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Supernatural: We Need to Talk About Kevin

Dean and an unlikely ally escape from Purgatory. However, Dean soon discovers that Sam has retired as a hunter. When they learn that the Prophet Kevin has escaped his captivity, the Winchesters go back to work to save him and discover that he holds the key to defeating every demon on Earth.

Episode Info

Episode number: 8x1
Production Number: 3X7802
Airdate: Wednesday October 03rd, 2012

Director: Robert Singer
Writer: Jeremy Carver

Alternate Airdates:

CA (CW 23) Oct 07, 2012
AU (Eleven) Oct 15, 2012
IN (AXN) Oct 16, 2012
NO (FEM) Nov 15, 2012
UK (E4) Jul 03, 2013
FI (Sub) Sep 11, 2014


Guest Stars
Mark SheppardMark Sheppard
As Crowley (as Mark A. Sheppard)
Osric ChauOsric Chau
As Kevin Tran
Liane BalabanLiane Balaban
As Amelia
Ty OlssonTy Olsson
As Benny

Co-Guest Stars
Lissa NeptunoLissa Neptuno
As Channing Ngo
Nina KiriNina Kiri
As Channing's Roommate
Raphael KepinskiRaphael Kepinski
As Will's Wife
Main Cast
Jared PadaleckiJared Padalecki
As Sam Winchester
Jensen AcklesJensen Ackles
As Dean Winchester


One Year Later..

Read the full recap
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Jethro TullLocomotive BreathSeason 8 recap
StyxMan in the WildernessDean rides to Clayton, LA

Episode Quotes
Sam: Maybe we should split up, ask around, see if anyone's seen him.
Dean: Yeah. Asian kid, yay high, at a university. That should be easy.

Crowley: Dean. Looking... well, let's just say Purgatory didn't do you any favors. Where's your angel?
Dean: Ask your mother.
Crowley: There's that grade-school zip. Missed it. I really did.

Crowley: Chin up, gentleman. I'm a professional.
Dean: This ain't over by a long shot, Crowley.
Crowley: Really, Dean, who writes your stuff? A marshmallow?

Sam: Kevin? How you holding up?
Kevin Tran: Awesome. The King of Hell just snapped my girlfriend's neck. How 'bout you?

Cultural References
Dean: So you dropped your peanut butter in her chocolate.

Reese's Peanut Butter cups featured a series of ads where two people, one holding peanut butter and one holding chocolate, would bump into each other and mix their food. The result was Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, "two great tastes that taste great together."

Dean: Thirty-one flavors of bottom-dwelling nasties.

Baskin-Robbins uses the slogan "31 flavors," although they often have more at individual stores.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorEric Kripke
Executive ProducerPhilip Sgriccia  |  Jeremy Carver  |  Adam Glass  |  Robert Singer  |  McG
Co-Executive ProducerPeter Johnson  |  Jim Michaels
Supervising ProducerAndrew Dabb  |  Daniel Loflin
ProducerTodd Philip Aronauer
Co-ProducerSerge LaDouceur  |  Jerry Wanek  |  Craig Matheson  |  Robbie Thompson
Consulting ProducerEugenie Ross-Leming  |  Brad Buckner  |  Ben Edlund
Production DesignerJohn Marcynuk
EditorNicole Baer
CastingAlex Newman  |  Robert J. Ulrich  |  Eric Dawson  |  Carol Kritzer  |  Heike Brandstatter  |  Coreen Mayrs
First Assistant DirectorJohn MacCarthy
Second Assistant DirectorGabriel Correa
MusicJay Gruska
Music EditorDino A. Moriana
Music SupervisorAlexandra Patsavas
Costume DesignerKerry Weinrauch
Set DecoratorGeorge Neuman
Property MasterChristopher Cooper
Script SupervisorTammy Bentz
Production CoordinatorJason Fischer (2)
Assistant EditorNancy Hurley
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
Visual Effects SupervisorMark Meloche
Visual Effects ProducerGrant Lindsay
Key HairstylistJeannie Chow
Special Effects SupervisorRandy Shymkiw
Original CastingPatrick Rush
Key MakeupZabrina Matiru
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