The Boys Are Back in Town
(Probably Time To Flee)
While true of many episodes of Supernatural, in particular episode ten (often a hiatus episode) likes to ride the emotions rollercoaster. Over the years this has been the episode to twist the knife on some seriously heart wrenching storylines – be it through resolution or devastation - or something in between:
Season: 1 “Asylum”
Local de Hunt: Rockford, Illinois Featured Creature: Ghost
REVEAL/TWIST? John calls the boys.
Season: 2 “Hunted”
Local de Hunt: Lafayette, Indiana; Peoria, Illinois Featured Creature: Gordon Walker
REVEAL/TWIST? John’s final ask of Dean: to kill Sam.
Season: 3 “Dream a Little Dream of Me”
Local de Hunt: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Featured Creature: Dreamwalker
REVEAL/TWIST? Dean’s worst nightmare is becoming a demon
Season: 4 “Heaven and Hell”
Local de Hunt: Sioux Falls, South Dakota Featured Creature: Angels and Demons
REVEAL/TWIST? Dean’s heartbroken confession of his sins in Hell
Season: 5 “Abandon All Hope”
Local de Hunt: Carthage & Springfield Missouri Featured Creature: Lucifer
REVEAL/TWIST? Jo and Ellen say goodbye.
Season: 6 “Caged Heat”
Local de Hunt: Unspecific Featured Creature: Crowley
REVEAL/TWIST? Sam has no vested interest in getting his soul back.
Season: 7 “Death’s Door”
Local de Hunt: Hammonton, New Jersey Featured Creature: Leviathans, Reaper
REVEAL/TWIST? Bobby makes a choice.
Season: 8 “Torn and Frayed”
Local de Hunt: Warsaw, Missouri; Geneva, Nebraska; Whitefish, Montana Featured Creature: Demons/Crowley
REVEAL/TWIST? The brothers choose each other.
Season: 9 “Road Trip”
Local de Hunt: Lebanon, Kansas Featured Creature: Gadreel
Season: 10 “The Hunter Games”
Local de Hunt: Fall River, Massachusetts Featured Creature: Rowena, Metatron
REVEAL/TWIST? Cas answers a prayer & Claire learns to forgive.
Season: 11 “The Devil in the Details”
Local de Hunt: Hell; Kenesaw Nebraska; Kermit, Texas Featured Creature: Lucifer, Amara
REVEAL/TWIST? Castiel says yes.
Season: 12 “Lily Sunder Has Some Regrets”
Local de Hunt: Lebanon, Kansas Featured Creature: Ishim
REVEAL/TWIST? Not everything is black and white.
Season: 13 “Wayward Sisters”
Local de Hunt: Iowa; Sioux Falls; The Bad Place Featured Creature: Canids; The Kaiju
REVEAL/TWIST? New group of heroes in town – and they kick it in the ass. Hard.
Many times the comeback from a mid-hiatus; episode ten is traditionally an episode that warrants revival and processing of what just happened; if not at least an exclamation of “what!? Don’t leave me there!” Most devastating – and still standout after all these years – in my mind? Dean’s confessions of Hell. Of course, the end of “Death’s Door” is a pretty close rival. How about you?
Reflect, reminisce and share below!
Looking for earlier installments to see how other episodes connected? Check out the Boys Are Back, Episode Nine