9.07 Bad Boys

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Title Bad Boys
Episode # Season 9, Episode 7
First aired November 19, 2013
Directed by Kevin Parks
Written by Adam Glass
On IMDB Bad Boys
Outline
Monster Ghost
Timeline
Location(s) Lebanon, Kansas
Hurleyville, New York (1995, 2013)
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Synopsis

Characters

Definitions

Music

  • "Ave Maria" by Maria Callas
(plays on the radio as Ruth is being killed)
  • "Stone in Love" by Journey
(plays when young Dean and Robin are making out)

Quotes

Sam: It took Dad two months to find you in this place?
Dean: No, he found me quick. He left me here because I lost all the money.
Young Dean: I want to be a rock star, but... I also really like cars.

Young Robin: Being a mechanic seems rough.

Young Dean: What? No, no. Not at all. Cars are freaking cool as hell. Fixing them is like a puzzle, and the best part is when you're done, they leave, and you're not responsible for them anymore.
Dean: I guess we didn’t know everything we thought we did at 16.
Sam: Dean, thank you — for always being there. For always having my back. I know it hasn’t always been easy.
Dean: I don’t know what the hell you’re talking about.

Trivia & References

"Bad Boys" is also the name of a 1983 movie about a kid played by Sean Penn who is sent to reform school for killing a gang member, where he must deal with the dead man's vengeful brother.
Live tweets from writer Adam Glass, Director Kevin Parks, various cast members, and Orlando Jones (from Sleepy Hollow)
Writer Adam Glass was born in Georgia but he grew up in Liberty, near to Hurleyville where this episode was set. His high school sweetheart was called Robin and Ruth is his grandmother's name.
Originally Dean was written as 14, but upon seeing Dylan Everett on screen, the crew decided he looked older, and used ADR to change the age to 16 in post-production (Source).
Sam picks up and starts reading The Marvelous Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum. It is the sequel to The Wonderful Wizard of Oz which Sam gave to Dorothy before she and Charlie returned to Oz at the end of 9.04 Slumber Party.
Sam and Dean encountered werewolves when they were quite young.[1]. In 1995, Dean tells Sonny the bruises he has are from a werewolf [2]. In 1997, Sam writes an essay for English class about a werewolf hunt his family was on the previous summer.[3]
Dean: All right, Casper... where are you at?
Title character in the famous cartoon series Casper, the Friendly Ghost which was created in the 1950s.
Dean: So give me your best Kung-Fu Grip.
Kung-Fu Grip was a feature introduced in G.I. Joe action figures in the 1970s, which allowed the hands to grip objects like weapons and climbing ropes.
Dean: We got ourselves a Damien on our hands?
Damien is a character appearing in the The Omen and its sequels. He was the Antichrist - the son of Satan and a jackal.
Writer Adam Glass stated that the kiss with Robin wasn't Dean's first, but before that he hadn't had many (Source).
This episode takes place in 1995, when Dean is 16 and Sam is 12. It is set about 2 years before the events of the flashbacks to 1997 in 4.13 After School Special - by which time Dean had some mad kissing skills. In this episode Dean is wearing the amulet which Sam gave him in 1991 when Dean was 12.

Minutiae

This episode was shot 5th but aired 7th.
In 4.04 Metamorphosis, Dean appeared to not know what a rugaru was, but here it transpires that he knew that John was on a rugaru hunt in 1995.
The 'Sonny's Home for Boys' house was used before in 4.03 In The Beginning as the Whitshire Farm.
The actor who played Dean in 1995 Dylan Everett has brown eyes, but Jensen has green eyes.
Erin Karpluk who plays Robin previously played Monica Holt, the mother of Rose, one of the Special Children in 1.21 Salvation. She also appeared in the finale of the series Dark Angel, which Jensen also appeared in.
Karin Konoval plays Ruth the role of the housekeeper in this episode also played Mrs. Curry the housekeeper in 4.11 Family Remains. She famously played the mother of the incestuous family in The X-Files episode "Home."
Dean's Champion Plaque in Wrestling (135 lbs category) was awarded to Dean April 20th, 1995.
The ghost of Timmy's mother is played by two actors: Alika Autran who appeared in the disfigurement makeup, and Jennifer Oleksiuk who play the character just before she vanishes.
When Sam finds the bed that belonged to a young Dean, the name sticker on it is Kevin P. - a tribute to director Kevin Parks by the Art Department.
Sam is wearing the same shirt he was wearing at the end of 5.16 Dark Side of the Moon.
The murderer who died in prison that Sam and Dean salt and Burn was Harold Wasserlauf. Wasserlauf is the maiden name of writer Adam Glass's grandmother. On his gravestone it shows his middle name as Ross, and his death date as March 1st. Ross is Jensen's middle name, and March 1st is Jensen's birthday

Sides, Scripts & Transcripts

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