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Criss Angel Is A Douchebag (4.12)
Sam sees their future mirrored in two magicians. A tragic tale. One of two best friends is forced to kill the other in the end for the greater good. Sound familiar?
Favourite scene: Dean stumbling into...ahem...
Chief: You are really gonna get it tonight, bit boy.
Dean: There's been a misunderstanding. I think I've been had.
Chief: Oh, you ain't been had, till you've been had by the Chief. Oh, and before we get started: what's your safe word?
Afterschool Special (4.13)
Ah, some more of young Dean and Sam. Love it! Plus a moving story the experienced back than, another tragic one. Yes, this show monopolizes tragedy. I'm gonna need another funny scene here:
Dean in red shorts, looking downright ridiculous: The whistle makes me their God!
Sex And Violence (4.14)
Wow, talk about venting. Ugly truths. The Siren from True Blood. Sam's love-em-and-leave-em premiere with a lovely, yet screwed up doc. Bobby saves the day.
My fave scene is again the last one - the Winchesters 'talking' it over, and although they are quite economical with words, they say pages of dialogue in between lines. And my heart breaks once more for these amazing guys.
Sam: Dean, look, you know I didn't mean the things I said back there, right? That it was just the siren's spell talking?
Dean: Of course, me too.
Sam: Okay. So...so, we're good?
Dean: Yeah, we're good.
Whose brains are you trying to salt here?
Death Takes a Holiday (4.15)
Astral projection actually works? Thank God for Pamela. Damn you guys, though, for dragging her back into it and to her death. The creepiest Alistair ever (Christopher Heyerdahl is as charismatic a villain as it gets).
The best scene, yes, one more time, a forlorn one. Pamela, after having been stabbed, laughing in the face of death (a desperate try to keep her head up) and slapping Sam verbally for getting them to this point, warning him about his 'good intentions'. What a great, brave woman. I'm gonna miss Pamela.
"If you think you have good intentions, Sam, think again."
On The Head Of a Pin (4.16)
How can I pick a favourite scene here? Angels die. Dean decides, under duress, heartbroken, to become a torturer again, though he dreads what that might turn him to. We finally learn what else Sam has been doing with Ruby, getting strong enough to destroy a demon like Alistair. And Dean, ah, finds out that he has been weaker than dad and jumpstarted the apocalypse.
Now, the scene I picked is one more proof for Jensen's reduced and understated brilliance. Alistair shoves the truth into his face with so much drive that it makes me sick every time. Dean turns away, trying to hide from the truth, denying it at first, but you see in a split-second that he knows immediately the whole dimension of it.
Alastair: And it is written that the first seal shall be broken when a righteous man sheds blood in hell. As he breaks, so shall it break. We had to break the first seal before the others, only way to get the dominos to fall, right? When we win, when we bring on the apocalypse and burn this earth down, we owe it all to you, Dean Winchester.
It's a Terrible Life (4.17)
Who would have thought that Dean could make such a lovely manager? And Sam playing around with a Dracula jiggle head? Come on! Zachariah, the angel I will soon hate the most. Plus: the Ghostfacers return!
This is my favourite moment:
Ed: Next little trick, we learnt this from those useless douche bags.
Harry: That we hate.
Ed: The Winchesters. Gun.
Harry: Shotgun shell.
Ed: Pack it up with fresh rock salt. Very effective.
Harry: Very effective.
Ed: Winchesters suck ass though.
Harry: Affirmative. Suckage, major.
The Monster At The End Of This Book (4.18)
Fandom references. Slash. Oh dear. Chuck the prophet. Lilith growing up (I would have loved to see an actress of more charisma in this part, sometimes pretty just isn't enough. Guess what someone of the calibre of Kate Winslet or Rachel Weisz could have brought to that role)
Best introduction ever: I am the prophet Chuck!
Most moving scene - Sam's biggest fears are being confirmed:
Chuck: It must be hard to know that it all rests on your shoulders.
Sam: Does it? rest all on my shoulders?
Jump The Shark (4.19)
John Winchester was not a monk. Anyone out there who thought so? Great storyline. Gory, disgusting creatures. Dean saving Sam for the first time in a long time like in the old days - and getting out of the crypt via an angel-window - what attention to detail!
My favourite scene is the ghouls tying Sam down and torturing him, in fact trying to bleed him out. This was terrifying. And I might just be the sick scientist from hell.
The Rapture (4.20)
Finally â€“ Castiel's background, respectively Jimmy's story. Are there no happy tales on the planet anymore? Sam drinks blood, openly, as he can't hold it back any longer (and wants to save Jimmy's wife). He ends up in Bobby's panic room.
The best scene here is Jimmy offering his body to Castiel again in exchange for his daughter. That girl was absolutely fantastic in that scene. What a phenomenal young actress.
When The Levee Breaks (4.21)
What could I possibly say about this amazing episode that hasn't already been said? Acting-fest for Jared, what an incredible job he does. Everyone is great, Jensen, Jim, Misha, one actor spurring on the other, what a joy to see.
This episode breaks my heart every time I watch it. Every bloody time. I sound like a broken record.
My favourite scene (which was really tough to choose) takes place in Bobby's scrapyard. Bobby tries to hold Sam back.
Bobby: We're trying to help you, son.
Sam â€“ placing the gun's barrel over his heart: Then shoot. (I am convinced â€“ for a moment he wants it)
I'll place a few more pictures here, without comment, just moments that move me beyond description.
And, lastly, Dean says it.
Dean: Because it's not something that you're doing, it's what you are. It meansâ€¦
Sam: What? No. Say it.
Dean: It means you are a monster.
My heart is scattered all over the room. I'll be back in a minute. Where is that superglue when you need it?
Lucifer Rising (4.22)
The celestial, yet quite infernal holodeck. Ruby manipulates Sam...as he is without hope...she succeeds. She gets killed, finally. And, of course, Lucifer rises.
Best loved scene: Bobby can't keep his mouth shut any longer. There's so much love in this scene. Don't we just love Bobby?!
Bobby: You stupid, stupid son of a bitch! Well, boo hoo. I am so sorry your feelings are hurt, princess! Are you under the impression that family's supposed to make you happy? Make you an apple pie, maybe? They're supposed to make you miserable, that's why they're family!
Dean: I told him "if you walk out that door, don't come back," and he walked out anyway! That was his choice.
Bobby: You sound like a whiny brat. No, you sound like your dad. Well let me tell you something: Your dad was a coward.
Dean: My dad was many things, Bobby, but a coward?
Bobby: He'd rather push Sam away than reach out to him. Well, that don't strike me as brave. You are a better man than your daddy ever was. So you do both of us a favour: don't be him
Off to season five. It doesn't get easier for our dear Winchesters and their allies. If you needed tissues for this season, stock up on them, as you're going to need them again. Part five to follow soon.
May the good angels watch over you. As for the others: Kick 'em in the ass (Kim Manners, we miss you).
See you in a while for more favourite moments of season five! Or, that said, it might be a better idea to wait it out four more episodes and deliver a full account of the fifth season which, I think, is my personal favourite so far, though it's hard to actually choose. So, well, see you after the fifth season's cliff-hanger...I'm sure there will be one...and I my greatest fear is: Sam will be dead. Oh my!