Season 6 Episode 6

You Can't Handle the Truth

Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Oct 29, 2010 on The CW
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Episode Summary

When several people kill themselves under strange circumstances, Sam and Dean discover that they were driven insane by the Goddess of Truth, who forced them to tell the truth against their will. However, when the brothers track down the goddess, Veritas, she uses her powers on Dean.


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  • OMG... what the heck!

    OK this episode revolved around the truth goddess Veritas, but the hell with her.

    The best part was the last 10 minutes, where the goddess makes sam speak the truth but he does`nt and then dean later on, trashes him like he`s some sort of a giant sandwich.

    The thing is .. Sam in the last 3 episodes, was shown as someone who`s got a dark side inside, but the way dean punched it and the look in his eyes showed that even dean has got something dark inside him...

    i think this is gonna be one hell of a season.moreless
  • You Can't Handle the Truth

    You Can't Handle the Truth was a superb episode of Supernatural. This was a fun episode to watch, especially as Dean was going crazy in being around Sam. I really enjoyed the story of this episode, and the way it unfolded. This episode had Classic Supernatural Action, Story, Acting, and Ending. I really liked that the brothers had to face another God, and their confrontation with her was very interesting. She revealed the truth about Sam, though not the whole truth. I can't wait to see what happens next, especially with the ending being so intense. This episode definitely adds to the season!!!!!moreless
  • Sam and Dean go after Veritas, the Goddess of Truth.

    Supernatural continues its upswing with this excellent episode, one that once again focuses on the relationship between Dean and Sam while giving us an interesting case-of-the-week to go after, one that's not just a demon or a ghost or anything. This time, we get a big deal: Veritas, the Goddess of Truth.

    One thing I've always had trouble with, whether it's the X-Files or this show, is that the show seems to lose some of its interest when it focuses on the monsters of the week. I like the shows more when they focus on the mythology. So far, this season of Supernatural may not be its greatest, but it's done a superb job of giving us episodes that aren't stand-alone. Instead, they all have focused on different elements of this season, whether it's Sam's strange behavior, the Alpha's or the reappearance of the Winchester family. Besides the premiere, I can say that this season has been pretty solid.

    As for this episode, the show did a great job of leading up to the point where we learn that something is truly wrong with Sam. He's impervious to the God of Truth and admits to letting Dean get turned. He claims something is wrong with him, and by the time the episode ends, we see something we've barely ever seen on the show: Dean beating the crap out of Sam. The brothers have obviously gone through some tough stuff, but this felt like the ultimate catharsis for Dean, who has been holding stuff back for awhile.

    It's always nice to see Castiel and I was glad to see him return. I'm wondering what exactly is going on with him, and I did like the show when they were focusing a little on angels... if they can get him back into the mix full-time, the show would truly take off. But so far, I'm definitely not disappointed with the season.moreless
  • This episode was stupid, but it di the job

    I didn't really think that there was any real credibility to this episode (and that's saying something for the Supernatural universe, which usually gets its fan base from its unrealisticism). I mean, seriously, people killing themselves and each other over hearing the TRUTH. How stupid does it get, folks? A girl killing herself because her sister didn't love her. A guy killing his best friend and then himself because the best friend slept with his daughter. It just doesn't make sense. But it did the job and it did the job well. First, it established that there is no real one religion with this universe. Good people go to heaven (whether or not they believe in or accept Jesus or God). Pagan gods DO exist (and apparently [following a discussion with Lucifer in season 5] they forfeited earth to God and his angels). And God WILL die and isn't immortal. Second, the problem with Sam is brought to the forefront when dean literally forces him to tell the truth. It seems that Sam no longer has any conscience and only operates by what gets him what he wants now. This can't be good. Dean tries to (I suppose) 'knock' some sense into Sam at the end out of anger. Can't wait for the next one.moreless
  • A pretty good episode all things considered.

    This season got off to a pretty rocky start but its quickly reverting to the supernatural we all know and love. This episode had some great moments, but tended to focus more on Dean as has kind of been the shows pattern of late. Castiels appearance was a bit of a let down in terms of length, but appreciated nonetheless. I read a lot of people are a little annoyed about the ending (spoilers) in which Dean beats the hell out of Sam. I thought it was a very fitting ending to the episode. It is a cliffhanger after all. I could be wrong about this but the impression i got is that Dean has just snapped. Earlier in the episode Lisa chastises him for keeping everything inside and calls him on the fact that if he continues to do this he's obviously going to have dangerous outbursts like shoving her son, even if she didn't know the real reason Dean did this.

    At the end of the episode Deans just had too much on his plate and takes it all out on Sam who to be fair put Dean, Lisa and Ben in jeopardy by letting a vamp turn him.

    Next week it seems we're going to get more of a focus on whats happening with Sam and hopefully he'll be his old self sooner or later. Still, a great episode.moreless
Ingrid Nilson

Ingrid Nilson

Jane Peterson

Guest Star

Tristen Leffler

Tristen Leffler

Olivia Peterson

Guest Star

Hector Johnson

Hector Johnson

Grill Manager

Guest Star

Jim Beaver

Jim Beaver

Bobby Singer

Recurring Role

Cindy Sampson

Cindy Sampson

Lisa Braeden

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Dean: You got to figure out what the hell (Sam) is and fast.
      Bobby: I'm trying. But, Dean, there's a worst case scenario.
      Dean: What, Satan's my co-pilot? Yeah, I know.
      Bobby: Well, that'd be the other worst case.
      Dean: Well, then what?
      Bobby: Maybe it's just Sam.

    • Sam: There's another one.
      Dean: Yeah, what?
      Sam: Dentist drilled a guy to death.
      Dean: You mean the non-sexy kind of drilling, right?

    • Dean: Castiel? Hello? Possible loose nuke down here, angelic weapon. Kinda your department. You hear that, Cass?

    • Castiel: It isn't the Horn of Truth.
      Dean: What 're you talking about? You were gone for like two seconds. Where did you look?
      Castiel: Everywhere.

    • Women in Bar: I'm sitting like this so you'll look at my breasts. I just bought them. I need a lot of attention.
      Dean: Good luck with that. (walks away, comes back, looks)

    • Dean: Hey, anything you're itching to tell me?
      Bobby: Not really. Sorry to disappoint.
      Dean: Ah, that's all right. I'm just testing a theory.
      Bobby: Well, I'm here hitting the books while drinking a nice glass of milk and watching Tori and Dean.
      Dean: Wha? Wait, who, who and Dean?
      Bobby: Tori Spelling. I'm a huge fan. Girl's a real talent.
      Dean: I guess it does work over the phone.
      Bobby: You know what else? I get a pedicure once in a while. This nice Vietnamese joint...
      Dean: Okay, okay, please stop
      Bobby: There's one gal, Nhung Phuong, name means "velvet phoenix." Tiny thing, but the grip on her. She starts on my toes, and I feel like I am going to...
      Dean: Whoa, whoa, hey, come on. Now I"m scarred for life. Thank you.
      Bobby: I never told anyone that. Why am I telling you? Maybe because you're my favorite. Although Sam's the better hunter. Lately, anyway. Whoa! Why the hell am I telling you this?

  • NOTES (1)

    • International Airdates:
      Norway: February 11, 2011 on FEM
      Sweden: April 8, 2011 on Kanal 5
      Australia: May 23, 2011 on ELEVEN
      UK: July 13, 2011 on Sky LIVING
      Spain: October 10, 2011 on AXN
      Finland: December 25, 2012 on Sub


    • Title:
      Referencing the famous quote spoken by Jack Nicholson from the film A Few Good Men (1992), starring Tom Cruise, Demi Moore, and Jack Nicholson. Cruise plays the role of Lt. Daniel Kaffee as he tries to defend two Marines for the murder of a fellow marine. It culminates with Kaffee confronting his defendants' Commanding Officer, Colonel Nathan Jessop (Nicholson) to admit that he ordered the men to perform a "code red" (extrajudicial punishment) which led to the marine's death. Jensen Ackles has also played the role of Lt Kafee in the theater production in June 2007.

    • Dean: And then big sister's taxicab confessions sends her over the edge.
      Referencing the HBO series Taxicab Confessions, where taxicab drivers with hidden cameras get their customers to open up en route and talk about their personal lives.

    • Dean: What? Satan's my co-pilot?
      Referencing God is my Co-Pilot, the autobiography by USAF pilot Robert Lee Scott Jr., detailing his exploits in World War II with the Flying Tigers in China and Burma. It was made into a movie in 1945, and a queercore band took the name in 1991.

    • Dean: Anything from Marathon Man?
      Referencing the 1976 movie based on the 1974 novel of the same name by William Goldman. The title character is tortured by a Nazi war criminal who wants to know if his diamonds are safe to move. The Nazi drills into a healthy tooth without anesthesia to torture his victim.

    • Sam: Not just Dr. Giggles.
      Referencing the 1992 movie Dr. Giggles, starring Larry Drake as the title character, a deranged doctor who goes on a killing rampage using the tools of his trade.

    • Dean: You've been Terminator since you got back.
      Referencing the 1984 movie The Terminator, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger as a robot from the future which dresses in black leathers, rides a motorcycle, and hunts down its victim without stopping or hesitating.

    • Dean: Soylent Green situation?
      Referencing the 1973 movie Soylent Green starring Charlton Heston as a police detective assigned to investigate the death of a CEO with the Soylent Corporation, a company that provides food for the citizens of an overpopulated and resource-starved Earth.

    • Veritas: Mallory to your Mickey.
      Referencing the 1994 movie Natural Born Killers. Mickey and Mallory Knox are a loving couple who go on a killing spree and gain a cult following when their exploits are broadcast by a ratings-hungry journalist.