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Here we go, final round of the Season Six Awards.  These categories are a little looser for the most part, but every bit as fun!  Let's see what won some kudos...

But first, miss Part One?  How about Part Two?  You might want to read those first.


Worst Use of a Totally Freaking Awesome Sci-Fi Icon



 
Getting Mitch Pileggi to come back as Grandpa Campbell was certainly an inspired idea.  But wait, isn’t his character dead?  Right, like that’s ever stopped Sam and Dean from coming back.  So once that implausibility is out of the way, it’s a case of the badass hunting Grandpa we got to know in “In The Beginning” fighting side by side with his loyal grandsons, right?  
 
Erm...not quite.  I suppose if I were in the writer’s room meetings, I definitely wouldn’t have gone with “Make him morally ambiguous, then turn him on his own grandsons because he’s too shallow to not judge them both based on the deplorable actions of soulless Sam.”  Then before we get any kind of answers or character redemption, Sam blows him away in one quick shot and that’s the end.  
 
Yeah.  Why even bring him back?  He didn’t even make a very interesting red herring.  We were too confused by his actions to really embrace anything Samuel brought to the table.  Which in the end, was nothing.  
 
But that certainly isn’t the fault of the man who has thrilled me with his acting since the days of the X-Files.  You deserved better Mitch.  You deserved better.  
 

Comments  

Melanie
# Melanie 2011-06-20 23:55
Awesome, Alice. I love, love loved the batshitcrazines s that was Clap Your Hands If You Believe.

"It'd be in the dark.' Cracks me up everytime I think about it. (Its why I have a fairy as my icon here :) )

All of it, such a lot of fun.
Far Away Eyes
# Far Away Eyes 2011-06-20 23:57
Clap Your. Hands. If. You. Believe.

Nuff Said.

I really really wish I could get the chance to meet Ben Edlund. He's my new writing hero and I adore his episodes the most probably out of any of the writers on the show. It's amazing the things he does with both comedy and drama, the daring leaps he'll make and dives off of cliffs that would seem only to have one ending: disaster. And yet, they don't do that. They fly and amaze and entertain in ways that no one would ever expect.

Incredible all around.

Oh, and I am so glad I'm not the only one that gets chills whenever Dean threatens to kill someone. The way he does it, damn, I so would NOT want to be on the end of one of those threats. I think even Samuel knew he was in deep. You're talking about a guy who has faced down everything from Angels to the YED to Lucifer---and lived (okay so he died a lot, but STILL). You really think he's not gonna get out of that place and make good on his threat? Really? Go ask his previous kills----oh wait, you can't!

Good finish to the awards either way.
rmoats8621
# rmoats8621 2011-06-21 00:40
Wow! Great job on the awards. I agree with all except maybe an award for first time directing.? Jensen did a fine job directing "Weekend at Bobby's". I don't think I saw where you mentioned that, but I could be mistaken.

As for Ben Edlund, you're so right! I saw him at PaleyFest and I was so captivated by him. He seems to me to be a very fascinating man and a true asset to the show. However, I wouldn't want to get rid of Robert Singer's and Eric Kripke's influence on some of those scripts. I really liked "Appointment in Samara" which Singer co-wrote with Gamble.

Hopefully, they'll be able to get a few new writers in that will have some idea of what the show is about without throwing it into such a crazy loop like this past year. Ben Acker seems to be promising new writer to the show. I look forward to hearing what they all have to say about Season 7 at Comic-Con this year.
Sylvie
# Sylvie 2011-06-21 08:59
Thanks Alice, these awards were super. I too love Ben Edlund, he's my kinda of guy, crazy but sane. "Clap If You Believe" was pure entertainment, I love that episode, I chortle everytime I watch it.

I do miss some of the old writers though. Like Cathryn Humphries, Julie Siege and Raelle Tucker (I think she writes for True Blood now). They brought a lot of emotion to the show. It would be nice if one or two of them could write next season. What do all of you think?

Thanks again for the entertainment value. It makes time at work go down so much easier (inventory time in the library, very boring). Actually I should be working right now, but hey, I have my priorities!
Julie
# Julie 2011-06-21 10:04
Thanks Alice,
One of the few positives at the end of every season is that at least we have your awards to look forward to.
This year`s did not disappoint, I have loved reading all of them. I would like to add another honourable mention in the `Tortured look telling the entire heart crushing story` moment, for me this came in The Man Who Would Be King at the moment when Cas mentioned Superman and Dean crumbled realising the truth, he does not even have to speak to reduce me to tears now!
I especially loved your recap of the `fairy` episode, if anyone asks me why I love this show so much I might just say `Read This`! It`s a perfect ad for everything wonderful about it.
The final one is the one which I most approve of! I think that Ben Edlund is a genius, mad but a genius, and I could not agree more with your proposal. How can someone produce the insanity of said `Fairies` and `The French Mistake` and also incredible heart wrenching stuff like `TMWWBK` and of course `Abandon All Hope`? The saddest and most poignant thing I have ever seen on any screen, TV or Movie
Look forward to Season 7`s.
Oh and thank you for the recognition of `the Death Stare` :-)
Ju
Sylvie
# Sylvie 2011-06-21 11:22
Jensen Ackles is such a genius at showing feeling with just an expression. And the "I will kill you stare", gives me chills.
Ellie
# Ellie 2011-06-21 11:59
nO thanks to Ben Edlund writing 16 episodes. I could tolreate two . We will have to agree to disagree on Mr Edlund although I loved Clap your Hands .
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And I do agre about Samuel lost potential there I think.
Tim the Enchanter
# Tim the Enchanter 2011-06-21 16:27
Heh. Heh. Heh.

For a season that was so dark (and at times utterly depressing) overall, there were some amazingly funny episodes/moment s in it. I think that while the acting scene in The French Mistake is wet your pants hilarious, overall Clap Your Hands If You Believe is much funnier. You don’t need the inside jokes to be able to appreciate it and both Sam and Dean are brilliant in it; Dean’s frustration with Sam is hilarious (you can nearly see him counting to three any time Sam does/says something disagreeable), Sams lack of anything resembling a restraint/sensi tivity button. He’s like a small, innocent child. Love it.

Am I the only one who liked the plastic piece of crap? It was new and shiny, it vociferously endorsed passenger safety and it had a Sammy butt groove. I mean, what more do people want out of a car?

You know, who needs an Emmy or a Golden Globe when you’ve won the award for ‘You better drop dead now because this stare means I’m going to fucking kill you in a horrible way” or ‘Best Bathroom Moment’ (and what a moment!)

Thanks Alice
Jasminka
# Jasminka 2011-06-21 16:38
Woman, coming back from a gruesome day at work, this was exactly what I needed to cheer up!

Thank you ever so much for this soul-saver! Love, Jas

Fight the Fairies!!! I want that t-shirt... (I know, I might just have a fetish about t-shirts... perhaps because I look dreadful in them?)
Pragmatic Dreamer
# Pragmatic Dreamer 2011-06-21 23:11
Alice,

These awards were fabulous! I bow again to your greatness!

Things I really enjoyed:

1. Celine Dion's Career thwarting a perfect romance.. Heartbreaking!

2. Giving Ben Edlund a Maple Leaf as a thank you gift. The man is freaking brilliant! Although, I suspect he's very hard to have a straight-line conversation with, and he would be murder to interview.

3. Best Dean Tortured Moment.. Totally agree with your pick, because this is the moment when Dean realized the idea of combining family and hunting was never going to work. You could hear his heart breaking. And you could feel the gut punch as his self-esteem took another
body blow.

4. Dean's Badass Moment to Samuel... Yesssss. (What is it about a man making death threats that is so "deadly", excuse the pun.. Must be something evolutionary, or the smouldering eyes, she mutters to herself.)

5. Daddy Dean... My lady parts were sobbing quietly in a corner, begging "Just one more baby, please????"

6. Clap Your Hands If You Believe.. I have tried to explain this episode to friends, but to no avail. Although Fight The Fairies is occasionally a chant around my house! But I have the T-shirt design... Tinkerbell in the circle with the line through it, and perhaps there's a strategically placed microwave, and below that graphic - Fight The Fairies!

I'd like to thank the Alice Academy for these awards. They're trophy-worthy themselves!
Sylvie
# Sylvie 2011-06-22 11:24
I would so buy that t-shirt!
Far Away Eyes
# Far Away Eyes 2011-06-22 13:51
I quote this episode all the time. I would so wear that t-shirt.
nancyL
# nancyL 2011-06-22 19:29
Alice, a great finish to a great season.

I agree, why exactly did Crowley and/or Castiel bring back Gramps and the cousins? Was it because Cas didn't want to bother a 'retired' Dean? We may never know.

Just how old are Jared and Misha???? Twelve? I feel sorry for Sadie. :-)

I am sorry Alice, but the only part of 'Clap' that I liked, was microwave oven vs fairy.

BEST DESTRUCTION OF AN UNWANTED PIECE OF CRAP (sorry) PLASTIC. Love the picture. :lol: :lol: :lol:

'Smoke on the water' lullaby, a prelude to the 'unretiring' of the Impala. :D

What is the saying: 'the enemy of my enemy is my friend'. Meg's actually happy to see Dean.

Here's a story for Ben to write for season 7; two actors, by the name of Jared and Jensen, find themselves in the home of hunter Bobby Singer. He wants to know who these two 'idjits' are and where are the Winchester brothers? :lol:

Thanks Alice, for making the hellatus a bit less painful.