5x19 Hammer of the Gods
First Aired: Jun. 09, 2010 on The WB
Summary: Sam and Dean are kidnapped by a group of gods, including Kali, Ganesh, and Bladur and held hostage in a small hotel. The gods want to use Sam and Dean as bargaining chips to stop the Apocalypse, but Gabriel shows up and warns them that if Lucifer finds them he will kill them all.…
Main Characters in this Episode
Lucifer: No one gives us the right. We take it.
Zao Shen: [in Chinese] Don't mock my world turtle!
- Goof (revealing mistake): When Lucifer arrives at the Elysian Fields motel and kills many of the pagan gods in the hallway, one of the supposedly dead characters blinks (lower left-hand corner of the screen after Lucifer breaks a god's arm and the camera pans out and Lucifer walks down the hallway).
- The license on Pestilence's car reads SIKN TRD (Sick and Tired).
- Gabriel tells Dean he is "blowing Jonestown" a reference to the notorious mass suicide led by the leader of the cult, Jim Jones. There were 909 killed with all but two deaths caused by cyanide poisoning. On tapes recorded prior to the event Jones and other members referred to this suicide as "revolutionary suicide". In Hammer of the Gods the location is in Indiana, and Indianapolis Indiana is where The Peoples Temple cult was formed. In 1977 members of The Temple moved to Guyana where Jonestown was erected in an effort to escape the building pressure and allegations from various sources. Many of the members of The Peoples Temple believed that the promise from Jones that Guyana would be a utopia, or paradise. This corresponds with what is happening between the angels, devil, and the gods.
- The Elysian Fields are the part of the Greek mythological Underworld where the souls of the heroic and the virtuous go.
- Dean saying "We're like Rockefellers" is a reference to the famous Rockefeller family of New York.