Supernatural (2005– )
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Sam and Dean Winchester were trained by their father to hunt the creatures of the supernatural. Now, their father has mysteriously disappeared while hunting the demon that killed their mother, 22 years ago.

Director:

David Nutter

Writers:

Eric Kripke (created by), Eric Kripke
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jared Padalecki ... Sam Winchester
Jensen Ackles ... Dean Winchester
Sarah Shahi ... Constance Welch
Adrianne Palicki ... Jessica Moore
Samantha Smith ... Mary Winchester
Jeffrey Dean Morgan ... John Winchester
R.D. Call ... Sheriff Pierce
Ross Kohn Ross Kohn ... Troy Squire
Steve Railsback ... Joseph Welch
Derek Webster ... Deputy Jaffe
Jamil Walker Smith ... Luis (as Jamil Z. Smith)
Elizabeth Bond ... Amy Hein
Miriam Korn ... Rachel
Cletus Young Cletus Young ... Motel Clerk
Robert Peters ... Deputy Hein
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Storyline

After not seeing him in two years, Sam Winchester is suddenly visited by his big brother Dean, who insists that Sam helps him to look for their father John, who disappeared on his latest 'hunt' for a poltergeists. Sam accepts only after his brother promises him that he'll be back in time for a crucial interview. They trace their father's tracks for 'The Woman in White', a spirit of a wife who killed her own children after finding out her husband committed adultery and now haunts and kills unfaithful men. She even attacks Sam, who is loyal to his girlfriend. Luckily Dean, who needed nothing more than a paper-clip to escape from police arrest -they used faked identities- and carry off their dad's notes, arrives just in time. Sam decides to go back to Jessica and his "normal life", but the welcome changes his life forever... Written by KGF Vissers

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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 September 2005 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Sarah Shahi is one of four stars from the CBS drama Person of Interest to appear in Supernatural. She would be followed by Amy Acker in "Dead in the Water" (Seas. 1, Ep. 3), Sterling K. Brown (2006-07), and Leslie Odom, Jr. in "Season Seven, Time for a Wedding!" (Seas. 7, Ep. 8). See more »

Goofs

Fire Engines in Lawrence, Kansas during the 1980s were painted lime green, not red. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Mary Winchester: Come on, let's say goodnight to your brother.
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Alternate Versions

When the pilot episode aired as a repeat several scenes were cut. One of the scenes cut was when Sam goes into his apartment to find that Jessica had made him cookies and left him a note saying "Love you, Miss you" in front of the cookies. See more »

Connections

References Days of Our Lives (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

Ramblin' Man
Written by Dickey Betts
Performed by The Allman Brothers Band
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Brothers against Evil: The Lady in White
1 March 2007 | by CoventrySee all my reviews

Wow, this new TV-series seems to be created especially and entirely for me ... as well as for all you other fanatics of horror, occult, monsters and suchlike types of evil, of course! "Supernatural" finally is a properly budgeted and professionally scripted TV-series revolving on two young brothers battling all kinds of malevolence they encounter during the search for their vanished father. Sam and Dean Winchester aren't easily shocked, as they literally grew up fighting monsters. When they were little children, an unidentified evil force burned their mother alive and ever since their father raised them to search & destroy evil all around the United States. This pilot-episode merely just introduces the characters, but still there's room for an intriguing type of malice, namely the Woman in White. Dean – the oldest brother – comes to visit Sam at university and informs him their father is missing. Sam is reluctant to join Dean on his search, as he finally hopes to live a normal life. Of course Dean convinces him and the brothers soon confront a beautiful white appearance in the dark night. The Lady in White represents the restless soul of a deceived woman, forced to commit murder and suicide and forever doomed to dwell around to kill unfaithful men.

The first episode of "Supernatural" is excellent, but not entirely flawless. The two main characters are introduced as likable and identifiable guys, but the inevitably remain stereotypes. They're brothers but with severely opposite characters. Dean is a witty daredevil, always fearlessly facing danger and providing the show with the obligatory sense of humor. Sam on the other hand is a shy guy, happy with his girlfriend and his anonymous life as a student. Probably because this is the pilot, and most of attention went to the character drawings & theme-introduction, the mystery surrounding the Lady in White remains rather vague and unsolved. That's a crying shame because it's a fascinating topic and it could have resulted in a petrifying little horror tale. The rushed finale also immediately exposes what presumably is the series' biggest weakness. Less than one hour of playtime isn't always suffice to resolve a supernatural case and/or to defeat a complex & powerful enemy. Hopefully this will be different in the next couple of episodes, when it's no longer necessary to show flashbacks about the boys' childhood. I already saw episode two – The Wendingo – and it definitely showed improvement. Even so, the pilot episode is hugely atmospheric and often chilling. The special effects are pretty amazing and far better than the visuals used in the majority of nowadays released horror movies. The creative mind behind "Supernatural" is Eric Kripke. He didn't really impress me with his "Boogeyman", but this TV-initiative is more than promising.

Without revealing too much, the pilot's ending assures the collaboration between the two brothers and even offers Sam a morbid motivation to carry on exterminating evil. Now I just hope the TV-stations in my country don't decide to prematurely cancel the airing due to disappointing viewer ratings....


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