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Original Air Date:
1 April 2010 (Season 5, Episode 16)
Dean and Sam are killed by the hunters Walt and Roy. The awake in heaven and Castiel contacts Dean and asks him to seek out the angel Joshua. Meanwhile Zachariah is chasing them in Heaven to force Dean to be Michael's vessel. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Knockin' on Heaven's door See more (3 total) »


 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Jeff Woolnough 
Writing credits
Eric Kripke (created by)

Andrew Dabb (written by) &
Daniel Loflin (written by)

Produced by
Todd Aronauer .... producer
Jeremy Carver .... co-producer
Kristin Cronin .... associate producer
Ben Edlund .... executive producer
Sera Gamble .... executive producer
Peter Johnson .... co-executive producer
Eric Kripke .... executive producer
Serge Ladouceur .... co-producer
McG .... executive producer
Jim Michaels .... producer
Philip Sgriccia .... executive producer (as Phil Sgriccia)
Julie Siege .... co-producer
Robert Singer .... executive producer
Jerry Wanek .... co-producer
Original Music by
Jay Gruska 
Christopher Lennertz 
Cinematography by
Serge Ladouceur (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Anthony Pinker 
Casting by
Heike Brandstatter 
Eric Dawson 
Carol Kritzer 
Coreen Mayrs 
Patrick Rush (original casting by) (as Patrick J. Rush)
Robert J. Ulrich 
Production Design by
John Marcynuk 
Set Decoration by
George Neuman 
Costume Design by
Diane Widas 
Makeup Department
Jeannie Chow .... key hair stylist
Jeannie Chow .... key hairstylist
Cayley Giene .... makeup effects lab technician
Sarah Graham .... key makeup artist
Toby Lindala .... key makeup effects
Toby Lindala .... key prosthetics makeup: effects
Miyuki Mori .... prosthetics
Production Management
Craig Matheson .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Adrian Diepold .... second assistant director
John MacCarthy .... first assistant director
Art Department
Perry Battista .... lead set dresser
Adam Catt .... set dresser
Scott Clatney .... on set scenic artist
Christopher Cooper .... property master (as Chris Cooper)
Tracy B. Dunlop .... set dresser
Warren Dunlop .... construction coordinator
Karolina M. Grant .... props
Adrian Hrytzak .... art department coordinator
Robert Leader .... assistant art director
Graeme Morgan .... set dresser
Rae Paziuk .... art assistant
Ocea Ringrose .... set decoration buyer
Sound Department
Damon Cohoon .... assistant sound editor
Karyn Foster .... dialogue editor
Chris Glyn-Jones .... boom operator
Monett Holderer .... foley artist
Bill Jackson .... re-recording mixer
Dennis Kirk .... re-recording mixer
Michael E. Lawshe .... supervising sound editor (as Michael E. Lawshé)
Marc Meyer .... sound designer
Eric Moss .... assistant sound editor
Daniel Nakamura .... mix stage technician
Rick Owens .... foley artist
Don Painchaud .... sound mixer
Trevor Sperry .... foley mixer
Paul J. Diller .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Rob Mackie .... special effects technician
Randy Shymkiw .... special effects supervisor
Tyler Shymkiw .... special effects assistant
Visual Effects by
Emily Fang .... visual effects artist
Adele Jones .... visual effects coordinator
Fred J. Julito .... digital artist (as Fred Julito)
Fred J. Julito .... visual effects artist: opening sequence
Grant Lindsay .... visual effects producer
Mark Meloche .... visual effects supervisor
Shaun Roth .... visual effects artist
Cory Virs .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Lou Bollo .... stunt coordinator
Mike Carpenter .... stunt double: Jared Padelecki
Anthony J Sacco .... stunts
Todd Scott .... stunt double: jensen ackles
Camera and Electrical Department
Chris Cochrane .... gaffer
Harvey Fedor .... key grip
Christopher Charles Kempinski .... lighting technician (as Chris Kempinski)
Scott Kozak .... grip
Michael Mayo .... rigging gaffer
Monica Mayo .... rigging electric
Kelly Patrick Moore .... lighting technician
Dave Riopel .... dolly grip
Pawel Sedzimir .... best boy rigging electric
Orson Stachow .... generator operator
Matthew Tichenor .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Don Tupper .... bestboy rigging grip
Brendan Wilson .... set wireman
Casting Department
Heike Brandstatter .... casting: Canada
L.A. Hilts .... extras casting director
Coreen Mayrs .... casting: Canada
Alex Newman .... casting associate
Patrick Rush .... original casting (as Patrick J. Rush)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Daevina Danyluck .... set costume supervisor
Doanne Kalena Nielsen .... prep costumer: cutter (as Doanne K. Nielsen)
Jojo MacDowall .... costume shopper (uncredited)
Jojo MacDowall .... costumer: preparation (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Gordon Ferris .... on-line editor
Fred J. Julito .... on-line editor: color corrector
Location Management
Russ Hamilton .... location manager
Janet McCairns .... location manager
Jeff Mohs .... location scout
Larie Stoley .... locations: preparation
Allan J. Ross .... trainee assistant location manager (uncredited)
Music Department
Dino A. Moriana .... music editor (as Dino Moriana)
Alexandra Patsavas .... music supervisor
Gregory Sweeney .... music coordinator
Kasey Truman .... music coordinator
Brittany Whyte .... music coordinator
Transportation Department
Ted Bradford .... driver: cast
Mark Gould .... transportation coordinator
David Greenbaum .... driver: electrics truck
Greg Lansink .... transportation co-captain
Rod May .... transportation captain
Other crew
Michael Campbell .... medic/craft service
Tom Chen .... computer/video playback operator
Andrew Dabb .... story editor
Kimberley Dainard .... assistant: Mr. Michaels
Jenny Klein .... assistant: writers
Eric Kripke .... executive consultant
Daniel Loflin .... story editor
Sarah Long .... production assistant
John Malakoff .... production travel consultant
Jeff Michaels .... assistant: Mr. Michaels: Los Angeles
Holly Ollis .... publicist
David Reed .... script coordinator
Judith Swan .... production coordinator
Angela Will .... production accountant
Joanne Cook .... assistant accountant (uncredited)
Jenny Dent .... set tutor (uncredited)
Annie Jackson .... production staff (uncredited)

Series Crew
These people are regular crew members. Were they in this episode?
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Eric Kripke  creator

Makeup Department
Harlow MacFarlane .... special makeup effects artist
Ryan Nicholson .... specialty props
Geoff Redknap .... special makeup effects artist
Special Effects by
Ian Korver .... special effects first assistant
Nick Allen .... assistant stunt coordinator
Clint Carleton .... stunt double: Jesse Hutch
Janina Dall .... stunt double
Clay Virtue .... stunt double
Camera and Electrical Department
John Brown .... lamp operator
Roberto W. Contreras D. .... camera operator: additional unit
Randy Tambling .... key grip
William D. Wynn .... dolly grip
Casting Department
Colton James .... casting assistant
Garrett McGuire .... casting associate
Todd Sherry .... casting assistant
Todd Sherry .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Philip Maldonado .... key costumer
Location Management
Ainsley Dowle .... trainee assistant location manager (season 2)
Music Department
Andrew Gowan .... music coordinator
Ernie Mannix .... music editor (pilot)
Other crew
April Baker .... production assistant
Liam Cripps .... production assistant
Ainsley Dowle .... production assistant (season 1)
Ryan Mains .... production assistant (season 1)
Holly Ollis .... publicist (2005)
Carol Phiniotis .... office production assistant: second unit
Renée Rosenfeld .... script supervisor (as Renee Rosenfeld)
Ryan Steacy .... armorer
Production CompaniesDistributorsSpecial EffectsOther Companies

Additional Details

60 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Philippines:SPG (TV rating) | USA:TV-14

Did You Know?

When Castiel tells Sam and Dean "Don't go towards the light" and Dean replies " OK thanks Carol Anne" it's a homage to Poltergiest (1982). Also Castiel is speaking to them through a television set.See more »
Continuity: After Sam says "Hear me out. I can explain. Please." some of Roy's hair is poking out from the bottom of his mask. In every other shot, his hair is fully tucked in.See more »
Sam Winchester:...Maybe that's what Heaven is: you relive your greatest hits.See more »
Movie Connections:
Salmon Dean in the HeartlandSee more »


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7 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Knockin' on Heaven's door, 10 December 2011
Author: zombiehigh18 from Egypt

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

I don't like this episode simply because Supernatural has gone too far with the idea on God and even though I'm fully aware it is just fictional and can't be taken seriously, I still find it insulting. So I'm going to ignore the utterly silly conversation with Joshua and skip to the good stuff. And I have to admit the good stuff is the reason why I gave this episode 5 out of 10 because otherwise I would give it a big scratch.

- I was shocked to see Dean restrained upon seeing Sam dead, However I can understand why. I think it is because he knows they will be back or he had given up on every thing because he is dead from the inside as Famine referred earlier, so seeing Sam die has now little effect on him.

- The boys reaching Heaven, Does that mean they willingly accepted to go with the reaper? And it was interesting to know they went to Heaven before but the Angels scrubbed their minds clean. However I find it even more interesting that the boys find it hard to believe they actually made it to Heaven.

- It is no surprise that Dean's happy memories are with his family as it is no surprise to see Sam's happy ones when he was away living a normal life,(But I wonder doesn't Sam have any happy memories with Dean or Jessica?) Yet it is heartbreaking to see Dean realize that now of all times when he is already on edge and it was sad that those happy moments for Sam were actually the worst days in Dean's life. I liked the fireworks scene and the touching scene with Dean and Mary (I always thought Samantha Smith fit her role right as the boys' mother, she has a tenderness in her as well as an amazing motherly chemistry with Jensen even though she is not that old) It was a surprise to know that the Mary/John marriage wasn't that perfect and that Dean has been cleaning his dad's messes since forever. (Jensen Ackles delivery of that scene was touching, he had all the cuteness and the innocence of a four year old boy in his eyes)

- It is good to see Ash again and know he is all right and that he still keeps is goofy geeky happy attitude. As for Pamela I was glad to see her happy and satisfied with her Heaven. It is the first time on the show that we actually see somebody get a happy ending, Yet it was weird to see her convincing Dean to say the big Yes, she should know better, However her advice might have some effect on the man.

- Torturing Dean with this distorted image of his mother was very mean even for a dick like Zach, Now I hate him even more and I wish Dean kills that ugly guy.

- Finally, I was very disturbed when Dean threw away his amulet. I know he lost his faith and he was very hurt with Sam's happy memories but does it mean he lost faith on Sam too? I really hope Sam fetched the amulet back from the trash since it was a symbol of the brotherly bond.

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