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Supernatural: Man's Best Friend with Benefits

James Frampton, a police officer who worked with the Winchesters on a previous hunt, calls them for their help. he has learned witchcraft since they last met, and is now having nightmares of savage murders... that happen in real life.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 8x15
Production Number: 3X7815
Airdate: Wednesday February 20th, 2013

Alternate Airdates:

AU (Eleven) Mar 04, 2013
NO (FEM) Apr 19, 2013
UK (E4) Aug 21, 2013
FI (Sub) Dec 18, 2014

Guest Stars
Curtis CaravaggioCurtis Caravaggio
As Spencer Wallis
Serge HoudeSerge Houde
As Ed Stoltz
Serge HoudeSerge Houde
As Ed Stoltz
Christian CampbellChristian Campbell
As James Frampton
Christian CampbellChristian Campbell
As James Frampton

Co-Guest Stars
Sebastian GackiSebastian Gacki
As Phillippe LeChat
Winson WonWinson Won
As Miles
Britney MillerBritney Miller
As Prostitute
Adrian NeblettAdrian Neblett
As Blind Victim
Adrian NeblettAdrian Neblett
As Blind Victim
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


In St. Louis, a man, James Frampton, is paying off a prostitute, unaware that someone is watching them from down the street. As the prostitute goes on her way down the alleyway, she hears something moving but doesn't see anyone. When she turns around, Kevin shows her his badge and puts the handcuffs on. He then grabs her neck and rips open her throat.....

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Episode Quotes
Dean: Wow, You know, of all the lame-ass things you've ever said, that has got to be the lame-assiest.
Sam: I'm sorry, but I happen to think Shemp was a funnier Stooge than Curly.
Dean: Curly was a freaking genius!
Sam: I always found Curly's work a bit obvious.
Dean: It's supposed to be obvious, man. They're Stooges.

Portia: Tonight, James and I were close, without psychological walls--intimate.
Dean: I don't...
Sam: They had sex.
Dean: Wow. I, uh, didn't expect that.

James Frampton: Dean, a witch can go to a place without having to go to a place.
Dean: What, like phone sex?
James Frampton: Astral projection.

Cultural References
Spencer: But when you two went all Bella and Edward...

Twilight is a successful vampire saga, starting as novels and recently adapted into movies, with fans mainly being teens. Bella is the human teenager and Edward is the vampire that falls in love with her.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorEric Kripke
Executive ProducerPhilip Sgriccia  |  Adam Glass  |  Jeremy Carver  |  McG  |  Robert Singer
Co-Executive ProducerPeter Johnson  |  Jim Michaels
Supervising ProducerDaniel Loflin  |  Andrew Dabb
ProducerTodd Philip Aronauer
Co-ProducerCraig Matheson  |  Robbie Thompson  |  Serge LaDouceur  |  Jerry Wanek
Consulting ProducerBrad Buckner  |  Eugenie Ross-Leming
Production DesignerJohn Marcynuk
EditorJames Pickel
CastingRobert J. Ulrich  |  Alex Newman  |  Carol Kritzer  |  Eric Dawson  |  Coreen Mayrs  |  Heike Brandstatter
First Assistant DirectorKevin Parks
Second Assistant DirectorDebra Herst (1)
MusicChristopher Lennertz
Costume DesignerKerry Weinrauch
Set DecoratorGeorge Neuman
Property MasterChristopher Cooper
Assistant EditorKenji T. Yasutake
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
Visual Effects ProducerGrant Lindsay
Key HairstylistJeannie Chow
Special Effects SupervisorRandy Shymkiw
Original CastingPatrick Rush
Executive AssistantBrigitta Fry
Key MakeupZabrina Matiru
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