THEN – Billie hands Dean the book, the Ma’lak box, Lucifer sucking out Jack’s grace, Jack dying, discussion of using the power of the soul, Sam hitting Dean by the Impala, the hug, Dean saying he does believe in them but if that day comes, Sam has to be willing to recognize that it is the end.
NOW: Reton, NM – a clock shows that’s it’s 7:15. Cheerful Spanish music plays as a brown-haired man with an open shirt moves around the kitchen, chopping up veggies and stirring pots on the stovetop. Then the camera pulls back to reveal a man lying on his back across the kitchen island; his chest is cut from neck to navel, the sides pulled open and held apart with wooden separators. The cook reaches into the chest cavity and removes an organ, chopping it apart, and dipping it in egg and seasoning, then drops it in a sizzling pan. A reddish-brown snake coils nearby on the floor, and the cook begins to talk to him as he pops out an eyeball from his victim and eats it. His eyes glow green; the pupil is narrow and elongated. There is a quick view through a green lens of Sam and Dean entering through a door with guns drawn. Back in the kitchen, the cannibalistic cook remarks that “they’re on the way.” Scooping up the snake and the second eyeball, he adds, “Time to go.”
The Winchester's family reunion has been something I've always dreamed of but never really believed would happen. I was thrilled that they were finally able to do it, even though it took 14 Seasons and 300 episodes! I only wish they had dedicated more time to the reunion, but I will cherish what has been given to us.
Wow, Episode 300! It's hard to believe there was a time when Supernatural sat on the fence of being cancelled after season 2 and then again after seasons 3 and 4. But it 'survived' much like our beloved brothers.
I very much wanted to do a tribute in honour of this monumental occasion. I know Jim Croce's "Time in a Bottle" is a sad song, but I felt it was most fitting for this bittersweet episode. I hope you like it.
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!
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.
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