This disc contained four episodes–Sin City, Bedtime Stories, Red Sky at Morning, and Fresh Blood. And we’re definitely getting into the meat of the season here, so no screwing around, let’s do it.
In Sin City, there were two big takeaways for me. The first one is that we got some real insights into Hell. It turns out that Lucifer is real … kind of. The demons all believe in him and he’s like the God of Hell, but none of them have ever seen him. This is really important in the Supernatural universe, so if you haven’t seen the rest of the series, note that. In his absence, YED, whose name was actually Azazel, was the king of Hell and Sam was supposed to take over. Obviously, that plan went to … well, you know.
Also, at some point during this conversation, Dean said that he’d like to believe in God. Not that he did, but that he’d like to. Mental note.
The idea was also presented that maybe when Sam came back, he came back different. This is an idea that comes up periodically in the series (of things that are dead should stay dead), as we’ve already seen and will continue to see.
At one point, Ruby and Sam are having a discussion, and I can’t remember if it was about saving Dean or the impending supernatural war, but she told Sam that there will be collateral damage. Sam is like, “Yeah, but I don’t have to like it,” and Ruby paused for just a second and said, “Of course. You wouldn’t be Sam if you did.” (Again, can’t be said enough, Katie Cassidy was AWESOME. Someone please cast her in something amazing.) I found that extremely interesting.