Supernatural Newbie Review – Episode 113 “Route 666”

After eleven seasons, something possessed me (see what I did there) to start watching Supernatural from the beginning. If you are a fan of the series, feel free to go back and re-watch it with me. Please do not be a troll and post spoilers for future episodes in the comments section. If you have been wanting to start Supernatural, then I encourage you to watch with me. Spoilers for the series as I go.

Image Courtesy of The CW

Image Courtesy of The CW


 

There are no kicks to be had along this route, or really this episode. (I couldn’t even think of mocking things to say for the images) Definitely not one of my favorites as Sam and Dean battle a vengeful/racist spirit in monster truck form. Now I feel ridiculous for writing that sentence.

After getting a call from his former love, Cassie (Megalyn Echikunwoke), Dean tells Sam they are heading south to investigate the mysterious death of her father, Martin Robinson. His car was found in a ditch, making it seem as if he lost control of his vehicle and veered off the road. There is a large dent in the side of his car, but no other tire marks on the asphalt than the ones from Martin’s car. A few days before he was killed, his friend and business partner also died the same way on the same road. As Dean and Sam investigate what could have killed the two men, another friend of Martin’s is killed in the same manner. Then soon the town mayor is run over. All on the same road, but no evidence of a vehicle that could have done it.

Image Courtesy of The CW

Image Courtesy of The CW

A few days before his death, Martin had told his friends and wife he had seen a giant, black truck following him, but no one inside driving it. After the death of the Mayor, a truck pulls up to Cassie and her mother’s house, and revving the engine, shining its brights, and diving around as if the truck is going to ram the side of the house. Dean thinks the spirit has marked Cassie and her mother as next to die, but why are the Robinson family and friends being targeted? With the exception of the Mayor, all of the men who were killed are African-American.

Back in the 60’s, there were a sting of disappearances of black men in the town. Reports were a black truck would pick the men up, and they were never heard from again. The police didn’t look too hard for the truck because it was African-American men disappearing and the truck belong to Cyrus, a prominent white man in the town. Before she dated Martin, Cassie’s mother (who is white) dated Cyrus, then left him when she realized the kind of man he was. When he found out his ex-girlfriend left him for a black man, Cyrus went nuts. He torched the church they were to be married in, killing a group of little girls who were inside. Then Cyrus tried to beat Martin to death, but Martin gained the upper hand and killed Cyrus instead. Martin’s friends (the two other men run off the road) helped him dump Cyrus’ body and truck in a swamp. The Mayor was a police officer assigned to investigate Cyrus’ disappearance. He figured out what happened to the man, but did nothing feeling Cyrus got what he deserved.

Dean and Sam burn Cyrus’ body and get the truck to chase them onto the concentrated ground of the burnout church, getting rid of the vengeful spirit for good.

There were car chases and Dean having sex, but I was a little disengaged after how good the last three episodes were. The only enjoyable thing was Cassie. She was tough and didn’t put up with Dean’s snarky/bossiness. Sam correctly guessed that “she kicked your ass a couple times” back when they were dating a few years before (that look Dean gives him was priceless). I would have like to seen flashbacks of the two of them then.

Dean has the mantra of “don’t get involved or tell people what you do” because of Cassie. He fell for her and told her the truth. She thought he was making a story up to end things with her, so she broke it off first, crushing Dean. The Tin Man had a heart this whole time! It was just a broken one.

Image Courtesy of The CW

Image Courtesy of The CW

What sucks is even though they made up and she now knows he was telling her the truth, Cassie still ended things with Dean again. I was hoping she would stick around for a little while.

What did you think of “Route 666”? Did you like Cassie as well? How not sexy was the music during the sex scene? Let me know what you think in the comments section below and please do not post spoilers for future episodes.

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1 comment on “Supernatural Newbie Review – Episode 113 “Route 666”

  1. Ah, the notorious racist ghost truck episode. This episode gets a lot of crap, and rightly so, but ever since my last rewatch I haven’t been able to shake the idea that, really, “Racist Ghost Truck” isn’t any different from “Morality Police Scarecrow”. Someone died and a bit of them was leftover to haunt people. But I can’t decide if that similarity makes it better, worse, or just the same.

    But I honestly didn’t remember Cassie at all.

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