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Recap / Supernatural S 08 E 03 Heartache

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Recap of Supernatural
Season 8, Episode 3

“Really? Our king daddy monster is a stripper?” -Dean

Dean: Wow, guy goes to Purgatory for a year, and all hell breaks loose. Check this out. A jogger in Minneapolis gets his heart ripped out.
Sam: I'm guessing literally.

Written by Brad Buckner and Eugenie Ross-Leming.

Directed by Jensen Ackles.

Air Date: October 17, 2012.

Dean catches wind of a case where victims' hearts have been ripped out in a ritualistic manner. The brothers find that a suspect is already in custody, but mumbling and seemingly in a trance.

Body Count:

For this episode = 5 humans.

For the series so far = At least 823 humans (of which 6 were witches), 106 demons, 58 angels, 47 ghosts, 36 Jefferson Starships, 28 vampires, 19 zombies, 19 gods, 9 hellhounds, 7 skinwalkers, 6 changelings, 5 shapeshifters, 4 ghouls, 4 Leviathan, 3 djinn, 3 dogs, 2 Amazons, 2 arachnes, 2 kitsunes, 2 rugarus, 2 vetalas, 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 shojo, 1 shtriga, 1 siren, 1 wendigo, 1 whore of Babylon, and 1 wraith.



  • Joggers Find Death: The runner in the opening scene.
  • Karma Houdini: Despite Eleanor admitting that she was fully aware of Brick's human sacrifices for decades and didn't care, Sam and Dean don't even give her a slap on the wrist for being an accessory to murder.


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