Supernatural (2005–2020)
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Reading is Fundamental 

Sam and Dean have possession of a Word of God, but are unable to read it. They find a young prophet that can help, but unfortunately, the angels and leviathans are after him, too.


Ben Edlund


Eric Kripke (created by), Ben Edlund




Episode cast overview:
Jared Padalecki ... Sam Winchester
Jensen Ackles ... Dean Winchester
Misha Collins ... Castiel
Rachel Miner ... Meg Masters
Osric Chau ... Kevin Tran
Benito Martinez ... Edgar / Leviathan
Emily Holmes ... Hester
Bob Frazer ... Rosco
Adrian Glynn McMorran ... Inias
Michasha Armstrong ... Abel
Eric Floyd ... Detective Collins
Khaira Ledeyo ... Linda Tran
Lissa Neptuno ... Channing Ngo
Jean Paul Najm ... Angel #1
Patrick Roccas ... Angel #2


Dean and Sam break the stone they took from Dick with a hammer and their action awakes Castiel; affects pregnant women; and somehow affects a sixteen year-old teenager called Kevin Tran that has visions. They find a carved tablet inside the stone and soon the senseless Castiel that is insane informs that they have the Word of God, but he can not read it and he breaks the tablet. Out of the blue, Kevin steals the pieces of the Word of God and his touch fixes the tablet. Further, he is able to read the tablet and tells that it is about the Leviathans. Soon the angels Hester and Inias appear and tell that Kevin is the prophet of God. However Dean uses a symbol to get rid off the angels to give time to Kevin to translate the tablet. When two angels bring Kevin back home, there is a surprise waiting for them. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Did You Know?


Sam says that after Dean opened the tablet, every woman in her last month of pregnancy gave birth. Coincidentally, Jared Padalecki's wife Genevieve gave birth to their son during the filming of this episode. See more »


In the previous episode, the tablet is in red clay, now it appears to be in stone. See more »


Rosco: Castiel - he's dead.
Meg: Right, 'cause you're in that loop.
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References The Bullwinkle Show (1959) See more »


Suite No. 5 in C minor Allemande
Written by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performed by Osric Chau
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Did't Understand 1 Thing though ?
12 May 2012 | by rwhatslifeSee all my reviews

Been a Die hard Fan of Supernatural have observed one thing in this episode that made me confused like anything that is its end.As we all know in the previous episode when there was a Prophet and when his life is in danger the heavens most Furious Wrath will fall upon that evil or anyone who is trying to harm that prophet right ... So when this time the Prophet was in danger as Lavaithan came and killed angels and took that prophet ? what was that i still was thinking as the next episode shocked threatening to Prophet was continued hope you guys will cover up this by nice explanation in upcoming episodes please keep this going and :| please don't mess up Supernatural Team, love your work till the end ;)

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4 May 2012 (USA) See more »

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