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{{InfoboxEpisode
|image= [[Image:3-11_Mystery_Spot.jpg_.jpg|300px350px]]
|title= Mystery Spot
|episode= Season 3, Episode 11
|imdb= [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1184920/ Mystery Spot]
|download= [http://itunes.apple.com/us/tv-season/mystery-spot/id265096577?i=274141252 iTunes], [http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00142R2K4 Amazon.com]
|outline= [[Sam]] keeps reliving the same dayTuesday in which [[Dean]] keeps dying.
|motw= [[Trickster]]
|location= [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broward_County,_Florida Broward County, Florida]|timeline= Unknown Tuesday, 2008|prevep= 3.10 Dream a Little Dream of Me|nextep= 3.12 Jus in Bello}}
|Synopsis=
[[Sam]] wakes up in a motel room to "Heat of the Moment" by Asia , where he finds [[Dean]] already up and getting dressed. Dean goes through a long and irritating morning bathroom routine, and they go to the local diner for breakfast. Sam tells him about a man that disappeared at the Broward County Mystery Spot. Dean orders the Tuesday special, "Pig 'n a Poke with a side of bacon," and as the waitress delivers their coffee, she accidentally drops a bottle of hot sauce on the floor.
As Sam and Dean walk down the city block discussing the Mystery Spot, they run across a barking golden retriever, a blonde woman who whom Dean bumps into, and movers struggling to get a desk inside a building. When night falls they break in to the tacky tourist trap after hours, but as they're wandering through the halls, the owner approaches them with a shotgun. The gun goes off by mistake, and the bullet hits Dean square in the chest. Sam frantically rushes over to Dean and tearfully holds him as he dies.
Sam wakes up to Asia again and sees Dean just like he did the day before -- teasing him by turning up the song, lip-synchingsyncing, and bobbing his head to the beat. The same scene in the diner replays, befuddling Sam who catches the hot sauce from falling this time. They run across the dog, the woman, and the movers again while Sam convinces Dean to check out the Mystery Spot now instead of later. Dean agrees, steps out onto the street, and flies through the air in spectacular fashion when a speeding car hits him. Sam rushes to his side and is again traumatized by holding his dead brother in his arms.
Asia plays again. A rattled Sam watches Dean go through the same morning gargle. He tells Dean in the diner that he’s stuck in a time loop like ''Groundhog Day'' and that Dean’s going to die. Back on the sidewalk -- dog, woman, movers -- and just before Dean steps out in the street, Sam pulls him back, telling him the car hit him yesterday. They go to the Mystery Spot, posing as reporters, only to get an act from the owner while Sam gets very irritated. Dean concludes that as long as he doesn’t die, that will break the time loop. As Sam agrees, Dean steps forward, and the desk from earlier ends up falling on him, crushing him Wile E. Coyote style. Sam looks on in horror, and "Heat of the Moment" plays again.
At the diner, Sam is very anxious, again telling Dean about his time loop problem. Dean promises he won’t die and tries to break the cycle by ordering sausage instead of bacon, but proceeds to choke. "Heat of the Moment." Dean takes a shower, and Sam hears Dean yell and a thud. "Heat of the Moment." They’re eating tacos, and Dean asks if they taste funny. "Heat of the Moment." Dean is electrocuted by plugging in his razor. "Heat of the Moment." Sam and Dean go back at to the Mystery Spot; , duct tape the owner to a chair, and Sam tears apart the place apart with an axe. Dean tries to get the axe away from Sam, they fight, blood spurts, and Sam cries for Dean. "Heat of the Moment."
By this time, Sam is extremely agitated. In the diner, Dean orders the Tuesday special again, and Sam tells Doris the waitress to clock some hours in at the archery range because she’s a terrible shot (thus implying Dean died this way). He tells Dean angrily this is the hundredth Tuesday. He proves his point by repeating what Dean says at the exact same time and talks talking about the other patrons in the diner, not to mention catching the hot sauce again. Again they see the dog, old man looking for his keys (which Sam took earlier), and a woman bumping into them. Dean chases after the woman and finds that she has flyers of the man they’re looking for. He asks Sam why in one hundred Tuesdays he didn’t find out that she’s the man’s daughter. Sam chases after her to ask questions, while Dean goes to pet the dog. Growling and mauling ensue.
"Heat of the Moment." At the diner, Sam, while on his computer, discovers that their missing man debunks tourist traps. He’s apparently a pompous ass, and Dean points out that it's "just desserts" that a man out to get ruin Mystery Spots disappears in one. Sam notices the a man who has been having pancakes everyday ordered every day ordering a different kind of syrup, which is the first change to happen. Asia plays, and Sam wakes up with a look of both revelation and fury.
In the diner, the pancake man leaves, and Sam goes after him. He corners him in the alley and holds a wooden stake to his neck, telling him he finally figured out why he’s repeating Tuesdays and watching Dean die everyday. Dean stands off to the side confused by what is happening. Sam says that they’ve killed one of his kind before, and the man turns into the [[Trickster]] and tells Sam they didn’t. The Trickster admits it’s been fun killing Dean everydayevery day, but that this time, the joke's on Sam, so he’ll finally get the point that he can’t save his brother. Sam threatens to kill him, but the Trickster says the joke is off and takes them to Wednesday with a snap of his fingers.
Sam wakes to a different song, "Back in Time" by Huey Lewis and the News, and is elated to see Dean alive and that it's Wednesday. They pack up to leave, and Dean goes out to the car first where he’s held up at gunpoint by Cal, a mugger who was one of the diner patrons. Sam hears the gunshot and rushes outside to see Dean on the ground, shot in the chest and dead. He holds Dean in his arms and closes his eyes, dismayed when nothing changes, before starting to sob.
A very dark montage starts with Sam driving the [[Impala]], a distant look on his face. He’s shown hunting alone across the country, pulling off some big kills, while [[Bobby]] leaves him a set of messages asking him to call, mentioning that he hasn’t heard from Sam in three months and is worried. Sam arrives at a motel, and the weapons in the Impala are now all organized in foam casing (à la [[John Winchester]]). Without expression, Sam fixes his own gunshot wound inside the room, cutting off his shirt, picking out the bullet , and stitching himself up. He eats alone, cleans a gun while examining with a cold stare the set of pictures on the wall tracking the Trickster, and makes the bed in meticulous fashion after waking. He brushes his teeth and stares in the mirror at a reflection that is defeated and emotionally dead inside. Finally, a message from Bobby plays in the background, claiming that he has found the Trickster.
Sam goes to meets Bobby at the Mystery Spot, and Bobby tells him that in order to pull off the summoning ritual they will need a gallon of fresh blood, meaning they will have to bleed someone dry. Sam coldly tells Bobby he’ll go find some, and Bobby is appalled that Sam is willing to kill an innocent person. Bobby gets out a knife and tells Sam to kill him instead. Sam agrees, but from behind, he pulls out a wooden stake and stabs him through the heart, saying he’s not Bobby. The Trickster emerges and tells Sam he is right. Sam tearfully begs the Trickster to bring back Dean, but the Trickster says that Sam should let him go because Dean will always be his weakness, his enemies know it, and nothing good will come of their sacrifices for each other -- only pain. Sam still begs, so the Trickster snaps his fingers.
Sam wakes up in the motel room with "Back in Time" playing on the radio. Dean is there, and a shaken Sam gets up and gives Dean a huge hug. They leave together, and Sam is somber, deeply affected by his experience. He sees the unmade bed and realizes that life without Dean will still happen.
|Characters=
* [[Sam Winchester]]
|Pad_of_Definitions=
* [[TricksterActing in Unison]]* [[Time LoopBobby's Hats]]* [[Costumes & Disguises]]* [[Dead...or are they?]]* [[Dean's Amulet]]* [[Deer's Head]]* [[:Category:Deities|Deities]]* [[Fights]]* [[Hugs]]* [[Impala]]
* [[Mystery Spot]]
* [[Pig in a Poke]]
* [[Resurrection]]
* [[Sammy]]
* [[The Shining]]
* [[Table of Death]]
* [[Time Loop]]
* [[The X-Files]]
* [[Dead...or are they?]]
|Music=
|Quotes=
{{TriviaQuote |Text=
'''Sam:''' Dude. Asia?<br>'''Dean:''' Come on. You love this song and you know it.<br>'''Sam:''' Yeah, and if I get all tingly when you take control like thatever hear it again I'm gonna kill myself.}}
{{TriviaQuote |Text=
'''Sam and Dean:''' Man, I had a weird dream.<br>''[In unison]'Dean:' Right, you're a mind reader. Cut it out, Sam... Sam! You think you're funny but you're being really, really childish! - Sam Winchester wears makeup. Sam Winchester cries his way through sex. Sam Winchester keeps a ruler by the bed and every morning when he wakes up..... Okay, enough!Yeah? Clowns or midgets?}}
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'''Dean:''' Sam, I'm sorry, but I don'[on getting hit by t know what the car]hell you're talking about.<br>'''Sam:''' Okay, look. Yesterday was Tuesday, right? But today is Tuesday too.<br>'''Dean:''' Yeah. No. Good. You're totally balanced.}}{{TriviaQuote |Text='''Dean:''' Sammy, I get all tingly when you take control like that.}}{{TriviaQuote |Text='''Dean:''' Did it look cool, like in the movies?<br>
'''Sam:''' You peed yourself.<br>
'''Dean:''' Of course I peed myself. Man gets hit by a car, you think he has full control over his bladder? Come on!}}
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'''Dean:''' Do these tacos taste funny to you?}}
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'''SamDean:''' You don't know everything.<br>'[after the waitress asks what he wants]''Sam: Hey, uh, Doris? What ''' Yeah. Ido.<br>'''Dean & Sam:'d like is for you to log in some more hours at the archery range '' Yeah, right.Nice guess.. you<br>'''re a Sam:''terrible'It wasn' shott a guess.<br>'''DorisDean & Sam:''' How do Right, you're a mind reader. Cut it out, Sam. Sam... You think you're being funny but you know tha-'re being really really childish! Sam Winchester wears makeup. Sam Winchester cries his way through sex. Sam Winchester keeps a ruler by the bed and every morning when he wakes up he—<br>'''Dean & Sam:''' Lucky guess.Okay, enough!}}
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'''DeanTrickster:''' Rise and shine, Sammy! ''[repeated line]'How long will it take you to realize? You can't save your brother. No matter what.
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|Trivia_References=
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'''DeanTrickster:''' Sounds pretty True. But that don't mean I should. Sam, there'X-Files's a lesson here that I' ve been trying to medrill into that freakish Cro-Magnon skull of yours. <br>:''[[The X-Files]] was a '90s series about aliens and the paranormal. [[Kim Manners]] who directed this episode, was a director and producer on Sam:'''The X-FilesLesson? What lesson?<br>''. He also directed The 'Trickster:'X-Files''This obsession to save Dean? The way you two keep sacrificing yourselves for each other? Nothing good comes out of it. Just blood and pain. Dean's time loop episode [http://imdbyour weakness.com/title/tt0751163 "MondayAnd the bad guys know it, too."]'It's gonna be the death of you, Sam. Sometimes you just gotta let people go.
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'''Dean:''' Dingo ate my baby crazyHey, you don't look so good.Something else happen?<br>'''Sam:''In 1980 at Uluru (Ayers Rock), Lindy and Micahel Chamberlin claimed ' I just had a dingo took their baby, Azaria, from her tent. The claim was widely ridiculed and Lindy was later convicted of murder, and Michael as an accessory. Although a body was never found, new evidence indicating a dingo was probably responsible, led to both sets of charges being overturned in 1988really weird dream.<br>'''Dean:'''Clowns or midgets?}} |Trivia_References=
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'''Dean:''' Hey, Tuesday. Pig in a poke.<br>
'''Sam:''' Do you even know what that is?<br>:''[[Pig in a pokePoke]] is a sausage dish usually served for breakfast. It also refers to an expression in which buying a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pig_in_a_poke pig in a poke] is to buy something sight unseen. The expression refers to an old practice used by devious salesmen, who offered to sell a customer a pig, but instead gave them a cat in a box or bag.''}}{{TriviaQuote |Text='''Dean:''' Like ''Groundhog Day''?<br>:''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Groundhog_Day_%28film%29 Groundhog Day] was a 1993 movie starring Bill Murray, where his character relives the same day over and over.''
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'''Sam:''' Okay, look, I'm just saying, there are spots in the world where holes open up and swallow people. The waitress has Bermuda Triangle, uh, the same name as Oregon Vortex—:''[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bermuda_Triangle The Bermuda Triangle] is a region in the waitress Atlantic Ocean where a number of aircraft and ships are said to have disappeared under mysterious circumstances. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oregon_Vortex The Oregon Vortex] is a roadside attraction located in Gold Hill, Oregon.''Groundhog Day'': Doris.
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Another reference to ''Groundhog Day'Dean:''' is that Sam wakes Sounds a little X-Files to me.:''[[The X-Files]] was a song every morning'90s series about aliens and the paranormal. [[Kim Manners]], though in who directed this episode, was a director and producer on ''Groundhog DayThe X-Files'' the song is . He also directed The ''X-Files'''s time loop episode [http://imdb.com/title/tt0751163 "I Got You BabeMonday." by Sonny and Cher.]''
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'''Dean:''' Okay KojakLook, I'm just saying that it's crazy, let’s get you outsideknow, I mean, even for us crazy. Dingo-ate-my-baby crazy. Hey, maybe it was another of your psychic premonitions.<br>:''In 1980 at Uluru (Ayers Rock), Lindy and Michael Chamberlain claimed a dingo took their baby, Azaria, from her tent. The claim was widely ridiculed and Lindy was later convicted of murder, and Michael as an accessory. Although a body was never found, new evidence indicating a dingo was probably responsible led to both sets of charges being overturned in 1988. The line has become a part of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kojak KojakDingoes_ate_my_baby pop culture] . It was a tough cop played by Telly Savalas line in an episode of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seinfeld Seinfeld] as well as a [http://buffy.wikia.com/wiki/Dingoes_Ate_My_Baby band] in the eponymous '70s seriesshow [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buffy_the_Vampire_Slayer Buffy the Vampire Slayer]. ''
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[[File:Phil's Diner Mystery Spot.png|right|300px]]'''TricksterDean:''' You’re like Travis Bickle Okay. Okay. I'm listening. So, so – you think that you're in some kind of a skirtwhat again?<br>'''Sam:''' Time loop.<br>'''Dean:''' Like Groundhog Day.:''Travis Bickle was the obsessed taxi driver played by Robert DeNiro in the Martin Scorsese movie [http://wwwen.imdbwikipedia.comorg/titlewiki/tt0075314/ Taxi DriverGroundhog_Day_%28film%29 Groundhog Day]was a 1993 movie starring Bill Murray, where his character relives the same day over and over. Other references to Groundhog Day include Sam waking to the same song every morning, though in Groundhog Day the song is "I Got You Babe" by Sonny and Cher. The diner the boys eat in is called Phil's Diner after Punxsutawney Phil, the groundhog in the movie, and it features a groundhog on the menu. The waitress has the same name as the waitress in Groundhog Day: Doris.''<br clear ="all">
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'''TricksterDean:''' Whoever said Dean was the dysfunctional had never seen you with a sharp object in your hands. HolyOkay, Kojak, let''Full Metal Jacket''s get some air.<br>:''[http://wwwen.imdbwikipedia.com/titleorg/tt0093058wiki/ Full Metal JacketKojak Kojak] was a 1987 Kubrick movie following tough cop played by Telly Savalas in the transformation into psychotic killers of the protagonist and his marine comrades through dehumanising training at bootcamp and the brutality of the Vietnam War. At the film’s climax the protagonist bayonets a sniper who is a young Vietnamese girleponymous '70s series.''
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The song "Heat of [[Sam]] hacking away at the Moment" was sung by Eric Cartman in wall with the axe is somewhat similar to [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TVooUHN7j4 Jack Nicholson's famous scene in 'South Park'The Shining'' episode "Kenny Dies" (in which Kenny, who dies in each episode, but is back again in the next episode dies for "real") when Cartman testified before Congress. ]
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Sam hacking away at '''Trickster:''' I swear, it's like talking to a brick wall. Okay, look. This all stopped being fun months ago. You're Travis Bickle in a skirt, pal. I'm over it.:''Travis Bickle was the wall with obsessed taxi driver played by Robert DeNiro in the axe is somewhat similar to Martin Scorsese movie [http://www.youtubeimdb.com/watch?v=2TVooUHN7j4 Jack Nicholsontitle/tt0075314/ Taxi Driver.]'s famous scene in ''The Shining''].
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Jared Padalecki cited this episode as '''Trickster:''' You're right. I was just screwing with you. Pretty good, though, Sam. Smart. Let me tell you, whoever said Dean was the dysfunctional one has never seen you with a possible series finale for the show because it was shot after sharp object in your hands. Holy Full Metal Jacket.:''[[3http://www.imdb.12 Jus in Bello]com/title/tt0093058/ Full Metal Jacket] was a 1987 Kubrick movie following the transformation into psychotic killers of the protagonist and his marine comrades through dehumanizing training at boot camp and was the last to shoot before brutality of the Vietnam War. At the film’s climax the writerprotagonist bayonets a sniper who is a young Vietnamese girl.''s strike.
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|Minutiae=
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[[Jared Padalecki]] cited this episode as a possible series finale for the show because it was shot after [[3.12 Jus in Bello]] and was the last to shoot before the writer's strike.}}{{TriviaQuote|Text=[[Sam ]] wakes up at 7:30 am each Tuesday.
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Ways we know [[Dean ]] dies on Tuesday:
:Shot at the Mystery Spot.
:Run over.
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Sam and Dean's hotel room has flamingo wallpaper and a flamingo room divider.
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After Dean's "real" death, a pirate theme is seen with Sam at the Bounty Inn motel, which is next to the "Buck & Ear" (Buccaneer) bar.
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|Promotion=
* [http://supernatural66www.wordpressyoutube.com/2008/01/25/supernatural-episode-312-spoiler-pictures-mystery-spot/ watch?v=5jl8TYyvQJg Promo Pictures#1]* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jl8TYyvQJg Episode LmCaYK5MlaI Promo 1#2]* [http: 3//www.flickr.11 Mystery Spotcom/photos/28166983@N08/sets/72157618146952254/ Set Photos]from Curly Merly* [http://www.youtubeew.com/watch?varticle/2016/09/22/supernatural-jared-padalecki-mystery-spot/ Jared talks about filming Mystery Spot].}}==LmCaYK5MlaI Episode Promo 2Meta==*[https: //bardicvoice.livejournal.com/22548.html 3.11 Mystery Spot: Dean’s Your Weakness. The Bad Guys Know It, Too.] by bardicvoice (February 2008); [https://web.archive.org/web/20190816011142/http://bardicvoice.livejournal.com/22548.html archive link], [https://spn-heavymeta.livejournal.com/140789.html spn-heavymeta]* Bond, Silvia. 2008. Sam of a Thousand Tuesdays: "Mystery Spot" Season 3, Episode 11. ''Pink Raygun'', February 19; [https://web.archive.org/web/20120326112136/http://www.flickrpinkraygun.com/photos2008/28166983@N0802/sets19/72157618146952254supernatural-mystery-spot/ Set photosarchive link] from Curly Merly
|Categories= [[Category:Canon]][[Category:Episodes|0311]][[Category:Season 3]]}}

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