Season 7 Episode 3

The Girl Next Door

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Oct 07, 2011 on The CW



  • Trivia

    • When Young Sam finishes his phone call to his father in the flashback, it is raining all around him. However, he, his jacket, and his newspaper are all completely dry.

  • Quotes

    • Dean: Bobby, you're alive!
      Bobby: Of course I am. Why are you on the floor?
      Dean: They gave me morphine. A lot. Hey, look. A monster broke my leg.

    • Dean: And, uh Sam...?
      Sam: (leaving for food) Yeah?
      Dean: Pie.
      Sam: Obviously.

    • Chet: The Winchesters have trigged one of my search programs.
      Edgar: Great.
      Chet: A shop in Montana. A day and a half, maybe two days from here.
      Edgar: So?
      Chet: So...?
      Edgar: So why are you still talking to me?

    • Dean: Where's the pie?
      Sam: You get cake. It's close enough, right?

    • Dean: Other shoe.
      Bobby: Other who?
      Dean: Sam. He took off.
      Bobby: Where?
      Dean: I don't know. Nowhere good.
      Bobby: Maybe he needed a little me time.
      Dean: Yeah, but his me time ain't just him. For all we know, he's road-tripping with Lucifer somewhere.

    • Young Amy: So you going to tell me?
      Young Sam: What?
      Young Amy: How you kicked the crap out of those guys? I mean... no offense, but you're kind of...
      Young Sam: Wiry.
      Young Amy: Exactly.

    • Young Sam: We're always on the road. I mean, I've seen the world's biggest ball of twine twice.
      Young Amy: Three times. Not that big.
      Young Sam: Right.

    • Young Sam: You're always the new kid, and everyone thinks you're a freak.
      Young Amy: Sam, you are a freak. But so is, I don't know, Jimi Hendrix, and Picasso. So am I. All the coolest people are freaks.

    • Amy: I'm a mortician. I know, not sexy. But... you know, health benefits.

    • Sam: Dean, look, how many times do I have to tell you? I'm fine.
      Dean: Oh, yeah, now, you're a poster boy for mental health.

    • Dean: I'm sorry but it's that simple.
      Sam: Nothing in our lives is simple.

    • Chet: You know what I find? Plain old people taste fine, but everything is better with cheese.

  • Notes

    • Music: Two Days in February (Goo Goo Dolls)

    • Injoke: The clerk in the liquor store is wearing a Batman: Under the Red Hood t-shirt. Jensen Ackles provided the voice of the Red Hood character in the animated film.

    • Injoke: The movie playing on TV as Sam leaves a note for Dean and sneaks out is My Bloody Valentine. The 2009 remake of the 1981 movie starred Jensen Ackles.

    • Injoke: The kitsune uses the alias "Amy Pond," which is the name of the Doctor's companion in the British s.f. series Doctor Who.

    • International Airdates:
      Canada: October 12, 2011 on SPACE
      Australia: October 17, 2011 on ELEVEN
      Norway: January 20, 2012 on FEM
      UK: August 15, 2012 on Sky LIVING HD
      Finland: February 23, 2014 on Sub

  • Allusions

    • Dean: Before you bail again, Girl Interrupted there, any thoughts?
      Referencing the 1993 memoir by Susanna Kaysen, who relates her experiences in a psychiatric hospital in the 1960s after being diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. The title is a reference to the Vermeer painting Girl Interrupted at her Music. The story was also made into a 1999 movie starring Winona Ryder, and used as the basis for the title of the episode "Sam, Interrupted" in season five (also written by Andrew Dabb and Daniel Loflin, who penned this episode).

    • Credit Card: Lemmy Kilmister
      Referencing the bassist, vocalist, and founder of the band Motörhead.

    • Dean: He left me here like Jimmy friggin' Stewart.
      Referencing the 1954 movie Rear Window directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Jimmy Stewart plays a professional photographer who breaks his leg during an assignment and is confined to his New York apartment. There he witnesses the suspicious actions of a neighbor and tries to bring the man to justice.

    • Cell Phone: 3 Missed Calls from Lars Ulrich
      Referencing Danish thrash drummer Lars Ulrich of Metallica.

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