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Supernatural: All Hell Breaks Loose (1)

Sam is kidnapped by the Yellow-Eyed Demon and finds himself trapped in a ghost town along with other children with special abilities much like his own. Sam and the others who have been abducted soon find out that the Yellow-Eyed Demon has brought them together in order to determine which is the most powerful. The Yellow-Eyed Demon shows Sam the truth behind the death of one of his parents. Meanwhile, Dean and Bobby team up to help save Sam before the battle breaks out, but, unfortunately, are too late.

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x21
Production Number: 3T5521
Airdate: Thursday May 10th, 2007

Director: Robert Singer
Writer: Sera Gamble

Alternate Airdates:

DK (TV3+) May 27, 2007
AU (Eleven) Jun 25, 2007
PT (AXN) Jul 30, 2007
DE (Pro7) May 14, 2008
IT (RaiDue) Sep 09, 2008
NL (Net 5) Apr 26, 2009


Guest Stars
Jim BeaverJim Beaver
As Bobby Singer
Fredric LehneFredric Lehne
As Yellow-Eyed Demon (as Frederic Lane)
Samantha SmithSamantha Smith
As Mary Winchester
Gabriel TigermanGabriel Tigerman
As Andy Gallagher
Chad LindbergChad Lindberg
As Ash
Aldis HodgeAldis Hodge
As Jake Talley
Katharine IsabelleKatharine Isabelle
As Ava Wilson
Jessica HarmonJessica Harmon
As Lily

Co-Guest Stars
Hannah DuboisHannah Dubois
As Acheri
Main Cast
Jared PadaleckiJared Padalecki
As Sam Winchester
Jensen AcklesJensen Ackles
As Dean Winchester


Sam and Dean drive up to a 24-hour diner and Dean sends a reluctant Sam in to get food. The Impala's radio flickers and then goes out, and Dean realizes that Sam has disappeared inside the diner. He runs in and finds a dead customer in a booth. Drawing his gun, Dean finds two dead cooks, their throats cut, but no sign of Sam. When he discovers sulphur on the door, he realizes that a demon is involved...

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ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
BostonForeplay/Long TimeDean and Sam arrive at the diner
Martyn Laight/CarlinWrapped Around Your Fingermusic in diner as Dean enters

Episode Quotes
Dean: Hey, don't forget the extra onions this time, huh?
Sam: Dude, I'm the one who's gonna have to ride in the car with your extra onions.
Dean: Hey, see if they've got any pie. Bring me some pie! I love me some pie.

Andy Gallagher: I've been practicing, training my brain like meditation, right, so now it's not just thoughts I can beam out, but images, too, like anything I want. It's like bam, people they see it. This one guy I know, total dick. I use it on him... gay porn. All hours of the day. It's just like, you should see the look on his face. (everyone stares)

Ava Wilson: Sam, psychic abilities and spoon-bending... it's one thing. But demons?!?

Sam: Andy?!?
Andy Gallagher: Sam... what are you doing here?
Sam: I don't know.
Andy Gallagher: What am I doing here?
Sam: I don't know, just...
Andy Gallagher: Where are we!?
Sam: Andy, look calm down.
Andy Gallagher: I can't calm down. I just woke up in friggin' frontierland!
Sam: What's the last thing you remember?
Andy Gallagher: Honestly... my fourth bong load.

Sam: Andy, you still with me, or what?
Andy Gallagher: Give me a minute, I'm still working through "Demons are real."

Sam: I think I know where we are now. Cold Oak, South Dakota, a town so haunted every single resident fled.
Ava Wilson: Swell. Good to know we're somewhere so historical.

Jake Talley: Salt is a weapon?
Sam: It's a brave new world.

Andy: (reading Dean's receipt) D. Hasselhoff?
Sam: Yeah. It's Dean's signature. It's kind of hard to explain.

Sam: I thought we were supposed to be...
Yellow-Eyed Demon: Soldiers, In a coming war? That's true. You are. But here's the thing. I don't need soldiers. I need "soldier." I just need the one.

Sam: What about my mom?
Yellow-Eyed Demon: That was bad luck
Sam: Bad luck?
Yellow-Eyed Demon: She walked in on us. Wrong place wrong time
Sam: What does that mean?
Yellow-Eyed Demon: It wasn’t about her, it was about you. It's always been about you.

Ava Wilson: I just stopped fighting it.
Sam: Fighting what?
Ava Wilson: Who we are, Sam.

Dean: (holding the dying Sam) Hey, hey... come here, come here, let me look at ya. Oh, hey look, its not even that bad.. It's not even that bad, alright? Sammy, Sam! Hey, listen to me, we are going to patch you up okay... You'll be as good as new. Huh? I'm going to take care of you, I'm going to take care of you! I gotcha. It's my job, right, watch after my pain-in-the-ass little brother.... Sam... Sam.... Sam! Sammy! (Sam dies) No.. no-n-n-n-n-no. Oh God. Oh God... Sam!

Cultural References
Andy: (reading Dean's receipt) D. Hasselhoff?

D. Hasselhoff is a reference to actor David Hasselhoff, star of Baywatch and Knight Rider.

Ava: If it weren't for bad luck, we wouldn't have any luck at all.

Ava is quoting a line from the Albert King blues song "Born Under A Bad Sign". This song was also used as the name of an episode earlier in the season => "Born Under A Bad Sign"

Andy: I just woke up in freakin' Frontierland.

Frontierland is one of the sections of Disneyland and Disney World. The rides, shows, and shops in this section of Disney is Wild West themed.

Sam: It's a brave new world.

Sam is quoting a line from Shakespeare's The Tempest. Brave New World is also the title of a novel by Aldous Huxley.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorEric Kripke
Executive ProducerKim Manners  |  John Shiban  |  Robert Singer  |  McG  |  Eric Kripke
Co-Executive ProducerPeter Johnson
Supervising ProducerPhilip Sgriccia
ProducerCyrus I. Yavneh
Consulting ProducerBen Edlund
Associate ProducerTodd Philip Aronauer
Production DesignerJerry Wanek
EditorTom McQuade
CastingRobert J. Ulrich  |  Carol Kritzer  |  Eric Dawson  |  Coreen Mayrs  |  Heike Brandstatter
First Assistant DirectorKevin Parks
Second Assistant DirectorAmanda Bartley
MusicJay Gruska
Music SupervisorAlexandra Patsavas
Costume DesignerDiane Widas
Set DecoratorGeorge Neuman
Transportation CoordinatorMark Gould
Property MasterChristopher Cooper
Script SupervisorPatti Henderson
Supervising Sound EditorMichael E. Lawshe
Re-Recording MixerBill Jackson (1)  |  Dennis Kirk
Director of PhotographySerge LaDouceur
Stunt CoordinatorLou Bollo
Production ManagementGeorge A. Grieve
Sound MixerDonald Painchaud
Executive Story EditorRaelle Tucker  |  Sera Gamble
Key Makeup ArtistShannon Coppin
Visual Effects SupervisorIvan Hayden
Visual Effects ProducerGrant Lindsay
Key HairstylistJeannie Chow
Special Effects SupervisorRandy Shymkiw
Original CastingPatrick Rush
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