Friday, April 23, 2010

Review - Supernatural Season 5 Episode 19 Hammer of the Gods

There's three episodes left in the season and boy am I excited. There was a a unexpected Ghostfacers commercial, appearances by several gods, lots of killing by Lucifer, and, yes, the one thing everyone has been waiting for--angel porn.

The plot doesn't need much elaboration other than the acknowledgement of how many cool moments there were. On the grand scale, nothing much happened and the fights were a tad one-sided. The gods manipulate nature until Sam and Dean arrive at a hotel where they become bait for Lucifer. Gabriel, who in his last episode was revealed as a fraudulent trickster, shows up and tries to convince the gods to not fight. They don't listen and are slaughter along with Gabriel as Sam and Dean run off.

I liked how the gods (I refuse to use the word pagan since it is such a pejorative.) were introduced. Supernatural does a fantastic job at incorporating ancient myths into contemporary settings and succeeded again. Small problem: "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth." Wouldn't that make angels older than Kali and the rest of them since the angels were there before the creation of Earth? Just saying...

The end of the episode easily sets up the next episode with Pestilence sneezing all over the place. Prepare to be creeped out.

Score: 9.3/10
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