11 Supernatural Episodes You Need To Rewatch

11 Supernatural Episodes You Need To Rewatch

There are a lot of phenomenal episodes you've probably forgotten and should revisit.

With the second-half of Supernatural's #13th season rolling back onto the CW, it got me thinking about some of the show's past episodes; there have been a lot of truly iconic originals that the SPN Fandom will never forget: Ghostfacers, The Monster at the End of this Book, It's A Terrible Life, The French Mistake, Changing Channels, After School Special... not to mention almost every season premiere and finale in the show's history.

Still, there are a lot of phenomenal episodes that you've probably forgotten about and need to revisit. This article will only cover episodes in seasons #1-#5 for the sake of brevity and because the first #5 seasons are still the heart of the show. So, without further ado:

Season One:

Provenance - When a spirit living inside an antique painting begins slitting the throats of anyone who buys the portrait, Sam and Dean crash an art auction in New York to check it out. This episode has a few genuinely funny moments and also contains the real first heart-to-heart Dean and Sam have about Sam's deceased girlfriend, Jessica. Up to this point, we haven't seen Sam with any potential love interests, so seeing him stumble through dates and awkward encounters with the auctioneer's art-savvy daughter was a lot of fun.

Dead Man's Blood - When a vampire hunter is murdered, Sam and Dean investigate and are surprised to find that their father is already on the case. This is the first episode where the elusive John Winchester actually stays to help the boys work on a case, and it's the first episode that the audience learns of the infamous Colt, the only weapon that can kill the first season's main antagonist, Azazel, the yellow-eyed demon. Not only that, but we finally get to see how strained John and Sam's relationship truly is when they get into a huge yelling match.

Season Two:

Simon Said - Sam has a vision that leads him and Dean to another psychic named Andy who uses mind control to gain favors from people. Andy is an all-around fun character - he lives in a giant van and seems to just smoke weed and read in his spare time; that is when he's not entertaining himself with his psychic powers. Although Andy brings a lightness to this episode, we see Sam and Dean's nerves continue to fray on account of Sam's visions.

Playthings - When people start dying at a bankrupt hotel run by a single mother, Sam and Dean check-in and discover that it's being haunted by the ghost of a young girl that died there many years ago. It's a classic case with some unforgettable moments; especially the heart-breaking scene where Sam gets drunk and makes Dean promise to kill him if his psychic powers ever get out of control.

Season Three:

The Kids Are Alright - With only one year left to live, Dean convinces Sam to take a potential case in Cicero, Indiana so that he can meet up with an old flame: Lisa Braeden (the only Dean OTP I will ever ship). While he's there, Dean meets Lisa's adorable kid Ben (who is basically a Dean-mini-me) and envisions the life he might've been able to live if he hadn't been a hunter. Also, the child changelings are freaky as heck and balance out the cute with for-real creepiness.

Sin City - Sam and Dean investigate a sleepy Ohio town that has suddenly been enveloped in drugs, alcohol, gambling, and sex. Dean spends some quality time trapped in a basement with a demon that clues him in on the role that Azazel had hoped Sam would play in the upcoming war between demons and hunters. This is the first time that we see Dean verbally question whether Sam is truly himself, truly 100% good, when he asks Bobby at the end of the episode, "Do you think there's somethin' wrong with my brother?"

Bonus Episode: Time Is On My Side - With Dean's time running out, Sam investigates an alchemist who's been stealing organs from people in order to maintain his immortality, while Dean attempts to reclaim the Colt from British thieving extraordinaire, Bela Talbot. This episode ends with a chilling foreshadow of Dean's upcoming death when Bela, who had also made a demon deal ten years earlier, gets attacked by Hell Hounds when the clock strikes midnight on the anniversary of the making of her deal.

Season Four:

It's The Great Pumpkin, Sam Winchester - Sam and Dean suspect that a witch is sacrificing people to raise a powerful demon named Samuel Haynes on Halloween; the very holiday inspired by him. This is a quintessential horror story, and we also get to see Sam exorcise a bad-ass demon with his powers and the tension that creates between the brothers.

I Know What You Did Last Summer - Alistair the demon and the angels Castiel and Uriel race to obtain a girl named Anna Milton, who claims she can hear angels speaking. Ruby shows up and creates drama, and Sam finally confesses to Dean what he went through the four months that Dean was in Hell.

Season Five:

Free To Be You And Me - Sam and Dean go their separate ways after they both decide that Sam's instincts as a hunter can't be trusted. Dean helps Castiel track down powerful Archangel Raphael, and poor Sam gets beat up by some hunters that want to abuse his addiction to demon blood.

Sam, Interrupted - Sam and Dean check themselves into a mental hospital to track down a monster that's attacking patients while slowly going insane themselves. Their deep-seeded fears and insecurities come to light, and seeing the pair so vulnerable tugs at any fan's heartstrings.

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35 Major Life Facts According To Nick Miller

"All booze is good booze, unless it's weak booze."

Fact: If you watch "New Girl," you love Nick Miller.

You can't help it. He's an adorable, lovable mess of a man and you look forward to seeing him and his shenanigans each week. While living the infamous and incomparable life of Nick Miller, and obviously Julius Pepperwood— he has learned many valuable laws of the land. And, although Nick refuses to learn anything from anyone besides his mysterious, old Asian friend Tran, he does have a few lessons he'd like to teach us.

Here are 35 facts of life according to 'Nick Milla Nick Milla':

1. Drinking keeps you healthy.

"I'm not gonna get sick. No germ can live in a body that is 65% beer."

2. Dinosaurs never existed.

"I don't believe dinosaurs existed. I've seen the science. I don't believe it."

3. A paper bag is a bank.

"A bank is just a paper bag but with fancier walls."

4. Having sex is similar to delivering mail.

"I'm like a mailman, except instead of mail it's hot sex that I deliver."

5. Moonwalking is a foolproof way to get out of any awkward situation.

Jess (about Nick): "Now he won't even talk to me. I saw him this morning and he just panic moonwalked away from me. He does that sometimes."

6. Using a movie reference is also a great way.

Cece: "Come on, get up!"

Nick: "No, I don't dance. I'm from that town in "Footloose."

7. There's no reason to wash towels.

Nick: "I don’t wash the towel. The towel washes me. Who washes a towel?"

Schmidt: "You never wash your towel?"

Nick: "What am I gonna do? Wash the shower next? Wash a bar of soap?"

8. Exes are meant to be avoided at all costs (especially if/unless they're Caroline)

"I don't deal with exes, they're part of the past. You burn them swiftly and you give their ashes to Poseidon."

9. IKEA furniture is not as intimidating as it looks.

"I'm building you the dresser. I love this stuff. It's like high-stakes LEGOs."

10. You don't need forks if you have hands.

Jess: "That's gross. Get a fork, man."

Nick: "I got two perfectly good forks at the end of my arms!"

11. Sex has a very specific definition.

"It's not sex until you put the straw in the coconut."

12. Doors are frustrating.

"I will push if I want to push! Come on! I hate doors!"

13. All booze is good booze.

"Can I get an alcohol?"

14. ...unless it's weak booze.

"Schmidt, that is melon flavored liquor! That is 4-proof! That is safe to drink while you're pregnant!"

15. Writers are like pregnant women.

Jess: "You know what that sound is? It's the sound of an empty uterus."

Nick: "I can top that easily. I'm having a hard time with my zombie novel."

Jess: "Are you really comparing a zombie novel to my ability to create life?"

Nick: "I'm a writer, Jess. We create life."

16. All bets must be honored.

"There is something serious I have to tell you about the future. The name of my first-born child needs to be Reginald VelJohnson. I lost a bet to Schmidt."

17. Adele's voice is like a combination of Fergie and Jesus.

"Adele is amazing."

18. Beyoncé is extremely trustworthy.

"I'd trust Beyoncé with my life. We be all night."

19. Fish, on the other hand, are not.

“Absolutely not. You know I don’t trust fish! They breathe water. That's crazy!"

20. Bar mitzvahs are terrifying.

Schmidt: "It's a bar mitzvah!"

Nick: "I am NOT watching a kid get circumcised!"

21. ...so are blueberries.

Jess: "So far, Nick Miller's list of fears is sharks, tap water, real relationships..."

Nick: "And blueberries."

22. Take your time with difficult decisions. Don't be rash.

Jess: "You care about your burritos more than my children, Nick?"

Nick: "You're putting me in a tough spot!"

23. Getting into shape is not easy.

"I mean, I’m not doing squats or anything. I’m trying to eat less donuts."

24. We aren't meant to talk about our feelings.

"If we needed to talk about feelings, they would be called talkings."

25. We're all a little bit too hard on ourselves.

"The enemy is the inner me."

26. Freezing your underwear is a good way to cool off.

"Trust me, I'm wearing frozen underpants right now and I feel amazing. I'm gonna grab some old underpants and put a pair into the freezer for each of you."

27. Public nudity is normal.

"Everbody has been flashed countless times."

28. Alcohol is a cure-all.

"You treat an outside wound with rubbing alcohol. You treat an inside wound with drinking alcohol."

29. Horses are aliens.

"I believe horses are from outer-space."

30. Turtles should actually be called 'shell-beavers.'

Jess: "He calls turtles 'shell-beavers."

Nick: "Well, that's what they should be called."

31. Trench coats are hot.

"This coat has clean lines and pockets that don't quit, and it has room for your hips. And, when I wear it, I feel hot to trot!"

32. Sparkles are too.

"Now, my final bit of advice, and don't get sensitive on this, but you've got to change that top it's terrible and you've got to throw sparkles on. Sparkles are in. SPARKLES ARE IN."

33. Introspection can lead to a deeper knowing of oneself.

"I'm not convinced I know how to read. I've just memorized a lot of words."

34. It's important to live in the moment.

"I know this isn't gonna end well but the middle part is gonna be awesome."

35. Drinking makes you cooler.

Jess: "Drinking to be cool, Nick? That's not a real thing."

Nick: "That's the only thing in the world I know to be true."

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The End Of An Odyssey: My Time As A Writer

Like all chapters in life, there has to come an end. This ending is by no means easy, but rather one that is bittersweet. But, like all odysseys, it is time for this one to end.


When I first decided I wanted to write for the Odyssey, I was going into my senior year at the University of Maine. I had always been an avid reader of Odyssey articles, whether it was to seek advice, comfort, or sole entertainment. I was always inspired by how raw and honest each article was, and I really wanted to have the chance to write such types of articles as well. When I applied and later got the call that I had made it onto the Odyssey team at UMaine, I was ecstatic! I felt like now was finally the time I could share my innermost thoughts and feelings publicly and work on becoming a better writer.

I have always loved to write. Since the day I first picked up a pencil, writing has been a passion of mine. Now as an Odyssey member, I knew this was my chance to be truly heard.

I began by writing solely political articles, as I was a political science student and loved to shed light on controversial topics. My first article was about the then-recent presidential election. I was full of nerves the day it got published, and rightfully so, as my post drew in many critics. Facebook is a shark-tank of sorts, everyone there is waiting for just the right bait to come out and attack. However, I loved the fact that my opinions were being formally materialized for everyone to see. Pretty much anyone in the world could read my article, which served as an inspiration to keep writing.

What started as a political-only "blog" of sorts slowly evolved into a diary-like platform. I found that writing about whatever hardship I had been going through at the time helped me process it and move forward. Writing is very therapeutic, and I wasn't ashamed or embarrassed to put my private emotions out in the open, though I had received much backlash for it from many.

Yet what kept me motivated to keep pushing the envelope and staying true to my word-literally, was my amazing, influential Odyssey team. We all would share our topics for the week and vent about any criticisms we may have received after one of our articles had been published. I have been very fortunate to have such a supportive, caring team of Odyssey writers, else I likely would've regressed back to writing neutral articles.

So as weeks turned to months, writing for Odyssey felt like second nature. The pride I would feel once an article went public was indescribable. Looking back now at the 70+ articles I wrote, I can literally be transported back to a certain point in my life with every past article. I can see how much I've grown as a person and can acknowledge that I successfully was able to overcome certain obstacles I never thought possible.

Writing, just like time, heals everything.

The Odyssey saw me through the toughest times of my life, and no matter how uncertain things may have seemed at the time, what was for sure was the fact that I had the written word to fall back on. With each article that I wrote, I felt like a weight had been lifted. And not only that but also knowing that any particular article may have served to help someone else who may have been going through a similar situation, only inspired me more.

So, my decision to stop writing for the Odyssey came with great difficulty, as it has become such a huge part of my life. The adult world is very hectic, and responsibilities pile up as fast as bills. Lately, I just felt like I haven't been putting the time and effort into writing articles like I did during college. I owe it to the Odyssey community to be honest, as a privilege like this should never be seen as a chore.

I am so unbelievably grateful to have had this experience for the past year and a half of my life. Now, I have a permanent online library that represents who I truly am, and for the rest of my life I can look back at these articles and relive some of those memories. The Odyssey helped me to grow emotionally, and I met so many amazing, inspiring people along the way.

But, like all odysseys, it is time for this one to end.

Thank you to everyone who has supported my writing and read my articles. You have no idea how happy it made me feel to hear someone say how much they loved a certain article or how relatable another one was. Thank you to my Odyssey team for always encouraging me to write from the heart and never be too afraid to speak my mind.

And lastly, thank you to Odyssey, for serving as a safe, encouraging place for young people to voice their opinions and ideas freely. I will forever be thankful for this journey of growth, reflection, and expression.

Off to the next odyssey.

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