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SPN countdown, day 2 of 10

Season Two. Best season. That is all.



I'm just echoing what a lot of other people have said, but S2 is my favorite. From the beauty of IMTOD, to Sam's growing concern over who (what?) he is and what he can do, to all the layers upon layers of foreshadowing (Croatoan, "what's dead should stay dead," crossroads demons), there was so much good in so many eps.

Linda Blair remains in my top five guest star list, and that whole episode was such a testimony to how flawlessly the brothers work(ed) together. And I get such a kick out of the rare times when they let a civilian in on their world and it turns out well for them.

"Croatoan" and "Hunted" comprise possibly the best back-to-back pair of episodes ever. Yes, I know everyone else will say AHBL 1&2. IDK, I could only bear to watch them the one time, so it's hard to compare. Dean refusing to leave Sam, then Sam rescuing Dean...so, so good.

"Nightshifter" with Sam taking out the SWAT team in the hallway. *fans self* And the wonderful use of music at the end of that ep.

BUABS, another version of the good old evil twin trope that showed the lengths Dean was willing to go to to save his little brother. (And the beginning of the many violations of Sam's body and the complete inability of Show to acknowledge it, but hey, this post is supposed to be about positive things.)

WIAWSNB, which showed the lengths Dean was willing to go to to save other people. He had his picket fence life, but once he realized how many people would have died without him and Sam fighting the good fight, he gave it all up.

Then, of course, Sam takes the high road and doesn't kill Jake, one of the many "tough choices" he turns down that will lead him to make the wrong tough choice when it comes to Ruby, and Our Tragic Hero has no choice but to go to the crossoads. I can rewatch the scene in the cemetary, because that was  perfect, but oh, everything that comes after is shadowed by the dark cloud of Dean's choice. And we didn't even know at the time how dark that choice was going to turn out to be.

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harrigan
Sep. 30th, 2014 03:27 am (UTC)
just... ditto!
galwithglasses
Sep. 30th, 2014 04:42 am (UTC)
The end of Nightshifter is just about perfect. I have a hard time finding an episode in that season that I don't like. The whole season's story flowed together so well.
freya922
Sep. 30th, 2014 06:59 am (UTC)
SO right - S2 was just incredible. The Linda Blair ep is one of my favorites, too - just so well done! Every episode you list was so perfect. I also loved "Everybody Loves a Clown," and "Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things," and "Houses of the Holy," and "Playthings," and every bloody one, really.
ash48
Sep. 30th, 2014 12:13 pm (UTC)
*happy sigh* such a great season. Full of awesome episodes.
gypsy_atavari
Oct. 1st, 2014 04:40 am (UTC)
Makes me want to re-watch Season 2 over again. :-D
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