Supernatural: Season 5, Episode 7

The Curious Case of Dean Winchester (29 Oct. 2009)

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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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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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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 »

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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 »

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Older Dean Winchester: [Hunched over in pain] Ow! My back!
Bobby Singer: Can you straighten up?
Older Dean Winchester: Yeah, but a little sympathy wouldn't hurt!
Bobby Singer: Butt cheek tingling?
Older Dean Winchester: [Looking uncomfortable] Well, that's kinda personal.
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Fun and surprising
3 November 2009 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

I found this episode was pretty uncommon. Of course we are used to watch some fun episodes from time to time along the season. This one was one of them. I loved the cast, I must say. Old Dean was brilliant and the wizard was outstanding.

We can think of the whole plot of the episode as an excuse to show Bobby's despair and frustration, ironically transferred to Dean somehow; or the fact that in every game luck has an important part to play. No matter how much we know, which our condition is or how well we play, everything is in the air till the game is over.

So I enjoyed watching Dean's condition and how he deals with it, but again what really impressed me was the wizard. That was a very powerful character and I hope he appears again along the season.


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