Supernatural Free to Be You and Me S05E03 (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 turns around in his bed and sees Jessica. Is she Jessica, a demon, or an emissary of God? She said some surprising things to him.

One week earlier in Garber, Oklahoma, Sam arrives at a motel. He destroys his fake IDs. He’s working at a bar. Sam hears a news report about a fire starting because of lightning strikes.

Dean is in Greeley, Pennsylvania. Dean is hunting vampires. Castiel comes to see him. He asks about Sam. Castiel needs Dean’s help to interrogate the Archangel Raphael. He’s the one that killed him. The reason he needs Dean is because Dean is the Archangel Michael’s vessel, and no one will harm him. They are going to Maine. A deputy sheriff laid eyes on the Archangel. They will talk with him. The deputy says that there was a riot. Dean has to keep Castiel under control. There was a pure white explosion. The gas station was leveled. He saw this one guy kneeling there. His name is Donnie Finnerman, a mechanic. He is still here in the city. They find his empty vessel Donnie.

Sam calls Dean. There was hail and fire mixed with blood. They got hail and fire, so blood isn’t too far behind. He tells Bobby about where this is happening. Sam tells him that he is sitting this one out and hangs up.

Castiel wants to perform a ritual to trap Raphael. Odds are that Castiel will die. There are good chances that Dean will survive. Castiel says that for his last night on Earth, he’ll just sit here quietly. They are going to a strip-club or a whore house. Castiel meets Chastity, who takes care of him. Dean hears a scream and comes running. They have to leave. Cass said something about the stripper’s father.

Castiel starts his ritual. He says that there is something like a phone line between a vessel and an angel. You just need to know how to dial. They go home and find Raphael waiting for him. He blacked out the eastern seaboard. They trap him because they knew he was coming. Castiel wants to know where God is. Raphael says that God is dead. That can’t be right. The angels are tired. They just want it to be over. They just want Paradise. Raphael suggests that Lucifer raised him. They leave.

A few hunters arrive in town to see Sam. Bobby called. There is a major demon party going on. Bobby told them that Sam was off limits. Lindsay, the pushy waitress orders him to have dinner with her. She asks on what was he hooked on. She says that she is an addict as well, 3 years sober. Nothing is so bad that it can’t be forgiven.

Two of the hunters comes back. The demon they captured told them things about Sam. They want the truth. He says that he started the Apocalypse. They brought some demon blood. They want him to drink it and kill the demons. It’s either that or Lindsay dies. They force it down his throat. He spits it out and beats them up. Sam regains his composure after he sees Linday looking at him.

Dean says that he’s fine without Sam. He’s had a lot of fun with Castiel.

Sam wasn’t seeing Jessica, he was seeing Lucifer. The Devil says that Sam is his true vessel. If he kills himself, the Devil will just bring him back. He knows that Sam will say yes to him. There is no hope.

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