Recap / Supernatural S 07 E 09 How To Win Friends And Influence Monsters

Recap of Supernatural
Season 7, Episode 9

How to Win Friends and Influence Monsters

Written by Ben Edlund.

Directed by Guy Bee.

Air Date: November 18, 2011.

Sam, Dean, and Bobby become actual hunters (in the truest sense of the word) when they set up camp in New Jersey state park to track a creature that has been attacking people in the woods. The townsfolk claim it to be the real Jersey Devil. Meanwhile, Dean is beyond thrilled to find a Biggerson's restaurant in town, but is devastated when he discovers the restaurants special sandwich seems to be having a strange effect on the locals.

Body Count:

For this episode = 6 humans and 1 Leviathan.

For the series so far = At least 768 humans (of which 6 were witches), 89 demons, 55 angels, 36 ghosts, 36 Jefferson Starships, 26 vampires, 19 zombies, 14 gods, 9 hellhounds, 7 skinwalkers, 6 changelings, 5 shapeshifters, 4 ghouls, 3 djinn, 2 Arachnes, 2 dogs, 2 kitsunes, 2 werewolves, 1 crocotta, 1 dragon, 1 fairy, 1 Khan worm, 1 lamia, 1 Leviathan, the Mother of All, 1 okami, 1 phoenix, 1 Purgatory creature, 1 rakshasa, 1 rawhead, 1 reaper, 1 rugaru, 1 shtriga, 1 siren, 1 wendigo, 1 whore of Babylon, and 1 wraith.


  • Affably Evil: Dick.
  • Answer Cut: Dean's "Who the hell is Dick frigging Roman?" cuts to a news report on the man.
  • Autocannibalism: "Bibbing" is this as a punishment for Leviathans, as happens to Dr. Gaines.
  • A Weighty Aesop: Consumption of high fructose corn syrup and burgers are shown to have supernaturally bad consequences: we'll all become cattle to extradimensional primordial monsters!
  • Autopsy Snack Time: Bobby and Sam are pulling all kinds of horrid stuff out of the monster they're autopsying, all while Dean is demanding something to eat.
  • Bad Boss: "Dick Roman is coming" = Oh, Crap! reaction.
  • Boom, Headshot: Once at close range to Dick's assistant, and again to Bobby.
  • Cliffhanger: "Oh God, Bobby? Bobby? BOBBY!"
  • Concealment Equals Cover: Averted; Bobby Singer dives into a van, which is fired on by Dick Roman with a Colt .45 revolver. The Winchesters breath a sigh of relief over another narrow escape...only to realise Bobby hasn't responded.
  • Cool Guns: Dick proudly shows off his matched pair of silver-plated Colt Single Action Army revolvers.