#SupernaturalSunday – Season 1, Episode 22 DEVIL’S TRAP
The end of season one – can you believe it? I’m grateful for those who have stuck with us and are enjoying reliving the first season of the greatest show ever! 🙂
We begin where SALVATION left off, with Meg telling Dean he’ll never see Dad again. Sam wants to stay in Salvation and wait for the demons to come for them, for the fight. Dean says they’re not ready and they’re leaving NOW. He thinks they want to trade The Colt for their dad. Sam still wants to “work the case” but Dean says, “Everything stops until we find Dad.” They agree on one thing: they need help. Enter the most beloved character on Supernatural who doesn’t have the last name Winchester: Bobby!!
Bobby has an awesome book called The Key of Solomon, full of protective circles to trap demons. The boys can (and will) learn a hell of a lot from Bobby. He tells them there are a lot more demons “walking among us.” In an average year, he’s heard of three to four demonic possessions and this year, he’s heard of 27. “Storm’s coming. And you boys, your daddy, you are smack in the middle of it.”
A moment later, Meg bursts in, wanting The Colt. She says she’s underwhelmed by the Winchesters so far. “Did you really think I wouldn’t find you?” Dean: “Actually, we were counting on it.”
It’s one of those protective circles from the book. I love Meg. “If you wanted to tie me up, all you had to do was ask.” The guys set about an interrogation. “Where’s our father, Meg?”
Meg: “You didn’t ask very nice.”
Then, she says “oh, that’s right. You don’t.” What a bitch. But she’s fabulous. Dean loses his temper then. Meg tells him she killed Dad. Dean doesn’t believe her but he smacks her. Bobby warns Dean not to hurt Meg too much because she’s possessed. “There’s an innocent girl trapped in there.”
I love when they come at her with the book and Sam starts reading the exorcism ritual. Meg: “Are you gonna read me a story?” Meg keeps telling them how their dad died, begging to see his boys again. Dean says she better be lying.
Finally, Meg admits their dad is still alive. She tells them he’s in a building in Jefferson City, Missouri. Sam and Bobby want to leave the demon in her, thinking she could help them. Dean insists they finish the exorcism.
I’ll admit I’m sad to see Meg go. After all the seasons of awesomeness, she’s still my favorite demon. Now that it’s out of her, they try to get the real Meg help. She tells them it’s been a year and she couldn’t move her own body. 😦 She’s broken now, since she fell like five stories back in SHADOW. Sam and Dean try to find out where their dad and The Demon Who Killed Mom is. She tells them, “Sunrise” before she dies.
Poor Meg. 😦 Sam and Dean hoof it out of there before the cops show up. Bobby says, “You think you invented lying to the police?” haha! They head to Jefferson City. Sam assures him “It’s gonna be fine, Dean.” Yeah, it so doesn’t feel that way. Sam draws a devil’s trap on the car. He says it turns the trunk into a lock-box demons can’t get into. He wants to leave The Colt in the trunk since there are only three bullets left.
Dean doesn’t want to leave The Colt but he does. Or at least, appears to. The boys find a place called Sunrise Apartments. This is where the demons are hiding Dad. Since the demons could be anyone, they have to figure out how to clear the building so they can investigate. Sam pulls the fire alarm. 🙂 When the fire trucks, they break into it so they can get inside…
They spray the demons guarding Dad with holy water and find Dad. He appears to be unconscious, tied to the bed. Dean immediately wants to set him free but Sam says they should make sure he’s not possessed. Smart move, Sammy. Dad passes the holy water test. It doesn’t burn him and he asks why Sam’s splashing water on him. The next thing he wants to know is where The Colt is. They say it’s hidden and safe. “Good boys.”
Meanwhile, demons possess people in the crowd outside and then try to get at the Winchesters. They sneak down the fire escape and Sam is attacked by Meg’s friend from the warehouse. He beats the crap out of Sam. 😦
But Dean didn’t really put The Colt in the trunk and wastes the guy.
The Winchesters go to a secluded cabin to lick their wounds and keep The Colt from the demons. Sam is worried and looks like crap. He thanks Dean for saving his life. Dean admits that he didn’t flinch killing that guy or Meg and sometimes it scares him who/what he’s willing to kill for his family. Dad comes in and says it shouldn’t and he’s not mad at Dean for using a bullet. He’s proud that Dean watched out for the family.
A creepy wind springs up and Dad says the demon’s coming. he asks Dean to give him The Colt. Dean refuses. “He wouldn’t be proud of me. He’d tear me a new one. You’re not my dad.”
Dad tells Sam not to listen to Dean and trust him. Sam says no and goes to Dean’s side.
Dad: “Fine. You’re both so sure. Kill me.” They can’t. Dad: “I thought so.”
The Demon who killed Mom has possessed Dad! It throws the boys against the wall and pins them there. When Sam asks about the holy water, “You think something like that works on something like me?”
Demon Dad then tells Sam to “make the gun float to you, psychic boy.” What an a-hole. Sam wants to know why he killed Mom and Jess. Demon Dad tells him it was because they got in the way of his plans for Sam and all the children like him. Dean tries to draw the attention away from Sam, saying he “can’t stand the monologuing.”
Dean and The Demon go back and forth, insulting one another. Dean makes a remark about how he killed The Demon’s children, Meg and the guy in the alley. That kinda pisses it off and it rips into Dean without touching him. Dean pleads with his dad not to let it kill him.
Dad is still in there and manages to stop it long enough for Sam to grab The Colt. “You kill me, you kill Daddy,” it says. Sam: “I know.” He shoots Demon Dad in the leg. Dad begs Sam to shoot him in the heart and kill The Demon.
He can’t do it and The Demon leaves John in a cloud of black smoke. Dad is pissed. As Sam’s driving them to the hospital, Sam points out they still have The Colt and one bullet. They can find it again and then BAM!
End of Season One. Are you kidding me?! That’s what you call a major cliffhanger. Lucky for new fans, we can start season two next week. I had to wait the whole summer in 2006, thinking “WTF just happened??” Thanks for reading 🙂 Hope you enjoyed!