Supernatural Sympathy for the Devil S05E01 (CW)

Season 5 title card, image via Wikipedia

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. 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.

I’ve watched and reviewed all of season 4, but I have yet to post it. If there is any interest, I will do so. There are a couple of shows which I have watched for which I haven’t posted anything yet. Those include Royal Pains and In Treatment season 2. I’m sure there are others.

Warning: spoilers ahead.

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Season 5 started pretty much the same as when season 4 ended. Lilith and Ruby are dead. Sam hastened the Apocalypse and Dean couldn’t stop him. The season starter was a bit lowkey. Nothing big really happened. Oh, but then again, Lucifer is walking on Earth! It’s the End Times and Lucifer has to find a vessel. In the end of the episode he does so.

Sam has been angelically detoxed of his demon blood addiction. Things are resolved between him and Dean yet. Sam chose a demon over his brother, and Dean can’t deal with that. I thought this was a good episode. I was expecting to see Hell on Earth, but I guess that they will draw this whole thing out. It hasn’t been confirmed if this would be the last Supernatural season. There is a possibility of a sixth. My guess is that it all depends on how well this season does, which is why it was picked up for a 4th season.

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Sam and Dean try to get away but they can’t. Lucifer is arising. They both wake up on a plane. The pilot sees the seal breaking. The plane has problems.

Love the new titles. Sam and Dean are in a car. Sam thinks that angels beamed them away. Dean says that they need to find Cass. They go find the prophet Chuck. He says that Cas was killed by the archangel. He exploded. Chuck hears the angels whispering. Zachariah has arrived. He wants Dean to come with them. Zach says that Lucifer hasn’t found a vessel yet. When he does so, it’s going to be apocalypse now. He notices that Dean’s hand was bleeding. Dean says that it was a little insurance policy. He had a glyph painted on a wall in his blood. The angels are banished.

Sam brings hex bags that he made. He learned it from Ruby. He isn’t jonesing for Ruby’s blood. The angels who put them on the plane must have detoxed him.

The Devil doesn’t waste any time in finding a vessel. It’s some dude named Nick.

Charles asks his #1 fan Becky to give Sam and Dean a message. A bunch of natural disasters happened as the Devil emerged. Becky arrives to see the Winchesters. She says that the Sword of Micheal the archangel is on Earth. The angels lost it. It’s in a castle made out of 42 dogs. My guess is that this sword could smite the Devil?

Bobby arrives to brief the boys on the sword. Sam tells Bobby that he brought on the end of the world.

You’re sorry you started Armageddon?
Possessed Bobby to Sam

Sam leaves to research stuff in a nearby church. Bobby’s whining about Sam makes Dean think of a clue that his dad left him. He’s got a storage locker which ties in with the clue that Chuck gave them. Bobby knocks Dean out. He’s been possessed. Meg walks in. She wants to make Bobby slice Dean. Instead, he plunges the demon knife into himself. He kills the demon. Sam walks in. They are outmatched for now. Dean kills another demon and Meg escapes in a cloud of black vapor.

Nick is being haunted. Cass revealed that vessels must accept possession. This means that Nick needs to accept the Devil into his heart. Nick must have lost his family. The Devil is playing the sounds of a baby crying and making him hallucinate blood.

Sam and Dean bring Bobby to an ER. Dean tells Sam that they need to leave to find the sword. The demons already know where it is.

They find the storage room filled with bodies. Zach and his buddies are waiting for them. Zach says that Dean is the sword. He is the Michael Sword. He is The vessel, Michael’s vessel. He was chosen by God. Zach starts torturing the boys to get Dean’s consent. Cass materializes and starts getting rid of the angels. Cass implies that God is responsible for him being alive. Zach is scared and complies. The boys are fine.

Cass puts an Enochian sigil into their ribs. It will hide them from any angel in creation. Cass says that he was dead. Cass doesn’t tell them how he came back. He told them that the Devil is circling his vessel. They haven’t got much time.

The Devil uses Sarah’s guise to try and get into Nick. Lucifer tells him that God allowed a man to butcher his family. He can give Nick justice. Nick agrees and the Devil has got his vessel.

After seeing Bobby, Dean tells Sam that he can’t keep pretending that everything is fine. He chose a demon over his own brother. Dean says that he can’t trust Sam anymore. It can’t be like before.

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