I remember the first time I met Lynn Zubernis.  It was at the very first New Jersey con in 2009.  There were about 400 of us there and it was Misha Collins' first con.  We hit it off immediately and I ended up with a good friend that I would see time and time again through the years at numerous "Supernatural" related events.  At the time she and her then academic partner Kathy Larsen were only in research phase for their first academic "Supernatural" book, "Fandom at the Crossroads: Celebration, Shame and Fan/Producer Relationships", as well as accumulating stories for their groundbreaking look at this unique fandom, "Fangasm: Supernatural Fangirls."  I was stunned that anyone would consider building an academic and professional career by writing books about fans of a TV show.  I didn't know that was a thing!  She opened up my world to amazing possibilities that engaging in this fandom could offer.  It has been a wild ride ever since.  

I still marvel over Lynn's commitment, passion, and outright energy for "Supernatural" after all these years.   She's emerged as a resounding voice of the SPN Family and that's because she truly, truly gets us.  For some of us our fangirl "squee" flamed out years ago, but hers has remained stronger than ever.  That's why I'm so thrilled to see the biggest launch ever happening of what is truly a crowning achievement, the release of "There'll Be Peace When You Are Done: Actors and Fans Celebrate the Legacy of "Supernatural."  This is a fitting follow up to her very successful "Family Don't End With Blood: Cast and Fans on How "Supernatural" Has Changed Lives," coming right as "Supernatural" itself is winding to an end.  

This is a pet project I’ve been meaning to do for a while now, and what do you know, quarantine seems to be providing the best opportunity.  If you look in our handy dandy Episode Guides, you’ll notice that a review in my name is attached to most of the episodes.  MOST.  There are a few missing.  50 ish to be exact.  Since we’re biding our time, waiting for “Supernatural” to play out it’s long delayed end, I’m going to do my best to catch up on all those missed reviews.  This should be interesting. 

I’ll tell you right now, you won’t see any catch-up reviews for seasons three, four, five, six, seven, ten, and eleven.  For some really strange reason, I managed to keep up on all those seasons.  I started blogging for “Supernatural” is season three and did try to go back and do reviews for the first two seasons, but that initiative failed with season one’s “Something Wicked” and I never got back to it.   I have done a few recaps of really big episodes for seasons one and two, but there are three episodes in season one and the majority of season two where I missed general reviews. In season nine, well, we had glut of reviewers and I really, really hated season nine.  So I didn’t write many reviews except for the TV Fanatic Roundtables.  I missed a chunk of the last part of season thirteen too because of personal circumstances and a lot of the end of season fourteen because by that point in the season I was really pissed off.  :)  Then there’s just some random ones in between for seasons eight, twelve, and fifteen that I just didn’t get to. 

I’ll start where it all began, with season one.  I pulled out the DVDs and started the missed review rewatch.  Up first, episode 1.18, “Something Wicked”. 

On May 2nd, 1983, somewhere in Lawrence, Kansas, a boy was born to Mary and John Winchester. At the time of his birth, no one thought he would have to fight ghosts, demons, ghouls, vampires, and all the other natural and "supernatural" creatures of the world. Neither did they know how important he would be in the fight to stop the apocalypse and other calamities of the future.

Sam Winchester, today we celebrate your 37th birthday!

Editor's Note: This chilling verse gives us a glimpse into Sam's despair at the end of season 5, when he was in the cage. He reflects on the events of his life, and the warnings he chose to ignore along the way. His choices made him a hero but, nonetheless, left him alone and in despair. Sam desperately stokes the flames of hope, which are at the core of who he is as a person, but in the end, he sees no way out. 

I've had this idea for a while. What if we put together a series of our favorite photos of Supernatural's lead stars and characters? I'm not talking about the good pictures, or even the really good pictures, because, let's be honest, it's hard for the Supernatural actors to not be attractive in every picture they take! No, I'm thinking about the stunning pictures. The ones that stop you in your tracks. The ones that immediately distract you from what you are doing and demand that you devote your attention to absorbing every light variation, every freckle, every dimple, every pixel of the photo.  Would we all choose the same pictures? What exactly makes one photo stand out from all the rest? Would all this pretty fill our hearts to bursting? These are important questions that deserve thoughtful answers!

To do this right, we need an appreciation photo stream for each actor and character individually. To make sure we don't miss any of the best shots, we should open this up to the entire WFB family - writers and readers! We all know the #SPNFamily has incredible talent, so professional media, fan professional studios, and amateur photos should all be eligible for inclusion.
Yes,  I have reviewed this comic before, but that was in the days before I was doing video reviews. I think video reviews actually work better for comics than text articles.

On the 24th April 1967, a General Motors vehicle rolled of the line at the plant in Janesville, Wisconsin.

On the 24th April 1974, somewhere in Toledo, Ohio, a baby boy was born.

Those sound like normal events.

Nobody would have thought that these two moments would change the lives of millions of people
and at the same time create a special family that does not end in blood.