Season 7, Episode 17
The Born-Again Identity
When Samís coping skills stop working, Lucifer drives him to the brink, forcing Sam to enter a mental hospital. Fearing for his brother's life, Dean takes matters into his own hands, calling upon every hunter he knows. He receives the name of a healer from one hunter, only to find a familiar face waiting for him.
- All-Natural Snake Oil: Discussed in reference to faith healers.
- Awesome Music: Turn Into Earth, by The Yardbirds, which plays as Castiel regains his memory.
- Back from the Dead: Castiel.
- Bandage Babe
- Conveniently Timed Attack From Behind: Dean is attacked by demons in a service station. One gets stabbed from behind and Dean automatically assumes it's Emmanual. It's Meg.
- Easy Amnesia
- Electric Torture: Administered by a demon
- Enemy Mine: Dean and Meg.
- Flashback: Of the mid-battle variety, when Castiel takes out the demons guarding the hospital and regains his memory in the process.
- Flash Step: "I don't think running will save you."
- Fourth Date Marriage: Emmanuel can't have known Daphne for more than a few months before getting married to her.
- He's Back: Castiel
Meg: That's my boy.
- Hey, It's That Guy!: Dr. Lee now runs a hospital.
- Identity Amnesia: Emmanuel/Castiel
- In Mysterious Ways: Not only Castiel's resurrection, but possibly him meeting his wife Daphne as well.
"A few months back she was out hiking in the woods and I wandered into her path, drenched and confused and...unclothed
. She said God wanted her to find me."
Emmanuel/ Castiel: But I don't remember how (to smite demons.)
Dean: It's in there. I'm sure it's just like riding a bike.
Emmanuel/ Castiel: I don't know how to do that, either.
- Meaningful Name: "Emmanuel", which means "God is with us".
- Must Make Amends
- Never Found the Body Castiel didn't actually die.
- Put on a Bus: Cas, after having just gotten back.
- Reveal Shot/Wham Shot: Emmanuel is revealed to be Cas.
- Sealed Good in a Can: After Castiel takes Sam's hallucinations upon himself, the brothers have to leave him in a psychiatric hospital.
- The Sleepless/The Insomniac: Due to his constant hallucinations, Sam hasn't slept in days.
- Villainous Rescue coupled with Enemy Mine: Meg is helping Cas and the Winchesters because she hates Crowley. With him being King of Hell, she's running out of allies.