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|title= Sympathy for the Devil
 
|title= Sympathy for the Devil
 
|episode= Season 5, Episode 1
 
|episode= Season 5, Episode 1
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|imdb= [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1461906/ Sympathy for the Devil]
 
|imdb= [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1461906/ Sympathy for the Devil]
 
|download= [http://itunes.apple.com/us/tv-season/sympathy-for-the-devil/id329061978?i=331170927 iTunes], [http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002NLU0AY Amazon.com]
 
|download= [http://itunes.apple.com/us/tv-season/sympathy-for-the-devil/id329061978?i=331170927 iTunes], [http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002NLU0AY Amazon.com]
|outline= [[Lucifer]] is free and both angels and demons are after [[Sam]] and [[Dean]].
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|outline= [[Lucifer]] is free and both [[angels]] and [[demons]] are after [[Sam]] and [[Dean]].
 
|motw= [[Demons]]<br>[[Angels]]
 
|motw= [[Demons]]<br>[[Angels]]
|timeline= May 13th-14th, 2009
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|timeline= Immediately after [[4.22 Lucifer Rising]]
|location= Ilchester, Maryland<br>Pike Creek, Delaware<br>Buffalo, New York
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|location= Ilchester, Maryland<br>Pike Creek, Delaware<br>Kripke's Hollow, Ohio<br>Buffalo, New York
|map=<googlemap lat="40.934265" lon="-88.678207" zoom="11" width="300" height="300">40.87365, -88.64403, Pontiac, IL, USA</googlemap>
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|map=<googlemap lat="40.934265" lon="-88.678207" zoom="11" width="300" height="300">40.87365, -88.64403, Pontiac, IL, USA</googlemap>I
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|prevep= 4.22 Lucifer Rising
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|nextep= 5.02 Good God, Y'All
 
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[[Sam]] and [[Dean]] are trapped in the vestibule as [[Lucifer]] breaks free of his confinement, following Sam killing [[Lilith]] and breaking the last of [[the 66 Seals]]. Just as a blinding light and sound force them to their knees, they are transported into an airplane flying over Ilchester, Maryland, where Lucifer was confined. [[Image:Lucifer's Angelic Form.jpg|300px|right|thumb|Lucifer's essence creates a column of light that is released from the shaft of the Cage.]] Landing safely, although unsure how they were saved, they travel to Kripke's Hollow and the devastated remains of Chuck's house. He explains, that the [[archangel]] had blown [[Castiel]] apart. [[Zachariah]] arrives, and tells Dean he is needed to battle Lucifer, who is seeking a vessel to possess. Dean is angry and not willing to help the angels. He has already partly drawn an [[angel banishing sigil]] on a sliding door with his own blood. He pulls out the sliding door to reveal the sigil, then slaps his bloody palm onto it and Zachariah and his angels disappear.
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[[Sam]] and [[Dean]] are trapped in the vestibule as [[Lucifer]] breaks free of his confinement, following Sam killing [[Lilith]] and breaking the last of [[the 66 Seals]]. Just as a blinding light and sound force them to their knees, they are transported into an airplane flying over Ilchester, Maryland, where Lucifer was confined. Landing safely, although unsure how they were saved, they travel to Kripke's Hollow and the devastated remains of [[Chuck]]'s house. He explains, that the [[archangel]] had blown [[Castiel]] apart. [[Zachariah]] arrives, and tells Dean he is needed to battle Lucifer, who is seeking a vessel to possess. Dean is angry and not willing to help the angels. He has already partly drawn an [[angel banishing sigil]] on a sliding door with his own blood. He pulls out the sliding door to reveal the sigil, then slaps his bloody palm onto it and Zachariah and his [[angels]] disappear.
  
At a motel room, Sam arrives with some [[hex bag]]s to hide them from the angels, which Sam reluctantly admits [[Ruby]] taught him how to make. Sam says he isn't feeling any after effects from the [[demon blood]]. He tries to talk to Dean about what has happened, about freeing Lucifer, but Dean refuses to engage with him. Dean suggests they treat it as any hunt, and they set about finding Lucifer.
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At a motel room, Sam arrives with some [[hex bag]]s to hide them from the angels, which Sam reluctantly admits [[Ruby]] taught him how to make. Sam says he isn't feeling any after effects from the [[demon blood]]. He tries to talk to Dean about what has happened, about freeing Lucifer, but Dean refuses to engage with him. Dean suggests they treat it as any hunt, and they set about finding Lucifer. [[Becky Rosen]], obviously a fan of the ''Supernatural'' books written by Chuck Shurley, judging by the posters in her room, is writing some [[Wincest]] fanfiction, when Chuck instant messages her and asks her to pass a message to Dean and Sam. She does so, however the message—that the "angels have lost Michael's Sword" and that it is to be found "in a castle, on a hill made of 42 dogs," doesn't appear to make sense.  
 
 
[[Becky Rosen]], obviously a fan of the ''Supernatural'' books written by [[Chuck Shurley]], judging by the posters in her room, is writing some [[Wincest]] fanfiction, when Chuck instant messages her and asks her to pass a message to Dean and Sam. She does so, however the message - that the "angels have lost Michael's Sword" and that it is to be found "in a castle, on a hill made of 42 dogs," doesn't appear to make sense.  
 
  
 
A brief scene of a man, [[Nick]], who seems to be having nightmares or hallucination. After hallucinating that his bed is full of blood, he finds his dead wife lying beside him in bed, whispering to him, "You're special."
 
A brief scene of a man, [[Nick]], who seems to be having nightmares or hallucination. After hallucinating that his bed is full of blood, he finds his dead wife lying beside him in bed, whispering to him, "You're special."
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[[Bobby]] arrives in the [[Impala]], with research about the archangel [[Michael]]. Sam confesses to Bobby that it was his actions that freed Lucifer, and Bobby coldly tells him that once the hunt is over, he wants nothing to do with Sam. Sam leaves to do some research. While researching further, Dean gets an idea, and going through some of [[John]]'s old things. He finds the address for John's storage facility: [[Castle Storage]], 42 Rover Hill. It fits the message from Chuck.  
 
[[Bobby]] arrives in the [[Impala]], with research about the archangel [[Michael]]. Sam confesses to Bobby that it was his actions that freed Lucifer, and Bobby coldly tells him that once the hunt is over, he wants nothing to do with Sam. Sam leaves to do some research. While researching further, Dean gets an idea, and going through some of [[John]]'s old things. He finds the address for John's storage facility: [[Castle Storage]], 42 Rover Hill. It fits the message from Chuck.  
  
Just then, a woman arrives with two henchman. It is [[Meg]], the demon that once worked with [[Azazel]] and possessed Sam during the events of [[2.14 Born Under a Bad Sign]]. Bobby attacks and restrains Dean - he too is possessed! Meg says the demons want Dean dead so he can't stop Lucifer. She orders the possessed Bobby to kill Dean with [[Ruby's knife]], but just as he is about to strike, Bobby manages to battle the demon and stab himself instead. Sam returns and helps dispatch the other two demons, but Meg escapes by leaving her vessel.
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Just then, a woman arrives with two henchman. It is [[Meg]], the demon that once worked with [[Azazel]] and possessed Sam during the events of [[2.14 Born Under a Bad Sign]]. Bobby attacks and restrains Dean—he too is possessed. Meg says the demons want Dean dead so he can't stop Lucifer. She orders the possessed Bobby to kill Dean with [[Ruby's knife]], but just as he is about to strike, Bobby manages to battle the demon and stab himself instead. Sam returns and helps dispatch the other two demons, but Meg escapes by leaving her vessel. Sam and Dean drop off a gravely injured Bobby at the hospital and race to [[John's lock-up]]. Once there, they find some dead demons, and Zachariah with some angel muscle.  
 
 
Sam and Dean drop off a gravely injured Bobby at the hospital and race to [[John's lock-up]]. Once there, they find some dead demons, and Zachariah with some angel muscle.
 
 
 
Zachariah reveals they misled Chuck; Michael's sword is at the storage lock-up because it's Dean. Zachariah explains that Dean is to be the vessel for the archangel Michael, so he can defeat Lucifer. He admits, however, that they need Dean's consent for this. When Dean refuses, Zachariah breaks one of Sam's legs. He then says that Bobby will never walk again unless Dean agrees. Dean still refuses. He then strikes Dean with stomach cancer and as he coughs up blood, Zachariah stops Sam from breathing by taking away his lungs. Just then, Castiel appears. He attacks the angels with his angel sword and orders Zachariah to make Sam and Dean whole again, and then to leave.  
 
  
Castiel is elusive about how he has been brought back from death, but before he leaves, he touches Sam and Dean, burning an [[Enochian]] sigil into their ribs, that will hide them from the angels, demons and Lucifer.
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Zachariah reveals they misled Chuck; Michael's sword is at the storage lock-up because it's Dean. Zachariah explains that Dean is to be the vessel for the archangel Michael, so he can defeat Lucifer. He admits, however, that they need Dean's consent for this. When Dean refuses, Zachariah breaks one of Sam's legs. He then says that Bobby will never walk again unless Dean agrees. Dean still refuses. He then strikes Dean with stomach cancer and as he coughs up blood, Zachariah stops Sam from breathing by taking away his lungs. Just then, Castiel appears. He attacks the angels with his angel blade and orders Zachariah to make Sam and Dean whole again, and then to leave.  
  
Nick wanders through his house, distraught. His wife and child have been murdered during a home invasion. As he grieves, he starts hallucinating again. Lucifer appears as his wife [[Sarah]] and tells him that he is a vessel, and that Lucifer wants his consent to possess him. Lucifer says he is misunderstood, that he was punished for "loving God too much." He says that, to let Nick's family be murdered, God must either be uncaring, or a sadist. He tells Nick possession will be painful, but that Lucifer will help him get justice for his family. Nick consents to possession.  
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Castiel is elusive about how he has been brought back from death, but before he leaves, he touches Sam and Dean, burning an [[Enochian]] sigil into their ribs, that will hide them from the angels, demons and Lucifer. Nick wanders through his house, distraught. His wife and child have been murdered during a home invasion. As he grieves, he starts hallucinating again. Lucifer appears as his wife [[Sarah]] and tells him that he is a vessel, and that Lucifer wants his consent to possess him. Lucifer says he is misunderstood, that he was punished for "loving God too much." He says that, to let Nick's family be murdered, God must either be uncaring, or a sadist. He tells Nick possession will be painful, but that Lucifer will help him get justice for his family. Nick consents to possession.  
  
At the hospital, Bobby yells at a doctor who tells him he won't walk again. He says they need to keep fighting, but is pessimistic about their chances. Dean makes a stirring speech, saying they should take them all on - angels and demons - and try to win.
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At the hospital, Bobby yells at a doctor who tells him he won't walk again. He says they need to keep fighting, but is pessimistic about their chances. Dean makes a stirring speech, saying they should take them all on—angels and demons—and try to win. As they walk to the car, Dean admits the speech was for Bobby's benefit. Sam again tries to get Dean to talk about what happened. Dean admits that he feels deeply hurt and let down by Sam, and even though he knows Sam is sorry, he doesn't know if he can trust him again.
 
 
As they walk to the car, Dean admits the speech was for Bobby's benefit. Sam again tries to get Dean to talk about what happened. Dean admits that he feels deeply hurt and let down by Sam, and even though he knows Sam is sorry, he doesn't know if he can trust him again.
 
  
 
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|Characters=  
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* [[Dean Winchester]]
 
* [[Dean Winchester]]
 
* [[Castiel]]
 
* [[Castiel]]
* [[Bobby]]
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* [[Bobby Singer]]
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* [[Meg]]
 
* [[Chuck Shurley]]
 
* [[Chuck Shurley]]
* [[Meg]]
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* [[Lucifer]]
* [[Bobby Singer]]
 
 
* [[Zachariah]]
 
* [[Zachariah]]
 
* [[Becky Rosen]]
 
* [[Becky Rosen]]
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* [[Acting in Unison]]
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* [[Angel Banishing Sigil]]
 
* [[Angel Lore]]
 
* [[Angel Lore]]
* [[Angel Killing Sword]]
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* [[Angel Blade]]
* [[Vessel]]
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* [[Apocalypse]]
* [[Angel Banishing Sigil]]
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* [[Archangel]]
* [[Christian God]]
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* [[Bobby's Hats]]
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* [[Castle Storage]]
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* [[Dean's Amulet]]
 
* [[Demon Blood]]
 
* [[Demon Blood]]
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* [[Demon Smoke]]
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* [[Demonology]]
 
* [[Enochian]]
 
* [[Enochian]]
* [[Enochian Sigils]]
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* [[God]]
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* [[Healing]]
 
* [[Hex Bag]]
 
* [[Hex Bag]]
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* [[The Host of Heaven]]
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* [[Hugs]]
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* [[Impala]]
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* [[John's Journal]]
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* [[John's Lock-up]]
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* [[Meatsuit]]
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* [[Resurrection]]
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* [[Sammy]]
 
* [[Sam Girls]]
 
* [[Sam Girls]]
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* [[Star Wars]]
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* [[Super Fans]]
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* [[Title Card]]
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* [[Vessel]]
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* [[Warding Sigils]]
 
* [[Wincest]]
 
* [[Wincest]]
* [[John's Lock-up]]
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* [[Castle Storage]]
 
* [[The Meaning of Episode Titles]]
 
* [[Title Card]]
 
* [[Archangel]]
 
* [[The Host of Heaven]]
 
* [[Lucifer|The Devil & Satan]]
 
* [[Super Fans]]
 
 
 
 
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* "Thunderstruck" by AC/DC  
 
* "Thunderstruck" by AC/DC  
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'''Dean:''' Where's Cas?<br>
 
'''Dean:''' Where's Cas?<br>
'''Chuck:''' He's dead. Or gone.The archangel smote the crap out of him. I'm sorry.<br>
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'''Chuck:''' He's dead. Or gone. The archangel smote the crap out of him. I'm sorry.<br>
 
'''Dean:''' You're sure? I mean, maybe he just vanished into the light or something.<br>
 
'''Dean:''' You're sure? I mean, maybe he just vanished into the light or something.<br>
 
'''Chuck:''' Oh, no. He, like, exploded. Like a water balloon of chunky soup.
 
'''Chuck:''' Oh, no. He, like, exploded. Like a water balloon of chunky soup.
 
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'''Dean:''' You just keep your distance, asshat.<br>
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'''Chuck:''' Oh. Oh, god. Is that a molar? It is. Do I have a molar in my hair? This has been a really stressful day.
'''Zachariah:''' You're upset.<br>
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'''Dean:''' Yeah, a little.<br>
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'''Zachariah:''' You can stop him Dean. But you need our help.<br>
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'''Dean:''' You listen to me, you two-faced douche -- after what you did, I don't want jack squat from you!<br>
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'''Zachariah:''' ''You'' listen to ''me'', boy! You think you can rebel against us? As Lucifer did? [stares at Dean's hand] You're bleeding.<br>
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'''Dean:''' Oh yeah. A little insurance policy in case you dicks showed up. [reveals hidden Angel Banishing Sigil & activates it]<br>
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'''Zachariah:''' No!<br>
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'''Dean:''' Learned that from my friend Cas, you son of a bitch.
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'''Chuck:''' This sucks ass.
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'''Dean:''' All right. So we just got to find... the devil.
 
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'''Becky:''' Yes, I'm a fan, but I really don't appreciate being mocked. I know that "Supernatural" is just a book, okay? I know the difference between fantasy and reality.<br>
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'''Becky:''' Look, Mr. Edlund... Yes, I'm a fan, but I really don't appreciate being mocked. I know that Supernatural's just a book, okay? I know the difference between fantasy and reality.<br>
 
'''Chuck:''' Becky, it's all real.<br>
 
'''Chuck:''' Becky, it's all real.<br>
'''Becky:''' I knew it!<br>
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'''Becky:''' I knew it!
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'''Meg:''' You know, your surrogate daddy's still awake screaming in there. And I want him to know how it feels slicing the life out of you.
 
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'''Bobby:''' You're sorry you started Armageddon? This sort of thing don't get forgiven boy. If by some miracle we pull this off, I want you to lose my number, you understand me?<br>
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'''Zachariah:''' We may have planted that particular piece of prophecy inside Chuck's skull, but it happened to be true. We did lose the Michael sword. We truly couldn't find it. Until now. You've just hand-delivered it to us.<br>
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'''Dean:''' We don't have anything.<br>
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'''Zachariah:''' It's you, chucklehead. You're the Michael sword.
 
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'''Zachariah:''' You're Michael's weapon. Or rather, his receptacle.<br>
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'''Zachariah:''' What, you thought you could actually kill Lucifer? You simpering wad of insecurity and self-loathing? No. You're just a human, Dean. And not much of one.<br>
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'''Dean:''' What do you mean, I'm the sword?<br>
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'''Zachariah:''' You're Michael's weapon. Or, rather, his... receptacle.<br>
 
'''Dean:''' I'm a vessel?<br>
 
'''Dean:''' I'm a vessel?<br>
 
'''Zachariah:''' You're the vessel. Michael's vessel.<br>
 
'''Zachariah:''' You're the vessel. Michael's vessel.<br>
'''Dean:''' How? Why, why me?<br>
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'''Dean:''' How? Why—why me?<br>
 
'''Zachariah:''' Because you're chosen! It's a great honor, Dean.<br>
 
'''Zachariah:''' Because you're chosen! It's a great honor, Dean.<br>
'''Dean:''' Oh, yeah. Life as an angel condom. That's real fun. I think I'll pass, thanks.<br>
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'''Dean:''' Oh, yeah. Yeah, life as an angel condom. That's real fun. I think I'll pass, thanks.
 
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'''Dean:''' What if we win? I'm serious. I mean, screw the angels and the demons and their crap Apocalypse. They want to fight a war, they can find their own planet. This one's ours, and I say they get the hell off of it. We take 'em all on. We kill the Devil. Hell, we even kill Michael if we have to, but we do it our own damn selves.<br>
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'''Castiel:''' You two need to be more careful.<br>
'''Bobby:''' And how are we supposed to do all this, genius?<br>
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'''Dean:''' Yeah, I'm starting to get that. Your frat brothers are bigger dicks than I thought.
'''Dean:''' I got no idea. But what I got is a G.E.D. and a "give 'em hell" attitude and I'll figure it out.<br>
 
'''Bobby:''' You are nine kinds of crazy, boy.<br>
 
'''Dean:''' It's been said.<br>
 
 
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'''Meg:''' You know, your surrogate daddy's still awake -- screaming in there. And I want him to know how it feels. Slicing the life out of you.
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'''Lucifer:''' You people misunderstand me. You call me "Satan" and "devil", but... Do you know my crime? I loved God too much. And for that, he betrayed me—punished me. Just as he's punished you. After all, how could God stand idly by while that man broke into your home and butchered your family in their beds? There are only two rational answers, Nick—either he's sadistic, or he simply doesn't care. You're angry. You have every right to be angry. I am angry, too. That's why I want to find him—hold him accountable for his actions. Just because he created us doesn't mean he can toy with us, like playthings.
 
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'''Dean:''' You chose a demon over your own brother, and look what happened.<br>
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'''Bobby:''' Well... We save as many as we can for as long as we can, I guess. It's bad. Whoever wins, Heaven or Hell, we're boned.<br>
'''Sam:''' I would give anything -- anything -- to take it all back.<br>
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'''Dean:''' What if we win? I'm serious. I mean, screw the angels and the demons and their crap apocalypse. Hell, they want to fight a war, they can find their own planet. This one's ours, and I say they get the hell off it. We take 'em all on. We kill the devil. Hell, we even kill Michael if we have to. But we do it our own damn selves.<br>
'''Dean:''' I know you would. And I know how sorry you are. I do. But, man... you were the one that I depended on the most. And you let me down in ways that I can't even... I'm just -- I'm having a hard time forgiving and forgetting here. You know?
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'''Bobby:''' And how're we suppose to do all this, genius?<br>
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'''Dean:''' I got no idea.
 
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"Sympathy For The Devil" is both the name of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sympathy_for_the_devil a song by the Rolling Stones], later covered by Guns 'N Roses, and [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0063665/ a movie by Jean-Luc Goddard].
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"Sympathy For The Devil" is both the name of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sympathy_for_the_devil a song by the Rolling Stones], later covered by Guns 'N Roses, and [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0063665/ a movie by Jean-Luc Goddard.]
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[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mq262KpVz0M "Devil's Feud Cake"] is the name of the Yosemite Sam cartoon that is playing on the plane.  
 
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"Devil's Feud Cake" is the name of the Yosemite Sam cartoon.  
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'''Radio Announcer:''' ...And Governor O'Malley urged calm<br>
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:''[http://www.governor.maryland.gov/ Martin O'Malley] was the governor of Maryland, where the events at the end of [[4.22 Lucifer Rising]] and the beginning of this episode take place.''
 
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'''Chuck:''' You went full-on Vader.<br>
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When Dean switches off the radio in the rental car, the clock shows 11:58 PM: two minutes to midnight. This could refer to the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2_Minutes_to_Midnight Iron Maiden] song of the same name, or to subject of the song, the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doomsday_Clock Doomsday Clock] itself. This clock is used by the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists to symbolically depict how close the planet is to global catastrophe. Two minutes until midnight is the closest it has ever gotten.
:''A reference to Anakin Skywalker's final descent to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darth_Vader Darth Vader] in Star Wars.''
 
 
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Sam says that Ruby taught him how to make a [[hex bag]].
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'''Dean:''' All right, well, first things first -- how did we end up on Soul Plane?
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:''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soul_Plane Soul Plane] is a 2004 comedy that takes place on a plane.''
 
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Becky's online name is samlicker81. She is the webmistress of morethanbrothers.net You can read a transcript of her [[Wincest]] fanfic [[Becky Rosen|here]].
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'''Chuck:''' You went, like, full-on Vader.
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:''A reference to Anakin Skywalker's final descent to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darth_Vader Darth Vader] in [[Star Wars]].''
 
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The domain name morethanbrothers.net is owned by Warner Brothers ([http://whois.domaintools.com/morethanbrothers.net Source]).
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'''Zachariah:''' You had a chance to stop your brother, and you couldn't. So let's not quibble over who started what. Let's just say it was all our faults and move on. 'Cause like it or not—it's Apocalypse Now.
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:''A reference to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apocalypse_Now the movie Apocalypse Now.]''
 
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The conversation between Becky and Chuck mirrors that of ''[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0177789/ Galaxy Quest]'' where Tim Allen explains to Justin Long that the ship is real and they need his help.
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'''Dean:''' Cram it with walnuts, ugly!
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:''This is a line from Homer Simpson that appeared in the episode [http://simpsons.wikia.com/wiki/The_Itchy_%26_Scratchy_%26_Poochie_Show/Quotes "The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show."]''
 
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[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0673932/ Emily Perkins] who plays Becky Rosen, co-starred in ''[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0210070/ Ginger Snaps]'' and its sequels, with [[Katharine Isabelle]], who played [[Ava Wilson]]
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'''Becky:''' You got my letters. And my marzipan.
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:''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marzipan Marzipan] is a confection made of sugar, honey and almond meal.''
 
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[[John's lock-up]] is at [[Castle Storage]], 42 Rover Hill in upstate New York, the same one visited by Sam and Dean in [[3.03 Bad Day at Black Rock]], from which the Rabbit's Foot was stolen.
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'''Dean:''' Speaking of. How you doing? Are you jonesing for another hit of bitch blood or what?<br>
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'''Sam:''' I-it's weird. Uh, tell you the truth, I'm fine. No shakes, no fever. It's like whoever... put me on that plane cleaned me right up.<br>
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'''Dean:''' Supernatural methadone.
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:''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Methadone Methadone] is a medication used to treat heroin addiction. Shakes and fever are common [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heroin_withdrawal symptoms of heroin withdrawal].''
 
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Zachariah says that Dean is "Michael's Sword" - the vessel the archangel Michael will need to possess in order to kill Lucifer.
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:''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Educational_Development A G.E.D.] is an educational credential that can be undertaken by those who do not have a high school diploma.''
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:''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Methadone Methadone] is a medication used to treat heroin addiction. Shakes and fever are common [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heroin_withdrawal symptoms of heroin withdrawal].''
 
 
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* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCVvhFmxlz8 "Up to Speed" Official Season 4 Recap]
* On the day of the Premiere, fans got [http://s889.photobucket.com/albums/ac98/Superwiki/?action=view&current=rulingtwitter.jpg #luciferiscoming and #supernatural] to the first and second highest trending topics on Twitter.  For more on how this lead to Twitter banning both God and Lucifer, read [[Twitter]]
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* [http://ausiellofiles.ew.com/2009/06/26/supernatural-scoop-mark-pellegrino-is-lucifer/ Casting news for Lucifer] by Ausiello
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* [http://ausiellofiles.ew.com/2009/06/26/supernatural-scoop-mark-pellegrino-is-lucifer/ Casting News for Lucifer] by Ausiello
* [http://www.tvguidemagazine.com/supernatural/supernatural-brings-back-meg-1568.html Meg's return announced] in TV Guide
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* [http://www.tvguidemagazine.com/supernatural/supernatural-brings-back-meg-1568.html Meg's Return Announced] in TV Guide
*[http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2009/07/comiccon-supernatural-panelists-talk-lucifer-the-apocalypse-and-returning-characters.html Kripke talks about the casting of Lucifer at Comic Con] by zap2it (spoilers for later eps)
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* [http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2009/07/comiccon-supernatural-panelists-talk-lucifer-the-apocalypse-and-returning-characters.html Comic-Con: Supernatural' Panelists Talk Lucifer, the Apocalypse, and Returning Characters] by zap2it (spoilers)
* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Swaf-1jBtmU 1st CW Promo for episode] 
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* [http://featuresblogs.chicagotribune.com/entertainment_tv/2009/09/three-clips-from-supernaturals-devilish-season-premiere.html Three Clips] from Maureen Ryan at the Chicago Tribune
* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4oiy_JEXos 2nd CW Promo for episode] 
 
* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WE3cLD3i9So Promo for Season 5] - music on this vid is Jen Titus singing "Oh Death. [http://cwtv.com/shows/supernatural Download the song here] (contains some scenes from 5.02)
 
* [http://www.thewrap.com/ind-column/death-becomes-cw-promo-maven_5938 The story behind the recording of "O Death"]
 
* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bz4T7De8_KQ Director's cut clip]
 
* [http://featuresblogs.chicagotribune.com/entertainment_tv/2009/09/three-clips-from-supernaturals-devilish-season-premiere.html Three more promo clips] from Maureen Ryan at the Chicago Tribune
 
* [http://s889.photobucket.com/albums/ac98/Superwiki/season5ep1/ HQ Promo pics for Supernatural Season premier]
 
 
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==Episode Meta==
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*[https://bardicvoice.livejournal.com/57665.html 5.01 Sympathy For The Devil: What I Need Is You] by bardicvoice (September 2009); [https://web.archive.org/web/20190816011142/http://bardicvoice.livejournal.com/57665.html archive link], [https://spn-heavymeta.livejournal.com/264995.html spn-heavymeta]
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*Bond, Silvia. 2009. Let the Bodies Hit the Floor: "Sympathy for the Devil" Season 5, Episode 1. ''Pink Raygun'', September 15; [https://web.archive.org/web/20120326112136/http://www.pinkraygun.com/2009/09/15/supernatural-sympathy-for-the-devil/ archive link], [https://spn-heavymeta.livejournal.com/258700.html spn-heavymeta]
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*Chan, Suzette. 2009. [http://www.sequentialtart.com/article.php?id=1530 Supernatural Talk: Tarts talk about Supernatural 5.01, Sympathy for the Devil]. ''Sequential Tart'', October 19; [https://web.archive.org/web/20190404123547/http://www.sequentialtart.com/article.php?id=1530 archive link]
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*[https://caffienekitty.livejournal.com/188945.html SPN Meta: 5.01 Visual Framing Meta] by caffienekitty (September 2009); [https://web.archive.org/web/20190708024915/https://caffienekitty.livejournal.com/188945.html archive link], [https://spnematography.livejournal.com/434.html spnematography]
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*[https://sarka.livejournal.com/248645.html Supernatural: Sympathy for the Devil] by sarka (September 2009); [https://web.archive.org/web/20190708025050/https://sarka.livejournal.com/248645.html archive link], [https://spnematography.livejournal.com/434.html spnematography]
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Promo still Sympathy For The Devil.jpg
Title Sympathy for the Devil
Episode # Season 5, Episode 1
First aired September 10, 2009
Directed by Robert Singer
Written by Eric Kripke
On IMDB Sympathy for the Devil
Outline Lucifer is free and both angels and demons are after Sam and Dean.
Monster Demons
Angels
Timeline Immediately after 4.22 Lucifer Rising
Location(s) Ilchester, Maryland
Pike Creek, Delaware
Kripke's Hollow, Ohio
Buffalo, New York
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Synopsis

Sam and Dean are trapped in the vestibule as Lucifer breaks free of his confinement, following Sam killing Lilith and breaking the last of the 66 Seals. Just as a blinding light and sound force them to their knees, they are transported into an airplane flying over Ilchester, Maryland, where Lucifer was confined. Landing safely, although unsure how they were saved, they travel to Kripke's Hollow and the devastated remains of Chuck's house. He explains, that the archangel had blown Castiel apart. Zachariah arrives, and tells Dean he is needed to battle Lucifer, who is seeking a vessel to possess. Dean is angry and not willing to help the angels. He has already partly drawn an angel banishing sigil on a sliding door with his own blood. He pulls out the sliding door to reveal the sigil, then slaps his bloody palm onto it and Zachariah and his angels disappear.

At a motel room, Sam arrives with some hex bags to hide them from the angels, which Sam reluctantly admits Ruby taught him how to make. Sam says he isn't feeling any after effects from the demon blood. He tries to talk to Dean about what has happened, about freeing Lucifer, but Dean refuses to engage with him. Dean suggests they treat it as any hunt, and they set about finding Lucifer. Becky Rosen, obviously a fan of the Supernatural books written by Chuck Shurley, judging by the posters in her room, is writing some Wincest fanfiction, when Chuck instant messages her and asks her to pass a message to Dean and Sam. She does so, however the message—that the "angels have lost Michael's Sword" and that it is to be found "in a castle, on a hill made of 42 dogs," doesn't appear to make sense.

A brief scene of a man, Nick, who seems to be having nightmares or hallucination. After hallucinating that his bed is full of blood, he finds his dead wife lying beside him in bed, whispering to him, "You're special."

Bobby arrives in the Impala, with research about the archangel Michael. Sam confesses to Bobby that it was his actions that freed Lucifer, and Bobby coldly tells him that once the hunt is over, he wants nothing to do with Sam. Sam leaves to do some research. While researching further, Dean gets an idea, and going through some of John's old things. He finds the address for John's storage facility: Castle Storage, 42 Rover Hill. It fits the message from Chuck.

Just then, a woman arrives with two henchman. It is Meg, the demon that once worked with Azazel and possessed Sam during the events of 2.14 Born Under a Bad Sign. Bobby attacks and restrains Dean—he too is possessed. Meg says the demons want Dean dead so he can't stop Lucifer. She orders the possessed Bobby to kill Dean with Ruby's knife, but just as he is about to strike, Bobby manages to battle the demon and stab himself instead. Sam returns and helps dispatch the other two demons, but Meg escapes by leaving her vessel. Sam and Dean drop off a gravely injured Bobby at the hospital and race to John's lock-up. Once there, they find some dead demons, and Zachariah with some angel muscle.

Zachariah reveals they misled Chuck; Michael's sword is at the storage lock-up because it's Dean. Zachariah explains that Dean is to be the vessel for the archangel Michael, so he can defeat Lucifer. He admits, however, that they need Dean's consent for this. When Dean refuses, Zachariah breaks one of Sam's legs. He then says that Bobby will never walk again unless Dean agrees. Dean still refuses. He then strikes Dean with stomach cancer and as he coughs up blood, Zachariah stops Sam from breathing by taking away his lungs. Just then, Castiel appears. He attacks the angels with his angel blade and orders Zachariah to make Sam and Dean whole again, and then to leave.

Castiel is elusive about how he has been brought back from death, but before he leaves, he touches Sam and Dean, burning an Enochian sigil into their ribs, that will hide them from the angels, demons and Lucifer. Nick wanders through his house, distraught. His wife and child have been murdered during a home invasion. As he grieves, he starts hallucinating again. Lucifer appears as his wife Sarah and tells him that he is a vessel, and that Lucifer wants his consent to possess him. Lucifer says he is misunderstood, that he was punished for "loving God too much." He says that, to let Nick's family be murdered, God must either be uncaring, or a sadist. He tells Nick possession will be painful, but that Lucifer will help him get justice for his family. Nick consents to possession.

At the hospital, Bobby yells at a doctor who tells him he won't walk again. He says they need to keep fighting, but is pessimistic about their chances. Dean makes a stirring speech, saying they should take them all on—angels and demons—and try to win. As they walk to the car, Dean admits the speech was for Bobby's benefit. Sam again tries to get Dean to talk about what happened. Dean admits that he feels deeply hurt and let down by Sam, and even though he knows Sam is sorry, he doesn't know if he can trust him again.

Characters

Definitions

Music

  • "Thunderstruck" by AC/DC
(plays during "The Road So Far" recap of events)

Quotes

Dean: Where's Cas?

Chuck: He's dead. Or gone. The archangel smote the crap out of him. I'm sorry.
Dean: You're sure? I mean, maybe he just vanished into the light or something.

Chuck: Oh, no. He, like, exploded. Like a water balloon of chunky soup.
Chuck: Oh. Oh, god. Is that a molar? It is. Do I have a molar in my hair? This has been a really stressful day.
Zachariah: You can stop him Dean. But you need our help.

Dean: You listen to me, you two-faced douche -- after what you did, I don't want jack squat from you!
Zachariah: You listen to me, boy! You think you can rebel against us? As Lucifer did? [stares at Dean's hand] You're bleeding.
Dean: Oh yeah. A little insurance policy in case you dicks showed up. [reveals hidden Angel Banishing Sigil & activates it]
Zachariah: No!
Dean: Learned that from my friend Cas, you son of a bitch.

Chuck: This sucks ass.
Dean: All right. So we just got to find... the devil.
Becky: Look, Mr. Edlund... Yes, I'm a fan, but I really don't appreciate being mocked. I know that Supernatural's just a book, okay? I know the difference between fantasy and reality.

Chuck: Becky, it's all real.

Becky: I knew it!
Meg: You know, your surrogate daddy's still awake screaming in there. And I want him to know how it feels slicing the life out of you.
Zachariah: We may have planted that particular piece of prophecy inside Chuck's skull, but it happened to be true. We did lose the Michael sword. We truly couldn't find it. Until now. You've just hand-delivered it to us.

Dean: We don't have anything.

Zachariah: It's you, chucklehead. You're the Michael sword.
Zachariah: What, you thought you could actually kill Lucifer? You simpering wad of insecurity and self-loathing? No. You're just a human, Dean. And not much of one.

Dean: What do you mean, I'm the sword?
Zachariah: You're Michael's weapon. Or, rather, his... receptacle.
Dean: I'm a vessel?
Zachariah: You're the vessel. Michael's vessel.
Dean: How? Why—why me?
Zachariah: Because you're chosen! It's a great honor, Dean.

Dean: Oh, yeah. Yeah, life as an angel condom. That's real fun. I think I'll pass, thanks.
Castiel: You two need to be more careful.
Dean: Yeah, I'm starting to get that. Your frat brothers are bigger dicks than I thought.
Lucifer: You people misunderstand me. You call me "Satan" and "devil", but... Do you know my crime? I loved God too much. And for that, he betrayed me—punished me. Just as he's punished you. After all, how could God stand idly by while that man broke into your home and butchered your family in their beds? There are only two rational answers, Nick—either he's sadistic, or he simply doesn't care. You're angry. You have every right to be angry. I am angry, too. That's why I want to find him—hold him accountable for his actions. Just because he created us doesn't mean he can toy with us, like playthings.
Bobby: Well... We save as many as we can for as long as we can, I guess. It's bad. Whoever wins, Heaven or Hell, we're boned.

Dean: What if we win? I'm serious. I mean, screw the angels and the demons and their crap apocalypse. Hell, they want to fight a war, they can find their own planet. This one's ours, and I say they get the hell off it. We take 'em all on. We kill the devil. Hell, we even kill Michael if we have to. But we do it our own damn selves.
Bobby: And how're we suppose to do all this, genius?

Dean: I got no idea.

Trivia & References

"Sympathy For The Devil" is both the name of a song by the Rolling Stones, later covered by Guns 'N Roses, and a movie by Jean-Luc Goddard.
"Devil's Feud Cake" is the name of the Yosemite Sam cartoon that is playing on the plane.
Radio Announcer: ...And Governor O'Malley urged calm
Martin O'Malley was the governor of Maryland, where the events at the end of 4.22 Lucifer Rising and the beginning of this episode take place.
When Dean switches off the radio in the rental car, the clock shows 11:58 PM: two minutes to midnight. This could refer to the Iron Maiden song of the same name, or to subject of the song, the Doomsday Clock itself. This clock is used by the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists to symbolically depict how close the planet is to global catastrophe. Two minutes until midnight is the closest it has ever gotten.
Dean: All right, well, first things first -- how did we end up on Soul Plane?
Soul Plane is a 2004 comedy that takes place on a plane.
Chuck: You went, like, full-on Vader.
A reference to Anakin Skywalker's final descent to Darth Vader in Star Wars.
Zachariah: You had a chance to stop your brother, and you couldn't. So let's not quibble over who started what. Let's just say it was all our faults and move on. 'Cause like it or not—it's Apocalypse Now.
A reference to the movie Apocalypse Now.
Dean: Cram it with walnuts, ugly!
This is a line from Homer Simpson that appeared in the episode "The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show."
Becky: You got my letters. And my marzipan.
Marzipan is a confection made of sugar, honey and almond meal.
Dean: Speaking of. How you doing? Are you jonesing for another hit of bitch blood or what?

Sam: I-it's weird. Uh, tell you the truth, I'm fine. No shakes, no fever. It's like whoever... put me on that plane cleaned me right up.
Dean: Supernatural methadone.

Methadone is a medication used to treat heroin addiction. Shakes and fever are common symptoms of heroin withdrawal.
The conversation between Becky and Chuck mirrors that of Galaxy Quest where Tim Allen's character explains to Justin Long's character that the ship is real and they need his help.
On TV: Two words. Carbon emissions.

Dean: Yeah right Wavy Gravy.

This might be a reference to Wavy Gravy, an American activist for peace.
Bobby: I heard, Romeo. So...sword of Michael, huh?
Reference to the doomed lover in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.
Bobby: That's Michael. Toughest sombitch they got.

Dean: You kidding me? Tough? That guy looks like Cate Blanchett.

Cate Blanchett is a Australian actress.
Meg: Hi. These are the days of miracle and wonder, Dean. Our father's among us. You know we're all dreaming again for the first time since we were human? It's Heaven on Earth. Or Hell. We really owe your brother a fruit basket.
Reference to the Paul Simon song "The Boy in the Bubble."
Lucifer's vessel is named Nick -- "Old Nick" is a term used to refer to Lucifer.
Dean: But what I do have is a G.E.D. And a 'give-'em-hell' attitude, and I'll figure it out.
A G.E.D. is an educational credential that can be undertaken by those who do not have a high school diploma.

Minutiae

This episode filmed from July 2nd - 13th, 2009.
As is the tradition, this season featured a new title card.
Misha Collins is listed third in the credits as he is a regular this season.
Emily Perkins who plays Becky Rosen, co-starred in Ginger Snaps and its sequels, with Katharine Isabelle, who played Ava Wilson
On the day of the Premiere, fans got #luciferiscoming and #supernatural to the first and second highest trending topics on Twitter. For more on how this lead to Twitter banning both God and Lucifer, read Twitter
Sam says that Ruby taught him how to make a hex bag.
Becky's online name is samlicker81. She is the webmistress of morethanbrothers.net You can read a transcript of her Wincest fanfic here.
The domain name morethanbrothers.net is owned by Warner Brothers (Source).
John's lock-up is at Castle Storage, 42 Rover Hill in upstate New York, the same one visited by Sam and Dean in 3.03 Bad Day at Black Rock, from which the rabbit's foot was stolen.
Zachariah says that Dean is "Michael's Sword" - the vessel the archangel Michael will need to possess in order to kill Lucifer.
Castiel carves Enochian sigils into Sam and Dean's ribs that will hide them from all angels including Lucifer.

Sides, Scripts & Transcripts

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Episode Meta