Supernatural Chat – Kelly’s Top 5 Episodes

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Hello, Supernatural fans! Welcome to the September edition of Supernatural chat! As we slowly near the month of October, the promise of the return of our favorite show looms in the not so far off distance! I think I can speak for all of us when I yell a resounding “finally”!!

While waiting with bated breath for season eight, I decided to treat myself to a full series re-watch. While I didn’t need to see a lot of the episodes in the earlier seasons because they are engraved forever in my brain, I really needed a brush up on season six and seven. Apparently my brain had a block against these two seasons. Who knew?

During said re-watch, it occurred to me how many fantastic episodes the series brought us, and because of this, I decided that a “Kelly’s top five episodes” article was in order. I will say that compiling this list was a lot harder than anticipated. When I first sat down with a marker and a paper plate (I was writing in the break room at work) I had every thought that I would just sit down and immediately spit out my top five favorite episodes.

Not so! Narrowing down the list of 149 (can you believe it’s that many?) episodes to just five was really tough! But I finally managed to come up with a decent list. Let me know how your favorites compare to mine!

Hammer of the Gods
 

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I’ve never been quiet about the fact that I started on Supernatural because of the premise. I’ve always been a little on the dark side, always had a fascination with the occult and the paranormal, and not to mention mythology, folklore, and different religions. The episode “Hammer of the Gods” in the fifth season was overflowing with the wonderful world of Gods and Goddesses.

Sam and Dean find themselves in hotel hell, with Gods from Norse mythology, Asian religions, Greek, Roman, you name it – it was represented… and all of these Gods and Goddesses want one thing: the stop to the end of the world.

I adored this episode for one line spoken by Kali to Gabriel: “Your story. Not ours. Westerners, I swear, the sheer arrogance. You think you’re the only ones on earth? You not the only religion and he’s not the only god. There are billions of us and we were here first.”

In a season full of a Christian story line, it was brilliant for the writers to come up with a way for other religions to weigh in on the apocalypse. And, also, this episode was the turning point and when the fifth season became AWESOME.

The Real Ghostbusters
 

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I’m a fan of Becky. There, I said it. I’ve written full articles about it, but I feel that it needs to be said again. I am a fan of Becky. She can be a bit much at certain times, but what fangirl can’t? I love that the Supernatural writers poke fun at certain members of the fandom without hesitation. I know that a lot of you don’t agree with me, and tend to take offense to Becky as a whole. I don’t condone her actions a lot of the time, but my lord, the girl is hysterical.

That said, the premise of “The Real Ghostbusters” and the way that Becky tricks Sam and Dean into attending the first ever Supernatural convention is wonderful. Chuck is amazing in this episode, and there are times where I snort with laughter as I watch the LARPers (I’m pretty sure I just made up a word, did you like that?) mimic the boys. Especially Sam with the sad, brooding shoulders.

As a one off episode (aside from the huge spoon feeding plot point about the colt at the end) “The Real Ghostbusters” is one of very few Supernatural moments where I just allow myself to laugh. Mainly because it gave us this gem: “If you don’t like the books, don’t read them, Fritz!”

Swan Song
 

Swan Song

I’m sure my readers are really sick of hearing this, but I will say it again. “Swan Song” is perfection in 42 minutes. Instead of waxing on and on like I tend to do about the season five finale, I’m only going to say this: the montage at the end.

The End
 

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I debated putting this episode in here, but for Jensen’s portrayal of 2014 Dean alone it needs to be on this list. Without speaking, without even opening his mouth, Jensen was able to show the difference between present day Dean and future Dean with only a look.

And, frankly, the episode is just bad ass. Being able to see how badly the world would become with Sam saying yes to Lucifer and Dean saying no to Michael really put things in perspective and left the audience guessing until the very last moments of season five. What was going to happen? Was the world really going to become the hell that was envisioned in “The End”? if it was fated to be this way from the beginning, without saying yes to Michael, how would the boys make it work?

Monster Movie
 

Supernatural "Monster Movie"

One of the few “monster of the week” episodes that I really enjoy, “Monster Movie” played to the classic horror film geek in me in the worst way. I couldn’t decide if the shifter was insane, or if he was brilliant for living in the movies.

Hell, I’m a happily functioning woman that isn’t considered a “freak” (by most) and some days I would love to live in an old movie. Why “Monster Movie”? I’ll sum it up in a quote: “Life is small, meager, messy. The movies are grand, simple, elegant. I have chosen elegance.”

 

Like I said, choosing five was damn near impossible, but I did it! What are you favorites, and what do you think of mine? Until next time, Supernatural fans – when we’ll be scarily close to the season eight premiere!

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