Supernatural: Season 1, Episode 7

Hook Man (25 Oct. 2005)

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Sam and Dean help a girl whose date became a victim of the "Hook Man," a famous urban legend that turns out to be real, in a small college town somewhere in Iowa. In order to save her and ... See full summary »



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Episode credited cast:
Reverend Sorenson
Lori Sorenson
Sheriff (as Alfred E. Humphreys)
Cute Librarian
Hook Man
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Sam and Dean help a girl whose date became a victim of the "Hook Man," a famous urban legend that turns out to be real, in a small college town somewhere in Iowa. In order to save her and her father, the local minister, the brothers have to find the ghost's bones so they can destroy them. But Sam and Dean run into a problem when they discover that the bones are in an unmarked grave. Written by Anonymous

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Although this film uses the name of the real town of Ankeny, Iowa, it creates an entirely fictional town around it. The real Ankeny is a major suburb of Des Moines in Polk County, while the town portrayed in this episode is a sleepy little town in "County." The events of the episode also take place at the fraternities and sororities of the fictional "Eastern Iowa University" (Ankeny is in central Iowa). There are three colleges in Ankeny Faith Baptist Bible College, Upper Iowa University and the main campus of Des Moines Area Community College, or DMACC. But, the "Eastern Iowa University" has the same colors as University of Northern Iowa. See more »


Before Sam paints the purple man, he takes the brush with his right hand, then he paints with the right hand. After the camera switches he is painting with his left hand and then it goes back to his right hand. See more »


[Sam and Dean find Lori praying and crying in the church; Sam approaches her]
Sam Winchester: Lori?
Lori Sorenson: [looking up] What are you doing here?
Sam Winchester: What is it?
Lori Sorenson: I've been trying to understand what's been happening. Why. Now I know, so I'm praying for forgiveness.
Sam Winchester: Forgiveness for what?
Lori Sorenson: Don't you see? I'm to blame for all this. I've read in the Bible about avenging angels...
Sam Winchester: Trust me, this guy, he's no angel.
Lori Sorenson: I was so angry at my father. Part of me *wanted* him punished. And then he came and he punished him.
Sam Winchester: It's not your ...
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Aren't you glad you didn't turn on the light?
4 December 2006 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In Iowa, while dating in a car parked nearby a river, the Theta Sorority pledge Lori Sorenson (Jane McGregor) and her boyfriend hear a sharp noise on the body and top of the car. When the boy leaves the car to see what is happening, he is attacked by an invisible being and killed. Dean and Sam decide to investigate the phenomenon in their hunting trip and arrive in the University of Iowa. When Lori's roommate is also attacked and murdered, the brothers realize that they have to face the evil and moralist Hook Man.

In spite of having some scaring moments, like for example when Lori reads on the wall "Aren't you glad you didn't turn on the light?", I found this episode one of the weakest of "Supernatural". My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Homem Gancho" ("Hook Man")

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