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Nick needs to invite him/her in. He still doesn't believe this is real, and why the h ell would he do that? Time for the "sympathy for the devil" part. "You people misunderstand me. You call me Satan and Devil but do you know my crime? I loved God too much. For that he betrayed me. Punished me, just as he's punished you." Nick is eating this up by now. "After all how could God stand idly by while that man broke into your home and butchered your family in their beds ? " Lucifer figures the answers are he's sadistic or doesn't care. Nick does not argue any of this. Yep, Lucifer has found the raw nerve.

He/she digs in further, appealing to Nick's anger. Lucifer is angry too. The plan is to find God and hold him accountable for his actions. "Just because he created us doesn't mean he can toy with us like playthings." Um, actually, it does. Damn, now Lucifer is winning me over! Nick asks if he helps, can Lucifer bring back his family . Lucifer admits no, but can give him the next best thing, justice and peace. Nick wants to know how Lucifer is telling the truth. Lucifer says he/she doesn't lie, because he/she doesn't need to. What he/she needs is him and goes for the final heartfelt appeal. "Nick, I need you to say yes." Nick flashes on all those horrible visions of his absent and murdered family. "Then yes." The camera moves to outside of the house and white light bursts through the windows. Bring on the end of days!


Back at the hospital, the view is from the hallway and we hear Bobby yelling on the other end of the closed hallway door . "Unlikely to walk again! Why you snot nosed son of a bitch! Wait until I get out of this bed!" The doctor leaves in a fearful hurry while Bobby shouts more. Before I go on I failed to mention that I did notice that those annoying green CW popups which take up a big chunk of the bottom of the screen blocking our view of Winchesters are gone this year ? The smaller popup graphics in the bottom corner are far more visually pleasing. It only took three years of complaints to get it that way! I guess better now than never. Thank you CW for finally listening to your viewers. 
Dean and Sam stand by the window calmly watching the rant end . Dean smiles and tells Bobby "screw him you'll be fine." Sam looks way sadder. Sam asks the burning question, what do we do now? Bobby has a pretty wise answer. "Well, we save as many as we can for as long as we can I guess. It's bad. Whoever wins , Heaven or Hell , we're boned." Dean wants to know what if they win. "Screw the angels and the demons and their crap apocalypse. If they want to fight a war, they can find their own planet. This one's ours and I say they get the hell off it. We take them all on, we kill the Devil, hell we'll kill Michael if we have to but we do it our own damn selves."

Bobby has a good question. "And how are we supposed to do all this genius?" Dean has a better answer. "I got no idea. But what I do have is a G.E.D and a give "˜em Hell attitude and I'll figure it out." Bobby smiles and looks at Sam who manages a shrug and a small smile back. "You're nine kinds of crazy boy." "It's been said." Ah, gotta love it when Kripke is given his shining moments with dialogue. Dean tells him to stay on the mend, they'll see him in a bit. He and Sam go to leave, but Bobby has some unfinished business. It's so good, why don't I just transcribe it ?


"Sam, I was awake. I know what I said back there. I just want you to know that was the demon talking. I ain't cuttin' you out boy. Not ever." Sam looks weepy, I know I'm weepy, and Dean watches all this with mixed feelings. It seems like he understands Bobby's forgiveness of Sam, but Dean is also torn for reasons we'll see in a minute. Sam takes in a deep breath and thanks Bobby . "You're welcome. I deserve a damn medal for this, but you're welcome." Sam smiles and they leave. Aww Bobby is so cool. Too bad Sam's moment doesn't last.

Sam and Dean are in the hospital parking lot and Sam offers the suggestion that they find the colt to stop Lucifer. Dean quickly nixes the idea for what's the point. Sam says so they can use it on Lucifer, for what he said back there"¦Dean admits what he said was for Bobby's benefit. "I'll fight, I'll fight to the last man, but let's at least be honest, we don't stand a snowballs chance and you know that. Hell, you of all people know that."

Dean tries to walk away but Sam stops him. He can't take Dean's pointed comments anymore. He pauses, tries to find the right words and then asks candidly, "Is there something you want to say to me?" Dean accepts he's avoided the issue long enough. "I tried Sammy. Man, I really tried. But I just can't keep pretending that everything's alright. Because it's not, and it's never going to be. You chose a demon over your own brother and look what happened." A remorseful Sam tells him, "I would give anything, anything to take it all back."

"I know you would. And I know how sorry you are I do, but man, you were the one I depended on the most and you let me down in ways that I can't even-" Dean pauses, and so do I, for the tears blurring my vision are forcing me to stop the recap to fetch a Kleenex. Oh man, the hurt in Dean's voice, damn it Jensen you're ripping me apart here!

"I'm just, I'm having a hard time forgiving and forgetting here, you know?" Sam, whose heart has dropped into his stomach by this time, asks what he can do. "Honestly, nothing." Poor Sam is on the brink of tears , but Dean goes on. "I just don't"¦I don't think we can ever be what we were, you know. I just don't think I can trust you." Sam's eyes go wide, for that's the worst possible blow he could have gotten. Crud, now it's time for Jared to rip our hearts out of our chests just with those sad puppy eyes.

Dean goes toward the Impala and climbs in, all while a totally bewildered Sam stands in the middle of the parking lot, too devastated to move. The really sad music plays as the overhead shot shows those two apart, and fade to credits. Crap, he left us weeping. Damn you Kripke! (You had to know I would say that!).

That's a season opener folks! I need more, now.



Amanda P.
# Amanda P. 2009-09-16 00:23
Thanks, i got to see it thanks to itunes but it was great to skim through it here.
Sam dies again had my dying. Poor guy.
# elle 2009-09-16 00:28
I am so glad that recaps are back! Thanks for these Alice, I love them so.
BTW: the "cram it with walnuts, ugly!" is a line Homer Simpson has used. I love the way references sneak in. During my rewatch of Lucifer Rising, though, I have to wonder when Sam and Dean find the time to watch as much TV as they seem to I mean, how *does* Dean know about the Suite Life? (Still one of my top ten favourite Deanisms ever!)
# Narcissus 2009-09-16 00:56
I apologize deeply in advance, but I'm probably going to end up double posting again because I am too full of squee and I just wanna say a couple of things before I move on to the second page of the recap.

1. Red smoke? Hmm..I assumed it was blood, because it looks like swirling liquid to me. But I dunno.

2. Google-Fu tells me that 16 Celsius is equals 60.8 Fahrenheit, and 24 Celsius is 75.2 Fahrenheit. I was born and raised in a tropical country where the temperature averages around late 20s to early 30s in Celsius (30++ in cities). To me, 16 is COLD.
# Narcissus 2009-09-16 04:38
Hi..It's me again (sorry). I think I'll proceed in point form (again).

-Chuck is getting more awesome.
-Bobby is absolutely amazing. Bar none. Period.
-I don't get the Soul Plane reference (?)
-First a Cate Blanchett lookalike, and now Dean? Micheal has a thing for the pretties doesn't he?
-Cas finally kicks ass *woot, woot*
-Whatever divine detox plan Sam might be on, it seems to be amping his puppy-power. Puppy-eyes-of-d oom are really packing more of a punch now!
-Becky...yes, I think her character is gross. Do I mind? No. Kripke is having some harmless fun..he's the one who made us all batshit crazy anyway, so he's entitled to it. I can't figure why some people are so offended by the existence of Becky.
-Lucifer..I can't wait to see all the wonderful ways he'ss torture our boys.
-Dean walking away from Sam in the parking lot, and the little half-turn he did..I think a part of me died. Oh BOYS!!!
# Suze 2009-09-16 11:17
Don't fret, they will get it together again and sooner rather than later, I hope, as the Dean-stoney-gla re-of-unforgivi ngness and Sam's kicked puppy face could get tedious after a while ( say a year or two, anyway! )

I love Becky, just thinking about the hotel room scene cracks me up ... I reckon that Poor Old Chuck's shadow army of sleazy fangurrls are a fabulous idea, they're sort of like the anti-ghostfacer s ... who in turn are the anti-winchester s, and ... er ... well, you get my drift ... I'm so pleased they're back! :D
# Marleen 2009-09-16 11:30
Thanks for the recap, Alice. I really had trouble with some of the words in that episode. Meg’s comment about ‘icing’ Lucifer for instance. Even after I played it back a few times , I still could not understand her. :cry::

I have read all the comments posted about the show, and no one mentioned Dean's 'troubled' look at Sam just before the two of them ran for the door at the very beginning. Dean pulled Sam to go, and Sam didn’t move. Sam just stared at the light….the look was one of complete awe! I thought ‘OMG Sam is completely controlled by the demon. He wants Lucifer out’. They showed Dean’s reaction to Sam for more than a second, so I have to think it was supposed to indicate some point in the story. ….maybe some hint of future demon-Sam. Sam’s look changed though to one of complete fear when he realized Lucifer WAS coming. Then he was ready to go.

Look forward to tomorrow nights episode! The clips show Sam’s ‘puppy-dog’ eyes are in full force!
# BagginsDVM 2009-09-16 13:27
Awesome recap! I look forward to these so much! And the needlepoint idea? Inspired! Sam's puppy dog eyes & Dean's reaction to being mauled by Meg were highlights for me. I needed Kleenex too for Bobby's words to Sam (both times) & the end scene between the boys.
# Randal 2009-09-16 15:08
Great, great recap. I'm surprised myself that Sam hasn't had a trip to straitjacket land. And good catch on the 375 hours of driving in 8 minutes. Maybe there's a jet engine in the trunk. And I prefer my weepy moments to come later in the season. First episode? At least they didn't toss Beethoven's 7th over that last scene or I'd have been crying on the bus to work the following morning.
# Bethany 2009-09-16 18:19
great recap! so lets summerise - bobby is awesome, cas is awesome, chuck is awesome, a defiant dean is awesome, sam is breaking our hearts - and the boys finally get honest with each other. I keep saying it but i think it's a good thing, only once everything is out in the open can you work out the problem and then work to fix it. Although painful and awkward and brutal at times it's better than the lies and the denial of last season.

Also Lucifer is brilliant, hypnotic and persausive, creepy and cruel..... I can't wait for him to come into play!

oh and Dean's never going to get over that fear of flying is he?
Emily H.
# Emily H. 2012-01-01 15:19
I don't know about any other references, but "Cram it with walnuts, ugly" was a line from a Simpsons episode. One of the Itchy & Scratchy ones. Did Kripke ever work on the Simpsons as a writer?