Welcome back to "Top Six Favourite Episodes", this time for season nine. 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 9 favourites! It will be fun to compare your unbiased choices (before you are unduly influenced by my memories or picks) to mine. Nightsky reveals her Top 6 season 9 favourites after mine, so you'll have two WFB staff lists as a comparison!
So without further ado, here's my list of Season Nine Favourites! The list is by order of appearance only, as they all are equal in their importance to me.
1) "I Think I'm Gonna Like It Here"
Sam is dying from the effects of the trials.
Dean is desperate and prays for help.
Angel Ezekiel arrives to help Sam. He offers to possess Sam's vessel to help heal both of them. However, he needs Sam's permission.
Meanwhile, Sam is conflicted on whether to fight to live or to let go. Bobby is his 'let go' sub-conscious.....
... and Dean is his fight to live.
Sam meets with Death and agrees to let go as long as he is never to be brought back.
Dean manages to enter his consciousness and begs him to fight. He tricks Sam into saying 'Yes' to allowing Ezekel to enter his body.
On the flipside, Castiel is now human and is trying to cope since Metatron took his grace.
2) "Dog Dean Afternoon"
Sam and Dean investigate a case where the murders were witnessed by the same German Shepard named Colonel. Kevin sends a spell for them to communicate with Colonel.
Dean drinks the potion and is now able to communicate but is also taking on some of the canine's mannerism...like playing fetch and scratching behind his ears,
yelling (barking) at the postman,
fighting with pigeons,
and sticking his head out the car window.
The villain is a man named Chef Leo, who harvests animal parts to cure his cancer. By doing so, he gets the ability to transform into those animals.
Chef Leo witnesses Ezekiel/Sam curing himself, leaving Chef to question, "What is Sam?"
Sam confides with Dean about Chef Leo's comment and is wondering if something is wrong with him. Dean assures him that he's just still recovering from the trials.
3) "Road Trip"
Dean is devastated over Kevin's death and Gadreel (Ezekiel) disappearing in Sam's body.
Dean gives Kevin a hunter's burial.
Gadreel goes to Metatron.
Gadreel is captured, and Crowely is used to help Sam reject Gadreel.
Sam now knows that Gadreel has been possessing his body and orders him out.
4) "First Born"
Sam ask Castiel to help remove any remaining grace of Gadreel's in order to locate him.
Cas is hesitant as it could kill Sam.....
....but still does it after Sam persists. .
Sam gives Castiel a thank-you hug.
Dean and Crowley go on a mission to find.....
..... the 'First Blade' in order to kill Abaddon.
They meet with the Biblical Cain (of Cain and Abel), who possessed the Blade.
Cain agrees to give them the location of the Blade if Dean takes on the 'Mark of Cain' as he will need it to wield the blade.
5) "Mother's Little Helper"
The brothers are working on separate cases.
Sam investigates a murder and meets Julia who claims that the 'demons are back',
and are taking souls.
Sam also learns from Julia her past as a nun and the back story of Henry and Josie,
and how Josie became possessed by Abaddon.
Meanwhile Dean is trying to take hold of his obsession to find Abaddon. Crowley comes to help edge him on.
6) "Do You Believe In Miracles"
Metatron is in charge of Heaven and is deceiving the angels.
Dean is locked up in the bunker due to his losing control of the Mark.
Cas and Sam find Gadreel, who agrees to help after realising Metatron's true mission.
Dean confronts Metatron but loses the fight and is stabbed.
Sam races to Dean, but Dean succumbs to his injuries.
Gadreel sacrifices himself to free Castiel.
Cas confronts Metatron and tricks Metatron into exposing his true mission on angel radio.
Metatron is now in prison.
Crowley comes to Dean and informs him that bearing the 'Mark' does not mean he is dead. "What you’re feeling right now it’s not death, it’s life. A new kind of life."
"Open your eyes Dean, see what I see, feel what I feel. Let’s take a howl at that moon.”
Those are my top favourites for season nine! As promised, here are Nightsky's "Top 6 Favourite Episodes" for season nine, in order of preference:
- "Dog Dean Afternoon"
- "First Born"
- "Slumber Party"
- "Do You Believe in Miracles?"
- "Road Trip"
- "I Think I'm Gonna Like It Here"
Nightsky: The only difference between my list and Karen's is that I prefer Charlie, whereas she is sweet on Henry. The order of my choices might raise some question as well. I am in awe of the wit and creativity of "Slumber Party" and going to Oz. It's relaxing and just so much fun! The intensity and shock of "Miracles" is epic and the episode is mesmerizing, but Metatron annoys me in this episode, so it got edged out of #3. Maybe next year I'll switch them?
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, then compare to where the episodes fall in WFB's Ultimate Top 100 Hiatus Challenge!
Having fun comparing favorites? Keep Going with season 10's list!
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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