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It's the Great Pumpkin, Sam Winchester 

Investigating two mysterious deaths in a small town, Sam and Dean discover a witch is sacrificing people to summon an ancient powerful and extremely dangerous demon.

Director:

Charles Beeson

Writers:

Eric Kripke (created by), Julie Siege
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Jared Padalecki ... Sam Winchester
Jensen Ackles ... Dean Winchester
Robert Wisdom ... Uriel
Misha Collins ... Castiel
Don McManus ... Don Harding / Samhain
Ashley Benson ... Tracy Davis
Kirsten Robek ... Mrs. Wallace
Jean-Luc Bilodeau ... Justin
Luisa d'Oliveira ... Jenny (as Luisa d'Olivera)
David Ingram ... Luke Wallace
Alex Robertson Alex Robertson ... Astronaut Kid
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Storyline

As Halloween approaches, Sam and Dean investigate mysterious deaths linked to an ancient witchcraft order bent on raising a powerful demon on Halloween, named Samahain, who can raise every evil being, and they are forced to call upon the angel Castiel for help. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 October 2008 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

The title is a nod to the "Peanuts" comic strip. "It's the great pumpkin Charlie Brown". See more »

Goofs

Samhain actually refers to a Celtic festival, and means 'Summer's end', not a mythological character called Samhain. There is a common misconception that Samhain referred to an ancient god of the dead. Also, "Samhain" is pronounced "SOW-in" (the first syllable rhyming with "cow") rather than "sam-hane," as it's pronounced in the episode.

While this may be true, the inspiration for the demon Samhain in this episode actually comes from "Sam Hain", the ghost of Halloween in The Real Ghostbusters who was, in turn, inspired by a fictional God of Halloween in Ray Bradbury's book, "The Halloween Tree". As these three are all fictional characters, the pronunciations of their names are, in fact, correct. See more »

Quotes

Castiel: Our orders were not to stop the summoning of Samhain. They were to do whatever you told us to do.
Dean Winchester: Your orders were to follow my orders?
Castiel: It was a test to see how you would perform under battlefield conditions, you might say.
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References Halloween (1978) See more »

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Just As Through With You
Written by Nine Days
Performed by Nine Days
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It is pronounced "Sow Wan" not "Sam Hain"!!
12 January 2010 | by robhall_ieSee all my reviews

Please don't insult the Celtic Gods, I live in Ireland and will have the pay the price to our Pagan Lords!

Actually I am kinda surprised this is the first episode that make use of Celtic myths. We have tons of mystical characters that would make great stories. Most of them are mischievous.

Once again "Sam Hain" is wrong please do the research or just randomly phone ANY Irish person. We all speak Gaelic and can tell you how to pronounce it.

Do an episode about Sláine...he's a legendary warrior that slays demons...kinda Conan the Barbarian meets Dean Winchester!


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