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|outline= [[Sam]] and [[Dean]] must hunt a cannibalistic creature who has not yet hurt human beings or done anything wrong.
 
|outline= [[Sam]] and [[Dean]] must hunt a cannibalistic creature who has not yet hurt human beings or done anything wrong.
 
|motw= [[Rugaru]]
 
|motw= [[Rugaru]]
|timeline= Late September, 2008
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|timeline= Directly after [[4.03 In The Beginning]]
|location= Carthage, Missouri<br />
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Back at the hotel room, Dean starts packing to leave. Sam confronts him, and Dean responds by punching him - twice. Dean is angry that Sam is using his powers, but Sam responds that he has been saving people, and that after Dean died, he kept fighting the only way he could. Dean tells him that [[Castiel]] warned Dean to stop Sam or he would. They are interrupted when Sam's phone rings, with information on a case from a hunter called [[Travis]].
 
Back at the hotel room, Dean starts packing to leave. Sam confronts him, and Dean responds by punching him - twice. Dean is angry that Sam is using his powers, but Sam responds that he has been saving people, and that after Dean died, he kept fighting the only way he could. Dean tells him that [[Castiel]] warned Dean to stop Sam or he would. They are interrupted when Sam's phone rings, with information on a case from a hunter called [[Travis]].
  
On the way to meet Travis, Dean tells Sam about his trip back in time and what he learned about their parents. He is shocked to find out Sam has known that he was fed demon's blood as an infant, for over a year.
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On the way to meet Travis, Dean tells Sam about his trip back in time and what he learned about their parents. He is shocked to find out Sam has known for over a year that he was fed demon's blood as an infant.
 
 
In Carthage, Missouri, the boys observe [[Jack Montgomery]], a seemingly normal guy, until he starts ravenously consuming raw meat. Travis, who knew the Winchesters when the boys were young, tells them that he killed Jack's father, who was a [[rugaru]], in 1978, but that he did not know that Jack's mother was pregnant at the time, and that she later put him up for adoption. Sam does some research and insists that it might be possible for Jack to resist the transformation into a rugaru.
 
  
As they travel to talk to Jack, Dean charges Sam with over-identifying with Jack. Sam orders Dean to stop the car. He tells Dean how hard it has been, living with the knowledge that he is contaminated with [[Demon Blood|demon blood]], and that he is trying to make the best of it.
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In Carthage, Missouri, the boys observe [[Jack Montgomery]], who seems like a normal guy until he starts ravenously consuming raw meat. Travis, who knew the Winchesters when the boys were young, tells them that he killed Jack's father, who was a [[rugaru]], in 1978, but that he did not know that Jack's mother was pregnant at the time. She later put the baby up for adoption, and Travis lost track of him in the system. Sam does some research and insists that it might be possible for Jack to resist the transformation into a rugaru.
  
The boys try to talk to Jack, but he orders them to leave. They trail him, and that night see him about to attack a woman, but he resists his urges and heads home.
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As they travel to talk to Jack, Dean charges Sam with over-identifying with the man. Sam orders Dean to stop the car. He tells Dean how hard it has been, living with the knowledge that he is contaminated with [[Demon Blood|demon blood]], and that he is trying to make the best of it.
  
Travis, without consulting Sam and Dean, has broken into Jack's home, and holds his wife hostage and learns that she is also pregnant. When Jack arrives, Travis overpowers him and ties him up, intent, though regretfully, on burning them both alive. Jack breaks free and attacks Travis, whom he kills by eating from his neck, completing his transformation into a monster. Travis' body is eaten until there's little left but the bloodstain.  
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The boys try to talk to Jack, but he orders them to leave. They trail him, and that night see him about to attack a woman, but he resists his urges and heads home. Travis, without consulting Sam and Dean, has broken into Jack's home, and holds his wife hostage and learns that she is also pregnant. When Jack arrives, Travis overpowers him and ties him up, intent, though regretfully, on burning them both alive. Jack breaks free and attacks Travis, whom he kills by eating from his neck, completing his transformation into a monster. After watching in horror, his wife flees from their home. Travis' body is eaten until there's little left but the bloodstain.
  
Sam and Dean arrive and a fight ensues that leaves Dean unconscious, and Sam locked in a closet. Sam encourages Jack to resist his urges as he tries to break out - using a coat hanger rather then his powers. But Jack can't resist and is about to eat Dean as Sam escapes and incinerates him.
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Sam and Dean arrive and a fight ensues that leaves both Winchesters unconscious. Sam wakes locked in a closet, and he encourages Jack to resist his urges as he tries to break out, using a coat hanger rather than his powers. But Jack can't resist and is about to eat Dean when Sam escapes and incinerates him.
  
In the [[Impala]], Dean apologizes to Sam for being hard on him, but Sam responds by saying he doesn't want to talk about it anymore. He says he has made a choice, not for Dean or [[God]] but for himself, to stop using his powers.
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In the [[Impala]], Dean apologizes to Sam for being hard on him, but Sam responds by saying he doesn't want to talk about it anymore. He says he has made a choice, not for Dean or the angels, but for himself, to stop using his powers.
  
 
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* [[Rugaru]]
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* [[Cas]]
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* [[Dean's Amulet]]
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* [[Dean's Leather Jacket]]
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* [[Deer's Head]]
 
* [[Demon Blood]]
 
* [[Demon Blood]]
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* [[Demonology]]
 
* [[Exorcism]]
 
* [[Exorcism]]
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* [[Fights]]
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* [[Good Talk]]
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* [[Hugs]]
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* [[Hunters]]
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* [[Impala]]
 
* [[Incredible Hulk]]
 
* [[Incredible Hulk]]
* [[Cas]]
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* [[Monsters]]
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* [[Possession]]
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* [[Ruby's Knife]]
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* [[Rugaru]]
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* [[Unconscious]]
  
 
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{{TriviaQuote |Text=
 
{{TriviaQuote |Text=
'''Dean:''' If I didn't know you, I would want to hunt you.
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'''Sam:''' I'm pulling demons out of innocent people.<br>
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'''Dean:''' Use the knife!<br>
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'''Sam:''' The knife kills the victim! What I do, most of them survive! Look, I've saved more people in the last five months than we save in a year.
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}}
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{{TriviaQuote |Text=
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'''Dean:''' Slippery slope, brother. Just wait and see. Because it's gonna get darker and darker, and God knows where it ends.<br>
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'''Sam:''' I'm not gonna let it go too far.<br>
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'''Dean:''' It's already gone too far, Sam. If I didn't know you... I would wanna hunt you. And so would other hunters.
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}}
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{{TriviaQuote |Text=
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'''Sam:''' I can't believe it. Mom, a hunter?<br>
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'''Dean:''' I wouldn't have believed it either if I hadn't seen it myself. That woman could kick some ass. I mean, she almost took me down.<br>
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'''Sam:''' How'd she look? I mean... was she happy?<br>
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'''Dean:''' Yeah, she was awesome. Funny and smart. So hopeful. Dad, too. Until of course...
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'''Travis:''' Boys, we got a rugaru on our hands.<br>
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'''Dean:''' A rugaru? Is that made up? That sounds made up.
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{{TriviaQuote |Text=
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'''Dean:''' Sam loves research. He does. He keeps it under his mattress right next to his KY. It's a sickness.
 
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{{TriviaQuote |Text=
 
{{TriviaQuote |Text=
'''Dean:''' Sam loves research. He does. He keeps it under his mattress with his KY.
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'''Sam:''' I've got demon blood in me, Dean! This disease pumping through my veins, and I can't ever rip it out or scrub it clean! I'm a whole new level of freak! And I'm just trying to take this - this curse... and make something good out of it. Because I have to.
 
}}
 
}}
 
{{TriviaQuote |Text=
 
{{TriviaQuote |Text=
'''Sam:''' You have no idea what I'm going through.<br>
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'''Sam:''' You want to know why I've been lying to you, Dean? Because of crap like this.<br>
'''Dean:''' Well then enlighten me.<br>
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'''Dean:''' Like what?<br>
'''Sam:''' I've got demon blood in me, Dean. This disease pumping through my veins and I can't ever rip it out or scrub it clean. I'm a whole new level of freak.
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'''Sam:''' The way you talk to me, the way you look at me like I'm a freak!<br>
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'''Dean:''' I do not.<br>
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'''Sam:''' You know, or even worse, like I'm an idiot!
 
}}
 
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{{TriviaQuote |Text=
 
{{TriviaQuote |Text=
'''Sam:''' Listen to me, you've got this dark pit inside you. I know. Believe me, I know. But that doesn't mean you have to fall into it. You don't have to be a monster... It doesn't matter what you are. It only matters what you do. It's your choice.}}
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'''Jack:''' Who the hell are you guys?<br>
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'''Dean:''' We're people who know a little something about something.<br>
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'''Sam:''' We're people who can help. Please, just hear us out.
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}}
 
{{TriviaQuote |Text=
 
{{TriviaQuote |Text=
'''Sam:''' It's just something I got to deal with.<br>
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'''Sam:''' Listen to me, you've got this dark pit inside you. I know. Believe me, I know. But that doesn't mean you have to fall into it. You don't have to be a monster... It doesn't matter what you are. It only matters what you do. It's your choice.
'''Dean:''' Not alone.}}
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}}
 
{{TriviaQuote |Text=
 
{{TriviaQuote |Text=
'''Sam:''' Don't thank me. I'm not doing it for you. Not for the angels or anybody. This is my choice.}}
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'''Sam:''' Anyway, it doesn't matter. These powers... it's playing with fire. I'm done with them... I'm done with everything.<br>
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'''Dean:''' Really? Well, that's a relief. Thank you.<br>
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'''Sam:''' Don't thank me. I'm not doing it for you. Or for the angels or for anybody. This is my choice.
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}}
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'''Dean:''' Hungry for what?<br>
 
'''Dean:''' Hungry for what?<br>
 
'''Travis:''' At first for everything. But then, the long pig.<br>
 
'''Travis:''' At first for everything. But then, the long pig.<br>
'''Dean:''' "Long pig"?<br>
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'''Dean:''' Long pig?<br>
 
'''Sam:''' He means human flesh.<br>
 
'''Sam:''' He means human flesh.<br>
'''Dean:''' And that is my word of the day.<br>
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'''Dean:''' And that is my word of the day.
:''Long pig is a term for human flesh, reportedly a translation of a word used in the Pacific Islands, referring to an alleged similarity to pork.''
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:''[http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Long%20Pig Long pig] is a term for human flesh, reportedly a translation of a word used in the Pacific Islands, referring to an alleged similarity to pork.''
 
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{{TriviaQuote |Text=
 
{{TriviaQuote |Text=
This episode appears to continue directly on from where the previous one left off.}}
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'''Sam:''' Not wasting any time, are you?<br>
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'''Travis:''' None to waste. The guy hulks out, we won't be finding bodies, just remains.<br>
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:''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hulk_(comics) The Hulk] is a character created by Marvel Comics. As the alter-ego of scientist Bruce Banner, the Hulk is a huge green-skinned creature with exceptional strength that increases with his anger.''}}  
 
{{TriviaQuote |Text=
 
{{TriviaQuote |Text=
Sam is now able to exorcise demons by using his special abilities. Unlike [[the Colt]] and [[Ruby's knife]], this sends them back to [[Hell]] like an [[exorcism]].}}
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'''Michelle:'''This doesn't get you off the hook, you know. No, no. Think, think diamonds. Think Kobe-sized.
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:''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kobe_Bryant Kobe Bryant] is an NBA basketball star who, after allegations of rape had been brought against him, bought his wife a $4 million pure diamond ring as an apology.''
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Dean refers to Castiel as "Cas."}}  
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'''Dean:''' You're probably feeling your bones move under your skin. And your appetite's reaching, you know, Hungry Hungry Hippo levels. How am I doing so far?
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:''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hungry_Hungry_Hippos Hungry Hungry Hippos] is a children's board game that has four colored Hippos that you control to eat white plastic balls - the winner being the one who gets the most "food".''
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{{TriviaQuote |Text=
 
{{TriviaQuote |Text=
Sam was a "mathlete" at school/college.}}  
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'''Dean:''' Long pig. You know, a little manburger helper, may have crossed your mind already.
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:''Reference to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamburger_Helper Hamburger Helper.]
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|Minutiae=
 
{{TriviaQuote |Text=
 
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At the end of the episode, Sam claims that he is giving up using his powers. This turns out later to be untrue.}}  
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[[Sam]] is now able to [[exorcise]] [[demons]] by using his special abilities. Unlike [[the Colt]] and [[Ruby's knife]], this sends them back to [[Hell]] like an [[exorcism]].
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}}
 
{{TriviaQuote |Text=
 
{{TriviaQuote |Text=
'''Travis:''' The guy hulks out, we won't be finding bodies, just remains.<br>
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This is the first episode where [[Castiel]] is referred to as "Cas."
:''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hulk_(comics) The Hulk] is a character created by Marvel Comics. As the alter-ego of scientist Bruce Banner, the Hulk is a huge green-skinned creature with exceptional strength that increases with his anger.''}}  
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{{TriviaQuote |Text=
 
{{TriviaQuote |Text=
'''Michelle:''' Think diamond. Think Kobe-sized.<br>
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Sam was a "mathlete" at school/college.
:''Kobe Bryant is an NBA basketball star who, after allegations of rape had been brought against him, bought his wife a $4 million pure diamond ring as an apology.''}}  
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{{TriviaQuote |Text=
 
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'''Dean:''' And your appetite's reaching, you know, Hungry Hungry Hippo levels.<br>
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Carthage, Missouri is also the setting for the season five episode [[5.10 Abandon All Hope...]].
:''Hungry Hungry Hippos is a children's board game that has four colored Hippos that you control to eat white plastic balls - the winner being the one who gets the most "food".''}}    
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The original KAZ 2Y5 license plates are glimpsed on the [[Impala]] in a shot clearly recycled from [[2.03 Bloodlust]].  When Dean pulls over, the CNK 80Q3 plates have returned.
 
The original KAZ 2Y5 license plates are glimpsed on the [[Impala]] in a shot clearly recycled from [[2.03 Bloodlust]].  When Dean pulls over, the CNK 80Q3 plates have returned.
 
[[Image:Shot_of_impala_from_bloodlust.jpg|left|thumb|200px|Shot of the [[Impala]] originally used for a scene in [[2.03 Bloodlust]].]]
 
[[Image:Shot_of_impala_from_bloodlust.jpg|left|thumb|200px|Shot of the [[Impala]] originally used for a scene in [[2.03 Bloodlust]].]]
 
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{{TriviaQuote |Text=
 
Carthage, Missouri is also the setting for the season five episode [[5.10 Abandon All Hope...]].
 
 
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|Sides_Scripts_Transcripts=
 
|Sides_Scripts_Transcripts=
 
* [[4.04 Metamorphosis (transcript)]]
 
* [[4.04 Metamorphosis (transcript)]]
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* [https://www.slideshare.net/JulesWilkinson/supernatural-403-in-the-beginning-casting-sides-michelle-montgomery Casting sides] for [[Michelle Montgomery]]
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* [https://www.slideshare.net/JulesWilkinson/supernatural-404-metamorphosis-casting-sides-jack-montgomery Casting sides] for [[Jack Montgomery]]
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* [https://www.slideshare.net/JulesWilkinson/supernatural-404-metamorphosis-casting-sides-for-travis-4pgs Casting sides] for [[Travis]]
  
 
|Promotion=  
 
|Promotion=  
* [http://www.supernatural.tv/gallery2/promos/s4/meta/index.html Promo Pics] at supernatural.tv
 
 
* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yeV3xztZSzs Episode Promo: 4.04 Metamorphosis]
 
* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yeV3xztZSzs Episode Promo: 4.04 Metamorphosis]
 
* [http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=fQm3YS5JAwo Kripke previews Metamorphosis]
 
* [http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=fQm3YS5JAwo Kripke previews Metamorphosis]
 
* [http://www.thefutoncritic.com/listings.aspx?id=20080912cw08 Episode synopsis and casting info] at Futon Critic
 
* [http://www.thefutoncritic.com/listings.aspx?id=20080912cw08 Episode synopsis and casting info] at Futon Critic
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==Episode Meta==
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*[https://bardicvoice.livejournal.com/45261.html 4.4 Metamorphosis: I’m A Whole New Level Of Freak] by bardicvoice (October 2008); [https://web.archive.org/web/20190816011142/http://bardicvoice.livejournal.com/45261.html archive link], [https://spn-heavymeta.livejournal.com/175926.html spn-heavymeta]
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*Bond, Silvia. 2008. Travis, You’re Thirty Years Too Late!: "Metamorphosis" Season 4, Episode 4. ''Pink Raygun'', October 14; [https://web.archive.org/web/20120326112136/http://www.pinkraygun.com/2008/10/14/supernatural-metamorphosis/ archive link]
  
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Latest revision as of 02:34, 22 May 2020


4-04 Metamorphosis Promo Pic.jpg
Title Metamorphosis
Episode # Season 4, Episode 4
First aired October 9, 2008
Directed by Kim Manners
Written by Cathryn Humphris
On IMDB Metamorphosis
Outline Sam and Dean must hunt a cannibalistic creature who has not yet hurt human beings or done anything wrong.
Monster Rugaru
Timeline Directly after 4.03 In The Beginning
Location(s) Carthage, Missouri
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Synopsis

Sam and Ruby are holding a demon captive. Sam demands information on Lilith's whereabouts, but the demon simply responds by taunting Sam. Sam uses his psychic powers to exorcise the demon and send it to hell. The man who was possessed survives, and Sam is helping him when Dean appears. Following Castiel's directions (given at the end of 4.03 In the Beginning), Dean has seen everything. He is shocked to find out that the woman with Sam is Ruby, and he attacks her with the demon-killing knife, but Sam intervenes and orders Ruby to take the man to hospital.

Back at the hotel room, Dean starts packing to leave. Sam confronts him, and Dean responds by punching him - twice. Dean is angry that Sam is using his powers, but Sam responds that he has been saving people, and that after Dean died, he kept fighting the only way he could. Dean tells him that Castiel warned Dean to stop Sam or he would. They are interrupted when Sam's phone rings, with information on a case from a hunter called Travis.

On the way to meet Travis, Dean tells Sam about his trip back in time and what he learned about their parents. He is shocked to find out Sam has known for over a year that he was fed demon's blood as an infant.

In Carthage, Missouri, the boys observe Jack Montgomery, who seems like a normal guy until he starts ravenously consuming raw meat. Travis, who knew the Winchesters when the boys were young, tells them that he killed Jack's father, who was a rugaru, in 1978, but that he did not know that Jack's mother was pregnant at the time. She later put the baby up for adoption, and Travis lost track of him in the system. Sam does some research and insists that it might be possible for Jack to resist the transformation into a rugaru.

As they travel to talk to Jack, Dean charges Sam with over-identifying with the man. Sam orders Dean to stop the car. He tells Dean how hard it has been, living with the knowledge that he is contaminated with demon blood, and that he is trying to make the best of it.

The boys try to talk to Jack, but he orders them to leave. They trail him, and that night see him about to attack a woman, but he resists his urges and heads home. Travis, without consulting Sam and Dean, has broken into Jack's home, and holds his wife hostage and learns that she is also pregnant. When Jack arrives, Travis overpowers him and ties him up, intent, though regretfully, on burning them both alive. Jack breaks free and attacks Travis, whom he kills by eating from his neck, completing his transformation into a monster. After watching in horror, his wife flees from their home. Travis' body is eaten until there's little left but the bloodstain.

Sam and Dean arrive and a fight ensues that leaves both Winchesters unconscious. Sam wakes locked in a closet, and he encourages Jack to resist his urges as he tries to break out, using a coat hanger rather than his powers. But Jack can't resist and is about to eat Dean when Sam escapes and incinerates him.

In the Impala, Dean apologizes to Sam for being hard on him, but Sam responds by saying he doesn't want to talk about it anymore. He says he has made a choice, not for Dean or the angels, but for himself, to stop using his powers.

Characters

Definitions

Music

  • "Phillip's Theme" by Hound Dog Taylor and the HouseRockers
(plays in the bar when Jack's having a drink)

Quotes

Sam: I'm pulling demons out of innocent people.

Dean: Use the knife!

Sam: The knife kills the victim! What I do, most of them survive! Look, I've saved more people in the last five months than we save in a year.
Dean: Slippery slope, brother. Just wait and see. Because it's gonna get darker and darker, and God knows where it ends.

Sam: I'm not gonna let it go too far.

Dean: It's already gone too far, Sam. If I didn't know you... I would wanna hunt you. And so would other hunters.
Sam: I can't believe it. Mom, a hunter?

Dean: I wouldn't have believed it either if I hadn't seen it myself. That woman could kick some ass. I mean, she almost took me down.
Sam: How'd she look? I mean... was she happy?

Dean: Yeah, she was awesome. Funny and smart. So hopeful. Dad, too. Until of course...
Travis: Boys, we got a rugaru on our hands.
Dean: A rugaru? Is that made up? That sounds made up.
Dean: Sam loves research. He does. He keeps it under his mattress right next to his KY. It's a sickness.
Sam: I've got demon blood in me, Dean! This disease pumping through my veins, and I can't ever rip it out or scrub it clean! I'm a whole new level of freak! And I'm just trying to take this - this curse... and make something good out of it. Because I have to.
Sam: You want to know why I've been lying to you, Dean? Because of crap like this.

Dean: Like what?
Sam: The way you talk to me, the way you look at me like I'm a freak!
Dean: I do not.

Sam: You know, or even worse, like I'm an idiot!
Jack: Who the hell are you guys?

Dean: We're people who know a little something about something.

Sam: We're people who can help. Please, just hear us out.
Sam: Listen to me, you've got this dark pit inside you. I know. Believe me, I know. But that doesn't mean you have to fall into it. You don't have to be a monster... It doesn't matter what you are. It only matters what you do. It's your choice.
Sam: Anyway, it doesn't matter. These powers... it's playing with fire. I'm done with them... I'm done with everything.

Dean: Really? Well, that's a relief. Thank you.

Sam: Don't thank me. I'm not doing it for you. Or for the angels or for anybody. This is my choice.

Trivia & References

Travis: But most of all, they're hungry.

Dean: Hungry for what?
Travis: At first for everything. But then, the long pig.
Dean: Long pig?
Sam: He means human flesh.
Dean: And that is my word of the day.

Long pig is a term for human flesh, reportedly a translation of a word used in the Pacific Islands, referring to an alleged similarity to pork.
Sam: Not wasting any time, are you?

Travis: None to waste. The guy hulks out, we won't be finding bodies, just remains.

The Hulk is a character created by Marvel Comics. As the alter-ego of scientist Bruce Banner, the Hulk is a huge green-skinned creature with exceptional strength that increases with his anger.
Michelle:This doesn't get you off the hook, you know. No, no. Think, think diamonds. Think Kobe-sized.
Kobe Bryant is an NBA basketball star who, after allegations of rape had been brought against him, bought his wife a $4 million pure diamond ring as an apology.
Dean: You're probably feeling your bones move under your skin. And your appetite's reaching, you know, Hungry Hungry Hippo levels. How am I doing so far?
Hungry Hungry Hippos is a children's board game that has four colored Hippos that you control to eat white plastic balls - the winner being the one who gets the most "food".
Dean: Long pig. You know, a little manburger helper, may have crossed your mind already.
Reference to Hamburger Helper.

Minutiae

Sam is now able to exorcise demons by using his special abilities. Unlike the Colt and Ruby's knife, this sends them back to Hell like an exorcism.
This is the first episode where Castiel is referred to as "Cas."
Sam was a "mathlete" at school/college.
Carthage, Missouri is also the setting for the season five episode 5.10 Abandon All Hope....
The original KAZ 2Y5 license plates are glimpsed on the Impala in a shot clearly recycled from 2.03 Bloodlust. When Dean pulls over, the CNK 80Q3 plates have returned.
Shot of the Impala originally used for a scene in 2.03 Bloodlust.

Sides, Scripts & Transcripts

Promotion



Episode Meta