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Title All Hell Breaks Loose - Part 2
Series Supernatural
Season 2
Episode 22
Airdate
Written by Eric Kripke
Michael T. Moore
Directed by Kim Manners
Guests Jim Beaver as Bobby Singer
Fredric Lehne as Azazel
Aldis Hodge as Jake Talley
Samantha Ferris as Ellen Harvelle
Jeffrey Dean Morgan as John Winchester
Ona Grauer as Crossroad Demon
Previous episode All Hell Breaks Loose - Part 1
Next episode The Magnificent Seven
Episode list Season 2

SummaryEdit

Driven to the edge of emotional endurance, Dean makes a sacrifice that leads to a cosmic showdown with the Yellow-Eyed Demon ... and to consequences even more far-reaching.

RecapEdit

The scene opens up to Sam laid out on a bed. Dean is watching him, but it’s obvious Sam is dead. Bobby walks in, telling Dean he needs to eat. Bobby also suggests it’s time they bury Sam. Dean refuses. He’s angry. When Bobby asks Dean to go with him because something “end of the world big is going down,” Dean refuses, saying “Then let it end!” Bobby says he doesn't mean it, and that he thinks he shouldn't be left alone. Dean tells Bobby to leave – which he does.

Jake has escaped Cold Oak and is camping out. The demon appears to him and says “Congratulations, Jake, last man standing. The American Idol.” Jake wants to know what the demon wants him for and threatens to kill him. The demon thinks this is funny and threatens Jake’s family. Jake has no choice but to say he’ll do the demon’s bidding.

Abandoned House, Cold Oak, South DakotaEdit

Dean sits alone, looking at Sam’s body. He talks about when they were little. About when Sam was five and had just started asking questions like where was mom. Dean says he told Sam to not to ask, and that he always tried to protect Sam, keep him safe, because he felt it was his responsibility. And now, he’s screwed that job up. Dean apologizes, saying he always let’s down the people he loves. He breaks down, and then rushes out to the Impala.

Driving like a maniac to the nearest crossroads, Dean puts a box with his picture and other items at the center of the intersection, wanting to summon the “Crossroads demon.” Eventually, she appears. Dean tells her he wants to make a deal for Sam’s life. The demon is sarcastic; she knows he’s hurting, and she’s enjoying it.

Dean offers his soul for Sam back and ten years of life. The demon says no way. He offers 9 then 8 years of life, but the demon says Sam back and just one year to live. For his brother, Dean has no choice but to accept. The demon makes a clause, though, saying if Dean tries to ever get out of the deal Sam will die again. Dean kisses the demon, sealing the pact.

Sam wakes up and he’s confused. He goes to the nearest mirror and tries to look at his back where he was stabbed. He knows something is wrong, but can’t figure out what. Dean walks in and is relieved to see his brother back among the living. He can’t help but give Sammy a hug.

Sam asks what happened, and Dean lies saying Sam was stabbed in the back but Bobby patched him up. Dean asks who the kid was anyway and Sam says “his name’s Jake.” Sam asks if Dean got Jake, but Dean says no, he got away.

Sam and Dean get something to eat, and Sam tells his brother everything that happened in Cold Oak, and that the demon only wants one special kid. He can’t understand why he and Jake are both still alive as that’s two kids. Dean brushes this aside and says Sam was left for dead. Sam has to accept this, but says they have to figure out what the demon wanted the special kid for, and stop him. Dean wants Sam to rest first, but Sam refuses and says they should call the roadhouse. Dean has to tell him the roadhouse has burned down because of something Ash found out and that Bobby is trying to find out just what that something was. Sam insists they go to Bobby’s despite Dean’s protests that he needs to take care of himself a little more.

At Bobby's HouseEdit

Bobby is shocked when he opens the door to see Sam alive. He doesn’t say anything, but Sam notices the strange reaction. The brothers go inside and Bobby shows them what he’s found. He doesn’t know what it means, but demonic omens have skyrocketed in a certain area, all except for one place in the center. He shows them on a map. One place in Southern Wyoming is totally clean, as if demons are surrounding it, but can’t get in. Bobby asks Sam to take a look for clues to why while he and Dean go outside and get more research books.

Outside in Bobby’s Auto Salvage YardEdit

Bobby confronts Dean about what he’s done for Sam. Bobby is furious, but it’s obvious it’s because he thinks a lot of the young hunter, kinda like a father figure. Dean confesses that he made a deal, but asks why it matters (because he shouldn't have been alive after the crash). After a short exchange, Dean asks Bobby not to tell Sam, but then the pair are distracted by a noise in the yard. They sneak up to find Ellen.

Back at Bobby's HouseEdit

Bobby asks Ellen to drink some holy water to prove she’s not a demon or possessed. She knocks back the water then asks for whiskey. Dean asks what happened at the roadhouse and Ellen explains she had to go out for supplies. Ash called her and told her to look in the safe, but by the time she got back the place was on fire and everyone was dead. Ellen did get to the safe, though, as it was in the basement. Inside the safe was another map of Wyoming.

Bobby figures out that marks on the map are all abandoned frontier churches all built by Sam Colt. Private railway lines connect each church and when the lines are drawn out they make a huge, iron Devil’s Trap! Demons can’t cross the iron lines. In the middle of the Devil’s Trap is an old cowboy cemetery. Sam wonders what Sam Colt was trying to protect there and Dean suggests Colt was maybe actually trying to keep something in.Sam asks Bobby if the demons could get inside the trap and Bobby says no full blood demon could. It’s then Sam realizes what the demon wanted the gifted kid for – to get inside the Devil’s Trap in Wyoming! Jake can get in!

Jake drives up to the edge of the railroad and is met by the demon. The demon tells Jake 15 miles in is a cemetery, and a crypt. Jake has to open the crypt because he can’t go in there yet himself. Jake gets confrontational and says no, but the demon gives him “the Colt” and even explains it’s the only gun that can kill him. Jake points the gun at the demon, but the demon laughs and offers Jake and his family “money and honey” forever. He offers a better world, where Jake will be royalty. It’s too tempting and Jake caves in.


In the NightEdit

Jake walks in among the graves towards the crypt. Dean, Sam, Ellen and Bobby appear from hiding places and pull guns on him. Jake looks at Sam shocked, saying Sam was dead, he cut through his spinal cord. Sam is obviously surprised and unnerved. Jake laughs and makes Ellen put her own gun to her temple just by suggesting it. His pupils briefly flash yellow as he does this. He tells the others that once you give into the abilities there are lots of Jedi mind tricks they can do. He says they all should put their guns down and then he turns, placing the Colt in a strange rotating lock on the crypt.

Sam gets his gun back and repeatedly shoots Jake, almost cold-heartedly. Behind them the lock is opening, and Bobby explains it's hell. Dean tugs the Colt from the spinning lock and they take cover. The iron train lines are broken by the force and the demons can finally enter and leave the cemetery.

Bobby, Ellen and Sam try to close the gate but Dean spots the demon and tries to shoot him. The demon takes the gun away using his powers and it flies into his hand. He then tosses Dean into a headstone and pins him there. Sam sees what’s happening and runs for his brother, but the demon pins him to a tree.

The demon the proceeds to thank Dean for bringing Sam back, because Sam was his favourite. He also warns Dean that the deal may not have been as good as it seemed; he mentions how cold-blooded Sam was when he shot Jake. The demon mocks Dean one more time then draws the Colt to shoot him. Suddenly, John’s spirit appears from behind and grabs the demon from his body. The demon quickly overpowers John and returns to his body only to find Dean has gotten his hands on the Colt. Dean shoots the stunned demon in the heart, finally killing him and avenging his mother and father.

The demon drops to the floor and behind them Bobby and Ellen finally manage to close the devil's gate. John’s spirit walks forward and places a hand on Dean’s shoulder. He also nods to Sam with tears in his eyes, but a smile on his face, and then he vanishes in a bright light.

The brothers look over the demon’s body. Sam asks Dean if he thinks their dad really climbed out of hell, and Dean says the door was open, and he was stubborn enough. Sam says he can’t believe it’s over, he doesn’t know what to say. Dean says that he does and kneels, addressing the demon's corpse; "That was for our mom, you son of a bitch."

By the ImpalaEdit

Sam confronts Dean about what really happened, mentioning how Jake looked like he had seen a ghost when he saw Sam. He asks if he died and Dean made a deal. Eventually, Dean’s silence is as good as a confession. Sam tells Dean he shouldn’t have, but Dean insists he had to; it’s his job. Sam says his job is to protect Dean too.  Dean smiles and offers a quiet response.

Bobby and Ellen walk up and Ellen says lots of demons escaped through the gate. Sam says it's an army of demons. Bobby nods, saying he hopes the boys are ready, because the war has just begun. Dean tosses in the Colt and says “We got work to do.”

The scene fades to black, mirroring the pilot episode.

CharactersEdit

Featured Supernatural BeingEdit

Featured MusicEdit

  • "Carry On Wayward Son" by Kansas (plays during "The Road So Far" segment)
  • "Don't Look Back" by Boston (plays at the end of the episode)

ContinuityEdit

  • The opening of the Devil's Gate will set the stage for seasons to come.
  • The reason the Crossroads Demon refused to give Dean any years (and the reason she said she'd probably get in trouble for giving him the one she did) is revealed in season 4.
  • Althought not the character's final appearance, this is the final episode of Jeffrey Dean Morgan portraying John Winchester in physical form. Morgan does reprise the role in Long-Distance Call but only his voice is heard over the phone. 
  • This episode unoffically marks Sam's dark side growing with the death of Jake Talley at Sam's hands, showing no remorse in doing so. It would only get worse when Sam starts drinking Ruby's demon blood in Season 4.
  • Jake is Sam's first cold-blooded kill of someone who is not possessed by any supernatural being.
  • Azazel states to Dean that he may not have saved Sam 100% possibly stating  that Sam's short death had a major impact on him and altered Sam in a way. 

NotesEdit

  • Antagonists: Azazel and Jake Talley.
  • The Winchesters kill Azazel as a family, just like they always wanted to (albeit sans Mary).

QuotesEdit

Jake: Go to hell.

Azazel: Been there, done that.

Azazel: (last words) I couldn't have done it without your self-loathing, self-destructive desire to sacrifice yourself for your family!

Dean: (to Azazel's dead body) That was for our mom, you son of a bitch!

International TitlesEdit

  • Finnish: Helvetin esikartano, osa 2 (Limbo, part 2)
  • French: L'Armée des ténèbres (2e partie) (The Army of the Darkness, part 2)
  • German: Der Sturm bricht los (2) (The Storm breaks out, part 2)
  • Polish: Rozpętało się piekło, część 2 (Hell has been loose, part 2)
  • Portuguese: Demônios à solta, parte 2 (Demons on the loose, part 2)
  • Romanian: Intreg Iadul se dezlantuie,partea 2 (Whole Hell breaks loose,part 2)
  • Russian: Врата Ада. Часть 2 (Gates of hell, part 2)

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