Season 7 Episode 20

The Girl With the Dungeons and Dragons Tattoo

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Apr 27, 2012 on The CW



  • Trivia

    • When the timer on the borax Molotov counts down to 0, it flashes to a new screen saying that there are 11 seconds remaining, but that the "time is up."

  • Quotes

    • Harry: Charlie, It's a moral imperative that you let me live vicariously through you.
      Charlie: Pictures or it didn't happen, right?
      Harry: You hooked up at a charity benefit?
      Charlie: If you can't score at a reproductive rights function, then you simply cannot score.

    • Dean: Charlie, it's Dean. Are you singing?
      Charlie: I sing when I'm nervous. Don't judge me.
      Dean: Judgment-free zone.

    • Dean: What you're gonna do is you're going to walk right up to him and you're going to flirt your way past.
      Charlie: I can't. He's not my type.
      Dean: You're gonna have to play through that.
      Charlie: As in he's not a girl.
      Dean: Oh. Oh. Pretend he has boobs.
      Charlie: Worse.
      Dean: I don't know. Um… do you have any tattoos? Give him a little sneak peak there. All tattoos are sexy.
      Charlie: Mine is Princess Leia in a slave bikini straddling a 20-sided dice. I was drunk. It as Comic-Con.
      Dean: We've all been there.

    • Sam: Charlie, you are a genius.
      Charlie: I know. It's a problem.

    • Dick: You're kind of completing me right now, Charlie. You have that thing, that spark that makes humans so special. Not everyone has it, you know. Most people can be replaced, but people like you are impossible to copy.

    • Dean: (about Charlie) She's kind of like the little sister I've never wanted.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Title:
      Referencing the 2005 novel The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Swedish author Stieg Larsson. the first in a trilogy of books. Mikael Blomkvist is hired to write a family history of the Vangers and determine who murdered Harriet Vanger 40 years ago.

    • Dean: But Dick is about to get into the Soylent Green business.

      Referencing the 1973 science fiction movie of the same name, based on Harry Harrison's 1966 novel Make Room! Make Room!, is set in the year 2022 and shows Earth as suffering from overpopulation and the destruction of many natural resources. the plot of the movie involve a detective investigating the case of murdered businessman who produces "Soylent Green," an increasingly rare foodstuff that turns out to be made from recycled human beings.

    • Dean: It's in the middle of the Death Star.
      Referencing the 1977 science fiction movie Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. In the climactic scene, heroic Luke Skywalker is forced to fly his fighter in a suicide attack on the Death Star, the Empire's orbital planet-destroying weapon platform. He succeeds by accessing "the Force" for the first time.

    • Charlie: It means the Eye of Sauron is on me.

      Referencing the primary villain of J.R.R. Tolkein's Middle-Earth series, a Satan-like figure responsible for much of the death and destruction of that realm. His most commonly-perceived feature is his flaming eye, which is also worn as a sigil by his troops.

    • Computer Voice: How about a nice game of chess?
      Referencing the 1983 movie WarGames, which features a teenage hacker who inadvertently accesses a U.S. military supercomputer with AI programming. The hacker believes the computer contains game programs and unwittingly engages a Global Thermonuclear War scenario which the computer treats as real. The computer offers its opponents games, hence the quoted line.

    • Charlie: What the frak's a Leviathan?

      Referencing the original and new Battlestar Galactica series. "Frak" ("Frack") in the original series is used as a swear word, both to get around the censors and to give a more "futuristic" feel to the dialogue.

    • Charlie: Like Indiana Jones stuff?

      Referencing the famous fictional archaeologist portrayed by Harrison Ford in four feature movies. When not teaching college archaeology courses, the whip-wielding Indy travels the world seeking out relics and fighting bad guys in the 1930s, 40s, and 50s.

    • Dean: Oh, you go, Dumble-Dork.

      Referencing Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore, the headmaster of Hogwarts School of Magic. He, along with several of Sam's references, are found in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter novels about the title character and boy sorcerer. Dumbledore is one of the most powerful sorcerers in the novels and according to his creator, "the epitome of goodness."

    • Dean: Doesn't mean I gotta be happy about sending in freaking Veronica Mars.

      Referencing the CW series of the same name starring Kristen Bell as a plucky young high school (later college) student and private eye who solved mysteries while dealing with her personal life.