Supernatural: Season 5, Episode 8

Changing Channels (5 Nov. 2009)

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Sam and Dean catch up with the Trickster, who sends them through a dizzying montage of TV show parodies, inviting them to play along with their "roles" or be stuck in "TV Land" forever. But... See full summary »

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Sam and Dean catch up with the Trickster, who sends them through a dizzying montage of TV show parodies, inviting them to play along with their "roles" or be stuck in "TV Land" forever. But once Castiel shows up, the boys get an idea as to what the Trickster might be hiding and eventually come up with a surprising answer. Written by sudokode

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In "Dr. Sexy M.D." there is a character who, according to Dean, is a ghost in the mind of one of the doctors. This seems to be a reference to Denny Duquette from Grey's Anatomy (2005) who was played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan who also played Sam and Dean's father, John Winchester in "Supernatural". See more »

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Dean Winchester: I'm worried, man. What that SOB did to Cas. Y'know, where is he?
[looks around the motel room, Sam is missing]
Dean Winchester: Sam? Where are you?
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Dean Winchester: Sam, it's me.
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A Silly Episode
30 January 2012 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Dean and Sam come to Ohio and out of the blue, they find that they are trapped in TV land by the Trickster. The powerful being explains to them that they need to participate in the TV show parodies; otherwise they will be strand in TV Land for the rest of their lives. When Castiel comes to the show, the Winchester's brothers believe that the Trickster might not be who they think he is.

"Changing Channels" is one of the silliest episodes of Supernatural. The spoof of a soap opera, a game show, a TV series and a commercial is not funny and the conclusion with the revelation of the true identity of the Trickster is unexpected and intriguing for an angel with such weird powers. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Changing Channels"


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