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Lazarus Rising 

Sam tries to move on without his brother and becomes hardened and more reckless in the way he hunts. Bobby and his psychic friend Pamela try to contact the other side to find out more about Dean's ultimate fate.


Kim Manners


Eric Kripke (created by), Eric Kripke


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Episode complete credited cast:
Jared Padalecki ... Sam Winchester
Jensen Ackles ... Dean Winchester
Jim Beaver ... Bobby Singer
Genevieve Padalecki ... Ruby (as Genevieve Cortese)
Misha Collins ... Castiel
Thunderbird Dinwiddie ... Pamela Barnes (as Traci Dinwiddie)
Scott Parsons Scott Parsons ... Diner Patron Demon
Jen Halley Jen Halley ... Demon Waitress
Marc Gaudet ... Fry Cook Demon


Dean suddenly returns from the grave and seeks answers to his return with Bobby's help. Sam, trying to move on, becomes more hardened and reckless with his hunts for demons and other supernatural beings. After being reunited, the Winchester brothers meet with with a psychic friend of Bobby's, named Pamela, where they try to contact the other side to learn more about what happened to Dean, while the demoness Ruby, now in another female body with the alias of Kristy, also appears to offer her assistance. Written by Anonymous

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After being confronted by Bobby, Dean tries to prove he is real by cutting his arm with a silver knife. Later, when trying to find out how he was brought back, he shows Bobby that it was powerful and dangerous magic by revealing the handprints on his arms, however, the cut he made earlier is not visible. See more »


Dean Winchester: Look, pal, I'm not buying what you're selling. So, who are you really?
Castiel: I told you.
Dean Winchester: Right. And why would an angel rescue me from hell?
Castiel: Good things do happen, Dean.
Dean Winchester: Not in my experience.
Castiel: What's the matter?
[pause, he studies Dean]
Castiel: You don't think you deserve to be saved.
Dean Winchester: Why'd you do it?
Castiel: Because God commanded it. Because we have work for you.
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A good introduction for a great character
1 March 2020 | by CubsandCultureSee all my reviews

This episode is when the show fundamentally shifted (for a few years) from a weekly case of the week procedural to an melodrama that has an long term, multi faceted plot. Neither version of supernatural is really worse than the other but this episode more than seasons 1, 2 and 3's openers grounded the season in a ongoing story. It also beefed up the religious content of the show much more so than prior forays into the material. This is indicated something different but good was coming for Sam and Dean.

Of course the introduction of Cas is iconic. Re-watching it today and it struck me just how *cinematic* this episode is. The scene in the gas station and the final scene in the barn are some of the best visual story beats in the show's entire run.

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Release Date:

18 September 2008 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital



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16:9 HD
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