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Supernatural: Malleus Maleficarum

A neighborhood group of witches secretly practice harmless rituals... until one of them kills another neighbor woman.

Episode Info

Episode number: 3x9
Production Number: 3T6909
Airdate: Thursday January 31st, 2008

Director: Robert Singer (1)
Writer: Ben Edlund

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky LIVING) Mar 23, 2008
Greece Jun 11, 2009
NL (Net 5) Mar 28, 2010

  • Currently 7.5/10
7.5/10 (37 Votes cast)


Guest Stars
Erin Cahill
As Elizabeth
Kristin Booth
As Renee Van Allen

Co-Guest Stars
Ken Tremblett
As Ron
Jonathan Watton
As Paul Dutton
Robinne Fanfair
As Janet Dutton
Main Cast
Jared Padalecki
As Sam Winchester
Jensen Ackles
As Dean Winchester


The Duttons, Paul and Janet, return home from a party and Janet goes into the bathroom to prepare for bed. Somewhere else, a woman chants over mystic items then takes out a toothbrush and drips some of her own blood on it. In her bathroom, Janet is brushing her teeth when one of them comes loose, and then another, and another. The bathroom door slams shut in her husband's face and Janet collapses to the floor, spitting out teeth. The door finally opens and Paul rushes in to find Janet, dead...

Read the full recap
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
PoisonEvery Rose Has Its Thorn 
Scream' Jay HawkinsI Put a Spell on You 

Episode Quotes
Dean: I hate witches. They're all spewing their body liquids everywhere. It's creepy. Hell, it's downright unsanitary!

Dean: You saved my life.
Ruby: Don't mention it.
Dean: What was that stuff? God, it was ass. It tasted like ass.
Ruby: It's witchcraft, short bus.
Dean: You're the short bus, short bus...

Episode Goofs
When the woman is brushing her teeth in the beginning of the episode, the toothbrush she is using is pink, but the toothbrush that the witch puts the spell on is purple.

Cultural References
Dean: I'm Detective Bachman and this is Detective Turner.

Dean is referring to the classic rock band, Bachman-Turner Overdrive.

Tammi: That's what happens to witches who get voted off the island.

She is referring to the practice on Survivor of the contestants voting each other out of the comptetition.

Tammi: What did you think it was: make believe, positive thinking... the secret?

The Secret is a non-fiction video in which the creators claim that the universe works through the "law of attraction" to bring the focus of a person's attention into actuality. (Think of a million dollars and it will come to you).

Other Episode Crew

CreatorEric Kripke
Executive ProducerMcG  |  Eric Kripke  |  Robert Singer (1)
Property MasterChristopher Cooper
Warning: Supernatural season 3 episode 9 guide may contain spoilers
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