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Season Four General Articles

The Road So Far: Part I

Episodes

4.01  Lazarus Rising

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Original Air Date:  September 18, 2008
Written By:  Eric Kripke
Directed By:  Kim Manners

Bobby, Sam, and Dean visit an old friend of Bobby's, a psychic, to help them get some answers as to how and why Dean has returned from Hell.



4.02  Are You There God, It's Me Dean Winchester

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Original Air Date:  September 25, 2008
Written By:  Sera Gamble
Directed By:  Phil Sgriccia

Ghosts of children Bobby couldn't save cripple him with guilt and Sam and Dean must save him. However, they must also ignore the spirits of Meg and Agent Hendricksen, who have come back to accuse the brothers of failing them.

Alice's Recap and Review
Robin's Rambles
Photo Gallery

4.03  In The Beginning


 
Original Air Date:  October 2, 2008
Written By:  Jeremy Carver
Directed By:  Steve Boyum

Dean gets transported back in time and ends up in Lawrence, Kansas, where he crosses paths with a young version of his parents, who have just fallen in love. 

Recap
Alice's Review, Part One
Alice's Review, Part Two
Robin's Rambles
Photo Gallery

4.04  Metamorphosis


 
Original Air Date:  October 9, 2008
Written By:  Cathryn Humphris
Directed By:  Kim Manners

Sam and Dean find Jack, who is changing into a Rugaru, a flesh-eating demon that preys on humans. Sam and Dean have a disagreement on how to deal with Jack. 

Recap
Alice's Review
Robin's Rambles
Photo Gallery

4.05  Monster Movie


 
Original Air Date:  October 16, 2008
Written By:  Ben Edlund
Directed By:  Robert Singer 

Sam and Dean investigate a town plagued with monsters from classic black-and-white horror movies. 

Recap
Alice's Review
Robin's Rambles
Photo Gallery

4.06  Yellow Fever


 
Original Air Date:  October 23, 2008
Written By:  Andrew Dabb and Daniel Loflin
Directed By:  Phil Sgriccia

Sam and Dean investigate the mysterious deaths of several men who seemingly died of fright. Dean becomes infected with it starting as anxiety then leading to a full-blown terror which ends in death. Sam and Bobby race against time to save Dean.

Recap
Alice's Review
Supernatural Surprise
Nate Winchester's Caption This
Photo Gallery

4.07  It's The Great Pumpkin Sam Winchester

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Original Air Date:  October 30, 2008
Written By:  Julie Siege
Directed By:  Charles Beeson

Sam and Dean meet Castiel and his fellow angel Uriel, who warn the brothers to avoid intervening in a town where a witch is attempting to summon the demon Samhain, opening one of the Seals.

Recap
Preview Clips
Alice's Review
Robin's Rambles
Photo Gallery

4.08  Wishful Thinking



Original Air Date:  November 6, 2008
Written By:  Ben Edlund
Directed By:  Robert Singer

The Winchesters investigate a town wishing well that really grants wishes... at a terrible cost.

Recap
Alice's Review
Photo Gallery

4.09  I Know What You Did Last Summer

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Original Air Date:  November 13, 2008
Written By:  Sera Gamble
Directed By:  Charles Beeson

Sam, Dean, and Ruby look for Anna who hears the voices of angels. When Ruby seemingly betrays the brothers and leaves with Anna, Sam enlightens Dean on how Ruby saved Sam's life while Dean was in Hell. 

Recap
Preview Clips
Alice's Review

4.10  Heaven and Hell


 
Original Air Date:  November 20, 2008
Written By:  Eric Kripke
Directed By:  J Miller Tobin

Dean and Sam figure out why Castiel and Uriel want Anna dead. Alastair and his minions try to track down Sam, Dean and Anna.

Recap
Preview Clips
Alice's Review
Photo Gallery

4.11  Family Remains


 
Original Air Date:  January 15, 2009
Written By:  Jeremy Carver
Directed By:  Phil Sgriccia

Sam and Dean investigate a house occupied by a female ghost, but when a new family moves in things take a turn for the worse.

Recap
Preview Clips
Alice's Review
Photo Gallery

4.12  Criss Angel is A Douchebag


 
Original Air Date:  January 22, 2009
Written By:  Julie Siege
Directed By:  Robert Singer

Sam and Dean are faced with magicians delving in black magic. They investigate after several people wind up dead in ways similar to the illusions the magicians perform on stage.


Recap
Alice's Review
Photo Gallery

4.13  After School Special

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Original Air Date:  January 29, 2009
Written By:  Andrew Dabb and Daniel Loflin
Directed By:  Adam Kane

Sam and Dean investigate a haunting at one of the high schools they attended as teenagers.

Recap
Preview Clips
Alice's Review
Photo Gallery

4.14  Sex and Violence

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Original Air Date:  February 5, 2009
Written By:  Cathryn Humphris
Directed By:  Charles Beeson

A siren casts a spell on men in a small Iowa town, driving them to kill their wives.

Recap
Alice's Review
Photo Gallery

4.15  Death Takes A Holiday

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Original Air Date:  March 12, 2009
Written By:  Jeremy Carver
Directed By:  Steve Boyum

Sam and Dean seek help from Pamela, who sends the brothers to the spiritual realm. They discover Alastair attempting to break the seal causing mayhem in the mortal world by stopping death from occurring in a small town.

Recap
Preview Clips
Alice's Review
Photo Gallery

4.16  On The Head of A Pin


 
Original Air Date:  March 19, 2009
Written By:  Ben Edlund
Directed By:  Mike Rohl

Someone has killed seven angels, and Castiel and Uriel recruit Dean to interrogate their prisoner, Alastair, to learn who the killer is.

Recap: Part 1
Recap: Part 2
Alice's Review
Elle2's Review
Photo Gallery

4.17  It's A Terrible Life

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Original Air Date:  March 26, 2009
Written By:  Sera Gamble
Directed By:  James L. Conway



Recap
Preview Clips
Alice's Review
Elle's Review
Elle2's Review

4.18  Monster At The End of This Book


 
Original Air Date:  April 2, 2009
Written By:  Julie Siege and Nancy Weiner
Directed By:  Mike Rohl

Sam and Dean come across a series of novels called Supernatural depicting their lives as demon hunters in detail. The brothers meet the author of the comics, Chuck, who explains he has visions of Sam and Dean in action then puts their adventures in his novels.

Recap
Alice's Review
Elle2's Review
Photo Gallery

4.19  Jump the Shark

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Original Air Date:  April 23, 2009
Written By:  Andrew Dabb and Daniel Loflin
Directed By:  Phil Sgriccia

Sam and Dean are on a hunting trip when they receive a call from an Adam Milligan, who is trying to find John Winchester. They discover that Adam was conceived 19 years ago when his mother fell in love with John Winchester.

Recap
Eric Kripke is Messing With Us
Preview Clips
Alice's Review
Elle2's Review

4.20  The Rapture

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Original Air Date:  April 30, 2009
Written By:  Jeremy Carver
Directed By:  Charles Beeson

Dean has a dream about Castiel asking to meet him in private. Sam and Dean are shocked to discover Castiel's human host, Jimmy, is back in control. Jimmy wants his life back but Sam and Dean believe he is in danger.

Recap
Alice's Review
Elle2's Review

4.21  When The Levee Breaks


 
Original Air Date:  May 7, 2009
Written By:  Sera Gamble
Directed By:  Robert Singer

Sam is locked in Bobby's panic room to cleanse his body from demon blood. However, after several seals are broken Bobby wants to set Sam free to help stop the Apocalypse and Dean seeks out Castiel for help.

Recap
Share Your Thoughts
Alice's Review
Elle2's Review
Photo Gallery

4.22  Lucifer Rising


 
Original Air Date:  May 14, 2009
Written By:  Eric Kripke
Directed By:  Eric Kripke

As the Apocalypse approaches, Castiel and Zachariah inform Dean that his moment of glory draws nigh. Sam, disagreeing, goes with Ruby to take on Lilith.

Recap
Share Your Thoughts
Preview Clips
Alice's Review
Elle2's Review
Photo Gallery