used by Bobby.
  • There's No Kill Like Overkill: Bobby shoves the okami in a woodchipper to kill it. As Rufus admits, woodchipper trumps... pretty much everything.
  • Time for Plan B/Kinda Busy Here: Bobby tells Dean to get a knife blessed by a priest to kill the lamia, but Dean hangs up before he can list some alternate methods. When the priest is killed, Dean has to call back again while Sam is in the midst of fighting the lamia. Bobby meanwhile has to field the call at the same time the FBI has come knocking on his door.
  • Too Dumb to Live: "How are you still alive?"
  • The Unseen: As per the Noodle Incident, the lamia Sam and Dean are hunting is never seen onscreen. We see it's shadow, roar and Sam being tossed around but that's it.
  • Wangst: In-Universe: Bobby gets so sick of the boys' angst, he gives them a scolding and tells them to shut up.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: After Dean calls Bobby selfish, Bobby snaps at him for being an Ungrateful Bastard and whining about his problems, not realizing that Bobby does a lot for him and Sam and has his own problems to deal with, not the least of which is that his soul is still being held by Crowley.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Dean rides an airplane and is not happy about it.

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