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ON THE HEAD OF A PIN
Episode 416
airdate: 19 March 2009

directed by Mark Rohl
written by Eric Kripke, Ben Edlund




Someone found Lucifer's sword and is using it to kill angels. Castiel (Misha Collins) and Uriel (guest star Robert Wisdom) have captured Alastair (guest star Christopher Heyerdahl) and ask Dean (Jensen Ackles) to use the torturing skills he learned in Hell to extract information from him so they can stop the murders. Sam (Jared Padalecki) is concerned Dean can't handle the job but Dean agrees to do it. However, when Alastair reveals some shocking information, Dean's world is shattered.





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  • Dean: You guys don't walk enough. You're gonna get flabby. You know, I'm starting to think Junkless has a better sense of humor than you do.
  • Castiel: You need to be more careful.
    Dean: You need to learn how to manage a damn devil's trap





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Genevieve Cortese
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Name: Alastair
Species: Demon
Played by: Christopher Heyerdahl
Motivation: Escape and continue breaking seals
Fate: Destroyed by Sam

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Name: Uriel
Species: Angel
Played by: Robert Wisdom
Motivation: Get Dean killed by Alastair
Fate: Killed by Anna


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  • What will the angels' "assignment" do to Dean?





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  • Alastair reveals how Dean actually broke the first seal and started the journey toward the apocalypse!





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  • (no non-original music)



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  • As Dean is about to torture Alastair, the demon taunts him, "Grasshopper, you're going to have to get creative to impress me." This is a reference to the TV series Kung Fu (1972-1975), starring David Carradine as Kwai Chang Caine, a Shaolin priest who wanders America in the 19th century. "Grasshopper" was the nickname that his mentor, Master Po, gave him.





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In an alternate reality mysteriously created as if Sam and Dean where never brothers and have never met, Sam and Dean work at a marketing office where they are forced to team up with one another when a series of mysterious suicides point to a ghost haunting the premises.







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spnfanforever Episode rewatch - S4 episode 16 "On the Head of a Pin" 9 Sep 21 2014, 4:31 AM EDT by spnfanforever
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Hey Guys,

Here is the second episode in our classic re-watch. As with VF's first choice this is one of my all-time favorites too!

Let's watch this one again and return to discuss just as we do with a new episode but this time with the benefit of being five years down the line!

I look forward to seeing what everyone thinks of this one now and I'll post my thoughts later...


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lucy_supernatural awww :( 0 Feb 11 2012, 10:45 PM EST by lucy_supernatural
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somethingwicked This is one of the best scenes 1 Jun 6 2010, 8:07 AM EDT by kat4543
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The final scene, the one with Cas and Dean at the hospitals is simply one of the best scenes of the series...Jensen is just awesome, when he says : "Did I start all this?".....love it.
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XxLunaxX aww dean 14 Mar 22 2009, 6:39 AM EDT by deanlover08
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oho this sounds good! everything but the part about dean's world being shattered that sounds HORRIBLE!
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