Supernatural: Season 9, Episode 11

First Born (21 Jan. 2014)

TV Episode  -   -  Drama | Fantasy | Horror
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 9.4/10 from 1,132 users  
Reviews: 2 user | 3 critic

Sam and Castiel believe that they found a way to track Gadreel. Dean and Crowley team up to find the first blade, which is in the hands of the biblical Cain.



(created by),
0Check in

Watch Now

From $1.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

Live Chat with Keanu Reeves

We conducted a Live Chat with Keanu about his upcoming film John Wick.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 23 titles
created 01 Jul 2013
a list of 23 titles
created 10 Sep 2013
a list of 23 titles
created 09 Oct 2013
a list of 25 titles
created 8 months ago
a list of 23 titles
created 4 months ago

Related Items

Search for "First Born" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: First Born (21 Jan 2014)

First Born (21 Jan 2014) on IMDb 9.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Supernatural.
« Previous Episode | 183 of 206 Episodes | Next Episode »


Episode cast overview:
Crowley (as Mark A. Sheppard)
Ryan Alexander McDonald ...
Demon Trucker
Andrew Baker ...
Chloe Morgan ...


The unlikely duo, Crowley and Dean are forced to work together in order to find an item which could help them in the war against Abaddon. During their search they come across the source of the items power ... Cain. Meanwhile Sam and Castiel believe they have found a way to find Gadriel, but at what cost? Written by Craig

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis






Release Date:

21 January 2014 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See  »

Did You Know?


Crowley: This is, by far, the dumbest idea you've ever had.
Dean Winchester: Yeah, well, it's early.
See more »


References Jerry Maguire (1996) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Where has THIS been all season long?!
21 January 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's no secret that some fans have been disappointed by several episodes in the first half of season 9. We've had some let-downs and unfortunate character "progression" that ultimately ended up upsetting people. I know that the Supernatural writers are capable of writing great stories and holding my interest, but I haven't really had that happen a whole lot this season...until this episode.

Honestly, where the heck was this story all season? It was fantastic!

To summarize: last week we saw Dean say goodbye to Sam and Castiel and take off on his own, not wanting to be around them because he believed himself to be a curse, and that anyone near him would be killed or hurt. This week, we have Sam and Castiel at the bunker healing Sam, and Dean is (a bit reluctantly) working with Crowley to find a way to kill Abaddon.

I didn't have high hopes for this episode simply because this season hasn't impressed me much so far.

In all honesty though, I loved this episode. There were no weak characters in this. We have Timothy Omundson guest starring as Cain, and wow he does a great job! I truly enjoyed watching him on screen. I was actually expecting him to be a throw-away character, but I think he really brought a lot to the story, and hopefully the writers will use this opportunity to further the plot.

Crowley and Dean working together was amusing and much more than I could have asked for. Dean is clearly still not trusting Crowley (with good reason of course) and their 'teamwork' or lack thereof was a highlight for me. Same goes for Sam and Castiel at the bunker. They shared some good moments; though if I could choose, I would have wanted to see a bit more of them together. Sam and Cas rarely have any bonding moments, and it's unfortunate we couldn't see more of that.

Whoever directed this episode (John Badham) needs to come back. He did an excellent job of directing it to near flawlessness. There was a sequence where Dean is fighting demons, and it was probably one of the best fighting scenes I've had the privilege of watching this season. Very intense and exciting.

Without giving away any spoilers, I'll just say that I am SO glad Dean is getting to play a part in the story now. All season it has been a never-ending loop of Sam possessed and taken over by Gadreel, with Dean just running around spewing lies every which way. Dean is now being given an opportunity to really play a part this season, and the writers would be insane to not go through with it.

All together, outstanding job by the actors and certainly a round of applause to the writers for keeping me interested from start to finish!


40 of 40 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Sam so far... skjoe-1
What Was the Point of the Demon Dean Storyline? paro88
Faking the cure? taylor-evanoff
How do you guys feel about this season so far? favrejoe
Should I carry on watching this? Little_Rock_2190
Most underwhelming conclusion to a story arc? ShaneTardis
Discuss First Born (2014) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: