“Two brothers and their car.” – Supernatural show pitch by Eric Kripke.
The one constant in the Winchesters’ lives, besides each other, was Baby.
The beautiful, black, 1967!Chevy Impala rolled off the assembly line on April 24th.
That makes today her birthday.
So let’s celebrate her and her life with the boys she saved, every day, in many ways.
“The one thing we always had, besides this car, was each other.” – Dean Winchester, “Mamma Mia” 12.02
Baby held Sam and Dean as their world was upended.
She held them as their grief began them on their journey.
John holding baby Sam with young Dean cuddled close as they sit on the hood of Baby the night Mary died (“Pilot” 1.01)
Baby was there when they reunited.
Dean and Sam walking to Baby (“Pilot” 1.01)
She serenaded them with Classic rock once they were together again.
Baby pulling out of the gas station (“Pilot” 1.01)
Baby was their home.
Sam and Dean sleeping in Baby (“Baby” 11.04)
She was their freedom.
Sam and Dean on the road (“Swan Song” 5.22)
She protected them from those who would hurt them,
Sam hiding from Nick (“Game Night” 14.17)
even when it wrecked her.
The wreck (“Devil’s Trap” 1.22)
Sam and Dean fixed her hurts,
Sam and Dean fixing Baby (“Fresh Blood” 3.07)
and made their marks.
Young Sam and Dean carving initials (“Swan Song” 5.22)
Dean went through time to make sure she was theirs.
Dean sitting on Baby so John would buy her (“In the Beginning” 4.03)
Sam recognized her even when he remembered nothing else.
Sam recognizing Baby (“The Man Who Knew Too Much” 6.22)
Baby gave Sam the power to save the world,
as she stood as a reminder to all Sam and Dean had been through together.
Snippets of Impala Montage (“Swan Song 5.22)
And, at the end, Baby connected the separated brothers,
one on earth, the other in Heaven.
Older Sam sitting in Baby (“Carry On” 15.20)
Dean driving Baby in Heaven (“Carry On” 15.20)
She was even the only other one there,
as Sam and Dean Winchester, reunited in Heaven, began their eternity together.
Sam, Dean and Baby on the bridge in Heaven (“Carry On” 15.20)
Through it all, Baby was always there. The one thing they always had, besides each other.
Thank you, Baby. For always being there for our boys.
Keep Baby’s Birthday Party Going! Enjoy a dozen Feature Articles dedicated to the Impala plus Photo Essays, Top 10 lists, Retrospectives and more celebrating Baby!
Don’t Miss Cat Dean’s other Photo Essays:
How Sam and Dean say ‘I Love You”
What Makes a Hero?
It Must Be Hard Being Sam Winchester
Broments: Supernatural’s Epic Story Told through Sam’s Hugs, and through Dean’s Hugs
and Supernatural Character Regressions: Dean!
New Screencaps courtesy of Home of the Nutty.