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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!
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.
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.
Cassie: (laughs) Actually, we were always pretty good at fighting.
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.
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."
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
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.
In the Bible the number 666 refers to the Beast, also known as the Antichrist.
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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