Like a Virgin (6.12)
Sam’s soul feels like it had been skinned alive. What a horrific thought. And then he is back. Merciful amnesia clouding his mind, but still he learns some terrible, cruel secrets. Apart from that there are virgins abducted by dragons, Dean tries to pull out an Excalibur-like sword from a piece of stone and the Mother of All surfaces.
I’m so predictable ” my favourite scenes are these:
A grief-stricken Sam finds out about what he did during his soulless year. Details. And we, as audience, see even more of it, which is cruel enough. To watch Sam with his soul and without, I’m painfully reminded of how much I missed the endearing warmth he has owned from episode one.
Sam agonizingly realizes what he did and what consequences that had. It will burden his conscience even more and enrich the Winchester-guilt-complex. Dean can’t spare him that, not this time. And Sam, my God, will try to make amends. Even though it wasn’t his fault. But that’s the code of honour these guys live by.
I confess, I have two favourite moments here ” the wild sex scene from SoullessSam’s memory (well, at least, that Sam didn’t bang monsters)
And the conversation Sam and Dean have in the end! which leads to the first true scratch to the mysterious wall in Sam’s soul, rendering him helpless and in ghastly pain, burned by memories from hell.
Mannequin 3: The Reckoning (6.14)
Something is very wrong with Sam! Oh, dear. The first scenes of this episode scare me. There is a crack in the infamous wall in Sam’s mind! We learn that he’s suffering from headaches (I assume he’ll have them more often from now on) and some more about Dean’s coping strategies. This episode isn’t one of my favourite ones, to be honest, but it has some great scenes. My favourite is Dean’s talk with Ben. Though he’s grown so much, when it comes to people he loves, his biggest fear is still that something might happen to them. He succumbs to it this time, too. He says good-bye (more or less) to a life he will miss, but can’t believe to be born for.
The French Mistake (6.15)
Now I’m in trouble. How should I pick a favourite scene from this one? Supernatural’s version of the Twilight Zone! This is simply a huge fun fest! Jared and Jensen and Misha et al! making fun of their status as TV stars and the whole genre in a very endearing manner. I doubt that anyone could be offended by this fabulous parody! ‘I don’t like this universe, Sammy, we need to get out of this universe!’ Gosh, I hope not too quickly. I’m enjoying this far too much. ‘An atrocity is happening!’ And since I am a weak woman (as I’ve already pointed out, sniff), I’m just going to go with a few moments of this brilliant episode!
And Then There Were None! (6.16)
We learn a bit more about Samuel’s agenda. Rufus steps in to help his friends. Bobby gets possessed for a while and we hear that Rufus and Bobby have some unpleasant history. And, in the end, Dean suggests a clean slate. My God! that scene hit my soul at bull’s eye.
My favourite moment here: four grown men checking their ears for goo! I was tempted to choose the graveyard scene, and it is one of my faves, indeed, but right now I am not in the mood for this tear jerker. Sometimes I just need to avoid moments like that. Today is such a day.
My Heart Will Go On (6.17)
Interesting! Bobby is married to Ellen. The Titanic didn’t sink. Because Balthazar hated the film!. Sweet!the destitute bar singer Celine Dion never got famous! What a ridiculous concept altogether. But it makes an intriguing episode. With fabulous moments for the angel who doesn’t care ” that Fate is attempting to set things right. And so are the Winchester brothers.
My most loved scene is a very ‘normal’ one ” Ellen cooking, unaware that she and Jo aren’t even supposed to be around, perhaps as relaxed as any hunter could ever be! What sweet melancholy clutches at me right now. This won’t last!
Same situation as with The French Mistake. This whole episode is one giant favourite moment! Cowboys! Winchester cowboys! I’m in fangirl heaven. And since I have no intention of torturing myself with choices ! I’m going to bring up a few moments of Wild West beauty. Winchester style, of course.
Mommy Dearest (6.19)
Apart from the unique discovery of Jefferson Starships, in this episode the Mother of All is having fun ” in her own deranged way, and the results are nasty. The Winchesters need to find her and do something about it, obviously. They could use a friendly monster, and all of a sudden Lenore is back. And this is my favoured moment ” the only lighter one, because from here on it’s sad, evil, disgusting or plain hopeless! And I truly feel for Lenore.
Sam: ‘He (Gordon) turned into a vampire and I chopped his head off.’
Dean: ‘Yeah. With razor wire. Wicked!’
The Man Who Would Be King (6.20)
Castiel is telling us his story. And it’s a tragic one. Very. I remember how difficult it felt to me to write my Open Couch article on this one. There is so much going on, and so much pointing into the direction of future events ” events that are going to be catastrophic and heart-breaking.
My favourite scene: Cas praying! pleading with God, waiting for an answer. ‘! I’m asking you father, one last time: am I doing the right thing? Am I on the right path? You have to tell me, you have to give me! a sign. Give me a sign. Because if you don’t! I’m gonna! I’m gonna do whatever I! whatever I must.’
But there is no answer. God doesn’t respond. And! the rest is silence! as the bard would have it.
Let It Bleed (6.21)
Oh, dear. What a horrific episode for Dean. As if he hasn’t had enough to bear, he now has to take care of a possessed Lisa and frightened Ben. It’s another episode about loss ” Bobby loses, so does Cas, and Dean, well!
How should I choose a favourite scene? I think it is the one Bobby speaks with the elderly gentleman about his past experience. That scene moved me so much, made me cry like a baby! it is full of heart. And compassion. To me, this is most important.
The Man Who Knew Too Much (6.22)
Sam’s wall collapses. Well, actually, it’s being brought down by the one the brothers trusted, Castiel, who’s become God all of a sudden. Hello despot angel! The consequences are more than painful. As Sam suffers on the inside, Dean is despairing because he can’t really help his brother. But ” he is the light in Sam’s soul. He just doesn’t know, yet.
This episode sets the tone for the upcoming season. It will ” hopefully ” explain what happened to Sam in hell and how both brothers will deal with their mutual experiences. And I trust we will find God Castiel being brought down to angel status again and find his way back to the friendship with the Winchesters. Wherever the show will go ” we know that it will be a journey of sadness, agony, but most of all, of love.
The scene I chose for this article is the one that moved me most, and, again, I’m being predictable. It’s Sam telling his tormented alter ego that he won’t leave his brother alone out there.
And now I bid you farewell, kind readers. I hope you didn’t need tissues as emotional yours truly did! To go through the last season again was the kind of tour de force I enjoy. I love the characters, I love their flaws and their courage, their kind hearts and wicked humour! And now ” let’s look forward to season seven. I’ll meet you here again, after we’ve survived (along with our heroes, hopefully) the next season. Until then, blessed be!