Jane After Dark: 'Supernatural' - Season Four Ends, the Apocalypse Begins
by Jane Boursaw, posted Apr 17th 2010 11:05AM
You know how I told you guys I'd probably finish season four of 'Supernatural' and then wait for season five to be released on DVD? Yeah, that's not gonna happen. After watching the season four finale, I immediately started buying episodes of season five from iTunes (I couldn't find a good place to see them online for free - if you know of any, pass the word along). At this writing, I'm just about to watch 'The End.'
The mythology has really kicked into high gear during seasons four and five, and if perchance demons destroyed all the ways I could watch season five, I'd have to break into Eric Kripke's office and steal the scripts so I could find out what happens next.
But let's go back to those last two episodes of season four.
'When the Levee Breaks'
They had me at Sam's demon intervention, when Dean and Bobby locked him up in that demon-proof cell in the basement. This exchange, after Sam's been screaming in agony for a while, pretty much says it all:
Dean: "How long's this gonna go on?"
Bobby: "Here, let me look it up in my demon-detox manual. Oh, wait, no one ever wrote one."
The angels also continued to mystify me. They're dashing all my visions of angels being wise and good creatures who ride along on peoples' car hoods and keep them from crashing into trees. Especially Zachariah.
And things really heated up between Dean and Sam. The fact that Sam chose Ruby over Dean is just heartbreaking, but I just tell myself that he's not himself, he's possessed, he's got demon blood running through his veins, he doesn't know what he's doing. Until ...
Lilith is the last seal! And Sam is sucked right into the trap of killing her himself, thus opening the door and letting Lucifer out. Oh, snap. The one bright spot is that Dean, imprisoned in his gilded room by the angels, finally talks some sense into Castiel, who bloodies up the wall, sends Zachariah off to parts unknown, and travels with Dean (by car, not angel mojo) to find Sam.
Except, when Dean gets there, Sam will have none of it, and knows not what he does by killing Lilith. Ack! The only good thing to come out of this is that Ruby dies, although something tells me she'll be back, because no one ever stays dead on this show.
Season Five So Far
Dean's the Michael sword! Sam is Lucifer's vessel! It's brother against brother! And Castiel's a sad hero!
While I don't like Sam and Dean being on the outs, it does give Dean and Castiel the opportunity to work together, and they're pretty fun partners. And as Dean said, being alone means he doesn't have to worry about Sam and he's sort of free from his family constraints -- well, as free as Dean Winchester could ever be, which is not much.
The angels continue to confound me. Can angels die? I guess so, because they've been getting killed left and right. Can God die? So says Raphael to Dean and Castiel. Ok, I'm not totally up on my Bible verses, but isn't God supposed to come back and take all the Christians to Heaven?
Anyway, Mark Pellegrino is way too pretty to be Lucifer. And so is Jared Padalecki.
Dang, I was really hoping to get caught up so I could watch the 100th episode last week, but I'm not quite there yet. Maybe by this coming week, I'll be up to the current episode and can start reviewing the show -- if Joel gives me the go-ahead, that is.