Lost Limey Watches Supernatural #44 – “All Hell Breaks Loose: Part 2”

A quick note by way of introduction may be required here. For quite some time now, certain members of the Richmond WriMos have been trying to persuade me to watch the CW show Supernatural. I  have relented and am now embarking on watching Supernatural via the wonders of Netflix. This series of posts will simply be my first impressions, almost stream of consciousness style, presented in the form of the time elapsed in the episode and my thoughts expressed as bullet points. It’s effectively live tweeting the episodes except I don’t have to stick to 140 characters or fewer. So without further ado here’s my take on:

Season 2 Episode 22 – “All Hell Breaks Loose: Part 2”

  • 00:03 – Once more the previouslies get “The Road So Far” labelling, and this time we get to hear “Carry On My Wayward Son,” even on the Netflix version.
  • 00:17 – As well as a lot of focus on the currently-late Sam Winchester, we get to hear Daddy Winchester talk about Samuel Colt’s special gun.
  • 00:39 – We also get to hear about pacts being made with Crossroads demons, which makes me think that Dean is going to do something very stupid when the episode proper starts. Also, I guess that due to teh previously montage, Sam is our Inevitable Teaser Death of the week.
  • 01:47 – The episode begins with Sam’s body led out on a mattress and Bobby bringing a bucket of chicken and some cola to Dean, who turns it down.
  • 02:34 – Dean refuses to burn or bury Sam’s corpse.
  • 03:01 – Bobby tells Dean that something “end of the world big” is going down. Dean just screams “Let it end!” I sense that he might be in a bad place.
  • 04:09 – Bobby loves the Winchester brothers alone.
  • 04:34 – Jake, Sam’s assassin, is getting a dream visitation from Ol’ Yellow Eyes.
  • 05:39 – Jake seems pretty determined that he won’t be a foot soldier for Ol’ Yellow Eyes, and in fact will kill him. Ol’ Yellow Eyes just chuckles, tells Jake that it isn’t the first time he’s heard that and Ol’ Yellow Eyes ain’t easy to kill.
  • 05:47 – Ol’ Yellow Eyes forces Jake to do his budding by threatening to force feed Jake’s family their own intestines.
  • 07:05 – Dean’s reminiscing about their younger childhood, and frankly, young Sammy sounds incredibly annoying.
  • 07:41 – Quoth Dean, on protecting Sam: “I had one job, and I screwed it up.” Followed by manly tears.
  • 09:08 – Dean drives to the crossroads. My prediction from 00:39 looks like it’s coming to fruition faster than I thought it would.
  • 09:59 – The crossroads demon makes Dean wait just a little bit too long, because she’s sadistic like that.
  • 11:01 – Dean’s trying to trade his soul for Sam’s life, similar to Daddy Winchester’s deal for Dean. Crossroads demon starts haggling about how much life Dean gets until his soul is claimed.
  • 12:45 – She settles on one year, but if Dean tries to weasel out of that, then Sam instantly drops dead. By this, I assume the season 3 finale will end with Sam dying again, Dean being dragged into Hell or, knowing this show, both.
  • 13:15 – Deal is sealed with a kiss and sam awakens.
  • 13:55 – The brothers are alive and reunited.
  • 14:21 – Sam apparently doesn’t remember being dead, but he does remember the injury that sent him there.
  • 15:56 – Dean: “Oceans aren’t boiling, frogs aren’t raining from the sky.” That boy has a messed up sense of time and danger.
  • 16:14 – Dean tells Sam the bad news about the Road House.
  • 17:13 – Bobby plays off seeing Sam alive like it’s no big thing…
  • 17:50 – Apparently there has been a veritable tsunami of demonic omens lately. Something very big is about to go down. Convenient that the demon world schedule intersects so neatly with season finale time…
  • 18:13 – There’s a demonic dead spot in the centre of the activity and Bobby doesn’t get it.
  • 18:58 – Bobby reams Dean for making the deal.
  • 20:34 – Bobby and Dean hear footsteps and immediately go on the assault. Fortunately the footsteps end up belonging to Ellen, formerly the proprietor of the Road house, rather than any demonic or spiritual nasty.
  • 20:54 – Bobby gives Ellen a shot of holy water to make sure that she’s not possessed. She isn’t, she was just out ordering when the bad stuff went down at the Road House.
  • 22:35 – Turns out that Samuel Colt had used churches and railway lines to create an enormous Devil’s Trap in Wyoming that demon’s can’t cross, which explains the dead spot Bobby mentioned earlier, and was probably what Ash wanted to tell the boys last episode.
  • 23:47 – Sam realizes that the chosen children of Ol’ Yellow Eyes, including Jake and himself can cross the devil’s trap despite the demon blood in their veins.
  • 24:05 – And we cut to Ol’ Yellow Eyes goading Jake into trying that very thing.
  • 25:01 – Ol’ Yellow Eyes shows Jake the key to this Devil’s Trap, the Colt that the Winchesters failed to kill him with. Or as Ol’ Yellow Eyes puts it: “The only gun in the whole universe that can shoot me dead.”
  • 25:49 – Apparently the crypt at the center of Samuel Colt’s devil’s trap contains Ol’ Yellow Eyes’ demonic army that he wants unleashed.
  • 26:56 – Jake heads to the crypt where he’s greeted by Bobby, Sam, Dean and Ellen, all toting guns.
  • 27:18 – Jake tells Sam that Sam was, in fact, dead. Sam doesn’t take this well. I’m sort of surprised the terrible haired one hadn’t already figured that out.
  • 28:02 – Apparently Jake’s picked up some mind control powers since we last saw him. He uses them to make Ellen put her gun to her own head.
  • 28:57 – Jake goes to open the crypt and gets shot in the back several times. By Sam.
  • 29:23 – Sam then shoots Jake in the head a coupe of times, despite his pleas for mercy. Apparently Sam doesn’t take getting killed at all way.
  • 30:12 – The crypt was opened enough anyway. As per the title of this episode, all Hell is breaking loose.
  • 30:24 – A whole lot of demon’s escaping the devil’s gate door to hell. We see the black mist start forming into humanoid forms.
  • 31:03 – Dean grabs the Colt from Jake’s body. Unfortunately Ol’ Yellow Eyes, now able to breach the trap steals it away with a mocking “Boys shouldn’t play with Daddy’s guns.”
  • 32:39 – Ol’ Yellow Eyes is gloating at Dean for resurrecting Sam. He makes a point of asking just how certain Dean is that the resurrected brother is “100% pure Sam,” which is a sadistic beat that I hadn’t even considered. Ol’ Yellow Eyes also points out that Sam was his favorite choice over Jake to win last episode’s battle royale.
  • 33:17 – Bad ass! One of the things escaping from Hell via the devil’s gate turns out to be Daddy Winchester, who promptly attacks Ol’ Yellow Eyes. I may or may not have punched the air at this point.
  • 34:05 – And it was enough to give Dean to shoot and kill Ol’ Yellow Eyes with the Colt’s last bullet! Awesome. Ol’ Yellow Eyes is dead. Now there’s only the tiny matter of the hordes of hell to deal with.
  • 34:12 – Fortunately Bobby and ellen manage to re-close the gate, so only the demons that have already escaped need to be tracked down and exorcised.
  • 35:21- We get a silent, triumphant reunion of Daddy Winchester and his boys before Daddy disappears in a bright light. I assume that means he gets to stay out of Hell for good now.
  • 37:05 – Dean’s last words to Ol’ Yellow Eyes’ corpse: “That’s for our Mom, you son of a bitch.”
  • 37:41 – Sam asks the awkward question: “what happened after I was stabbed?”
  • 38:41 – Dean confesses to the deal.
  • 39:27 – Sam swears he’s gonna get Dean out of the deal.
  • 39:51 – An army of one to two hundred demons just got unleashed. The boys reaction: “We got work to do.” roll credits.

And season two wraps up with a much happier ending than season one did. There are a few dark undertones, including the whole unleashed demon army, and Dean only having a year to live, but mostly the season ends in triumph. Sam’s alive. Dean’s alive, Daddy Winchester is no longer trapped in Hell and Mommy Winchester has now been avenged, seeing as how Ol’ Yellow Eyes is dead. I think that most of the lingering metaplot threads from these two seasons have been wrapped up satisfactorily as well. The chosen children are all accounted for, and aside from Sam, they are all pushing up daisies. The stuff with the Colt is covered, the whole Faustian bargain aspect of crossroads demons has been addressed, and will definitely linger over season three. Perhaps even more surprising is that Dean did tell Sam the specifics of his crossroads demon deal, so for the first time in a while, I don’t think either Winchester brother is keeping a secret from the other.

I wonder if the show had been officially been picked up for a third season at this point, because this works almost as a self-contained series finale if the show hadn’t been renewed. A strong finale to what I think was a marginally weaker season than the first. I look forward to seeing how the boys handle the fallout from all Hell breaking loose when I get to the third season opener…

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