|Episode #||Season 2, Episode 16|
|First aired||March 15, 2007|
|Directed by||Charles Beeson|
|Written by||Raelle Tucker|
|Outline||Sam and Dean set to rest two ghost who have been haunting the same stretch of highway for 15 years.|
|Timeline||February 20, 2007|
|Location(s)||Highway 41, Nevada|
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Molly McNamara and her husband David were driving along Highway 41 in Nevada when see a man standing on the road, and they swerve to avoid him, crashing off the road. Molly wakes up in the car, smashed in the woods, but David is gone. While trying to find him, she comes upon a house. The man she saw on the road appears, bloodied and eviscerated and he pursues her. Molly runs back to the road, and flags down a car – driven by Sam and Dean.
She explains her story to them, but when she tries to show them her wrecked car, it’s gone. Sam and Dean agree to take her to the police, but as they are driving, a man appears on the road. Rather than swerve, Dean drives at the man, and he disappears. The boys explain to Molly that the man is Jonah Greely, and he was killed on this stretch of road fifteen years ago. He haunts the road and each year on the anniversary of his death, finds someone to punish. They explain that in order to stop him they must find his body and salt and burn his bones.
With Molly, they find Greely's hunting cabin. Jonah tries to grab Molly, but Dean dispatches him with a blast of rock salt from the shotgun. The party then find a house in the woods. While searching it, Sam and Molly find a photo album and letters belonging to Jonah and his wife, showing they were very much in love. Sam explains that ghosts, even vengeful ones like Jonah, may have belonged to a person who was good. Dean finds the body of Jonah’s wife, who killed herself out of grief after Jonah’s death.
Jonah returns and grabs Molly, taking her to his cabin to torture. Sam works out that Jonah is buried near the house with a tree as a gravemarker, and he starts to dig while Dean goes to rescue Molly. As Jonah fights Dean, Sam exposes his corpse and salts and burns it.
The boys take Molly into town, and show her that her husband is alive – and married to someone else. They reveal to Molly that she died fifteen years ago, in the car accident that killed Jonah Greely. Molly has been unable to accept that fact and has continued to relive that night. Finally she accepts the truth, and disappears as the sun rises.
- Jennifer Love Hewitt PoD
- House of the Rising Sun PoD
- I-4 Dead Zone PoD
- Spooks PoD
- Haley Joel Osment PoD
- Vengeful Spirits
- "The House of the Rising Sun" by The Animals
- (plays on the car radio, first when Molly is driving before the accident, and again when Sam and Dean are driving. Also plays on the radio in Jonah Greely's house)