Supernatural: Season 4, Episode 4

Metamorphosis (9 Oct. 2008)

TV Episode  -   -  Drama | Fantasy | Horror
8.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.4/10 from 1,405 users  
Reviews: 4 user | 4 critic

A hunter named Travis points Sam and Dean towards a meat eating creature called a Rugaru. Complicating matters is the fact that Travis's target is a normal suburban dad in the earlier process of changing and he hasn't killed anyone yet.

Director:

Writers:

(created by),
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $1.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 21 titles
created 18 Jun 2012
 
a list of 22 titles
created 28 Jun 2012
 
a list of 22 titles
created 12 Aug 2012
 
a list of 22 titles
created 05 Sep 2012
 
a list of 22 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Metamorphosis" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Metamorphosis (09 Oct 2008)

Metamorphosis (09 Oct 2008) on IMDb 8.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Supernatural.
« Previous Episode | 64 of 206 Episodes | Next Episode »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
...
...
...
Ruby (as Genevieve Cortese)
...
Jack Montgomery
...
Michelle Montgomery
...
Travis
Craig Stanghetta ...
Bartender
...
Girl in Bar
Colby Wilson ...
Guy in Bar
Marcus Hondro ...
Captive Demon
Edit

Storyline

After Castiel's revelation, Dean fears and soon sees confirmation, by consorting with demon Ruby, that Sam gained extraordinary powers as one of the children fed with demonic blood meant to help start the Apocalypse. Still they respond together to old friendly Missouri hunter Travis's call for help in Carthage. There so far model family man Jack Montgomery is about to transform into a man-eating 'rougarou'. Sam argues he may still resist the urge, with Dean sees as another sign of turning evil. Written by KGF Vissers

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

9 October 2008 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This is the first time Dean refers to Castiel as "Cas". See more »

Goofs

Sam states that he knew about the demon blood for about a year but Azazel (yellow eyes) told him before Dean sold his soul so it actually should've been "about a year and a half" See more »

Quotes

Dean Winchester: It's already gone too far, Sam! If I didn't know you, I would want to hunt you - and so would other hunters.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A Beast Am I
3 May 2011 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

At first I considered this to be "only" a good, 7/10, episode, but on second viewing, I am elevating this to a *great*, 8/10, episode. As is often the case with less comedic, tense, edge-of-your-seat episodes like this, the less in-your-face details may be left overlooked. Especially when the writers are very in-your-face about hammering home the similarities between Sam and the case of the week.

There are great character moments between - and during! - the action, offering the actors chances to shine. And there is a *really* compelling philosophical debate going on between Sam and Dean. It also helps that the guest star of the week, Dameon Clarke, is *very* good in his role. Then again, he has a long CV - and one tends to learn a bit of acting in 20 years!

The season opener was fantastic, but the second and third episode introduced a recurring flaw: when Castiel made his appearance, he also made a huge revelation that was *great* as an episode-ending twist, but it was rather vague, wasn't it? Obviously, Castiel has his reasons not to disclose details (and at this point, he may not even know them), but it has been really frustrating to watch Dean seem *not* at all interested in posing questions about the matter to Castiel. Or to *anyone*. This is similar to what often happened in Lost - for some implausible reason no one, most of the time, asked 'What' and 'Why'. And since we can see from the opening credits that Misha Collins is AWOL from this episode, you can pretty much draw some conclusions from that. Also, the obfuscation recalls bad memories of The X Files - the difference being that in Supernatural, the writers know where the Mytharc is going whereas in The X Files they *actually* were making it up as they went on.

Bottom line: greater episodes still to come, so momentous, so astonishing that compared to them, this warrants no more than 8/10. But that is still waaay ahead of most of the crap on TV.


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Can we have another scary main villain already? phantomreports
Why Doesn't Sam Like The Hot Mature Chicks? MysticInvestigations
We need a new nickname... Jaytee86
I see why Jensen wasn't psyched about the 200th episode tikistitch
Whether you are Sam or Dean girl, I've got a question... khazmir
10.9 Episode Description gija1
Discuss Metamorphosis (2008) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?