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?