All right, we’re half way to a new Supernatural and I, for one, can’t wait. In order to help the week in between episodes become a little less painful, I’m going to have to satiate my love for this show by instituting a mid-week fix. I’ll still be blogging on TVGuide.com every Friday/Saturday; but here at TV Goodness we’ll help the time pass by just a little more quickly by doling out some bonus coverage of this awesome show.
The Season 6 premiere was such a different episode. And each time I watch it I like it even more. Seriously. I re-watched it this morning and once I finished I was just a happy camper. However, we have now had six premieres. Where does this one rate up against the others? One note: I pretty much like all the Supernatural episodes, so I’m not trying to say anything negative about any of them. I can find something (usually more than one thing) in every episode that I absolutely adore.
#6Â Â Â Â Â Â Â “Magnificent Seven” â€“ This Season 3 premiere dealt with the fall out from Season 2 after hundreds of demons were unleashed on the world. Plus, Dean lived each day as if it were his last; and Sam met Ruby. The episode was solid, but just didn’t come close to matching the pilot or “In My Time of Dying.”
#5Â Â Â Â Â Â Â “Sympathy for the Devil” â€“ Lucifer’s free and it’s apocalypse now. During this Season 5 premiere, Sam and Dean battled Meg and Zachariah. This is the episode where Bobby became paralyzed; and Castiel had to come to the rescue of the boys after Zachariah told Dean he’s the vessel for Michael. Again, it was solid but there were four others that were just better.
#4Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Pilot â€“ This is the very first Supernatural so consider it an instant classic. It nicely set up the entire series as Dean makes his way to Stanford to enlist Sam in helping him find Big Daddy Winchester. I loved the Woman-in-White MOTW as well as the conflict of Sam’s normal life versus the hunter life. Sam lost Jessica in this one and it really kicked off what quickly became a wonderful TV show. ButÂ I couldn’t quite put this episode in our Top 3.
#3Â Â Â Â Â Â Â “Exile on Main St.”: Right now I just can’t get enough of the Season 6 premiere. It’s the first one not written by Eric Kripke (Sera Gamble wrote it) so it paints a very different picture of the boys. Dean has a family in Lisa and Ben; Sam’s been spending time with Mary’s family hunting. He wanted to let Dean have a life. EOMS just rocks in so many ways including featuring the Bob Seger tune “Beautiful Loser” that played as Dean went about his routine. And at the end the boys parted ways once again and that was pretty heartbreaking. Great episode.
#2Â Â Â Â Â Â Â “In My Time of Dying”: Even though Dean’s stuck in some sort of limbo while a reaper is after him, one of my favorite brotherly scenes takes place in this Season 2 premiere. That would be the Ouija board scene. It also features some of my favorite lines like: “Dude, I full on Swayzed that mother.” On top of that there’s the presence of Big Daddy Winchester who sells his soul to save his son. And if that’s not enough, just before BDW dies, he tells Dean a secret about Sam we don’t find out for another 9 episodes or soâ€¦IMTOD could have easily been number one. And it was, at least for me, until the Season 4 premiere came along.
#1Â Â Â Â Â Â Â “Lazarus Rising” â€“ Much like “In My Time of Dying,” I kind of worship this episode. Dean digs himself out of a grave and he has no idea how he got out of hell and this results in touching reunions with Bobby and Sam. Sam’s exhibiting these super-sized powers that enable him to extract demons out of meat suits and it turns out he’s still in touch with Ruby (who is now being played by Genevieve Cortese). But most significantly, this episode introduces the angel Castiel and the Supernatural world is forever changed. Another big plus? Dean’s brownÂ jacket of hotness he wears during his introduction to Castiel.
How would you rate all the premieres of the last six seasons? And by the way, can you believe there have been six of them? Craziness.
Don’t forget to tune into Supernatural “Two and a Half Men.” It airs on the CW Friday October 1st @ 9/8C. Here’s a synopsis from cwtv.com:
Sam (Jared Padalecki) investigates a case about missing babies whose parents are being murdered. At one of the crime scenes, he discovers a baby that was left behind and calls Dean (Jensen Ackles) for help. Reluctant to leave Lisa (guest star Cindy Sampson) and Ben (guest star Nicholas Elia), Dean finally agrees to meet Sam and surprises his brother with how parental he has become. The brothers take the baby to Samuel (Mitch Pileggi), who decides to raise it as a hunter, which infuriates Dean. However, before they can decide the baby’s future, a shape-shifter breaks in and attempts to kidnap the baby. John Showalter directed the episode written by Adam Glass.
Watch a clip from “Two and a Half Men”…
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