The fans have voted and made their voices heard, and now it's my turn! Time for the totally subjective, completely unscientific, purely for entertainment purposes (and perhaps designed to fuel lively debate) Winchester Family Business Editor's Choice awards. The editor being me.
The following categories are ones that I've done before in prior seasons' awards. As I've stated before, the winners have been chosen based on my bored mind who had a little too much time at work to overanalyze. Feel free to share your choices in the comments, tell me how wrong I am!
Sadly, there is one category that I've used every year since the awards began that I had to dismiss this year. Best Winchester Death cannot be awarded. I looked 800 kinds of sideways to see if anything came close. Dean in Purgatory was it, and I'm still not sure if that counts as being in the death category. It's more like displaced. There's no physical body left behind. Rather than ponder over technicalities, I omitted it.
Without further delay, here are the Editor's Choice winners.
The Best Appearance of Sam Winchester's Hair
"Defending Your Life"
I don't know what happened, but something went very right hair-wise in this otherwise extremely weak episode. Sam's hair was spectacular from beginning to end. If you're going to go with a completely ludicrious and poorly written plot, you might as well cut your losses and look fantastic doing it.
"Defending Your Life" even inspired a whole hair article for the episode itself, the first time that's ever happened. If half attention was paid to hair than the actual episode, it would have been a huge classic.
This isn't just the best appearance of Sam's hair, but this is the best I've ever seen Dean's as well. I vote for the longer look from now on! Just amazing.
"The Born-Again Identity"
Is it wrong of me to choose an episode with hair so bad it's good? Of course the hair is frazzled on purpose. Sam's having a mental breakdown! Couple that disheveled mess with a scruffy "too crazy to groom" beard and suddenly, insanity never looked so hot. And yes, I feel totally guilty saying that. Poor Sam had to really suffer to entertain me like this.