Originally aired: 01/11/2007
Director: Mike Rohl
Guest Stars: Sanda McCoy as Crossroads demon
Official CW Description
SUMMONS THE CROSSROAD DEMON TO BARGAIN FOR DEAN'S LIFE
Sam and Dean investigate a small town that has been
plagued by a number of strange murders that resemble
fairy tales, such as Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White
and Hansel and Gretel. Meanwhile, Sam summons the Crossroad
Demon and threatens to kill her with the newly rebuilt
Colt unless she releases Dean from his deal.
Springs, New York
We open to a new neighborhood community being built
in Maple Springs, New York. The sign on the lot reads
“Once Upon A Time Community coming in the spring”.
Three construction workers who are brothers are on the
job late that night. They are walking to their trucks
when one of them hears a heavy breathing sound and stops.
He walks slowly over towards the crane truck, peaks
around the corner just to make sure it was nothing.
As he walks back towards the others, he witnesses one
of the guys being attacks by presumably a wild animal
and his blood is splattered on the windshield of their
truck. The second guy is then attacked immediately following
the first. The other guy at this point is trying to
run for his life and hides in a corner. As he takes
a look on the other side and finds his two brothers
lying dead on the ground, he is soon attacked himself.
Sam and Dean are cruising down an open road on their
way to their next case. It is important to note that
at the opening of this scene a green frog is seen standing
in the middle of the road, very suspiciously. Inside
the impala, Sam is trying to convince Dean that now
that they’ve go the colt rebuilt they can summon
the crossroads demon and either force it to let Dean
out of his deal or they’ll shoot it dead and he
will be out of his deal either way. Dean objects strenuously
because he knows that if they screw up in anyway, Sam
dies and he ends the discussion right then and there.
As they then go over this next job, Sam tells Dean that
this psychotic killer rips people apart with brut life
verbosity. If it is a werewolf, they’ve only got
a couple of days to get this job done as this is the
last time in the cycle that a werewolf changes form.
Sam and Dean disguise themselves as detectives with
the county sheriff’s department. They speak with
one of the brother who survived the construction site
attack. They don’t get much information from him
except that the guy who attacked him was tall and had
dark hair and a tattoo of Willie Coyote on his arm.
They also speak to the doctor about the previous victims
and all he can tell them is that their hearts weren’t
missing but parts of their stomachs, liver, and intestines
were. The boys walk away with nothing because this is
definitely not a werewolf or demon attack.
A young couple is walking through the woods trying to
find their way out. They come across a house very deep
into the woods and are approached by a very suspicious
old lady acting overly sweet to them. She invites them
in to rest for a while and despite the girl’s
suspicions, they go inside. After the two of them finish
a full meal and start to leave, they both suddenly become
weak and fall to the ground barely able to breathe.
The old lady is looking at them with a grim smile on
her face. She walks over to the sink and grabs a sharpened
knife. She walks back over to them and stabs the guys
head several times. The girl is hysterical and notices
a strange girl in a white dress with a red bow staring
The boys speak with the girl about the murder. She is
not able to provide much detail about the murder except
that she was just a sweet old lady who just turned psycho.
However she did mention to them about the little girl
in the window, which she describes as having dark hair,
pale skin and appeared to be about 8 years old. The
boys then search the house and find no traces of sulfur
but high levels of EMF readings. Sam does have a theory.
He believes the murders are in some way a reenactment
of fairytales. Looking at this care, a guy and girl
walking through the woods and an old lady tries to kill
them, that Hansel and Gretel. And the three guys being
attacked by the Big Bad Wolf, that’s The Three
Little Pigs. It’s a crazy thought but it’s
about all they’ve got to go on. After spending
hours at the public library, they find no records of
any pale white girls being killed or missing in the
Sam and Dean are heading back to the Impala, they notice
the suspicious frog standing in the middle of the road.
They boys then determine that this case really does
involve very messed up fairytales. Looking at the house
up the block, Sam notices a pumpkin on the ledge of
the balcony along with a mouse. Thinking about fairytales,
this looks like the set up of Cinderella with the pumpkin
that becomes a carriage and the mice that become horses.
Dean now very creped out by his brother makes the comment
“Dude could you be anymore gay?” The boys
head inside and find a woman handcuffed to the stove
in the kitchen frantic, telling them her step mom went
crazy and tried to kill her. Dean notices the pale girl
watching from the next room and follows her, only to
witness her turn into a bright red apple, the signs
of Snow White.
The boys head back to the hospital and ask the nurse
if there area any little girls who are currently patients
in the building. The nurse tells them it’s mostly
old men and then of course Caley, who’s the doctor’s
daughter. The boys find the doctor in Caley’s
room reading her fairytales from the Grimm Brother’s
book. Inquiring about Caley, the doctor tells the boys
she’s been in the hospital since she was 8. She
got her hands on a bottle of bleach and her step mom
took her to the ER. However the boys have a different
theory. They believe that Caley was the victim in Snow
White, that her step mom poisoned her and she went into
a deep sleep and no one knows the truth about what happened
and her spirit has become angrier and angrier. Meanwhile
she has to listen to her father telling her these fairytales
and it’s enough to drive anyone crazy. As they
are walking out of the hospital, another patient is
rushed in. It’s an old woman who appears to have
been attacked by a werewolf. As the boy are watching
through the window, Sam mentions that the last story
the doctor read to Caley was Little Red Riding Hood,
which according to the story, the woman’s granddaughter
will be the next victim. Sam decides to stop Caley while
Dean goes after the Big Bad Wolf. However, he is a little
late as the wolf has just picked up the granddaughter
from school and drives off.
While Dean’s off hunting the
wolf, Sam approaches the doctor and gets right to the
chase and tells him the truth about both his wife and
daughter. He explains to him that Caley’s an angry
spirit and she’s going around killing people.
Sam tells him that she’s longing for him to listen
to her so she can tell him the truth. The only reason
the doctor is so quick to believe Sam is because he’s
seen Caley’s spirit as well. He wastes no time
and sits beside Caley on her bed and let’s his
heart do the talking. He is able to communicate with
her spirit and tells her that it’s time for him
to let go and for her to be put to rest.
Meanwhile Dean is being attacks by
the wolf. Once the doctor gives Caley one final kiss,
she looses her pulse and her spirit is put to rest.
The guy who’s being possessed by the wolf, is
released right before Dean is about to stab him to death.
That’s when they know it’s over.
Dean returns to the hospital to report
to Sam and the doctor the girl was saved and the guy
is ok. Although the doctor is crushed about letting
go of Caley, he knew it was what needed to be done and
he’s he relieved that no one else was killed.
That night after Dean goes to sleep Sam sneaks off to
summon the crossroads demon. As soon as the demon appears,
he puts the rebuilt colt to her head demanding that
she let Dean out of his deal or he’ll blow her
head off. The demon says that’s not negotiable
because Dean made that deal on his own free will and
that her boss wants Dean’s soul bad and he’s
not going to let it go. Sam believes she’s bluffing
and pulls the trigger on her. She falls dead on the
ground and Sam stars at her dead body with the look
of anxiety on his face.
by Matt (godismydaddy)
The Legend Episode
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