It's the Great Pumpkin, Sam Winchester

Season 4, Ep 7, Aired 10/30/08
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  • Episode Description
  • Sam and Dean meet Castiel and his fellow angel Uriel, who warn the brothers to avoid intervening in a town where a witch is attempting to summon the demon Samhain, opening one of the Seals.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Don McManus

    Don Harding

  • Eric Kripke

  • Ashley Benson

    Tracy Davis

  • Robert Singer (II)

  • McG

  • Fan Reviews (41)
  • Worst episode of Supernatural to date.

    By Rain47, Sep 29, 2009

  • A nice Halloween Special. Sam and Dean try to stop a local witch from breaking one of the 66 seals by letting out Sam Hain, the demon of Halloween.

    By supershows, Dec 22, 2010

  • It's Halloween and another seal is about to being broken.

    By Snape83, Sep 14, 2009

  • Awesome ep

    By seriesguy3998, Aug 08, 2009

  • I'm starting to sound like a broken record but the facts don't lie: this is another home run from a show at the very top of its game.

    By screenagedkicks, May 17, 2009

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (11)

    • Sam: What about you? Find anything on the victim? Dean: This Luke Wallace--he was so vanilla that he made vanilla seem spicy.

    • Sam: Once he's raised, Samhain can do some raising of his own. Dean: Raising what, exactly? Sam: Dark, evil crap and lots of it. They follow him around like a friggin' Pied Piper. Dean: So we're talking ghosts. Sam: Yeah. Dean: Zombies. Sam: Mm-hmm. Dean: Leprechauns? Sam: Dean... Dean: Those little dudes are scary. Small hands.

    • Dean: Yeah, well, if you were a six-hundred-year-old hag and you could pick any costume to come back in, wouldn't you go for a hot cheerleader? I would. Mmm.

    • Sam: We'll stop this witch before she summons anyone. Your seal won't be broken and no one has to die. Uriel: We're wasting time with these mud monkeys.

    • Dean: I mean, come on, you're gonna wipe out a whole town for one little witch. Sounds to me like you're compensating for something.

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    Notes (2)

    • Music: Just As Through With You (Nine Days)

    • International Airdates:
      Australia: November 10, 2008 on Channel Ten
      Denmark: January 4, 2009 on TV3
      UK: March 1, 2009 on ITV2
      Sweden: April 26, 2009 on Kanal 5
      Norway: May 7, 2009 on FEM
      Portugal: June 1, 2009 on AXN
      Spain: October 12, 2009 on AXN
      Germany: December 14, 2009 on Sky Cinema Hits
      Poland: March 26, 2010 on TVN7
      New Zealand: March 31, 2010 on TV2
      Czech Republic: June 25, 2010 on Prima COOL
      Finland: May 24, 2011 on Sub
      Slovakia: March 21, 2013 on Markiza

    Trivia (5)

    • When Sam is killing Samhain, his nose starts bleeding and the blood reaches his chin. However, in the next shot his face is clean and he starts bleeding all over again.

    • When Sam is researching in the hotel room in the beginning, he picks up the Goldthread to inspect it when he is flipping through books, and keeps it in his hand when Dean comes in. When he starts to tell Dean about the hex bag, one shot shows the Goldthread in his hand, and the very next, he picks it up from the hexbag, without having put it back.

    • When Sam and Dean ask the victim's wife how many razor blades were found she says "two on the floor, one in his stomach and was stuck in his throat." When you watch the scene where the victim spits out the razor blades, there are two on the floor but a third one is heard falling on the floor. So there should have been found at least three razor blades on the floor.

    • Trivia: When Sam tells Dean that Luke Wallace's and Jenny's deaths are linked to some spell ("Three blood sacrifices over three days...") he shows him a book. On the book an illustration can be seen. It's a Gustave DorĂ© drawing (one of the most famous Dante's "Divina Commedia" illustrators), which represents Dante and Virgil in Hell, talking to the damned soul of the heretic Farinata Degli Uberti (see Dante's Inferno, canto 10).

    • Sam and Dean come out of their hotel room to find the Impala splattered and splotched, most likely by the astronaut boy who got no candy. However, when the brothers leave the house after having driven directly there from the hotel and the school in the middle of a crisis, it is perfectly clean.

    Allusions (3)

    • Title Referencing It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown which originally aired in 1966, and is the Charlie Brown Halloween special. While the rest of the Peanuts gang celebrate Halloween, Linus waits in the pumpkin patch for the Great Pumpkin to appear.

    • Dean: Umm, I'm Agent Geddy, this is Agent Lee. Referencing Geddy Lee, lead vocalist for Rush. Lee joined Rush in September 1968, replacing Jeff Jones. The singer was born Gary Lee Weinrib in July 1953.

    • Dean: Agent Seger, FBI. Dean uses the alias of Bob Seger, rocker primarily with the Silver Bullet Band and made it big with Night Moves, and later Old Time Rock & Roll.

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