Father Thomas Gregory
Frank the Pedophile
When Zach's room is shaking and his TV falls over you can clearly see that the power cord is neatly tied up and unplugged.
According to Dean's cellular phone listing, he's playing Kashmir by Led Zeppelin, but he's actually playing Down On Love by Jamie Dunlap.
When Zach's room is shaking, his lamp falls and breaks, but the light from the light bulb stays on.
When Sam is talking to the patient in the mental institute at the beginning of the show, he pulls a metal chair up to talk to her. No top-security mental hospital or low-level clinic would ever place any kind of movable furniture in a patient's room because the patient could harm him/herself or others.
Dean: Let me guess, you were personally chosen to smite some sinner. You just got to wait for some divine bat signal, is that it?
Sam: She's living in a locked ward, and she's totally at peace.
Dean: Oh yeah, you're right. Sounds completely sane.
Sam: And this angel…
Gloria: Spoke God's word.
Sam: And the word was… to kill someone?
Sam: So, no disturbances lately?
Gloria: You mean am I stark raving cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs?
Sam: It appeared before me and I just... this feeling washed over me. Like peace. Like grace.
Dean: Okay, ecstasy boy. Maybe we'll get you some glow sticks and a nice Dr. Seuss hat.
Father Reynolds: What are you doing? What is this?
Sam: Father, please, I can explain. Um... actually, maybe I can't. Um, this is, uh, a séance.
Father Reynolds: A séance? Young man, you are in a house of God.
Sam: It's based on early Christian rites if that helps any.
Sam: I don't know, Dean, I just, uh, I wanted to believe so badly. It's so damned hard to do this, what we do. All alone, you know. And…there's so much evil out in the world, Dean, I feel like I could drown in it. And when I think about my destiny, when I think about how I could end up…
Dean: Yeah, well, don't worry about that, all right? I'm watching out for you.
Sam: Yeah, I know you are. But you're just one person, Dean. And I needed to think that there was something else watching too, you know? Some higher power, some greater good. And that maybe I…
Dean: Maybe what?
Sam: Maybe I could be saved.
Sam: You know, Gloria said the guy was guilty to the deepest foundation.
Dean: You think she literally meant the foundation?
(Sam enters the motel room, while Dean is sitting on the bed listening to the police radio)
Dean: Did you bring quarters?
Sam: Dude, I'm not enabling your sick habit. You're like one of those lab rats that pushes the pleasure button instead of the food button until it dies.
Dean: What're you talking about, I eat.
Dean: Man, you have got to try this because there really is magic in the magic fingers.
Sam: Dude. You're enjoying that way too much. It's kinda making me uncomfortable.
Dean: What am I supposed to do? You got me on lockdown here. I'm bored out of my skull.
Sam: Hey, you were the bank robber on the 11 o'clock news, not me.
Father Reynolds: So, you're interested in joining the parish?
Dean: Yeah, well you know, we just don't feel right unless we hit church every Sunday.
Father Reynolds: So where'd you say you lived before?
Dean: Freedmont, Texas.
Father Reynolds: Really? That's a nice town. St. Theresa's parish. You must know the priest there.
Dean: Sure, yeah... no, it's Father... O'Malley.
Father Reynolds: I know a Father Shaughnessy.
Dean: Shaughnessy. Exactly... what did I say?
Sam: Why would you do that?
Gloria: Because it was God's will.
Sam: Did God talk to you?
Gloria: I get the sense God's a little busy for house calls.
Sam: Dude, all right, I'll admit, we've gone pretty ghetto with spellwork before, but this takes the cake! I mean, a Spongebob placemat instead of an altar cloth?!
Dean: We'll just put it Spongebob-side down.
Dean: If Father Gregory's spirit is around, the seance will bring him right to us. If it's him, then we'll put him to rest.
Sam: What if it's an angel and won't show? Nothing will happen.
Dean: Exactly. It's one of the perks of the job, Sam, we don't have to operate on faith. We can know for sure. Don't you want to know for sure?
Dean: What's next, you're going to start praying every day?
Sam: I do.
Sam: I do pray every day, I have for a long time.
Dean: The things you learn about a guy.
Dean: I'll tell you who else had faith like that. Mom. She used to tell me when she tucked me in that angels were watching over us. In fact, that was the last thing she ever said to me.
Sam: You never told me that.
Dean: What's to tell? She was wrong. There was nothing protecting her. There's no higher power, there's no God. There's just chaos, violence, random unpredictable evil, that comes outta nowhere, rips you to shreds.
Dean: Well, I think I learned a valuable lesson. Always take down your Christmas decorations after New Year's, or you might get filleted by a hooker from God. Ha.
Sam: I'm laughing on the inside.
Dean: Hey, you know what, there's a ton of lore on unicorns, too. I hear they ride on silver moonbeams, and they shoot rainbows out of their ass.
Sam: Wait, there's no such thing as unicorns?
Dean: That's cute.
Music: Knocking On Heaven's Door by Bob Dylan, Down on Love by Jamie Dunlap
This episode was also known as "Touched."
Only the audio can be heard, but the show playing on Gloria's TV is The Drew Carey Show.
International Air Dates:
Denmark: February 25, 2007 on TV3
Australia: April 30, 2007 on Ten
Portugal: May 4, 2007 on AXN
Germany: March 19, 2008 on Premiere Serie
Italy: August 12, 2008 on Rai2
The Netherlands: March 1, 2009 on NET5
New Zealand: April 24, 2009 on TV2
Houses Of The Holy is the title of a Led Zeppelin album and is also the title of a song off of the album Physical Graffiti.
Dean: We'll just put it Spongebob-side down.
Referencing the popular Nickelodeon animated TV show, SpongeBob SquarePants, and the main character, a yellow sponge that wears pants, works as a fry cook, and lives in a pineapple under the sea.
Dean: Since when are you all Mr. 700 Club?
The 700 Club is the longest-running Christian program beginning in 1966 and hosted by Pat Robertson. It is a mixture of news, commentaries and interviews about Christian life.
Dean: You just got to wait for some divine bat signal, is that it?
Referencing the spotlight given by Batman to the police of Gotham City to summon him when necessary. It first appeared in Detective Comics #60 (February 1942), and typically Commissioner Gordon uses it when he needs to talk to the Caped Crusader. It projects a bat-shaped silhouette onto the clouds.
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