Metatron: What makes a story work? It is the plot, the characters, the text? The subtext? And who gives a story meaning? Is it the writer? Or you? Tonight, I thought I would tell you a little story and let you decide.
Castiel: What's honorable about a miniature bar in a motel room?
Castiel: I thought you were dead.
Gabriel: Please. You can't take the trick out of the trickster.
Castiel: I'm just a soldier.
Gabriel: Bitch, please. You've been God more often than Dad has.
Metatron: Either of you bring s'mores? Holy fire always gives then a delightful minty aftertaste.
The music that Metatron is initially playing, Fanfare-Rondeau
, is better known as the theme from the American TV series Masterpiece
(formerly Masterpiece Theater
, starting in 1971), an omnibus show that presents the best in British drama. Alistair Cooke
was the original host, dressed much like Metatron is here.
But, uh, this ain't Diagon Alley, man.
Diagon Alley is a magically-concealed street with a number of shops catering to wizards. It is found in J.K. Rowling
's Harry Potter novels.
I finally watched Downton Abbey
(starting 2010) is a British TV drama about the aristocratic Crowley family and their servants, set in the post-Edwardian era starting in 1912.
Your help, Columbo.
Columbo is a fictional TV police detective
of the 70s and 80s, played by Peter Falk
, and know for his gentle-yet-persistent interrogation of suspected murderers, and the fact he always wears a rumpled raincoat, much like Castiel.
Dean: We got to find Gadreel before he lights up the Bat-Signal.
The Bat-Signal is the spotlight that the Gotham City police (typically Commissioner Gordon) use to let Batman know when they need his help. it projects a bat-shaped silhouette up onto the clouds.
We're rebels. One without a cause, one with.
Rebel Without a Cause
(1955) features James Dean
in his last movie role before his death as a disaffected California teenager.
Metatron: Ah! It can be taught.
Metatron echoes a line from the 1992 Disney movie Aladdin that the Genie says to Aladdin: "He can be taught!"
We're not into this five minutes, you're already going Liam Neeson on his ass.
appears in the 2009 movie Taken
, playing a former spy who uses his skill to recover his kidnapped daughter.
Sam: You want to sneak onto the Death Star, take out the Emperor?
In Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, Luke Skywalker tries to execute this plan, only to find the Emperor ready for him.