Supernatural: Caged Heat
September 3, 2021 10:48 PM - Season 6, Episode 10 - Subscribe

Meg kidnaps the Winchesters, who offer to help her destroy Crowley, the new lord of Hell. In return, she'll torture Crowley for information on Sam's soul. The brothers turn to Castiel and Samuel for help, but neither is enthused at the plan.

Quotes:

Castiel: [while watching porn] That's very complex.
Dean: M-hm
Castiel: If the pizza man truly loves this babysitter, why does he keep slapping her rear? Perhaps she's done something wrong.
Dean: You're watching porn? Why?
Castiel: It was there.
Dean: You don't watch porn in a room full of dudes. And... you don't talk about it. Just turn it off.
Castiel: [Looks between his legs]
Dean: Oh, now he's got a boner.

Samuel: Is this what you boys do? Sit around and watch pornos with angels?
Castiel: We're not supposed to talk about it.

Meg: I'll hold off the dogs.
Dean: Well, how are you gonna do that exactl --
Meg: [pulls Castiel into a kiss and reaches into his trench coat. They pull apart, and Castiel spins Meg around, pushes her against the wall, and kisses her again] What was that?
Castiel: I learned that from the pizza man.
Meg: Well, A+ for you. I feel so... clean.

Dean: [after Meg bolts] Well, she's smart. I'll give her that. I was gonna kill her too. [to Castiel] Of course, I'd have given you an hour with her first.
Castiel: Why would I want that?

Crowley: [Talking to shapeshifter that is mimicking his appearance] Sorry, but your exceptional good looks aren't gonna buy you any mercy. I suggest you talk. What should we use next? Speculum? Or something more exotic?

Crowley: What's in the gift bag?
Castiel: [pulls out a skull] You are.
Crowley: Not possible.
Castiel: You didn't hide your bones as well as you should have.
Crowley: Cookie for you.

Crowley: [about Samuel] Best purchase I've made since Dick Cheney.

Sam: Can't or won't?
Crowley: I said "can't". I meant "can't", you mop-headed lumberjack.

Sam: Castiel. We need you. It's important. Cass, we found something. It's this gold box. Apparently, Nazis were after it back in the day. Someone tried to open it and their face melted off. We think it's, uh... Ready for this? The Ark of the Covenant. So...
Castiel: [Appears] I'm here, Sam. Where is the box?
Sam: I can't believe you fell for that. That was the plot of Raiders, idiot.

Trivia:

Iridium is a very rare element. It's a brittle, silvery-white metal similar to platinum, in fact iridium is often found inside platinum and has to be extracted from it. Iridium is the second densest element (osmium being the densest). Only tiny amounts of iridium can be found naturally in the Earth's crust. Most iridium comes from nickel refining or from sedimentary layers from meteor impacts. It is frequently used to make alloys hard or heat resistant. Automotive spark plug electrodes are made from an iridium alloy. In 2009 the price was less than $500/ozt., about half the price of gold.

The djinn that is locked up at Crowley's hideout asks Sam and Dean to help her. This is the same djinn (played by Laura Mennell) that was after Sam and Dean, and eventually escaped from them, in "Exile on Main Street" (ep. 6.1).

Rachel Miner suffered a back injury while filming a stunt gone wrong for this episode. She had to take medication for the injury, which caused her face and body to become swollen. This is noticeable when the character returns for season 7.

When Dean tells Castiel that Sam is practically a replicant, he's referring to Blade Runner.

The title of this episode is from the 1974 exploitation movie Caged Heat, about a women's prison gone wild.
posted by orange swan (4 comments total)
 
Dean kills Christian, his cousin, without even trying to exorcise him, and apparently without even regret.

I don't buy that Samuel would have betrayed his grandsons to get his daughter back. Even if he had no love or regard for them himself, he would know that it would destroy his relationship with Mary if he succeeded in bringing her back.

Quite the death effect for Crowley.

Castiel watching porn as a way to educate himself on human behaviour was hilarious. It didn't look like it was lost on him either -- he was putting some good moves on Meg.

Was it really necessary to strip Meg for torture? I don't recall any males getting stripped for that. Also she gets very flirty in a BDSM way when talking to pretty much any male about anything.

I did some googling on Rachel Miner, who plays Meg, or rather the second incarnation of Meg. Miner comes from an acting family and is the daughter of director and producer Peter Miner and the granddaughter of director/producer Worthington Miner and actress Frances Fuller, and has three half brothers and one half sister, all of whom have acted either on film and television or on stage. She began acting as a child. In 1998, at the age of seventeen, she married Macaulay Culkin. They separated two years later and divorced in 2002. In 2010, at the age of 30, she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, and is now in a wheelchair, but she is still acting, if more rarely. She appeared in ten episodes of Supernatural, of which this is only the third. She was forced to leave the role in 2013 because she was physically unable to participate in such an action-driven show, but she appeared in three episodes in the last season of Supernatural in 2020, as the writers came up with a way to have her character sit down the entire time. She teaches acting and has been the Executive Director of the non-profit organization Random Acts, Inc. since September 2017. She's not on Twitter, but what I've seen of quotes from her indicates she's intelligent and interesting. I liked this one from her about her character Meg: "I like the character and her strength, even though she's not a good guy. Meg is definitely tough, always has that sense of flirting, and is trying to keep some sense of integrity, even in the worst-case scenario. Unlike some characters, who are total victims in certain circumstances, she's trying to hold onto a position of power when she obviously doesn't have it."

Mop-headed lumberjack, heh. Crowley's insults are always such a delight.
posted by orange swan at 11:30 PM on September 3 [2 favorites]


In this episode, Dean uses the expression "Achilles heel", but in an episode much later on -- I think it was in the last season -- Sam uses the Achilles heel expression and Dean says something like, "It's also a weak spot," that indicates he doesn't know what an Achilles heel is. Little glitch on the part of the writers/Ackles, but understandable in a show of this duration.
posted by orange swan at 11:40 PM on September 3


Oh, that's a new one - using the door as a fan to break line of salt.

Throwing something to break a painted trap as well...

Stripping Meg for the torture scene is super icky, but at least they gave her a modesty torso retention strap. /s

Damn, that's a shame about Rachel Miner. I had a friend who developed MS young also, and with a couple of young kids.

I'll miss Crowley, but even as "King of Hell," I guess he's falling being the power-escalation curve.

Samuel's motivation is inexplicable, unless its a renunciation of the Winchester bloodline for some crazypants reason (blaming that Winchester boy for knocking up his little girl with a couple of tainted spawns leading to her getting ganked?).
posted by porpoise at 1:50 PM on September 5


Yup, as I said before, it's only family when family is convenient. Dean's in a snit with his extended family, so he doesn't care about saving his cousin. He'll just kill him hope that takes care of the demon as well. As mentioned, by now, the boys know how to rid people of demons in a way that keeps the people alive, but Dean doesn't even seem to consider that.

Unclothed Meg was also a really jarring image because of the precise reason stated above: the guys in this show can get tortured while wearing clothes, but because Meg is a female demon who has used her feminine charms on people, that's not an option. She doesn't deserve that kind of dignity.

Castiel watching porn and putting into practice what he learned, while unexpected, seems to be a natural consequence of the boys' viewing habits. At some point, it's only natural that Cas would have happened upon that kind of content.
posted by sardonyx at 2:46 PM on September 5


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