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Kevin's spirit returns to ask Sam and Dean to find his mother. Castiel is taken to Bartholomew.


Jerry Wanek


Eric Kripke (created by), Robert Berens

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Episode cast overview:
Jared Padalecki ... Sam Winchester
Jensen Ackles ... Dean Winchester
Misha Collins ... Castiel
Osric Chau ... Kevin Tran
Adam J. Harrington ... Bartholomew
James Immekus ... Del
Lauren Tom ... Linda Tran
Dustin Schwartz Dustin Schwartz ... Eliah
Lina Roessler ... Candy
Reid Morgan ... First Angel
Ben Sullivan ... Second Angel
Brendan Riggs ... Barry
Guyle Fraizer ... Priest (Rebecca's funeral)


Sam and Dean are stunned to discover that the Men of Letters' bunker is haunted. Their investigation leads them to a storage facility where the demons have been keeping a prized possession. Meanwhile, Castiel is captured by Bartholomew. Written by Anonymous

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English | Latin

Release Date:

25 February 2014 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo | DTS (Blu-ray release)



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


In the storage facility, Sam asks, "D. Webster? What, as in Daniel Webster?" Daniel Webster is the main character in a Stephen Vincent Benet short story -- "The Devil and Daniel Webster" -- about a farmer who sells his soul to the Devil and the lawyer who represents him. See more »


Kevin Tran: Hey, before I go, would you guys promise me something?
Dean Winchester: Yeah.
Sam Winchester: Anything.
Kevin Tran: Can you two... get over it? Dudes. Just cuz you couldn't see me doesn't mean I couldn't see you. The drama? The fighting? It's stupid. My Mom's taking home a ghost. You two... you're both still here.
Sam Winchester: Of course. Promise.
Dean Winchester: Yeah.
Kevin Tran: Good.
[He leaves]
Dean Winchester: Well, that was-
[turns to see Sam leaving the room]
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References Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) See more »


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Written by Billy Squier
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Great episode!
25 February 2014 | by Shane3182See all my reviews

Captives was written by Robert Berens, the same person who wrote the episode Heaven Can't Wait, and since I thoroughly enjoyed Heaven Can't Wait, I had high expectations for this episode, and it did not disappoint.

This episode has a lot going on. In the very beginning of the episode, we have Sam and Dean in the Men of Letters bunker; the lights begin to flicker and cups start exploding, so the boys quickly come to the conclusion that it is haunted. The remainder of their time in the episode is dealing with this ghost. On the other hand, we have Castiel on his own in this episode, who, while confronting an angel, is then approached by a set of new angels that work for Bartholomew.

Thank god we are finally progressing! I have spent the last several episodes frustrated by the lack of development going on both with the story and the characters. We finally have Bartholomew, an angel who is in charge of leading a large faction of angels, appear and confront Castiel. I wasn't sure what to expect of their meeting, but I was pleasantly surprised by how it turned out.

Captives ended up being quite an emotional roller-coaster, with some very touching scenes for the brothers and some cool fighting for Castiel. The pacing was very good, nothing felt rushed or horribly drawn out; it was very well written. I definitely think Robert Berens should write more episodes in the future.


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