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About a Boy 

Dean is mysteriously transformed into a teenager. He has to deal with teenage struggles all over again, along with being a hunter.


Serge Ladouceur


Eric Kripke (created by), Adam Glass




Episode cast overview:
Jared Padalecki ... Sam Winchester
Jensen Ackles ... Dean Winchester
Lesley Nicol ... Katja
Dylan Everett ... Young Dean Winchester
Mark Acheson ... Hansel
Madeleine Arthur ... Young Tina
Kehli O'Byrne ... Tina
Jason Wingham ... JP
Braydon Brown Braydon Brown ... Young JP
Nels Lennarson ... Bartender
Christiaan Westerveld ... Homeless Guy
Nancy Ebert Nancy Ebert ... Motel Guest


Dean is mysteriously transformed into a teenager. He has to deal with teenage struggles all over again, along with being a hunter.

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English | German

Release Date:

3 February 2015 (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?


"Hansel" and "Gretel" are diminutive forms of "Hans" and "Greta" respectively. They are names that children use. As the children grew up, they would change to "Hans" and "Greta". See more »


when Dean is changed to a much physically smaller teenager, he disappears out of his clothes. as a teenager, his new clothes fit him perfectly. when he changes back to his adult size, he is still wearing the youth clothes but they fit his bigger frame fine. See more »


References Casablanca (1942) See more »


Ashes the Rain and I
Written by Joe Walsh and Dale Peters
Performed by The James Gang
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Very very good
4 February 2015 | by ColtyTPSee all my reviews

Excellent episode. The best episodes in Supernatural tend to be the main storyline ones and the procedural ones usually lack behind. The latter can be quite unoriginal and very repetitive at times from following some very basic and predictable pattern/formula, but not this one. This was very fresh, original and creative. Not something I usually say about the non- shoreline episodes. "About a Boy" was definitely one of the best of them.

It's also worth to mention that Dylan Everett did a exceptionally convincing job in his role. Quite a talented actor - nice cast for this one.

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