Supernatural Pilot (2005– ) Online
After not seeing him in two years, Sam Winchester is suddenly visited by his big brother Dean, who insists that Sam helps him to look for their father John, who disappeared on his latest 'hunt' for a poltergeists. Sam accepts only after his brother promises him that he'll be back in time for a crucial interview. They trace their father's tracks for 'The Woman in White', a spirit of a wife who killed her own children after finding out her husband committed adultery and now haunts and kills unfaithful men. She even attacks Sam, who is loyal to his girlfriend. Luckily Dean, who needed nothing more than a paper-clip to escape from police arrest -they used faked identities- and carry off their dad's notes, arrives just in time. Sam decides to go back to Jessica and his "normal life", but the welcome changes his life forever...
|Episode cast overview, first billed only:|
|Jared Padalecki||-||Sam Winchester|
|Jensen Ackles||-||Dean Winchester|
|Sarah Shahi||-||Constance Welch|
|Adrianne Palicki||-||Jessica Moore|
|Samantha Smith||-||Mary Winchester|
|Jeffrey Dean Morgan||-||John Winchester|
|R.D. Call||-||Sheriff Pierce|
|Ross Kohn||-||Troy Squire|
|Steve Railsback||-||Joseph Welch|
|Derek Webster||-||Deputy Jaffe|
|Jamil Walker Smith||-||Luis (as Jamil Z. Smith)|
|Elizabeth Bond||-||Amy Hein|
|Cletus Young||-||Motel Clerk|
|Robert Peters||-||Deputy Hein|
This episode features a cheeky nod to the TV show that many initially claimed it aped, Akte X: Die unheimlichen Fälle des FBI (1993). As Dean walks past an investigating pair of FBI agents, he says "Hello Agent Mulder, hello Agent Scully".
This was the only episode of the show filmed in Los Angeles. The rest of the series has been shot in Vancouver, Canada.
The show was pitched as a supernatural Star Wars with Dean being Han Solo and Sam being Luke Skywalker.
In one version of the pilot script that Eric Kripke turned in to the studio, the episode ended with the Winchester boys finding their dad dead on the ceiling. In another version of the pilot script, Sam suspected Dean of being a serial killer, and of murdering their father.
In the pilot episode the tree that is in front of the Winchester family home, is in the master shot and if you watch closely, as the camera pans around you clearly see two limbs of it wrap around the outside of what is the infant Sammy's room. You only see the shadow but it clearly is moving as if it is protecting/laying claim to Sam.
In an early draft of the Pilot, the Winchester name was actually Harrison and John's name was Jack.
Directed by David Nutter who has acquired himself the reputation of being the pilot king. Nutter has directed many pilot episodes of leading TV shows including Space 2063 (1995), _Millennium_, _Roswell_, Dark Angel (2000), Smallville (2001), Without a Trace - Spurlos verschwunden (2002), Terminator: S. C. C. (2008), The Mentalist (2008) and _Arrow_.
Jensen Ackles originally read for the part of Sam Winchester.
While interrogated by the police Dean gives his name as "Ted Nugent" (hard rock guitarist) - making it the first rock music related alias used on the show- one of many.
Sarah Shahi is one of four stars from the CBS drama Person of Interest to appear in Supernatural. She would be followed by Amy Acker in "Dead in the Water" (Seas. 1, Ep. 3), Sterling K. Brown (2006-07), and Leslie Odom, Jr. in "Season Seven, Time for a Wedding!" (Seas. 7, Ep. 8).
The scene where Sam and Dean research in the library was the first scene of the show to be filmed.
While Sam is flicking through the newspaper in the hotel room, the name 'Kripke' can be seen, referring to the show's creator, Eric Kripke.
The California town of Jericho is entirely fictional.
Sam's six-month birthday is November 2nd (birthdate May 2nd 1983) as seen in the first scene of the pilot. In 2007, this also the birthday of executive producer and creator Eric Kripke's son, which Kripke describes as "creepy".
Constance's house was also used in the Rob Zombie's movie The Devil's Rejects.
While Sam is criticizing Deans cassette tape collection he pulls out a Metallica cassette which Dean takes and puts in the cassette deck, but the music that plays is not Metallic but Back in Black by ACDC. Actually the song is Gift to the World by Loveless.
The plot of this episode is based on the Mexican folktale/ghost story of "La Llorona".
After Dean and Sam jump from the bridge, Sam asks Dean "is he alright?". Dean replies saying :"Super!" Jensen Ackles, who plays Dean, auditioned for the role of Clark Kent/Superman in Smallville, and later played a prominent role in season 4 as Jason Teague.
When Sam is leaving to go find their father, he says to Jess "He's probably got Jim, Jack and José with him" meaning Jim Beam, Jack Daniels and José Cuervo.
Body count: 4
Sam asks Dean, "What were you thinking, shooting Casper in the face, you freak?" Casper the Friendly Ghost was the main character in the 1940's cartoon/comic book of the same name.