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Season 15 Callbacks

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==References to Past Events==
===[[15.01 Back and to the Future]]===
* The [[Hell Ghosts]] escaping from Hell through the fissure Chuck opened mirrors Lucifer's liberation form the Cage in [[5.01 Sympathy for the Devil]] after Sam killed Lilith in [[4.22 Lucifer Rising]] and inadvertently broke the last of [[The 66 Seals]]. In both cases, Sam and Dean were at the site where the gates opened before they escaped.
* [[Belphegor]] wears a discarded pair of white sunglasses to hide Jack's burned-out eyes, much like how Raul covered his injured eye with an eyepatch in [[10.07 Girls, Girls, Girls]] to blend into the surroundings.
* Belphegor chuckles at the idea that God opened the fissure, but his doubts went away when he saw Castiel and the Winchesters were serious. This has been seen in many previous episodes, including [[1.19 Provenance]], [[7.20 The Girl with the Dungeons and Dragons Tattoo]], [[8.12 As Time Goes By]], [[12.12 Stuck in the Middle (With You)]].
* Dean calls Belphegor "Crowley Jr.". Both Belphegor and Crowley are demons who helped Castiel and the Winchesters stop the Apocalypse. Belphegor volunteers to help returning the millions of damned souls back to Hell and Crowley offers to help retrieve the [[Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse#The_Rings|Horsemen Rings]] and use them to send Lucifer back to the Cage.
* [[Dean]] speculates that [[Chuck]]'s actions may have unlocked [[Lucifer's Cage]] and freed [[Michael]] where he was trapped at the end of [[5.22 Swan Song]].
* Belphegor refers to Dean's time in [[Hell]] as a torturer under [[Alastair]] between Seasons 3 and 4.
* Confronted with [[John Wayne Gacy]]'s [[Hell Ghost|ghost]], [[Sam]] has to face his fear of [[clowns]] like in [[7.14 Plucky Pennywhistle's Magical Menagerie]].
* When Castiel heals Sam's cut, he also mends the tear in his clothes. He has previously displayed this ability in [[8.07 A Little Slice of Kevin]].
* One of the ghosts released from Hell resembles Lizzie Borden, a murderer from Fall River, Massachusetts, referenced in [[11.05 Thin Lizzie]] who killed her father and stepmother in her house with a hatchet. Fall River, Massachusetts, is also where Crowley, Lucifer, and [[Asmodeus]] based their Earth-side operations in the [[Needham Asylum]] between Seasons 10 and 13.
* Belphegor's spell to make a mile-wide force field to prevent any ghosts from entering and exiting Harlan, Kansas, is reminiscent of [[Samuel Colt]]'s 100 square mile [[devil's trap]] surrounding the [[Devil's Gate in Wyoming]] in [[Fossil Butte Cemetery]] from [[2.22 All Hell Breaks Loose: Part Two]].
===[[15.02 Raising Hell]]===
* [[Francis Tumblety]] (Jack the Ripper) is one of the few ghosts of famous [[serial killers]] the Winchesters faced. They previously faced [[Dr. H.H. Holmes]] (Herman Webster Mudgett) in [[2.06 No Exit]] and John Wayne Gacy (Pogo the Clown) in [[14.13 Lebanon]]. Ironically, both Tumblety and Holmes were doctors in life and were both trapped by the Winchesters by the end.
* [[Ketch]] and [[Rowena]] refer to their previous meeting, when the [[British Men of Letters]] captured Rowena several years prior and during her interrogation Ketch discovered that she implanted a special [[Resurrection Charm|charm]] that could revive her if she is ever killed. In exchange for her release, Ketch made a deal with her to have the same charm implanted in his body, which he later used when he was killed by [[Mary Winchester]] in [[12.22 Who We Are]].<ref>[[13.07 War of the Worlds]]</ref>
* Belphegor stated that souls from Hell can't go to Heaven, though [[John]] and [[Bobby]] went to Heaven in [[2.22 All Hell Breaks Loose: Part Two]] and [[8.19 Taxi Driver]] following their time in Hell, but he explains that Chuck made an exception for them. However, [[Trials|the second trial]] to close the gates of Hell is to free an innocent soul from hell and send it to Heaven, implying that Chuck changed the rules about Hell against Sam and Dean's favor.
* [[Francis Tumblety]] attempted to absorb [[Kevin Tran]]'s spirit, the last time this act among [[ghosts]] had been seen was with [[Whitman Van Ness]] in [[7.19 Of Grave Importance]].
* Rowena created another [[soul catcher]] much like the one used in [[11.23 Alpha and Omega]], though unlike last time, it can only capture a few ghosts at a time and the magic word is "Capare" instead of "Haggis". Despite how different both soul catchers are, they are both powerful weapons regardless of how many souls they contain.
* When Dean apologizes for shooting Ketch with iron bullets, Ketch admits Dean's been itching to kill him again after Mary killed him following their fight in the Bunker in [[12.22 Who We Are]].
* Amara talks about how Chuck and his [[archangels]] sealed her away, as mentioned by [[Death]] in [[10.23 Brother's Keeper]], and is now doing the same thing to him in his weakened state.
* [[Lilith]] is mentioned when her method of controlling [[demons]] working on Earth is explained via her [[Lilith's Crook|crook]], which offers a way to stop the "Ghostpocalypse."
* [[Ardat]] finds out their plans by posing as [[Arthur Ketch]] on his cell phone after killing him. Ketch previously posed as [[Mick Davies]] in the same manner after killing Mick in order to trick the Winchesters into a hunt so that he and a team could bug the Bunker in [[12.18 The Memory Remains]].
* Belphegor says that Lilith was the only demon in Hell who could read [[Enochian]], but [[Crowley]] and [[Abaddon]] have been known to read and write Enochian fluently.
* Belphegor's plan to take in a vast number of [[souls]] so their power would make him invincible and God-like recalls Castiel actions in opening the [[portal]] to [[Purgatory]] and absorbing the souls there. This gave him great power and he proclaimed himself the [[Godstiel|new God]] until he returned the souls to Purgatory. <ref>[[6.22 The Man Who Knew Too Much]]</ref><ref>[[7.01 Meet the New Boss]]</ref>
* Belphegor had plans to become the new King of Hell after averting Chuck's "Ghostpocalypse" much like how Crowley became the King of Hell for six years after helping Castiel and the Winchesters stop the Apocalypse by sending Lucifer back to the Cage along with Michael, Adam, and Sam. Unlike Crowley, Belphegor is more interested in taking control of everything else by taking Chuck's vacant spot as the new God.
* Castiel barely musters enough strength to kill Belphegor along with the souls he absorbed, destroy Lilith's Crook, and incinerate Jack's body. This is reminiscent of when he barely gathered enough strength to split the [[demon tablet]] in half and banish Crowley in his weakened state after [[Naomi]] sent an incursion of her angels to rescue him from [[Purgatory]] in [[8.07 A Little Slice of Kevin]].
* Rowena's sacrifice in [[15.03 The Rupture]] is amalgamation of Sam's sacrifice in [[5.22 Swan Song]] and [[Crowley]]'s sacrifice in [[12.23 All Along the Watchtower]]. Her last words, "goodbye, boys," mirrors Crowley's own "bye, boys." She falls into Hell along with all the Hell Ghosts, much like how Sam imprisoned Lucifer along with Adam and Michael.
* Castiel says his powers have been fading after Chuck declared "The End." All throughout [[Season 5]], Castiel slowly started losing his powers until they were completely drained in [[5.21 Two Minutes to Midnight]]. He regained his powers with some upgrades at [[5.22 Swan Song]] after God revived him as a [[Seraph]].
* Dean's distant demeanor towards Castiel, following the deaths of Jack and Mary and the revelation of Chuck's deception mirrors his loss of faith in Sam between Seasons 4 & 5 after he chose [[Ruby]] over him, gave in to his addiction to [[demon blood]], killing Lilith with his psychic abilities, and started the [[Apocalypse]] by freeing Lucifer from the Cage.
===[[15.04 Atomic Monsters]]===
[[File:Beckys quilt.jpg|right|thumb|200px|Detail of Becky's ''Supernatural'' merchandise]]
* The name on the crypt that [[Sam]], [[Dean]], and [[Castiel]] take refuge in is "Carver," a reference to previous ''Supernatural'' writer and showrunner, [[Jeremy Carver]].<ref>[[15.01 Back and to the Future]]</ref>
* Castiel is able to heal Sam's wound and mend his shirt. In Eclipse Magazine 2009, Misha explained: “Not only can Castiel heal the human body he’s possessing, but he has magical clothes mending abilities as well.”
* In [[15.04 Atomic Monsters]], we find Becky is still a ''Supernatural'' fan, writing fanfic and making miniatures. The ''Supernatural'' merchandise in Becky's house was a combination of commercial ''Supernatural'' merchandise, items made by fans, and some things made for the show. The plaid quilt and other sewn items were made by Stef, aka @arachnobite, who also made Jensen's Red Hood and Batman costumes. A carved Supernatural-themed chess set in the living room was gifted to Jared at [[EyeCon September 2008|EyeCon]] in September 2008 by by Sandra Echeverri (@Sanpao19).<br>
* Becky's notes about [[Chuck]]'s new manuscript can be seen as a meta commentary on the episode itself. Many of her notes such as there being no classic rock and neither Sam nor Dean mentioning Castiel and a cornered Sam and Dean listening to the "villain's" monologue happen in the episode. Her claims that the story has low stakes cause Chuck to write a new dark ending, which is mirrored in the episode when he disintegrates Becky and her husband. Throughout the series, there have been [[Meta Episodes|multiple episodes]] which tackle meta nods of several kinds.
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