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Appointment in Samarra 

Dean goes to Dr. Robert to have a 3 minutes near-death experience to meet Death. They have a meeting and Death proposes Dean wear his ring for 24 hours; in return, Death would retrieve ... See full summary »

Director:

Mike Rohl

Writers:

Eric Kripke (created by), Sera Gamble | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jared Padalecki ... Sam Winchester
Jensen Ackles ... Dean Winchester
Robert Englund ... Dr. Robert
Jim Beaver ... Bobby Singer
Julian Richings ... Death
Lindsey McKeon ... Tessa
Sebastian Roché ... Balthazar
Christopher Kennedy Christopher Kennedy ... Hilary's Father
Michelle Creber ... Hilary
Alison Araya ... Jolene
Vincent Cheng ... Chinese Butcher
Danielle Benton ... Eva
Bruce Dawson ... Dr. Owens
Primo Allon ... Gunman
Aaron Tung Aaron Tung ... Store Owner's Son
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Storyline

Dean goes to Dr. Robert to have a 3 minutes near-death experience to meet Death. They have a meeting and Death proposes Dean wear his ring for 24 hours; in return, Death would retrieve Sam's soul, return it to Sam's body and put up a wall to isolate his traumatic period in Hell. Dean becomes Death for a day with the guidance of Tessa and soon he learns that the natural order cannot be violated. Meanwhile Sam summons Balthazar to help him find away to keep his soul from being put back, but he must kill Bobby to do it. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Trivia

When the doctor opens the apartment door you can see the apartment number is 4. In Japan four is considered unlucky because the word for 4 in Japanese "shi" sounds similar to the word for death "shin". See more »

Goofs

At the end of the episode, Death greets Dean with bacon dogs and beer in Bobby's kitchen and is wearing the 'ring' he came back to get from Dean, but only for the first couple of seconds. When Death is offering Dean a bacon dog the ring is no longer on his finger. Then Dean pulls the ring out of his pocket and tells Death that he flunked the test. See more »

Quotes

Death: This is hard for you, Dean. You throw away your life because you've come to assume that it'll bounce right back into your lap. The human soul is not a rubber ball. It's vulnerable, impermanent, but stronger than you know... and more valuable than you can imagine.
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Connections

Referenced in Svengoolie: Dr. Cyclops (2011) See more »

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End Credits Theme
Composed by Jay Gruska
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Favourite until now
2 April 2019 | by kaprinissSee all my reviews

Okay, this is one of my supernatural´s favourites episode. That´s it. The plot is AMAZING, everything fits, the screenplay, omg.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

10 December 2010 (USA) See more »

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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