airdate: January 10, 2006
directed by Kim Manners
written by Patrick Sean Smith
teleplay by John Shiban
|The boys receive a call from their father, but he tells them to stop looking for him and sends them on another ghost-hunting job. Frustrated with their father's evasiveness, Sam sets out alone to find him while Dean stays back to obey his father. Dean investigates a small town in Indiana where couples have gone missing the same day each year and discovers the farmers are sacrificing them to a Pagan God who takes the form of a scarecrow.|
- Dean: Dude, you fugly.
- Dean: I hope your apple pie is freakin' worth it!
- Dean: What made you change your mind?
Sam: I didn't. I still wanna find dad. And you're still a pain in the ass.
- Who / what is Meg, and what does she want with Sam?
- What is John doing in California?
- Sam and Dean are actually willing to part when they disagree strongly.
- In the end, Sam realizes he'd rather be with Dean than on his own.
- The trees in the orchard are not apple trees, they are in fact hazelnuts.
- There is no Burkitsville, Indiana, but Burkittsville, MD, is the site of the movie, The Blair Witch Project.
- William P. Davis, who plays the professor who Dean goes to see, was "the smoking man" on The X-Files for several seasons.
- Colepitz - "Puppet"
- Bad Company - "Bad Company"
- Creedence Clearwater Revival - "Lodi"
There are several references to the movie The Wizard of Oz:
- the Scarecrow
- an "If I only had a brain" quote
- an "into the cellar!" moment
- apple trees
- the girl's name of Emily ("Em" for short, the same name as Dorothy's aunt)
- Emily living with her aunt and uncle
Witness the miracle: Faith healer Roy Le Grange cures Dean after an accident leaves him near death. Witness the terror: For every life Le Grange saves, another life must end.