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A nice looking British guy is putting a necklace on the Indian woman from earlier. He calls her beautiful and kisses her neck. She calls him sweet and then says she hates sweet. Um, plot please? Red jacket enters and says the last guest has arrived. Everything is ready. The pantry is full. And the Winchesters? "Suspicious but under control." Indian woman asks if he has their blood. He whips over to her Clark Kent like and gives her two vials. He boasts the boys never knew what hit them. Ugh! Can this scene please end? She thanks red jacket, calling him Mercury. I guess we have a name for him now. The Brit is ready to "get this show on the road." Yikes, this reminds me of some really bad Super Friends cartoons.
Sam and Dean walk through the lobby and Sam is finding the elephant thing hard to believe. Why Sam? You've seen it all. Dean confirms, "Like full on Babar." Cool, I like continuity in references. Then they notice there isn't a soul around. Not good. They go to the front door. It's locked. "So what, the roaches check in they don't check out?" You know what, the dialogue has been really piss poor so far. What an overused line! It all clicks for Sam who is thinking about how they got there. A detour on 1-90? A freaking hurricane? Actually that did happen the year before last to us in Ohio. They do work their way up here sometimes. Just not in April. So Dean gets Sam's point, they were led there. "Like rats in a maze."
Sam and Dean investigate the kitchen and find a pot of soup boiling on the stove. "Please be tomato soup," Dean says twice. He puts in the ladle, and finds two eyeballs. Nope. Both brothers wince in disgust. "Motel Hell," Dean says. Sam spots the freezer and goes to check it out. Suddenly the man from the restaurant before appears in the window and screams to help them. The door is locked so Sam pulls out his lock pick. Dean tells Sam to hurry up but before he can let him know he's working as fast as he can two mean looking guys are standing behind Dean. He knows that look on Sam's face. "There's somebody behind me, isn't there?"
Next thing Sam and Dean are being escorted in not so courteous fashion into the grand ballroom. There's a room full of people in there with nametags. First there's Ganesh and we see his religious symbol of an elephant, then there's Odin who's some sort of Norse God, Kali in her form is known as the Destroyer (her picture holding a headless man seems to reinforce that), and Baron Samedi who I remember from Voodoo folklore because of a MacGvyer episode. Yes, I know that's really wrong.
"Something tells me this isn't a Shriner's convention," Dean says. That's a great line! About time. Then Mercury walks in serving with delight the main dish. The head and entrails of the poor cop in the intro. Sam and Dean don't look very hungry. Everyone applauds and there's a spotlight on Sam and Dean. The Brit announces, "Ladies and Gentleman, our guests of honor have arrived." Oh yeah, I'm sure they're feeling the love.
Everyone is sitting at the tables in a u-shaped setup, and the Brit is speaking. Considering I have no idea who this guy is since we didn't see his nametag, I go to supernaturalwiki. He's Baldur, which is another Norse God. Okay, the Norse are represented. In all his centuries, he's never seen anything like this, this many Gods under one roof. I'm sure that's true for Sam and Dean's twenty plus years too. Sam whispers "Gods" to Dean and yeah Sam, I don't get it either. Baldur lays out the ground rules. No slaughtering each other and keep their hands off the local virgins. In that part of Indiana? I so doubt they'd find any. Sam whispers to Dean in a panic "we are so, so screwed." Yeah, how so Sam? How more screwed than starting the apocalypse and being Satan's chosen vessel?
The issue is the Judeo-Christian apocalypse looms and they should set aside their differences from the past. You see, I'm still trying to get this. Sam is looking REALLY nervous while Dean is intently listening. What's the worse they could do to you Sam? They're just a bunch of mythological Gods. The gist is if they don't look toward the future, they won't have one. Lucky for them, they have two bargaining chips. You see Sam, you and Dean are just pawns in their game! Nothing to worry about.
Baldur is taking suggestions on what to do now. This is where the whole concept gets a bit ludicrous. Okay, forget a bit. Some angry Chinese dude, who supernaturalwiki.com tells me is Zao Shen, says they should kill them, but Ganesh so wisely points out that they'll only be brought back by the angels. Odin doesn't see the issue, it's just a couple of angels having a slap fight. He goes on about some legend about when Armageddon comes two serpents will rise and he'll be eaten by a big wolf. I'm putting your religion Odin at the back of the bus with the ones created by sci-fi writers.
Zao Shen says in subtitles "here we go," and Odin questions that his believes are more realistic. The whole world is getting carried on the back of a giant turtle. Sam and Dean are now seeing just how ludicrous all of this is. "Don't mock my world turtle," the angry Zao warns. Can't we just mock everyone and call it a day? There's a line in the Simpsons I think is perfect for all this.
Rev. Lovejoy: No Homer, God didn't burn your house down, but he was working in the hearts of your friends be they Christian, Jew, or... miscellaneous.
Apu: Hindu. There are seven hundred million of us.
Rev. Lovejoy: Aww, that's super.
That's what I'm saying about all this about all the miscellaneous. "Aww, that's super." More words exchanged between Odin and the bald headed oriental dude so Sam and Dean turn tail and try to leave. A chandelier comes crashing down, thwarting that. It comes from Kali, the Destroyer. "Stay" she orders. Oh yeah, they're sitting down.
Kali gets all tough. She wants to fight. The archangels only understand violence and this will end in blood. Now she's talking sense! "It's them or us." Um, okay, you went too far there. It's you babe. Mercury, still in bow tie and red jacket, points out they haven't even tried talking to them. Kali gets mad and chokes Mercury with her mind, but Baldur tells her to stop. How did this tool end up running the show? He isn't the Norse God of arbitration and mediation. He's not much of a God at all if you ask me.
The tension is broken up when the doors fly open. It's The Trickster/Gabriel! He's using the overused Rodney King line "Can't we all just get along," but given his flippant delivery, it's great. Sam tries to call him "Gabriel" but he silences Sam and Dean fast. I guess he's got a cover to maintain. "Sam, Dean, it's always wrong place worst time with you muttonheads, huh?" Ain't that the truth! Then Baldur calls him Loki. Cool! I haven't heard him called that name since season two.
He greets Baldur with animosity, mentioning his invitation must have gotten lost in the mail. Why is he there? To talk about the elephant in the room. Ganesh gets up and Gabriel tells him "not you." No, the apocalypse elephant. He tells them they can't stop it. Oh, but first things first. He turns to Sam and Dean. "The adults need to have a little conversation. Check you later." He zaps them away.