Season 15 Episode 7
Airdate: December 5, 2019
Directed by Amyn Kalderali
Written by Jeremy Adams
|While working a case, Dean encounters an old friend who is a former hunter, and not who he seems to be. Meanwhile, Castiel returns to the bunker and tries to learn more about Sam's wound and it's possible connection to Chuck. But his efforts injure Sam, forcing the angel to seek help from a dangerous shaman.|
- Lorna to Dean: “Hand it over.”
Dean to Lorna: “My gun?”
Lorna to Dean: “(Laughs) This is Texas, Sweetheart. You can keep your gun.”
- Dean to Lee (about leaving hunting behind):“Do you ever regret it? Walking away?”
Lee to Dean: “Not once.”
- Castiel to Sergei: “Let me rephrase. If you don’t help me tonight, I will find you and burn you alive.”
Sergei to Castiel: “My, how your negotiating skills have improved.”
- Lee to Dean: “Why do you care so much, Dean?”
Dean to Lee: “Because someone has to.”
- Dean told Sam that he was going for a ride to clear his head. How often does he take two days to do that? I get that Sam was unconscious for much of that time, but shouldn’t Eileen have noticed that Dean was gone for a long time?
- Will Sergei try again to obtain the Key to Death or any other relics from the bunker? Will Sergei become a sort of ally to Castiel and the Winchesters? Or will he betray them to get to the Key to Death and the other relics in the bunker?
- Since Sam can see what Chuck has been doing, does that also mean Chuck can see some of Sam’s thoughts and conversations? Won’t that make it hard to plot against Chuck?
- When Dean and Lee were talking about leaving the hunting life, Dean seemed reflective and thoughtful/wistful. Is he considering leaving the life behind?
- According to Castiel, angel radio has been silent for months
- When Sam shot Chuck, the Equalizer fired a piece of Sam’s soul, so now Sam’s soul is linked to Chuck through the wound Sam bears.
- Sam has been getting glimpses of Chuck’s conversations with Becky and Amara, and seeing some other things Chuck has been doing
- According to Dean, John liked Lee Webb and greatly admired his fighting skills
- Lee and Dean were friends from their youth. When Sam was away at college, Lee hunted with Dean and John. The last job they worked together involved a cult in Arizona.
- According to John Winchester, the theme song from the Dukes of Hazzard is “real music” and he used to play it before going on hunts with Dean and Lee. John purportedly said there's "no good music after 1979", but since the Dukes of Hazzard television show ran from 1979 - 1985, this show's theme song could have made John's cutoff dates.
- If Sergei is telling the truth, the Men of Letters kept a relic called the Key to Death, which opens a door to Death’s library. The key is black with a handle shaped like a skeleton
- Sam believes that Chuck is weak now, and they can beat him.
- Texhoma, Texas is an actual town that straddles the border between Texas and Oklahoma such that part of the town is in Texas and the rest is in Oklahoma. The town is approximately 6 hours from the bunker in Lebanon, Kansas
- Angela was abducted from the parking lot of B’s Sugar Bar. This is a fictional bar
- The beer brand Dean and Lee are drinking is from the “Family Business Brewery”, which is the name of Jensen’s brewery in Dripping Spring, Texas
- During Dean's conversation with Lee, he alludes to the episode "Yellow Fever" (season 4), when Dean was frightened by a cat while suffering from ghost sickness. There's also a famous outtake from this episode that features Dean/Jensen lip-synching “Eye of the Tiger”:
- Lorna asks Dean to hand over his cell phone. This practice is becoming more commonplace at some public performances and venues, to discourage unwanted videotaping and other social misconduct
- Aliyah O'Brian, who plays Lorna in this episode, also played a reporter who interviewed Dick Roman in "There Will Be Blood" (season 7)
- Brad Kelly played a thug in this episode (one of the men Lee and Dean kicked out of the bar). He also played a strip club bouncer in "Reichenbach"(Season 10). In that episode, DemonDean broke the bouncer's nose
- The band at Swayze's Bar is Supernatural's cast band, The Impalas
- Sally initially reported that her friend was “raptured”. The rapture refers to a Christian concept in which righteous people are suddenly and inexplicably taken up into the clouds by god, but those who are not righteous enough are left behind to endure the sufferings of the end of days
- When Dean left Sam and Eileen alone at the bunker, he advised Sam to leave a sock on the doorknob as a signal. This refers to a practice common among college roommates in which a roommate who is in the room being intimate with someone ties a sock around the outer door knob so the other roommate knows and won't interrupt
- Dean used the fed alias Agent Dukes, referring to one of the main characters from the comedy-action television series "The Dukes of Hazzard" (1979- 1985). The lead characters were two cousins named Bo and Luke Duke. The show is also referenced later, when Dean and Lee sing the theme song from the series
- Sheriff Dillon refers to a reality competition show starring "the Knight Rider". "Knight Rider" (1982 - 1986) was an action-crime drama television series starring actor David Hasselhoff. Hasselhoff later became one of the judges in the reality competition show "American's Got Talent"
- Sheriff Dillon says he could’ve been “the next Denzel”, referring to the popular American actor, Denzel Washington
- Swayze’s Bar is a reference to actor Patrick Swayze (1952 - 2009), who starred in the 1989 action film “Roadhouse”. Dean and Lee also refer to “Road House rules” when preparing to remove two thugs from the bar. Road house rules are: "Never underestimate your opponent; take it outside; and be nice"
- Lorna takes Dean’s cell phone, but jokes, “This is Texas. You can keep your gun.” Texas is one of approximately 14 states that have relatively liberal laws that permit openly carrying a firearm with few limitations
- When Sally is describing Angela, she says Angela loved Jesus and Lee adds “And America, too.” This alludes to lyrics from the song “Free Falling” by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
- Lee was keeping a creature called a marid in his basement. Lee says that as long as the creature is fed human blood, it gives its keeper wealth and good health. In Islamic tradition, a marid is a rebellious demon similar to a djinn in its ability to grant wishes.
- "Workin Man" - by Blues Saraceno (plays during the recap)
- "You Make Me Feel So Good" - by Elijah Honey (plays when Angela and Sally are leaving B's Bar)
- "The House Rules" - by Christian Kane (plays when Dean arrives at Swayze's bar)
- "Cotton Candy" - by Sonny Ellis (plays when Dean and Lee talk)
- "Wicked Hearted Woman - by Sugaray (plays when Dean and Lee talk about John)
- "Good Ol Boys" - (Dean and Lee sing the song together at Swayze's bar)
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