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.
Getting Mitch Pileggi to come back as Grandpa Campbell was certainly an inspired idea. But wait, isnâ€™t his character dead? Right, like thatâ€™s ever stopped Sam and Dean from coming back. So once that implausibility is out of the way, itâ€™s a case of the badass hunting Grandpa we got to know in â€œIn The Beginningâ€ fighting side by side with his loyal grandsons, right?
Erm...not quite. I suppose if I were in the writerâ€™s room meetings, I definitely wouldnâ€™t have gone with â€œMake him morally ambiguous, then turn him on his own grandsons because heâ€™s too shallow to not judge them both based on the deplorable actions of soulless Sam.â€ Then before we get any kind of answers or character redemption, Sam blows him away in one quick shot and thatâ€™s the end.
Yeah. Why even bring him back? He didnâ€™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 isnâ€™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.
The story as told by Jared as Asylum 6:
â€œHe (Misha) was talking a bunch of trash about scrabble, where thereâ€™s a phone game called Words and Friends. Itâ€™s basically scrabble for free on your iphone, Android stuff like that. I love the game and Iâ€™m playing it all the time on the set because I have friends in Texas and my family, blah blah. He was like â€˜What are you doing?â€˜ I was â€˜Iâ€™m playing scrabble, itâ€™s called Words and Friends.â€˜ And heâ€™s like â€˜Ah, do you want to play?â€˜ â€˜Sureâ€˜ so we played and I won. I won by 11 points or something. He was so mad heâ€™s, â€˜Letâ€™s make it interesting.â€˜ I was like â€˜Letâ€™s make it interesting.â€˜ Ten bucks a point to the winner. I was like â€˜okay.â€™
Usually games end in 5, 15 you know so I was like â€˜Man, youâ€™re gonna to owe me $150 bucks. Youâ€™re going to owe me a lot of money,â€™ because Iâ€™m talking trash. So we start playing. We shake on it and we agree to it whatever he sees. We start playing and immediately I get a word that was worth 160 points. So heâ€™s now losing by 140 points times $10 a point. I was like â€œMisha, we can call this a walkâ€ but heâ€™s too stubborn. Heâ€™s like â€˜No, donâ€™t talk to me.â€™ He keeps on going and I get another word worth 180 points. Heâ€™s like, â€˜How is this guy that didnâ€™t go to high school, this gargantuan moose man, beating me in scrabble and spelling?' He didnâ€™t know that I was an academic myself.
The point of the story is the gameâ€™s over and I win by 205 points. Iâ€™m like, â€œMisha, look man, weâ€™re buddies, you donâ€™t have to pay me. If it was 50 bucks Iâ€™d make you pay me but itâ€™s $2000. Youâ€™ve got a wife, a kid, I donâ€™t want this money. Heâ€™s like â€˜No you get this money get out of my face.â€™ He started getting all persnickety about it. I was like â€˜Alright, if youâ€™re going to be that way about it, give me my money. I was planning all along to give that money to his charity. He didnâ€™t know that because I didnâ€™t tell him. I kept on talking trash â€˜Give me my money, give me my money, give me my money.â€™
He didnâ€™t give me my money for a long, long time. I didnâ€™t know why but I was like, â€˜Misha, how long does it take you to go to a bank? Whereâ€™s my money? Youâ€™re a big movie star thatâ€™s in movies and TV shows, your fancy cars, youâ€™ve got your nice clothes...â€™ I was just talking trash. Finally Iâ€™m on the set and everyoneâ€™s acting a little strange. Itâ€™s been about a month or two months. Iâ€™m, â€˜Why is everyone looking at me funny? My fly, my face...â€™ Finally itâ€™s in between takes and I go out to my trailer and open my door and thereâ€™s over $2000 in change. My dog, my shepherd Sadie, she wonâ€™t come to the door because she wonâ€™t step on the coins. Sheâ€™s kind of like, â€˜barkâ€™ and she wonâ€™t come to the door. I was like, â€˜Are you kidding me?â€™
I think there were over 100,000 coins. There were 78,000 pennies. It turns out the reason it took so long is he had to drive to 8 banks asking for (change). So, I had spent an hour cleaning it up with a shovel. I got a shovel from the set and started putting it into buckets. It was 200 lbs of change. I put it into 3 buckets and when he was on the set I took his keys and unlocked his car and poured one of the buckets into his car. I wrote â€˜Dear Misha, Thanks for paying your debt, now if you would be so kind, please make this donation payable to (your charity), I think itâ€™s about $700.â€™ And I signed it.
It was all over his car and he didnâ€™t clean it. For the next two weeks heâ€™d was driving around. He said that every time that we would stop the change would go â€˜Wooshâ€˜ and every time heâ€™d go it would go â€˜Wooshâ€™ and then one of the quarters had fallen into his seat belt (latch). I felt kind of badly about that because he has a kid. We ended up getting a shop vac and cleaning his car out for him. We donated that money to his charity and the rest to a ride for cancer that our First A.D participates in. It played out pretty nicely.â€
Not sure about you, but I think this beats last yearâ€™s pumpkin underwear story by a mile!
Hereâ€™s the tale on Youtube for those that want to hear Jared tell it. Itâ€™s hilarious!
I know what youâ€™re thinking, the entire â€œThe French Mistakeâ€ episode. Yeah, but that was an alternative universe and given the angel storyline, itâ€™s plausible. If Iâ€™m voting, itâ€™s Fairies.
Letâ€™s follow the WILDLY bouncing ball. People are disappearing in a small town. Aliens are responsible. The freakshow rides into town, and so does Sam and Dean.
â€œIf you want to add glitter to that glue youâ€™re sniffing, thatâ€™s fine, but donâ€™t dump your whackadoo all over us, weâ€™d rather not step in it. The only thing youâ€™re missing is a couple dozen cats sister.â€
Dean investigates the field alone while Sam tails a suspect. Dean calls Sam just in time to be chased down by the bright lights of an...alien starship?
Dean: CLOSE ENCOUNTER, CLOSE ENCOUNTER!!
Sam: Close encounter? First? Second?
Dean: THEYâ€™RE AFTER ME!
Sam: Better run man. I think the fourth kind is a butt thing.
Dean: EMPATHY SAM, EMPATHY!
Sam investigates Deanâ€™s disappearance (after taking time to finish his beer and check out waitresses) and finds the alien watchers' compound. The doctor on Star Trek Voyager presents him all sorts of sightings evidence, but no real clue on how to track down and hunt one.
Sam: So theyâ€™re real.
Wayne: Like I said, the truth is out there.
Sam: How do I get them? You hunt ETs, I need to know how to get them.
Wayne: You and me both (hands him papers).
Sam: My brother was abducted.
Sparrow: Your brother was abducted. Oh my God!
Sam: Itâ€™s fine, Iâ€™ve had time to adjust.
Sparrow: Did it happen when you were kids?
Sam: No, half an hour ago.
(Sam goes back to the paper)
Sam: So youâ€™ve been hunting UFOâ€™s for three decades now and you have zero data and no workable leads. Have you considered the possibility that you suck at hunting UFOâ€™s?
Dean does return though, firing his gun and waving his knife. He goes back to the motel room and...Sam is in bed with Sparrow the hippie chick.
After being overjoyed by Deanâ€™s return, she has to ask what it was like.
Dean: They were grabby, incandescent douchebags. Goodnight.
Sparrow: Too soon.
Once Deanâ€™s calmed down a bit, he tells Sam the story.
Dean: Well God help me, there was a bright white light...
Sam (putting his hand on Deanâ€™s knee): Itâ€™s okay, safe room.
Dean: And suddenly, I was in a different place, and there were these beings, and they were too bright to look at, but I could feel them pulling me toward this...table.
Sam: Probing table!
Dean: Donâ€™t say that out loud.
Sam: Right, so what did you do?
Dean: I went crazy. I started hacking and slashing, firing, they actually seemed surprised. (He shows a proud smile). I donâ€™t think anyoneâ€™s actually done that before. I had a close encounter Sam, and I won.
Sam: You should take a shower.
Dean: I should take a shower.
Naturally, this all results in Dean giving soulless Sam a lesson about how not to act when his brother disappears.
Sam: OK, look, brings up a question, so, say you got a soul, you're on a case, and your brother gets abducted by aliens.
Dean: You do everything you can to get him back.
Sam: You do. But what about when there are no more leads for the night--are you just supposed to sit there in the dark and suffer? Even when there's nothing that can be done at that moment?
Dean: YES. You sit in the dark and you feel the loss.
Sam: Yes, but couldn't I do all that AND have sex with the hippie chick?--it'd be in the dark.
Dean: NO! You'd be suffering, and you can't just turn that off for the night!
Sam: (Waitress comes over with the check and gets a come-hither look from Sam. Dean frowns at him). Why not?
Dean: Because if you had a soul, your soul wouldn't let you.
Sam: So are you saying, having a soul equals suffering.
Dean: Yes, that's exactly what I'm saying.
Sam: The million times you almost called Lisa, so you're saying suffering is a GOOD thing.
Dean: I'm saying it's the only game in town.
Even in the safe haven of the motel room, Dean is not safe from the bright lights finding him again. A hilarious attack by a kung fu pixie and Dean's use of the microwave as a weapon, all to David Bowieâ€™s â€œSpace Oddityâ€ proves the culprit is not little green men.
Sam: What the hell was it?
Dean: It was a little naked lady, OK? A glowing, hot naked lady, nipple, and, she hit me (sulks).
Sam: I'm not supposed to laugh, right?
(Dean annoyed reaction says yes)
Sam: Shot in the dark here but did this little lady have wings?
Dean: What the hell made you say that?
Sam: She did, didn't she? One of the fringier theories I came across, what crazy crystal lady was yammering about, what if these abductions have nothing to do with UFO's? Say these encounters have been going on for centuries--extra-terrestrials with ultra-terrestrials? People nowadays say space aliens, but they used to call them (shows latpop to Dean).
Dean: Come on.
Sam: There's a straight line between ET's and fairies. Glowing lights, abductions, it's all the same UFO stuff, just under a different skin.
Dean: You seriously think the secret with the UFO's is--
Sam: You were the one who pizza rolled Tinkerbell. I'm just doin' the math.
So, it all comes back full circle to crazy cat lady from the beginning. Sam and Dean settle into her calico mobile home with their fairy size cups of tea and listen to the expert speak.
Dean: Why are the fairies abducting people?
Marion: There is much theory and little fact. We know they only take first-born sons, just like Rumpelstiltskin did. Personally, I think they're taken to Avalon to service Oberon, King of the Fairies.
Sam: Dean, do you service Oberon, King of the Fairies?
(Ignores Sam disdainfully) Dean: Let's say fairies are real--what can we do about them? How can we FORCEFULLY interact with them?
Marion: To win a fairy's favor, leave a bowl of fresh cream.
Dean: MORE forcefully?
Marion: All fairies hate iron. The Dark fairy burns when touched with silver. Spill sugar or salt in front of them; no matter how powerful, the fairy must stoop to count each grain.
Dean: Well alrighty. That's. . .wow, a lot to absorb.
Marion smiles. Dean thanks her. She urges them to finish their tea.
Dean (looking around the decor): I love the feel.
Sam: It's like Sedona AZ crapped in here.
Sam: Do you have bigger cups?
So how does it progress from there? Sam and Dean figure out the watchmaker brought the fairies to town to save his business, there are fairies working in the workshop, and alien dude is really a leprechaun orchestrating the takeover of the town. But none of that matters to the crowning pile of nuts on this mega sundae of bat shit crazy. Dean inadvertently attacks a midget thinking heâ€™s a fairy chasing him, and the guy turns out to be the town DA. As Sam and the watchmaker watches the cops haul a hysterical Dean away, he shouts to his brother his deep words of warning.
â€œFIGHT THE FAIRIES! YOU FIGHT THOSE FAIRIES! FIGHT THE FAIRIES!!â€
Even Ben Edlund didnâ€™t anticipate the scores of gay people reading this quote on Twitter and thinking it was an anti-gay slur! By the time Sam defeats the all powerful leprechaun just by emptying a salt round onto the floor, "Clap Your Hands If You Believe" without a doubt is the most bat shit crazy sequence of events ever to be done on this show. To think we didn't believe "Changing Channels" could be topped.
Best â€œOne Tortured Look Tells the Entire Heart Crushing Storyâ€ Moment
I know there are many of you shouting Dean at the end of â€œLet It Bleedâ€ after Lisa and Benâ€™s memory wipe, but to be honest, I was too disturbed by the whole act of what he had Castiel do to feel the true emotional impact of that part.
It is however a Dean/Lisa scene that twisted my heart into one sorry pretzel. It comes from â€œYou Canâ€™t Handle the Truthâ€ when Dean gets the long anticipated call back from Lisa at the wrong time. Thanks to triggering a truth spell from Veritas, Lisa must do far more than tell the truth. Sheâ€™s forced to be brutally honest during a heated moment. Poor Dean. That conversation would have been bad enough if Lisa was gentle. Her harsh delivery though, ouch. Dean took it like a man, but it oh so devastated him. Me too.
Sam, â€œLIke A Virgin.â€ Sam knew that Dean wasnâ€™t being straight with him after supposedly coming back from Hell after a year and a half. He isnâ€™t one to let things go. Still, after tricking Castiel into believing he knew everything, only a socially unaware angel didnâ€™t pick up on Samâ€™s heart dropping into his stomach when he found out he was really topside and soulless for the last year. Oh Sammy. Please believe that in your case, ignorance is bliss. Nah, we knew it wouldnâ€™t stick.
Best Appearance of a Character from Previous Seasons To Get Killed Off Rather Hastily Because He/She Was Stupid Enough To Survive
Lenore, aka the friendly animal blood drinking vampire from season two's "Bloodlust." In a season loaded with body counts, did anyone think her reappearance would be met with hugs and reminiscing about the old days? "Hey Sam, remember the time we knocked you out, kidnapped you, threw a bag over your head, tied you up and threatened you with fangs? Good times..." Nope, like everyone else she was toast the second she met the Winchesters and it finally caught up with her. Thatâ€™s just law with this show. All I hope is death by angel grip is a peaceful way to go. Yeah, I know what show I'm watching.
Honorable mention - Rufus. Heâ€™s only honorable mention because he at least got two great episodes with â€œWeekend at Bobbyâ€™sâ€ and â€œAnd Then There Were Noneâ€ before biting it. Unnecessarily. Like everyone else.
(Like a Picasso, some works of beauty just don't need words).
Best Shoutout To A Domestic Goddess
Iâ€™ve only given this award one other year, when Sam Winchester was caught washing those â€œgigantic darksâ€ in a laundromat while Dean taunts him with Chuckâ€™s script.
This time, itâ€™s cliche, itâ€™s over done, in Sam and Deanâ€™s case, ITâ€™S HILARIOUS! Yes, soulless Sam, now you know how every single trip to the grocery store for the last 13 years has been for me. Weâ€™re all child abusers. :)
Oh, but it doesnâ€™t end there. What in the world did you do the last year Dean? Watch how he skillfully changes a diaper and soothes little Bobby John to sleep, to â€œSmoke on the Waterâ€ nonetheless. Even soulless Sam is floored. Yes, that was the sound of all my lady parts exploding and wilting into nothing. That is the perfect man. Any of the baggage that comes with him doesn't matter.
Best (or perhaps Worst) Fortune Cookie Advice from a Winchester
Youâ€™re death for a day. You donâ€™t know how to explain to meaning of life to a man passing on. Why not pull from one of the most profound yet cliched songs in Classic Rock? It worked on Bill and Tedâ€™s Excellent Adventure!
â€œEverything is dust in the wind.â€
â€œThatâ€™s IT? A Kansas song?â€
What a way to go!
Best â€œHe did what in a bathroom?â€ Moment
Itâ€™s another two-worder.
This is the only thing Iâ€™m going to miss about soulless Sam BTW. Apparently sex drive is drastically decreased with a soul. It explains a lot. It's also a damned shame.
Best Fanfiction Cliche to Find Itself In An Actual Episode
It's not Wincest, or Destiel for that matter (though they came close to the latter at the end of the season). No, it so simple, but I swear I've only seen it before in Fanfiction.
All four of our heroes eating in a diner together. And Bobby is using an iPad! I swear I had to do a double take and make sure I was actually watching the show and not picturing a wildest fantasy. Well done show!
Define â€œvillainâ€. You see, this show is about grey lines. So in a sense a villain can be an antihero too. So how do I decide between the two? How about I give one award to each.
Christian Campbell was an asshole from the second his smug face appeared on the screen, but you know what, that ended up making his death all that more satisfying. Sure we found out he was possessed by a demon, but did we really care?
Christian: What are you laughing at?
(Knife pierces his chest)
Meg: Dean Winchester is behind you, meat sac.
That was awesome!
On the other end, we have the Antihero. Samuel Campbell may have been brought back for no good reason, but this time, he had to die twice to be killed! Sam plugs him for death #1, but we find out the hard (and fun way) that only killed the host, not the symbiant inside (if you donâ€™t understand, watch Deep Space Nine). The cranial drill goes through the skull of the supposed dead man, eyes pop open and Bobby and Rufus go flying. So freaking cool! By the time Sam and Dean bust through the barrier Not!Gramps put through the door, symbiant and host are zapped by short circuit in the drill wire. Thank God Bobby went dumpster diving! Visually, that was all kinds of cool.
Dean vs. rock. Dean may have eventually gotten the sword thanks to modern day plastic explosives, but I still think the rock came out ahead. You decide. Dr. Visyak probably hasnâ€™t laughed this much in 900 years! I bet she knows King Arthur didnâ€™t do very well either. He certainly didnâ€™t have the explosives Dean did.
Duh, â€œCaged Heat.â€ Still, even though we know the outcome, admit it gives you chills thinking about if it turned out Deanâ€™s way.
Dean: Iâ€™ll tell you who I am. Iâ€™m the guy you never want to see again. And Iâ€™ll make it out of here, trust me. The next time you see me, Iâ€™ll be there to kill you.
Samuel: Donâ€™t think thereâ€™s gonna to be a next time.
Dean: Whatever gets you through the night.
Yikes!!! Hold me.
The Impala gets to play Christine again! She hasnâ€™t flexed those muscles since the Pilot. She certainly gets to give Dean a bigger run for his money this time. However, it does get the innocent victim of the week killed. Oops! Somehow, we didnâ€™t hold it against her.
Sometimes life just isnâ€™t fair.
Iâ€™ve got a proposal for season seven. Letâ€™s have Ben Edlund write about 18 episodes and Dabb and Loflin can get the other four.
I mean, what a year for this man. In the press room at Comic Con last July Eric Kripke came to our table just ecstatic over a conversation he had with Ben Edlund earlier in the week over fairies. The idea was just getting pitched, but they knew then before the details were hashed out something wildly entertaining was coming out of that. Next thing you know, one of the craziest damn things ever to air on Supernatural was born, and this comes from a looooonnnng line of crazy.
Oh, but he wasn't even close to done. Here's a pitch, Sam and Dean jump into an alternate reality as Jared and Jensen. WHAT??? Itâ€™s stupid, itâ€™ll never fly! Oh wait, Edlundâ€™s doing it? Okay...Iâ€™m listening. When you cement that kind of a reputation, youâ€™ve certainly made your mark in this business. The French Mistake from a pure parody standpoint is one of the most ingenious things ever done. On any show. The fact that this alternate reality is a shallow, unrealistic version of what exists today except for a few inside references that hit a bit too close to home (Jensen is living at Jaredâ€™s house!), and then throw in a few funny jabs at our neighbors to the north (because itâ€™s all pure love), plus somehow make this a plausible angel story, well, you just can't marvel enough over what resulted. Iâ€™ll NEVER be able to say enough. I swear next time I meet Mr. Edlund, Iâ€™m giving him a maple leaf as a gift for his genius.
But it didnâ€™t end there! Ben Edlund has always taken the angel storyline and dressed it up with a few thousand exclamation points, but artistically, despite all the screwball and offbeat scripts, he hit his masterpiece with a dramatic, sympathetic story of how Castiel innocently strayed after the apocalypse and started a Civil War in Heaven. How after letting Dean go on with his domestic life made a pact with Crowley to get the souls in Purgatory. Not only did Edlund write this amazing script, but he took on the directing too. What do you know, it was the best directed episode of the season, as well as written. Masterful storytelling of this caliber is rare in any show, let alone a low budget Sci-Fi show like Supernatural.
Thank you Ben Edlund. Your creative genius brought brilliance to what was an otherwise uneven season six.
Okay, thatâ€™s it for the season six awards. I think Iâ€™ve stretched these categories thin enough. So, were there any that I missed? Feel free to make up your own awards and share them in the comments.
For the past awards, here are the links!
Season One Awards
Season Two Awards
Season Three Awards
Season Four Awards
Season Five Awards - Part One
Season Five Awards - Part Two
Season Five Awards - Part Three