"I tried everything, that's the truth. I tried opening the Devil's Gate, Hell, I tried to bargain, Dean, but no demon would deal, all right. You were rotting in Hell, for months, for months, and I couldn't stop it. So, I'm sorry it wasn't me, all right. Dean, I'm sorry."
Sam Winchester
"Lazarus Rising"
Series Supernatural
Season 4, Episode 1
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Airdate September 18th, 2008
Writer Eric Kripke
Director Kim Manners
Producer Eric Kripke; McG; Robert Singer; Kim Manners; Phil Sgriccia; Kristin Cronin; Peter Johnson; Ben Edlund; Sera Gamble; Vladimir Stefoff; Jerry Wanek; Serge Ladouceur
Starring Jared Padalecki; Jensen Ackles
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"Lazarus Rising" is the first episode of season four of the American horror-themed television series Supernatural and the sixty-first episode of the series overall. It was directed by Kim Manners and written by Eric Kripke. It first aired on the CW Network on Thursday, September 18th, 2008.

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  • Production code number: 377501
  • The title to the season premiere, "Lazarus Rising", is bookended by a similar title to the season finale, which is "Lucifer Rising".
  • According to the date posted on the Pontiac Gazette, the events from this episode actually take place on Thursday, September 18th, 2008 which is the same date in which the episode first aired in the United States.
  • First appearance of Misha Collins as the angel Castiel. Castiel will become a recurring supporting character throughout seasons 4-6.

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