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Supernatural: Folsom Prison Blues

When a ghost begins killing off inmates one by one at prison, Sam and Dean let themselves get captures so they can go into the penitentiary to investigate the deaths from the inside. However, when FBI agent Henricksen takes over the murder cases, the brothers soon find that getting out of the prison may be more difficult than finding the murderous ghost.

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x19
Production Number: 3T5519
Airdate: Thursday April 26th, 2007

Director: Michael Rohl
Writer: John Shiban

Alternate Airdates:

DK (TV3+) May 13, 2007
AU (Eleven) Jun 11, 2007
PT (AXN) Jul 16, 2007
IT (RaiDue) Sep 02, 2008
NL (Net 5) Apr 12, 2009


Guest Stars
Charles Malik WhitfieldCharles Malik Whitfield
As Special Agent Victor Henricksen
Garwin SanfordGarwin Sanford
As Deacon
Bridget WhiteBridget White
As Mara Daniels (as Bridget Ann White)
Bridget WhiteBridget White
As Mara Daniels (as Bridget Ann White)
Jeff KoberJeff Kober
As Randall
Jeff KoberJeff Kober
As Randall

Co-Guest Stars
Chris NowlandChris Nowland
As Unknown
Chris NowlandChris Nowland
As Unknown
Robert ParentRobert Parent
As Museum Security Guard
Andee FrizzellAndee Frizzell
As Ghost of Nurse Dolores Glockner
Andee FrizzellAndee Frizzell
As Ghost of Nurse Dolores Glockner
Alistair AbellAlistair Abell
As Monitor Guard
Alistair AbellAlistair Abell
As Monitor Guard
James MichalopolousJames Michalopolous
As Poker Playing Prisoner
Byron LucasByron Lucas
As Unknown
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


At the Green River County Detention Facility, workers check on the reopening of an old cell block. They cut open one of the doors and enter the cell beyond, and the temperature suddenly drops. Outside in the hallway, papers fly as something sweeps through the block..

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Episode Notes
When Sam and Dean discuss Dean’s description of the people in the prison killed by the ghost, Dean asks Sam "Are you from Texas all of a sudden?" Both Jared Padalecki (Sam) and Jensen Ackles (Dean) are from Texas.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Alice in ChainsRoosterclosing scenes
Booker T and the MGsGreen OnionsSam and Dean enter prison

Episode Quotes
Sam: I hate this plan, Dean.
Dean: Yeah, I got that the first ten times I heard it.

Special Agent Victor Henricksen: You think you're funny?
Dean: I think I'm adorable.

Special Agent Victor Henricksen: I’d say for you two, screwed to hell is a major understatement.
Dean: Well, where there's life there's hope.
Special Agent Victor Henricksen: See, that’s what I kept thinking as I was searching for your asses all over hell and gone.

Special Agent Victor Henricksen: Near went nuts trying to find you. Ask him.
Special Agent Carl Reidy: He near went nuts.

Dean: Don't worry, Sam. I promise I won't trade you for smokes

Dean: My roommate doesn't say much, how's yours?
Sam: Just keeps staring at me... in a way that makes me really uneasy.
Dean: Sounds like you're making new friends.

Sam: Dean, this is without a doubt the dumbest, craziest thing we've ever done. And that's in a long storied career of dumb and crazy.
Dean: Calm down. It's all part of the plan.
Sam: Really? So Henricksen showing up was part of the plan?
Dean: Yeah, the guy moves a little faster than I thought. Look, all we gotta do is find the ghost, put the sucker down, and then grab ourselves a couple of teardrop tattoos.

Dean: We may not be saints but we’re loyal and we pay our debts. Now that means something to me and it ought to to you.

Dean: You know, this chicken ain't half bad.
Sam: Great, finish mine.

Lucas: You talking to me? You talking to me?
Dean: Okay, another guy who’s seen Taxi Driver one too many times.

Sam: How you doing?
Randall: I’m 54 years old, mopping the floors of a crapper with bars on the window. How do you think I’m doing?
Sam: All right. Bad icebreaker.

Randall: Why you inside, kid?
Sam: 'Cause I got an idiot for a brother.
Randall: That’ll do it.

Tiny: It's okay. My dad treated my brother and me like crap, right up until the day he died.
Dean: How'd he die?
Tiny: My brother shot him.

Sam: You heard it on the yard?
Dean: Yeah.
Sam: Dean, does it bother you at all how easily you seem to fit in here?
Dean: No, not really.

Mara Daniels: Do you have any idea how much trouble you're in here?
Dean: I've got a vague notion.

Episode Goofs
The pile of cigarettes that Dean wins at poker changes position depending on whether the camera is in front or behind him.

When Sam puts the lighter fluid on the bloodstain, he only spills a few drops. In the next show, the lighter fluid has grown to cover the entire patch of blood.

Cultural References
Episode Title: Folsom Prison Blues

"Folsom Prison Blues" is the title of a song by Johnny Cash.

Dean: I call this one "Blue Steel"

Reference to Derek Zoolander (Ben Stiller) in the movie Zoolander who uses the face "Blue Steel" when modelling.

Dean: (while his mugshot is being taken) Who looks better -- me or Nick Nolte?

Actor Nick Nolte was arrested in 2002 for drunk driving. His now infamous mugshot featured him wearing a Hawaiian print shirt and oddball hair.

Dean: I wish I had a baseball. You know, like Steve McQueen.

In The Great Escape, Steve McQueen's character throws a ball against the wall in order to pass the time while in prison.

Randall: She did this Charles Bronson thing with a hypodermic.

Charles Bronson played Paul Kersey in the 1974 film Death Wish. In the film, Bronson plays a vigilante cop.

Sam: Thought we screwed before?
Dean: Hell yeah, I know. We gotta go deep this time.
Sam: Deep Dean? We should go to Yemen.
Dean: Not sure I’m ready to go that deep.

In the Friends episode "The One With All The Rugby", Chandler fakes that he's moving to Yemen in order to get away from his crazy girlfriend.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorEric Kripke
Executive ProducerMcG  |  Eric Kripke  |  Robert Singer  |  John Shiban
Co-Executive ProducerPeter Johnson
Supervising ProducerPhilip Sgriccia
ProducerCyrus I. Yavneh
EditorDavid Ekstrom
CastingEric Dawson  |  Carol Kritzer  |  Robert J. Ulrich  |  Heike Brandstatter  |  Coreen Mayrs
First Assistant DirectorKevin Parks  |  Greg Fawcett
Second Assistant DirectorAmanda Bartley
MusicChristopher Lennertz
Music SupervisorAlexandra Patsavas
Costume DesignerDiane Widas
Set DecoratorGeorge Neuman
Property MasterChristopher Cooper
Production CoordinatorYale Kussin
Supervising Sound EditorMichael E. Lawshe
Re-Recording MixerDennis Kirk  |  Bill Jackson (1)
Director of PhotographySerge LaDouceur
Stunt CoordinatorLou Bollo
Art DirectorJohn Marcynuk
Production ManagementGeorge A. Grieve
Sound MixerDonald Painchaud
Executive Story EditorSera Gamble  |  Raelle Tucker
Key Makeup ArtistShannon Coppin
Visual Effects ProducerGrant Lindsay
Key HairstylistJeannie Chow
Special Effects SupervisorRandy Shymkiw
Original CastingPatrick Rush
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