Walker‘s star and executive producer, Jared Padalecki, was recently joined by his long-time Supernatural co-star, Jensen Ackles, on Walker. Ackles directed the most recent episode, episode 14 of season two, “No Such Thing as Fair Play”. The episode aired on Thursday, April 14.
Going into this, we only hoped that there would be some fun things added into the show as a tribute — and they delivered. Let’s dive into all of the Supernatural references we found in this episode.
It Starts With The Bacon
In a recent interview with TVLine, Jensen Ackles mentioned he started the episode off “on a pile of bacon,” and that it was very Dean Winchester.
That’s The Song You Think Of?
When Cordell asks Geri to go to the fair that the Rangers are having, he says that he hears Kansas is playing. Geri replies with, “Dust in the Wind?” Cordell laughs, and then when Geri walks off, he says, “That’s the song you think of?” We all know what song he was alluding to, “Carry On Wayward Son,” which has become the unofficial theme song of Supernatural.
The Green Cooler
The vintage green Coleman cooler makes an appearance, and that’s become quite a staple in the Supernatural world. The cooler made an appearance throughout Supernatural, including the last episode where it can be seen as Dean and Bobby talk.
In Walker, Liam brings it out to Bonham and Abeline, telling them that he found it in Cordell’s things.
Larklair Tejas Beer
If you look at the beer that Liam pulls out of the green cooler, you’ll see that it’s the Larklair Tejas beer. In Season 1, Episode 17 “Hell House” of Supernatural, that’s the same brand of beer that Sam glues to Dean’s hand.
One of Radio Company’s (Jensen Ackles and Steve Carlson) songs, “All My Livin’ Time” is playing in the background when Cassie and Cordell are talking at the fair.
As mentioned earlier, Kansas has “Carry On Wayward Son,” a song that has become synonymous with Supernatural. Well, they make an appearance in this episode and sing the beloved song, with the Walkers, Geri, Cassie, and everyone singing along. It felt nostalgic, and was definitely one of the highlights of the episode, seeing as how it was the plan to have them in the original finale of Supernatural but ended up not being able to due to COVID-19 restrictions.
The Novak Memorial Auditorium
A little nod to another big part of Supernatural, Castiel, played by Misha Collins. Castiel’s human vessel was Jimmy Novak, and they threw in a little reference in Walker to him here by having the auditorium that Kansas was playing at named “The Novak Memorial Auditorium.”
In a recent interview with TVLine, Jensen talks about being in the episode as a “shadowy figure”. In the very end of the episode, a figure steps out of the trailer in complete darkness — this could very well be the cameo Jensen alludes to.
Did you catch another Supernatural reference in the episode? Let us know! Thank you to Shannon from The Walker Wiki for the help on these! Walker airs Thursday nights on The CW at 8/7c. If you missed this episode, you can catch up on The CW’s app.