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'''Yokoth:''' It was supposed to be us. Glythur and I, together. But my love...They shut the riff before he could make it through.
'''Yokoth:''' It was supposed to be us. Glythur and I, together. But my love...They shut the rift before he could make it through.
'''Dean:'''  Oh, my god. That's tragic.  It's like a Hallmark movie - but with tentacles.  
'''Dean:'''  Oh, my god. That's tragic.  It's like a Hallmark movie - but with tentacles.  

Revision as of 05:07, 8 April 2018

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Title The Thing
Episode # Season 13, Episode 17
First aired April 5, 2018
Directed by John Showalter
Written by Davy Perez
On IMDB The Thing
Outline Sam and Dean travel to Rhode Island in search of the Seal of Solomon.
Monster Yokoth
Location(s) Lebanon, Kansas
Portsmouth, Rhode Island
Fall River, Massachusetts
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  • "Better Luck Next Time" by Jay Ramsey
(playing on the booth jukebox in the diner)


Dean: Jinkies.

Sam: You're gonna stop saying that eventually, right?

Dean: I don't know. Probably not.
Dean: Sandy, I know it's a lot to take in, okay? But... Well, look, this is -- this what a car looks like now. Well, they should. This...this is a phone and a camera and...everything else. Welcome to the future.
Sandy: How am I still alive?

Sam: We don't really know yet.
Sandy: And how are you so calm about the fact that I'm still alive?

Dean: This kind of weird. It's sort of our thing.
Ketch: Ingredients? Such as?

Asmodeus: Well, if they got the spell from the Demon Tablet, which they did -- some blood, few other things, and a whole mess of archangel grace.
Ketch: And here you are, pumping it into your veins.

Asmodeus: Everyone needs a little pick me up from time to time.
Waitress: Lobster roll, no bun, and kale salad for you, String Bean.

Dean: Kale's a garnish.
Sam: It's healthy. I'm watching my cholesterol, like you should be.

Dean: Yeah, I'm watching my cholesterol. Watching it go up.
Dean: What's your name?

Yokoth: Yokoth. Star of Madness. Ravager of Galaxies. Mother of Faceless Hordes.

Dean: Cool.
Yokoth: It was supposed to be us. Glythur and I, together. But my love...They shut the rift before he could make it through. Dean: Oh, my god. That's tragic. It's like a Hallmark movie - but with tentacles.

Trivia & References

"The Thing" is a reference to the 1982 John Carpenter film of the same name, about a shapeshifting tentacled alien intent on taking over the planet.
The Rhode Island setting and robed occultists, along with the the tentacled gods, are referencea to the Great Old Ones of H.P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu mythos. In 6.21 Let It Bleed it was revealed that in 1937, Lovecraft and his friends opened a portal to an alternate dimension - Purgatory. A monster came through and possessed a woman, Eleanor Visyak. She spent her life ensuring the portal wouldn't be opened again.
Dean: Hit me!
"Hit me!" along with how Dean said it are a reference to singer James Brown, who would often use the phrase in his songs.
Dean: Okay. So we got the blood of a holy man. We've got fruit from the Tree of Life. But this piece of kryptonite -- we've been through every book in this place and we got squat.
Kryptonite is a radioactive substance that causes weakness in Superman.
Dean: There it is. Jinkies.
Jinkies is a catchphrase of Velma from the Scooby Gang, whom Dean, Sam, and Castiel encountered in 13.16 Scoobynatural.
Waitress:Well, people love the clam cakes, but if you ask me, gotta try the Stuffies.
Stuffies are a New England dish of minced clam and breadcrumbs baked on a clam half shell.
Dean: So what now? They're opening doors to different worlds and 'Buffalo Billing' chicks?
The phrase "Buffalo Billing chicks" refers to the character Buffalo Bill from the novel (and movie) Silence of the Lambs. He was a serial killer who was murdering and skinning women so he could literally "wear" them.
Ophelia: Our great-grandfather Diego Avila was a member, well until he--

Marco: Went psycho, Jim Jones style.

Jim Jones was a US cult leader who led over 900 followers in a mass suicide and murder in 1978.
Yokoth:' I mean us. It was supposed to be us, Glythur and I, together. But my love... they shut the rift before he could make it through.

Dean: Oh my God, that's tragic. It's like a Hallmark movie, but with tentacles.

Hallmark movies are made-for-television movies that screen on the Hallmark Channel. They are marked by melodrama and sentimentality. David Haydn-Jones, who plays Ketch, has appeared in over a dozen Hallmark movies.
Dean: Okay. I don't know what kind of kinky Keymaster/Gatekeeper thing you got going on here. But I think I'll pass.
Keymaster/Gatekeeper" refers to the original Ghostbusters movie in which Dana (Sigourney Weaver) is possessed by the demigod Zuul - the "Gatekeeper" - and her neighbour Louis (Rick Moranis) by Clortho who is the "Keymaster". A sexual ritual between them will open a gateway to allow The Destructor entry into that world. In Cthulhu Mythos, the entity Yog-Sothoth is sometimes referred to as "The Key and the Gate". In Lovecraft's short story "The Dunwich Horror", Yog-Sothoth impregnates a mortal woman, Lavinia Whateley.


The Post-It notes Dean sticks on Sam say - Kick Me, Dum Dum, Ass Face and I'm stupid ask me.
The Men of Letters Chapter in Rhode Island uses a variant of the Aquarian Star with an eye at its center. It can be seen throughout the chapterhouse, and as tattoos on Diego Avila and the other Men of Letters and their legacies. The Eye recalls the Eye of Providence which is a symbol of the eye of god. It is strongly associated with Freemasons, and also features on U.S. paper currency.
According to the VFX Coordinator Adam Williams : "Krispy's Diner" was shot on Stage 1, for the most part. Even the external establishing shot when the boys first arrive with Sandy. VFX added the roof and treeline and removed rigging. Later scenes outside were shot in Central Park.
The chant the Rhode Island Men of Letters use to open the portal along with the ritual that requires the grace of an archangel, the Seal of Solomon, the blood of a most holy man, and the fruit of the tree of life is "Insanidox Koth Munto, Yugoth". Yougoth chants "Insanidox Koth Munto, Glythur!" to open the portal and Opehelia chants "Panto Koth Munto!" to close it. Sam chants "Koth Munto Notox".
When Ketch brings Gabriel to the Bunker, Sam says that it can't be him because "we saw him die". However when Lucifer (apparently) killed Gabriel in 5.19 Hammer of the Gods, Sam and Dean had already left the hotel with Kali.

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