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The Benders 

After following a history of disappearances in Hibbing, Minnesota, Sam finds himself locked in a cage and Dean must team up with a by the book sheriff to find him......before the hunt begins.



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Episode cast overview:
Alvin Jenkins (as Jon Cuthbert)
Shawn Reis ...
Ryan Drescher ...
Sandra Steier ...
Dispatcher (voice)
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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14 February 2006 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


This episode takes place in Hibbing, Minnesota, which is the hometown of Sheriff Donna Hanscum. However, Donna is not introduced until halfway through the 9th season. See more »


The city the story is set in, Hibbing, MN, is not in "Hibbing County," as is painted on the city police vehicle. (There is no such county in Minnesota.) Hibbing is actually in St. Louis County, MN. See more »


Dean Winchester: If you hurt my brother I'll kill you I swear! I'll kill you all. I will kill you ALL!
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References Mothra vs. Godzilla (1964) See more »


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Composed by Jay Gruska
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Good old boys
23 May 2006 | by 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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