There is a St. Zachariah in the Christian canon. He was the father of John the Baptist and a priest in the temple of Jerusalem. He was a cousin to the Virgin Mary. Before his son John was born, Zachariah had a vision of an angel visiting to tell him about the birth. Zachariah was struck dumb until the birth. In some stories, it is told that Zachariah was killed in the temple when refused to King Herod tell where his son was hiding.
There was also a Propher Zachariah, ho actually wrote of occurences that reveal the hierarchy and politics of the angels. In Zach 2: 3-5, he writes about how onr angel's boss orders him to visit Zachariah again: "And behold, the angel that talked with me went forth and another angel went out to meet him, and said unto him, Run, speak to this young man, saying, Jerusalem shall be inhabited as towns without walls for the multitude of men and cattle therein: For I, saith the Lord, will be unto her a wall of fire round about."
Zachariah first appears as alter-ego Dean Smith's boss in It's a Terrible Life. At the end of that episode, as the boys struggle to figure out what's real and why they feel like they are in a dream (or nightmare...Dean: "God, am I hungry!"), Zachariah reveals himself as an angel. Form that first encounter, it's all too apparent how manipulative and sneaky he is!
We next see Zach at the end of The Monster at the End of This Book, sitting in Chuck's living room as Chuck wakes from a nightmare. He again proves he's pulling the strings by telling Chuck there's nothing he can do about what he saw--he can't warn the boys, he can't kill himself ("We'd only bring you back")--all he can do is what he always does: write.
Finally, in Lucifer Rising, Zach takes a more active role, revealing himself as above the rank of Castiel by calling the shots. He basically holds Dean in a "green room," as he calls it, until it's time for him to act. But what he's really doing is preventing Dean from joining Sam. At the end of the episode, he finally reveals that Sam was meant all along to finish breaking the seals, and dean is meant for something else...to stop Lucifer later on.
In season 5, we will see Zach again...and the boys (especially Dean) are not happy about that. Take a look at the preview, and stay tuned for more about Zachariah.
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|U2er||Makes me wonder....||17||Sep 7 2010, 4:22 PM EDT by cappy712|
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....Zach was able to send Dean to the future in "The End," yet he couldn't forsee his own death at the hands of Dean a few months later? Interesting.... maybe there's hope for team FREE WILL after all! 🙂
|TheCreationist||He's not an archangel.||0||Jul 1 2010, 3:00 PM EDT by TheCreationist|