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The Pilot

When I think of the Pilot, the scene that impacted me the most was the confrontation on the bridge between Dean and Sam.  

When Sam makes a comment that if it wasn't for pictures of his Mom he wouldn't even know what she looked like and even if they did find what killed her, it still wouldn't bring her back.  This upsets Dean to the point where he grabs Sam by his jacket and pushes him up against the bridge. He tells Sam not to talk about her like that. Here we have a situation where I can really sympathize with both brothers. I feel bad for Dean because by knowing his mother, he is still affected by her death and so protective of her memory.  Meanwhile I feel bad for Sam because even though he was spared the grief and loss, he lost out on the opportunity to know and have a relationship with his mother.

Crossroad Blues

The scene that I always think of first is with the artist George Darrow. 

Talk about the old adage "Be careful what you wish for" or in this case "Be careful how you wish for."  George had asked to be talented but did not specify he wanted to be famous as well. So he sold his soul, never really benefiting from the deal.  George impressed me, how he turned down Sam and Dean's help and was willing to take responsibility for his actions.  To think years later Bobby would be taught the same lesson from Crowley. "You get more if you phrase it properly."

I Believe The Children Are Our Future

The scene that gets to me each time is when young Jesse learns the truth about being half human and half demon.  


Sam warns Jesse that if he goes with his demon possessed mother people will die and if he makes the wrong choices it will haunt him for the rest of his life.  When Jesse asks why is he telling him this Sam replies, "Because I have to believe someone can make the right choice. Even if I couldn't."  I really felt for Sam here, still dealing with the guilt of his actions and trying to save Jesse from a similar fate.


# Geordiegirl1967 2011-12-14 10:02
With I Believe the scene I think of is Dean cooking the ham with the electric buzzer, then eating it at every opportunity.
# Karen 2011-12-16 05:37
Hi Geordiegirl1967
The ‘Ham’ moments were pretty funny. The look on Sam’s face when he walked in to see Dean eating a ham sandwich was priceless. I have to admit it grossed me out a bit that he was still eating it. :-x
# fanotheboyz 2011-12-14 12:45
When I think back on the pilot, I think of how wary Sam is of Dean and his motives for coming to get him.I think how sad it was that something came between them. I didn't really like Cross Road Blues, so I can't say on that one. I agree with Geordiegirl about
I believe, though. The ham scene and the hairy palm scene with Sam yelling at Dean, "don't use my razor!" Hysterical.
# Karen 2011-12-16 05:38
Hi Fanotheboyz
I know what you mean about the pilot scene. I remember wondering what happened to make these two so distant.
# SecretWillow 2011-12-14 15:39
With the Pilot, the very first image that comes to mind, and I couldn't really tell you why, was when Troy comes around the bend in the road, and sees Constance's ghost flicker under the big tree. I just remember that my heart was in my throat the first time I saw it, and it's stuck with me. Maybe because I'm not a horror fan (AT ALL), and here was something intensely scary that I nevertheless, COULD NOT look away from.

In Crossroad Blues, it's the aerial shot of the boys standing at the crossroads at Lloyd's bar. Then they start digging up the box and going through its contents. And when Sam mentions summoning a demon, Dean says, "Not just summoning one. These people are actually making deals with the damn thing." The tone in his voice, soft, but sickened, heavy with incredulity, bitterness, anger, and a sense of, 'what the hell...?' I could feel him fighting his way towards figuring out the details of John's deal, and I kept hoping he wouldn't go there. I didn't want to see him in any more pain.

In Children Are Our Future, I immediately think of the scene in Jesse's kitchen while he's making his lunch, and then the whole conversation that follows. The first time I saw it, I just remember thinking, ‘Oy vey, that is one peculiar kid.’
# Karen 2011-12-16 05:38
Hi SecretWillow
I’m not a horror fan either. The scene when Troy got out of the car looking for Constance and her handprint formed on the car window startled me the first time I saw it.
Tim the Enchanter
# Tim the Enchanter 2011-12-14 17:01
The Pilot
Nothing really stands out.... (For shame! I need a rewatch.) The scene on the bridge was good because as you said, it showed us some of what drove the boys to do what they did and it really shaped them in years to come. It also showed us some of the key differences in Sam and Dean’s personalities; Dean closing himself off and Sam pushing.

Perhaps the scene with Jessica on the ceiling at the end, mostly in terms of what it stood for, as it was another cycle that could only end badly, as the one before it had.

Crossroad Blues
The moment the boys realised that Evan didn’t sell his soul for fame or money but for his wife. I just thought it was a really poignant moment, that love could drive you that far. I often wonder if all those who sold their soul would have done so if they realised what the true price was. Not only that but it set the scene for an action that would have apocalyptic consequences (can’t forget that).

I Believe the Children Are the Future.
Ditto (with your thoughts). I found it heart-warming that a man (Sam) who had fallen so far still had hope and faith in others. It would have been so easy for him to be wary of everything with a supernatural influence and just kill the crap out of all of them but he never did, still judging each individual case by its merits. And in fairness, as Sam thought the freaking anti-Christ was capable of good then he really had his glass half full mentality back by that stage.

I also found the note Jesse left for his parents to be really sad. The anti-Christ with the heart of gold. Who would have thought it!.

In relation to the ham, that was just gross. It was probably full of e-coli and rabies and everything. Urgh. Though fair play to Dean, you have to love his ‘waste not, want not’ mentality.

Thanks Karen.
# Karen 2011-12-16 05:40
Hi Tim
So true about Jessica, I remember thinking what a horrible vicious circle it was for her to die the same as Mary.
I think Evan selling his soul to save his wife, really hit home for Dean. I always felt when Dean lashed out at Evan for being selfish he was really lashing out at John even though at the time he wasn’t 100% sure John had sold his soul.
I also wondered if people realise what they’re getting into when making any kind of deal. Maybe they go into some kind of denial, they just don’t believe it’s really going to happen.
# Aiyana 2011-12-14 19:50
The Pilot - The first image that always comes to my mind from the Pilot is the image of John Winchester sitting on the Impala holding his children while the firefighters are putting out the fire. However, another image I always think of when I think of the pilot is the image of 4-year-old Dean looking up at the fire while holding his baby brother, and saying: "It's ok, Sammy."

Crossroad Blues - I always think of the scene where Dean is making a deal with the Crossroads Demon and sarcastically states: "Do you think maybe you could throw in a set of steak knives?"

I Believe the Children Are Our Future - The first thing that comes to mind is Dean's "it froze like that" face.
# Karen 2011-12-16 05:48
Hi Aiyana
The look on John’s face was so heartbreaking, he looked so shattered.
I just love Dean’s wit and snarky comments, especially when he was in a dangerous situation.
# Daisymae 2011-12-14 20:30
My thoughts for the pilot was--not bad. It takes me a while to get into a show, and in this case I was still angry about the rude cancellation of Angel. I wanted to hate Supernatural, but I didn't.

In The children Are our Future the jokes about Dean stand out, and also action figure Cas.
The other episode-nothing.

Actually Karen, other eps would have gotten more of a rise out of me-like Supernatural Christmas.
# Karen 2011-12-16 05:48
Hi Daisymae
I forgot about the Cas action figure. I wonder if they let Misha keep it?
Just to let you know I do have more on the way and since it is the Holiday season Supernatural Christmas will be in the next instalment. ;-)
# kazkriz 2011-12-15 18:50
Home: the phone call
faith : Dean getting electroshocked
in my time of dying: Dean and john talking at the end
tall tales: the woman in red (hahaha that song!)
what is and what should never be: Dean saying goodbye to sam, his mom, jess and carmen.
AHBL2: the monologue
black day at black rock: I'm batman!
Bedtime stories: Dude could you be more gay?
dream a little dream of me: This is what you're gonna become!

... I'll come back later.. cuz this is gonna take a looooooong time :)
# Karen 2011-12-16 05:49
Hi Kazkriz
I love your picks. I will be submitting more as well.
# Karen 2011-12-16 05:50
Thank you everyone, I enjoyed your responses.
I love hearing how things or moments can affect us differently.
# buffsgirl 2011-12-16 21:52
The Pilot: Two things stand out for me. When Dean climbs out of the river and is covered head to toe in mud! :-) That was the start of them making Jensen wear crazy stuff! Also, love the whole coversation at the gas station "driver picks the music, shotgun shuts his cake hole."

Crossroad Blues - I really loved Dean's conversation with the x-rd demon. Was a great performance by Jensen to see how torn he was between what he knew he should do and what he was considering doing.

I Believe The Children Are Our Future - Hairy palm! LOL!!!! :D
# ryder21 2011-12-22 04:27
In the pilot, I particularily like the first scene on the bridge, where Dean takes the micky out of the local police and Sam disapaproving, steps on his foot. This is followed by a slap to Sam's head from Dean, and then Dean's wisecrack Mulder/Scully remark about the Feds. It just contributes to setting the characters of the two brothers and the relationship between them.