The Boys Are Back in Town
(Probably Time To Flee)
Loss. Episode twenty-one is typically one of loss, grief and even death. The boys are in a perilous situation, making desperate choices and, classically at the worst moment before the final boss battle, they are struck with a major blow that leaves them shaken.
Season: 1 “Salvation”
Local de Hunt: Blue Earth, Minnesota; Manning Colorado; Salvation Iowa Featured Creature: Demons
REVEAL/TWIST? Meg answers John’s cell phone…
Season: 2 “All Hell Breaks Loose: Part One”
Local de Hunt: Cold Oak, South Dakota Featured Creature: Yellow Eyed Demon
REVEAL/TWIST? Sam Dies.
Season: 4 “When the Levee Breaks”
Local de Hunt: Jamestown, North Dakota; Elk River & Cold Spring, Minnesota Featured Creature: Sam
REVEAL/TWIST? Blood or Brother: Sam can’t have both.
Season: 5 “Two Minutes to Midnight”
Local de Hunt: Davenport, Iowa; Chicago, Illinois Featured Creature: Pestilence, Demons, Zombies
REVEAL/TWIST? Four rings to one key.
Season: 6 “Let It Bleed”
Local de Hunt: Sioux Falls, South Dakota Featured Creature: Crowley, Castiel
REVEAL/TWIST? Lisa and Ben are blissful in ignorance.
Season: 7 “Reading is Fundamental”
Local de Hunt: Neighbor, Michigan; Chicago, Illinois; Whitefish, Montana Featured Creature: Leviathans, Angels, Demons
REVEAL/TWIST? “Leviathan beats angel.”
Season: 8 “The Great Escapist”
Local de Hunt: Kansas; Colorado; New Mexico Featured Creature: Crowley, Naomi
REVEAL/TWIST? Welcome back Kevin and Metatron. How do we cure a demon?
Season: 9 “King of the Damned”
Local de Hunt: Leith, Scotland (1723); Cleveland, Ohio Featured Creature: Abaddon, Demons, Angels
REVEAL/TWIST? Dean ends Abaddon.
Season: 10 “Dark Dynasty”
Local de Hunt: Nebraska; Kansas; Louisiana; Massachusetts Featured Creature: Styne Family
REVEAL/TWIST? RIP Charlie.
Season: 11 “All in the Family”
Local de Hunt: Hope Springs, Idaho; Lebanon, Kansas; Lewis, Oklahoma Featured Creature: Amara
REVEAL/TWIST? Sometimes, God answers a prayer.
Season: 12 “There’s Something About Mary”
Local de Hunt: Lebanon, Kansas; Falls River, Massachusetts; South Carolina Featured Creature: BMOL; Hellhound
REVEAL/TWIST? Lucifer is free and Mary betrays her sons.
Season: 13 “Beat the Devil”
Local de Hunt: Apocolypse World; Dayton, Ohio Featured Creature: Lucifer, Vampires
REVEAL/TWIST? Sam is alive. A deal with the Devil.
Episode twenty-one is not about smiles, hugs and humour. Over the years we’ve said goodbye to favourite characters, we’ve watched brutal exchanges between Sam and Dean and seen devastating realizations come over our boys at the worst moments. As heartbreaking as these moments have been – these have been some of the best episodes too. What is the most impactful episode or scene in the last thirteen years? Does Dean yelling Sam’s name in AHBL: Part One still stand out for you as number one? Does your heart race during Dean’s battle with Abaddon – the intensity and darkness in those moments? Charlie’s sacrifice for her boys still makes me tearful. How about you?
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