Supernatural: Season 4, Episode 1

Lazarus Rising (18 Sep. 2008)

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Sam tries to move on without his brother and becomes hardened and more reckless in the way he hunts. Bobby and his psychic friend Pamela try to contact the other side to find out more about Dean's ultimate fate.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Ruby (as Genevieve Cortese)
Scott Parsons ...
Diner Patron Demon
Jen Halley ...
Demon Waitress
Fry Cook Demon


Dean suddenly returns from the grave and seeks answers to his return with Bobby's help. Sam, trying to move on, becomes more hardened and reckless with his hunts for demons and other supernatural beings. After being reunited, the Winchester brothers meet with with a psychic friend of Bobby's, named Pamela, where they try to contact the other side to learn more about what happened to Dean, while the demoness Ruby, now in another female body with the alias of Kristy, also appears to offer her assistance. Written by Anonymous

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When Pamela is introduced to the medium, her name is given as "Pamela Barnes," Victoria Principal's character on Dallas. See more »


After being confronted by Bobby, Dean tries to prove he is real by cutting his arm with a silver knife. Later, when trying to find out how he was brought back, he shows Bobby that it was powerful and dangerous magic by revealing the handprints on his arms, however, the cut he made earlier is not visible. See more »


Bobby Singer: [On phone] Hello?
Dean Winchester: Bobby?
Bobby Singer: Yeah?
Dean Winchester: Its me.
Bobby Singer: Who's 'me'?
Dean Winchester: Dean.
Bobby Singer: [Bobby hangs up. Dean tries again] Who is this?
Dean Winchester: Bobby listen to me...
Bobby Singer: This ain't funny. Call again and I'll kill you.
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References High Noon (1952) See more »


Written by Jason Manns
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God Command
12 May 2010 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Dean returns from the afterlife in hell six feet under in a grave and he walks to a gas station in the middle of nowhere. He steals an old parked car and drives to meet the skeptic Bobby that believes first that he is a supernatural creature. Dean thinks that Sam had made a deal to release him and they drive to Illinois to meet Sam that tells that he had not succeeded in bringing Dean back. The trio drives to meet the psychic Pamela Barnes to seek the answer and she organizes a séance to conjure who saved Dean. He finds that a being named Castiel saved him, but Pam becomes blind when she sees him. Then Dean and Sam go to a dining where the waitress and the owner are demons. Dean discovers that they are scared and also do not know who saved him. During the night, Sam sneaks from the motel room to vanquish the demons and meet Ruby that is using another vessel. She tells that no demon took Dean from Hell. Meanwhile, Dean and Bobby conjure Castiel in a barn prepared with many supernatural traps. When the overwhelming Castiel appears, he tells to Dean that he is an angel of the Lord and God has a plan for him.

The beginning of the Fourth Season could not be better, with a stunning episode. The creepy return of Dean in the grave is impressive and the conclusion with the unexpected revelation of Castiel is totally surprising. Further, the unknown Traci Dinwiddie is a very sexy and beautiful woman and I hope to have the chance to see her again. Jen Halley is also a gorgeous woman in the role of a demon. My vote is ten.

Title (Brazil): "A Ressurreição de Lázaro" ("The Ressurrection of Lazarus")

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