Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell is the 15th episode of Season 12. It aired on March 9, 2017.
|There was something about being there... It felt pure.|
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DO NOT CHANGE!
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.
Returning to his throne, Crowley finds the chains from Lucifer's chair remove as he finds a freed Lucifer sitting on his throne. Lucifer taunts him about his previous declaration before punching him away. The Archangel shows off his wings and prepares to kill Crowley but the latter corrects him on a taunt and snaps his fingers, as Lucifer's wings disappear.
Lucifer is confused by this as Crowley gets up and proceeds to taunt the confused Lucifer about his freedom. Crowley reiterates his previous words to him about being ahead as he torments Lucifer with a snap of his fingers and reveals the chains were nothing but the vessel Lucifer is in has been modified with pieces from the cage which allows him to control it. Crowley states the vessel is the true prison for Lucifer as he proceeds to gloat about his future plans for him such as imprisoning him and killing his child in front of him. Crowley remarks that he's just getting started before punching Lucifer out in retaliation for his punch.
- Jared Padalecki as Sam Winchester
- Jensen Ackles as Dean Winchester
- Mark Sheppard as Crowley
- Mark Pellegrino as Lucifer
- Misha Collins as Castiel
- 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
- Angel (Kelvin)
- Archangel (Lucifer)
- Seraph (Castiel)
- Prince of Hell (Dagon, archive footage)
- Crossroad Demon (Crowley)
- Ghoul (mentioned only)
- Hellhound (Ramsey)
- Nephilim (archive footage)
- Siren (mentioned only)
- Wraith (mentioned only)
- Hellhound Glasses were previously featured in the Season 8 episode Trial and Error.
- A hellhound previously appeared in the Season 11 episode Beyond the Mat.
- Joshua is revealed to have survived the Fall of the Angels and even briefly taken 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 episode was watched by 1.49 million viewers and got a 0.5 rating.
- 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.
- This is Crowley's 66th episode.
- 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 the second episode of the season to feature an angel's wings burned to the ground. The first one was Lily Sunder Has Some Regrets.
- 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 in the Purgatory 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".
- Dean refers to Crowley as "Peaches" when speaking on the phone. Peaches is the name of the Devil in the Nickelodeon animated show "Rocko's Modern Life".
|“|| Lucifer: Sorry, kid. You understand, 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?||”|