Pagan Gods try to survive the Judeo-Christian apocalypse by trapping Sam and Dean, probably to strike a bargain with Lucifer et al. Gabriel, formerly known as Trickster, shows up and saves the day , but, alas, he dies here at the hands of his own brother and leaves the Winchesters with an important message: that the rings of the horsemen will bring about the fall of Lucifer.
So, in honour of the gutsy, heroic archangel and one of my favourite characters, the fave moment here has to be Gabriel taking on Lucifer.
The Devil You Know (5.20)
The first of a three part finale. one more step for Sam towards saying Yes to Lucifer. In fact, he come up with a brilliant, yet bloody reckless plan to knock Lucifer back into his cage.
This is another magnificent proof of Jared's development to being a wonderful, grown actor with mastering the subtle layers magnificently. It's what he doesn't show but makes us feel that there is so much underneath.
My fave moment here is the Supernatural Fight Club at the end of the episode.
Dean: All those angels, all those demons, all those sons of bitches. they just don't get it, do they Sammy?
Sam: No, they don't Dean.
Dean: You see, Brady, we're the ones you should be afraid of.
Two Minutes To Midnight (5.21)
Castiel is alive and very human and back just in time to save Sam and Dean from Pestilence who set up his lair in a sad home for the sick. Death shows up, one of the best introductions to a character ever. Sam learns he needs to drink huge amounts of blood. Crowley returns to Bobby the use of his legs (I still don't trust the demon, yet. Perhaps he will be back in Season Six, well, doesn't he still have Bobby's soul in his bag?). And , Dean receives the final ring from Death himself, after lying to his face..
So hard to choose favourite moments here. I could throw in all kinds of screencaps. but I'm just gonna take two, being shallow here:
Sam shooting the Croatoan-infected people in the warehouse , he just looks awesome and grown-up here.
And: Dean's expression at the very end , so much there. another brilliant actor conveying volumes with one glance only.
Swan Song (5.22)
The end of Season Five. The probably best episode of the show. There is no favourite moment here, as every scene is a favourite one. So, I'm going to just put an arrangement of pictures and sequences that crept into my bones like a welcome disease of fear, danger, tears, love, courage. This whole episode made a wreck of me. I'm still recovering.
Thanks for all the screencaps. Made my day!
Thanks again for all the sweet memories!
One of my favariout moments is in Sam interupted. When they tell the psychiatrist nothing but the truth and he thinks they both gone over board. - What would think if someone tells you a story like that?
I am rewatching the complete season right know (you know getting ready for the con) but had I known your article would be out early enough I could have saved that time. (Naw, lying would want to watch anyways. Nothing better than seeing the boys in action)
It`s wonderful to revisit these episodes again like this and scary that such strong emotions can be inspired by just looking at the images from them.
Was there ever a sadder face from Sam than when , after confessing to Bobby , he was told to `lose my number` my heart broke with his and again the week after when Dean offered the Impala to him as he left.
The End will always be one of my favourite episodes ever and those 2 images from it are perfect , what incredible performances from both Jensen and Jared who looks so unlike Sam there.
You know I love the `Happy dance` like you but the scence with Dean and Bobby at the end of CCODW is really special for me , how can you be reduced to tears by a scene lasting just over a minute every time?
I think it is perfectly acceptable that you did not choose an image from Changing Channels, who on earth could! One image from each scene is the only option there.
You know we are all with you where Abandon All Hope is concerned, this episode effected me in a way no other tv show or film has ever done before and like most people I can only re watch this rarely and on a `good` day.
The shot of Sam in MBV is amazing , this scene freaked me out as much as the `My Daddy shot your Daddy in the head` moment. The Dean Mary scene in DSOM was beautiful and any image from that would have been perfect, another scene that never loses its impact no matter how many times I re watch.
The shot I did miss though was the leaning on the Impala scene from DMDWP but we have to disagree on somethings sometimes right?
Then the big 2 episodes that had such a powerful effect , PONR, what a fitting tribute for the 100th episode and you really had no choice here with the images `The Look`. So much said without a single word . And finally Swan Song,what can we say about this one, nothing can be added , all anyone needs to do is look at the series of images you have chosen.
I know this was hard for you to do but Thank You as I said it was well worth the wait! And a side note of thanks for making our friend so happy with your choice from Sam Interrupted! Ju
Rare Winchester smile indeed. Tried to find some Sammy smiles the other day and came up lacking. I get it, he broods and has reason to. But I want more dimples?!
It seems Iâ€™m in a minority when it comes to Swap Meat. I really loved this ep! Sure, itâ€™s far far from what I expected, but the ride was fun. Even if there were some out of character moments. In the end, Iâ€™m a bit relieved they didnâ€™t have the brothers swap because the entire idea is a bit nauseating. What an odd/awful kink to throw in any relationship! There comes a point of knowing someone over well. That's some pretty intimate knowledge. Just my opinion of course.
Thanks for putting in the moment with Lisa! Loved that scene though it broke my heart and nearly drove me to panic.
Wouldnâ€™t Bobbyâ€™s death negate his deal with Crowley? And just how powerful is the new and improved Cas that he could pull a sold soul back so easily!? Arenâ€™t mountains supposed to quake? Skies split?
Swan Song takes the cake and breaks my heart. Even looking at the pics got me all choked up.
Love the picks you made.
I do have to agree with AndreaW on the fireworks scene, that is my favourite from Dark Side of the Moon as well.
Otherwise I agree with all your picks.
Thanks for putting this together.
Sablegreen, dear, I was thinking a long time of putting Crowley into it, but, alas, as I don't trust the demon as of yet, he had to stay wherever he might dwell at the moment (though I loved him as a brilliant baddy).
And, you know - I'm the first to agree that Sam could do more silly things. I love goofball Sam, but I'm sure you already knew that.
AndreaW, in that episode were so many fantastic moments and the fireworks scene always moves me to tears. Perhaps it was a purely selfish thing not to put it there - to not be forced to break out the tissues again...
Chase, happy that you enjoyed what I offered.... Castiel Sleep Attack? That sounds fascinating - would you explain, please?
Yirabah, you know, I'd be in trouble if someone came to me with a story like the guys tell in Sam,Interrupted ... because I actually believe in the supernatural. I've had a couple of experiences I would file under paranormal, so I am biased. Can't tell that to a shrink, normally.
But I would probably treat it like a psychosis and take it seriously in the first place, as it is serious and true to the patient. And during treatment try to establish a certainty within the patient that it's not real... I once had discussions with a colleague about a lady we treated once who saw people in her shower playing cards. What if she was able to see a spectrum of reality that we others could not and she saw ghosts or people playing cards? One could get nuts just thinking about it....
Julie, we know each other well enough by now that you can emphasize with my heartbreaking moments and why I put certain scenes in this compilation... it's one of the perks of this great site and I love it. And - I hope that our friend jumped with joy at that scene....
Yvonne, I am happy to have been able to move you with this. I love your idea that Bobby's deal was off by his death and his soul might have been pulled back to his body by MagicCastiel... I am very much a fan of quaking mountains (when it comes to changing fates, as to earthquakes not so much....)
I felt the same way with Swan Song. Still can't watch it without welling up...
Karen, I think I should have put that scene into this... I somehow was really scared of, well, the emotional impact... that was a real wussy moment. I tend to have those sometimes... :shock:
Thank you all so much! Blessings, Jas
I didn't even attempt to count so if you went over...good for you!!!
So many great moments, so many great lines. The tenderness of Sam to Jessica in FTBYAM stood out to me as well, I really liked seeing that for him as well.
Dean's crushing expression in Swan Song as Sam/Lucifer disappears in Detroit...sob! (I have yet to see Swan Song yet as I'm watching other seasons and still working through Season 5 in order but I'm starting to get drawn to it.)
All the great guests of this season past.
And yes, I loved Dean's happy dance upon regaining his years in TCCODW...
How is it that Season 5 has already come and gone? I don't know where the time goes so quickly but I do love these lists of yours where I can go back and enjoy seeing the moments through your eyes and realize that we see so much of the same.
Thanks for all the effort of these articles!
Flamey, happy you liked what I offered, even when it didn't match all your favourites... That's the thing with subjective stuff...
Thanks, Chase, for that! Great idea.... I will never forget those attacks now, in fact when I see someone do a gesture even similar to that, Cas will most certainly spring to mind
Dany, thanks so much for your comment. You know, to be perfectly honest, I kinda had you in mind with the p-scene. Just thought you could use that....
Elle2, I am honoured by your acknowledgement . I stopped counting the tissues I spent over season five. I am happy to lend you my pair of eyes occasionally to go back to that season. That was lovely of you to say.
All my best, Jas
But, of course, the episode that take the cake was, without any doubt, SWAN SONG, I mean, as you said, the whole damn episode was one favorite moment, every second delivered what it had to. It was the perfect mix of emotions.For me, Chuck's narration added so much to this episode. It was EPIC. It broke my heart, I just can't forget or get over Swan song and I don`t think I ever will. Here I am, forty six day after watching it the first time (I have watch it more than 15 times now) and I'm crying watching these pics, since the moment I saw that episode I just can't stop thinkig about it, I found myself saying in my mind the whole Chuck's narration. It was awesome.
To me, Swan song is THE BEST episode in history of tv and the leader of my top ten SPN eps list (with Point of no return as my second favorite one and Mystery spot follwing it)