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Sympathy for the Devil 

In the aftermath of the Devil rising, Sam and Dean are whisked away and they are given a message from Chuck Shurley that Castiel is dead and that Lucifer walks the Earth. As a result, Sam ... See full summary »

Director:

Robert Singer

Writers:

Eric Kripke (created by), Eric Kripke
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Jared Padalecki ... Sam Winchester
Jensen Ackles ... Dean Winchester
Jim Beaver ... Bobby Singer / Demon
Misha Collins ... Castiel
Kurt Fuller ... Zachariah
Rob Benedict ... Chuck Shurley
Mark Pellegrino ... Nick / Lucifer
Bellamy Young ... Sarah / Lucifer
Rachel Miner ... Meg Masters
Emily Perkins ... Becky Rosen
Marci T. House ... Nurse
Frank Topol Frank Topol ... Pilot
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In the aftermath of the Devil rising, Sam and Dean are whisked away and they are given a message from Chuck Shurley that Castiel is dead and that Lucifer walks the Earth. As a result, Sam and Dean turn to Bobby for help to find a mystical weapon, called Michael's Sword. This will enable them to find the Devil before he takes on a new form to bring the slow end of the world. But the Winchester brothers are pitted against the archangel Zachariah who has plans for Dean, as well as more demons. Sam and Dean recognise a demon, Meg, who has returned from Hell. Written by matt-282

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Trivia

Start of a new intro for the Road so far, then/now and supernatural. See more »

Goofs

Bobby being possessed by a demon? P-lease. He has been a hunter way longer than Sam and Dean. He was the one that gave the boys the charms that protect against demon possession in "Born Under a Bad Sign" (S2 Ep14). And we are to believe that he neither wears a charm nor has a protective tattoo? Sorry, but that's too much of a stretch. See more »

Quotes

Sam Winchester: Becky, could you quit touching me?
Becky Rosen: No.
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Connections

References Galaxy Quest (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Thunderstruck
Written by Angus Young and Malcolm Young
Performed by AC/DC
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Solid start but a few small annoyances
14 March 2020 | by CubsandCultureSee all my reviews

Season 5 feels the most planned out overall and very few things feel ad hoc or included by accident. I think a lot of that has to do with how this episode introduce almost every major story thread in the season. Bobby's story is here. The vessel story is here. Cas' doubts are here. The brothers trying to pull apart despite being stuck together. It is all included or foreshadowed in this opener.

With that being said I wish the episode spent more time with Nick; despite the scenes being effective very little is known about the guy and Satan's plan B is an idea worth exploring. In later seasons Nick becomes something of a character but not effectively and I think that issue date back to here.

Becky is also way too handsy with Sam. It is gross when she refuses to stop touching Sam after he asks her to stop. This would never have occurred with the genders reversed. The writers eventually realized this and finally course correct a bit in season 15 but still yikes.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 September 2009 (USA) See more »

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