Supernatural Dark Side of the Moon S05E16 (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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Dean’s amulet burns hot in God’s presence. Castiel borrowed it so that he could find God. Dean wakes up with a gun in his face. Two masked men are holding them hostage. It’s Roy and Walt. They are hunters and they are after Sam for starting the Apocalypse. They shoot Sam. Roy is told by Walt that he needs to shoot Dean. Dean is shot as well.

That’s a rough start to the show!

Dean is in his car. Young Sam is waiting for him with some fireworks. It’s a scene from his memory in 1996. The radio in his car has Cas on it. This isn’t a dream. Dean is dead. Dean is in Heaven. Sam is in Hell. He needs to follow the road to find Sam. I still think that Sam is in Hell. There is a big moon about and the sky is lit up like a Christmas tree with stars. Dean finds a house.

Sam is having dinner with a family. Dean barges in. He is also in Heaven. Sam doesn’t understand why he isn’t in Heaven. Sam says that this house is one of his memories. Dean also woke up in his memories. This was Sam’s first real Thanksgiving.

The house starts to shake. Something passed by the house. The lights flashed. They talk with Cas. He tells them that the light was Zachariah. He is searching for them. They could say no to Michael on Earth, but in Heaven, it’s a different story. Cas tells them that being on the other side of the wall is a great opportunity. They need to find an angel named Joshua. The rumour is that he talks to God. They need to follow the Road. The Road will lead them to the Garden. Joshua is there. Joshua can take them to God.

They come face to face with a memory of their mom. This is actually one of Dean’s memories. They go through a few memories and then run into Zachariah. He wants to send them back to Earth. A masked man comes to their aid. It’s Ash. He also drew a glyph on the door to stop angels from getting in. He tells them that there are different Heavens for different people. There are a lot of different ones. At the center there is the Garden. He says that he has been all over the place. He rigged up his own detector. He heard it from angels. This isn’t the 1st time that they came up to Heaven. The angels must have nixed their brains. He can’t find their parents. He finds Pamela.

That’s not Nirvana, that’s the Matrix. This place feels real, but it’s Memorex.
Dean.

Pamela is trying to convince Dean of accepting Michael’s deal. She is telling him that maybe he shouldn’t be fighting so hard. She gives Dean a long kiss goodbye.

Ash finds them a way out.

They come back home. They find their mom, but she isn’t their mom. Her eyes are yellow. It’s one of Zack’s tricks. Zack used to be employee of the month. He talks a lot about their asses. A man comes to speak Sam and Dean. He says that the Boss wants to talk with them. Zack and his cronies leave. They arrive in the Garden. The man must be Joshua. God is on Earth. God talks to Joshua. He has a message for them. He tells them to back off. He knows about everything. He could stop it but he won’t. This time, God wants them to remember what happened in Heaven. Joshua is rooting for them, but he can’t do much for them. Dean is losing faith. Back on Earth, Castiel is there. He’s despondent and hands back the amulet to Dean.

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