It’s that time of year again! It’s late December, I’m woefully out of ideas for articles, so I look at what I did this time in previous years and make a past idea an annual tradition.
In both 2009 and 2010, I went through all the episodes that aired the current year and picked from each episode the moments that made me smile. These weren’t necessarily the howingly funniest bits, the most heart wrenching, or the most action packed. They were just quick little bits thrown into the ep that innocently triggered those facial muscles of mine and lifted my heart, offering a subtle reminder as to why I love this show so much.
Like last year, I’ve broken these moments that make me smile into two parts. Part one is the last half of season six and part two is the first half of season seven. Here’s part one!
Like A Virgin
This part didn’t just make me smile. It got Dean too. They are working on their first case since Sam’s soul was returned, and it’s no longer the unfeeling, jerky Sam doing the questioning. It’s sympathetic, puppy dog Sam. The one who can convince anyone to open up through one look in those dewy eyes and a simple earnest plea. Sam pulls the “puppy dog” on a woman who was reluctant to answer questions, and when she agrees, Dean can’t help but be happy. Old Sammy is back. Life is good again.
This was a very intense episode. One of my favorites from season six, but it every bit about it makes me cry, not smile. However, one part gets me grinning.
This episode has the best exchange from a married couple I’ve ever seen on this show. Probably because I’ve been there numerous times myself. Debbie (aka “cuff me” lady doing it with Robo-Sam in the bathroom earlier) is draining the 16 liter (4.23 gallons!) wine box in the fridge. As her husband looks at her with scorn, her retort is perfect. “The boxed stuff doesn’t get better with age Don!” Hee, that’s exactly why I keep plenty of box wine handy. I just need to figure out how to get those big sizes from Canada.