1.13 Route 666
|Episode #||Season 1, Episode 13|
|First aired||January 31, 2006|
|Directed by||Paul Shapiro|
|Written by|| Eugenie Ross-Leming|
|On IMDB||Route 666|
|Outline||An old flame of Dean's calls Sam and Dean in to help her with a haunted truck killing off people in her town.|
|Timeline||Early May, 2006|
|Location(s)||Cape Girardeau, Missouri|
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An "old friend" of Dean's calls the brothers about some suspicious car accidents in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. It turns out the old friend is Dean's ex-girlfriend Cassie, who dumped him when he revealed to her that he hunts supernatural phenomena. Her father, his best friend Clayton, (both African American men) have been killed - seemingly run off the road. In the days before his death, her father reported being followed by a black truck.
Soon after Sam and Dean arrive, the editor of the local paper Jimmy Anderson is also killed. While researching the deaths, Dean and Cassie end up in bed together.
After the mayor, Harold Todd, is killed, the boys and Cassie find all men were linked to the Dorian family, who had been a wealthy white family in the town.
After Cassie herself is attacked, they find out that when her mother was young, she used to date a man called Cyrus Dorian. She left him for Martin Robinson, and an enraged Cyrus burnt down the church they were to be married in, killing the children's choir. Cyrus then attacked Martin but two of his friends, Clayton Solmes and Jimmy Anderson helped him and Cyrus was killed. They disposed of his body and truck in a swamp. Back then Harold Todd was a young deputy who had discovered what had happened but covered it up because he knew what Cyrus had done.
Eventually, Dean and Sam dispatch the phantom truck by dragging it and its owner out of the lake, burning the body, and leading the ghost truck to the hallowed ground of an old church - incidentally, the one Cyrus had burned to the ground during his racist reign of terror.
Before the boys leave, Dean raises the possibility of renewing a relationship with Cassie, but she turns him down.
- "Walk Away" by The James Gang
- (plays at the service station, when Cassie first calls Dean)
- "She Brings Me Love" by Bad Company
- (plays during the love scene between Dean and Cassie)
- "Paradise" by Sharif
- (plays during the love scene between Dean and Cassie; Netflix version)
- "Can't Find My Way Home" by Blind Faith
- (plays at the end of the episode, when Dean puts on his shades)
- "Line of Love" by The Minors
- (plays at the end of the episode, when Dean puts on his shades; Netflix version)