Supernatural Lazarus Rising S04E01 (CW)

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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The big news is that naturally, Dean isn’t dead. Somehow, he manages to dig himself out of a shallow grave. At an abandoned gas station, he hears a strange sound from the radio. It destroys all of the glass.

He tries to make his way back to see Sam, but he’s not answering his cell phone. He manages to find Bobby. Bobby tells him that in the last few months, Sam hasn’t been doing well. They go and see him. They interrupt Sam with a girl, who promptly leaves. Unbeknown to the two, Sam has been practicing his psychic abilities with Ruby, who is housed in a new body. He uses this ability to destroy demons.

First, Bobby suggests talking with a psychic that he knows. She tries to see and summon the demon who brought back Dean, but she ends up burning out her eyes. Dean wants to question the demons around to see what they know. They’ve got no idea who brought him back. Sam kills them all later on, with Ruby’s prompting.

They try to summon Castiel face to face. It turns out that Castiel is an angel. He was the one who brought Dean back to do the deeds of God. Castiel is an angel with black wings. This makes me think that he’s a fallen angel, though he doesn’t mention this. He says that he tried to talk to Dean a few times, but mortals cannot hear him.





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