Ha! The First Supernatural Convention, ever! What? What? What? Chuck falls in love with Becky who has only eyes for Sam, at first that is. Can't blame her, eh? Two fans become the real heroes of this episode. Dean feels good for the first time in a long time. And , we learn of the colt that was given to a demon named Crowley. He will become a crucial element in Lucifer's demise.
Most horrific moment: Becky sending Sam a lick , when I watch this I still hear myself exclaim, like the first time: No, she didn't just do that! Yikes..It's so terrible that it's just good. Vicarious embarrassment. again.
Abandon All Hope (5.10)
I am still in tears when I watch this episode, and doing it again for this article was putting my heart through a meat grinder again.
We lose two wonderful women. If you like, take a look at my 'Epitaph For Ellen And Jo' which I wrote in the wake of this beautifully tragic elements, trying to sort out my emotions.
Favourite moment of many: Dean saying goodbye to Jo.
I can't believe I'm doing this. This is as heartbreaking as it gets. Did I mention I hate this show with all my broken heart, sometimes?
Sam, Interrupted (5.11)
What a great, multilayered episode. The guys in a nuthouse. Dean's despair is addressed as well as Sam's anger issues.
I have one personal favourite moment, but for all DeanGirls out there (and for everyone else, too), I will put the other, one of your faves here, too , and I'm not going to say the P-word even though it helps Dean to distract the nurse enough to hide their secret operations.
Dean: Crazy works!
The other: the happily drugged Sam booping Dean's nose. awwwwwwwh.
Swap Meat (5.12)
This episode, I'm afraid, is also one of my least favourites. Misses opportunities galore, to my taste. but there are moments I did love.
'Sam' being flirted at by a lady in the bar. And Jared plays wonderfully with his own attractiveness. He knows how handsome he is. He does. Making fun of himself in this manner shows that he's not yet a victim to unhealthy vanity, I'd say.
'Crystal, I would love to have the sex with you.'
The Song Remains The Same (5.13)
Anna is a traitor. At first I didn't want to believe it, as I liked that angel. But she almost gets the Winchester parents killed and she stabs Sam to his death. And Michael appears for the first time , taking over Young John's body. His words echo the relationship of our dear brothers.
Michael: Lucifer defied our father and he betrayed me, but still, I don't want this any more than you would want to kill Sam. You know my brother. I practically raised him. I took care of him in a way that most people could never understand. And I still love him. But I am going to kill him, because it is right. And I have to.
Dean: Why, because God says so?
Michael: From the beginning he knew this was how it was going to end.
Dean: And you're just gonna do whatever God says?
Michael: Yes, because I am a good son.
Dean: Yeah, well, trust me, pal, take it from someone who knows, that is a dead-end street.
Michael: And you think you know better than my father? One unimportant little man? What makes you think you get to choose?
Dean: Because I gotta believe that I can choose what I do with. my unimportant little life.
Michael: You're wrong. You know how I know? Think of a million random choices that let John and Mary be born. To meet. To fall in love, to have the two of you. Think of the million random choices that you make, and yet each and every one of them brings you closer to your destiny. Do you know why that is? Because it's not random. It's not chance. It's plan that is playing itself out perfectly. Free will is an illusion, Dean. That's why you're going to say yes.
I'm so happy right now that we know today, that Team Free Will did win in the end. However, this moment was one of the deaths Dean died on his way to saying Yes which he actually planned to do for a terrible while.
My Bloody Valentine (5.14)
A reference to Jensen's horror movie. It's only fair after House of Wax. Furthermore: Famine. Where War was kind glamorous, this horseman is creepy and disgusting. Unattached drifter Christmas is not what it used to be for Dean. Sam falls back to blood and power. That, actually, is my favourite scene here , the cold moment of vampy Sam draining the demons of blood 'Wait your turn.'