Supernatural: Season 1, Episode 13

Route 666 (31 Jan. 2006)

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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 first car vs truck scenario, the car that crashes is a Ford. Later while looking at the wreckage, the car is a Chrysler or Dodge. See more »

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[after the ghost truck threatens Cassie]
Dean Winchester: You didn't see who was drivin' the truck?
Cassie Robinson: It seemed to be no one. Everything was moving so fast. And then it was just gone. Why didn't it kill us?
Dean Winchester: Whatever's controlling the truck wants you afraid first.
Sam Winchester: Mrs. Robinson. Cassie said that your husband saw the truck before he died.
Cassie Robinson: Mom?
Mrs. Robinson: [distracted] Hm? Oh, uh, Martin was under a lot of stress, he... I can't be sure about what he was seeing.
Dean Winchester: Well after tonight I think we can be reasonably sure that he was ...
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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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