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Supernatural: Season 5, Part 1 - Preview

Supernatural, Season 5

Preview by Jack Foley

THE brothers are back. Sam and Dean Winchester return to the small screen and continue their fearless quest to rid America of paranormal evil, as Supernatural Season 5, Part 1 is out on DVD on Monday, April 26, courtesy of Warner Home Video.

Already boasting a loyal UK fan base, the highly anticipated series of the hit US drama chronicles the adventures of demon hunters Sam and Dean Winchester as they journey through small town America in a bid to rid the world of demonic forces.

Twenty-six years ago, Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) Winchester lost their mother to a mysterious and demonic paranormal force.

From then on, their father raised them to be soldiers, teaching them about the numerous forms of evil that exists within the darkest corners and on the back roads of America.

Their father also taught them how to kill the unearthly life forms. Now, the Winchester brothers crisscross the lonely and mysterious back roads of the country in their ’67 Chevy Impala hunting down every evil supernatural force they encounter along the way.

The fourth season of the paranormal drama ended on a series defining high as Sam unwittingly opened the gates of hell and freed Lucifer (Mark Pellegrino). Now alongside his older brother Dean, the demon-hunting Winchester boys must face their toughest battle yet, the apocalypse.

Series five kicks off to an explosive start, as the brothers prepare for the inevitable; meeting the devil face to face. But at that very moment, Sam and Dean are suddenly transported onto an incredibly turbulent flight.

Could this mysterious outcome be the work of angels? Sam and Dean’s devil dodging may have given them more time to continue their ultimate fight, but, in order to send the definitive bad-boy back into the depths of hell, the Winchesters must find the sword of Michelangelo before Lucifer and his cohorts beat them to it.

Following this, God goes missing and with Lucifer lapping up his new found freedom, it’s up to the fallen-angel Castiel (Misha Collins) to search for the absent divinity.

In a small Colorado town, Sam and Dean witness a chilling reality, the arrival of the first horseman of the Apocalypse.

The brothers continue their epic quest to prevent the end days, encountering powerful supernatural happenings of both good and evil along the way. They find sinister forces at play in a small town where the residents are murdered by famous dead people. But if the killer icons are all dead then what could Paris Hilton be doing there?

Gradually building to an explosive mid-season climax, the two brothers find themselves in a variety of sticky situations, including being trapped in an all consuming reality TV show, betting 25 years of their lives on witch-lead poker games and surfacing five years in the future to discover a zombie invasion from hell – literally.

When the fateful battle with Satan himself arrives, Sam and Dean must reluctantly team up with their enemies, including the enigmatic Crowley (Mark Sheppard) in an attempt to stop Death from being summoned.

This leaves the brothers in an emotional quandary that sees them taking a stint in a psychiatric hospital plagued with monsters – which prove to be the least of their worries…

Certificate: 15
Number of Episodes: 11
Running time: 440mins
UK DVD Release: April 26, 2010