Supernatural: Season 7, Episode 3

The Girl Next Door (7 Oct. 2011)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Drama, Fantasy, Horror
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Sam reunites with a childhood girlfriend who is supposedly preying on human brains.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Young Amy
Amy Pond
Chet / Leviathan (as Sean Owen Roberts)
Head Nurse / Leviathan
Amy's Mother (as Leslie Hopps Deschutter)
Steven Garr ...
Michael Nyuis ...
Store Clerk
Cop (as Nick Harrison)
Willy Lavendel ...
Coffee Vendor


Bobby rescues Dean and Sam from the Sioux Falls General Hospital and they recover their injuries in a hideout in Montana. When Sam reads in the news about the death of three scumbags in the Livingston Park in Lincoln, Nebraska, he steals the Impala and drive to Nebraska. Sam meets a woman, Amy, in the woods ready to attack a driver. She hits Sam but he meets her,again at her home. Sam recalls when he was a young teenager and he falls in love with the girl Amy. However he discovers that Amy and her mother are Kitsunes that feed with human brains. When her mother is ready to kill him, he is protected by Amy. Now Amy explains why she killed her victims and Sam let her go. Now he has to convince Dean to spare Amy. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Did You Know?


When the leviathan credit card accountant is on the phone with a customer he mentions a charge to "Mistress Magda". In the episode "Swan Song" when Dean calls Chuck, he answers thinking it's Mistress Magda. See more »


Sam's flashbacks take place in Lincoln, Nebraska but as he is leaving the Lancaster (county) library, the door has a sign for the "Montana Reading Club". See more »


Dean Winchester: [watching a Spanish soap opera intently as Bobby walks in the door. Sam is reading in the background. To Bobby] Dude. Ricardo.
Bobby Singer: What happened?
Dean Winchester: [grimly] Suicidio.
[Sam shakes his head in disgust]
Bobby Singer: Adios, Esai.
[Dean shakes his head sadly]
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References Batman: Under the Red Hood (2010) See more »

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21 October 2011 | by (Winnipeg) – See all my reviews

Not a bad episode! Dean is portrayed as a meanie in this one. Sam and Dean escape the creatures from the hospital. Sam goes on a mission for a creature that saved his life years ago. Sam finds out this female creature killed people to save her child. In the end, Dean kills the creature which Sam could not. I believe this episode will cause future conflicts between the brothers. Good episode had the viewer wondering what will happen next? One finds out that Sam is sane and rational in spite of Dean's doubts about his brother. Nice to see the series back on track. Bobby was absent from this episode. The series seems odd now without Casiel. I give "Defending Your Life" an eight out of ten

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