Okay, so it’s more of a count up, but details, details. Since the announcement was made that Supernatural’s 15th season will be its last, I find myself feeling nostalgic. So, for the next 12 weeks I’ll be posting and writing about the five (in my opinion) best episodes of each season. This is by no means a definitive list, nor is it in any particular order, but I will fight anyone who tries to argue that these are not the best of a very long, very beautifully painful show.
1.) Bad Day at Black Rock
If I’m being 100% honest (which, if you read my reviews, you know I try to be), I’m not exactly sure what made me put this on my list. It’s hilarious, obviously, and we have the baddest villain in Gordon. We also meet Bela, who deserved her own show all about being damned and glam.
I mean, was there any doubt this episode would make the list? Dean dies. A LOT. I can no longer hear “Heat of the Moment” without thinking of one of his myriad deaths, and we get treated to more Trickster, which I’m always for. It gets pretty dark at the end, only to be one more piece of the “game” and I will never, ever tire of this episode.
3.) A Very Supernatural Christmas
What more could you ask for in a Christmas episode, really? we get Pagan Gods, drunk Santa, awkward caroling, and a glimpse into the sad, but important Christmases of Winchesters past. I don’t know about you, but I need some more Christmas episodes with their whole found family.
4.) Jus in Bello
Agent Hendricksen finally catches Dean and Sam, and unwittingly brings an army of demons upon a small sheriff’s office for his troubles. I love Hendricksen, and as I’ve said before, I’m a sucker for the angst and the lost cause, but to see Dean and Sam and everyone else in that building fight so hard for survival, to have it all be for naught just tore my guts out.
5.) No Rest For The Wicked
I can’t lie, I really thought the boys would get out of it. Even having not started watching until years later, I didn’t think that A) Dean would be torn apart by Hellhounds or B) That, knowing he would come back, I’d be so affected by it.
So there it is. My season three! A shortage of episodes due to the writer’s strike means I don’t have any honorable mentions this time, but season three is all one favorite episode, to be honest.