Supernatural Favorites, Season 7

[Note:  This week’s post was all set and ready to go, so this weekend’s big (and happy) news will have to wait until next week.]

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:

  1. Time After Time (712)
  2. Meet the New Boss (701)
  3. (tie) Death’s Door (710) and The Born Again Identity (717)
  4. 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.

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Supernatural Favorites, Season 1

[Can you tell what my favorite episodes are from the screenshots?  Without checking below the cut!]

Detailed analysis of season 1 data indicates my favorite episodes are not normal.  According to a compilation of IMDB and TV.com ratings, the six favorite season 1 episodes, in rank order are:

  • First place:  Home
  • Second place tie:  Pilot and Faith
  • “Fourth” place 3-way tie:  Scarecrow, Provenance, and Devil’s Trap

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Best of Supernatural Season 7, Part 1

Big announcement!  TNT begins airing  season 8 episodes of Supernatural this Thursday, October 10.  Yay!  Now, on to the top five of the first half of season 7.

#1.  Time After Time (712)

This episode gets 5 stars.I thought season 7 had only one 5-star episode, but it turns out there are two.  This is one.  It was so good in so many ways.

Dean teams with Eliot Ness to take down a monster.

Team 1944: Dean Winchester & Eliot Ness

I love time travel, and Supernatural does it well.  It’s usually about the fate of the world and our heroes’ destiny, but that wasn’t the case here.  Rather, the drama was a bit more straightforward—gank the monster and get Dean back to the present.  It was about two brothers working towards the same goals in two different eras, with some funny and heartfelt moments along the way.

Nicholas Lea made a terrific Eliot Ness.  Plainspoken, unemotional, he was the straight man to Dean’s wisecracks and movie innuendos.  He wasn’t encumbered with the usual hunter-associated baggage.  He was simply trying to make a difference.  His ‘boo-hoo” speech to Dean was spot-on for an age when men didn’t discuss their feelings.  They were too busy fighting and dying in a war.

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