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(From Alice)  Ardeospina sent this to me over a week ago (it might even be two) and since then there's another item to add to this list.  I think we all know what it is.  Anyway, all this is her except for my added "Honorable Mention" at the end that I'm sure Ardeospina would have put in there if she had the chance.  This is a great list so enjoy!


While thinking about the Impala creating my first list, I realized that she has been through a lot during this show.  That led me to create my second list in the Impala series - Crimes Against the Impala.

The criteria for this list was simple - bad things happening to the car.  That's it.  And unfortunately, there were plenty of things to use.  Poor baby!  So, without further ado, I present the Top Ten Crimes Against the Impala.

Honorable Mention - Bela has it towed - Red Sky at Morning

Sam and Dean walk back to the Impala after talking to crazy Gert, except the car is gone.  This rightfully sends Dean into a panic attack until Bela shows up and tells the boys that she had the car towed.  What a wench!

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Except I prefer to ignore that this episode ever took place, so as you can clearly see below, the boys walk back to the car, drive away, and we all pretend none of this ever happened.  *whistles innocently*

#10 - Andy steals it - Simon Said

Everyone knows that Dean would fight to the death to keep his car.  That's why it's so funny when Andy uses his powers of persuasion to make Dean hand it over - with a smile, no less.  Andy does give it right back, so no real harm done, but he still stole it!  Bad Andy!  Sam's expression really sums up the whole thing, too.



Amanda P.
# Amanda P. 2010-01-31 21:32
Aww man #1 was just heart breaking. The impala turned out to be a well loved 'character' in the show, so to see her get wrecked like that was just sad. I also jumped something fierce when that Semi came out of no where. Pretty BAD ASS way to end the series.

When Gary backed that car into the dumpster my brother looked at me weird cuz the first thing I yelled was 'OMG THE CAR!' That kid pissed me off.

#2 and #3 were also heartbreaking. How can dean abandon the car like that and take a crowbar to its trunk. Very sad moments.

Amazing list by the way. Fun read.
# elle 2010-01-31 22:35
It is so hard to see the Impala in any state other than perfect. When somehting bad happens to her, I think of the sequence after she's been repair in season two and the boys are cruising the sunny road in the fresh, clean, shiny black Impala - a beautiful sight!

What was amusing about Gary backing the car into the dumpster was the way Dean croaks "reverse!" after the collision.

Great list!
# Jasminka 2010-02-01 03:31
Ardeospina, you’re absolutely right – Dean’s baby has been through a lot in the course of this show.
She was abducted, beaten up, douched up, turned into a pretzel, abused, left to rot in the future…. Poor thing, poor, poor baby!

This is a great list – as it reminds us of what she has been through, but she’s still there. Elton John comes to mind ‘I’m still standing, better than I ever did, looking like a true survivor, feeling like a little kid…I’m still standing, after all this time…’

I’ll take this as a metaphor. Or some sort of parable – you can get beaten by all kinds of blows in life, but in the end, all that matter, is that you’re still on your feet. Ay, that’s just me.

Best wishes, Jas
# Freebird 2010-02-01 07:59
Love your list, Ardeospina. Agree with it 100%.

I remember watching #1 still vividly, gave me such a shock. Thought: Is that the end of the series? No!!! It has just started!!!
#2 and #3 actually made me cry, the symbolism of the Impala is just too great.
"Reverse. ... Reverse! ... It's in reverse!!" - I can't get enough of it :lol:
# Jasminka 2010-02-01 08:12
Yeah, Dean and his panic attacks... get him hither.... I'm prepared to help, snigger.,.. :lol: Jas
# Sablegreen 2010-02-01 13:52 is is a treasure! Loved it. I remember when I saw the impala get hit by the semi, one my biggest concerns was whether the impala was still with the boys the following season. :D
# Bevie 2010-02-01 16:55
That was a great list!

I agree with Freebird. #1 was heart stopping shocking! I
actually thought the series ended with the deaths of all 4 of them. Whew!

#2 and #3 also made me cry. Love that car!
# CandyMaize 2010-02-01 19:46
Great list.

I have to say that, for me, even though the Impala getting so wrecked in the S1 finale was shocking, the more emotional impact for me was Dean taking the crowbar to it .. just knowing what he had to be feeling in order to do that to her.
# Narcissus 2010-02-01 23:00
I know it's tragic that our beloved Metallicar undergoes the abuse it does, but considering the beatings the boys get, it's only fair that she 'gets a slice of the action' as well.

*ducks rotten tomatoes flying towards my head*

That being said, I still couldn't help screaming "NOOOOO!!!" at the top of my lungs when Gary!Sam attempted to drive her..
# Randal 2010-02-02 11:41
Excellent list! The top few were brutal (I still think the very end of Devil's Trap is the coolest ending of any show's season, ever) but I love Astronaut.
# Ardeospina 2010-02-02 17:04
Ugh, I'm a little late posting this, but thanks, everyone, for your kind words! I'm having a really fun time making these things.

And thanks especially to Alice for the screencaps from "The End" and for adding in the second honorable mention. When I saw that, I was like, "Man, I already turned in my list!" Okay, really, I was like, "Gary, what the hell, man!" Then I fretted my list. Impala first, list second.

Dany, panic attack Dean is definitely adorable. I love that scene, too. He's usually pretty unflappable, so I love it when he loses it!
# Karen 2010-02-02 22:20
Hi Ardeospina
Love the list.
She definitely had her fair share of the Winchester’s fate.
I think I’m with CandyMaize on this one. Dean taking the crowbar to her is just so heartbreaking.