Three Weeks Later

How many times have you rewatched Supernatural’s 300th milestone episode “Lebanon”?  In a rare alignment of the planets, all three Winchester Family Business reviewers – Alice, Nate and I - had virtually the same opinion of the episode. We overwhelmingly loved the family reunion with Papa Winchester. We loved the reconciliation between John, Sam and Dean. We loved that each son had individual time with their dad, that he apologized for his mistakes, that they forgave him for his shortcomings, and that he told them he was immensely proud of his boys. We loved John and Mary together, seeing a sentimental side of Mary not often shown. We loved the acting, the tears and the hugs. All three of us wished the “hunt” side of the story and the home town trip down Lebanon’s Main Street would have been saved for its own episode rather than stealing precious minutes away from what was going on in the bunker, but that is easily fixed with the fast-forward button on our DVRs.

When it came time to look at the episode analytically, I expected that any seasonal threads that might have been woven into the plot would have appeared only in that begrudged monster-of-the-week side of the story, using the boys’ routine activities as a connection to the ongoing myth arc. However, when I got past wanting to watch only the emotional scenes, I was utterly amazed to find the episode was FULL of threads! Actually, there were just as many if not more threads in the milestone reunion as there were in the hunt!

On March 1, 1978, a future star was born in Dallas, Texas.
His name was Jensen Ross Ackles.
Yes, we are talking about you Jensen!

Hmm, it has been a few years since I've done this, hasn't it?  Your very bad admin fell behind a few years in delivering what used to be an annual classic. After all, exploring the mysteries of Sam Winchester's hair is a very detailed task and not for the faint of heart.  I got busy.   I have picked up where I've left off though, season ten.  

Turns out, season ten was a bit of a challenge.  Still, just like any other season, the hair could not be ignored.  It's just another twist in the enigma that is Sam's hair.  So, without further delay, I present, The Season Ten Enigma of Sam Winchester's Hair.  

Some of you might know that I enjoy watching a Winchester bleed, preferably while another family member is nearby.  Now, I don’t consider myself a particularly violent person.  In real life the sight of another person in pain isn’t something I relish.  I avoid confrontation, run away from fights, and abhor bullies.  Most of my favorite scenes on Supernatural, however, seem to contain pain and fear.  Go figure.

Anyways, here are some of my favorite scenes which involve bleeding Winchesters through the years.  I’m not including the times that the brothers hurt each other. I have a harder time with that.  I also won't be able to include every bloody scene in every season, but my dear readers can add their favorite scenes to the comments section. That'll be very welcome.

The Boys Are Back in Town

(Probably Time To Flee)

EPISODE TWENTY:

Declarations and cliffhangers – that’s what it’s all about.

 

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"Funerals are a pagan rite. There's not any doubt about it.” ― Steve Earle

Funeralia in Medieval Latin means funeral rites so that is where my idea for this article lifts off. I found a quote that mentions funerals and pagans, and a video titled "Heathens". Rowena is one of the characters in the video so it fits perfectly. All of these things focus more or less on death, which is an easy topic for Supernatural. It has heathens and a whole lot of monsters and people visited by death. Even when I was young, I had already been in many funeral services, and later in life, even more - Sadness and grieving all around me. You never get used to that.