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The CW has released the synopsis for the thirteenth episode of Supernatural‘s eighth season, humorously titled “Everybody Hates Hitler.”

The official press release has the following information about the episode:

SAM AND DEAN FACE OFF AGAINST A GOLEM — Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) investigate the death of Rabbi Bass (guest star Hal Linden, “Barney Miller”), who spontaneously combusted. The case becomes ever more confusing when they learn that the Rabbi was researching Nazi Necromancers. Sam and Dean are attacked by a Golem (guest star John DeSantis) who turns out to belong to the Rabbi’s grandson, Aaron (Adam Rose). The key to the case lies with the Golem but Aaron doesn’t know how to control him, which leaves everyone in danger. Phil Sgriccia directed the episode written by Bed Edlund (#814).

In Jewish folklore, a golem is a creature created from clay and animated by magic, usually to serve the summoner. The most famous story of the golem is inspired by Judah Loew ben Bezalel, who was the chief rabbi of Prague in the late-16th-century and supposedly created a golem to protect the Jews of the Prague ghetto from antisemitic attacks.

There are some interesting parallels between this legend and the episode summary, so we’re excited to see where this story goes!

“Everybody Hates Hitler” airs Wednesday, February 6 at 9:00 p.m. ET.

  • JoanEYanney @SuperFan

    @TheJimMichaels @CW_network
    At the end of he press release Ben Edlund is misspelled to be BED Edlund. Will this affect his reputation? :D

  • Laurie Edwards

    Interesting that “Supernatural,” which didn’t go very far in trying to be exact with its Roman Catholic mythology, would do a story on something as esoteric as a golem.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1486364698 Bryan Maloney

      Supernatural has a stance for changing the mythology to add it’s own little spin on the mythos. To be exact would go against everything that theyve done over the 8 seasons. Theyve never been “exact” with their mythology if you look back on all the previous episodes. Nothing new here.

  • debbab

    Rufus would know a lot about this traditional Jewish legend. It does not sound so esoteric for those of us in the know. What’s next a story about Dibuks?

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    great, another stand alone

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