100 Favourite Moments of Supernatural Season Six
The last season has been a controversial one, to say the least. It divided the story and it divided the fandom. In the beginning I myself wasn’t quite sure what to make of the storyline and the development Sam’s character was taking, but I was enthralled by this show, again and again! and loved the sixth season.
Now, to continue the tradition I have started a while back – at first celebrating the show’s hundredth episode, then celebrating it all, actually – this is my instalment of my favourite moments of season six.
And what a season this was! it confused many of us, and the story most certainly did confuse the protagonists, as well. Sam came back from hell different. Without a soul, but it took us a long while to find out about what happened. A painful time for us ! and for Dean who was freaked out by this person who was his brother and yet wasn’t.
It was also, and again, a season of loss, kind readers. Family was lost. And so were friends. I will always miss Rufus, for instance. And the friendship established between an angel and his human companions is in jeopardy, too. In the end there was a lot of pain. Nothing new on planet Winchester, but it managed to move me and lead me into the hiatus with raw anticipation and not a small portion of dread! what else will the writers do to our beloved characters?
But, well, let’s take a look at what they did over the last year!
Exile on Main Street (6.01)
Dean has found a home with Lisa and Ben, and she tries to give him as much peace and shelter as she can, but Dean is – of course – troubled by his past and his grief for Sam. It doesn’t get better when Sam emerges out of the darkness of his absence.
My personal favourite moment here is very much in the beginning – Dean and Lisa in bed. He wakes from another disrupted sleep, and, as though to comfort him, Lisa kisses his hand. There is so much tenderness in this small gesture that it moves me deep in my heart.
Two And A Half Men (6.02)
This is the most wonderful clichÃ©, transformed beautifully into a Supernatural story. Two grown men who battled all kind of paranormal riffraff are intimidated by a little baby. And that’s before they even know that the laddie is a shifter. With Sam introducing some more family members, it becomes a complex tale.
And I, weak woman that I am, have to come up with two fave moments here (hang on, there will surely be more weak moments like that):
Two and a half men in a supermarket. Dean is desperately looking for the switch-off button, eh?
And: the expression on Dean’s face when he dusts off the Impala. Yes, I am Impala, hear me roar!
The Third Man (6.03)
No. My fave moment is, surprisingly, not the work out intro, even though I am a devoted SamGirl. There are other moments here that caught me more! Especially the scene in which the brothers call Castiel – delightful comedic timing and an elusive angel who’s â€˜Hello’ brings up some of the most wonderful annoyed faces Sam ever wore.
Weekend at Bobby’s (6.04)
Who would have thought that Bobby had the potential to be a ladies’ man? His neighbour tries everything to win his heart! appealing to his stomach and his innate desire to help a lady in need (as in: repair her wood chipper), alas it doesn’t work out the way she hoped it would.
My favourite here is the running gag of the (undoubtedly yummy) ginger peach cobbler that Bobby never really gets to taste. A shame!
Live Free and Twi Hard (6.05)
I have a thing about vampires, have had for as long as I remember. I love True Blood. And Interview With a Vampire (the book(s) and even the film, yes, despite Tom Cruise!), and the classic Dracula! I even read the Twilight novels and developed a love-hate relationship with those. So, the on-going side blows to Meyer’s poorly written teenage flicks were all favourites of mine.
The pain our beloved Winchesters went through, however, was not fun. It was devastating in many ways. As much as I would love to step in whenever they suffer to nurse their wounds, it’s not exactly relaxing to watch.
Fave moment here: â€˜These aren’t vampires. These are douchebags.’
You Can’t Handle the Truth (6.06)
The goddess of truth is on the prowl. Her sword is invisible, yet deadly. Cas isn’t exactly helpful, planning his own agenda. And Sam, quite familiar with lying (as the Winchesters in general are) manages to persuade victims’ relatives to confess to their lies and even makes Dean believe that he is, indeed, having his back. Unfortunately, it all blows the moment Veritas takes off his well-designed mask. There are very sweet scenes in it, too – like Bobby confessing that he digs Tory Spelling and getting a pedicure once in a while or Dean taking a closer look at the bar girl’s newly bought breasts!
My favourite scene, though, is the talk on the phone between Dean and Lisa. She really cares about him and looked through the carefully kept wall Dean tries to keep up. It’s a testimony to her instinct that she understands. And to her love for Dean to tell him what she thinks, well, even under the goddess of truth’s spell. In a relationship this kind of honesty is hard to swallow, because it can be painful. It is this time. Furthermore, it’s a keen analysis of Dean’s often dysfunctional rapport with Sam.
Family Matters (6.07)
After Dean beat Sam up almost to the brink of death, he looks terrible as Castiel examines him to find that Sam is lacking his soul. A shocker! to all of them, perhaps even more as Cas emphasizes that his soul is still imprisoned in Lucifer’s cage which means that it is suffering more than anyone could possibly imagine.
In the course of this episode, some family matters are resolved, and we learn more about Grandpa Campbell! and, nothing is fine. Gwen, though, doesn’t seem to be a rotten egg after all. My fave moment is Dean confronting Sam about what his suspicions concerning Samuel and Sam opening up at least a bit. It’s one of the saddest scenes to me. Dean’s bitterness, his destitute approach to Sam is moving me. He truly believes to have already lost his brother, yet trying to work with him… I wish I could just get in there and hug them both!
All Dogs Go To Heaven (6.08)
Crowley has his hands on Sam! I love this baddie, but I would like his body stuck in Monsieur Guillotine’s device to prevent apparent death. What he does to Sam’s hand must be only a minimal idea of what’s happening to his soul in hell! I don’t dare to imagine what might be going on down there. Well, we’ll hear about it in season seven, I reckon.
In this episode, the brothers make contact with a new kind of shapeshifters. Sometimes I wonder if Supernatural went there because shapeshifters became popular in other TV-shows like True Blood and Vampire Diaries! At the bottom of this episode lies a tragic and sad tale of loneliness. What can a shifter do when he longs for a family? Become their dog. Though it appears creepy, too, I felt deeply for the pitiable creature, an outsider of society, who didn’t do much wrong, really. And still he lost his home. For the umpteenth time, I’d say.
My favourite moment: sniper Dean. Need I say more?
â€œClap Your Hands If You Believe!â€ (6.09)
Fight the fairies! There’s nothing in this episode I didn’t like! It’s such a beautiful and sweet spoof of UFO-devotees, esoteric folk and the creepy about the whole genre. It was taken on in typical Supernatural manner, and I revelled in very moment! E.T. goes Signs goes Tinkerbell!
I just love how Dean tries to teach SoullessSam about empathy and how Sam clumsily tries to become accustomed with compassionate behaviour! â€œClose encounter! Close encounter!â€ – â€œClose encounter? What kind? First? Second?â€ – â€œThey’re after me!â€ – â€œThird kind already? You better run, man! I hear the fourth kind is a butt thing!â€ – â€œEmpathy, Sam! Empathy!â€ Oh, Edlund, you evil genius! There are a few scenes I couldn’t choose a favourite from. So, I decided to indulge in a few moments of fun:
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Caged Heat (6.10)
Have I mentioned before how much I love Crowley? I know it seems to be a fashion trend to make the baddies English or German, but I have to say, there isn’t much more appealing to me than a guy speaking the Queen’s English and giving us wonderful, subversive, dark and very British humour. My kind of thing.
In this episode we finally learn Samuel’s agenda and his unfortunate incapability of mourning the ones he lost, and, with it, of learning from his grandsons’ mistakes. I feel with him in this one, I have to admit. I have been at points in my life when I wanted to bring back the ones I’ve lost. Eventually, I have been trying to learn that I could go on without them. Samuel never has!
And – Castiel learns about the ethics of watching porn and from the pizza man. Furthermore, he educates Dean on what it would mean to bring Sam’s soul back. That cut into my heart like a sharp blade! Oh, dear!
My favourite scene: â€œvampireâ€ Sam! Would someone please cast Jared Padalecki in a decent vampire flick? I like my vampires tall, dark and not sparkling! (and sometimes, I have to confess, tall, blond and Viking, ahem! but that’s a different show!)
Appointment in Samarra (6.11)
A most crucial episode. Dean flat lines in order to find Death and persuades him to bring Sam’s soul back and place it in his body. Along the way he learns what it means to be a reaper. And Sam, oh God, attempts one of the worst crimes possible – killing his father, or, well, the one closest to that position, Bobby, to render his body uninhabitable by a soul. We find out a lot what goes on in Soulless Sam’s mind – and what Dean is prepared to do to save his brother! An episode that saddened me beyond belief. With Sam’s soul back in place, we will have to be prepared for a gloomy storyline that will be solved (I hope) in season seven, too. I will stock up on tissues, just in case.
My favourite scene is Death’s lecturing of Dean! and eventually his agreement of bringing back Sam’s soul back. The charisma of Death is unbelievably fascinating and intriguing. When he’s in a scene, you can’t look anywhere but at him. As captivating as he is – he’s just as eerie.
Coming soon, Part II.