The Boys Are Back in Town
(Probably Time To Flee)
By and large, Supernatural's sixth episode each season has been a dramatic and humourous blend as well as a tipping point in the main plot – sometimes more subtle than others. Major memorable moments have been born of episode six over the years – which is your top?
Welcome back to the "Memorable Moments" series! For episode 13.05, "Advanced Thanatology", I once again put together a list of what I felt were the best and most memorable moments from the episode. The list varies from episode to episode depending on what transpired. I hope you enjoy it and share what your picks would be!
Another Supernatural season has come and gone and you know what that means. It's time for our annual awards! Season 13 especially generated some mixed feelings. You either loved it, hated it, or were rather indifferent. Huh, come to think of it, that sounds like every season, doesn't it?
Ever since season seven a certain number of award categories have been set aside by me and offered to you, the SPN fans, for judgement. It gives the fandom that chance to be heard - the good, bad, and the indifferent – because we care. Before I can come up with a final vote though, we need nominations!
I have pre-selected 17 award categories where the Supernatural fans will eventually select the winner. Just list your nominations for each category in the comments. Nominations close at 11:59 pm ET on Wednesday June 13th. The most popular nominations in each category will be chosen and used for the final fan vote (five to seven per category).
Editor's Note: We are excited to share these historical and cultural insights on Supernatural from videographer and The Winchester Family Business fan, Giuila Rodilossi! A transcript of her narration follows her video. - Nightsky
Supernatural at its roots has been developed in a specific point in time that frames it, as what many scholars define as post 9/11 popular culture. At the beginning Supernatural made ample use of American folklore and urban legends, packaging and presenting each episode as the horror movie of the week. The aim was to develop story lines which were easily recognizable and familiar, or either way, easily researchable. The theme of the show and its narrative arc quickly adapted to a more apocalyptic scenario, utilizing the latent discourse of good versus evil. If we consider that Supernatural started airing only four years after 9/11, its development can be seen as a dark and fantasized representation of post 9/11 American society in a constant fight against foreign and threatening forces. The creator, Eric Kripke has partly confirmed this reading by claiming that the allegorical status of the show is “as relevant today as when they were originally told because if there is any cultural zeitgeist at the moment, [it] is that we're living in the age of anxiety”.
For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. - 1 Thessalonians 4:16
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