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Season Five General Articles

The Road So Far: Season Five - Part 1
The Road So Far: Season Five - Part 2
A Deeper Look at Season Five Dean Winchester
A Deeper Look at Season Five Sam Winchester
The Season Five Enigma of Sam Winchester's Hair
Season Five Awards: Part One
Season Five Awards: Part Two
Season Five Awards: Part Three
100 Favorite Moments of Season Five
Elle2's Season 5 Wrap Up
Supernatural Season Five Review


5.01 Sympathy for the Devil

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Original Air Date: September 10, 2009
Written By:  Eric Kripke
Directed By:  Robert Singer
Sam, Dean, and Bobby must deal with the aftermath of the Devil's escape from Hell, and receive startling news from the Prophet Chuck.

Preview Clips
Recap
Elle2's Review
Alice's Review
Photo Gallery


5.02 Good God, Y'all

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Original Air Date: September 17, 2009
Written By:  Sera Gamble
Directed By:  Phil Sgriccia
 
Hunter Rufus Turner calls in Bobby, Sam, and Dean to deal with a demon infestation in his town, but they soon discover the truth is much more horrifying. Meanwhile, Castiel goes to seek the only entity that can defeat Lucifer.

Preview Clips
Recap
Alice's Review
Photo Gallery


5.03 Free to Be You and Me

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Original Air Date: September 24, 2009
Written By:  Jeremy Carver
Directed By:  J. Miller Tobin
 
Sam decides to stop hunting but has a hard time after he receives a surprise visit. Dean and Castiel try to find the Archangel Raphael in their bid to stop the Apocalypse.

Recap
Faellie's Recap and Review
Elle's Review
Alice's Review
Photo Gallery

5.04 The End

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Original Air Date: October 1, 2009
Written By:  Ben Edlund
Directed By:  Steve Boyum
 
Dean refuses Sam's efforts to help him battle the Devil, and then wakes up to find himself five years in the future, in a wasteland where Lucifer has begun his endgame by unleashing a virus that transforms humans into zombies.

Preview Clip
Recap
Elle's Review
Alice's Review
Photo Gallery

5.05 Fallen Idols

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Original Air Date: October 8, 2009
Written By:  Julie Siege
Directed By:  James Conway
 
Sam and Dean head to a small town where people are murdered by famous dead icons. However the brothers come to a dead end when two teenagers reveal they saw Paris Hilton kidnap their friend.

Preview Clips
Recap
Alice's Review
Elle's Review
Photo Gallery

5.06 I Believe the Children Are Our Future

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Original Air Date: October 15, 2009
Written By:  Andrew Dabb and Daniel Loflin
Directed By:  Charles Beeson

Sam and Dean investigate reports of fairy tales come to life and find the young boy who is responsible, and has a power to create real creatures from fantasy. However, the brothers disagree when Castiel tells them to kill the boy because of the power he possesses.

Recap

Alice's Review
Elle's Review
Photo Gallery

5.07 The Curious Case of Dean Winchester

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Original Air Date: October 18, 2009
Written By:  Sera Gamble
Directed By:  Robert Singer
Bobby risks his life by betting 25 years of his life on a poker game run by a witch. Dean tries to save Bobby but ends up drastically aging.

Recap
Alice's Review
Elle's Review
Photo Gallery

5.08 Changing Channels

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Original Air Date: November 5, 2009
Written By:  Jeremy Carver
Directed By:  Charles Beeson
 
Dean and Sam find themselves mystically trapped in a series of real-life "TV shows" and there appears to be no escape. They believe their old enemy the Trickster is responsible, but discover someone or something else is involved.

Sneek Peek
Recap Part 1
Recap Part 2
Alice's Review
Elle's Review
Elle2's Review
Photo Gallery

5.09 The Real Ghostbusters

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Original Air Date: November 12, 2009
Written By:  Eric Kripke and Nancy Weiner
Directed By:  James L. Conway
 
Sam and Dean are tricked into attending a Supernatural convention by their super-fan Becky. Sam and Dean are in for a shock when many of the fans are dressed up like them.

Recap
Alice's Review
Elle's Review
Elle2's Review
Photo Gallery

5.10 Abandon All Hope

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Original Air Date: November 19, 2009
Written By:  Ben Edlund
Directed By:  Phil Sgriccia
 
Sam, Dean, and Castiel find the Colt and go after Lucifer. The hunters reunite with Bobby to battle evil that could be potentially their last fight.

Preview Clips
Recap
Alice's Review
Elle's Review
Elle2's Review
Photo Gallery

5.11 Sam, Interrupted

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Original Air Date: January 21, 2010
Written By:  Andrew Dabb and Daniel Loflin
Directed By:  James L. Conway
 
The brothers must go undercover as patients at a mental hospital to get at a monster, but soon discover they have some mental issues of their own to deal with.

Preview Clips
Recap
Alice's Review
Elle's Review
Jasminka's Review
Robin's Rambles
Photo Gallery

5.12 Swap Meat

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Original Air Date: January 28, 2010
Written By:  Julie Siege, Rebecca Dessertine, Harvey Fedor
Directed By:  Robert Singer
 
While the brothers are on a case, Sam is targeted by a high school student who has learned a body-switching spell. Dean discovers his brother is now more interested in getting drunk and hitting on women, while Sam has to deal with the teenager's home and school life.

Preview Clips
Recap
Alice's Review
Elle's Review
Robin's Rambles
Photo Gallery

5.13 The Song Remains the Same

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Original Air Date: February 4, 2010
Written By:  Sera Gamble and Nancy Weiner
Directed By:  Steve Boyum

To prevent the Apocalypse before it ever starts, Anna travels through time to kill Sam's parents before they conceive him.

Full Episode Preview
Recap
Preview Clips
Alice's Review
Robin's Rambles
I Wuv Hugz by Faellie
Photo Gallery

5.14 My Bloody Valentine

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Original Air Date: February 11, 2010
Written By:  Ben Edlund
Directed By:  Mike Rohl

The brothers take on Cupid when the people of a small town start killing each other in the name of love. However, they soon discover that a greater power is responsible.

Preview Clips
Recap
Alice's Review
Elle's Review
Robin's Rambles
Photo Gallery

5.15 Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid

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Original Air Date: March 25, 2010
Written By:  Jeremy Carver
Directed By:  John Showalter

The brothers investigate when the dead come to life in Bobby's hometown... but are happy, content, and living peacefully with their families. Bobby is reunited with his dead wife and tells them not to worry, but Sam and Dean insist on staying and discover that the zombies have an ulterior motive.

Preview Clips
Recap
Alice's Review
Elle's Review
Robin's Rambles
Photo Gallery

5.16 Dark Side of the Moon

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Original Air Date: April 1, 2010
Written By:  Andrew Dabb and Daniel Loflin 
Directed By:  Jeff Wollnough

When Sam and Dean are killed by hunters, they end up in Heaven. They discover they must find Joshua, an angel who speaks directly with God, before Zachariah can find them.

Preview Clips
Recap
Alice's Review
Elle's Review
Robin's Rambles
A Guest Analysis
Photo Gallery

Supernatural Crossroads Fan Fic Contest Winners
Growing Up The Hard Way by Nachuma
Time's Turned Glass by Metamorphagi
Momentary Lapse of Reason by RiverOfWind
One Man's Heaven is Another Man's Hell by Aislinn

5.17 99 Problems

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Original Air Date: April 8, 2010
Written By:  Julie Siege
Directed By:  Charles Beeson

A minister's daughter turns a town full of citizens ready to fight the Apocalypse against each other.

Episode Clip
Recap
Alice's Review
Elle's Review
Robin's Rambles
Photo Gallery

5.18 Point of No Return

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Original Air Date: April 15, 2010
Written By:  Jeremy Carver
Directed By:  Phil Sgriccia

Dean considers giving up and giving in, but Zachariah comes up with a new strategy against Lucifer that means they no longer need Dean as Micheal's vessel. However, the consequences will cause even greater destruction, and the Winchesters and Castiel must stop Zachariah before it's too late.

Full Episode Preview
Recap
Alice's Review
Elle2's Review
Robin's Rambles
Photo Gallery

5.19 Hammer of the Gods

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Original Air Date: April 22, 2010
Written By:  Andrew Dabb and Daniel Loflin
Directed By:  Rick Bota

A group of gods abduct the Winchesters and try to use them to bargain with the angels to stop the Apocalypse. However, when Gabriel arrives to warn them, one of the gods betrays the others to Lucifer.

Recap
Alice's Review
Elle's Review
Robin's Rambles
Jasminka's Open Couch
Photo Gallery

5.20 The Devil You Know

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Original Air Date: April 29, 2010
Written By:  Ben Edlund
Directed By:  Robert Singer

To save humanity and demonkind alike, Crowley offers to help the Winchesters find Pestilence so they can get his ring. Dean must learn to trust Sam when Crowley reveals Sam has history with the Four Horseman's demon "Stable Boy."

Preview Clip
Recap
Alice's Review
Elle's Review
Robin's Rambles
Another POV
Jasminka's Open Couch
Photo Gallery

5.21 Two Minutes to Midnight

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Original Air Date: May 6, 2010
Written By:  Sera Gamble
Directed By:  Phil Sgriccia

Bobby sells his soul to Crowley in return for the location of Death. Meanwhile, Castiel must intervene when Pestilence infects the Winchesters with a deadly disease, and Dean makes a deal with Death.

Preview Clip
Recap
Alice's Review
Elle's Review
Robin's Rambles
Jasminka's Open Couch
Photo Gallery

5.22 Swan Song

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Original Air Date: May 13, 2010
Written By:  Eric Kripke
Directed By:  Steve Boyum

To stop the Apocalypse, Dean and Sam have no choice but to make decisions that will change their lives forever... and cost them everything they hold dear.

Preview Clips
Recap
Alice's Review
Elle's Review
Robin's Rambles
Sablegreen's Review
Kripke's Love Letter; Swan Song
Jasminka's Open Couch
Photo Gallery