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Supernatural: Meet the New Boss

Dean, Sam, and Bobby must come to grips with Castiel, who now has the powers of God and sets off to redress the wrongs of the entire world. To defeat God, they must summon Death. Meanwhile, Sam tries to deal with his memories of Hell after the block in his mind cracks.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 7x1
Production Number: 3X7052
Airdate: Friday September 23rd, 2011

Director: Philip Sgriccia
Writer: Sera Gamble

Alternate Airdates:

CA (CW 23) Sep 28, 2011
AU (Eleven) Oct 03, 2011
NO (FEM) Jan 06, 2012
UK (E4) Aug 01, 2012

Special Guest Stars
Misha CollinsMisha Collins
As Castiel

Guest Stars
Jim BeaverJim Beaver
As Bobby Singer
Mark SheppardMark Sheppard
As Crowley (as Mark A. Sheppard)
Julian RichingsJulian Richings
As Death
Mark PellegrinoMark Pellegrino
As Lucifer

Co-Guest Stars
Fred HendersonFred Henderson
As Preacher
Paul HerbertPaul Herbert
As Security Guard
Tanya ChampouxTanya Champoux
As Interviewee
Luis JavierLuis Javier
As Blind Man
Robert HelmbeckerRobert Helmbecker
As Dr. Weiss
Hilary StrongHilary Strong
As Mrs. Weiss
Elizabeth McLaughlinElizabeth McLaughlin
As Senator Michelle Walker
Sachin SahelSachin Sahel
As Senator's Aide
Main Cast
Jared PadaleckiJared Padalecki
As Sam Winchester
Jensen AcklesJensen Ackles
As Dean Winchester


At Crowley’s laboratory, Sam, Dean, and Bobby stare at the newly omnipotent Castiel. Bobby immediately bows down and tells the brothers to do likewise. As they do, Castiel says there’s no point if they do it out of fear. Sam tries to appeal to him but Castiel notes that he stabbed him in the back and has nothing to say to him. Dean says that Castiel isn’t acting like himself and the former angel says that he is no longer the individual they knew, and that he is now God. If they rise up against him, he’ll strike them down. Sam staggers and Castiel says that he won’t fix his memories since they rose up against him, and then teleports away. Sam starts to remember more of his time in Hell and collapses...

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Episode Notes
As of this episode, Misha Collins is no longer listed as a series regular.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
FoghatSlow Rideopening montage
Nancy SinatraThose Boots Are Made For WalkingCrowley watches TV

Episode Quotes
Dean: Cass, come on. This is not you.
Castiel: The Castiel you knew is gone.
Dean: So what, then? Kill us?
Castiel: What a brave little ant you are. You know you're powerless. You wouldn't dare move against me again. That would be pointless. So I have no need to kill you. Not now. Besides... once, you were my favorite pets, before you turned and bit me.
Dean: Who are you?
Castiel: I'm God.

Bobby Singer: I got all kinds of feelers out. So far, diddly.
Dean: And what exactly are you looking for?
Bobby Singer: Exactly. What? Miracles, mass visions, trenchcoat on a tortilla, I don't know what I'm looking for.

Dean: Well, he says he's okay.
Bobby Singer: How?
Dean: I don't know. I just pray to God it's true.
Bobby Singer: We need to come up with a new saying for that.

Crowley: No! Come on.
Bobby Singer: Don't act so surprised.
Crowley: My new boss is going to kill me for even talking to you lot.
Dean: You're lucky we're not stabbing you in your scuzzy face, you little...
Sam: Wait a minute. What new boss?
Crowley: Castiel, you giraffe.
Bobby Singer: Is your boss...?
Crowley: He's everybody's boss. What do you think he's going to do when he finds out we've been conspiring? You do want to conspire, don't you?

Dean: Who feels like hog-tying Death tonight?
Bobby Singer: Old age is overrated anyhow.

Security Guard: Hey!
Dean: Excuse me. You got any Grey Poupon? (knocks hm out)
Sam: "Grey Poupon," seriously?
Dean: It's what popped in my head.

Dean: Umm... hello? Death?
Death: You're joking.
Dean: Sorry, this isn't what it seems.
Death: Seems like you bound me.
Dean: For good reason, okay? Just hear us out. Umm, fried pickle chip? Best in the state.
Death: That easy to soothe me, you think?

Dean: We need you to kill God.
Death: Oh?
Bobby Singer: Kill God. You heard right... your honor.
Death: What makes you think I can do that?
Dean: You told me.
Death: Why should I?
Dean: Because... we said so and we're the boss of you. I mean, respectfully.

Castiel: I didn't want to kill you, but now...
Dean: You can't kill us.
Castiel:'ve erased any nostalgia I had for you, Dean.
Dean: Death is our bitch. We ain't going to die even if God pulls the trigger.
Death: Annoying little protozoa, aren't they?

Castiel: Enough.
Death: Stupid little soldier you are.
Castiel: Why? Because I dared open a door that He shut. Where is He? I did a service taking His place.
Death: Service? Settling petty vendettas?
Castiel: No. I'm cleaning up one mess after another. Selflessly.
Death: Quite the humanitarian.
Castiel: And how would you know? What are you, really? A flyswatter.
Death: Destined to swat you, I think.
Castiel: Unless I take you first.
Death: Really bought his own press, this one. Please, Cass. I know God. And you, sir, are no God.
Dean: All right, put your junk away, both of you.

Death: Try to bind me again, you'll die before you start. Nice pickle chips, by the way.

Cultural References
Dean: Excuse me. You got any Grey Poupon?

Dean is referring to the popular commercial of the 1980s when two millionaires in Rolls Royces exchanged a jar of Grey Poupon dijon msutard.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorEric Kripke
Executive ProducerSera Gamble  |  Philip Sgriccia  |  McG  |  Robert Singer
Co-Executive ProducerPeter Johnson  |  Jim Michaels  |  Adam Glass
ProducerAndrew Dabb  |  Daniel Loflin  |  Todd Philip Aronauer
Co-ProducerJerry Wanek  |  Craig Matheson  |  Serge LaDouceur
Consulting ProducerBen Edlund
Associate ProducerKristin Cronin
Production DesignerJohn Marcynuk
EditorAnthony Pinker
CastingAlex Newman  |  Eric Dawson  |  Carol Kritzer  |  Robert J. Ulrich  |  Heike Brandstatter  |  Coreen Mayrs
First Assistant DirectorJohn MacCarthy
Second Assistant DirectorAdrian Diepold
MusicChristopher Lennertz
Music EditorDino A. Moriana
Music SupervisorAlexandra Patsavas
Costume DesignerDiane Widas
Set DecoratorGeorge Neuman
Property MasterChristopher Cooper
Script SupervisorTammy Bentz
Production CoordinatorJudith Swan
Assistant EditorBruce Gorman
Supervising Sound EditorMichael E. Lawshe
Re-Recording MixerTodd Orr  |  Dennis Kirk
Director of PhotographySerge LaDouceur
Stunt CoordinatorLou Bollo
Executive ConsultantEric Kripke
Production ManagementCraig Matheson
Sound MixerDonald Painchaud
Executive Story EditorRobbie Thompson
Key Makeup ArtistJuliana Vit
Visual Effects SupervisorIvan Hayden
Visual Effects ProducerGrant Lindsay
Key HairstylistJeannie Chow
Special Effects SupervisorRandy Shymkiw
Original CastingPatrick Rush
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