Season 7 Episode 2

Hello, Cruel World

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Sep 30, 2011 on The CW



  • Trivia

    • Trivia: When Lucifer takes Sam to the office building that is really a warehouse, the name on the door says Morningstar, a reference to one of Lucifer's many names.

  • Quotes

    • Dean: So (Castiel's) gone.
      Bobby: Yep. Rest in peace. If that's in the cards.
      Dean: Dumb son of a bitch.
      Bobby: Well he was friends with us, wasn't he? Can't get much dumber than that.

    • Dean: Wait, I got it. Why did the Devil holodeck you a whole new life when he can just kick your ass all over the cage?
      Sam: 'Cause, as he puts it...
      Sam and Lucifer: You can't torture someone who has nothing left for you to take away.
      Lucifer: Very good, Sam.
      Dean: Okay, fine. But this Malibu Dream Manson that he--he--he makes for you to take away is this post-apocalyptic mess?
      Lucifer: It had to be a mess, Sam. Or you wouldn't believe it was your life.

    • Bobby: Of course, lost one of the best friends you ever had. Your brother's in the bell jar. And Purgatory's Most Wanted are surfing the sewer line. But yeah, yeah, I get it, right. You're--you're fine.
      Dean: Good.
      Bobby: Of course, if at any time you want to decide that's utter horse crap, well, I'll be where I always am. Right here.
      Dean: Well, you want to do couples' yoga or you want to get back to hunting the big bads?
      Bobby: Shut up. Idjit.

    • Edgar: You got yourself an awfully small body.
      Annie: Too small. She didn't know anything. Can't even see over the counter.
      Edgar: This one, Edgar, Edgar worked on something called a demolition crew. Watching things blow up is apparently very satisfying.
      Annie: Annie knows where baby comes from. Disgusting, by the way.

    • Sam: Okay, if this is some dream and you got power over it, why don't you just end it?
      Lucifer: End it? This? You not knowing what's real, the paint slowly peeling off your walls. Come on, man, this is the sweet spot. Why would I end it? Not like we got HBO in the Pit.

    • Bobby: Well, either Sheriff Mills is having an Obamacare-insured opium dream, or something's eating folks down at Sioux Falls General Hospital.

    • Sheriff Mills: Bobby Singer. My hero.
      Bobby: That's the roofies talking.

    • Dean: (to Sam) Hey, I am your flesh and blood brother, okay? I 'm the only one who can legitimately kick your ass in real time.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Bobby: Whatever they're up to, it ain't--ain't about going Mothra down Main Street.
      Referencing the giant moth-like Japanese monster first seen in the 1961 movie Mothra. The monster is occasionally seen as a mammoth egg, which hatches into a giant web-shooting larva, and eventually matures into the familiar moth-like form. Originally she could generate gale-force winds and lift other monsters into the air. Later in the 90s, she was given additional powers to fire energy beams from her antenna and generate electricity.

    • Dean: Why did the Devil holodeck you a whole new life...?
      Referencing the holodeck from Star Trek The Next Generation, Star Trek Voyager and Star Trek Deep Space Nine. The holodeck is a hologrammatically-generated virtual world that is created and programmed by computer and is nearly indistinguishable from reality.

    • Dean: But this Malibu Dream Mansion that he--he--he makes for you to take away...
      Referencing the Barbie Malibu Dreamhouse, a large fold-up play structure for the Mattel dolls Ken (aka Ken Sean Carson) and Barbie (Barbara Millicent Roberts).

    • Dean: Turning on his GPS in case he decides to fly the cuckoo's nest.
      Referencing One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1962) was a novel written by Ken Kensey that was later adapted to cinema (1975). The novel features a sane criminal who is sentenced to a mental institution and feigns insanity to avoid being sentenced to hard labor at a regular prison.

    • Dean: Uh, Special Agent Anderson. Ian.
      Ian Anderson is the band leader for the band Jethro Tull.

    • Lucifer: Pinocchio's seeing his strings.
      Referencing the fictional puppet created by Carlo Collodi for his story of a woodcarver, Gepetto, who makes a boy for himself. The Blue Fairy grants Gepetto's wish and brings Pinocchio to life, but he's rebellious and runs away. Eventually Pinocchio returns, sacrifices himself for Gepetto, and is brought back to life and turned into a flesh-and-blood boy.

    • Dean: If you're gone, I swear I am going to strap my Beautiful Mind brother into the car...
      Referencing the movie A Beautiful Mind (2001), about real-life mathematician and cryptographer John Forbes Nash Jr., based on the novel of the same name. Forbes struggled with paranoid schizophrenia.