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"Place me behind prison walls - walls of stone ever so high, ever so thick, reaching ever so far into the ground. There is a possibility that in some way or another I may be able to escape. But stand me on that floor and draw a chalk line around me and have me give my word of honor never to cross it. Can I get out of that circle? No. Never." — Karl G. Maeser

How the Winchesters got into this situation was controversial but it was a juicy idea. I loved 2.19 "Folsom Prison Blues" and thought if "First Blood" was as well executed, we would have a grand old time. As it turned out, it was good but it could have been better. It would have been great if it would have lasted like two episodes.

My chosen word for this fan vid article is, of course, "prison" so I checked up on a few episodes where our boys have been in prison or jail. Also, I might have chosen the weirdest song about prisons as a fan video but it works.

 

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2.19 "Folsom Prison Blues"

Most noticable of all the prison episodes was "Folsom Prison Blues". The story was a pretty simple MOTW that turned more complicated when their old acquaintance Victor Henriksen arrived on the scene. Sam and Dean were asked to help with a haunting by Deacon, an old marine buddy of John Winchester. So, Dean gets the great idea to get him and Sam arrested and delivered to the prison. Sam doesn't think much of the "great" idea and even less so when Henriksen comes to see them. Also, the ghost case is not as simple as it seemed at the start and that puts their "old friend" and Dean in mortal danger. Still, Sam and Dean solve the case and they pull a fast one on Henriksen at the same time.

That is the only episode where we had full out prison.

 

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3.12 "Jus in Bello"

In "Jus in Bello", Bela causes the brothers to get caught by none other than Henriksen. Like "Folsom Prison Blues", the whole episode was filmed almost entirely in the police station. Sam and Dean did not stay long behind bars because everyone was in jeopardy from a full out demon attack. Henriksen lets them out when he realizes the error of his ways. The boys save the day or so they thought. After they left, Lilith killed everyone in the station.

 

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5.15 "Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid"

We get a small stop behind bars in this one courtesy of our very own Jody Mills. The Winchesters bite off a bit more than they can chew when they step on a zombie threat right in Bobby Singers backyard. The town's people are not happy about their investigation and neither are Jody and Bobby. Jody lets them out so they can take care of the small issue of the zombies that are turning deadly fast.

 

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6.09 "Clap Your Hands If You Believe..."

I can't talk about jails/prisons without touching on this small little gem - a small pit stop in jail where Dean fights the faries, or tries to survive long enough for Sam to get him out of the jam he is in. You could call the fight inside the jail hilarious but Dean is really fighting for his life there.

 

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7.06 "Slash Fiction"

This one is one of my favorites. It was written by a writer who could always put the heart in his episodes: Robbie Thompson. He wrote a kickass script. This was probably the one and only time that I liked Leviathans and surprise, surprise, it was when Jensen and Jared were playing them. The two dobbelgängers laid a trap for the real Sam and Dean and they ended up in jail. The chief needs some convincing but when the man-eating Leviathans arrived at the party, the chief hopped onti the Winchesters side fast.

 

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9.23 "Do You Believe in Miracles?" and 10.14 "The Executioner's Song" are worth mentioning. There might be whole lot of others but these are the ones that made a huge impact on me. I can't forget Gadreel's redemption speech inside Heaven's prison nor the famous second introduction to Cain - him walking down the prison corridor then snatching a really bad man out of there.

 

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"First Blood"

 

The name of the episode is also an homage to a movie that is well known to a lot of people. The Winchesters remind me a lot of John Rambo. I wish their world would be as rugged as the first movie was. It is hard to explain. I guess it is a fiscal matter. Also I wish the episode would have had the same intensity as the movie had. Sometimes the clear colors just pull me out of the episode. It would also be awesome to see Sam and Dean really hunted through forest and mountains.

First Blood is a 1982 American action adventure film directed by Ted Kotcheff. It was co-written by and starred Sylvester Stallone as John Rambo, a troubled and misunderstood Vietnam veteran who must rely on his combat and survival senses against the abusive law enforcement of a small town. It is based on David Morrell's 1972 novel of the same name and is the first installment of the Rambo series. Brian Dennehy and Richard Crenna also appear in supporting roles.

The film was released in the United States on October 22, 1982. Despite initial mixed reviews, the film was a box office success, grossing $47.2 million at the box office. Since its release, First Blood has received reappraisal from critics, with many praising the roles of Stallone, Dennehy, and Crenna, and recognizing it as an influential film in the action genre. It has also become a cult film. The film's success spawned a franchise, consisting of three sequels (all which were co-written by and starred Stallone), an animated series, comic books, and novels. A fifth film, tentatively titled Rambo: Last Stand, was cancelled in January 2016 when Stallone stated that he was retiring the character.

The movie also had few sequels later; Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985), Rambo III (1988) and Rambo (2008).

 


Jailhouse Rock Supernatural made by: 01Firefly

 

Jailhouse Rock by Elvis Presley

The warden threw a party in the county jail.
The prison band was there and they began to wail.
The band was jumpin' and the joint began to swing.
You should've heard those knocked out jailbirds sing.

Let's rock, everybody, let's rock.
Everybody in the whole cell block
Was dancin' to the Jailhouse Rock.

Spider Murphy played the tenor saxophone,
Little Joe was blowin' on the slide trombone.
The drummer boy from Illinois went crash, boom, bang,
The whole rhythm section was the Purple Gang.

Let's rock, everybody, let's rock.
Everybody in the whole cell block
Was dancin' to the Jailhouse Rock.

Number forty-seven said to number three:
"You're the cutest jailbird I ever did see.
I sure would be delighted with your company,
Come on and do the Jailhouse Rock with me."

Let's rock, everybody, let's rock.
Everybody in the whole cell block
Was dancin' to the Jailhouse Rock.

The sad sack was a sittin' on a block of stone
Way over in the corner weepin' all alone.
The warden said, "Hey, buddy, don't you be no square.
If you can't find a partner use a wooden chair."

Let's rock, everybody, let's rock.
Everybody in the whole cell block
Was dancin' to the Jailhouse Rock.

Shifty Henry said to Bugs, "For Heaven's sake,
No one's lookin', now's our chance to make a break."
Bugsy turned to Shifty and he said, "Nix nix,
I wanna stick around a while and get my kicks."

Let's rock, everybody, let's rock.
Everybody in the whole cell block
Was dancin' to the Jailhouse Rock.
Dancin' to the Jailhouse Rock
Dancin' to the Jailhouse Rock
Dancin' to the Jailhouse Rock
Dancin' to the Jailhouse Rock
Dancin' to the Jailhouse Rock...

 

Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977) was an American singer and actor. Regarded as one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century, he is often referred to as the "King of Rock and Roll", or simply "King".

 

Presley was born in Tupelo, Mississippi, and relocated to Memphis, Tennessee with his family when he was 13 years old. His music career began there in 1954, when he recorded a song with producer Sam Phillips at Sun Records. Accompanied by guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black, Presley was an early popularizer of rockabilly, an uptempo, backbeat-driven fusion of country music and rhythm and blues. RCA Victor acquired his contract in a deal arranged by Colonel Tom Parker, who managed the singer for more than two decades. Presley's first RCA single, "Heartbreak Hotel", was released in January 1956 and became a number-one hit in the United States. He was regarded as the leading figure of rock and roll after a series of successful network television appearances and chart-topping records. His energized interpretations of songs and sexually provocative performance style, combined with a singularly potent mix of influences across color lines that coincided with the dawn of the Civil Rights Movement, made him enormously popular—and controversial.

 

In November 1956, Presley made his film debut in Love Me Tender. In 1958, he was drafted into military service. He resumed his recording career two years later, producing some of his most commercially successful work before devoting much of the 1960s to making Hollywood films and their accompanying soundtrack albums, most of which were critically derided. In 1968, following a seven-year break from live performances, he returned to the stage in the acclaimed televised comeback special Elvis, which led to an extended Las Vegas concert residency and a string of highly profitable tours. In 1973, Presley featured in the first globally broadcast concert via satellite, Aloha from Hawaii. Several years of prescription drug abuse severely damaged his health, and he died in 1977 at the age of 42.

 

Presley is one of the most celebrated and influential musicians of the 20th century. Commercially successful in many genres, including pop, blues and gospel, he is one of the best-selling solo artists in the history of recorded music, with estimated record sales of around 600 million units worldwide. He won three Grammys, also receiving the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award at age 36, and has been inducted into multiple music halls of fame.

 

Quotes:

 

Castiel: Did you hear about the murders in Lancaster, Missouri?
Mary: No.
Castiel: The women with their throats ripped out and blood drained.
Mary: Vampire.
Castiel: I saw it on the news and thought, 'that's the sort of thing Sam and Dean would investigate. They would roll into town. Save the day. Kill the monsters.' But with them gone. I tried to work the case. I tried. But I don't know what I did wrong. I-I asked questions. But, maybe they were the wrong people and the wrong questions, and I just... never found it. I never found the monster, never even got close. And three more women died before I left town. Before I ran away.

 

Mary: Why would you?
Dean: We were already dead. Being locked in that cell, with nothing. I've been to Hell, this was worse.
Sam: At least this way one of us gets to keep fighting.

 

Dean: Cas, what have you done?
Castiel: What had to be done. You know this world? This sad, doomed little world? It needs you. It needs every last Winchester it can get, and I won't let you die. I won't let any of you die. And I won't let you sacrifice yourselves, you mean too much to me. To everything. Yeah, you made a deal. A stupid deal, and I broke it. You're welcome.

 

Music

"If You Want Blood (You Got It)" by AC/DC
"Ghost Town" by The Specials
"En el Cielo No Hay Cerveza" by Flaco Jimenez

 

Minutiae:

This was Supernatural's 250th episode

 

When Mary is in Lawrence, she is at Mulroney's Diner where she and John had their first date.

 

Sanchez: They made the FBI's Most Wanted in 2011, then died in a shoot-out with police in Ankeny, Iowa, at least that's what their file said. But apparently not.
Reference to 7.06 "Slash Fiction", where Sam and Dean's Leviathan doppelgängers were used to fake their deaths.

 

References:

en.wikipedia.org
supernaturalwiki.com
azlyrics.com
brainyquote.com

Cover art by: FIGHT THE FAIRIES! @Alice_Mars_MannHer Instagram

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