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Hunteri Heroici 

Castiel decides to become a hunter, like Sam and Dean. But his first day on the job is a doozy when they investigate a series of murders caused by old cartoon gags. Meanwhile, Sam thinks back to his first time meeting Amelia's father.


Paul A. Edwards (as Paul Edwards)


Eric Kripke (created by), Andrew Dabb




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jared Padalecki ... Sam Winchester
Jensen Ackles ... Dean Winchester
Misha Collins ... Castiel
Mike Farrell ... Fred Jones
Liane Balaban ... Amelia Richardson
Amanda Tapping ... Naomi
Catherine Lough Haggquist ... Detective Glass
Greg Webb ... Dr. Dwight Mahoney
Brian Markinson ... Stan Thompson
Lisa Marie DiGiacinto ... Mrs. Frieling (as Lisa Marie Digiacinto)
Andrew Zachar ... Gary Frieling
Lisa Chandler ... Nurse
Bryce Hodgson ... Nurse's Boyfriend
Sarah Karst ... Olivia Kobble
Maxine Miller Maxine Miller ... Sheila


Castiel tells Sam and Dean that he's decided to become a hunter like them. Sam and Dean aren't sold on the idea but agree to investigate a case Cas found where a man's heart literally burst through his chest. The guys discover there has been more than one odd murder in the small town and all of them resemble cartoon deaths. Written by Rahul Semwal

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Release Date:

28 November 2012 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo | DTS (Blu-ray release)



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Just like the title and many references throughout the episode, Dean being captioned 'Hunterus Heroicus' and Dr. Mahoney being 'Grotesques Villainus' is a reference to Looney Tunes cartoons. See more »


In the morgue, Dean holds up the hand of the dead body to show the wedding ring. When medical examiner staff receive a body they remove all of the clothing and personal effects so an autopsy can be performed. Since the clothing had been removed from the body, the staff would have removed the wedding ring also. See more »


Dean Winchester: We're here to talk about the robbery, mam.
Sheila: Robbery?
Dean Winchester: Um hmm. The one the police talked to you about a few days ago. Someone broke into your old house and stole a stack of bearer bonds and, uh... some jewelry that you stashed under your floor boards.
Sheila: Oh, my diamonds. Yes. I hid them there.
[Smiling at Cas]
Sheila: I'm sorry, Charles, I didn't trust you. You were quite the bounder.
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References The X-Files (1993) See more »


Ode to Joy from Symphony No. 9
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
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One of the best
28 November 2012 | by trondandresalteSee all my reviews

This is simply one of the best episodes I've ever seen from ANY TV SHOW! W O W!!!!! Supernatural overall for me has taken a small fall the latest seasons. But this episode is simply amazing. You don't even have to be a Supernatural fan to watch this episode. Pure brilliance! The episode doesn't contribute much if there is a deeper plot at play, but the episode itself is insane. I can't wait to watch the next one and if they keep bringing insane episodes like this. This show will become even more of a favorite for me! I'm so glad I stayed up to watch it. The episode contains humor, fun, mystery and a nice twist to the Supernatural universe. One of the reasons why I love Supernatural as a show generally is that it doesn't take itself too seriously. They find room for these lights of genius and it really makes the show grow!

Thanks, Tronni

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