4. Losing My Religion
I found myself spell-bound by the Season 2 episode “Houses of the Holy.” Here were these two young, hardened, (gorgeous) male hunters, openly and fairly discussing issues of spirituality. And it didn’t feel like some show using its characters for its own agenda. It was just Sam and Dean, responding like any two real people would to the questions of God’s existence. I was especially shocked by the fearlessness of the writers in penning the end scene. It seemed like such a dangerous, controversial thing to do, to end an episode of a sci-fi/horror show with the suggestion that God exists. There was just something so real and rare and meaningful about that scene between the brothers. In that moment, they went from being fictional characters to something more - suddenly, it wasn’t Sam and Dean Winchester sitting on a motel bed discussing their hopes and fears – it was me and my sister. It was everyman, everywoman.
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