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Season Five Title Sequence
While this was the year of the apocalypse, the title card really was not complex. As always the black background appears and changes to a blinding white. A dark red drop of dye explodes in a swirling red field and then returns to is white hot background. The text appears as the red color dissipates, but this time is deeps in color to black before flickering and jumping off the screen. This is the only sequence in which the text is black. The white noise and static is carried through from the previous season, suggesting continuity, but now the sound of heartbeat increases...more akin to Sam's heartbeat when possessed.
Of course, we all cringe at the sight of the swirling red color. Any symbolism of ebbing blood gives one reason to pause. No doubt the sequence represents a sign of the prophesied bloody finish of the apocalypse. But I think it could also pertain to the ebbing of the brother's relationship, though tied by blood, and the special bloodline they share.
I'd definitely rank it above season four's sequence, but it didn't impact me as much as season two and three sequences did.
Coming in Part II, a look at the "Special Presentations" of "A Very Supernatural Christmas," "Monster Movie," "Monster at The End of This Book," and "Changing Channels."