Supernatural tells the story of Sam and Dean, who are hunters. They hunt demons. This is because their mom was killed by a demon. This season, the boys discover more about their past. In the last season finale, Dean was sent straight to hell by Lilith. He had sold his soul to save Sam.
The plot of the series has evolved over time, beginning initially with the Winchester brothers, Sam and Dean, looking for their father throughout most of season one. Once they find him, the show becomes about killing Azazel, the yellow-eyed demon responsible for the death of their mother. This is accomplished, but not until after Azazel’s plans are completed and a door to Hell is opened, although only momentarily, releasing a horde of demons into the world. This event also sees the death of Sam, who is subsequently resurrected by Dean selling his soul at the end of season two. In the third season, the plot of the show focuses on trying to save Dean from his deal. Along the way, they meet a demon named Ruby, who has an interest in Sam and claims to be able to help save Dean, as well as Bela Talbot, an “acquirer” and seller of occult objects who is constantly a thorn in their side. The brothers eventually manage to track down the demon who holds Dean’s contract, a powerhouse named Lilith who also wants Sam dead. However, Sam and Ruby ultimately fail to save Dean, who is killed and sent to Hell. Season four begins with Dean, miraculously returning from Hell, awakening dazed and confused in a grave. He was apparently rescued by a supposed angel named Castiel on orders from God. Sam on the other hand, has further developed his abilities with the help of Ruby during the months that Dean has been dead. It is soon revealed that Dean was revived to help stop Lilith’s plan of breaking the 66 seals, which would let Lucifer walk free once again. As the series continues, Dean learns of Sam’s newfound ability to excercise demons using his psychic abilities. They have a heated argument, where Dean confesses to Sam: “Cas told me, if I dont stop you, he will. That means God does not want you doing what you are doing Sammy.” [From wiki]
I don’t really remember what made me stop watching this show, but a friend was extolling its virtues and I watched the fourth season premiere with her recently. Actually, I do remember. I really got tired of the repetitiveness of the episodes. This seems to have changed drastically since the last few seasons though. Supernatural has matured into a really good show, with its own flavor and great plots. The plot for season 4 is really good and I’m glad to see God involved.
Warning: spoilers ahead.
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Castiel takes Dean back into the past to see what actually happened with Azazel, his mom and his family. Things went wrong long before they were born, and there was nothing that they could do. Castiel shows him this so that Dean knows what happened. Dean will know everything that the angels will know. Incredible episode, this goes back to the beginning of the show, which was really cool.
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Sam leaves to see Ruby again. Dean dreams of hell. He wakes up and finds Castile waiting for him. He tells him that he has to stop it. Dean wakes up on a bench in the seventies. He’s got no signal with his cell phone. He’s in Lawrence, Kansas. It takes him a while to realize this. He’s in 1973. He’s in a diner with his dad, John Winchester. Maybe he’s here to stop the demon from infecting with blood Sam in the cradle.
Dean comes upon Castile. He says that this is real. He has to stop it. His dad John is about to buy a van, but he doesn’t want the 1967 Chevy. He calls himself Dean Van Halen. It gets weird when he questions his dad about cattle mutilations. He leaves. John changes his mind and buys the Chevy instead.
John goes to see his girl. Dean finds that she is hot. He’s about to propose. She assaults Dean outside. Dean sees that she is wearing a charm bracelet. He asks her if she is a hunter. She doesn’t deny it. John brings her home. Dean follows. He meets his granddad. His grandma invites him for dinner. Samuel is investigating some demonic omens. He isn’t about to share his information. Samuel hunts alone. Samuel is dressed up as a preacher. He finds Dean there already dressed up as a padre.
A bible thumper arrived last week. The son told the thumper that he wanted the beatings to stop. Tjat same day, the dad was killed. Dean thinks that the son Charlie sold his soul to a demon without even knowing it. He describes that the light hit the preacher’s eyes in a strange way. They were yellow, pale yellow. This is the demon that contaminated Sam.
Dean talks it over with Samuel. He wants to get the Colt’s gun, which is in Colorado. He shows him his dad’s book, which has a record of all of the places that the yellow-eyed demon was spotted.
His mom Mary loves John and knows that he will ask her to marry him. She wants to get out of hunting. She doesn’t want her children to be raised into hunting. That isn’t what happened. He tells her that on November 2nd 1983, she shouldn’t get out of bed no matter what she hears.
Castile pays him a visit on his way to Colorado. Castile says that if he changes the future, they would never become hunters. All the people that they saved would die.
Dean gets the gun from Daniel’s safe. Daniel lets him leave him with it. He tells him that he’ll leave the Colt with the Campbells.
The yellow-eyed demon will be going to see Liddy Walsh. He’s busy getting her soul. Samuel arrives to stop it. He’s got them both pinned when Dean arrives. The demon leaves the man that he was possessing. Dean tells Samuel that they have to kill this demon or Mary will die. He tells him that he’s his grandson. Samuel has a strange glint in his eyes when he sees the Colt. Samuel has been possessed. The demon doesn’t want the souls, he’s here to choose the perfect parents. He chooses them because they are strong. He needs permission. In ten short years, he’s going to bleed demon blood into the newborns. His endgame is big. He sees the Angels sitting on Dean’s shoulder.
Samuel stabs himself. Deana tries to go for the Colt, but Samuel kills her. Samuel finds Mary and kills John. The demon makes a deal with Mary, like he did with all of the others.
Dean finds them kissing. Dean is too late. The demon escapes. Samuel is dead. Mary made her deal. Castile comes to get him. Dean wakes up in his bed. Castile says that he couldn’t have stopped it. Destiny can’t be changed. He was sent back to see the truth. Castile implies something about Sam. Castile says that they know what Azazel did to Sam, but they don’t know why. They don’t know what his endgame was. He went to great lengths to cover this up. Dean goes to find Sam. His brother is headed down a dangerous road, they aren’t sure where it will lead. He has to stop it or they will do so.
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