Supernatural

Season 2 Episode 16

Roadkill

12
Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Mar 15, 2007 on The CW
8.8
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A woman named Molly and her husband are driving down the highway and swerve to miss a farmer who's walking down the road. Their car hits a tree and when Molly wakes up her husband is missing. Sam and Dean discover Molly and find out that the farmer haunts the highway and Molly is most likely his next victim. Sam and Dean set off to stop the farmer before he can claim her.moreless

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  • On of the best episodes

    10
    How perfect is this episode! A proper horror movie with a scary monster, quite creepy house, dark forest, and a reasonable plot. Plus one of my favourite songs. And don't forget a twist at the end!

    Loved Tricia Helfer as a guest star! Finally not a usual dumb chick that hangs out with the Winchesters, but a truly gorgeous woman who can act and who plays an interesting character!
  • A vast improvement over "Tall Tales."

    9.9
    In fact, "Tall Tales" would have been more appropriate for the Thursday before April Fool's Day! But, this episode more-than-compensated me for last month's disappointment. For one thing, the brothers are back to kicking urban-legend butt and taking names! In this case, Jonas Greeley's. And, even better; the surprise twist doesn't become obvious too early in the episode. I, myself, didn't spot it until the thirty-five minute mark! The only reason I don't give this a perfect ten, however?

    Dean still sounds like he did, in "Tall Tales." Like he's reverting to his first-season self. Namely, Mr. Shoot-First-And-Let-Sammy-Ask-The-Questions. Not such a good thing, if done too often. Although, I concede that it will probably come in _quite_ handy in next week's episode!moreless
  • Couldn't have I said I saw this coming.

    8.5
    By now we're all accustomed to the Supernatural formula that we immediately appreciate the first episode that breaks the trend and does its own thing. Here we see none of the investigating but all of the action of the case. Although a unique beginning indeed, much of the meat of the episode felt, generic. Nothing exciting, nothing out of the ordinary, extraordinary, or...supernatural. That is until we hit the twist and the end of the case where we're thrown into a "The Sixth Sense" loop. In a quick montage we see a series of events that actually mean something else then we originally thought it to be. And boy what a read it is. Great ending, great frikkin twist.moreless
  • Another filler-ish episode, with a good twist ending

    8.7
    It seems there's been a string of filler episodes lately, but ones that are written and acted very well. With this episode, Sam and Dean chase after a spirit that is reenacting its death with people who travel along the same freeway.



    One thing I've always liked about the show is the way they take hunts and make them fit the brothers' situations. For instance, it's known that Sam has always held some sentiment towards the spirits, especially since sometimes, the things that they do aren't because they're evil; it's just because evil things have happened to them. This idea is brought up again and again throughout the episode since the hunt has to do with it



    All of this stuff leads up to the twist, which was excellent. It threw me for a loop and certainly did a good job in changing everything up. Supernatural is nice because they don't do cliffhangers at the end of EVERY episode (like 24.. as much as I love that show, they rely on the cliffhanger quite a lot). When they do use them, or do use twists, they're done in a way that just makes you say "Wow!" out loud



    Overall, a very good episode. I just want to see more of the yellow eyed demon.. Call me a sucker for Supernatural mythology plotlines, but I just want to see what happens.moreless
  • Great episode

    9.0
    Sam and Dean are driving down the highway when they see a lady on the road and stop for her. They learn that she was in an accident and when she woke up her husband was missing. Sam and Dean go in search of her husband with her and learn and the farmer they swerved to miss haunts this bit of road and figure that she is the next victim.



    Sam and Dean go in search of the farmers house and learn that he is buried in the woods. Sam and Dean hunt for the grave to salt and burn the bones and they somehow figure out that that lady that is looking for her husband is also a spirit.



    They take her to her husband but he is remarried now and at frist she doesn't understand, then it all comes back to her. Every year on the day that they died (the lady and the farmer) they recreate the scene but with some twists. She ends up accepting what happened and crosses over by herself...moreless
Dan Gauthier

Dan Gauthier

David McNamara

Guest Star

Winston Rekert

Winston Rekert

Jonah Greeley

Guest Star

Maria Marlow

Maria Marlow

David's Wife

Guest Star

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  • TRIVIA (5)

    • Trivia: The conversation Sam has with Molly at the end is very similar to the conversation the Reaper and Dean had toward the end of "In My Time of Dying."

    • The brothers don't salt and burn Marion Greeley's bones. There's no indication she's a ghost, but given she killed herself because she lost her husband, she certainly seems obsessed. There's no reason not to dispose of her remains in the proper manner, and yet they don't.

    • When Greeley is scratching Molly's stomach, there is a lot of skin showing, but when we get a full view of her hanging, there is only a sliver of skin showing.

    • When confronting Greeley's spirit, Dean yells at Sam to hurry up. Given Sam is secretly salting and burning Greeley's bones, Dean yelling at him isn't the best idea. Fortunately, Greeley doesn't bother to investigate what Sam is doing.

    • There is no way Sam would've been able to find the grave, unbury the body, salt and burn the bones in the same while Dean just shot the ghost and was smashed to the wall, with the ghost trying to kill him. He didn't have the time, it all happened too quickly.

  • QUOTES (14)

    • Molly: Isn't this argument a little archaic? Men can ask directions these days.
      David: Oh, no we can't. It's against our genetic code. Look, I know exactly where we are.
      Molly: We're nowhere.
      David: Highway 99, all right? It cuts right through….. (trails off as they pass a sign marking Highway 41)

    • Dean: Did he look like he... lost a fight with a lawnmower?
      Molly: How did you know that?
      Dean: Lucky guess.

    • Molly: Right before, we were having the dumbest fight. It's the only time we really argue, when we're stuck in the car.
      Sam: Yeah, I know how that goes. (Dean glares at him)

    • Sam: It wasn't a coincidence that we found you, all right?
      Molly: What are you talking about?
      Dean: We weren't just cruisin' for chicks when we ran into you, sister, we were already out here. Hunting.
      Molly: Hunting for what?
      Dean: (pauses) Ghosts.
      Sam: Don't sugarcoat it for her.

    • Dean: Y'know, just once I'd like to round the corner and see a nice house.

    • Molly: So this is really what you guys do. You're like Ghostbusters.
      Dean: Yeah. Minus the jumpsuits. Look, lady, this is a fascinating conversation and all but this highway's only haunted once a year. We got till sunup to wrap this thing up. So what do you say we move it along, okay? Great.

    • Molly: I don't understand how a guy like this can turn into that monster.
      Sam: Well, spirits like Greeley are like wounded animals. Lost... in so much pain they lash out.
      Molly: Why? Why are they here?
      Sam: Well, there's some part of them that... that's keeping them here. Like their remains, or unfinished business.
      Molly: Unfinished business?
      Sam: Yeah. Could be revenge. Could be love, or hate. Whatever it is, they just hold on too tight. Can't let go. So they're trapped. Caught in the same loops. Replaying the same tragedies over and over.
      Molly: You sound almost sorry for them.
      Sam: Well, they weren't evil people, you know? A lot of them were good, just something happened to them. Something they couldn't control.
      Dean: Sammy's always gettin' a little J. Love Hewitt when it comes to this. Me, I don't like 'em. And I'm sure as hell ain't makin' apologies for 'em.

    • Dean: Smells like old lady in here. (runs into a corpse of a hung old lady) That would explain why.

    • Molly: What happens if you burn their bones?
      Sam: Umm, well my dad used to say that was like death for ghosts, you know? But the truth is, we still don't know. Not for sure. Guess that's why we all hold onto life so hard. Because of death. All just scared of the unknown.

    • Sam: It's an old country custom, Dean. Planting a tree as a grave-marker.
      Dean: You're like a walking encyclopedia of weirdness.
      Sam: Yeah, I know.

    • Molly: I know about your wife, hurting me won't bring her back.
      Greeley: My wife is gone. All I got left's hurting you.
      Molly: Please, just let me go.
      Greeley: Go? You're not gonna leave. You're never gonna leave.
      (Molly screams)

    • Molly: Thank God!
      Dean: Call me Dean.

    • Sam: Now you can walk in there, and we're not gonna stop you.
      Dean: Yeah, but you are gonna freak him right out.. for life.

    • Dean: I guess she wasn't so bad. For a ghost. You think she's really going to a better place?
      Sam: I hope so.
      Dean: I guess we'll never know. Not until we take the plunge ourselves, huh?
      Sam: It doesn't really matter, Dean. Hope's kind of the whole point.
      Dean: Well all right, Haley Joel.

  • NOTES (2)

    • International Air Dates:
      Denmark: March 18, 2007 on TV3
      Australia: May 21, 2007 on Ten
      Portugal: June 15, 2007 on AXN
      Germany: April 9, 2008 on Premiere Serie
      Italy: August 19, 2008 on Rai2
      The Netherlands: March 22, 2009 on NET5

    • Music: House of the Rising Sun by The Animals

  • ALLUSIONS (4)

    • Dean: Sammy's always gettin' a little J. Love Hewitt when it comes to this.
      Reference to actor Jennifer Love Hewitt whom portrays Melinda Gordon in the TV drama The Ghost Whisperer, in which she discovers she has the ability to communicate with the recently deceased.

    • Molly: So this is really what you guys do. You're like Ghostbusters.
      Reference to the hit 1984 movie starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson.

    • Dean: Follow the creepy brick road.
      This is a reference to the movie The Wizard of Oz where Dorothy and her friends follow a yellow brick road to reach the Wizard.

    • Dean: Well all right, Haley Joel.
      Reference to Haley Joel Osment who is an Academy Award-nominated American actor that came to fame with his starring role in the 1999 thriller, The Sixth Sense.

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