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Oak Park, Illinois is shown here as being on a bluff overlooking Chicago, which is geographically inaccurate.
At the start of the episode when Sam is in the car reading the Faustus book, if you pause it to get the still picture you can read a few paragraphs of it. These few paragraphs are word for word straight from Wikipedia.
Trivia; The shoes that the woman who was influenced by Envy kills for are green. The color green is often associated with envy (e.g., "green with envy," "the green-eyed monster").
When the brothers find the family at the Sloth house, the TV set is showing Charlene Tilton on a Dallas episode playing her character Lucy Ewing.
Trivia: This episode is the first time we see Bobby in anything other than his usual vest and trucker hat.
At the house, Dean snaps at Bobby and jumps up, and there's the distinctive noise of a chair falling to the floor. However, after he finishes apologizing to Bobby, Dean walks back to the chair, which is standing upright again.
When Dean kisses the female demon to seal the deal, his head is tilted to the left. However, the camera cuts to a shot behind him, and his head is instantly tilted to the right.
When Sam and Dean stand over the Yellow-Eyed Demon's corpse, Dean puts the Colt in his pocket with the barrel up. When he walks back to the Impala and takes it out of his pocket, the barrel is down.
During the opening scene, if you look closely, Sam appears to be breathing, even though he is supposedly "dead".
It is odd that the pentagram in the Devil's Gate is turned upright (direction for protection) when the Gate is opened, but when it is closed, the pentagram is upside down (meaning the exact opposite of an upright pentagram).
Why didn't the Yellow-Eyed Demon just ask Jake to simply destroy a small portion of the railroad lines? It would have broken the pentagram, and permitted him to cross it himself--and allowed him to not have to entrust the Colt to Jake.
When the Yellow-Eyed Demon is talking to Dean you can notice some big light rings, it is like projectors that were used to illuminate the scene.
It is the second time the song Carry on My Wayward Son by Kansas is used in the show. It was first used in "Salvation" (season 1 episode 21) over the opening sequence showing what previously happened during the first season. The song is used again in the opening sequence of this episode showing what previously happened during the first two seasons.
Trivia: Dean said "We've got work to do" as he closed the trunk of the Impala. Sam said the same thing as he shut the Impala's trunk at the end of the pilot episode. Not to mention that, in the pilot episode, Sam was standing on the left and Dean was standing on the right (and Sam was the one who dropped the gun into the trunk and closed it); in the season finale of this season, the brothers were standing on opposite sides and Dean was the one who dropped the gun into the trunk and closed it.
At the diner, Dean looks out the back door and it's pouring rain out. However, when he goes out the front door a few seconds later, the rain has slowed to a very light drizzle.
At the very start, when Sam wakes up in the ghost town, there is a visible church-wouldn't it be sensible to automatically seek refuge there?
At the start of the episode, Dean is waiting in the car for Sam when the Yellow-Eyed Demon comes and gets Sam. The radio starts to flutter in and out which in countless past episodes has been a sign that there is a supernatural presence close. Why would he tap on the radio trying fix it?
Dean uses a sterling silver dinner knife when trying to kill the Djinn. Most sterling silver dinner knives have steel blades, since silver is a soft metal and isn't suitable for significant cutting use.
The Djinn gives its victims what it wants to be happy. Fantasy-Mary says that "It's everything you wanted." Also, the "fantasy" responds to Dean as his reactions change, which is why everyone appears to him at the end. However, Fantasy-Sam is rather cold and disinterested toward Dean's overtures of friendship, despite the fact that Dean clearly wants to be friends with him. If the fantasy is "everything he wants" to keep him enraptured, Sam should react the way Dean wants him to from the start. Everything else in the fantasy reacts the way Dean wants it to, so fantasy-Sam not reacting the way Dean wants him to doesn't make sense.
"Djinn" is misspelled "Jinn" in the close-captioning throughout the episode. The book Sam reads uses the word "Djinn" so clearly that was intended as the correct spelling.
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