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Supernatural: Croatoan

Sam has a vision of Dean killing a demon-possessed man. The brothers travel to River Grove, Oregon to find answers to Sam's premonition, and discover a virus-stricken town where the victims are driven to kill. Sam is infected by the virus and prepares for his deadly fate, but proves immune so Dean decides to tell Sam the truth about what John told him before he died.

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x9
Production Number: 3T5509
Airdate: Thursday December 07th, 2006

Director: Robert Singer
Writer: John Shiban

Alternate Airdates:

DK (TV3+) Jan 28, 2007
UK (E4) Apr 01, 2007
PT (AXN) May 07, 2007
FR (TF6) Oct 08, 2007
DE (Pro7) Feb 18, 2008
IT (RaiDue) Jul 29, 2008
NL (Net 5) Feb 01, 2009
NZ (2) Mar 20, 2009


Guest Stars
Kate Jennings GrantKate Jennings Grant
As Dr. Amanda Lee
Diego KlattenhoffDiego Klattenhoff
As Duane Tanner

Co-Guest Stars
Chilton CraneChilton Crane
As Beverly Tanner
Sonja BennettSonja Bennett
As Pamela Clayton
Nolan Gerard FunkNolan Gerard Funk
As Jake Tanner
Laurie MurdochLaurie Murdoch
As Mr. Tanner
Simon LongmoreSimon Longmore
As Barricade Guard
Main Cast
Jared PadaleckiJared Padalecki
As Sam Winchester
Jensen AcklesJensen Ackles
As Dean Winchester


Dean moves down the hallway of a building in the town of River Grove, near Crater Lake. He enters a room where a young man insists that "it" isn't in him. Others agree with him, but Dean insists that the man isn't himself any more. A doctor admits that she can't tell for sure, and Dean aims his gun and pulls the trigger.....

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Episode Quotes
Dean: What does that mean? I'm not gonna waste an innocent man. I wouldn't!
Sam: I never said you would.
Dean: Fine.
Sam: Fine. Look, we don't know what it is. But whatever it is, that guy in the chair is a part of it. So let's find him, and see what's what.
Dean: Fine.
Sam: Fine!

Sam: Roanoke? Lost colony? Ring a bell? Dean, did you pay any attention to history class?
Dean: Yeah. The shot heard 'round the world, how bills become laws....
Sam: That's not school; that's Schoolhouse Rock!
Dean: Whatever.

Sam: I hesitated, Dean. It was a kid.
Dean: No, it was an It.

Dean: I’m gonna go down there, see if I can find some help. My partner’ll stick around, keep you guys safe.
Dr. Amanda Lee: Safe from what?
Dean: We’ll get back to you on that.

Barricade Guard: Say, why don't you get out of the car and we'll talk a little?
Dean: Well, you are a handsome devil, but I don't swing that way. Sorry.

Dean: Put it down!
Sarge: Are you one of them?!
Dean: No, are you?!
Sarge: No!
Dean: You could be lying!
Sarge: So could you!
Dean: All right, all right. We could do this all day, all right, let's just, uh, let's take it easy before we kill each other.

Sarge: My neighbor, Mr. Rogers…
Dean: You’ve got a neighbor named Mr. Rogers?
Sarge: Not anymore.

Dean: (as Dean and Sarge point their guns at each other) Well, this ought to be a relaxing drive.

Duane Tanner: You were gonna shoot me!
Dean: You don't shut your pie hole, I still might!

Dr. Amanda Lee: I'm sorry. Thanks for everything, Marshals.
Dean: Oh, actually we're not really marshals.
Dr. Amanda Lee: Um, oh.

Dean: Wish we had a deck of cards, a Foosball table, or something.
Sam: Dean, don't do this. Just get the hell out of here.
Dean: No way.
Sam: Dean, gimme my gun and leave!
Dean: For the last time, Sammy. No.

Sam: This is the dumbest thing you’ve ever done.
Dean: I don’t know about that. Remember that waitress in Tampa? Brrr....

Sam: It’s over for me. It doesn’t have to be for you.
Dean: No?
Sam: No. You can keep going!
Dean: Who says I want to?
Sam: What?
Dean: I’m tired, Sam. I’m tired of this job, this life, this weight on my shoulders, man. I’m tired of it.

Dean: I just think maybe we ought to go to the Grand Canyon.
Sam: What?
Dean: Yeah, you know, all this driving back and forth cross country, you know, I've never been the Grand Canyon. Or we could go to TJ, or Hollywood, see if we could bang Lindsay Lohan.

Episode Goofs
When the possessed Duane catches the blood from Mark's throat, it spews all over the edge of the cup. However, when he takes it away, the edges of the cup are clean.

Cultural References
Dean: You've got a neighbor named Mr. Rogers?

Fred Rogers, known as Mr. Rogers, is the star of the children’s series Mister Rogers Neighborhood.

Dean: Billy Gibbons, Frank Beard, U.S. Marshalls.

Billy Gibbons and Frank Beard are members of the band ZZ Top.

Dean: That was creepy. A little too Stepford, right?

In the 1975 film The Stepford Wives, which was remade in 2004, tells the story about a town in which women are replaced as robots in order for them to be the perfect wives.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorEric Kripke
Executive ProducerKim Manners  |  John Shiban  |  Robert Singer  |  Eric Kripke  |  McG
Co-Executive ProducerPeter Johnson
Supervising ProducerPhilip Sgriccia  |  Matt Witten
ProducerCyrus I. Yavneh
Consulting ProducerBen Edlund
Associate ProducerTodd Philip Aronauer
Production DesignerJerry Wanek
EditorTom McQuade
CastingRobert J. Ulrich  |  Carol Kritzer  |  Eric Dawson  |  Heike Brandstatter  |  Coreen Mayrs
First Assistant DirectorKevin Parks
Second Assistant DirectorAmanda Bartley
MusicJay Gruska
Music SupervisorAlexandra Patsavas
Costume DesignerDiane Widas
Key GripHarvey Fedor
Set DecoratorGeorge Neuman
Property MasterChristopher Cooper
Supervising Sound EditorMichael E. Lawshe
Re-Recording MixerDennis Kirk  |  Bill Jackson (1)
GafferChris Cochrane
Director of PhotographySerge LaDouceur
Stunt CoordinatorLou Bollo
Production ManagementGeorge A. Grieve
Sound MixerDonald Painchaud
Executive Story EditorRaelle Tucker  |  Sera Gamble
Key Makeup ArtistShannon Coppin
Visual Effects SupervisorIvan Hayden
Visual Effects ProducerGrant Lindsay
Key HairstylistJeannie Chow
Special Effects SupervisorRandy Shymkiw
Original CastingPatrick Rush
Special Effects Make-upToby Lindala
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