It's time for the big reveal! The votes have been counted, the data analyzed, and we can now announce the winners of our Supernatural Season 13 Fan Choice Awards! As usual we had some runaway categories and some really close ones as well. There are a few surprising winners here too. An episode that pretty much swept the nominations ended up falling short in our vote for several categores, thus shattering our predictions.  Another big nominee did very well, just not in the categories that were particularly flattering.  It just goes to show, you never know what's going to happen when the votes are counted!
 
Below for each category I list a winner, the runner up, the second runner up if the voting is particularly close, and then the Editor's Choice, aka my vote. After all, what fun is it being editor-in-chief and awards administrtor if I don't get my say? :)  The results of the poll can be viewed as well, just so you can see how well and how poorly your choices fared.  
 
So, with all the formalities out of the way, I now present, the WFB Supernatural Season 13 Fan Choice Awards.
 
 
 
Best Supernatural Season 13 Episode
  
Winner
 
"Beat The Devil"
 
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Runner-Up
 
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Editor’s Choice
 
"Scoobynatural"
 
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While I respect the results and the voice of the fans, I have to vehemently disagree with the popular vote on this one.  I get that many don’t think of “Scoobynatural” as a normal “Supernatural” episode and therefore was not a legitimate candidate for the voting, but “Beat the Devil” actually makes my season worst list.  I have a scathing review to prove it!  For me, “Scoobynatural” was the only episode I thoroughly enjoyed from beginning to end all season long.  In the Eric Kripke era, the episodes had serious and horrifying stuff, but they also had many light hearted moments in between to offer some balance.  The later seasons seem to have forgotten that light heartedness and have been very heavy and depressing most of the time.  Outright dark at times if you ask me.  So when something goofy and fun like this comes along, with our three leads all smiles at the end of it, then I’m clinging onto that fond memory like glue.  I haven’t enjoyed a “Supernatural” episode this much since season 11’s “Baby.”  
 
 
  
Worst Supernatural Season 13 Episode 
 
Winner (by a landslide)
 
"Wayward Sisters"
 
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Runner-Up
 
"Devil's Bargain"
 
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Super-duper close to Runner-Up
 
"Let the Good Times Roll"
 
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Editor’s Choice
 
"Wayward Sisters" 
 
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Honestly, I don’t think “Wayward Sisters” was a total train wreck and it was an improvement over season nine’s “Bloodlines,” which I rate as one of the worst episodes in the series.  But honestly, it was bad.  I did a detailed review as to why, but bottom line the expectations were very high for this one since it was the pilot for the spinoff and it didn’t deliver.  If this had just been a normal episode, it still would have been one of the worst but not “the worst.”  
 
I know many had their hearts set on this series going forward, but the CW was wise to pass on it.  There are better options out there for them to go forward with, despite the passionate pleas from supporters. In the end, it’s a business and running forward with a mediocre premise didn’t make sense.  The storytelling with these characters was cliched, not very bold, and outright confusing come the end.  There was no clear path as to where it was going.  It was very hard to sell female empowerment with two male writers on a show that has been very tone deaf with it’s female characters.  
 
The choice to make Claire Novak the lead, a character that rubs many of the fans the wrong way, was the core reason why this concept didn’t win over a lot of the “Supernatural” faithful.  Sadly, the CW wasn’t about to make a show starring middle aged characters Jody and Donna. Then enter Julie Plec and her pitch of a storyline that got the “Vampire Diaries/Originals” fans very excited, and “Legacies” gets the nod.  The stars just didn’t align.  I just hope upon hope that when they return to “Supernatural” in season 14, they get better material. 
 
 
 
Funniest Scene in Supernatural Season 13
 
Winner
 
"The Scorpion and the Frog"
 
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Sam and Dean sending Luther involuntarily through the poison darts 
 
Runner-up
 
"Various and Sundry Villains"
 
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Sam and Dean wrestling.
 
Editor’s Choice
 
"The Scorpion and the Frog"
 
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Sam and Dean sending Luther involuntarily through the poison darts. 
 
Is it sad that this season was missing so many LOL moments that this is our clear winner?  I mean aside from “Scoobynatural,” which was overall one big funny moment for me, there wasn’t another bit at all that made me laugh out loud except this one.  The others got nothing more from me than a light chuckle.  Not only was this well shot visually, but it was actually written with some great comedic timing!  Sam and Dean’s reactions during the whole thing were priceless.  Talk about a clever way of getting yourself through a jam.  
 
Although, I did find myself sending a few votes by the way of the season finale.  Surely that scene between Dean!Michael and Lucifer flying in the air had to be a comedy, right?  Did anyone take it seriously?  HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA...no?
 
 
SPN 1850
 
 
 
Most Tear-Jerking Moment in Supernatural Season 13
 
Winner (by a landslide)
 
"Beat the Devil"
 
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Dean reunites with Mary, delivers the single perfect man tear when she asks about Sam.
  
Runner-up
 
"Beat the Devil"
  
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Sam's horribly gruesome death.
  
Editor’s Choice
  
"A Most Holy Man" 
 
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Father Lucca's speech about why they keep fighting.
 
Let me explain this choice.  I think I made it very well known during my review of “Beat the Devil” that the episode pissed me off to no end.  It was too contrived a setup that served no purpose whatsoever than the screw over Sam Winchester again with his nemesis, aka the same damn ploy that’s been happening for a few seasons.  So, when I see Sam’s death or Dean’s single perfect man tear, it has no legitimacy to me.  It all happened out of  pure, utter bulls***.  
 
Why this speech then?  Because it was a rare moment of optimism and faith in an otherwise crappy and depressing season.  It reminded me exactly why Sam and Dean keep going after all these years.  These stories have the brothers going through the motions so many times it’s so easy to forget why they’re putting themselves through all this.  This speech explained it all, they do it to try an improve things and make every day better.  It brought a few tears to my eyes.  If anyone didn’t think that was also meant for our spirit in this horribly screwed up Trump era, then I suppose the optimism was definitely lost. 
 
However, my true pick didn’t even make the nominations list.  The only part that got me absolutely bawling this season was in “The Big Empty,” when the shapeshifter therapist morphed into Kelly Kline, giving Jack that moment with his “mother” than he never dreamed he would have had.  The whole thing was tender, beautiful and really appealed to a mother with a son like myself.  It gave Jack a chance to move on, something that no doubt helped him accept Sam and Dean as family.  
 
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Best Brotherly Bonding Scene in Supernatural Season 13
  
Winner
 
"Exodus"
 
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Sam and Dean's hug after Sam returns from being dead.
 
Runner-up
 
"Unfinished Business"
 
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The whole "we die together" conversation. 
 
Editor’s Choice
 
"Exodus"
  
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Sam and Dean’s hug after Sam returning from being dead.
  
I know, in the last category I just blasted the whole setup of Sam’s death as contrived plotting.  Why did I pick this then?  Simple.  Just look at their faces! 
 
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Two pictures tells a thousand words.  These simple looks captured the utter devastation that both brothers felt inside over the whole incident more than words would ever be able to do so.  This is how actors rise above a particularly crappy story.  It reminded me of Sam’s desperate hug at the end of “Mystery Spot," a moment that evokes a tear or two to this day.  Just priceless and it so reminds us how lucky we are to have Jared and Jensen on this show.  
 
 
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Best "Kick it in the Ass" Moment in Supernatural Season 13
 
Winner
 
“Let the Good Times Roll”
 
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Lucifer's Death 
 
Runner-up
 
"Exodus"
  
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Sam leaving Lucifer behind in AU World. 
 
Editor’s Choice
 
"Funeralia"
 
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 Dean’s intense (and long!) fight with Rowena’s bodyguard
 
 
Another unconventional choice, I know.  The reason I pick this one is because the fight choreography was brilliant!  I was engaged with every bit of it.  I often watch “Arrow” and wonder why “Supernatural” doesn’t put as much into it’s fight choreography at times.  This answered that question.  They can and they did.  
 
 
 
Best Guest Star in Season 13
 
Winner
 
“The Scorpion and the Frog”
  
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 Christie Burke - Alice aka “Smash”  
  
Runner-up
 
“Scoobynatural”
 
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The Scooby Gang 
 
Editor’s Choice
 
“Scoobynatural”
 
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The Scooby Gang 
 
For the record, it was Fred that won me over for this award when finding out ghosts were real.  “My life is meaningless!” Okay fine, maybe it was when Shaggy broke his arm.  “What? That's not -- I have jumped out of a biplane in a museum and was fine! How did this happen?”  Or there’s Velma giving into an opportunity just about every one of us wishes we had:
 
So yeah, it’s hard to pass them up.  Massive kudos to the animators and guest writers for knowing their material.  
 
 
 
Best Ending to an Episode in Season 13
 
Winner
 
“Scorpion and the Frog”
 
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Runner-Up
 
“Beat the Devil”
 
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Editor’s Choice
 
“Scoobynatural”
 
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The only episode of the season where I had a smile on my face at the end of the episode.  It was an actual Scooby Doo ending!  That was enough for me.  Ascot for the win!
 
 
 
Worst Ending to an Episode in Supernatural Season 13
 
Winner
 
“Patience”
 
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Runner-up
 
“Wayward Sisters”
 
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A razor-thin Second Runner-up
 
 ‘Let the Good Times Roll”
 
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Editor’s Choice
 
Tie - “Wayward Sisters” and “Let the Good Times Roll”
  
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Both episodes had me spitting mad at the end.  Okay, so did “Beat the Devil” but since that didn’t make the nominees list, I’ll have to let that pass.  “Wayward Sisters” was moving in the right direction, with Claire learning a valuable lesson, until she jumped into a poor imitation of Dean Winchester and talked about killing the thing that killed Kaia.  Great, warm moment over, more eyerolls for an annoying character that apparently didn’t learn anything after all.  Then the hooded creature came out of the rift and it’s Kaia?  Ugh, that story was not interesting to begin with.  If that was the premise of the series, I definitely wouldn’t be watching.  Sounds like The CW agreed with me. 
 
As for “Let the Good Times Roll,” it was just too sloppy for words.  We finally get a Michael/Lucifer showdown and it didn’t even destroy the building that they fought in, let alone the earth.  That was a season finale?  By the time we got the blue eyes and the laughable “freeze frame,” a big joke in season six’s “The French Mistake,” I wondered if that was the giving up point for the creative team.  This makes me very skeptical for season 14.   
 
 
 
Best Quote in Supernatural Season 13
 
Winner
 
“Exodus"
 
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“Are you good? Then you got nothin' to apologize for.” - Dean to Sam
 
Runner-up
 
“Unfinished Business"
 
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"Dean, we're going to that place, and we're gonna save Jack and Mom. Together. And if something happens, we will deal with it together. And if we die? We'll do that together, too." - Sam
 
Editor’s Choice
 
“A Most Holy Man”
 
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"It's not about luck, son. It's about effort. All the time, I hear people saying the world's not perfect. And they're right. It's not. But do you use that as an excuse? Do you use it to excuse your own sins? Your failings and your laziness? Do you use it to give a bad man power, because the world's not perfect? Or do you work? Do you try and improve things in whatever way you can? Guys, the world will never be perfect, but if good men do good things, it can be better. Every day can get better." Father Lucca
 
See the above explanation for my choice for tear-jerking moment.   That applies exactly to this quote category as well.  Actually, almost all of these quotes were really good.  I loved Sam’s defense of Jack in “Rising Son.” I laughed myself silly over Dean’s declaration of “taking a bullet for the dog” in “Scoobynatural.” I loved Sam’s speech in “Unfinished Business” until it was totally invalidated in the next episode by DEAN LEAVING SAM BEHIND. Their words in “Exodus” were great but didn’t sell the moment as much as the hug itself.  I only dismiss “Thanks for the suit,” because I was less than impressed with the cheesy battle that happened before that and then Sam not getting to enjoy the death of Lucifer for more than a few seconds.  Talk about snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.  
 
 
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Best Plot in Supernatural Season 13 
 
Winner (by a mega landslide)
 
"Various and Sundry Villains"
 
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Sam and Rowena’s shared pain over their brutal torture experiences at the hand of Lucifer.
 
Runner-up
 
"Sccobynatural"
 
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When Sam, Dean and Castiel meet the Scooby gang in cartoon land, suddenly events take a disturbing turn, as well as some really strange friendships. 
 
Editor’s Choice
 
“The Big Empty”
 
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Sam, Dean, and Jack all have some very unique family therapy while we finally see what the Big Empty is all about with Castiel. 
 
I loved this plot.  Sam got to air some grievances, a gem we oh so rarely see from a guy that internalizes everything.  Jack got to experience the impossible and talk to his “mother,” helping his feelings of loss, Dean had a real moment of vulnerability at the end and we finally got to see the Big Empty.  When you’re dealing with black nothing, coming up with an irritable entity that doesn’t exactly like beings waking from their sleep made for a great story.  Easily one of the best episodes of the season.  
 
In a very close second though, I do agree with the winning choice.  I did love Sam and Rowena’s bond over their horrors at the hands of Lucifer, even their shared terror over seeing Luci’s real face in “Various and Sundry Villains.”   It finally gave Sam someone to bond with and openly share the pain that has been haunting him for years.  To know that he still has nightmares about it tells us he’s not superhuman after all.   He just hides it from Dean.  Hallelujah!  It’s about time a writer went there.  It only got second place from me because “The Big Empty” was a more intricate plot.  
 
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Worst Plot in Supernatural Season 13 
 
Winner
 
"Wayward Sisters"
 
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Claire Novak is the new Dean Winchester and the brothers are now dumb as bricks. 
 
Runner-up
 
"Unfinished Business"
 
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The entire retcon of Gabriel’s season 5 death just so he could come back to carry out revenge against Loki then be useless. 
 
Second Runner-up by 1 vote
 
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Grace sucking porn! - “Devil’s Bargain”
 
Editor’s Choice
 
All of them. 
 
I know, I’m coping out in an awards where I refused to give an “all of the above” category because the idea is you have to pick one.  But how do you do that here?  They’re all so unbelievably bad!  How did anyone think that these stories would fly?  Not to mention, some really good and popular SPN actors were forced to work with this garbage.  What did Kim Rhodes and Briana Buckmaster do to get such a lackluster script in “Wayward Sisters?”  Why was Richard Speight Jr. even brought back if they couldn’t do his character any justice?  Danneel Ackles made her long awaited SPN debut for that mess that is “Devil’s Bargain?”  And you all know my opinions about the mess of a finale.  
 
Fine, I’ll pick one since I’m bound by my own rules.  Congrats “Wayward Sisters,” you’re the worst of the worst.  Don’t ask me tomorrow, my answer will likely be different.   
 
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Best Use of Classic Rock/Any Song in Season 13 (Note, "Carry On Wayward Son" is NOT eligible) 
 
Winner
 
"Beat the Devil"
 
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“Cats in the Cradle” - Harry Chapin
 
Runner-up
 
"Lost and Found"
 
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“Nothing Else Matters” - Metallica
 
Editor’s Choice 
 
"Lost and Found" 
 
The Road So Far
 
“Nothing Else Matters” - Metallica
 
Um, Metallica guys!  The Impala’s unofficial name is even the Metallicar.  This is about the truest to the classic rock mantra you can get for “Supernatural” short of Led Zeppelin.  
 
 
 
Worst Crime Against Supernatural by the Writers in Season 13
 
Winner (by a landslide)
 
"Wayward Sisters"
 
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Taking a promising premise of “Wayward Sisters” and ruining it with multiple episodes by making Claire Novak the lead, giving us bland characters like Patience, having Sam and Dean look like hapless idiots that only Claire could save, all while running with a totally confusing ending that generated no excitement for a potential series moving forward.
 
Runner-up
 
"Let the Good Times Roll"
 
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Why, oh, why, after all those years of torment and pain, was Sam NOT the one to kill Lucifer?
 
Editor’s Choice
 
All of them.  Oh, wait…
 
Yes, I do have one in mind that especially rubs me raw.
 
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“The desperate act of bringing back old characters…just to kill them, then killing off so many they had to bring back dead characters…just to kill them again.”
 
While one would assume it’s “Wayward Sisters” it’s honestly a beef I’ve had for many seasons now, but especially with Dabb’s episodes and now in the Dabb era.  Why oh freaking why are beloved characters brought back after a long absence just to be killed?  How is that even slightly entertaining or dramatically poignant?  It’s lazy storytelling, that’s what it is.  It’s gotten to a point that we dread every announcement that a character returns because we very predictably know that they’re going to end up dead.  Case in point, Missouri Moseley.  That was just a cheap shot guys.   
 
Season 13 hit a new low though.  They brought back dead characters just so they could kill them again!  WHY???  Gabriel’s retcon was the absolutely worst act and a waste of our time.  Too bad too because Gabriel was one of my favorite characters from the Kripke era.  Way to ruin people we love guys.  Speaking of ruining, Bobby and Charlie are back…but they’re not Bobby and Charlie.  They may not be dead yet but just wait, season 14 will get them.  Ditto for Naomi, although I’d be kind of okay with that.  
 
Here’s an interesting idea writers, stop killing interesting characters.  Then you’re forced to live within the parameters set by previous canon.  It’s only TV writing 101.  
 
 
 
Best Gratuitous/Totally Sexy Moment in Season 13
 
Winner - By a whopping margin!
 
"Funeralia" 
 
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Rowena ripping open Sam’s shirt.
 
Runner-up
 
"Let the Good Times Roll" 
 
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The grand entrance of Dean!Michael!  
 
Editor’s Choice
 
 “Funeralia”
 
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Rowena ripping open Sam’s shirt 
 
Like there was any choice?  I almost tossed this category out because there were so few nominations, but when 2 viable choices came out of it, I figured they would be neck in neck in the voting.  I was wrong, no contest.  The margin of victory was laughable.  Another angel wing reveal did very little to stir the imagination.  The “Scoobynatural” choices were throw away answers that I put in there just to have some other options.  They were never fan nominated.  They were also never supposed to be serious contenders, however Velma’s mauling of Sam almost came in second place!  
 
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Still, no one wishes we got the night outfits from “Scoobynatural” live action?  Seriously, no one?  
 
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Best Callback to Previous Supernatural Seasons in Season 13
 
Winner
 
Multiple Episodes
 
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Sam relating to Jack about feeling like a freak who doesn’t belong. 
 
Runner-up
 
"Let the Good Times Roll"
 
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Dean’s destiny as the "Michael sword" finally happens
 
Editor’s Choice
 
"Scoobynatural" 
 
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Dean and the giant sandwich (shout out to "Changing Channels")
 
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Come on, that was how many seasons in the making?  Every time I watched “Changing Channels” (which is a lot) I kept saying that they needed to give Dean a Scooby Doo power of a bigger mouth to eat that sandwich.  I knew the VFX guys could do it!  Ah well, the animated way worked very well too.  I was outright squealing.  
 
 
That's my two cents!  My sincere thanks to all that voted and made another run of our Supernatural Fan Choice Awards a great success! Now, you can chime in and let us know if your favorites made it or not, what you would have selected and why.