Supernatural: Devil May Care
November 3, 2021 5:54 AM - Season 9, Episode 2 - Subscribe

Sam and Dean reveal to Kevin that they have Crowley hostage, while Abaddon returns to hunt them all down.


Dean: [Sam and Dean walk into an abandoned town] What the hell happened here?
Sam: Local chemical plant sprung a leak. Years ago. They evacuated three square blocks. Guess it's still contaminated.
Dean: Wait, so this whole place is poison?
Sam: Yeah.
Dean: [puts his left hand protectively in front of his crotch]
Sam: That's not gonna help.
Dean: It doesn't hurt. [keeps his hand in place]

Sam: [seeing two demons in military meatsuits approaching] They're coming.
Dean: Good.
Sam: They've got assault rifles.
Dean: Okay less good.

Dean: [enters the bunker; an arrow hits the stair rail next to him] What the hell?
Kevin: Dean? [hiding behind an overturned table with a compound bow in his hand] You're alive!
Dean: Yeah, cuz you're a crappy shot! Katniss.
Kevin: Sorry. It's been a bad couple of days. I haven't slept... or eaten [whispering] I'm pretty backed up.
Dean: Okay. Over share.

Irv Franklin: Hell, weird's what we do. I remember this case up in Saskatoon, me and Bobby had this case of...
Dean: Werewolf Siamese twins!
Irv Franklin: He told you about that?
Dean: Every time he drank Labatt's.

Crowley: Torture? Brilliant. Can't wait to see Sam in stilettos and a leather bustier really putting the S-A-M into S-and-M. Honestly, boys, what are you gonna do to me that I don't do to myself just for kicks every Friday night?

Dean: [to Ezekiel] Look Zeke... I'm gonna call you Zeke...

Abaddon: Kevlar. Beats magic bullets. I love the future.

Dean: Fallen angels.
Irv Franklin: Huh. That's a wrinkle.
Dean: Well, trust me, they're just monsters with good PR.

Abaddon: Maybe you can tell me what the hell happened to Hell.

Sam: So, Crowley is alive?
Dean: Oh, yeah. He's the junk in my trunk.

Sam: You know this is a trap, right?
Dean: Yep.
Sam: And we're just gonna walk right into it?
Dean: Guns blazing. You with me?
Sam: You know it.

Abaddon: [to Dean] You know, I've loved this body since the moment I first saw it. You're the perfect vessel, Dean. You give a girl all sorts of nasty ideas. So go ahead and play hard to get, and I'll peel off this "no demons allowed" tattoo and blow smoke up your ass.

Abaddon: [to an senior citizen demon] You call that a meat suit?
Grandma Demon: I closed 72 deals last year. Kids love grandma.

Abaddon: Who put Crowley in charge? [silence] What's the matter? Hellhound got your tongue? You took orders from him!
Grandma Demon: He's the King.
Abaddon: He's a *salesman*. A king fights. A king conquers. A king does more than sit around reading contracts. But the King's dead. Long live the Queen.

Sgt. Miranda Bates: [on the phone] This is Sergeant Miranda Bates. Who am I talking to?
Kevin: Uhhh... Kevin... Solo.
Sgt. Miranda Bates: How old are you?
Kevin: Old enough. And I'm with the FBI, so you have to do what I say or --
Sgt. Miranda Bates: Listen, kid. I don't have to do anything. And I don't take orders from the Feeb.
Kevin: [opens his laptop, quickly starts typing]
Sgt. Miranda Bates: So unless you can give me one reason you got a couple of pretty-boy agents poking around my crime scene, I'm gonna put them in cuffs and spank your ass raw. Understand?
Kevin: Cabo, last June.
Sgt. Miranda Bates: What?
Kevin: That's my reason. Oh, my favourite's you in a sombrero doing a body shot off some naked guy in a luchador mask. Super classy.
Sgt. Miranda Bates: ... How did you find that?
Kevin: Cause I'm Kevin Frickin' Solo.

Dean: [to Kevin, about Crowley] He will break, okay? And when he does, we'll hold him down while you knife him. Then we all go out for ice cream and strippers.

Dean: This is nuts. I mean, you're Sam, but you're not Sam, and normally he's the one I'm talking to about all this stuff. I'm trusting you, Zeke. I just got to hope that you're one of the good guys.
Ezekiel: I am. But I suppose that is what a bad guy would say.

Abaddon: I think that's what I like most about you Winchesters. You're so obedient. And suicidally stupid. I like that, too.
Dean: Are we gonna fight or make out? 'Cause I'm getting some real mixed signals here.


Sam and Dean, as agents, tell the woman at the bus their names are agent Stark and Banner. Stark and Banner are the last names of Marvel characters Tony Stark and Bruce Banner, who are the Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk, respectively.

When Sam and Dean are in the quarantined area to rescue the other hunters, they pass by Ozzy O's Diner, a possible reference to Ozzy Osbourne, lead singer of Black Sabbath.

The music that is playing in the background when Ezekiel kills the demons is the same music playing in the background during the rescue of Samandriel, "Torn and Frayed" (ep. 8.10).

Kevin identifies himself on the phone as "Kevin Solo", a reference to Han Solo from Star Wars.

When Dean enters the bunker, Kevin shoots at him with a crossbow. Dean calls him Katniss, it is a reference to Katniss Everdeen, the main character of The Hunger Games, and an expert archer.

As Sam, Dean, and Tracy are leaving after killing the demons in the diner, Dean says, "Burgers and Silkwood showers on me." That's a reference to the 1983 Meryl Streep movie Silkwood, in which workers at a plutonium processing plant who become contaminated are subjected to scalding showers and an abrasive cleaning process.

U.S. Army MPs would not be at an U.S. Navy crime scene involving sailors or marines. They would not be posted at a naval base. The crime scene should have been secured by MPs from either the Navy or Marine Corp, then investigated by NCIS.

Three enlisted sailors wearing blue camouflage uniforms are passed by two commissioned naval officers wearing summer white uniforms. All are wearing hats and are outside. At this point, the enlisted men should have rendered salutes, which the officers would return.

"Sergeant" Miranda Bates is wearing Private First Class (PFC) rank. Also, her hair is braided and the braid hangs down her back, which is non-regulation. Military uniform code requires that women's hair cannot touch their collar, whether they achieve this by cutting their hair short or wearing it in an updo.

The female Army MP is missing the nametape from the back of her patrol cap. One can see the blank Velcro strip where it should be applied.

Abaddon and her demon minions are torturing hunters to try and find the location of Sam and Dean. As a Knight of Hell Abaddon has the ability to enter a person's mind and access their memories. She used this ability to track down Henry Winchester. Torturing hunters would be a waste of time and effort for her.
posted by orange swan (3 comments total)
I cringed when Kevin called himself "Kevin Solo". He couldn't think of anything else? It also seems damn near impossible for him to find embarrassing photos of Sgt. Miranda Bates in the space of five seconds.

It's "conjoined twins", Dean. You've been told this before.
posted by orange swan at 5:58 AM on November 3, 2021 [1 favorite]

The way Crowley tries to get to Kevin is not that far off from how Zachariah tried to bring Adam Milligan around back in season 5: no matter what Sam and Dean say, they will sell you out in a hot second for each other. In both cases they're absolutely trying to manipulate a vulnerable person to their own advantage, but it's not exactly hard to get in their heads, because they're not wrong.

Generously I could look at Dean's whole speech about Kevin being family as trying to be a kindness to Kevin, who has had his life and future blown up, and has extremely reasonable doubts about how much obligation Sam and Dean might feel towards him, if he becomes a risk to something they really care about. At this point I'm not clear how well they even know the kid, and they don't seem to have taken terribly strongly to each other when they are around. (I wonder a little if Dean's "we need you to stay here because we're a family and we're all we've got, buuuuut if you don't care about that, you could go save your mom from being tortured I guess" is the kind of move John ever pulled when they were growing up and showing interest in life beyond the Impala.) Dean might feel like he's offering Kevin people to claim and a purpose to his life, which is most of what Dean ever needs, but what's a rational response to being told that your mom has been tortured so horribly she's not your mom anymore?
posted by jameaterblues at 8:31 PM on November 3, 2021 [2 favorites]

Wow, both Dean and Sam thank Kevin. I wonder if it was fan-induced?

I did like how Sam's/ Ezekiel's wings were all beat up and half-plucked. Padalecki does a fair impression of a stereotype wooden Tahmoh Penikett.

There Dean goes again about family, with someone who's "useful."
posted by porpoise at 8:40 PM on November 3, 2021

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