Episode 11.10: The Devil in the Details
Episode Title: O' Brother Where Art Thou
Air date: December 9, 2015
Directed by: Robert Singer
Written by: Brad Buckner and Eugenie Ross-Leming
In this fast-paced mid-season finale, Sam finally comes to uneasy terms with the idea of going near the cage, while Dean comes face to face with Amara in time to see a glimpse of what she has planned for humanity. An uneasy alliance leads to apparent disaster as Lucifer makes a dramatic reappearance.
- Crowley - "Goodness, Mommy. Loosen the grip."
- Sam - "You know what? Lucifer was the biggest monster ever hatched until you and I hatched one that's even worse."
- Rowena - "Sometimes, striking a deal -- even a painful one - may be the only option."
- Did Rowena betray Sam on purpose?
- How will Sam get out of the cage this time?
- Where is Castiel?
- What does Amara want from Dean?
- What is Amara's end game?
- Will the souls Amara has eaten die if she is killed? Are they trapped inside her forever?
- Was Sam led into the cage by God or by Lucifer?
- Amara reveals part of what she wants, and seems to have power over Dean.
- Amara claims she will make the world blissful and peaceful.
- Although Dean clearly has a powerful "connection" to Amara, he was able to overcome it long enough to stab her with a knife.
- Sam appears to be trapped inside the cage with Lucifer -- again.
- Lucifer tells Sam that he was the one sending Sam visions of the cage -- God was not involved.
- According to Lucifer, Amara is equal to god in terms of raw power.
- It makes no sense to Amara that only dead people get to see god, but billions of humans still believe in him.
- The angels met at PJ's Auto Body Shop to conspire against Amara.
- Turning water into blood was one of the biblical plagues from the Book of Exodus.
- The burning bush is also a reference to an event mentioned in the Book of Exodus. The burning bush is also mentioned in season 8 "Torn and Frayed".
- Rowena says "I promised Lincoln a fun night at the theater", implying that she was present at the assassination of President Lincoln (or at least around during that time).
- Dean mentions "going all Kanye and blowing his own horn", which is a reference to musical performer Kanye West, who is known for being boastful.
- "O Brother Where Art Thou" is also the title of a 2000 movie (starring George Clooney) and an epic Greek poem by Homer.
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