Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell
Airdate: March 9, 2017
Directed by: Nina Lopez-Corrado
Written by: Davy Perez
|While Dean and Sam try to figure out why a hell hound is killing people who didn't make Crossroad deals, Castiel continues his search for Kelly Kline and encounters an unlikely potential ally.|
- DEAN TO SAM: "YOU KNOW HOW MUCH UNDERWEAR I PACKED?"
SAM TO DEAN: "THAT'S WHAT'S WEIRD ABOUT THIS?"
- DEAN (about computers): "COMPUTERS. MONSTERS. PORN. IS THERE ANYTHING THEY CAN'T DO?"
- DEAN TO SAM (when Sam urges him to take a much-needed shower): "ALRIGHT, (BUT) I'M USING THAT FANCY SHAMPOO YOU KEEP HIDDEN FROM ME."
- DEMON TO LUCIFER (Before releasing him): "THE ONLY THING I CARE ABOUT IS MAKING HELL GREAT AGAIN."
|Species: Hell Hound|
|Fate: Killed by Sam Winchester|
- Is Kelvin telling Castiel the truth? Will heaven forgive Cas for his mistakes if he helps find Kelly and destroy the child? Or is Kelvin luring Castiel into a trap?
- How long will Crowley be able to keep Lucifer as his prisoner, and what will happen when Lucifer eventually gets free? How will the Winchesters discover that Lucifer is not in the cage as they’ve been led to believe?
- What will happen when the angels catch up with Kelly and Dagon? Or will Crowley and his demons find them first?
- Eventually, the Winchesters’ working with the Brits will have bad consequences. What will they be?
- Dean and Sam apparently hunted a ghoul, a wraith, and a siren back to back
- If Crowley is telling the truth, god created hellhounds to be companions, but they were too vicious. He’d planned to euthanize them, but Lucifer saved one -- a pregnant female named Ramsey. Now the hound is only loyal to Lucifer. Two of Crowley’s demons released Ramey to distract Crowley so they could snoop around and discover that Crowley was holding Lucifer prisoner
- Things in heaven are still disjointed, but Lucifer’s child being on the way has all of heaven on high alert
- If Kelvin is telling the truth, Joshua (god’s gardener) has assumed a position of power in heaven and will welcome Castiel back into heaven if Cas will help the angels find and kill Kelly Kline before her child is born
- Crowley modified Lucifer’s vessel by warding it with runes and spellwork from the cage – carving the warding into the vessel at a molecular level. Crowley can now control Nick's.vessel at will
- Crowley wants to find Kelly and kill her child to punish Lucifer
- The hellhound attacks in this episode occurred in Sheridan County, Nebraska
- When Dean and Sam are returning from a hunt, Dean is carrying a baseball bat wrapped in barbed wire. He comments to Sam "Dad loved this thing.” However, John Winchester never carried or used such a weapon. Dean's comment is a reference to a character played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan in the science fiction series "The Walking Dead" (2010 - present), about a zombie apocalypse. In the other show, Morgan plays a villain named Negan, who uses the bat (that he named Lucille) to terrorize, torture and kill his enemies
- Washington State University does have a college of veterinary medicine, but their veterinary program has never been ranked number one in the United States
- Dean jokes about the British Men of Letters (BMOLs) by saying “Who you gonna call? Douchebusters.” This is a reference to the 1984 horror, comedy film "Ghostbusters". One line from the film's theme song (by Ray Parker, Jr.) says "Who you gonna call? Ghostbusters!"
- Castiel’s fed alias is agent Solange, a reference to American singer and songwriter Solange Knowles
- The restaurant manager, Herb, refers to secret government agencies such as “Men in Black”, that investigate strange cases. This is a reference to the 1997 science fiction, comedy film "Men in Black" about two agents from a secret government task force that deals with space aliens
- Dean and Sam use fed aliases Baker and Clapton, referring to Peter "Ginger" Baker and Eric Clapton, who played together in the band Cream (1966 - 1968) and Blind Faith. Baker was a percussionist who founded Cream, and Clapton is a legendary guitarist and song writer
- Dean asked Gwen if she ever wanted a “Hello Kitty” backpack. Hello Kitty was a Japanese cartoon character introduced in 1974
- Dean referred to the hellhound as "Cujo", referencing the 1981 Stephen King horror novel and 1983 film by the same name. The book and film are about a rabid Saint Bernard that terrorizes a woman and her son
- The hellhound attacks took place in Sica Hollow in Sheridan National Forest, which was in Sheridan County, Nebraska. Sheridan County, Nebraska is an actual place, but the other location is fictional. Sica Hollow State Park is in South Dakota, and there's a Bighorn National Forest in Sheridan, Wyoming. The names were likely combined to reference both places for the episode
- One of the demons that wanted to free Lucifer told him that he wants to “Make hell great again”. This is a reference to the campaign slogan "Make America Great Again" by the Trump campaign in the 2016 US presidential election
- To keep Mick and the BMOLs secret from Dean, Sam saved Mick's name is his cell phone as "Frodo". This refers to Frodo Baggins, a hero from the popular "Lord of the Rings" books (1954) and films (2001 - 2012)
- When Dean commented about working with untrustworthy individuals, he commented that he's "Liam Neesomed” it with Crowley. This references the 2008 Liam Neesom action film "Taken", in which Neesom is a man who has to work with unsavory people to save his family
- "Ballad of a Truck Driver's Wife" - by Lorene Mercer (plays as Castiel enters the diner to talk to the manager)
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