Supernatural: Season 1, Episode 10

Asylum (22 Nov. 2005)

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Sam and Dean investigate an abandoned sanitarium and discover that when the hospital was open, the patients held a revolt against the cruel and unusual experimental treatments carried out ... See full summary »

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Sam and Dean investigate an abandoned sanitarium and discover that when the hospital was open, the patients held a revolt against the cruel and unusual experimental treatments carried out by the head doctor. Now the ghosts roam the halls, driving anyone who spends the night insane. While trying to rescue two lost teenagers, Sam is captured and turns against Dean. Written by Anonymous

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This episode takes place in a "small town" called Rockford, IL. Rockford is not actually a small town but is, in fact, the third largest city in Illinois with a population of 352,290. See more »

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In a couple of scenes is shown a door with the internationally recognized biohazard symbol on it. The symbol was created in 1966 by Dow Chemical while the asylum is reported to have closed in 1964. See more »

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Sam Winchester: [pointing the shotgun at Dean] Dean. Step back from the door.
Dean Winchester: Sam, put the gun down.
Sam Winchester: Is that an order?
Dean Winchester: Nah, it's more of a friendly request.
Sam Winchester: 'Cause I'm gettin' pretty tired of takin' your orders.
Dean Winchester: I knew it. Ellicott did something to you, didn't he?
Sam Winchester: For once in your life? Just shut your mouth.
Dean Winchester: What're you gonna do Sam? Gun's filled with rock salt. Not gonna kill me.
[Sam fires, Dean falls to the floor]
Sam Winchester: No. But it'll hurt like hell.
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Gets better all the time
20 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I read some good comments about this show through various sources, so thought I would give it a chance. A big plus to "Supernatural" is that it comes from a lot of really kick a$# people from "The X-Files," my all-time favorite addiction. The pilot wasn't great, but as I've learned you have to keep watching a few episodes. Now I'm absolutely hooked. "Skin" was really good. Reminded me a bit of "Tooms" from X-Files. "Asylum" was one of the best! It's a bit like "Session 9" but scarier. I am a hardcore horror fan, and this one had me very nervous. "Scarecrow" is a bit "Jeepers Creepers" but excellent. You can tell that the writers of this show love horror and you get a lot of great in-jokes. In "Asylum" you get some references to "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," and in a previous episode, maybe "Home," Dean mentions that his brother has the ability to "shine," a reference to "The Shining." What makes this show so exceptional is that the writing is typically good; some twists on some familiar story lines and great character development. I adore Dean. He's probably my new favorite TV character - a witty, smart aleck who's all rebel. Love this show. I hope they keep on getting better!


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