Summer hellatus is so bittersweet. We stare down the prospects of spending the next four months of our lives clinging to repeats and over-speculating like mad over a faint clue about season six that someone leaked on Twitter. Yet, this is also one of my favorite times of year, because I get to do the season end awards! This is my third year in a row and I've gone all out this year. It's just me living my philosophy, go big or go home. Of course my other philosophy is never turn down that second piece of pie, so maybe my philosophical prowess needs some work.
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Leshi, aka Little Bastard, Abraham Lincoln, the non-fruitarian Mahatma Gandi, and in a strange leap Paris Hilton. But it's a good bad. Its nice to see an A-list socialite heiress play along with the joke, even if the plot was thinner than the lady herself. It certainly makes the case that Wax Museums don't belong in Canton. They attract all sorts of freaks.
Most of these belong to Castiel. Let's face it, the fallen angel learned some humility from cell phones, whoopie cushions, hookers, and coma induced by his failing angel zapping abilities.
However, the blue-eyed angel only earns honorable mention. The prize goes to Sam, body swapped into the worst fast food uniform ever. They make them that big? I want a job in that costume department.
Best Appearance Of An Aging TV Icon
I'm still holding out for Lee Majors (season six or seven?) but in the meantime, snagging Chad Everett as the older Dean Winchester was just plain inspired. He had Dean down perfect. Jensen at the Chicago Con last year had nothing but praise for the man and what he put into the role as did Jim Beaver, who was the perfect companion for the "Grumpy Old Men" angle. It also made for the best old person jokes. Sam: You look like- Older Dean: The old chick from Titanic I know, shut up. Sam: I was going to say Emporer Palpatine.
Whoo hoo! Dean's baby gets a real meaty role, and in the coveted finale nonetheless. She saves the world from destruction! It ends up being her that gets through to Sam so he can overtake Lucifer, not Dean. She rocks! The most important object in the history of the world indeed. None of us are surprised and all of us couldn't be happier that the old girl got her due. We even got her long awaited backstory. All hail the beauty from Wisconsin!
Action figure Castiel, complete with kung fu grip for that tiny little knife. After all, authenticity is a must. Even Sam couldn't resist playing with him. Action Cas is infectious!
Just like last season, this year's winner comes from an inspired Dean Winchester rant. This one though is especially ballsy, and every bit as hysterical.
This is always such a rich category and this year in no exception. The brotherly drama was intense but there was one epic, nail biting brotherly exchange, you can't top. It doesn't even come from the parting scene in the finale, although that scene comes close enough to be the Honorable Mention. The winner features a wounded and crushed Sam gazing at Dean in dismay when his big brother tells Zachariah "yes" in "Point of No Return." When that one look causes Dean to renege on the deal, resulting in the "Hell yeah!" wink that charged up fans a thousand notches, a brotherly moment for the ages is born. I stopping breathing in that scene.
Best Winchester Brother Death
Wow, so much to choose from, once again. So much for Kripke's comment about being done killing Winchesters. Sam in "Sympathy For The Devil" (No, when you're out of air it's not passing out, it's death), future Dean in "The End," Sam in "Song Remains The Same," Sam and Dean in "Dark Side of the Moon," and Sam again in "Swan Song."
Best Puppy Dog Moment
Let's face it, Sam was one royally kicked puppy this season. His "puppy dog" eyes were finally acknowledged too when Dean told him in "The Real Ghostbusters" to convince the actress to help them by giving her the puppy dog eyes. However, there's only one winner this year. I've never seen a more hurt look than when demon!Bobby chews him out in "Sympathy For The Devil" after he admitted starting the apocalypse. I've never wanted to hug the puppy more.
Most Batshit Crazy Moment In The Entire Series
You know what it is!! Let's sing along.
Town to town, two lane roads
Family business two hunting bros
Living a lie just to get by
As long as we're moving forward there's nothing we can't do
Together we'll face the day
You and I won't run away
When the demons come out to play
Together we'll face the day...
Kripke you magnificent bastard. Coming up in parts two and three, so much more.