“Supernatural” not only developed a huge following during its 15-season run, but it also had quite the roster of talent both behind the scenes and in front of the camera. This meant the show’s reach went beyond Lawrence, Kansas, and all the other places the brothers traveled. When creator Eric Kripke went on to create Amazon’s “The Boys,” fans of “Supernatural” knew that sneaky references to the show would likely make it in, no matter how small.

One thing keen-eyed fans will notice about Jensen Ackles’ character Soldier Boy in “The Boys” is that he is wearing the same boots he wore in “Supernatural.” “Through no planning or work of my own devices, I somehow managed to end up with the same kind of boots for Soldier Boy that I wore as Dean Winchester,” Ackles told Entertainment Weekly. “Different color, but same boot.” Even before Soldier Boy showed up in “The Boys” wearing Dean Winchester’s boots, fans noticed that the show’s Season 2 finale featured a “Supernatural” Easter egg, also, involving a graphic animation of a very recognizable car: Dean’s Chevy Impala.

Now with Ackles starring in “Big Sky,” viewers have happily begun noticing all the subtle — and not so subtle — “Supernatural” references making their way into the show.

Two Supernatural references made it into Episode 2

In “Big Sky” Season 3, Episode 2 (“The Woods Are Lovely, Dark and Deep”), there are a couple of references made that immediately caused “Supernatural” fans to do a double-take. The first is when Beau Arlen (Jensen Ackles) tells Deputy Weaver (Teri Reeves) “I’ll call your office. Who knows, you could be pretending to be a Fed.” She replies, “If you think that’s necessary.” He smiles and says, “Oh, you’d be surprised.” Many viewers immediately recalled “Supernatural,” when Dean and Sam (Jared Padalecki) pretended to be FBI agents. “Beau’s comments about checking credentials because people can pretend to be FBI … Supernatural reference,” @TaylorWood717 tweeted.

Later, Beau and Jenny (Katheryn Winnick) are visiting Cassie’s (Kylie Bunbury) new home, and he gives her two housewarming gifts. The first is bread, so she never goes hungry. But the second — a container of salt — leaves Cassie confused. “So you’re always protected,” Beau tells her. After staring at it for a second Cassie says, “Oh, from demons!” as Beau looks on, smiling.

While both scenes made “Supernatural” and Ackles’ fans go nuts on social media, viewers also see the strategy “Big Sky” is using — and admit it’s working. “The writers and EPs are not dumb. Jensen comes with a fan base that has been around for 15+ years,” tweeted @waywardnerd67. “Keep feeding us SPN references and showing us single layer Ackles. We will reward you with ratings.”

Source: looper.com

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