Best Gratuitous Scene
"The Slice Girls"
I know, there's only one clear winner by far. After seven freaking seasons, we FINALLY get a full length shot of Dean shirtless. To "You Shook Me All Night Long." As he was having some very rough sex with an Amazon woman who dominated him completely. Dreams can come true! The only mood killer, the weaving back and forth of that and a man being brutally killed by his hands and feet being cut off. I guess we have to take what we can get though, for these gratuitous moments are supposed to happen for the sake of story (that's the official line anyway).
"Season 7: Time For A Wedding"
Each brother has their moment in this episode, even if one involves me just being a sick puppy.
First, Dean is playing reporter. For whatever reason that I dare not question, he's wearing a tweed jacket and a wool sweater over that shirt and tie. Holy mother of God! Why hasn't he tried this before and when do we get to see this look again?? I'm shouting at you really loud costume department!
As for Sam, even though I was totally mortified for him, why did I totally dig him tied to a bed? It's yet another dream coming true (I know, a very twisted one). I stopped short though at enjoying him being gagged with a kitchen rag, for that pushes me into fetish territory. Lucky for us, Becky didn't take advantage. That would have turned twisted into vomit inducing.
Honorable, Honorable Mention
"Of Grave Importance"
This COULD have been the winner, or at least tied with the winner, if the editors weren't so skimpy with the details. Oh, I weep over this missed opportunity. For the first time since season three, a Dean Winchester shower scene.
He puts on a t-shirt and then wraps a towel around his waist? Okay, but could we have at least seen the towel? The best we get is a foggy mirror. Rats.