Supernatural: Season 8, Episode 21

The Great Escapist (1 May 2013)

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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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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Crowley (as Mark A. Sheppard)
Demon Technician
Aiden Longworth ...
Myles McCarthy ...
Perry (as Myles MJ McCarthy)
Clint Andrew ...
Hotel Manager


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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In Metatron's room behind Sam and Dean there's a box on the bookshelf from Powell's books, a popular Portland bookstore. See more »


Metatron: So many worlds. I have read as much as it's possible for an angel to read, and I haven't caught up.
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References Little Big Man (1970) See more »


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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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