8. Heaven and Hell
It’s really hard with season four to pick a bad episode. There were a couple (“Heaven and Hell” and “Family Remains”) but they were only bad compared to the other episodes of what is Supernatural’s best season. When compared to other bad episodes of other seasons, they really aren’t so bad.
To be honest, “Family Remains” had been on my list of the worst for a long while. Then I watched it recently. It really isn’t so bad, except for the end. The end still stands for me as one of the worst scenes ever, but the episode in itself, I think the family sold it, even if the story had more holes in it than swiss cheese.
“Heaven and Hell” doesn’t get such a pass. It was the midseason closer, the big second part of the two part showdown between the angels and demons. It...was a ludicrous mess. It stretched my boundaries of believability. I didn’t mind Anna from the prior episode, but in this one, she went all cartoonish on us. Grace in a bottle? It's in a tree in Kentucky? Sweetly banging Dean in the back of the Impala (sorry, Sam and Ruby’s passionate Monster’s Ball type tryst was far more entertaining). Then I actually threw up in my mouth a little when tough and menacing Uriel started mocking Dean about helping himself to some “angel food cake” like they were high school.
And DON’T get me started about angels and demons meeting up like The Jets and The Sharks and fist fighting their way to a conclusion. I was honestly waiting for them to break into song and dance a la West Side Story. That actually may have played out better.
Yep, file that one under the “WTF were you thinking Kripke?” category.
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