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Supernatural: Roadkill

Sam and Dean come to the aid of a woman, Molly, who claims that her car went off the road after encountering a ghost. There's no sign of the car, and the brothers take Molly along to hunt down the ghost, as it becomes clear that their encounter with Molly isn't random chance.

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x16
Production Number: 3T5516
Airdate: Thursday March 15th, 2007

Director: Charles Beeson
Writer: Raelle Tucker

Alternate Airdates:

DK (TV3+) Mar 18, 2007
AU (Eleven) May 21, 2007
PT (AXN) Jun 25, 2007
DE (Pro7) Apr 09, 2008
IT (RaiDue) Aug 19, 2008
NL (Net 5) Mar 22, 2009


Guest Stars
Tricia HelferTricia Helfer
As Molly McNamara
Dan GauthierDan Gauthier
As David McNamara
Winston RekertWinston Rekert
As Jonah Greeley

Co-Guest Stars
Maria MarlowMaria Marlow
As David's Wife
Main Cast
Jared PadaleckiJared Padalecki
As Sam Winchester
Jensen AcklesJensen Ackles
As Dean Winchester


David McNamara and his wife Molly are on a country highway and thoroughly lost. She complains that they're stuck in their car on their anniversary and he flirt with her, and they spot a man on the road ahead of them. Molly jerks the car off the road, they go down the hill, and crash to a stop. When Molly wakes up, David's car door is open but there's no sign of him. She walks through the woods trying to find him and spots a hunting cabin with a lit candle in the window. She knocks on the door and gets no answer, goes inside, and finds a blood-covered table and knives. The man from the road is standing nearby, and Molly apologizes for the accident. He turns around, his eyes black and his mouth oozing blood. ..

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ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
The AnimalsHouse of the Rising SunDavid and Molly driving

Episode Quotes
Molly: Isn’t this argument a little archaic? Men can ask directions these days.
David: Oh, no we can’t. It’s against our genetic code. Look, I know exactly where we are.
Molly: We’re nowhere.
David: Highway 99, all right? It cuts right through... (sees a marker for Highway 41)

Dean: Did he look like he lost a fight with a lawnmower?
Molly McNamara: How did you know that?
Dean: Lucky guess.

Molly McNamara: Right before, we were having the dumbest fight. It's the only time we really argue, when we're stuck in the car.
Sam: Yeah, I know how that goes. (Dean glares at him)

Sam: It wasn't a coincidence that we found you, all right?
Molly McNamara: What are you talking about?
Dean: We weren't just cruisin' for chicks when we ran into you, sister, we were already out here. Hunting.
Molly McNamara: Hunting for what?
Dean: Ghosts.
Sam: Don't sugarcoat it for her.

Dean: You know, just once I would like to round the corner and see a nice house.

Molly McNamara: I don't understand how a guy like this can turn into that monster.
Sam: Well, spirits like Greeley are like wounded animals. Lost... in so much pain they lash out.
Molly McNamara: Why? Why are they here?
Sam: Well, there's some part of them that... that's keeping them here. Like their remains, or unfinished business.
Molly McNamara: Unfinished business?
Sam: Yeah. Could be revenge. Could be love, or hate. Whatever it is, they just hold on too tight. Can't let go. So they're trapped. Caught in the same loops. Replaying the same tragedies over and over.
Molly McNamara: You sound almost sorry for them.
Sam: Well, they weren't evil people, you know? A lot of them were good, just something happened to them. Something they couldn't control.
Dean: Sammy's always gettin' a little J. Love Hewitt when it comes to this. Me, I don't like 'em. And I'm sure as hell ain't makin' apologies for 'em.

Dean: Smells like old lady in here. (finds a woman's corpse) That would explain why.

Molly McNamara: What happens if you burn their bones?
Sam: Umm, well my dad used to say that was like death for ghosts, you know? But the truth is, we still don't know. Not for sure. Guess that's why we all hold onto life so hard. Because of death. All just scared of the unknown.

Sam: It's an old country custom, Dean, planting a tree as a grave marker.
Dean: You're like a walking encyclopedia of weirdness.
Sam: Yeah, I know.

Molly McNamara: I know about your wife, hurting me won't bring her back.
Jonah Greeley: My wife is gone. All I got left's hurting you.
Molly McNamara: Please, just let me go.
Jonah Greeley: Go? You're not gonna leave. You're never gonna leave.

Molly: Oh, thank God!
Dean: Call me Dean.

Dean: I guess she wasn't so bad. For a ghost. You think she's really going to a better place?
Sam: I hope so.
Dean: I guess we'll never know. Not until we take the plunge ourselves, huh?
Sam: It doesn't really matter, Dean. Hope's kind of the whole point.
Dean: Well all right, Haley Joel.

Episode Goofs
When Greeley approaches Molly, her arms are strung above her head but her midriff is mostly covered. When he starts torturing her, her blouse climbs up several inches without reason.

Cultural References
Dean: Sammy's always gettin' a little J. Love Hewitt when it comes to this.

Actress Jennifer Love Hewitt stars in the CBS drama Ghost Whisperer as Melinda Gordon, a woman who has the ability to see and speak to ghosts.

Dean: Follow the creepy brick road.

Dean's line is a play on the line "follow the yellow brick road" from the 1939 film, The Wizard of Oz.

Dean: All right, Haley Joel, let's hit the road.

Dean is referring to actor Haley Joel Osment who starred in the thriller, The Sixth Sense.

Episode References
The dialog exchanged between Sam and Molly at the end of the episode is nearly the same as the exchange between Dean and The Reaper in "In My Time of Dying".

Other Episode Crew

CreatorEric Kripke
Executive ProducerJohn Shiban  |  Robert Singer  |  Eric Kripke  |  Kim Manners  |  McG
Co-Executive ProducerPeter Johnson
Supervising ProducerPhilip Sgriccia
ProducerCyrus I. Yavneh
Consulting ProducerBen Edlund
Associate ProducerTodd Philip Aronauer
Production DesignerJerry Wanek
EditorDavid Ekstrom
CastingEric Dawson  |  Robert J. Ulrich  |  Carol Kritzer  |  Coreen Mayrs  |  Heike Brandstatter
First Assistant DirectorJohn MacCarthy
Second Assistant DirectorKit Marlatt
MusicChristopher Lennertz
Music SupervisorAlexandra Patsavas
Costume DesignerDiane Widas
Set DecoratorGeorge Neuman
Property MasterChristopher Cooper
Assistant EditorMichael D. Hall
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 EditorSera Gamble  |  Raelle Tucker
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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