Season 7 Episode 5

Shut Up, Dr. Phil

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Oct 21, 2011 on The CW
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Episode Summary

Sam and Dean deal with a witch who is using her powers to terrorize a small town. They soon discover that she is taking out her anger with her husband, who she discovered was having an affair.

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  • Loved it, but it didn't really make sense.

    This episode was really fun, for me, which is why I gave it a 9 point rating, but it didn't really make sense. I really enjoyed it, but Dean just killed Amy because he said she would kill again and she was a monster. Then, two witches duke it out by killing the innocent people around them, and Sam and Dean let them go?? What? That part really threw me. Don't get me wrong, I loved the episode, obviously, it just didn't make sense for them to let two 'monsters' live.moreless
  • In response to

    This was a classic monster-storyline-aside episode. The fact that Sam and Dean couldn't take down Don (Marsters) and Maggie(Carpenter) was a great BtVS/Angel reunion. We've had similar too-strong-but-not-apocalyptic-enough-to-kill episodes in the past (child Damian, the greek gods/Promeheus). Anyhow the boys have allowed some bads to get by for the sake of them not being their main focus. Sam and Dean have goofed up with their monster terminex before, so it makes sense that they cant/dont always kill the big bads. In this case, Don/Maggie were a smart combo (Maggie likely made sure to anti-witch proof the town after leaving the gallery to go put the hex coins at the boys' hotel).

    all in all a great episode. Plus Don (Spike/Marsters) got to kick some Leviathan azz!moreless
  • Where's David?

    Pretty entertaining episode made a lot of sense for james matters and charisma carpenter to guest star, just wish there was more of them and maybe a boreneaz cameo
  • Yeah, okay

    It was a good episode, magical beings dueling it out was really funny and I enjoyed Dean and Sam trying to fix the unhappy couple. However please Dean share your stupid guilt over killing Sam's first girlfriend and then get over it so we can get to the main part of saving Casteil and figuring out how to kill the black goo demon people.
  • Loved the Buffy reunion and everything...but this episode didn't do anything but add inconsistencies. And I'm a viewer who personally liked [[most]] of Season 7


    Look, Season 7 has been trying to add layers to the boys' relationship, such as Dean killing Sam's childhood friend, Sam killing Dean's (amazon) daughter, and this episode seemed to want to humanize a couple "monsters" that the boys would normally kill.

    The end of the episode just didn't make sense and seemed out of character for both of these boys. This couple has murdered innocent people just to piss each other off, then one of the witches tells you what you did wrong and you don't try again. It just doesn't fit in with the past 7 years of the show. Dean murdered Amy in front of her son 2 weeks before this, but ends up letting these two murdering witches go.

    That's why this episode wasn't good. You just can't ignore something like that.

    And I'm not a hater, I'm not bashing the show, I've enjoyed most Post-Season 5 stuff. But this one just reeked of laziness, and Supernatural is better than that.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • After Dean finds the coin and is walking down the street describing it to Sam, the plants beside the bus bench are well and growing. There is also dirt and plant growth under the bench. However, in the next shot, there are only two clumps of dead plants on either side, and the bench is now on concrete with no plant life behind or underneath it.

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Dean: And I'm still me, okay? So, so, you might see things different now. Call it a runner's high or some crap. But that doesn't mean that something's going on with me, okay?
      Sam: Yeah, okay.
      Dean: No, don't say "yeah, okay," like (uses "duh" voice) "yeah, okay."
      Sam: Yeah, okay.

    • Dean: It's kind of like Bewitched, you know. Don's Darren, doesn't even know it. Lots of laughs until you cheat on your wife.
      Sam: Witch reference? Really?
      Dean: Dude. Nicole Kidman was in the remake. Redhead. Hello.

    • Jenny: There were tiny beating hearts in my cupcakes. There were hearts in my cupcakes. Hearts in my cupcakes. That's never happened before, hearts in my cupcakes!
      Dean: Shall I slug her?
      Sam: Give it a second.

    • Dean: Okay, uh, obviously you two are capable of wiping each other out. Right? But you haven't, huh? Which means that you two... you still value whatever it is you got. And--and you want to keep that dance going. Maybe it's punishment, maybe it's sick, messed-up, erotic, kinky, clamps-and-feathers kind of love...
      Sam: Okay, okay, that's--that's going way too deep there, cowboy.

    • Dean: Sam, I am so very, very, very, very, very, very tired.
      Sam: Dean, like it or not, the stuff you don't talk about doesn't just go away. It build up. Like whatever's eating at you right now...
      Dean: There's always something eating at me. That's who I am. Something happens, I feel responsible. All right, uh, the Lindbergh Baby--that's on me. Unemployment--my bad.

  • NOTES (3)


    • Wendy's Sister: Agent Sambora, if someone did this to my sister find out who.
      Referencing Richie Sambora, the guitarist and songwriter of the band Bon Jovi.

    • Title:
      Referencing the TV advice and counseling expert Phil McGraw, a former psychologist, who has his own syndicated TV series and counsels people on a wide array of personal problems.

    • Sam: What are you, Bad Santa?
      Referencing the 2003 black comedy movie starring Billy Bob Thornton as Willie T. Stokes, a mall Santa who uses his position to rob stores on Christmas Eve and then move onto another store, all while drinking heavily and pursuing women.

    • Dean: Hmm, it's kind of like Bewitched.
      Referencing the 1964-1972 ABC TV series starring Elizabeth Montgomery as a witch, Samantha, who marries a mortal man, Darrin Stephens. She vows to forsake her powers and live life as a mortal woman, but is usually called upon to cast spells, usually to cope with her magic-wielding relatives who disapprove of the marriage.

    • Dean: It's full-on War of the Roses.
      Referencing the novel War of the Roses (1981) by Warren Adler, about a married couple, Jonathan and Barbara Rose, who go through a divorce and soon take to sniping at each other and destroying everything the other holds dear. It was made into a movie in 1989 starring Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner as the feuding couple.