Around 10 PM, after a confrontation with Ipos and Sheila for helping Satan against Heaven's will, Uriel blew up Thirsties with his light and killed the two demons in the process. Not only did the explosion do grave damage on Thirsties, but nearly two blocks of businesses went up in flames as well. The following morning, firefighters were struggling to put out the fire, showing how powerful Uriel's light can be. According to the news, the explosion took the lives of 56 people with more injured.
The news speculated that the cause of the explosion may have been drug-related, but eventually came to the conclusion that it was the result of a tampered gas line. Aadinath makes a cameo while the newscasters discuss the possible causes, implying that he may have been an indirect cause of the explosion.
- Thirsties supposedly being blown up by a leak in a gas line could be a direct reference to an actual gas leak incident that happened in downtown Reno in 1957, where 49 people were injured and two were killed in two connected explosions.
- In the Lesser Key of Solomon, the demon Ipos was known to make people witty and courageous. In Satan and Me, Ipos Kabakoff owned the bar Thirsties. Alcohol is often referred to as "liquid courage", meaning it can make someone funnier or braver if they drink enough.