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The Great Escapist 

Sam and Dean search for the Word's author, Metatron. Castiel tries to protect the angel tablet. Kevin tries to solve the third trial under Crowley's supervision.

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Despite his increasing weakness, which he ends up claiming to be purifying him from demonic ancestry, Sam convinces Dean they must go on with the triple trial. Crowley gets two demons to impersonate the Winchesters to lure paranoid prophet Kevin away, so he would betray the tablet secrets, but is up for a surprise too. Naomi tracks down Castiel despite a clever trick to hide in a fast-food chain, but he hid the tablet gruesomely well. Finding Kevin missing, apparently dead, the brothers start tracking the tablet's origin to an Amerind tribe, only to stumble upon the author, fallen angle 'scribe of God' Metarton. Written by KGF VIssers

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The title of this episode is a take on the Steve McQueen WWII classic "The Great Escape" (1963). See more »

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Sam Winchester: You remember when, uh... when Dad took us to the bottom of the Grand Canyon on that pack-mule ride?
Dean Winchester: The what?
Sam Winchester: And your, uh - mule kept farting, just letting go, like gale force.
Dean Winchester: Dude, you were like four years old. I barely remember that.
Sam Winchester: [laughs] You rode a farty donkey.
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References Little Big Man (1970) See more »

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Performed by Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass
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A segue episode!
2 May 2013 | by (Winnipeg) – See all my reviews

The Great Escapist is a segue episode! All the plot lines, Kevin's disappearance, Sam's trials and Crowley scheming are bubbling up for the season finale. All season eight's story lines/problems are segues into a new character. What new information, and abilities will the new character/game changer bring for the season eight finale? The Great Escapist is a must watch episode or the viewer will be lost. The new character plot device brings changes and turns which may turn the story upside down. A well written, acted and directed episode. Will Sam after the third trial be cleansed of all his demon blood and be pure again or will the third trial kill Sam that is the question for the season's finale?? I give The Great Escapist an eight out of ten.


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