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Don't Call Me Shurley 

Amara unleashes a dark fog on a small town that causes everyone to go mad. Dean and Sam realize this is a stronger version of the original black vein virus Amara previously unleashed.


Robert Singer


Eric Kripke (created by), Robbie Thompson | 2 more credits »




Episode cast overview:
Jared Padalecki ... Sam Winchester
Jensen Ackles ... Dean Winchester
Rob Benedict ... Chuck Shurley / Carver Edlund / God
Curtis Armstrong ... Metatron
Tim Kelleher ... Sheriff Macready
Sonja Bennett ... Deputy Jan Harris
Jacob Richter ... Art Harris
Murry Peeters ... Deputy
Yoshié Bancroft ... Mother (as Yoshie Bancroft)
Raf Rogers ... Jack
Dawn Chubai ... Reporter


Amara unleashes a dark fog on a small town, which causes everyone to go mad. Sam and Dean realize this is a stronger version of the original black vein virus Amara previously unleashed. They team up with the sheriff to protect the town but the old remedy no longer works. Meanwhile, Chuck returns with an interesting proposal to stop Amara and save Lucifer and take Lucifer out of Castiel.

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The title of this episode is a play on a running joke from the 1980s comedy film Airplane (aka Flying High), where one character, when told something hard to accept, says "Surely you can't be serious?" to which the other responds "I am serious, and don't call me Shirley." See more »


At 2:21, we see that Metatron has a beer glass that is nearly 3/4 head (foam). At 2:35, Metatron takes a swig of the nearly all head beer, but, when he sits down and we see a close-up of him, all of the head is gone and the beer glass is half full. See more »


Metatron: This is some kind of punishment, isn't it? For my sins. A limbo where I get to spend eternity in a crappy bar with a hack writer.
Chuck Shurley: Dude.
Metatron: Sorry, Chuckles, it's not just any hack writer - a Prophet of the Lord. Give me a break. Tell me at least the beer in here is real.
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References Supernatural: Bugs (2005) See more »


Supernatural End Credits Theme
Written by Christopher Lennertz
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1 June 2018 | by blackmagpie-62368See all my reviews

If you can get through the needy, petty and trivial monologue of Chuck, the tedious and drawn out dialogue between Chuck and Metatron, the flaws like Metatron needing special glasses to see God, the fact that they made the mistake of making Chuck into God and so on and so forth then you might actually enjoy the last few seconds or possibly not. This was an episode I found difficult to like. It is bad enough that the darkness is not actually turning out to be a real evil and bad force but to make God so small was extremely disappointing.....the best thing on this episode next to Sam and Dean is the dog...

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4 May 2016 (USA) See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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