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Folsom Prison Blues 

When an old block is reopened in the Green River County Detention Center after thirty years, a fiend is released, killing the inmates. Three months later, Dean and Sam are arrested during a... See full summary »


Mike Rohl


Eric Kripke (created by), John Shiban

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Episode cast overview:
Jared Padalecki ... Sam Winchester
Jensen Ackles ... Dean Winchester
Charles Malik Whitfield ... FBI Agent Victor Henriksen
Bridget White ... Mara Daniels (as Bridget Ann White)
Jeff Kober ... Randall
Garwin Sanford ... Deacon
Kurt Evans ... FBI Special Agent Carl Reidy
Robert Parent ... Unknown
Andee Frizzell ... Nurse Dolores Glockner
Alistair Abell ... Monitor Guard
Steven Cree Molison ... Lucas
Clif Kosterman Clif Kosterman ... Tiny
James Michalopolous ... Poker Playing Prisoner
Chris Nowland ... Contractor #1
Byron Lucas Byron Lucas ... Contractor #2


When an old block is reopened in the Green River County Detention Center after thirty years, a fiend is released, killing the inmates. Three months later, Dean and Sam are arrested during a heist to be sent to the haunted prison to help Deacon, a former friend of their father. While FBI Agent Victor Henricksen presses Dean, the public defender Mara Daniels believes the brothers are not guilty of most of the inconsistent charges against them, and helps the Winchester brothers in the end. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Release Date:

26 April 2007 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


While taking pictures for his mug shot, Dean uses the blue steel pose, used by Derek Zoolander in the movie Zoolander. See more »


FBI Agent Victor Henricksen: You think you're funny?
Dean Winchester: I think I'm adorable.
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References Escape from Alcatraz (1979) See more »


Written by Jerry Cantrell
Performed by Alice in Chains
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"Calm down. It's all part of the plan."
15 July 2009 | by bensonmum2See all my reviews

I'm really starting to sound like a broken record when discussing these episodes of Supernatural, but "Folsom Prison Blues" is yet another rock solid entry in the series. In this one, a murderous entity is accidentally released when an old section of a prison is reopened. The spirit has its own ideas about justice and sets out to see that those who have done wrong get what they deserve. Sam and Dean are soon on the hunt, but how are they going to stop a ghost operating inside a jail?

"Folsom Prison Blues" has everything that I enjoy about Supernatural. Highlights include some incredibly spooky moments (with one that had my wife jumping out of her seat), atmosphere, interesting characters, nice fight scenes, a twist near the end, and lots of excellent humor. In fact, the humor in Supernatural seems to get better and better as the series goes along. Dean's whole take and attitude toward being in jail is very funny. This episode also sees the return of over-the-top FBI Agent Henricksen. It also sees the introduction of a new ally in the form of Public Defender Mara Daniels. I'd like to hope she makes a return appearance later in the series to give the boys a hand. With an episode this fun and with all its got going for it, I'll even let the whole ridiculous notion and ramifications of a plan where Sam and Dean are intentionally thrown into jail slide.

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