A sleep-deprived Sam is running through the night, Lucifer’s voice echoing in his head. He finally finds a drug dealer who offers him something to doze off. Sam goes back to his car and tries to doze off, but Lucifer continues to keep him up despite the drug’s influence. After being woken up, Sam staggers into the street and is hit by a car...Read the full recap
Meg: So, Dean, what's poor dead Castiel doing in that junker out there?
Dean: Christmas caroling.
Meg: You’re an angel.
Emanuel Allen: I’m sorry? Is that a flirtation?
Meg: No, it’s a species.
Meg: Look, you got the juice. You can smite every demon in that lot.
Emanuel Allen: But I don’t remember how.
Dean: It’s in there. I’m sure it’s just like riding a bike.
Emanuel Allen: I don’t know how to do that, either.
Demon Security Guard: Hey, I know you. You're dead.
Castiel: Yes, I've heard.
Dean: Look, man, I get it. She’s not our friend. We don’t even have friends. All our friends are dead.
Title: The Born-Again Identity
The title is a play on Robert Ludlum's 1980 novel The Bourne Identity, which features a spy with amnesia who is unaware of why several groups want him dead. It was made into a movie in 2002.
Dean: It’s not like the guy is freakin’ Norman Bates.
The 1960 movie Psycho, based on the Robert Bloch novel of the same name, features Norman Bates, who stuffs birds and puts on a dress to impersonate his dead mother, who manifests through him as a separate personality.
Dean: Quit bein’ Dali frickin’ Yoda about this, okay?
Yoda is the wise Jedi Knight in the two Star Wars trilogies, who typically speaks in obscure riddles and hints.
Dean, Dean, Dean, you got some 'splanin' to do.
The line "Lucy, you got some 'splainin' to do" is supposedly spoken by Ricky to Lucy in the sitcom I Love Lucy
. In fact, that similar line was never spoken by any character on the series., although Ricky says similar lines, such as "Lucy, 'splain!"
Meg: That was beautiful, Clarence.
Clarence Odbody is the guardian angel in the 1946 movie It's a Wonderful Life.