Supernatural: Season 1, Episode 13

Route 666 (31 Jan. 2006)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.5/10 from 2,214 users  
Reviews: 10 user | 2 critic

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



(created by), , 1 more credit »
0Check in

Watch Now

From $1.99 on Amazon Video


Celebrate IMDb's 25th Anniversary with Photos We Love

IMDb turns 25 on October 17! To celebrate, we put together a gallery of some of our favorite movie, TV, and event photos from the last 25 years.

See the Photos We Love

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 22 titles
created 16 Jun 2012
a list of 22 titles
created 09 Sep 2012
a list of 22 titles
created 15 Feb 2014
a list of 22 titles
created 19 Sep 2014
a list of 22 titles
created 8 months ago

Related Items

Search for "Route 666" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Route 666 (31 Jan 2006)

Route 666 (31 Jan 2006) on IMDb 7.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Supernatural.
« Previous Episode | 13 of 229 Episodes | Next Episode »


1 video »


Episode cast overview:
Dee Jay Jackson ...
Michael Busswood ...
Ron Stubbins (as Mike Busswood)
Ron Robinson ...
Young Martin Robinson


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Parents Guide:






Release Date:

31 January 2006 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


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


It is stated that the story takes place in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. However, the license plates on all the cars are from Mississippi. This was perhaps a necessary change due to the fact that it was snowing during time of shooting and it doesn't usually snow in Mississippi, especially not in May, which was the month in which this story took place. See more »


Sam Winchester: [about Cassie] I like her.
Dean Winchester: Yeah.
Sam Winchester: You meet someone like her... Ever make you wonder if it's worth it? Putting everything else on hold, doing what we do?
[long pause, Dean fishes sunglasses out of the glove compartment, puts them on and leans back in his seat]
Dean Winchester: Why don't you wake me up when it's my turn to drive?
See more »


References The Searchers (1956) See more »


Walk Away
Performed by James Gang (as The James Gang)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Brothers against Evil: Ku-Klux-Trucker
19 January 2009 | by (the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls) – See all my reviews

Apart from being a clever and well-marketed variation on the nowadays hugely popular horror genre and a splendid formula to attract potential new fans in general, I always somewhat considered "Supernatural" as a massively giant homage towards the genre through the decades. Although not always noticeable to younger viewers and/or people who only have an interest in more recent horror films, each and every single episode contains a few obvious and subtler references towards classic and influential titles. From that point of view, it was only a matter of time before the writers would pay tribute to the 'creepy vehicle without a driver' type of films, and even more specifically the 70's milestones "Duel" (Steven Spielberg's acclaimed debut) and "The Car". Being an avid fan of these two films, I enjoyed "Route 666" a lot even in spite of its flaws and shortcomings. The episode opens tense and atmospherically on a remote Missourian road, where a black man is hunted down and eventually killed by a menacing monster truck with seemingly no driver behind the wheel. The victim's daughter, Cassie, happens to be Dean's ex-girlfriend and she calls the Winchester Brothers in for help. The brothers can't prevent two more similar "accidents" before discovering the ghost-truck sudden presence relates all the way back to a racial dispute of the 60's, involving both of Cassie's parents as well as several more prominent inhabitants of the little town. Some of my fellow reviewers around here tend to label "Route 666" as one of the weaker entries in season one, mainly because the script is too preachy regarding racial issues and shows a different and more emotional side of Dean's character. He's usually the strong silent type, whereas here he's confronted with unfinished romantic affairs from the past here. To a certain level I agree with the racism debate, but it didn't bother me that much, really. The writers eventually had to give an explanation to the presence of the ghost truck, and racial conflict is an acceptable one as far as I'm concerned. Concerning Dean's emotional vulnerability, I can only state it's admirable to see how the writers continuously attempt to provide depth and detail to the main characters. Dean's behavior towards Cassie sheds a whole new light on him, in fact. Besides, what really counts in this episode is the wondrously sinister truck and its virulent attacks. It's an impressive and overpowering vehicle, producing blinding lights and grisly engine noises. In case you worshiped the brilliant aforementioned "Duel", you will definitely find some amusement in the compelling chase sequences depicted in "Route 666".

10 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Crowley Deserves Love! dragonseamstress
10 years - a study of declining storylines soulveiner_raj
Dumb Winchester Moves :) vmc_2000
Don't want it to END mariaredman74-670-38126
Pagan gods munky826
DVR playback. dragonseamstress
Discuss Route 666 (2006) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: