While hunting a creature that kills people by pretending to be their dead loved ones, Dean receives a call from John who says he has a way to get him out of his deal.



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Episode cast overview:
John Winchester (voice)
Stewie Meyers
Lanie Greenfield
Police Officer
Ingrid Torrance ...
Mrs. Waters
John Shaw ...
Ben Waters
Mr. Greenfield
Museum Guide (as Anna Mae Routledge)
Dawson Dunbar ...
Simon Greenfield
Thomas Michael Dobie ...
Truck Driver


Sam and Dean are on the trail of the Crocotta, an entity that secures its victims by communicating as a loved one via phone and computer. While Sam watches over a family being tormented by the ghostly communiques, Dean walks into a trap when a voice from beyond the grave gives the whereabouts of the demon who holds his contract. Written by Derfel85

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Release Date:

1 May 2008 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


Sam and Dean go by the names of Detective Campbell and Detective Raimi. This is a nod to director Sam Raimi and actor Bruce Campbell, who frequently gets cast in Raimi's movies. See more »


In the opening scene, Ben is standing behind the desk and he rips the phone out of the wall and throws it across the room in front of him. And then, still standing at the desk, he puts the gun under his chin and pulls the trigger (still facing the phone) and yet the phone gets splattered by blood. See more »


Sam Winchester: So you two were talking a case?
Dean Winchester: No we were talking about our feelings, and then our favorite boy bands. Yeah, we were talking a case!
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References The Twilight Zone: Long Distance Call (1961) See more »


End Credits Theme
Composed by Jay Gruska
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Super episode
22 June 2008 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I loved this episode. It took my breath away right from the start. Seeing Sam fight the bad guy at the end was amazing.The emotion at the end of this episode where Dean says I don't want to go to hell was great.I also found it great where we got to hear John Winchester on the phone that was excellent.A well acted episode that kept me going. The phone company in this episode was great for wanting to trackdown a phone number.Sam and Dean in every episode make a great team.The fight scenes in this episode were amazing.The villain was out of this world for incredible.Just a great episode.This had a lot of heart. One show that is truly outgoing.It will be great if we see a season four.Keep it coming.Rock on.10 out of 10.

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