Season 7 Episode 1

Meet The New Boss

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Sep 23, 2011 on The CW
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Episode Summary

Castiel spares Bobby and the Winchesters and goes on his way to set right the wrongs of the world. However, when the brothers try to bind Death and use him to stop the new God, they discover that their former ally is one step ahead of them.


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  • God is dead???!!!??? Not lol

    Loved this premiere. Plus the casting of death is the best he is dignified graceful and has dry sense of humour as death should
  • Insane Sam

    I was wondering how they would portray Sam's experience in hell. I must say they did a great job in making his expieriance into insanity. I loved how well this entire episode was done. Lucifer getting into Sam's head and messing things up was genius. I enjoyed the entire episode thoroughly.
  • supernatural

    I like it alot
  • Amazing episode

    This was a awesome way to start the season off
  • The Power of Castiel

    Castiel on a power trip, very scary. Quite frankly I was very scared of him and this episode we loses a lot of trust between Dean and Sam. Especially Dean which considers him family. Castiel believes himself god goes to gain control of heaven with the all the souls he absorbs which turns out he will not be able to stabilize that amount of power especially we learn later the special creature he absorb as well which is why he lost control. Great episode don't miss out.moreless
Sachin Sahel

Sachin Sahel

Senator's Aide

Guest Star

Elizabeth McLaughlin

Elizabeth McLaughlin

Senator Michelle Walker

Guest Star

Hilary Strong

Hilary Strong

Mrs. Weiss

Guest Star

Misha Collins

Misha Collins


Recurring Role

Julian Richings

Julian Richings


Recurring Role

Jim Beaver

Jim Beaver

Bobby Singer

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (11)

    • Dean: Cass, come on. This is not you.
      Castiel: The Castiel you knew is gone.
      Dean: So what, then? Kill us?
      Castiel: What a brave little ant you are. You know you're powerless. You wouldn't dare move against me again. That would be pointless. So I have no need to kill you. Not now. Besides... once, you were my favorite pets, before you turned and bit me.
      Dean: Who are you?
      Castiel: I'm God.

    • Bobby: I got all kinds of feelers out. So far, diddly.
      Dean: And what exactly are you looking for?
      Bobby: Exactly. What? Miracles, mass visions, trenchcoat on a tortilla, I don't know what I'm looking for.

    • Dean: Well, he says he's okay.
      Bobby: How?
      Dean: I don't know. I just pray to God it's true.
      Bobby: We need to come up with a new saying for that.

    • Crowley: No! Come on.
      Bobby: Don't act so surprised.
      Crowley: My new boss is going to kill me for even talking to you lot.
      Dean: You're lucky we're not stabbing you in your scuzzy face, you little...
      Sam: Wait a minute. What new boss?
      Crowley: Castiel, you giraffe.
      Bobby: Is your boss...?
      Crowley: He's everybody's boss. What do you think he's going to do when he finds out we've been conspiring? You do want to conspire, don't you?

    • Dean: Who feels like hog-tying Death tonight?
      Bobby: Old age is overrated anyhow.

    • Security Guard: Hey!
      Dean: Excuse me. You got any Grey Poupon? (knocks hm out)
      Sam: "Grey Poupon", seriously?
      Dean: It's what popped in my head.

    • Dean: Umm... hello? Death?
      Death: You're joking.
      Dean: Sorry, this isn't what it seems.
      Death: Seems like you bound me.
      Dean: For good reason, okay? Just hear us out. Umm, fried pickle chip? Best in the state.
      Death: That easy to soothe me, you think?

    • Dean: We need you to kill God.
      Death: Oh?
      Bobby: Kill God. You heard right... your honor.
      Death: What makes you think I can do that?
      Dean: You told me.
      Death: Why should I?
      Dean: Because... we said so and we're the boss of you. I mean, respectfully.

    • Castiel: I didn't want to kill you, but now...
      Dean: You can't kill us.
      Castiel:'ve erased any nostalgia I had for you, Dean.
      Dean: Death is our bitch. We ain't going to die even if God pulls the trigger.
      Death: Annoying little protozoa, aren't they?

    • Castiel: Enough.
      Death: Stupid little soldier you are.
      Castiel: Why? Because I dared open a door that He shut. Where is He? I did a service taking His place.
      Death: Service? Settling petty vendettas?
      Castiel: No. I'm cleaning up one mess after another. Selflessly.
      Death: Quite the humanitarian.
      Castiel: And how would you know? What are you, really? A flyswatter.
      Death: Destined to swat you, I think.
      Castiel: Unless I take you first.
      Death: Really bought his own press, this one. Please, Cass. I know God. And you, sir, are no God.
      Dean: All right, put your junk away, both of you.

    • Death: Try to bind me again, you'll die before you start. Nice pickle chips, by the way.

  • NOTES (4)


    • Title:
      Referencing Won't Get Fooled Again (1971), one of the best-known songs of the rock band The Who, which is used as the theme for CSI: Miami. The full line is "Meet the new boss, same as the old boss."

    • Death: Please, Cas. I know God and you, sir, are no God.
      Referencing the 1988 U.S. Vice Presidential debate between Republican VP Candidate Dan Quayle and Democrat VP Candidate Lloyd Bentsen. In response to Quayle comparing himself to John F. Kennedy, Bentsen replied, "Senator, I served with Jack Kennedy, I knew Jack Kennedy, Jack Kennedy was a friend of mine. Senator, you're no Jack Kennedy."

    • Dean: Excuse me. You got any Grey Poupon?
      Referencing the 1980s commercials for Grey Poupon Dijon-brown mustard. In the commercials, a millionaire in a Rolls Royce would pull up to the Rolls Royce of another millionaire, ask, "Pardon me, would you have any Grey Poupon?", and the other man would inevitably say "But of course!" and hand a jar over to the first.