Difference between revisions of "6.01 Exile on Main St."

From Super-wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
(Undo revision 192714 by Mikael (talk))
 
(42 intermediate revisions by 20 users not shown)
Line 2: Line 2:
 
|Infobox=
 
|Infobox=
 
{{InfoboxEpisode
 
{{InfoboxEpisode
|image= [[File:S6ep1.jpg|300px]]
+
|image= [[File:S6ep1.jpg|350px]]
|title= Exile On Main St.
+
|title= Exile on Main St.
 
|episode= Season 6, Episode 1
 
|episode= Season 6, Episode 1
 
|firstaired= September 24, 2010
 
|firstaired= September 24, 2010
 
|director= [[Phil Sgriccia]]
 
|director= [[Phil Sgriccia]]
 
|writer= [[Sera Gamble]]  
 
|writer= [[Sera Gamble]]  
|imdb= http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1627706/
+
|imdb= [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1627706/ Exile on Main St.]
|download=  
+
|download= [http://itunes.apple.com/us/tv-season/exile-on-main-st./id389003829?i=394947227 iTunes], [http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0044KI7B6 Amazon]
|outline= When something evil threatens Lisa and Ben, Dean starts hunting it and is shocked to discover Sam is back from Hell.
+
|outline= When something evil threatens [[Lisa]] and [[Ben]], [[Dean]] starts hunting it and is shocked to discover [[Sam]] is back from [[Hell]].
|motw= [[Djinn]]
+
|motw= [[Djinn]]
|timeline= One year after the events of [[5.22 Swan Song]]
+
|timeline= One year after the events of [[5.22 Swan Song]]
|location= Cicero, Indiana
+
|location= Cicero, Indiana<br>Sioux Falls, South Dakota
 
|map=   
 
|map=   
<googlemap lat="40.186218" lon="-85.996857" zoom="11" width="300" height="300">
+
{{EpisodeMap
38.971111, -95.456111, Stull, USA
+
|Locations= Cicero, Indiana; Sioux Falls, South Dakota
40.123926, -86.013318, Cicero, IN, USA
+
}}
</googlemap>
+
|prevep= 5.22 Swan Song
 +
|nextep= 6.02 Two and a Half Men
 
}}
 
}}
  
 
|Synopsis=  
 
|Synopsis=  
A year after Sam sacrificed himself to stop [[Lucifer]] and the Apocalypse, Dean is living with [[Lisa Braeden]] and her son [[Ben Braeden|Ben]]. On the surface it almost resembles a normal life he's working construction, going to barbecues with the neighbors. The [[Impala]] sits under a tarp in the garage. But we see Dean is still alert for danger there's a [[Devil's trap (symbol)|devil's trap]] under the rug near the front door, and [[Holy Water]] and a gun under his bed.  
+
A [[Canon Discrepancies#The Missing Year Between Seasons 5 and 6|year]] after [[Sam]] sacrificed himself to stop [[Lucifer]] and the [[Apocalypse]], [[Dean]] is living with [[Lisa Braeden]] and her son [[Ben Braeden|Ben]]. On the surface, it almost resembles a normal life: he's working construction, teaching Ben about cars, and going to barbecues with the neighbors. The [[Impala]] sits under a tarp in the garage. But we see Dean is still alert for danger, as there's a [[Devil's trap (symbol)|devil's trap]] under the rug near the front door, [[holy water]] and a gun under his bed.  
  
After work he has drinks with his neighbor [[Sid]], who complains good-naturedly that Dean never talks about his past. . A cute waitress [[Brigitta]] gives Dean her number, which he tears up. On leaving the bar, Dean hears a scream, and investigates a building site where he sees blood smears and what looks like claw marks on the wall, but he finds nothing.  
+
After work, he has drinks with his neighbor [[Sid]], who complains in good nature that Dean never talks about his past. Dean, after some prodding, tells him that for most of his life, he "lived on the road" and "did crap jobs that nobody else wanted." He further elaborates, saying that he worked in pest control with a partner. A cute waitress, [[Brigitta]], strokes Dean's arm and gives him her number, which he tears up. Upon leaving the bar, Dean hears a scream and goes to investigate a nearby building site. He sees blood smears and what looks like claw marks on the wall, but finds nothing but pigeons.  
  
The next day on the way to work, he sees the claw marks on a telephone pole near his house. In his garage he is startled by a neighbour's Yorkie, but then more ominously finds some sulfur. He tells Lisa to take Ben to the movies, and starts unpacking weapons from the trunk of the [[Impala]]. From a strong box containing his leather jacket, he takes [[The Journal|John’s Journal]] when he is attack by [[Azazel]]. As he passes out [[Azazel]] is attacked from behind by none other than Sam.
+
The next day on the way to work, he sees the claw marks on telephone poles near his house and then on his garage door. In his garage, he is startled by a neighbor's [[Yorkie]], but then more ominously finds some sulfur on the ground. He tells Lisa to take Ben to the movies, and starts unpacking weapons from the trunk of the Impala. From a strong box containing his leather jacket, he takes [[John's Journal]] when he is attacked by [[Azazel]]. As he passes out, Azazel is attacked from behind by none other than Sam, who drives through Azazel to thrust a syringe in Dean's chest.
  
Dean regains consciousness in an old house. On seeing Sam he assumes he is dead, but Sam assures him he is alive. Sam demonstrates he is human by cutting himself with a [[Silver]] blade, and drinking salt water. He tells Dean he doesn't know how he got out of [[Lucifer's Cage]] he just woke up in [[Stull Cemetery]]. Sam says he tried to contact [[Castiel]] in hopes of getting an explanation, but he didn't respond to any of his prayers. To Dean's shock, Sam has been back for nearly a year. Sam explains he wanted Dean to live a normal life, and knew if he reappeared Dean would leave Lisa and Ben.
+
Dean regains consciousness in an old house. On seeing Sam, he assumes he is dead, but Sam assures him he is alive. Sam demonstrates he is human by cutting himself with a [[silver]] blade and drinking holy water and [[salt]]. He tells Dean he doesn't know how he got out of [[Lucifer's Cage]] - he just woke up in [[Stull Cemetery]]. Sam says he tried to contact [[Castiel]] in hopes of getting an explanation, but he didn't respond to any of his prayers. To Dean's shock, Sam has been back for nearly a year. Sam explains he wanted Dean to live a normal life, and knew if he reappeared, Dean would leave Lisa and Ben.
  
Sam reveals he's been hunting with cousins from their mother [[Mary]]'s side of the family and introduces him to [[Gwen Campbell]], [[Christian Campbell]], [[Mark Campbell]]. The biggest surprise is that their grandfather [[Samuel Campbell]] has been resurrected.
+
Sam reveals he's been hunting with cousins from their mother [[Mary]]'s side of the family and introduces him to [[Gwen Campbell]], [[Christian Campbell]], and [[Mark Campbell]]. The biggest surprise is that their grandfather, [[Samuel Campbell]], has been resurrected.
  
They reveal they have been hunting [[Djinn]] who can disguise themselves as normal people, and who are pursuing Sam and Dean killed the one they killed a couple of years ago. [[Johnny Campbell]] has gone to watch over Lisa and Ben, but he is killed by the Djinn. Luckily Lisa and Ben are safe, and so Dean takes them to [[Bobby]]'s place.
+
They reveal they have been hunting [[djinn]] who can disguise themselves as normal people, and who are pursuing Sam and Dean. The djinn seem to want revenge for the djinn that Sam and Dean killed a couple of years ago in [[2.20 What Is and What Should Never Be]]. They attacked Sam, dosing him with their hallucinatory poison, before they came after Dean. Sam was saved by Samuel, who has an antidote - the same antidote that Sam injected into Dean, breaking him out of his hallucination of [[Azazel]]. [[Johnny Campbell]] has gone to watch over Lisa and Ben, but he is killed by the Djinn. Luckily, Lisa and Ben are safe, and so Dean takes them to [[Bobby]]'s place.
  
Dean is further distressed to find that Bobby also knew Sam has been back for a year but Bobby argues as Sam had, that he wanted Dean to have a chance at a normal life. Dean tells them how much he suffered trying to deal with his grief, and looking for a way to save Sam. Dean is also distressed at the danger he has now put Lisa and Ben in, and apologizes to Lisa. She assures him the last year has been "the best year of her life" and that he is a great father to Ben.
+
Dean is further distressed to find that [[Bobby]] also knew Sam has been back for a year, but Bobby argues as Sam had, that he wanted Dean to have a chance at a normal life. Dean tells them how much he suffered trying to deal with his grief, and looking for a way to save Sam. Dean is also distressed at the danger he has now put Lisa and Ben in, and apologizes to Lisa. She assures him the last year has been "the best year of her life" and that he is a great father to Ben.
  
Dean, Sam and the Campbells return to Dean's home where the Djinn are still lurking. Samuel tells Dean that over the past few months they have been dealing with a lot of unusual supernatural activity, and argues that hunting is in Dean's blood and he needs to come back to it. Dean suggests they need to leave so the Djinn will attack.  
+
Dean, Sam and the Campbells return to Dean's home where the djinn are still lurking. Samuel tells Dean that over the past few months, they have been dealing with a lot of unusual supernatural activity, and argues that hunting is in Dean's blood and he needs to come back to it. Dean suggests they need to leave so the djinn will attack.  
  
After they leave, Dean asks Sam about his time in [[Hell]], but Sam doesn't want to talk about it. Just then they see the neighbour's [[Sid]] and his wife being attacked. Dean rushes over despite Sam's protestations, and is attacked himself. He starts hallucinating that Lisa and Ben are attacked by [[Azazel]] in a parallel to what happened on the night [[Mary]] was killed - with Ben being made to drink the demon's blood, and Lisa being burned on the ceiling. Sam takes on the other Djinn with help from Samuel and then rescues Dean. Samuel with help from the other Campbells overpowers [[Brigitta]], and they place a bag over her and take her away.
+
After they leave, Dean asks Sam about his time in [[Hell]], but Sam doesn't want to talk about it. Just then they see the neighbors ([[Sid]] and his wife) being attacked. Dean rushes over despite Sam's protestations, and is attacked himself. As Dean's getting another, more powerful dose of the djinn's poison, Brigitta tells him, "That's for our father." He starts hallucinating that Lisa and Ben are attacked by Azazel in a parallel to what happened on the night Mary was killed - with Ben being made to drink the demon's blood, and Lisa being burned on the ceiling. Sam takes on the other Djinn with help from Samuel and then rescues Dean. Samuel, with help from the other Campbells, overpowers Brigitta, placing a bag over her and taking her away.
  
Afterwards, Sam argues that Dean needs to return to hunting, and that he needs Dean and his compassion, with him. But Dean refuses, saying he needs to keep Lisa and Ben safe. He offers the [[Impala]] for Sam to take, but he declines before driving off.
+
Afterwards, Sam argues that Dean needs to return to hunting, and that he needs Dean and his compassion, with him. But Dean refuses, saying he needs to keep Lisa and Ben safe. He offers the Impala for Sam to take, but Sam declines, saying that he already has his car set up the way he likes it, before driving off.
  
 
|Characters=
 
|Characters=
 
* [[Sam Winchester]]
 
* [[Sam Winchester]]
 
* [[Dean Winchester]]
 
* [[Dean Winchester]]
 +
* [[Bobby Singer]]
 +
* [[Azazel]]
 
* [[Lisa Braeden]]
 
* [[Lisa Braeden]]
 
* [[Ben Braeden]]
 
* [[Ben Braeden]]
Line 52: Line 55:
 
* [[Mark Campbell]]
 
* [[Mark Campbell]]
 
* [[Johnny Campbell]]
 
* [[Johnny Campbell]]
* [[Bobby Singer]]
+
* [[Brigitta]]
* [[Azazel]]
 
 
* [[Sid]]
 
* [[Sid]]
* [[Brigitta]]
 
  
 
|Pad_of_Definitions=
 
|Pad_of_Definitions=
* [[Title Card]]  
+
* [[Bobby's Hats]]
 +
* [[Campbell (family)|Campbell Family]]
 +
* [[Dean's Leather Jacket]]
 +
* [[Dean's Truck]]
 +
* [[Demon Blood]]
 +
* [[Devil's trap (symbol)|Devil's Trap]]
 
* [[Djinn]]
 
* [[Djinn]]
* [[The Journal|John’s Journal]]
+
* [[Grenade Launcher]]
 +
* [[Holy Water]]
 +
* [[Holy Water in the Face]]
 +
* [[Hugs]]
 +
* [[Hunters]]
 
* [[Impala]]
 
* [[Impala]]
* [[Sam's Charger]]
+
* [[John's Journal]]
 
* [[Lucifer's Cage]]
 
* [[Lucifer's Cage]]
* [[Devil's trap (symbol)|Devil's trap]]
+
* [[Monsters]]
 +
* [[Rosary]]
 
* [[Salt]]
 
* [[Salt]]
* [[Holy Water]]
+
* [[Sammy]]
 +
* [[Sam's Charger]]
 +
* [[Singer Salvage Yard]]
 
* [[Sulfur]]
 
* [[Sulfur]]
* [[Dead...or are they?]]
+
* [[Title Card]]
* [[The Meaning of Episode Titles]]
+
* [[Unconscious]]
* [[Music]]
+
* [[Yorkies]]
* [[Demon Blood]]
 
  
 
| Music=
 
| Music=
*'' Beautiful Loser'' by Bob Seger over the opening montage
+
* "Beautiful Loser" by Bob Seger  
 +
:''(plays during the opening montage of Dean's "new" life)''
 +
* "Neighbors" by Swank
 +
:''(plays while Dean and Sid talk at the bar)''
  
 
|Quotes=
 
|Quotes=
 
{{TriviaQuote |Text=
 
{{TriviaQuote |Text=
'''Azazel:''' The big Daddy brought your pal Cas back, so why not me? Add a little spice to all that sugar?
+
'''Sid:''' So I been buying you beer for a year. And I think that means you owe me a couple of gory details.<br>
 +
'''Dean:''' Oh, no. There's not much to tell, you know? It's, uh... I lived on the road... Took, uh, crap jobs that nobody else wanted.<br>
 +
'''Sid:''' Like?<br>
 +
'''Dean:''' Like... Pest control.<br>
 +
'''Sid:''' Really? Pest control.<br>
 +
'''Dean:''' Yeah. You get to work with a partner. You get to help people. You have no idea what's in some people's walls. It could eat 'em alive.
 +
}}
 +
{{TriviaQuote |Text=
 +
'''Lisa:''' So, I just ran into Sid. Did you almost shoot a Yorkie?<br>
 +
'''Dean:''' Technically.
 
}}
 
}}
 
{{TriviaQuote |Text=
 
{{TriviaQuote |Text=
'''Sam:''' I was expecting, I don't know, a hug? Some holy water in the face, something!
+
'''Azazel:''' Yeah, kiddo. The big daddy brought your pal Cas back, right? So why not me? Add a little spice to all that -- that sugar. Really? After all we've been through together? You know, you got a great little life here. Pretty Lady -- real understanding. Hell of a kid. And how do you keep your lawn so green? I mean, come on, Dean. You never been what I'd call brainy, but did you really think you were gonna get to keep all of this? You had to know that we were coming for you sometime, pal. You can't outrun your past.
 
}}
 
}}
 
{{TriviaQuote |Text=
 
{{TriviaQuote |Text=
'''Sam:''' You finally had what you wanted Dean.<br>
+
'''Sam:''' Hey, Dean. I was expecting, uh... I don't know, a hug, some holy water in the face -- something.<br>
'''Dean:''' I wanted my brother. Alive.<br>
+
'''Dean:''' So I'm dead? This is Heaven? Yellow Eyes killed me, and now --
'''Sam:''' You wanted a family. You have for a long time. Maybe the whole time. You only gave it up because of the way we lived. You had something. You were building something. Had I shown up Dean, you would've just run off.
 
 
}}
 
}}
 
{{TriviaQuote |Text=
 
{{TriviaQuote |Text=
'''Gwen:''' My God, you have delicate features for a hunter.}}
+
'''Dean:''' You been back practically this whole time?! What, did you lose the ability to send a friggin' text message?!<br>
{{TriviaQuote |Text=
+
'''Sam:''' You finally had what you wanted, Dean.<br>
'''Samuel:'''We're guessing whatever pulled Sam up, pulled me down.  
+
'''Dean:''' I wanted my brother, alive!<br>
 +
'''Sam:''' You wanted a family. You have for a long time, maybe the whole time. I know you. You only gave it up because of the way we lived. But you had something, and you were building something. Had I shown up, Dean, you would have just run off. I'm sorry. But it felt like after everything, you deserve some regular life.
 
}}
 
}}
 
{{TriviaQuote |Text=
 
{{TriviaQuote |Text=
'''Samuel:''' Stick around and I'll show you tricks your Daddy didn't even dream of.
+
'''Gwen:''' Hey.<br>
 +
'''Dean:''' Hi.<br>
 +
'''Gwen:''' My god, you have delicate features for a hunter.<br>
 +
'''Dean:''' Excuse me?
 
}}
 
}}
 
{{TriviaQuote |Text=
 
{{TriviaQuote |Text=
'''Bobby:''' Just don't touch the decor okay. Assume it's all loaded.
+
'''Samuel:''' Oh, I know a few things. Stick around, I'll show you tricks your daddy never even dreamed of.
 
}}
 
}}
 
{{TriviaQuote |Text=
 
{{TriviaQuote |Text=
'''Lisa:''' Yeah, well, the guy that basically just saved the world shows up at your door, you expect him
+
'''Bobby:''' Well, it's nice to finally meet you two. Mi casa es su casa. Maybe you want to just go upstairs. TV's broken, but there's plenty of Reader's Digest. Just don't touch the decor, okay? Assume it's all loaded.
to have a couple of issues.}}
 
{{TriviaQuote |Text=
 
'''Dean:''' I showed up on their doorstep half out of my head with grief. God knows why they even let me in. I drank too much. I had nightmares. I looked everywhere, I collected hundreds of books, trying to find anything to bust you out.<br>
 
'''Sam:''' You promised you'd leave it alone. <br>
 
'''Dean:''' Of course I didn't leave it alone. So sue me.<br>
 
 
}}
 
}}
 
{{TriviaQuote |Text=
 
{{TriviaQuote |Text=
'''Samuel:''' Soccer mom huh? I'll have to look that up on the "intranet".
+
'''Dean:''' That woman and that kid -- I went to them because you asked me to.<br>
+
'''Bobby:''' Good.<br>
 +
'''Dean:''' Good for who? I showed up on their doorstep half out of my head with grief. God knows why they even let me in. I drank too much. I had nightmares. I looked everywhere. I collected hundreds of books, trying to find anything to bust you out.
 
}}
 
}}
 
{{TriviaQuote |Text=
 
{{TriviaQuote |Text=
'''Samuel:''' What ever it goes way past a couple of [[Djinn]] acting off. Nocturnals attacking in broad daylight, werewolves out on the half moon. Creatures we've never seen before; we don't even know what they are. I'm knee deep in half-eaten human hearts and exsanguinated ten year olds, and it's all making me...uneasy.
+
'''Lisa:''' Yeah, well, the guy that basically just saved the world shows up at your door, you expect him to have a couple of issues. And you're always so amazing with Ben. You know what I wanted, more than anything was a guy that Ben could look up to like a dad. So, you're saying it's all bad, Dean? 'Cause it was the best year of my life.
 
}}
 
}}
 
{{TriviaQuote |Text=
 
{{TriviaQuote |Text=
'''Sam:''' I don't want to talk about it. I get to breathe fresh air, have a beer, hunt with my family, see you again. So why exactly would I want to think about Hell?
+
'''Sam:''' You just went. You didn't hesitate. Because you care, and that's who you are. Me? I wouldn't even think to try.<br>
 +
'''Dean:''' Yes, you would.<br>
 +
'''Sam:''' No, Dean. I'm telling you, it's just better with you around. That's all.
 
}}
 
}}
[[Image:002q35qb.jpg|right|thumb|Jensen at the Paley Celebrity Golf Classic in June 2009]]
+
 
 
|Trivia_References=
 
|Trivia_References=
 
{{TriviaQuote |Text=
 
{{TriviaQuote |Text=
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exile_on_Main_St. “Exile On Main Street "] – the episode’s title – is also the name of a double LP released by the Rolling Stones in 1972. It is an album that features songs that represent the genres that Sixties rock could be deconstructed back to -like blues, gospel, soul - a return to its roots. It was also recorded over a period of change and personal upheaval for the band although during the time Jagger also married and had a child.  This is the third Supernatural episode named after a Rolling Stones song or album, the other two being [[3.15 Time Is On My Side]] and [[5.01 Sympathy For The Devil]].}}
+
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exile_on_Main_St. "Exile on Main Street"] – the episode’s title – is also the name of a double LP released by the Rolling Stones in 1972. It is an album that features songs that represent the genres that Sixties rock could be deconstructed back to -like blues, gospel, soul - a return to its roots. It was also recorded over a period of change and personal upheaval for the band although during the time Jagger also married and had a child.  This is the third ''Supernatural'' episode named after a Rolling Stones song or album, the other two being [[3.15 Time Is on My Side]] and [[5.01 Sympathy for the Devil]].
{{TriviaQuote |Text=
 
In the tradition of Supernatural, this season features a new [[Title Card]]
 
 
}}
 
}}
 
{{TriviaQuote |Text=
 
{{TriviaQuote |Text=
While under the Djinn’s influence Dean is scared by a Yorkie in his garage. In [[4.06 Yellow Fever]] while affected with [[Ghost Sickness]] that heightens fear, Dean is chased by a Yorkie that he imagines is a hellhound. And back in [[1.22 Devil's Trap]] when Sam and Dean let off the fire alarm in an apartment building in order to rescue [[John]], Dean tells a fireman “I’ve got a Yorkie upstairs and he pees when he’s nervous....
+
'''Dean:''' Are you sure? I'll tell you what -- just because, you know, I have an OCD thing about this, why don't, uh, why don't you and Ben go to the movies, hit The Cheesecake Factory -- you know, hang out with the teeming masses, and I'll do one last sweep just to be 100%.
 +
:''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Cheesecake_Factory The Cheesecake Factory] is a cheesecake distributor as well as restaurant chain.''
 
}}
 
}}
 
{{TriviaQuote |Text=
 
{{TriviaQuote |Text=
 +
[[Image:002q35qb.jpg|right|thumb|150px|Jensen at the Paley Celebrity Golf Classic in June 2009.]]
 
'''Sam:''' Golf? Really?<br>
 
'''Sam:''' Golf? Really?<br>
 
'''Dean:''' It's a sport!<br>
 
'''Dean:''' It's a sport!<br>
<br>
+
:''The golf reference is an in-joke - [[Jensen Ackles]] is an avid golfer.''
The golf reference is an in-joke - [[Jensen Ackles]] is an avid golfer.
+
<br clear="all" />
 
}}
 
}}
 
{{TriviaQuote |Text=
 
{{TriviaQuote |Text=
'''Samuel:''' You know you had ancestors hacking the heads off vamps on the Mayflower.<br>
+
'''Samuel:''' You don't know what you're part of, Dean. You know, you had ancestors hacking the heads off vamps on the Mayflower. What I'm saying is that we're your blood. And we're out there dying, trying to get in front of whatever this is. Maybe not the best time for golf.
<br>
+
:''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mayflower The Mayflower] was the ship that bought the Pilgrims from England to North America in 1620.''
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mayflower The Mayflower] was the ship that bought the Pilgrims from England to North America in 1620.
 
 
}}
 
}}
 +
 
|Minutiae=
 
|Minutiae=
 
{{TriviaQuote |Text=
 
{{TriviaQuote |Text=
This was the second episode filmed for the season. the first was [[6.04 Unaired Episode]] which was filmed first to allow Jensen, who was directing it to prepare.  
+
In the tradition of ''Supernatural'', this season features a new [[Title Card]].
 +
}}
 +
{{TriviaQuote |Text=
 +
This was the second episode filmed for the season. the first was [[6.04 Weekend at Bobby's]] which was filmed first to allow Jensen, who was directing it, to prepare.
 +
}}
 +
{{TriviaQuote |Text=
 +
Following the airing of the episode, audience reaction lead to "SPN" becoming a trending Topic on [[Twitter]].
 
}}
 
}}
 
{{TriviaQuote |Text=
 
{{TriviaQuote |Text=
The bar Dean and [[Sid]] are drinking in is called “Jonesy’s Bar & Grill”
+
The bar Dean and [[Sid]] are drinking in is called “Jonesy’s Bar & Grill.”
 
}}
 
}}
 
{{TriviaQuote |Text=
 
{{TriviaQuote |Text=
The construction site Dean enters after leaving the bar has a number of posters on the door saying "DJ SAM", very possibly foreshadowing Sam's return.
+
The construction site Dean enters after leaving the bar has a number of posters on the door saying "DJ SAM," very possibly foreshadowing Sam's return.
 
}}
 
}}
 
{{TriviaQuote |Text=
 
{{TriviaQuote |Text=
 
Dean, Lisa and Ben are living in a different house than the one seen in [[5.17 99 Problems]] and [[5.22 Swan Song]], which was different to the one in [[3.02 The Kids Are Alright]].
 
Dean, Lisa and Ben are living in a different house than the one seen in [[5.17 99 Problems]] and [[5.22 Swan Song]], which was different to the one in [[3.02 The Kids Are Alright]].
 
}}
 
}}
 +
{{TriviaQuote |Text=
 +
While under the [[djinn]]’s influence, [[Dean]] is scared by a [[Yorkie]] in his garage. In [[4.06 Yellow Fever]] while affected with [[ghost sickness]] that heightens fear, Dean is chased by a Yorkie that he imagines is a [[hellhound]]. And back in [[1.22 Devil's Trap]] when Sam and Dean let off the fire alarm in an apartment building in order to rescue [[John]], Dean tells a fireman "I’ve got a Yorkie upstairs and he pees when he’s nervous...."
 +
}}
 +
{{TriviaQuote |Text=
 +
Dean tries to explain to Sid why he almost shot the neighbor's dog by saying he thought it was a possum. However, there are technically no [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phalangeriformes possums] in the US (though they are commonly referred to as such). The Western Hemisphere version is called an [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opossum opossum].
 +
}}
 +
 
|Sides_Scripts_Transcripts=
 
|Sides_Scripts_Transcripts=
* [[6.01 Exile On Main St. (Transcript)]]
+
* [[6.01 Exile on Main St. (Transcript)]]
  
 
|Promotion=
 
|Promotion=
Following the airing of the episode "SPN", audience reaction lead to SPN becoming a trending Topic on [[Twitter]]
+
* [https://web.archive.org/web/20100823021240/http://featuresblogs.chicagotribune.com/entertainment_tv/2010/08/supernatural-season-6.html Interview with Sera Gamble] from Maureen Ryan
 +
* [http://ditta-spn.livejournal.com/18365.html Interview with Jensen Ackles]
 +
* [http://fangasmthebook.wordpress.com/2010/08/14/fred-lehne-talks-acting-and-supernatural-with-a-little-teaser/ Interview with Fred Lehne]
 +
* [http://www.spoilertv.com/2010/06/supernatural-episode-601-exile-on-main.html Episode Title] from SpoilerTV
 +
* [http://www.spoilertv.com/2010/07/supernatural-set-report-and-photos-18th.html Set Report and Photos] from SpoilerTV
 +
* [http://www.spoilertv.com/2010/08/supernatural-season-6-first-look-at.html Episode Still]
 +
* [http://bit.ly/bSzi6F Casting Call for Episodes 1-3]
 +
* [http://www.spoilertv.com/2010/09/supernatural-episode-601-exile-on-main_04.html Synopsis]
 +
* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIsmg9vbfmk Space TV Promo #1]
 +
* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IT4VCbqVTWM Space TV Promo #2]
 +
* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNWbbqxYR48 Sneak Peek]
 +
* [http://s889.photobucket.com/albums/ac98/Superwiki/s6ep1/ Promo Pics]
 +
}}
 +
==Episode Meta==
 +
*Ardeospina. 2010. [https://thewinchesterfamilybusiness.com/episode-reviews/11796-exile-on-main-street-a-visual-review?showall=1 A Visual Review -- Exile on Main Street]. ''The Winchester Family Business'', September 30; [https://web.archive.org/web/20190213031854/https://thewinchesterfamilybusiness.com/episode-reviews/11796-exile-on-main-street-a-visual-review?showall=1 archive link]
 +
*[https://bardicvoice.livejournal.com/68589.html 6.01 Exile On Main Street: You Can’t Outrun Your Past] by bardicvoice (September 2010); [https://web.archive.org/web/20190816011142/http://bardicvoice.livejournal.com/68589.html archive link]
 +
*Bond, Silvia. 2010. What a Piece of Work is Sam: "Exile on Main St" Season 6, Episode 1. ''Pink Raygun'', September 28; [https://web.archive.org/web/20101006053040/http://www.pinkraygun.com/2010/09/28/supernatural-exile-on-main-street/ archive link], [https://spn-heavymeta.livejournal.com/358493.html spn-heavymeta]
 +
*Chan, Suzette. 2010. [http://www.sequentialtart.com/article.php?id=1834 Supernatural Talk: Tarts talk about 6.01: Exile on Main Street]. ''Sequential Tart'', November 8; [https://web.archive.org/web/20190429203625/http://www.sequentialtart.com/article.php?id=1834 archive link], [https://spn-heavymeta.livejournal.com/379783.html spn-heavymeta]
  
* [http://www.twitvid.com/DLMB2 Season 6 trailer]
+
 
* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJZU8aVxHBQ Promo 1]
+
[[Category:Canon]][[Category:Episodes|0601]][[Category:Season 6]]
* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQPFMO90ZKk Promo 2]
 
* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qS8lq6eFVUs Promo 3]
 
* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIsmg9vbfmk Space TV promo 1]
 
* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IT4VCbqVTWM Space TV promo 2]
 
* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eafqRV8mWPg Clip #1], [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNWbbqxYR48 #2]
 
* [http://ditta-spn.livejournal.com/18365.html In an interview with a Brazilian magazine] Jensen talks about Season 6
 
* [http://twitter.com/crazyisgood4792/status/14108291760 Returning actor] report from [[Asylum 4 2010]]
 
* [http://ausiellofiles.ew.com/2010/06/16/ask-ausiello-supernatural-parenthood/ Possible returning actor] from Ausiello
 
* [http://www.spoilertv.com/2010/06/supernatural-episode-601-exile-on-main.html Episode title] from SpoilerTV
 
* [http://twitter.com/adinarj/status/18207743462 Returning actor]
 
* [http://twitter.com/canadagraphs/status/18340216394 Returning actor]
 
* [http://bit.ly/bSzi6F Title and character spoilers] for episodes 1-3
 
* [http://www.spoilertv.com/2010/07/supernatural-set-report-and-photos-18th.html Set Report and Photos]
 
* [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1627706/ 6.01 title and cast]  from IMDB
 
* [http://featuresblogs.chicagotribune.com/entertainment_tv/2010/08/supernatural-season-6.html Casting and character spoilers] from Maureen Ryan
 
* [http://fangasmthebook.wordpress.com/2010/08/14/fred-lehne-talks-acting-and-supernatural-with-a-little-teaser/ Interview] with returning actor
 
* [http://www.spoilertv.com/2010/08/supernatural-season-6-first-look-at.html Episode still] with character spoiler
 
* [http://s889.photobucket.com/albums/ac98/Superwiki/s6ep1/ Promo pics]
 
* [http://www.spoilertv.com/2010/09/supernatural-episode-601-exile-on-main_04.html Episode Synopsis]
 
}}
 
[[Category:Canon]][[Category:Episodes]][[Category:Season 6]]
 

Latest revision as of 04:28, 20 May 2020


S6ep1.jpg
Title Exile on Main St.
Episode # Season 6, Episode 1
First aired September 24, 2010
Directed by Phil Sgriccia
Written by Sera Gamble
On IMDB Exile on Main St.
Outline When something evil threatens Lisa and Ben, Dean starts hunting it and is shocked to discover Sam is back from Hell.
Monster Djinn
Timeline One year after the events of 5.22 Swan Song
Location(s) Cicero, Indiana
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
« Previous Episode | Next Episode »

Synopsis

A year after Sam sacrificed himself to stop Lucifer and the Apocalypse, Dean is living with Lisa Braeden and her son Ben. On the surface, it almost resembles a normal life: he's working construction, teaching Ben about cars, and going to barbecues with the neighbors. The Impala sits under a tarp in the garage. But we see Dean is still alert for danger, as there's a devil's trap under the rug near the front door, holy water and a gun under his bed.

After work, he has drinks with his neighbor Sid, who complains in good nature that Dean never talks about his past. Dean, after some prodding, tells him that for most of his life, he "lived on the road" and "did crap jobs that nobody else wanted." He further elaborates, saying that he worked in pest control with a partner. A cute waitress, Brigitta, strokes Dean's arm and gives him her number, which he tears up. Upon leaving the bar, Dean hears a scream and goes to investigate a nearby building site. He sees blood smears and what looks like claw marks on the wall, but finds nothing but pigeons.

The next day on the way to work, he sees the claw marks on telephone poles near his house and then on his garage door. In his garage, he is startled by a neighbor's Yorkie, but then more ominously finds some sulfur on the ground. He tells Lisa to take Ben to the movies, and starts unpacking weapons from the trunk of the Impala. From a strong box containing his leather jacket, he takes John's Journal when he is attacked by Azazel. As he passes out, Azazel is attacked from behind by none other than Sam, who drives through Azazel to thrust a syringe in Dean's chest.

Dean regains consciousness in an old house. On seeing Sam, he assumes he is dead, but Sam assures him he is alive. Sam demonstrates he is human by cutting himself with a silver blade and drinking holy water and salt. He tells Dean he doesn't know how he got out of Lucifer's Cage - he just woke up in Stull Cemetery. Sam says he tried to contact Castiel in hopes of getting an explanation, but he didn't respond to any of his prayers. To Dean's shock, Sam has been back for nearly a year. Sam explains he wanted Dean to live a normal life, and knew if he reappeared, Dean would leave Lisa and Ben.

Sam reveals he's been hunting with cousins from their mother Mary's side of the family and introduces him to Gwen Campbell, Christian Campbell, and Mark Campbell. The biggest surprise is that their grandfather, Samuel Campbell, has been resurrected.

They reveal they have been hunting djinn who can disguise themselves as normal people, and who are pursuing Sam and Dean. The djinn seem to want revenge for the djinn that Sam and Dean killed a couple of years ago in 2.20 What Is and What Should Never Be. They attacked Sam, dosing him with their hallucinatory poison, before they came after Dean. Sam was saved by Samuel, who has an antidote - the same antidote that Sam injected into Dean, breaking him out of his hallucination of Azazel. Johnny Campbell has gone to watch over Lisa and Ben, but he is killed by the Djinn. Luckily, Lisa and Ben are safe, and so Dean takes them to Bobby's place.

Dean is further distressed to find that Bobby also knew Sam has been back for a year, but Bobby argues as Sam had, that he wanted Dean to have a chance at a normal life. Dean tells them how much he suffered trying to deal with his grief, and looking for a way to save Sam. Dean is also distressed at the danger he has now put Lisa and Ben in, and apologizes to Lisa. She assures him the last year has been "the best year of her life" and that he is a great father to Ben.

Dean, Sam and the Campbells return to Dean's home where the djinn are still lurking. Samuel tells Dean that over the past few months, they have been dealing with a lot of unusual supernatural activity, and argues that hunting is in Dean's blood and he needs to come back to it. Dean suggests they need to leave so the djinn will attack.

After they leave, Dean asks Sam about his time in Hell, but Sam doesn't want to talk about it. Just then they see the neighbors (Sid and his wife) being attacked. Dean rushes over despite Sam's protestations, and is attacked himself. As Dean's getting another, more powerful dose of the djinn's poison, Brigitta tells him, "That's for our father." He starts hallucinating that Lisa and Ben are attacked by Azazel in a parallel to what happened on the night Mary was killed - with Ben being made to drink the demon's blood, and Lisa being burned on the ceiling. Sam takes on the other Djinn with help from Samuel and then rescues Dean. Samuel, with help from the other Campbells, overpowers Brigitta, placing a bag over her and taking her away.

Afterwards, Sam argues that Dean needs to return to hunting, and that he needs Dean and his compassion, with him. But Dean refuses, saying he needs to keep Lisa and Ben safe. He offers the Impala for Sam to take, but Sam declines, saying that he already has his car set up the way he likes it, before driving off.

Characters

Definitions

Music

  • "Beautiful Loser" by Bob Seger
(plays during the opening montage of Dean's "new" life)
  • "Neighbors" by Swank
(plays while Dean and Sid talk at the bar)

Quotes

Sid: So I been buying you beer for a year. And I think that means you owe me a couple of gory details.

Dean: Oh, no. There's not much to tell, you know? It's, uh... I lived on the road... Took, uh, crap jobs that nobody else wanted.
Sid: Like?
Dean: Like... Pest control.
Sid: Really? Pest control.

Dean: Yeah. You get to work with a partner. You get to help people. You have no idea what's in some people's walls. It could eat 'em alive.
Lisa: So, I just ran into Sid. Did you almost shoot a Yorkie?
Dean: Technically.
Azazel: Yeah, kiddo. The big daddy brought your pal Cas back, right? So why not me? Add a little spice to all that -- that sugar. Really? After all we've been through together? You know, you got a great little life here. Pretty Lady -- real understanding. Hell of a kid. And how do you keep your lawn so green? I mean, come on, Dean. You never been what I'd call brainy, but did you really think you were gonna get to keep all of this? You had to know that we were coming for you sometime, pal. You can't outrun your past.
Sam: Hey, Dean. I was expecting, uh... I don't know, a hug, some holy water in the face -- something.
Dean: So I'm dead? This is Heaven? Yellow Eyes killed me, and now --
Dean: You been back practically this whole time?! What, did you lose the ability to send a friggin' text message?!

Sam: You finally had what you wanted, Dean.
Dean: I wanted my brother, alive!

Sam: You wanted a family. You have for a long time, maybe the whole time. I know you. You only gave it up because of the way we lived. But you had something, and you were building something. Had I shown up, Dean, you would have just run off. I'm sorry. But it felt like after everything, you deserve some regular life.
Gwen: Hey.

Dean: Hi.
Gwen: My god, you have delicate features for a hunter.

Dean: Excuse me?
Samuel: Oh, I know a few things. Stick around, I'll show you tricks your daddy never even dreamed of.
Bobby: Well, it's nice to finally meet you two. Mi casa es su casa. Maybe you want to just go upstairs. TV's broken, but there's plenty of Reader's Digest. Just don't touch the decor, okay? Assume it's all loaded.
Dean: That woman and that kid -- I went to them because you asked me to.

Bobby: Good.

Dean: Good for who? I showed up on their doorstep half out of my head with grief. God knows why they even let me in. I drank too much. I had nightmares. I looked everywhere. I collected hundreds of books, trying to find anything to bust you out.
Lisa: Yeah, well, the guy that basically just saved the world shows up at your door, you expect him to have a couple of issues. And you're always so amazing with Ben. You know what I wanted, more than anything was a guy that Ben could look up to like a dad. So, you're saying it's all bad, Dean? 'Cause it was the best year of my life.
Sam: You just went. You didn't hesitate. Because you care, and that's who you are. Me? I wouldn't even think to try.

Dean: Yes, you would.

Sam: No, Dean. I'm telling you, it's just better with you around. That's all.

Trivia & References

"Exile on Main Street" – the episode’s title – is also the name of a double LP released by the Rolling Stones in 1972. It is an album that features songs that represent the genres that Sixties rock could be deconstructed back to -like blues, gospel, soul - a return to its roots. It was also recorded over a period of change and personal upheaval for the band although during the time Jagger also married and had a child. This is the third Supernatural episode named after a Rolling Stones song or album, the other two being 3.15 Time Is on My Side and 5.01 Sympathy for the Devil.
Dean: Are you sure? I'll tell you what -- just because, you know, I have an OCD thing about this, why don't, uh, why don't you and Ben go to the movies, hit The Cheesecake Factory -- you know, hang out with the teeming masses, and I'll do one last sweep just to be 100%.
The Cheesecake Factory is a cheesecake distributor as well as restaurant chain.
Jensen at the Paley Celebrity Golf Classic in June 2009.

Sam: Golf? Really?
Dean: It's a sport!

The golf reference is an in-joke - Jensen Ackles is an avid golfer.

Samuel: You don't know what you're part of, Dean. You know, you had ancestors hacking the heads off vamps on the Mayflower. What I'm saying is that we're your blood. And we're out there dying, trying to get in front of whatever this is. Maybe not the best time for golf.
The Mayflower was the ship that bought the Pilgrims from England to North America in 1620.

Minutiae

In the tradition of Supernatural, this season features a new Title Card.
This was the second episode filmed for the season. the first was 6.04 Weekend at Bobby's which was filmed first to allow Jensen, who was directing it, to prepare.
Following the airing of the episode, audience reaction lead to "SPN" becoming a trending Topic on Twitter.
The bar Dean and Sid are drinking in is called “Jonesy’s Bar & Grill.”
The construction site Dean enters after leaving the bar has a number of posters on the door saying "DJ SAM," very possibly foreshadowing Sam's return.
Dean, Lisa and Ben are living in a different house than the one seen in 5.17 99 Problems and 5.22 Swan Song, which was different to the one in 3.02 The Kids Are Alright.
While under the djinn’s influence, Dean is scared by a Yorkie in his garage. In 4.06 Yellow Fever while affected with ghost sickness that heightens fear, Dean is chased by a Yorkie that he imagines is a hellhound. And back in 1.22 Devil's Trap when Sam and Dean let off the fire alarm in an apartment building in order to rescue John, Dean tells a fireman "I’ve got a Yorkie upstairs and he pees when he’s nervous...."
Dean tries to explain to Sid why he almost shot the neighbor's dog by saying he thought it was a possum. However, there are technically no possums in the US (though they are commonly referred to as such). The Western Hemisphere version is called an opossum.

Sides, Scripts & Transcripts

Promotion



Episode Meta