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"Supernatural" Swan Song (2010)

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Original Air Date:
13 May 2010 (Season 5, Episode 22)
With the Apocalypse looming, Sam and Dean realize they are out of options and make heart-breaking decisions that will change their lives forever. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Jared Padalecki ... Sam Winchester / Lucifer (also archive footage)

Jensen Ackles ... Dean Winchester (also archive footage)

Misha Collins ... Castiel

Jim Beaver ... Bobby Singer

Jake Abel ... Michael

Rob Benedict ... Chuck Shurley

Mark Pellegrino ... Lucifer

Cindy Sampson ... Lisa Braeden

Anthony Harrison ... Sal Moriarty
Nathan Smith ... Young Sam Winchester
Nicolai Guistra ... Young Dean Winchester (as Nicolai Lawton-Guistra)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Nicki Aycox ... Meg Masters (archive footage)

Matt Cohen ... Young John Winchester (archive footage)

Kurt Fuller ... Zachariah (archive footage)
Shawn Hall ... Pool Player (archive footage)

Fredric Lehne ... Azazel (archive footage)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Steve Boyum 
Writing credits
Eric Kripke (created by)

Eric Kripke (teleplay by)

Eric 'Giz' Gewirtz (story by) (as Eric Gewirtz)

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 
Jerry Wanek 
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
Bill Jackson .... re-recording mixer
Dennis Kirk .... re-recording mixer
Marc Meyer .... sound designer
Eric Moss .... assistant sound editor
Daniel Nakamura .... mix stage technician
Don Painchaud .... sound mixer
Paul J. Diller .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Randy Shymkiw .... special effects supervisor
Visual Effects by
Emily Fang .... visual effects artist
Ivan Hayden .... visual effects supervisor
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
Shaun Roth .... visual effects artist
Cory Virs .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Fraser Aitcheson .... stunt performer
Lou Bollo .... stunt coordinator
Mike Carpenter .... stunt double: Jared Padelecki
Anthony J Sacco .... stunts
Todd Scott .... stunt double: jensen ackles
Sean Kennedy .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Chris Cochrane .... gaffer
Bradley S. Creasser .... a camera operator
Tony Durke .... rigging electrician
Harvey Fedor .... key grip
Christopher Charles Kempinski .... lighting technician (as Chris Kempinski)
Jared Krenz .... camera trainee
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 (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
Allan J. Ross .... locations: preparation
Larie Stoley .... locations: preparation
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
Tammy Bentz .... script supervisor
Michael Campbell .... medic/craft service
Andrew Dabb .... story editor
Kimberley Dainard .... assistant: Mr. Michaels
Bonnie Judd .... animal coordinator
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
Marijke Richman .... production assistant
Judith Swan .... production coordinator
Angela Will .... production accountant
Joanne Cook .... assistant accountant (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

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

Did You Know?

In one of Chuck's voice-overs, he says the boys would "drive two days for a Jayhawks game." The Jayhawk is the mascot of the University of Kansas. The main campus is located in Lawrence, Kansas.See more »
Plot holes: At the end Castiel says he is returning to Heaven because with Michael in the cage there is chaos up there since no one is left in charge, to which Dean replies "so you're the new sheriff in town eh". However the Archangel Rafael is still alive, so it stands to reason he is in command of Heaven now, which means Castiel would have to fight him for control. Even with the new powers given to him by God, Castiel is no match for an Archangel.See more »
Sam Winchester:[Standing with Dean over the open trunk containing several jugs of demon blood. Faced with what he has to do, he can't look at Dean] You mind not watchin' this?See more »
Movie Connections:
End Credits ThemeSee more »


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58 out of 64 people found the following review useful.
Amazing, 18 May 2010
Author: kimba1178-1 from United States

I am surprised at the number of comments that I have read online where people don't seem to understand that this episode was intended to be the series finale. The show was scheduled and planned to run for 5 years only. I'm thrilled that Supernatural will be back for a sixth season, but I can't imagine anyone writing another finale that will live up to this episode. The bar is now set very high. The writers did an amazing job putting it all together for us and coming up with a wrap up that is much more difficult than your average TV show. Most shows just have someone move, get married, die, or generally transition into a new chapter in their lives. Swan Song took care of all of those categories while tackling, ummm... Armageddon. Most of us can't say enough about how terrific this show was. With the exception of one classy genius who felt that the episode was too emotional and that Dean should end up with a skanky chick. Really? You didn't expect this to be emotional? You didn't pay attention to 5 years of the show. As for his other concern, you can see that most people disagree totally with his assessment. Like Chuck says- there will be some bitchy fan who just doesn't get what you were trying to say. Well, the rest of us did, and BRAVO!!

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