4.5 A few disappointing aspects - but still good owensouthwood | 03/07/2012 | See all owensouthwood's reviews (77) In many ways this is one of the best seasons so far, but in other ways it disappoints. Season 5 starts off with a very downbeat tone, and feels very serious and dark compared to previous seasons. It's as if the fun has gone out of it. It takes a few episodes to pick up again, but feels good when it does. There are some very good episodes in here, some "game changers" in fact. Some long-forgotten characters return, albeit briefly, and new enemies come to the fore, not least Lucifer himself. Lucifer, for me, was a bit of a let down. I mean, come on, it's Lucifer, the Devil himself. He deserved a grand reveal with forked tail, horns, the lot. Instead we get the usual "possessed human body" cop-out. I would have thought Lucifer would have got a better visual treatment. Second let-down is the big grand finale, which is meant to be the final battle of Armageddon as the Apocalypse begins. This amounts to little more than a punch-up in the end - although the conflict brings some great drama and shock as it unfolds. Final disappointment is the cover art - which depicts a scene that never appears in the series. All that said, I did enjoy it because I am hooked on Supernatural, and I will definitely get the next series.