The Boys Are Back in Town
(Probably Time To Flee)
A mixed bag over the years, the fifth episode has offered a variety of options ranging from funny to sentimental to dramatic. Usually, episode five doesn’t forget to take a nod to the main plot with a teaser of information or a hint at something that will be relevant later in the season – but more often than not, it’s a pause in a serious and intense flow of events to catch our breath and be with the boys for some fun before it’s back to the action and drama.
Season: 1 “Bloody Mary”
Local de Hunt: Toledo, Ohio Featured Creature: Ghost
REVEAL/TWIST? Sam has a secret, Jessica appears as a vision.
Season: 2 “Simon Said”
Local de Hunt: Guthrie, Oklahoma Featured Creature: “Special” Children
REVEAL/TWIST? There are more special children and some frightening patterns emerging.
Season: 3 “Bedtime Stories”
Local de Hunt: Madge Springs, New York Featured Creature: Vengeful Spirit
REVEAL/TWIST? Sam will go to any length to save Dean – letting go is not an option.
Season: 4 “Monster Movie”
Local de Hunt: Canonsburg, Pennsylvania Featured Creature: Shapeshifter
REVEAL/TWIST? Dean has been rehymenated!
Season: 5 “Fallen Idols”
Local de Hunt: Canton, Ohio Featured Creature: Leshii
REVEAL/TWIST? Blame doesn’t belong to one brother – they should fight side by side.
Season: 6 “Live Free or Twihard”
Local de Hunt: Limestone, Illinois; Battle Creek, Michigan Featured Creature: Vampires
REVEAL/TWIST? Something isn’t quite right about Sam.
Season: 7 “Shut Up, Dr. Phil”
Local de Hunt: Prosperity, Indiana Featured Creature: Witches, Leviathan
REVEAL/TWIST? Dean’s not saying something – but at least they’ve got a Leviathan in the trunk!
Season: 8 “Blood Brother”
Local de Hunt: Eagle Harbor, Washington Featured Creature: Vampires
REVEAL/TWIST? Sam meets Benny. Time to talk.
Season: 9 “Dog Dean Afternoon”
Local de Hunt: Enid, Oklahoma Featured Creature: Shaman
REVEAL/TWIST? Sam is beginning to suspect not everything is straightforward...
Season: 10 “Fan Fiction”
Local de Hunt: Flint, Michigan Featured Creature: Calliope
REVEAL/TWIST? God Approves.
Season: 11 “Thin Lizzie”
Local de Hunt: Fall River, Massachusetts Featured Creature: Amara, Soulless Humans
REVEAL/TWIST? The Darkness is coming.
Season: 12 “The One You’ve Been Waiting For”
Local de Hunt: Columbus, Ohio; Germany Featured Creature: Thule Society
REVEAL/TWIST? Dean shoots Hitler.
Season: 13 “Advanced Thanatology”
Local de Hunt: Grand Junction, Colorado Featured Creature: Ghost
REVEAL/TWIST? Death has a new face.
It’s not hard to choose my favourite among these episode fives; that honour goes to “Fan Fiction” - but taking that out of the equation, which is your favourite? I’d have to go back to season four and the hilarious “Monster Movie” myself. Who has been the best episode five villain over the years? If there is one episode you would change the outcome to – which would it be and why?
Reflect, reminisce and share below!