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Holiday weekends and episode repeat weeks are a great time to go back and revive an old favorite that hasn't been done on this site in a while. Probably because we've been WAY too busy with this season. After watching a few episodes from all the seasons recently, I realized that Supernatural has had some great opening teasers. You know, the segment of the episode after any "NOW" rundowns through the title card.
I forced myself to come up with the ten I thought were best (yes this was tough) and naturally did two honorable mentions as well, because I always do. Gotta be consistent! So here you go, the totally subjective and unscientific, "Top Ten Supernatural Opening Teasers."
Honorable Mention: Born Under a Bad Sign
The key to a good teaser is the attention getter that will keep you engaged the rest of the episode. When the tension whacks you in the face in the opening second and the episode keeps that pace, you canâ€™t deny something special is about to happen. I couldnâ€™t catch my breath after a frantic Dean worries about Sam being gone for a week without a trace. Forget when a distraught and bloodied Sam couldnâ€™t remember where heâ€™d been either. Uh oh, was this the thing about him weâ€™ve been warned about? Attention getter!
Honorable Mention: The Pilot
Under close examination, this is just a very well plotted Monster of The Week opening. However, itâ€™s the critical MOTW opening that's clearly defined this series from the word go. This one pivotal event has spiraled into so much agony, pain, struggle, and triumph for the Winchesters it cannot be ignored. It doesnâ€™t rank higher the others on this list simply because theyâ€™ve been given time to perfect the formula.