SUPERNATURAL “Sympathy For the Devil” Review Season 5 Premiere

SUPERNATURAL Sympathy for the Devil

The wait is finally over, the Winchester brothers are back!

Last night, we got to see the Season 5 premiere of SUPERNATURAL, “Sympathy For the Devil.”

Last season ended with Sam setting Lucifer free. And while I was expecting some scary scene of Lucifer actually rising, we unfortunately didn’t get that. What we did get was a set up for what will come next this season. So how about we talk about what happened in the episode.


Sam is obviously feeling a lot of guilt since he is the one who set Lucifer free. And it seems that his relationship with Dean will never be the same after that.
I think this sets up a really interesting new dynamic between the brothers, and I’m really looking forward to finding out how it affects their fighting Lucifer and every day life.


In this episode, Dean has to figure out how to deal with Sam after what he did.
But even worse, he now also has to deal with the Angels who announce to him that he is Michael’s vessel, and that he must agree to be taken over in order for Michael to fight Lucifer. Turns out the Angels will stop at nothing to get what they want. I have to wonder, is there just no one that’s good? Oh wait, I forgot…


… Castiel!!! Of course Castiel is back, and it seems that now he has become an ally of Sam and Dean. No more of that “I’m following orders” crap. I can’t wait to see how his character evolves this season now that he is acting of his own free will.


Bobby is also back this season, and if I’m not mistaken he is the first character ever to succeed in resisting a demon that took over his body. That actually made me curious as to how he did resist and why he specifically was able to resist, when neither Sam nor Dean were able to. Could it mean that he can now teach Sam and Dean to become immune? Because that would be pretty cool.


And of course Lucifer! To be honest, I was a little disappointed with Lucifer’s appearance in the episode. I thought we would be getting right into the action with him, but instead he spent the whole episode trying to convince his vessel, Nick (Mark Pellegrino), to let him in.
While that wasn’t too excited, I am expecting a lot of good things from Lucifer in the new episodes, especially now that he got his vessel.

Overall, I enjoyed the Season 5 premiere. It wasn’t as exciting as I thought it was going to be, but it definitely got me looking forward to what’s coming next.

But of course, I’m also curious to know what you guys thought of the season 5 premiere of Supernatural. Did it live up to your expectations? Are you liking the whole Lucifer storyline? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

And in case you haven’t yet, you can also take a look at the interviews of the Supernatural producers, Misha Collins, and Jim Beaver from Comic Con 2009.