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Death's Door 

Bobby is close to dying. He must confront his worst memory to escape, before his reaper catches up to him.


Robert Singer


Eric Kripke (created by), Sera Gamble




Episode cast overview:
Jared Padalecki ... Sam Winchester
Jensen Ackles ... Dean Winchester
Jim Beaver ... Bobby Singer
James Patrick Stuart ... Dick Roman
Steven Williams ... Rufus Turner
Henri Lubatti ... Bobby's Reaper
Carrie Anne Fleming ... Karen Singer
Edward Foy ... Ed Singer
Chelah Horsdal ... Bobby's Mother
Collin MacKechnie Collin MacKechnie ... Young Bobby Singer
Cam Cronin Cam Cronin ... ER Doctor (as Cameron Cronin)
Carmel Amit ... Lara Coggins
Shekhar Paleja ... Organ Donation Rep (as Shaker Paleja)
Alison Raine ... ER Nurse
Nicolai Giustra Nicolai Giustra ... Young Dean Winchester (as Nicolai Lawton-Giustra)


As Sam and Dean race the clock on a high-stakes mission, Bobby seeks the help of an unlikely old friend to solve one of the most personal cases of his life. Written by CW Publicity

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Fifth episode to not feature the Impala. Fourth episode in a row to not feature it. See more »


Karen Singer's braid sometimes hangs on her back and others are on her shoulder. See more »


Dean Winchester: We're coming for you. And not just to hurt you - to kill you. You understand me?
Dick Roman: Come on, Dean, I can't be killed.
Dean Winchester: You're gonna wish you could, then.
Dick Roman: [laughs] That's some conviction. You'd really crush it on the motivational circuit.
Dean Winchester: You're either laughing because you're scared or you're laughing because you're stupid. I'll see you soon, Dick.
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References Missing in Action (1984) See more »


End Credits Theme
Composed by Jay Gruska
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Highlight of the season, might be Gamble's best script
23 April 2020 | by CubsandCultureSee all my reviews

I know a lot of people are annoyed with Bobby's ending on the show but to me this felt like an organic change in the show's overall composition to allow the boys to change and to grow. Further, it doesn't come out of nowhere as season 7 is built around stripping away everything that boys hold dear.

Anyway, the episode onto itself is truly excellent. Singer gets a lot out of Gamble's script and the visuals really sell the central Inception like dreamscape of the episode. It provides a nice and believable backstory for Bobby. And it nails the final moment perfectly. One of the most emotional episodes.

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Release Date:

2 December 2011 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS (Blu-ray release)



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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