(For #8, 9 and 10, go here:  http://tinyurl.com/lncws9)
(For #4, 5, 6, and 7 go here: 
http://tinyurl.com/lb2anq)

#3 - The Kids Are Alright
 
So why is this number 3? Because out of all the rooms, this is the most flamboyant and the most over the top. It’s also the most outrageous to see the boys in. It has the very regal style common around the ages of Louis IX, a style that has you going “WTF?” the second you see Winchesters in the middle of it. I’m also trying for the life of me to figure out what that theme has to do with the “Cicero Pines” and the southwestern stucco exterior. Why would a farm town with no tall pine trees in Indiana, or traces of early French settlers, have something so extreme like that?   At least have something that outrageous and not have it featured on the Travel Channel. 
(For part one, go here! http://tinyurl.com/lncws9).

#7 – It’s The Great Pumpkin Sam Winchester
 
Sam finally gets to meet an angel for the first time. He’s blown away and so honored, he holds out his hand to a puzzled Castiel. Instead of me watching with fascination over this awkward moment, I’m blown away by the visual of this very strange motel room. The green couch, royal purple bedspreads, gold curtains, brown walls and that red and green checkered floor! The TV looks like something from the Smithsonian too. Are those seascape pictures on the wall? How about green lamp and the white textured lighting fixtures?  What the hell is that pattern in the light grey or purplish wallpaper?  My internet searches couldn’t come up with a name or décor.  Hot mess probably.
(Note From Alice - My apologies for not posting this yesterday when the 12 week mark happened, but our IP took the site down for server maintenance last night.  Better late than never!). 

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Hellatus Check; the twelve-week mark:
 
Perhaps I should call it Hellatus Check, only five weeks left – yeah, that sounds and reads so much better. Can you believe it, only five weeks left to Season 5 of Supernatural? Eric Kripke recently stated he had no belief that the show would ever go five seasons, we’re in good company when we pause in amazement and disbelief that it is almost here, Season 5.
Yes, now that the excitement of Comic Con has passed, I'm writing up random lists at work while bored.  By popular demand (both of you!), I present The Top Ten Motel Rooms of Supernatural.  There's no real criteria here, just that they stand out. 

I'm proud to share something from another guest columnist.  This time it's elle, frequent commenter and huge supporter of this site. 

Before I post elle's wonderful piece, "Why I love Supernatural," I wanted to announce that elle is also the winner of the Countdown Clock Graphic contest for July.  If you notice the new graphic that's been gracing our countdown clock for the last couple of days, it comes from the awesome creative skills of elle.  Thanks so much for the great graphic!  BTW, elle submitted two graphics, so watch for her other one to be proudly displayed in a few weeks. 

Here's another fantastic analysis from Faellie about season four and the influence of angels and demons.  I send my sincere thanks to her in allowing us to sharing another worthwhile read.

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This is a look back over what has been learnt about the major players in Season 4 of Supernatural, and some speculation as to what might be to come.   It's spoiler free "“ which does mean that some of the speculation could already have been overtaken, and other things missed.

Part I: Dramatis personae

The angels in heaven

Angels are "the armies of heaven" and "warriors of God" (Castiel in Are you There God, It's Me Dean Winchester).  We don't know how many angels there are, although Castiel says "Our numbers are not unlimited."   Castiel tells us that six angels died during the events of AYTGIMDW, and seven deaths, all from the same garrison as Castiel, Uriel and Anna, started off the events of On The Head Of A Pin. In On The Head Of A Pin, Alistair says of Lilith "She wouldn't kill seven angels. She'd kill a hundred, a thousand". 

(This is a spoiler free essay about my experiences covering Supernatural at Comic Con. Spoilerphobes need not worry, no season five giveaways here.)
 
Sunday morning as I waited outside press room 1B at the Comic Con, sitting still was a little tough. Sure, blaming the extra large (sorry, Venti!) Starbucks could have worked, if I had one. Yeah, I skipped the java that morning. Who needed caffeine when I was coasting on a pure adrenaline rush? In a half hour, I was going to be part of the Supernatural press session. 
 
Sure, I traveled 2200 miles primarily for this one hour event, but getting through this would be easy, right? It was another thrilling moment in a long line of others I've had since I started blogging about this amazing show 16 months ago. This would be just another press event, another chance for me to talk with brilliant minds about their magnificent creation, right? RIGHT?? I asked myself again when my inner voice failed to answer.   
Malleus Maleficarum:
 
I know many people do not like this episode, I do. It's not great, I grant you that but it is quite critical to the overall arc. MM cause that's way easier to spell introduces the concept of a new up and coming demon, enlightens us that all demons were once human repeating a theme for Dean's characterization and shows the masterfulness of Ruby's strategy. It also has some rock music (always good especially in light of the tightening financial constraints on the show), gives us some good Dean/Sam angst and was directed by Robert Singer, a favorite director of mine of this show, second only to Kim.
 
I've summed it up mostly above but I'll expand on one part here, the part where I suggest that there's a repetitious theme for Dean, here it's the idea that eventually Dean will become a demon. In In My Time Of Dying the fear or reality was that Dean would become an angry spirit if he didn't leave with Tessa. That's twice that Dean has been faced with becoming what he hates/hunts. Interesting that Sam is faced with the same reality as Dean, they're different, they're subtle (more so here) but both brothers face that future. Just noting that.  (Note from Alice:  I absolutely love the closing shot on this one.  Dean gets the shocking news, the camera pulls away and it's just him isolated in the parking lot, with only the Impala there.  The old girl is watching out for him.)

 
Season three is when I started watching Supernatural, Mystery Spot to be exact. I'd been on some spoiler lists or e-mail lists and had seen constant queries for information on Supernatural and had gotten irritated by how much time was ˜wasted' by people for this show , then I found it. Now I get it.
 
Season three is an awesome season, in parts, in other parts it's sorta not so much. Looking back on it I can see where elements or themes were worked in and had there not been such a lengthy break in the season and the reduction of six episodes, I think this season would have evened out and been superb. Compression was a real problem and thus as a whole this season starts weak, builds, has several awesome episodes in a row that are fabulous, sputters and ends high.
 
Without further rambling, I present The Road So Far, Season 3.