Supernatural 99 Problems S05E17 (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 6th season.

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In the night, Dean and Sam are driving away from something. Sam is hurt. There must be demons after them. A few guys in a truck with a water gun spray holy water at the demons and exorcise them. They are the Sacrament Lutheran Militia.

They are allowed to come with them. They see an Enochian seal in front of the church. Everyone in the church has got a shotgun. There is a wedding happening. They’ve had 8 weddings this week. They talk with the preacher, who’s also packing. The preacher’s daughter knows all about them because of the angels. She’s a prophet. The demons are running afoul. Lea had another vision. The church bell rings. The town sends a hunting party. Sam and Dean go with them. One of the parishioners, the barman, isn’t praying with everyone else. In fact, he’s actually drinking alcohol in the church. They smoke a bunch of demons. A kid who helped out stays with Sam and Dean gets killed by a demon hidden underneath the car. The town is in shambles.

Dean asks Lea about what the angels are telling her. They say that there will be a big fight and then the Earth will be handed over to the chosen. The town is completely shut off from the world. It’s being turned into some kind of fundamentalist compound. Dean says that he doesn’t care anymore.

Lea comes to see her father. She says that the angels are very angry, but some people aren’t following them. She tells them the names of the ones who aren’t following the commands of the angels.

Castiel comes to see Sam. He’s drunk.

I found a liquor store and I drank it.
Cass

Cass says that Lea isn’t a Prophet. She’s a False Prophet.

Dean finds the town trying to run Paul out of town. One of them shoots Paul. He’s dead. Cass says that it’s starting. Cass says that Lea is the Whore of Babylon. The demons are under her control. The Enochian exorcisms are fake. Her goal is to condemn as many souls to Hell as possible. The Whore can be killed with a stake made from a cypress tree. She can only be killed by a true servant of God.

Lea tells her flock that Judgment Day is tonight. They need to take care of all of the sinners in their town.

They convince the padre that he needs to kill the Whore. He has a moment of weakness and she uses it to escape. She wants to kill a lot of innocents.

She jumps on Dean. Dean stakes her. She dies. Dean is a true servant of Heaven. They drive away with the padre and Cass. Dean drives off alone in the night.

Dean goes to see Lisa. He says that when he imagines himself happy, he pictures himself with her and Ben. Dean just leaves after saying goodbye. He’s going to make some arrangements for her and the kid.

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