Sam and Dean try to save the life of architect Evan Hudson who sold his soul to a demon so that his wife could live a long and healthy life free of cancer. While Sam protects Evan from hell hounds, Dean is tempted by the demon, who tries to convince him to trade his soul for his father's life, who she claims did the same to save Dean and is now suffering in hell for it. Written by
Did You Know?
The song "Crossroad Blues", from which this episode takes its title, is playing when Robert Johnson makes his deal with the demon at the crossroads. The version used is actually sung by the real Robert Johnson. It is the only recording ever made of him singing that song. See more
Robert Johnson, the guitar player at the opening of the episode, can be seen smoking a filtered cigarette. Filtered cigarettes were not a standard until after 1954. As the opening scene takes place in rural Mississippi in 1938, it is highly unlikely filtered cigarettes would be available. See more
[after crossroads demon kisses him
What the hell was that for?
Sealing the deal.
You know, I usually like to be warned before I'm violated by demon tongue.
Hair of the Dog
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