45.194845, -109.246776, Red Lodge, MT, USA
Back in a newly restored [[Impala]], [[Sam]] and [[Dean]] are investigating some murders and cattle mutilations, when they discover that the latest victim is a [[vampire]]. They meet another [[hunter]], [[Gordon Walker]], who has been hunting vampires ever since
they got his sister. Gordon has heard of Sam and Dean, but declines their help on his hunt.
However after rescuing Gordon from a vampire attack, Dean and Gordon bond over a few drinks. Dean admits that he is putting on a brave face for Sam, and that his father’s death has affected him deeply.
Sam, suspicious of Gordon, is returning to the motel when he is captured by the [[vampires]] who are lead by [[Lenore]]. She explains that the vampires have forsworn killing humans and are trying to live peacefully, drinking only cattle blood. Released unharmed, Sam tries to convince Dean that they should not pursue the vampires. Dean insists that anything supernatural should be killed, while Sam argues their mission is to stop evil. The argument ends when Dean punches Sam after he accuses Dean of using Gordon as replacement for their father. They boys track down the vampire homestead where Gordon is torturing Lenore. Dean and Sam argue with Gordon , that unlike the vampires that killed his sister, these vampires are different. Gordon reveals that the vampire that attacked his sister didn't kill her, but turn her, and afterward he hunted her down himself and killed her. Dean is horrified by the revelation. Gordon grabs Sam and cuts him, taunting Lenore with his blood. When Lenore shows that she is capable of fighting her vampiric urges, Dean overpowers Gordon, allowing Sam to rescue Lenore.
Sam takes Lenore and leaves to help her and her friends leave town. Meanwhile, Dean ties Gordon up. When Sam returns, Dean admits that Sam was right and muses that their world does not seem as black and white as it once did.
* [[Cattle Mutilation]]
* [[Weekly World News]]
The morgue attendant's name tag says "J.Manners." This is a reference to series producer [[Kim Manners]]. Arguably the exchange between him and Dean is another reference - Dean says, "John...?" and the attendant replies, "It's Jeff." [[Jeffrey Dean Morgan]] plays [[John Winchester]].
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[[Jared]] broke his right wrist during the filming of this episode. In [[2.04 Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things]] they wrote in the line for [[Sam]], "I think she broke my hand" after his fight with [[Angela Mason]] to explain Sam wearing a cast on his right arm in the episodes from [[2.05 Simon Said]] until [[2.11 Playthings]].
* [[2.03 Bloodlust (transcript)]]
* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLdX1vfvVbo Episode Promo: 2.03 Bloodlust]