We’ve got some good episodes on tap for number 6. Did they make your list? Read on and find out!
Born Under A Bad Sign
Why?: This episode leaves me a total nervous wreck, and in a good way.
Season two is my second favorite season, right behind season four. There is so much to love about season two, yet I’m stunned that only one episode from that season makes my list. I think that the episodes themselves are much better as a set than standing out on their own. However, this episode brings something different to the table and stands out in a huge way for me.
We love Jared, always have, but when he started as an actor on “Supernatural”, he was a little rough. Yes, he grew and got better, thanks a lot to all that screen time with Jensen, but he spent all of season one just finding his footing. However, this episode is when he proved to any skeptics that he could act on Jensen’s level. And he’s never looked back.
Let’s face it, one and half seasons of playing essentially a brooding boy scout, complete with gorgeous, endearing puppy dog eyes, is endearing to a fan, but it doesn’t give much range to a character. Turn that character diabolically evil through possession by a very boisterous and angry demon, and WHOA! Holy mother of…that’s Jared??? Damn! Meet evil Sam, aka Meg in a gigantor suit. It’s entralling.
I mean, where do I begin? This is not only a major treat to watch such a deliciously evil version of a character we love, but it’s an intense brotherly drama which put Dean through the ringer as well. Meg!Sam played Dean exceptionally, using all of Sam’s “dewy eyed” and self torturing qualities to try and sell the fact that Sam had turned evil and Dean needed to make good on his promise in “Playthings” to kill him should that happen. I mean, Sam’s lip even quivered as he shoved the gun into Dean’s hand! All the punches were pulled, and Dean couldn’t do it.
If Dean experienced any strife, it was nothing compared to what Jo was put through. There is something very scary about being a female alone in a bar with a very large man coming onto you who can swallow you whole with just his arms. Which is exactly what he did. If this was HBO, I know that Jo would have been sexually assaulted on that bar. But that would have also taken away from the next part, which is Meg!Sam taunting her over her father’s death. That sent the creep factor off the friggin scale!
It gets worse. Meg!Sam shoots Dean! That completely sinister grin after looking into the dark water trying to find Dean’s corpse, I swear that’s psychologically damaged me for good. Okay, maybe not that dramatic, but I shiver over that visual every time.
It’s only the awesomeness of Bobby Singer that stops Meg!Sam cold. Speaking of which, did I mention I will never, ever, ever, ever, never, ever, ever, forgive them for killing off Bobby? Yeah, I think it’s come up a few times.
The significant part though is the end. Sam is upset that Dean didn’t kill him, especially since he could have killed Jo. Dean’s answer is what defines the entire series. “Sam, when Dad told me that I might have to kill you, it was only if I couldn’t save you. Now, if it’s the last thing I do I’m going to save you.” Meep!
Favorite Quote: From a horror standpoint, this is up there with the classics like “Here’s Johnny…” for me.
“My daddy shot your daddy in the head…”
Hearing Meg!Sam sing-song those words, it always gives me major chills!
Favorite Scene: It’s an exorcism that goes completely wrong. Meg!Sam remembered the first one from “Devil’s Trap,” and came prepared, which only added to Dean’s anxiousness since she was riding Sam this time.
Oh man, this scene is so damned thrilling. For one, could Sam be any hotter? Tied to that chair, firing all sorts of insults at Dean, wild facial expressions and flying hair, hmm just…I’m sorry, was I describing something?
Then there’s a furious Dean who can’t even hit him! “Oh, careful, now. Wouldn’t want to bruise this fine packaging,” Meg!Sam teases. Then the exorcism doesn’t work, triggering the most frightening laughter from Meg!Sam. Meg thought everything through, trapping Sam with a binding mark. Suddenly Meg!Sam cracks the devil’s trap in the ceiling and it’s time to beat the living snot out of Dean, all while monologuing. Bobby burns away the binding mark, Meg flees, and poor disoriented Sam is on the floor with Dean wondering what happened. So Dean punches him! Hee, brotherly humor to cap all that breath taking drama.
Oh Cathryn Humphris, your awesome writing talents are sorely missed.
(sweetondean’s #6 is on page 2)