|Episode #||Season 2, Episode 10|
|First aired||January 11, 2007|
|Directed by||Rachel Talalay|
|Written by||Raelle Tucker|
|Outline||After Dean tells Sam what their father told him before he died, a distraught Sam sneaks off to Indiana without him.|
|Timeline||Late November/Early December, 2006|
|Location(s)|| Lafayette, Indiana|
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Dean reveals to Sam the "big secret" John told him in 2.01 In My Time of Dying - that Dean must be ready to kill Sam if Sam becomes evil. Sam is enraged and tries to convince Dean that they have to track down the rest of the Special Children to find out more about what's going on. Dean is reluctant, however, and is more inclined to go to ground instead. He begs Sam to lay low with him for a while, but later on Sam sneaks out of their motel room, steals a car, and leaves alone.
At the Roadhouse, Sam gets Ash to track down a list of children whose mothers died in nursery fires in 1983. Ash comes up with a short list: Sam, Max Miller, Andy Gallagher, and Scott Carey. Scott's murder by an unknown assailant formed the opening sequence of the episode. Sam decides to investigate. While talking with Ellen, Sam also finds out that Jo has run away and is hunting on her own.
While staying in the town where Scott was murdered, Sam meets Ava Wilson, who has tracked him down after having a vision of Sam's death (which we see her experience earlier in the episode). Ava reveals she also had a premonition of Scott's death. While they are talking in the motel room, Gordon fires upon them from a nearby rooftop.
Dean, who has tracked Sam down with Ellen's help, attacks Gordon in order to stop him but Gordon wins the fight, knocking Dean unconscious and abducting him. Holding Dean hostage, Gordon uses him as bait to lure Sam into an abandoned house he has booby-trapped with grenades. This is the setting and situation of Ava's vision. Gordon reveals to Dean that a demon during an exorcism spoke of a coming war and named Sam as a soldier in the demon army, and that this is his motivation - he believes Sam is evil (or will undoubtedly become so), and thus needs to be killed. He also cites an "inside source" at the Roadhouse leading him to Sam's location.
Ava tries to convince Sam to take her with him to the abandoned house but Sam convinces her to go home instead. Sam manages to avoid the traps and fights with Gordon, knocking him unconscious and escaping with Dean. As they are leaving the house, Gordon chases them, but is stopped when several police cars pull up (a situation of Sam's engineering). The police discover his weapons stash and arrest him.
Unable to reach Ava on the phone, Sam and Dean proceed to Ava's house where they discover her fiance with his throat cut, Ava's engagement ring in a pool of blood on the floor, and traces of sulfur on the window sill. Ava is nowhere to be found.
- Dark side
- Dean's Amulet
- Gordon's Car
- Harvelle's Roadhouse
- Hunter's Lingo
- Special Children
- Star Wars
- Subsonic rounds
- Table of Death
- TJ Hooker
- "White Rabbit" by Jefferson Airplane
- (plays while Scott talks to his psychologist about the Yellow-Eyed Man through him walking home)
- "Lonesome Stranger" by Carey Bell
- (plays when Sam talks to Ellen at the Roadhouse)
- "Supermassive Black Hole" by Muse
- (plays when Ash gives Sam his search results at the Roadhouse)
- "Swamp Thing" by Tim P. & Stephen R. Phillips
- (plays in the Roadhouse as other hunters are gearing up)
Trivia & References
Sides, Scripts & Transcripts
- 2.10 Hunted (transcript)
- Hunted Script (Production Draft)
- Casting Sides for Ava
- Selkirk House floor plan