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Supernatural: Death’s Door

While Sam and Dean watch over a dying friend, Bobby teams up with Rufus to stop a Reaper.

Episode Info

Episode number: 7x10
Production Number: 3X7060
Airdate: Friday December 02nd, 2011

Director: Robert Singer
Writer: Sera Gamble

Alternate Airdates:

CA (CW 23) Dec 07, 2011
AU (Eleven) Jan 19, 2012
UK (E4) Sep 19, 2012


Guest Stars
Jim BeaverJim Beaver
As Bobby Singer
James Patrick StuartJames Patrick Stuart
As Dick Roman
Steven WilliamsSteven Williams
As Rufus Turner
Carrie FlemingCarrie Fleming
As Karen Singer
Chelah HorsdalChelah Horsdal
As Bobby's Mother
Henri LubattiHenri Lubatti
As Reaper
Edward FoyEdward Foy
As Ed Singer

Co-Guest Stars
Nicolai Lawton-guistraNicolai Lawton-guistra
As Young Dean
Collin MacKechnieCollin MacKechnie
As Young Bobby
Cam CroninCam Cronin
As Doctor (as Cameron Cronin)
Carmel AmitCarmel Amit
As Lara Coggins
Shaker PalejaShaker Paleja
As Insurance Representative
Mary Alison RaineMary Alison Raine
As ER Nurse (as Alison Raine)
Main Cast
Jared PadaleckiJared Padalecki
As Sam Winchester
Jensen AcklesJensen Ackles
As Dean Winchester


Sam and Dean drive the injured Bobby to the hospital...

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Episode Quotes
Bobby Singer: Karen?
Karen Singer: You were expecting Farrah Fawcett?
Bobby Singer: No. She always calls first.

Rufus Turner: Seriously, though, Bobby, how come...?
Bobby Singer: Dog with a bone, Rufus.
Rufus Turner: No, I really want to know, man--why no kids?
Bobby Singer: Ain't that deep. Dad was a mean drunk. I figured I'd be just like him. And, hey, look, I was right. No sense passing on the legacy.
Rufus Turner: You're too hard on yourself. You're more of a cranky drunk.

Dean: We're coming for you. And not just to hurt you--to kill you. You understand me?
Dick Roman: Come on, Dean, I can't be killed.
Dean: You're gonna wish you could, then.
Dick Roman: (laughs) That's some conviction. You'd really crush it on the motivational circuit.
Dean: You're either laughing because you're scared or you're laughing because you're stupid. I'll see you soon, Dick.

Reaper: Bobby... you've helped. You got handed a small, unremarkable life, and you did something with it. Most men like you die of liver disease, watching Barney Miller reruns. You've done enough. Believe me.
Bobby Singer: I don't care.
Reaper: Why?
Bobby Singer: Because they're my boys.

Bobby Singer: Well that's a load of crap. Who the hell were you to say?
Ed Singer: I'm your father. And you show your father respect.
Bobby Singer: The day he deserves it. You drunken bully. Punching women and kids, is that what they call fatherhood in your day?
Ed Singer: You deserved it. Believe me, you were nothing but ungrateful.
Bobby Singer: I was a kid! Kids ain't supposed to be grateful. They're supposed to eat your food and break your heart, ya selfish dick! You died and I was still so afraid I'd turn into you, I never even had kids of my own.
Ed Singer: Good. You break everything you touch.
Bobby Singer: Well, as fate would have it, I adopted two boys and they grew up great. They grew up heroes. So you can go to hell!

Dean: All right, scoot, jerkface. Show your elders some respect.
Sam: You scoot, asshat.
Dean: Did we get licorice?
Sam: No, we did not get licorice. We got good snacks. Licorice is disgusting.
Dean: I'm sorry, I didn't quite understand that, uh, Mr. "Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich."
Sam: I stand by that sandwich. Nobody likes licorice. It's--it's made of dirt.
Dean: It is a classic movie food. It's right up there with popcorn.
Sam: Popcorn?
Dean: Yeah.
Sam: You're out of your mind.
Dean: What, it's like little chewy pieces of heaven.

Cultural References
Bobby Singer: Hey, what are you making like a White Rabbit all over the place for, you grubby little...

The White Rabbit is a character in Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865). A giant anthropomorphic rabbit, he is inevitably late for any daet.

Bobby Singer: I’m still stuck in eternal friggin’ sunshine.

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is a 2004 romance science fiction movie about a couple who decide they can't stand each other and have their memories of the other person erased.

Reaper: Most men like you die of liver disease, watching Barney Miller reruns.

Barney Miller is a ABC sitcom (1975-1982) about cops in New York at the 12th Precinct dealing with everyday problems.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorEric Kripke
Executive ProducerSera Gamble  |  Philip Sgriccia  |  Robert Singer  |  McG
Co-Executive ProducerJim Michaels  |  Adam Glass  |  Peter Johnson
ProducerAndrew Dabb  |  Daniel Loflin  |  Todd Philip Aronauer
Co-ProducerSerge LaDouceur  |  Craig Matheson  |  Jerry Wanek
Consulting ProducerBen Edlund
Associate ProducerKristin Cronin
Production DesignerJohn Marcynuk
EditorNicole Baer
CastingEric Dawson  |  Robert J. Ulrich  |  Carol Kritzer  |  Alex Newman  |  Heike Brandstatter  |  Coreen Mayrs
First Assistant DirectorJohn MacCarthy
Second Assistant DirectorGabriel Correa
MusicChristopher Lennertz
Music EditorDino A. Moriana
Music SupervisorAlexandra Patsavas
Costume DesignerDiane Widas
Set DecoratorGeorge Neuman
Property MasterChristopher Cooper
Production CoordinatorJason Fischer (2)
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
"B" Camera OperatorBrian Rose (1)
"A" Camera 1st AssistantMatt Tichenor
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