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100 Favourite Moments of Supernatural 
Season Five
 
  
The decisive season , the one that will give our beloved characters more heartbreaking choices to make and keep us on edge. With the Lord of Hell unleashed, Sam and Dean Winchester have to find a way to get back together on the same page and conquer their fears, their anger, their sadness to be brothers again in the truest sense and rise from the ashes of their pains. only to bring the greatest sacrifice a soul can give.
 
 
Plus: our show celebrated its 100th episode in this season, a triumph only the occasional show reaches. It's a testimony of the fantastic acting we have noticed from the very beginning, the amazingly creative teams in front of and behind the camera, the high quality scripts, and. as helplessly vain as that may sound , of its faithful fans who have kept watching Supernatural, thereby making sure that 'the suits' would deem it worthy of investing money and keep this exceptional show on air. Furthermore , we are looking forward to a sixth season.
 
 
 
 
Sympathy For The Devil (5.1)
 
Sam and Dean barely escape Lucifer's rising, being saved by an unknown force, only to learn that the Michael sword is on Earth , it is Dean himself. Hello? Becky emerges. Bobby almost kills himself to save Dean. Zachariah tortures the brothers to make Dean say Yes, as the Archangel needs his consent to use him as an 'angel condom'. And, sadly, Dean admits that his trust in Sam has vanished for the time being.
 
I'm starting off with two favourite moments here (another proof of being a weak woman when it comes to choosing from this show)
 
Becky almost suffers a heart attack as she finds Sam opening the door, and Sam's face at the appearance of his 'superfan' is priceless.
 
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The other fave moment is also probably one of the saddest: DemonBobby washes Sam's handsome head with the worst possible words. We have rarely seen the younger Winchester so crushed. Again I have to search for tissues. Come on, you Wuss. (talking to myself. ah, where has this show got me?)

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And , to save him, Bobby tries to comfort Sam, earning us one of those rare Winchester smiles.
 
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Good God, Y'All (5.2)
 
While Castiel goes searching for God, the brothers find Ellen and Jo and fight a whole city of hallucinating people seeing demons everywhere , the perfect handiwork of the first horseman we encounter: War.
 
In the end, the brothers part ways. Sam recognises the danger in his desire for demon blood and thinks it best to go on on his own. Sniff.

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Sam:      I'm in no shape to be hunting. I need to step back, 'cause I'm dangerous. Maybe it's best we just. go our separate ways.
Dean:     Well, I think you're right.
Sam:      I was expecting a fight.
Dean:     The truth is, I spend more time worrying about you than about doing the job right. I just can't afford that, you know. Not now.
Sam:      I'm sorry, Dean.
Dean:     I know you are, Sam. Hey, you. want to take the Impala?
Sam:      It's okay. Take care of yourself, Dean.
Dean:     Yeah, you too, Sammy.

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And Dean can't even look Sam in the eyes anymore at this point.
 
Free To Be You And Me (5.3)
 
Dean teams up with Castiel, providing us with the occasional hilarious moment, while Sam is informed by Lucifer himself that he is supposed to be his vessel. And: hunters on a vendetta find Sam. Great. The guy just is not allowed to find any kind of peace.
 
The moment that touches me most is: IllusionJessica reaching out to Sam, awaking a tenderness him we haven't seen in a long time. My heart breaks for him again. It will do so a few more times in the course of this season.

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Comments  

Sablegreen
# Sablegreen 2010-06-07 19:25
Nice picks Jas. Crowley would have been in mine. See your really liked Changing Channels. It was good. Kitt was my fav and CSI second! Liked Dean's 'pudding dance' and his 'happy dance' too. Sam should do more silly things....maybe in s6?

Thanks for all the screencaps. Made my day!
AndreaW
# AndreaW 2010-06-07 19:45
Excelente choices, Jas. However, if I had to pick only one scene from Dark Side of the Moon, it would have been the fireworks. That scene ranks among the top brotherly scenes in the whole show for me, even without Jared, which is to say a lot because I'm a Jared girl.

Thanks again for all the sweet memories! :-)
Chase
# Chase 2010-06-07 23:34
I really enjoyed your list. And I think if I were to make a list anytime Castiel does what my friends and I call the "Castiel Sleep Attack" that would be on there.
Yirabah
# Yirabah 2010-06-08 07:16
I forgive you for cheating since I am right there with you. I couldn't pick 100 moments neither.

One of my favariout moments is in Sam interupted. When they tell the psychiatrist nothing but the truth and he thinks they both gone over board. - What would think if someone tells you a story like that?

I am rewatching the complete season right know (you know getting ready for the con) but had I known your article would be out early enough I could have saved that time. (Naw, lying would want to watch anyways. Nothing better than seeing the boys in action)
Julie
# Julie 2010-06-08 08:44
Well Jas, it was worth the wait ! And suprise you were right we do agree on nearly every one!
It`s wonderful to revisit these episodes again like this and scary that such strong emotions can be inspired by just looking at the images from them.
Was there ever a sadder face from Sam than when , after confessing to Bobby , he was told to `lose my number` my heart broke with his and again the week after when Dean offered the Impala to him as he left.
The End will always be one of my favourite episodes ever and those 2 images from it are perfect , what incredible performances from both Jensen and Jared who looks so unlike Sam there.
You know I love the `Happy dance` like you but the scence with Dean and Bobby at the end of CCODW is really special for me , how can you be reduced to tears by a scene lasting just over a minute every time?
I think it is perfectly acceptable that you did not choose an image from Changing Channels, who on earth could! One image from each scene is the only option there.
You know we are all with you where Abandon All Hope is concerned, this episode effected me in a way no other tv show or film has ever done before and like most people I can only re watch this rarely and on a `good` day.
The shot of Sam in MBV is amazing , this scene freaked me out as much as the `My Daddy shot your Daddy in the head` moment. The Dean Mary scene in DSOM was beautiful and any image from that would have been perfect, another scene that never loses its impact no matter how many times I re watch.
The shot I did miss though was the leaning on the Impala scene from DMDWP but we have to disagree on somethings sometimes right? ;-)
Then the big 2 episodes that had such a powerful effect , PONR, what a fitting tribute for the 100th episode and you really had no choice here with the images `The Look`. So much said without a single word . And finally Swan Song,what can we say about this one, nothing can be added , all anyone needs to do is look at the series of images you have chosen.
I know this was hard for you to do but Thank You as I said it was well worth the wait! And a side note of thanks for making our friend so happy with your choice from Sam Interrupted! Ju
Yvonne
# Yvonne 2010-06-08 11:12
Great list! Fun to relive the episodes.

Rare Winchester smile indeed. Tried to find some Sammy smiles the other day and came up lacking. I get it, he broods and has reason to. But I want more dimples?!

It seems I’m in a minority when it comes to Swap Meat. I really loved this ep! Sure, it’s far far from what I expected, but the ride was fun. Even if there were some out of character moments. In the end, I’m a bit relieved they didn’t have the brothers swap because the entire idea is a bit nauseating. What an odd/awful kink to throw in any relationship! There comes a point of knowing someone over well. That's some pretty intimate knowledge. Just my opinion of course.

Thanks for putting in the moment with Lisa! Loved that scene though it broke my heart and nearly drove me to panic.

Wouldn’t Bobby’s death negate his deal with Crowley? And just how powerful is the new and improved Cas that he could pull a sold soul back so easily!? Aren’t mountains supposed to quake? Skies split?

Swan Song takes the cake and breaks my heart. Even looking at the pics got me all choked up.
Karen
# Karen 2010-06-08 14:07
Hi Jasminka
Love the picks you made.
I do have to agree with AndreaW on the fireworks scene, that is my favourite from Dark Side of the Moon as well.
Otherwise I agree with all your picks.
Thanks for putting this together.
Jasminka
# Jasminka 2010-06-08 14:21
Hi, dear Sablegreen, AndreaW, Chase, Yirabah, Julie, Yvonne and Karen - you raised your voices to tell me what you liked about this... Thank you!

Sablegreen, dear, I was thinking a long time of putting Crowley into it, but, alas, as I don't trust the demon as of yet, he had to stay wherever he might dwell at the moment (though I loved him as a brilliant baddy).
And, you know - I'm the first to agree that Sam could do more silly things. I love goofball Sam, but I'm sure you already knew that.

AndreaW, in that episode were so many fantastic moments and the fireworks scene always moves me to tears. Perhaps it was a purely selfish thing not to put it there - to not be forced to break out the tissues again... ;-)

Chase, happy that you enjoyed what I offered.... Castiel Sleep Attack? That sounds fascinating - would you explain, please?

Yirabah, you know, I'd be in trouble if someone came to me with a story like the guys tell in Sam,Interrupted ... because I actually believe in the supernatural. I've had a couple of experiences I would file under paranormal, so I am biased. Can't tell that to a shrink, normally.

But I would probably treat it like a psychosis and take it seriously in the first place, as it is serious and true to the patient. And during treatment try to establish a certainty within the patient that it's not real... I once had discussions with a colleague about a lady we treated once who saw people in her shower playing cards. What if she was able to see a spectrum of reality that we others could not and she saw ghosts or people playing cards? One could get nuts just thinking about it.... :o

Julie, we know each other well enough by now that you can emphasize with my heartbreaking moments and why I put certain scenes in this compilation... it's one of the perks of this great site and I love it. And - I hope that our friend jumped with joy at that scene....

Yvonne, I am happy to have been able to move you with this. I love your idea that Bobby's deal was off by his death and his soul might have been pulled back to his body by MagicCastiel... I am very much a fan of quaking mountains (when it comes to changing fates, as to earthquakes not so much....)

I felt the same way with Swan Song. Still can't watch it without welling up...

Karen, I think I should have put that scene into this... I somehow was really scared of, well, the emotional impact... that was a real wussy moment. I tend to have those sometimes... :shock:

Thank you all so much! Blessings, Jas
Ardeospina
# Ardeospina 2010-06-08 18:44
Great picks for all your moments, Jas. It's so fun to see what people take away from particular episodes as the moments that really move them in one way or another because it's such a personal experience. I'm sure my list would look different in some ways and very similar in others. So thanks for writing this up and putting in all the screencaps. I very much enjoyed going through it.
Chase
# Chase 2010-06-09 01:32
Well me and my friends joke how Castiel will always use his index finger and middle finger to touch the forehead of someone and that person will typically pass out... or teleport
elle2
# elle2 2010-06-10 13:44
Hi, Jas,

I didn't even attempt to count so if you went over...good for you!!!

So many great moments, so many great lines. The tenderness of Sam to Jessica in FTBYAM stood out to me as well, I really liked seeing that for him as well.

Dean's crushing expression in Swan Song as Sam/Lucifer disappears in Detroit...sob! (I have yet to see Swan Song yet as I'm watching other seasons and still working through Season 5 in order but I'm starting to get drawn to it.)

All the great guests of this season past.

And yes, I loved Dean's happy dance upon regaining his years in TCCODW...

How is it that Season 5 has already come and gone? I don't know where the time goes so quickly but I do love these lists of yours where I can go back and enjoy seeing the moments through your eyes and realize that we see so much of the same.

Thanks for all the effort of these articles!
Jasminka
# Jasminka 2010-06-10 16:25
Ardeospina, Chase, Dany and Elle2, hi folks!

Flamey, happy you liked what I offered, even when it didn't match all your favourites... That's the thing with subjective stuff...

Thanks, Chase, for that! Great idea.... I will never forget those attacks now, in fact when I see someone do a gesture even similar to that, Cas will most certainly spring to mind

Dany, thanks so much for your comment. You know, to be perfectly honest, I kinda had you in mind with the p-scene. Just thought you could use that.... ;-)

Elle2, I am honoured by your acknowledgement . I stopped counting the tissues I spent over season five. I am happy to lend you my pair of eyes occasionally to go back to that season. That was lovely of you to say.

All my best, Jas
Holmes
# Holmes 2010-06-29 19:42
I totally agree with you, every moment you picked is made of gold.

But, of course, the episode that take the cake was, without any doubt, SWAN SONG, I mean, as you said, the whole damn episode was one favorite moment, every second delivered what it had to. It was the perfect mix of emotions.For me, Chuck's narration added so much to this episode. It was EPIC. It broke my heart, I just can't forget or get over Swan song and I don`t think I ever will. Here I am, forty six day after watching it the first time (I have watch it more than 15 times now) and I'm crying watching these pics, since the moment I saw that episode I just can't stop thinkig about it, I found myself saying in my mind the whole Chuck's narration. It was awesome.
To me, Swan song is THE BEST episode in history of tv and the leader of my top ten SPN eps list (with Point of no return as my second favorite one and Mystery spot follwing it)