Supernatural: Season 1, Episode 15

The Benders (14 Feb. 2006)

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After hearing in 'smallville' Hibbing, while masquerading as Minnesota state police, a boy's story about a monster probably was inspired by a Godzilla movie, Sam points out the county was ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview:
Alvin Jenkins (as Jon Cuthbert)
Shawn Reis ...
Ryan Drescher ...
Sandra Steier
Sadie Lawrence ...


After hearing in 'smallville' Hibbing, while masquerading as Minnesota state police, a boy's story about a monster probably was inspired by a Godzilla movie, Sam points out the county was marked by dad as suspicious and has the state's highest ratio of disappearances, but Dean just wants to relax, at least till the morning, until Sam disappears on the parking lot. Dean teams up with local police woman Kathleen, who even after finding out they impersonated cops decides not to arrest him before Sam is found, because her own brother also disappeared years earlier. Their search reaches the large, lonely house where a sinister human family keeps Sam and others in cages, and their intentions at least are monstrous... Written by KGF Vissers

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This episode is the first which doesn't feature a teaser at the beginning of the episode. Instead, it shows the "22 years ago" recap and then goes straight into the titles. All other episodes have a short teaser of the current story before the titles. See more »


When Officer Kathleen is accessing Sam and Dean's records on the County's Police Records database, the heights of both brothers are listed as 6'4". This is incorrect as Dean is several inches shorter than Sam. See more »


[Kathleen wakes up in the cage next to Sam's]
Sam Winchester: You all right?
Officer Kathleen: Are you Sam Winchester? Are you?
Sam Winchester: Yeah.
Officer Kathleen: Your uh... your cousin's looking for you.
Sam Winchester: Thank God. Where is he?
Officer Kathleen: I uh... I cuffed him to my car.
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References Deliverance (1972) See more »


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Good old boys
23 May 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Good episode for the simple fact there are no monsters in this one. Well,actually there are but they are human ones, which makes this one of the most scary in the series.

Vampires, zombies, demons and other assorted types of their ilk may make for interesting viewing, but we know in our heart of hearts that they are not lurking around the corner for us. Whereas with human killers, that is not the case. The brothers enter a missing people scenario thinking it the work of the type of creatures they hunt. Only to find it is all too human and with the aid of a almost friendly female sheriff, they discover the depths of evil that people can sink to.

A good 'Deliverance' type plot on dry land and a satisfying conclusion make this an excellent addition to the ongoing series.

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