...And Then There Were None is the 16th episode of Season 6. It aired on March 4, 2011.
|There was something about being there... It felt pure.|
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DO NOT CHANGE!
Sam, Dean and Bobby (guest star Jim Beaver) set out in search of The Mother of All's latest monster. While investigating, they run into Samuel (guest star Mitch Pileggi) and Gwen (guest star Jessica Heafey), who are also hunting the creature. Samuel and Bobby get into a heated fight about how to handle the case.
Bobby tells Sam and Dean about the numerous reports of monster activity that he's been getting from other hunters. All of the monsters seem to be springing up along I-80 leading to Sandusky, Ohio, where Rick, a trucker for Starlight Cannery, recently murdered his whole family with a hammer. Bobby, Sam, and Dean go to question the man, but he has no memory of the event. His last memory is of a young woman asking him for a ride at a gas station. At the police station, they watch the footage from the gas station's security camera, and they see the young woman. Static runs across the screen, obscuring most of her face, but what they can see looks like a monster, and Bobby speculates that they're dealing with the "Mother of All." While they are at the police station, a call comes in that a man has gone postal at the Starlight Cannery, and Bobby goes along with the responders while Sam and Dean stay behind.
At the cannery, Bobby meets Rufus, who is on the same case, and learns that a worker came to the cannery with a hunting rifle and killed six others before being shot by police. Rufus partners up with him and they go to the morgue, where they examine the man's body. They find black ooze in one of his ears, but it isn't ectoplasm, and they're stumped as to the cause.
They decide to investigate the cannery, and all four men break in at night. There, they encounter Gwen and Samuel Campbell, who are on the same case. Seeing his grandfather, Dean quickly attempts to kill him, as he promised, but Sam persuades him that Samuel might be useful in the hunt. Dean leaves, angry, and Samuel takes note of Sam's change in demeanor and the latter reveals he got his soul back. Rufus then has Samuel explain to the others that the case they're on involves the Mother of All, also known as Eve, and that she is the creator of all the monsters they hunt. As they talk, Bobby mentions Samuel's betrayal of Sam and Dean, and Gwen is shocked and leaves to talk to Dean. She tells Dean that she didn't know about Samuel betraying Sam and Dean to Crowley, and Dean shoots her. The others rush into the room and find Gwen dying. They assume that Dean has been infected like the other two men who went postal, and they search for him. When they find Dean, he tells them that something worm-like crawled out of his ear. They dub the creature "the Khan worm," and together the hunters try and work out a way to find and kill it.
Bobby has them give up their guns and locks them in a locker. When Samuel leaves the room, Sam and Dean follow and confront him about what happened with Crowley, but Samuel is not apologetic and doesn't blame them for wanting to kill him. Dean then makes it clear Samuel is next after the case. Samuel then pulls an extra gun he had hidden and tries to shoot them, as he is infected with the worm. They stop him and he escapes. Eventually, Sam finds and confronts him alone. Samuel says he will tell Sam about the things he did without a soul, but he advances on Sam and Sam is forced to shoot him. When the others find them, they are uncertain whether the worm was in Samuel or if it is in Sam, so they tie Sam up and resolve to cut open Samuel's head and check for the Khan worm.
Sam and Dean leave the room and, as Rufus and Bobby prepare to cut open Samuel's skull, they discuss an unfortunate hunt they were on together in Omaha. It can be inferred that Bobby messed up on the hunt and caused the death of someone that Rufus cared for, and Rufus says that he will never forgive Bobby for what happened. When they begin cutting into Samuel's skull, the Khan worm animates Samuel's dead body and attacks them. During the struggle, Samuel is electrocuted and the worm leaves his body and infects Bobby, who then stabs and kills Rufus while he is possessed.
Sam and Dean overpower Bobby and tie him up. They electrocute him as they question the Khan worm inside him, and they learn that the worm is a new creation that Eve cooked up to lead them to Sandusky. She has a message for them that the worm relates: "She's pissed, she's here, and it's going to be nothing but pain for you from here on in." Sam and Dean tape over Bobby's mouth and electrocute him until the worm slithers out of his ear and dies.
After the creature is killed, Bobby, Sam, and Dean bury Rufus. As cremation is not undertaken in the Jewish tradition, Rufus is buried, in what is obviously a Jewish cemetery, rather than given a Hunter's Funeral Pyre. Bobby pours some of Rufus' favorite drink-Johnny Walker Blue Label-on the grave before taking a drink himself.
Featured Supernatural Beings
- Vampires (mentioned only)
- Werewolves (mentioned only)
- Ghouls (mentioned only)
- Khan worm (Unnamed Khan Worm)
- Part-Leviathan (Eve)
- Samuel Campbell was last seen in Unforgiven.
- Samuel Campbell dies again. His first death occurred in In The Beginning at the hands of Azazel.
- Gwen Campbell was last seen in Family Matters.
- Rufus Turner was last seen in Weekend at Bobby's.
- Bobby Singer was last seen in Like A Virgin.
- Dean and Sam bring up Samuel's betrayal, which took place in Caged Heat.
- Sam mentions getting his soul back which occurred in Appointment In Samarra.
- Antagonists: Eve and the Khan worm
- After Samuel Campbell was killed by Sam after being suspected of being taken control by the Khan Worm, he can be seen breathing when he is laying on the table before Bobby and Rufus confirm whether or not he was possessed.
- The title is based on the 1939 detective fiction novel of the same name by Agatha Christie. Ten persons, who either killed or hid a death, were invited on an island where they were killed one by one according to an old nursery rhyme, "Ten Little Indians". In the episode, Sam, Dean, Bobby, Rufus, Samuel and Gwen are lured into a cannery by Eve where most of them find death at the hand of one of them while possessed by a Khan worm.
- This is the second episode in which a few recurring hunters are killed; the first one was Season 5's Abandon All Hope...
- Dean refers to the Khan worm as a "herpe" twice in this episode. The second time, Sam asks why he keeps talking about herpes. In the episode Changing Channels, Sam does a commercial for Herpexia, a herpes medication. There's another reference to the medication by Niveus Pharmaceuticals in The Devil You Know.
- Most of the cast and crew, except for Jared, suffered from terrible colds during the filming of this episode.
- Dean referring to the worm as a "herpe" may be a reference to the "space herpes" in "The Ice Pirates".
- Dean: "I'm not in the mood. I just had a 12 inch... herpe crawling out of my ear!"
- Dean: "It's a khan worm on steroids."
- Dean: "What do you mean, check my ear? Check my ear for what? (Rufus sticks his finger in Dean's ear) Hey! What? Why don't you buy me a drink first?"
- Rufus: "Second date. Oh yeah, we're goo positive."
- Bobby: "A dumptruck full of of bubkis."
- Dean: "Blanket apology for any crap that anybody's done all the way around."
- Sam: "Some of us have pulled a lot of crap, Dean."
- Dean: "Well, clean slate."
- German: ...da war'n sie alle weg (...then they were all gone)
- French: Le Retour d'Eve (Eve's Return)
- Hungarian: Tíz kicsi néger (Ten Little N*ggers - The Hungarian title of Agatha Christie's novel)
|“||You wanna know why I gutted your family? Orders. I was following orders. (...) Who do you think? Lucifer planned the whole thing. (...) No particular reason. You were chosen, but you're not special. We threw a dart at the phone book.||”|
In 2009, after the Apocalypse began, Lucifer ordered Abraxas to kill someone's family in order to prepare a vessel for him when Sam Winchester was unavailable. Abraxas chose Nick of Pike Creek, Delaware, a choice he made simply by throwing a dart at the phone book. Nick's wife Sarah spotted Abraxas and called the police to report a prowler. When beat cop Frank Kellogg arrived, Abraxas introduced himself then possessed the man. In Frank's body, Abraxas brutally murdered Sarah and her son Teddy with a hammer before leaving Frank in his police cruiser and departing his body. As planned, Lucifer was able to use the murders to manipulate Nick into becoming his vessel.
Along with another demon, Abraxas brutally slaughtered a Girl Scout troop only to be confronted by hunter Mary Winchester, saving a single member of the troop from the slaughter. Abraxas proved to be too strong for the hunter to handle so she trapped him in smoke form inside of an Enochian Puzzle Box that Mary then hid in her lock-up. Though the other demon escaped, she witnessed Abraxas' capture.
In 2018, after the death of Lucifer, Nick began seeking out his family's killer for revenge, eventually tracking down Frank Kellogg. Frank told Nick of his encounter with Abraxas outside of Nick's home and his memory lapse before waking up in his cruiser covered in Sarah's blood. Nick realized that Lucifer knew the name Abraxas and that Abraxas was a demon who had possessed Frank to murder his wife and son. Nick recognized that the murders were not Frank's fault, but beat him to death in revenge anyway as it was his hands that Abraxas used to murder Sarah and Teddy.
In 2019, Nick's rampage of revenge led to him capturing and torturing the demon Abraxas had been working with before his capture. The demon pointed Nick towards Mary who Nick then kidnapped to find Abraxas. Mary reluctantly led Nick to her lock-up where he kidnapped a security guard named Jeff to be Abraxas' vessel in order to be able to speak with the demon and get answers for his family's murders. Nick broke open the puzzle box with a drill, releasing Abraxas who immediately possessed Jeff, but was contained by a devil's trap. Nick demanded answers from Abraxas who was surprised to learn who Nick was and that Lucifer was dead. Abraxas offered Nick answers if he would kill Mary "slow and bloody" as Abraxas held a grudge against her for locking him in a box.
As Nick went to comply, he was interrupted by Sam, Dean and Donna Hanscum. Desperate to get answers, Nick used an angel blade to break the devil's trap around Abraxas. Pleased, Abraxas broke the ropes tying him to a chair and telekinetically slammed everyone to the floor. Abraxas then revealed to Nick that he had murdered Nick's family on Lucifer's orders, taking enjoyment in taunting that Nick was chosen but not special. Dean began an exorcism on the demon, but Abraxas flung him into a shelf with telekinesis, calling Dean "naughty." Abraxas tauntingly asked who would die first and advanced on Mary. Before he could get far, Nick seized the demon's moment of distraction, grabbed him from behind and shoved Abraxas to his knees. Nick then stabbed Abraxas in the chest with his angel blade, killing the demon and avenging his family.
After returning to his home in search of Lucifer, Nick finds Sarah's ghost trapped in the house by the unfinished business of her murder. Nick explains to Sarah how Abraxas murdered her while possessing Frank Kellogg and he has killed him, but its not enough for Sarah to be able to move on.
|“|| Why did you kill my family?|
Who's he? Sorry, you're gonna have to be more specific.
Abraxas held a grudge against Mary Winchester for locking him in a box and was willing to trade Nick killing Mary "slow and bloody" for information and smiled with joy as Nick went to comply. His grudge was such that he targeted Mary first when he tried to go after the hunters to kill them. Upon being freed, Abraxas greeted Mary with a "heya, blondie. Missed you" and mockingly blew her a kiss.
After Nick freed him, Abraxas took sadistic glee in explaining that he was simply following Lucifer's orders when he killed Nick's family. Abraxas went so far as to taunt that despite being chosen, Nick was no one special and Abraxas had picked him simply by throwing a dart at the phone book.
In combat, Abraxas was arrogant, overconfident and taunting. When Dean attempted to exorcise him, Abraxas called Dean "naughty" for doing so and flung him into a shelf with telekinesis. His confidence was such that he asked everyone around him "who dies first?" as Abraxas advanced. However, his arrogance was such that he turned his back to Nick, the one person armed with a weapon that could kill him and the person who desired revenge, leading to Abraxas' downfall.
As part of his sadism, Abraxas appeared to leave his vessels alive to deal with the aftermath of his crimes as seen with the fact that he possessed Frank Kellogg simply to murder Nick's family and then left him unharmed and covered in blood, but with no memory of what Abraxas did while possessing him. This left Frank to deal with the trauma of having seemingly brutally murdered two innocent people for no apparent reason.
Powers and Abilities
Abraxas was a fairly powerful black-eyed demon to the point that even experienced hunter Mary Winchester couldn't defeat him in combat and believed that if he escaped, he could potentially kill both herself and Nick.
- Demonic Possession - As a demon, he required a vessel to walk the Earth.
- Immortality - As a demon, he was immortal unless killed.
- Invulnerability - As a demon, he was invulnerable to all forms of conventional harm.
- Super Strength - As a demon, he was stronger than humans. His strength was such that Mary Winchester couldn't defeat him in a fight. After the devil's trap that held him was broken, Abraxas was able to break the ropes holding him to a chair simply by pulling his arms apart.
- Telekinesis - Abraxas was powerfully telekinetic, raising into the air and then slamming to the floor Sam, Dean, Mary, Nick and Donna Hanscum simply by raising his arms into the air and then dropping them. With a hand gesture, he was able to fling Dean into a shelf.
Abraxas possessed all the regular weaknesses of a demon.
- Archangels - Like many demons, Abraxas was subservient to Lucifer.
- Enochian Puzzle Box - Mary Winchester was able to trap Abraxas in his smoke form within the puzzle box until it was broken.
- Devil's Trap - Like all demons, Abraxas could be held by the trap and wasn't able to escape until Nick broke it. When his smoke form was released from the Enochian Puzzle Box, it was stuck within the confines of the trap, forcing him to go into Jeff's body rather than making his escape or possessing someone else.
- Angel Blades - Nick was able to kill Abraxas with an angel blade.
- Season 5
- Sympathy for the Devil (referenced only)
- Season 14
- Nelson Leis, who portrayed Abraxas and his vessel Jeff, also portrayed the angel Esper in Season 8's The Great Escapist.
- Abraxas' demon smoke clearly hits a barrier when it reaches the edge of the devil's trap after it tries to escape. This is the first instance of a demon being shown to be stuck inside of a devil's trap even while in smoke form.
- Abraxas' death has similarities to Sister Agnes in Season 9's Mother's Little Helper: in both cases, the demons are distracted when someone attempts to perform an exorcism on them that fails. After the exorcism fails, their killer takes advantage of their distraction from the failed exorcism to kill them instead.