Time once again for our weekly discussion of all things Supernatural. We are at the end of season 2 - Amy has our discussion about episode 21, All Hell Breaks Loose part 1, and I am hosting our discussion about episode 22, All Hell Breaks Loose part 2. Everyone ready??
Episode 22 - All Hell Breaks Loose, part 2
Recap - Dean must deal with the aftermath of the fight between Sam and Jake and pays a steep price for his involvement. The Demon and his spirits threaten to overtake the hunters until they receive help from an unexpected ally.
Our discussion - as usual, Amy's thoughts are in red:
The first several moments were such a tear-jerker, when Dean refuses to bury Sam. You can see him frantically trying to figure out a way to bring his brother back. And then he says, " I had one job and I screwed it up. I guess that's what I do. I let down people I love."
Yes this was heartbreaking. Dean basically lives for his family and he only has one now. He doesn't seem to have any goals apart from taking care of Sam, so Sam's death was almost like Dean's death.
Did you know what Dean was planning when he went to the crossroads? Did you think the demon would make the deal with him?
Yes, I suspected. I like that this show buys back what it puts in earlier. It also helped that they showed us scenes from that episode before. I don't think he got a very good deal, though.
Well, I think the demon knew how desperate he was - I'm sure the more desperate, the worse the deal, because the demon knows desperate people will agree to just about anything.
Bobby immediately knew what Dean had done - do you think it's because that was something John would do, and Bobby can see John in his son?
Probably. I think he can also see Dean. That confrontation was very touching. Bobby cares about the boys and what a completely messed up situation.
How happy were you than Ellen was still alive?? I had to think that, for once, Ellen had to be happy that her daughter didn't stay put like she wanted her to.
I was so relieved!!!!!
It is revealed that a half-blood demon can cross the Devil's Trap - that means that Sam must be a half-blood demon, right? Wow.
From drinking blood as a baby? Weird.
I hope that issue is something they deal with in more depth next season.
Bobby asks Dean, "How certain are you that what you brought back is 100% Sam? You should know that what's dead should stay dead." That has implications for Dean, too, since he was brought back - if Sam isn't completely Sam, Dean might not be completely Dean.
That is definitely something interesting to be explored.
They managed to kill the demon - so what do you do when your ultimate goal has been achieved?
Celebrate? But they have a new problem now.......Dean only has a year and several demons have been released.
Well, that's all for season 2- not as much of a cliffhanger as season 1, but certainly many issues to still be resolved - mainly, how are they going to save Dean? Stay tuned - next week we will be digging in to season 3! Are you a Supernatural fan? We'd love to hear your thoughts on these emotionally charged episodes!