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"Supernatural" Crossroad Blues (TV Episode 2006) Poster

(TV Series)

(2006)

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The actress playing the demon who visits Robert Johnson is the same actress who played Lori's roommate in "Hookman" from the first season.
Robert Johnson was a young, and by all accounts untalented, boy who, in the early 1920s when he was in his late teens, would hang around bars listening to the Blues musicians of the day. He dreamed of being able to play like them. From accounts of his contemporaries, he disappeared for a few months and when he resurfaced he could play Blues better than everyone. He shot to fame almost over night. His music does feature many occult references, and the legend grew that he had sold his soul to the devil in return for talent and fame. He died at 27, under mysterious circumstances. There are several different accounts of his death, and he left behind at least three women claiming to be his widow. It is unknown if or where he was buried. To this day he remains an artistic legend, and those who remembered him maintained till they died that they had never seen anything like him before or since.
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.
The brothers finally get confirmation that John traded his soul for Dean's life and is now being tortured in hell.
The song performed at the beginning of the episode is a bluesy, acoustic version of Larry Davis "Texas Flood"; made famous by Stevie Ray Vaughan, going along with the show's classic rock theme.
The episode's title is named after a song by Robert Johnson.
Ironically, there is a "Beware of dog" sign on Evan Hudsons gate.
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The doctor is hiding out in Baskervilles Motel - a reference to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Hounds of the Baskervilles, a Sherlock Holmes mystery centering around mysterious dogs.
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Aleks Paunovic's first episode, playing Sean's business partner. He returns later as a Skinwalker, and again as pro wrestler, Gunnar Lawless.
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Body count: 2
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