Supernatural: Season 1, Episode 8

Bugs (8 Nov. 2005)

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Sam and Dean head to Oklahoma to investigate a recent spate of insect related deaths around a new housing development.



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Episode cast overview:
Larry Pike
Lynda Bloome
Matt Pike
Jim Byrnes ...
Joanie Pike (as Anne Marie DeLuise)
Travis Wheeler
Jimmy Herman ...
Joe White Tree
Mi-Jung Lee
Dustin Burwash


After a construction worker is killed by insects burrowing into his brain, Sam and Dean investigate the town's history and find that the new housing development is being built on sacred Indian land. The Indians put a curse on the land after their reservation had been ravished and destroyed. Sam and Dean must find a way to survive and kill the deadly swarm of bees, locusts, spiders and beetles. Written by Anonymous

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Approximately 60,000 bees were used in the attic scene. See more »


This episode is set in 2006, but March 20 did not fall on a Friday that year. It was a Monday. See more »


[after Sam checks out the sinkhole where Dustin Burwash died]
Dean Winchester: [sarcastic] So you found some beetles, in a hole, in the ground. That's shocking, Sam!
Sam Winchester: There were no tunnels, no tracks, no evidence of any other kind of creature down there. You know, some beetles do eat meat. Now it's usually *dead* meat, but...
Dean Winchester: How many did you find down there?
Sam Winchester: Ten.
Dean Winchester: It'd take a whole lot more than that to eat out some dude's brain.
Sam Winchester: Well maybe there were more!
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Cursed Land
6 December 2006 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In Oklahoma, a gas company employee is killed by insects in the housing development Oasis Plans. Dean and Sam decide to drive to the compound to investigate the event. They go to a open barbecue in the house of the owner of the lands, Larry, and meet a real state agent, pretending they were interested in buying a house. Sam becomes close to Larry's son Matt, who collects bugs. When the agent dies with spider bites in her bathroom, Dean and Sam discloses that the area is a land cursed by Indians many years ago, when they were annihilated by the American soldiers. The two brothers try to convince Larry to leave the place to save the life of his wife and Matt.

"Bugs" uses the idea of the biblical locust plague, but as a curse of Indians. In this episode, Sam shows a great identification with Matt, because of his troubled relationship with his father. My vote is nine.

Title (Brazil): "Insetos" ("Insects")

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