History Recap / SupernaturalS02E14BornUnderABadSign

5th Aug '16 1:25:40 AM jameygamer
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* TheBusCameBack: The demon that possessed Meg Masters in Season 1 returns from Hell and is now possessing Sam.
26th Sep '15 1:10:21 PM sonikkuruzu
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After Dean wakes up, he is able to track the GPS on Sam's phone to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duluth,_Minnesota Duluth, Minnesota.]] He arrives to find Sam holding a knife to [[Characters/SupernaturalHunters Jo Harvelle's]] throat. Sam asks Dean to kill him before he kills Jo. Dean lowers his gun and turns away, only to surprise Sam by dousing him in holy water and revealing that Sam is possessed by a demon. Dean chases demon-possessed Sam out on to a dock, where the demon shoots Dean, and Dean falls into Lake Superior. Demon-possessed Sam leaves, believing Dean dead, but Jo hears Dean's ringtone, drags Dean out of the lake, and patches up the gunshot wound.

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After Dean wakes up, he is able to track the GPS on Sam's phone to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duluth,_Minnesota Duluth, Minnesota.]] He arrives to find Sam holding a knife to [[Characters/SupernaturalHunters Jo Harvelle's]] Harvelle]]'s throat. Sam asks Dean to kill him before he kills Jo. Dean lowers his gun and turns away, only to surprise Sam by dousing him in holy water and revealing that Sam is possessed by a demon. Dean chases demon-possessed Sam out on to a dock, where the demon shoots Dean, and Dean falls into Lake Superior. Demon-possessed Sam leaves, believing Dean dead, but Jo hears Dean's ringtone, drags Dean out of the lake, and patches up the gunshot wound.
19th Jul '15 10:09:18 PM DarthKieduss
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* EvilLaugh: Meg possessing Sam utters a maniacal laugh as Bobby and Dean try to exorcise the demon.

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* EvilLaugh: Meg possessing Sam utters a maniacal laugh as Bobby and Dean try to exorcise [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aE0e-z6fSjo exorcise]] the demon.
19th Jul '15 10:07:35 PM DarthKieduss
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* FakingAmnesia: The Meg demon possessing Sam pretends Sam is suffering from amnesia to get Dean to investigate what Sam did and discover Wandell's murder, so Dean will believe Sam has surrendered to his dark potential.

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* EvilLaugh: Meg possessing Sam utters a maniacal laugh as Bobby and Dean try to exorcise the demon.
* FakingAmnesia: The Meg Meg, the demon possessing Sam Sam, pretends Sam is suffering from amnesia to get Dean to investigate what Sam did and discover Wandell's murder, so Dean will believe Sam has surrendered to his dark potential.
27th Apr '15 3:49:53 AM ading
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* BeingEvilSucks: Demon Meg states that Hell is... well, [[ShapedLikeItself like Hell]], even for demons.
28th Dec '14 1:24:00 PM Silverblade2
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Dean realizes that Sam probably went after the nearest hunter, [[Characters/SupernaturalHunters Bobby Singer]] in [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sioux_Falls,_South_Dakota Sioux Falls, South Dakota.]] Bobby realizes that Sam is possessed when he chokes on a beer laced with holy water. Bobby knocks the possessed Sam out and binds him to a chair under a devil's trap. Dean arrives in time to help Bobby try to exorcise the demon, but they are unsuccessful due to a binding brand on Sam's arm. The demon uses an incantation to crack the ceiling and break the devil's trap. The demon then reveals that she is the same demon that possessed [[spoiler:[[Characters/SupernaturalDemons Meg]]]] and that she crawled her way out of Hell to be able to torture the Winchesters. While she is beating up Dean, Bobby manages to burn the binding brand on Sam's arm with a hot poker, and the demon leaves Sam's body.

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Dean realizes that Sam probably went after the nearest hunter, [[Characters/SupernaturalHunters Bobby Singer]] in [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sioux_Falls,_South_Dakota Sioux Falls, South Dakota.]] Bobby realizes that Sam is possessed when he chokes on a beer laced with holy water. Bobby knocks the possessed Sam out and binds him to a chair under a devil's trap. Dean arrives in time to help Bobby try to exorcise the demon, but they are unsuccessful due to a binding brand on Sam's arm. The demon uses an incantation to crack the ceiling and break the devil's trap. The demon then reveals that she is the same demon that possessed [[spoiler:[[Characters/SupernaturalDemons Meg]]]] [[Characters/SupernaturalDemons Meg]] and that she crawled her way out of Hell to be able to torture the Winchesters. While she is beating up Dean, Bobby manages to burn the binding brand on Sam's arm with a hot poker, and the demon leaves Sam's body.



For this episode = [[spoiler:One human, a hunter murdered by Evil!Sam]].

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For this episode = [[spoiler:One One human, a hunter murdered by Evil!Sam]].Evil!Sam.



* AttemptedRape: Implied to have been where [[spoiler:Evil!Sam]] was going with poor Jo.

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* AttemptedRape: Implied to have been where [[spoiler:Evil!Sam]] Evil!Sam was going with poor Jo.



* BerserkButton: [[spoiler: Demon Meg]] makes sure to plant quite a few for Dean when setting up her scenario.

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* BerserkButton: [[spoiler: Demon Meg]] Meg makes sure to plant quite a few for Dean when setting up her scenario.



* BlackEyesOfEvil: [[spoiler: Sam's eyes flash when it is revealed that he is possessed]].

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* BlackEyesOfEvil: [[spoiler: Sam's eyes flash when it is revealed that he is possessed]].possessed.



** When [[spoiler:Evil!Sam]] sees that Dean did not drown in Lake Superior, he says, "Dean, back from the dead. Getting to be a regular thing for you, isn't it? Like a cockroach." While Dean has not actually died yet in the series, he was meant to die and had [[Characters/SupernaturalReapers a Reaper]] after him in [[Recap/SupernaturalS01E12Faith "Faith" (S01, E12)]] and in [[Recap/SupernaturalS02E01InMyTimeOfDying "In My Time Of Dying" (S02, E01)]].
** [[spoiler:Sam]] says he was awake during some of the time he was possessed, just like Meg Masters in [[Recap/SupernaturalS01E22DevilsTrap "Devil's Trap" (S01, E22)]].
* CurbStompBattle: [[spoiler:Evil!Sam]] attacking Steve Wandell on the security tape.
* CutPhoneLines: [[spoiler:Evil!Sam]] cuts the phone line as he enters Bobby Singer's house, but given that Bobby likely has a cell phone it is unclear how effective that was.
* [[spoiler: DemonicPossession]]

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** When [[spoiler:Evil!Sam]] Evil!Sam sees that Dean did not drown in Lake Superior, he says, "Dean, back from the dead. Getting to be a regular thing for you, isn't it? Like a cockroach." While Dean has not actually died yet in the series, he was meant to die and had [[Characters/SupernaturalReapers a Reaper]] after him in [[Recap/SupernaturalS01E12Faith "Faith" (S01, E12)]] and in [[Recap/SupernaturalS02E01InMyTimeOfDying "In My Time Of Dying" (S02, E01)]].
** [[spoiler:Sam]] Sam says he was awake during some of the time he was possessed, just like Meg Masters in [[Recap/SupernaturalS01E22DevilsTrap "Devil's Trap" (S01, E22)]].
* CurbStompBattle: [[spoiler:Evil!Sam]] Evil!Sam attacking Steve Wandell on the security tape.
* CutPhoneLines: [[spoiler:Evil!Sam]] Evil!Sam cuts the phone line as he enters Bobby Singer's house, but given that Bobby likely has a cell phone it is unclear how effective that was.
* [[spoiler: DemonicPossession]]DemonicPossession



** The motel room in Twin Falls, Wisconsin is decorated with fish hanging between red and white bobbers. Dean is fishing for answers, but in actuality [[spoiler: Sam is being used as bait by Meg who is reeling Dean into her trap]].

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** The motel room in Twin Falls, Wisconsin is decorated with fish hanging between red and white bobbers. Dean is fishing for answers, but in actuality [[spoiler: Sam is being used as bait by Meg who is reeling Dean into her trap]].trap.



* [[spoiler:FakingAmnesia: The Meg demon possessing Sam pretends Sam is suffering from amnesia to get Dean to investigate what Sam did and discover Wandell's murder, so Dean will believe Sam has surrendered to his dark potential]].

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* [[spoiler:FakingAmnesia: FakingAmnesia: The Meg demon possessing Sam pretends Sam is suffering from amnesia to get Dean to investigate what Sam did and discover Wandell's murder, so Dean will believe Sam has surrendered to his dark potential]].potential.



* GeometricMagic: [[spoiler:Evil!Sam]] is tied to a chair under the devil's trap in Bobby's home just as Meg was in [[Recap/SupernaturalS01E22DevilsTrap "Devil's Trap" (S01, E22)]].

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* GeometricMagic: [[spoiler:Evil!Sam]] Evil!Sam is tied to a chair under the devil's trap in Bobby's home just as Meg was in [[Recap/SupernaturalS01E22DevilsTrap "Devil's Trap" (S01, E22)]].



* GoodSmokingEvilSmoking: One of the signs that [[spoiler:Sam]] has turned to evil is smoking menthol cigarettes.

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* GoodSmokingEvilSmoking: One of the signs that [[spoiler:Sam]] Sam has turned to evil is smoking menthol cigarettes.



** [[spoiler:Evil!Sam]] threw a bottle of malt liquor at the head of the gas station attendant.
** SubvertedTrope, when [[spoiler:Evil!Sam]] smashes the bottle in Jo's hand.
* HolyBurnsEvil: [[spoiler:Evil!Sam]] sizzles and cries out in pain when exposed to holy water.

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** [[spoiler:Evil!Sam]] Evil!Sam threw a bottle of malt liquor at the head of the gas station attendant.
** SubvertedTrope, when [[spoiler:Evil!Sam]] Evil!Sam smashes the bottle in Jo's hand.
* HolyBurnsEvil: [[spoiler:Evil!Sam]] Evil!Sam sizzles and cries out in pain when exposed to holy water.



* TheKillerInMe: [[spoiler:Sam when possessed]].

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* TheKillerInMe: [[spoiler:Sam Sam when possessed]].possessed.



* LaserGuidedAmnesia: It initially appears that Sam can't remember what the hell happened in the past week. [[spoiler:But since he was possessed all along, this turns out to be a lie to make Dean investigate and find out that Sam has apparently turned evil]].

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* LaserGuidedAmnesia: It initially appears that Sam can't remember what the hell happened in the past week. [[spoiler:But But since he was possessed all along, this turns out to be a lie to make Dean investigate and find out that Sam has apparently turned evil]].evil.



* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: After the events of [[Recap/SupernaturalS02E13HousesOfTheHoly "Houses of the Holy" (S02, E13)]], Sam disappeared for a week [[spoiler:thanks to being possessed by Meg]]...no points for guessing how the trope applies...

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* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: After the events of [[Recap/SupernaturalS02E13HousesOfTheHoly "Houses of the Holy" (S02, E13)]], Sam disappeared for a week [[spoiler:thanks thanks to being possessed by Meg]]...Meg...no points for guessing how the trope applies...



* MeatPuppet: [[spoiler:Sam]].
-->'''Demon:''' [[spoiler:Sam]]'s still my meat puppet. I'll make him bite off his tongue.
* MercyKill: [[spoiler:Evil!Sam]] says [[spoiler:his father]] shot Jo's father, Bill, in the head after Bill was clawed up by a Hell Spawn in Devil's Gate Reservoir in California.

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* MeatPuppet: [[spoiler:Sam]].
Sam.
-->'''Demon:''' [[spoiler:Sam]]'s Sam's still my meat puppet. I'll make him bite off his tongue.
* MercyKill: [[spoiler:Evil!Sam]] Evil!Sam says [[spoiler:his father]] his father shot Jo's father, Bill, in the head after Bill was clawed up by a Hell Spawn in Devil's Gate Reservoir in California.



* NoOneCouldSurviveThat: [[spoiler:Evil!Sam]] shoots Dean and then sees the body fall into the lake. He smiles and leaves believing Dean is dead.

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* NoOneCouldSurviveThat: [[spoiler:Evil!Sam]] Evil!Sam shoots Dean and then sees the body fall into the lake. He smiles and leaves believing Dean is dead.



* NotHimself: [[spoiler:Sam]].

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* NotHimself: [[spoiler:Sam]].Sam.



* OutOfCharacterMoment: The whole episode for [[spoiler:Sam]] and [[spoiler:Meg]]. The why for [[NiceGuy Sam]] is obvious. It's FridgeLogic for [[spoiler:Meg]], especially in later seasons--[[spoiler:she claims in past and previous episodes to have UndyingLoyalty to Azazel and Lucifer, yet here she says she doesn't care about their plans anymore and in fact nearly sabotages it by trying to get Azazel's favorite special child/Lucifer's true vessel killed]].

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* OutOfCharacterMoment: The whole episode for [[spoiler:Sam]] Sam and [[spoiler:Meg]].Meg. The why for [[NiceGuy Sam]] is obvious. It's FridgeLogic for [[spoiler:Meg]], Meg, especially in later seasons--[[spoiler:she seasons--she claims in past and previous episodes to have UndyingLoyalty to Azazel and Lucifer, Azazel, yet here she says she doesn't care about their plans anymore and in fact nearly sabotages it by trying to get Azazel's favorite special child/Lucifer's true vessel killed]].child killed.



* PistolWhipping: [[spoiler:Evil!Sam]] knocks Dean out this way.

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* PistolWhipping: [[spoiler:Evil!Sam]] Evil!Sam knocks Dean out this way.



* {{Revenge}}: What [[spoiler:Meg]] claims to be after. Of course, even that's questionable, given the [[ConsummateLiar character]]...

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* {{Revenge}}: What [[spoiler:Meg]] Meg claims to be after. Of course, even that's questionable, given the [[ConsummateLiar character]]...



* ShipSinking: For Dean/Jo. Sam says that Dean doesn't like her that way, thinking of her as more of [[LikeBrotherAndSister a little sister]], much to Jo's anger. Later on, Jo recognizes that Dean doesn't see her as an equal and that he won't call her, even though he says he will. The ship is revived, though, in [[Recap/SupernaturalS05E10AbandonAllHope "Abandon All Hope" (S05, E10)]].

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* ShipSinking: For Dean/Jo. Sam says that Dean doesn't like her that way, thinking of her as more of [[LikeBrotherAndSister a little sister]], much to Jo's anger. Later on, Jo recognizes that Dean doesn't see her as an equal and that he won't call her, even though he says he will. The ship is revived, though, in [[Recap/SupernaturalS05E10AbandonAllHope "Abandon All Hope" (S05, E10)]].



* SiblingTriangle: [[spoiler:Evil!Sam]] expresses his interest in Jo, and explains that Dean could never return her feelings because Dean thinks of her [[LikeBrotherAndSister like a little sister]].

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* SiblingTriangle: [[spoiler:Evil!Sam]] Evil!Sam expresses his interest in Jo, and explains that Dean could never return her feelings because Dean thinks of her [[LikeBrotherAndSister like a little sister]].



* [[spoiler:SlippingAMickey]]: A rare non-rapey example: Bobby [[spoiler:laces his visitors' beers with holy water to check for monsters. This saves his life from Possessed!Sam]].

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* [[spoiler:SlippingAMickey]]: SlippingAMickey: A rare non-rapey example: Bobby [[spoiler:laces laces his visitors' beers with holy water to check for monsters. This saves his life from Possessed!Sam]].Possessed!Sam.



** [[spoiler:Evil!Sam]] tells Bobby Dean is "in way over his head", believing Dean is still under the waters of Lake Superior.

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** [[spoiler:Evil!Sam]] Evil!Sam tells Bobby Dean is "in way over his head", believing Dean is still under the waters of Lake Superior.



* {{Superdickery}}: Caused by [[spoiler: DemonicPossession]].

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* {{Superdickery}}: Caused by [[spoiler: DemonicPossession]].DemonicPossession.



* SurprisinglyGentleSong: "The Crystal Ship" by Music/TheDoors makes the scene with a bound Jo and [[spoiler:Evil!Sam]] even more creepy.
* SweetPollyOliver: [[spoiler: The Meg demon possesses Sam]].

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* SurprisinglyGentleSong: "The Crystal Ship" by Music/TheDoors makes the scene with a bound Jo and [[spoiler:Evil!Sam]] Evil!Sam even more creepy.
* SweetPollyOliver: [[spoiler: The Meg demon possesses Sam]].Sam.
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-->Sam, when Dad told me that I might have to kill you, it was only if I couldn't save you. Now, if it's the last thing I do, I'm going to save you.
--->'''--Dean'''

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-->Sam, ->Sam, when Dad told me that I might have to kill you, it was only if I couldn't save you. Now, if it's the last thing I do, I'm going to save you.
--->'''--Dean'''
-->--'''Dean'''
3rd Oct '14 1:28:14 PM yggsassil
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!Non-trope items:
* [[Fridge/SupernaturalS02E14BornUnderABadSign Fridge Items.]]
* [[YMMV/SupernaturalS02E14BornUnderABadSign YMMV Items.]]

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17th Jul '14 4:25:13 PM 102372
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* StockFootage: The scene of Dean driving into Twin Lakes, seems to be footage from [[Recap/SupernaturalS01E04PhantomTraveller "Phantom Traveller" (S01, E04)]] with [[ComputerGeneratedImages digital alteration]] of the road sign. The same footage was also used in [[Recap/SupernaturalS01E09Home "Home" (S01, E09)]].

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* StockFootage: The scene of Dean driving into Twin Lakes, Lakes seems to be footage from [[Recap/SupernaturalS01E04PhantomTraveller "Phantom Traveller" Traveler" (S01, E04)]] with [[ComputerGeneratedImages digital alteration]] of the road sign. The same footage was also used in [[Recap/SupernaturalS01E09Home "Home" (S01, E09)]].
17th Jul '14 4:20:42 PM 102372
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'''Season 2, Episode 14''':

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'''Season 2, Episode 14''':14:'''



--->--'''Dean'''

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--->--'''Dean'''
--->'''--Dean'''



Sam calls Dean from [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twin_Lakes%2C_Wisconsin Twin Lakes, Wisconsin,]] after having disappeared for a week. Sam claims to have no memory of what he did in that week.

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Sam calls Dean from [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twin_Lakes%2C_Wisconsin Twin Lakes, Wisconsin,]] Wisconsin]], after having disappeared for a week. Sam claims to have no memory of what he did in that week.



Sam disappears for over a week, and then calls Dean from Twin Lakes, Wisconsin. Dean finds Sam in a motel room with bruised knuckles, covered in someone else's blood, and unable to remember anything that happened. Sam seems overwhelmed by the possibility that he may have surrendered to [[Characters/SupernaturalSpecialChildren the fate]] the [[Characters/SupernaturalDemons Yellow-Eyed Demon]] has planned for him, but Dean will not accept this and insists they work this like any other case. The investigation leads them to the home of [[Characters/SupernaturalHunters Steve Wandell, a hunter]] they do not know. The brothers find Wandell's body and security tapes showing Sam murdering Wandell. Sam then insists that Dean kill him so that Sam will not hurt anyone else. When Dean says he would rather die then kill Sam, Sam says, "No. You'll live. You'll live to regret this." Sam then pistol whips Dean, knocking Dean out.

After Dean wakes up he is able to track the GPS on Sam's phone to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duluth,_Minnesota Duluth, Minnesota.]] He arrives to find Sam holding a knife to [[Characters/SupernaturalHunters Jo Harvelle's]] throat. Sam asks Dean to kill him before he kills Jo. Dean lowers his gun and turns away, only to surprise Sam by dousing him in holy water and revealing that Sam is possessed by a demon. Dean chases demon possessed Sam out on to a dock, where the demon shoots Dean, and Dean falls into Lake Superior. Demon possessed Sam leaves, believing Dean dead, but Jo hears Dean's ringtone and drags Dean out of the lake and patches up the gunshot wound.

Dean realizes that Sam probably went after the nearest hunter, [[Characters/SupernaturalHunters Bobby Singer]] in [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sioux_Falls,_South_Dakota Sioux Falls, South Dakota.]] Bobby realizes that Sam is possessed when he chokes on a beer laced with holy water. Bobby knocks the possessed Sam out and binds him to a chair under a devil's trap. Dean arrives in time to help Bobby try to exorcise the demon, but they are unsuccessful due to a binding brand on Sam's arm. The demon uses an incantation to crack the ceiling and break the devil's trap. The demon reveals that she is the same demon that possessed [[spoiler:[[Characters/SupernaturalDemons Meg]]]] and that she crawled her way out of hell to be able to torture the Winchesters. While she is beating up Dean, Bobby manages to burn the binding brand on Sam's arm with a hot poker, and the demon leaves Sam's body.

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Sam disappears for over a week, and then calls Dean from Twin Lakes, Wisconsin. Dean finds Sam in a motel room with bruised knuckles, covered in someone else's blood, and unable to remember anything that happened. Sam seems overwhelmed by the possibility that he may have surrendered to [[Characters/SupernaturalSpecialChildren the fate]] the [[Characters/SupernaturalDemons Yellow-Eyed Demon]] has planned for him, but Dean will not accept this and insists they work this like any other case. The investigation leads them to the home of [[Characters/SupernaturalHunters Steve Wandell, a hunter]] they do not know. The brothers find Wandell's body and security tapes showing Sam murdering Wandell. Sam then insists that Dean kill him so that Sam will not hurt anyone else. When Dean says he would rather die then kill Sam, Sam says, "No. You'll live. You'll live to regret this." Sam then pistol whips pistol-whips Dean, knocking Dean out.

After Dean wakes up up, he is able to track the GPS on Sam's phone to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duluth,_Minnesota Duluth, Minnesota.]] He arrives to find Sam holding a knife to [[Characters/SupernaturalHunters Jo Harvelle's]] throat. Sam asks Dean to kill him before he kills Jo. Dean lowers his gun and turns away, only to surprise Sam by dousing him in holy water and revealing that Sam is possessed by a demon. Dean chases demon possessed demon-possessed Sam out on to a dock, where the demon shoots Dean, and Dean falls into Lake Superior. Demon possessed Demon-possessed Sam leaves, believing Dean dead, but Jo hears Dean's ringtone and ringtone, drags Dean out of the lake lake, and patches up the gunshot wound.

Dean realizes that Sam probably went after the nearest hunter, [[Characters/SupernaturalHunters Bobby Singer]] in [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sioux_Falls,_South_Dakota Sioux Falls, South Dakota.]] Bobby realizes that Sam is possessed when he chokes on a beer laced with holy water. Bobby knocks the possessed Sam out and binds him to a chair under a devil's trap. Dean arrives in time to help Bobby try to exorcise the demon, but they are unsuccessful due to a binding brand on Sam's arm. The demon uses an incantation to crack the ceiling and break the devil's trap. The demon then reveals that she is the same demon that possessed [[spoiler:[[Characters/SupernaturalDemons Meg]]]] and that she crawled her way out of hell Hell to be able to torture the Winchesters. While she is beating up Dean, Bobby manages to burn the binding brand on Sam's arm with a hot poker, and the demon leaves Sam's body.



For the series so far = At least 176 humans; 12 ghosts; 5 vampires; 2 shapeshifters; 1 demon; 1 god; 1 rakshasa; 1 rawhead; 1 shtriga; 1 wendigo; and 1 zombie.

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For the series so far = At least 176 humans; 12 ghosts; 5 vampires; 2 shapeshifters; 1 demon; 1 god; 1 rakshasa; 1 rawhead; 1 shtriga; 1 wendigo; and 1 zombie.



!Your Mileage May Vary (YMMV) items:

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!Your Mileage May Vary (YMMV) !Non-trope items:



* [[YMMV/SupernaturalS02E14BornUnderABadSign Other YMMV Items.]]

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* [[YMMV/SupernaturalS02E14BornUnderABadSign Other YMMV Items.]]



* ArtisticLicenseGeography: Sam says the receipt is from a gas station a few towns over. However, we later learn the gas station is located on [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._Route_71 Route 71,]] which is in Minnesota. It would likely take over 6 hours to drive from Twin Lakes, Wisconsin to Route 71.

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* ArtisticLicenseGeography: Sam says the receipt is from a gas station a few towns over. However, we later learn the gas station is located on [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._Route_71 Route 71,]] 71]], which is in Minnesota. It would likely take over 6 hours to drive from Twin Lakes, Wisconsin to Route 71.



* BadassInDistress / DamselInDistress: Jo.
* TheBait: Jo's father served as this for John Winchester in Devil's Gate Reservoir. Jo served as this for Evil!Sam. [[LikeFatherLikeSon Like father, like daughter,]] as Evil!Sam points out.

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* BadassInDistress / DamselInDistress: BadassInDistress[=/=]DamselInDistress: Jo.
* TheBait: Jo's father served as this for John Winchester in Devil's Gate Reservoir. Jo served as this for Evil!Sam. [[LikeFatherLikeSon Like father, like daughter,]] daughter]], as Evil!Sam points out.



** Sam appears to have stolen a poorly maintained Volkswagen beetle, whose very existence seems an insult to [[CoolCar the Impala]], Dean's baby.
** Sam's behavior is [[NotHimself out of character]] including smoking menthols and drinking malt liquor.
-->'''Dean picking up pack of cigarettes:''' Okay now, this is disturbing. Come on, man, this couldn't have been you.

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** Sam appears to have stolen a poorly maintained Volkswagen beetle, Beetle, whose very existence seems an insult to [[CoolCar the Impala]], Dean's baby.
** Sam's behavior is [[NotHimself out of character]] character]], including smoking menthols and drinking malt liquor.
-->'''Dean picking -->'''Dean:''' ''[picks up pack of cigarettes:''' Okay cigarettes]'' Okay, now, this is disturbing. Come on, man, this couldn't have been you.



* BlackEyesOfEvil: [[spoiler: Sam's eyes flash when it is revealed that he is possessed.]]

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* BlackEyesOfEvil: [[spoiler: Sam's eyes flash when it is revealed that he is possessed.]]possessed]].



** The Sandpiper Tavern has a neon sign for Black Hills beer.

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** The Sandpiper Tavern has a neon sign for Black Hills beer.



* CantYouReadTheSign: There is a "No smoking" sign on the pump at Tasty Express, where the attendant said Sam stole 2 packs of menthols and lit up a cigarette.

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* CantYouReadTheSign: There is a "No smoking" Smoking" sign on the pump at Tasty Express, where the attendant said Sam stole 2 two packs of menthols and lit up a cigarette.



* CloseKnitCommunity: The hunter community who wants to avenge Steve Wandell's death.

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* CloseKnitCommunity: The hunter community community, who wants to avenge Steve Wandell's death.



** A deer's head is seen on the wall in Sam Wandell's home. This deer's head was also seen in [[Recap/SupernaturalS01E14Nightmare "Nightmare" (S01, Ep14)]], [[Recap/SupernaturalS01E15TheBenders "The Benders" (S01, Ep15)]], [[Recap/SupernaturalS01E21Salvation "Salvation" (S01, Ep21)]], [[Recap/SupernaturalS02E02EverybodyLovesAClown "Everybody Loves A Clown" (S02, Ep02)]], and [[Recap/SupernaturalS02E11Playthings "Playthings" (S02, Ep11)]].
** Dean's phone is under the name Jack Mahogoff, which was the same last name on Dean's credit card in [[Recap/SupernaturalS02E11Playthings "Playthings" (S02, Ep11)]].
** Jo tells Sam she didn't expect to see him and that they "didn't exactly part on the best of terms", referring to how she asked them to leave at the end of [[Recap/SupernaturalS02E06NoExit "No Exit" (S02, Ep06)]].
** Jo recognizes Dean's ringtone, which is the same ringtone he had in [[Recap/SupernaturalS02E06NoExit "No Exit" (S02, Ep06)]].
** Bobby Singer mentions it has been a while since he has seen Sam, and proposes a toast to John Winchester. The last episode with Bobby in it was [[Recap/SupernaturalS02E01InMyTimeOfDying "In My Time Of Dying" (S02, Ep01)]], but the brothers stayed at his salvage yard while they repaired the Impala and tried to come to terms with their father's death in [[Recap/SupernaturalS02E02EverybodyLovesAClown "Everybody Loves A Clown" (S02, Ep02)]].
** When Evil!Sam sees that Dean did not drown in Lake Superior, he says, "Dean, back from the dead. Getting to be a regular thing for you, isn't it? Like a cockroach." While Dean has not actually died yet in the series, he was meant to die and had [[Characters/SupernaturalReapers a Reaper]] after him in [[Recap/SupernaturalS01E12Faith "Faith" (S01, Ep12)]] and in [[Recap/SupernaturalS02E01InMyTimeOfDying "In My Time Of Dying" (S02, Ep01)]].
** Sam says he was awake during some of the time he was possessed just like Meg Masters in [[Recap/SupernaturalS01E22DevilsTrap "Devil's Trap" (S01, Ep22)]].
* CurbStompBattle: Evil!Sam attacking Steve Wandell on the security tape.
* CutPhoneLines: Evil!Sam cuts the phone line as he enters Bobby Singer's house, but given that Bobby likely has a cell phone it is unclear how effective that was.

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** A deer's head is seen on the wall in Sam Wandell's home. This deer's head was also seen in [[Recap/SupernaturalS01E14Nightmare "Nightmare" (S01, Ep14)]], E14)]], [[Recap/SupernaturalS01E15TheBenders "The Benders" (S01, Ep15)]], E15)]], [[Recap/SupernaturalS01E21Salvation "Salvation" (S01, Ep21)]], E21)]], [[Recap/SupernaturalS02E02EverybodyLovesAClown "Everybody Loves A Clown" (S02, Ep02)]], E02)]], and [[Recap/SupernaturalS02E11Playthings "Playthings" (S02, Ep11)]].
E11)]].
** Dean's phone is under the name Jack Mahogoff, which was the same last name on Dean's credit card in [[Recap/SupernaturalS02E11Playthings "Playthings" (S02, Ep11)]].E11)]].
** Jo tells Sam she didn't expect to see him and that they "didn't exactly part on the best of terms", referring to how she asked them to leave at the end of [[Recap/SupernaturalS02E06NoExit "No Exit" (S02, Ep06)]].
E06)]].
** Jo recognizes Dean's ringtone, which is the same ringtone he had in [[Recap/SupernaturalS02E06NoExit "No Exit" (S02, Ep06)]].
E06)]].
** Bobby Singer mentions it has been a while since he has seen Sam, and proposes a toast to John Winchester. The last episode with Bobby in it was [[Recap/SupernaturalS02E01InMyTimeOfDying "In My Time Of Dying" (S02, Ep01)]], E01)]], but the brothers stayed at his salvage yard while they repaired the Impala and tried to come to terms with their father's death in [[Recap/SupernaturalS02E02EverybodyLovesAClown "Everybody Loves A Clown" (S02, Ep02)]].
E02)]].
** When Evil!Sam [[spoiler:Evil!Sam]] sees that Dean did not drown in Lake Superior, he says, "Dean, back from the dead. Getting to be a regular thing for you, isn't it? Like a cockroach." While Dean has not actually died yet in the series, he was meant to die and had [[Characters/SupernaturalReapers a Reaper]] after him in [[Recap/SupernaturalS01E12Faith "Faith" (S01, Ep12)]] E12)]] and in [[Recap/SupernaturalS02E01InMyTimeOfDying "In My Time Of Dying" (S02, Ep01)]].
E01)]].
** Sam [[spoiler:Sam]] says he was awake during some of the time he was possessed possessed, just like Meg Masters in [[Recap/SupernaturalS01E22DevilsTrap "Devil's Trap" (S01, Ep22)]].E22)]].
* CurbStompBattle: Evil!Sam [[spoiler:Evil!Sam]] attacking Steve Wandell on the security tape.
* CutPhoneLines: Evil!Sam [[spoiler:Evil!Sam]] cuts the phone line as he enters Bobby Singer's house, but given that Bobby likely has a cell phone it is unclear how effective that was.



** Sam wipes the fingerprints off of the knife handle in the Volkswagen beetle.

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** Sam wipes the fingerprints off of the knife handle in the Volkswagen beetle.Beetle.



-->'''Dean:''' That sounds vaguely dirty, but uh, thanks.

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-->'''Dean:''' That sounds vaguely dirty, but but, uh, thanks.



** The motel room in Twin Falls, Wisconsin is decorated with fish hanging between red and white bobbers. Dean is fishing for answers, but in actuality [[spoiler: Sam is being used as bait by Meg who is reeling Dean into her trap.]]
** The fishing theme is continued at The Sandpiper Tavern, where several fish specials can be seen on the menu on the wall. In The Sandpiper Tavern, Jo serves as bait.
* [[spoiler:FakingAmnesia: The Meg demon possessing Sam pretends Sam is suffering from amnesia to get Dean to investigate what Sam did and discover Wandell's murder, so Dean will believe Sam has surrendered to his dark potential.]]

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** The motel room in Twin Falls, Wisconsin is decorated with fish hanging between red and white bobbers. Dean is fishing for answers, but in actuality [[spoiler: Sam is being used as bait by Meg who is reeling Dean into her trap.]]
trap]].
** The fishing theme is continued at The the Sandpiper Tavern, where several fish specials can be seen on the menu on the wall. In The the Sandpiper Tavern, Jo serves as bait.
* [[spoiler:FakingAmnesia: The Meg demon possessing Sam pretends Sam is suffering from amnesia to get Dean to investigate what Sam did and discover Wandell's murder, so Dean will believe Sam has surrendered to his dark potential.]]potential]].



* GeometricMagic: Evil!Sam is tied to a chair under the devil's trap in Bobby's home just as Meg was in [[Recap/SupernaturalS01E22DevilsTrap "Devil's Trap" (S01, Ep22)]].

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* GeometricMagic: Evil!Sam [[spoiler:Evil!Sam]] is tied to a chair under the devil's trap in Bobby's home just as Meg was in [[Recap/SupernaturalS01E22DevilsTrap "Devil's Trap" (S01, Ep22)]].E22)]].



* GoodSmokingEvilSmoking: One of the signs that Sam has turned to evil is smoking menthol cigarettes.

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* GoodSmokingEvilSmoking: One of the signs that Sam [[spoiler:Sam]] has turned to evil is smoking menthol cigarettes.



** Evil!Sam threw a bottle of malt liquor at the head of the gas station attendant.
** SubvertedTrope, when Evil!Sam smashes the bottle in Jo's hand.
* HolyBurnsEvil: Evil!Sam sizzles and cries out in pain when exposed to holy water.

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** Evil!Sam [[spoiler:Evil!Sam]] threw a bottle of malt liquor at the head of the gas station attendant.
** SubvertedTrope, when Evil!Sam [[spoiler:Evil!Sam]] smashes the bottle in Jo's hand.
* HolyBurnsEvil: Evil!Sam [[spoiler:Evil!Sam]] sizzles and cries out in pain when exposed to holy water.



-->'''Dean:''' You getting any, uh, any goosebumps yet? God, this looks familiar, deja vu vibes?

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-->'''Dean:''' You getting any, uh, any goosebumps yet? God, this looks familiar, deja déjà vu vibes?



* TheKillerInMe: [[spoiler:Sam when possessed.]]

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* TheKillerInMe: [[spoiler:Sam when possessed.]]possessed]].



* LaserGuidedAmnesia: It initially appears that Sam can't remember what the hell happened in the past week. [[spoiler:But since he was possessed all along, this turns out to be a lie to make Dean investigate and find out that Sam has apparently turned evil.]]
* LastRequest / ThePromise: Dean is reminded of what his father requested of him in [[Recap/SupernaturalS02E01InMyTimeOfDying "In My Time Of Dying" (S02, Ep01)]] and what Sam made him promise to do in [[Recap/SupernaturalS02E11Playthings "Playthings" (S02, Ep11)]].

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* LaserGuidedAmnesia: It initially appears that Sam can't remember what the hell happened in the past week. [[spoiler:But since he was possessed all along, this turns out to be a lie to make Dean investigate and find out that Sam has apparently turned evil.]]
evil]].
* LastRequest / ThePromise: LastRequest[=/=]ThePromise: Dean is reminded of what his father requested of him in [[Recap/SupernaturalS02E01InMyTimeOfDying "In My Time Of Dying" (S02, Ep01)]] E01)]] and what Sam made him promise to do in [[Recap/SupernaturalS02E11Playthings "Playthings" (S02, Ep11)]].E11)]].



* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: After the events of "[[Recap/SupernaturalS02E13HousesOfTheHoly Houses of the Holy]]", Sam disappeared for a week [[spoiler:thanks to being possessed by Meg]]. ...no points for guessing how the trope applies...
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfRW9TQBrCw Dean's ring tone]] is an original song created for the show, but has similarities to "Smoke On The Water" by Music/DeepPurple and other Classic Rock songs.
* MeatPuppet: Sam.
-->'''Demon:''' Sam's still my meat puppet. I'll make him bite off his tongue.
* MercyKill: Evil!Sam says his father shot Jo's father, Bill, in the head after Bill was clawed up by a Hell Spawn in Devil's Gate Reservoir in California.

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* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: After the events of "[[Recap/SupernaturalS02E13HousesOfTheHoly Houses [[Recap/SupernaturalS02E13HousesOfTheHoly "Houses of the Holy]]", Holy" (S02, E13)]], Sam disappeared for a week [[spoiler:thanks to being possessed by Meg]]. ...Meg]]...no points for guessing how the trope applies...
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfRW9TQBrCw Dean's ring tone]] is an original song created for the show, but has similarities to "Smoke On The Water" by Music/DeepPurple and other Classic Rock classic rock songs.
* MeatPuppet: Sam.
[[spoiler:Sam]].
-->'''Demon:''' Sam's [[spoiler:Sam]]'s still my meat puppet. I'll make him bite off his tongue.
* MercyKill: Evil!Sam [[spoiler:Evil!Sam]] says his father [[spoiler:his father]] shot Jo's father, Bill, in the head after Bill was clawed up by a Hell Spawn in Devil's Gate Reservoir in California.



* MissingTime: Dean finds Sam in a motel in Wisconsin, and the last thing Sam says he can remember is going out for burgers in west Texas over a week ago.
* NoOneCouldSurviveThat: Evil!Sam shoots Dean and then sees the body fall into the lake. He smiles and leaves believing Dean is dead.

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* MissingTime: Dean finds Sam in a motel in Wisconsin, and the last thing Sam says he can remember is going out for burgers in west West Texas over a week ago.
* NoOneCouldSurviveThat: Evil!Sam [[spoiler:Evil!Sam]] shoots Dean and then sees the body fall into the lake. He smiles and leaves believing Dean is dead.



* NotHimself: Sam.

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* NotHimself: Sam.[[spoiler:Sam]].



--> '''Jo''': [[NoSympathy Don't be such a baby.]]
* OutOfCharacterMoment: The whole episode for Sam and [[spoiler:Meg]]. The why for [[NiceGuy Sam]] is obvious. It's FridgeLogic for [[spoiler:Meg]], especially in later seasons--[[spoiler:she claims in past and previous episodes to have UndyingLoyalty to Azazel and Lucifer, yet here she says she doesn't care about their plans anymore and in fact nearly sabotages it by trying to get Azazel's favorite special child/Lucifer's true vessel killed]].

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--> '''Jo''': [[NoSympathy Don't be such a baby.]]
baby]].
* OutOfCharacterMoment: The whole episode for Sam [[spoiler:Sam]] and [[spoiler:Meg]]. The why for [[NiceGuy Sam]] is obvious. It's FridgeLogic for [[spoiler:Meg]], especially in later seasons--[[spoiler:she claims in past and previous episodes to have UndyingLoyalty to Azazel and Lucifer, yet here she says she doesn't care about their plans anymore and in fact nearly sabotages it by trying to get Azazel's favorite special child/Lucifer's true vessel killed]].



-->'''Sam covered in someone else's blood:''' I tried to wash it off.
* PistolWhipping: Evil!Sam knocks Dean out this way.
* ProductPlacement: Dean's phone is the [[http://www.mobiledia.com/phones/lg/chocolate-vx8550.html Verizon Chocolate]] [[ContinuityNod previously seen in]] [[Recap/SupernaturalS02E13HousesOfTheHoly "Houses Of The Holy" (S02, Ep13)]].

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-->'''Sam covered -->'''Sam:''' ''[covered in someone else's blood:''' blood]'' I tried to wash it off.
* PistolWhipping: Evil!Sam [[spoiler:Evil!Sam]] knocks Dean out this way.
* ProductPlacement: Dean's phone is the [[http://www.mobiledia.com/phones/lg/chocolate-vx8550.html Verizon Chocolate]] [[ContinuityNod previously seen in]] [[Recap/SupernaturalS02E13HousesOfTheHoly "Houses Of The Holy" (S02, Ep13)]].E13)]].



* ShipSinking: For Dean/Jo. Sam says that Dean doesn't like her that way, thinking of her as more of [[LikeBrotherAndSister a little sister]], much to Jo's anger. Later on, Jo recognizes that Dean doesn't see her as an equal and that he won't call her, even though he says he will. The ship is revived, though, in Recap/SupernaturalS05E10AbandonAllHope.

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* ShipSinking: For Dean/Jo. Sam says that Dean doesn't like her that way, thinking of her as more of [[LikeBrotherAndSister a little sister]], much to Jo's anger. Later on, Jo recognizes that Dean doesn't see her as an equal and that he won't call her, even though he says he will. The ship is revived, though, in Recap/SupernaturalS05E10AbandonAllHope.[[Recap/SupernaturalS05E10AbandonAllHope "Abandon All Hope" (S05, E10)]].



** When they see the weapons closet in Steve Wandell's home, the brothers say he must be a hunter or [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted_Kaczynski the unabomber.]]

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** When they see the weapons closet in Steve Wandell's home, the brothers say he must be a hunter or [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted_Kaczynski the unabomber.]]Unabomber]].



* SiblingTriangle: Evil!Sam expresses his interest in Jo, and explains that Dean could never return her feelings because Dean thinks of her [[LikeBrotherAndSister like a little sister]].

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* SiblingTriangle: Evil!Sam [[spoiler:Evil!Sam]] expresses his interest in Jo, and explains that Dean could never return her feelings because Dean thinks of her [[LikeBrotherAndSister like a little sister]].



* [[spoiler:SlippingAMickey]]: A rare non-rapey example: Bobby [[spoiler:laces his visitors' beers with holy water to check for monsters. This saves his life from Possessed!Sam.]]

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* [[spoiler:SlippingAMickey]]: A rare non-rapey example: Bobby [[spoiler:laces his visitors' beers with holy water to check for monsters. This saves his life from Possessed!Sam.]]Possessed!Sam]].



** Evil!Sam tells Bobby Dean is "in way over his head" believing Dean is still under the waters of Lake Superior.
* StockFootage: The scene of Dean driving into Twin Lakes, seems to be footage from [[Recap/SupernaturalS01E04PhantomTraveller "Phantom Traveller" (S01, Ep04)]] with [[ComputerGeneratedImages digital alteration]] of the road sign. The same footage was also used in [[Recap/SupernaturalS01E09Home "Home" (S01, Ep09)]].
* {{Superdickery}}: Caused by [[spoiler: DemonicPossession.]]

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** Evil!Sam [[spoiler:Evil!Sam]] tells Bobby Dean is "in way over his head" head", believing Dean is still under the waters of Lake Superior.
* StockFootage: The scene of Dean driving into Twin Lakes, seems to be footage from [[Recap/SupernaturalS01E04PhantomTraveller "Phantom Traveller" (S01, Ep04)]] E04)]] with [[ComputerGeneratedImages digital alteration]] of the road sign. The same footage was also used in [[Recap/SupernaturalS01E09Home "Home" (S01, Ep09)]].
E09)]].
* {{Superdickery}}: Caused by [[spoiler: DemonicPossession.]]DemonicPossession]].



* SurprisinglyGentleSong: "The Crystal Ship" by Music/TheDoors makes the scene with a bound Jo and Evil!Sam even more creepy.
* SweetPollyOliver: [[spoiler: The Meg demon possesses Sam.]]
-->'''Dean:''' Dude, you, you like, full-on had a girl inside you for like a whole week. That's pretty naughty.

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* SurprisinglyGentleSong: "The Crystal Ship" by Music/TheDoors makes the scene with a bound Jo and Evil!Sam [[spoiler:Evil!Sam]] even more creepy.
* SweetPollyOliver: [[spoiler: The Meg demon possesses Sam.]]
Sam]].
-->'''Dean:''' Dude, you, you you--you, like, full-on had a girl inside you for like a whole week. That's pretty naughty.



* TitledAfterTheSong: An often covered [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Born_Under_a_Bad_Sign_%28song%29 song]] by [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_King Albert King.]]

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* TitledAfterTheSong: An often covered often-covered [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Born_Under_a_Bad_Sign_%28song%29 song]] by [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_King Albert King.]]



* WallOfWeapons: Sam uses Dean's lock pick to open a closet at Steve Wandell's home and finds this, the first clue that Wandell was a hunter.

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* WallOfWeapons: Sam uses Dean's lock pick lockpick to open a closet at Steve Wandell's home and finds this, one, the first clue that Wandell was a hunter.
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