Season 3 Episode 3

Bad Day at Black Rock

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Oct 18, 2007 on The CW



  • Trivia

    • When Sam comes out of the restaurant and falls, you see that his knees are scraped and the jeans are torn. Later at the motel, you see that the knees are dirty but there are no holes.

    • When Wayne falls on the fork, we can see it has been pushed up through his mouth a lot further than it was originally standing up. The fork appears to be a lot longer in his mouth.

    • When Bela was walking away from the restaurant table, the blue cloth with the foot in it was in her right hand and the coffee was in her left. The next shot they were opposite with the cloth in her left hand and the coffee in her right. She couldn't have maneuvered a change that fast.

    • When the army medic walks into Wayne and Grossman's apartment, Wayne shoves the rabbit's foot back into the cursed box. Then in a later shot, Wayne looks at the foot, and it is lying neatly on the table when no one had moved it.

    • Trivia: The bumper stickers on the back of Kubrick's RV read:
      "How would Jesus drive?"
      "Don't make me come down there. -GOD" and
      "Bethlehem or bust"

    • When Sam and Dean are at the hotel after Sam loses his shoe, there is a brief shot of them walking where he has shoes on both feet. Later on, when he's sitting in the chair, his shoe is missing again.

  • Quotes

    • (Bela flirts with Sam)
      Dean: Dude, if you are ever gonna get lucky...
      Sam: Shut up.

    • (Dean shows Sam a sheaf of lottery scratcher tickets)
      Sam: Dean, c'mon.
      Dean: What? Hey, that was my gun he was aiming at your head. My gun don't jam, so that was a lucky break. Not to mention them taking themselves out, also a lucky break. (holds a scratcher out to Sam) Here, scratch one. C'mon, Sam. Scratch and win!
      Sam: (scratching) Dean, it's gotta be cursed somehow. Otherwise, Dad wouldn't have locked it up.
      (Dean grabs the ticket and checks it out)
      Dean: $1,200. You just won $1,200. Ha ha! Whooo! I dunno, man, it doesn't seem that cursed to me. (whips out another ticket for Sam to scratch)

    • (Dean telling Bobby on the phone that Sam lost the rabbit's foot)
      Dean: Bobby listen listen... this ehh... hot chick stole it from him. I'm serious... in her mid 20s... she was sharp you know good enough with the con to play us... and she only gave the guys she hired a name probably an alias something.... Luigi or something.
      (Dean looks at Sam with a confused look)
      Sam: Lugosi.
      Dean: Lugosi.
      Bobby: Lugosi??... Lugo.... oh crap.. it's probably Bela.
      Dean: Bela Lugosi?? (sarcastically) Oh that's cute.

    • Sam: Dean...
      Dean: Hey, back off, jinx. I'm bringing home the bacon.

    • Dean: Anyhoo, this has been charming, but uh, look at the time. Oh and this... (pulls out rabbit's foot) ...looks like you're not the only one with sticky fingers. If it's any consolation, I think you're a truly awful person. (Bela shoots at Dean) See you.

    • Dean: So, you know the truth, about what's really going on out there, and this is what you decide to do with it? You become a thief?
      Bela: I procure unique items for a select clientèle.
      Dean: Yeah, a thief.
      Bela: No, a great thief.

    • Dean: Oh, wow! It's my first sawed-off. I made it myself. Sixth grade.

    • Dean: So you're only out for yourself, huh? It's all about number one?
      Bela: Being a hunter is so much more noble? A bunch of obsessed, revenge driven sociopaths trying to save a world that can't be saved?
      Dean: Well, aren't you a glass half-full?

    • Dean: What the hell is wrong with you? You don't just go around shooting people like that!
      Bela: Relax, it's a shoulder hit. I can aim. Besides, who here hasn't shot a few people?

    • Bela: (after burning the foot) Thanks very much. I'm out of one and a half million and on the bad side of a very powerful, fairly psychotic buyer.
      Dean: Wow, I really don't feel bad about that. Sam?
      Sam: Nope, not even a little.

    • Dean: But you see, there's something about me that you don't know...
      Kubrick: Yeah, what would that be?
      Dean: It's my lucky day.

    • Bela: You can have the foot... for 1.5 million.
      Dean: Nice. I'll just call my banker.

    • Bela: We're all going to Hell, Dean. Might as well enjoy the ride.

    • (Dean leads Sam into a hotel room)
      Sam: What am I even supposed to do, Dean?
      Dean: Nothing, nothing! Come here. I don't want you doing anything! I want you to sit right here and don't move! Okay? Don't turn on the light, don't turn off the light, don't even scratch your nose!

    • Dean: You're not gonna shoot anybody. See, I happen to be able to read people. And sure you're a thief, fine, but you're not gonna... (Bela shoots Sam)

    • Dean: (to Sam) She knows what your weakness is. It's me!

    • Kubrick: You were right about everything. Sam Winchester is more than a monster. He's the Adversary.
      Gordon: And what happened to convince you?
      Kubrick: God led me to him. And His will is clear.
      Gordon: Okay. Glad to have you on board, Kubrick. But first things first. We got to get me the hell out of here. Because, like I told you before, Sam Winchester must die.

    • Bobby: (to Dean) Watch out for your brother, you idjit.
      Dean: What?
      Sam: I lost my shoe.

    • Kubrick: (to his companion) It's God. He sent us here to do this. It's destiny. (points gun at Sam, tied up in chair)
      Dean: Nope. No destiny. Just a rabbit's foot.

    • Kubrick: I used to think Gordon sent me.
      Sam: (tied up in the chair) Gordon? Oh, come on!
      Kubrick: He wanted me to put a bullet through your head.
      Sam: Yeah. Sounds like him.
      Kubrick: But I'm on a mission from God. (slaps Sam)

    • Kubrick: Don't play with my Jesus.

    • Dean: (after knocking out the robbers) That was a lucky break. (gesturing to object in Sam's hand) Is that a rabbit's foot?
      Sam: I think it is.
      Dean: Huh.

    • Dean: (reading from trophy) 1995.
      Sam: No way. That's my Division Championship soccer trophy. I can't believe he kept this.
      Dean: Probably the closest you ever came to being a boy.

    • Dean: Oh don't go away angry. Just go away.

    • Dean: I'm Batman.
      Sam: (sarcastically) Yeah, you're Batman.

  • Notes

    • Lauren Cohan joins the starring cast in this episode.

    • Music: Women's Wear by Daniel May, Vaya Con Dios by Les Paul & Mary Ford

    • International Airdates:
      Australia: October 29, 2007 on Network Ten
      Brazil: November 21, 2007 on Warner Channel
      Denmark: December 30, 2007 on TV3
      United Kingdom: February 10, 2008 on ITV2
      Norway: June 22, 2008 on TVNorge
      Spain: September 8, 2008 on AXN
      Sweden: September 21, 2008 on Kanal 5
      Portugal: November 20, 2008 on RTP 2
      Germany: February 9, 2009 on Premiere HD
      Finland: May 7, 2009 on Sub
      New Zealand: July 17, 2009 on TV2
      Czech Republic: February 5, 2010 on Prima COOL
      The Netherlands: February 14, 2010 on Net5
      Slovakia: September 10, 2010 on Markiza

  • Allusions

    • Title
      Referencing the 1955 film, Bad Day at Black Rock, starring Spencer Tracy as a man trying to deliver a war medal to a friend's son in the small town of Black Rock. The town, though, has a shameful secret they are willing to keep secret by any means, including murder. Nominated for 3 Oscars.

    • Dean: Pull a little Rain Man. You can be Rain Man.
      Referencing the 1988 movie starring Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman, with Tom Cruise as Charlie Babbit discovering the brother he never had, savant Raymond (Rain Man).

    • Dean: Say goodbye, wascally wabbit.
      Referencing Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd, as soon in various animated shorts, movies, and TV series sch as The Bugs Bunny Show, which features cartoon animals in an animated world. Elmer Fudd and Bugs Bunny were two of them. Elmer was always hunting down Bugs Bunny, who was a rabbit. He was never able to say the 'R' in a word, so whenever he talked to Bugs Bunny or about Bugs Bunny, instead of saying rascally rabbit, he would say "wascally wabbit."

    • Alias: Bela Lugosi
      Although best known as Count Dracula in the 1920s and 30s, Hungarian Born Bela Lugosi is synonymous with the role of "villain" in horror films.

    • Edgar Cayce
      The name John used for his storage unit, Edgar Cayce (1877-1945) was an American who claimed to have psychic abilities and had a significant impact on the New Age movement.

    • Sam: Yeah. You're Batman.
      Batman is a fictional comic book superhero who does not possess superpowers and, instead, makes use of intellect, detective skills, science and technology, wealth, physical prowess, and intimidation in his war on crime.

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