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Supernatural: LARP and the Real Girl

When a killer literally goes medieval on two live-action roleplayers, Dean and Sam check out a local gathering and discover that their friend Charlie Bradbury is the queen of the kingdom... and her subjects are under attack.

Episode Info


Episode number: 8x11
Production Number: 3X7811
Airdate: Wednesday January 23rd, 2013


Alternate Airdates:

CA (CW 23) Jan 27, 2013
AU (Eleven) Feb 04, 2013
NO (FEM) Mar 22, 2013
UK (E4) Aug 07, 2013
FI (Sub) Nov 20, 2014

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Guest Stars
Don ThompsonDon Thompson
As Sheriff Jake Miller
Recurring
Felicia DayFelicia Day
As Charlie Bradbury
Recurring
Felicia DayFelicia Day
As Charlie Bradbury
Recurring
Hank HarrisHank Harris
As Gerry / Boltar the Furious
Hank HarrisHank Harris
As Gerry / Boltar the Furious

Co-Guest Stars
Andrea BrooksAndrea Brooks
As Maria
Recurring
Andrea BrooksAndrea Brooks
As Maria
Recurring
Michael TeigenMichael Teigen
As Shadow King / Max Hilby
Recurring
Michael TeigenMichael Teigen
As Shadow King / Max Hilby
Recurring
Haig SutherlandHaig Sutherland
As Lance Jacobsen
Shaughnessy ReddenShaughnessy Redden
As Ed Nelson
Larissa AlbuquerqueLarissa Albuquerque
As Handmaiden
Larissa AlbuquerqueLarissa Albuquerque
As Handmaiden
Main Cast
Jared PadaleckiJared Padalecki
As Sam Winchester
Jared PadaleckiJared Padalecki
As Sam Winchester
Jensen AcklesJensen Ackles
As Dean Winchester
Jensen AcklesJensen Ackles
As Dean Winchester
Music
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
The Doobie BrothersChina Groveopening scenes


Episode Quotes
Sam: So, anything... missing from the body?
Sheriff Jake Miller: You mean aside from the arms and legs?

Sheriff Jake Miller: These kids today with their texting and murder.

Lance Jacobsen: I told them when they brought me in, those texts weren't from me.
Sam: Your phone and Ed's phone say otherwise.
Lance Jacobsen: No, I mean they were from me, they weren't from me me.
Dean: Did you really think that sentence was gonna clear things up?

Sam: "Welcome to Moondoor, Michigan's largest LARPing game."
Dean: And I thought we needed to get out more.

Sam: But the medical examiner said his body showed clear signs that he was killed by belladonna.
Dean and Charlie: The porn star?
Sam: The poison.
Dean and Charlie: Oh.

Dean: You always been into LARPing?
Charlie Bradbury: Nah. For role-play, I prefer a table top. D&D, Gamma World, Car Wars. That's why Cthulhu invented multi-sided dice, right?

Dean: I'm noticing a lot of these maidens checking you out.
Charlie Bradbury: What? I can't shut this down. It's good to be queen.

Charlie Bradbury: Dudes. If the tent is rockin', don't come a-knockin'.

Narrator: This episode is dedicated to the men, women, elves, demigods, magi, druids, and chamber pot servants who gave their lives fighting and winning for the Queen of Moons in the Battle of Kingdoms. Go bravely into the next world, fallen soldiers.



Cultural References
Title: LARP and the Real Girl

Lars and the Real Girl is a 2008 movie about a man who has to choose a romantic life with either an office co-worker or a life-sized doll named Bianca.

Sam: Do you believe Dungeons & Dragons?

Dungeons & Dragons is the first of the role-playing games, letting gamers play fantasy characters using 20-sided dice to generate random numbers to simulate combat.

Warrior: I love you.
Charlie: I know.

In The Empire Strikes Back (1980), Leia and then Han have the same exchange.

Charlie: Have fun storming the castle.

Miracle Max says the line to the adventurers as they leave in The Princess Bride (1987).

Charlie: It's good to be queen.

Charlie quotes one of movie director Mel Brook's signature lines, "It's good to be the king," first heard in History of the World, Part 1 (1981).

Dean: And dying in your beds many days from now, would you be willing to trade all the days, from this day to that, for one chance...

Dean is quoting William Wallace from the 1995 movie Braveheart.



Other Episode Crew

CreatorEric Kripke
Executive ProducerMcG  |  Robert Singer  |  Philip Sgriccia  |  Adam Glass  |  Jeremy Carver
Co-Executive ProducerPeter Johnson  |  Jim Michaels
Supervising ProducerDaniel Loflin  |  Andrew Dabb
ProducerTodd Philip Aronauer
Co-ProducerRobbie Thompson  |  Craig Matheson  |  Jerry Wanek
Consulting ProducerBrad Buckner  |  Eugenie Ross-Leming
Production DesignerJohn Marcynuk
CastingRobert J. Ulrich  |  Alex Newman  |  Eric Dawson  |  Carol Kritzer  |  Heike Brandstatter  |  Coreen Mayrs
First Assistant DirectorKevin Parks
Second Assistant DirectorDebra Herst (1)
MusicChristopher Lennertz
Costume DesignerKerry Weinrauch
Set DecoratorGeorge Neuman
Location ManagerRuss Hamilton (2)
Property MasterChristopher Cooper
Construction CoordinatorWarren Dunlop
Supervising Sound EditorMichael E. Lawshe
Re-Recording MixerTodd Orr  |  Dennis Kirk
Director of PhotographyBrad Creasser  |  Serge LaDouceur
Stunt CoordinatorLou Bollo
Production ManagementCraig Matheson
Sound MixerDonald Painchaud
Visual Effects SupervisorMark Meloche
Visual Effects ProducerGrant Lindsay
Key HairstylistJeannie Chow
Special Effects SupervisorRandy Shymkiw
First Assistant CameraDean Webber
Original CastingPatrick Rush
Key MakeupZabrina Matiru
 
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