I suspect there will be mixed reactions to “Bitten,” somewhere along the divisive lines drawn by Season 3's “Ghostfacers.” Personally, I dug it.
Kate: Look, I mean, there's got to be an explanation for this.
Kate: It... was self-defense.
Brian: Eating a heart is self-defense?
Sam: Dude, two burgers?
Dean: Hey, I didn't eat at Big P's for at least a year, okay? Clear eyes and clogged arteries--can't lose.
Kate: (about Sam and Dean) First things first, those guys... those guys aren't FBI, all right? I'm pretty sure that FBI agents don't say "awesome" that much. You know? And--and they definitely don't hunt and kill college kids.
Mike: Did--did they say anything else?
Brian: Dude, they just sat and talked about how they've been apart for a year. You were probably right about that whole office-romance thing.
Dean: Hey, Sam?
Dean: Do I really say "awesome" a lot?
Sam: No. No, no, no.
Music: What's the Matter (Milo Green Meanings)
After the opening title card, the episode airs without commercials or credits for the next 20 minutes. At the end, the leading crew are listed, then the stars, then the guest stars, then the end credits.
Canada: October 28, 2012 on SPACE
Australia: November 5, 2012 on Eleven
Norway: December 6, 2012 on FEM
Kate: But of the two, I prefer Last Year at Marienbad.
Referencing the 1961 French movie in which an unnamed man and woman meet at a chateau. The man believe that they met at Marienbad, the woman says that they didn't, enigmatic conversations ensue. Another unnamed man may or not be the woman's husband. They walk through corridors and the first man provides voiceovers such as, "Empty salons. Corridors. Salons. Doors. Doors. Salons. Empty chairs, deep armchairs, thick carpets. Heavy hangings. Stairs, steps. Steps, one after the other. Glass objects, objects still intact, empty glasses. A glass that falls, three, two, one, zero. Glass partition, letters."
Brian: Look look look. Starsky and Hutch.
Referencing the '70s TV series starring Paul Michael Glaser and David Soul, respectively, as two hip plainclothes detectives. The show was later revived as a movie in 2004, starring Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson in the title roles.
Michael: Rizzoli and Isles
Referencing the TNT series of the same name, which features a police detective (Rizzoli) and a medical examiner (Isles) teaming up to solve crimes. The series is based on the crime novels of Tess Gerritsen. The main story arc deals with their attempts to bring an infamous serial killer, Hoyt, to justice and to keep him from perpetuating his crimes through his apprentices.
Dean: Clear eyes, clogged arteries, can't lose.
A reference to the TV show Friday Night Lights, where the main characters' football team, the Panthers, have the team motto "clear eyes, full hearts, can't lose".
Kate: I know you two idiots are gonna go shoot cut scenes for Jackass.
Referencing the MTV series (2000-02) and big-screen adaptations that involve a bunch of guys playing pranks and pulling dangerous stunts in the name of entertainment. One stunt led to a teenager injuring himself trying to recreate it, drawing the wrath of Congress.
Michael: It's like Dumber & Dumber 3.
Referencing the 1994 comedy movie featuring two moronic friends who go on a cross-country trip to settle in Aspen and return a briefcase to a woman who one of them has fallen in love with. The movie inspired a prequel and a TV series, and a sequel in production as of the time this episode aired.
Brian: Are you an X-File?
Referencing the long-running Fox series The X-Files (1993-2002) starring David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson as Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, FBI agents who investigate various alien and supernatural phenomena.
Dean: Not unless you want to put an APB out on Rocky Raccoon.
Referencing the song of the same name from The Beatles' White Album (1968). The song, a folk ballad, has nothing to do with raccoons. It describes a love triangle when a boy, Rocky Raccoon, goes after the man who ran off with Rocky's girlfriend.
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