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"A Feast of Friends" is the fourth episode of Constantine. It aired on November 14, 2014. The episode is heavily inspired by "Hunger", from the first issue of John Constantine, Hellblazer published in 1988.

Synopsis

When Constantine's old friend Gary Lester accidentally releases a powerful demon in Atlanta, John is forced to determine exactly what he is prepared to sacrifice in his battle with the underworld.[src]

Plot


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Gary Lester, one of John's old friends, found a boy in Sudan carved with Containment Patterns and successfully exorcised the demon into a container. He thought he was helping the boy, but the demon was too powerful, so Gary brought it to the US to take it to John. But he was held by Customs and the demon was released. John identifies the culprit as the Hunger Demon from the news and Zed gets more information from Gary, via transference, and sketches out a vision that John believes he can use to contain the demon for good. He meets with Nommo, his shaman friend. Together they use a very powerful psychotropic substance to enter an altered state of consciousness and find out how the demon, named Mnemoth, can be stopped. It seems the only way is to trap it in a human body which will slowly die along with the demon. Knowing this, John takes Gary to trap the demon. Gary agrees to be the human container so that his life would finally mean something and as a way to make amends for being a coward when Astra was pulled into Hell. John then takes him to the millhouse, where he holds Gary's hand while Mnemoth tortures Gary from the inside as Manny solemnly stands ready to guide Gary's soul to the afterlife.

Trivia

  • This is the first episode of the series not to feature Charles Halford (Chas Chandler).
  • This episode was based on the "Hunger", the first issue of Hellblazer, the Vertigo comic book that spawned the series.
  • The bottle/vessel Constantine creates with the Ring of Solomon is an empty bottle of Christian Brothers brandy.

Goofs

  • When John and Gary are talking at the bar, in some shots they switch places.

References


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