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Supernatural: Hello, Cruel World

The Leviathans begin their plans to consume everyone who dwells on Earth. While Dean and Bobby try to track them down, Sam is still haunted by Lucifer, who only he can see or hear.

Episode Info

Episode number: 7x2
Production Number: 3X7053
Airdate: Friday September 30th, 2011

Director: Guy Norman Bee
Writer: Ben Edlund

Alternate Airdates:

UK (E4) Aug 08, 2012


Special Guest Stars
Misha CollinsMisha Collins
As Castiel

Guest Stars
Jim BeaverJim Beaver
As Bobby Singer
Mark PellegrinoMark Pellegrino
As Lucifer
Kim RhodesKim Rhodes
As Sheriff Jody Mills
Cameron BancroftCameron Bancroft
As Dr. Gaines
Benito MartinezBenito Martinez
As Edgar

Co-Guest Stars
Lori Ann TrioloLori Ann Triolo
As Head Nurse (as Lori Triolo)
Patti AllanPatti Allan
As Madeline Harris
Michael RysMichael Rys
As Hospital Administrator
Hamza AdamHamza Adam
As Forensic Tech
Travis NelsonTravis Nelson
As Gym Student / Leviathan
France PerrasFrance Perras
As Receiving Nurse
Jason DuivenJason Duiven
As Gym Student / Leviathan
Main Cast
Jared PadaleckiJared Padalecki
As Sam Winchester
Jensen AcklesJensen Ackles
As Dean Winchester


Castiel’s body, possessed by the Leviathans and leaking black ooze, walks over to Dean, who calls to the unconscious Bobby. As Bobby wakes up, Dean distracts the Leviathans and says that the host body will soon explode. The Leviathans say that they’ll be back for Dean and stagger out of Crowley’s lab, unaware that down the hallway, Sam is struggling with Lucifer. Lucifer tells Sam that the two of them are real, but everything else is a hallucination and Sam is still in the cage in Hell...

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Episode Notes
The office building that Lucifer takes Sam to is named Morningstar Endeavors Ltd. Morningstar is one of the names of Satan.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
The Doobie BrothersBlack Waterthe Leviathans enter the water system

Episode Quotes
Dean: (about Castiel) So he's gone.
Bobby Singer: Yep. Rest in peace. If that's in the cards.
Dean: Dumb son of a bitch.
Bobby Singer: Well he was friends with us, wasn't he? Can't get much dumber than that.

Dean: Wait, I got it. Why did the Devil holodeck you a whole new life when he can just kick your ass all over the cage?
Sam: 'Cause, as he puts it...
Sam and Lucifer: You can't torture someone who has nothing left for you to take away.
Lucifer: Very good, Sam.
Dean: Okay, fine. But this Malibu Dream Manson that he--he--he makes for you to take away is this post-apocalyptic mess?
Lucifer: It had to be a mess, Sam. Or you wouldn't believe it was your life.

Bobby Singer: Of course, lost one of the best friends you ever had. Your brother's in the bell jar. And Purgatory's Most Wanted are surfing the sewer line. But yeah, yeah, I get it, right. You're--you're fine.
Dean: Good.
Bobby Singer: Of course, if at any time you want to decide that's utter horse crap, well, I'll be where I always am. Right here.
Dean: Well, you want to do couples' yoga or you want to get back to hunting the big bads?
Bobby Singer: Shut up. Idjit.

Edgar: You got yourself an awfully small body.
Annie: Too small. She didn't know anything. Can't even see over the counter.
Edgar: This one, Edgar, Edgar worked on something called a demolition crew. Watching things blow up is apparently very satisfying.
Annie: Annie knows where baby comes from. Disgusting, by the way.

Sam: Okay, if this is some dream and you got power over it, why don't you just end it?
Lucifer: End it? This? You not knowing what's real, the paint slowly peeling off your walls. Come on, man, this is the sweet spot. Why would I end it? Not like we got HBO in the Pit.

Bobby Singer: Well, either Sheriff Mills is having an Obamacare-insured opium dream, or something's eating folks down at Sioux Falls General Hospital.

Sheriff Jody Mills: Bobby Singer. My hero.
Bobby Singer: That's the roofies talking.

Dean: (to Sam) Hey, I am your flesh and blood brother, okay? I 'm the only one who can legitimately kick your ass in real time.

Cultural References
Bobby Singer: Whatever they're up to, it ain't--ain't about going Mothra down Main Street.

Mothra is one of the giant Japanese monsters and first appeared in the movie of the same name in 1961.

Dean: Why did the Devil holodeck you a whole new life...

In the Star Trek franchise, holodecks are chambers that use computer-projected holograms to recreate fictional and real-life settings, complete with holographic "actors."

Dean: But this Malibu Dream Mansion that he--he--he makes for you to take away...

The Barbie Malibu Dreamhouse is a folding playhouse for the Malibu Ken and Barbie dolls.

Dean: Turning on his GPS in case he decides to fly the cuckoo's nest.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is a 1962 novel by Ken Kasey, later made into a movie in 1975, which is set in an insane asylum.

Dean: Uh, Special Agent Anderson. Ian.

Ian Anderson is the leader of the rock band Jethro Tull.

Lucifer: Pinocchio's seeing his strings.

Pinocchio is the puppet, created by writer Carlo Collodi, who wishes to be a real boy.

Dean: If you're gone, I swear I am going to strap my Beautiful Mind brother into the car...

A Beautiful Mind was a 2001 movie about mathematician John Forbes Nash Jr.

Episode References
Dean mentions Martin, who would be Martin Creaser, the seemingly insane Hunter from "Sam, Interrupted."

Other Episode Crew

CreatorEric Kripke
Executive ProducerPhilip Sgriccia  |  Sera Gamble  |  McG  |  Robert Singer
Co-Executive ProducerPeter Johnson  |  Jim Michaels  |  Adam Glass
ProducerTodd Philip Aronauer  |  Andrew Dabb  |  Daniel Loflin
Co-ProducerSerge LaDouceur  |  Jerry Wanek  |  Craig Matheson
Consulting ProducerBen Edlund
Associate ProducerKristin Cronin
Production DesignerJohn Marcynuk
EditorDonald Koch
CastingCarol Kritzer  |  Alex Newman  |  Robert J. Ulrich  |  Eric Dawson  |  Heike Brandstatter  |  Coreen Mayrs
First Assistant DirectorKevin Parks
Second Assistant DirectorDebra Herst (1)
MusicJay Gruska
Music EditorDino A. Moriana
Music SupervisorAlexandra Patsavas
Costume DesignerDiane Widas
Set DecoratorGeorge Neuman
Property MasterChristopher Cooper
Script SupervisorPam Lawrence
Assistant EditorJames Picket
Supervising Sound EditorMichael E. Lawshe
Re-Recording MixerDennis Kirk  |  Todd Orr
Director of PhotographySerge LaDouceur
Stunt CoordinatorLou Bollo
Post Production CoordinatorShawn Wagoner
Executive ConsultantEric Kripke
Production ManagementCraig Matheson
Sound MixerDonald Painchaud
Executive Story EditorRobbie Thompson
Key Makeup ArtistJuliana Vit
Visual Effects SupervisorIvan Hayden
Visual Effects ProducerGrant Lindsay
Key HairstylistJeannie Chow
Special Effects SupervisorRandy Shymkiw
Original CastingPatrick Rush
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