Season 8 Episode 13

Everybody Hates Hitler

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Feb 06, 2013 on The CW
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  • Episode Summary

    The brothers look into the death of Rabbi Bass, who spontaneously combusted. Things get complicated when they find out that the rabbi was researching Nazi necromancers. A golem that belongs to the Rabbi's grandson, Aaron, attacks them. However, since Aaron doesn't know how to control him, everyone is in danger.


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    • no angels:)

      so nice to have an episode with no angels :)
    • boys to MEN

      We have men now, no doubt about it. Each brother has his legacy and is willing to fulfill it for himself, his brother and for humankind. Onward to season 9 then 10!
    • Everybody hates political correctness

      And here they are.... the political correct government mandatory episodes are hitting Supernatural hard..

      With an blank moronic vilan on an predictable lazy writen episode.. I was afraid that this was gonna happen to my favorite show to and here it is,,, I don't really know if these are actual mandatory plots but in every show u see u'll find one of this forced political correct episodes with the stereotip vilan that means to drag a subject that's been forced on the viewers for over 20 years over 100 million times..

      Any 5 year old can write these and they probably are.. Just open the subject with an secret society and than add the vilan "nazi, racist, pedophile, or just a person who doesn't agree with the democratic way of life".. Vilans are not complex in these episodes, they are all whatever the curent political sistem thinks means a vilan, they are blank as an empty pice of paper and everything has to be black and white.

      Next: Hoomofob villans are attacking our hunters from a secret society that was fighting a secret war in desert storm;) And in episode 25 an old cotton field owner comes through time to opress the black people... Give me a break..moreless
    • Golems and Nazi Necromancers

      It was great to see them continue the Men of Letters storyline from last week so soon and also change the foreboding heavy tone of last week into a more light story (even though it had Nazi Necromancers). The cold open followed a large man killing and punching through numerous Nazis and the lead one casting a spell to get away. An elderly rabbi is cataloging old books at a university library and finally stumbles upon what he's looking for. He is looking for an old ledge that contained records of experiments in a concentration camp in Belarus in 1944 where the Nazis had experiments done with dark magic. The rabbi spontaneously combusts in front of a group of students and when Sam and Dean investigate they find someone following them who turns out to be the grandson of the rabbi who had told him stories of how he would continue the legacy of the Judah Initiative which was a group of rabbis in WW2 that were major league saboteurs. But I digress, Sam and Dean find the headquarters of the Men of Letters and use the key from last episode to open up the compound and it looks like it's been out of use for many years. It being in Kansas simply ties the state further into the mythos of the show as a hotspot for supernatural stuff having the apocalypse battle between Lucifer and Michael there and their mother dying there all fits nicely into the "everything wrong happens in Kansas" thing and since the brothers are fairly isolated now that Cass is AWOL a home-base with a whole collection of never before known mythos on monsters without Bobby and not having to bring Garth into the equation is a good thing. But anyway, the necromancers were part of an ancient society called the Thule Society (probably misspelled so bite me) which no other hunters had ever heard of. Along with the grandson of the rabbi is a golem who was created back in the camp in 1944 and is made out of clay. The grandson admitting that he lost the manual that his grandfather gave him to learn how to use the golem as smoking rollers was a cool touch since he thought his g-pa insane anyway. But this episode paralleled well with the legacy storyline of following in their respective grandfathers' footsteps. In the library where the rabbi hid the ledger of experiments one of the necromancers shoots a decaying dart into Sam who begins to rot. The grandson is also shot with one and Dean spurs the golem to get the necromancer (for some reason he know that killing the guy will stop Sam from decaying completely but what if he had only known how to reverse the spell, what then?) but whatever the whole golem grabbing the guy through the bookshelf and breaking every bone in his body was pretty awesome seeing the golem on their side along with Sam and Dean still wanting to know how to do away with the golem if need be. The golem's frustration with the grandson's lack of faith in Judaism and knowledge was great since he had been locked away for so long and only wanted a master to claim him and use for the powers of good. Conveniently the rest of the Thules come to the Winchesters and the grandson and hold them at gunpoint. Also, burning the body and having a way to kill the necromancers was cool along with the grandson's declaring Sam and Dean psychos for burning the body and warming their hands. Also, the cake winner of the episode when the grandson told Dean, suspicious of being followed that he thought that they had shared a moment, and it had only been "a gay thing" was hilarious with Dean not knowing what to do. The society leader from the cold open, Ekhart, subduing the golem with commanding the scroll out of his mouth (since you have to get the scroll and write your name on it to own the golem) really was a regret to having smoked the pages of that manual back in the day. But Sam and Dean, while Ekhart is monologuing manage to get their guns and kill all of them before Ekhart says that there is more Thules out there in the world. They burn the bodies and the grandson claims the golem for his own and decides to continue his grandfather's legacy. Sam and Dean return to home-base and the episode ends with them looking at books. Great episode by my favorite writer Ben Edlund who is one of the best writers on the current Supernatural staff and gave a nice continuation of the Men of Letters story as well as changing the tone of this week's episode and giving us insights into ancient Nazi magic (which made me giddy thinking of Hellboy and other such Wolfenstein-esque fantasy fiction and the like).moreless
    • Am I in the wrong season?

      This is another good episode from Supernatural, but it bugs me a little bit. I was assuming that last week's episode with Grandpa Winchester and the Men of Letters would be a self contained episode, but apparently it's begun a whole new story arc. But season 8 has been up till last week more personal, with no major end of the world plans or all-powerful Big Bads. Crowley is the established Big Bad of the Season, with Naomi possibly being a secondary nemesis and Benny being essentially the wild card. The Men of Letters arc seems really unnecessary to this season. I'm not saying it's bad; but it should be explored in it's own season rather than sharing the spotlight with the Gates of Hell storyline and Benny. Season 6 was a mess because they crammed to much into one season, and storylines and characters with such potential (namely Eve) got dropped almost immediately.

      And now the Batcave... I have mixed feelings about this. On one hand it looks AWESOME, but on the other hand a massive headquarters containing a library of resources seems so... un-Supernatural. Sam and Dean are nomads. Season 1 had them in a different hotel every episode. Season 2 gave them a headquarters with the Roadhouse, complete with sassy bar owner and cute daughter, but it proved to be unpopular and got burned down. The show's "headquarters" basically became Bobby's Junkyard, and really it was perfect. It was a normal, slightly messy house. Nothing fancy, but was the go-to place when the characters needed rest or information. And THAT got burned down! With a Batcave, Supernatural seems to be crossing the line into Power Rangers territory. All they need now is a giant robot with a Power Sword.moreless
    Hal Linden

    Hal Linden

    Rabbi Isaac Bass

    Guest Star

    Adam Rose

    Adam Rose

    Aaron Bass

    Guest Star

    John DeSantis

    John DeSantis

    The Golem

    Guest Star

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (0)

    • QUOTES (4)

      • Dean: So what you're saying is that uh... you and me... we... didn't have a moment?
        Aaron: No, man. I was tailing you.
        Dean: Told you I was being followed. He was my gay thing.

      • Aaron: What, do you two just break in wherever you go?
        Dean: Our dad wanted us to have a solid career to fall back on just in case this hunter thing didn't pan out.

      • Sam: Why don't you screw yourself, Nazi bastard?
        Eckhart: Can we... could we put the Nazi thing aside for the moment and just talk about this like...?
        Dean: Nazi necromancer dicks? Pass.

      • Dean: Now we know. Paper beats golem. Fire beats undead Nazi freaks.

    • NOTES (2)

      • Music: On the Sunny Side of the Street (Frankie Laine)

      • International Airdates:
        Canada: February 10, 2013 on SPACE
        Australia: February 18, 2013 on Eleven
        India: March 1, 2013 on AXN India
        Norway: April 5, 2013 on FEM
        UK: August 14, 2013 on Sky Living
        Finland: December 4, 2014 on Sub

    • ALLUSIONS (6)

      • Dean: Sammy, I think we found the Batcave.
        Referencing the secret headquarters of DC Comics' superhero, the Batman. It was first mentioned in Batman #12 (1942), but first seen in the 1943 Batman serial. Batman's creators, inspired by the movie, introduced the Batcave in Detective Comics #83 (1944). The Batcave is beneath Wayne Manor and traditionally holds all of Batman's computers, vehicles, and trophies, as well as whatever other equipment and workshops that he needs.

      • Dean: In his corner, hacking out his Da Vinci code.
        Referencing the famous 2003 mystery/detective novel by Dan Brown, based on conspiracy theory involving Christian religion. Despite being denounced as an attack on the Roman Catholic Church by several church denominations, it became a worldwide best seller and spawned a movie in 2006.

      • Shannon: Yeah, like from that World of Whatever that my little brother is always playing.
        Referencing World of Warcraft, the world's most-subscribed massively multiplayer online roleplaying game (MMORPG). The game was released as part of the Warcraft franchise in 2004. Players subscribe to participate in quests and player vs. player (PVP) battles.

      • Dean: I'm Agent Bolan.
        Referencing Marc Bolan, the front man for the rock band T-Rex.

      • Dean: You mean how do we "Oh, no! Mr. Bill" over there?
        Referencing The Mr. Bill Show, a series of skits on Saturday Night Live, and Mr. Sluggo, the villainous clay figure that torment the hapless Mr. Bill. Sluggo rarely gets to do much, since Mr. Hands is the one who ends up inflicting various cruel fates on Mr. Bill.

      • Dean: I didn't see any letters on Clayface.
        Referencing one of several Batman villains who use the name "Clayface." The original was a non-powered B-movie horror actor, Basil Karlo, who used the alias of a villain he portrayed to commit murders. Later villains using the name had a claylike body and were shapeshifters (including Karlo, eventually), and a number of them teamed up to form a villain team, The Mud Pack.