I tried to find clips of the most ridiculous scene from each episode, but, as usually the better scenes are the ones that people take the time to put on youtube, the resulting clips aren't as bad as I had in mind.
5. Fallen Idols (5x05)
I mean, maybe Paris Hilton wasn't as bad as was first dreaded upon hearing of her scheduled guest appearance, but still, this episode really served no purpose, particularly after having such a great one as The End right before it. Such highs, such lows. Honestly I can barely recall what even happens in the episode. Something about actual relics making the things come to life and kill people. And... huh?
4. Red Sky at Morning (3x06)
Look at that, Sam has to get drunk just to make it through this episode about killer sailors and evil boats and hands of "glory." The one thing I will say is that water special effect there at the end was kind of awesome, but really! The best part of the episode was the old lady making moves on Sam. Who can blame her, obviously, but... really. Ghost ship. And they aren't even on the ship, which might have been cool, X-Files style. Rather, the ship just appears in the harbor and then whoever has seen it dies from drowning... or something. And then there was the hand of glory too, to top it all! It was convoluted. It was ridiculous. It was just plain silly.
3. No Exit (2x06)
I must confess, I don't hate this episode with as much vitriol as I know some fans do. Some fans got awful whiny: "There's no Sam!" "I hate Jo!" Waa waa waa. It wasn't really timed very well in terms of the season, either. Jo wasn't received that well among fans, and then there she was, front and center. Of course by the time the second episode of season two had aired and people had voiced their opinions, this episode was probably already in the can. But it could've been seriously scary. The bad ghost dude was some kind of wackadoo serial killer! But all he really seemed to do was shut Jo up in a box and make some black sploogey ectoplasm stuff happen in apartments. Pretty sure Jensen thought the episode was ridiculous too, if the outtakes are any indication. He tries to say ectoplasm, but can't keep a straight face. And neither can we.
2. Route 666 (1x13)
Ha, just looking at those screencaps makes me laugh. "Why is this happening?" the woman wants to know, teary and putting up her hands in defeated despair. "AAH! Racist killer truck on the loose! I'm just going to run around being dumb ok?!" - Cassie. I mean. A racist killer truck. Do I really need to say more? On top of which, Dean suddenly has some secret past love in Cassie, whom we never hear about again, and whom he had little to no chemistry with, love scene be damned. I think I have watched this episode the whole way through exactly once, ever. That is an amazing fact in and of itself, people.
1. Family Remains (4x11)
I know some people don't hate this episode as much as me. But, seriously. I think my biggest problem with it was the fact that season four was, up until this point, knocking it out of the park. And then there's an episode about creepy wall children and a stupid kid playing with them. What kid would ever throw a ball back to something hiding in their closet?! That would be my cue to run for it, screaming my head off! Some people give this episode a pass because of the side of the road chat between the brothers at the end, but I was also getting rather sick of the side of the road, end of episode, heart to hearts and manly tears. Nearly every episode, yeesh!
Dishonorable mentions: Bugs (1x08), Criss Angel is a Douchebag (4x12), The Magnificent Seven (3x01), Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (5x15), Long-Distance Call (3x14)
Next week I will be discussing the best episodes of season five. See you then!
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