Breakdown is the 11th episode of Season 13. It aired on January 25, 2018.


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Donna (guest star Briana Buckmaster) calls Sam and Dean for help after her niece, Wendy (guest star Sarah Dugdale), goes missing. The three hunters discover Wendy was kidnapped by a man who sells human parts to monsters in a grotesque online auction and race to save her before it is too late.




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  • The episode was watched by 1.93 million viewers and got a 0.6 rating. This is the season's most watched episode since Patience and the show's most watched eleventh episode since There's No Place Like Home in Season 10.
  • The title of the episode is a reference to the 1997 American adventure/mystery/thriller film starring Kurt Russell, making this the second episode of the season to have a title referencing a movie starring Kurt Russell with Tombstone being the first one.
  • The episode was originally titled The Midnight Train and was supposed to feature vampires on a train, but this was later changed due to filming constraints. However, the episode did briefly include the vampire Marlon and Doug Stover when he was turned for a short time.
  • This is the second time Donna Hanscum appears this season, making Season 13 her first season where she appears in multiple episodes.
  • Sarah Dugdale, the actress that portrays Wendy Hanscum, also portrayed Chloe in the Season 7 episode Party On, Garth.
  • Doug Stover is the fourth character that was turned into a vampire and cured with Dean Winchester, Seth's Victim and Alex Jones being the first three.
  • Dean tells the vampire Marlon "bring it, Twilight. This is a reference to the Twilight series. He also said something similar to a vampire he killed in the Season 5 episode Free To Be You and Me.
  • Dean refers to when the time when he was cured from vampirism in the Season 6 episode Live Free or Twihard.
  • Doug mentioned the events of Wayward Sisters which he stated to have been a couple of weeks before.
  • According to Sam's bio on Clegg's website, Sam is 34 years old, 6'5" (195.58 cm), weighs 210 pounds (95.25 kg) and is from Lawrence, Kansas.
  • One of the locations given on Clegg's map of the Butterfly's victims is Gunnison, Colorado. This is where Season 11's The Chitters took place and where the Winchesters fought the Bisaan. According to the map, the abduction or abductions occurred on September 2, 2009.


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Supernatural 13x11 Promo "Breakdown" (HD) Season 13 Episode 11 Promo

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Supernatural 13x11 Inside "Breakdown" (HD) Season 13 Episode 11 Inside