Season 2 Episode 21

All Hell Breaks Loose (1)

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM May 10, 2007 on The CW
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Sam and other "special children" are abducted by the Yellow-Eyed Demon and taken to a ghost town, where the ultimate battle must start.

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  • All Hell Breaks Lose (1) Come on next week Can't wait

    OMG, that was the best episode ever, i can't believe that Sam is supposably dead, there's no way he will die because then how could there be a third season, i mean come on there will be a third season, well there better be other wise i'm going after Kripke. Even though i live in the UK and he is in the USA. I'll find a way!!! Lol

    Anyways back to the episode - Can't believe Mary knew about the YED, i mean that was so weird, but then again everything is weird. I was crying at the end, it was so emotional with Dean holding Sam and him dieing in his arm, and then him shouting Sam's name

    But i gotta say excellent acting by both Jensen & Jared, this has got to be one of my faviourite episodes and i'm sure next week will be better, roll on season 3


    I will love you forever - but don't think I'm weird or anything like that i just don't have a life other than watching TV!!!moreless
  • Incredible!

    Season finales are always the best, and this part one of a two part finale does not disappoint at all! It opens up with an intriguing start; Sam gets kidnapped and finds himself in the middle of nowhere with power users he's met throughout the second season. And one by one they slowly die off by a demon. The set up played out extremely well that had us guessing what exactly was going on; are the ability users being gathered up? Why are they dying? And then with the demon visiting Sam in his dreams it takes a turn in the road. The betrayal of Ava, Jake playing into the demon's plans, the emotion, the superb acting, the unexpected events, it all just built up so extremely well into...Sam's death. A tragic ending but this being the second last episode, it just makes us even more curious what the real ending has instored for us.moreless
  • Part one of the finale.

    In part one of season twos finale Sam is taken to a isolated and abandoned town with all the other special children. Ava is there and we also meet Jake.

    Jake has super strength and he came from the war. Just went to sleep half way across the world and woke up there. Ava seems to think she has only just got there too but Sam tells her she has been missing for months.

    Dean on the other hand is now with Bobby and looking for Sam. They go to see Ash because he calls and when they get there the bar is blown up and Ash is dead. The only survivor is Ellen.

    Dean gets a vision from that guy that I can't remember his name but he is awsome! He sends Dean a vision on a bell with the tree on it. Bobby figures out what it is and where to go.

    Back to Sam and they have already lost a girl. Hanged.

    Sam arms Jake and the rest with wepons to protect them from spirits. Sam figures out that it's Ava doing all the killing and creating the ghost girl. Ava dies, I think Jake kills her. Then suddenly it's down to Sam and Jake (oh and by the way they have both been visited by the YED) and there is a fight in which it looks like Sam has won. Then Dean and Bobby show up and Jake comes up behind Sam and stabs him in the back. Sammy dies....

    Dean catches him before he hits the ground...

    Bobby runs off after Jake.moreless
  • The best Season finale til now!

    Supernatural Season 2 Episode 21 All Hell Breaks Loose Part 1

    Sam disappears and reappears in a lonely town where other "special children" where gathered by Azazel, a.k.a Yellow Eyed Demon, to fight and find out who will open the devil's gate.

    This episode, and the second part of it, are certainly the best Supernatural Season Finale until now. This and the next episode where so full of action, suspense, and drama! At the end Sam dies and now Dean will have to sacrifice his soul to bring him back. The plot is amazing, the battle between the special children and the devil's gate, and the colt gone... all of this is so amazing! The best Season Finale!moreless
  • Could be a movie, if combined with part 2

    Not the best supernatural episode but is pretty close. Sam is taken be the yellow-eyed demon and placed in a ghost town along with the other physic kids (ever noticed that physic is only spelled with one c but is pronounced si-Kik). Sam stays calm, cool and collective along with this dude from the army who could bench 800 but he wasnt like big that was just his physic ability which is kinda weird bcuz that doesnt seem physic at all but the other three physics (you've seen two of them in previous episodes, Danny and Eva i think sry). The other girl (apparently lesb0) kills people by touching them. The yellow-eyed demon only wants one of the physics and of course he doesn't have an obstacle course and picks the physic who had the fastest time. He makes them kill each other til there is one left. Great episode with a L0TS of suprises. Barely better than part 2.moreless
Gabriel Tigerman

Gabriel Tigerman

Andrew Gallagher/Andy

Guest Star

Aldis Hodge

Aldis Hodge

Jake Talley

Guest Star

Katharine Isabelle

Katharine Isabelle

Ava Wilson

Guest Star

Samantha Smith

Samantha Smith

Mary Winchester

Recurring Role

Chad Lindberg

Chad Lindberg


Recurring Role

Jim Beaver

Jim Beaver

Bobby Singer

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • At the diner, Dean looks out the back door and it's pouring rain out. However, when he goes out the front door a few seconds later, the rain has slowed to a very light drizzle.

    • At the very start, when Sam wakes up in the ghost town, there is a visible church-wouldn't it be sensible to automatically seek refuge there?

    • At the start of the episode, Dean is waiting in the car for Sam when the Yellow-Eyed Demon comes and gets Sam. The radio starts to flutter in and out which in countless past episodes has been a sign that there is a supernatural presence close. Why would he tap on the radio trying fix it?

  • QUOTES (17)

    • Sam: I think I know where we are now. Cold Oak, South Dakota, a town so haunted every single resident fled.
      Ava: Swell. Good to know we're somewhere so historical.

    • Ava: (panicking) My fiancé, Brady, if I've been missing for that long he must be freaking out! (notices Andy)
      Andy: Hey. Andy. Also freaking out.

    • Jake: So, we're soldiers in a demon war to bring on the apocalypse?
      Sam: When you put it like that…

    • Yellow Eyed Demon: You're awfully quiet, Sam... you're not mad at me, are you?

    • (Sam hears a noise and is about to turn the corner)
      Sam: Andy!?
      Andy: Sam... what are you doing here?
      Sam: I don't know.
      Andy: What am I doing here?
      Sam: I don't know, just...
      Andy: Where are we!?
      Sam: Andy, look calm down.
      Andy: I can't calm down. I just woke up in friggin' frontier land!
      Sam: What's the last thing you remember?
      Andy: Honestly... my fourth bong load.

    • Ava: Sam, psychic abilities and spoon-bending... it's one thing. But demons?

    • Sam: Andy, you still with me, or what?
      Andy: Give me a minute, I'm still working through "Demons are real."

    • Ava: I just stopped fighting it.
      Sam: Fighting what?
      Ava: Who we are, Sam.

    • Dean: (after Sam gets stabbed) Hey, hey... come here, come here, let me look at ya. Oh, hey look, its not even that bad.. It's not even that bad, alright? Sammy, Sam! Hey, listen to me, we are going to patch you up okay... You'll be as good as new. Huh? I'm going to take care of you, I'm going to take care of you! I gotcha. It's my job, right, watch after my pain-in-the-ass little brother.... Sam... Sam.... Sam! Sammy! (Sam dies) No.. no-n-n-n-n-no. Oh God. Oh God... Sam!

    • Andy: I've been practicing, training my brain like meditation, right, so now it's not just thoughts I can beam out, but images, too, like anything I want. It's like bam, people they see it. This one guy I know, total dick. I use it on him... gay porn. All hours of the day. It's just like, you should see the look on his face. (everyone's speechless)

    • Dean: (just had a vision) That was about as fun as getting kicked in the jewels.

    • Jake: Salt is a weapon?
      Sam: It's a brave new world.

    • Dean: Hey, don't forget the extra onions this time, huh?
      Sam: Dude, I'm the one who's gonna have to ride in the car with your extra onions.
      Dean: Hey, see if they've got any pie. Bring me some pie! I love me some pie.

    • Sam: I thought we were supposed to be...
      Yellow Eyed Demon: Soldiers, In a coming war? That's true. You are. But here's the thing. I don't need soldiers. I need "soldier." I just need the one.

    • Andy: (reading Dean's receipt) "D. Hasselhoff"?
      Sam: Yeah. That's Dean's signature. It... it's kind of hard to explain.

    • Sam: We gotta gear up for the next attack.
      Ava: Gear up? I'm not a soldier! I can't do that!
      Sam: If you wanna stay alive, you're gonna have to.

    • Sam: (to Lily, who accidentally killed her girlfriend.) I'm sorry. But I've lost people, too. I have a brother out there that could be dead, for all I know. But the best way out of this is to stick together.

  • NOTES (3)

    • International Airdates:
      Denmark: May 27, 2007 on TV3
      Australia: June 25, 2007 on Ten
      Portugal: July 30, 2007 on AXN
      Germany: May 14, 2008 on Premiere Serie
      Italy: September 9, 2008 on Rai2
      The Netherlands: April 26, 2009 on NET5

    • Instead of the standard "Then" and "Now" recap, the show opens with "The Road So Far", just like in the last two episodes of season 1. This time, they show clips of all the special psychic kids the Winchesters have met along the way and the hints they've gotten about Sam's "destiny."

    • Music: Foreplay/Long Time (Boston), Wrapped Around Your Finger (Martyn Laight/Carlin)


    • Andy: I just woke up in freakin' Frontier Land.
      Frontierland is one of the "themed lands" at the many Magic Kingdom-style parks run by Disney around the world. It is themed after the American west in the 1800s, and home to cowboys and pioneers, ghost towns, plateaus and gold rushes.

    • Sam: It's a brave new world.
      Referring to Aldus Huxley's 1932 novel, Brave New World, that describes an ironic utopia achieved through reproductive technology and biological engineering. Huxley in turn borrowed the line from Shakespeare's The Tempest.

    • Signature: D. Hasselhoff
      References David Hasselhoff, whose most notable roles are Michael Knight on Knight Rider from 1982-86 and Lt. Mitch Buchannon on Baywatch from 1989-2000.