#5 – The Seven Deadly Sins – “The Magnificent Seven”
Actually, only six of them sucked. Pride wasn’t half bad. Sadly, he wasn’t the ringleader and only got one moment in the spotlight while taunting Sam. Too bad too, because the idea of using Binsfeld’s Classification of Demons was actually a good idea. Obviously, it only worked on paper. Either that or every decent actor was on vacation during the casting call.
#4 – The Witches Coven – “Malleus Maleficarum”
When you’re rooting to have these shallow women wasted, you know, those who were the supposed victims, they suck. Luckily we got our wish.
#3 – Crocatta – “Long Distance Call”
You know what’s worse than a monologuing villain? A bad, over-the-top, not at all interesting villain who chews up way too much screen time (time that should have been better served with angsty Winchesters) and whose death was even uninspiring. Another waste, since the mystery leading up to the Crocatta reveal was interesting.
#2 – Lilith
I liked the idea of this famous demon as the new big bad, rising up after Azazel met his end. The mythology and her real menacing threat behind the scenes in breaking the seals was fascinating. However, they never got great actresses to play her. In person, she wasn’t all the frightening. The little girls were creepy, but not quite compelling enough. I would mark Katie Cassidy’s portrayal the best, and that was marginal. For a such a major big bad, they could have done better.
#1 – Bela Talbot (By a huge freaking lot)
I hate this bitch. I know that’s the point, but there are people like Sylar on Heroes that you love to hate, and there’s Bela, who you just want off your screen. She sucked the life out of every scene she was in and that was way too many. No chemistry with Sam, no chemistry with Dean, heck she and her cat didn’t even evoke a bond. When she wasn’t lifeless, she was just annoying. I blame it all in the writing, for I’ve seen Lauren Cohen in other things and she’s a pretty decent actress. Bela is the reason why “Bad Day At Black Rock” never makes my classics list. She’s the reason why I think the end of “Time Is On My Side” is the greatest ever (okay, maybe not, but close). No wonder season four was so great.
Interesting how four of the five came from Season Three, huh? As the story lines got richer, so did the antagonists. In a few ways though, it backfired.