In Great Falls, Montana, a man is hit and killed by a drunk driver who abandons the scene. The next morning, after being found by a deputy, the man comes back to life, heals and leaves. Sam and Dean, waiting for Kevin to call with the next trial, find out about the apparent zombie from a magazine and head off to investigate. The man is found dead again of a bear attack and while Sam and Dean are visiting, he comes to life again and they take him with them to determine what’s going on. The man, who tells them to call him Shane, explains that he dies everyday and comes back to life and has no memory before waking up after an avalanche seven years earlier.
After a mysterious woman attacks him, Sam and Dean realize that Shane is actually the Greek Titan Prometheus who is cursed to die everyday as punishement from Zeus for giving mankind back the gift of fire. The woman is the Greek goddess Artemis who is hunting him down. Things get complicated when a young woman named Hayley shows up with a young boy named Oliver, who is Prometheus’ son and has the same curse. In order to free both, Sam and Dean decide to summon Zeus and force him to break the curse, learning how to trap and kill him from the Men of Letters books.
Zeus tricks Hayley into freeing him from the trap then proceeds to torture Prometheus, planning to kill him and Oliver over and over again to make him pay for what he did forever. Sam and Dean convince Artemis to intervene as she is secretly in love with Prometheus and she tries to shoot her father with one of her arrows, which can kill immortals. Zeus uses Prometheus as a shield, but Prometheus pushes the arrow through himself and into Zeus, killing him. Prometheus dies permanantly, and with Zeus dead the curse on Oliver is broken. Sam and Dean cremate Prometheus and Dean prays to Castiel to look after Sam who he knows is not doing as well as he pretends. Despite Dean’s pleas, Castiel does not appear.
It was a great episode, especially for someone who loves Greek mythology as much as I do. I can’t wait to see how the rest of the season is going to progress.
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