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Supernatural Season 5 episodes

Supernatural Episode Recap: "Swan Song" Season 5, Episode 22

The Season Five finale primarily deals with Sam's plan to cage Lucifer. But it's more than that. It's a love letter to the Impala. It's like hearing and seeing a Carver Edlund novel come to life: there's a beginning, a middle and an end to the story with a bit of a cliffhanger. Thanks to the Season Six renewal, the Winchesters will go on. I don't know about you guys but I'm completely and utterly ecstatic to find out what we're going to get next season... read more

Supernatural Episode Recap: "Two Minutes to Midnight" Season 5, Episode 21

In one episode the brothers Winchester have to deal with two Horsemen, their rings are needed to bring about the end of Lucifer and Sam's talking up his plan to trap the devil. Meanwhile, Dean has a rendezvous with Death at a pizza joint, Bobby's soul-selling self comes clean with his latest predicament and Castiel finally makes a comeback, but unfortunately he's not quite the same old Cas. Plus, a Croatoan virus starts to unload on the world making the apocalypse that much deadlier. 

In Davenport, Iowa, Pestilence works at some sort of convalescent hospital and goes by the name Doctor Green. An old lady is feeling really awful and according to the doc, she's suffering from a nasty virus (Dengue fever to be exact), Japanese encephalitis and chicken pox. This woman's screwed and now we know where the name "Green" comes from — it's that nasty stuff the old lady spits up right before she dies.  

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Supernatural Episode Recap: "The Devil You Know" Season 5, Episode 20

Pestilence has unleashed a swine flu-like virus on the people forcing Sam and Dean to turn to a demon for help in finding the Horseman. This leads the brothers to a "friend" from Sam's Stanford days and before the end of "The Devil You Know" Bobby gets an interesting proposition. How does he react? Will he say yes?

So even though this episode is all about finding Pestilence, Sam and Dean never have a face-to-face with him. I have to say I'm glad we get a reprieve for another week. I totally envisioned me closing my eyes every time Pestilence appeared. The two minutes he was on in "Hammer of the Gods" was so disgusting I couldn't even watch it again. But no worries. The only traces we did see of the deadly horseman in "The Devil You Know" are the victims of the virus he created and those flies that appeared during his "phone call" with Brady. Although those instant flies were creepy, weren't they?

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Supenatural Episode Recap: "Hammer of the Gods" Season 5, Episode 19

Pagan gods trap Sam and Dean and use them as bargaining chips in their quest to defeat Lucifer and circumvent the apocalypse. According to these gods, if anyone's going to end life on Earth, it's going to be them. A couple brothers not named Sam and Dean have a long awaited confrontation and it doesn't end well for a much beloved character in the Supernatural universe. And just before "Hammer of the Gods" calls it a night, a new Horseman is introduced.

"Hammer of the Gods" is decidedly less angsty than the past several episodes even though it does deal with the apocalypse. Anytime you've got Richard Speight Jr. back and in action, it's going to be a pretty funny hour of TV. "HOTG" also takes a different look at the apocalypse. I really enjoyed seeing these pagan deities and they're stance on the "Judeo-Christian apocalypse" that's currently plaguing the earth. Supernatural constantly keeps me on my toes because I admittedly know very little about some of the various mythological and religious aspects covered on the show. This time around we're introduced to more gods who used to have all the fame and are very bitter about not having it anymore. They include:

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Supernatural Episode Recap: "Point of No Return" Season 5, Episode 18

The 100th episode of Supernatural features Dean at rock bottom. I thought he had gotten there well before now, but I was wrong. Does Dean at rock bottom include giving into his destiny? Meanwhile, Sam's job is to do whatever he can to prevent that from happening including leaning on Cas. The rebel angel goes all badass on us more than once and he makes a great big sacrifice. Plus, Adam becomes the third Winchester sibling to die and come back to life. Resurrection is a good family trait to share, isn't it?


This is the only portion of the episode that disappointed me. It is a straight up recap when it should have been one of the classic rock recaps we've come to know and love. I'm sure it all came down to budget, but I still had high hopes for a "Carry On Wayward Son" comeback or a different kickass old school ditty to rock the beginning of the episode. Have you guys seen the recent YouTube video that features the 99 episodes in just over one minute? So awesome. I just wish The Powers That Be (TPTB) would have done something similar. But hey, if this is my only disappointment than you guys have to know "Point of No Return" is a killer Supernatural in just about every way.

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Supernatural Episode Recap: "99 Problems" Season 5, Episode 17

Sam and Dean run into a small town where the citizens know how to fight demons and a "prophet" has a close personal connection with angels. Or does she? After Cas and Dean's faith takes a vacation, they vent their frustrations out in very different ways. And by the end of the hour, Dean follows his heart in a very surprising way.

"99 Problems" starts out with Dean and Sam being chased in the Impala which is just an awesome way to start out any episode. Sam and Dean seem slightly injured. The car is forced to stop and when the brothers try to get away, demons grab them. The brothers are fortunately saved by some people wielding a fire hose full of holy water. This rescue takes Sam and Dean by complete surprise. They're used to having to explain demons to people, but this time around they're having the villainous supernatural beings explained to them. These townsfolk take Sam and Dean back to their church where everybody's got a gun. Even the preacher is in on the hunting business. Sam and Dean learn their reputation precedes them when a young woman tells them she talks to angels. She knows almost everything about the siblings. Dean guesses she's a prophet.

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Supernatural Episode Recap: "Dark Side of the Moon" Season 5, Episode 16

Hunters murder Sam and Dean making it possible for the brothers to not only knock on heaven's door, but to go "behind the wall" where their mission impossible becomes finding Joshua, an angel that talks to God.

I'm going to preface this by saying "Dark Side of the Moon" is a stellar episode of Supernatural. Having said that, it's also one of the most difficult episodes of Supernatural I've ever watched and blogged. On a scale of 1 to 10 the show cranked up the angst to about a hundred and fifty. "DSotM" is one of the most devastating episodes of the demon-hunting series ever and that's saying a lot. This is a good thing because the Winchesters are in the midst of an apocalypse and an apocalypse ain't pretty. It's dark, it's depressing and there are multiple opportunities to lose faith. I really wish this one had followed "My Bloody Valentine" because Dean's descent into despair would have flowed even better in my opinion.

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Supernatural Episode Recap: "Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid" Season 5, Episode 15

The painful hellatus comes to an end with a tale about dead loved ones coming back to life in Sioux Falls, S.D., the hometown for the town drunk, Bobby Singer. Sam and Dean go head to head with these "zombies" and, more importantly, with Bobby.

Welcome back to the Supernatural blog. It has been a long (long) break, but it's finally time to get back to the business of Sam and Dean Winchester. Bobby Singer plays a big part in "Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid" and we're all the better for it. It's an episode I really enjoyed even though it was beyond depressing at the same time.

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Supernatural Episode Recap: "My Bloody Valentine" Season 5, Episode 14

In "My Bloody Valentine" an entire town is in chaos just in time for Valentine's Day. A diapered, cherubic hugalicious Cupid has nothing to do with it, instead it's another nasty, more evil, force at play.

One of the reasons this last episode before a five-week hell-atus is memorable, is because it happens to be named after Jensen's horror flick from last year. I love that little touch.

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Supernatural Episode Recap: "The Song Remains the Same" Season 5, Episode 13

Sam and Dean are sent back to the future without the courtesy of Marty McFly's Delorean. Castiel is the one who helps the brothers go back in time to stop Anna from killing their parents thereby eliminating Sam who happens to be Lucifer's vessel. Everything about this episode is big. We get an answer to a big question, we get big moments that will have the longtime fans cheering and possibly tearing up, and we also get one big meeting that we've been anxiously awaiting all season long. Let's break things down from the very beginning.

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Swap Meat Season 5, Episode 12

A teenage nerd (Colton James) conjures up a spell to swap bodies with Sam. After the switch, the boy investigates a case with an unwitting Dean and enjoys the perks of being good-looking and older. Meanwhile, Sam is stuck in the kid's body and deals with intrusive parents and high school. read more

Sam, Interrupted Season 5, Episode 11

Sam and Dean get themselves admitted to a mental hospital in order to investigate if a monster is attacking patients. But their incarceration pushes them to the breaking point. read more

Abandon All Hope Season 5, Episode 10

Sam, Dean and Castiel search for Lucifer (Mark Pellegrino) in order to send him back to Hell. They are aided in their dangerous quest by fellow hunters Bobby, Ellen and Jo. Bobby: Jim Beaver. Ellen: Samantha Ferris. Jo: Alona Tal. read more

The Real Ghostbusters Season 5, Episode 9

Sam and Dean are tricked into attending a "Supernatural" convention where fans dress up as the brothers. But the entertaining event is soon disrupted by a ghost. read more

Changing Channels Season 5, Episode 8

Sam and Dean are thrown into an alternate universe where they become characters in various TV shows, including a medical series, a Japanese game show, a forensics procedural and a sitcom. Castiel warns them that if they don't find a way out soon, they will become trapped inside forever. read more

The Curious Case of Dean Winchester Season 5, Episode 7

Bobby plays a high-stakes poker game with a witch and bets 25 years of his life for a chance to be free of his wheelchair, but he loses. As he begins to rapidly age, Dean attempts to save him, but he also ages into an old man. read more

I Believe the Children Are Our Future Season 5, Episode 6

Sam and Dean investigate a series of murders that echo fairy tales and urban legends. Their probe leads them to an 11-year-old boy who's able to make everything he believes come true. Castiel thinks the lad is a threat and wants him eliminated. read more

Fallen Idol Season 5, Episode 5

Citizens of a small town are being killed by dead icons, such as Abraham Lincoln, and by infamous objects, like James Dean's car. Later, two teens claim a friend was kidnapped by Paris Hilton (appearing as herself). read more

The End Season 5, Episode 4

Dean travels five years into the future and is attacked by zombies who were turned into monsters after being infected with a demonic virus. Sam and Dean soon learn that the virus is Satan's tool to destroy mankind. read more

Free to Be You and Me Season 5, Episode 3

Sam wants to give up hunting for angels and demons, but a mysterious visitor (Adrianne Palicki) changes his mind; Dean attempts to locate the archangel Raphael, who may know God's location. read more

Good God, Y'all Season 5, Episode 2

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. read more

Sympathy for the Devil Season 5, Episode 1

The fifth season begins with Lucifer (Mark Pellegrino) being set free from hell and appearing on Earth, and Sam and Dean learning that Castiel was killed by the archangels. read more

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