"99 Problems." This is probably one of the best teasers in the entire series. It opens with a manic moment right of the bat, the Impala being pushed as hard as she goes with Dean behind the wheel, and a bleeding Sam sitting next to him telling him to go faster when it's clear they can't. Enter the fiery roadblock and then demons yanking them out through newly broken windows (poor Impala!). That opens up the golden opportunity to be saved gallantly by a Sci-fi icon. Yep, what a way to open an episode! Too bad it turned out to be the only excitement in the entire hour. It felt like a Smallville episode.
Can't wait for parts 2 and 3!
Started my heart beating again.
Since I'm nursing an injury right now this has been perfect to make me laugh and not use painkillers this morning. I owe you one! Jas
Absolutely loved this and your picks are dead on.
The most batshit crazy moment had me burst out laughing.
Samâ€™ puppy dog look and Deanâ€™s beat up face, man these two can just break your heart at times.
The angstiest brotherly moment a definite YES!
Just loved Chad Everettâ€™s portrayal of Dean and the Grumpy old men routine with Bobby.
Thanks Alice, canâ€™t wait to see your next instalment.
Yes, Crowley is one of my favorite. Would be nice to see him again. Would be interesting to see how he reacts to the boys. He really did seem to like them, and Bobby.
Look forward to part 2. Thanks for the fun!
Can't wait to see what you have in part 2!
I loved old Dean, and with Bobby they were hilarious. Chad Everett was awesome!
Poor Cas waiting by the road the whole night was humiliating indeed and that was the worst costume ever on Sammy.
Crowley was great and the Impala rules!
Did I say that I enjoyed this article?
Great list, Alice.
I really need to rewatch Changing Channels, I keep meaning to and forgetting but that last one inspired me!
These are awesome! I love going through this with the screen caps and reminding myself of the great moments (and some not so great...yes, Fallen Idols and Swap Meat...that's me staring at you both!)
As for the inspired rant...'tis even more inspired since Jensen admitted he ad libbed that whole bit about no talent douche bags and airplanes. Wasn't in the script but he added it and they kept it, and it was/is hysterical (and so true)
I'm looking forward to parts 2 and 3!
Gotta admit that I'm still bummed that Michael Shanks didn't get to do more in his guest appearance in 99 Problems.
And I want action figures for all of Team Free Will!!!
They are all spot on and I cannot wait for parts two and three my only complaint is that there is no part four .
Oh hell, My Bloody Valentine is right up there with Hunted as arguably the finest opener. Sure, more gore, less psychedelia, but nonetheless swanky.
The writers really screwed up with Paris. You can't set a story in Canton and *not* use at least a reasonable facsimile of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Ready made "villain" in the Galloping Ghost!
Loved especially the nods for most gruesome injury and puppy dog eyes. After Bobby's rant to Sam in the first episode you really just wanted to go and hug him, that face. OMG! and then when he was walking away from the motel, his body language, the dejection he felt just dripping off of him - man what a heartbreaking scene.
Then Dean's bloody and bruised face. Yes, the makeup dept did an awesome job. In the preview clip there is a shot of his face that was not in the aired episode where his face is even worse. Ah man, he looks so broken and yet he still looks so beautiful. That face, wow! What else is there to say.