Supernatural (2005–2020)
10 user 1 critic

Jus in Bello 

Sam and Dean are arrested by Agent Henriksen and thrown into a jail cell in Colorado just as an army of demons makes their first move under a new leader who wants Sam dead.


Philip Sgriccia (as Phil Sgriccia)


Eric Kripke (created by), Sera Gamble




Episode cast overview:
Jared Padalecki ... Sam Winchester
Jensen Ackles ... Dean Winchester
Katie Cassidy ... Ruby
Lauren Cohan ... Bela Talbot
Charles Malik Whitfield ... FBI Agent Victor Henriksen
Stoney Westmoreland Stoney Westmoreland ... Sheriff Melvin Dodd
Aimee Garcia ... Nancy Fitzgerald
Peter DeLuise ... FBI Deputy Director Steven Groves
Tyler McClendon ... Deputy Phil Amici
Kurt Evans ... FBI Special Agent Carl Reidy
Rachel Pattee ... Lilith
Val Cole Val Cole ... Newscaster
Ron Robinson ... Possessed man


After being set up by Bella, Sam and dean are arrested and put into a cell in Monument, Colorado, awaiting transport to a maximum security facility. While there they discover a number of the authorities are possessed, and the jail itself is besieged by about 30 possessed townspeople. They are offered help by Ruby, but decide her solution is too costly, and devise their own way of escaping from the jail. Written by Ron Kerrigan <>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


TV-14 | See all certifications »

Did You Know?


This is the only episode of the series that includes both of the season's recurring female characters Ruby and Bela ( Katie Cassidy and Lauren Cohan, respectively), though they share no screen time. See more »


[All goofs for this title are spoilers.] See more »


Ruby: [after being told that they lost the Colt] I'm sorry, I must have blood in my ear. I thought I just heard you say that you were stupid enough to let the Colt get grabbed out of your thick, clumsy, idiotic hands.
See more »


References The Andy Griffith Show (1960) See more »


End Credits Theme
Composed by Jay Gruska
See more »

User Reviews

My personal Favorite Episode for several reasons
13 March 2018 | by DJEmirSee all my reviews

I love this episode, I started rewatching the entire series and kept waiting for this episode as it was a memorable one that always stuck out since the first time I watched it. I always find it nice when the boys are finally recognized as the heroes that they are, especially from the authorities that hunted the boys thinking that they were murderous "monster" serial killers. When the people that misjudge Sam and Dean realize that there are REAL MONSTERS out there and the two brothers have been fighting to keep everyone safe all this time you know you are in for a great episode and life altering changes within established characters. We get to see how Dean and Sam deal with insurmountable odds and we also see the fallibility of Sam and Dean as human beings. They often face tough decisions when trying to save lives, when doing what they feel is right to save lives they sometimes wind up with more casualties showing just how tough the job really is and how hard it is on your own conscience and soul. There is also an obvious and expected one liner shout out to Bob Marley I shot the Sheriff ... But I didn't shoot the deputy LOL.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 10 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.



USA | Canada



Release Date:

21 February 2008 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:




Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Recently Viewed