Despite the name of Walker’s 8th episode, “Fine is a Four Letter Word”, the more obvious theme was secrets, and the lies people tell to protect secrets.  The tornado that ripped through Austin was an apt metaphor for the swirling lies that ripped apart everyone’s lives without much warning. Confusion, destruction and pain were the inevitable aftermath of both the personal and physical storms that ensnared Walker's friends and family.  Let’s sort through the twisted truths together.

On April 9, 1965 my favorite Devil was born in Los Angeles, California.

His name is Mark Ross Pellegrino.

Today we celebrate Mark's 56th Birthday!

"You didn't need a weapon at all when you were born one.― Sarah J. Maas, Heir of Fire

My fifth tribute to Supernatural characters was to two of Supernatural’s fiercest and most absolute archangels, Alternate Universe (AU) Michael and Raphael. Not wanting to add to their already intense sibling rivalry, I thought we should complete the archangel series with Gabriel and Lucifer! Since Mark Pellegrino's birthday is in a few days, this is the perfect time to turn our attention to the youngest archangel and his big bro! You know, it is not easy to be an archangel in Supernatural. You have daddy issues (like a lot) and you probably die a few times, though in Supernatural that is not surprising.

This article is special because it includes two champions: Gabriel, being the only archangel to have only one vessel, and Lucifer as the opposite, having the most vessels/illusions. The last video I chose is a top 15 list of powerful angels. 

Enjoy the videos!

Well, the cat is out of the bag now.  Dean finally fessed up and told John’s secret to Sam.  What do you know, things ended up getting interesting.  Now I feel like we’re getting some momentum in this mytharc. 

“Hunted” is something I really needed at this point in season two.  It was a chance to see finally both perspectives of the brothers as they were separated most of the time, which was so refreshing.  Each of their stories captured perfectly what each one was feeling about the current situation.  Sam wanted to dig further into the mystery surrounding his psychic abilities while Dean jumped into full-on Sam protection mode.  When Sam forced the issue and they both had to deal with the situation in their own way, they ended up finding common ground in the end.  Oh, and some old and new characters came along to push the story up a notch.  It was quite brilliant. 

As I was looking for a way to pass the quarantine summer doldrums, I saw Entertainment Weekly’s list of what it considered to be the 75 most ‘essential’ episodes of Supernatural, leading up to Season 15. Since any excuse for a rewatch is a good excuse, I figured I’d not only invite my Supernatural "Team Free Will North Carolina" (TFWNC) Facebook group to join me, but I’d also recap my thoughts on which episodes Entertainment Weekly (EW) chose, which ones they skipped, and what was left out.  Music plays such a big role in Supernatural, so I also noted which iconic songs were included and which were missed in the skipped episodes. Reporting on all that turned into quite the project, and The WFB was kind enough to let me share it here! (My snarky opinions are my own and don’t reflect those of The WFB.)

So come on the journey with me! Start with season 1, then follow the links until you catch up with us in season 12! 

Secrets and lies seem to be at the heart of this episode, and nothing is as it seems. Last week and this week the series’ potential felt like it gelled and instead of a scattered bunch of random people and pieces, connections were made—some good, some not so much.

This episode had lots of action, Walker kicked bad guy butt, and we had bombshell revelations (and a real bomb) along the way. All you had to do was overlook one major plot element’s extremely unlikely circumstances....