Next: Supernatural S 07 E 16 Out With The Old
Written by Ben Edlund.
Directed by Thomas J. Wright.
Air Date: February 17, 2012.
Four years ago, on their hunt for Lilith, Dean and Sam captured, interrogated, and exorcised a demon that preyed on young women. Now it appears the demon has returned so, while Dean protects its former host, Sam sets out to find out who could have possibly released it. Dean finds out that the demon's host has some problems of his own, while Sam ends up grudgingly accepting help from Lucifer, who has become increasingly resistant to Sam's attempts to repel him.
For this episode = 3 humans and 1 dog.
For the series so far = At least 781 humans (of which 6 were witches), 89 demons, 55 angels, 36 ghosts, 36 Jefferson Starships, 26 vampires, 19 zombies, 15 gods, 9 hellhounds, 7 skinwalkers, 6 changelings, 5 shapeshifters, 4 ghouls, 3 djinn, 3 dogs, 2 Amazons, 2 arachnes, 2 kitsunes, 2 vetalas, 2 werewolves, 1 crocotta, 1 dragon, 1 fairy, 1 Khan worm, 1 lamia, 1 Leviathan, 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.
- Aside Glance: When Jeffrey and the demon are dancing, Dean seems to look straight at the camera, complete with Fascinating Eyebrow. We know, Dean.
- Ax-Crazy: Jeffrey, very much so.
- Breaking the Bonds
- Cold-Blooded Torture: In the teaser.
- Continuity Nod: To Dean's first lasting death.
- Cut Phone Lines: Dean's cellphone stops working when checking out the Abandoned Warehouse. Then Sam finds a cellphone scrambler in Jeffrey's room.
- Demonic Possession
- Deus ex Machina: The devil's trap randomly appearing on the ceiling.
- Evil Is Hammy: "GOOOOOOOD MOOOORNING VIETNAAAAAM!"
- Evil Laugh: The credits roll on Hallucifer's laugh.
- Evil Mentor: The demon to Jeffrey and Lucifer to Sam.
- Evil Plan: Jeffrey set up everything so that he could get Dean in order to use his blood to summon the demon back.
- Finger in the Mail: Nora's son gets his ear cut off.
- Flashback: The teaser is one set during Season Four, showing Sam and Dean interrogating and exorcising a demon.
- Although, for obvious reasons, they couldn't temporarily make Sam's hair shorter.
- Foe Romance Subtext: Lucifer cranks up the Ho Yay when talking to Sam.Hallucifer: He said 'shut up' to me!
- Fridge Logic: Invoked. Lucifer points out to Sam that anyone who was possessed by a demon would be strong enough to subdue the victims without dosing them full of tranquilizers. This helps Sam realize that the killer isn't a demon.
- Funny Answering Machine: Dean's is "Leave your name and nightmare."
- Going Postal: Lampshaded: "Do you find postal workers and help them go postal?"
- Hallucinations: Because Sam refuses to acknowledge him, Lucifer makes everyone in the library Head Desk until their faces are bloody.
- Homoerotic Subtext: In the relationship between Jeffrey and his demon. They even dance!
- I Have Your Son: This is why Nora goes along with the Evil Plan.
- Incredibly Lame Pun:
- "It's a bitch of a recipe."
- "It's a monster problem." Cue Lame Pun Reaction from Sam.
- Kick the Dog: A literal example.
- Manipulative Bastard: Jeffrey.
- Not So Different: Jeffrey argues that Dean crossing the Despair Event Horizon makes him the same as he was after his demon left.
- One Steve Limit: One of the victims is named Anna.
- Rape Is a Special Kind of Evil: Lucifer makes plenty of Prison Rape comments while taunting Sam.
- Red Herring: Sam sees a sinister man eyeing the Hot Librarian, only to find them both making out between the aisles.
- "Scooby-Doo" Hoax
- Serial Killer
- Smug Snake: Lucifer, right down to the forked tongue.
- Snark-to-Snark Combat: Lucifer misses it."That's what I'm talking about, Sam. Real interaction, I miss that. The rapier wit, the wittier rape..."
- The Stool Pigeon: The demon rats out the name of one of Lilith's lieutenants.
- Torture Always Works
- Unrequited Love: The demon isn't interested in possessing Jeffrey again, having achieved his purpose by unleashing another serial killer on the world.
- Unwanted Rescue: Turns out Jeffrey was a wannabe serial killer, but lacked the courage to act on his desires until he was possessed.
- Wicked Witch: Averted with Nora.She does help Jeffrey capture the Winchesters, but only because he's holding her son hostage, and she helps them, anyway.
- You Have Got to Be Kidding Me!: Said by Dean and the demon.