Sunday, August 7, 2011

Supernatural - Favorite Finale Poll

Today's the day. The last episode poll of this stage. We've voted for 21 favorites. Some polls went the way I expected and some were wildly different; yet, it was fun listening to everyone's opinions. Thanks to everyone who participated. You've made hiatus go by faster. Our winner for the favorite 20th poll was my personal favorite, What is and What Should Never Be with 208 votes, which was 47%. In second was The Man Who Would Be King with 129 votes (29%). Currently, All Hell Breaks Loose, part 1 is winning as the favorite penultimate episode. Not a big surprise there. Today should be difficult to rank because the finales are recognized as some of Supernatural's best episodes. From the suddenness of the first one's ending to the pronouncement of godhood in the last, SPN finales have shocked us, made us weep, had us cheering, and always, always left us Kripked. This is one of the hardest rounds for me. So which one will you choose to crown the ultimate finale?

Devil's Trap - This is the episode that spawned the terms hellatus and Kripked. It introduced Bobby and it's also one of my favorite episodes. Highlights - the exorcism of Meg, brothers as firemen, Impala crash, and one of my favorite scenes of all, Possessed John. Everything about this episode rocked. It was the ultimate look into family relationships for the Winchesters. It was also a hard act to follow for the rest of the seasons.

All Hell Breaks Loose, part 2 - This episode proved TPTB in Supernatural had guts. What other show would kill off a 2 season Big Bad? When I first saw this, I was sure YED would weasel his way out. When Dean shot him, my jaw dropped. It was the Impala crash of season 2. Highlights - Dean cries over dead Sam and makes the demon deal, Bobby's verbal smackdown, YED and his death, the devil's gate, and Sam confronts Dean about the deal. It was a fabulous way to both end a major story arc and begin a new one.

No Rest for the Wicked - OK, I knew Dean was going to hell, but seeing it actually played out was jaw dropping too. In a rush to fulfill 4 episodes after the writer's strike, this is the only episode they got right. Highlights - ubercreepy bloodstained Lilith child, Dean's hallucinations, holy water sprinklers, Dean and Sam say goodbye, Ruby died (YEAH!), Dean's death (gruesome), Sam stops Lilith, Sam's grief, and hell. This episode had a whole lot of action and a story line that did not quit.

Lucifer Rising - RUBY DIED...again! That's the highlight for me. Most of the episode revolved around the brother rift. The jaw dropper of course was that Lilith's death freed Satan instead of stopping the Apocalypse, which was an excellent twist. The best thing though is at the end the brothers are on the same side again, killing Ruby and clutching at each other for dear life.

Swan Song - OK, I knew Sam was going to hell, but the entire story line was very poignant. The biggest twist was that the finale was the big emotional episode while the penultimate one had the action. We got official acknowledgement that the Impala is the most important object in the universe - duh. Chuck provided the voice overs, Bobby and Cas died - Cas exploding again in a gorily cool splat, and the power of brother love saved the world while Sam sacrificed himself. This tied up 5 seasons of mytharc neatly and left fans unhappy for Sam but happy with the show.

The Man Who Knew Too Much - This is the tale of 3 Sam's, and that was the best part. Amnesia Sam versus RoboSam was awesome! Sam also gets his best line in 6 years with "You know me. You know why. I'm not leaving my brother alone out there." Who didn't cheer then? Unfortunately, once Sam had reunited all his pieces, we turned to a world where the Winchester clan was over its head as always. Cas had to save them from Raphael. Who will save them from Cas? (to be determined Sept. 23).

Vote your choice for favorite finale and don't forget to comment. Comments are that Friday that ends a long hellatus with the road so far. Also, we will have probably a week or two before the character cup begins, so let me know what Supernatural entertainment you would like to see here on SpoilerTV. I aim to make hellatus go by as quickly as possible with all your help, of course.

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Past Winners:

Lazarus Rising (season 4)
Are You There God? It's Me, Dean Winchester (season 4)
Bad Day at Black Rock (season 3)
The End (season 5)
Simon Said (season 2)
Skin (season 1)
The Usual Suspects (season 2)
Changing Channels (season 5)
Croatoan (season 2)
Abandon All Hope (season 5)
Mystery Spot (season 3)
Jus in Bello (season 3)
The Song Remains the Same (season 5)
Born Under a Bad Sign (season 2)
The French Mistake (season 6)
On the Head of a Pin (season 4)
My Heart Will Go On (season 6)
Point of No Return (season 5)
Mommy Dearest (season 6)
What is and What Should Never Be (season 2)

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