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Supernatural: The Rapture

Dean gets a message to meet with Castiel on important business, but he and Sam discover that Castiel has been recalled to Heaven and his human host body, Jimmy Novaks, has no memory of what happened or what Castiel knew. Unfortunately, the demon forces don't know that, and wouldn't care if they did, and will go to any lengths to get Jimmy for themselves.

Episode Info

Episode number: 4x20
Production Number: 3T7520
Airdate: Thursday April 30th, 2009

Director: Charles Beeson
Writer: Jeremy Carver

Alternate Airdates:

UK (E4) May 31, 2009


Guest Stars
Misha CollinsMisha Collins
As Castiel / Jimmy Novak
Jim BeaverJim Beaver
As Bobby Singer
Julie McNivenJulie McNiven
As Anna Milton
Wynn EverettWynn Everett
As Amelia Novak
Sydney ImbeauSydney Imbeau
As Claire Novak

Co-Guest Stars
Aaron PearlAaron Pearl
As Roger
Main Cast
Jared PadaleckiJared Padalecki
As Sam Winchester
Jensen AcklesJensen Ackles
As Dean Winchester


Dean is dreaming of fishing on a dock when Castiel appears in his mind. The angel says they need to talk but warns that Dean’s dreams aren’t secure. He gives Dean an address with a piece of paper and tells him to meet him there. After Dean wakes up, he and Sam go to the address and find a building devastated by some great battle. Inside on one wall is the symbol that Anna used to send angels back to Heaven. They also find Castiel, unconscious. When they wake him up, it quickly becomes clear that it isn’t Castiel, but Jimmy Novak: Castiel’s willing host body...

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Episode Quotes
(to Sam)
Dean: Point is, you used to be strong enough to kill Alastair. Now you can't even kill stunt demon #3.

Dean: Cas, hold up. What were you going to tell me?
Castiel: I learned my lesson while I was away, Dean. I serve Heaven, I don't serve Man. And I certainly don't serve you.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorEric Kripke
Executive ProducerKim Manners  |  Robert Singer  |  Eric Kripke  |  McG
Co-Executive ProducerBen Edlund  |  Philip Sgriccia  |  Peter Johnson
Supervising ProducerSera Gamble
ProducerVladimir Stefoff  |  Todd Philip Aronauer
Co-ProducerJerry Wanek  |  Serge LaDouceur
Associate ProducerKristin Cronin
Production DesignerJohn Marcynuk
EditorAnthony Pinker
CastingEric Dawson  |  Carol Kritzer  |  Robert J. Ulrich  |  Heike Brandstatter  |  Coreen Mayrs
First Assistant DirectorJohn MacCarthy
Second Assistant DirectorAdrian Diepold
MusicJay Gruska
Music SupervisorAlexandra Patsavas
Costume DesignerDiane Widas
Set DecoratorGeorge Neuman
Property MasterChristopher Cooper
Script SupervisorPatti Henderson
Supervising Sound EditorCharlie Crutcher
Re-Recording MixerBill Jackson (1)  |  Dennis Kirk
Director of PhotographySerge LaDouceur
Stunt CoordinatorLou Bollo
Production ManagerTodd Pittson
Sound MixerDonald Painchaud
Executive Story EditorJeremy Carver
Key Makeup ArtistShannon Coppin
Visual Effects SupervisorIvan Hayden
Visual Effects ProducerGrant Lindsay
Key HairstylistJeannie Chow
Special Effects SupervisorRandy Shymkiw
Original CastingPatrick Rush
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