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The Curious Case of Dean Winchester 

Sam and Dean discover that a witch is running a high-stakes poker game where the currency is life years vs. money. Bobby sees the game as a chance to get out of the wheelchair and bets 25 ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Cliff Whitlow
Dr. Aldrich
Monica Mustelier ...
Xavier's Wife
Elan Ross Gibson ...
Mrs. Whitlow
Grace Baek ...
Hooker #1 (as Grace Beak)
Marianne Patricio ...
Hooker #2
Eric (as Matt Kelly)
Guy at Bar


Sam and Dean discover that a witch is running a high-stakes poker game where the currency is life years vs. money. Bobby sees the game as a chance to get out of the wheelchair and bets 25 years, but loses. As Bobby begins to age rapidly, Dean steps in to save him but also ends up turning into an old man, leaving Sam holding the only hopes for their survival. Written by matt-282

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Release Date:

29 October 2009 (USA)  »

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1.78 : 1
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Hal Ozsan, who plays Patrick, is a Cyprus Turk raised in England. The chips that Patrick use have the Cyprus Turkish banner on them. See more »


At about 21 minutes in when Sam pushes Bobby in his wheelchair, a Canada Post truck can be seen driving through the street in the background. See more »


Older Dean Winchester: So, you were gonna just shoot some old guy? Is that it?
Sam Winchester: I didn't know *what* you were. I mean, have you seen you? You look like...
Older Dean Winchester: The old chick in "Titanic." I know. Shut up.
Sam Winchester: I was gonna say "Emperor Palpatine."
[Bobby punches the door open with his wheelchair]
Bobby Singer: I see you met John McCain there.
Sam Winchester: Yeah. Either of you wanna tell me what happened?
Older Dean Winchester: Bobby's an idiot. That's what happened.
Bobby Singer: Hey, nobody asked you to play.
Older Dean Winchester: Right. I should have just let you die.
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References Mission: Impossible (1966) See more »


I Want My Money Back
Performed by Lonnie Brooks
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I never thought it would happen...
30 October 2009 | by (Hungary) – See all my reviews

...but for the first time in 89 episodes Supernatural has let me down. I've just finished watching 'The Curious Case' and I found both the story line and the directing faulty. It had nothing of either the quirk or the drama that, by now, I am used to expect from Supernatural. It was like, given the fact that the idea behind the episode was so good, they were trying too hard to make it funny and did not succeed, being left, at times, with scenes out of place(the jumping in front of the cars, the spell cast on Sam, the digging of the body-why were they digging a body, anyhow?!). Also, even for the scenes that might have made sense, it was like jumping from one to the next without any real connectors. All in all, I was left with the impression that Jensen Ackles might have told the script writers that he needs to take a personal day and they had to woop up, at a moment's notice, a teleplay for an episode without him, and they just didn't have time to polish it. One thing I am sure of: if I can watch the previous episodes time and again, this is the one exception that will remain at one viewing only.

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