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Dark Side of the Moon

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Dean went to hell for four months while Sam stayed on earth.  But what about heaven?  What is it like?  Who’s up there?  What goes on there while Dean and Sam fight against the Apocalypse?  Dean and Sam find out the hard way when two hunters shoot them dead in their beds.

Dean finds himself reliving some of his best memories in what he believes is a dream.  He wakes up in his car listening to “Knocking on Heaven’s Door” on the radio.  He finds a young version of Sam lighting fireworks, interacting with him as if Dean is also a kid again.

Castiel soon contacts Dean and tells him that he is in fact dead and must find Sam.  Their mission is to find Joshua in heaven’s garden, the one angel who talks to God.

Both Dean and Sam travel their way through old memories, finding out that one man’s heaven is another man’s hell, as the promo for the show goes.  Sam’s greatest memories are Dean’s childhood nightmares. 

Zachariah is after them and eventually finds and corners them in one of Dean’s memories of his mother.  They are saved by Joshua, the angel that they were looking for.

Unfortunately, Joshua has bad news.  He tells the boys that God doesn’t care about them or the Apocalypse and to stop looking for him.  After hearing this shocking news they are returned to earth, alive again.  Castiel takes the news badly, looking up and calling God a son of a bitch.  He gives Dean is amulet back.  It was an amulet given to him by Sam long ago.  Dean looks at Sam,  then tosses the amulet in the trash, signifying how Dean’s memories were meaningless to Sam. 

This episode left me with mixed feelings.  I find it hard to believe that God himself wouldn’t care about the Apocalypse.  After all, it’s in the Book of Revelations.  The episode leaves you with a feeling of loneliness and the inescapable truth that Dean and Sam are truly alone in their mission to save the world.  This sad truth is written all over Castiel’s angry and saddened face.  Sam is the only character that seems to have any hope, trying fruitlessly to rally Castiel and Dean together with him.

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.

I Know What You Did Last Summer

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The plot thickens… So an innocent girl is being chased by demons because she can hear angels. She’s also being chased by angels because … she can hear angels. Either way, this girl is screwed. Seems pretty unfair to me. This episode ended with the dreaded “To be continued.” I hate those.

I’m with Dean on the whole feeling grossed out by Sam and Ruby. It’s a body of a girl in a coma. Yuck. Brings a whole new level to necrophilia.

I don’t care for the title of this episode because it’s not really a good indicator of what the plot will be about. It’s also the title of a very lame teen movie. I would have gone with something like “Heaven Can Wait” if you’re going to use a movie title. Or maybe “Damn it’s hot down here.”

Alastair, a demon from Dean’s time in the pit, taunts Dean as he beats the hell out of him. This demon is also more powerful than the run of the mill demons that the boys usually face.

We get a closer look at what life was like for Sam without Dean. Alone, drunk, and desperate for revenge, Sam finds temporary relief with Ruby. But he’s hell bent on going after Lillith and commiting “suicide by demon.”

I thought that the appearance of Castielle and his angel friend was going to be the Winchester’s saving moment. But their relief is quickly extinguished when they realize that the angels aren’t there to help them. Before the angels say it, you can sense that their mission is to kill the girl.

On a side note, I like Castielle. He’s reasonable to some extent and was willing to show some vulnerability to Dean. But I don’t care for his buddy angel at all. He’s rude and doesn’t come close to what I think an angel should act like. I hope they humanize this character more or kill him off.

The preview for next week shows that Sam isn’t alone in succombing to lust…

“To be continued.”