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Recap of Supernatural
Season 9, Episode 16

Blade Runners

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There's a spell for damn near everything.
Written by Brad Buckner and Eugenie Ross-Leming.
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Directed by Serge Ladouceur.

Air Date: March 18, 2014.

Sam and Dean assist Crowley in the search for the First Blade, which leads them to meet Snooki the crossroads demon and another not-quite-dead Man of Letters, as well as deal with Crowley's addiction to human blood.

Body Count:

For this episode: 6 humans, 1 demon, 2 vampires, 1 shapeshifter.

For the series so far = At least 1090 angels, 1009 humans (of which 8 were witches), 163 demons, 53 vampires, 49 ghosts, 36 Jefferson Starships, 21 gods, 19 zombies, 10 hellhounds, 9 werewolves, 7 skinwalkers, 6 changelings, 6 shapeshifters, 5 djinn, 4 dogs, 4 ghouls, 4 Leviathan, 4 reapers, 2 Amazons, 2 arachnes, 2 kitsunes, 2 rugarus, 2 Thule, 2 vetalas, 1 cat, 1 crocotta, 1 deer, 1 dragon, 1 fairy, 1 familiar, 1 Khan worm, 1 lamia, the Mother of All, 1 okami, 1 phoenix, 1 pishtaco, 1 Purgatory creature, 1 rakshasa, 1 rawhead, 1 shojo, 1 shtriga, 1 siren, 1 Titan, 1 wendigo, 1 whore of Babylon, 1 wicked witch, and 1 wraith.

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  • Adam Westing: Snooki pokes some goodnatured fun at herself.
  • Collector of the Strange: Cuthbert Sinclair lives in a place where he has collected all kinds of supernatural creatures and stuff to form a kind of zoo. He keeps the creatures for his own protection.
  • Enemy Mine: The boys with Crowley against Abaddon and Sinclair.
  • Honey Trap: Crowley gets close to one of Abaddon's spies, who passes on vital information before he realizes her betrayal and kills her.
  • Humanity Ensues: Crowley is addicted to human blood and hence gets human tendencies like stealing from a vending machine. Dean even calls him a douchier Castiel. Unfortunately, his demonic and Chessmaster tendencies win in the end.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Crowley blames the Winchesters for Abaddon's campaign to take control of Hell, as they kept him locked up for months.
    Crowley: I wouldn't be in this mess if it wasn't for you two. You shoot me up. You make me a junkie. You keep me stashed away for months while my kingdom falls apart!
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  • Obfuscating Stupidity: Crowley.
  • Unstoppable Rage: Dean, after getting the Mark of Cain and the First Blade, finds it tough to deal with the growing rage inside him, which causes him to behead Sinclair for slicing Sam.
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