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Lucifer Rising

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I have been on the edge of my seat this season as I watched the plot unfold on Supernatural. I can usually see where a story line is headed but when it comes to Supernatural, it’s not the case. Every single episode has literally had me on the verge of screaming at the screen. “No, don’t stop there!” And tonight took the cake. Sam and Dean were played by BOTH the good guys and the bad guys. Dean was tricked into believing he alone could stop the apocolypse. Sam was tricked into believing that he alone could kill Lillith and stop the apocolypse. The gap that was placed between them was what brought everything down on them. Even the phone message that Dean left for Sam was changed by Ruby. The message drove home Sam’s greatest fear – that Dean hated him and what he was and there was no turning back or redemption. They had been manipulated every step of the way. Only Castielle was honest in all of his actions, but his hands were tied by the laws of heaven. And when he finally got the guts to fight back, it was too late.

 

I really thought Dean would make it on time to stop Sam, but when I think about it further, I realize I only thought that because that would have been the “Happily Ever After” ending. It would also have been the end of the show. But with this amazing cliff hanger ending, I’m even more hooked and excited to see next season.

This entire season of Supernatural has been so well written, produced, acted, and directed. And unlike many shows out right now, Supernatural’s quality doesn’t decline with time. It takes on the attributes of a fine wine, maturing and developing, tasting sweeter with every new episode.

Waiting for next season will be painful. My imagination is going wild with what will happen next. How will the next season open? And how will Dean and Sam be able to send the Devil packing back to hell?

I only have one complaint and I’ve had it all season. Katie Cassidy should have remained in the show as Ruby. Genevieve Cortese did a find job but she couldn’t compare to Cassidy’s performance.

It will be exciting to see how the brilliant writers of Supernatural will construct the story around the Apocalypse, Revelations, and man’s last days on earth.

Supernatural’s Season

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Supernatural’s last season began December and it’s second episode of the season aired on January 1st.  The writing this season seems different from the last season. Although the characters maintain their personalities and quirks, the undertone of the show is even darker than other seasons that have come before. Tonight’s show was a combination of terrorizing ghostly experiences mixed with guilty ridden sorrow over lost souls. The evil doers in this episode were now ghosts because of the human failings of the main characters. And the angel of God that keeps appearing to Dean is both mysterious and leaves you with the same question in your mind when he leaves – is he an angel or not? It’s hard to tell because the concept of angels with halos and harps is not used at all. This angel is bruding and a valient soldier in God’s Army against the Apocolypse.

Sam’s character has shown significant changes this season as well. In the absence of his brother Dean, his boyish charm has faded. He is a serious man with a lowly heart who seeks to drown his sorrows in booze and women. Sam still has a touch of innocence, demonstrated by his willingness to believe in angels and God.

Tonight’s episode is the first time I can say I was actually scared, like sitting in a dark movie theatre, waiting for the next burst of action.

As the season continues, I think we will see more glimpses into what Dean underwent in his four months in hell. The angel’s character will be a vitally important part to this season. And religion itself will become a major theme, especially the Book of Revelations in the Bible.