HEAVEN CAN'T WAIT
Airdate: November 12, 2013
Directed by: Rob Spera
Written by: Robert Berens
|CASTIEL GETS A JOB — Castiel gets a job at a Gas-N-Sip and actually starts to settle into life as a human. When a headline in the local newspaper about some disappearances in the area catches his eye, he calls Dean to investigate the case. Dean knows he needs to keep Sam/Ezekiel away from Castiel, so he tells Sam that he and Kevin need to stay and work with Crowley to decipher the tablet. Crowley agrees to help Sam and Kevin but in return he wants one phone call to Hell...|
- Dean (to Cas) - "So you went from fighting Heavenly battles to nuking taquitos”
Cas (to Dean) - "Nachos too."
- Teenage girl (to her friend) -“Why couldn’t he just dump me on Facebook like a normal person?”
- Cas (to Dean) - "Nora, she’s a very nice woman. I’m pretty sure she’s not a reaper intent on killing me and she’s asked me out. Going on dates, that’s something that humans do, right?”
Dean (to Cas) - "My dates usually end when I run out of singles.”
- Cas (to baby Tanya) - "Nobody told you and nobody explained. You’re just shoved out, kicking and screaming into this human life without any idea why any of it feels the way it feels. Or why this confusion, it feels like it’s a hair’s breath from terror or pain.”
- Did Crowley correctly translate that portion of the angel tablet concerning Metatron's spell, or was he lying?
- Will the Boys ever find a way to return the angels to Heaven?
- What was Crowley doing when he injected himself with Kevin's blood? Is he trying to become human, or is it part of a plan to take back control of Hell from Abaddon?
- Can Castiel survive being human?
- Will Castiel continue to sit on the sidelines and remain in hiding, or will he try to find some way to help the angels?
- Crowley translated the angel tablet as saying that Metatron's spell (which exiled the angels from Heaven) is irreversible
- Abaddon has gained control of Hell in Crowley's absence and she's breaking his demon contracts to increase the number of souls in hell
- Crowley can read several ancient languages, including Elamite
- Dean apologized for asking Castiel to leave the bunker, but we don’t know what reason he gave for sending Cas away
- The Riet Zien (Enochian for "Hands of Mercy") are a class of angels whose purpose was to heal injured angels on the battlefield. Angels who were too severely injured to save were vaporized mercifully to quickly end their suffering. Riet Zien are drawn to suffering and now that Ephraim.is on Earth, he can’t discern mundane human sadness from severe suffering
- Castiel feels like he failed as an angel and made too many mistakes, but he’s proud that he was able to make a life for himself after he fell to Earth with nothing
- Initially, Dean thought that Castiel’s current life and job were beneath him, but at the end of the episode, Dean told Cas he was proud of him for adapting and making it on his own
- According to Ephraim, Castiel was a legendary military leader. Now Ephraim.feels that Cas has already chosen death by accepting his human fate
- According to the news broadcast Castiel was watching at the end of the episode, it’s only been a few weeks since the angels were expelled from heaven. Considering Castiel was penniless and homeless when he fell, he's come a long way in only a few weeks
- This episode takes place in Rexford, Idaho, which is a fictional place. There is a town/city in Idaho called Rexburg. This fictional name (Rexford) may have been a reference to Rexburg. The first couple that was attacked (the wife was killed, but the husband became Ephraim's vessel) lived in Sugar City, Idaho, which is about 7 miles from Rexburg. All the other victims were in Rexford
- Abaddon accepted Crowley’s call from a self storage facility called Castle Storage. We learned in season 5 (Sympathy For The Devil) that John Winchester had a storage locker at a Castle Storage facility in Buffalo, New York. We don't know if that's the same place Abaddon was calling from
- Kevin translated the tablet using Elamite and Cuneiform. Both are ancient languages that are considered extinct. The Elamites lived in what is now Iran between 2700 BC and 539 BC. Cuneiform was created by the Sumerians around 3200 BC, and is considered one of the earliest forms of human writing
- Dean joked that Castiel is not exactly “Chatty Cathy”. Chatty Cathy was a popular doll produced by the Mattel toy company during the 1950s and 1960s. The doll had a string that, when pulled, allowed her to speak a few words
- Dean’s fed alias in this episode was agent Lee Ermey. R. Lee Ermey is an American actor and former Marine Corps drill instructor. The Winchesters normally use music performers' names for their fed aliases, but this episode is an exception
- In this episode, Sam reported that Professor Morrison, who helped the Winchesters identify the Amazons in season 7 (The Slice Girls) is on sabbatical. Sam said Morrison is living among the Trobrianders of Papua New Guinea. The Trobriand islands are off the coast of New Guinea. The Trobrianders are considered matriarchal and their society is largely horticultural. The islands also contain protected.rain forests
- The teenage girl was upset that her boyfriend broke up with her in person instead of using the social media platform, Facebook, to do it
- Dean called Ephraim a "Kevorkian.wannabe", referring to Dr. Jack Kevorkian (1928-2011), a pathologist who gained notoriety for facilitating.physician-assisted suicides among terminally ill people
- When Castiel begins opening too many shirt buttons in preparation for a date, Dean jokingly calls him "Tony Manero". Manero was one of the main characters in the 1977 film "Saturday Night Fever". In the film, Manero dressed provocatively, and was often seen with his collar open suggestively
- Dean warns Castiel that if his date says she is "happy to go Dutch” she’s lying. "Dutch treat" is a colloquial term that means each party at a social event (such as a date or group dinner) pays for his or her own meals and entertainment
- Crowley jokingly calls Kevin "Short Round", alluding to the Asian child from the 1984 action film "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom". This film was a popular sequel to the first (1981) Indiana Jones film, "Raiders of the Lost Ark"
- Crowley calls Abaddon a "skanger". In Ireland, "skanger" is a derogatory term for a poor, urban youth
- Abaddon taunts Crowley, noting that "Howdy and Doody" have him imprisoned. Howdy Doody was a marionette. puppet that was featured in a popular children's show of the same name that ran from 1947 - 1960
- "Believe It Or Not", the theme from "Greatest American Hero" by Joey Scarbury
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