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SPN Revealed S2 - 2.12 Nightshifter

Hey, at least I didn't let another whole month (or two) go by. *g*

Think you know every SPN episode inside and out? So did I, but a new HDTV with a great picture and sound changed all that. I started to see things that I'd never noticed before. After a while I decided to make a list of all the things big and small that I came across, episode by episode.

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.

Beware! This post is image heavy.

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A few important notes...

Over the run of the S1 SPN Revealed posts, I was asked how I'm so good at spotting continuity errors and other little happenings in the episodes. The simple answer is that I've worked as a Script Supervisor (also known as Continuity in England) in the past. I only worked on a few college student and independent films, but I know the job well. The Script Supervisor does a lot, but the basic job description is to keep track of continuity during filming, everything from hair & make-up, to props and lighting. On the set, you have to catch everything you can - quickly. The difference with doing this to SPN episodes is that I can take my time, back up the video countless times, and even look frame by frame.

I don't hunt down these instances to be critical of the SPN crew. I know even from my limited experience how hard they work every week and I have the utmost respect for them. But it's interesting what little mistakes get by even a professional crew. It's also interesting to continue to find new elements to these episodes that many of us have seen dozens of times.

Get Involved: I'm always open to continuity errors, etc. spotted by others. If you see something that I don't have in a post, drop me a comment in the post or a PM, and I'll look into it. If I can confirm it and include it in that episode's post, I'll give you credit for the find.

For this reason, these posts will occasionally be updated. I'll post about the changes when they occur.

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

~~~ 2.12 "Nightshifter" ~~~

Ooopsie! Your location's showing: In the TV news footage of the bank robbery you can see a sign of the real Royal Bank's address in downtown Vancouver where they filmed this episode.
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Coordinated badge flashing! Sam's FBI badge says Han Solo.
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Ron's walls are plastered with UFO and alien sightings info.
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Love the bit about Cheesheads being mandroid spies. Btw, that says "The Big Kahuna: Cheesehead Motherhip". LOL
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The newspaper article was written by Emily McLaughlin which is the name of the co-writer of Season 3's "Mystery Spot" with Jeremy Carver. According to SuperWiki she also has been a: "Writer's Production Assistant, Showrunner's Assistant, a Writer's Assistant since the beginning of Season Two and a story editor since the beginning of Season Three." The photo is also credited to Mary Ann Liu who is the show's Graphic Designer.
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That is an actual map of downtown Milwaukee.
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There's no Sammy Frown in this ep, but there is a Dean Frown.
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Check out the picture of the family posing by the gigantic bovine in the motel room.
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As usual, the boys have stuff about the case put up on the motel room wall. What's with "Merl The Knife" though?
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Note that being in Milwaukee it's a beer-themed room (Dean's also drinking a beer, appropriately). Henley alert! Oh, and extra points if you spotted the hole in Dean's jeans. *g*
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Haven't I seen that before?: The hoodie Sam's wearing looks an awful lot like the one Dean wore when he was dying in "Faith".
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They're staying at "The Brew City Hotel & Bar".
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Pretty sure these are actually Jensen's hands.
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And here as well. Btw, the shape of the nails is the big giveaway that it's Jensen...and if I see any freckles. ;)
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The boys are pretending to work for the "Securiserve Guard Service".
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Jensen's hand on the video control knob.
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Dean, always packing a weapon. This is the first and last time we see this particular silver knife.
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Bank heist scenes were shot handheld.
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Kinda funny how Dean takes time to get out of the security jumpsuit after Ron takes him hostage.
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Blink & you'll miss it: Dean flips the silver letter opener he finds in the office.
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Wonderful work by the show's VFX team on these exterior night shots of the bank. That's a completely CGI helicopter.
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Ooopsie! Your location's showing: Canadian flags can be clearly seen in this shot as more police cars arrive.
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Is it just me or does this guy playing Lieutenant Robarts look an awful lot like Fox Mulder from The X-Files? :P
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When Dean lets Sam out of the bank vault, Sam bumps into his brother's shoulder.
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Dean gets his head bashed into the vault door. Ouch!
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(Possible) Continuity Error: After Ron is shot, Sam is seen giving the key to the locked doors to Dean. But there's no time where we see him with the key prior to giving it to Dean.
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This episode introduces us to FBI Special Agent Victor Henriksen.
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When the boys find shapeshifter!Sherri you can clearly see the makeup prosthetic they put on the actress to show the neck cut.
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Continuity Error: When Dean stabs the shapeshifter her hand changes position on his neck between shots.
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Funny how the shapeshifter gets killed right by the sign proclaiming the place has had 67 days without injury.
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Dean pats Sam on the shoulder as they return to the car.
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The Impala is really dirty!
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Dean totally speeds right through the stop sign as they take off out of the parking garage.
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Hope you enjoyed this revealing look at "Nightshifter".

To see my SPN Revealed posts for S1, please go to my SPN Revealed S1: The Ultimate All Episodes Post.
And to view the previous SPN Revealed posts for S2, use my SPN Revealed S2 tag.

Tags: meta, spn revealed s2
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