|EPISODE 510: ABANDON ALL HOPE
The title comes from a portion of the inscription over the gate to hell in Inferno, the first part of Dante Alighieri's epic poem Divine Comedy. The ninth and final line of which is "Abandon all hope, ye who enter here."
|Dean: OK, huggy bear. Just don't lose him.Dean calls Cas "huggy bear," an allusion to a streetwise informant played by Antonio Fargas in the 1970s series "Starsky & Hutch."|
|Crowley's name may be an allusion to Aleister Crowley, a British occultist.It may also be an homage to Good Omens, a novel by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, in which a demon named Crowley and an angel named Aziraphale work together to help stop the apocalypse, after realizing that they like the world much better as it is then as it would be if dominated by either Heaven or Hell.|
|Crowley: So, the Hardy finally found me.Reference to brothers Frank and Joe Hardy, teen amateur detectives created in a series of books by Edward Stratemeyer (published under the pseudonym Franklin W. Dixon) and eventually appearing in a TV series.|
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