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Castiel sends Sam and Dean back in time to 1861 to collect the ashes of a phoenix.


Guy Norman Bee (as Guy Bee)


Eric Kripke (created by), Andrew Dabb (teleplay by) | 4 more credits »


Episode complete credited cast:
Jared Padalecki ... Sam Winchester
Jensen Ackles ... Dean Winchester
Misha Collins ... Castiel
Jim Beaver ... Bobby Singer
Sam Hennings ... Samuel Colt
Matthew John Armstrong ... Elias Finch / Phoenix
Scott Hylands ... Judge Tye Mortimer
Dean Wray ... Sheriff
Sonya Salomaa ... Rachel
Gordon Michael Woolvett ... Deputy
April Telek ... Darla
Frank C. Turner ... Elkins
Jim Shield ... Demon Cowboy #1
Stephen Bradley Jones ... Demon Cowboy #2 (as Steve Bradley)
Howard Siegel ... Old Man at Hanging




Dean and Sam learn in Samuel Colt's diary that ashes of a Phoenix may defeat Eve and they summon Castiel to send them back to 1861, to Sunrise, Wyoming, where they can meet Samuel Colt and get the ashes. Casteil gives twenty-four hours to the brothers to get what they want; otherwise their return may be dangerous. Will the brothers be well succeeded in their intent? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Both Jared Padalecki and the real Samuel Colt were both born on July 19. Jared was born in 1982 and Samuel was born in 1814. See more »


Just before Cass sends Sam and Dean back in time, Sam is wearing his jacket. He was not wearing it during the scene until a second before Cass touched them. See more »


Bobby Singer: Well, there's gotta be something that can juice you up. A spell, something.
Castiel: There is one thing that might work but it's extremely dangerous.
Bobby Singer: Shocker. So lay it on me.
Castiel: It's your soul.
Bobby Singer: What do want me to do? Make another deal? Seal it with a kiss?
Castiel: I need you to let me touch it.
Bobby Singer: Touch it?
Castiel: The human soul, it's pure energy. If I can siphon some that off, I might be able to bring Sam and Dean back.
Bobby Singer: And the catch is?
Castiel: Doing this like putting your hand in a nuclear reactor. I have to it very gingerly.
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Crazy Credits

Bonanza-style opening credits. See more »


References Back to the Future Part III (1990) See more »


Composed by Collin Hegna
Performed by Federale
(plays at various points in the episode)
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The Magnificent Dean
21 May 2019 | by rich-foutsSee all my reviews

Ackles has such great comedic timing. He's nothing short of genius in this wonderful episode that pays homage to classic westerns. Terrific performances by Sam Hennings (Samuel Colt) and Stephen Bradley Jones (demon cowboy). Terrific sound track by Jay Gruska! Best music ever and fantastic ending This is one episode I will watch again and again. Masterpiece.

Season 6 will definitely be remembered for great comedy.

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Release Date:

22 April 2011 (USA) See more »

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