The Girl in White
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.
Trivia: Carmen is the model in the El Sol beer ad that Dean looks at in the magazine at the end. El Sol was the beer the fantasy Carmen offered him earlier.
There are several "goofs" that occur in Dean's new life which may be Goofs, or may be his subconscious efforts to indicate something is wrong. They include
1) When Dean watches the TV in the middle of the night the KJLT timestamp says it's 9 a.m. central;
2) the newspaper headline about the one-year anniversary of the airplane crash says it's December 5, 2005, but Dean is seen earlier mowing the yard; and
3) the lawnmower Dean uses to mow the lawn has no blades.
4) When Dean wakes up in his mother's house we get to see photographs of their family. Young Dean in the photographs does not look anything like the kid that played him in other episodes.
Trivia: In Dean's fantasy, the Impala has a new Kansas license plate number: RMD 5H2
During the scene at the cemetery, twice you can hear Dean talking but his mouth isn't moving.
Trivia: Dean's address in his fantasy is #53 Barker Ave, Lawrence, KS, 66044.
Trivia: During Dean's fantasy, he is wearing a silver necklace, rather than the amulet he normally wears.
(Dean stabs himself and is instantly released from the Djinn's fantasy)
Sam: Dean! Dean. Oh, God. Come on. Hey, wake up. Wake up, damn it.
Sam: Hey, hey.
Dean: Oh, Auntie Em. There's no place like home.
Sam: Thank God. I thought I lost you for a second.
Dean: You almost did.
Dean: But it's not real. None of it is.
Mary: It's still better than anything you ever had.
Dean: You should have seen it, Sam... our lives... you were such a wussy.
Dean: Ever since Dad... all I can think about is how much this job has cost us. We've lost so much; we've sacrificed so much...
Sam: But people are alive because of you. It's worth it, Dean. It is. It's not fair, and y'know it hurts like hell, but it's worth it.
Dean: You had Jess. Mom was gonna have grandkids...
Sam: Yeah, but Dean, it wasn't real.
Dean: I know. But I wanted to stay.
Sam: What's in the bag?
Dean: Yeah! Nothing!
Sam: Fine! (reaches for the bag and pulls something out)
Dean: You don't want to do that!
Sam: Oh really? (sees the blood jar) What the hell is this?!
Sam: Yeah I can see that it's blood, Dean, but what the hell is it doing in here?!
Dean: You don't really want to know.
(Sam has just told Dean they don't get along)
Dean: We don't? Well, we should. You're my brother.
Sam: "You're my brother."
Sam: You know, that's what you said when you snaked my ATM card, or when you bailed on my graduation, or when you hooked up with Rachel Nave.
Sam: Uh, my prom date. On prom night.
Dean: (under his breath) Yeah, that does kinda sound like me.
Sam: You're having some kind of psychotic breakdown.
Dean: I wish.
Professor: Son? You been drinking?
Dean: Everybody keeps asking me that. But, uh, no.
Dean: See? Nothing to worry about.
Sam: Yeah, being fugitives. Freakin' dance party.
Dean: Hey, man, chicks dig the danger vibe.
Dean: My god, Barbara Eden was hot, wasn't she? And way hotter than that Bewitched chick.
Sam: Are you even listening to me?
Dean: (clears throat) Yeah.
Dean: The Djinn, it attacked me.
Sam: The gin, you were drinking gin?
Dean: No, ass-hat, the Djinn, the scary creature, remember?
Carmen: What do you say later we get you a cheeseburger?
Dean: Oh God yes. How'd I end up with such a cool chick?
Carmen: I just got low standards.
Dean: I'm dating a nurse? That is so... respectable.
Sam: I thought it was supposed to be this perfect fantasy.
Dean: It wasn't. It was just a wish. I wished for Mom to live. Mom never died, we never went hunting, and you and me just never... ya know.
Sam: Yeah. Well, I'm glad we do.
Sam: (to Dean, about to stab himself with knife.) Look, this isn't a dream, all right. I'm here with you, now, and you are about to kill yourself, Dean.
Dean: No, I'm pretty sure. Like, 90 percent sure. But I'm sure enough.
Dean: Sam, I'm sorry. I'm sorry that we don't get along. I wish to hell I could stay to fix this. But I gotta do this. People's lives depend on it.
Sam: Dean, what're you talking about?
Dean: Nothing. Forget it. Hey, just tell Mom I love her. I'll see you, Sammy.
(Dean leaves the house)
Dean: (staring down at John's tombstone) All of them. Everyone that you saved, everyone Sammy and I saved. They're all dead. And there's this woman haunting that's me. I don't know why. I don't know what the connection is. Not yet anyway. It's like my old life is, is coming after me or something, you know? Like it, like it doesn't want me to be happy. Of course, I know what you'd say. Well, not the you that played softball, but... You'd say, "Go hunt the djinn. Hey, it put you here, it could put you back. Your happiness for all those people's lives. No contest, right?" But why? Why is it my job to save these people? Why do I have to be some kind of hero? What about us, huh? What, Mom's not supposed to live her life? Sammy's not supposed to get married? Why do we have to sacrifice everything, Dad?
Carmen: What's gotten into you lately?
Dean: This isn't gonna make a lick of sense to you. But I feel like I've been given a second chance.
Sam: You know, I'm not asking you to change. I don't know. I guess we just don't really have anything in common, ya know.
Dean: Wait, whoa whoa whoa. Yes we do, Yes we do.
Sam: Hunting? I've never been hunting in my life, Dean.
Dean: Yeah, well, then we should go sometime. I think you'd be great at it.
Dean: (looking out the window) That lawn looks like it could use some mowing.
Mary: You want to mow the lawn?
Dean: Are you kidding me, I'd love to mow the lawn.
Mary: Knock yourself out. You'd think you've never mowed a lawn in your life.
Dean: Let me ask you a question. When you put me into bed when I was little, what did you always tell me?
Mary: Dean, I don't understand.
Dean: Just answer the question!
Mary: I told you angels were watching over you.
Dean: I don't believe it.
Sam: Look, whatever stupid thing you're about to do, you're not doing it alone and that's that.
Dean: I don't understand, why are you doing this?
Sam: Because you're still my brother.
Sam: What're you calling me a bitch for?
Dean: You're supposed to say "jerk."
Dean: Never mind.
Music: What a Wonderful World by Joey Ramone, Saturday Night Special by Lynyrd Skynryd
The idea for Sam to not know about hunting and think that Dean has lost his mind came from the original draft of the "Pilot" episode. In the original script, Dean was a hunter because of a feeling that something supernatural had killed his father when he was young and Sam had long ago estranged himself from the family.
Injoke: In the scene where they have returned from Mary's birthday celebration and Sam asks the girls for a moment alone to speak with his brother, Sam gives some examples of what stunts Dean had pulled on him in the past. Including the fact that he "hooked up" with Rachel Nave, his prom date, on prom night. Rachel Nave was co-writer of the Season 1 episode, "Bugs."
The movie on Dean's TV when he wakes up is From Hell It Came (1957).
Denmark: May 20, 2007 on TV3
Australia: June 18, 2007 on Ten
Portugal: July 23, 2007 on AXN
Germany: May 6, 2008 on Premiere Serie
Italy: September 2, 2008 on Rai2
The Netherlands: April 19, 2009 on NET5
New Zealand: June 12, 2009 on TV2
References the Led Zeppelin song "What Is and What Should Never Be" off of the album Led Zeppelin II released in 1969.
Sam: I guess they're powerful enough, but not exactly like Barbara Eden in harem pants.
Referencing the 1965-1970 CBS sitcom I Dream of Jeannie, featuring Barbara Eden in the title role as Jeannie the Genie, who ended up with astronaut Tony Nelson as her "master."
Dean: Well, we're not in Kansas anymore. (Later in the episode) Dean: Auntie Em, there's no place like home.
Both are references to the popular 1939 movie, The Wizard of Oz. In the movie, Judy Garland, who plays Dorothy, is famous for delivering the lines "I've got a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore," and "There's no place like home." Auntie Em is Dorothy's aunt in the film.
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