Supernatural: Season 1, Episode 13

Route 666 (31 Jan. 2006)

TV Episode  -   -  Drama | Fantasy | Horror
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Dean gets contacted by his first love, an African American woman, about racist murders that occur on a desert route, caused by a truck that seems driver-less

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In a lonely road in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, a black man driving a car is chased and hit by a truck, falling off-road and dying. His daughter Cassie Robinson calls her former boyfriend Dean and asks him to investigate the mysterious accident. Sam and Dean see that three Afro-Americans and the Caucasian Major of the town were killed in weird accidents on the same road. When the truck threatens Cassie, her Caucasian mother Mrs. Robinson tells a tragic racist murder that happened thirty years ago, and the brothers realize that they have to fight against a hatred spirit in a ghost truck. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Athens Ohio, as mentioned in the beginning of the episode, is regarded as one of the most haunted areas in the country. See more »

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In the opening sequence, when the Ford skids to a stop in front of the truck, the camera pans down to a shot looking through the cab from the bed of the truck. In the next shot the truck is racing off after the Ford again, and you can clearly see the camera crew in the left side of the truck bed. See more »

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Dean Winchester: You know I was thinkin', you heard of the Flying Dutchman?
Sam Winchester: Yeah, a ghost ship infused with the captain's evil spirit, it was basically a part of him.
Dean Winchester: Yeah, so what if we're dealin' with the same thing? You know, a phantom truck, the extension of some bastard ghost, reenacting past crimes.
Sam Winchester: The victims have all been black men.
Dean Winchester: I think it's more than that, they all seem connected to Cassie and her family.
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Far too preachy
1 October 2006 | by (Texas) – See all my reviews

I liked the fact that the series tackled the issue of racism, and had felt that they would given the subtle social and political subtext of the show.

The message in the episode is far from subtle though, with the references to racism and the Civil Rights movement in nearly every scene, to the point of lecturing. I'm not defending racism, of course, just think this is a bit overbearing. Final product is rather disappointing with the social commentary and "supernatural" elements existing unevenly. In part the show is "Burning Mississippi" but then swithces abruptly into "The Highwayman". Still I'm glad that they finally gave Dean a romantic interest, and concur with the other viewer that they should keep Cassie as a recurring character. She is a good complement to Dean personality.


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