Article Index

Elle2's Season 5 Wrap Up:
 
Hey, better late than never, right? We're about eight weeks into Hellatus with only a few more weeks to go until Season 6 begins"¦okay, okay, a few more weeks beyond what we initially had hoped for but at least they started shooting last week and with the extra two weeks of Hellatus we here at The Winchester Family Business will just have to write more articles, design more inspirational posters, develop more puzzles, conduct more polls and link more videos.
 
I've been doing a lot of meaty articles (for me anyway) so it's time to change it up a bit and knock out a pure spur-of-the-moment article that gives a quick look at some of my favorite and some not so favorite moments of Season 5.
 
These are in no particular order, just typed 'em as they came to me. Hope you enjoy this look back at Season 5:
 
Best Reveal: Trickster = Gabriel - loved it, what a tie-in for the character that has charmed us in Tall Tales and mystified us in Mystery Spot.
 
Worst death(s): Ellen and Jo
 
Best returning character: Ash - I'd forgotten how much I missed him but when he appeared it was such a moment of joy.  ASH!!!!
 
Best Castiel lines: Hmm, hard to choose:   
 
"God's not on any flatbread."
            "They're not incontinent."
            "Hey, ass-butt!"
"I found a liquor store"¦and I drank it!"
 
So much to choose from - hopefully I'll have something about Castiel later on this Hellatus.
 
Best running joke this season: Castiel and the cell phone - bwah!!!!
 
Best Bobby moment: "I ain't a hunter anymore!" Oh, the pain!
 
Best Sam moment
 
Takes charge in Point of No Return.
Outplays Patrick the witch at poker.
Takes back the reins from Lucifer, "It's going to be okay, Dean, I've got him."
 
Best Dean moment:
 
            Stays with Sam no matter the beating, "I'm here, Sam, and I'm not going to leave you."
            The wink in Point of No Return
Tells Sam it's not up to him to 'let' him do anything.
 
 
Hell Yeah! Moment:
 
            Zachariah dies - sorry, Zach (and especially Kurt Fuller who was brilliant in this role) I loved to hate you and will miss you but "Hell, YEAH!"
 
Awesome Effects:
 
            Anna is smoked in The Song Remains the Same
 
Great camera shots:
           
            Shovels thrust into the grave only to shift to an above the scene shot in Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid
            Rapid camera zoom on Dean and 90 degree turn to see Karen in Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid
            Pull back from Lisa's dining room table to exterior of house and then drop down onto Sam standing in shadows, Swan Song
 
Funniest Episode:
 
            Fallen Idols - just messing with you! Changing Channels!
 
Episode that provoked tears so much so that I could not watch it for almost five weeks:
 
            Swan Song
 
Inspired Casting:
 
            Mark Pellegrino (Lucifer)
            Julian Richings (Death)
            Titus Welliver (War)
            Matt Frewer (Pestilence)
            James Otis (Famine)
 
Worst Episode:
           
            Swap Meat - at least we now know why thanks to the boys' reveal at the Rising Con in Barcelona



Best ways to Humiliate Sam:
 
            Give him the clap!
            NUTCRACKER!!!!                
            "I am doing all I can to slightly lessen the spread of - of genital herpes, and that's a good thing."
 
Episodes that knocked it out of the park:
 
Sympathy For the Devil
The End
Changing Channels
Abandon All Hope
The Song Remains the Same
My Bloody Valentine
Dark Side of the Moon
Point of No Return
Swan Song
 
Episodes that nearly knocked it out of the park:
 
Good God, Y'All
Free To Be You And Me
The Curious Case of Dean Winchester
The Real Ghostbusters
Sam, Interrupted
Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid
99 Problems
The Devil You Know
Two Minutes to Midnight
 
Episode that I'll watch but only "˜cause I'm dedicated:
 
Fallen Idols
I Believe The Children Are Our Future
Swap Meat
Hammer of the Gods
 
Best Music (Classic Rock that is):
 
Anytime it's on, I'm not choosy!
 
Best Best original score:
 
The piano score during Lucifer's scenes in Abandon All Hope
 
New directors that I'll happily look for in Season 6:
 
Jeff Wollnough
 
New abilities of Sam (and possibly Dean) that I hope to never see again:
 
The ability to conduct autopsies - uh, no, that's just unbelievable (yeah, I actually said that!)
 
Script that surprised me the most:
 
Dark Side of the Moon - never would have thought Andrew Dabb and Daniel Loflin could have written such a masterpiece, please let this be the first of many more to come of this caliber.
 
 
There's sure to be many other moments that make this season great so I'll be looking for your comments to share your favorite moments and you'll likely trigger some more of mine.
 
In the meantime, celebrate that we're now a week closer to September 24th from when you first learned that that was the Season 6 premier date. Jensen should be over half way done directing his first episode (congratulations!) and likely we'll have a much shorter mini-hellatus at the half-way point come December. There's a silver lining every time!
 
Thanks for reading.
 
Elle2

Comments  

LindaH
# LindaH 2010-07-11 11:16
First, I want to let you know if there is a page 2 it comes up blank on my computer.

Secondly, I missed the reports what was revealed at Rising Con that explained what went wrong with Swap Meat.
Yirabah
# Yirabah 2010-07-11 12:22
Elle2 that was a nice read and I do agree 100% with each one of your choices.

Let me just add one more moment:
"The most revolting scene"
When pestilence sneezed on the guy in the store"

LindaH here is the link of the vid for the reveal at the Rising Con http://www.youtube.com/user/SamysWitch#p/u/6/yb2iDt7s7SE
LindaH
# LindaH 2010-07-11 13:20
Yirabah, thanks for that link.
Karen
# Karen 2010-07-11 14:36
Hi Elle2

I loved your picks, I had some to add.

Best returning Character:
I loved seeing Ash again but I also loved Crowley.

Best Castiel Lines:
I also liked in The End when Castiel zaps Dean to him, saving Dean from Zacks wrath ‘We had an appointment”.

Episode that provoked tears so much:
For me it was Abandon all hope and I still haven’t been able to re-watch since it originally aired.

Thanks Elle2 this was fun.
elle2
# elle2 2010-07-11 19:03
Hi, Linda, Yirabah and Karen,

Linda, first off, I'm so glad Yirabah was quicker to the site than me and provided the link (also, I wouldn't have been too good at providing the link so double kudos to you Yirabah :-)

Oh, Yirabah, you are so right about the whole Pestilence scene...yeesh, I couldn't watch it it was so gross!!! So I hid behind my fingers and peeked...it was still so gross!

Karen, you're right with your additions...the re is something so...Cas about how he saved Dean in The End.

And as for tears...yeah, Swan Song killed me the first go round so I avoided it but with the blessings of a sixth season soon to come and the fun of the speculation of what will be it doesn't 'kill' me like it first did. Abandon All Hope with Ellen and Jo still kills me, I'm better when I watch it in that I'm not wrecked after like I first was but still...and then Ash's awesome follow up on their death in DSOTM...good stuff.

Glad you had fun and enjoyed the light article.

:-)
Suze
# Suze 2010-07-13 07:53
YEH!! ASH!!! Caplocks cannot fully express my fangirly joy! :D :D :D

Spit coffee on the keyboard moments ... " They ate my tailor/ Shall I honk?" Plus anything to do with Cas and his mobile :lol:

Pestilence = Total yukfest!

You're all going to hate me for this but I thoroughly enjoyed Abandon All Hope as I've been fantasising about a messy death for Jo ever since she first appeared. :twisted:

Right, off to poison some orphans ...
elle2
# elle2 2010-07-13 08:28
Suze,

you are too funny...what is your poison of choice???

Like Ruby (the 4th season Ruby that is) I was so glad to see her skewered by Dean with Sam giving the able and necessary assist by basically throwing her into the knife...beautif ul. DIE DEMON DIE in caplocks barely expressed my joy. Have your enjoyment of Jo's messy death...Alona served it up beautifully (and believably)

There were so many spit coffee on keyboard moments anything with drunken Cas and cellphone Cas fit those as well as many a Zach comment and Crowley has swiftly moved up the chain with his quick tongue (the one that talks, not the CRD sealing a deal tongue...minds out of the gutters everyone, especially you, Suze, as there have been no zombie 'gator sightings of late.

Thanks for the comment..glad you had fun with the article.
Suze
# Suze 2010-07-13 14:52
No. 1 son's Anchovie Surprise Cookies are fairly lethal, they nearly finished off his Grandma, at any rate ...

As for Alona, nothing in life became her so well as the leaving of it ... Way to go, girl!

Crowley is a total joy, for both his snark and his snogging of all and sundry. 'Gator-wise, I'm still ever hopeful ... Who knows what delights S6 may bring our way! ;-)
Lesley M
# Lesley M 2010-07-13 19:22
The Dabb/Loflin penned episodes used to make me cringe. I couldn't stand to watch them. But after Dark Side Of The Moon they truly are my heros. That episode was an amazing masterpiece, worthy of whatever awards we can give them for it.

Not only did it have it's comic spurts and great one-liners - Hey Dean, I Wuv Hugs too ;-) - but it portrayed Heaven as I thought a television series should. It was moving and heartbreaking when it should have been (Dean and Young Sam with the fireworks at the beginning - I could do a whole schpeal on Colin Ford and how anazing that kid is) brings me to tears just thinking about it.

This is the episode that brought us Ash back. If nothing else, this would have done it for me. I have such a crush on that mullet genius I don't even know where to begin.

And we get to see Zachariah for the worthless, craptastic angel of horror he is.

If the whole next season could be alternately written by Dabb/Loflin and Ben Edlund I'd be pleased.