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Chuck recounts the scene of Sam killing Lilith in his vision. "You went like full-on Vader. Your temperature was 150, your heart rate was 200, your eyes were black." That gets Dean's attention, who asks Sam with accusation, "Your eyes were black?" Sam sheepishly replies he didn't know. I believe you Sam. Dean probably doesn't, but he has a right not to believe you about anything.

Dean moves on. "Where's Cas?" Chuck sadly reveals he's dead. The archangel smoked the crap out of him. Dean asks him if he's sure, and maybe Cas just vanished into thin air. So Chuck goes for graphic detail. " He exploded. Like a water balloon with chunky soup." Sam notices something with Chuck and does the whole game of pointing to his head instead of telling Chuck there's something in his hair. Chuck checks one side, Sam tells him it's the other. Chuck digs it out and gets a sour face for he's picked a bloody molar out of his hair . Chuck is pretty bothered. "Do I have a molar in my hair? This has been a really stressful day. " There is no description that does the comedy of this scene justice.


Dean calls Cas a stupid bastard and Sam actually defends his actions. Interesting which brother is still on board with the self sacrifice mentality. Then Chuck starts to freak. He can feel "them." Zachariah and henchmen appear in the kitchen, telling Dean it's time for him to come with them. Dean tells him to keep his distance "asshat." Dean and his pet names, I love them every time!


Zachariah is actually curious as to why Dean's upset. It's that whole jump starting judgment day thing Zack. Zachariah, being the evil bastard he is, points out he let it happen and didn't start anything. "Right Sammy?" Ooh, come on Dean, smack him up. Nobody disses Sammy like that! Zachariah then has the nerve to shift the blame on Dean for not stopping Sam and they shouldn't quibble over who started what. "Like it or not, its apocalypse now." Hmm, this doesn't look like a jungle in Vietnam. Oh, that's right; Kripke said this was the Wal-Mart Apocalypse.

Zachariah goes into the whole "back on the same team" thing. "And I'm supposed to trust you?" Dean replies. "Cram it with walnuts, ugly." I am going to have to research it that's a reference to something, because that's a really strange expression to throw out at random. It's funny though. It's time to find Lucifer, before he gets a vessel. When he touches down, it's "four horsemen, red oceans, fiery skies, the greatest hits." Bring it on, sounds like fun! My days have been getting kind of boring lately. Dean gets tough and yells he isn't doing jack squat for them. Zachariah yells back, fighting fire with fire, his patience done. It's battle of the stubborn assholes! I got my money on Winchester.

Oh, but he notices Dean is bleeding. Dean tells him it was an insurance policy in case "you dicks showed up." He slides out the pocket door, which has the angel banishing sigil already drawn out in blood, and slams his hand into it. Bursts of white light and the angels go Poof! "I learned that from my friend Cas you son of a bitch." Whoo hoo! Take that dicks with wings! The scene ends with words of wisdom from our holy prophet. "This sucks ass." I need to put that in needlepoint and hang it in my wall.


Sam comes down the stairs from some sort of overpass and judging by the promiscuous girl and a man standing there, I'd say they're at another seedy motel. I'll have to bring the family there. Dean is loading the weapons when Sam enters. Sam throws him a hex bag and tells him it'll work against angels and demons. Dean wants to know where he got it. Sam made it. Dean asks how. Oh come on Dean, don't make him say it. Sam, accepting that lying to Dean anymore would not be taken well uncomfortably tells him he lear ned it from Ruby.


Now that Dean feels awkward enough , he uses that to ask Sam how he's doing. "Are you jonesing for another bit of bitch blood?" Well that's one way to ask. Sam , still in pacifying mode (I miss the bitch face) tells him he's fine. Whoever put them on that plane cleaned him right up. "Supernatural methadone," Dean jokes, although he isn't laughing. I suppose if that's true, TPTB decided no more physical detox scenes since we got plenty in "When the Levee Breaks." I'm sure Jared appreciated that.


Dean takes a long pause, so Sam tries again with the apologizing thing. Dean doesn't want to hear it, but Sam tries a little harder this time. Sam accepts that there's nothing he can do or say that will make it up to him. "Then why do you keep bringing it up!" Dean yells. Yep, he's still pissed. Dean doesn't want to "put it under a microscope." They made a mess, and now they have to clean it up. They have to find The Devil. Oh, well if that's all...

Speaking of, a man is walking down a sidewalk in Pike Creek, Delaware. Cool, Delaware! The hubby is from that state, and we did notice in four seasons not one episode had a scene there. The Devil is in Delaware. That somehow doesn't surprise me at all. Many times when visiting my in-laws there, I feel like I'm in Hell. (I'm so glad the hubby doesn't read these recaps). It's dark, and this man notices the gate swinging back and forth on its own. Gusts of w ind like that are n't impossible since Delaware is a coastal state, but I'll assume it means something.

The man in Delaware is sleeping and wakes up noticing blood on his hands. He pulls the covers off and discovers tons more, a la The Godfather. I was waiting for him to find the horse head, but luckily Kripke didn't go that far. He jumps up and the blood isn't there anymore. He goes back to bed, but now he can't sleep. He rolls over and a woman spattered in blood is there. "It's you Nick. You're special. You're chosen." He covers his eyes, looks back and she's gone. Creepy!


Amanda P.
# Amanda P. 2009-09-16 00:23
Thanks, i got to see it thanks to itunes but it was great to skim through it here.
Sam dies again had my dying. Poor guy.
# elle 2009-09-16 00:28
I am so glad that recaps are back! Thanks for these Alice, I love them so.
BTW: the "cram it with walnuts, ugly!" is a line Homer Simpson has used. I love the way references sneak in. During my rewatch of Lucifer Rising, though, I have to wonder when Sam and Dean find the time to watch as much TV as they seem to I mean, how *does* Dean know about the Suite Life? (Still one of my top ten favourite Deanisms ever!)
# Narcissus 2009-09-16 00:56
I apologize deeply in advance, but I'm probably going to end up double posting again because I am too full of squee and I just wanna say a couple of things before I move on to the second page of the recap.

1. Red smoke? Hmm..I assumed it was blood, because it looks like swirling liquid to me. But I dunno.

2. Google-Fu tells me that 16 Celsius is equals 60.8 Fahrenheit, and 24 Celsius is 75.2 Fahrenheit. I was born and raised in a tropical country where the temperature averages around late 20s to early 30s in Celsius (30++ in cities). To me, 16 is COLD.
# Narcissus 2009-09-16 04:38
Hi..It's me again (sorry). I think I'll proceed in point form (again).

-Chuck is getting more awesome.
-Bobby is absolutely amazing. Bar none. Period.
-I don't get the Soul Plane reference (?)
-First a Cate Blanchett lookalike, and now Dean? Micheal has a thing for the pretties doesn't he?
-Cas finally kicks ass *woot, woot*
-Whatever divine detox plan Sam might be on, it seems to be amping his puppy-power. Puppy-eyes-of-d oom are really packing more of a punch now!
-Becky...yes, I think her character is gross. Do I mind? No. Kripke is having some harmless fun..he's the one who made us all batshit crazy anyway, so he's entitled to it. I can't figure why some people are so offended by the existence of Becky.
-Lucifer..I can't wait to see all the wonderful ways he'ss torture our boys.
-Dean walking away from Sam in the parking lot, and the little half-turn he did..I think a part of me died. Oh BOYS!!!
# Suze 2009-09-16 11:17
Don't fret, they will get it together again and sooner rather than later, I hope, as the Dean-stoney-gla re-of-unforgivi ngness and Sam's kicked puppy face could get tedious after a while ( say a year or two, anyway! )

I love Becky, just thinking about the hotel room scene cracks me up ... I reckon that Poor Old Chuck's shadow army of sleazy fangurrls are a fabulous idea, they're sort of like the anti-ghostfacer s ... who in turn are the anti-winchester s, and ... er ... well, you get my drift ... I'm so pleased they're back! :D
# Marleen 2009-09-16 11:30
Thanks for the recap, Alice. I really had trouble with some of the words in that episode. Meg’s comment about ‘icing’ Lucifer for instance. Even after I played it back a few times , I still could not understand her. :cry::

I have read all the comments posted about the show, and no one mentioned Dean's 'troubled' look at Sam just before the two of them ran for the door at the very beginning. Dean pulled Sam to go, and Sam didn’t move. Sam just stared at the light….the look was one of complete awe! I thought ‘OMG Sam is completely controlled by the demon. He wants Lucifer out’. They showed Dean’s reaction to Sam for more than a second, so I have to think it was supposed to indicate some point in the story. ….maybe some hint of future demon-Sam. Sam’s look changed though to one of complete fear when he realized Lucifer WAS coming. Then he was ready to go.

Look forward to tomorrow nights episode! The clips show Sam’s ‘puppy-dog’ eyes are in full force!
# BagginsDVM 2009-09-16 13:27
Awesome recap! I look forward to these so much! And the needlepoint idea? Inspired! Sam's puppy dog eyes & Dean's reaction to being mauled by Meg were highlights for me. I needed Kleenex too for Bobby's words to Sam (both times) & the end scene between the boys.
# Randal 2009-09-16 15:08
Great, great recap. I'm surprised myself that Sam hasn't had a trip to straitjacket land. And good catch on the 375 hours of driving in 8 minutes. Maybe there's a jet engine in the trunk. And I prefer my weepy moments to come later in the season. First episode? At least they didn't toss Beethoven's 7th over that last scene or I'd have been crying on the bus to work the following morning.
# Bethany 2009-09-16 18:19
great recap! so lets summerise - bobby is awesome, cas is awesome, chuck is awesome, a defiant dean is awesome, sam is breaking our hearts - and the boys finally get honest with each other. I keep saying it but i think it's a good thing, only once everything is out in the open can you work out the problem and then work to fix it. Although painful and awkward and brutal at times it's better than the lies and the denial of last season.

Also Lucifer is brilliant, hypnotic and persausive, creepy and cruel..... I can't wait for him to come into play!

oh and Dean's never going to get over that fear of flying is he?
Emily H.
# Emily H. 2012-01-01 15:19
I don't know about any other references, but "Cram it with walnuts, ugly" was a line from a Simpsons episode. One of the Itchy & Scratchy ones. Did Kripke ever work on the Simpsons as a writer?