2.22 All Hell Breaks Loose: Part Two
|Title||All Hell Breaks Loose: Part Two|
|Episode #||Season 2, Episode 22|
|First aired||May 17, 2007|
|Directed by||Kim Manners|
|Written by|| Teleplay:|
Michael T. Moore
|On IMDB||All Hell Breaks Loose: Part Two|
|Outline||The hunters discover the Yellow-Eyed Demon's plan; the war begins.|
|Monster||The Yellow-Eyed Demon|
|Timeline||May 1st-2nd, 2007|
|Location(s)|| Cold Oak, South Dakota|
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Fossil Butte Cemetery, Southern Wyoming
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Sam is dead and Bobby suggests that it's time they bury him and leave to prepare for whatever is to come next. Dean is furious at the idea and tells Bobby to leave. Meanwhile, the Yellow-Eyed Demon appears to Jake and tells him that he is the strongest and has to do something for him.
Dean is unable to decide what to do next and is heartbroken at the thought of letting everyone in his life down. In a fit of despair, he drives to the nearest crossroads and summons a Crossroads Demon. The demon, however, will not agree to grant Dean the return of his brother and ten years of life. The demon offers Dean one year, and one year only, promising that if he tries to get out of the deal, Sam will drop dead straight away. Dean agrees. Sam wakes up in pain but is largely healed. Because his brother is unaware that he has been resurrected from the dead, Dean lies and tells Sam he was only wounded. Sam fills Dean in on what happened previously (2.21 All Hell Breaks Loose: Part One) and wants to recommence hunting immediately. Dean, reluctant but unable to deter Sam, drives them over to Bobby's place.
Bobby sees Sam and knows immediately what Dean has done but plays along, and privately reproaches Dean. So far Bobby has found a huge number of demonic omens appearing in the state of Wyoming, except for one particular area of the state. Ellen appears at Bobby's and, after Bobby gets her to drink holy water to confirm that she is not possessed, she produces a map of Wyoming that Ash left. On the map, five locations have been marked with Xs. Each X marks an abandoned frontier church, all mid-19th century, built by Samuel Colt. A set of iron railway lines connecting each church forms a pentagram, making a hundred-square-mile devil's trap.
Within the devil's trap is an old cowboy cemetery, which Dean suggests could contain something that Samuel Colt wanted to imprison, rather than trying to keep demons out. They know the devil's trap is still unbroken because of the lack of demonic omens in the area and Bobby says that full-blooded demons would not be able to enter. Remembering his dream from last episode, Sam understands the purpose of the Special Children.
Jake arrives in Wyoming and the Yellow-Eyed Demon gives him instructions to open a crypt with the Colt as the key. On arriving at the cemetery, Dean, Sam, Bobby, and Ellen ambush Jake but are overpowered by his psychic powers. Jake unlocks the crypt and is shot dead multiple times by Sam. Dean removes the Colt and they dive for cover as the doors are flung open and a tremor ripples out from the crypt, breaking the railway line and thus the devil's trap. Hundreds of demons and ghosts fly out of the crypt, which is actually a Devil's Gate -- an entrance to Hell -- and enter the world.
Bobby, Ellen, and Sam run to shut the doors of the crypt. The Yellow-Eyed Demon steps into the cemetery, snatches the Colt from Dean, and flings him against a headstone. He thanks Dean for bringing Sam back into the game and prepares to kill him. Suddenly, the spirit of John Winchester appears and wrestles the Demon out of his physical body, giving Dean enough time to grab the Colt and shoot the Demon when he re-enters the body, killing him. Ellen and Bobby then manage to close the Devil's Gate.
John shares an emotional moment with his sons, then moves on and disappears. Sam finds out the truth about his death and what Dean did to save him. In an emotional moment of brotherly love, Sam swears that he will get Dean out of his deal. Even though the Yellow-Eyed Demon died, an army of demons was unleashed; the war has just begun.
- Sam Winchester
- Dean Winchester
- John Winchester
- Bobby Singer
- Ellen Harvelle
- The Yellow-Eyed Demon
- Jake Talley
- Crossroads Demon
- Bobby's Hats
- Cattle Mutilation
- The Colt
- Dark side
- Deals and Pacts
- Dean's Amulet
- Demon Smoke
- Devil's Gate in Wyoming
- Devil's Trap
- Fossil Butte Cemetery
- Grenade Launcher
- Holy Water
- Singer Salvage Yard
- Table of Death
- We Got Work to Do
- "Carry On Wayward Son" by Kansas
- (plays during "The Road So Far" recap of events; also played in 1.21 Salvation)
- "Don't Look Back" by Boston
- (plays at the end of the episode)
Dean: Well, then let it end!
Bobby: You don't mean that.
Crossroads Demon: First of all, quit groveling. Needy guys are such a turnoff. Look... Look, I shouldn't be doing this. I could get in a lot of trouble. But what can I say? I got a blind spot for you, Dean. You're like a... puppy. You're just too fun to play with. I'll do it.
Dean: You'll bring him back?
Sam: What is it?
Dean: That's my point. Dad brought me back, Bobby. I'm not even supposed to be here. At least this way, something good could come out of it, you know? I--I--It's like my life could mean something.
The Yellow-Eyed Demon: Oh, this isn't just any gun, Jake. This is the only gun in the whole universe that can shoot me dead.
Jake: Is that so?
Dean: You call that deal good?
Dean: I didn't do it alone.
Sam: Do you think Dad really... do you think he really climbed outta Hell?
Dean: I do. That was for our mom... you son of a bitch.
Dean: How many you think?
Sam: Hundred. Maybe two hundred. It's an army. He's unleashed an army.
Bobby: Hope to hell you boys are ready. 'Cause the war has just begun.
Trivia & References
- American Idol is a reality TV show meets talent quest, where contestants sing each week and the least popular is voted off through a phone poll.
- A 'fire sale' is where goods are sold cheaply because the shop or storeroom they were stored in has been damaged by fire. The Crossroads Demon is saying Dean's about to sell his soul cheaply.
- Jean-Claude Van Damme is a kick-boxing champion turned action movie star.
- "Be All You Can Be" was the recruiting slogan of the United States Army from 1980-2001.
- A reference to Obi-Wan Kenobi and Luke Skywalker from Star Wars who can use The Force for mind control. Jabba the Hutt refers to this ability as an "old Jedi mind trick" in Return of the Jedi. The Obi-Wan Kenobi/Luke Skywalker Jedi mind trick was referred to several times in 2.05 Simon Said when the Winchesters first meet Andy Gallagher.
Sides, Scripts & Transcripts
- SPN Heavy Meta Season Two Meta Index
- 2.22 All Hell Breaks Loose, Part Two: There’s Nothing I Wouldn’t Do For You by bardicvoice (May 2007); archive link
- Bond, Silvia. 2009. The Glory of Love is Both Beautiful and Hellish: "All Hell Breaks Loose, Part II," Season 2, Episode 22. Pink Raygun, September 8; archive link, spn-heavymeta