Several posts on another thread suggested that SPN do fewer episodes each season so that there would be fewer filler episodes. I actually like the MOTW episodes. When they're done well, they are some of the more creative episodes because the writer isn't constrained by having to move the plot forward. That got me to thinking about my favorite MOTW episodes, so I thought it would be interesting to ask people to share their favorite one from each season. I consider an episode to be a MOTW if there are no scenes that move the mytharc forward, but some references to it are OK. Others might define it differently. To get the ball rolling, here are mine:
S10- Fan Fiction. I thought the MOTW pickings were really slim this year.
S9- Even slimmer pickings, so I have to go with Dog Dean Afternoon.
S8- Everybody Hates Hitler (closely followed by Hunteri Heroici)
S7- Plucky Pennywhistle.
S6- Clap Your Hands if You Believe.
S5- Sam, Interrupted (closely followed by The Real Ghostbusters)
S4- Yellow Fever
S3- for such a short season this had some of my favorites. I'd like to call it a tie between Mystery Spot, A Very SPN Xmas and Bad Day at Black Rock, but if FORCED to choose I'd go with Mystery Spot.
S2- Again, an embarrassment of riches, but I'd probably pick Houses of the Holy, VERY closely followed by Born Under A Bad Sign and Tall Tales
S1- This one is hard since most of the episodes are MOTW and I loved many of them, but one of the most fun episodes in the entire series is Hell House, so I'll go with that.
What are your picks?