Season 3 Episode 11

Mystery Spot

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Feb 14, 2008 on The CW
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Episode Summary

Dean is killed after looking into a case about the disappearance of a man with Sam. The next morning, Sam is shocked to find Dean alive and is hit with the realization that he is reliving the day before.

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  • coool

  • Great epidode with great acting

    This is a great episode and it shows what a amazing actor Jared Padaleki is. The amount and range of emotion that he shows is incredible. This episode also shows what great writers Supernatural has. They are able to take a concept that has been used many times, turn it on its head and make something new. Funny, suspenseful and very entertaining.
  • Haha amazing and tummy hurting funny and freaking trippy

    Damn this was the craziest episode of Supernatual.

    It had everything.

    The comedy, the storyline, the suspence.... it was all just one hell of a trippy ride!

    i`d watch this episode again.
  • HEATT...OF THE MOVEMENT.....rise n shine SAMMY...

    HEATT...OF THE MOVEMENT.....rise n shine SAMMY... oh love this episode soo much....i can watch it over and over as many times as you want and still laugh as i laughed the first time i watched it.

    Some element are really wonderful about this episode espically the parts where you see the ethusiasm of dean and the grumpy sam who is unable to withstand the pressure of time loop.

    i reallly wonder how they the cast is able to bring such twists in each episode....there are some dialouges like the ones when dean tries to prove that they aren't caught in a time loop arguing with sam:

    Dean Winchester: [after Sam caught the falling hot sauce bottle] Nice reflexes.

    Sam Winchester: I knew it was going happen, Dean. I know everything that's going to happen.

    Dean Winchester: You don't know *every*thing.

    Sam Winchester: Yeah, I do.

    [in unison with Dean]

    Sam Winchester: Yeah right. Nice guess. It wasn't guess.

    Dean Winchester: [in unison] Right, you're a mind reader. Cut it out Sam. Sam! You think you're being funny but you're being really, really childish. Sam Winchester wears make-up. Sam Winchester cries his way through sex. Sam Winchesters keeps a ruler by the bed and every morning when he wakes up- okay, enough!

    THIS EPISODE TOTALLY DESERVES A 10.....TOTALLY DUE TO THIS DIALOUGE Barney's terms....legenDARYYYYYYYYY.....OR IN MA TERMS....epiDARY....(derived from barney stinson of HIMUM)...:)

  • groundhog day, supernatural style. sam lives through the same tuesday over and over. he watches his brother die time and time again, the same day but a different death. funniest ep ever.moreless

    this is definately my favorite supenatural episode of all time. i can watch it over and over again, hint, hint. sam and dean visit a town to investigate the disappearance of a scientist investigating the town's "mystery spot". they plan on visiting the landmark and dean dies tragically in an accident. sam wakes up the next morning, to the tune of asia'a "heat of the moment" and is shocked to see is brother still alive! sam is going through a kind of "groundhog day", reliving the same day over and over again, and each time dean dies a different death. how can he stop it and save dean? we find out it's the trickster and he wants to see how far sam will go to save dean from fullfilling his deal with the crossroad demon. although this ep doesn't have the usual dark tone the series is known for, it's a great change of pace and funny as hell, no pun intended. as someone who grew up in the 80's, hearing heat of the moment played about a dozen or so times was awesome. and even though i don't want to see dean die, some of his deaths in this ep were just outright hilarious. getting squashed by the piano and sam accidentally killing him. once the hilarity ends, we realize the lengths sam will go to save his brother. this is one you can't miss.moreless
Brock Johnson

Brock Johnson


Guest Star

Rob deLeeuw

Rob deLeeuw

Piano Mover

Guest Star

Lloyd Berry

Lloyd Berry

Mr. Pickett

Guest Star

Richard Speight Jr.

Richard Speight Jr.


Recurring Role

Jim Beaver

Jim Beaver

Bobby Singer

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • When we first see Dean having a shower and we see his hair, it is all flat, and then the second time we see him, it has been pulled into a mohawk.

    • The first time around when Sam and Dean come out of the Diner, a heavyset lady in red and her partner leave from a store next door. She can still be viewed in the background up to the time Dean bumps the blond. This couple does not show up in any of the subsequent loops. Even though the other loops don't show the couple coming out of the store, they should still be seen in the background.

    • During the second Tuesday discussion, after the blond bumps Dean there is a couple that walks across the screen from right to left, twice.

  • QUOTES (14)

    • Sam: You don't remember any of this?
      Dean: Any of what?
      Sam: This. Like it's happened before?
      Dean: You mean like deja vu?
      Sam: No, like it' it's really happened before.
      Dean: Yeah, like deja vu.
      Sam: Forget about deja vu! I'm asking you if it feels like we're living yesterday all over again?
      Dean: Okay, how is that not...?
      Sam: Don't say it!

    • Dean: Rise and shine, Sammy!
      (Sam, realizing it's Wednesday, gets up and hugs Dean)
      Dean: How many Tuesdays did you have?
      Sam: Enough.

    • Dean: All right, all right. We'll go tonight after closing, get us a nice long look.
      Sam: Wait… what? No!
      Dean: Why not?
      Sam: Uhhh…. Let's just go now – right now. Business hours! Nice and crowded.
      Dean: My god, you're a freak.

    • Dean: I'm not gonna die; not today.
      Sam: Twice now I've watched you die and I can't. I won't do it again, okay? You're just gonna have to believe me. Please?
      Dean: Okay. I still think you're nuts, but... okay, whatever this is, we'll figure it out.

    • Sam: (looking at alarm playing Back in Time) It's Wednesday!
      Dean: Yeah, which usually comes after Tuesday. Turn that thing off, would ya?
      Sam: What, are you kidding? This isn't the most beautiful song you ever heard?
      Dean: No! Geez, how many Tuesdays did you have?

    • (after Dean gets hit by a car)
      Dean: And?
      Sam: And what?
      Dean: Did it look cool, like in the movies?
      Sam: You peed yourself.
      Dean: Of course I peed myself. Man gets hit by a car, you think he has full control over his bladder? Come on!

    • Dean: You mean we can't even go out for breakfast?
      Sam: You'll thank me when it's Wednesday.
      Dean: Whatever that means.

    • Trickster: Whoever said Dean was the dysfunctional one has never seen you with a sharp object in your hands.

    • Trickster: Sam, there's a lesson here that I've been trying to drill into that freakish Cro-Magnon skull of yours.

    • Trickster: Dean's your weakness. The bad guys know it too. It's gonna be the death of you, Sam. Sometimes you've just gotta let people go.

    • Dean: Sammy, I get all tingly when you take control like that.

    • Sam: Yesterday was Tuesday but today is Tuesday too!
      Dean: ...yeah. You're totally balanced.

    • Sam and Dean: (in unison) Yeah, right. Nice guess. Right you're a mind reader. Cut it out, Sam. Sam. You think you're being funny but you're being really, really childish. Sam Winchester wears makeup. Sam Winchester cries his way through sex. Sam Winchester keeps a ruler by the bed and every morning when he wakes up... okay, enough!

    • Sam: I had a weird dream.
      Dean: Yeah? Clowns or midgets?

  • NOTES (3)

    • Music: Heat of the Moment (Asia), Back in Time (Huey Lewis and the News)

    • Injoke: The song that plays when Sam wakes up on each new Tuesday was sung by Eric Cartman in the South Park episode "Kenny Dies," in which Kenny (a character who dies and returns each episode) died for "real" and stayed that way for some time.

    • International Airdates:
      Denmark: March 2, 2008 on TV3
      Australia: March 3, 2008 on Network 10
      UK: April 6, 2008 on ITV2
      Latin America: May 7, 2008 on Warner Channel
      Norway: August 17, 2008 on TVNorge
      Spain: November 2, 2008 on AXN
      Sweden: November 16, 2008 on Kanal 5
      Portugal: January 15, 2009 on RTP2
      Germany: March 9, 2009 on Premiere Film
      Finland: July 2, 2009 on Sub
      New Zealand: September 11, 2009 on TV2
      Czech Republic: April 2, 2010 on Prima COOL
      Slovakia: September 29, 2010 on Markiza


    • Trickster: Holy Full Metal Jacket!
      Referencing the 1987 movie starring Matthew Modine and R. Lee Ermey, and chronicling new Marine recruits during the Vietnam war, and the stress they are exposed to that causes them to sometimes snap.

    • Trickster: You're Travis Bickle in a skirt, pal.

      Referencing the character played by Robert De Niro in the 1976 movie Taxi Driver. De Niro plays a mentally unstable Vietnam veteran who decides to "protect" a teenage prostitute.

    • Dean: Like Groundhog Day?
      Referencing the 1993 movie featuring Bill Murray as a weatherman who finds himself reliving the same day over... and over... and over again.

    • Dean: It all seems a little too X-Files to me.
      Referencing the TV series that premiered in 1993 and ran for nine seasons, and featured David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson as FBI agents investigating the paranormal. A number of crew on Supernatural worked on the series.

    • Dean: Okay, Kojak. Let's get some air.
      Referencing the TV series of the same name that premiered in 1973, and featured Telly Savalas as a bald Greek police detective who sucked on lollipops and uttered the phrase "Who loves ya, baby?"