'Supernatural' Recap: Let's Make a Deal ... with a Demon (Page 1/3)
'Supernatural' Recap: Let's Make a Deal ... with a Demon (Page 1/3)
John Kubicek
John Kubicek
Senior Writer, BuddyTV
Tonight makrs the beginning of the end for season 5 of Supernatural.  Sam and Dean have a plan (collect the Four Horsemen's rings and trap Lucifer), so these final three episodes will focus on how to do it.

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The search for Pestilence is paved with good intentions, but after five seasons, Sam and Dean still don't realize that making a deal with a demon isn't always a good thing.  It looks like they'll find a way to stop the Apocalypse, but the cost will be very, very high.

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"The Devil You Know: begins with Sam and Dean trying to follow Pestilence based on outbreaks of Swine Flu, with no success.  Their quest is saved when Crowley shows up in their back seat.  It's great to have him back, not just because he's played by Mark Sheppard, but because he uses cool British expressions like suggesting they step outside "for a fag and a chat."

Crowley apologizes for the fact that the Colt didn't work, though Sam doesn't believe him.  Dean is more willing to believe the demon, especially when he says that he knows how to find Pestilence.  It turns out Crowley dropped a magic coin in the Impala that can track them and hear everything they say.

The plan is to find a man named Brady, the Horsemen's stable boy, a demon who controls their schedules.  Brady is the president of Niveus Pharmaceuticals, which is a scathing indictment of prescription medication.  Brady also kills his underlings and uses their blood to fill a goblet and communicate with the Horsemen, just like Meg and Duane Tanner did back in the early seasons to talk to Azazel.

Crowley takes Dean with him to get Brady but leaves Sam behind for reasons that will become very clear soon enough.  While hanging back, Sam calls Bobby to ask how he was able to take back control when he was possessed by a demon back at the start of this season.  Why?

Because Sam has come up with the craziest, dumbest plan ever: once they have the rings and open the cage, he wants to say "Yes" to Lucifer then overpower him and jump into the cage.  Bobby doesn't even bother calling him an "idjit" because this idea is so far beyond stupid.  On the other hand, it might be the only way.


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