Tonight’s episode of the CW program Supernatural follows up on the religious themes of last week’s installment (see below), with a decidedly more sinister bent. In this episode, Sam Winchester is possessed by a demon—the very one he and his brother have been hunting in hopes of destroying it.
The episode includes some interesting and reasonable discussion of moral culpability, as the demon uses Sam’s body to commit some murders which Sam himself, of course, would never do. Although the producers include a bit of mumbo-jumbo in the story, it is clearly for dramatic purposes, and the theology is decidedly Christian.
In all, the program seems to be moving toward a more explicitly Christian approach to its subject matter.