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{{InfoboxEpisode
 
{{InfoboxEpisode
|image= [[Image:2-17 Heart.jpg|300px|Promotional image from Heart]]
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|title= Heart
 
|title= Heart
 
|episode= Season 2, Episode 17
 
|episode= Season 2, Episode 17
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|director= [[Kim Manners]]
 
|director= [[Kim Manners]]
 
|writer= [[Sera Gamble]]
 
|writer= [[Sera Gamble]]
|imdb= http://imdb.com/title/tt0959976/
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|imdb= [http://imdb.com/title/tt0959976/ Heart]
 
|download= [http://itunes.apple.com/us/tv-season/heart/id207595116?i=250053088 iTunes], [http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000OSF33W Amazon.com]
 
|download= [http://itunes.apple.com/us/tv-season/heart/id207595116?i=250053088 iTunes], [http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000OSF33W Amazon.com]
|outline= Sam and Dean track down a werewolf that has made San Francisco its hunting ground.
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|outline= [[Sam]] and [[Dean]] track down a [[werewolf]] that has made San Francisco its hunting ground.
|motw=[[werewolf]]
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|motw=[[Werewolf]]
|location= [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Francisco%2C_California San Francisco, California]
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|location= San Francisco, California
|timeline= (estimated) Week leading up to either March 3, or April 2, 2007 (full moons after prior episode date)
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|timeline=  
 
|map= <googlemap lat="37.509726" lon="-121.179199" zoom="6" width="300" height="300" overview="yes" controls="small">
 
|map= <googlemap lat="37.509726" lon="-121.179199" zoom="6" width="300" height="300" overview="yes" controls="small">
 
37.775234, -122.419221, San Francisco, CA, USA
 
37.775234, -122.419221, San Francisco, CA, USA
 
</googlemap>
 
</googlemap>
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|prevep= 2.16 Roadkill
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|nextep= 2.18 Hollywood Babylon
 
}}
 
}}
  
 
|Synopsis=  
 
|Synopsis=  
[[Sam]] and [[Dean]] travel to San Francisco to investigate violent deaths that they suspect are due to a [[werewolf]].
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[[Sam]] and [[Dean]] travel to San Francisco to investigate violent deaths that they suspect are due to a [[werewolf]]. They visit [[Madison]], a lawyer's assistant (possibly secretary, or a paralegal), whose boss was the latest victim. She admits that he would hit on her occasionally, and that the night of his death she spotted her violent ex-boyfriend [[Kurt Mueller|Kurt]] watching them at a bar.
  
They visit [[Madison]], a lawyer's assistant (possibly secretary, probably paralegal), whose boss was the latest victim. She admits that he would hit on her occasionally, and that the night of his death she spotted her violent ex-boyfriend [[Kurt Mueller|Kurt]] watching them at a bar.
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The boys find signs of werewolf activity near Kurt’s apartment and discover the body of a dead police officer in a nearby alley. Fearing for Madison’s safety, they decide she needs protection -- a job for which each brother is keen to volunteer. A game of Rock, Paper, Scissors results in Sam being left to guard Madison while Dean is out investigating Kurt. There is an obvious attraction between Sam and Madison, and while Madison flirts, Sam is shy and they spend the evening watching TV until Madison goes to bed. During the night, unnoticed by Sam, Madison transforms into a werewolf and sneaks out to kill Kurt. Dean bursts in on her and manages to nick her with a [[silver]] blade before she knocks him out.
  
The boys find signs of werewolf activity near Kurt’s apartment, and discover the body of a dead police officer in a nearby alley. Fearing for Madison’s safety they decide she needs protection, a job for which each brother is keen to volunteer. A game of rock, paper, scissors results in Sam being left to guard Madison, while Dean is out investigating Kurt. There is an obvious attraction between Sam and Madison, and while Madison flirts, Sam is shy and they spend the evening watching TV until Madison goes to bed. During the night, unnoticed by Sam, Madison transforms into a werewolf and sneaks out to kill Kurt. Dean bursts in on her and manages to nick her with a silver blade before she knocks him out.
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Sam interrogates Madison and figures out that Madison was infected when she was bitten during what she thought was a mugging a month previously. Sam finds lore in [[John's Journal]] that suggests that if the "sire" of someone who is a werewolf is killed, they will be released from the curse. While Sam guards Madison, Dean visits the area of town where the previous victims were attacked. He saves a young woman from an attack by a werewolf, which he kills. As it dies it reverts to human form and is revealed as Madison’s neighbor [[Glen]].
  
Sam interrogates Madison and figures out that Madison was infected when she was bitten during what she thought was a mugging a month previously. Sam finds lore in his father’s journal that suggests that if the “sire” of someone who is a werewolf is killed, they will be released from the curse.
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Sam and Dean stay with Madison through the next night; she doesn’t transform, and they assume she has been cured. Buoyant at this outcome, Sam and Madison consummate their attraction with a session of passionate lovemaking. But that night, as the full moon rises, Sam witnesses Madison become a werewolf again before she flees the apartment.
  
While Sam guards Madison, Dean visits the area of town where the previous victims were attacked. He saves a young woman from an attack by a werewolf, which he kills. As it dies it is reverts to human form and is revealed as Madison’s neighbor [[Glen]]. 
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The next day, Madison calls Sam, scared and confused. When Dean confirms that they have no way to cure her, Madison begs Sam to kill her, because she doesn't want to live as a monster. While distraught and reluctant, when there appears no alternative, Sam, despite Dean's offer to do it instead, kills Madison.
 
 
Sam and Dean stay with Madison through the next night, but she doesn’t transform, and they assume she has been cured. Buoyant at this outcome, Sam and Madison consummate their attraction with a session of passionate lovemaking. But that night, as the full moon rises, Sam witnesses Madison become a werewolf again before she flees the apartment.
 
 
 
The next day, Madison calls Sam, scared and confused. When Dean confirms that they have no way to cure her, Madison begs Sam to kill her, because she doesn't want to live as a monster. While distraught and reluctant, when there appears no alternative Sam, despite Dean's offer to do it instead, kills Madison.
 
  
 
|Characters=  
 
|Characters=  
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* [[Sam Winchester]]
 
* [[Dean Winchester]]
 
* [[Dean Winchester]]
* [[Sam Winchester]]
 
 
* [[Madison]]
 
* [[Madison]]
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* [[Glen]]
 
* [[Kurt Mueller]]
 
* [[Kurt Mueller]]
* [[Glen]]
 
 
|Music=
 
* "Smoking Gun" by '''Kip Winger''' <br/> (''played while Dean is at the strip club'')
 
* "Down On the Street" by '''The Stooges''' <br/> (''played when Dean is staking out Kurt's apartment and Madison kills him'')
 
* "Look at You" by '''Screaming Trees''' <br/> (''played while Sam and Madison are having sex'')
 
* "Silent Lucidity" by '''Queensrÿche''' (''played at the end of the episode'') <br/>
 
  
 
|Pad_of_Definitions=  
 
|Pad_of_Definitions=  
* [[Werewolf]] <sup>[[PoD]]</sup>
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* [[Acting in Unison]]
* [[Cujo]] <sup>[[PoD]]</sup>
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* [[Aliases]]
* [[Kendall (Hart)]] <sup>[[PoD]]</sup>
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* [[Cujo]]
* [[Ethan (Cambais)]] <sup>[[PoD]]</sup>
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* [[Dean's Amulet]]
* [[Incredible Hulk]] <sup>[[PoD]]</sup>
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* [[Ethan (Cambais)]]
* [[Lycanthropy]] <sup>[[PoD]]</sup>
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* [[Gank]]
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* [[Impala]]
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* [[Incredible Hulk]]
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* [[John's Journal]]
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* [[Kendall (Hart)]]
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* [[Lycanthropy]]
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* [[Monsters]]
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* [[Peen of Death]]
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* [[Rock, Paper, Scissors]]
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* [[Sammy]]
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* [[Sexual Encounters]]
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* [[Silver]]
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* [[Silver Bullets]]
 
* [[Single Perfect Tear]]
 
* [[Single Perfect Tear]]
* Rock, Paper, Scissors
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* [[Table of Death]]
:[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock_paper_scissors Rock, Paper, Scissors] is a game played between two people, often in order to choose which person will do or receive something. It differs from other simple decision making methods like tossing a coin in that it is not random. One player can use knowledge of the other to anticipate which "sign" the other will make. Rock, paper, scissors is now played as a competitive sport. For more information visit the [http://www.worldrps.com/ World RPS Society].
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* [[Unconscious]]
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* [[Werewolves]]
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|Music=
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* "Smoking Gun" by Kip Winger
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:''(plays when Dean is at the strip club)''
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* "Down on the Street" by The Stooges
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:''(plays while Dean is hunting the werewolf)''
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* "Look at You" by Screaming Trees
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:''(plays while Sam and Madison are having sex)''
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* "Silent Lucidity" by Queensrÿche
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:''(plays at the end of the episode, when Sam shoots Madison)''
  
 
|Quotes=  
 
|Quotes=  
 
{{TriviaQuote |Text=
 
{{TriviaQuote |Text=
'''Sam:''' Month after month all the murders happen in the week leading up to the full moon.<br>
 
'''Dean:''' Which is this week, right?<br>
 
'''Sam:''' Hence the lawyer.<br>
 
'''Dean:''' ''{gleefully}'' Awesome.<br>
 
 
'''Sam:''' Dean, could you be a bigger geek about this?<br>
 
'''Sam:''' Dean, could you be a bigger geek about this?<br>
'''Dean:''' I'm sorry, man, but what about a human by day, a freak animal killing machine by moonlight don't you understand. I mean werewolves are badass, we haven’t seen one since we were kids.<br>
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'''Dean:''' I’m sorry, man, but what about a human by day, a freak animal killing machine by moonlight don’t you understand? I mean, werewolves are badass. We haven’t seen one since we were kids.<br>
'''Sam:''' ''{sarcastically}'' Okay, sparky, and you know what, after we kill it we can go to Disneyland.}}
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'''Sam:''' Okay, Sparky. And you know what? After we kill it, we can go to Disneyland.<br>
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'''Dean:''' You know what the best part about it is? We already know how to bring these suckers down. One of these bad boys right to the heart. So, what’s our next move?<br>
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'''Sam:''' Talk to the girl who found the body.
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}}
 
{{TriviaQuote |Text=
 
{{TriviaQuote |Text=
'''Sam:''' What were you doing with Kurt?<br>
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'''Sam:''' Anything?<br>
'''Madison:''' I don’t know. I mean, it’s not like he introduced himself like, “Hi, I’m possessive and controlling and I like to punch people, wanna be my girlfriend?”}}
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'''Dean:''' No, nothing but leftovers and a six-pack.<br>
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'''Sam:''' Check the freezer. Maybe there’s some human hearts behind the Haagen-Dazs or something.
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}}
 
{{TriviaQuote |Text=
 
{{TriviaQuote |Text=
'''Dean:''' [dials Sam] Let me guess. You're sitting on her couch like a stiff trying to think of something to say.<br>
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'''Sam:''' All right, you go. I’ll stay.<br>
'''Sam:''' Did you find Kurt?<br>
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'''Dean:''' Forget that. You go after the creepy ex. I’m gonna hang here with the hot chick.<br>
'''Dean:''' He hasn't been at work all week, but because I'm good, and I mean really really good, I got a line on where he might be. What's she wearing?<br>
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'''Sam:''' Dude, why do you always get to hang out with the girls?<br>
'''Sam''': Bye, Dean.}}
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'''Dean:''' 'Cause I’m older.
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}}
 
{{TriviaQuote |Text=
 
{{TriviaQuote |Text=
'''Dean:''' I found him.<br>
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'''Sam:''' Dean, you okay?<br>
'''Sam:''' Good, don't keep your eyes off him.<br>
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'''Dean:''' Yeah, now that I’m conscious. The werewolf knocked me out. Sam, it’s Madison.<br>
'''Dean:''' ''{looks at stripper}'' Oh, my eyes are glued. Look Sammy, I gotta let 'cha go, I, uh ''{clears throat}'' I don't wanna miss anything.}}
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'''Sam:''' What?<br>
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'''Dean:''' Yeah, awesome job of keeping an eye on her.
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}}
 
{{TriviaQuote |Text=
 
{{TriviaQuote |Text=
 
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'''Madison:''' Sam, you’re sick, okay? You’re imagining things. Monsters don’t exist, not really.<br>
'''Sam:''' Maybe she doesn't really know she's changing. You know maybe, maybe when the creature takes over she blacks out.<br>
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'''Sam:''' You know what? Save the act.<br>
'''Dean:''' Like a really hot Incredible Hulk.}}
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'''Madison:''' It’s not an act! I am not a werewolf! There’s no such thing! It’s made up, all right? Th– They’re not real! You know they’re not real!
 
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{{TriviaQuote |Text=
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'''Sam:''' I’m not putting a bullet through some girl’s chest who has no idea what’s happening.<br>
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'''Dean:''' Sam, she’s a monster, and you’re feeling sorry for her?<br>
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'''Sam:''' Maybe I understand her... Look, there might be another way we can get the job done without having to waste her.<br>
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'''Dean:''' Are you thinking what I think you’re thinking?<br>
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'''Sam:''' Dad’s theory – 'lycanthropy might have a cure if you kill the werewolf who bit you, severing the bloodline.'<br>
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'''Dean:''' Might have a cure. Meaning who the hell knows?<br>
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'''Sam:''' It’s worth a shot.
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}}
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{{TriviaQuote |Text=
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'''Sam:''' Look … I know you’re scared. I also know that there’s no way in hell you’re gonna believe me. But I’m doing this because I’m trying to help you. I’m not gonna lie, all right, the odds aren’t exactly in our favor. But if this goes the way I pray it does... I’ll untie you, and I’ll walk out that door, and I’ll never come back. You’ll live the rest of your life. And I’ll just be a bad memory.
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}}
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{{TriviaQuote |Text=
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'''Dean:''' It was sort of sad, actually. Glen had no clue what was going on. Hey, why do you think he turned Madison instead of just killing her in the first place?<br>
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'''Sam:''' I don’t know. I mean, he kind of seemed to have a thing for her.<br>
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'''Dean:''' Maybe his primal instinct did, too. Maybe he was looking for a little, uh, hot breeding action.
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}}
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{{TriviaQuote |Text=
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'''Madison:''' Oh, God, thank you. Thank you so much. You, too, Dean. Thank you.<br>
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'''Dean:''' Aw, don’t mention it... So, I’m just gonna head back to the hotel and... watch some Pay-Per-View, or something.<br>
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'''Madison:''' That was smooth, heh.<br>
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'''Sam:''' He means well, but...<br>
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'''Madison:''' You mean, he thinks you’re gonna get laid.
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}}
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{{TriviaQuote |Text=
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'''Madison:''' Sam… I’m a monster.<br>
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'''Sam:''' You don’t have to be. We could find a way, all right? I can. I’m gonna save you.<br>
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'''Madison:''' You tried. I know you tried. But this is all there is left. Help me, Sam. I want you to do it. I want it to be you.<br>
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'''Sam:''' I can’t.<br>
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'''Madison:''' I don’t wanna die. I don’t. But I can’t live like this. This is the way you can save me. Please. I’m asking you to save me.
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}}
  
 
|Trivia_References=
 
|Trivia_References=
 
{{TriviaQuote |Text=
 
{{TriviaQuote |Text=
[[Madison]] is the second love interest of Sam's to die, the first being his girlfriend, [[Jessica]], who is killed by [[Brady]] in [[1.01 Pilot]].}}
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[[Dean]] introduces himself and [[Sam]] as "Detectives Landis and Dante." [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000484/ John Landis] directed  ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/An_American_Werewolf_in_London An American Werewolf in London]'', and ''[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001102/ Joe Dante] directed [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Howling_(film) The Howling]'' - both 1981 [[werewolf]] horror films.
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}}
 
{{TriviaQuote |Text=
 
{{TriviaQuote |Text=
Madison's request to Sam to kill her because she doesn't want to live as a monster, closely echoes the plea [[evil!Sam]] made to Dean in [[2.14 Born Under a Bad Sign]].}}
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[[Kurt Mueller]] is initially suspected to be the werewolf. The Turkish word ''kurt'' means ''wolf''.
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{{TriviaQuote |Text=
 
{{TriviaQuote |Text=
'''Dean:''' Like a really hot Incredible Hulk?
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''' Dean:''' I'd say Kurt's looking more and more like our Cujo.
:[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Incredible_Hulk ''Incredible Hulk:''] In this comic, TV series, and movie a mild mannered scientist gets really big (and green) when he becomes angry.}}
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:''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cujo Cujo] is a Stephen King book (and later movie) about a rabid St. Bernard named Cujo that kills people.''
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}}
 
{{TriviaQuote |Text=
 
{{TriviaQuote |Text=
''' Dean:''' I'd say Kurt's looking more and more like our Cujo.
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'''Sam:''' Wait, so, so, Kendall married Ethan’s father, just to get back at him?<br>
:[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cujo ''Cujo:''] A Stephen King book (and later, a movie) about a rabid St. Bernard called Cujo that kills people.}}
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'''Madison:''' Yup. And now she’s set to inherit all the casinos that were supposed to go to Ethan.
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:''Sam and [[Madison]] are talking about the soap opera [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_My_Children All My Children.]''
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}}
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{{TriviaQuote |Text=
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Sam is shown watching the 1957 western [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3:10_to_Yuma_(1957_film) 3:10 to Yuma] at Madison's when unbeknownst to him she escapes to kill Kurt.  
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}}
 
{{TriviaQuote |Text=
 
{{TriviaQuote |Text=
Dean introduces himself and Sam as detectives Dante and Landis. [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001102/ Joe Dante] is the director of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Howling_%28film%29 ''The Howling''], [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000484/ John Landis] directed [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Werewolf_in_London ''American Werewolf in London'']- both werewolf horror films.}}
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'''Sam:''' Or maybe she really doesn’t know she’s changing, you know? Maybe – maybe when the creature takes over, she blacks out.
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'''Dean:''' Like a really hot Incredible Hulk. Come on, dude, she ganked her boss and her ex-boyfriend. That doesn’t sound rash and unconscious.
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:''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Incredible_Hulk The Incredible Hulk] is a series of comic books, TV series, and movies about a mild-mannered scientist who gets really big (and green) when he becomes angry.''
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}}
 
{{TriviaQuote |Text=
 
{{TriviaQuote |Text=
When Sam and Madison are watching TV together, they mention Kendall and Ethan, both characters on the soap opera [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_My_Children "All My Children"].}}
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'''Dean:''' What are you, the Dog Whisperer now?
 
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:''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dog_Whisperer_with_Cesar_Millan Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan] was a reality show in which Cesar Millan would help owners train their troubled dogs.''
 
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}}
  
 
|Minutiae=
 
|Minutiae=
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{{TriviaQuote |Text=
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'''Sam:''' Dean, always with the scissors.
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:''[[Sam]] and [[Dean]]'s game of Rock, Paper, Scissors is referenced multiple times throughout the series. Dean always "throws" scissors, which Sam knows, so Sam always "throws" rock to win the game. See [[6.17 My Heart Will Go On]] for an [[alternate universe]] reversal of this constant of the Winchesters' lives.''
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}}
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{{TriviaQuote |Text=
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[[Madison]] is the second love interest of Sam's to die, the first being his girlfriend, [[Jessica Moore]], who is killed by [[Brady]] in [[1.01 Pilot]]. See also [[Peen of Death]].
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}}
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{{TriviaQuote |Text=
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Emmanuelle Vaugier who plays [[Madison]] in this episode appeared as Doctor Helen Bryce, Lex Luthor's love interest, on the television series Smallville during seasons 2 and 3. Jensen Ackles also starred on Smallville as Jason Teague in season 4.
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}}
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{{TriviaQuote |Text=
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[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0238694/ Brad Dryborough], who played [[Glen]], also played Cal Hawkins in [[5.05 Fallen Idols]].
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{{TriviaQuote |Text=
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[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0745186/ Teryl Rothery], who played the Medical Examiner,  also played [[Olivette]] in [[10.16 Paint It Black]].
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}}
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{{TriviaQuote |Text=
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Madison's request to Sam to kill her because she doesn't want to live as a [[monster]] closely echoes the plea [[Evil!Sam]] made to Dean in [[2.14 Born Under a Bad Sign]].
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}}
  
 
|Sides_Scripts_Transcripts=
 
|Sides_Scripts_Transcripts=
*[[2.17 Heart (transcript)]]
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* [[2.17 Heart (transcript)]]
 
 
 
|Promotion=  
 
|Promotion=  
*[http://dana.thedudes.nu/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=894 Episode Stills]
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* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PkPI-Xw2I8 Promo]
*[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PkPI-Xw2I8 Episode Promo: 2.17 Heart]
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}}
|Categories=[[Category:Canon]][[Category:Episodes]][[CAtegory:Season 2]]
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==Episode Meta==
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*[[SPN Heavy Meta]] Season Two Meta Index
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*[https://bardicvoice.livejournal.com/10603.html 2.17 Heart: This Is The Way You Can Save Me] by bardicvoice (March 2007); [https://web.archive.org/web/20190816011142/http://bardicvoice.livejournal.com/10603.html archive link]
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*Bond, Silvia. 2008. Ain’t No Cure for Love or Werewolves Either: "Heart" Season 2, Episode 17. ''Pink Raygun'', September 16; [https://web.archive.org/web/20120326112136/http://www.pinkraygun.com/2008/09/16/supernatural-heart/ archive link]
  
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[[Category:Canon]][[Category:Episodes|0217]][[Category:Season 2]]

Latest revision as of 03:31, 21 May 2020


2-17 Heart.jpg
Title Heart
Episode # Season 2, Episode 17
First aired March 22, 2007
Directed by Kim Manners
Written by Sera Gamble
On IMDB Heart
Outline Sam and Dean track down a werewolf that has made San Francisco its hunting ground.
Monster Werewolf
Timeline
Location(s) San Francisco, California
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Synopsis

Sam and Dean travel to San Francisco to investigate violent deaths that they suspect are due to a werewolf. They visit Madison, a lawyer's assistant (possibly secretary, or a paralegal), whose boss was the latest victim. She admits that he would hit on her occasionally, and that the night of his death she spotted her violent ex-boyfriend Kurt watching them at a bar.

The boys find signs of werewolf activity near Kurt’s apartment and discover the body of a dead police officer in a nearby alley. Fearing for Madison’s safety, they decide she needs protection -- a job for which each brother is keen to volunteer. A game of Rock, Paper, Scissors results in Sam being left to guard Madison while Dean is out investigating Kurt. There is an obvious attraction between Sam and Madison, and while Madison flirts, Sam is shy and they spend the evening watching TV until Madison goes to bed. During the night, unnoticed by Sam, Madison transforms into a werewolf and sneaks out to kill Kurt. Dean bursts in on her and manages to nick her with a silver blade before she knocks him out.

Sam interrogates Madison and figures out that Madison was infected when she was bitten during what she thought was a mugging a month previously. Sam finds lore in John's Journal that suggests that if the "sire" of someone who is a werewolf is killed, they will be released from the curse. While Sam guards Madison, Dean visits the area of town where the previous victims were attacked. He saves a young woman from an attack by a werewolf, which he kills. As it dies it reverts to human form and is revealed as Madison’s neighbor Glen.

Sam and Dean stay with Madison through the next night; she doesn’t transform, and they assume she has been cured. Buoyant at this outcome, Sam and Madison consummate their attraction with a session of passionate lovemaking. But that night, as the full moon rises, Sam witnesses Madison become a werewolf again before she flees the apartment.

The next day, Madison calls Sam, scared and confused. When Dean confirms that they have no way to cure her, Madison begs Sam to kill her, because she doesn't want to live as a monster. While distraught and reluctant, when there appears no alternative, Sam, despite Dean's offer to do it instead, kills Madison.

Characters

Definitions

Music

  • "Smoking Gun" by Kip Winger
(plays when Dean is at the strip club)
  • "Down on the Street" by The Stooges
(plays while Dean is hunting the werewolf)
  • "Look at You" by Screaming Trees
(plays while Sam and Madison are having sex)
  • "Silent Lucidity" by Queensrÿche
(plays at the end of the episode, when Sam shoots Madison)

Quotes

Sam: Dean, could you be a bigger geek about this?

Dean: I’m sorry, man, but what about a human by day, a freak animal killing machine by moonlight don’t you understand? I mean, werewolves are badass. We haven’t seen one since we were kids.
Sam: Okay, Sparky. And you know what? After we kill it, we can go to Disneyland.
Dean: You know what the best part about it is? We already know how to bring these suckers down. One of these bad boys right to the heart. So, what’s our next move?

Sam: Talk to the girl who found the body.
Sam: Anything?

Dean: No, nothing but leftovers and a six-pack.

Sam: Check the freezer. Maybe there’s some human hearts behind the Haagen-Dazs or something.
Sam: All right, you go. I’ll stay.

Dean: Forget that. You go after the creepy ex. I’m gonna hang here with the hot chick.
Sam: Dude, why do you always get to hang out with the girls?

Dean: 'Cause I’m older.
Sam: Dean, you okay?

Dean: Yeah, now that I’m conscious. The werewolf knocked me out. Sam, it’s Madison.
Sam: What?

Dean: Yeah, awesome job of keeping an eye on her.
Madison: Sam, you’re sick, okay? You’re imagining things. Monsters don’t exist, not really.

Sam: You know what? Save the act.

Madison: It’s not an act! I am not a werewolf! There’s no such thing! It’s made up, all right? Th– They’re not real! You know they’re not real!
Sam: I’m not putting a bullet through some girl’s chest who has no idea what’s happening.

Dean: Sam, she’s a monster, and you’re feeling sorry for her?
Sam: Maybe I understand her... Look, there might be another way we can get the job done without having to waste her.
Dean: Are you thinking what I think you’re thinking?
Sam: Dad’s theory – 'lycanthropy might have a cure if you kill the werewolf who bit you, severing the bloodline.'
Dean: Might have a cure. Meaning who the hell knows?

Sam: It’s worth a shot.
Sam: Look … I know you’re scared. I also know that there’s no way in hell you’re gonna believe me. But I’m doing this because I’m trying to help you. I’m not gonna lie, all right, the odds aren’t exactly in our favor. But if this goes the way I pray it does... I’ll untie you, and I’ll walk out that door, and I’ll never come back. You’ll live the rest of your life. And I’ll just be a bad memory.
Dean: It was sort of sad, actually. Glen had no clue what was going on. Hey, why do you think he turned Madison instead of just killing her in the first place?

Sam: I don’t know. I mean, he kind of seemed to have a thing for her.

Dean: Maybe his primal instinct did, too. Maybe he was looking for a little, uh, hot breeding action.
Madison: Oh, God, thank you. Thank you so much. You, too, Dean. Thank you.

Dean: Aw, don’t mention it... So, I’m just gonna head back to the hotel and... watch some Pay-Per-View, or something.
Madison: That was smooth, heh.
Sam: He means well, but...

Madison: You mean, he thinks you’re gonna get laid.
Madison: Sam… I’m a monster.

Sam: You don’t have to be. We could find a way, all right? I can. I’m gonna save you.
Madison: You tried. I know you tried. But this is all there is left. Help me, Sam. I want you to do it. I want it to be you.
Sam: I can’t.

Madison: I don’t wanna die. I don’t. But I can’t live like this. This is the way you can save me. Please. I’m asking you to save me.

Trivia & References

Dean introduces himself and Sam as "Detectives Landis and Dante." John Landis directed An American Werewolf in London, and Joe Dante directed The Howling - both 1981 werewolf horror films.
Kurt Mueller is initially suspected to be the werewolf. The Turkish word kurt means wolf.
Dean: I'd say Kurt's looking more and more like our Cujo.
Cujo is a Stephen King book (and later movie) about a rabid St. Bernard named Cujo that kills people.
Sam: Wait, so, so, Kendall married Ethan’s father, just to get back at him?

Madison: Yup. And now she’s set to inherit all the casinos that were supposed to go to Ethan.

Sam and Madison are talking about the soap opera All My Children.
Sam is shown watching the 1957 western 3:10 to Yuma at Madison's when unbeknownst to him she escapes to kill Kurt.
Sam: Or maybe she really doesn’t know she’s changing, you know? Maybe – maybe when the creature takes over, she blacks out.

Dean: Like a really hot Incredible Hulk. Come on, dude, she ganked her boss and her ex-boyfriend. That doesn’t sound rash and unconscious.

The Incredible Hulk is a series of comic books, TV series, and movies about a mild-mannered scientist who gets really big (and green) when he becomes angry.
Dean: What are you, the Dog Whisperer now?
Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan was a reality show in which Cesar Millan would help owners train their troubled dogs.

Minutiae

Sam: Dean, always with the scissors.
Sam and Dean's game of Rock, Paper, Scissors is referenced multiple times throughout the series. Dean always "throws" scissors, which Sam knows, so Sam always "throws" rock to win the game. See 6.17 My Heart Will Go On for an alternate universe reversal of this constant of the Winchesters' lives.
Madison is the second love interest of Sam's to die, the first being his girlfriend, Jessica Moore, who is killed by Brady in 1.01 Pilot. See also Peen of Death.
Emmanuelle Vaugier who plays Madison in this episode appeared as Doctor Helen Bryce, Lex Luthor's love interest, on the television series Smallville during seasons 2 and 3. Jensen Ackles also starred on Smallville as Jason Teague in season 4.
Brad Dryborough, who played Glen, also played Cal Hawkins in 5.05 Fallen Idols.
Teryl Rothery, who played the Medical Examiner, also played Olivette in 10.16 Paint It Black.
Madison's request to Sam to kill her because she doesn't want to live as a monster closely echoes the plea Evil!Sam made to Dean in 2.14 Born Under a Bad Sign.

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