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Supernatural: No Exit

Blond women have disappeared from an apartment building for 80 years. Jo gives the file to the Winchesters after her mother Ellen refuses to let her investigate. However, she defies her mother and joins Sam and Dean in the field, and they discover that the ghost responsible is the spirit of of H. H. Holmes, America's first serial killer, is behind the murders.

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x6
Production Number: 3T5506
Airdate: Thursday November 02nd, 2006

Director: Kim Manners
Writer: Matt Witten

Alternate Airdates:

DK (TV3+) Jan 07, 2007
UK (E4) Mar 11, 2007
PT (AXN) Apr 16, 2007
FR (TF6) Oct 01, 2007
DE (Pro7) Jan 28, 2008
IT (RaiDue) Jul 08, 2008
NL (Net 5) Jan 11, 2009
NZ (2) Feb 07, 2009


Guest Stars
Alona TalAlona Tal
As Jo Harvelle
Samantha FerrisSamantha Ferris
As Ellen Harvelle

Co-Guest Stars
Andrea BrooksAndrea Brooks
As Katie
Brent ChapmanBrent Chapman
As Ed the Superintendant
Lisa Marie CarukLisa Marie Caruk
As Teresa Ellis
Stephen AberleStephen Aberle
As H. H. Holmes
Chris EastmanChris Eastman
As Nebraska Tourist
Main Cast
Jared PadaleckiJared Padalecki
As Sam Winchester
Jensen AcklesJensen Ackles
As Dean Winchester


In Philadelphia, apartment resident Katie calls her landlord to demand that he check the faulty electrical wiring in her new apartment. As she hangs up, Katie notices a drop of a black tarry substance on the table. As she examines it, more of the substance drips down from the ceiling. It starts pouring out of an open electrical switch. As Katie looks at the open box, she sees a man peering at her from the other side and retreats, screaming...

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Episode Notes
Dean's ringtone is "Smoke On The Water" by Deep Purple.

The photo of one of Holmes' victims that Sam examines is actually of Elizabeth Stride, one of Jack the Ripper's victims.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Cheap TrickSurrenderthe brothers drive to Philadelphia
ForeignerCold As Icethe Winchesters and Harvelles drive home

Episode Quotes
Dean: Young girl's been kidnapped by an evil cult.
Sam: Yeah. The girl got a name?
Dean: Katie Holmes.
Sam: That's funny. And for you, so bitchy.

Dean: We rarely drink before 10, anyway.

Jo Harvelle: Three weeks ago, young girl disappears from a Philadelphia apartment. (hands Dean the file) Take it, it won't bite.
Dean: No, but your mom might.

Dean: You know, you shouldn't lie to your mom. You shouldn't be here, either.
Jo Harvelle: Well, I am, so untwist your boxers and deal with it.

Sam: Where’d you get all that money from, anyways?
Jo Harvelle: Working at the Roadhouse.
Dean: Hunters don’t tip that well.
Jo Harvelle: Well, they aren't that good at poker, either.

Jo Harvelle: So, you gonna buy me dinner?
Dean: What are you talking about?
Jo Harvelle: It’s just if you’re gonna ride me this close, it’s only decent you buy me dinner.
Dean: Oh, that’s hilarious.

Dean: My dad started me in this when I was so young, I wish I could do something else.
Jo Harvelle: You love the job.
Dean: Yeah, but I'm a little twisted.
Jo Harvelle: You don't think I'm a little twisted, too?

Jo Harvelle: (on the phone) Thanks, Ash, and if you breathe a word of this to Mom… that’s right. I will. With pliers.

Dean: (on the phone) Yeah.
Ellen Harvelle: You lied to me. She's there.
Dean: Ellen.
Ellen Harvelle: No, Ash told me everything. The man's a genius, but he folds like a cheap suit. Now you put my damn daughter on the phone.
Dean: She's gonna have to call you back, she taking care of... feminine business.
Ellen Harvelle: Yeah, right. Where is she? Where is she?!?
Dean: Look, we'll get her back.
Ellen Harvelle: Get her back? Back from what?
Dean: The spirit we're hunting, it took her.
Ellen Harvelle: Oh my God.
Dean: She'll be okay, I promise.
Ellen Harvelle: You promise. That is not the first time I've heard that from a Winchester.

Sam: So, this job as glamorous as you thought it would be?
Jo Harvelle: Except for all the pee-your-pants scares, yeah, sure.

Jo Harvelle: You ripped off a cement truck?
Dean: I'll give it back.

Dean: Well, you really weren't kiddin' about flying out, were ya? (Ellen remains silent) How about we listen to some music? (Foreigner's "Cold As Ice" blares out the radio and Ellen switches it off) This is gonna be a long drive.

Episode Goofs
Jo states that Moyamensing Prison was built in 1835 and demolished in 1963. However, Moyamensing Prison was actually torn down in 1968.

In reality, H. H. Holmes had blue eyes, not brown eyes as seen in this episode. In addition, Sam states that Holmes was buried in several tons of concrete. He was actually buried in an unmarked grave in Holy Cross Cemetery.

When Dean prepares to enter Holmes' underground chamber, he hands the gun to Sam and is holding it by the barrel. However, when the camera cuts instantly to the next shot, he's holding it by the butt.

Cultural References
Sam: Yeah, and does this girl have a name?
Dean: Katie Holmes.

Katie Holmes is a reference to the actress of the same name known for her role as Joey on Dawson's Creek as well as her relationship with Tom Cruise.

Dean: It's the Stay Puft Marshmellow Man.

The Stay Puft Marshmellow Man is a reference to the 1984 Ghostbusters film where a battle with a marshmellow man takes place near the end of the movie.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorEric Kripke
Executive ProducerMcG  |  Eric Kripke  |  Robert Singer  |  Kim Manners  |  John Shiban
Co-Executive ProducerPeter Johnson
Supervising ProducerPhilip Sgriccia  |  Matt Witten
ProducerCyrus I. Yavneh
Consulting ProducerBen Edlund
Associate ProducerTodd Philip Aronauer
Production DesignerJerry Wanek
EditorTom McQuade
CastingCarol Kritzer  |  Eric Dawson  |  Robert J. Ulrich  |  Heike Brandstatter  |  Coreen Mayrs
First Assistant DirectorJohn MacCarthy
Second Assistant DirectorKit Marlatt
MusicChristopher Lennertz
Music SupervisorAlexandra Patsavas
Costume DesignerDiane Widas
Set DecoratorGeorge Neuman
Location ManagerPaul Lougheed
Property MasterChristopher Cooper
Construction CoordinatorChris Sneddon
Supervising Sound EditorMichael E. Lawshe
Re-Recording MixerDennis Kirk  |  Bill Jackson (1)
Director of PhotographySerge LaDouceur
Stunt CoordinatorLou Bollo
Production ManagementGeorge A. Grieve
Sound MixerDonald Painchaud
Executive Story EditorSera Gamble  |  Raelle Tucker
Key Makeup ArtistShannon Coppin
Visual Effects SupervisorIvan Hayden
Visual Effects ProducerGrant Lindsay
Key HairstylistJeannie Chow
Special Effects SupervisorRandy Shymkiw
Special Effects Make-upToby Lindala
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