Supernatural Swap Meat S05E12 (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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It looks like someone is riding Sam’s body. Must be a nerdy minor. He asks for a banana daiquiri.

36 hours earlier, the Winchesters were arriving in Massachusetts. They are helping their old babysitter. They’ve got a poltergeist.

The kid is working at a fast food restaurant where Sam and Dean are doing their research. He is spying on them. After Sam finishes his research, the kid shoots a tranq gun at him. He wakes up in the forest. A cop car comes by and picks him up. He brings him to a house. Sam realizes that he’s the kid now.

The kid is with Dean and says that they need to leave. The maid saw the hunting supplies. The kid throws out all of the phones so that the real Sam can’t call them. The kid drives Dean’s car into a garbage bin. Dean drives.

Sam discovers that Gary was into witchcraft. His “sister” tells him where he keeps the book. Sam finds it in his locker at school. Some of Gary’s friends, who are obviously involved in the witchcraft, shoot Sam in the neck with another tranq when he tries to take the book home. They tie him up.

Gary tells Dean all about where the body is buried. They manage to burn the body just in time. At least, Gary does so. Dean watches Gary pick up a cougar and go to her room.

The friends call and want him to kill Dean for some reason or the other. The kids tell Sam that Hell has put out a bounty on Dean’s soul. Gary has to kill Dean. If they do so, they cross a line. They won’t come back from it. One of the kids decides to summon a demon to do his bidding to kill Dean.

Dean realizes that Gary isn’t Sam and takes him out. The kid summons a demon. The demon possesses Nora. She kills the kid. She goes to Dean.

Dean and Gary exorcize the demon. Then they switch bodies.

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