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While looking into a mysterious murder in Illinois, Sam and Dean come across Meg, an old 'friend' of Sam's, who may be far worse than they ever thought possible and who plans to use the brothers as bait to trap their father, John.


Kim Manners


Eric Kripke (created by), Eric Kripke



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Episode cast overview:
Jared Padalecki ... Sam Winchester
Jensen Ackles ... Dean Winchester
Nicki Aycox ... Meg Masters
Jeffrey Dean Morgan ... John Winchester
Lorena Gale ... Landlady
Melanie Papalia ... Meredith McDonell
Nimet Kanji ... Passerby


Dean and Sam are investigating a mysterious murder in Chicago and discover that Meg is responsible for it. However, when they try to catch her, Meg unleashes shadow spirits on them. Written by Anonymous

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28 February 2006 (USA) See more »

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Meg claims that she met "Something Michael Murray" in an L.A. bar. This is a reference to Chad Michael Murray, who Jared Padalecki feuded with in Gilmore Girls (2000) and House of Wax (2005). See more »


When a panicked Meredith first runs into her apartment after a terrifying chase by an imposing shadow, she quickly disarms her security system which is oddly attached to the left side of the door itself and not mounted on the wall, latches the chain lock which is also to the left side of the door, re-arms the alarm, then swiftly becomes nonchalant as she opens a beer and casually listens to the messages on her answering machine. Later when Sam & Dean arrive, the landlord opens her apartment door for them and now the door opens from the opposite side, the alarm is mounted on the wall and not the door, as is the door chain which is now broken although it appears her assailant came in through her window and wouldn't have broken the chain by exiting through the door although they likely left the way they came in which was the window. See more »


Sam Winchester: [on cell] What about the symbol, any luck?
Dean Winchester: Yeah, that I did have some luck with, it's uh, turns out it's Zoroastrian. Very very old-school, like two thousand years before Christ. It's a sigil for a Deva.
Sam Winchester: What's a Deva?
Dean Winchester: Translates to demon of darkness. Zoroastrian demons, and they're savage, they're animalistic, you know, nasty attitudes, kinda like uh, demonic pit bulls.
Sam Winchester: How'd you figure that out?
Dean Winchester: Gimme some credit man. You don't have the corner on paper chasin' around here.
Sam Winchester: Oh yeah? Name the ...
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Brothers against Evil: Animalistic Shadow on the Wall
12 February 2009 | by CoventrySee all my reviews

This was a more or less disappointing – at least for me personally it was – entry in the otherwise terrific series "Supernatural", and I can think of a number of reasons for that. First of all, "Shadow" follows the downright staggering episode "The Benders", which featured villains of flesh & blood for a change. I know the series is called "Supernatural" and thus the next episode would inevitable revolve on malicious supernatural entities again, but crazed humans are just a lot scarier. Another reason is that this particular contains almost no link or obvious references towards older classics of the horror genre. Pretty much each and every single "Supernatural" episode so far was like a little homage to other films, with familiar types of monsters or obvious quotations. The type of evil in "Shadow" is some sort of prehistoric demon – called the Daeva – that gets summoned by a master and can only be seen in brief flashes on the wall. The image of such a demon is promising, but there's very little violence and bloodshed to enjoy on screen. Finally, the plot of this episode is once again related to the tragic Winchester family history and hence very mysterious. Whilst investigating some bizarre murders in Chicago, Sam & Dean bump into Meg; the girl with whom Dean almost hitch-hiked toward California but later in the episode turned out to be a dangerous seductress. For reasons still unknown, Meg's mission is to put an abrupt end to the evil-battling activities of the entire Winchester family, including the father. She even appears to be connected to the über-demon that killed their mother. As said, "Shadow" isn't the most exciting installment of season one, but it nevertheless remains a fast-paced and enjoyable method to kill 45 minutes of your evening. Dean's womanizing and witty one-liners are exceptionally funny, especially when he's making insinuations about the supposed romantic tension between Sam and Meg.

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