In Fitchburg, Wisconsin, a little girl, Bethany Tarnower, is saying her prayers before bed as her father Miles looks on. He kisses her goodnight, and she asks if her mother is coming home. Miles tells her that she's spending the night at the hospital with Bethany's sister. Later, Bethany is woken up by the branches rattling on the window. She finally gets up and closes the drapes, and then runs back to her bed. A clawed hand opens the window and a robed figure enters the room, its mouth glowing as it looms over Bethany...Read the full recap
Sam: If dad said he's hunting for something, I don't know what.
Dean: Well, maybe he's gonna meet us there.
Sam: (sarcastically) Yeeeah! 'Cause he's been so easy to find up to this point!
Dean: You're a real smartass, you know that?
Dean: Don't worry, I'm sure there's something in Fitchburg worth killing.
Sam: Yeah, what makes you so sure?
Dean: Well, because I'm the oldest, which means I'm always right.
Sam: No it doesn't.
Dean: Yeah, it totally does.
Sam: Dude. Dude, I am not using this ID.
Dean: Why not?
Sam: Because it says "bikini inspector" on it.
Sam: It got away?
Dean: Yeah, Sammy, it happens.
Sam: Not very often.
Dean: Well I don't know what to tell you, I mean, maybe Dad didn't have his Wheaties that morning.
(getting a hotel room)
Michael: King or two queens?
Dean: Two queens.
Michael: I bet.
Patient: Who the hell are you?! Who's there?! Ya trying to steal my stuff?! They're always stealin' around here!
Sam: No, uhh, ma'am, we're Maintenance. We're sorry, uhh, we thought you were sleepin'.
Patient: Ahh, nonsense! I was sleepin' with my peepers open! (laughs maniacally) Fix that crucifix, would ya? I've asked four damned times already!
Sam: I don’t know why you didn’t shoot him right then and there.
Dean: Yeah, Well. First of all I’m not going to open fire in a friggin' pediatric ward.
Sam: Good call.
Dean: Second, it wouldn’t have done any good cause the bastard’s bulletproof unless he’s chowing down on something. And third, I wasn’t packing. Which is probably a really good thing cause I probably would have just burned a clip in him off the principle alone.
Sam: You're getting wise in your old age, Dean.
Dean: Damn right.
Michael: I thought I was having a nightmare.
Dean: I'd give anything not to tell you this, but sometimes nightmares are real.
Michael: You said you're a big brother.
Michael: You'd take care of your little brother? You'd do anything for him?
Dean: Yeah ... I would.
Michael: Me too. I'll help.
Dean: You’ve heard a gun shot before?
Michael: Like in the movies?
Dean: It’s going to be a lot louder then in the movies.
Sam: Hey Dean, I'm sorry.
Dean: For what?
Sam: You know, I've really given you a lot of crap for always following Dad's orders. But I know why you do it.
Dean: Oh God, kill me now.
Sam: (Michael'll) always know there are things out there in the dark, never be the same, you know? Sometimes I wish that...
Sam: I wish I could have that kind of innocence.
Dean: If it means anything, sometimes I wish you could, too.
Brockway, Ogdenville, and North Haverbrook
These cities are the cities in which similar deaths had occurred, as found in the newspaper clippings by Sam. In The Simpsons
episode "Marge vs. the Monorail
", Brockway, Ogdenville, and North Haverbrook are the cities that monorails were sold to.
In the flashback to Sam and Dean's childhood, Sam is seen watching ThunderCats
, a 1985 cartoon about cat-like creatures who battle evil on a foreign planet.
Episode Title: Something Wicked
The episode title has two possible references: one to Something Wicked this Way Comes, a 1962 novel by Ray Bradbury that deals with the supernatural; and one to the line "By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes" from William Shakespeare's MacBeth.