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The Born-Again Identity 

Lucifer is driving Sam into madness. Desperate to save him, Dean tries to find someone who can help. He finds Castiel with amnesia, instead.


Robert Singer


Eric Kripke (created by), Sera Gamble




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jared Padalecki ... Sam Winchester
Jensen Ackles ... Dean Winchester
Misha Collins ... Castiel
Mark Pellegrino ... Lucifer
Rachel Miner ... Meg Masters
Bill Dow ... Doctor Kadinsky
Kacey Rohl ... Marin
Johanna Marlowe ... Daphne Allen
Mark Pawson Mark Pawson ... Allen House Demon
Eli Goree ... Marcus
Kai James Kai James ... Marin's Brother
Shaine Jones Shaine Jones ... Demon Medic
Ryan McDonell ... Dealer (as Ryan McDonnell)
Toby Levins ... Mackey
Shaun Omaid ... Passerby


Sam is unable to sleep for many days with Lucifer disturbing him. When a car hits Sam, he goes to the hospital and the doctor in charge sends him to the psychiatric wing to help him to sleep, but Lucifer continues to drive him crazy. Sam befriends the patient Marin and helps her to get rid of the ghost of her brother. Meanwhile Dean calls Bobby's friends expecting to find someone that might help his brother. One hunter tells him about Emmanuel, a man apparently with healing power. When Dean meets Emmanuel, he recognizes his face. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Release Date:

23 March 2012 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

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Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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In this episode Dean is driving a black 1970 Dodge Charger. See more »


Castiel: This silence is very uncomfortable. Is there something I should know?
Meg: I don't know. Dean?
Dean Winchester: No. Meg has that effect. Awkward. You know?
Castiel: That must be difficult for you.
Meg: Dean's making a joke, Emanuel.
Castiel: Oh.
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References I Love Lucy (1951) See more »


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Performed by The Yardbirds
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Supernatural is starting to stall as a show!
24 March 2012 | by mm-39See all my reviews

Supernatural is starting to stall as a show! The script writers are starting to run out of ideas. The Born-Again Identity recycles an old character, and uses the same idea of spiritual weapons. I will not ruin the episode by giving too much away. The episode has Sam relapsing with the Devil tormenting him again. This episode's plot has more of the same plot devices. The Born-Again Identity is a bridge episode for a new storyline which, I think, will be like last season. I think the series could have a repeating storyline all season. Nothing special with viewing this episode. I give this segment a six out of ten viewing stars. However, the show is still well acted and directed.

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