Monday, 22 August 2016

Supernatural Season 11 - Our Favourite Bits!

by sweetondean and Anna

If you followed our season 11 write ups last season, here at sweetondean, I think you would have been able to tell that both Anna and I dug the season. We may have approached it from different directions, but we both enjoyed the journey we were taken on and where we ended up.

So we thought we'd put together a bit of a list of our favourite moments of the season, some poignant, some funny, some completely whacky! It took a while to bring the list down to something manageable - there were so many things we wanted to talk about! And there are so many other favourite bits we could talk about! But we settled on a list that we think covered all aspects of the show we love so much.

So without further adoo doo - here are some of mine and Anna's favourite bits of Supernatural Season 11!

Let us know your favourite bits in the comments!

We look forward to this being the first of many more joint projects!

Favourite episode

ANNA: Tie - Red Meat/Just My Imagination

SWEETONDEAN: Baby - though I love Red Meat in that extremely painful Supernatural way, and Don’t Call Me Shurley was really beautiful. But Baby really was something special and I find that I have watched it many, many times.

Favourite brother moment

ANNA: Dean sucking in poison so he can go with Sam, and then the glowing of the Samulet in Sam's pocket.

SWEETONDEAN:  So many! I feel like saying, the whole of season 11! Certainly the moment that Anna mentioned was amazing, but also, simple moments like Dean rushing from Baby to grab Sam and help him back to the car at the end of the episode. I loved the moment Dean came clean about Amara and how Sam supported him with out blinking. And the moment Dean realised Sam was alive in Red Meat and just breathed out “oh God”. Lying in the back of the car, talking about their dreams and fears. Oh and of course, when they went to watch the wrestling! Season 11 was thick with amazing brother moments.

Favourite Sam moment   

ANNA: The entire episode of Red Meat was just one awesome Sam moment for me. 

SWEETONDEAN: Sam was truly remarkable in Red Meat. And I loved that Sam had Dean’s back with the Amara thing, and already knew about Dean’s Amara connections. Legend. I loved that. There was just no judgement which really spoke to how the brothers' relationship has changed and grown.

Favourite Dean moment  

ANNA: Tie - Dean's priceless reaction to Sam having the amulet...his face said it all...and his verbal confession to Amara that Dean needs Sam and Sam needs him.

SWEETONDEAN: His reaction to winning Rock Paper Scissors, and his honesty with his brother when he needed to be honest the most. Also, his speech to Amara - he's a smart one, and knew exactly how to reach her, but speaking from the heart about the thing most important to him; family.

Favourite Cas moment  

ANNA: Casifer outing himself in the Vessel.

SWEETONDEAN: I really loved Cas on the phone in Baby - while Dean is fighting and he’s just talking and talking! I loved that! It cracks me up every time I hear it.

Favourite Crowley moment 

ANNA: Every single scene with his mom!

SWEETONDEAN: Hmmmm I think it was when he escaped Lucifer’s clutches and nearly zapped Lucifer just about taking him out. I also loved when Crowley went into to Cas’ vessel to try to confront Lucifer and free Cas. 

Biggest WTF moment

ANNA: Dean with Sam and Crowley and Rowena plotting a plan then all of a sudden, without any explanation, and any way of knowing about the church, Dean leaves Sam.  

SWEETONDEAN: The whole of Red Meat. I think I screamed WTF at my TV about 100 times! That was damn stressful! The most stressful episode ever for me. Sam getting shot, then smothered, and Dean frothing at the mouth. WTF! Argh, such an amazingly, painful episode!

Favourite recurring character   

ANNA: Tie: Chuck/Rowena

SWEETONDEAN: I love them all - Rowena, Mark P’s Lucifer, Chuck, Metatron. Don't make me choose!

Favourite new character

ANNA: Sully

SWEETONEAN: Ditto - Sully. I also loved Eileen Leahy and Cesar and Jesse. I love meeting new hunters, and I love Eileen was a Women of Letters.

Favourite monster

ANNA: Lucifer

SWEETONDEAN: Yeah, Lucifer. He was pretty heinous in season 11 and he’s always pretty damn awful. I also enjoyed the Soul Eater in Safe House.

Funniest moment

ANNA: The Sparkle crime scene in Just My Imagination.

SWEETONDEAN: Oh yes Sparkle and the blood on the womens face, and Dean's awkward conversation - that whole scene is absolute gold.

Weirdest/Wackiest moment 

ANNA: The severed head on the windshield in Baby!

SWEETONDEAN: Yep that head on the windscreen was freakin’ hilarious - and in the Green Cooler. Too funny! I also loved the whole of Just My Imagination. The mermaid, Weems…all so out there. Oh and the freaky bunny in Plush.

Moment that made you cry the most

ANNA: Tie - Reappearance of the Samulet/Sully telling Sam he was a hero.

SWEETONDEAN: Red Meat when Dean thinks Sam is dead, Dean confronting God, it was so surprising to see him that raw, and the moment in the graveyard in Alpha and Omega, when Sam and Dean say goodbye and can’t even look at each other.

Moment that made you most proud - can be show or character moment

ANNA: Sam never giving up during any moment of this season...most especially saying no to Lucifer, and his defiance when telling Lucifer that his brother would come walking through that door and his unwavering belief in Dean, even when being questioned by Lucifer.  

SWEETONDEAN: Sam’s strength up against Lucifer. Dean telling the truth to his brother about Amara, and also telling Sam that everything is in the past - all that every mattered is that they’re together - in fact Dean’s openness and vulnerability throughout the season was special, and surprising, and amazing. I feel like he learnt a lot in seasons 8- 10. And generally, the way the brothers have come through such hard times and have become even closer because of it.

From a show point of view - the whole of season 11, but especially Baby.

Favourite line/quote  

ANNA: “He needs me, I need him”, and Dean calling Sam a sinner/rebel and Sam responding by calling Dean an idiot! 

SWEETONDEAN: “All that matters, all that’s ever mattered is that we’re together”

Favourite music cue 

ANNA: Night Moves.

SWEETONDEAN: Night Moves. Just so perfect.

Moment that required a damn fruit basket

ANNA: The return of the Samulet.

SWEETONDEAN: Night Moves scene with the boys singing and laughing in Baby.


  1. These are all my favorites too! In addition, I told Jensen in a M&G in Phoenix, that one of my favorite things about the season was in the finale, that Dean had grown as a character so much that while his initial instinct was to kill Amara, he realized that he could help her and Chuck repair their relationship instead. That just a couple of seasons ago, I didn't think he'd have had the maturity to see that option and it had really made me proud of Dean to see that growth. He seemed very surprised and looked as if he hadn't considered it that way. Overall, I was proud of both Sam and Dean to see them support each other and NOT fall back on the habits of the past of judging and fighting each other.

  2. Baby, the Vessel, Red Meat, Don't Call Me Shurley, followed by all the rest. Baby is my new #1. (Fan Fiction is next). Baby was extraordinary, unique, spectacular. That fight scene inside the car! Just fantastic. Red Meat nearly did me in. I knew Sam was getting shot but did not expect it at the jump. Gah! Such a stressful episode. I swear I didn't breathe the whole time. The one time I was thankful for ads. The Vessel was another stressful episode. I was on pins and needles the whole time. Lucifer revealing himself and Cas coming to the rescue - there was a lot of screaming during that episode. Misha was flawless, going back and forth between characters. Just flawless. The return of the Samulet and Chuck as God - all the things I wanted to have happen. The whole season was just brilliant. Lordy, I do love this show. :)

  3. I think I would have to agree with Amy. Pick any scene in Baby and it fits all categories (even WTF moment...John!) followed by Don't Call Me Shurley...Robbie! Favorite Dean moment for me and makes my heart hurt is Dean and Bobby seeing each other on the stairs. For Dean it was the first time he had seen Bobby since burning the flask....Robbie! Just every episode written by Robbie.

  4. I didn't know I could pick more than one...LOL. This was really hard, because for me, this season had so so many great moments. This is the first season in a very long time where the boys had no issues, no afflictions, and where we get to see them both just being.....happy. Even with Amara hanging over their heads, this season they both seemed just a bit lighter, and the most comfortable with each other than ever before. I swear it felt like watching jared and Jensen more than sam and dean for a lot of this season.

    Baby was my second choice for fave eppy, for many of the reasons stated and mostly I think because this episode for me felt like I was watching jared and Jensen and not so much sam and dean. It was a great hour and I enjoyed the honesty and openness of both boys and the ease at which they were able to share, probably why it felt like I was watching jared and favorite moment though is when Sam gets busted for his one night stand and dean just basks in the glory of it....cue in night moves...and yes, everything is a bob seger quote.

    so looking forward to next season and the stronger, more honest relationship the boys now have.

  5. Loved this hiatus look back at Season 11, which I totally adored!!!!! I agree Anna. There were so many times in Baby that I felt it was Jared and Jensen smiling, talking or laughing. Especially in the car scenes on the road. Which they have said was mostly just the two of them shooting the shit.

    This makes me so excited for s12. Squeeeeeee! Thanks for the look back ladies.

    Have a blast in Vancouver Amy. Minneapolis was fabulous! JDM's meet and greet was so casual and fun and the icing was the Shat showing up! My fangirl lives collided. LOL

  6. "Baby" will from now on have a place in my top five episodes list - just so many perfectly written moments, wonderful camera angles, music cues, and of course, flawless delivery by Jared &Jensen (Sometimes I find their acting most stunning during the "small" scenes, when you can see and feel a lifetime of a relationship's emotions just under the surface). Red Meat gave us all the emotional trauma we are (not so) secretly pining for in Supernatural, and as for fav moments- all of the above, plus Chuck/Rob Benedict singing Fair Thee Well. Seeing all of the main characters grow and mature that much during the whole season was a joy. I do wonder what they'll throw at us in season 12 now!