The second task is to rescue an innocent soul from Hell and deliver it to Heaven.

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Prophet Kevin has deciphered enough of the tablet to set the next next to enable closing the gates of hell: to rescue a soul from hell, and their choice falls on hunt mentor Bobby. Dean wants to take over from weakening Sam; who insists it must fall to the same person and starts believing to be destined. The brothers summon and trap a crossroads demon and torture him till he discloses that reapers can be bribed to smuggle one out of hell or in this case in. Ajay accepts, but Crowley comes after him once Sam is delivered in purgatory with a portal appointment. Dean gets his demonic mate Benny, who can't get used to honest life anyway, to set up a plan B, which proves desperately needed. Crowley prepares a grim surprise, but gets one from Naomi too. Written by KGF Vissers

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The episode's title is from the Martin Scorsese movie Taxi Driver (1976). See more »

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Dean Winchester: [He brought lunch for himself and Kevin] Look, man. Other guys, they got it easy. You know? It's all backyard barbeques and bowling teams. But, you and me, we gotta carry a little extra weight.
Kevin Tran: I can't take it.
Dean Winchester: [Sternly] Yes, you can. Hey. Look at me. Now this whole thing sucks. I know. But, you suck it up. And you push through because that's what we do. And when you get on board with that, the ride is a lot smoother.
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Dean Winchester: French fry?
Kevin Tran: [Picks up a tray with fries, a drink and a pie] I'm gonna be ...
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Rushed, but overall a good episode
27 April 2013 | by See all my reviews

The episode premise was very good and interesting, and, like mentioned before, this episode had its good and bad moments, but the positive did outweigh the negative.

The biggest negative seemed to be that the episode was rushed. I would have been a nice two- parter episode and replaced one of the weaker "Monster of the Week" episodes. The beginning in particular felt rushed, but the process of acquiring the information has been done a hundred times, and it does seem redundant after awhile, so perhaps the fact that it was done in 5 minutes isn't a bad thing.

However, we haven't seen Hell or Purgatory too much, so these parts should have been extended. Sadly, they were not. I would complain about Hell not being scary, but the show does have to deal with not only being TV-appropriate, but budget issues. Additionally, although Supernatural can be gory at times, it hasn't been too scary or disturbing since earlier seasons (and even then it was pretty lightweight), so a realistic portrayal of Hell probably wouldn't have appealed to a large portion of the audience (my opinion anyways)

Also, I feel like Supernatural got a new editor or editing software or something? I know it sounds stupid but their special effects seem to have not necessarily improved but they do have a different feel to them this season.


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