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.
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?
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?
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?
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?
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.
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
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.
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
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: Dude, I am like Dillinger or something.
Reference to John Dillinger an infamous gangster, of the Depression years. bank robber, considered by some as a Robin Hood, others a new breed of criminal. The first movie made about Dillinger and his exploits was in 1945 staring Lawrence Tierney, and a remake again in 1973 staring Warren Oates.
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.
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.
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