The way the old lady's cross was hanging from the wall, with it being held up at the intersection of the two arms (which is near the top) would make it impossible for the cross to accidentally become inverted.
In a flashback, young Dean steps out to play the video game Andro Dunos (released in 1992), but the sound effects from the game he was playing were distinctively from Astroids (released in 1978).
In the scene when the brothers first met the doctor and are talking with the nurse, there is a reflection of the boom-mic just above the doctor's head in the glass wall.
When Michael is pouring the milk for Asher, his hand is on the bottom of the glass. When the camera cuts to close up, his hand is gone. When the scene switches to flashback, young Dean's hand is on the bottom of the glass again.
When Joanna is telling Michael that Asher is going to be all right, first shot Joanna's hands are on Michael's shoulders. Next shot, they are on his head, next on the shoulders, and then, back to the head. They keep switching back and forth.
The old woman in the hospital incorrectly calls the cross a crucifix. Crosses are only crucifixes when Jesus is on it, otherwise it is a cross.
In the scene when Sam and Dean drive to Fitchburg there is a sign on the left which (incorrectly) says "Fitchberg" and a sign on the right which correctly says "Fitchburg."
Trivia: The credit card Dean uses for the guys' motel room is a MasterCard bearing the name of Kris Warren.
Michael: You said you're a big brother.
Michael: Would you take care of your little brother? You'd do anything for him?
Dean: Yeah, I would.
Sam: Are you sure you got the coordinates right?
Dean: Yeah, I double-checked. It's Fitchburg, Wisconsin. He wouldn't have sent us coordinates if it wasn't important, Sammy.
Sam: Well I'm telling you, I looked. And all I could find was a big, steamy pile of nothing! If Dad's sending us hunting for something, I don't know what.
Dean: Well maybe he's gonna meet us there.
Sam: (sarcastic chuckle). Yeah, because he's been so easy to find up to this point.
Dean: Well you're a real smartass, you know that?
Michael: I thought I was having a nightmare.
Dean: I'd give anything not to tell you this, but sometimes nightmares are real.
Dean: Dad never spoke about it again. I didn't ask. But he, uh, he looked at me different, you know. Which was worse. Not that I blame him. He gave me an order and I didn't listen, and I almost got you killed.
Sam: You were just a kid.
Dean: Don't. Don't. Dad knew this was unfinished business for me. He sent me here to finish it.
Michael: King or two queens?
Dean: (asking for a room) Two queens.
Michael: Ya, I bet.
Dean: What'd you say?
Michael: Nice car.
Sam: (Michael'll) always know there are things out there in the dark, never be the same, you know? Sometimes I wish that...
Sam: I wish I could have that kind of innocence.
Dean: If it means anything, sometimes I wish you could, too.
Dean: You've heard a gun shot before?
Michael: Like in the movies?
Dean: It's going to be a lot louder than in the movies.
Sam: I don't know why you didn't shoot him right then and there.
Dean: Yeah, Well. First of all I'm not going to open fire in a friggin' pediatric ward.
Sam: Good call.
Dean: Second, it wouldn't have done any good cause the bastard's bulletproof unless he's chowing down on something. And third, I wasn't packing. Which is probably a really good thing cause I probably would have just burned a clip in him off the principle alone.
Sam: You're getting wise in your old age, Dean.
Dean: Damn right.
Sam: Hey Dean, I'm sorry.
Dean: For what?
Sam: You know, I've really given you a lot of crap for always following Dad's orders. But I know why you do it.
Dean: Oh God, kill me now.
Sam: An old person, huh?
Sam: In the hospital? Whew, better call the Coast Guard!
Sam: It got away?
Dean: Yeah, Sammy, it happens.
Sam: Not very often.
Dean: Well I don't know what to tell you, I mean, maybe Dad didn't have his Wheaties that morning.
Sam: Dude, dude, I am not using this ID.
Dean: Why not?
Sam: Because it says Bikini Inspector on it!
Dean: Don't worry, I'm sure there's something in Fitchburg worth killing.
Sam: Yeah, what makes you so sure?
Dean: Well, because I'm the oldest, which means I'm always right.
Sam: No it doesn't.
Dean: Yeah, it totally does.
The episode takes place in Fitchburg, Wisconsin, which is a real town in the Dane County. However, Fort Douglas, the city where the flashbacks are set, doesn't exist.
Injoke: When Sam and Dean are about to barge in on the old lady in the hospital, we see the number of her room. The number is 237. This is the same room number they used in the movie The Shining. They have also had this room number in the episode "Playthings."
The scene with Sam looking at the empty playground was filmed in downtown Port Coquitlam, BC. The producers changed the sign on the Japanese restaurant behind Sam to Glasow's Lunch, but they didn't change the signs in the window, so close inspection still shows Japanese lettering.
Denmark: May 7, 2006 on TV3
France: January 29, 2007 on TF6
Portugal: February 5, 2007 on AXN
Belgium: August 1, 2007 on VT4
Germany: March 3, 2008 on ProSieben
The Netherlands: November 2, 2008 on NET5
The cartoon that Sam is seen watching during Dean's first childhood flashback is Thundercats, an 80's cartoon about a group of cat-like creatures who battle evil mutants on a foreign planet.
When recounting other places the "Shtriga" hit Sam says that it had been to "Brockway, Odgenville, and North Haverbrook" These same (fictional) towns were swindled out of a fortune by unscruplous con-man Lyle Lanley in The Simpsons episode " Marge vs. the Monorail."
Erica Carroll previously played a nurse in the episode "Faith." That episode was in Nebraska, this one in Wisconsin.
Music: Road to Nowhere by Ozzy Osbourne, Rock Bottom by UFO.
Now I lay me down to sleep
Pray the Lord my soul to keep
If I die before I wake
Pray the Lord my soul to take
This is a well-known Christian bedtime prayer that dates back hundreds of years. It has also become well-known from the song 'Enter Sandman' by Metallica.
Something Wicked this Way Comes is a 1962 story written by Ray Bradbury involving children involved with the supernatural. Bradbury was inspired by the line "By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes," from Shakespeare's MacBeth. Bradbury's novel was made into a movie in 1983, starring Jason Robards and Jonathan Pryce.
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