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Supernatural: The Man Who Knew Too Much

Castiel removes Sam's memory block as a diversion to keep Dean busy, while the angel continues with his plan to become the new God. While Dean wonders what to do, Sam confronts the broken fragments of his own psyche, while Crowley is forced to find a new partner.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 6x22
Production Number: 3X6072
Airdate: Friday May 20th, 2011

Director: Robert Singer
Writer: Eric Kripke

Alternate Airdates:

UK (E4) Nov 02, 2011

Guest Stars
Jim BeaverJim Beaver
As Bobby Singer
Mark SheppardMark Sheppard
As Crowley (as Mark A. Sheppard)
Sebastian RochéSebastian Roché
As Balthazar
Kim Johnston UlrichKim Johnston Ulrich
As Dr. Eleanor Visyak
Erica CerraErica Cerra
As Robin

Co-Guest Stars
Lanette WareLanette Ware
As Raphael
Matthew MacCaullMatthew MacCaull
As Crossroads Demon
Main Cast
Jared PadaleckiJared Padalecki
As Sam Winchester
Jensen AcklesJensen Ackles
As Dean Winchester
Misha CollinsMisha Collins
As Castiel


Sam is running through the streets of a city as the police close in on him. Passing the Castle Storage facility, Sam breaks into a bar and the bartender, Robin, tells him that they’re closed. He asks for a minute to catch his breath, and Robin realizes that the police are outside looking for him. Despite her skepticism, Sam convinces her to let him stay. However, when Robin asks what his name is, Sam says that he can’t remember anything and has no idea. He woke up on a park bench and the police tried to take him in, and he instinctively knocked them both out. ..

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ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
KansasCarry On Wayward Sonopening montage
The Rolling StonesPlaying With FireSam in a coma

Episode Quotes
Sam: I mean, it's all pretty spotty, you know. I just remember I was with--I was with two guys. One was like a male model type, and the other was an older guy.

Soulless Sam: My God. Am I really that gawky? Howdy.
Sam: This is impossible
Soulless Sam: Cold, try again.
Sam: I'm, uh, I'm hallucinating
Soulless Sam: Warmer. But see, normally you're awake when you're tripping balls.

Sam: I have no idea what you're talking about.
Soulless Sam: Why would you? You're Jello, pal, unlike me.
Sam: What are you?
Soulless Sam: I'm not handicapped. I'm not saddled with a soul. In fact, I used to skipper this meatboat for a while. Was smooth sailing. I was sharp, strong. That is, until they crammed your soul back in. Now look at you. Same misty-eyed milksop you always were. That's because souls are weak. They're a liability.

Crowley: Your Purgatory power shake, monsieur. Half monster, half virgin.
Castiel: Thank you.
Crowley: You seem even more constipated than usual. Maybe get you some colon blow?

Sam: Out there in the real world, I'm at Bobby's, aren't I?
Hell Sam: How did you know?
Sam: This whole time, I smelled nothing but Old Spice and whiskey.

Dean: Well, how the hell are we going to take out that many angels?
Bobby Singer: We don't. We'll ninja our way in.
Dean: Awesome. Until they hear your knees squeak.
Bobby Singer: Shut up.
Dean: Oh, now what, you got thin skin?
Bobby Singer: No, shut up.

Castiel: Consorting with demons. Thought that was beneath you.
Raphael: Heard you were doing it. Sounded like fun.

Castiel: You can't imagine what it's like. They're all inside me. Millions upon millions of souls.
Crowley: Sounds sexy. Exit stage Crowley.

Castiel: I'm your new God. A better one. So you will bow down, profess your love unto Me, Your Lord. Or I shall destroy you.

Episode Goofs
As Sam runs through the woods, the gun in his right hand appears, disappears, appears, and finally disappears again.

Cultural References

The Man Who Knew Too Much is a 1934 movie by Alfred Hitchcock, who subsequently remade it in 1956.

The whole first half of the episode where Sam has amnesia is a reference to The Bourne Identity (2002).

* The story is about a man without memory, but with certain skills that are abnormal.

* He wakes up on a park-bench, woken up by two cops that shine a torch in his face. And then he disables both officers.

* He teams up with a girl whom he meets by sheer coincidence.

* She tells him "She talks too much." using the same line that Marie gives to Jason during their drive from Zurich to Paris.

Robin: Well, I love what you've done to the place. It's very Beautiful Mind meets Se7en.

A Beautiful Mind was a 2001 movie about mathematician John Nash, while Se7en (1995) features a serial killer who uses the Seven Deadly Sins as his theme. Both feature people who hang up clippings on their walls and connect them with string.

Robin: Nice to meet you, Jimmy Page. And Neal Peart. And Angus Young.

Jimmy Page is with Led Zeppelin. Neal Peart is a drummer for Rush. And Angus Young is the lead guitarist for AC/DC.

Dean: You know, Dreamscape his noggin’, something.

Dreamscape is a 1984 movie about a psychic who can enter the dreams of others.

Dean: T. Rex, maybe?

In the movie Jurassic Park (1993), a T. Rex approaches a parked vehicle and the water in a glass on the dashboard vibrates.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorEric Kripke
Executive ProducerBen Edlund  |  Philip Sgriccia  |  Sera Gamble  |  Robert Singer  |  McG  |  Eric Kripke
Co-Executive ProducerAdam Glass  |  Jim Michaels  |  Peter Johnson
ProducerTodd Philip Aronauer
Co-ProducerSerge LaDouceur  |  Jerry Wanek
Associate ProducerKristin Cronin
Production DesignerJohn Marcynuk
EditorAnthony Pinker
CastingEric Dawson  |  Robert J. Ulrich  |  Carol Kritzer  |  Alex Newman  |  Heike Brandstatter  |  Coreen Mayrs
First Assistant DirectorJohn MacCarthy
Second Assistant DirectorAdrian Diepold
MusicChristopher Lennertz
Music EditorDino A. Moriana
Music SupervisorAlexandra Patsavas
Costume DesignerDiane Widas
Set DecoratorGeorge Neuman
Property MasterChristopher Cooper
Construction CoordinatorWarren Dunlop
Supervising Sound EditorMichael E. Lawshe
Re-Recording MixerDennis Kirk  |  Todd Orr
Director of PhotographySerge LaDouceur
Story EditorNicole Snyder  |  Eric Charmelo
Stunt CoordinatorLou Bollo
Production ManagementCraig Matheson
Executive Story EditorAndrew Dabb  |  Brett Matthews  |  Daniel Loflin
Key Makeup ArtistSarah Graham
Visual Effects SupervisorIvan Hayden
"A" Camera OperatorBrad Creasser
Visual Effects ProducerGrant Lindsay
Key HairstylistJeannie Chow
Special Effects SupervisorRandy Shymkiw
Original CastingPatrick Rush
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