The devil ain't got no power over me. The devil come, and me shake hands with the devil. Devil have his part to play. Devil's a good friend, too... because when you don't know him, that's the time he can mosh you down." — Bob Marley

Wasn’t that a plot twist?! I got to hand it to you. Lucifer taking over the President of the United States was pretty absurd idea and I am not sure if it worked for me. Luckily it was only one episode. This was the second episode that hit too close to home with its story. At least that is how it felt to many people and I can’t really blame them. It is weird that real life feels as absurd as a story in a TV show. That is how I felt the next morning from the election results and I was not alone.

My favorite was the grenade launcher scene in total although it was a shame that Dean was not the one to use it. But it was a memorable introduction for the one and only Mr. Ketch. We were left in the end to wonder if Lucifer really was banished to the cage and our heroes were left in quite a predicament. Sam and Dean got caught - that was clumsily done. It also brought back the Nephilim lore for Supernatural that can be very interesting if it is well written.

Here is what the Wikipedia has to say about Nephilim.

 

Hieronymus Bosch The Fall of the Rebel Angels obverse WGA2572

 

The Nephilim were the offspring of the "sons of God" and the "daughters of men" before the Deluge, according to Genesis 6:4 of the Bible. According to Numbers 13:33, they later inhabited Canaan at the time of the Israelite conquest of Canaan. An either similar or identical biblical Hebrew term, read as "Nephilim" by some scholars, or as the word "fallen" by others, appears in Ezekiel 32:27.

 

The word is loosely translated as giants or titans in some Bibles and left untranslated in others. They are mentioned in two contexts in the Bible.:

 

"...Noah fathered Shem, Ham, and Yefeth. Man began to increase on the face of the earth, and daughters were born to them. The sons of God saw that the daughters of man were good, and they took themselves wives from whomever they chose. God said, 'My spirit will not continue to judge man forever, since he is nothing but flesh. His days shall be 120 years.' The nephilim ("giants" or "titans") were on the earth in those days and also later. The sons of God had come to the daughters of man and had fathered them. They were the mightiest ones who ever existed, men of renown." (Genesis 6:1-4)

 

Thus from the above source the nephilim are the "sons" of the union between the "sons of God" who are supposedly fallen angels according to classical Judaic explanations (Targum Jonathan) and the daughters of man descended from Noah.

 

Nephilim

 

"God spoke to Moses, saying: 'Send out men for yourself to explore the Canaanite territory that I am about to give the Israelites...The men headed north and explored the land...They gave the following report:'...However, the people living in the land are aggressive, and the cities are large and well fortified. We also saw the "giant's" (ha'anak) descendants there'...They began to speak badly about the land that they had explored. They told the Israelites: 'The land that we crossed to explore is a land that consumes its inhabitants. All the men we saw there were "huge men" (anshei midot). While we were there, we saw the nephilim ("giants" or "titans"), they were sons of the "giant" (anak), who descended from the nephilim ("giants" or "titans"), and we saw ourselves as tiny grasshoppers and that's what we were in their eyes." (Numbers 13:1-2;21;27-33).

 

From the above episode in the Book of Numbers it is therefore the spies sent by Moses to scout out the land who give negative and frightening descriptions about the land of Canaan and who provide reports of the nephilim inhabiting the land. From the context of that report it is clear that they assume that their listeners already know about the nephilim whose origins are described in the Book of Genesis.

 

Can’t wait to see what the Nephilim story has in store for us.

For this episode I chose Lucifer and the Devil as a theme for two fan videos. What I found was spectacular!

 

Lucifer | I'm So Sorry | Supernatural made by: MickeyBeast

 


Lucifer " I'm Back, Baby" made by: Ancaria

 

I'm So Sorry by Imagine Dragons

About time for anyone telling you off for all your deeds
No sign. The roaring thunder stopped in cold to read

No time
I get mine and make no excuses; waste of precious breath
No time
The sun shines on everyone, everyone love yourself to death

So you gotta fire up, you gotta let go
You'll never be loved 'til you've made your own
You gotta face up, you gotta get yours
You never know the top 'til you get too low

A son of a stepfather
A son of a—
I'm so sorry
A son of a stepfather
A son of a—
I'm so sorry

No lies and no deceiving, man is what he loves
I keep tryin' to conceive that death is from above

No time
I get mine and make no excuses; waste of precious breath
No time
The sun shines on everyone, everyone love yourself to death

So you gotta fire up, you gotta let go
You'll never be loved 'til you've made your own
You gotta face up, you gotta get yours
You never know the top 'til you get too low

A son of a stepfather
A son of a—
I'm so sorry
A son of a stepfather
A son of a—
I'm so sorry

Life isn't always what you think it'd be
Turn your head for one second and the tables turn
And I know, I know that I did you wrong,
But will you trust me when I say
That I'll make it up to you somehow, somehow

So you gotta fire up, you gotta let go
You'll never be loved 'til you've made your own
You gotta face up, you gotta get yours
You never know the top 'til you get too low

A son of a stepfather
A son of a—
I'm so sorry
A son of a stepfather
A son of a—
I'm so sorry

I'm so sorry [3x]

 

Imagine Dragons is an American rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada. It currently consists of lead vocalist Dan Reynolds, lead guitarist Wayne Sermon, bassist Ben McKee, and drummer Daniel Platzman. The band gained exposure with the 2012 releases of their debut studio album Night Visions and the album's first single "It's Time". Billboard placed Imagine Dragons at the top of their "Year In Rock" rankings for 2013 and named them their "Breakthrough Band of 2013". Rolling Stone named their single "Radioactive" from Night Visions "the biggest rock hit of the year", while MTV called them "the year's biggest breakout band". Night Visions peaked at number two on the weekly Billboard 200 and UK Albums Chart. The band's second studio album Smoke + Mirrors was released in 2015 and reached number one in the US, Canada and the UK.

 

Imagine Dragons has won two American Music Awards for Favorite Alternative Artist, a Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance, five Billboard Music Awards, and a World Music Award. In May 2014, the band was nominated for a total of fourteen different Billboard Music Awards, including Top Artist of the Year and a Milestone Award, which recognizes innovation and creativity of artists across different genres.

 

As of January 2017, Imagine Dragons have sold 9 million albums and 27 million singles worldwide.

 

Quotes:

Castiel: Ugh. These pictures... The level of violence, it's completely unnecessary.
Sam: Lucifer doesn't like being messed with. I guess when the archbishop's priests figured out he was possessed, they tried to keep it quiet, do an exorcism. I mean, not that it would've worked. Lucifer blew town, but not before he slaughtered the entire staff. So we were on the right trail. Where's it go now?
Dean: I don't know. Who won the Nobel Peace Prize? Why don't we start there?

Castiel: Something's happened. Something... Angel radio... There are so many voices.
Dean: What are they saying?
Castiel: There's been a massive surge in celestial energy. A Nephilim is come into being. It's the offspring of an angel and a human.
Dean: And that's big news?
Castiel: Yes, But the power to produce this is immense. It's much, much greater than a typical angel.
Sam: Lucifer.
Dean: W-- Lucifer? I didn't know he was dating.

Mr. Ketch: You. Halo. Do you sense I'm lying?
Castiel: My name is Castiel. And... no. But the truth can be situational.
Mr. Ketch: Oh. Oh, I do enjoy an angel. But I understand your hesitation. You haven't exactly seen us at our best. Lady Bevell is a bit... excitable.

Kelly: Who are you people?
Rowena: Well, dear, I'm a witch. He's an angel.
Crowley: And I'm the King of Hell.
Kelly: Oh, God.
Castiel: No, actually, he left.

 

Music

Take Five by The Dave Brubeck Quartet

Minutiae:

"LOTUS" is a play on the acronym POTUS (President of the United States), in this case standing for "Lucifer of the United States."

Sam: Do we have a plan?
Dean: Impeach LOTUS and find Rosemary's baby.
Impeachment is the process by which Congress removes the president from office, as outlined in the U.S. Constitution.

Rosemary's Baby is a 1968 horror movie about a woman who gives birth to the son of Satan.

Lucifer: I grant a full pardon... Hmm... to Charles Manson.

Charles Manson is an American criminal and was the leader of the Manson Family, most famous for orchestrating the brutal murder of actress Sharon Tate and her friends in 1969.

 

References:

en.wikipedia.org
supernaturalwiki.com
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brainyquote.com

Cover art by: FIGHT THE FAIRIES! @Alice_Mars_Mann, her Instagram.

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