Supernatural

Season 1 Episode 20

Dead Man's Blood

12
Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Apr 20, 2006 on The CW
8.7
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Episode Summary

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To obtain a mystic gun capable of destroying the demon that killed their mother, Sam and Dean must team up with their father John and face off against vampires.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • To obtain a mystic gun capable of destroying the demon that killed their mother, Sam and Dean must team up with their father John and face off against vampires.

    9.5
    To obtain a mystic gun capable of destroying the demon that killed their mother, Sam and Dean must team up with their father John and face off against vampires. I don't feel like this storyline is done yet. Some of the vampires lived at the very end of the episode which leads me to think that they will be back in some capacity. I liked the lead vampire in this epsiode - it was a shame that he died. Overall, I thought the case itself ws very well done and I liked how they brought the Dad back for what seems to be for at least the rest of the season.moreless
  • The Colt and Family Issues

    9.5
    In this episode, we finally get to see some real interaction between Sam and John. Sam just won't follow orders the way Dean has always done and that's one of the issues that him and his father have. John treats the boys as soldiers and Sam just wants to be treated as a normal person. He doesn't want to be given orders and kept in the dark by their father anymore. We also find out that there was a weapon built in the 1800s that will kill anything. The Winchesters are trying to get their hands on the weapon but have to go through a group of vampires to get it. John finally has a way to kill THE Demon.moreless
  • this was a good ep

    9.0
    in this ep of the show supernatural sam and dean and there dad are still on the hunt tring to get ahold of the deamon that killed there mother and they realize there is a mystical weapon that can kill anything or praticly anything the its the colt and they must go and try to find it and to get it they got to go throug vampires to get ahold of it this was a good ep i thought and very interesting and it had its funnyness and that is why i gave it a 9 insteado of anything lowermoreless
  • Already making way for the next arc.

    8.5
    Two unexpected things to come from this episode. First off the use of vampires; then again on a TV series about the Supernatural, vampires and all of its popularity was due an episode sooner or later. The next is the sudden appearance of the father. As sudden as his guest appearance was, what was nice is that before his death, we saw another hunter like Sam and Dean, which is neat letting us know that they aren't the only ones out there. The episode started off strong though it had a bit of trouble finding a great ending. Things sort of felt rushed towards the end, and the whole theme of the father being too controlling didn't feel complete, but the episode did develop the main storyline pretty well, like the hunt of the demon that killed Sam and Dean's mother.moreless
  • Fangtastic

    8.0
    I loved the vampire lore of this episode: Sunlight doesn't do jack, a cross is useless and the only way to kill one is by beheading. It's nice to see an episode where the monster-of-the-week compliments the home front. John Winchester is back, so you know there's gonna be hell to pay. As expected, Sam and John clash heads on several occasions – there's genuine drama to the proceedings because it has taken so long for the brothers to reunite properly with their dad. The colt may come across as a quick-fix, but limiting the amount of bullets is a smart move and it finally gives Dean and Sam a fighting chance. The special effects were really well done during that bullet-time sequence and it appears as though John is sticking around for a while. W00t!moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (5)

    • When Dean and Sam run out of the vampire nest you can see Sam holding the machete in his right hand, but when they get to the cars he doesn't have it. He doesn't have it when they are inside the nest either.

    • When we first see John outside the Impala, the window is completely closed. Then, when John gets in the car, the window is open about halfway, and when John leaves and talks to Dean through the window, the window is open almost all the way.

    • When telling the legend of the Colt, John says it was made the same night in 1835 when all the men died at the Alamo. The Battle of the Alamo, however, occurred in 1836.

    • Daniel's last name was given as Elkins. However, he was listed as D. Elkin in the journal.

    • Trivia: Dean's Dad was the one to give him the Impala.

  • QUOTES (13)

    • Luther: Revenge isn't worth much if you end up dead.

    • Sam: You were the one who said "Don't come back," Dad. You're the one who closed that door, not me! You were just pissed off you couldn't control me anymore!

    • Dean: So they're really not afraid of the sun.
      John: Direct sunlight hurts like a nasty sunburn. The only way to kill 'em is by beheading... and yeah, they sleep during the day. Doesn't mean they won't wake up.

    • Kate: Car trouble? Let me give you a lift. Take you back to my place.
      Dean: Ah, I'll pass. I usually draw the line at necrophilia.
      Kate: Ooh! (picks Dean up with one hand)
      Dean: I don't normally get this friendly 'til the second date, but...
      Kate: You know, we could have some fun. I always like to make new friends.
      Dean: Sorry. Don't really stay with a chick that long, definitely not eternity.

    • Dean: Vampires. Gets funnier every time I hear it.

    • Girl: So you're just going to kill me?
      Kate: Oh no, we're going to take you so high you're never going to come down.

    • John: Scares the hell out of me. You two are all I've got. Well, I guess we are stronger as a family. So, we go after this damn thing...together.
      Sam and Dean: Yes, sir.

    • John: So boys.
      Sam: Yes, sir.
      John: You ignored a direct order back there.
      Sam: Yes, sir.
      Dean: Yeah, but we saved your ass.
      John: You're right.
      Dean: I am?

    • Sam: You can't treat us like this.
      John: Like what?
      Sam: Like children.
      John: You are my children. I'm trying to keep you safe.
      Dean: Dad, all due respect, but that's a bunch of crap.
      John: Excuse me?

    • Sam: Hey, Dad, whatever happened to that college fund?
      John: Spent it on ammo.

    • John: Get back in the car.
      Sam: No.
      John: I said, get back in the car.
      Sam: Yeah. And I said no.

    • John: Dean, why don't you touch up your car, before you get rust. I wouldn't have given you the damn thing if I thought you were going to ruin it.

    • Sam: Hey, there's salt over here, right inside the door.
      Dean: You mean like "protection against demons" salt or "oops, I spilled the popcorn" salt?

  • NOTES (3)

    • During the shooting of this episode in Stanley Park, the police locked down the area due to a sniper sighting. The sighting, however, turned out to be a crew member's aluminum briefcase which resembled a rifle case and scared some tourists.

    • International Airdates:
      Denmark: May 21, 2006 on TV3
      Portugal: February 19, 2007 on AXN
      France: February 26, 2007 on TF6
      Belgium: August 15, 2007 on VT4
      Germany: March 8, 2008 on ProSieben
      The Netherlands: November 16, 2008 on NET5

    • Music: Strange Face of Love by Tito and Tarantula, House is Rocking by Stevie Ray Vaughan, Searching For the Truth by MasterSource, Trailer Trash by MasterSource

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • Band
      The band Tito and Tarantula whose song Strange Face of Love is featured in the show performs as the vampire band in the strip club in Robert Rodriguez's vampire/action film From Dusk Til Dawn.

    • Dean: Sounds more like That's Incredible than Twilight Zone.
      Referring to two TV shows - That's Incredible was a reality show that looked at amazing people. Twilight Zone in its three different incarnations told stories of the supernatural.

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