Episode: Season 12, Episode 04
Airdate: November 3, 2016
Directed by: John F. Showalter
Written by: Davy Perez
|While investigating a case involving people dying from stigmata wounds and liquefied .brains, the Winchesters learn a family's dark secret, and are reminded of their own dark past.|
- Dean (after texting Mary and getting upset that she didn't text him back) - "I'm a thirteen year old girl."
- Sam - "Sometimes families do better after a little time apart" Dean - "Yeah, who? The Mansons?"
- Dean (about whether or not he knows God) - "Oh yeah, we're besties."
|Paloma Kwiatkoswki ("Magda Peterson")||Christina Carlisi
|William MacDonald ("Abraham Peterson")||Gig Morton
- Is Dean more angry that Mary left, or afraid that she won't ever come back?
- Are Sam's psychic abilities gone, or merely dormant?
- Will Mr. Ketch eventually try to kill the Winchesters? When will we learn his true mission?
- Azazel still has an unknown number of psychic kids who don't know who they are or what they can do.
- Sam can apparently understand spoken Aramaic
- Castiel and Crowley are still working together to find Lucifer
- Mr. Ketch is still following the Winchesters
- This episode takes place in Mason City, Iowa
- After climbing fences athleticallyfor several seasons, Dean seems to struggle to get over a small railing. Really?
- There is no rodenticide named "Rat Hell"
- How did Mrs. Peterson expect Sam to eat with his hands tied behind his back? Was she planning for him to be a witness and not a victim?
- At the end of the episode, the bus Magda is riding stops at a rest stop in Missouri, but that would be out of the way for a bus traveling from Iowa to California
- "Stigmata" are wounds corresponding the the wounds Christ sustained during the crucifixion
- Dean and Sam use aliases "Father Penn" and "Father DeNiro"; this is a nod to the 1989 movie "We're No Angels" in which Penn and DeNiro portray convicts who pretend to be priests to avoid being captured by the police.
- "Dr. Phil" is a popular television-show therapist
- The "Wicked Witch of the West" was a fictional villain from "The Wizard of Oz"
- "Children of the Corn" was a 1984 horror movie (based on a Stephen King novel) in which a murderous cult of religiously fanatical children worship an evil entity that lives in a corn field.
- The "Mansons" refers to Charles Manson and his murderous, religious cult of followers
- Dean and Sam use aliases Ray Manzarek and James Morrison -- both were members of the band The Doors
- "Papist" refers to those who follow the spiritual recommendations of the pope; it is considered a derogatory term referring to Roman Catholics
- "Down in my heart" -- George Willis Cooke: sung by Magda while she's shackled in the cellar
- "Joshua fit the battle of Jericho" -- African-American spiritual of unknown authorship (possibly copyrighted in 1865 by Jay Roberts): sung by Magda while she's shackled in the cellar
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