Recap / Supernatural S 05 E 01 Sympathy For The Devil

Recap of Supernatural
Season 5, Episode 1

Sympathy For The Devil

Written by Eric Kripke.

Directed by Robert Singer.

Air Date: September 10, 2009.

Lucifer's prison has been opened by Sam's successful attempt to kill Lilith. As the gate to Hell fully opens, the Winchester brothers are rescued by an unknown force and teleported into an airplane, watching the start of the Apocalypse in horror. In an encounter with the prophet Chuck, it is revealed that Castiel was blown to pieces by an archangel. When they try to figure out what to do next, they are attacked by their old enemy Meg and a possessed Bobby. The brothers learn that there is a weapon strong enough to defeat the Devil—Michael's Sword. They set off to find it, but instead burst upon Zachariah, who reveals that Dean is in fact Michael's Sword, the human vessel of the Archangel Michael. However, he refuses to provide his mind and body for the angels' plans, even when Zachariah threatens to kill Sam and Bobby. As Zachariah begins to torture Sam and Dean, Castiel, miraculously revived, appears, kills his two angel underlings, and and orders him to leave. Meanwhile, Lucifer is trying to convince his own vessel, a man whose family has been slaughtered by a killer, to let him take over his body so he can face God and seek justice.

Body count

For this episode = 2 angels, 4 humans and 2 demons.

For the series so far = At least 322 humans (of which 5 were witches), 39 demons, 28 ghosts, 10 vampires, 6 changelings, 4 angels, 3 gods, 3 shapeshifters, 3 zombies, 2 ghouls, 2 werewolves, 2 dogs, 1 crocotta, 1 djinn, 1 rakshasa, 1 rawhead, 1 reaper, 1 rugaru, 1 shtriga, 1 siren, and 1 wendigo.