Supernatural (2005– )
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What Is and What Should Never Be 

Dean gets attacked by a Djinn, a creature capable of warping reality. The next things he knows he's in Lawrence, Kansas, in a stable relationship with a woman named Carmen, his mother is ... See full summary »

Director:

Eric Kripke

Writers:

Eric Kripke (created by), Raelle Tucker
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Jared Padalecki ... Sam Winchester
Jensen Ackles ... Dean Winchester
Samantha Smith ... Mary Winchester
Adrianne Palicki ... Jessica Moore
Michelle Borth ... Carmen Porter
Kwesi Ameyaw ... College Professor
Melanie Scrofano ... Near-Dead Girl (as Melanie Neige Scrofano)
Mackenzie Gray ... Djinn
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Storyline

Dean gets attacked by a Djinn, a creature capable of warping reality. The next things he knows he's in Lawrence, Kansas, in a stable relationship with a woman named Carmen, his mother is alive and well, and he and Sam are no longer on speaking terms. When the idea of a peaceful existence begins to settle in, visions of his previous life as a hunter start appearing out of nowhere. Written by Derfel85

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 May 2007 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

There is a guitar in Dean's dream apartment; while Jensen Ackles can play one in real life, Dean has never shown any musical ability. See more »

Goofs

The 9 year age gap between mother Samantha Smith and son 'Jensen Ackles' is very apparent here. The same actress was used in Supernatural: Pilot two years earlier when Sam was an infant and the character has not aged despite Sam now being in law school. See more »

Quotes

Dean Winchester: Bitch.
Sam Winchester: What're you calling me a bitch for?
Dean Winchester: You're supposed to say "jerk".
Sam Winchester: What?
Dean Winchester: Never mind.
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Connections

References I Dream of Jeannie (1965) See more »

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Spiegel im Spiegel
Written by Arvo Pärt
Performed by Christopher Lennertz
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splendidly done
18 February 2012 | by manon74See all my reviews

This was a solid example of truly brilliant writing, acting and the magic that can happen when all the pieces fit. Almost all other reviews mention Jensen's heart-wrenching acting and I must concur. He's very good at what he does. Near the end when Dean must chose I was in tears. It was evident what his choice would be but I could FEEL his pain. Most of season 2 seemed to build up to just how much Dean and Sam have been through and how much they are giving up by doing what they know they are meant to do. To see an episode like this seems at first to be cruel but Sam says it best... "it's all worth it". Indeed it is! This = favourite episode. Just WOW!


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