The Boys Are Back in Town
(Probably Time To Flee)
Playing both sides of the scale, episode nine leads into the middle of the season with a loud shock, or something quiet but equally captivating. Sometimes clear, but often confusing, the elements introduced here usually click into place by the end of the season – but it doesn’t make the initial impact any less powerful.
Season: 1 “Home”
Local de Hunt: Lawrence, Kansas Featured Creature: Poltergeist
REVEAL/TWIST? Mary’s Apology
Season: 2 “Croatoan”
Local de Hunt: Rivergrove, Oregon Featured Creature: Yellow-Eyed Demon
REVEAL/TWIST? Dean has a secret to tell Sam.
Season: 3 “Malleus Maleficarum”
Local de Hunt: Stubridge, Massachustts Featured Creature: Witches, Demons
REVEAL/TWIST? Ruby remembers being human – she’s a good demon!
Season: 4 “I Know What You Did Last Summer”
Local de Hunt: Unspecified Featured Creature: Demons
REVEAL/TWIST? Anna must die. Sam owes Ruby his life.
Season: 5 “The Real Ghostbusters”
Local de Hunt: Vermillion, Ohio Featured Creature: Ghosts
REVEAL/TWIST? A lead on the colt.
Season: 6 “Clap Your Hands If You Believe”
Local de Hunt: Elwood, Indiana Featured Creature: Fairies, Crowley
REVEAL/TWIST? Sam is a callous interviewer and Dean’s got a new perspective on abductees.
Season: 7 “How to Win Friends and Influence Monsters”
Local de Hunt: Wharton State Forest; Hammonton, New Jersey Featured Creature: Leviathan
REVEAL/TWIST? The grave costs of hunting.
Season: 8 “Citizen Fang”
Local de Hunt: Carencro, Louisiana Featured Creature: Vampires
REVEAL/TWIST? Martin is dead. Sam is angry.
Season: 9 “Holy Terror”
Local de Hunt: Caribou, Wyoming Featured Creature: Angels
REVEAL/TWIST? The eviction notice goes wrong – leaving Kevin dead.
Season: 10 “The Things We Left Behind”
Local de Hunt: Pontiac, Illinois Featured Creature: N/A
REVEAL/TWIST? Dean’s control is slipping – with devastating effects.
Season: 11 “O Brother Where Art Thou?”
Local de Hunt: Hell Featured Creature: Lucifer
REVEAL/TWIST? Sam is trapped in the cage.
Season: 12 “First Blood”
Local de Hunt: Site 94; Indianapolis, Indiana; Lebanon, Kansas Featured Creature: Vampires, Billie
REVEAL/TWIST? Cosmic consequences be damned.
Season: 13 “The Bad Place”
Local de Hunt: Apocalypse Universe; Minnesota; South Dakota; Kansas; Georgia, The Bad Place Featured Creature: Angels
Yup, lots of heart-clenching moments mixed into the drama, death and debauchery of those episode nines. Not all are grandiose either – some are about the quiet struggle we see in the character. Then again, some are shocking and overwhelming. For me, one of the most emotional moments is Sam holding Dean at the end of “Things We Left Behind” – this is heartbreaking on every level. What is your most memorable Episode Nine exchange? How about a silent but striking scene that says it all?
Reflect, reminisce and share below! Catch up on episodes 1-8 with links on my author’s page!