Season 2 Episode 6

No Exit

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Nov 02, 2006 on The CW
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Sam and Dean investigate the slayings of blonde women and find that the ghost of the first known serial killer in US history is responsible. Jo disobeys Ellen's wishes and follows them along, and is captured by the ghost.

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  • this was a good ep

    in this ep of the show supernatural dean and sam are on the lookout and turns out they come acrross another case and they think its the first serial killer in american history is responsble for the killings and dean and sam must figure out away to stop it and that is why i gave the show a 9 for being very interesting and intense and it shows that season 2 is very intersting and it keeps getting better and better ep after ep i think the show is going some where there was alot of intense parts in this ep with the killingsmoreless
  • Pretty cool

    Supernatural Season 2 Episode 6 No Exit

    Sam and Dean investigate the disappearence of blonde woman in a building. But Jo, who disobeyed her mother's orders and followed them to the case, is captured by the ghost of the first known serial killer.

    Superb episode. It was amazing and grt. The plot is awesome, the writers did an amazing job. Fascinating episode. And Jo, whos rlly hot, made an interesting part for the episode. Dean seemed to be wanting Jo, and that would have been interesting. And at the end, Ellen was rlly pissed, and we then discover that John Winchester screwed up and got Jo's dad killed (that apparently, John killed the guy, said by demon Sam in Born Under a Bad Sign)moreless
  • Damn, excellent!

    Eerily follows the same exact set up as the last episode, yet it feels very original and hardly a rehash. What particularly stands out is the character development of Jo; really presented her eagerness and ambition to become a hunter well, yet also shows her inexperience and that her desire can't replace on the job training. That was brilliantly executed. The case itself was also nice; using a real life murderer, one of the worst in American history nonetheless, gave this episode of Supernatural even more authenticity. It was thoroughly entertaining right down to its very ending which didn't end in typical "dig its grave and burn its bones" fashion. As if that weren't good enough, even after his death we're discovering more and more about John Winchester and his relationship with other hunters. It's character development galore in this episode! While an excellent episode that fires on all cylinders, the minor fact that it copies almost to the bone the same set up kind of sets it back, but only by a small increment. Nonetheless, awesome watch!moreless
  • Worst episode EVER!!! The totally worst pile of junk they\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'ve ever done, the only episode where I rooted for the ghost and kept my eye on the clock begging for the pain to stop.moreless

    This episode started out ok with a so-so Scientology joke then quickly went downhill with fan unfavorite Jo taking most of the screen time and forcing poor Sam (a main character mind you)into the roll of coffee boy. To make matters so much worse she comes off a pushy, childish and irritating (instead of just the normal bland tart)THEN gets caught and it\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s a race against time to save her. Personally I would have gone out to lunch and let the ghost kill her the SHOW and the CHARACTERS would be MUCH better off paticularly if Ellen and Ash could join her in her dirt nap. Truelly, HATED this episode which is something I can\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'t say about any episode before.moreless
  • This episode looked better in the previews but turned out to be a dud.

    This episode was for the most part very boring. It was better than Smallville was this week but not by much. Sam and Dean going after the first serial killer was an okay idea. I still do not understand how the spirit was able to get women down into the sewers but just reaching his hand through the grate. Is it just me or does Jo look young enough to be Dean's younger sister instead of a potential love interest? I found her to be really annoying in this episode. There was something missing in this episode and I just could not put my finger on what it was. At the end of the episode I just was not buying the story about John Winchester messing up and Jo's dad getting killed. I think that either Jo is lying or there is more to this story than the writers are letting on at this point in the season. Well I hope that next week's episode is better but judging by the previews I have my doubts.moreless
Lisa Marie Caruk

Lisa Marie Caruk

Teresa Ellis

Guest Star

Brent Chapman

Brent Chapman


Guest Star

Stephen Aberle

Stephen Aberle

H. H. Holmes

Guest Star

Samantha Ferris

Samantha Ferris

Ellen Harvelle

Recurring Role

Alona Tal

Alona Tal

Jo Harvelle

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (6)

    • Though the real H.H. Holmes did have a preference for petite blonds, the remains of over 200 people of all ages and both genders were found in the infamous Murder Castle.

    • In this episode, Jo commented that Moyamensing Prison was built in 1835 and torn down in 1963. In truth, Moyamensing was constructed between 1832-1835, but was actually demolished in 1968.

    • In the scene where Sam and Dean are opening the door to the drainpipes and the camera is looking up at them, Dean hands Sam a rifle with his hand on the rifle. But when the camera changes to above ground Dean is holding on to the butt or handle of the rifle and Sam grabs the barrel.

    • One of the photographs on the table when Sam, Jo, and Dean are discussing Holmes is actually a photograph of Elizabeth Stride, one of the women generally accepted to have been murdered by Jack the Ripper.

    • Trivia: Jo's middle name is Beth.

    • H. H. Holmes had blue eyes, unlike the brown eyes depicted in the episode. Also, when he did sport facial hair, it was normally a moustache.

  • QUOTES (13)

    • Dean: You know, you shouldn't lie to your mom. You shouldn't be here, either.
      Jo: Well, I am, so untwist your boxers and deal with it.

    • Jo: (about school) I didn't belong there! I was a freak with a knife collection!

    • Jo: What are you going to do? Going to chain me up in the basement?
      Ellen: You know what? You've had worse ideas than that recently.

    • Dean: Young girl's been kidnapped by an evil cult.
      Sam: Yeah. The girl got a name?
      Dean: Katie Holmes.
      Sam: That's funny. And for you, so bitchy.

    • Dean: My dad started me in this when I was so young, I wish I could do something else.
      Jo: You love the job.
      Dean: Yeah, but I'm a little twisted.
      Jo: You don't think I'm a little twisted, too?

    • Jo: Three weeks ago, young girl disappears from a Philadelphia apartment. (offers Dean the file) Take it, it won't bite.
      Dean: No, but your mom might.

    • Jo: You ripped off a cement truck?
      Dean: I'll give it back.

    • Sam: So, this job as glamorous as you thought it would be?
      Jo: Except for all the pee-your-pants scares, yeah, sure.

    • Jo: (on the phone) Thanks, Ash, and if you breathe a word of this to Mom… that's right. I will. With pliers.

    • Dean: We rarely drink before 10, anyway.

    • Sam: Where'd you get all that money from, anyways?
      Jo: Working at the Roadhouse.
      Dean: Hunters don't tip that well.
      Jo: Well, they aren't that good at poker, either.

    • Dean: (answers the phone) Yeah.
      Ellen: You lied to me. She's there.
      Dean: Ellen.
      Ellen: No, Ash told me everything. The man's a genius, but he folds like a cheap suit. Now you put my damn daughter on the phone.
      Dean: She's gonna have to call you back, she taking care of... feminine business.
      Ellen: Yeah, right. Where is she? Where is she?!?
      Dean: Look, we'll get her back.
      Ellen: Get her back? Back from what?
      Dean: The spirit we're hunting, it took her.
      Ellen: Oh my God.
      Dean: She'll be okay, I promise.
      Ellen: You promise. That is not the first time I've heard that from a Winchester.

    • Jo: So you gonna buy me dinner?
      Dean: What are you talking about?
      Jo: It's just if you're gonna ride me this close, it's only decent you buy me dinner.
      Dean: Oh, that's hilarious.

  • NOTES (3)

    • After Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki pulled a prank on Kim Manners by shoving him down a phony sewer pipe, he planned his revenge carefully. A week later, Manners changed the shooting schedule to have the boys climbing down a ladder into the sewer system at the end of the day. The ladder was a set piece with no way out and when Jensen and Jared were at the bottom of it, the crew drenched them with two five-gallon buckets of water. Jensen Ackles fondly remembers the prank: "That was a nice one!"

    • International Air Dates:
      Denmark: January 7, 2007 on TV3
      UK: March 11, 2007 on LIVING
      Portugal: April 16, 2007 on AXN
      France: October 1, 2007 on TF6
      Germany: January 28, 2008 on Premiere Serie
      Italy: July 8, 2008 on Rai2
      The Netherlands: January 11, 2009 on Net 5
      New Zealand: February 27, 2009 on TV2

    • Music: Cold as Ice by Foreigner, Surrender by Cheap Trick, and Smoke On The Water by Deep Purple (Dean's ringtone)


    • Title:
      No Exit is a play by Jean-Paul Sartre, written in 1944. In the play, three people are brought into a plain, torture-device free room in hell after they die. They lie to, argue with, and generally annoy each other. One attempts seduction to make another jealous, and one even tries to murder another (despite being dead already). In the end, one of the characters concludes the famed quote, "Hell is other people."

    • Dean: I think I know what we're dealing with here. It's the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man.
      Referring to the 1984 film Ghostbusters, in which the final battle was against a giant marshmallow man.

    • Dean: Katie Holmes.
      Referencing the popular belief of Scientology which Katie Holmes and her fiance Tom Cruise practice.