Sep. 13, 2005
Returning Series
60 min.
The CW TV Network

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Supernatural - 01x02 Wendigo

1x02 Wendigo

4.25/5 (24 votes)
First Aired: Sep. 20, 2005 on The WB

Summary: Sam and Dean head to Colorado to find the coordinates that their father left in his journal. There, they pose as park rangers to investigate the disappearance of campers. Following a group searching for a missing camper the two brothers soon learn they are dealing with a Wendigo, a creature…
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Main Characters in this Episode

Guest Stars

Roy played by Callum Keith Rennie
Haley Collins played by Gina Holden
Ben Collins played by Alden Ehrenreich
Shaw played by Donnelly Rhodes
Ranger Wilkinson played by Timothy Webber
Tommy Collins played by Graham Wardle
Gary played by Cory Monteith
Brad played by Wren Roberts

Episode Quotes

Dean Winchester: You know we're going to find him, right?
Sam Winchester: Yeah. But, in the meantime, I'm driving.
Dean Winchester: Dude, check out the size of this friggin' bear.
Dean Winchester: You okay?
Sam Winchester: Yeah, I'm fine.
Dean Winchester: Another nightmare?

Dean Winchester: You wanna drive for a while? [Sam laughs, incredulous]
Sam Winchester: Dean, your whole life you never once asked me that.


  • Goof (factual errors): It is stated several times that Grizzly Bears are the cause of several deaths in the area (in Colorado), and a picture of a large dead bear is shown in the Ranger's office. Grizzly Bears are not indigenous to Colorado, only American Black Bears are; a smaller, less vicious species of bear.
  • Goof (factual errors): The brothers use Anasazi symbols to fight the Wendigo in Colorado when the tribes were actually located in the Southwest. Dean says that Wendigo are typically found in the Northeast of the country (Minnesota) and he's never heard of one as far west as Colorado.
  • Goof (errors made by characters, possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): When Sam and Dean first introduce themselves to Hailey, Dean says his name is Dean but the name on his ID says Samuel Cole.
  • Goof (continuity error): In the beginning, when Tommy is filming his message to Hailey, his dialogue says: "Hey, Hailey. Day 6. We're still out near Blackwater Ridge. We're fine, keeping safe, so don't worry. Talk to you tomorrow." But when Hailey plays the recording for Dean and Sam, the message becomes: "Hey, Hailey. Day 6. We're still out near Blackwater Ridge. We're fine, keeping safe, so don't worry, okay? Talk to you tomorrow."
  • Goof (continuity error): When Dean is introducing Sam and himself to Hailey, he says, "I'm Dean, and this is Sam." However, when she asks for ID, Dean shows her an ID with his photo and his name being Samuel Cole.


  • Sam's deceased girlfriend's full name is Jessica Lee Moore as seen on her tombstone in this episode.
  • In the beginning two guys are playing a first person shooter video game against each other and one claiming the other is cheating. A reference to the pilot of Threat Matrix. Executive producer John Shiban was a writer for that show.
  • One of the candles on Jessica's grave has "Virgen de Guadalupe" on it. This is based on an apparition of a brown-skinned Virgin Mary who appeared to future saint Juan Diego in 1531 and spoke in Nahuatl, the local language. She is also sometimes believed to be The Woman of the Apocalypse. That might be appropriate considering Sam's family background. The presence of this candle implies that Jessica could be Roman Catholic.
  • This is Alden Ehrenreich first role.
  • Callum Keith Rennie and Donnelly Rhodes also starred together in the Battlestar Galactica (2004) series.
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