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Long Distance Call 

While hunting a creature that kills people by pretending to be their dead loved ones, Dean receives a call from John who says he has a way to get him out of his deal.


Robert Singer


Eric Kripke (created by), Jeremy Carver


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Episode cast overview:
Jared Padalecki ... Sam Winchester
Jensen Ackles ... Dean Winchester
Jeffrey Dean Morgan ... John Winchester (voice)
Tom O'Brien ... Clark Adams
Anjul Nigam ... Stewie Meyers
Cherilyn Wilson ... Lanie Greenfield
Eric Breker ... Police Officer
Ingrid Torrance ... Mrs. Waters
John Shaw ... Ben Waters
David Neale ... Mr. Greenfield
Anna Mae Wills ... Museum Guide (as Anna Mae Routledge)
Dawson Dunbar Dawson Dunbar ... Simon Greenfield
Thomas Michael Dobie Thomas Michael Dobie ... Truck Driver


Sam and Dean are on the trail of the Crocotta, an entity that secures its victims by communicating as a loved one via phone and computer. While Sam watches over a family being tormented by the ghostly communiques, Dean walks into a trap when a voice from beyond the grave gives the whereabouts of the demon who holds his contract. Written by Derfel85

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This episode is very similar to the 1963 episode of The Twilight Zone (1959) titled The Twilight Zone: Night Call (1964) where a deceased loved one continues to call. See more »


When Dean says the name of the town, he pronounces it "Mi-LAHN," like the Italian city. The Ohio town's name is pronounced "MY-lan." See more »


Sam Winchester: Dean, I wanna believe this man. I really do...
Dean Winchester: Then believe it. If we get this sucker, it's Miller Time.
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References The Twilight Zone: Long Distance Call (1961) See more »


End Credits Theme
Composed by Jay Gruska
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Misplaced in continuity but the the monster of the week is quite good.
8 October 2019 | by CubsandCultureSee all my reviews

The Crocotta is one of the more striking monsters on the show and its brand of psychological torment is especially effective. The cold open of the episode is some of the most chilling material in season 3. The core of the story about Dean thinking John is still alive is interesting but this episode comes far too late in continuity.

Most of Dean's overt daddy issues were largely processed in season 2; the few that weren't got worked out in a few episodes earlier in Dream a Little Dream of Me. It strains credulity that Dean so readily falls for the Crocotta's trick. He was passed this sort of blind faith in John by the time this episode occurred. If this was in the beginning of season 3 it would be a lot better.

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1 May 2008 (USA) See more »

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