I’ll be honest, “Carry On” would probably take a good chunk of these awards if I let it.  In compiling these awards, I took the mentality that if there was another acceptable alternative to “Carry On” I would use it.  As you’ll notice though, there were a few where it was impossible to not choose that epic episode.  But there were plenty of categories that earned an acknowledgement from yours truly for the season as a whole, good, bad, and ugly.  And with season 15, there was definitely some ugly.   There was also however some real pretty, and the first award proves it!  

So now I present to you, The WFB Supernatural Season 15 Editor’s Choice Awards!

Lots and lots of Sam and Dean! That’s the best part of Keith R.A. DeCandido’s Supernatural tie-in novel, Nevermore.  It has other things going for it as well, which I’ll get into later, but my number one criteria for enjoying a Supernatural story is spending more time with the Winchester brothers than with any other characters. Nevermore passes that test with flying colors!

So yeah, you knew that they were eventually going to get back to the whole Dean guilt over John thing, weren’t you?  “Crossroad Blues” did so in quite a spectacular way.  It introduced some very vital lore in the show’s history while digging that knife deep into Dean Winchester’s very fragile psyche, setting him up for some future really bad mistakes.  Fun times! 

Now that Supernatural is in its longest hiatus ever, and the cast has moved on to new projects (for now), what can Supernatural fans do to fill that burning desire for more Sam and Dean, more Castiel and Jack - more hunting adventures with whomever branded Supernatural into your hearts for all time? That question was the subject of a Supernatural fandom panel moderated by Gail Z. Martin for ConTinual, a virtual convention page on Facebook. I joined Gail on that panel, along with Supernatural authors and fans, Keith R. A. DeCandido, Dr. Lynn Zubernis, Dahlia Rose and Lola Strickland. For 45 minutes, we tossed around suggestions of what the SPNFamily might do to fill the need for more Supernatural now that the show is off the air! Inspired by our discussion, I decided to start a Supernatural Survival Guide for the Supernatural family!

What can a fan do to survive without Team Free Will's adventures? How many of these ways to find new Supernatural content did you know about? Can you add more to the list? 

I really liked Walker's 5th episode, "Duke". It felt like threads from previous weeks were starting to gel. Jared had a chance to show off his skills in a range of emotions and situations, we got some nice Supernatural echoes, and he took off his shirt. Twice.

As I was looking for a way to pass the quarantine summer doldrums, I saw Entertainment Weekly’s list of what it considered to be the 75 most ‘essential’ episodes of Supernatural, leading up to Season 15. Since any excuse for a rewatch is a good excuse, I figured I’d not only invite my Supernatural "Team Free Will North Carolina" (TFWNC) Facebook group to join me, but I’d also recap my thoughts on which episodes Entertainment Weekly (EW) chose, which ones they skipped, and what was left out.  Music plays such a big role in Supernatural, so I also noted which iconic songs were included and which were missed in the skipped episodes. Reporting on all that turned into quite the project, and The WFB was kind enough to let me share it here! (My snarky opinions are my own and don’t reflect those of The WFB.)

So come on the journey with me! Start with season 1, then follow the links until you catch up with us in season 11!