One of the best ever episodes of the season, if not of the entire show. Jensen and Jared deliver some of the best acting we have ever seen on Supernatural. Jensen masters the art of playing against himself like a thesp of the highest order, portraying two different characters, indeed, changing voice, demeanor, gestures. And Jared gives us one of the most intriguing Lucifers to be found on any screen.
Fave scene, naturally, is the heart wrecking confrontation of the two at the end of The End.
Lucifer: Why would I want to destroy this stunning thing? Beautiful in a trillion different ways. The last perfect handiwork of God. Have you ever heard the story of how I fell from grace?
Dean: Oh, good God, you're not gonna tell me a bedtime story, are you? My stomach's almost out of bile.
Lucifer: You know why God cast me down? Because I loved Him. More than anything. And then God created. you. The little hairless apes. And then he asked all of us to bow down before you. To love you more than Him. And I said: Father, I can't. I said: these human beings are flawed. Murderous. And for that. God had Michael cast me into hell. Now tell me, does the punishment fit the crime? Especially when I was right. Look what six billion of you have done to this thing. And how many of you blame me for it?
Dean: You're not fooling me, you know that? With this Sympathy-For-The-Devil crap? I know what you are!
Lucifer: And what am I?
Dean: You're the same thing only bigger. The same brand of cockroach I've been squashing my whole life. An ugly, evil belly to the ground piece of crap. The only difference between them and you , is the size of your ego.
Lucifer: I like you, Dean. I get what the other angels see in you. Goodbye. We'll meet again soon.
Dean: You better kill me now!
Dean: You better kill me now! Or I swear I will find a way to kill you. And I won't stop.
Lucifer: I know you won't. I know you won't say Yes to Michael either. And I know you won't kill Sam. Whatever you do, you will always end up here. Whatever choices you make, whatever details you alter, we will always end up . here. I win. So, I win.
Dean: You're wrong.
Lucifer: See you in five years, Dean.
Fallen Idols (5.5)
Not the best episode of this season or this show, well. It has it's moments, though. I loved the references to House of Wax, Paris Hilton not so much. This show has mostly been great at finding some excellent supporting cast. The girl playing Cassie in Route666 was one bad casting example. Hilton was another.
My fave moments are Dean's mocking surprise as he learns that Sam admires a 'fruitarian in diapers', Gandhi.
And: finding out that Sam speaks Spanish. Wow.
I Believe The Children Are Our Future (5.6)
The introduction of Jesse is a great coup of the writers, but unfortunately he hasn't shown up again. I'm still hoping he might be a part of season six. Or , just as Dean's bleeding eyes in Bloody Mary , we will just have to get used to not hearing of him again.
The background story is another tragic one, his mother a tortured woman. There are some happy moments, here though, and I prove to be your friendly neighbourhood fangal again, as I need to put two of those here:
The lovely eye candy of two 'feds' at the door of Jesse
And: Castiel and the . cushion. (We'll just forget about the gag reels here that reveal another cast member being someone who has to be kept away from beans.)
The Curious Case of Dean Winchester (5.7)
Grumpy old men. Hilarious. And tragic. This show so often combines these elements in one story that I can hardly ever watch an episode without having tissues at hand. Just in case.
Favourite moment: Dean's happy dance! We've seen Dean rarely smile in this season. But this elated expression in face and body is just touching.