Season 5 Episode 19

Hammer of the Gods

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Apr 22, 2010 on The CW
out of 10
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Episode Summary

A group of gods abduct the Winchesters and try to use them to bargain with the angels to stop the Apocalypse. However, when Gabriel arrives to warn them, one of the gods betrays the others to Lucifer.

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • Episode not a good idea!!

    I love Supernatural. Started watching a few months back and I am hooked. Great stories, things are tied up together so well, so funny and great acting. And the best part is it doesn't take itself too seriously. So I was very disappointed in this episode. Since the writers are building up the entire story on a biblical premise, it should stick to that. Making cheap fun of other religions leaves a bad taste in the mouth. The entire series has molded the biblical mythology for the show; but it still respectful of the basic story. This episode didn't feel funny, scary or pertinent. My two cents. Love the rest of the season.moreless
  • Not Gabriel!

    I wasn't pleased with a lot of this episode, but overall I liked it. I do have to say that they never should have killed Gabriel. He was one of my favorites, even when he was just the trickster. I miss him already! :'( So, most disappointing part ever in the show thus far, for me anyways. I just needed to say that.
  • A dumb filler episode!

    Well this was just another episode to fill up the 22 episode list.

    This episode was truly worthless because:

    1) The gods introduced here... played absolutely no part in the plot.

    2) gabriel died a cheap death in the motel.

    ok the last 5 mins were a little important.

    but the remaining 35 was a waste of time
  • Gabriel

    no no Gabriel is going to live nope she didn't just kill him Ghost Facers didn't just come on nope nope this didn't just happen nope. I give it a ten for the feels it gave me. when Ghost Facers came on I was practically screaming high pitched like at my TV, and thought something was wrong with my TV or the episode.
  • That's gone too far

    The writer for sure did research over wikipedia to bring in something new to this episode. unfortunately, his eyes got burned out after hearing the "voice of an angel" and could not complete his research. he did not know that he is referring to "gods" worshiped by billions of people.

    So, the must comedy part of it was that some slutty entertainers were hired to play as gods. it looked like a pre-primary drama with them wearing "name tags".

    No offence, but Isn't the writer crossing the limits here ? Isn't it an insult to all the religions ... even christianity ? i think that everyone... after a few exceptions... shall recognize the need of respecting each other's religion.

    This episode is an exception to all others. It is a creative piece of crap written by some useless but creative shithead.moreless
Matt Frewer

Matt Frewer


Guest Star

Adam Croasdell

Adam Croasdell


Guest Star

Rekha Sharma

Rekha Sharma


Guest Star

Mark Pellegrino

Mark Pellegrino


Recurring Role

Richard Speight Jr.

Richard Speight Jr.


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Lucifer: Gabriel, if you're doing this for Michael...
      Gabriel: Screw him. If he were standing here, I'd shiv his ass, too.
      Lucifer: Huh. You disloyal...
      Gabriel: Oh, I'm loyal. To them.
      Lucifer: Who? These so-called gods?
      Gabriel: To people, Lucifer. People.
      Lucifer: So, you're willing to die, for a pile of cockroaches? Why?
      Gabriel: Because Dad was right. They are better than us.
      Lucifer: They are broken, flawed, abortions!
      Gabriel: Damn right, they're flawed. But, a lot of 'em try, to do better. To forgive.

    • Gabriel: But... me and Kali, we, uh... had a thing. Chick was all hands.

    • Kali: I never took you for the type.
      Gabriel: Romantic?
      Kali: Pathetic.

    • Dean: We can either take on the Devil together, or you lame-ass bitches can eat me. Literally.

    • Gabriel: Okay, okay. So I got wings like Kotex.

    • Baldur: You think you own the planet? What gives you the right?!?
      Lucifer: No one gives us the right. We take it.

    • Gabriel: Lucifer... you are my brother, and I love you. But you are a great big bag of dicks.

  • NOTES (2)

    • International Airdates:
      UK: June 9, 2010 on LIVING
      Sweden: September 3, 2010 on Kanal 5
      Spain: December 27, 2010 on AXN
      Germany: March 7, 2011 on Sky Cinema Hits
      Australia: March 21, 2011 on ELEVEN
      Czech Republic: November 18, 2011 on Prima COOL
      Finland: July 15, 2012 on Sub

    • Music: You Know You Know (I Love You) (The Bachelors)


    • Dean: And you keep an eye on Norman Bates here.
      Referencing Norman Bates, the killer played by Anthony Perkins in the 1960 movie Psycho, and its sequels, based on the novel by Robert Bloch.

    • Dean: Like full-on Babar.
      Referencing the title character of a series of children's books written by Jean de Brunhoff. Babar travels out into the world, becomes educated, and returns to create a kingdom of civilized elephants.

    • Dean: Motel Hell.
      Referencing the 1980 movie starring Rory Calhoun as Farmer Vincent, who together with his young sister Ida runs the Motel Hello. That's just a cover for their real business, which is abducting unsuspecting passerbys, planting them in the ground, severing their vocal chords, and eventually slaughtering them as ingredients for their famous smoked meats.

    • Gabriel: I'm the Costner to your Houston.
      Referencing the 1992 thriller The Bodyguard starring the aforementioned actor & actress. Frank Farmer is hired to protect a music superstar, Rachel Marron, who is a stalker's target. During the course of the movie, the two fall in love.

    • Dean: Or, uh, we tell the Legion of Doom about your secret identity.
      Referencing the Legion of Doom, the supervillain organization that first appeared in Challenge of the SuperFriends. The SuperFriends' first actual super-powered opponents, the Legion featured thirteen members: Lex Luthor, Brainiac, Solomon Grundy, the Riddler, the Scarecrow, Bizarro, Cheetah, Black Manta, Giganta, Gorilla Grodd, Sinestro, Captain Cold, and the Toyman. Nine of those villains appear in the JLU version seen here. Each week the Legion would come up with some ludicrously overly complicated scheme to take over and/or rob the world, be defeated by the SuperFriends, but escape at the last minute.

    • Gabriel: I mean, screw this marble. Let's go check out Pandora.
      Referencing the native planet seen in the 2009 science fiction film Avatar. In it, humans attempt to harvest unobtanium and create genetic hybrids to infiltrate the local sapient humanoids, the Na'vi. Released in both 2-d and 3-d, the film received a universally positive reception and became the first film to gross more than $2 billion in worldwide showings. It was nominated for nine Oscars and received three.

    • Dean: All right, you primitive screwheads, listen up.
      Referencing the 1993 movie Army of Darkness, where the hero, Ash, is transported through time and addresses a group of Medieval English villagers using the same dialogue while explaining about his "boomstick."

    • Gabriel: Lucy, I'm home.
      Referencing the classic TV show I Love Lucy, where Ricky Ricardo (Desi Arnaz) always announced his arrival at home in the same way.

    • Gabriel: And you should see the Spearment Rhino.
      Referencing the world's largest franchise of "gentleman's club," and reputed by many to be the best in the world.