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Supernatural: Hook Man

The brothers come across a girl whose boyfriend fell victim of the Hook Man. It's up to Sam and Dean to destroy the ghost's bones before she and her father become victims as well.


Episode Info


Episode number: 1x7
Production Number: 2T6902
Airdate: Tuesday October 25th, 2005


Alternate Airdates:

DK (TV3+) Feb 19, 2006
PT (AXN) Nov 20, 2006
FR (TF6) Jan 08, 2007
IT (RaiDue) Mar 25, 2007
DE (Pro7) Dec 03, 2007
NL (Net 5) Aug 17, 2008

  • Currently 8.9/10
8.9/10 (21 Votes cast)

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Guest Stars
Dan ButlerDan Butler
As Reverend Sorenson
Jane McGregorJane McGregor
As Lori Sorenson
Brian T. SkalaBrian T. Skala
As Rich (as Brian Skala)

Co-Guest Stars
Chelah HorsdalChelah Horsdal
As Cute Librarian
Recurring
Christie LaingChristie Laing
As Taylor
Recurring
Benjamin RogersBenjamin Rogers
As Mark
Recurring
Sean MillingtonSean Millington
As Hook Man
Main Cast
Jared PadaleckiJared Padalecki
As Sam Winchester
Jensen AcklesJensen Ackles
As Dean Winchester

Recap

At the Theta Sorority at an eastern Iowa university in Ankeny, Lori Sorenson asks her roommate, Taylor, for tips on dressing for her date. She borrows an outfit and leaves to meet with her boyfriend, Rich, go driving. He pulls off the road and says they can't arrive early, but she suspects he has an ulterior motive. They start to kiss but Lori's father calls. She ignores it and he starts to undress her, but he stops him. They're unaware that a shadowy figure lurks nearby, holding a hook. Rich tries again and she insists that he stops. They hear a screeching noise as the intruder drags his hook across the nearby signs and then fades away. Rich gets out to investigate and sees scratches appear on the car with no visible source. One of the tires is punctured and the rear windshield shatters. Startled, Lori is unable to find Rich outside. She locks the doors and closes the windows. Something lands on the roof of Rich's car and Lori gets out, and spots Rich, dead, hanging upside down from the bridge above his car...

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Episode Notes
This episode was filmed in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada.



Music
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
APMAt Rest 
APMRoyal Bethlehem 
BostonPeace of Mindthe brothers leave town
Low FiveNoise 
Paul RichardsU Do 2 Me 
Quiet RiotBang Your Head (Metal Health)the brothers arrive in Ankeny
Spit HabitMerry Go Round 


Episode Quotes
Dean: Your, uh, half-caff double vanilla latte's getting cold over here, Francis.
Sam: Bite me.

Lori: So your brother seems very... spiritual.
Sam: He’s full of surprises.

Dean: So you believe her?
Sam: I do.
Dean: Yeah, I think she's hot, too.

Dean: So this is how you spent four good years of your life, huh?
Sam: Welcome to higher education.

Dean: I told him you were a dumbass pledge and that we were hazing you.
Sam: What about the shotgun?
Dean: I said that you were hunting ghosts, and spirits were repelled by rock salt. You know, typical Hell Week prank.
Sam: And he believed you?
Dean: Well, you look like a dumbass pledge.

(attending a frat party)
Dean: Man, you've been holding out on me. This college thing is awesome!
Sam: This wasn't really my experience.
Dean: Let me guess--libraries, studying, straight As. (Sam nods) What a geek.

(preparing a search)
Dean: All right, take your pick.
Sam: I'll take the house.
Dean: Okay. Hey, stay out of her underwear drawer.



Episode Goofs
During the episode, Ankeny is said to be a college town in Calumet County. However, Ankeny is in Polk County, Iowa and only has a community college.

Ankeny is in Iowa, but throughout the episode, palm trees can be seen in the background.



Cultural References
Dean: Nice job, Dr. Venkman

Dr. Venkman is a character from the 1984 movie, Ghostbusters.

Aren't you glad you didn't turn on the light?

The same urban legend occured in the movie Urban Legends, in which a college student arrives back to her dorm late, seeing her roommate sleeping, so she doesn't turn on the light. When she awakes the next morning, she finds her roommate brutally murdered, and written in her blood on the wall reads "Aren't you glad you didn't turn on the light?" A few other urban legends that occured in this episode also appeared in the movie, however, they were adjusted a bit during the episode.



Analysis
Hook Man

The tale of the Hook Man is portrayed very accurately in this episode. During the plot, the Hook Man targets men that were connected to a minister's daughter. In most variations of the story, the Hook Man goes after lovers usually in a car on lover's lane. Though Sam and Dean race to find the Hook Man's bones in order to destroy it, a way to get rid of the Hook Man is rarely specified in the story.



Other Episode Crew

CreatorEric Kripke
Executive ProducerMcG  |  Eric Kripke  |  Robert Singer (1)
Co-Executive ProducerRichard Hatem  |  John Shiban
Supervising ProducerPhilip Sgriccia
ProducerCyrus I. Yavneh  |  Peter Johnson
Associate ProducerTodd Philip Aronauer
Production DesignerJerry Wanek
CastingRobert J. Ulrich  |  Carol Kritzer  |  Eric Dawson  |  Heike Brandstatter  |  Coreen Mayrs
First Assistant DirectorGreg Rousseaux
Second Assistant DirectorKit Marlatt
MusicChristopher Lennertz
Music SupervisorAlexandra Patsavas
Costume DesignerDiane Widas
Set DecoratorGeorge Neuman
Property MasterChristopher Cooper
Script SupervisorPam Lawrence
Post Production SupervisorChad E, Beck
Supervising Sound EditorMichael E. Lawshe
Re-Recording MixerGary D. Rogers  |  Dan Hiland
Director of PhotographySerge LaDouceur
Story EditorSera Gamble  |  Raelle Tucker
Stunt CoordinatorLou Bollo
Production ManagementGeorge A. Grieve
Sound MixerDonald Painchaud
Key Makeup ArtistShannon Coppin
Visual Effects SupervisorIvan Hayden
Visual Effects ProducerScott Ramsey
Key HairstylistJeannie Chow
Special Effects SupervisorRandy Shymkiw
 
Warning: Supernatural season 1 episode 7 guide may contain spoilers
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