Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell is the 15th episode of Season 12. It aired on March 9, 2017.
An attack by an invisible hellhound at a campsite leads Sam and Dean to investigate the mysterious circumstances. Meanwhile, two of Crowley’s own personal demons uncover what he has been hiding. Castiel gets a lead on Kelly Kline (guest star Courtney Ford).
- Jared Padalecki as Sam Winchester
- Jensen Ackles as Dean Winchester
- Misha Collins as Castiel
- Mark Sheppard as Crowley
- Mark Pellegrino as Lucifer
- Angelique Rivera as Gwen Hernandez
- Gabe Kouth as Herb Nelson
- Paul Piaskowski as Thomas
- Nathan Mitchell as Kelvin
- Marc Senior as Victor
- Connor Paton as Marcus
- Lindsey Bourne as Sheriff
Featured Supernatural BeingsEdit
- Angels (Kelvin)
- Archangel (Lucifer)
- Princess of Hell (Dagon) (archive footage)
- Crossroad Demon (Crowley)
- Ghoul (mentioned)
- Hellhound (Ramsey)
- Nephilim (archive footage)
- Seraph (Castiel)
- Siren (mentioned)
- Wraith (mentioned)
- The glasses that was used to see hellhounds is back on this episode. It was last seen in season 8 episode, Trial and Error.
- Joshua is revealed to have survived the Fall and even taken brief charge over Heaven.
- Castiel is once again showing his FBI badge upside down, as he did previously in Free To Be You and Me.
- This is the least watched episode of Season 12, with 1.49 million viewers and a 0.5 rating. It is also the episode with the least amount of viewers since Red Meat in Season 11.
- Mark Pellegrino has been promoted to a series regular as of this episode.
- This episode's title name is a reference to the 1992 album of the same name by Social Distortion.
- At the beginning of the episode, Dean walks in from a hunt carrying a barbwire-wrapped baseball bat and comments how their dad used to love the thing. The bat bears a resemblance to Lucille from the Walking Dead, the signature weapon of Negan. Both Negan and John Winchester are played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan making this inclusion likely a joke due to Jeffrey Dean Morgan's role as both John and Negan.
- This is the second episode in which Gabe Khouth appears, first being Time After Time, in which he portrays Lester Young.
- Once again, an angel is surprised when Castiel recognizes them despite only meeting them once. This time it was Kelvin, while Ephraim had the same reaction in Heaven Can't Wait.
- This is Crowley's 66th episode.
- God's decision to exterminate the hellhounds because they were deemed too vicious is similar to the law passed in the USA that declared certain breeds of dogs, such as Pit bulls, too dangerous.
- As shown with Crowley's hellhound, hellhounds in general can be trained to behave and obey their master, as can be done for Pit bulls.
- Both animals derive their cruel nature from how they are trained by their owners.
- Hellhounds are the second species created by God which he also deemed too dangerous, the first are the Leviathans, which were locked away rather than killed off.
- One of the Lucifer loyalists said he wanted to make "Hell great again", which was a catchphrase Crowley himself used unsuccessfully in We Happy Few.
- The catchphrase was popularized in modern times during the campaign of the Republican party in the 2016 presidential election, as "Make America Great Again".
|“|| Lucifer: Sorry, kid. You undestand, right? No witnesses or anything?|
Thomas: Yes, take me, O Fallen One. My life is yours to devour.
Lucifer: (pause) See, now you just made it weird.
|“||You cross me, I cross you. You hit me, I hit you back twice as hard. You make me your dog, I make you my slave.||”|
|“||You ever miss it? Upstairs? I mean, don't get me wrong, I love Earth. It's quirky, it smells like hay (pause) But it's not home, is it?||”|