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|imdb= [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1532469/ Abandon All Hope...]
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|outline= Sam and Dean track down
the [[Colt]] and go after [[Lucifer]].|motw= [[ Lucifer|Archangel Lucifer]]
|timeline= November, 2009
|location= Carthage, Missouri
[[Castiel]] finds [[Crowley]], and with [[Jo]]'s help the brothers enter his house which is protected from [[
Angels]] by [[Enochian]] symbols. To their surprise he shoots his henchmen and gives them the [[Colt]], stating that he wants Lucifer dead because he believes that eventually Lucifer will kill all demons after the humans are dead. Back at Bobby's place, Bobby [[Photo Album|takes a photo]] of himself, Sam, Dean, [[Ellen]], Jo and Castiel, as he believes that this might be their last night on earth. When the team arrives in Missouri, Castiel sees [[ Reaper]]s everywhere. He tries to find out why they are there and is captured by [[Lucifer]] in a ring of flaming [[ Holy Oil]]. He tries to convince Castiel to join him. Meg arrives and sends hellhounds after the brothers and the Harvelles, and while trying to help Dean, Jo is severely wounded. While taking shelter in a hardware store, Dean calls Bobby, who tells him the Reapers are in town because they are waiting for their boss to show: [[Death]], one of the Four Horsemen. Realizing she won't recover from this, Jo suggests they build a bomb to blow up the [[Hellhound]]s, using her as bait to lure the demonic dogs. Ellen volunteers to stay behind, too, so she can let the Hellhounds in and set off the bomb while Dean and Sam escape. After a tearful goodbye with Dean, Jo dies in Ellen's arms, who then blows up the building, killing herself and the Hellhounds.
The brothers find Lucifer having killed all the women and children in the town as part of the ritual to summon Death, and with all the men possessed by demons. Dean shoots Lucifer with the Colt. However, he recovers instantly and reveals that there are only five beings the Colt can't kill — and he happens to be one of them. Lucifer sacrifices several demons to summon Death, stating that "they're just demons"
. Meanwhile, Castiel manages to free himself from his trap and takes the brothers to Bobby's. There, Bobby throws the picture showing them all into the fire as if it is a [[Hunter's Funeral Pyre]] and together with the brothers, grieves silently over Jo and Ellen's death.
* [[Death]] (
Unseen during his rising)
* [[Binding Spell]]
* [[William Jasper's Farm]]
* "Everybody Plays the Fool" by Main Ingredient
'''Sam:''' Hey! [cocks shotgun] You wanted to see me?!<br>
'''Lucifer:''' Oh Sam, you don't need that gun here. You know I'd never hurt you. Not really.<br>
'''Dean:''' Yeah? Well I'd hurt you. So suck it. [shoots Lucifer in the head]
[[Crowley]]'s name is possibly a shout out to the character of the same name in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Good_Omens Good Omens] by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett }}
'''Dean:''' Okay, Huggy Bear, just don't lose them.<br>
Huggy Bear was the name of the streetwise pimp who acted as an informant for Starksy and Hutch on the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Starsky_and_Hutch 70s TV show].
'''Castiel:''' I think I'm starting to feel something.
<br><br> Possibly a reference to the [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vUOwz11x0Y drinking game between Gimli and Legolas], in Lord of the Rings: Return of the King.
'''Crowley:''' So the Hardy Boys finally found me.
<br>The [[Hardy Boys]] are brothers and amateur detectives in the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hardy_Boys boys' own adventure children's books]. It is also the nickname given to Sam and Dean in the recaps on [[TWOP]].
'''Meg:''' We're going to Heaven, Clarence.
<br> A quote from [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0038650/ It's a Wonderful Life], in which the angel Clarence shows Jimmy Stewart that life is worth living, and then finally gets his wings and goes to heaven.
'''Ellen:''' Kick it in the ass... and Dean - don't miss
<br>"Kick it in the ass" was a catchphrases of the late [[Kim Manners]]. Samantha Ferris related [http://www.samanthaferris.net/?subaction=showcomments&id=1258749573&archive=&start_from=&ucat=& in her blog] how the line came about:
The shout out to Kim Manners was an idea from one of the Camera guys, Brad. He came up to me quietly on the down low before we shot that piece where i say goodbye to Dean and said, "hey, when you turn around to say "don't miss" try one where you say "kick it in the ass" ". The line was just supposed to be "....and Dean, don't miss". We did both. They put both in. It was a bittersweet moment for the cast and crew. Robin the props gal cried......Kim is/was and will always be a very loved and missed man. Especially on that set.
Carthage, Missouri was also the setting for [[4.04 Metamorphosis]].
Sam telling Lucifer that he is going to rip his heart out may be a reference to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Prophecy/ The Prophecy] In this movie the only way to kill an angel was to remove its heart.
The End|The End]], [[Future!Dean]] tells Dean that Sam gave "the big yes" to Lucifer in Detroit. In this episode, Lucifer predicts this future to Sam, telling him "I don't know Sam, I think it will. I think it'll happen soon, within six months. And I think it'll happen in Detroit." The episode first aired on November 19, 2009. If you look at a calendar for 2010, six months from this date is the third week of May - roughly the time period for season finales of many TV shows.}}
'''Castiel:''' They only gather like this at times of great catastrophe. The Chicago Fire, the San Francisco Quake, Pompeii.<br>
'''Bobby:''' It sounds like Death, son. I think Satan's in town to work a ritual. I think he's planning to unleash Death.<br>
'''Dean:''' You mean like, as in this dude and taxes are the only sure thing?<br>
This is a reference to [http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Benjamin_Franklin Benjamin Franklin's famous quote], "In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes."
'''Bobby:''' This is the Angel of Death, Big Daddy Reaper. They keep this guy chained in a box 600 feet under. Last time they hauled him up, Noah was building a boat.<br>
This is a reference to the story of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noah%27s_Ark Noah's Ark] and the Biblical deluge, as told in the Book of Genesis.
While tweeting during the airing of [[7.04 Defending Your Life]], [[Jim Michaels]] revealed that the explosion in this episode "went way too large and we had to rebuild part of a backlot for almost $20,000." [http://twitter.com/#!/TheJimMichaels/status/125025382624788480
* [http://www.spnsite.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=28&page=1 Promo pics]
* [http://www.daemonstv.com/2009/11/03/meg-rachel-miner-is-back-on-supernatural-season-5/ Meg returns]
[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSdEFBJCDxU Promo clip], [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LY6QkepmRLk Second promo clip], [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UybLXvkydLQ Third promo clip], [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46efdaTKNSk fourth promo clip]
* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nax6izesij0 Space Tv Promo]
* [http://www.samanthaferris.net/?subaction=showcomments&id=1258749573&archive=&start_from=&ucat=& Sam Ferris on filming the episode]