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Supernatural: Sacrifice

Sam and Dean are forced to negotiate with Crowley, but they use the opportunity to capture the demon so they can complete the third trial. Meanwhile, Naomi discovers that the trials that Metatron have given Castiel to complete don't accomplish what the Scribe of God claims, and tries to warn Castiel of the truth before it's too late.

Episode Info

Episode number: 8x23
Production Number: 3X7823
Airdate: Wednesday May 15th, 2013

Alternate Airdates:

AU (Eleven) May 27, 2013
NO (FEM) Jun 14, 2013
UK (E4) Sep 18, 2013
FI (Sub) Feb 12, 2015


Special Guest Stars
Misha CollinsMisha Collins
As Castiel

Guest Stars
Mark SheppardMark Sheppard
As Crowley (as Mark A. Sheppard)
Osric ChauOsric Chau
As Kevin Tran
Kim RhodesKim Rhodes
As Sheriff Jody Mills
Amanda TappingAmanda Tapping
As Naomi
Curtis ArmstrongCurtis Armstrong
As Metatron
Alaina HuffmanAlaina Huffman
As Abaddon (as Alaina Huffman)

Co-Guest Stars
Bruce BlainBruce Blain
As Dwight Charles
Devin PihlainenDevin Pihlainen
As Nathaniel
Main Cast
Jared PadaleckiJared Padalecki
As Sam Winchester
Jensen AcklesJensen Ackles
As Dean Winchester


Crowley joins Jody Mills, who is at a bar to have a blind date. She thinks that his name is Roderick and they chat back and forth. Later, Crowley finally says that they both share loss. Jody remembers losing her son and husband, and Crowley takes her hand and says that he's lost someone as well. Jody breaks into tears and goes to the restroom to clean up. She takes some lipstick out of her purse, while at the bar, Crowley sets up a hex. In the restroom, Jody starts choking and coughs up blood. Meanwhile, Crowley gets a call and tells Dean that Jody will die in a minute. Dean tells him that it's over and offers to turn over the demon tablet if he gives them the angel tablet. Crowley agrees once they say that they surrender...

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ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
David BowieChangesCrowley singing
GalleryIt's So Nice to Be With YouRod and Dwight fall in love
KansasCarry On Wayward Sonopening montage

Episode Quotes
Crowley: I want the demon tablet. The whole demon tablet.
Dean: Fine, but then the angel tablet comes to us.
Crowley: On what grounds?
Dean: On the grounds that you're a douche-bag, and no douche-bag should have that much power.

Castiel: What was He like?
Metatron. Who? Oh, God. Pretty much like you'd expect. Larger-than-life, gruff, a bit of a sexist. But fair--eminently fair.

Crowley: Hello, boys. What's that old expression? Success has many fathers. Failure is a Winchester. Where's the stone?
Dean: You show us yours and we'll show you ours.
Crowley: Really, Dean? I'm trying to conduct a professional negotiation here, and you want to talk dangly bits? The stone.

Dwight Charles: Help you gents?
Castiel: Yes. Would you say that you're looking for, uh, partner in crime? Or, uh, someone who's into "nurse role-playing" and light domination?
Dwight Charles: Brother, it's 10 a.m. on a Tuesday.
Metatron: We'll have two drafts, please.
Dwight Charles: Coming up. (walks away)
Metatron: You're not the most subtle tool in the shed, are you?

Dean: Anything? You were gone long enough.
Castiel: No. there was one female, but...
Dean: What?
Castiel: I don't think she was female.

Castiel: You really think it's wise to be drinking on the job?
Dean: What show you've been watching?

Abaddon: Hello, boys.
Crowley: That's my line.

Abaddon: Do you know what I find the most shocking about time traveling through a closet and winding up in the year 2013? Someone thought it was a good idea to make you the King of Hell.

Crowley: Are you joking? I just saved your life.
Dean: Hah. Seriously?
Crowley: Seriously, me seriously? We just shared a foxhole, you and I. We fought the Tet Offensive, outrun the Rape of Nanking. Together! And still you're going to do me like this? Ahh! Ah. Band of Brothers? The Pacific? None of this means anything to you? All those motels, you never one watched HBO? Not once? Girls? You're my Marnie, Moose. And--and Hannah, she just... she needs to be loved. She deserves it. Don't we all? You? Me? We deserve to be loved, I deserve to be loved! I just want to be loved.

Dean: Hold on. You seriously think that? Because none of it--none of it--is true. Listen, man, I know we've had our disagreements. Okay, I know I've said some junk that's set you back on your heels. But Sam... come on. I killed Benny to save you. I'm willing to let this bastard and all the sons of bitches that killed Mom walk because of you. Don't you dare think that there is anything, past or present, that I would put in front of you. It has never been like that, never. I need you to see that. I'm begging you.
Sam: How do I stop?
Dean: Just let it go.
Sam: I can't. It's in me, Dean, you don't know what it feels like.
Dean: Hey, listen. We will figure it out, okay? Just like we always do.

Cultural References
Dean: E.T. goes home.

In the 1982 movie E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial , E.T. repeatedly says this while coming up with a plan to contact his people and request rescue.

Crowley: Band of Brothers?

Band of Brothers is a 10-part mini-series which featured the exploits of Easy Company during World War II.

Crowley: The Pacific?

The Pacific was a 2010 10-hour miniseries that aired on HBO in the U.S., and looked at the lives of three Marines during World War 2.

Crowley: Girls?

Girls is a HBO series starting in 2012, starring Lena Dunham and focusing heavily on the characters' romances and sex lives.

Kevin: Magic cards. Skyrim.

Magic the Gathering is a collectible card game released by Wizards of the Coast in 1993, while Skyrim is a open-world video game released in 2011.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorEric Kripke
Executive ProducerMcG  |  Robert Singer  |  Philip Sgriccia  |  Adam Glass  |  Jeremy Carver
Co-Executive ProducerPeter Johnson  |  Jim Michaels
Supervising ProducerDaniel Loflin  |  Andrew Dabb
ProducerTodd Philip Aronauer
Co-ProducerSerge LaDouceur  |  Robbie Thompson  |  Craig Matheson  |  Jerry Wanek
Consulting ProducerBrad Buckner  |  Eugenie Ross-Leming  |  Ben Edlund
Production DesignerJohn Marcynuk
EditorNicole Baer
CastingRobert J. Ulrich  |  Eric Dawson  |  Alex Newman  |  Carol Kritzer  |  Heike Brandstatter  |  Coreen Mayrs
First Assistant DirectorKevin Parks
Second Assistant DirectorDebra Herst (1)
MusicChristopher Lennertz
Music EditorDino A. Moriana
Music SupervisorAlexandra Patsavas
Costume DesignerKerry Weinrauch
Set DecoratorGeorge Neuman
Property MasterChristopher Cooper
Post Production SupervisorPablito C. Tancinco
Supervising Sound EditorCharlie Crutcher
Re-Recording MixerDennis Kirk  |  Todd Orr
Director of PhotographySerge LaDouceur
Stunt CoordinatorLou Bollo
Production ManagementCraig Matheson
Sound MixerDonald Painchaud
Visual Effects SupervisorMark Meloche
Visual Effects ProducerGrant Lindsay
Key HairstylistJeannie Chow
Special Effects SupervisorRandy Shymkiw
Original CastingPatrick Rush
Assistant To The Co-executive ProducerTara Larsen
"B" Camera OperatorBrian Rose (1)
Key MakeupZabrina Matiru
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