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Supernatural: Family Remains

When the ghost of a young woman haunts an abandoned house, Sam and Dean investigate. However, the situation gets complicated when a family moves in and ignores the brothers' warnings.

Episode Info

Episode number: 4x11
Production Number: 3T7511
Airdate: Thursday January 15th, 2009

Director: Kim Manners
Writer: Jeremy Carver

Alternate Airdates:

UK (E4) Mar 29, 2009
NL (Net 5) Jul 30, 2010


Guest Stars
Bradley StrykerBradley Stryker
As Ted
Helen SlaterHelen Slater
As Susan Carter
David NewsomDavid Newsom
As Brian Carter
Alexa NikolasAlexa Nikolas
As Kate Carter
Dylan MinnetteDylan Minnette
As Danny Carter
Mandy PlaydonMandy Playdon
As The Gibson Girl

Co-Guest Stars
Gerry RousseauGerry Rousseau
As Bill Gibson
Karin KonovalKarin Konoval
As Mrs. Curry
Mark WynnMark Wynn
As The Gibson Boy
Main Cast
Jared PadaleckiJared Padalecki
As Sam Winchester
Jensen AcklesJensen Ackles
As Dean Winchester


In Stratton, Nebraska, Bill Gibson is watching TV at his farmhouse when the lights go out. As he leaves the room, he discovers the door won't open. A closet door opens and a white-skinned girl comes in. Gibson is surprised to see her and says it's impossible she's there. She attacks him and blood splatters across the room...

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Episode Quotes
Dean: Boy, three bedrooms, two baths, and one homicide. This place is going to sell like hotcakes.

Sam: It’s probably a dumbwaiter. All these old houses had them.
Dean: Know-it-all.
Sam: What?
Dean: What?
Sam: You said…
Dean: What?
Sam: Never mind. (Dean smirks)

Mrs. Curry: I already told the local boys, there was blood… everywhere.
Dean: And Mr. Gibson, where was he?
Mrs. Curry: Everywhere.

Dean: (seeing the Carters have moved in) Crap! So, what now?
Sam: We could tell them the truth.
Dean: Really?
Sam: No, not really.

Dean: What kind of ghost messes with a man’s wheels?!?

Dean: Dog: it’s what’s for dinner.

Susan: Well, where’s Ted?
Dean: He’s outside.
Susan: Well, why doesn’t he come inside?
Dean: Because I had to carry him out.

Episode Goofs
It was stated that the Gibson girl had been locked up by her daddy/grandaddy, had "never seen the light of day" and was "more animal than human". The likelihood that she or her brother were educated is very low, especially living in the darkness. So they should not have been able to write "too late" on the wall in blood or even communicate well enough to tell Danny that he could stay but she hated grownups.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorEric Kripke
Executive ProducerMcG  |  Eric Kripke  |  Robert Singer  |  Kim Manners
Co-Executive ProducerPeter Johnson  |  Ben Edlund  |  Philip Sgriccia
Supervising ProducerSera Gamble
ProducerVladimir Stefoff  |  Todd Philip Aronauer
Co-ProducerSerge LaDouceur  |  Jerry Wanek
Associate ProducerKristin Cronin
Production DesignerJohn Marcynuk
EditorAnthony Pinker
CastingCarol Kritzer  |  Eric Dawson  |  Robert J. Ulrich  |  Coreen Mayrs  |  Heike Brandstatter
First Assistant DirectorKevin Parks
Second Assistant DirectorAmanda Bartley
MusicJay Gruska
Music EditorDino A. Moriana
Music SupervisorAlexandra Patsavas
Costume DesignerDiane Widas
Set DecoratorGeorge Neuman
Location ManagerRuss Hamilton (2)
Property MasterChristopher Cooper
Construction CoordinatorWarren Dunlop
Supervising Sound EditorMichael E. Lawshe
Re-Recording MixerDennis Kirk  |  Bill Jackson (1)
Director of PhotographySerge LaDouceur
Story EditorCathryn Humphris  |  Julie Siege
Stunt CoordinatorLou Bollo
Production ManagerTodd Pittson
Sound MixerDonald Painchaud
Executive Story EditorJeremy Carver
Key Makeup ArtistShannon Coppin
Visual Effects SupervisorIvan Hayden
Visual Effects ProducerGrant Lindsay
Key HairstylistJeannie Chow
Special Effects SupervisorRandy Shymkiw
Original CastingPatrick Rush
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