Welcome back to "Top Six Favourite Episodes", this time for season eleven. 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 11 favourites! It will be fun to compare your unbiased choices (before you are unduly influenced by my memories or picks) to mine. If you regularly rewatch the series from the beginning (on Netflix, with TNT TV or on DVD), or if you followed the Supernatural Top 100 Episode Countdown that The Winchester Family Business unveiled during the 2019 hiatus, these episode should be fresh in your mind!! Nightsky reveals her Top 6 season 11 favourites after mine, so you'll have two WFB staff lists as a comparison!
So without further ado, here's my list of Season Eleven Favourites! The list is by order of appearance only, as they all are equal in their importance to me. For season 11, you may notice that I have episodes 1 & 2 joined as one episode. Since two is continued from one, I figured I could cheat a little!
"Out of the Darkness into the Fire" (Part 1)
After the Darkness is released, she takes Dean to thank him.
Meanwhile, Sam wakes up and searches for Dean, who he eventually finds passed out in the field.
While heading home, they come across a construction site. The workers are all dead, plus a family in a car. However, one worker survived and seems to be infected with a virus that made them all go crazy.
When the worker attacks the brothers, he is shot by Deputy Jenna Nickerson. She responded to a 911 call and found the workers attacking the family. She managed to kill the deranged attackers but was wounded in the process.
Sam and Dean take Jenna to the hospital, but find almost everyone dead there, too.
They find survivor Mike and his newborn Amara. Unfortunately he is also infected and gives his daughter to Jenna to care for, as he know he doesn't have long to live.
The hospital gets invaded by more infected people. Dean and Jenna leave with Amara to find a safer place while Sam stays to find a cure.
Sam ends up getting attacked and is now infected. He doesn't tell Dean when he calls for an update. Sam is determined to find a cure.
Meanwhile, Cas is dealing with the animal spell Rowena put on him....
...and Crowley had to find another meat suit, until his old one was released from Rowena's immobilization spell.
"Form and Void" (Part 2)
Dean takes Jenna and Amara to Jenna's grandmother's home.
Jenna and Grandma witness Amara's abilities....
... and needs.
Grandma is a little freaked out by Amara and calls for a priest, Father Crowley.
While Dean and Father Crowley go out to discuss the situation.....
Jenna becomes soulless from Amara feeding off of her and Jenna kills her grandma.
As for Sam, he is getting as much information from other infected people so he can find a cure.
After feeling despondent, he goes to the chapel and prays for Dean to survive.
Sam is then introduced to Reaper Billie who informs him that his time is near and he won't be coming back. She also gives him a little hint that he won't be going to Heaven as he is unclean in the biblical sense.
After some time, Sam figures out the cure is heating the virus out with holy oil.
"A Day In The Life Of Baby"
Getting pampered with a wash and blow dry.
Enjoying good tunes .....
.... listening in on the light conversations and banter....
... as well as the more serious talks.
Providing a safe place to sleep, being a home for the night.
Some down falls do happen .... being hi-jacked and taken for a joy ride.
Having fights from the inside...
... and those on the outside.
Enduring the battle scars.
Or worse, seeing those you love endure battle wounds.
"Into The Mystic"
A flash back 30 years ago in Cork, Ireland, were a couple is killed....
by a Banshee.
Their little daughter survives but her ear drums burst from the Banshee's wail.
Back to present day where Sam can't sleep due to nightmares of his time with Lucifer.
The brothers investigate a strange death at an retirement home.
They find out the victim was stealing Viagra pills. As Sam reads the victim's profile, Dean casually pockets one of the prescriptions.
That evening, the manager is attacked and killed by the Banshee. The attack is witnessed by one of the residents, Mildred.
Dean interviews Mildred and finds she a little extra friendly.
Sam investigates Eileen and finds out she is also a hunter and was.....
... the infant who lost her hearing and her parents to the Banshee years ago.
Dean goes back to the bunker to get the gold blades they need to kill the Banshee and finds Cas there. Dean is still unaware that Cas is possessed by Lucifer.
Dean goes back to the home and waits with Mildred, ...
....Sam and Eileen for the return of the Banshee.
When the Banshee arrives, it is Dean that is affected instead of Mildred.
Eileen are able to kill the Banshee.
As Sam and Dean leave ...
... they are watched on by some adoring fans.
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Sam and Dean investigate a child going into a suspicious coma.
Bobby and Rufus worked on a similar case at the same home.
Both mothers from today and .....
...the past recount the same strange occurrences leading up to their child's coma's.
Sam and Dean go to salt and burn two possible vengeful spirits, but....
...find they had already been burned by Bobby and Rufus.
Knowing that it's not a spirit, Bobby and Rufus do further research.
Sam and Dean do the same.
Both teams finally realise they are dealing with a Soul Eater.
Rufus and Bobby find a way to trap the Soul Eater, however, Bobby gets pulled into the nest.
Sam and Dean find a way to kill the Soul Eater, however, Dean needs to be in the nest to do so.
Rufus is able to trap the Soul Eater.
And Sam is able to kill it.
While both are still in the nest, Bobby and ....
....Dean have a moment where they see each other before being released.
Rufus comforts Bobby.
Sam comforts Dean.
Sam and Dean investigate the disappearance of a newlywed couple, Corbin and Michelle.
They find the couple held captive in a cabin by Werewolves. During their rescue, Sam is shot.
As the couple and the brothers make the long journey back to the car, Sam's health is failing. They come across a ranger's cabin and seek refuge.
Corbin tries to convince Dean that they can't stay there and that Sam should be left behind. Dean won't hear of it and goes out to find wood to make a litter (stretcher) for Sam.
While Dean is gone, Corbin suffocates Sam and kills him.
When Dean returns, Corbin lies and says Sam just died. Dean is heartbroken but realises they have to leave and get to safety.
Once rescued by a deputy, Corbin tries to convince Michelle that everything is going to be okay. However Michelle is unsure of Corbin since finding out he killed Sam.
Corbin transforms into a Werewolf.
Dean overdoses on pills so he can make a deal with a Reaper to bring back Sam.
Billie shows up to reap Dean and informs him that Sam is not dead. Before Billie could take Dean, he is revived by the doctor.
Sam manages to get back to the car and contacts Dean to warn him about Corbin, however the signal is weak and they get cut off.
Sam makes it to the hospital in time to save Dean from Corbin.
Later, Dean tries to console Michelle but she doesn't see how she will ever get over what she has seen.
Sam and Dean head home.
"Don't Call Me Shurley"
While Metatron is looking for food in a dumpster to feed himself and his four legged friend...
....he and his friend get transported to a bar.
He finds Chuck there.
Chuck reveals himself to be God. He wants Metatron to edit his manuscript.
An inpatient God/Chuck is eager to find out Metatron's opinion.
Meanwhile, as Dean irons Sam's shirt with beer, Sam informs Dean of a possible case that may lead them to Amara.
During their investigation of the deceased, they notice the same virus from earlier.
Another victim of the virus arrives to give a warning to Dean from Amara.
The fog carrying the virus arrives at the town.
Sam and Dean help rush everyone inside to safety.
However, they are unable to stop the fog from entering the building.
As Sam starts to succumb to the fog, Dean realises he's immune and yells up to God. "Stop this! You hear me you dick!"
Back at the bar, a proud God/Chuck finishes his manuscript.
He gives the script to Metatron to read as he plays and sings a powerful version of 'Fare Thee Well'. A montage of events happen as he sings.
We see Dean hanging on to his dying brother....
when suddenly a glowing light comes from Sam's jacket pocket. It is the amulet. The fog disperses and everyone starts recovering.
Metatron finishes the final pages and looks upon God/Chuck with a bereft expression.
Sam and Dean head out, following the glow of the amulet.
They finally come upon Chuck/God who looks to the boys and says, "We should probably talk."
Those are my top favourites for season eleven! As promised, here are Nightsky's "Top 6 Favourite Episodes" for season eleven, in order of preference:
- "Don't Call Me Shurley"
- "Just My Imagination"
- "O Brother, Where Art Thou?"
- "The Devil in the Details"
- "Red Meat"
Nightsky: Just like season 10, there were a lot of great episodes in season 11! Supernatural was on a roll! My top 6 choices for season 11 were all in my top 51 ("Red Meat" was 51) favorites for the series, as ranked for the Top 100 countdown last year, if that tells you the comparative quality of these episodes. "Safe House", "The Vessel" and "All in the Family" were my next three favorites, still all within the top 100 of the series thus far.
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 12's list! If you missed seeing our earlier lists, catch up by starting with Top 6 Favourite Episodes, Supernatural Season 1! Each season has a link to the next season's list! You can follow along through the entire series, start with a specific season, or enjoy The WFB's many other Supernatural Top 10 lists, always available on our Tags Page!
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