Supernatural

Season 5 Episode 5

Fallen Idols

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Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Oct 08, 2009 on The CW
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Sam and Dean head to a small town where people are murdered by famous dead icons. However the brothers come to a dead end when two teenagers reveal they saw Paris Hilton kidnap their friend.

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  • Lawl..

    10
    This episode was funny, Paris Hilton did good as a guest star, i thought this episode was going to suck but to my surprise it actually turned out good, It makes me look forward to next weeks episode.(I believe children are our future). I hope this is not the last season of supernatural, because I love it. Gandhi attacking them made me Laugh out loud, it was pretty cool how they had to chop Paris Hilton's head off. i think this episode was well written and the acting was good. Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki did good in this episode..moreless
  • Kripke, stop making the writers smoke crack while breaking episodes!

    5.0
    In short, this episode sucked ass. The "monsters" were just laughable. The brother moments were trite and overdone (haven't they had that talk like, I don't know, a gazillion times before?). And Dean was an ass (I don't mind him being an ass but this seemed out of character). Paris wasn't as bad as I thought she was going to be, but the whole thing was still dumb.



    The next episodes don't look any better. Kripke must have made it a requirement that all writers must smoke crack while breaking an episode. I mean...Japanese game show? Old!Dean? Really? I'm literally like dreading those episodes. I might just watch Cas's scenes and that's it. Speaking of...



    Oh Cas, where art thou? Come baaaack! Though it would have been a disgrace for him to have been in this tragedy. So maybe it was probably a good thing.moreless
  • Producers pretty much warned us it was a throw away episode, however it still held my attention.

    9.5
    I actually enjoyed this episode, yes there was no real plot line, but it was good to see some sense of humor back in Sam's and Dean's relationship. And Paris Hilton played herself very well. Dean getting beat up by Hilton was quite entertaining. I like Dean in this episode, because he's able to finally let go of the little brother Sam image he had. Now that Sam is somewhat on the same playing field as Dean, he better not disappoint again. I don't think he will though. And Dean taking some of the blame was well played, however I don't really find him at fault, he was in hell what's a guy to do but break. And Sam could've listened to Dean about Ruby, but he didn't but it's in the past and since they sort of kinda forgave each other they can start hunting like they use to.moreless
  • Supernatural's version of a wax museum horror show.

    9.5
    Well not really, but you get the idea if you saw the episode. A nice side track from the regular story plot, well placed might I add. I also liked how Sam and Dean are starting to bond again as a team! Overall this episode had a pretty good mix of everything, and as always Sam and Dean were excellent in it. What I thought was really cool though wasn't really part of the episode. The teaser of things to come at the end of the episode was really awesome. In it we saw some interesting and funny things that will be coming up in some future episodes, can't wait to see what the season has in store.moreless
  • 'Fallen Idol' is a very enjoyable ball of fluff.

    8.5
    You've gotta love a show that has the balls to get Paris Hilton to guest star in an episode as herself, and then gives her dialogue that basically states that she's a poor excuse for an idol for the younger generation because, well, she's an airhead... and then brutally hacks her head off in one of the most gratuitously bloody scenes this side of a Sam Peckinpah movie. It's a surprise that she actually goes along with it, but then, maybe that's a testament to her sense of humour, to how good a sport she is. Even more wonderfully, the fact that Hilton can't act her way out of a paper bag doesn't seem t matter, since she's playing a demi-God, playing the celebrity. Any woeful delivery can be chalked up to mere character traits of the person that the beast has adopted. Sheer genius.



    This is a delightfully playful episode, a sure-fire sign that the Supernatural writing staff are having the time of their lives, confident in the strength of their material and their ability to turn it into some of the best, and most fun, television you've seen in years. Julia Siege must have had a ball writing this: from the apprehension and fear that shoots through the absurd sequence between Dean and James Dean's 'car' to the mysterious, utterly OTT appearance of a poor man's Abe Lincoln in the professor's office, the entire production has a cheekiness about it, as if the narrative is actually winking, knowingly, at you. It's a far cry from the ultra-serious mythology-fests that we've been treated to for the past few weeks but therein lies its strength. 'Fallen Idol' feels original; it takes us to a place that we didn't really expect to revisit and it does it with gleeful aplomb. It's a hugely enjoyable ball of fluff, a much welcome diversion that allows you to sit back and laugh, while also offering up some delicious scares and lovely character moments.



    By virtue of its narratalogical minutiae, the episode is never going to make the list of 'all time greatest Supernatural episodes' but at this stage in the game, it's just the sort of self-referential, intertextual, comedic minefield that we need.moreless
Daryl Shuttleworth

Daryl Shuttleworth

Sheriff Rick Carnegie

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Paul McGillion

Paul McGillion

Jim Grossman

Guest Star

Robert Clarke (II)

Robert Clarke (II)

Cal Hopkins

Guest Star

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • The lady's name in the show is "Consuela", but the actual name is "Consuelo". Besides, she claims to be from El Salvador but her accent sounds Caribbean.

    • When the brothers are questioning the maid, she says that the suspect had "bigotes" which means a mustache. However, Sam translates that as beard which is "barba" in Spanish. The maid should have said "barba" so it would make sense.

  • QUOTES (4)

  • NOTES (4)

    • International Airdates:
      Sweden: December 13, 2009 on Kanal 5
      Australia: December 21, 2009 on Channel 10
      UK: March 3, 2010 on LIVING/LIVING HD
      Portugal: May 3, 2010 on AXN
      Spain: September 20, 2010 on AXN
      Germany: January 17, 2011 on Sky Cinema Hits
      Czech Republic: August 5, 2011 on Prima COOL
      Finland: April 3, 2012 on Sub

    • Injoke: Dean's comment, "I've never even seen House of Wax," refers to Jared Padalecki and Paris Hilton appearing together in the 2005 movie.

    • Paris Hilton is billed as Special Guest Star.

    • Music: Superstition (Beck, Bogert & Appice), Sixteen (Lucero)

  • ALLUSIONS (3)

    • Sam: How long am I going to be on double secret probation?
      Referencing National Lampoon's Animal House (1978), where Dean Wormer (John Vernon) puts Delta Tau Chi House on "double secret probation" as part of his scheme to get them off-campus once and for all.

    • Dean: I'm Agent Bonham, this is Agent Copeland.
      Referencing famous rock drummers John Bonham of Led Zeppelin and Stewart Copeland of The Police.

    • Sam: So, this is like Christine?
      Referencing the 1983 horror novel Christine by Stephen King, which tells the story of a haunted car that takes possession of a teenage boy and commits murders. It was adapted into a movie by director John Carpenter that same year.

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