It’s that special time of year again! Hellatus starts taking it’s toll so I get cheeky, bored, and carry my Supernatural obsession to disturbing new levels. I take precious time to pour over all the visual evidence that Sam Winchester’s hair has evolved into its own being. Heck, it’s an actual supporting player by now! It’s become as vital to “Supernatural” as the Impala and tacky motel rooms.
Just like all other seasons, the results from my study are quite fascinating. For those not familiar, this is my third “Enigma” installment. The first one went on to be one of the most legendary articles ever on this site. The second one, season five, didn’t do too shabby either. Now I take on season six. I was not prepared for the hefty task this season had to offer, that’s for sure.
Season Six Hair
Season six without a freaking doubt was the most perplexing, deeply layered, complex, and absolute best hair year ever. That’s because it became the tale of two hairs (except the season finale, which is so complicated its gets its own category). There is soulless Sam hair, which for the most part is perfect. It’s always neat, well kept, and on more than one occasion heart stoppingly gorgeous. Sure, a lot of what’s on the top of his head could be the danger vibe of the very cold face underneath, but the whole situation also leaves many philosophical musings as to how messy hair is tied to a soul. It’s my guess all those hours not sleeping finally afforded some time for proper care. Or is it more than that? Hmm…the possibilities.
Of course, it’s not like Sam got his soul back and his hair instantly drifted into disaster territory. The noticeable attention given to the hair did disappear. There weren’t disasters, but there weren’t as many “wow” moments either. Just flat. Oh, except “Frontierland.” Trust me when I say, there’s a special spot in the Sam Winchester hair hall of fame for what a well placed hat does to the man.
There wasn’t a major disaster anywhere and oh so much goodness, but strange things did happen. The hair still managed to take over during some pivotal scenes. Or dry ones. Or heck, even scenes that didn’t amount to a hill of beans at all. The hair still often did what it wanted. Doesn’t that always seem to be the case?
Ah, but enough of my musings. We need visual evidence! Lord knows there was plenty.