I have four more episode titles from my trusty Tupperware container and have put my thoughts on each.
What are your thoughts on the following episodes?
Is it a scene, a moment, a line or song?
And why? It is your favourite or is it the emotional impact it has on you?
Maybe it simply makes you laugh or hide under the covers.
Dead Manâ€™s Blood
For this episode I have to go with the conversation between John and Sam as they wait for Dean to return from his errand. I thought this was such a wonderful moment, allowing John to finally have a chance to explain himself and acknowledge that he had made mistakes. Sam is pacing the floor while John works at the table.
Sam: It shouldnâ€™t be taking this long. I should go help. (He heads for the door)
John: Deanâ€™s got it.
Sam stops and starts pacing again.
John: I donâ€™t think I ever told you this, but the day you were born you know what I did?
John: I put a hundred bucks into a savings account for you. I did the same thing for your brother. It was a college fund. And every month Iâ€™d put in another hundred dollars until... anyway, my point is, Sam, that... this is never the life that I wanted for you.
Sam: Then whyâ€™d you get so mad when I left?
John: You gotta understand something. After your Mother passed all I saw was evil, everywhere. And all I cared about was, was keeping you boys alive. I wanted you prepared...ready. So somewhere along the line I, uh... I stopped being your father. And I â€“ I became your, your drill sergeant. (Sam comes over to sit down) So when you said that you wanted to go away to school, all I could think about, my only thought was that you were going to be alone...vulnerable. Sammy, it just â€“ it never occurred to me what you wanted. I just couldnâ€™t accept the fact that you and me â€“ weâ€™re just different.
Sam: Weâ€™re not different. Not anymore. With what happened to Mom and Jess... (he laughs) we probably have a lot more in common than just about anyone.
John: I guess youâ€™re right, son.
Sam: Hey, Dad? Whatever happened to that college fund?
John: Spent it on ammo.
With this one I have two moments that I always think of. The first one is when Sam is trying to talk to Dean about the case and Dean keeps breaking off to talk over the radio set.
Dean: Walterâ€™s a little testy for a PA huh?
Sam: Howâ€™s it going in here?
Dean: Its going really good man. Taraâ€™s really stepped up her performance. I think itâ€™s probably from all the sense memory sheâ€™s drawing on.
Sam: Sense memory?
Sam: Dean when I ask how itâ€™s going here Iâ€™m talking about the case right? We donâ€™t really work here.
You know I thought you hated being a PA.
Dean: I donâ€™t know. Itâ€™s not so bad. I kind of feel like part of the team, you know. Itâ€™s good. Oh taquito?(holds up a plate of food)
Sam: No um listen I conned my way into the morgue.
Sam: News reports are right. Bradâ€™s a doornail, no question.
Dean: (speaks into head set) Copy that! (Looks at Sam) Sorry what?
Sam: Copy that?
Dean: What you say?
Sam: News reports are right. Bradâ€™s a doornail.
Dean: (speaks into head set) They are aware!
Sam: Whoâ€™s aware?
Dean: Sorry what were you saying?
Sam: Uh what..the newspaperâ€™s right. Bradâ€™s a doornail, no question about it.
The second one is when they are going through the gravesite to salt and burn the actress they think is haunting the set. Itâ€™s just a little brotherly banter moment but it always makes me smile.
Dean: We gotta go check out Johnny Ramoneâ€™s grave when weâ€™re done here.
Sam: You want to dig him up too?
Dean: Bite your tongue heathen!
Children Shouldnâ€™t Play with Dead Things
The first scene that comes to mind is when Sam confronts Deanâ€™s behaviour after leaving the deceased girlâ€™s fathers home. You can see how worried Sam is for Dean, how he just wants Dean to open up to him so he can help.
Sam: What the hell is the matter with you Dean?
Dean: Back off!
Sam: That man was innocent. He didnâ€™t deserve that.
Dean: Ok sheâ€™s not here. Maybe heâ€™s keeping her somewhere else.
Sam: Stop it! Thatâ€™s enough Okay? Enough.
Dean: Sam I know what Iâ€™m doing.
Sam: No you donâ€™t at all. Dean I donâ€™t scare easy but man youâ€™re scaring the crap out of me.
Dean: Donâ€™t be over dramatic Sam.
Sam: Youâ€™re lucky this turned out to be a real case. Because if it wasnâ€™t you would have found something else to kill.
Sam: Youâ€™re on edge. Youâ€™re erratic. Except when you are hunting. Then youâ€™re down right scary. Youâ€™re tail-spinning man. And you refuse to talk about it and you wonâ€™t let me help you.
Dean: I can take care of myself thanks.
Sam: No you canâ€™t! And you know what? Youâ€™re the only one who thinks you should have to. You donâ€™t have to handle this on your own Dean. No one can.
Dean: Sam if you bring up Dadâ€™s death one more time I swear..
Sam: Stop Dean itâ€™s killing you. Please. Weâ€™ve already lost Dad. Weâ€™ve lost Mom. Iâ€™ve lost Jessica. And now Iâ€™m gonna lose you too?
Dean: We better get out of here before the cops come. I hear you, okay? Yeah Iâ€™m being an ass and Iâ€™m sorry.
Plucky Pennywhistles Magical Menagerie
With this one I have to go with Dean asking Sam about Pluckyâ€™s and the fear on Samâ€™s face just thinking about the place. I get that same look when someone mentions spiders.
Dean: Do you remember a chain called Pennywhistles?
Dean: Really? I could have sworn you loved those places.
Sam: No dude I hated them. Ah you would dump me and go trolling for chicks.
Dean: Itâ€™s not like I left you in jail. Those places are supposed to be fun.
Sam: Fun? Theyâ€™re lame and they smell like puke and the ice cream is all grainy.
Dean: All right donâ€™t have one of your episodes okay? Iâ€™m just saying I hit a dead end with the whole witches gone wild thing. But both kids were at Pluckyâ€™s day of. Look why donâ€™t you go check out the local Pluckyâ€™s and ask about this Billy kid.
Sam: Ah look man why donâ€™t I just ahâ€¦. I just wait for you to get back.
Dean: No can do Armano. Iâ€™m on my way to talk to little Billy.
Sam: Why donâ€™t I talk to Billy right now?
Dean: Wait! Wait. This isnâ€™t about your ah clown thing is it?
Sam: What? No!
Dean: What in the world did they do to you? All right well never mind, just note that Ninety nine point nine, nine percent of clowns canâ€™t hurt you â€˜kay?
And if it bleeds you can kill it. (Dean hangs up the phone)
Sam: If it bleeds you can kill it.