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Supernatural: Born Under a Bad Sign

A missing Sam finally makes contact with Dean, who travels to his younger brother and discovers he has no memory of the last few days... and he's covered in blood. As they retrace Sam's step, Sam begins to believe that his dark side has finally taken over.

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x14
Production Number: 3T5514
Airdate: Thursday February 08th, 2007

Alternate Airdates:

DK (TV3+) Mar 04, 2007
AU (Eleven) May 07, 2007
Portugal Jun 11, 2007
DE (Pro7) Mar 26, 2008
NL (Net 5) Mar 08, 2009


Guest Stars
Jim BeaverJim Beaver
As Bobby Singer
Jim BeaverJim Beaver
As Bobby Singer
Alona TalAlona Tal
As Jo Harvelle
Alona TalAlona Tal
As Jo Harvelle

Co-Guest Stars
Philip GrangerPhilip Granger
As Manager
Philip GrangerPhilip Granger
As Manager
Richard KahanRichard Kahan
As Gas Station Clerk
Vince MurdoccoVince Murdocco
As Steve Wandell
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


Dean is on the road and calls Ellen to see if she's had gotten any word from Sam, as he has no idea where his brother is. As he talks, Sam calls and asks Dean to meet him. Dean drives to Twin Lakes and arrives at a motel room. The door is unlocked and Sam is inside, his hands and shirt covered in someone else's blood. Sam admits that he doesn't remember anything...

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ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
The DoorsThe Crystal Ship 
REO SpeedwagonBack on the Road Againend scene

Episode Quotes
(to Sam)
Dean: You checked in two days ago under the name Richard Sambora. I think the scariest part about this whole thing is that you're a Bon Jovi fan.

Dean: You never told me this.
Sam: I didn’t want to scare you.
Dean: Well, bang up job on that.

(Dean's pointing a gun at Sam)
Dean: You know, I've tried so hard to keep you safe.
Sam: I know.
Dean: I can't. I'd rather die.

Dean: I'll call you later.
(as Dean leaves)
Jo: No, you won't.

Sam: Dean, back from the dead. Getting to be a regular thing for you, isn't it? Like a cockroach.
Dean: How about I smack that smart ass right out of your mouth?
Sam: Oh, careful now. Wouldn't want to bruise this fine packaging.

Dean: Feel like talking now?
Sam: Sam's still my meat-puppet. I'll make him bite off his tongue.

Sam: You know when people wanna describe the worst possible thing? They say it's like Hell. Well, there's a reason for that. Hell is like, ah... well, it's like Hell. Even for demons. It's a prison made of bone, and flesh and blood and fear. And you sent me back there.
Dean: Meg.
Sam: No. Not any more. Now I'm Sam. By the way, saw your dad there, he says "Howdy."

Sam: By the way, you really look like crap, Dean.
Dean: Yeah, right back at ya.

Bobby Singer: Here, take these.
Sam: What are they?
Bobby Singer: Charms. They'll fend off possession. That demon's still out there. This'll stop it from getting back up in ya.
Dean: That sounds vaguely dirty, but er, thanks.

Sam: No matter what I did, you wouldn’t shoot.
Dean: It was the right move, Sam, it wasn’t you.
Sam: Yeah, this time. What about next time?
Dean: Sam, when Dad told me I might have to kill you, it was only if I couldn’t save you. Now if it’s the last thing I do, I’m gonna save you.

(Dean laughs)
Sam: What?
Dean: Nothing.
Sam: Dean, what?
Dean: Dude, you like full-on had a girl inside you for a whole week. That's pretty naughty.

Episode Goofs
When Sam attacks Dean in the motel room, Dean lands and his right hand is out of shot. But in the next shot, his right hand is near his head, in the shot.

During the episode, the bruise on Jo's head changes between a cut and a bruise throughout the episode.

When the possessed Sam grabs Dean by his wounded shoulder, Dean reaches up and grabs Sam's right wrist. However, the camera then cuts to a rear shot and Dean's hand isn't at Sam's right wrist. In the next shot, Dean reaches up again and grabs Sam's right wrist.

When Dean was shot, his jacket was on. However, in later scenes the jacket doesn't have any damage to it from the gunshot.

Cultural References
Episode Title: Born Under A Bad Sign

"Born Under A Bad Sign" is a song by Cream originally performed by Albert King.

Episode References
The Twin Lakes: 100 Miles sign seen in this episode was also seen in both "Phantom Traveler" and "Home".

Other Episode Crew

CreatorEric Kripke
Executive ProducerMcG  |  Eric Kripke  |  Robert Singer  |  John Shiban
Co-Executive ProducerPeter Johnson
Supervising ProducerPhilip Sgriccia
ProducerCyrus I. Yavneh
EditorAnthony Pinker
CastingRobert J. Ulrich  |  Carol Kritzer  |  Eric Dawson  |  Heike Brandstatter  |  Coreen Mayrs
First Assistant DirectorJohn MacCarthy
Second Assistant DirectorKit Marlatt
MusicChristopher Lennertz
Costume DesignerDiane Widas
Set DecoratorGeorge Neuman
Property MasterChristopher Cooper
Construction CoordinatorChris Sneddon
Script SupervisorPam Lawrence
Supervising Sound EditorMichael E. Lawshe
Re-Recording MixerBill Jackson (1)  |  Dennis Kirk
Director of PhotographySerge LaDouceur
Sound MixerDonald Painchaud
Executive Story EditorSera Gamble
Key Makeup ArtistShannon Coppin
Visual Effects ProducerGrant Lindsay
Key HairstylistJeannie Chow
Special Effects SupervisorRandy Shymkiw
Original CastingPatrick Rush
Special Effects Make-upToby Lindala
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