Supernatural: Season 5, Episode 3

Free to Be You and Me (24 Sep. 2009)

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Not sure he trusts himself, Sam decides to give up hunting and goes off on his own. But that night, a late-night visitor tells Sam that he won't let him off the hook that easily. Dean, ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Sean Campbell ...
Murray Lowry ...
Katya Virshilas ...
Ed Welch ...
Peter Bryant ...
Deputy Walt Framingham


Not sure he trusts himself, Sam decides to give up hunting and goes off on his own. But that night, a late-night visitor tells Sam that he won't let him off the hook that easily. Dean, intent on stopping the Apocalypse, continues hunting on his own and teams up with Castiel to find the Archangel Raphael since Castiel believes Raphael knows the location of God's vessel on Earth. Written by Anonymous

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Raphael: But there's no other explanation. He's gone for good.
Castiel: You're lying.
Raphael: Am I? Do you *remember* the twentieth century? Think the twenty-first is going any better? Do you think God would have let any of that happen, if he were alive?
Dean Winchester: Oh yeah, well then who invented the Chinese basket trick?
Raphael: Careful. That's my Father you're talking about, boy.
Dean Winchester: Yeah, who would be *so proud* to know that his sons started the friggin' Apocalypse!
Raphael: Who ran off and disappeared! Who left no instructions, and a world to rot.
Dean Winchester:
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2 December 2011 | by (Egypt) – See all my reviews

It was extremely clever for Supernatural writers to keep the brothers apart for a longer time than we viewers expected. We all know they will find their way to each other again but we expected they wouldn't last that long. For Sam and Dean to be apart, means a more screen time for the Dean/Cas duo and the pair share such an amazing chemistry that is no less than the Sam/Dean on screen chemistry. Jensen and Misha have an amazing comic timing and we are awarded some of the funniest scenes on Supernatural, balancing out the heaviness of the episode.

The episode starts off with Sam having a dream of Jessica, who tells him that he can't keep running and that she was dead the moment they said Hello. (Yeah, we know there is something wrong, we could never believe Jessica would say that to Sam even if it is his guilt talking). The opening montage amazingly takes us to the parallel lives of the brothers making us see how connected they are even though they are seemingly growing apart. Dean is obviously missing Sam, he looks at his empty seat in the Impala with apparent sadness and spares no time asking Cas for his amulet back. While Dean and Cas go on a hunt for the archangel Raphael with Dean having more fun on the job than he had in years with Sam (but are you really happy Dean or are you in denial?), Life doesn't go easy with Sam. First he is cornered by a co-worker Lindsey who compels him to tell her the truth about himself after his cover was blown, She gives him the most valuable piece of advice "No one has done anything so bad that he can't be forgiven, that he can't change", (Sam has to realize that he can't be granted forgiveness if he can't forgive himself), Then he is forced to drink daemon blood by some angry hunters who blame him for the apocalypse (But Sam just doesn't swallow it, he is taking perfect steps towards healing from the inside, And by the way, why are most other hunter dicks?). Then finally Sam is visited again by Jessica only to morph into Nick/Lucifer who reveals to him that he is his true vessel. (Yes guys we saw that coming, Dean as Michael, Sam as Lucifer and the epic Cane and Abel fight).

The most amazing thing about season five, is that unlike other seasons we now know the end game but it would be very interesting to see how this will play out. Kudos to Jared Padalecki for this one, he excelled in conveying Sam's silent guilt, his inner struggles, his desire for hope and his ultimate fear. Jensen and Misha are no less. I enjoyed Dean's controlled freaked out reaction to Raphael reminding him of how Zachariah tortured him giving him stomach cancer and warning him he can get more creative. Misha was great portraying Castiel's uncertainty and how socially awkward the soap angel can be. I like how he reacted to Dean's suggestion on spending his last day on earth with women, the way he restlessly shifted in his seat looking embarrassed was hilarious. Mark Pellegrino stole the camera on his amazing scene, he was good at portraying a steady level of sympathy and manipulation as Lucifer without going over the top. It was a treat to see Adrianne Palicki back and Demore Barnes was perfect and fit well in the role. Amazing job for the casting team and the effects team as well.

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