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Supernatural: Nightshifter

Sam and Dean investigate a string of robberies with disturbing similarities. In each robbery, a top-notch employee holds up and robs the business and then commits suicide. The Winchesters discover that a shape shifter is at work and try to get ahead of it at the next business it intends to hit: a bank.

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x12
Production Number: 3T5512
Airdate: Thursday January 25th, 2007

Director: Philip Sgriccia
Writer: Ben Edlund

Alternate Airdates:

DK (TV3+) Feb 18, 2007
PT (AXN) May 28, 2007
DE (Pro7) Mar 12, 2008
IT (RaiDue) Aug 05, 2008
NL (Net 5) Feb 22, 2009


Guest Stars
Chris GauthierChris Gauthier
As Ronald Resnick
Charles Malik WhitfieldCharles Malik Whitfield
As Special Agent Victor Henricksen

Co-Guest Stars
Holly HoughamHolly Hougham
As Newscaster
Roman PodhoraRoman Podhora
As Lieutenant Robarts
Kurt Max RunteKurt Max Runte
As Sgt. Tucker
Stephen E. MillerStephen E. Miller
As Okey Dokey Guard
Alison MatthewsAlison Matthews
As Frannie Wandel
Sanjay TalwarSanjay Talwar
As Jewelry Store Manager
Georgia CraigGeorgia Craig
As Sherri
Emy AnekeEmy Aneke
As Sampson
Brad Turner (1)Brad Turner (1)
As African-American Bank Customer
Main Cast
Jared PadaleckiJared Padalecki
As Sam Winchester
Jensen AcklesJensen Ackles
As Dean Winchester


In Milwaukee, Wisconsin, The police and news gather when a bank is robbed and the thieves hole up inside. One of the hostages is forced outside... by Dean...

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Episode Notes
Jared Paladecki is no longer wearing his cast that he had to wear following an injury he sustained while filming a stunt for "Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things".

The copy of the Fortean Times that Ronald holds up features a mock cover of a Cyberman from the newer Doctor Who series.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
The ScorpionsRock You Like A Hurricane 
StyxRenegadeDean and Sam sneak out, disguised as SWAT

Episode Quotes
Frannie: So, what's it like, being an FBI guy?
Dean: Well, it's dangerous, yeah. And the secrets we gotta keep, oh God, the secrets. But mostly it's... it's lonely.

Dean: Well, thanks, Frannie, I think that's all I need.
Frannie: Really? I mean, 'cause I've got more. You know, if you wanted to interview me some time, in private...?
Dean: Yeah... Yeah, I think that's a good idea. You're a true patriot, you really are. Why don't you write your number down there for me, that'd be good.

Dean: Friggin' cops.
Sam: They're just doing their job.
Dean: No, they're doing our job, only they don't know it so they suck at it.

Ronald Resnick: The thing I let into the bank wasn't Juan. I mean, it had his face, but it wasn't his face. Ah, every detail was perfect but too perfect, you know, like if a doll maker made it, like I was talking to a big Juan doll.
Sam: A Juan doll?

Ronald Resnick: Chinese been working on them for years, and the Russians before that. Part man, part machine, like the Terminator, but the kind that can change itself, make itself look like other people.
Dean: Like the one from T2?
Ronald Resnick: Exactly! See, so not just a robot, more of a -- a -- a Mandroid.
Sam: A Mandroid?

Sam: What, are you pissed at me or something?
Dean: No, I just think it's creepy how good of a Fed you are. I mean, come on, we could have at least thrown the guy a bone. He did some pretty good leg work here.
Sam: Mandroid?
Dean: Except for the Mandroid part.

Sam: Shapeshifter. Just like back in St. Louis. Same retinal reaction to video.
Dean: Eyes flare at the camera. I hate those freaking things.
Sam: You think I don't?
Dean: Well, but one didn't turn into you and frame you for murder.

(about the bank security guard)
Dean: I like him. He says "okey dokey."
Sam: What if he's the shifter?
Dean: Well, then we follow him home, put a silver bullet in his chest plate.

Dean: Well, looks like Mr. Okey Dokey's... okey dokey.

Ronald: This is not a robbery! Everybody, on the floor, now!

Ronald Resnick: Get on the floor, now!
Dean: Okay, we're doing that. Just don't shoot anybody, especially not us.
Ronald Resnick: I knew it, as soon as you two left. You ain't FBI. Who are you? Who are you working for, huh? The Men in Black? You working for the Mandroid?
Sam: We're not working for the Mandroid!
Ronald Resnick: You shut up! I ain't talking to you. I don't like you!
Sam: Fair enough.

Sherri: (about Dean) Who is that man?
Sam: He’s my brother.
Sherri: He is so brave. (Sam rolls eyes)

Dean: Are you nuts?
Ronald Resnick: That’s just it, I’m not nuts. I mean, I was so scared that I was losing my marbles, but this is real! I mean, I was right! Except for the Mandroid thing, thank you.
Dean: Yeah, don’t mention it.

Lieutenant Robarts: Let me guess. You’re lead dog now, but you would just love my full cooperation.
Special Agent Victor Henricksen: I don’t give a rat’s ass what you do. You can go get a donut and bang your wife for all I care.

Special Agent Victor Henricksen: It's my job to bring you in. Alive's a bonus but not necessary.
Dean: Whoa, that's kind of harsh for a federal agent, don'tcha think?
Special Agent Victor Henricksen: Well, you're not the typical suspect, are you, Dean? I want you and Sam out here, unarmed, or we come in. And yes, I know about Sam, too, Bonnie to your Clyde.
Dean: Yeah, well, that part's true... but how'd you even know we were here?
Special Agent Victor Henricksen: Go screw yourself, that's how I know.

Special Agent Victor Henricksen: I know about your dad.
Dean: You don't know crap about my dad.
Special Agent Victor Henricksen: Ex-marine, raised his kids on the road, cheap motels, backwood cabins, real paramilitary survivalist type. I just can't get a handle on what type of wacko he was. White supremacist, Timothy McVeigh? To-may-to, to-mah-to.
Dean: You got no right, talkin' about my dad like that. He was a hero.

Episode Goofs
When Sam and Dean show Ronald their fake badges, Dean is holding his badge in his left hand. When the camera cuts to a shot from behind the brothers, Dean is holding it in his right hand. When the camera goes back to the original front shot, the badge is in Dean's left hand again.

When Ronald enters the bank and tells everyone to get down on the ground, he fires his rifle at the ceiling at an angle to his right. However, the debris drops down in front of him, to his left.

Cultural References
Ronald: Who are you working for, huh? The Men in Black?

Ronald is referring to the 1997 sci-fi movie, Men In Black starring Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones as alien fighting FBI special agents.

Ronald: Part man, part machine, like the Terminator, but the kind that can change itself, make itself look like other people.
Dean: Like the one from T2?

The movie Ronald and Dean are referring to is the 1991 movie Terminator 2: Judgement Day, the sequel to The Terminator. In the films, actor Robert Patrick plays a T-1000 terminator that can change forms.

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
CastingRobert J. Ulrich  |  Carol Kritzer  |  Eric Dawson  |  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
Production CoordinatorYale Kussin
Supervising Sound EditorMichael E. Lawshe
Re-Recording MixerBill Jackson (1)  |  Dennis Kirk
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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