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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:

AU (Eleven) Oct 03, 2011
UK (E4) Aug 01, 2012

 
Special Guest Stars
Misha CollinsMisha Collins
As Castiel
Recurring
Misha CollinsMisha Collins
As Castiel
Recurring

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

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

Recap

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.



Music
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
FoghatSlow Rideopening montage


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.

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

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: 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 ProducerMcG  |  Robert Singer  |  Sera Gamble  |  Philip Sgriccia
Co-Executive ProducerPeter Johnson  |  Jim Michaels  |  Adam Glass
ProducerTodd Philip Aronauer  |  Daniel Loflin
Co-ProducerCraig Matheson  |  Serge LaDouceur  |  Jerry Wanek
Associate ProducerKristin Cronin
Production DesignerJohn Marcynuk
EditorAnthony Pinker
CastingEric Dawson  |  Carol Kritzer  |  Alex Newman  |  Robert J. Ulrich  |  Heike Brandstatter  |  Coreen Mayrs
First Assistant DirectorJohn MacCarthy
Second Assistant DirectorAdrian Diepold
MusicChristopher Lennertz
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
Production ManagementCraig Matheson
Sound MixerDonald Painchaud
Key Makeup ArtistJuliana Vit
Visual Effects ProducerGrant Lindsay
Key HairstylistJeannie Chow
Special Effects SupervisorRandy Shymkiw
Original CastingPatrick Rush
 
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