Supernatural: Season 5, Episode 8

Changing Channels (5 Nov. 2009)

TV Episode  -   -  Drama | Fantasy | Horror
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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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Trickster: Where'd I screw up?
Sam Winchester: You didn't. Nobody gets the jump on Cas like you did.
Dean Winchester: Mostly it was the way you talked about Armageddon.
Trickster: Meaning?
Dean Winchester: Well, call it personal experience, but nobody gets that angry unless they're talkin' about their own family.
Sam Winchester: So which one are you? Grumpy, Sneezy or Douchey?
Trickster: Gabriel, okay? They call me Gabriel.
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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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