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Supernatural: Sam, Interrupted

Sam and Dean investigate a series of deaths at a mental hospital caused by a supernatural force. The only way they can get in is to go undercover as patients, and they soon discover they have some issues to work out.

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x11
Production Number: 3X5211
Airdate: Thursday January 21st, 2010

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky LIVING) Apr 14, 2010

  • Currently 8.8/10
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Guest Stars
Jon Gries
As Martin Creaser
Lara Gilchrist
As Karla
Malcolm Stewart
As Dr. Fuller
Michelle Harrison
As Dr. Erica Cartwright

Co-Guest Stars
Holly Hougham
As Wendy
Kevin O'Grady
As Orderly
Main Cast
Jared Padalecki
As Sam Winchester
Jensen Ackles
As Dean Winchester


In Ketchum, Oklahoma, Susan Fletcher is a patient at the Glenwood Springs Psychiatric Hospital. The head doctor, Fuller, is talking to her about the death of her son in a home fire. When he asks if she’s getting sleep, Susan insists that she can’t go to sleep, because that’s when the monster that killed her hospital roommate Annie comes. When Fuller wonders if she’s hallucinating, Susan admits that she can see her dead son, but she knows he’s not real. The monster, on the other hand, she knows is real. Fuller insists that Annie’s death was a suicide and that Susan has created the monster to protect herself from her own guilt...

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Episode Quotes
Dr. Fuller: You were referred to me by a Dr. Babar in Chicago.
Dean: That's right.
Dr. Fuller: Isn't there a children's book about an elephant named Babar?
Dean: I don't know. I don't have any elephant books.

Dr. Erica Cartwright: I'm Dr. Erica Cartwright. I've been assigned to your case.
Dean: You're my shrink? Well, lucky me.
Dr. Erica Cartwright: And you're my paranoid schizophrenic with narcissistic personality disorder and religious psychosis. Lucky me.

Dr. Erica Cartwright: Why you?
Dean: Why me what?
Dr. Erica Cartwright: Why do you have to hunt monsters? Why not let someone else do it?
Dean: I can't find anybody else that dumb.

Sam: You still crazy?
Dean: Not any more than usual.

Cultural References

Girl Interrupted at her Painting is a painting by Vermeer, and the basis for the memoirs of Susanna Keysen, Girl Interrupted. It was made into a movie in 1999.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorEric Kripke
Executive ProducerBen Edlund  |  Sera Gamble  |  Philip Sgriccia  |  Robert Singer (1)  |  Eric Kripke  |  McG
Co-Executive ProducerPeter Johnson
ProducerJim Michaels  |  Todd Philip Aronauer
Co-ProducerJeremy Carver  |  Jerry Wanek  |  Serge LaDouceur
Associate ProducerKristin Cronin
Production DesignerJohn Marcynuk
EditorTom McQuade
CastingEric Dawson  |  Carol Kritzer  |  Robert J. Ulrich  |  Heike Brandstatter  |  Coreen Mayrs
First Assistant DirectorKevin Parks
Second Assistant DirectorDebra Herst (1)
MusicJay Gruska
Music EditorDino A. Moriana
Music SupervisorAlexandra Patsavas
Costume DesignerDiane Widas
Set DecoratorGeorge Neuman
Location ManagerRuss Hamilton (2)
Property MasterChristopher Cooper
Construction CoordinatorWarren Dunlop
Supervising Sound EditorMichael E. Lawshe
Re-Recording MixerDennis Kirk  |  Bill Jackson (1)
Director of PhotographySerge LaDouceur
Story EditorAndrew Dabb  |  Daniel Loflin
Stunt CoordinatorLou Bollo
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
Warning: Supernatural season 5 episode 11 guide may contain spoilers
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