Season 1, Ep 12, Aired 1/17/06
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  • Episode Description
  • When Dean is accidentally electrocuted fighting a monster, he permanently damages his heart. When he's diagnosed as only having a month, at most, to live, Sam searches for a means to save him and finds Roy Le Grange, a faith healer who may actually be the real deal. After Le Grange heals Dean, the brothers discover that Le Grange is using black magic to bind a "Reaper" to do his bidding...and each healing comes with a terrible price.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Rebecca Jenkins

    Sue Ann Le Grange

  • Eric Kripke

  • Kevin McNulty

    Roy Le Grange

  • Julie Benz

    Layla Rourke

  • Robert Singer (II)

  • Fan Reviews (84)
  • This is a hard episode to watch, even though I think it's one of the best.

    By arkanitoo, Aug 21, 2014

  • 112-"faith"

    By williambrickman, Jun 01, 2012

  • Best episode so far.

    By ZaleIsBackAgain, Jun 14, 2010

  • An episode I can watch over and over again. And have.

    By SpaceCowboy911, Nov 07, 2010

  • While battling a Rawhead,an Irish hobgoblin, that preys on naughty children, Dean is electrocuted causing permanent damage to his heart...and leaving him with less than a month to live!!Distraught, Sam searches frantically for a way to save his brother.

    By beauregardlover, Jul 26, 2010

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (12)

    • David Wright: Roy Le Grange is a fraud. He's no healer. Dean: Amen, brother.

    • Dean: Man, you're a lying bastard. I thought you said we were going to see a doctor. Sam: I believe I said a specialist.

    • Dean: You're not gonna let me die in peace, are you? Sam: I'm not gonna let you die, period.

    • Dean: It must be rough, to believe in something so much and have it disappoint you like that.
      Layla: You wanna hear something weird? I'm okay, really. I guess if you're going to have faith you can't just have it when the miracles happen. You have to have it when they don't.
      Dean: So what now?
      Layla: God works in mysterious ways. Goodbye, Dean.
      Dean: Hey, um, you know, I'm not much of a praying type. But I'm gonna pray for you.
      Layla: Well, there's a miracle right there.

    • Sam: You know this whole "I laugh in the face of death" thing is crap, I can see right through it. Dean: Yeah, whatever. Have you even slept? You look worse than me.

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    Notes (4)

    • During the shooting of the episode, it rained for five days continuously and the crew had to tow the cars outside the country temple in and out of mud due to continuity problems.

    • "Faith" is Eric Kripke's favorite episode from Season One. In the Supernatural: The Official Companion - Season 1 he states: "It's when I first realized what the show was capable of. Is there a God? What's meant to be? And is there a free will? And is your life worth the cost of someone else's life? It's a metaphysical and moral study of the boys' universe."

    • When Roy is healing the old emphysema patient, and the Reaper is killing the jogger, the background music is Blue Oyster Cult's Don't Fear The Reaper.

    • International Airdates:
      Denmark: March 26, 2006 on TV3
      Portugal: December 25, 2006 on AXN
      France: February 12, 2007 on TF6
      Germany: January 21, 2008 on ProSieben
      The Netherlands: September 21, 2008 on NET5

    Trivia (2)

    • When Sam was trapped in the basement, there was no way he could have escaped through the window because it was too narrow.

    • Trivia: In this episode, it is revealed Dean is 27, but in "Pilot," he says he is 26. That means he has had a birthday, but they haven't mentioned it.

    Allusions (1)

    • Dean: You ever actually watch daytime TV? It's terrible. This is an in-joke to the fact that (Jensen Ackles) used to play Eric Brady on the soap opera Days of Our Lives.

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