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Season 5 Premiere – Sympathy For the Devil

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The show starts out with Dean and Sam still trapped inside the same room that Lucifer is rising from.  By means that are a mystery to both the audience and the characters, they are transported to a plane flying overhead, out of harms way.

Dean and Sam are back in their cars after their ordeal, listening ot the radio only to hear the beginning of what they believe to be the end.  Every station talks about an increase in disease, bombings, and other attacks around the world.

They ride to Chuck the prophet’s house only to find that their angel and guardian Castielle has been obliterated by an arch angel “like a water balloon of Chunky Soup.”

The gang of angels that had been working against them shows up at Chuck’s house but are quickly expelled with a spell Dean learned from Castielle.

At their hotel, Sam tries to apologize but Dean doesn’t let him.  Dean acts as if he can’t bear the thought of what just happened so he tries to treat it as he would any other hunt.

While this is going on, the devil prepares his prey in Delaware.  His temporary vessel is a man named Nick.  Lucifer plays with Nick by showing him images that remind Nick of the murders of his wife and child.  The devil appears as his wife and convinces him to let him be used as a vessel.

It’s interesting that the devil doesn’t choose an evil man, one that you would suspect.  He chooses a wounded man, one that viewed God as the true demon in his life, the one that forsook his family and him.

Chuck reaches out to his number one fan, Becky, to deliver a message ot the boys.  The message is the that the sword of Michael is in a castle on a hill of 42 dogs.

Bobby shows up to fill them in on Angel folklore.  Sam faces his need to confess his sin of starting the Apocalypse.  Bobby is in shock and horror and tells Sam to lose his number after they fix everything.  Out of shame, Sam leaves to do research only to return to a room of three demons and Dean.  While Sam was gone, Dean realizes that the castle on a hill of 42 dogs is the address for his dad’s storage unit.  After revealing this piece of  information, Bobby attacks Dean.  Bobby was possessed by a demon the whole time.  Instead of killing Dean, Bobby stabs himself.

After rushing Bobby to the hospital, Sam and Dean rush to the storage unit.  There they find the bodies of formerly possessed people littering the  floor and the gang of angels.  The most shocking revelation of all is revealed.  Dean is Michael’s sword, or vessel.

Dean turns down his offer to be an “angel condom”.  The angels torture them, hoping Dean will give in.  Castielle shows up and takes on the angels.  The angels are shocked because Cas was supposed to be dead.  Cas disappears after giving the boys a protection symbol without answering the question – who saved him?  Who put them on the plane out of harm’s way?

The show ends on a less than hopeful note.  Dean finally lets out what he’s wanted to tell Sam – that he can never trust Sam again.  The brothers are shown separated by the black pavement of the parking lot and the show ends.