Season 5 Episode 3

Free to Be You and Me

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Sep 24, 2009 on The CW



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Castiel: I need your help.
      Dean: For what? God hunt? Not interested.
      Castiel: It's not God. It's someone else.
      Dean: Who?
      Castiel: It's an Archangel. The one who killed me.
      Dean: Excuse me?
      Castiel: His name is Raphael.
      Dean: You were wasted by a Teenage Mutant Ninja Angel?

    • Dean: All right, fine. Where is he?
      Castiel: Maine. Let's go.
      Dean: Whoa whoa!
      Castiel: What?
      Dean: Last time you zapped me some place, I didn't poop for a week! We're driving!

    • Lindsay: You blow into town last week, you don't talk to anybody, you're obviously educated. You're like...
      Sam: A riddle wrapped inside an enigma wrapped inside a taco?

    • Dean: I take it that's not Raphael anymore?
      Castiel: Just an empty vessel.
      Dean: So, is this what I'm looking at when Michael jumps my bones?
      Castiel: No, not at all. Michael is far more powerful. It would be much worse for you.

    • Dean: We're humans. And when humans want something really, really bad... we lie!
      Castiel: Why?
      Dean: Because... that's how you become president.

    • Sam: I found a town up the road showing some revelation omens.
      Bobby: What omens?
      Sam: All right, listen to this. "And upon his rising, there shall be hail and fire mixed with blood."
      Bobby: Well, ain't that delightful?

    • Dean: Where have you been?
      Castiel: Jerusalem.
      Dean: Oh, how was it?
      Castiel: Arid.

    • Dean: Tell me something, you keep saying we're going to trap this guy. But isn't that kind of like trapping a hurricane with a butterfly net?
      Castiel: No, it's harder.

    • Dean: So, odds are you're a dead man tomorrow?
      Castiel: Yes.
      Dean: Oh. Well, last night on Earth. What, uh...? What are your plans?
      Castiel: I just thought I'd sit here quietly.
      Dean: Dude, come on. Anything? Hmm? Booze, women. You have been with a woman before, right? Or an angel, at least? You mean to tell me you've never been up there doing a little cloud-seeding?

    • Dean: (to Castiel) Let me tell you something, there are two things I know for certain. One, Bert and Ernie are gay. Two, you are not going to die a virgin. Not on my watch. Let's go.

    • Dean: (sends Castiel with a stripper) Take this. If she asks for a credit card, no. Now just stick to the basics, okay, do not order off the menu. Go get her, Tiger. (Castiel hesitates) Don't make me push you.

    • Dean: Hey, relax.
      Castiel: This is a den of iniquity. I should not be here.
      Dean: Dude, you full-on rebelled against Heaven. Iniquity is one of the perks.

    • Dean: What the hell did you do?
      Castiel: I don't know. I just looked at her in the eyes and told her that it wasn't her fault that her father Gene ran off... it was because he hated his job at the Post Office.
      Dean: Oh no, man!
      Castiel: What?
      Dean: This whole industry runs on absent fathers. It's, it's the natural order!

    • Dean: Just out of curiosity, what is the average customer wait time to speak to an archangel?

    • Raphael: Castiel. I'm warning you, do not leave me here. I will find you.
      Castiel: Maybe one day. But today you're my little bitch.
      Dean: What he said.

  • Notes

    • Music: Simple Man (Lynyrd Skynyrd)

    • International Airdates:
      Sweden: November 29, 2009 on Kanal 5
      Australia: December 7, 2009 on Channel 10
      UK: February 17, 2010 on LIVING
      Portugal: April 19, 2010 on AXN
      Spain: September 6, 2010 on AXN
      Germany: January 10, 2011 on Sky Cinema Hits
      Czech Republic: July 22, 2011 on Prima COOL
      Finland: March 20, 2012 on Sub
      Slovakia: April 17, 2013 on Markiza

  • Allusions

    • Agent Bill Buckner:
      Dean uses this alias at the hospital, borrowing the name of career first baseman Bill Buckner. Buckner is best known for his play in the 1986 World Series when, as a member of the Boston Red Sox leading 3-to-2 going into the sixth game, he missed an easy grounder. The Mets won the sixth game and went on to take the seventh and the series.

    • Dean: So what, I'm Thelma and you're Louise and we're just going to hold hands and sail off this cliff together?
      Referencing the 1991 movie Thelma & Louise (1991), starring Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon as the title characters, respectively. A waitress and a housewife shoot a rapist and end up going on the run in a '66 Thunderbird. The movie ends pretty much as Dean describes it.

    • Deputy: No, Kolchak, he's down at St. Pete's.
      Referencing the fictional Carl Kolchak, a reporter played by Darren McGavin who was featured in the '72 TV movie The Night Stalker, its sequel The Night Strangler, and the short-lived 1974-75 TV series Kolchak: The Night Stalker. Kolchak inevitably stumbled into news stories involving the supernatural, aliens, and the fantastical. A remake was produced in 2005, the same time that Supernatural premiered, and many comparisons were made between the two at the time as competing "monster hunter" shows.

    • Lindsay: Enough with the kung fu wandering the Earth thing.
      Referencing the TV series Kung Fu (1972-1975), starring David Carradine as Kwai Chang Caine, a Shaolin priest who wandered America in the 19th century.

    • Dean: You were wasted by Teenage Mutant Ninja Angel?
      Referencing the 1984 American comic books created by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird, which were spun off into three different television incarnations starting in 1987. They have also featured in movies and action figures. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are four turtles mutated into giant human- ninja turtle warriors: Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael, and Michaelangelo.

    • Special Agents Alonso Mosely and Eddie Moscone:
      Dean uses the aliases taken from the characters from the movie Midnight Run, played by Yaphet Kotto and Joe Pantoliano respectively.

    • Dean: Eat it, Twilight!
      Referencing the Twilight novels written by Stephenie Meyer, chronicling the adventures of Bella Swan and her romance with Edward Cullen, a 104-year-old vampire. The series was first published in 2005 and a movie adaptation of the first novel, Twilight, premiered in 2008.

    • Title:
      The title of the episode alludes to the 1970s cult classic Free to Be... You and me, an album and illustrated songbook aimed at children. Released in November 1972, it featured songs and stories from celebrities such as Marlo Thomas, Diana Ross, the New Seekers and Roberta Flack. In 1974 it was made into a television special and featured Michael Jackson, Rita Coolidge and Marlo Thomas.