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Recap of Supernatural
Season 6, Episode 7

Family Matters

Dean: Since when do you give a crap about vampires?
Crowley: Since, uh... what's today, Friday? Okay let's see... since, mind your own business.

Written by Andrew Dabb and Daniel Loflin.

Directed by Guy Bee.

Air Date: November 5, 2010.

Despite his suspicions, Dean accompanies Sam with his cousins and Samuel on a hunting trip for the alpha vampire. However, deep in the woods, things go wrong.

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Body Count:

For this episode = 1 human and 5 vampires.

For the series so far = At least 428 humans (of which 6 were witches), 74 demons, 33 ghosts, 26 vampires, 19 zombies, 14 gods, 11 angels, 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.

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  • Agony of the Feet: The Alpha is literally nailed to the floor. It doesn't hold him.
  • Big Bad: The Alpha Vampire, who is captured by the Campbells only to escape, and Crowley, who wants to find Purgatory.
  • Electric Torture: Samuel tries this on the Alpha, who's barely affected.
  • Expecting Someone Taller: Samuel's reaction to Castiel, who informs him that actually his true form is the size of the Chrysler Building.
  • Fanservice: Sam tied to a chair at the beginning of the episode.
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  • Faux Affably Evil: The Alpha Vampire is jovial and even willing to answer the boys' questions, but this is only because he's confident he'll escape and start feeding again soon.
  • Femme Fatalons: The (male) Alpha Vampire uses a nail to cut his bonds.
  • Ironic Echo Cut:
    Dean: [to Samuel] I trust you.
    Dean: [to Sam] I don't trust him.
  • The Mole: Sam for Dean inside the Campbell's operation.
  • Off with His Head!
  • Recycled Script: Crowley refuses to give Sam back his soul, instead choosing to keep it to use as leverage. Sound familiar?
  • Shout-Out: To The Divine Comedy, Kermit The Frog, Jaws, and Legoland.
  • The Sleepless: Apparently, losing your soul means you no longer need to sleep.
  • Slipped the Ropes: Dean won't untie Sam? Fine!
  • Soulless Shell: When Sam was brought back from Hell, his soul got left behind in Lucifer's Cage.
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  • Too Dumb to Live: Samuel Campbell telling Sam and Dean they have to either kill him or get out of his way.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Everyone to Crowley.
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