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Sam, Interrupted 

Sam and Dean check into a mental hospital to investigate a mysterious monster attacking the patients, but their incarceration pushes both to the breaking point.


James L. Conway


Eric Kripke (created by), Andrew Dabb | 1 more credit »




Episode cast overview:
Jared Padalecki ... Sam Winchester
Jensen Ackles ... Dean Winchester
Jon Gries ... Martin Creaser
Lara Gilchrist ... Nurse Foreman
Malcolm Stewart ... Dr. Aaron Fuller
Michelle Harrison ... Dr. Erica Cartwright
Gwenda Lorenzetti Gwenda Lorenzetti ... Susan Bishop
Juan Riedinger ... Ted
Holly Hougham ... Wendy
Tanja Dixon-Warren ... Night Nurse #1
Bronwen Smith ... Night Nurse #2
Veronika Hadrava ... Susan
Kevin O'Grady ... Orderly
Claire Lindsay ... Patient


When a former hunter calls Sam and Dean for help from inside a mental institution, the brothers get themselves admitted as patients to check out his claims of supernatural phenomena. When their incarceration pushes them both to the breaking point their personal issues send them over the edge. Written by Anonymous

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Lara Gilchrist is Nurse Foreman. Dean refers to her as Nurse Ratched a character in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975), directed by Milos Forman, another obvious nod to the movie. See more »


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


Sam Winchester: [Taps dean on the nose] Boop.
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References Wide World of Sports (1981) See more »


End Credits Theme
Composed by Jay Gruska
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Let's talk about our problems
22 January 2010 | by feyheybeySee all my reviews

So this episode of Supernatural involves the boys helping out an old friend in an insane asylum (taking a break from the hunting down Lucifer/finding God story line), where, after starting their hunt, they start questioning their own sanity and are forced to confront other deep seated issues.

I was disappointed with this episode. After the long break, I was hoping for a good way to jump back into the season. I found the story line to be ill conceived, and not well thought out. It was all over the place. The script was barely believable at best. There were a few weak attempts at humour, and even fewer and much weaker attempts at soul searching moments, in an episode which had great potential for the latter. Come on, an asylum chock full of psychiatrists? Even though I have a tendency to squirm during the "mushy" stuff, I was hoping for some proper insight into the fascinating characters of the Winchesters.

A last frustration: they never develop the story line of the mysterious "friend of Dad's who needs help and we owe him". Really? It's an "I wonder: what exactly *did* happen in Albuquerque?" kind of moment? I found that quite contrived.

However, this is just a bump in the fantastic road I'm sure Supernatural will lead us down soon enough.

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21 January 2010 (USA) See more »

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