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Recap of Supernatural
Season 6, Episode 22

The Man Who Knew Too Much

Soulless!Sam: I'm not handicapped. I'm not saddled with a soul. In fact, I used to skipper this meatboat for a while. It was smooth sailing. I was sharp, strong. That is, 'til they crammed your soul back in. Now look at you. Same misty-eyed milksop you always were. That's because souls are weak. They're a liability. Now, nothing personal, but run the numbers. Someone's got to take charge around here, before it's too late.

Written by Eric Kripke.

Directed by Robert Singer.

Air Date: May 20, 2011.

While the war in Heaven draws to a final battle, Sam's memories of his time in Hell resurface, and Dean and Bobby can only watch as the younger Winchester's psyche shatters.

Body Count:

For this episode = 1 angel, 1 archangel, 1 Purgatory native (whatever that means), and 2 humans.

For the series so far = At least 479 humans (of which 6 were witches), 88 demons, 36 Jefferson Starships, 34 ghosts, 26 vampires, 19 zombies, 14 angels, 14 gods, 9 hellhounds, 7 skinwalkers, 6 changelings, 5 shapeshifters, 4 ghouls, 3 djinn, 2 Arachnes, 2 dogs, 2 werewolves, 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 rugaru, 1 shtriga, 1 siren, 1 wendigo, 1 whore of Babylon, and 1 wraith.


  • That Poor Car: The Impala gets turned over. With Dean and Bobby in it.
  • Themed Aliases: In the motel room in Sam's head, he finds IDs with the names Jimmy Page, Neil Peart, and Angus Young.
  • Touch of Death: Subverted. When Crowley returns to take the blood after Castiel double crossed him, Castiel teleports behind Crowley and places his hand on his head to smite him. Crowley quips that he's immune to Castiel's angelic powers due to protection from his new partner, Raphael.
    Crowley: Sweaty hands, mate.
  • Villain: Exit, Stage Left: Invoked by Crowley when Castiel outsmarts him and Raphael.
    Crowley: Exit stage Crowley. [vanishes]
  • Wham Line: Two from Castiel:
    • "I wish it hadn't come to this. Well, rest assured, when this is all over, I will save Sam, but only if you stand down. (cue Cas removing Sam's mental wall)"
    • "I'm not an angel anymore. I'm your new God. A better one. So, you will bow down and profess your love unto me, your Lord... or I shall destroy you."
  • Wham Shot: Sam showing up and stabbing Cas in the back with an angel blade... and it doing nothing to Cas; he acts like he got stabbed with a regular knife again.
  • You Do Not Want To Know: The Sam that remembers Hell says this when his other self wants to absorb his memories.
  • You Fool!: Castiel calls Crowley a fool for thinking that Raphael won't erase him at a moment's notice when he's no longer useful. Crowley quite reasonably points out that he's just taking the best offer left on the table.