Supernatural Abandon All Hope S05E10 (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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A banker makes a deal with Crowley to save his bank. Castiel is lurking around and is on the phone, telling Sam and Dean that it’s going down. He follows the demon home. His home is layered with Enochian seals. Castiel can’t get in. Jo poses as a girl whose car broke down. Even the guards are demons. Jo, Sam and Dean take them out. Crowley is expecting them. He shoots two of his demons and tells them that he wants to talk with them. He wants them to use it on Lucifer. He says that Lucifer is an angel famous for his hatred for humankind. To him, demons are just servants and cannon fodder. They are next after humans die. He gives them the Colt and even tells them where the Devil is. He gives them bullets and leaves. Before he leaves, he tells them where the Devil will be today. It’s almost too good to be true. Dean tells Sam that he can’t come with him. This happens while Jo and her mom Ellen drink with Castiel. Sam says that they are going together, no matter what. They are at Bobby’s.

They arrive in Carthage. The Winchesters notice that there isn’t any cell phone service in the town, which looks deserted. Castiel says that Reapers are gathering. They only do so in times of a great catastrophe. The town is filled with Reapers. Castiel is intercepted by Lucifer. Castiel is imprisoned in a circle of holy fire. Lucifer’s vessel is breaking apart.

The humans come across Meg and her hellhounds. She says that her Father wants to see them. Jo gets a bit torn up by one of them. They hole up in a hardware store. Dean calls Bobby on a CB. Ellen tells Bobby that there were probably over a dozen Reapers. Bobby says that Lucifer is probably to summon Death. This is the Angel of Death. The reapers are gathered because they are waiting on their big boss to come. There was a battle on a farm in Carthage. Soldiers of the Civil War called it the battle of hellhole. The ritual will be happening at midnight.

Jo tells them that they need to get their priorities straight. She can’t be moved and wants to suicide by detonating a bomb of some kind and try to take out some of the hellhounds. They get to work. Ellen stays with Jo. Jo dies before the hounds come. Ellen detonates the IED.

Dean shoots the Devil’s vessel in the head, but he doesn’t die. He just shrugs it off after getting up. He’s one of the things that the Colt can’t kill. There are 5 things in Creation that it can’t kill. The Devil is one of them.

The Devil continues to complete his ritual. He kills a bunch of demons in order to do so. Castiel gets free. He doesn’t kill Meg Masters. Lucifer knows that he’s free. Death is free.

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