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Mark Pellegrino

Posted in Supernatural Actors by kimberlybuck on April 25, 2010
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This is a clip of an interview with Mark Pellegrino, who plays Nick/Lucifer on the show.  He discusses his roles on both “Lost” and “Supernatural” and how they differ. Click here to see the interview.

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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.

Lazarus Rising

Posted in Show Reviews by kimberlybuck on August 19, 2009
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The name of the show has more than one meaning. Lazarus was a man that Jesus raised from the dead in the New Testament. After three seasons of fighting demonic spirits and supernatural horrors, Dean faces an angel of God, or at least that is the claim by one of this season’s newest characters. The angel says that he brought Dean back from the dead because Dean has a mission to fulfill. It will be interesting to see how this turns out, whether it is a trick or the truth from an angel. The plot touches on a previous episode where Sam encounters a priest’s ghost who masquerades as an angel. That particular episode ended shrouded in mystery as to whether or not the priest was truly acting out God’s will. Future episodes didn’t touch on angels.

In fact, the word heaven is never mentioned in any episode. When the Winchester boys watched their father escape hell, they simply referred to his departure to “a better place.”

So how much will religion and faith play in this season of Supernatural? And whose concept of religion will be portrayed? The episode of the ghostly priest depicted the Catholic Church. Will the Catholic Church play a part this season? Or will the show be fairly general in its use of religion as a plot element, using the idea of angels as a universal thought and not focusing on a particular religion?

Supernatural starts off this season with a bang. Dean Winchester (Jensen Ackles) rises from the dead and crawls out of his lonely gravesite, uncertain of where or when he is. He finds that he has no recollection of hell and four months have passed. During the show, Dean experiences a few flashbacks of hell which will probably be expanded upon in later episodes.

Dean himself appears to be the same Dean as he was at the end of last season. His resourceful nature comes out immediately upon his waking from the dead. He crawls out of his grave and seeks help at a local gas station. He picks up one of his favorite magazines, Busty Asian Beauties. This scene is used not only for its humor but to show the audience that Dean is still Dean and his four month stint in hell hasn’t changed his true nature.

Article is a reprint from Associated Content
Written by Kimberly Buck