Reading is Fundamental

Season 7, Ep 21, Aired 5/4/12
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  • Episode Description
  • Meg summons Sam and Dean when Castiel wakes up. However, the brothers have other problems on their hands when they get word of a teenager who has been struck by lightning and become a prophet, and may hold the key to defeating the Leviathans.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Jared Padalecki

    Sam Winchester

  • Jensen Ackles

    Dean Winchester

  • Rachel Miner


  • Misha Collins


  • Osric Chau

    Kevin Tran

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  • Fan Reviews (10)
  • I have a long List of Awesome for this episode!

    By EpicLoveStory, May 07, 2012

  • Starting to Get Interesting

    By mynameisjohnas, May 07, 2012

  • Ben Edlund never ever lets me down!!!

    By Katiki, May 05, 2012

  • Castiel!!!!!!!!!!!

    By leungkora, May 07, 2012

  • AJ Perth

    By slak, May 05, 2012

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (8)

    • Edgar: Strange, isn't it, that someone would choose to be named "Dick"?

    • Castiel: Will you look at her? My caretaker. All of that thorny pain. So beautiful.
      Meg: We've been over this. I don't like poetry. Put up or shut up.

    • Castiel: Did you know that a cat's penis is sharply barbed along its shaft? I know for a fact that females were not consulted about that.

    • Castiel: This is the handwriting of Metatron.
      Sam: Metatron?!? You're saying a Transformer wrote that?
      Dean: No, that's Megatron.
      Sam: What?
      Dean: The Transformer, it's Megatron.
      Sam: What?

    • Castiel: Oh, Inias, Hester. I-I know you want something. Answers. I... I wish it could be that... There are still many things I can teach you. I can offer, uh, perspective. Here, pull my finger. Uh, uh, Meg will get another light and I'll blow it out again, and this time it'll be funny, and we'll all look back and laugh.

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    Notes (2)

    • Misha Collins is credited as Special Guest Star.

    • International Airdates:
      Australia: May 14, 2012 on Eleven
      Norway: May 25, 2012 on FEM
      UK: October 24, 2012 on Sky LIVING
      Finland: June 30, 2014 on Sub

    Allusions (4)

    • Dean: That's a lot of fuss over a caveman Lego.

      Referencing the brand name and the name of the individual pieces of a construction toy set. The interlocking multi-colored pieces come in hundreds of shapes and sizes and with the aid of simple blueprints provided, can be constructed into either specific objects, animals, people, and structures, or made into anything the user can imagine. The product line has since spawned movies, books, comics, and clothing.

    • Meg: What up, Bullwinkle?

      Referencing the animated talking moose, voiced by Bill Scott, in the animated series The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show. Dimwitted but lovable, Bullwinkle J. Moose is accompanied by his friend, Rocket J. Squirrel. He proved popular enough to be spun off into his show, The Bullwinkle Show.

    • Sam: You saying that a Transformer wrote that?

      Referencing the toyline, later spun off into comic books, movies, and television shows. The primary plot is of the Autobots and the Decepticons carrying out their war on Earth. Each side's robots can transform, typically into weapons and everyday vehicles. There have been several "generations" of Transformers

    • Dean: We need the tablet to end Dick Roman's Soylent Us crap.

      Referencing the 1973 science fiction movie Soylent Green, based on Harry Harrison's 1966 novel Make Room! Make Room!, is set in the year 2022 and shows Earth as suffering rom overpopulation and the destruction of many natural resources. the plot of the movie involve a detective investigating the case of murdered businessman who produces "Soylent Green," an increasingly rare foodstuff that turns out to be made from recycled human beings.

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