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Supernatural: Free to Be You and Me

Sam gives up hunting but several visitors in his new life makes his vow difficult to keep. Meanwhile, Castiel seeks out the archangel Raphael to learn the whereabouts of God, and asks Dean to help him.

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x3
Production Number: 3X5203
Airdate: Thursday September 24th, 2009

Alternate Airdates:

UK (E4) Feb 17, 2010


Guest Stars
Adrianne PalickiAdrianne Palicki
As Jessica
Jim BeaverJim Beaver
As Bobby Singer
Mark PellegrinoMark Pellegrino
As Lucifer
Demore BarnesDemore Barnes
As Raphael
Emma BellEmma Bell
As Lindsay

Co-Guest Stars
Colin LawrenceColin Lawrence
As Reggie Hull
Katya VirshilasKatya Virshilas
As Chastity
Murray LowryMurray Lowry
As Bartender
Ed WelchEd Welch
As Vampire
Peter BryantPeter Bryant
As Deputy Walt Fanningham
Ted ColeTed Cole
As Coroner
Michelle SimickMichelle Simick
As TV Reporter
Main Cast
Jared PadaleckiJared Padalecki
As Sam Winchester
Jensen AcklesJensen Ackles
As Dean Winchester
Misha CollinsMisha Collins
As Castiel


Sam wakes up to discover that his dead fiancée Jessica is in his bed. Jessica wonders why he's running away, noting that he tried to escape his destiny before. Sam insists that it's different this time because he knows he's a freak. However, Jessica says that he knew that in college and she died as a result. Sam asks her why she's there in his dream and Jessica explains that his past is catching up to him and the ones closest to him will be hurt just like she was. Sam insists he won't make the same mistake as Jessica disappears...

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ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Lynyrd SkynyrdSimple ManDean and Sam and their separate lives

Episode Quotes
Castiel: I need your help.
Dean: For what? God hunt? Not interested
Castiel: It's not God. It's someone else.
Dean: Who?
Castiel: It's an Archangel. The one who killed me.
Dean: Excuse me?
Castiel: His name is Raphael.
Dean: You were wasted by a Teenage Mutant Ninja Angel?

Dean: All right, fine. Where is he?
Castiel: Maine. Let's go.
Dean: Whoa whoa!
Castiel: What?
Dean: Last time you zapped me some place, I didn't poop for a week! We're driving!

Lindsay: You blow into town last week, you don't talk to anybody, you're obviously educated. You're like a…
Sam: Riddle wrapped inside an enigma wrapped inside a taco?

Dean: I take it that's not Raphael anymore?
Castiel: Just an empty vessel.
Dean: So, is this what I'm looking at when Michael jumps my bones?
Castiel: No, not at all. Michael is far more powerful. It would be much worse for you.

Dean: We're humans. And when humans want something really, really bad... we lie!
Castiel: Why?
Dean: Because... that's how you become president.

Sam: I found a town up the road showing some revelation omens.
Bobby Singer: What omens?
Sam: All right, listen to this. "And upon his rising, there shall be hail and fire mixed with blood."
Bobby Singer: Well, ain't that delightful?

Dean: Where have you been?
Castiel: Jerusalem.
Dean: Oh, how was it?
Castiel: Arid.

Dean: Tell me something, you keep saying we're going to trap this guy. But isn't that kind of like trapping a hurricane with a butterfly net?
Castiel: No, it's harder.

Dean: So, odds are you're a dead man tomorrow?
Castiel: Yes.
Dean: Oh. Well, last night on Earth. What, uh...? What are your plans?
Castiel: I just thought I'd sit here quietly.
Dean: Dude, come on. Anything? Hmm? Booze, women. You have been with a woman before, right? Or an angel, at least? You mean to tell me you've never been up there doing a little cloud-seeding?

(to Castiel)
Dean: Let me tell you something, there are two things I know for certain. One, Bert and Ernie are gay. Two, you are not going to die a virgin. Not on my watch. Let's go.

Dean: Take this. If she asks for a credit card, no. Now just stick to the basics, okay, do not order off the menu. Go get her, Tiger. (Castiel hesitates) Don't make me push you.

Dean: Hey, relax.
Castiel: This is a den of iniquity. I should not be here.
Dean: Dude, you full-on rebelled against Heaven. Iniquity is one of the perks.

Dean: What the hell did you do?
Castiel: I don't know. I just looked at her in the eyes and told her that it wasn't her fault that her father Gene ran off... it was because he hated his job at the Post Office.
Dean: Oh no, man!
Castiel: What?
Dean: This whole industry runs on absent fathers. It's, it's the natural order!

Dean: Just out of curiosity, what is the average customer wait time to speak to an archangel?

Raphael: Castiel. I'm warning you, do not leave me here. I will find you.
Castiel: Maybe one day. But today you're my little bitch.
Dean: What he said.

Cultural References
Dean: (killing a vampire-like creature with a knife) Eat it, Twilight!

Twilight is a successful vampire saga, starting as novels and recently adapted into a movie, with fans mainly being teens.

Deputy Fanningham: No, Kolchak, he's down at St. Pete's.

Carl Kolchak is a reporter who inevitably finds himself involved in supernatural stories where he has to typically put an end to a rampaging monster. Originally Kolchak was featured in two TV movies and then graduated into a one-season series, Kolchak: The Night Stalker. Darren McGavin played the intrepid reporter.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorEric Kripke
Executive ProducerBen Edlund  |  Sera Gamble  |  Robert Singer  |  Eric Kripke  |  McG  |  Philip Sgriccia
Co-Executive ProducerPeter Johnson
ProducerJim Michaels  |  Todd Philip Aronauer
Co-ProducerJerry Wanek  |  Jeremy Carver  |  Serge LaDouceur
Associate ProducerKristin Cronin
Production DesignerJohn Marcynuk
EditorNicole Baer
CastingRobert J. Ulrich  |  Eric Dawson  |  Carol Kritzer  |  Coreen Mayrs  |  Heike Brandstatter
First Assistant DirectorKevin Parks
Second Assistant DirectorDebra Herst (1)
MusicChristopher Lennertz
Music EditorDino A. Moriana
Music SupervisorAlexandra Patsavas
Costume DesignerDiane Widas
Set DecoratorGeorge Neuman
Property MasterChristopher Cooper
Script SupervisorTammy Bentz
Supervising Sound EditorMichael E. Lawshe
Re-Recording MixerBill Jackson (1)  |  Dennis Kirk
Director of PhotographySerge LaDouceur
Story EditorAndrew Dabb  |  Daniel Loflin
Stunt CoordinatorLou Bollo
Post Production CoordinatorJennefer Teegen
Production ManagementCraig Matheson
Sound MixerDonald Painchaud
Executive Story EditorJulie Siege
Key Makeup ArtistSarah Graham
Visual Effects SupervisorIvan Hayden
Visual Effects ProducerGrant Lindsay
Key HairstylistJeannie Chow
Special Effects SupervisorRandy Shymkiw
Original CastingPatrick Rush
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