The Boys Are Back in Town (Probably Time To Flee) – EPISODE TWO:
To truly appreciate the long and winding road Sam, Dean and Baby have travelled, wouldn’t it be fun to look back at just how far we’ve come in 13 years?
Welcome to my new series, “The Boys are Back in Town”! Each piece in this series will peer into the past at where we were during corresponding episodes of earlier Supernatural seasons, so episode 1 of every season, episode 2 of every season, etc. What hunt, what state, what discovery did the boys make oh so many moons ago? Some things were so shocking once upon a time, weren’t they?
The debut of the series looked at season premieres. This installment focuses on the second episode in each of the past 13 years of adventures. If season premieres address the remains of the drama from the finale before, episode two continues to bridge what came before with what lies ahead for our intrepid hunters…
Season: 1 “Wendigo”
Local de Hunt: Blackwater Ridge, Colorado Featured Creature: Wendigo
Season: 2 “Everybody Loves a Clown”
Local de Hunt: Nebraska & Wisconsin Featured Creature: Rakshasa
REVEAL/TWIST? Welcome to the Roadhouse!
Season: 3 “The Kids Are Alright”
Local de Hunt: Cicero, Indiana Featured Creature: Changlings
REVEAL/TWIST? Ruby is a Demon – but a good one (?) – and she can save Dean.
Season: 4 “Are You There God, It’s Me Dean Winchester”
Local de Hunt: Sioux Falls, South Dakota Featured Creature: Spirits
REVEAL/TWIST? The beginning of the 66 Seals.
Season: 5 “Good God, Y’All”
Local de Hunt: River Pass, Colorado Featured Creature: War (The Horseman)
REVEAL/TWIST? Sam takes a break from hunting; Dean’s amulet is more than it seems.
Season: 6 “Two and a Half Men”
Local de Hunt: Michigan Featured Creature: Shifters
REVEAL/TWIST? Dean returns to a hunters life – the Impala rides again.
Season: 7 “Hello Cruel World”
Local de Hunt: Kansas & South Dakota Featured Creature: Leviathan
REVEAL/TWIST? Sam’s hallucinations overpower him; Cas is dead, Bobby’s house is ash
Season: 8 “What’s Up, Tiger Mommy?”
Local de Hunt: Kansas & South Dakota Featured Creature: Demons and Demi-Gods
REVEAL/TWIST? Kevin and catatonic Mama Tran flee; Dean couldn’t save Cas in Purgatory.
Season: 9 “Devil May Care”
Local de Hunt: Lebanon, Kansas Featured Creature: Abaddon
REVEAL/TWIST? Abaddon is back with a vengeance – and Ezekiel is a force.
Season: 10 “Reichenbach”
Local de Hunt: North Dakota Featured Creature: Deanmon
REVEAL/TWIST? Sam captures Dean after a showdown with Cole – and a deal with Crowley.
Season: 11 “Form and Void”
Local de Hunt: Superior, Nebraska Featured Creature: Rapids
REVEAL/TWIST? Crowley adopts Amara – Billie the Reaper lets the boys know that no Death means no more freebies.
Season: 12 “Mamma Mia”
Local de Hunt: Aldrich, Missouri; Lebanon, Kansas Featured Creature: BMOL/Toni
REVEAL/TWIST? The BMOL are just getting started – and definitely aren’t pro-Winchester.
Season: 13 “The RIsing Son”
Local de Hunt: Jasper, Wyoming; Lebanon, Kansas Featured Creature: Asmodeus
REVEAL/TWIST? Hell has a new master.
The second episode has left us on serious low notes and with some intense teasers that play significantly into later parts of the main plot. Which has been the most memorable, or most shocking for you? What did you not see coming? Looking back at season eleven – Billie tells Sam about “The Empty” that she couldn’t wait to toss him into and all that this might mean, and here we are today, with a peak inside that inky black world. Thoughts? Season impact aside, as a follow up to a premiere episode, which of these second-episode installments from the last thirteen seasons was your favourite?
Love looking at patterns in the series? Keep going with Episode 3 “Boys Are Back“!