...And Then There Were None is the 16th episode of Season 6. It aired on March 4, 2011.
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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)
These five unnamed demons acted as henchmen for Alastair.
When Ruby met with Alastair at a crossroads to offer to turn Anna Milton over to him in exchange for him leaving her and the Winchesters alone, two demons appeared and grabbed Ruby so that Alastair could torture her for information instead.
After getting the location of Anna and the Winchesters from Ruby, Alastair traveled to the barn where they were located with the two demons from his meeting with Ruby for backup. While initially holding Ruby between them, the demons quickly tossed her aside as Alastair faced off with Castiel and Uriel.
As the fight started, Uriel charged one of the demons who proved to be no match for the powerful angel. Uriel slammed the demon up against a wooden beam, breaking it. The second demon tried to help out, but Uriel sent him flying across the room with an elbow to the face and then smote the demon he was grappling with against the beam. As Castiel fought Alastair with the help of the Winchesters, Uriel knocked the other demon out and smote him as well. While Uriel was distracted smiting the demon, Anna took the opportunity to grab her grace back from him and reabsorb it, becoming an angel once more.
After Alastair captured two Reapers, Sam and Dean Winchester, now ghosts through astral projection, found them guarded by another of Alastair's henchmen. Using the ghost abilities taught to them by Cole Griffith, the Winchesters attacked the demon, beating him up with the demon unable to see them. However, another demon entered the room with an iron chain which burned his hands. The demon encircled the Winchesters with the iron chain, trapping them. One of the demons then handed Alastair a shotgun loaded with rock salt shells and both left the room.
In order to stop the Winchesters, Alastair sent a third henchman to kill their unconscious bodies. Pamela Barnes, sensing the demon, attempted to reverse the spell on Sam and struggled with the demon in the process. Finally, the demon flung Pamela on top of a table and fatally stabbed her, but not before Pamela completed the reversal spell. Having been freed from his prison by Tessa, Sam awoke just after Pamela was stabbed. Sam telekinetically flung the demon against the wall and used his powers to exorcise the demon, leaving his vessel unconscious or dead.
Before dying of her wound, Pamela reveals to Sam that she was able to sense what he did to the demon he exorcised and what's inside of him as a result.
Powers and Abilities
These demons appeared to be regular low-level demons with the powers of ones.
- Demonic Possession - As demons, they needed vessels to walk the Earth.
- Immortality - As demons, they would never age or die unless killed.
- Invulnerability - As demons, they were invulnerable to normal methods of harm.
- Super Strength - As demons, they were stronger than humans and most monsters. Together, two were able to easily restrain Ruby, a fellow black-eyed demon. However, they were no match for an angel, even working together. Another demon overpowered psychic Pamela Barnes in a fight despite her constantly fighting back. The demon was once able to throw Pamela across the room with apparent ease.
As regular low-level demons, they possessed all the weaknesses of ones.
- High-Tier Demons - As a low-level demon, they were subservient to higher-level demons such as Alastair.
- Angels - Two were easily overpowered and smote by the angel Uriel.
- Ghosts - While ghosts, Sam and Dean Winchester easily beat on one of the demons as they were invisble to him.
- Iron - Carrying an iron chain burned the hands of one.
- Special Children - Sam was easily able to pin one to the wall and then exorcise him with his psychic abilities.