100 Favourite Moments of Supernatural
The decisive season , the one that will give our beloved characters more heartbreaking choices to make and keep us on edge. With the Lord of Hell unleashed, Sam and Dean Winchester have to find a way to get back together on the same page and conquer their fears, their anger, their sadness to be brothers again in the truest sense and rise from the ashes of their pains. only to bring the greatest sacrifice a soul can give.
Plus: our show celebrated its 100th episode in this season, a triumph only the occasional show reaches. It's a testimony of the fantastic acting we have noticed from the very beginning, the amazingly creative teams in front of and behind the camera, the high quality scripts, and. as helplessly vain as that may sound , of its faithful fans who have kept watching Supernatural, thereby making sure that 'the suits' would deem it worthy of investing money and keep this exceptional show on air. Furthermore , we are looking forward to a sixth season.
Sympathy For The Devil (5.1)
Sam and Dean barely escape Lucifer's rising, being saved by an unknown force, only to learn that the Michael sword is on Earth , it is Dean himself. Hello? Becky emerges. Bobby almost kills himself to save Dean. Zachariah tortures the brothers to make Dean say Yes, as the Archangel needs his consent to use him as an 'angel condom'. And, sadly, Dean admits that his trust in Sam has vanished for the time being.
I'm starting off with two favourite moments here (another proof of being a weak woman when it comes to choosing from this show)
Becky almost suffers a heart attack as she finds Sam opening the door, and Sam's face at the appearance of his 'superfan' is priceless.
The other fave moment is also probably one of the saddest: DemonBobby washes Sam's handsome head with the worst possible words. We have rarely seen the younger Winchester so crushed. Again I have to search for tissues. Come on, you Wuss. (talking to myself. ah, where has this show got me?)
And , to save him, Bobby tries to comfort Sam, earning us one of those rare Winchester smiles.
Good God, Y'All (5.2)
While Castiel goes searching for God, the brothers find Ellen and Jo and fight a whole city of hallucinating people seeing demons everywhere , the perfect handiwork of the first horseman we encounter: War.
In the end, the brothers part ways. Sam recognises the danger in his desire for demon blood and thinks it best to go on on his own. Sniff.
Sam: I'm in no shape to be hunting. I need to step back, 'cause I'm dangerous. Maybe it's best we just. go our separate ways.
Dean: Well, I think you're right.
Sam: I was expecting a fight.
Dean: The truth is, I spend more time worrying about you than about doing the job right. I just can't afford that, you know. Not now.
Sam: I'm sorry, Dean.
Dean: I know you are, Sam. Hey, you. want to take the Impala?
Sam: It's okay. Take care of yourself, Dean.
Sam: It's okay. Take care of yourself, Dean.
Dean: Yeah, you too, Sammy.
And Dean can't even look Sam in the eyes anymore at this point.
Free To Be You And Me (5.3)
Dean teams up with Castiel, providing us with the occasional hilarious moment, while Sam is informed by Lucifer himself that he is supposed to be his vessel. And: hunters on a vendetta find Sam. Great. The guy just is not allowed to find any kind of peace.
The moment that touches me most is: IllusionJessica reaching out to Sam, awaking a tenderness him we haven't seen in a long time. My heart breaks for him again. It will do so a few more times in the course of this season.
The End (5.4)
One of the best ever episodes of the season, if not of the entire show. Jensen and Jared deliver some of the best acting we have ever seen on Supernatural. Jensen masters the art of playing against himself like a thesp of the highest order, portraying two different characters, indeed, changing voice, demeanor, gestures. And Jared gives us one of the most intriguing Lucifers to be found on any screen.
Fave scene, naturally, is the heart wrecking confrontation of the two at the end of The End.
Lucifer: Why would I want to destroy this stunning thing? Beautiful in a trillion different ways. The last perfect handiwork of God. Have you ever heard the story of how I fell from grace?
Dean: Oh, good God, you're not gonna tell me a bedtime story, are you? My stomach's almost out of bile.
Lucifer: You know why God cast me down? Because I loved Him. More than anything. And then God created. you. The little hairless apes. And then he asked all of us to bow down before you. To love you more than Him. And I said: Father, I can't. I said: these human beings are flawed. Murderous. And for that. God had Michael cast me into hell. Now tell me, does the punishment fit the crime? Especially when I was right. Look what six billion of you have done to this thing. And how many of you blame me for it?
Dean: You're not fooling me, you know that? With this Sympathy-For-The-Devil crap? I know what you are!
Lucifer: And what am I?
Dean: You're the same thing only bigger. The same brand of cockroach I've been squashing my whole life. An ugly, evil belly to the ground piece of crap. The only difference between them and you , is the size of your ego.
Lucifer: I like you, Dean. I get what the other angels see in you. Goodbye. We'll meet again soon.
Dean: You better kill me now!
Dean: You better kill me now! Or I swear I will find a way to kill you. And I won't stop.
Lucifer: I know you won't. I know you won't say Yes to Michael either. And I know you won't kill Sam. Whatever you do, you will always end up here. Whatever choices you make, whatever details you alter, we will always end up . here. I win. So, I win.
Dean: You're wrong.
Lucifer: See you in five years, Dean.
Fallen Idols (5.5)
Not the best episode of this season or this show, well. It has it's moments, though. I loved the references to House of Wax, Paris Hilton not so much. This show has mostly been great at finding some excellent supporting cast. The girl playing Cassie in Route666 was one bad casting example. Hilton was another.
My fave moments are Dean's mocking surprise as he learns that Sam admires a 'fruitarian in diapers', Gandhi.
And: finding out that Sam speaks Spanish. Wow.
I Believe The Children Are Our Future (5.6)
The introduction of Jesse is a great coup of the writers, but unfortunately he hasn't shown up again. I'm still hoping he might be a part of season six. Or , just as Dean's bleeding eyes in Bloody Mary , we will just have to get used to not hearing of him again.
The background story is another tragic one, his mother a tortured woman. There are some happy moments, here though, and I prove to be your friendly neighbourhood fangal again, as I need to put two of those here:
The lovely eye candy of two 'feds' at the door of Jesse
And: Castiel and the . cushion. (We'll just forget about the gag reels here that reveal another cast member being someone who has to be kept away from beans.)
The Curious Case of Dean Winchester (5.7)
Grumpy old men. Hilarious. And tragic. This show so often combines these elements in one story that I can hardly ever watch an episode without having tissues at hand. Just in case.
Favourite moment: Dean's happy dance! We've seen Dean rarely smile in this season. But this elated expression in face and body is just touching.
Changing Channels (5.8)
This whole episode is one favourite moment!!! Gosh, how should I choose here? I just won't. Only put some pic's here. funny, moving, sexy, painful, lovely, intriguing, mocking.
No, I guess my favourite line is Sam's: 'Should I honk?'
The Real Ghostbusters (5.9)
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.'
Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (5.15)
A special episode for me, as it is the one I watched in Los Angeles while attending the Convention there. The only one I could watch live and in synch with you yanks, which was great! Who knows when I will be able to do that again.
Apart from that it's heartbreaking, a glimpse at Bobby's life. He loved his wife, he is not only a surrogate father to the guys, he is also a man. Personally, I loved this view at his love story. We don't find that often when it comes to middle aged people.
Well, ahem, the local sheriff knows Bobby Singer.. So much for your cover, guys.
Dark Side of The Moon (5.16)
*Heaven, I'm in Heaven, and my heart beats to that I can hardly speak.* Oh, wrong movie. Would my personal heaven involve Fred Astaire? I doubt it.
This episode, however, is another one that loves to put my heart through an ordeal I hate to admit. There are again so many moments that are out there to move us to the core. So many layers. So many emotions.
Favourite scene: Dean sharing one happily sad moment with Mom
99 Problems (5.17)
Religious fanatics come in all colours and shades, really. It's always creepy to watch how desperate people are ready to believe just about anything.
The brothers get to make the experience of having backup. Doesn't help much, though. Dean is pushed more and more to saying yes. Sam can't help him, yet.
I have two favourite moments here:
Drunken Cas who found a liquor store and drank it!
Dean visiting Lisa to say goodbye. And he freaks her out big time.
'I wanted you to know, that when I picture myself happy, it's with you. And the kid.' Sniff.
Point of No Return (5.18)
One Hundred Episodes. How proud am I of this show. Great, great job, folks! And this episode is by all means a worthy one..
Sam is the one fighting for hope and trying to convince everyone (and himself) that they stand a chance. For a while it seems as if he doesn't reach his brother, but , he does. In the end, when everything seems forlorn, Dean remembers how he doesn't want to let his brother down and goes for a courageous move: he says yes, but it is a lie , he kills Zachariah and betrays descending Michael who, unfortunately, then takes Adam.
Hammer of The Gods (5.19)
Pagan Gods try to survive the Judeo-Christian apocalypse by trapping Sam and Dean, probably to strike a bargain with Lucifer et al. Gabriel, formerly known as Trickster, shows up and saves the day , but, alas, he dies here at the hands of his own brother and leaves the Winchesters with an important message: that the rings of the horsemen will bring about the fall of Lucifer.
So, in honour of the gutsy, heroic archangel and one of my favourite characters, the fave moment here has to be Gabriel taking on Lucifer.
The Devil You Know (5.20)
The first of a three part finale. one more step for Sam towards saying Yes to Lucifer. In fact, he come up with a brilliant, yet bloody reckless plan to knock Lucifer back into his cage.
This is another magnificent proof of Jared's development to being a wonderful, grown actor with mastering the subtle layers magnificently. It's what he doesn't show but makes us feel that there is so much underneath.
My fave moment here is the Supernatural Fight Club at the end of the episode.
Dean: All those angels, all those demons, all those sons of bitches. they just don't get it, do they Sammy?
Sam: No, they don't Dean.
Dean: You see, Brady, we're the ones you should be afraid of.
Two Minutes To Midnight (5.21)
Castiel is alive and very human and back just in time to save Sam and Dean from Pestilence who set up his lair in a sad home for the sick. Death shows up, one of the best introductions to a character ever. Sam learns he needs to drink huge amounts of blood. Crowley returns to Bobby the use of his legs (I still don't trust the demon, yet. Perhaps he will be back in Season Six, well, doesn't he still have Bobby's soul in his bag?). And , Dean receives the final ring from Death himself, after lying to his face..
So hard to choose favourite moments here. I could throw in all kinds of screencaps. but I'm just gonna take two, being shallow here:
Sam shooting the Croatoan-infected people in the warehouse , he just looks awesome and grown-up here.
And: Dean's expression at the very end , so much there. another brilliant actor conveying volumes with one glance only.
Swan Song (5.22)
The end of Season Five. The probably best episode of the show. There is no favourite moment here, as every scene is a favourite one. So, I'm going to just put an arrangement of pictures and sequences that crept into my bones like a welcome disease of fear, danger, tears, love, courage. This whole episode made a wreck of me. I'm still recovering.
'You mind not watching this?'
'Such anger, young Skywalker'
'I want you to understand: the only thing you're going to see out there,
is Michael killing your brother.'
'Sammy, it's okay, I'm here, I'm here, I'm not gonna leave you'
After all, Team Free Will did win. The brothers sacrificed more than anyone could bear. The actors portraying our dear Winchesters gave us the best performances possible. What a finale. I am at a loss for words, so unlike me, but I am.
A finale like this is also a promise , we are eagerly awaiting an equally fascinating sixth season.
I was cheating. I couldn't pick exactly one hundred moments, not with a show like this There were so many more to be mentioned, in particular here in the fifth season. So forgive me for indulging in what I love , celebrating this exceptional show.
'They chose family. And, well, isn't that kinda the whole point?'
Thank you, kind readers, for bearing with me. See you again after Season Six.
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