Supernatural: Season 4, Episode 14

Sex and Violence (5 Feb. 2009)

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The Winchester's investigation into a series of deaths takes a deadly turn when a siren tries to tear them apart for good.



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Episode cast overview:
Ruby (voice) (as Genevieve Cortese)
Dr. Cara Roberts
Nick Munroe
Adam Benson
Tosha Doiron ...
Vicki Benson
Lawrence Haegert ...
Lenny Bristol
Honey Wagon Owner


Sam and Dean head to Bedford, Iowa, posing of FBI agents to investigate the murder of a woman that had her head smashed by a meat tenderizer by her beloved husband Adam Benson. They discover three similar cases and Dr. Cara Roberts explains that the three husbands had anomaly in their blood work, with the presence of oxytocin a.k.a. love hormone. The Winchester brothers call Bobby and they conclude that a siren might be casting a love spell. Bobby advises that they need blood sample to revert the spell and Sam stays with Dr. Roberts to collect the samples. Meanwhile FBI Agent Nick Monroe arrives in Bedford to investigate the case and he discloses to Dean that in all the crime scenes there was the Mediterranean plant hyacinths. Dean recalls that he had seen the plants in Dr. Roberts' office and calls Sam; however, his brother is having sex with the prime suspect. Dean teams up with Nick to chase Dr. Roberts. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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When Sam is talking to Bobby about the siren and Bobby mention venom, Sam says "then they (referring to the Siren's victims) go all 'Manchurian Candidate'." This is a reference to the novel The Manchurian Candidate and the movie of the same name, where a U.S. soldier captured by Communists and brainwashed into becoming an assassin. See more »


When Sam returns to the hotel room and sees that Dean isn't there, he takes out his cell to call him. Sam then proceeds to scroll down the recent calls list to Dean number, you can see Dean was at the top of the list. Sam wouldn't have had to scroll down to the fourth call that also says Dean. See more »


Sam Winchester: She was a stripper?
Dean Winchester: Dude, her name was Jasmine.
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References The Little Mermaid (1989) See more »


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30 July 2011 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

Despite the not-so-clever title, this is a *great* episode. The opening is actually shocking and when the Winchesters start investigating the case, all kinds of unexpected things start to occur. The Monster-of-the-Week is a really slippery beast, and the writers come up with some brilliant twists but they also tie the episode into the myth-arc through great character development. Plus, this is hysterically funny at just the right places, without this being an actual Comedy Episode. It is difficult to write an episode that naturally progresses from, well, laughs, sex and violence to completely serious drama that culminates in an emotionally and physically intense climax.

It is *really* good to see Jim Beaver again – he was last seen eight episodes ago! And even though it has been shown before, Bobby's "phone center" is still funny. Guest star Jim Parrack, best known as Hoyt Fortenberry in True Blood, is a revelation and has great chemistry with Jensen Ackles, whereas Maite Schwartz, as the Sexy-Woman-of-the-Week, has equally great chemistry (and electricity!) with Jared Padalecki. Funnily enough, her credits include a role in Padalecki's previous series, Gilmore Girls, back when he was still in that series.

The pacing is excellent, and the climax isn't premature like in the previous episode. In the aftermath of the events here, both Sam and Dean emerge changed, raising the viewers' expectations for drama in future episodes. Since the those expectations *will* be met by episodes such as the tremendous "On the Head of a Pin" and the absolutely fiendish season finale, this one has to settle for 8/10. It isn't, after all, as great as those episodes (or the brilliantly executed trickery that is "The Monster at the End of This Book").

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