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Lucifer Rising 

When the last few of the 66 Seals are broken by Lilith's minions, Sam and Dean prepare for the big and probably futile fight in very different ways. Sam joins Ruby on a final attempt to ... See full summary »


Eric Kripke


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Episode cast overview:
Jared Padalecki ... Sam Winchester
Jensen Ackles ... Dean Winchester
Jim Beaver ... Bobby Singer
Genevieve Padalecki ... Ruby (as Genevieve Cortese)
Misha Collins ... Castiel
Kurt Fuller ... Zachariah
Katherine Boecher ... Lilith
Rob Benedict ... Chuck Shurley
Rob LaBelle ... Father Lehne / Azazel (as Rob Labelle)
Juliana Wimbles ... Demon Nurse / Cindy McKellan
Darren Dolynski ... Lilith's Demon
Artine Tony Browne ... Night Watchman (as Artine Brown)
Kirsten Kilburn Kirsten Kilburn ... Nun


When the last few of the 66 Seals are broken by Lilith's minions, Sam and Dean prepare for the big and probably futile fight in very different ways. Sam joins Ruby on a final attempt to kill Lilith before Lucifer rises, while Castiel and Zachariah tell Dean that it's time to play his part in stopping Lucifer. Written by matt-282

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Release Date:

14 May 2009 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Zacharia, speaking to Dean, "You're going to stop Lucifer. You're our own little Russel Crowe, complete with surly attitude". In the 2000 movie 'Gladiator', an evil despot rises to the throne of Rome and, after much struggle, Crowe's gladiator character kills the despot in the combat arena. Note that in the movie a lot of very powerful people, who did nothing to stop the despot, watch this fight to the death, considering gladiatorial matches to be entertainment. See more »


The chapel where the main action occurs (in the opening, and with Lilith) has an altar emblazoned with IHS, the Ignation order of the Society of Jesus (aka Jesuits). Jesuits work with nuns, but only formally admitted nuns into their order in 2014. So, the idea of a Jesuit overseeing a convent of nuns doesn't make sense as of 2009 (when Season 4 was airing). See more »


Lilith: [laughing] You turned yourself... into a freak! A monster. And now, you're not gonna bite! I'm sorry, but that is honestly adorable!
[Sam kills her]
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Crazy Credits

SPOILER: End Credits: When the episode ends, instead of fading or switching to a black-drop with the Executive Producers' names, a white back-drop appears as Lucifer's cage opens. See more »


References Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) See more »


Carry On Wayward Son
Written by Kerry Livgren
Performed by Kansas
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16 May 2009 | by anna-508See all my reviews

This episode was just excellent! I can honestly say that i saw non of it coming and my god it was amazing! I promise not to give anything away... It's the least to say that this episode will blow your minds away. If you are a true Supernatural fans, you will be sitting at the edge of your seat. After the episode you will be waiting and literally counting down the days till season five begins. I don't even know when that will be and I'm already thinking it must be way too long. And I saw the episode about 15 minutes ago! Supernatural is one of the best shows now on TV and just the thought of ever waiting to see more of the Winchester boys is simply horrible. I know, but we people are not really known to be patience. Of course this is simply my opinion... feel free do dismiss anything and/or everything I wrote here.

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