I'd like to think of this as an in-depth look into Supernatural. It's a collection of interesting observations, continuity errors, goofs, filmmaking techniques, statistics, important (or not so important) information, trivia, and anything else that struck me as unusual.
I'll be examining each episode in order, one at a time. Some of the info. will probably be well known to most of you, but I hope to point out some new discoveries as well.
All the caps in these posts are my own. While most of these will not be suitable for other uses, due to my cropping and highlighting, you're free to take any that you like. All I ask is that you give me credit for them. Thanks! :D
Beware! This post is very image heavy.
Gee, haven't we been here before? When officers Gunderson and Kelly walk into the Asylum, they walk right past the nurses station and stairwell seen when Dean is a spirit and comes downstairs at the begining of IMTOD. We also see these same stairs in Bloody Mary.
In My Time Of Dying
Gee, haven't we been here before? Officer Kelly passes through this Boiler Room door (as will Sam later in the episode). It looks very similar to the Boiler Room door John goes through in IMTOD when he goes to the basement to summon the YED.
In My Time Of Dying
Trivia: This is the first time we learn of the Winchester's small network of friends: Caleb, Pastor Jim, and Jefferson (who we never hear about again).
Gee, haven't we been here before? The Old Terminal Pub is the same name and location seen in the S3 premiere, “The Magnificent Seven“.
The Magnificent Seven
When Sam pushes Dean in the bar you can see Lou Bollo, the Stunt Coordinator, to the left.
That's Jensen actually climbing over the fence to get into the asylum!
Gee, haven't we been here before? The open area the boys first walk into is the stairway/nurses station seen a few times in IMTOD. This view especially almost matches the shot when we first see Tessa.
When they enter the “electroshock“ room with the doll, Sam acts as if the place smells and puts his hand up to his face. I know it's really hard to see in this cap, but take a look at the beginning of that scene and you'll see him.
Again with the gun tapping: Dean taps the barrel of the pistol against the shotgun he's carrying before putting the pistol in his jacket pocket. This is in the same scene after Kat shoots the rocksalt at him.
I find this similarity eerily disturbing. The shotgun Sam wields when he threatens Dean after coming into contact with Dr. Ellicott is the same shotgun Dream Dean uses when he talks to Dean in Dream A Little Dream Of Me.
Continuity Differences: From this end scene with the phone call to the first scene in the next episode, Scarecrow....there's a lot of differences. The items on the bedside table are different. A newspaper under the ashtray, the sleeping positions of the boys are different, and Dean even has a different blanket.
Hope you enjoyed this revealing look at Asylum.