Supernatural

Season 1 Episode 13

Route 666

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Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Jan 31, 2006 on The CW
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Sam and Dean head to Missouri to investigate mysterious car accidents involving black men.

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  • Odd episode

    2.5
    The opening shot of the episode says that it takes place in Missouri, however on most supernatural websites it says the epi takes place in Mississippi. The rest of the episode seems to imply Mississippi as well. License plates are from Mississippi, and the swamps, and fishing areas are much more like Mississippi than Missouri. This episode clearly has some location issues.
  • Another side of Supernatural.

    9.5
    I know that a lot of fans didn't really like this episode, but I can't understand why not. For me it had pretty much everything that makes this series as good as it is. I loved that we got a little more insight on Dean in this episode. And I especially liked to learn that under all that Casanova attitude, he is capable of truly falling in love, that was just great to see. I liked that they went with a racism issue, cause even know there is still too much racism in this world, so I liked that they gave attention to that factor as well. All in all a very decent Supernatural episode.moreless
  • this was a good ep

    9.0
    in this ep of the show supernatural one of deans friends calles for his help and they go to investgate turns out there was a old thing happend in the town and its truck that is running over black people that were invovled in what took place along time ago and sam and dean and his old friend must figure out away to stop it from it killing anymore people and at the end it goes to target his old friend and sam and dean are there to stop it this was a good ep i thougt and very interestingmoreless
  • A killer truck? Really?

    1.0
    All the stuff about racism and whatnot put aside, this episode was just horrible. I love Supernatural, its one of my favorite shows out there, but as fillers goes, this was one of the worst out here. Season one had a great pilot, it was scary as startling and they managed to keep "horror" level quite high, but here they fail miserably. I mean seriously?! A truck goes around killing people. Its fitting for a comedy. I hate giving this awesome show bad reviews, but this episode totally deserves it, they are now in their last season and this is the only episode that sticks out.



    It's just plain bad.moreless
  • Sam and Dean head to Missouri to investigate mysterious car accidents involving black men.

    1.0
    Sam and Dean head to Missouri to investigate mysterious car accidents involving black men.



    A. Killer. Truck. Wow. As soon as you see the very first scene of this episode you know its going to be bad. I feel bad for the people that had to wait a week just to see this episode. I was very muchso dissapointed in this episode. Sams relationship with the woman in this town was the only significant thing that I found interesting of the episode. The episode as a whole is just silly and since I'm watching on DVD I think I'm actually going to skip the rest of it.moreless
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  • TRIVIA (9)

    • When this episode starts, it says that it takes place in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. However, all of the license plates on the cars say Mississippi. There is also a scene with two men sitting on the docks selling fresh seafood. There are no coastal waters in Missouri.

    • Cassie's mother says she and her husband were set to be married in a church "40 years ago." That would make the wedding in 1966. That is impossible, though, because interracial marriage was illegal in Missouri until anti-miscegenation laws were declared unconstitutional in June 1967.

    • When the flashback showed the three black guys pushing the truck into the swamp, they were pushing from the back of the truck so it went in front first, but when they pull it out of the swamp, it is facing out, as if it were pushed in backwards.

    • There is no way Sam and Dean could have attached the chain to the submerged truck without getting wet themselves. However, both are completely dry.

    • When Cassie's mom is revealing her story, the camera pans to show Cassie and Dean. Cassie's mom is taking a drink from her tea, but we can still hear her talking.

    • When Cassie and Dean were kissing goodbye, her hand was on his neck. But when the camera immediately pans in, her hand was not on his neck anymore.

    • When Sam is telling Dean how to lure the truck to a precise spot, one instruction is to drive exactly 0.7 miles. When Deam first looks at the odometer, it reads 70098.2. When he stops, it reads 70100.6. That's more than 0.7 miles!

    • At about 2 minutes into the episode, when the truck has the first car going back the way it came, you can see a lighting rig of some kind behind the speeding truck. It seems like it could be a remote-controlled helicopter camera, because it's not stationary and keeps up with the truck for a few frames.

    • Just after the truck terrorizes Cassie at her home, they are all sitting in the house drinking tea (presumably). When the camera pans out you can see that Cassie's cup is completely empty!

  • QUOTES (16)

    • Dean: Yeah I guess. Who knows what ghosts are thinkin' anyway?
      Sam: You know we're going to have to dredge that body up from the swamp right?
      Dean: (little laugh) You said it.

    • Sam: Where are you going?
      Dean: I'm going for a little ride.
      Sam: What?
      Dean: I'm gonna lead that thing away. (pointing to the truck) That rusted piece of crap, you've gotta burn it.
      Sam: How the hell am I supposed to burn a truck, Dean?
      Dean: I don't know. Figure something out.

    • Dean: Don't leave the house.
      Cassie: Don't go getting all authoritative on me. I hate it.
      Dean: Don't leave the house, please?

    • Sam: (over a cellphone) Where are you?
      Dean: I'm in the middle of nowhere with a killer truck on my ass!

    • Sam: You mean you dated someone? For more than one night?
      Dean: Am I speaking a language you're not getting here?

    • Cassie: We should fight more often.
      Dean: Absolutely.
      Cassie: (laughs) Actually, we were always pretty good at fighting.
      Dean: Mm.
      Cassie: (about the sex) This we were good at. It's all the other stuff….not so much.

    • Sam: And you think this vanishing truck ran him off the road?
      Cassie: (embarrassed) Oh, when you say it aloud like that...

    • Cassie: The guy I'm with, the guy I'm hoping might be in my future, tells me he professionally pops ghosts.
      Dean: That's not the words I used.
      Cassie: And that he has to leave to go work with his father.
      Dean: I did.

    • Sam: You told her. You told her? The secret? Our big family rule number one, we do what we do, and we shut up about it. For a year and a half I do nothing but lie to Jessica, and you go out with this chick in Ohio a couple of times and you tell her everything? (Dean still says nothing) Dean!
      Dean: Yeah, looks like it

    • Cassie: Whenever we get, what's the word, "close," anywhere in the neighborhood of emotional vulnerability, you back off or make some joke or find any way to shut the door.
      Dean: Well, that's hilarious. See, I'm not the one who took that big final door and slammed it behind me.
      Cassie: Wait a minute...
      Dean: I'm not the one who took the key and buried it.
      Cassie: Are we done with this metaphor?

    • Sam: I figured maybe that would get rid of it.
      Dean: Maybe?! Maybe?!? What if you were wrong?
      Sam: Huh. Honestly, that thought hadn't occurred to me.
      Dean: (mimicking Sam) "Well that honestly didn't occur to me." I'm gonna kill him.

    • Sam: By old friend you mean…
      Dean: Friend that's not new.
      Sam: Yeah, thanks.

    • Sam: (talking about Dean and Cassie) What's interesting is that you guys never really look at each other at the same time. You look at her when she's not looking. She checks you out when you look away. It's just an--an interesting observation, in a, you know, observationally interesting way.

    • Sam: I'm guessing you guys worked working things out.
      Dean: We'll be working things out when we're 90.

    • Sam: Occasionally I miss boring.
      Dean: So this killer truck...
      Sam: I miss conversations that didn't start with "this killer truck."

    • Sam: So burning the body had no effect on that thing?
      Dean: Sure it did – now it's really pissed.

  • NOTES (4)

    • Music: Walk Away (Joe Walsh and The James Gang), She Brings Me Love (Bad Company), Can't Find my Way Home (Blind Faith)

    • "Route 666" is one of Eric Kripke's least favorite episodes of Supernatural. In the Supernatural: The Official Companion - Season 1 he explains: "Because we couldn't afford a whole episode of car chases, which is what I really would've liked, we had to fill it out with a story. We came up with this plot about the racist truck, which looking back is totally ridiculous."

    • In the Supernatural: The Official Companion - Season 1 Anthony Pinker, editor of the show, recounts the problem they had for Dean's sex scene with Cassie: "The network told us that the girl couldn't be on top. But I had a guy run off the road, and another guy got completely crushed inside because a pickup truck ran him over... but, you know, can't have a girl of top. I couldn't figure that one out."

    • International Airdates:
      Denmark: April 2, 2006 on TV3
      Portugal: January 1, 2007 on AXN
      France: February 12, 2007 on TF6
      Germany: January 28, 2008 on ProSieben
      The Netherlands: September 28, 2008 on NET5

  • ALLUSIONS (3)

    • Sam: Yeah, kinda like that theatre in Illinois.
      Most likely referring to The Lincoln Square Theatre in Decatur, Illinois. The theatre tells a story about One-armed Red. He is said to be the ghost of stagehand who was killed tragically during a performance. It's also said that apparitions have been reported since the theatre was burned and partly rebuilt in March 1960.

    • Title
      In the Bible the number 666 refers to the Beast, also known as the Antichrist.

    • Title
      This also refers to Route 66, a road that goes across America. There also was a Route 666 in the Four Corner area of the U.S, but its name was changed to Route 491 in 2003.

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