The best of Supernatural season 2

Are you ready for another “Best of Supernatural” post?  Well, here it is.

  • Best episode:  “What Is and What Should Never Be.”  Not only that, it’s my all-time favorite episode.
    • Honorable mention: “In My Time of Dying,” which has won the Supernatural March Madness Tournament of Episodes two years running.
  • Best song:  “White Rabbit” by Jefferson Airplane; or Jefferson Starship, depending on how old you are.   I didn’t care for the song all that much when it first came out.  (Yes, I am that old.)  But the song helps set the dark, ominous mood at the beginning of “Hunted.”
    • Honorable mention: “Green Onions” by Booker T and the MGs, from “Folsom Prison Blues.”  It’s a song I’ve always liked.  Incidentally, it was also featured in American Graffiti.  Can you name the now megastar who had a small role in that movie?  No peeking at IMDB , either.
  • Best scene:  Dean’s graveside talk to his father in “What Is and What Should Never Be.”  Dean’s voice cracks, becomes lower when he’s speaking as John, and chokes so he can’t finish.
    • Honorable mention: Sam almost rapes and torments Jo in “Born Under a Bad Sign.”  Creeeeepy!
  • Best guest character:  Sarge, from “Croatoan,”  played by Bobby Hosea.  Yes, the episode had some good moments, and Sarge was one of them.
    • Honorable mention: Ronald Resnick from “Nightshifter.”  Chris Gauthier played the nutty paranoid perfectly.
  • Best girl of the week: Carmen from… you guessed it, “What Is and What Should Never Be.”  I don’t care if she wasn’t real, she was still awesome.
    • Honorable mention: Detective Diana in “The Usual Suspects.”  No, she wasn’t a love interest, but all my favorite guest stars were filled up.  I really did enjoy Linda Blair.
  • Best monster of the week: Yep, “What Is and What Should Never Be” again.  The djinn.  C’mon, a creature covered in tattoos that emits blue sparks and drinks blood from IV?  You gotta admit, that’s pretty awesome.  In an gruesome sorta way.
    • Honorable mention: The clown rakshasa from “Everybody Loves a Clown.”  Just because he was a clown.
  • Jensen Ackles’ Emmy reel:  I’m sure you’ve guessed it by now.  “What Is and What Should Never Be.”  He submitted “All Hell Breaks Loose, Part 2,” and while his speech to Sam was heartbreaking, I thought the graveyard scene was more subtle, which I think is harder to do.
  • Jared Padalecki’s Emmy reel:  “Born Under a Bad Sign.”  Sweet puppy-eyed Sam became incredibly menacing.  And dangerous.    Jared’s expressions, timing, and body language were perfect.

Finally, how about some little shiny squares from season 2, including 3 from the most awesomely awesome “What Is & What Should Never Be.”

What are your favorites from season 2?

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