This week I’m counting down Supernatural’s Favorite Episodes, Number 80 to Number 71! I won’t re-hash all the details about this epic project (which were described in "The Road So Far" introduction), but I’ll just quickly remind you that this list of Favorite Episodes is based on the rankings submitted to me from several participants, including admins and staff writers from The WFB, as well as admins from websites Fangasm and Super-Fan-Wiki. Each individual’s rankings were tallied to determine the Top 100 Favorite Episodes. And a friendly reminder that “tallied” means my computer-expert hubs took the excel spreadsheet and applied his math-genius skills, resulting in a formula that weighted and ranked the final results.

It’s all about the Math, and say it with we – Math Don’t Lie. So let’s get to this week’s countdown! 

"You can fire me if you want, but sooner or later he's gonna come back home. And you know how he is with that whole wrath thing..” ― Joshua to Zachariah

Well, that season ender was a killer, wasn't it? As usual, some fans liked it and some didn't. There were also many who did not like the Chuck twist at all, but was it really a twist? Rob Benedict is a sweetheart, there is no doubt about it, but some might mix up the character with the actor, or their view as their God might get in the way. I mean, who would not want God to be the good guy? Except that this is Supernatural. Every Supernatural being in the series has been bad in general. They might have turned into an enemy later but general consensus is that supernatural things are bad. That also means Chuck.

For the past year, my curiosity and desire to experience Austin, Texas has steadily grown as pictures and stories of Jared’s San Jac Saloon and Stereotype nightclub, and Jensen’s Family Business Beer brewery circulated on social media. Austin had never before been on my travel bucket list, but the boys’ new business ventures and their beaming pride in their new hometown suddenly made it the SPNFamily’s latest fandom destination. My envy at other fans’ pilgrimages to Austin piqued when Jared, Jensen, Genevieve and Danneel joined the Mayor of Austin at San Jac’s on June 23, 2018 to inaugurate “Supernatural Day” in Austin. The corresponding charity event had been organized and attended by a handful of lucky Supernatural fans. Unfortunately, the date coincided closely with my wedding anniversary so, wholly wishing to continue extending the number of years of my marital union, I had begrudgingly declined to attend, and resigned myself to the reality that I might not ever be able to substitute a Supernatural Day gathering for my anniversary dinner (something about spouses deserving to be a priority at least one day a year!). When the show’s final season was announced, however, my husband took pity on me and suggested we take a long weekend anniversary trip to Austin this year.  A flurry of reservations, emails and texts later, the arrangements were made and I was on my way to Austin!

Welcome back to The WFB's "Top Six Favourites Episodes", this time for Supernatural season five. These episodes are still, to this day, nearest and dearest to my heart. They are 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 5 favourites! It will be fun to compare your unbiased choices (before you are unduly influenced by my memories or picks) to mine.  If you're joining Nightsky and The WFB in the #SPNSummer2019 Rewatch, or rewatching at your own pace this hiatus, the episodes should be fresh in your mind! Save your list then, because you'll need it for TOP 100 Episode challenge that The Winchester Family Business is running all hiatus! Nightsky reveals her Top 6 season 5 favourites after mine, so you'll have two WFB staff lists as a comparison!

So without further ado, here's my list of Season Five Favourites! The list is by order of appearance only, as they all are equal in their importance to me. 

Welcome to Chapter 2 of The Winchester Family Business' Supernatural fan fiction hiatus series! You can jump into the story in any chapter. They are each captivating and fully complete "episodes" of the Supernatural saga! If you wish to start at the beginning of the story, go back to Chapter 1, "Every Thursday Night". Chronologically, it came first. Each story builds upon the last, and sets up a bit of the context referenced in future chapters.  

To add to the fun, YOU get to pick where the focus of these fictional stories goes next, based on our Fan Fiction Poll questions: Who, What, Why, When, and How? The first poll question was "Who would you like to see featured in an original fan fiction story?" The top vote getter was Sam, so he led us into the Winchesters' summer adventure! Watch our Polls page for a new question every two weeks, and vote for the direction and details that get incorporated into the story!

Castiel was the runner-up in the poll of "who" should be featured, so in this chapter we find out where Cas has been for the first few weeks of the summer, plus, the surprising truth behind a legendary Biblical event. Keep reading for the return of some old favourites, and a mystery involving the "what" i.e. the object that received the most votes in the second "Fan Fiction Poll".  Watch the Polls Page for a new question, coming soon!


You nominated, I tallied, some of the categories came up short so I improvised, and here we are!  Voting is now open for our annual WFB Fan Choice Awards.  

The rules are pretty simple.  Vote for your choice in each category.  Feel free to skip categories if you wish.  Or you can vote more often in ones that you feel strongly about, or vote multiple times in categories where there are enough good choices where you need to split your vote.  If you wish to vote multiple times, just refresh the page and start again.  Voting is unlimited. 

We have so much talent in the Supernatural fandom! Fans draw, edit photos and videos, write fan fics, create costumes or props, make jewelry and much more. It’s time to showcase some of the #SPNFamily’s talent and ask the people behind the creations some questions!

I´d like you to meet Sherri! Sherri sketches beautifully detailed pencil drawings of Supernatural characters and actors. We talked to her about her drawings, the art form, the fandom and her life as an artist.

Enjoy reading!