Season 7: a wedding (ugh), Leviathans (blech), Bobby’s death (boo!), and Castiel’s redemption (sort of). Oh, and Sam got his head fixed. (More on that in a moment.) According to IMDB, TV.com, and TV Fanatic, the top 5 episodes for the season are:
Time After Time (712)
Meet the New Boss (701)
(tie) Death’s Door (710) and The Born Again Identity (717)
The Girl with the Dungeons and Dragons Tattoo (720)
How close did these episodes come to my favorites? Pretty darned close, although it wasn’t an exact match.
With the summer hiatus in full swing, it’s time to review my favorite Supernatural episodes from past seasons. We finished with season 5 in March and it’s time to pick things back up with season 6. The first season after Eric Kripke’s reign (and his five-season story arc) was inspired by film noir (I read that somewhere), with more emphasis on inner demons than external monsters. It wasn’t one of my favorite seasons.
Per TV Fanatic, TV.com, and IMDB, the favorite season 6 episodes are:
(3-way tie): Weekend at Bobby’s (603, and Jensen Ackles’s directorial debut), You Can’t Handle the Truth (606), and Appointment in Samarra (611)
The French Mistake (615)
(tie) Caged Heat (610) and Frontierland (618)
(Incidentally, this list differs from my previous post of the Best of Supernatural Season 6 episodes, probably because I used a different metric back in 2013.)
The real March Madness is in full swing, and I’m not even half-way through my top 32 episodes. Plus, new Supernatural episodes have resumed, so now there’s that delay too.
Young Mom, you’re so beautiful.
“I’ll Just Wait Here,” inspiring a song 5 years later.
Season 5 was not a favorite of mine. In fact, it was the first time I didn’t buy the season DVD set. Thank goodness for TNT reruns. If I’m on the ball, I can record my favorites when they come ’round. Better still, I can now buy individual episodes OnDemand to enjoy any time I want, without commercial interruption.
My go-to sites say the top episodes of season 5 are:
Swan Song (522)
Two Minutes to Midnight (521)
(3-way tie): Dark Side of the Moon (516); Point of No Return (518); The Devil You Know (520)
Season 3 was rough. Would it have been better had the Screen Writers’ Guild strike not screwed things up? Perhaps. Yet, season 3 didn’t start with a whiz-bang episode, as seasons 1 and 2 did. And then we had to wait out Dean’s death for a whole friggin’ year all friggin’ summer. Gah!
Silent Night.. mumble, mumble, mumble.
Even jail can’t stop the Dean sass.
Let’s get to the episodes. According to the rest of the world (at least at IMDB and TV.com), the best episodes were:
Jus in Bello (312)
Mystery Spot (31)
No Rest for the Wicked (316)
Bad Day at Black Rock (313)
(tie) A Very Supernatural Christmas (308) and The Kids are Alright (302)
If you bought the season 1 DVD set, you’ll remember the commentary Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles provided for “Phantom Traveler.” In between the babbling, bumbling, and fake snoring (which may be why they’ve never done another commentary unsupervised), they talked about how the entire Supernatural team grew to know and trust each other throughout the season. Jensen said the show would continue to improve and that season 2 would be better than season 1.
I scoffed! I could not imagine how anything could be better than season 1. Guess what? It was!