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I saw an episode of a TV episode a few years ago. I've asked about it on other sites and got almost unanimously pointed to Supernatural. However, I've been watching Supernatural and I'm up to season 7, and I'm pretty sure I'm up to episodes that aired after I saw this other episode. Here's what I remember:

  1. Young girl (anywhere from 9-14) is helping an older woman (aunt? grandmother?) tend to plants in a greenhouse. Older woman leaves. A deranged-looking man shows up. Confidently, the girl asks the guy if he thinks he's going to try to sexually assault her, in some sarcastic way. The guy's plan was exactly that, so it would seem, so he chases after her.

  2. A couple people (guys, I think, but could have been a guy and a girl) are from out of town and are interviewing people in town. It's a woody town, somewhere up north. No idea where. Could be Oregon, could be Montana, could be Vermont. They interview people (the girl's parents?) in a house and they interview a local business owner in a general store.

  3. At the end of the episode, a guy closes a trunk lid to a classic car. I don't remember the color, the make, or the model. I think I remember them putting someone (a body, a living person like a suspect) in the trunk, but I can't be sure.

Like I said, sounds a lot like Supernatural, especially if the car in #3 is a black '67 Impala and the people in #2 were two brothers in their 20s/30s. Both are possible.

Thing is, I was at my brother-in-law's place, and it sounded like a cool episode. It got me into Supernatural, and even though I didn't get a hit, I'm enjoying the show. The show I remember didn't have angels, or demons, but there was a supernatural element to the crime. I vaguely remember maybe the plants were special, or maybe the girl had the a terrible secret trope, like a monster in disguise or something. Or maybe the guy was the monster. Anyway, the curiosity is bothering me, so I thought I'd cast a net.

I am ruling out Supernatural because, as I said, I'm caught up to episodes that aired after this episode was on TV (in 2009-2011 or thereabouts). I know Buffy and its spinoff Angel are supernatural investigative shows, and they're on my watch list, but because they're more juvenile and, I assume, more for girls (?), they're far lower on my priority list. Even Supernatural was down a ways, but I bumped it to look for this episode (and I'm glad I did).

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-1, purely for suggesting two of my all time favourite shows in Buffy and Angel are more more for girls!! (I am of course joking :)) –  Andrew Martin Mar 6 at 9:31
    
I have a vague memory of the events you describe. Maybe there was something with the plants soil.. I see various potted plants in the greenhouse .. Great, now it bugs me as well :D –  npst Mar 6 at 14:24
    
I apologize just the same Andrew, but understand, I classified Alias the same and enjoyed that show. Npst, that's possible, sort of a killer plants scenario. Like human traps rather than fly traps. I remember someone got got, so you could be right. –  Nathan J Mar 7 at 6:53
    
try "The Outer Limits" it has many supernatural type episodes. –  maaaaaaark Jun 23 at 15:14
    
Angel had many characters and they drove a classic car ('68 PLymouth Belvedere farm5.staticflickr.com/4142/4758222519_729efe4834_z.jpg). I can't remember an episode like you describe, but it's worth looking into. –  Leatherwing Jun 23 at 20:05
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This couldn't be Grimm, could it?

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I've never watched the show myself, but I know it circulates similar themes and tropes to both Supernatural and the Whedonverse.

I read that the rights to Fables spent a long time being passed around, and instead of an adaptation what we ended up with were two poor quality derivatives: Grimm and Once Upon a Time

If it isn't, could you at least rule it (or Once Upon a Time) out to help others focus the parameters of their search?

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I can certainly rule out Once Upon a Time since I'm all caught up with that. Grimm is a bit more recent than practical for my search, though a few of the early episodes sound like they might be similar. Grimm sure sounds like a carbon copy of Supernatural, too. –  Nathan J Mar 5 at 23:12
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Reading your question the first thing that came to mind was an episode of Justified, specifically S02E01 "The Moonshine War". It would have been out at around the right time. There are no supernatural elements to the show, however it still may be worth a look.

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