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Supernatural: Heartache

Dean and a reluctant Sam investigate two bizarre murders in two different cities where the victims' hearts were ripped off. The brothers catch up to the killer but discover that he is in a trance and mumbling words in an ancient language.. and couldn't have been at one of the murders.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 8x3
Production Number: 3X7801
Airdate: Wednesday October 17th, 2012

Alternate Airdates:

CA (CW 23) Oct 21, 2012
AU (Eleven) Oct 29, 2012
NO (FEM) Nov 29, 2012
UK (E4) Jul 10, 2013
FI (Sub) Sep 16, 2014

Guest Stars
Liane BalabanLiane Balaban
As Amelia
Kyra ZagorskyKyra Zagorsky
As Randa Moreno
Patricia McCormackPatricia McCormack
As Eleanor Holmes (as Patty McCormack)
Alan AcklesAlan Ackles
As Detective Pike

Co-Guest Stars
Brent ChapmanBrent Chapman
Aaron PearlAaron Pearl
As Captain Levitt
Anjali JayAnjali Jay
As Dr. Kashi
Darryl QuonDarryl Quon
As Jimmy Yang
Main Cast
Jared PadaleckiJared Padalecki
As Sam Winchester
Jensen AcklesJensen Ackles
As Dean Winchester


In Minneapolis, a man is jogging down a path at night. An overweight jogger runs after him, catches up, and runs past him. The first jogger continues on and finds the newcomer waiting for him. When he congratulates the man, the newcomer grabs his hand, thrust his hand into the jogger's chest, and pulls out his heart...

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Episode Quotes
Dean: Wow. Guy goes to Purgatory for a year, all hell breaks loose. Check this out. Jogger in Minneapolis gets his heart ripped out.
Sam: I'm guessing literally.
Dean: Only way that interests me. And then, there's another article from six months ago. Same thing happens, also in Minneapolis. What's that tell us?
Sam: Stay out of Minneapolis.

Sam: I mean, maybe at you're best hacking and slicing your way through all the world's crap alone, not having to explain yourself to anybody.
Dean: Yeah, that makes sense, seeing as I have so many other brothers I can talk to this stuff about.

Cultural References
Sam: Agent Sambora.

Richie Sambora is a guitarist and backup vocalist for Bon Jovi.

Randa: I became freaking Xena: Warrior Princess.

Xena: Warrior Princess is a syndicated action-adventure series set in ancient Greece (mostly). Xena seeks redemption for her crimes as a ruthless warlord.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorEric Kripke
Executive ProducerAdam Glass  |  Jeremy Carver  |  Philip Sgriccia  |  Robert Singer  |  McG
Co-Executive ProducerPeter Johnson  |  Jim Michaels
Supervising ProducerAndrew Dabb  |  Daniel Loflin
ProducerTodd Philip Aronauer
Co-ProducerJerry Wanek  |  Craig Matheson  |  Serge LaDouceur  |  Robbie Thompson
Consulting ProducerBen Edlund  |  Brad Buckner  |  Eugenie Ross-Leming
Production DesignerJohn Marcynuk
EditorDonald Koch
CastingAlex Newman  |  Robert J. Ulrich  |  Carol Kritzer  |  Eric Dawson  |  Coreen Mayrs  |  Heike Brandstatter
First Assistant DirectorKevin Parks
Second Assistant DirectorDebra Herst (1)
MusicJay Gruska
Music EditorDino A. Moriana
Music SupervisorAlexandra Patsavas
Costume DesignerKerry Weinrauch
Set DecoratorGeorge Neuman
Property MasterChristopher Cooper
Supervising Sound EditorMichael E. Lawshe
Re-Recording MixerTodd Orr  |  Dennis Kirk
Director of PhotographySerge LaDouceur
Stunt CoordinatorLou Bollo
Production ManagementCraig Matheson
Sound MixerDonald Painchaud
Visual Effects SupervisorMark Meloche
Production AccountantAngela Will
"A" Camera OperatorBrad Creasser
Visual Effects ProducerGrant Lindsay
Key HairstylistJeannie Chow
Special Effects SupervisorRandy Shymkiw
Original CastingPatrick Rush
Assistant Art DirectorRobert Leader
Key MakeupZabrina Matiru
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