I promised to write more about my October trip to Austin, Texas. I’m finally getting around to the details in anticipation of the premiere of Pearl Jam’s appearance on Austin City Limits this weekend (Saturday, November 21 on WXXI, but check your local PBS listings).
I had the good fortune to attend the simulcast in the Hogg Auditorium while Pearl Jam recorded their session for Austin City Limits in the KLRU studio.
You can watch a time lapse of what will be aired on Austin City Limits synched up with Pearl Jam’s performance of The Fixer:
I saw the unedited 2 hour concert, so if you’re interested, read further, if not, please remember to set your TiVo or DVR to record this show! Read more »
If kids ran the world, then fairy tales would come true! On other TV shows, that might be a great thing, but on Supernatural, you know it means some bloody Nightmare before Halloween type scenarios for Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles).
Yes, it’s the Supernatural episode about famous people (dead and alive) featuring She Who Shall Not Be Named in a brilliant stunt casting move by Eric Kripke. Supernatural episode 5.05 “Fallen Idol” airs on Thursday, October 8 at 9pm EST/PST on the CW.
Spoilers: Check out a preview clip for this week’s episode. Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean Winchester (Jensen Ackles) may still be on the hook to stop the Apocalypse, but even demon hunters with issues like to check under the hood of a cool car now and again… especially if the car may be a supernatural killer.
While Sam Winchester (Jared Padalecki) and Dean Winchester (Jensen Ackles) are still taking separate vacations, Dean gets a glimpse of the world in five years. The good news - the world still exists. The bad news - The End actually is near!
Supernatural episode 5.04 “The End” airs on Thursday, October 1 at 9pm EST/PST on the CW.
Spoilers: Check out these preview clips for this week’s episode. Clip 1: Dean meets the future:
Supernatural’s Apocalypse is bubbling but everyone’s off on their own paths. Castiel (Misha Collins) went to draft God onto special teams. Sam Winchester (Jared Padalecki) took a time out. Will Sam face his issues or freely indulge his darkside? Can our antihero with great hair turn his curse into something good? Dean Winchester (Jensen Ackles) is soldiering on alone, but even a reluctant leader needs more than his steel horse and a PSA from Marlo Thomas.
This episode opens with the sobering sight of Bobby in a wheelchair, the obvious first casualty in the apocalyptic war. Everyone else in his hospital room is carrying scars too. Castiel was reborn, but he’s lost some of his mojo and cannot heal Bobby. He can’t even find the Winchesters without using a cell phone. When Dean laughs at his plan to draft God onto the team, Castiel airs his grievences – he had to kill two of his angel brothers, he’s cut off from Heaven. He lost everything for nothing since Dean failed to stop Sam and they didn’t save the world. Castiel figures God resurrected him and put the guys on the Soul Plane, so God can actually make a dent with Lucifer. Castiel borrows Dean’s amulet to use as a God EMF and disappears to locate God.
Dean’s still carrying his distrust of Sam when they start the job to help other hunters save a town overrun by demons. After killing two people he thinks are demons, Sam’s thirst for demonblood and power gets reawakened. Sam admits to Dean that he’s dangerous. Dean agrees that worrying about Sam is effecting how he can do his job right. They part ways, presumably to lick their wounds. Read more »
Contains spoilers for Supernatural Episode 5.01 “Sympathy for the Devil.”
The days of miracle and wonder start with Lucifer’s arriving white light. Sam and Dean Winchester were nearly thunderstruck by Lucifer’s arriving beam but Somebody put them on a Soul Plane to safety.
Our heroes searched for answers but Zachariah and Meg kept dogging Dean for his sword. Castiel was smited into chunky soup but Somebody brought him back to save Team Winchester. Meanwhile Lucifer’s beam circled Nick, his intended vessel. Nick’s grief and anger gave him too much sympathy with Lucifer’s daddy issues. But Dean had no sympathy for Sammy’s betrayal with that demon Ruby.
One more day and Lucifer is busted out! Before Supernatural season four ended in a fade to white light, remember that Dean Winchester (Jensen Ackles) started the dominoes falling once he tortured souls in hell and as a result beak the first seal binding Lucifer. With that lock picked, Lilith started on the next 64 seals. But it was our dear Sammy (Jared Padalecki), hepped up on blood and late-night creeping, who killed Lil to break the final seal holding Lucifer. Just before Dean ganked Ruby (Finally! Thank you Eric Kripke), she told Sam her boss would be grateful. Will Lucifer actually be happy to see Sam? And weirder, will Sam and Dean be happy to meet Lucifer?
Is ManBearPig (er, Lucifer) going to bring wrath and ruin, or smug? Maybe Lucifer’s tactics involve exploiting human pride and good intentions and blinding by rainbows.
The one thing we know for sure is that Metallicar cannot be corrupted by evil. Everyone else is fair game and ripe for temptation.
Supernatural returns with “Sympathy for the Devil” on The CW, on September 10, at 9pm EST/8 pm CST.
Listen to our in-depth discussion of this episode on next week’s Tuning in to SciFi TV (the fans’ guide to sci fi and genre TV.)