A warning to those who have not caught up. As Mark Sheppard (our beloved Crowley) once said, “You don’t go down to the pub if you don’t want to see the score.” Proceed with caution, there are spoilers here.
I am a masochist, or so I thought after the final scene of Supernatural’s Season 9. Looking into the black eyes of a recently deceased Dean Winchester my heart ached so physically it felt like a gut-punch breakup. Sam, my Sammy, is so destroyed that he plans to call on Crowley for his brother’s life back; something he swore he would never do. Even Crowley, the King of Hell, is so focused on Dean we wonder what the hell is happening in, well, Hell. With Season 10 just around the corner, I embarked on a journey through all 9 Seasons of Supernatural.
Supernatural isn’t just one show; it’s 9 separate shows. Each Season seems to take on a life and theme of it’s own, transforming before your eyes. While Season 1 feels like a family roadtrip, several seasons in you find a world exploding into Angels, Demons and sometimes the pantheons of other religions. What starts as a very terrestrial United States focused show becomes a battle for eternity.
What fans don’t tell you when you start Supernatural is if you have feelings at all, you are going to hurt. In this show even the demons (specifically Crowley) want to be loved and noticed. Angels often prove to be more dickish than man and sometimes literally going through hell is not the worst thing that can happen to you. This family roadtrip becomes way more than just a stop at the Mystery Spot.
The Road so Far
Sam and Dean Winchester start off as two boys on the hunt for their missing father, John Winchester (Jeffrey Dean Morgan). While it is normal for him to go off on a hunt alone, it is not normal for him not to be in contact with Dean (Jensen Ackles). Dean seeks out his brother, Sam (Jared Padelecki) who left the family business to study law at Stanford. A yellow-eyed demon is after them, and soon Sam has lost everything but his brother. Season 1 was hard, but it was NOTHING compared to what viewers would experience as the two fought Lucifer, experienced Hell and Purgatory, lost lovers, lost everyone they cared for, and eventually take on a the legacy of The Men of Letters
Quotes to Rely On
As any Good Men (or Women) of Letters would do, I’ve broken it down by some of the best lines in Supernatural History, an associated GIF and which episode you can find them in :
Season 1 Episode 1: “Pilot”:-“Driver picks the music, shotgun shuts his cake hole.”
Season 2 Episode 17: “Heart” “After we kill it we can go to Disneyland!”
Season 3 Episode 13 “Ghostfacters”-“Ed, you’ve got to go be gay for that poor dead intern.”
Season 4 Episode 1 “Lazarus Rising”- “What visage are you in now? Holy tax accountant?”
Season 5 Episode 19: “Hammer of the Gods- “Lucifer, you’re my brother and I love you, but you are a great big bag of dicks.”
(Bonus Quote!) Season 5 Episode 22: “Swan Song”- “Hey Assbutt”
Season 6 Episode 10- “Caged Heat”:
Castiel: If the pizzaman truly loves this babysitter, why does he keep slapping her rear?
Castiel: Perhaps she’s done something wrong.
Dean Winchester: You’re watching porn? Why?
Castiel: It was there.
“Girl with the Dungeons and Dragons Tattoo: Season 7 Episode 20:
Dean: Do you have any tattoos? Give him a little sneak peek there. All tattoos are sexy.
Charlie: Mine is Princess Leia in a slave bikini straddling a 20-sided die. I was drunk, it was Comic-Con.
Season 8 Episode 23: “Sacrifice” – “I DESERVE TO BE LOVED!”
Season 9 Episode 2: “Devil May Care”- “Now that you’ve felt your feels, maybe we can talk.”
So, how do I suggest preparing for the premiere of Season 10 on October 7th?
Carry on my Wayward Son…