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Season 2 Episode 8

Crossroad Blues

Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Nov 16, 2006 on The CW
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Episode Summary


Dean calls a demon to make a deal to save a man named Evan Hudson, in exchange for himself. While making the deal, the demon confronts Dean’s worst nightmare about their dad.

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  • this was a good ep

    in this ep of the show supernatural they come accoss this crossroads and turns out they find out that people were making deals and they were being killed not so long after they made them and dean and sam go there to check it out and they find out that a man is going to die for it and dean wants to make a deal to save him and then the deamon that comes startes to tell information about there dad this was a very good ep and i thought it was one of the best of season 2 and it was intense and interestingmoreless
  • Demons

    In this case we're dealing with another demon, but not the one that Sam and Dean are looking for. Something feels off about this episode; it feels less structured and organized than other episodes. All the cases of death in the beginning felt pretty pointless like they didn't really accumulate to much outside of giving the Winchester brothers their next clue to solving the case. The victims were basically without a soul. It just felt like too many characters were introduced, and the Bluesman guy wasn't all too interesting. Things didn't get better until the end when Dean showed off some impressive acting with his deep emotional connection with his dad that remains strong.moreless
  • Good episode.

    In this episode Sam and Dean find out they are dealing with people that have made deals with a crossroads demon and the time is up on their deal. Dean wants to stop a guy from dying by making his own deal with the demon and it ends up to be a very enlightening conversation. Dean is told about what John did for him.

    It has been a while since I saw this epidode but I think Sam and Dean found a way to save that guy. When Dean tells Sam what the demon told him Sam wants to know if he was seriously considering making a deal.moreless
  • This episode was an emotional episode but it was boring.

    This episode was about several people making deals with a demon at the crossroads at Lloyd's Bar. After ten years pass hell hounds come to collect their souls. This storyline was used to explore how Dean was feeling about his suspicion that his father had made a deal with the demon in order to save his life. Sam's and Dean's suspicion about what their father had did was confirmed in this episode. Additional information was revealed about exactly where John Winchester was. He was being tormented in hell. Jensen Ackles really did a good job in the scene where the demon was telling him this and trying to get him to make a deal to bring his father back. Dean was tempted but ended up not doing it. I have to admit that I was kind of confused about who had first summoned the demon. Since it started in the 1930's, I thought that the musician had summoned the demon instead of the painter. This episode covered a lot of ground but I found myself bored. Supernatural isn't even scary anymore. Last season the episodes were a better mix of action and character development. This season seems to be all character development and little action. Don't get me wrong I like character development but I think the right mix of character development and action makes for better episodes.moreless
  • Selling souls


    Season 2

    Episode 8: Crossroad Blues

    Sam and Dean investigate a town where people start dying and discover that the people in there are making deals with demons. A crossroad demon reveals to Dean how his father gave his life to save Dean.

    Cool, entertainning, interesting, amazing episode. I really liked it, I wouldnt say one of the bests of the season (or the whole series) but yes, it was rlly good. It had its fun and comedy too. I laughed rlly hard when Dean showed Sam the picture of the hell hound and said: "I bet those dogs can hump the crap out of your leg." Classic!moreless
La Monde Byrd

La Monde Byrd

Robert Johnson

Guest Star

John Lafayette

John Lafayette

George Darrow

Guest Star

Jeannette Sousa

Jeannette Sousa

Dean's Demon

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Trivia: As Sam and Dean approach Evan Hudson's house, we can see a sign on the fence gate which reads "Beware of Dog."

    • At around 15:31, during the scene when the brothers are walking up the stairs to talk to George, Jensen messes up his lines twice, but is able to cover the mistakes.

    • If the demon took the lives of people who made a deal with them for ten years, why did Robert Johnson die eight years later and not ten as it was supposed to be?

  • QUOTES (16)

    • Sam: Architect Shawn Boyden plummeted to his death from the roof of his home, a condominium he designed.
      Dean: Hmm, build a high-rise and then jump off the top of it. That's classy.

    • Dean's Demon: See, people talk about Hell, but it's just a word. Doesn't even come close to describing the real thing.
      Dean: Shut your mouth, bitch.
      Dean's Demon: If you could see your poor daddy, hear the sounds he makes 'cause he can't even scream...

    • Dean: What do they got on you?
      Sam: I'm sure they haven't posted it yet.
      Dean: What, no accessory? Nothing?
      Sam: Shut up.
      Dean: (laughs) You're jealous.
      Sam: No, I'm not!

    • Dean: C'mon, we're not demons!
      Sam: Any other bright ideas?

    • Dean: I swear... if this is another freakin' Pomeranian barking in the neighbor's yard...

    • Sam: Hey, Dean?
      Dean: Yeah?
      Sam: When you were trapping that demon, you weren't... I mean, it was all a trick, right? You never considered actually making that deal, right? (Dean doesn't answer)

    • Dean: How could (Dad) do it?
      Sam: He did it for you.
      Dean: Exactly. How am I supposed to live with that? You know, the thought of him, wherever he is right now. He spent his whole life chasing that yellow-eyed son-of-a-bitch. He should have gone out fighting. That was supposed to be his legacy. You know? Not bargaining with the damn thing. Not this.

    • Dean: What the hell was that for?
      Dean's Demon: Sealing the deal.
      Dean: You know, I usually like to be warned before I'm violated with demon tongue.

    • Dean: Well, we know a little about a lot of things, just enough to make us dangerous.

    • Dean: That doctor lady? Wherever she's running, she ain't running fast enough.

    • Dean: I don't know what this thing is.
      Sam: You mean Carly's Myspace address?
      Dean: Yeah, Myspace. What the hell is that? Seriously, is that like, some sort of porn site?

    • Sam: So?
      Dean: Secretary's name is Carly. She's 23, she kayaks, and, uh, they're real.
      Sam: You didn't happen to ask her if she's seen any black dogs lately, did you?

    • Sam: But anyways, whatever they are, they're big, nasty...
      Dean: Yeah, bet they could hump the crap out of your leg. Look at that one, huh? (Sam sighs) What? They could.

    • Sam: In fact the authorities are a little confused as to how a wild dog could get past the doorman, take the elevator up, and start roaming the halls of the cushiest joint in town.

    • Sam: So much for our low profile. You got a warrant in St. Louis and now you're officially in the feds' database.
      Dean: Dude, I'm like Dillinger or something.

    • Dean: What do you got on the case there, you innocent, harmless young man you?

  • NOTES (5)

    • Music: Crossroad Blues by Robert Johnson, Hair of the Dog by Nazareth, Key to the Highway by Big Bill Broonzy, Downhearted Blues by Son House, Hell Hound on my Trail by Robert Johnson

    • Injoke: Dr. Silvia Growman is hiding at the Baskerville Motel. Arthur Conan Doyle's story, The Hound of the Baskervilles, featured Sherlock Holmes struggling with a violent ghostly dog.

    • Injoke: Lloyd's Bar references the Stanley Kubrick film based on the Stephen King novel The Shining. Jack Nicholson portraying Jack Torrance states that he would sell his soul for a drink and magically a bartender by the name of Lloyd appears with a fully stocked bar. Both in The Shining and Supernatural, characters go to Lloyd's Bar and sell their souls.

    • The preview at the end of "The Usual Suspects" showed the Red Eyed Demon's eyes as being yellow, in order to tease the audience into believing it was a confrontation with the central antagonist of the series. The eyes were completely yellow, rather than only the cornea as in the show.

    • International Air Dates:
      Denmark: January 21, 2007 on TV3
      UK: March 25, 2007 on LIVING
      Portugal: April 30, 2007 on AXN
      France: October 8, 2007 on TF6
      Germany: February 11, 2008 on Premiere Serie
      Italy: July 22, 2008 on Rai2
      The Netherlands: January 25, 2009 on NET5


    • Dean: His house probably isn't up next on MTV Cribs, is it?
      MTV Cribs is a reality television show on MTV. It showcases the homes of various celebrities, actors, musicians, and athletes.

    • Dean: Maybe his place is full of babes in Princess Leia bikinis.
      Reference to the costume worn by Princess Leia after her capture by Jabba the Hutt, in Star Wars, Episode VI: Return of the Jedi.

    • Dean: Nobody put a gun to their head and forced 'em to play Let's Make a Deal.
      Let's Make a Deal is a game-show which premiered on Dec. 30, 1963, in which contestants competed in a variety of games for a chance at cash, cars, vacations and other prizes. Games included picking a wallet with an unspecified amount of cash from a selection, choosing between doors, spinning wheels, and trading with host Monty Hall for a variety of rarely carried items (e.g., a hard-boiled egg). It ended its run in 1977, and has been revived for a number of short-lived re-incarnations a number of times since. Reruns of the original 1970s episodes, as well as episodes from some of the 1980s incarnations are currently being aired on the Game Show Network.

    • Sam: So it's just like the Robert Johnson legend, right? I mean, "selling your soul at the crossroads" kinda deal?
      Legendary blues singer Robert Johnson (1911-1938) allegedly signed his soul to the devil at a crossroad in Mississippi in exchange for being a great blues musician.

    • Picture
      The image shown of a black dog is actually titled "Fenrir Und Tyr" and was illustrated by John Bauer in 1911. Fenrir was a wolf who bites the hand off of a Norse war god named Tyr.