Ok...we've made it to our Top 10! Are you agreeing with our choices so far? Have we made you look at any episode differently or made you run off to your DVD player because we reminded you of how much you also loved one of our favourites?
Well the countdown continues...here's your WFB Admins' picks for number 10 of our Top 15 "Supernatural" episodes.
Why: Because it’s fabulous! The end.
Ok, I mean…a depressed, drunk, porn-loving, giant, talking Teddy Bear…come on!
I can recite huge hunks of dialogue from this episode, because I’ve watched it that many times and the script is just that awesome it sticks in my head.
I actually use lines in my day to day…..
Girl-drink-drunk…I say that to all my friends who like girly drinks, or well, I met a guy recently whose favourite drink was some fruity cocktail number and I turned to him and said, “So you’re a girl-drink-drunk” [insert blank stare here].
If someone is stinky, I say they smell like the bus.
I tell my dog “I love you more than anything” – creepy I know.
And who hasn’t yelled out “Kneel before Todd!” randomly…I sure have.
I love that Dean is super disappointed because he wanted to save “some naked women”.
That the invisible pervert guy went invisible to spy on the ladies showers and then the boys hit him with the car! Too funny.
That Dean thinks on his feet and says they’re Teddy Bear doctors…and that the bear has lollypop disease! “It's not uncommon for a bear his size.” Brilliant!
But the Teddy. For heaven’s sake. What other show could actually pull that off? Only “Supernatural”. I love T. Bear and his plaintive "Whyyyyyyyyyy" .
Of course, the thing is, this being a Ben Edlund penned episode, on the surface it’s all a little hair-brained, but at its core, it’s very serious.
If everyone gets what they wish for, what will become of the world and society? Look what happens, Hope turns homicidal to protect her crazy brand of love and Todd becomes the bully he’s been running from. Let alone Audrey's parent zipping off to Bali, leaving her alone with a giant despondent bear, who can't face a future of nothing but tea parties.
Then there’s the whole conversation about the brothers never getting what they wish for, how they never get what they want and have to fight tooth and nail to keep what they have. We see Dean having nightmares and drinking to try and dull his post-Hell pain. Sam’s weird wanting Lilith’s head on a plate - bloody, wish, which is just….I don’t know, always makes me feel so sad for him somehow, because it seems so un-Sam. Then at the end, Dean comes clean about remembering everything that happened to him in the pit, everything. You can see it in his face; hear it in his voice; how damaged he is. It’s such a heartbreaking conversation on that pier and it leaves your soul feeling heavy.
And that's the magic. It’s such an Edlund thing, the ability to mix the ridiculous with the emotionally powerful. I’m not sure any of the writers can juggle that as adeptly as he can. It’s why I love him so and a big reason why I love this episode…just when you’re feeling all light hearted and giggly…KAPOWEE…EDLUNDED!
Favourite Quote: Every word that comes out of Audrey’s mouth. Audrey rocks! I love it when she get’s cranky with Dean when he calls her “Little girl”… “AUDREY!” She sounds so exasperated. But my favourite quote has to be how she describes her bear.
Audrey: But now he's sad all the time; not "ouch" sad, but ouch-in-the-head sad; says weird stuff, and smells like the bus!
Smells like the bus. That’ll never get old.
Favourite Scene: Well, it’s almost impossible to choose, because it’s filled with terrific scenes and precious moments. But I always love it when Sam and Dean come out of the general store and flop down on that tiny bench, with their knees practically up to their chins, with a baffled look on their faces, trying to figure out what on earth they’re dealing with. Then Audrey cycles past and a Busty Asian Beauties falls out of her basket. It’s all so silly. I just love that little scene.
“Wishful Thinking” is chocked full of awesome and it’s a total, play it when I'm feeling blue, favourite of mine (and not just because I’ve been to all the locations…but I have! Hee!)