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! 

I liked Walker's fourth episode, "Don't Fence Me In" - mostly. Cordell seems to be getting more comfortable re-inhabiting his real life (as opposed to running away/being undercover) and his family. I like how hard he's trying to bond with Micki, and that he even calls Trey to find out a little more about how to connect.

The (Short & Bumpy) Dusty Texas Road So Far

Four episodes into Walker and I think the fourth episode, "Don't Fence Me In", was the best one yet. 

But this isn’t going to be a glowing review.

There are several things I like about Walker:

Now the long hellatus comes... so time to look back at our last Supernatural comic book arc!

The Dogs of Edinburgh is the fourth comic miniseries tie-in for Supernatural. It is another prequel story, covering the time when Sam was at Stanford. To follow the graphic novels' backstory for Supernatural from the beginning, enjoy my narration and review of the first three books, OriginsRising Son and Beginning's End! Now, let's rejoin the hunt in The Dogs of Edinburgh!

Finally, the results are here!  It would figure that with the 2020 vote things would go so awry that the vote would have to be done twice.  We've never had a problem with the vote until now.  After all, "Supernatural" season 15 was unexpectedly delayed, so why not the vote too?   It's just been that kind of year.  

Thank you to all of you who voted and maintained the spirit of the vote.  I so appreciate all your support through this process.  I can assure, the results will be satisfying.  I hope they were worth the wait!  As I've done every year I'll present the Winner, Runner Up, and of course my Editor's Choice for each of the 16 categories.  

Without further delay, I present the results of the WFB Supernatural Season 15 Fan Choice Awards!  

Okay, I see some improvement. I definitely liked this week’s installment, “Bobble Head.”  The use of the Texas Rangers (the baseball team) bobble head on the dash was a great metaphor for the challenges to the characters in this week’s episode.  “He’s always smiling, no judgement. Puts your mind at ease.”  Hoyt seemed to fit that description, always smiling and putting up a front, even though there is real apprehension and trouble beyond that, much like Cordell struggling with the stick shift in the beginning.  Linear storytelling!