TV Review: Supernatural Episode 1.22

Thursday, May 04, 2006

From WB: On a mission to save their father (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) from Meg (guest star Nicki Aycox), Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) seek help from an old family friend, Bobby (guest star Jim Beaver). When Meg shows up on Bobby's doorstep, the brothers lure her into a trap and exorcise the demon from her body after learning where John is being held prisoner. While trying to rescue John, the demon shows up and a full battle ensues between the Winchesters and the demon they have been searching for all their lives.

My Rating: 4 out of 4

Tonight's season finale episode of Supernatural titled Devil's Trap starts out where it left off next week. Meg calls the brothers to tell them they have their father. Instead of staying in Salvation to fight the demon, Dean says they have to leave because the two of them aren't ready to fight the demon. They drive off, and they talk about getting their father back. Dean knows they need help, so they go to a friend of their father's.

While they are talking, Meg shows up. She kills the man's dog, but the three are ready for her. They tell her to look up, and on the ceiling is a demon pentagram. They tie her up, and start to question her about their father. Dean is less than polite. Meg says she killed him. However, they decide to perform an exorcism on Meg. it begins to work, and she finally breaks. He isn't dead. She even tells them their father's location, but Dean tells Sam to finish the exorcism anyway. The three argue over continuing because exorcising the demon would kill the girl inside. They are successful, and the girl lives only long enough to tell him the demon was telling them the truth.

The two brother's go after their father, dressing up as firemen to get into the building. They get into the apartment where they think their father is, and they handle the two guarding him. Sam stops Dean from setting him free because he might be possessed by a demon, but he passes their test. He wakes up, and the three talk. However, they won't be alone for long. A demon is on their way in from outside. They set their father free and make their escape just as the demon arrives, but the demon that was with Meg is waiting for them. He goes after Sam, but Dean uses the Colt to shoot him. Now they have two bullets left.

The three get away, and they share a family moment. Dean is bothered by how easily he killed to protect his family, but their father says he is proud of Dean for taking care of his family. The demon soon arrives, but Dean is more concerned about their father. His father would have been mad at him for using a bullet, so he aims ready to shoot the man before him because he feels that isn't his father John.

As it turns out, Dean is right, and that isn't their father. Their father has been possessed by the demon they have gone after since it killed their mother. The demon informs them that Dean killed his son and daughter. The two talk before the demon goes after Dean. Sam shoots their father in the leg trying to rid them on demon, but their father tells Sam to kill him to end the demon. Dean doesn't want him too, and Sam can't. The demon leaves his father's body before he can.

The three leave, and their father is not happy they didn't kill the demon when they had a chance. As they are driving, a truck comes out of nowhere and hits their car. The demon has possessed the driver of an eighteen wheeler, and thus ends the first season of Supernatural. The series' future is still unclear, but with this ending I hope it returns.

Since September, this series has taken us through a journey with this family. Each week, we have a different case to solve with the underlying story line of the family's own personal demon. We've watched these character grow and evolve each week, and this series is one of the best on the WB. I really hope we see it return in the fall.


My wife and I are totally into Supernatural. The sons have great chemistry and their characters really have gotten to grow with the season. I was wondering if the ending was so severe because they anticipated the possibility of being dropped. I hope not. This is a must Tivo show for me and we never missed an episode.

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