Defending Your Life

Season 7, Ep 4, Aired 10/14/11
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  • Episode Description
  • The Egyptian god Osiris wreaks a bloody trail of deaths as he tries and executes anyone guilty of past mistakes. Sam is forced to defend his brother when Osiris targets Dean for his guilt over all the things he's believed he's done in his life... and calls Jo as a witness.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Patrick J. Rush

  • Randy Shymkiw

    Special Effects Supervisor

  • Jeannie Chow

  • Grant Lindsay

  • Ivan Hayden

  • Photos (4)
  • Fan Reviews (16)
  • Dynamic Duo

    By Azzuritis, Dec 20, 2012


    By adssthemanOWNS, May 11, 2012

  • Poor Dean :'(

    By SusanFrutschy, Feb 21, 2012

  • One of the things I love about this show is that it not only makes me laugh, cry and scream, it also makes me think.

    By Katiki, Oct 20, 2011

  • Dean faces off against Osiris.

    By JaCkKbAuEr2424, Oct 24, 2011

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (8)

    • Sam: Some kind of ghost?
      Dean: With a license? License to kill.
      Sam: Seriously?

    • Sam: All right, congrats on your sobriety. I'll go find out where Jane's is.
      Dean: I--I gave up AA for Lent.
      Sam: We're not Catholic.
      Dean: Always with the details.

    • Warren: You believe me? Who the hell are you?
      Sam: We kind of... specialize in crazy.

    • Mia: You may want to slow your roll there.
      Dean: The more I drink, the better I tip.
      Mia: Yeah, well I'm off in an hour. So don't pass out on me.
      Dean: Well, then I think I'll switch to beer.
      Mia: Good choice.

    • Dean: Uh, Sam, you're not a lawyer.
      Sam: I was pre-law.
      Dean: Yeah, "pre."

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    Notes (1)

    • International Airdate:
      Canada: October 19, 2011 on SPACE
      Australia: October 24, 2011 on ELEVEN
      Norway: January 27, 2012 on FEM
      UK: August 22, 2012 on Sky LIVING HD
      Finland: March 2, 2014 on Sub

    Allusions (10)

    • Title:
      Referencing the 1991 movie starring Albert Brooks as a man who dies and must show that he can overcome his fears and insecurities. If he fails, he will be reincarnated and sent back to Earth to try again.

    • Dean: License to kill.
      Referencing the tagline of the James Bond novels and movies. James Bond's "00" ranking is often referred to as a "license to kill." In fact, the concept is mostly fictional. One of the Bond movies is named License to Kill (1989).

    • Sam: Could be Christine-like.
      Referencing the 1983 novel of the same name by Stephen King, featuring a demonic red-and-white 1958 Plymouth Fury which is possessed by the spirit of its first owner, Roland D. LeBay, slowly takes control of an outcast teenage boy, Arnie Cunningham. It was adapted into a movie later in 1983.

    • Sam: Now that we got a decent bead on Ghost Rider, let's go.
      Referencing the Marvel comic book character, originally Johnny Blaze, who makes a deal with the Devil and is transformed into a blazing skull-headed motorcycle who rides a flaming motorcycle and can project blasts of hellfire. Several characters have become Ghost Rider throughout the years, and a movie adaptation was produced in 2007.

    • Dean: He causes so much misery that some Rottweiler goes Cujo on him from beyond the grave?
      Referencing the fictional fictional dog in the horror story of the same name by Stephen King. This vicious, rabid Saint Bernard kills characters by mauling them in the book and the 1983 movie adaptation.

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