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Torn and Frayed 

Dean and Castiel try to rescue Samandriel from Crowley. Sam tries to decide whether or not he should continue hunting or be with Amelia.



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Episode cast overview:
Crowley (as Mark A. Sheppard)
Samandriel / Alfie
Weary Mom
Chris Hinckley


Castiel convinces the brothers he needs their help to sort of redeem his horrible bloodshed in heaven by saving Samandriel. Kevin has dodged his bossy mother but needs more time to decipher the halved tablet. 'Alfie' is being tortured by Crowley's demonic-scientific interrogator Viggo, who finds brain plugs can actually tune into the secret angelic 'programming'. But Castiel's manipulative 'heavenly' supervisor Naoi has a grim hidden agenda to impose. Written by KGF Vissers

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Release Date:

16 January 2013 (USA)  »

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


The boat owned by Garth that Kevin is hiding out on is called Fizzles' Folly. Mr. Fizzles is the name of the sock puppet Garth used to talk to the little girl in Supernatural: Party On, Garth (2012). See more »


Usually when an angel is killed, you can see a print of their wings, after Samandriel is killed his wings are not visible. See more »


Castiel: I need your help. It seems this is going to involve... talking to people.
Dean Winchester: C'mon, Cas. I thought you were a hunter now.
[Goes to sit at the table where his laptop is]
Castiel: Yeah well. I thought so, too but- It seems I lack a certain...
Dean Winchester: Skill?
[Opens the laptop, sees it still has the Busty Asian Beauties website open, then quickly closes it with a snap]
Dean Winchester: You saw nothing.
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References Star Trek (1966) See more »


End Credits Theme
Written by Jay Gruska
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"Torn and Frayed" Pretty Much A Waste Of Time
22 January 2013 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

Judging from this episode, the rumor is true that season eight of the "Supernatural" will be the series' last. Most of this episode, "Torn and Frayed," is occupied with showing an angel being tortured by Crowley's flunkey. No need for much dialog or spending time with camera setups when you are filming someone strapped in a chair mumbling Nokian. The rest of the story consists of brief scenes showing Sam's former girlfriend and Dean's bromance pal from purgatory. Castiel is there too, to help end this time filler episode. Bad as the Leviathan story arc in season seven was, at least there the producers tried to create some interest in the characters. With "Torn and Frayed," Supernatural hits rock bottom. To think that some years back, this series had a great episode like "Nightshifter," with suspense, mystery and action in a coherently written format. Even I could write a better episode than this one, an episode which seems to have been written by a committee of writers on drugs.

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