The brothers are called to help cop acquaintance James Framton, now a police detective in East St. Louis, who fears his nightmares about committing ripper murders may be true, especially after finding his bloody shirt in the trash. The help cry actually was faked by his 'familiar' Portia, who approaches Sam in her canine form, and admits James became a witch, mentored by local Spencer Wallis. Posing as FBI agent, Sam worries, finding James's cop colleague Ed Stoltz seems building up a case against him. Portia's feline colleague Phillippe LeChat is part of a trap, which has the brothers puzzled which side anyone is on, while Sam works on why Dean is so reluctant to let him try the triple challenge from the tablet. Written by
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Spencer refers to James' relationship with Portia as being all "Bella and Edward". This is a reference to the protagonists of the wildly popular Twilight series of books and novels. The Twilight movies were filmed in the lot right next to the Supernatural lot in Vancouver. See more
This episode is set in "East St. Louis" and not St. Louis according to the opening descriptor. East St. Louis is located in the State of Illinois while St. Louis is located in the State of Missouri. The states are separated by a major river.
While the boys are supposed to meet their witch cop friend in his precinct in East St. Louis, the station has a few references to the State of Missouri instead of the State of Illinois. For example, the Missouri state flag is on the outside of the station, not the Illinois flag. See more