Supernatural Two Minutes to Midnight S05E21 (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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Pestilence goes to see one of the patients of his vessel. He gives her a bunch of diseases and she dies.

A day before these events, Dean and Sam are arguing. It’s about Sam’s bonehead idea of riding the Devil. Cass calls. He’s in a hospital. He can’t zap around. His angel mojo has run out. Cass is human. He needs money.

The Winchesters go to a rest home. That’s where Pestilence makes his home. They get into the place and watch the surveillance footage. They find him.

A demon senses their approach and warns Pestilence, but he won’t listen. He isn’t going anywhere. He turns his ring and the humans start dying. The Winchesters start coughing and falling over themselves. They didn’t know what they were doing really, but when do they know what they are doing? Anyway, Pestilence is gloating over them. Castiel arrives. He falls over as well. Castiel was kind of faking. He gets the knife and cuts the ring off from Pestilence. The demons goes after Cass and impales herself on the knife. Pestilence says that it’s too late anyway and leaves.

Bobby says that Chicago is about to be wiped off the map by the storm of the millennium. Death will be there. Crowley arrives. Bobby sold his soul to Crowley for the location of Death. Crowley says that he only borrowed it. He will return it after all is said and done. Crowley shows them something in the papers. Nivius Pharmaceuticals is going to begin distribution of their swine flu vaccine. This is from the demon company, which means that it is infected with Croatoan. By this time next Thursday, they’ll be swamped by zombies.

Death arrives in Chicago, Illinois. Dean is going after Death, Sam is going after Croatoan. Crowley gives Dean Death’s sickle. Crowley tells Bobby that he slightly modified his deal. Bobby can walk again.

Cass thinks that Sam’s plan of saying yes to Lucifer and jumping into the cage might work. Michael has found another vessel in Adam, their brother. The vessel of Lucifer also needs to drink a lot of demon blood.

Bobby and his team arrive. They are slightly late. The demons infect a bunch of people with Croatan. Bobby and Sam have to take them down. The demons lure Sam away with some people screaming.

Crowley and Dean arrive. He says that ground zero is this ugly building. The block is covered with Reapers. Crowley says that Death isn’t here. A wee bit later, Crowley finds Death in a pizzeria. He tells Dean and disappears. Dean goes inside the pizzeria and finds everyone dead. The sickle glows red in Death’s presence. Death asks Dean to join him for a pizza.

Death says that at the end of it all, he will reap God. God will die. Death says that he is bound by Lucifer by some spell. Death says that Lucifer made him his weapon. He wants Dean to help him take the bullets out of Lucifer’s gun. Death gives his ring to Dean. Death says that there are conditions. He has to do whatever it takes to put Lucifer in his cell. Sam is the only one who can stop Lucifer. He will let his brother jump into that fiery pit. Dean promises. Death gives him his ring. Death tells him how to use the rings.

Can we commit our act of domestic terrorism already?
Bobby Singer

Dean is back at the junkyard. Bobby arrives. They discuss the plan. Dean is more afraid of losing his brother than anything else.

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