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Supernatural: Survival of the Fittest

As Dick Roman prepares to make his move and turn the U.S. into a slaughterhouse, Sam and Dean attempt to assemble the weapon necessary to stop him. However, when Castiel refuses to fight, the Prophet Kevin is captured, Crowley joins the other side, and Bobby goes berserk, everything looks hopeless for the Winchesters.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 7x23
Production Number: 3X7073
Airdate: Friday May 18th, 2012

Director: Robert Singer
Writer: Sera Gamble

Alternate Airdates:

AU (Eleven) May 28, 2012
NO (FEM) Jun 08, 2012
UK (E4) Oct 31, 2012
FI (Sub) Jul 14, 2014

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)
Rachel MinerRachel Miner
As Meg
James Patrick StuartJames Patrick Stuart
As Dick Roman
Osric ChauOsric Chau
As Kevin
Larissa GomesLarissa Gomes
As Louise

Co-Guest Stars
Olivia ChengOlivia Cheng
As Susan
Brendan PennyBrendan Penny
Robert LawrensonRobert Lawrenson
As Leviathan Lab Tech
Niki WipfNiki Wipf
As Polly
Brad RobertsonBrad Robertson
As Demon #1
James KotJames Kot
As Demon #2
Main Cast
Jared PadaleckiJared Padalecki
As Sam Winchester
Jensen AcklesJensen Ackles
As Dean Winchester


Dick invites Crowley to sit down within the devil’s trap and have a drink. Crowley figures that Dick knows that the Winchesters are planning to use Crowley’s blood to kill Dick. Dick figures that Crowley has a vial of blood hidden away as insurance and offers him Canada while the Leviathans keep America. In return he wants Crowley to give the Winchesters the blood of a lesser demon and then get out of the way. Crowley considers the offer and finally agrees, producing a massive contract ready for inspection...

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ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Don McLean (1)VincentCastiel listens to the radio
KansasCarry On Wayward Sonopening montage
SteppenwolfBorn to Be WildMeg storms the compound

Episode Quotes
Crowley: You know what I like about you?
Dick Roman: Lack of pretension?
Crowley: You’re smarter than you look.
Dick Roman: Well, now you’re just flirting.

Crowley: You have a deal. I suppose you want it in writing?
Dick Roman: I don’t kiss on the mouth.
Crowley: Your loss.

Sam: We can call Castiel again.
Dean: Dude, on my car. He showed up naked, covered in bees.
Sam: Yeah, I’m really sorry I missed that.

(in a nunnery mausoleum)
Dean: Well, let’s bone this nun. (Sam stares) Sorry.

Dean: Hey there. So, Cas, what’s the word?
Castiel: Well, Dean, I’ve been thinking. Monkeys are so clever… and they’re sensible in that they leave the skins on the bananas that they eat. Is it really necessary to test cosmetics on them? I mean, how important is lipstick to you, Dean?
Dean: Not very.

Dick Roman: Susan, do I look like a fool?
Susan: Not in that particular body, no.

Dick Roman: Oh, eat up. The sushi’s made of fresh orphan.

Bobby Singer: Here’s to running into you guys on the other side. Only... not too soon, all right?

Other Episode Crew

CreatorEric Kripke
Executive ProducerMcG  |  Robert Singer  |  Sera Gamble  |  Philip Sgriccia
Co-Executive ProducerJim Michaels  |  Peter Johnson  |  Adam Glass
ProducerTodd Philip Aronauer  |  Daniel Loflin  |  Andrew Dabb
Co-ProducerCraig Matheson  |  Serge LaDouceur  |  Jerry Wanek
Consulting ProducerBen Edlund
Associate ProducerKristin Cronin
Production DesignerJohn Marcynuk
EditorAnthony Pinker
CastingRobert J. Ulrich  |  Carol Kritzer  |  Eric Dawson  |  Alex Newman  |  Heike Brandstatter  |  Coreen Mayrs
First Assistant DirectorKevin Parks
Second Assistant DirectorDebra Herst (1)
MusicJay Gruska
Music EditorDino A. Moriana
Music SupervisorAlexandra Patsavas
Costume DesignerPatricia Hargreaves
Camera OperatorTim Moynihan
Set DecoratorGeorge Neuman
Property MasterChristopher Cooper
Supervising Sound EditorMichael E. Lawshe
Re-Recording MixerDennis Kirk  |  Todd Orr
Director of PhotographySerge LaDouceur
Stunt CoordinatorLou Bollo
Executive ConsultantEric Kripke
Production ManagementCraig Matheson
Sound MixerDonald Painchaud
Executive Story EditorRobbie Thompson
Third Assistant DirectorMarijke Richmanto
Key Makeup ArtistJuliana Vit
Visual Effects SupervisorMark Meloche
Visual Effects ProducerGrant Lindsay
Key HairstylistJeannie Chow
Special Effects SupervisorRandy Shymkiw
Original CastingPatrick Rush
Executive AssistantBrigitta Fry
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