Welcome back to “Top Six Favourites Episodes”, this time for season seven. These are, still to this day, the nearest and dearest to my heart, my comfort episodes, the ones I go to when I need a laugh or a cry or the comfort of an old friend.
Before you read my list, make your own list of season 7 favourites! It will be fun to compare your unbiased choices (before you are unduly influenced by my memories or picks) to mine. If you’re joining Nightsky and The WFB in the #SPNSummer2019 Rewatch, or rewatching at your own pace this hiatus, the episodes should be fresh in your mind! Save your list then, because you’ll need it for TOP 100 Episode challenge that The Winchester Family Business is running all hiatus! Nightsky reveals her Top 6 season 7 favourites after mine, so you’ll have two WFB staff lists as a comparison!
So without further ado, here’s my list of Season Seven Favourites! The list is by order of appearance only, as they all are equal in their importance to me.
1) “Hello, Cruel World”
Castiel sends all the souls back to Purgatory, however, the Leviathans’ souls remain and take over Castiel.
Castiel goes into the lake and the Leviathans release themselves into the water.
Only Castiel’s trench coat washes up to the shore.
The Leviathans clone themselves as an assortment of victims.
We get to see the Leviathans’ true image.
Sam battles hallucinations of Lucifer.
Sam confesses to Dean and Bobby about his hallucinations.
Later, Sam is lured to an abandoned building thinking he is with Dean but it’s Lucifer.
The real Dean arrives and convinces Sam that it’s him and to use the cut in his hand to keep him real.
After a battle with Edgar, Dean’s leg is broken and Sam is unconscious.
Sam and Dean are sent to the hospital.
Meanwhile Jody is in the hospital having her appendix removed and witnesses the Leviathans’ true selves.
She calls on Bobby who comes to her rescue.
2) “Slash Fiction”
Leviathans take over Sam and Dean’s images and go on a killing spree.
Killing bank staff…
Sitting and discussing the flaws of their clones before…..
Killing restaurant patrons and staff.
We are Introduced to Frank Devereaux.
The real Sam and Dean get arrested.
Comedic moment with Dean singing Air Supply’s ‘All out of Love’.
Sam catches him singing.
Dean then sneaks one last note of the song before Sam shuts the radio off.
Jody shows up to visit Bobby.
While she cleans the floors, she spills the cleaning liquid….
…..which burns the Leviathans.
Bobby gives her a kiss for discovering the Leviathans’ weakness.
Crowley tries to join forces with Dick…….
…but Dick wants nothing to do with Crowley.
3) “Deaths Door”
Bobby gets shot .
The brothers rush Bobby to the hospital.
Sam desperately tries to keep things real.
Dean deals by threatening Dick.
The spirit of Rufus comes to help Bobby go through the transition from life to death.
Bobby views moments of his life, including with his wife Karen,
Playing ball with a young Dean,
even childhood memories …….
…when things were not all that wonderful.
Sam and Dean react to seeing Bobby get weaker.
They come to his side…..
Sam grabs Bobby’s hand to let him know they are there.
Bobby manages to give one last clue to the brothers….
… and speaks his last word, ‘Idjits’.
The Reaper comes for Bobby…
….as he watches over one last memory of the ‘his boys’…
… discussing the better snacks.
4) “Time After Time”
Jody contacts the brothers about a case of a young man being found mummified.
Sam and Dean go to Chicago and squat at an abandoned home.
We get the pleasure of the brothers doing Rock, Paper, Scissors for the only half decent bedroom.
After some investigation, the brothers find their suspect and Dean follows him into an alley, where their suspect glows red and both Dean and the suspect disappear.
Dean finds himself in 1944, where he gets arrested.
Dean gets interrogated by the one and only Elliot Ness, who is also a hunter. They decide to team up and locate the time traveler.
Ness takes Dean to Ezra who sets him up in a proper suit for that time.
The team is ready to seek out the time traveler.
Meanwhile, Sam is desperately trying to locate Dean. Jody contacts Sam for an update and finds out about Dean’s disappearance.
Jody shows up to help Sam and brings Bobby’s supernatural books and journals.
Jody finds a bottle of Scotch given to Bobby by Rufus. “It’s like their life’s a big puzzle. Just keep finding pieces of it scattered all over the place–we should drink this–they’d want us to. Am I wrong?” “It would be rude not to,” agrees Sam
After some research, both Sam and Jody, and Dean and Elliot figure out that they are dealing with…
… the time god Chronos.
Ezra manages to get a weapon that will kill Chronos.
Dean contacts Sam by placing a note in the bedroom that he knows Sam will find.
Sam shows Jody the note. They now know the date that Dean is in.
After more investigation, Sam and Jody know the time that they can summon Chronos and hope that Dean will come back with him.
Sure enough, the spell works and Dean and Chronos return to present day.
After a bit of a battle, Chronos is stabbed with the stick and dies.
5) “The Girl with the Dungeons and Dragons Tattoo”
Ghost Bobby comes and warns the brothers about the plant Dick is building.
We are introduced to Charlie Bradbury.
Charlie is a computer operator working for Dick.
Sam and Dean meet Charlie and convince her to work with them. Charlie agrees.
Charlie goes back to the office to access Dick’s private email. After she gets past the security guard, Charlie finds out Dick is waiting on a package.
Without their knowledge, Charlie has Bobby’s flask with her.
Posing as baggage handlers, the brothers intercept and switch the package.
Meanwhile, Charlie is confronted by Dick and is unable to leave the building.
Later, Ghost Bobby goes after Dick for revenge, but it also helps Charlie escape.
Charlie gets hurt during the rescue.
They say goodbye to Charlie.
6) “Survival of the Fittest”
Crowley and Dick work out a contract on which parts of North America and the world they are to have.
‘The Beautiful Mind’ Castiel offers the brothers sandwiches before taking on Dick.
Bobby agrees it’s time to go and we say goodbye to Ghost Bobby.
Meg helps take out the Leviathans with borax.
The Impala is finally taken out of hiding…
…only to be crashed. YIKES!
Dick is impaled by the righteous bone.
Dick stands there grinning just before he blows up …
Dean and Castiel disappear. Sam is in panic mode wondering what happened to Dean and Castiel
Both Dean and Castiel are in Purgatory.
Those are my top favourites for season seven! As promised, here are Nightsky’s “Top 6 Favourite Episodes” for season seven, in order of preference:
- “The Born Again Identity”
- “Time After Time”
- “Death’s Door”
- “Reading is Fundamental”
- “Meet the New Boss”
- “The Girl with the Dungeons and Dragons Tattoo”
Nightsky: This is the first season where my rewatch significantly shuffled the order of my favorites from how I remembered episodes when I did my top 100 rankings. “Hello, Cruel World” was originally on my list because I love the Sam and Dean parts but am truly annoyed by the Leviathan parts, so it got bumped off the list. I had totally missed “Meet the New Boss” originally but there was so much to love that it beat out the season finale and made the top 6 for the season. “Survival of the Fittest is #7 now.
Now it’s your turn! Which episodes make your top 6? What surprised you, either by inclusion or exclusion, from my or Nightsky’s lists? Make your lists now, if you didn’t before you read our favorites. You’re going to need them for WFB’s Ultimate Top 100 Hiatus Challenge!
Having fun comparing favorites? Keep going with season 8!
If you missed seeing our earlier lists, catch up on:
Top 6 Favourite Episodes, Supernatural Season 1,
Top 6 Favourite Episodes, Supernatural Season 2
Top 6 Favourite Episodes, Supernatural Season 3 and so on! Each season has a link to the next season’s list! You can follow along through the entire series!
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