Stairway to Heaven

Season 9, Ep 22, Aired 5/13/14
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  • Episode Description
  • Castiel calls on the Winchesters to help when his army of angel followers are attacked, and Dean is all too eager to help under the First Blade's influence.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Jared Padalecki

    Sam Winchester

  • Jensen Ackles

    Dean Winchester

  • Misha Collins


  • Guy Norman Bee

  • Andrew Dabb

  • Fan Reviews (9)
  • Probably an overdose of angels this week

    By sherriesim, Nov 25, 2014

  • Dean is the best!!!

    By Ebonylovesdean, Jul 10, 2014

  • Oh Dean.

    By assayers88890812, May 20, 2014

  • Self-Righeous Man

    By carly-hope, May 14, 2014

  • Nicely done!

    By superwholock13, May 14, 2014

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (9)

    • Sam: What kind of something?
      Dean: (Castiel) said that he couldn't talk about it over the phone.
      Sam: Why?
      Dean: Because he's a weird guy, okay? He's a weird, dorky, little guy.

    • Castiel: Thank you for coming.
      Sam: Spears and Aguilera?
      Castiel: I've noticed your aliases are usually the names of popular musicians.
      Dean: Wow.

    • Metatron: Just a second. (Gadreel comes in a second later)
      Gadreel: I gave you a second.
      Metatron: You are such an... angel sometimes.

    • Meta: And still--still, they're choosing him over me. I mean, sure, he's cute. And Castiel has this... simple charm. he's like a mentally deficient puppy. But I'm lovable. And funny. I made God laugh--twice!

    • Hannah: Sir, this morning Josiah wasn't at roll call.
      Sam: Uh, roll call? You hold, uh, roll call?
      Castiel: They like to hear me say their names.
      Dean: I know a couple of women like that.

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    Notes (2)

    • Music: Cheek to Cheek (Frank Sinatra)

    • International Airdates:
      Canada: May 13, 2014 on CHCH
      Australia: May 19, 2014 on Eleven
      Norway: May 30, 2014 on FEM

    Allusions (8)

    • Title:
      Referencing the 1971 song Stairway to Heaven by Led Zeppelin, released on the band's untitled fourth album. The song runs 8:02, meaning that it was never released as a single because the band refused to cut it down to fit.

    • Sheriff: Agents Spears and Aguilera?
      Referencing famous modern-day pop singers Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera.

    • Dean: Only if it's Fiddler.
      Referencing the 1964 musical, based on the story Tevye and his Daughters, is set in Russia in 1905. It explores the life of a milkman, Tevye, whose daughters are wedding outside of his Jewish tradition while Tsarist pogroms threaten to evict Tevye's family from their lands.

    • Castiel: And the answer is the key, like the Doors of Durin in Lord of the Rings.
      Referencing Lord of the Rings, a fantasy novel series by J.R.R. Tolkein (and three movies based on it) concerning the adventures of a group comprised of humans, elves, and hobbits to destroy an evil ring. To destroy the ring, it must be cast into Mount Doom. The Fellowship must pass through the Dwarven city of Khazad-dum and to enter, they must solve the riddle on the doors.

    • Sam: "Only the penitent man shall pass."
      Referencing the 1989 movie Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Indy must pass three traps, and the first requires kneeling to avoid hidden blades that decapitate the unwary. The line Sam quotes is the solution to the trap.

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    • Ebonylovesdean Jul 10, 2014

      Well dean and the first blade storyline was great! And your wrong for not liking it cause it shows that jensen is a great actor. And this ep was good. And glad that dean killed Tessa never liked her.

    • CherokeeRose4 May 19, 2014

      I am so ready for this Dean and the First Blade storyline to be wrapped up. Dean is starting to go beyond redemption.