The Boys Are Back in Town
(Probably Time To Flee)
You know what? Episode eleven is pretty depressing. Not all of them – but most of them – end on a sad realization, a secret, dejected introspection or unfortunate declaration from our main characters.
Season: 1 “Scarecrow”
Local de Hunt: Burkittsville, Indiana Featured Creature: The Vanir, Scarecrow
REVEAL/TWIST? Sam’s new friend Meg is not as friendly as she seems.
Season: 2 “Playthings”
Local de Hunt: Peoria, Illinois; Cornwall, Connecticut Featured Creature: Ghost
REVEAL/TWIST? Dean makes a promise he doesn’t want to keep.
Season: 3 “Mystery Spot”
Local de Hunt: Broward County, Florida Featured Creature: The Trickster
REVEAL/TWIST? Dean and Sam are each other’s weaknesses – and life without each other is inevitable.
Season: 4 “Family Remains”
Local de Hunt: Stratton, Nebraska Featured Creature: Girl in the Wall
REVEAL/TWIST? Dean didn’t just torture souls – he enjoyed it.
Season: 5 “Sam, Interrupted"
Local de Hunt: Ketchum, Oklahoma Featured Creature: Wraith
REVEAL/TWIST? Sam is angry at the world and he doesn’t know why.
Season: 6 “Appointment in Samarra”
Local de Hunt: Sioux Falls, South Dakota Featured Creature: Soulless Sam
REVEAL/TWIST? Death retrieves Sam’s soul.
Season: 7 “Adventures in Babysitting”
Local de Hunt: Whitefish, Montana; Dodge City & Colby Kansas; Summit Lake, Wisconsin Featured Creature: Vetala
REVEAL/TWIST? Dean is going to take the advice: fake a smile and be professional.
Season: 8 “LARP and the Real Girl”
Local de Hunt: Farmington Hills, Michigan Featured Creature: Fairy, Human
REVEAL/TWIST? A little fun might be just what the Winchesters needed.
Season: 9 “First Born”
Local de Hunt: Jasper Springs, Mississippi (1863); Missouri Featured Creature: Demons
REVEAL/TWIST? Dean earns the Mark of Cain.
Season: 10 “There’s No Place Like Home”
Local de Hunt: Topeka, Junction City & Lebanon, Kansas Featured Creature: Dark Charlie; The Wizard of Oz
REVEAL/TWIST? Charlie has faith in the Winchesters - and forgiveness.
Season: 11 “Into the Mystic”
Local de Hunt: County Cork, Ireland; Lebanon, Kansas Featured Creature: Banshee
REVEAL/TWIST? Dean might be more vulnerable than he’s telling Sam. There are more MoL out there than we may know.
Season: 12 “Regarding Dean”
Local de Hunt: Eureka Springs, Arkansas Featured Creature: Witches
REVEAL/TWIST? Rowena may be turning over a new leaf.
Season: 13 “Breakdown”
Local de Hunt: Oshkosh, Nebraska; Lebanon, Kansas Featured Creature: Agent Terrance Clegg
REVEAL/TWIST? Knowing the Winchesters ends one way – bad and bloody. At least as far as Sam is concerned.
Since it comes at the midway point in the season, episode eleven is often at a stage when Sam and Dean are starting to feel the pressures of the season’s mission, experiencing the losses and suffering that hurts more than the victories. The result is some deep lows and less than optimistic outlooks – usually nodding towards the direction the finale will take or at least something the Winchesters will overcome before they say goodbye for the season. Which moment did you struggle to watch the boys live through the most? What about the ones that we were privy to but they didn’t share with each other? What could you have done without?
Reflect, reminisce and share below!
Want to look back further? Read more of the "The Boys Are Back In Town" series, starting with Episode One here!