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[[Sam]] wakes from sleeping in the back seat of the [[Impala]], to find [[Dean]] researching cases. Sam complains that they haven't stopped hunting for the last month, but Dean insist they investigate a case in Nebraska, where [[Bill Gibson]] was found murdered in a room that was locked from the inside.
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[[Sam]] wakes from sleeping in the back seat of the [[Impala]], to find [[Dean]] researching cases. Sam complains that they haven't stopped hunting for the last month, but Dean insists they investigate a case in Nebraska, where [[Bill Gibson]] was found murdered in a room that was locked from the inside.
  
 
They arrive in Stratton, Nebraska to find the Carter family about to move into the house. Following the death of their eldest son a year ago in a car accident, [[Susan Carter|Susan]] and [[Brian Carter]] are looking for a fresh start with their kids Kate and Danny. Brian's brother Ted is helping them move.
 
They arrive in Stratton, Nebraska to find the Carter family about to move into the house. Following the death of their eldest son a year ago in a car accident, [[Susan Carter|Susan]] and [[Brian Carter]] are looking for a fresh start with their kids Kate and Danny. Brian's brother Ted is helping them move.
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Sam and Dean pretend to be building inspectors and tell them the house has asbestos in the walls and a gas leak and that they should stay in a motel, but after they leave, Ted declares the house okay and the family move in.
 
Sam and Dean pretend to be building inspectors and tell them the house has asbestos in the walls and a gas leak and that they should stay in a motel, but after they leave, Ted declares the house okay and the family move in.
  
Sam and Dean visit the housekeeper who tells them Bill had a wife who died in childbirth and his daughter Rebecca hung herself in the attic. While both women were cremated, the boys assume a ghost must be haunting the house.
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Sam and Dean visit the housekeeper, who tells them Bill had a wife who died in childbirth and his daughter Rebecca hung herself in the attic. While both women were cremated, the boys assume a ghost must be haunting the house.
  
 
That night Danny encounters a girl - she rolls a ball to him and says he is welcome to stay, but the adults are not. Then as Kate she lies in bed, she feels something licking her hand. She assumes it's the dog until the dog appears at the bedroom door.
 
That night Danny encounters a girl - she rolls a ball to him and says he is welcome to stay, but the adults are not. Then as Kate she lies in bed, she feels something licking her hand. She assumes it's the dog until the dog appears at the bedroom door.

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Title Family Remains
Episode # Season 4, Episode 11
First aired January 15, 2009
Directed by Phillip Sgriccia
Written by Jeremy Carver
On IMDB http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1222597/
Outline A family looks for a new start in the country. But something is inside the walls of their house.
Monster Humans
Timeline early December, 2008,
one month after the events of 4.10 Heaven And Hell
Location(s) Stratton, Nebraska
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Synopsis

Sam wakes from sleeping in the back seat of the Impala, to find Dean researching cases. Sam complains that they haven't stopped hunting for the last month, but Dean insists they investigate a case in Nebraska, where Bill Gibson was found murdered in a room that was locked from the inside.

They arrive in Stratton, Nebraska to find the Carter family about to move into the house. Following the death of their eldest son a year ago in a car accident, Susan and Brian Carter are looking for a fresh start with their kids Kate and Danny. Brian's brother Ted is helping them move.

Sam and Dean pretend to be building inspectors and tell them the house has asbestos in the walls and a gas leak and that they should stay in a motel, but after they leave, Ted declares the house okay and the family move in.

Sam and Dean visit the housekeeper, who tells them Bill had a wife who died in childbirth and his daughter Rebecca hung herself in the attic. While both women were cremated, the boys assume a ghost must be haunting the house.

That night Danny encounters a girl - she rolls a ball to him and says he is welcome to stay, but the adults are not. Then as Kate she lies in bed, she feels something licking her hand. She assumes it's the dog until the dog appears at the bedroom door.

Kate's screams alert Sam and Dean who rush into the house. They try to get the family to leave but find the tires on all the cars slashed and the weapons gone from their car. They take refuge inside a salt circle in the house, but a girl appears and attacks them, crossing the salt line and proving to be human and not a ghost.

The family rushes outside but when they regroup Danny is missing. While Susan and Kate hide in a shed, Ted and Dean check inside the house, while Brian and Sam check the grounds. Dean and Ted find a hidden door into the wall space, and Dean finds a space beneath the floor where the remains of half eaten rats litter the floor. While he is there, the girl sneaks up from behind and kills Ted.

While Dean swears to Brian he will find Danny, Sam reads Rebecca's diary. The diary reveals that Rebecca Gibson was raped by her own father, Bill Gibson, became pregnant, and hung herself. Entering through a hidden dumb waiter in the kitchen, Dean finds their weapons and Danny bound under the floor space. As he tries to free him, he is attacked by a boy - Rebecca's son. Dean shoots him.

Meanwhile the girl attacks Susan and Kate, until Brian arrives and stabs her. After the case, Dean says he feels pity - and empathy - for the children who were turned murderous by a life of torture. Sam remonstrates that Dean is not like them, and Dean retorts that he was worse, because he enjoyed the pain he inflicted on souls in Hell.

Characters

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Music

Quotes

Dean: Boy, three bedrooms, two baths, and one homicide. This place is going to sell like hotcakes.
Sam: That's probably a dumbwaiter. All these old houses have 'em.

Dean: Know-it-all.
Sam: What?
Dean: What?!
Sam: You said...
Dean: What?
Sam: Nevermind.

Dean smiles to himself after Sam turns away
Kate: Did anyone check if you could get a signal out here?
Brian: Actually I did Kate, but we decide to move anyway just to ruin your life
Kate: Another motel? Awesome. I hope this one has hooker sheets like the last one.
Dean: Crap. So what do we do now?

Sam: We could tell them the truth.
Dean: Really?

Sam: No, not really.
Dean: What kind of ghost messes with a man's wheels?!?
Brian: What could possibly go wrong in the country?
Dean: I'm getting your son back if it's the last godforsaken thing I do.
Dean: You know I felt for those sons of bitches back there. Life long torture turns you into something like that...

Sam: You were in Hell, Dean. Maybe you did what you did there...but you're not them. They were barely human.
Dean: No, you're right. I wasn't like them. I was worse. They were animals, Sam. Defending territory. Me? I did it for the sheer pleasure.
Sam: What?

Dean: I enjoyed it, Sam. they took me off the rack, and I tortured souls, and I liked it. All those years; all that pain. Finally getting to deal some out yourself...I didn't care who they put in front of me, because that pain I felt, that just slipped away. No matter how many people I save, I can't change that. I can't fill this hole. Not ever.

Trivia & References

Sam and Dean use the aliases Stanwyk and Babar in a reference to the 1985 Chevy Chase film "Fletch". (Dean previously used the alias Alan Stanwyk in 2.04 Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things.)
Dean: Geez, rent Juno, get over it.
Juno is an popular and critically acclaimed movie about a teenage girl and her unplanned pregnancy.
Ted (to Dean) Hey, Fonzie.
Fonzie was the leather jacket wearing, epitome of cool in the sitcom Happy Days
Ted: It's just some backwoods hillbilly bitch and I'm not about sit around here waiting for her to go all Deliverance on my ass.
Deliverance is a 1972 movie about four city boys who go canoeing in the Georgia wilderness and are brutally attacked by locals. See Deliverance for other episodes which have quotes from this movie.
Kate: I just got molested by Casper the pervy ghost, that's what happened!
Casper the Friendly Ghost is a cartoon character which has been around since the 1950s.
Danny: Like Scooby-Doo?
Scooby Doo is a long running cartoon series about four friends and a dog called Scooby Doo who hunt down ghosts and the supernatural.
Dean: Dog, it's what's for dinner.
Beef It's What's For Dinner was an ad campaign launched in 1992 that encouraged Americans to incorporate beef into their diets for health. The website was launched in 2002.


Dean: That's psycho Nell!
Nell was the eponymous character of a 1994 movie, played by Jodie Foster, who is raised in backwoods isolation.
Dean: Wow, story ripped from the Austrian headlines.
A reference to the case of Josef Fritzl who in 2008 was found to have held his daughter captive in a cellar for 24 years and raped her, leading to the birth of seven children.
The Licked Hand is an urban legend where a girl goes to sleep with her dog next to her. During the night she wakes to a noise, but is comforted when the dog licks her hand, In the morning she wakes to find the dog dead and a note saying "humans can lick too".

Minutiae

In an interview with SciFi magazine, Kripke said "You know we want to make an episode like the X-Files' "Home'. Let's make an episode that the network will air once and then people will complain so much they'll never air it again."
The role of the housekeeper in this episode, Mrs Curry, was played by Karin Konoval who also played the mother of the incestuous family in that X-Files episode.

Sides, Scripts & Transcripts

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