Supernatural Top 11 Fave Episodes Countdown: #10

yellow fever

This episode… oh my gosh it’s so funny! “Yellow Fever” is the sixth episode of season four and in it Dean is infected with a virus that makes him fear basically everything and he and Sam have forty-eight hours before it kills him.

Dean’s always so tough and is usually the one scaring other people so seeing him running away from a yorkie screaming in terror is definitely one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen.

The best part of this episode, and definitely one of the reasons it’s one of my favourites, is Jensen’s performance of “Eye of the Tiger”.

When Dean is lying in the Impala listening to the song, Sam is supposed to come over and interrupt him. However, Jared missed his cue because he wanted to see what Jensen would do and it resulted in this masterpiece:

Even if you don’t watch Supernatural you have to admit that is a masterpiece. And for anyone who does watch Supernatural you’ll know that Jensen is actually known for being kind of shy and not doing stuff like that often which only makes this video better.

This whole episode is wonderful. Between “Eye of the Tiger”, Dean manning the flashlight, and Sam and Bobby scaring a ghost, it’s probably pretty obvious how “Yellow Fever” made it on this list.

Sorry this one is late. I didn’t get home until late yesterday and could hardly keep my eyes open so this kind of got neglected.

What did you think of “Yellow Fever”?

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Supernatural Top 11 Fave Episodes Countdown: #11

I did something similar to this with The Walking Dead earlier this month in preparation for The Walking Dead season six premier. So why am I doing it again, especially since Supernatural premiered a couple weeks ago?

I’m doing a Supernatural countdown to celebrate reaching 100 chapters on my SPN fanfiction, “All You Did Was Save My Life”.

This is the longest fanfiction I’ve written thus far and it’s not even close to being done yet. I absolutely love this story and I am so excited to be celebrating 100 chapters.

For the next eleven days I will counting my Top 11 favourite episodes of Supernatural with number one being posted on Wednesday the 28th. The same day Chapter 100 will be going up.

Why eleven days? Because Supernatural is on season eleven of course!

Now, enough explaining, let’s start this countdown with season five, episode four: “The End”.

The End

This episode is both amazing and emotional all at the same time.

In “The End” Dean ends up in the year 2014 where the Croatoan virus has spread and killed a good portion of the population. Some survivors have gathered in a camp with 2014 Dean as their leader. In this future, Castiel has lost his angel powers and is now a hippie of sorts while Sam has been possessed by Lucifer. Past Dean must help Future Dean and the others in their plan to defeat Lucifer.

This episode is amazing because we get to see different sides to the characters. One of the things about Supernatural is that each actor can end up playing a bunch of different characters and it’s a cool experience to see how each actor interprets their new character.

I really have to praise all the actors for playing their future selves because it was amazing how only an episode or so ago they were playing these characters one way and now they have to play them as if four years has passed and they all did phenomenal.

However, I especially have to talk about Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki, and Misha Collins because their characters were so different! Jensen had to play Past and Future Dean, Jared had to play Sam as Lucifer, and Misha suddenly went from being the most serious and confused angel to a guy without shoes having orgies. What?! And they all pulled it off spectacularly, I can’t even describe in just a few words how amazing they all were.

I said this is episode is emotional which is definitely true (at least I found it to be) because it is exactly what it sounds like, it’s the end. Not of the show, not even close, but it shows what the end of the world and humanity could be like if Dean and Sam didn’t change it.

Sam is Lucifer and he kills Dean, Cas, Chuck, and all the rest and Past Dean is there to see it all happen. And he promises Past Dean that they will always end up there, no matter what happens or what Past Dean and Sam try to do, Lucifer will always win.

This promise seemed pretty creepy and worrying when I first watched the episode, but now going back and watching it again after I know what happens in future episodes it’s so emotional because you know what he said was true! I know his promise didn’t last for long, but still, can the Winchester boys never get a break?

Alright, so I’ve officially kicked off this countdown with a great, yet kind of depressing, episode. #10 will be up tomorrow so many sure to check it out and check out my fanfiction “All You Did Was Save My Life” by clicking on my fanfiction page up at the top! Chapter 100 will be up soon!

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The Walking Dead Top 10 Fave Episodes Countdown: #1!

Conquer

Here we are! We’ve finally reached #1 on the countdown and you know what that means? The Walking Dead returns tomorrow!

Yes, it is finally here and I am so freaking excited! However, before it gets here, I need to talk about my favourite Walking Dead episode. And that episode is the season five finale, “Conquer”.

This episode was an hour and a half and was completely action-packed and phenomenal! I did have a hard time decided whether this should be number one or two on the list and I switched it around quite a bit with “Consumed”. I ultimately listed this as number one though because this episode features all the characters.

There were so many things that happened this episode, but I’m only going to mention three to keep this from being too long.

First, I loved Carol in this episode! At one point she takes some food over to Pete and then threatens to kill him with her knife, saying no one would believe she had done it on purpose, but just out of self defence.

As if we didn’t already know Carol was badass, this moment definitely proved it and it also showed just how much she’s changed between her first appearance in season one episode three. Pete is exactly like Ed, but unlike season one where she cowered away from confrontation (can’t blame her at all), she knows she has power now. She knows how strong she is and she uses that and it’s so wonderful.

Another moment I loved when Daryl and Aaron’s recruiting trip. They ended up setting off a trap set by the wolves, but thankfully they both make it out alive.

This moment was huge for several reasons. Like Carol, we saw just how much Daryl has progressed since his first appearance on the show throughout his conversation in the car with Aaron in which both of them offered to sacrifice themselves.

This was also huge because it revealed just what the wolves are capable of and it served as the introduction of Morgan to a member of Rick’s group.

And that leads me to the third thing I want to mention about this amazing episode and that is the moment at the end.

While everyone is debating what to do about Rick, Pete shows up with Michonne’s sword. He’s clearly drunk and the end result of this is that he ends up killing Deanna’s husband Reg. I have to admit that this is actually one of the few moments on the show when I had to look away.

Noah’s death and Reg’s death are two that I can’t watch no matter how many times I watch the episodes because of how gruesome they are.

This catastrophe led to a merging of Alexandria and Rick’s group, at least between Rick and Deanna. Deanna finally realized that sometimes you can’t talk your way out of a situation and that in this new world sometimes you have no choice but to kill which is exactly what Rick did to Pete. And he did this right as Daryl and Aaron arrived with Morgan.

This was insane! Oh my gosh, the screen went black and now we’ve been waiting months and months for the show to return.

I was shouting and crying and feeling so many things! From the looks of it, season six picks up basically right after this point and I am so incredibly excited to see what happens.

Thank you so much to everyone who has stuck with me in this countdown. I’ve had a lot of fun and I would love to hear what you think! Which episodes are your favourite?

What are you excited to see in the new season?

I’ll be reviewing the new episode tomorrow night so look forward to that!

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The Walking Dead Top 10 Fave Episodes Countdown: #2

Consumed

“Consumed” is episode five of season six and is number two on my list. This one was one of the hardest to place and I switched this one and tomorrow’s one about a million times because I couldn’t decide which one should be number one or number two.

Eventually I settled on “Consumed” as number two, but it’s a very loose two.

“Consumed” is, in my opinion, one of the best episodes in the whole series. The episode follows Daryl and Carol after they have followed the car with the white cross on it all the way into Atlanta where they meet Noah and discover where Beth is being held.

If “Still” was number three because I loved the friendship between Daryl and Beth, you can probably guess why I love this one. Daryl and Carol’s relationship is one of my absolute favourite things on this show (how many times have I said that in this countdown?).

They both have such dark pasts and I think they’re two characters whose lives actually improved in some ways after the world ended. Every character on the show has so many layers, but have an easier time of showing it and revealing things while these two are so complex and hold back so much.

All throughout this episode we see little things and learn little bits about both these characters and it’s great because it happens at the same time they’re learning things about each other.

When they find shelter Carol reveals that it was a shelter she and Sophia stayed at once to get away from Ed. Also while they’re there, Daryl finds a book about surviving childhood abuse and it is later revealed to Carol and viewers that he kept it.

While we already knew both of them had dealt with abuse in the past, but these little details about how they each dealt with it really add more dimensions to the characters.

While there were so many times in this episode where the true extent of their relationship was show from burning the walkers bodies to the moment in the van before it fell, there is one moment in particular that stands out to me.

Just before they see the van and are in the office building and Carol tells Daryl he doesn’t know her. He then responds with, “keep telling yourself that”.

It’s two short lines, but I feel like this pretty much encompasses their whole relationship because they do know each, probably better than anyone else in the group and maybe even each other. But they’re so used to hiding from people that the idea of someone else knowing anything about them is foreign.

Daryl and Carol are two of the best characters on this show and definitely two of the most badass. They’ve both evolved so much since the first season and it’s crazy now to go back and watch those first few episodes and see how much things have changed.

“Consumed”, like “Still”, is an episode I watch over and over again. It focuses mainly on only two characters, but it’s so complex and so non-stop that you’re never bored and you desperately want to know what happens next.

I’m incredibly excited to see what next season will bring for these two amazing characters.

What did you think of “Consumed”?

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The Walking Dead Top 10 Fave Episodes Countdown: #4

After

“After” is such a great episode. Season four, episode nine is the mid-season premier and picks up right after the Governor attacked the prison, focusing on Rick and Carl’s journey as well as Michonne’s.

I love this episode because by the time I watched it I was a fan of Carl and this episode focuses a lot on him and his development. This episode really puts emphasis on how Carl is still a kid and still acts like one, but at the same time he’s really not a kid and is capable of making tough decisions.

Probably one of the most iconic moments from this episode is Carl sitting on a roof eating pudding. I always laugh at that because he literally got attacked and almost eaten by a walker not two minutes ago, losing his shoe in the process, and now he’s just hanging out eating some pudding.

I remember watching it going, “Carl! Carl, what are you doing? What are you doing Carl?!”

Of course Chandler Riggs rips our hearts out only a short while later because after a day of exploring on his own and being the tough guy he is, Carl comes face to face with the idea that he may actually be alone.

For a terrifying moment he thinks Rick has turned and that he’s going to have to put him down which leads to Carl crying and admitting that he can’t do it.

I’ve always felt that this was such a significant moment because living in the prison the viewers saw a huge change in Carl from annoying little kid to still a kid, but able to make tough decisions now.

A good part of the episode was literally focused on Carl trying to prove that he can take care of himself, but then when he realizes he may actually need to do just that he can’t do and he doesn’t want to do it.

One of the best moments in this episode is right at the end. Rick and Carl are talking when there’s a knock on the door and when Rick looks outside he tells Carl it’s for him.

Not only is this hilarious because it’s such a normal thing to say during the apocalypse, but it was also really emotional because we see what’s going on on both sides of the door. We see Rick’s reaction to seeing who’s outside and we see Michonne as she finds the house and then sees two members of her family inside.

This whole episode was a rollercoaster of emotions and it’s absolutely perfect.

Check back tomorrow for #3 on my countdown!

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The Walking Dead Top 10 Fave Episode Countdown: #5

Chupacabra

It’s probably not a surprise that “Chupacabra” is on this list as I’ve already stated that Daryl is one of my favourite characters and episode five of season two has a very Daryl-centric plot line.

In this episode the group is still looking for Sophia and Daryl decides to ‘borrow’ (without asking) one of Hershel’s horses to go look for her. Things don’t go exactly as planned though when the horse throws him and Daryl ends up in a creek at the bottom of a cliff with one of his own arrows stuck in his side.

This is such a great episode for so many reasons.

First, this marks the return of Michael Rooker as Merle Dixon. Granted, he’s technically only there because Daryl is hallucinating him, but nonetheless it was amazing. He always has some of the greatest lines and is such a sarcastic asshat, it’s great.

Second, we learn a bit more about Daryl from his conversations with Merle and with the others after he returns to the farm.

And third, this episode is also the episode explored more of Daryl and Carol’s growing friendship (which really sort of started in the previous episode, “Cherokee Rose”).

“Chupacabra” also had a lot of really great lines in it, from “People in hell want slurpees” to “He’s wearing ears!”, there’s no shortage of humour in this episode.

Unfortunately, this episode kind of led to Andrea being hated on because she shoots Daryl at the end. I was never a fan of Andrea, but it wasn’t so much her shooting Daryl that made me dislike her and more the fact that she had been told not to do anything and then did it anyway.

“Chupacabra” is number five on this list, but it definitely almost ended up higher because of how amazing it is. It definitely got moved around a lot before I finally settled on spot number five and over the next few days I think you’ll see why it ended up in this spot.

What did you think of “Chupacabra”? How did you feel about Andrea?

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The Walking Dead Top 10 Fave Episodes: #9

Tell it to the Frogs

This is the episode that made me realize I was in it for the long haul.

Season one, episode three: “Tell it to the Frogs”.

I loved the pilot episode, it was so different from anything I’d seen before. Episode two was pretty good, but I was really skeptical about the show and I couldn’t believe this many people could make so many bad decisions.

But episode three is when we meet the rest of the group. It’s when we really see the attempt these people are making not only to survive, but to still live somewhat normal lives.

I miss a lot of the original group, but at the same time, a lot of the original group drove me up the wall so it’s always funny to kind of go back and watch and see how different all the characters were then compared to now.

In “Tell it to the Frogs”, even though we only have just met some of these characters, we already get a sense about what they’re like right off the bat. We know if we’re going to love ’em or hate ’em and I think, if you hadn’t already realized it, that this was a show different from all others. Not just different from zombie shows, but all shows.

Watching the episode now is always funny to me in one particular spot. When Rick and the others first arrive at the camp and Carl sees his dad and goes running I think it’s adorable and Chandler Riggs and Andrew Lincoln did such a great job, but I can’t help but laugh.

I started watching The Walking Dead after it had already aired for a couple years so I had already heard about what a lil’ shit Carl was. The first time I saw him onscreen I was like, “Ah, so you’re the one. The one with the pudding.”

And yet here we are, season six is approaching and episode three of the whole series is one of my favourite episodes.

What did you think of “Tell it to the Frogs”?

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