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Supernatural: Metamorphosis

Sam and Dean learn Jack Montgomery is transforming into Rugaru, a flesh-eating monster. People infected are unaware as to what is going on until they turn into cannibals and begin to eat human beings. Sam tries to reason with Jack so that he will control his urges, but Dean refuses to believe that the urges can be subdued.

Episode Info

Episode number: 4x4
Production Number: 3T7505
Airdate: Thursday October 09th, 2008

Director: Kim Manners
Writer: Cathryn Humphris

Alternate Airdates:

AU (Eleven) Oct 20, 2008
UK (E4) Feb 08, 2009
NL (Net 5) Jun 13, 2010


Guest Stars
Genevieve CorteseGenevieve Cortese
As Ruby
Dameon ClarkeDameon Clarke
As Jack Montgomery
Joanne KellyJoanne Kelly
As Michelle Montgomery
Ron LeaRon Lea
As Travis

Co-Guest Stars
Craig StanghettaCraig Stanghetta
As Bartender
Angelique NaudeAngelique Naude
As Girl in Bar
Colby WilsonColby Wilson
As Guy in Bar
Marcus HondroMarcus Hondro
As Demon (as Marcus Hondo)
Main Cast
Jared PadaleckiJared Padalecki
As Sam Winchester
Jensen AcklesJensen Ackles
As Dean Winchester


A captured demon taunts Sam and Ruby, the ones who captured it. They demand to know Lilith's whereabouts but it refuses to talk and instead taunts Sam about sleeping with a demon. Angry, Sam uses his psychic abilities and forces the black demon essence from the human host body. They're unaware that Dean is watching them from hiding, having gone to the address that Castiel provided. Sam and Ruby tend to the human host and he tells her that the headaches from using his powers are gone. Dean steps out of the shadows and asks what's going on. He quickly realizes who Ruby is in her new host body and attacks her. She fights back but Sam calls them off each other. Ruby gets the human host out of the building and Dean leaves, furious...

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Episode Quotes
Sam: I’m not going to let it go too far.
Dean: It’s already gone too far, Sam. If I didn’t know you, I would want to hunt you.

Dean: So, tell me. If it's so terrific, then why'd you lie about it to me? Why did an angel tell me to stop you?
Sam: What?
Dean: Cas said that if I don't stop you, he will. See what that means, Sam, that means that God doesn't want you doing this. So you just gonna stand there and tell me that everything is all good?

Dean: I’ve seen big weird, little weird, weird with crazy on top. But this guy, come on, this guy’s boring.

Travis: Boys, we got ourselves a Rugaru.
Dean: "Rugaru"? Is that made up? That sounds made up.

Travis: But most of all, they’re hungry.
Dean: Hungry for what?
Travis: At first for everything. But then, the long pig.
Dean: “Long pig”?
Sam: He means human flesh.
Dean: And that is my word of the day.

Dean: Sam loves research. He does. He keeps it under his mattress right next to his K-Y. It's a sickness. It is.

Travis: What's up with your brother?
Dean: Don't get me started.

Dean: You probably feeling your bones moving under your skin. and your appetite’s reaching Hungry Hungry Hippo levels. How am I doing so far?

Dean: You’re hungry, Jack. You’re only going to get hungrier.
Jack: Hungry for what?
Dean:: Long pig. A little Manburger Helper, may have crossed your mind already.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorEric Kripke
Executive ProducerKim Manners  |  Robert Singer  |  Eric Kripke  |  McG
Co-Executive ProducerPeter Johnson  |  Ben Edlund  |  Philip Sgriccia
Supervising ProducerSera Gamble
ProducerTodd Philip Aronauer  |  Vladimir Stefoff
Co-ProducerJerry Wanek  |  Serge LaDouceur
Associate ProducerKristin Cronin
Production DesignerJohn Marcynuk
EditorAnthony Pinker
CastingEric Dawson  |  Carol Kritzer  |  Robert J. Ulrich  |  Heike Brandstatter  |  Coreen Mayrs
First Assistant DirectorKevin Parks
Second Assistant DirectorAmanda Bartley
MusicJay Gruska
Music EditorDino A. Moriana
Music SupervisorAlexandra Patsavas
Costume DesignerDiane Widas
Set DecoratorGeorge Neuman
Location ManagerRuss Hamilton (2)
Property MasterChristopher Cooper
Assistant EditorBruce Gorman
Supervising Sound EditorMichael E. Lawshe
Re-Recording MixerBill Jackson (1)  |  Dennis Kirk
Director of PhotographySerge LaDouceur
Story EditorJulie Siege  |  Cathryn Humphris
Stunt CoordinatorLou Bollo
Production ManagerTodd Pittson
Sound MixerDonald Painchaud
Executive Story EditorJeremy Carver
Key Makeup ArtistShannon Coppin
Visual Effects SupervisorIvan Hayden
Visual Effects ProducerGrant Lindsay
Key HairstylistJeannie Chow
Special Effects SupervisorRandy Shymkiw
Original CastingPatrick Rush
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