5.19 Hammer of the Gods

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Title Hammer Of The Gods
Episode # Season 5, Episode 19
First aired April 22, 2010
Directed by Rick Bota
Written by Andrew Dabb and Daniel Loflin
On IMDB imdb entry
Outline
Monster Lucifer
Timeline
Location(s) Muncie, Indiana
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Synopsis

Characters

Definitions

Music

You Know You Know (I Love You)- The Bachelors

Quotes

Sam: So what's a four star hotel doing on a no-star highway?
Baldur: We all know why we're here - the Judeo-Christian apocalypse looms over us.
Zao Shen: Don't mock my world turtle
Sam: How about next time I say "let's keep on driving"...we keep on driving.
Dean: All right, you primitive screwheads, listen up.

Sam: Are you out of your mind?

Dean: I'm out of options.
Dean: If you want Lucifer, dude's not in the Yellow Pages. But me and Sam, we can get him here.
Dean: We can either take on the Devil together, or you lame-ass bitches can eat me. Literally.
Gabriel:I know my brother, Kali. He should scare the living crap out of you.
Baldur: You think you own the planet? What gives you the right?
Lucifer: No one gives us the right. We take it
Gabriel: Lucifer... you are my brother, and I love you. But you are a great big bag of dicks.

Trivia & References

The title "Hammer Of The Gods" is a play on a reference in the Led Zeppelin single "Immigrant Song" in the lyric, "The hammer of the gods/will drive our ships to new lands" - an allusion to the hammer of the Norse God Thor. Led Zeppelin's sound subsequently was sometimes referred to as the "Hammer of the Gods. The phrase was also the title of biography of the band.
The episode takes place at The Elysian Fields motel. In Greek mythology, the Elysian Fields in Elysium was the resting place of the good and the heroic.
There are ten gods present at the Elysian Fields Hotel. Among those who are identified or have speaking roles in the episode: Mercury, Ganesh, Odin, Kali, Baron Samedi, Baldur, and Zao Shen.
Dean: And you keep an eye on Norman Bates here.
Norman Bates was the creepy serial killing owner of the Bates Motel in the Hitchcock movie Psycho.
Dean: Like full-on Babar.
Babar is the main character in an eponymous series of books - about elephants. Babar was also mentioned in 5.11 Sam, Interrupted.
The scene where Dean sees Ganesh in elephant form is a literal play on the popular phrase "the elephant in the room," which is a metaphor for an obvious truth or problem that is being ignored or not being addressed.
Dean: (after fishing eyeballs out of a pot of soup) Motel Hell
Motel Hell is a 1980 comedy horror spoof which sent up movies like Texas Chainsaw Massacre. In the movie a brother and sister capture people at their motel and use them to produce smoked meat.
The eyeball soup recalls the dinner party scene in the movie Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. In that movie, the villains are members of a Thuggee cult in India that worships Kali, who is one of the gods that appears in this episode.
Gabriel: (to Dean) I'm the Costner to your Houston.
In the movie The Bodyguard Kevin Costner plays the bodyguard to Whitney Houston's character.
The other know Gabriel by his cover identity as the Trickster or Loki
Gabriel: Me and Kali had a thing... Chick was all hands.
In Indian mythology, Kali is depicted as having multiple arms, ranging from 4 to 10 depending on which portrayal.
Kali: If anyone gets to end this world, it's me.
In Indian mythology, Kali is a destroyer.
The scene where Kali chokes Mercury during the meeting is very similar to Darth Vader's choking scenes in the Star Wars movies.
Dean: Or we tell the Legion of Doom about your secret identity.
The Legion Of Doom is a group of supervillians who are the mesis of the Suepr Friends, created by DC Comics.
Gabriel: I mean, screw this marble. Let's go check out Pandora.

Pandora was the home of the Na'vi in James Cameron 2009 movie Avatar

Marble may also be referencing to the end of the Men in Black movie [1]
Dean: All right, you primitive screwheads, listen up.
This line is a quote from the movie Army of Darkness" aka Evil Dead III. The line is used by Ash (Bruce Campbell) when explaining to peasants about his rifle after being sent back in time to the Dark Ages to retrieve the Necronomicon. It's a classic, really.
Gabriel: Lucy, I'm home.
The greeting of Ricky Ricardo when he got home from work in the 1950s sitcom series "I Love Lucy".
Gabriel: And you should see the Spearment Rhino.
"The Spearmint Rhino" is a franchise of upmarket strip clubs.

Minutiae

In the middle of the episode there was an insert ad for the Ghostfacers Web Series
In this episode we get our first look at Pestilence. He drives a green car with Nevada license plate SIKN TRD ("sick and tired").

Sides, Scripts & Transcripts

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