9.20 Bloodlines

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Title Bloodlines
Episode # Season 9, Episode 20
First aired April 29, 2014
Directed by Robert Singer
Written by Andrew Dabb
On IMDB Bloodlines
Monster Human
Location(s) Chicago, Illinois
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Ennis Ross is taking his girlfriend Tamara to upmarket restaurant "Il Secundo", with the intent of proposing to her. As he speaks with Maurice the maitre d' about hiding the engagement ring in a glass of champagne, they are interrupted by Sal Lassiter. The matire d' ignores Ennis to accompany Sal to the private club in the back, and as they leave Ennis catches a glimpse of the bodyguard Marv's face in the mirror where his reflection is grotesque.




  • "Somehow" by Caught a Ghost
(plays when Ennis and Tamara enter the restaurant)
  • "Looking Glass / Pettibon" by ERAAS
(playing as Sal & Marv enter the monster club)
  • "Little Black Submarines" by The Black Keys
(plays while Ennis takes the train home)


Sal Lassiter: You werewolves. You think you're so special, when really you're all just sons of bitches.
Dean: Listen detective, your perp fits a certain profile. Now I could go into detail, but I'm not going to.
Dean: All right, Sammy, give him the talk.

Sam: All right, look, my name is Sam Winchesters. That's my brother Dean. We kill vampires. And werewolves, and demons and... Basically, we chase down evil and we cut its head off.

Ennis: So you're, what, monster cops?
Dean: Hey Sammy. This is full of blood and meat... a lot of meat, actually this one's labeled Susan.
Ennis: Who are you?

David: My name is David Lassiter. I'm a shapeshifter.
Ennis: You're a what?

David: We shift... our shape. It's kind of all there in the name.
Sam: So this girl, she's a shifter too?

David: Werewolf.

Dean and Ennis: Awesome.
Ennis: You're going.

Sam: Look we'll, uh, we'll call in some other hunters, some pros and download them on the monster mob situation, all of it.
Ennis: Look guys I could...

Sam: Ennis seriously don't. You get in this too deep there's no getting out.
Ennis: But I couldn't walk away, this is my fight now. Hell, it's a damn war, and I gotta start somewhere.

Trivia & References

This episode is also a backdoor pilot for Supernatural: Bloodlines, a series set in Chicago and based on the characters introduced in this episode.
Tweets from the cast and crew during the episode broadcast.
Sal: Hello, Julian. I'm not looking for trouble. I just want a drink.

Julian: And I want to eat Taylor Swift's heart, but we can't always get what we want.

Taylor Swift is an American country pop singer. We can't always get what we want, could be seen as a reference to the Rolling Stones song "You Can't Always Get What You Want."
Dean introduces himself and Sam as "Agents Bonham and Peart" referring to John Bonham of Led Zeppelin and Neil Peart of Rush who were/are both drummers.
Sal: Hey, where you going Old Yeller?
A reference to the story of the same name about a yellow Mastador who becomes rabid and is put down by its boy owner.
Dean: So, you're telling me there are five monster families that run Chicago? What is this, Godfather with fangs?
The Godfather is a crime film based on a book of the same name by Mario Puzo. It is about a New York mafia family whose leadership is replaced by the returning youngest son.
Dean: All right, you're with me, Romeo.

David: Sound good, Buffy.

Romeo is a reference to the ill-fated lover in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Buffy is a reference to the vampire slayer from the TV series named after her. Coincidentally, Sarah Michelle Gellar tweeted a picture of herself with a Supernatural poster.
The Impala used in the episode was owned by a fan and outfitted by fans. Read about it here (bottom of the article).


Melissa Roxburgh who played Violet Duval, previously portrayed Lila Taylor in 7.12 Time After Time.
Gardiner Miller who played Irv Sokolowski, previously portrayed Wrath in 3.01 The Magnificent Seven.

Sides, Scripts & Transcripts


Interviews with Andrew Dabb writer of "Bloodlines":