Supernatural: Season 4, Episode 7

It's the Great Pumpkin, Sam Winchester (30 Oct. 2008)

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Investigating two mysterious deaths in a small town, Sam and Dean discover a witch is sacrificing people to summon a dangerous demon.

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As Halloween approaches, Sam and Dean investigate mysterious deaths linked to an ancient witchcraft order bent on raising a powerful demon on Halloween, named Samahain, who can raise every evil being, and they are forced to call upon the angel Castiel for help. Written by Anonymous

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At the Halloween party, Dean introduces himself as FBI agent Seger, a possible nod to Bob Seger. Seger is an accomplished songwriter and rock legend inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004. See more »

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Opening scene when the husband is choking up razor blades, he clearly spits up three razors. But in the next scene the wife states that the police found two razors on the ground, one in his throat, and one in his stomach. See more »

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Dean Winchester: So we're talking ghosts?
Sam Winchester: Yeah.
Dean Winchester: Zombies?
Sam Winchester: Mm-hmm.
Dean Winchester: Leprechauns?
Sam Winchester: Dean.
Dean Winchester: Those little dudes are scary. Small hands.
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References Halloween (1978) See more »

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Deliverer of Evil
25 May 2011 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

After *three* Monster-of-the-Week episodes, of which two were comedic ones, no less, it's finally the return to the Mytharc. An a *Great* 9/10 episode it is, the best since the season opener "Lazarus Rising", for several reasons.

One of the traditional Annual American Holiday TV Episodes (Easter, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year - guess which one?), this one is not content to just lazily shoehorn the holiday into the plot - no, this explores the *true* roots of said holiday and also seamlessly links it to the Mytharc. Plotwise, there is no padding. There might also be a genuinely brilliant twist or two...

A great Supernatural episode does not necessarily need gruesome deaths, but here we get some pretty nasty and sickly inventive ones. But the best stuff comes from characterization. Pretty much every character is excellently written, and the actors seize the opportunity to shine. Misha Collins has by now, in his fourth episode, despite his rather limited total screen-time, earned his place as a semi-regular. However, this episode belongs to Robert Wisdom, whose performance is just *scary*. And he doesn't even raise his voice. All that is missing here are Jim Beaver and Genevieve Cortese, but there would have been nothing for their characters to do.

To this, add the trademark witty humor, *relevant* theological and philosophical discussion, tense sequences and some full-on action, and the end result is a not-to-be-missed episode, one of the key ones of the whole season. But even greater stuff is still to come...

P.S. Some might argue that the character Robert Wisdom is playing is incorrectly written, comparable to if one of the Horsemen of the Apocalypse were written just as a mere demon, but there is a logical explanation: the character in Supernatural is *not* the same character as in *our* world. Furthermore, as he is not as well known in our world than his "brothers", there is no need to say that the writing is factually incorrect. Especially since in our world, some of the character's brothers have been "officially excluded" from the company of the most famous ones. So, if the real world can just write off characters this major, why would Supernatural not alter them a bit?


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