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Supernatural Episode: "Good God, Y'all"

Season 5, Episode 2
Episode Synopsis: Ordinary citizens of a small town fall under a spell that makes them believe that they are demons and causes them to commit murder. Sam and Dean search for a way to end the violence.
Original Air Date: Sep 17, 2009
Guest Cast Alona Tal Steven Williams: Rufus Samantha Ferris Jim Beaver: Bobby
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Season 5, Episode 2
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Length: 42:15
Aired: 9/17/2009
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Supernatural Episode Recap: "Good God, Y'all!" Season 5, Episode 2

Castiel tells Sam and Dean he needs to find God because God is the only other one besides Michael that can stop Lucifer. The brothers head to River Pass, Colorado to handle an alleged demon outbreak, but that's not the big news. Not by a long shot.

"Good God, Y'all" reminds me of a mix between Season 2's "Croatoan" and Season 3's "Sin City." In "Croatoan," Sam and Dean dealt with a demonic virus. Bridges were out, chaos reigned, people turned into monsters — that's basically what has been happening in this small town. The citizens have been made to think their neighbors are demons, but It turns out no one really had black eyes or was susceptible to holy water, salt and/or exorcisms. The "Sin City" part of the equation comes in to play after "Roger" reveals to Sam he didn't have to do much to cause the disorder and destruction of this town. I kind of remember the same thing happening in the Season 3 episode where decadence and debauchery prevailed. So thanks to a hallucination here and a nudge there, the good people of River Pass are taking each other out. And we can all thank "Roger" who turns out to be War, one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse. The fact we're in Week 2 of Supernatural's version of the end of days and we've already met one of the four horsemen is a pretty significant event. But this was just one of many significant events:

Classic Rock Returns
I totally didn't expect to get another classic rock recap so soon. But not only did we hear Foreigner's "Long Long Way from Home," another tune (Norman Greenbaum's "Spirit in the Sky") started blaring when Sam and Dean first got to River Pass.

Dean's Amulet
This is why I love this show. We get answers. You think the writers have dropped something; a plot point, a character, whatever. But then weeks, episodes, seasons later and there is the answer. In "Good God, Y'all," we learned the significance of Dean's amulet. According to Castiel, it burns bright in God's presence and it'll allow Cas to find Him. It's the one Sam originally intended to give to John one Christmas; he ended up giving it to Dean. We fans have been wondering and wondering and asking Creator Eric Kripke about it in countless Q&As all across the internet universe for four years now. Seriously people, this is a huge moment. When Cas first mentioned the amulet I still didn't put two and two together until he looked down. I love how Dean didn't want to give it to Cas. He knows his brother gave it to him way back when. You could tell he didn't want to part with it at all. It means everything to him. He wears it 24/7. I still remember Dean reclaiming his amulet from his shape-shifter clone in Season 1's "Skin."

Sam struggles
Sam's struggles are hopefully going to be part of the show for a while because he had a major addiction last season. Even though he does not have to go through the physical effects of the disease thanks to God, he definitely should be dealing with the emotional effects. So seeing him look at the blood on the knife and the floor after killing what he thought were demons, was big. His desire for the blood was truly evident. His frustration with his situation was also evident especially when he shoved Dean during their tense and uncomfortable conversation. Can't they just make up already? It's difficult to see them at odds like this, however, I can see both sides of the argument. Sam feels he's learned his lesson. He wants his brother to trust him, he wants everything to be normal and he wants to be treated like an equal. He doesn't want Dean to be suspicious of him or wary of him. As for Dean, he had just seen Sam in the middle of the convenience store eyeing that blood-soaked knife like it was a juicy steak. He doesn't want Sam to be in a situation that's going to be too tempting.

"Roger" mentions Sam's battle with the blood and how Sam doesn't just want to be strong — he wants to be stronger than everybody. How did he get that way? Is it because he got the taste of the power when he was all hopped up on demon blood and able to eradicate demons with a single thought? Or does this date back to before Ruby came into his life? I mean, he and Dean have always had a bit of a savior complex. Sometimes I feel like I need to be a psychologist to understand this show. But that's a good thing in my book.

Sam leaves
I understand Sam's doubts and I understand not trusting himself. I just don't want him to put any more space between the brothers than there already is. At least he's not secretly or angrily skipping out on Dean like he's done in the past. He's being up front with how he's feeling and how he's going to deal with it. Right now, Sam hunting in the state he's in is a lot like an alcoholic working in a bar. Demons are always going to be around so the temptation will constantly be around. Hopefully in the next episode he'll deal with his own personal demons and he'll quickly get back to Dean's side where he belongs. What makes this event so significant in my opinion is we finally get to see Sam let his feelings out to Dean. To me, he took responsibility for his actions. But I really, really wanted Dean to tell Sam not to go and I think Sam really, really wanted Dean to tell him not to go. I think they both ultimately need to deal with their demons. They might as well do it now and get it over with so they can get back to the business of being brothers sooner rather than later. Dean offering Sam the Impala was a beautiful thing.

Classic Supernatural characters return
Three characters from Supernatural's past returned. We haven't seen Rufus since Season 3 when he and Dean had conversations. I thought Steven Williams was going to come back last year, but that didn't happen. So it was good to see him. I'm so glad Samantha Ferris (Ellen) and Alona Tal (Jo) came back. Ellen hugging and then slapping Dean was very much in character. I really wanted Sam to open up to Ellen about what's going on with him when they went out looking for demons. Disappointing were Jo's interactions with Sam and Dean. Dean pretty much said "hi" to her and that's it. And Jo and Rufus did battle with Sam and tied him up to the chair because they thought he was a demon. Am I wrong in thinking the last time Sam and Jo saw each other was when he was possessed in Season 2's "Born Under a Bad Sign?" Granted he was under demonic influence but he did some bad things to Jo. That warranted at least a mention, in my opinion.

Other thoughts
Poor Bobby. Love that he's upped his crank-ometer. It's set on high. Love that Dean wanted to help cheer up Bobby by giving him a back rub. It sucked that Cas is on limited angel powers and he's already lost his healing powers.

The shot of Dean's X-ray was way cool.

Was Cas calling Sam's cell phone? That was a little weird to me. Loved that shortly after Sam told him where they were Cas popped in a second later.

Castiel is going to find God. That seems to be his mission. Does that mean we're actually going to meet God? And is God going to be in human form?

Cas' conversation with Dean — what did you guys think of it? Was Cas right to lay blame on Dean for everything? When he said he and Sam destroyed the world that was harsh. Kind of true, but harsh.

Titus Welliver played War, one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse. He and Mark Pellegrino (Lucifer) both guest-starred in the season finale of last season's Lost. They played opposite each other in a very mysterious island story line. I wonder if we'll see him again on Supernatural. I'm thinking we will. That was a sweet Mustang his character owned.

So we've met War. His siblings are: Conquest, Famine and Death. Wonder when we'll meet them and I wonder what cars they drive. It's all about the horse power.

I miss Dean and Ellen scenes. I always loved them back in the day. I still do.

I like the idea of Ellen and Jo hunting together.

Dean has had to make more mature and tougher choices. He didn't go try and save Sam without a plan.

I kept thinking about the blood that spattered on Sam's face after he cut off War's finger.

How gorgeous was the view where Sam and Dean had that last conversation?

Who did Sam catch a ride with at the end of the episode?

Favorite Lines
"Cell phone Cas. Really?
"I'm going to find God."
"God? God." "He isn't in heaven he has to be somewhere." "Try New Mexico, I hear he's on a tortilla." "No he's not on any flatbread."
"Don't lose it."
"Great. Now I feel naked."
"When you find God, tell him to send legs."
"You better put me on speed dial, kid." "Yes, ma'am."
"I just wish I could save people like I used to."
"I'm getting too old for this."
"I think underneath I just miss the feeling."
"I'm in no shape to be hunting."
"Maybe it's best we go our separate ways." "Well, I think you're right." (So crushing!)
"You want to take the Impala?"
"Take care of yourself, Dean." "Yeah, you too Sammy."

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Castiel tells Sam and Dean he needs to find God because God is the only other one besides Michael that can stop Lucifer. The brothers head to River Pass, Colorado to handle an alleged demon outbreak, but that's not the big news. Not by a long shot.

"Good God, Y'all" reminds me of a mix between Season 2's "Croatoan" and Season 3's "Sin City." In "Croatoan," Sam and Dean dealt with a demonic virus. Bridges were out, chaos reigned, people turned into monsters — that's basically what has been happening in this small town. The citizens have been made to think their neighbors are demons, but It turns out no one really had black eyes or was susceptible to holy water, salt and/or exorcisms. The "Sin City" part of the equation comes in to play after "Roger" reveals to Sam he didn't have to do much to cause the disorder and destruction of this town. I kind of remember the same thing happening in the Season 3 episode where decadence and debauchery prevailed. So thanks to a hallucination here and a nudge there, the good people of River Pass are taking each other out. And we can all thank "Roger" who turns out to be War, one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse. The fact we're in Week 2 of Supernatural's version of the end of days and we've already met one of the four horsemen is a pretty significant event. But this was just one of many significant events:

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