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Supernatural: When the Levee Breaks

Sam is plagued by horrendous nightmares and visions from his past as Bobby and Dean force him to go cold turkey to break his addiction to demon blood. Meanwhile, Castiel makes Dean a deal, and the demons break all but the last few Seals.

Episode Info

Episode number: 4x21
Production Number: 3T7521
Airdate: Thursday May 07th, 2009

Director: Robert Singer
Writer: Sera Gamble

Alternate Airdates:

UK (E4) Jun 07, 2009


Guest Stars
Jim BeaverJim Beaver
As Bobby Singer
Genevieve CorteseGenevieve Cortese
As Ruby
Misha CollinsMisha Collins
As Castiel
Julie McNivenJulie McNiven
As Anna Milton
Christopher HeyerdahlChristopher Heyerdahl
As Alastair
Colin FordColin Ford
As Young Sam
Samantha SmithSamantha Smith
As Mary Winchester

Co-Guest Stars
Juliana WimblesJuliana Wimbles
As Lilith's Chef
Joey BothwellJoey Bothwell
As Maternity Ward Nurse
Main Cast
Jared PadaleckiJared Padalecki
As Sam Winchester
Jensen AcklesJensen Ackles
As Dean Winchester


Bobby and Dean have locked Sam up in Bobby's demon-proof panic room. Sam begs Dean to release him, but Dean tells him he has to dry out from his addiction to demon blood and that Sam has been lying to him about it. Sam insists that he needs the blood and the power it gives to defeat Lilith, but Dean tells him that he and Bobby will kill Lilith and Sam will stay there...

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Episode Quotes
Dean: Congrats, Sammy. You just bought yourself a benchwarmer seat to the Apocalypse.

Dean: How long is this gonna go on?
Bobby Singer: Here, let me look it up in my demon-detox manual. Oh, wait. No one ever wrote one.

Dean: Well, it's about time. I've been screaming myself hoarse out here for about two and a half hours now.
Castiel: What do you want?
Dean: Well, you can start with what the hell happened in Illinois?
Castiel: What do you mean?
Dean: Cut the crap. You were gonna tell me something.
Castiel: Well, nothing of import.
Dean: You got ass-reamed in Heaven but it was not "of import"?

Bobby Singer: Now, correct me if I'm wrong, but you <em>willingly</em> signed up to be the angels' bitch? I'm sorry. You prefer "sucker"?

Dean: Yeah, well, I'll tell you one thing. At this point, I hope he's with Ruby.
Bobby Singer: Why?
Dean: 'Cause killing her is the next big item on my to-do list.
Bobby Singer: I thought you were on call for angel duty.
Dean: I am on call, in my car, on my way to murder the bitch.

Ruby: Honeymoon suite. Really, I'm flattered.
Sam: Did you bust me out of that room?
Ruby: How could I, Sam? The whole thing's engineered to bite me in the ass.

Sam: She was looking for Lilith.
Dean: That is French for "Manipulating your ass ten ways from Sunday."

Other Episode Crew

CreatorEric Kripke
Executive ProducerMcG  |  Eric Kripke  |  Robert Singer  |  Kim Manners
Co-Executive ProducerPeter Johnson  |  Philip Sgriccia  |  Ben Edlund
Supervising ProducerSera Gamble
ProducerTodd Philip Aronauer  |  Vladimir Stefoff
Co-ProducerJerry Wanek  |  Serge LaDouceur
Associate ProducerKristin Cronin
Production DesignerJohn Marcynuk
EditorNicole Baer
CastingEric Dawson  |  Robert J. Ulrich  |  Carol Kritzer  |  Heike Brandstatter  |  Coreen Mayrs
First Assistant DirectorKevin Parks
Second Assistant DirectorAmanda Bartley
MusicJay Gruska
Music EditorDino A. Moriana
Music SupervisorAlexandra Patsavas
Costume DesignerDiane Widas
Set DecoratorGeorge Neuman
Property MasterChristopher Cooper
Script SupervisorTammy Bentz
Re-Recording MixerBill Jackson (1)  |  Dennis Kirk
Director of PhotographySerge LaDouceur
Stunt CoordinatorLou Bollo
Production ManagerTodd Pittson
Sound MixerDonald Painchaud
Executive Story EditorJeremy Carver  |  Julie Siege  |  Cathryn Humphris
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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