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Are You There, God? It's Me, Dean Winchester 

The Winchesters and Bobby Singer encounter the angry spirits of people they couldn't save.


Philip Sgriccia (as Phil Sgriccia)


Eric Kripke (created by), Sera Gamble (teleplay by) | 2 more credits »

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Episode complete credited cast:
Jared Padalecki ... Sam Winchester
Jensen Ackles ... Dean Winchester
Jim Beaver ... Bobby Singer
Genevieve Padalecki ... Ruby (as Genevieve Cortese)
Misha Collins ... Castiel
Nicki Aycox ... Meg Masters
Charles Malik Whitfield ... FBI Agent Victor Henriksen
Chris Gauthier ... Ronald Reznick
Audra Ricketts Audra Ricketts ... Olivia Lowry
Daniel Arnold ... Ghostly Man
Eve Casha Eve Casha ... Ghost Twin #1
Lara Casha Lara Casha ... Ghost Twin #2
Krista Mitchell ... Ghostly Woman


While Dean, Sam and Bobby worry about 20 hunters killed or missing in the area, they themselves are each attacked by angry spirits who blame them for getting killed during demon-eliminations. Dean notices they carry a brand, actually the 'witness mark', a sign that the Apocalpse may be on hand. Bobby convinces the brothers they must all leave his ghost-proof safe-room to perform a spell which returns the spirits to their graves. After that works, Castiel appears again, assuring Dean there is a God, and warning the celestial army has greater concerns then a few demon hunters. In fact the witnesses are only one of 66 'seals' required to release Satan, as Lillith is attempting, and this battle is lost, despite the trio's survival. Written by KGF Vissers

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Release Date:

25 September 2008 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


The episode's title is a reference to the Judy Blume's famous novel "Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret". See more »


Dean Winchester: I'm trying to come up with a theory here, okay? Work with me.
Sam Winchester: Dean, we have a theory.
Dean Winchester: Yeah, one with a little less fairy dust on it, please.
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References The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) See more »


End Credits Theme
Composed by Jay Gruska
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19 April 2011 | by ttapolaSee all my reviews

As the title would have it, this episode is supposed to be about Dean's if not atheistic, at least agnostic view towards God versus Sam's faith in God - a subject that has previously been touched upon, but never actually explored. Well, now the series must.

The fantastic season opener ended with a jaw-dropping revelation that in the world of Supernatural, the are not only angels, but apparently also God. But here the writers stumble when they decide not to properly follow up. Apparently Castiel disappeared, leaving both Dean and the audience to question Castiel's words - they are not, after all, absolute evidence: for all we know, Castiel might just be one of the many previously unseen supernatural beings. One who happens to *believe* that he is an angel and that there is God. Apparently not confident enough that they can make an entire episode about this and the brothers' opposing views on God, the writers spend most of the running time on a supernatural event of the week. It raises the question: Which plot is supposed to be the main plot? Yes, they connect, but not in exactly smooth way.

So, while the event of the week is nothing to complain about, the more one thinks about the title - with it being a literary reference and all - and the actual content of the episode, the more one is likely to feel a bit mislead. Also, the structure of the episode is a bit clumsy. There is a difference between pleasantly unconventional and clumsy and this errs on the wrong side. The series has triumphantly repeatedly raised the bar over the preceding 61 episodes, but that always has a flip-side: after reaching 9/10 any number of times, any "merely" good 7/10 episodes like this just can't live up to the expectations. Also, Misha Collins is *so* great as Castiel that even on the third viewing this episode's greatest scene remains the single one (!) he appears in. That should be telling enough.

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