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2.12 Nightshifter

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|Infobox=
{{InfoboxEpisode
|image= [[Image:2-12 Nightshifter.jpg|300px|Promotional image for Night Shifter350px]]
|title= Nightshifter
|episode= Season 2, Episode 12
|firstaired= January 25, 2007
|director= [[Philip Phil Sgriccia]]
|writer= [[Ben Edlund]]
|imdb= [http://imdb.com/title/tt0942145/Nightshifter]
|download= [http://itunes.apple.com/us/tv-season/night-shifter/id207595116?i=213965762 iTunes], [http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000MYMQ5G/ref=atv_dp_se_2_12/102-6268956-3507308 Amazon.com]
|outline= [[Sam ]] and [[Dean ]] investigate a string of robberies with a disturbing pattern: In each incident, a trusted employee holds up a bank and then commits suicidekills themself.|motw= [[ShapeshiftersShapeshifter]]|location= Milwaukee, Wisconsin (City Bank Milwaukee, <BR>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milwaukee%2C_Wisconsin Milwaukee, Wisconsin])|timeline= [[Season 2 Timeline|September 10th, 2006]]
|map= <googlemap lat="43.050827" lon="-87.878265" zoom="9" width="300" height="300" overview="yes" controls="small">
43.040182, -87.91448, Milwaukee, WI, USA
</googlemap>
|prevep= 2.11 Playthings
|nextep= 2.13 Houses of the Holy
}}
|Synopsis=
[[Sam]] and [[Dean]] investigate a series of crimes and suicides in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, wherein people are behaving out of character in - stealing from their place places of business and then committing dying by suicide shortly thereafter. During their investigation, they come across [[Ronald "Ron" Reznick]], a victim who has conspiracy theories about "[[Mandroids]].". His amateur research reveals to Sam and Dean that the perpetrator of these crimes is in fact a [[Shapeshiftersshapeshifters|shapeshifter]], as previously seen in [[1.06 Skin (episode)|1.06 Skin]].
Plotting out the path of the shapeshifter in accordance congruence with the city's sewers, Sam and Dean pinpoint the next place of attack - City Bank Milwaukee - and pose as security techs in order to view the bank's security camera footage and locate the undercover shapshifter. They are interrupted when Ronald comes into the bank, chaining the door closed behind him and brandishing a gun. Convincing Ronald that he believes him, Dean helps him lock everyone in the bank into the vault and they seek out the shapeshifter. Unfortunately, the shapeshifter has already changed appearance by this stage, and the tension is increased as it changes appearance multiple times, with Sam, Dean, and Ronald attempting to track it down in order to kill it. Ronald is shot and killed by a police sniper while in pursuit of the shapeshifter.
They are interrupted when Ron Reznick comes into the bank, chaining the door closed behind him and brandishing a gun. Convincing Ron that he believes him, Dean helps Ron lock everyone in the bank into the vault and helps him seek out the shapeshifter. Unfortunately, the shapeshifter has already changed appearance by this stage, and the tension of the episode is increased as it changes appearance multiple times, Sam, Dean and Ron attempting to track it down in order to kill it. Ron is shot and killed by a police sniper while in pursuit of the shapeshifter. Meanwhile, outside the police are stationedoutside, and they manage to see Dean's face as he leads an ailing hostage out to an ambulance. Once Dean has been identified, the FBI come in, and it's revealed that an Agent agent has been tracking the Winchesters for some time, and knows some details about their history and childhood. SWAT teams infiltrate the building while Dean fights and finally kills the shapeshifter. Sam and Dean escape the building by stealing and wearing SWAT team uniforms.
|Characters=
* [[Sam Winchester]]
* [[Dean Winchester]]
* [[Sam WinchesterVictor Henriksen]]
* [[Ronald Resnick]]
* [[Sherri]]
* [[Special Agent Victor Henriksen]] (FBI agent)
* Lieutenant Robarts
 
|Music=
* Styx - [[Renegade]] (closing scene)
|Pad_of_Definitions=
* [[MandroidActing in Unison]]* [[Aliases]]* [[Cameras]]* [[Costumes & Disguises]] <sup>* [[PoDDean's Amulet]]</sup>* [[Terminator 2Donuts]] <sup>* [[PoDDoppelganger]]</sup>* [[MorphImpala]] <sup>* [[PoDLaw Enforcement Officers]]</sup>* See also PoD from [[1.06 Skin (episode)|1.06 SkinMandroid]]: * [[SkinwalkerMonsters]], * [[WerewolvesMorph]], * [[DoppelgangerSilver]].
* [[Shapeshifters]]
* [[Star Wars]]
* [[Table of Death]]
* [[Terminator 2]]
* [[Werewolves]]
 
|Music=
* "[[Renegade]]" by Styx
:''(plays when the boys get into the car at the end of the episode in their SWAT outfits)''
|Quotes=
{{TriviaQuote |Text=
'''DeanRonald:''' [impersonating FBI agent] Well, thanks FrannyCops said it was some kind of reflected light. Some kind of "camera flare." Okay? Ain't no damn camera flare. They say I think that's all I needm a post-trauma case.<br>So what? Bank goes and fires me, it don't matter! The Mandroid is, is still out there. The law won''Franny:''' Really? t hunt this thing down -- I mean... 'cause I got morell do it myself.You see, this thing, it, it, it kills the real person, makes it look like a suicide, then it sorta, like, morphs into that person.Cases the job for a while until it knows the take is fat, and then it finds its opening. you knowNow, these robberies, if you wanted to interview me.... Sometime... In private<br>they're, they''Dean:''' Yeahre grouped together. YeahSo I figure the Mandroid is holed up somewhere in the middle, underground, maybe. I think dunno, maybe that's a good ideawhere it recharges its, uh, Mandroid batteries. You're a true patriot. Why don't you write your number down there for me?}}
{{TriviaQuote |Text=
'''DeanSam:''' Okay. I like himwant you to listen very carefully. He says "okey dokey."<br>Because I'm about to tell you the God's honest truth about all of this. There'Sam:''' What if hes no such thing as Mandroids. There's the shifternothing evil or inhuman going on out there. Just people. Nothing else, you understand?<br>'''DeanRonald:''' We follow him home, put a silver bullet in his chest...The laser eyes. }}
{{TriviaQuote |Text=
'''RonaldDean:''' Nah, I knew just think it, as soon as you two left. You aren't FBI. Who are s a little creepy how good of a Fed you? Who are you working for. I mean, come on, huhwe could have at least thrown the guy a bone. He did some pretty good legwork here.<br>'''Sam:''' Mandroid? The Men in Black? You working <br>'''Dean:''' Except for the Mandroid? part. I liked him. He's not that different from you or me. People think we're crazy.<br>'''Sam:''' WeYeah, except he're s not working for a hunter, Dean. He's just a guy who stumbled onto something real. If he were to go up against this thing he'd get torn apart. Better to stay in the Mandroid!dark, and stay alive.}}
{{TriviaQuote |Text=
'''Sam:''' Shapeshifter. Just like back in St. Louis. Same retinal reaction to video.<br>'''Dean:''' Ron! Out of Eyes flare at the light!camera.I hate those friggin' things.}}{{TriviaQuote |Text='''Dean:''' I like him.He says 'Okie-dokie.'<br>'''Sam:'''What if he'[laughs]s the shifter?<br>'''Dean:''' We follow him home, put a silver bullet in his chest.}}
{{TriviaQuote |Text=
'''Dean:''' RonOkay, let's get something straight. It's game plan was , it's not a bad plan, Mandroid. It's a shapeshifter.<br>'''Ronald:''' Shapeshifter?<br>'''Dean:''' Yeah. I mean , it was a bit of a crazy plan's human, but right now crazy is the only game more or less. Has human drives -- and in townthis case it's money. But it generates its own skin, it can shape it to match someone else's features, OK?you know, taller, shorter, male- }}
{{TriviaQuote |Text=
'''HenricksenDean:''' WellYeah, youRon're not the typical suspects game plan was a bad plan, are you, Dean? I want you and Sam out heremean, unarmedit was a bit of a crazy plan, or we come but right now crazy's the only game in.And yestown, I know about Sam, too. Bonnie to your Clyde.okay?}}
{{TriviaQuote |Text=
'''HenricksenHenriksen:''' I know about your dad.<br>'''Dean:''' You don't know crap about my dad.<br>give a rat'''Henricksen:''' Ex-marines ass what you do, raised his kids on the road, cheap motels, backwood cabins, real paramilitary-survivalist type. I just you can't go get a handle on what type of wacko he wasdonut and bang your wife for all I care. White supremacist, Timothy McVeigh? Tomato, tomahtoWhat I do need is your SWAT team locked and loaded.<br>'''Dean:''' You got no right, talking about my dad like that. He was a hero.}}
{{TriviaQuote |Text=
'''Dean:''' We are so screwed.}}
|Trivia_References=
[[Image:Hansolofbi.jpg|thumb|200px|Sam's fake FBI ID signed as 'Han Solo']]
{{TriviaQuote |Text=
Both IMDB and the [[Official SiteImage:Hansolofbi.jpg|right|200px]][[Sam]]'s FBI ID names him as "[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Han_solo Han Solo]," a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_wars ''Star Wars''] reference. Dean's FBI ID names him as either "[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Bauer Jack Bauer]" from [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/24_%28TV_series%29 ''24''] spell or "[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Ryan_%28Tom_Clancy%29 Jack Ryan]" who is a fictional character created by the title of this episode novelist Tom Clancy.<br clear="Night Shifterall"/>}}{{TriviaQuote |Text=Ronald brandishes ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fortean_Times Fortean Times]'', on which the cover story is an article on [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyberman Cyberman], a reference to the popular television series [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doctor_Who ''Doctor Who''.]}}{{TriviaQuote |Text='''Ronald:''' Chinese've been working on 'em for years. And the Russians before that. Part men, part machine. Like the Terminator. But the kind that can change itself, make itself look like other people.'''Dean:''' Like the one from T2. :''Ronald likens his theoretical [[Mandroids]] to the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T-1000 T-1000] from [[Terminator 2]].''}}
{{TriviaQuote |Text=
Ronald brandishes [http'''Dean://en''' Just let me do the talking.wikipediaI don't think he likes you very much, Agent Johnson.org/wiki/Fortean_Times Fortean Times], on which the cover story is an article on [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyberman Cyberman], a ''A possible reference to the popular television series FBI agents in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doctor_Who Doctor WhoDie_Hard Die Hard.].''}}
{{TriviaQuote |Text=
''' HenriksenRonald:''' And yes, I know about Samknew it, tooas soon as you two left. Bonnie to your ClydeYou aren't FBI.Who are you? Who are you working for, huh? The Men in Black? You working for the Mandroid? '''Sam:''' We're not working for the Mandroid!:''In popular culture the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bonnie_and_Clyde Bonnie Parker and Clyde BarrowMen_in_Black Men in Black] were notorious robbers are thought to be government agents to threaten and criminals harass people who traveled the central United States during the Great Depressionhave seen UFOs.''}}{{TriviaQuote |Text='''Officer:''' Another day in paradise. The line "He:''s the Bonnie to your Clyde[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Another_Day_in_Paradise " was originally Another Day in the script for Paradise"] is a 1989 song by [[The Usual Suspectshttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phil_collins Phil Collins.]], but never made it to the final cut.''}}
{{TriviaQuote |Text=
Sam's FBI ID names him as '[http'Dean://en''' Well, you weren't exactly a smooth criminal about this, Ron. I mean, you didn't even secure the security guard.wikipediaHe probably called them.org/wiki/Han_solo Han Solo]:'', a A reference to [http://enwww.wikipediayoutube.orgcom/wiki/Star_wars Star Warswatch?v=c-WVpQ0ZG8Q the Michael Jackson song of the same name.] reference.''}}
{{TriviaQuote |Text=
''' Henriksen:''' And yes, I know about Sam, too. Bonnie to your Clyde.'''Dean:''' Yeah, well, that part's FBI ID names him as either true, but how'd you even know we were here?<br>'''Henriksen:''' Go screw yourself, that's how I knew. It's become my job to know about you, Dean. I've been looking for you for weeks now. I know about the murder in St. Louis, I know about the Houdini act you pulled in Baltimore. I know about the desecrations and the thefts. I know about your dad.<br>'''Dean:''' Hey, you don't know crap about my Dad.<br>'''Henriksen:''' Ex-marine, raised his kids on the road, cheap motels, backwood cabins. Real paramilitary survivalist type. I just can't get a handle on what type of whacko he was. White supremacist, Timmy McVeigh, to-may-to, to-mah-to.<br>'''Dean:''' You got no right talking about my Dad like that. He was a hero.<br>'''Henriksen:''' Yeah. Right. Sure sounds like it. You have one hour to make a decision or we come through those doors full automatic. :''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Bauer Jack BauerBonnie_and_Clyde Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow]were notorious robbers and criminals who traveled the central United States during the Great Depression. The line ' from He's the Bonnie to your Clyde' was originally in the script for [[httpThe Usual Suspects]], but never made it to the final cut.'':''[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/24_%28TV_series%29 24Harry_Houdini Harry Houdini] or was a famous magician and escape artist.'':''[httphttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Ryan_%28Tom_Clancy%29 Jack RyanTimothy_McVeigh Timothy McVeigh]' who is a fictional character created by was an American terrorist convicted and executed for his part in the novelist Tom Clancy[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oklahoma_City_bombing Oklahoma City bombing] in 1995.''}} |Minutiae=
{{TriviaQuote |Text=
Ron likens his theory of On the [[Mandroids]] to those in [[Terminator 2official site]], the title of this episode is spelled "Night Shifter."}}
{{TriviaQuote |Text=
'''Dean:''' You weren't exactly a smooth criminal about this, Ron.<br>:''A reference to [http://www.youtubeimdb.com/watch?v=c-WVpQ0ZG8Q name/nm0687999/ Roman Podhora], who played Lieutenant Robarts, also played the Michael Jackson song of the same nameSheriff in [[6.19 Mommy Dearest]].''
}}
{{TriviaQuote |Text=
'''Dean:''' Just let me do Although the [[shapeshifter]] had been dressed as a man, when the talking. I don't think he likes you very muchshifter turned into a woman, Agent Johnson.<br>:somehow it acquired a woman''A possible reference to s slip without having taken the FBI agents in [http://enactual clothes from its likeness.wikipedia.org/wiki/Die_Hard Die Hard].''
}}
{{TriviaQuote |Text=
'''Officer:''' ''(to Detective)'' Another day in paradise.<br>:''[http://enwww.wikipediayoutube.orgcom/wiki/Another_Day_in_Paradise Another Day watch?v=p3VL2BTmY9E Video showing how the special effects] in Paradise] is a 1989 song by [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phil_collins Phil Collins]this episode were done.''
}}
|Minutiae=
|Sides_Scripts_Transcripts=
* [[2.12 Nightshifter (transcript)]]
* [https://www.slideshare.net/JulesWilkinson/supernatural-22-nightshifter Nightshifter Script] (Blue Revisions)
* [https://www.slideshare.net/JulesWilkinson/supernatural-212-nightshifter-casting-sides-for-agent-henriksen-5pgs Casting Sides] for [[Victor Henriksen]]
* [https://www.slideshare.net/JulesWilkinson/supernatural-212-nightshifter-casting-sides-for-ronald-11pgs Casting sides] for [[Ronald Reznick]]
|Promotion=
* [http://supernaturalwww.youtube.tvcom/gallery2/promos/s2/nightshifter/index.html watch?v=hb2EIublL6k Promo]}}==Episode StillsMeta==*[[SPN Heavy Meta]] Season Two Meta Index*[httphttps://wwwbardicvoice.youtubelivejournal.com/watch?v=hb2EIublL6k Episode Promo: 8347.html 2.12 Nightshifter: We Are So Screwed …]* by bardicvoice (January 2007); [https://web.archive.org/web/20190816011142/http://wwwbardicvoice.youtubelivejournal.com/watch?v=NVEEblzahxs Cut You Down]8347. A promo clip set to Johnny Cash's "Cut you Down" was released over the Christmas hiatus in the lead-up to the screening of [[2.10 Huntedhtml archive link]] on January 11*Bond, 2007Silvia. 2008. Produced in black and white, and set to the Johnny Cash's Requiem for Ronald Reznick: "Cut you downNightshifter", it contained scenes from upcoming episodes [[Season 2.10 Hunted]], [[2.11 Playthings]], [[2.Episode 12 Nightshifter]] and [[2.13 Houses of the Holy]]. In June 2007, this promo won two awards at the annual [[Promax/BDA Promotion and Marketing Awards]] : a gold award for ''Use of Library Music for a Promos'' and a silver for ''Drama Program PromotionPink Raygun'', August 5; [https://web.archive.* [org/web/20120326112136/http://www.youtubepinkraygun.com/watch?v=p3VL2BTmY9E Video showing how the special effects2008/08/05/supernatural-nightshifter/ archive link] in this episode were done
|Categories=[[Category:Canon]][[Category:Episodes|0212]][[CAtegoryCategory:Season 2]] }}

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