Supernatural The Curious Case of Dean Winchester S05E07 (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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Some guy comes running home. He goes into the bathroom and starts aging decades in a few seconds. He collapses. Dean and Sam are posing as CDC officers. They meet Xavier, the dude who died of old age. He was born in 1984. Bobby sent them. They investigate some old dude who has gone missing. He went to a brothel every Tuesday. They find him there with two girls. He was an old man, but now he’s 25. He played in a high stakes poker game. Instead of cash, they play for years. A guy named Patrick was putting the game together.

They call Bobby. He knows about this card player who banks years. When he hangs up, this gives Bobby an idea. He’s going to play in that game because he can’t live in a wheelchair. Dean finds the game. He also finds Bobby there. He played and lost. He lost 25 years. Dean finds the man witch doing business. He has a talk with him and Dean idiotically decides to play 50 years. Dean immediately cashes out Bobby’s 25 years. The chips start burning and Bobby is back to normal.

Sam comes home and finds an old man in the place of Dean. He played and lost.

They are surveilling Patrick, but he’s got powers. He gets hit by a car. A normal person would be dead. He just uses this to steal a Mercedes. They go to his place and find the chips. The chick from the bar is there. She’s also got powers. Paddy arrives. The magic isn’t in the chips. Paddy claps his hands to punish Sam for breaking into his place. Dean says that Sam got the clap. Sam wants to play, but the others tell him that he isn’t good enough.

The witch, not the man witch, gives them a reversal spell. It will undo Paddy’s spells. She says that they should do it quick. They are leaving town tomorrow.

Paddy is playing with some old guy. Sam arrives and he wants to play. Dean and Bobby are digging up a grave to get a bone from a murder. Sam is playing so that he can get some DNA from Paddy. Paddy keeps chewing a toothpick. They use it to cast the spell. The spell doesn’t work. It was all a setup by Paddy. It’s because the one that he took didn’t have any DNA. It was just a fresh one.

The chick says that she gave it to them.

They continue to play. Sam wins, but Paddy says that Dean is about to die. Paddy makes Sam play some more. Sam actually beats Paddy and wins all of the chips back. He cashes the chips in for Dean.

The chick wants to die. She misses her family too much. She’s been doing this for decades. She plays a shitty hand. She ages and dies.

Bobby is surprised that Sam was able to beat Paddy. Dean has a few words with Bobby, saying that they need him and he’s the only father that they have left.

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