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Awesome: Super Natural
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    Season 1 
  • Episode 1 - "Pilot"
    • Sam got one in the very first episode. "I'm taking you home!"
  • Episode 2 - "Wendigo"
    • Dean running off to draw the Wendigo, a creature that can move so fast it doesn't even take up an entire frame in a video, to him. On his own. In the dark.
      Dean: Bring it on baby, I taste good!
    • And finally shooting it with a flare gun, after calling it out.
      Dean: HEY! [Shoots the Wendigo in the chest, burning it to death.]]
  • Episode 3 - "Dead in the Water
    • Dean and Sam leaping headfirst into the haunted lake to save Lucas. And when Dean surfaces with Lucas in his arms.
  • Episode 4 - "Phantom Traveller"
    • Sam finishing an exorcism on a plane that's falling out of the sky.
  • Episode 5 - "Bloody Mary"
    • Dean killing Bloody Mary by holding a mirror up and letting Mary's own power turn on her.
    • Dean disabling two cops in under five seconds, alone.
  • Episode 6 - "Skin"
    • Sam's fight with the Shapeshifter.
  • Episode 7 - "Hookman"
    • Dean rushing to the rescue and blasting Jacob Carnes in the back with a rock-salt bullet, without pausing to aim or even slowing down. And Sam instantly dropping when Dean says so.
    • Sam being able to fire and reload a shotgun with only one working arm.
  • Episode 9 - "Home"
    • The return of Mary Winchester as a ghost. She sacrifices herself to destroy the poltergeist threatening Sam and Dean and verbally bitch-slaps it with a "You get out of my house. And let go of my son" before bursting into flame.
  • Episode 10 - "Asylum"
    • Under the effect of a ghost Sam calling Dean a pathetic, mindless little soldier, shooting him through a wall with rock salt, and then not hesitate to try and shoot him four times with an actual (but empty) gun. Followed by Dean (who had given him said empty gun) saying words along the lines of "Man, I'm not gonna give you a loaded pistol."
  • Episode 11 - "Scarecrow"
    • Dean's heroic entrance just in time to save a young couple from being the Vanir's latest victims. Especially when he realizes his bullets aren't hurting the creature and rather than flee, keeps shooting while falling back slowly.
  • Episode 12 - "Faith"
    • Dean not even hesitating to electrify the water both he and a Rawhead are standing in in order to kill it.
    • Sam stopping the Reverend's Wife and freeing the Reaper from her command. Just in time to save Dean.
  • Episode 13 - "Route 666"
    • The car chase between the Impala and the haunted truck, especially when Dean just brakes and lets the Ghost Truck go speeding past him. And Sam's plan to get rid of it, also being a Crowning Moment of Funny.
  • Episode 14 - "Nightmare"
    • Sam moving a cabinet with his mind to get out of the closet he's been stuck in.
  • Episode 15 - "The Benders"
    • Sam proving he is a better hunter than a family of madmen who actually hunt people, the hunters becomes the hunted.
    • Dean nearly beating the two Bender brothers on his own, guys much bigger than him. Then again he does fight things that could rip him to shreds without real effort on a regular basis, two musclebound rednecks aren't that much of a challenge after that.
  • Episode 16 - "Shadow"
    • Sam and Dean turning the Daevas on Meg.
    • Sam defeating the Daevas by lighting flares.
  • Episode 17 - "Hell House"
    • Sam fighting Mordechai Murdoch unarmed just to give Ghostfacers Ed and Harry time to escape.
    • Dean burning down the hell house to deal with Murdoch once and for all.
  • Episode 18 - "Something Wicked"
    • Dean's reason for not shooting the Shtriga; (The moral of this is simple. Don't hurt kids around Dean Winchester.)
      Dean: Yeah well, first of all, I'm not going to open fire in a pediatrics ward. Second, it wouldn't have done any good. The bastard's bullet proof unless he's chowing down on something. And third, I wasn't packing, which is probably a good thing, 'cause I probably would have burned a clip in him on principal alone.
    • Dean killing the Shtriga by shooting it point-blank in the forehead. Bonus points for the utterly stunned look on it's face right before he did it.
  • Episode 19 - "Provenance"
    • Sarah refusing to be frightened away and sticking with Sam and Dean for the entire hunt. Dean says it best;
      Dean: Sam. Marry that girl.
    • Sam fighting the ghost of Melanie Merchant with nothing but a fire poker.
  • Episode 20 - "Dead Man's Blood"
    • John, Sam and Dean taking down a group of vampires together. And John decapitating one of them.
    • Dean surprising a vampire on guard duty in the nest by appearing behind him and just before beheading him saying "Boo!"
    • John firing The Colt at the head vampire Luther, and the moment when Luther dies and proves that The Colt really can kill anything.
  • Episode 21 - "Salvation"
    • A villainous one, but Meg's casual, gleeful slaughter of John's friends is awesome in its own evil way. Especially when she chases Pastor Jim into the church basement, kicks the doors open — after he's already barricaded them shut — and swaggers in. Jim throws a knife at her, but she catches it mid-air and uses it to kill him.
    • John's whole plan to risk his neck to trick the demons, just so his boys would have a shot at killing The Demon. It failed, but it was still pretty awesome.
    Meg: Holy water, John?! That's real cute.
    John: (grins, as if to say, "Thanks.")
  • Episode 22 - "Devil's Trap"
    • Dean killing Tom with the Colt to save Sam, not even hesitating to use one of the irreplaceable bullets.
    • Right before the truck crashes into their car (which is a Moment Of Awesome all by itself), there's an utterly beautiful Sam-really-does-adore-Dean moment. John is bitching at him for not being able to shoot (thereby killing the demon and John himself) and saying that killing the demon comes before everything, including family. Sam takes a quick glance at Dean (who is in the backseat and barely even alive) and says "No, sir. Not before everything." Aww!

    Season 2 
  • Episode 1 - "In My Time of Dying"
    • John making a deal with The Yellow-Eyed Demon, making that sacrifice knowing what the Demon will demand just to save Dean.
  • Episode 2 - "Everybody Loves a Clown"
    • Dean takes Jo's rifle. She punches him in the face so hard he can't even see, takes it right back, and aims it at him again. Dean desperately calls out to Sam for help — only for Sam to walk in with his hands up in the air, Ellen behind him with a gun pointed at his head. Winchesters, meet the Harvelles.
    • Sam killing the invisible Rakshasa with just a jagged brass pipe.
  • Episode 3 - "Bloodlust"
    • The opening. The Impala reborn, to the tune of "Back in Black." The sequence has been described as "car porn" (not that kind). The description is not lying.
  • Episode 4 - "Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things"
    • Fans disagree on a lot of things, but most can safely agree that Dean's graveyard slide and stabbing the zombie to her coffin is one of the most awesome kills ever in the show.
    • Dean putting enough bullets in the zombie to "make her rattle like a change-purse."
  • Episode 5 - "Simon Said"
    • Anson Weems's attempt to mind-control Sam failing and Sam punching him in the face before dragging him out of the car and away from his victim.
  • Episode 6 - "No Exit"
    • Jo deserves a mention for her badassery in the episode. No, she didn't jump in and save the day single-handed, since she's only a beginner here. Once she got captured by Holmes and trapped in an underground dungeon-type place, she started to sob, put a hand over her mouth, and visibly pulled herself back together out of her determination to get out of this situation and finish the case. She also stabs Holmes in the hand with a pure-iron knife and willingly goes back in as bait, moments after being saved. Admit it, Jo had balls even as a newbie!
    • Sam and Dean earn their share of awesome by salting a circle around an iron-barred chamber with Holmes inside, then sealing the hole into the sewer with concrete, trapping him down there "until Hell freezes over."
  • Episode 8 - "Crossroad Blues"
    • Dean tricking the Crossroads Demon into a Devil's Trap and then forcing her into giving up her contract on Evan Hudson for her freedom.
  • Episode 9 - "Croatoan"
    • Dean driving away from the roadblock while fighting off a guy hanging from the side of the Impala.
  • Episode 10 - "Hunted"
    • Sam first refusing to die in the bomb trap, and then getting Gordon captured... by the police. Never has something so P.C. been so awesome.
  • Episode 11 - "Playthings"
    • Sam leaping into the pool to save young Tyler from drowning.
  • Episode 12 - "Nightshifter"
    • Sam and Dean escaping the bank by knocking out two SWAT officers and taking their uniforms.
  • Episode 13 - "Houses of the Holy"
    • Dean stopping an Attempted Rape and the moment when the rapist dies by being impaled by a piece of rebar that falls from a truck, in Dean's words "If I hadn't seen the way he died I wouldn't have believed it."
  • Episode 14 - "Born Under a Bad Sign"
    • Bobby brings himself and Meg!Sam some beers. Meg!Sam drinks his beer, only to start coughing. Turns out Bobby put some holy water in Meg!Sam's beer. Bobby tops it off with "Never try to con a con man", followed by a punch to Meg!Sam.
  • Episode 15 - "Tall Tales"
    • Everything that the Trickster does from the slow-dancing alien to the sewer alligators, especially summoning Leatherface to fight Bobby and Sam while Dean gets his ass kicked by two lingerie-clad beauties. But the real Crowning Moment is his fooling the Winchesters into thinking they've killed him. The first monster to outsmart the Winchesters.
    • Bobby cutting through the arguments and childish BS to get Sam and Dean back on the right path.
  • Episode 16 - "Roadkill"
    • Dean saving Molly;
      Molly: Oh thank god!
      Dean: You can call me Dean.
  • Episode 18 - "Hollywood Babylon"
    • Dean fighting off three killer ghosts armed with nothing but a rocksalt shotgun and a camera-phone. He really was one hell of a PA.
  • Episode 19 - "Folsom Prison Blues"
    • The fact that Dean so easily fits into prison, and that it doesn't seem to concern him at all. Even hardened criminals recognize that Dean isn't someone to prey on.
  • Episode 20 - "What Is And What Should Never Be"
  • Episode 22 - "All Hell Breaks Loose: Part 2"
    • John walking out of hell and ripping the Yellow-Eyed Demon out of his vessel long enough for Dean to finish the fight. Complete with no dialogue, an I'm-proud-of-you-boys look, and an ascent to Heaven.
    • Dean shooting the Yellow-Eyed Demon and the absolutely floored look on the Demon's face as he realizes he is doomed. Afterwards, it's like a chapter in the boys' lives is over. They did it!
    Dean: That was for our mom... you son of a bitch.

    Season 3 
  • Episode 1 - "The Magnificent Seven"
    Ruby: (to Sam) I'm the girl who just saved your ass.
  • Episode 2 - "The Kids Are Alright"
    • Dean and Sam's fight with the Mother Changeling, ending with them setting her on fire with a homemade flamethrower.
  • Episode 3 - "Bad Day at Black Rock"
  • Episode 5 - "Bedtime Stories"
    • The entire ending scene. Evil / Cold / Bad Ass!Sam is incredibly hot, it provides a believable (and certainly complex) reason for him not doing quite as much as he should have to try and save Dean, and just when you think they're going to wimp out and have him leave her alone, they have him shoot her in the head. I repeat, SAINT!SAMMY SHOT THE CROSSROADS DEMON IN THE HEAD! AWESOME!
  • Episode 7 - "Fresh Blood"
    • Dean letting a vampire come to him with an open/self-inflicted neck wound before injecting her with Dead Man's Blood.
    • Sam killing "A super Vamped-out Gordon" with razor-wire. Yes. With Razor-wire. It has to be seen to be believed.
  • Episode 8 - "A Very Supernatural Christmas"
    • Dean and Sam killing Mr and Mrs Holdnecar with evergreen stakes taken from a Christmas tree.
  • Episode 9 - "Malleus Maleficarum"
    • Elizabeth, after watching the Tammi Demon kill Renee and almost kill the Winchesters, helps distract and kill the demon even though she spent most of the episode terrified of witchcraft. It costs her her life but it was still heroic and brave.
  • Episode 10 - "Dream a Little Dream of Me"
    • Sam killing Jeremy in the Dream World by summoning his abusive father. To clarify Sam did what it took Jeremy months to learn in only two sessions.
    • Dean fighting Dream Dean and winning.
  • Episode 11 - "Mystery Spot"
    • When Dean dies and the day doesn't reset. Sam goes full-on Terminator, showing zero emotion and becoming a ruthlessly efficient hunter and borderline Death Seeker. From the few calls we hear from Bobby during the montage, he was hellishly effective during that intervening period. Pity it was all reset.
  • Episode 12 - "Jus in Bello"
    • Ruby slicing her way through a swarm of enemy demons to get into the demon-proofed police station ("Anybody got a breath mint? Some guts splattered in my mouth while I was killing my way in here"), followed by Ruby going back into that same swarm and scaring them all badly enough to let her, Hell's No. 1 Traitor, walk past them without a scratch. ("I'm going. Who wants to stop me?")
    • The mass exorcism over the P.A. system. Pity it ended up being for nothing... Though it wasn't a complete loss. They did send over two dozen demons back to Hell.
    • He might have been a bit of a Jerk Ass, but Henriksen's Get a Hold of Yourself, Man! speech to the local police was pretty awesome. Even the background music stops for a moment when he finishes.
    Henriksen: They're out there and they're coming in here. This is a siege. So this might be a good time for you to lock the doors and the windows, take a breath, and maybe deal with this like trained professionals with some sense in their heads!
    • And then, after he finally starts believing the boys, he expresses frustration with his career and one gets the hint that Henriksen would be one hell of a hunter. Dean even looks at him with a hint of respect.
    Henriksen: My job is boring. It's frustrating. You work three years for one break, and then maybe you can save a few people. Maybe. That's the payoff. Been busting my ass for fifteen years to nail a handful of guys, and all this while there was something off in the corner so big... so yeah. Sign me up for that big frosty mug of wasting my damn life.
    • Lilith introduces herself.
    Nancy: What's your name, sweetie?
    Lilith: [flatly] Lilith. [blasts the entire station into rubble before Nancy and Henriksen can do much else besides realize they're doomed]
  • Episode 13 - "Ghostfacers"
  • Episode 14 - "Long Distance Call"
    • Sam's fight with the Crocotta, slamming his head into a plastic carton rack and puncturing his skull. And he did that unarmed!
  • Episode 15 - "Time Is On My Side"
    • Sam saving a woman from becoming Benton's latest involuntary organ donor. And then running over Benton in a van.
    • Dean sweeping in to save Sam from Benton's "Antiques road-show surgery" and stabbing Benton with a knife dipped in chloroform. Bonus points for Benton's horrified look before he passes out, he knows what's coming next.
    • Dean refusing to become like Doc Benton, a monster, even if it means going to Hell.
  • Episode 16 - "No Rest from the Wicked"
    • This episode had the boys singing to Bon Jovi's Dead or Alive in the car. Definitely awesome.
    • Also awesome? Bobby saying, " Family doesn't end with blood!" Yeah!
    • Instead of giving a monologue at the captured heroes like Azazel did, Lilith simply says "I don't have to answer to puppy chow" and, giggling, lets the Hellhounds rip Dean apart while forcing Sam to watch helplessly, practically orgasming over Dean's pain and Sam's anguish.
    • Dean vs. Ruby in Bobby's basement. Who wins? Ruby does beat the crap out of Dean (in an awesome way, so, props to her) but Dean tricks her into a devil's trap and steals her knife, to boot. And Dean's supposed to be the Dumb Muscle, right? Uh-huh. Their parting exchange (with Ruby losing her shit and Dean coolly shutting her down) takes the cake in terms of sheer badassery, especially keeping in mind how terrified Dean is of going to Hell.
    Ruby: So, what, so you're too stupid to live, is that it? Then fine! You deserve Hell! I wish I could be there to see it, Dean. I wish I could see the flesh sizzle off your bones! I WISH I COULD BE THERE TO HEAR YOU SCREAM!
    • Bobby pouring holy water into the town's water supply, resulting in anti-demon lawn sprinklers.

    Season 4 
  • Episode 1 - "Lazarus Rising"
    • Castiel's entrance. "I'm the one that gripped you tight and raised you from perdition." And then the bit with the wings? Yes. Completely Badass.
    • Dean's, after learning that Castiel is a freaking Angel of the Lord, first response is to call him out for hurting the psychic Pamela.
    • Sam showing how he spent his summer. Learning to exorcise demons with his mind.
  • Episode 2 - "Are You There, God? It's Me, Dean Winchester"
    • Bobby's supernatural panic room. Completely made of cast iron. Coated with salt. He built it on his weekend off. (Which he says as if implying; What else was he going to do?)
    • Castiel's response to Dean getting pissy about the angels not helping out basically can be summed up as telling Dean to put on his big girl panties. His actual words? "You should show me some respect. I dragged you out of Hell; I can throw you back in." Dean doesn't seem so eager to argue right after that.
  • Episode 3 - "In The Beginning"
    • Dean convincing Young John to buy the Impala rather than a Minivan. As Dean says;
    Dean: Trust me, this car will still be badass when it's 40.
  • Episode 5 - "Monster Movie"
    • The fact that the Movie Shifter calls Sam "Van Helsing." He sees Sam as the badass hunter/professor of Dracula lore.
    • Dean fighting the Movie Shifter and tearing his ear off. And the brief conversation they have before;
    Dean: Holy crap.
    Shifter: You should not use such language in the presence of my bride.
    Dean: Oh, ok. [Punches him in the face]
    [The Shifter hisses and attacks Dean.]
  • Episode 6 - "Yellow Fever"
    • Sam shooting the ghost of Luther Garland as he watches Dean run away, barely even glancing at the spirit that's coming straight at him.
    • Bobby revealing he speaks Japanese to Sam;
    Sam: You can speak Japanese?
    Bobby: 君なんか生まれる前から、ずっとだよ。 (Since before you were born.)
  • Episode 7 - "It's the Great Pumpkin, Sam Winchester"
    • Dean telling God's little Power Rangers that if they want to smite a town, they'll have to kill him with it.
    • Sam Winchester VS. Samhain, starting with "Demon death ray? Yeah, those don't work on me." Culminating in Sam sending a demon to Hell so powerful the Angels were nervous about it - using only his mind!
      • Samhain should also get props for his fight. When Lilith first found out her demon death ray didn't work on Sam, she ran for her life; Samhain punched Sam in the face. Samhain is the only demon to go up against a juiced-up Sam and still be alive at the end of the season.
  • Episode 8 - "Wishful Thinking"
    • Sam revealing what he'd wish for if given the chance. "Lilith's head on a plate. Bloody."
  • Episodes 9 and 10 - "I Know What You Did Last Summer" and "Heaven and Hell"
    • Alistair's entrance, he makes statues weep blood and the very idea of him coming after is enough to have Ruby freaking out, which was enough for even Dean to let Sam use his powers without a single complaint.
    • In flashbacks, Sam's attempt to exorcise a demon with his powers leaves him with a nosebleed, a headache, and a demon laughing at him. Ruby steps into the devil's trap to ram her knife though Chuckles's throat and kill him mid-laugh.
    Ruby: Not funny.
    • Dean refusing to hand Anna over to Cas and Uriel, and his rejoinder to them;
    Uriel: Now. Give us. The. Girl.
    Dean: [Looks at Sam, who nods as if to say "your move"] Sorry, get your own. Try J-Date.
    • Dean being thoroughly prepared to return to Hell, knowing exactly what that means, in order to protect Anna - he calls Uriel's bluff so thoroughly, the angel takes a minute to marvel: "You're just crazy enough to go, aren't you?"
    • The psychic Pamela was a minor Moment Of Awesome.
    • The first fight between Angels and Demons in the show. Uriel utterly annihilating two Demons like gnats, and Alistair nearly exorcising Castiel until Dean smashes a lead pipe into his face. And of course Anna getting her grace back and what Dean says afterwards;
    Dean: Well, what are you guys waiting for? Go get Anna. Unless, of course, you're scared.
    Uriel: This isn't over.
    Dean: Oh, it looks over to me, junkless.
  • Episode 11 - "Family Remains"
    • The father Brian Carter killing the Girl in the Wall with a shovel. He really protected his family.
    • Dean fighting the Boy in the Wall unarmed for the most part.
  • Episode 12 - "Criss Angel is a Douchebag"
    • Jay and Charlie getting one over on Dean and sending him to a gay leather club.
    • Charlie's "It's magic." And the fact that he very nearly killed Sam and Dean.
  • Episode 13 - "After School Special"
    • Coach Dean. "The whistle makes me their god."
    • Young Sam beating Dirk the Jerk with his hunter skills. Sam may have been short once, but he's always kicked ass.
  • Episode 14 - "Sex and Violence"
    • Dean knowing what The Odessey is, to Sam's surprise. He reads!
    • Bobby as FBI Agent Keyser, giving a verbal beatdown over the phone to Agent Nick Monroe, while making lunch and wearing a "Kiss the Cook" apron. And all the phones on his wall, FBI and CDC among others.
    • Bobby killing the Siren. He calmly walks into frame, blocks an axe-swing from Possessed!Dean, stabs Possessed!Dean in the shoulder to get some Possessed!Blood and, calmly as a baseball, tosses the knife between the siren's shoulderblades.
  • Episode 15 - "Death Takes A Holiday"
    • Dean and Sam learning all those cool tricks the ghosts they've fought used to use on them—in the space of a day at most.
    • Castiel coming to the rescue and capturing Alistair.
  • Episode 16 - "On the Head of a Pin"
    • Dean revealing to Alistair that he dreamed of one thing and one thing only, each and every single day of the 40 years he spent in Hell. The moment he would get to torture Alistair. And as Dean starts getting his gear you can see, it's subtle, that Alistair is unnerved and worried.
    • Anna's amused "who do you think you're kidding, kid?" reaction to Castiel pointing out that he should kill her;
    Castiel: We still have orders to kill you.
    Anna: Somehow, I don't think you'll try.
    Uriel: There is no will! No wrath! ... No God.
    Anna: Maybe. Maybe not. But there's still... me.
    • Sammy vs Alastair. "I'm stronger than that now. Now I can kill." BADASS.
  • Episode 17 - "It's a Terrible Life"
    • The fact that even without their memories of who they are, the memories of their skills, their gear, their experience and everything that makes them who they are; Sam and Dean are still badass hunters and always will be.
  • Episode 18 - "The Monster at the End of this Book"
    • "I am the prophet Chuck!" It's unbelievable how such a simple line can be delivered in such an awesome way.
    • Earlier than this, Cas pulls a Could Say It But by informing Dean that prophets have an archangel watching over them at all times and how powerful they are, while still technically obeying his orders.
    • Sam trying to stab Lilith during their makeout session.
  • Episode 19 - "Jump the Shark"
    • Dean beating the Ghoul Adam to death with a table ornament and blowing off Ghoul Claire's head with one shot, and for the latter only a second after being told by Sam what they actually were.
  • Episode 20 - "The Rapture"
    • Sam tackling a demon and going vampire on it. Both Dean and Castiel were horrified but still it was badass.
  • Episode 22 - "Lucifer Rising"
    • Dean punched an angel in the face. ... and nearly broke his hand because it was like punching a brick wall (or, considering the noise it made, maybe more like solid brass). What makes it even better is that he then proceeds to guilt-trip Castiel into turning against the other angels and helping him try and stop the Apocalypse.
    • Castiel. He breaks Dean out of room where the angels are holding him until Sam can unleash Lucifer. He cuts open his own arm and starts drawing an anti-angel seal on the wall of the room, and when Zachariah whooshes in to stop him, he slams his hand against the seal and Zachariah is banished. After getting Dean away, he teleports them both to Chuck's place so they can figure out where Sam is. The archangels figure out what's going on and start coming to stop Castiel and Dean. Castiel yells at Dean to get to Sam, saying, "I'll hold them off. I'll hold all of them off!" while whooshing Dean off to Maryland. He's standing up against what he himself has described as one of the most vicious and powerful creatures in all of creation. To stop the Apocalypse. Which his superiors WANT.
    • Despite being viewed with a near-unheard of amount of vitriol by most fans, it is undeniable that Ruby got a major Moment Of Awesome in the finale. She reveals to Sam that she had been playing him all along and was, in fact, a bad guy. Over the past two seasons, she managed to convince Sam that she was a "good" demon that was just trying to help him, when she really just wanted him to break the last seal to free Lucifer. And, because she is awesome, she got it done. In fact, this moment is arguably lampshaded as Ruby crows "Even you have to admit, I'm—I'm awesome!" to Sam.
    • There is an argument to be made that the fact that Heaven and Hell have been playing the entire Winchester family like a cheap whistle for almost 40 years is pretty awesome.
    • Sam and Dean FINALLY ganking Ruby—Sam grabs her from behind and holds her in place while Dean stabs her with her own knife.
      Ruby: You're too late.
      Dean: I don't care.
    • Bobby's epic verbal beatdown on Dean when he announces he has given up trying to help Sam after a fight over Ruby, and his furious condemnation of Dean's whining and wangst.

    Season 5 
  • Episode 1 - "Sympathy for the Devil"
    • Bobby fighting off the demon possessing him just long enough to stab himself in the gut with the demon-killing knife. Also chewing out the hospital attendant afterwards.
    • Dean's line "I learned this from my friend Cas." Then BAM! Blood sigil!
    • Also, everything that Castiel did in his short scene in that episode.
  • Episode 2 - "Good God Y'All!"
    • Sam killing two "Demons" in the grocery store. Even when hungering for demon blood he still kicks ass.
    • Dean and Sam taking out War by cutting off his "secret decoder ring." His horrified scream makes it more awesome. Turns out you can beat War.
  • Episode 3 - "Free To Be You And Me"
    • Castiel's line to get the Archangel Raphael to come for him was downright Bad Ass.
    Castiel: "I'm here, Raphael. Come and get me, you little bastard."
    • And his last line to Raphael also counts.
      Castiel: "Maybe one day, but today you're my little bitch."
      • The fact that even Dean looks impressed and can't come up with a wittier one-liner than "Yeah, what he said" just highlights Castiel's badassery. If anything, Dean looks apologetic for not coming up with anything more bad ass.
    • Raphael's entrance and Dean's reply to it;
    Dean: We knew you were coming, you stupid son of a bitch.
    • In the same episode, Sam spitting out the demon blood that someone had forced down his throat. Despite the fact he had just admitted at the end of the previous episode that he was still craving for it. And then he proceeds to kick some ass. Awesome.
  • Episode 4 - "The End"
    • Dean Winchester, spook hunter with a GED and a give'em hell attitude, comes face-to-face with Lucifer, currently possessing Dean's brother and in the midst of bringing about a biblical apocalypse, who proceeds to tell Dean the story of how he defied God and was cast out of Heaven. Dean's response to the Devil himself?
    Dean: You're not fooling me, you know that? With this sympathy for the devil crap? I know what you are.
    Lucifer: What am I?
    Dean: You're the same thing, only bigger. The same brand of cockroach I've been squashing my whole life. An ugly, evil, belly-to-the-ground, supernatural piece of crap. The only difference between them and you, is the size of your ego.
  • Episode 5 - "Fallen Idols"
    • Sam killing Leshii in the form of Paris Hilton with an axe.
  • Episode 6 - "I Believe the Children Are Our Future"
    • The Anti-Christ Jessie turning Castiel into an action figure and exorcising a demon just by saying "Get out of her." Also the fact that according to Cas it was possible for him to be much more powerful, "With a word, this "child" will destroy the Host of Heaven!
  • Episode 7 - "The Curious Case of Dean Winchester"
    • Sam's improbable poker skills saving Dean just in the nick of time.
    • Dean's Happy Dance.
  • Episode 8 - "Changing Channels"
    • Dean explaining exactly why procedural cop shows suck and why people who wear sunglasses at night are douchebags.
    • Dean calling out Gabriel AKA The Trickster on being too scared to stand up to his family. Just a huge Take That to the whole idea of the apocalypse. No, it's not fate, it's not divine retribution. It's two brothers throwing a tantrum.
  • Episode 9 - "The Real Ghostbusters"
    • Chuck—nervous, awkward Chuck—whamming a ghost with his microphone stand, complete with the Six Million Dollar Man sound effect! No wonder Becky fell for him.
    • Also, when the fake Sam and Dean man up and offer to help the real Sam and Dean. Oh man, that moment of revelation on Dean's face:
    Dean: Guys, no.
    Fake Sam: Why not?
    Dean: Because this isn't make believe!
    Fake Dean: Look, we know; we're not nuts. We're freakin' terrified.
    Fake Sam: Yeah, but if all these people are seriously in trouble, we gotta do something!
    Dean: Why?
    Fake Dean: Because... that's what Sam and Dean would do.
  • Episode 10 - "Abandon All Hope..."
    • Castiel pretending to kiss Meg, but then using her as a bridge to escape the burning ring of holy fire. Note that this is after he stands face-to-face with Lucifer himself and tells him that he's not going to take Sam as his vessel because Castiel won't let him. Cas, a depowered, fallen angel, basically flipped off the Devil.
    • Crowley being the one demon Genre Savvy enough to realize that Lucifer disdains them and helping Sam and Dean. And him calling them "At best, functioning morons."
    • Ellen, after a hellhound gets close enough for her to feel its breath, she just smiles and says, "You can go straight back to Hell, you ugly bitch!" She then proceeds to blow them all up.
    • Jo is basically a walking, talking can of whupass here: she helps Sam and Dean break into Crowley's mansion while kicking demon ass, laughs and turns Dean down when he tries to use her for "last-night-on-Earth" sex, guns down a hellhound to save him, and flat-out orders the other, more experienced hunters—including her mom and old crush—to stop screwing around by pretending she can still be saved. Instead, she makes them build her a bomb and run away so she can blow herself and the dogs up, so they can kill Lucifer.
    • Dean telling the Devil to "Suck it" and then shooting him point blank in the face with the Colt. The sheer badass-quota of that might take a minute or two to sink in properly.
  • Episode 11 - "Sam, Interrupted"
    • Dean snapping the Wraith's hand-spike and finishing her off with a silver knife. Even whacked out of his mind Dean is someone for monsters to be afraid of.
  • Episode 12 - "Swap Meat"
    • Dean and Teen Warlock Gary exorcising a demon by each speaking part of an exorcism, and the other seamlessly picking it up. And one for Gary by correcting Dean on the correct word at the end.
  • Episode 13 - "The Song Remains the Same"
    • At the beginning of the episode, Castiel calmly dismantling Anna's lies until she admits the truth, then equally calmly telling her he'll kill her if she tries to kill Sam. Do not try to hurt the Winchesters. It doesn't matter what kind of past he has with you, it doesn't even matter if hurting the Winchesters could save the world — if you mess with his charges, he will kill you without blinking.
    • Anna is the friggin' Terminator here. She tries to lure Sam and Dean to her. Castiel won't let her. Fine. She goes back in time to wipe them from existence by killing their parents, even though it weakens her and she's already low on power from being cut-off by Heaven. John fights back, hits her with a crowbar. She throws him across the room. Dean tries to kill her with an angel-killing sword. She nonchalantly blocks him and throws him out a window. The only one who can keep up with her for any real length of time? Mary, who picks up Dean's sword and goes after Anna with a vengeance, even though she's pregnant. The ensuing battle is awesome on both sides. Sam gets the last word in by blasting Anna away with the angel-banishing sigil SHE taught them. That oughta fill the Winchesters's badass quoto for the day.
    • Michael burning Anna to ashes. Sending Uriel away with just a snap of his fingers. Awesome.
  • Episode 14 - "My Bloody Valentine"
    • Even though he had to go back to the demon blood to do it, Sam defeats Famine after the latter eats four demons, by nuking them in Famine's stomach as they're digesting. Later on we find out that Famine is technically still alive, but Sam made him a sniveling wreck, "curled up fetal position on the floor".
  • Episode 15 - "Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid"
    • Dean and Bobby surviving the zombie onslaught with only two shotguns very low on ammo.
    • Sam and Sheriff Mills wiping out at least ten-to-twelve zombies in a fusillade of shots.
  • Episode 16 - "Dark Side of the Moon"
    • Ash hacking Heaven for shit and giggles and just because he can is the most Badass thing in the series and more than deserves to be motioned. Especially when taken in consideration that he constantly does this under the nose of Zachariah and the rest of the garrison, it just gets better and better. Bonus points because virtually everyone else that has heard the Angels speak at full volume has been doubled up in pain, and Ash didn't even flinch.
    Ash: "It's nice to finally have an application - a practical application - for string theory."
    • Joshua getting Zachariah to stand down and run away just by casually mentioning that God is coming back one day and "You know how he is with that whole Wrath thing."
  • Episode 17 - "99 Problems"
    • This episode has the fight between the civilians-turned-hunters and the demons. Using nothing but salt rounds, holy water in pesticide sprayers, a fake Enochian exorcism, and Ruby's knife, the group kills or exorcises roughly a dozen demons in the time it normally takes Sam and Dean to take out one or two. One of the better moments is when Sam stabs one demon with Ruby's knife, falling back onto a pile of bodies, then flings the knife into the chest of another demon that's passing by Dean (who at the moment is out of ammo), letting Dean retrieve the knife and stab another demon.
    • Dean stabbing The Whore of Babylon and telling her as she dies, "Don't be so sure. Whore."
  • Episode 18 - "Point of No Return"
    • Each of Castiel's fight scenes deserve their own mention. He has to defeat four angels. The first one, he can take out with the knife, but then there are three angels surrounding him. What does he do? He rips his shirt open, and slams his hand against his chest that was cut to shreds because he'd cut the angel-banning sigil into it. Also, his No-Holds-Barred Beatdown of Dean after he leaves to say yes to Michael earlier warrants a mention.
    Castiel: I REBELLED FOR THIS?! So that you could surrender to them?! I gave everything for you, and this is what you give to me?!
    • Dean gets one, too, when he kills Zachariah. Before, he also told him that his condition for saying "yes" was that Michael had to roast him. And when Zachariah can't even conceive of this, even though it's clear that Michael would fry him in a heartbeat if he had to, and tells Dean that he is nothing Dean's response is just this;
    Dean: [After being told that Michael isn't going to kill Zachariah.] Well maybe not. But I AM! ''[Stabs Zachariah in the chin and up through the skull with an Angel blade. Zachariah bursts into light and dies, with Dean staring into his eyes the entire time.''
    • Zachariah in the bar. Such a Magnificent Bastard. Made even more awesome/horrifying by the way it defines the difference between him and Castiel. Zachariah really doesn't give a shit about anything but himself. Not faith. Not Heaven. Not even God. He'd probably have been a better demon than an angel.
  • Episode 19 - "Hammer of the Gods"
    • Kali toasting Lucifer. Explosively. Didn't do much, but it was still rather impressive.
    • The whole episode was basically defined Moment Of Awesome via Gabriel, including being the first person to visibly break Lucifer and wipe the smile off his face when he stands up to Lucifer, with tragic results.
    Lucifer: [Humans] are broken, flawed abortions!
    Gabriel: Damn right they�re flawed. But a lot of them try. To do better. To forgive. And you should see the Spearmint Rhino.
    • Lucifer ripping apart several gods with about as much effort as it takes to swat a fly. Also:
    Lucifer: Nobody gives us the right. We take it.
    BADASS.
    • Dean standing up to a room full of Gods, threatening them and attempting to take charge of the proceedings (to reiterate; a room completely FULL of GODS) was incredibly impressive. Made even more awesome just because of the fact that he looked like he was about to shit his pants in fear the entire time, not to mention Sam looking at him in total HORROR as he attempts to shrink into his chair (which is an impressive feat for a guy who's 6'5). But the true proof of Dean's incredibly badassery is the fact that it ACTUALLY WORKS.
    Dean: Alright you primitive screwheads, listen up. Now on any other given day, I'd be doing my damndest to kill you, you filthy murdering chimps. But hey, desperate times. So although I'd like nothing better than to slit your throats—you dicks—I'm going to help you. I'm going to help you ice the devil. And then we can all get back to ganking each other, like normal. You want Lucifer, well, dude's not in the Yellow Pages. But me and Sam, we can get him here.
    Kali: How?
    Dean: First you let those main courses go. Then we talk. We can either take on the devil together, or you lame-ass bitches can eat me. Literally.
  • Episode 20 - "The Devil You Know"
    • When we first met Crowley, he gave us the feeling that he was awesome. This episode confirms it, especially his Big Damn Heroes, involving his very own hellhound. Which is about the size of a large lion.
    Dean: You can control them?
    Crowley: Not that one. I brought my own [pats the (invisible) beast, which judging by his hand is roughly to his shoulder]. Mine's bigger. SIC 'IM BOY!
    • The ending where Sam finally gets his chance for revenge on the demon that started the whole damn thing by butchering his girlfriend. The demon is trapped in a back alley with salt, Sam with demon-killing knife at the ready:
    Demon-Brady: What is this?
    Dean: All those angels, all those demons, all those sons of bitches, they just don't get it, do they Sammy?
    Sam: No they don't, Dean.
    Dean: You see, Brady... we're the ones you should be afraid of.
  • Episode 21 - "Two Minutes to Midnight"
    • Death. That particular Horseman is simply the personification of Moment Of Awesome. Especially his entrance featuring Jen Titus's haunting rendition of "O Death" as he walks down a busy Chicago street. A man on his cell phone bumps into him, and it looks like Death wouldn't have minded that, except the man rudely tells him to watch it. Death brushes his bumped arm, casts a cold look back at the man, and the sorry bastard kicks the bucket right on the sidewalk. All in awesome slo-mo. His next scene in the restaurant just cements his status as pure, unleaded Creepy Awesome, as his mere presence and his polite invitation to share his Pizza is able to terrify Dean Winchester, the man who has happily, snarkily and verbosely mouthed off to Monsters, Ghosts, Demons, Angels, Archangels, Gods, and Satan by this point, into treating him with utter respect and reverence.
    • Have to give some respect to Dean, too. Sitting at the same table than the personification of death itself and not running away is somewhat more impressive than hunting a wendigo. Once he realizes Death knows he's there, he's clearly shitting his pants, but keeps going regardless.
    • Castiel deserves a mention for showing up in the nick of time only to be mocked by Pestilence with, "Not a speck of angel in you." And then? Then, Castiel jumps up, throws out the one liner "Maybe just a speck," and cuts off his finger, winning them the ring they need. Badass indeed.
    • Sam running into Niveus Pharmaceuticals again and again, pulling out civilian after civilian and fighting off a horde of Croatoan zombies at the same time.
    • Castiel shooting a Croatoan zombie in the head and saving Sam.
  • Episode 22 - "Swan Song"
    • Dean slotting "Rock of Ages" by Def-freakin'-Leppard into the Metallicar's tape deck, then rolling up to the confrontation between Satan and Michael. "I'm sorry, am I interrupting something?" Then Castiel Molotovs Michael with holy fire to give Dean time for a chat. Then Bobby fires at Satan in Sam's body, despite knowing it won't do a thing. And then there's Sam taking back of his body from Lucifer and then tossing him and Michael into Lucifer's prison. Nice job, all. Everything about this fight was awesome, the perfect final confrontation in the Apocalypse.
    • Dean still refusing to give up, even when Lucifer has taken over Sam and the end of the world is imminent.
    • The framing story revealing the origins and importance of the Impala. She is the most important object in creation, even more so than the Colt, and was the key to defeating Lucifer. And the line that proves that she is just as badass as Sam and Dean;
    Chuck/Narration: The devil doesn't know or care what kind of car the boys drive. [Implied in his voice that Lucifer should care very much.
    • Dean gets another one when he threatens GOD, as if He were just the next monster-of-the-week on his hit list.
    Dean: Well, if you do see Him, you tell Him I'm comin' for Him next.
    • When Chuck gives his final series of narrations and explains exactly why what Sam and Dean have done here is momental;
    Chuck/Narration: So whats it all add up to? Well, its hard to say. But me, Id say it was a test. For Sam and Dean. And I think they did alright. Up against good, evil, angels, devils, destiny, and God himself - They made their own choice. They chose family. And well, isnt that kinda the whole point?
    • The revelation that Chuck is God. All along he has been helping Team Free Will, the side he wanted to win. Castiel was right when he said that God helped them a lot more than they realized.
    • Another small one in "Swan Song" for Jared Padalecki more than anyone else. Dean's pronunciation of the Enochian incantation to open Lucifer's cage sounds properly awkward and forced, seeing as he's stumbling his way through a language even more obscure than Latin. The first thing Lucifer does after taking over Sam's body and messing a bit with Dean? Turn around and speak the counter-incantation like he owns it.

    Season 6 
  • Episode 2 - "Two and a Half Men"
    • Dean point blank telling the Alpha Shifter, the very first one ever, to go to Hell rather than hand over Bobby-John. It doesn't work but he tried.
    • The Alpha Shifter showing right away that he is more dangerous than any other monster the boys have faced yet.
  • Episode 3 - "The Third Man"
    • Castiel gets some more moments when he fights off some of Raphael's followers, but the best is definitely when he throws his blade across the room and nails one of the angels directly in the chest. That was awesome.
    • Why no mention of Balthazar? He only disintegrates the Archangel Raphael's vessel with Lot's salt. (With the hilarious one-liner "Hey, look at my junk!") And this is after he told Castiel he wouldn't help him in his Heavenly Civil War.
    • Dean and Sam tricking an Angel and then banishing it;
    Dean: Whose fighting? Peace out douchewad.
    • Sam and Dean capturing Balthazar and Sam threatening to deep fry his wings "extra crispy."
  • Episode 4 - "Weekend at Bobby's"
    • Bobby shoving the Okami into a woodchipper. Anyone who says Bobby is not badass is a liar.
    Rufus: Oh, okie dokie. Woodchipper. That pretty much trumps... everything.
    • For that matter, the way he managed to Out Gambit Crowley and get his soul back.
    • Bobby calling Sam and Dean out on a lot of their bullshit. Seriously, his "The Reason You Suck" Speech is truly epic and completely accurate about how much their do rely on Bobby and expect him to drop everything for them. What's awesome about it is that Sam and Dean are somewhat emotionally stunted because John Winchester was a very aloof and absent figure towards them, his mind was always on the mission. From their stunned reaction, it's possible this is the first real time that any father figure towards them has told them to shut the hell up, man up, and deal with their own problems and not run to "dad" every time it gets tough.
    • Bobby capturing and interrogating a Crossroads Demon, and then burning her bones and killing her. "Sorry, gave it my best effort." Badass.
  • Episode 5 - "Live Free or Twi-Hard"
    • Dean using his vampire abilities to slaughter an entire nest of vampires in and not once losing his head.
    • Sam killing a vampire in a single swing of a machete, as it came up behind him.
  • Episode 6 - "You Can't Handle The Truth"
    • Sam and Dean killing Veritas after escaping her dungeon.
    • YMMV on it but Dean's epic beatdown of Sam for his actions in the previous episode. Any doubts about whose the better fighter go right out the window.
  • Episode 7 - "Family Matters"
    • The Alpha Vampire nearly wiping out the Campbell Clan, and just being more menacing than any other monster on the show so far.
    • The reveal of Crowley and how he has been playing the Winchesters and the Campbells like a cheap fiddle the entire season thus far.
  • Episode 8 - "All Dogs Go To Heaven"
    • Sam and Dean wiping out the entire Skinwalker pack, Dean with a sniper rifle and Sam just walking through the doors and shooting the leading Skinwalker right in the forehead.
  • Episode 9 - "Clap Your Hands If You Believe"
    • Dean's first instinct when being "abducted by aliens" is to pull a knife and pistol and yell "COME ON!"
    • Dean locking the Tinkerbell in the microwave and "pizza-rolling" her.
    • Sam fighting The Leprechaun and making him count the spilled salt. Especially when he answers the offer with a shotgun blast.
  • Episode 10 - "Caged Heat"
    • Meg waiting for a pack of hellhounds to break through the doors, then fighting them all by herself (!) with Castiel's sword. And wins. No other character has achieved this, before or since — for three seasons you could only set up wards to hold off a hellhound, Crowley had to get his own, bigger hellhound to take care of just one because he knew that even he couldn't defeat it himself, a whole cluster of hunters armed with the Colt barely escaped with their lives (with one hunter ending up mortally wounded, and another also dying as a result), and it took Sam and Dean's combined efforts to kill just one (even then, both almost got killed). Meg took on and killed God knows how many on her own. And then she's captured and tortured in an absolutely horrific, disgusting, undoubtedly agonizing way, and the whole time (having been a disciple of Alastair's), she mocks her torturer and his lack of technique, without breaking. And then laughs at him because "Dean Winchester is right behind you".
    • Sam's escape plan. Trapped in a room waiting for demons to walk through the door any second, what does he do? Bite his hand and paint a Devil's trap on the ceiling with his blood. Robo-Sam went as epic as he could go in this episode.
    • Dean fighting and surviving two Ghouls unarmed, and managing to kill one while Sam deals with the other.
    • Castiel frying Crowley before the latter can even finish a sentence. Remember, this is Crowley, who defied Lucifer and succeeded beautifully in making the Winchesters his puppets, and Castiel erases him from existence without blinking an eye. (Though it gets a bit less awesome in hindsight, as we discover in "Mommy Dearest" that not only is Crowley still alive, but Castiel is working with him. Which means they faked that whole thing. Which is awesome in its own way.)
    • Crowley get a moment of awesome himself: Sam, Dean, and Meg have trapped him in a devil's trap, and Meg is about to kill him—and he knocks her on her ass, takes her knife, uses it to break the trap, and pins Sam and Dean to the wall. If Cas hadn't shown up when he had, Crowley probably would have won.
  • Episode 11 - "Appointment in Samarra"
    • Dean punching out Robo-Sam and saving Bobby.
    • Bobby seeing the doublecross by Robo-Sam coming and punching him before he can. "Might have been born at night boy, but it wasn't last night." And then when he is trapped in the closet he reveals that there is a trapdoor under Sam's feet. Makes you wonder how many other secrets Bobby's House has.
  • Episode 12 - "Like a Virgin"
    • The fight with the Dragons. Dean's epic rejoinder that he got the Dragon-Killing Sword at "Comic-Con" and Sam taking the sword and beating off both Dragons with it before killing one.
    • Dean going 21st century on The Sword in the Stone problem. It worked... kind of.
  • Episode 13 - "Unforgiven"
    • Sam and Dean killing Arachne Roy and avenging the women he turned.
  • Episode 14 - "Mannequin 3: The Reckoning"
    Sam: Look me in the eye and tell me none of this is on you.
  • Episode 15 - "The French Mistake"
    • Castiel's Big Damn Heroes moment which includes a nice Call Back to his first appearance all the way back in Season 4.
    • Alternate Kripke not going down after getting shot TWICE. The third shot offed him.
    • And there's of course the biggest badass in the entire episode, the one producer who casually avoided a bullet by leaning backwards, and went off stage.
    • The whole episode the writers really outdid themselves on this one. When you've actually put your main characters in an alternate dimension where they're their actors filming the show that they're in, complete with hundreds of Take Thats from everything from the show structure and Angst content, to the ratings, right down to the lighting guy and the director arguing about a fade to black, you just have to throw up your hands and give them a round of applause. Well done, you've officially completely and utterly fucked over the Fourth Wall into non-Euclidian geometry.
    Sam: Our life is a TV show!
    Dean: ... Why?
    Sam: I don't know!
    Dean: No, seriously, why? Why would anybody want to watch our lives?
    Sam: Well, I mean, according to the interviewer, not many people do.
  • Episode 16 - "...And Then There Were None"
    • Bobby's answer to Rufus's question:
    Rufus: Bobby, you got a cranial saw in the car?
    Bobby: Of course.
    • The Khan Worm telling Dean and Sam that they've pissed off the Mother of All Monsters. And the fact that Dean doesn't care.
  • Episode 17 - "My Heart Will Go On"
  • Episode 18 - "Frontierland"
  • Episode 19 - "Mommy Dearest"
    • Dean's coming to the rescue and saving Sam, Bobby and Cas from the Jefferson Starships.
    • How Dean deals with Eve (aka the Mother of All freakin' monsters). She bites him, in order to turn him into one of her hybrid monsters, only to discover that Dean had previously ingested some of the Phoenix ash - the one thing that can hurt her - and that by tasting his blood, she's ingested it. Cue gory death.
    • Moments later, Cas has a moment of his own by killing an entire diner full of Eve's Elite Mooks with a wave of his hand and a burst of light.
  • Episode 20 - "The Man Who Would Be King"
    • Castiel bursts into a demon safe house and knocks two demons to the floor, killing them in the process. The third demon in the room has an Oh Crap moment and tries to ditch his body, only for Cas to grab his demonic smoke, and proceed to force it back into the body so that he can kill it. Awesome.
    • Castiel coming to the rescue and easily killing three of Crowley's elite Demons to save Sam, Dean and Bobby who were getting their asses handed to them.
    • The boys and Bobby trapping Castiel.
    • Crowley has turned Hell into an eternal DMV line. Doubles as a CMOF, but still awesome nevertheless.
    • And another near the end of the episode in the form of Crowley's Villainous Rescue - the boys and Bobby have Castiel trapped in the holy fire, when the lights start flickering, and they look outside to a huge cloud of demon smoke heading towards them. They run for it, leaving Castiel behind; a few minutes later, after the smoke has surrounded the shack they were in, Crowley calmly enters through the door and sets Castiel free. Then, just before leaving, he gives a brief Hannibal Lecture:
    Crowley "You know the difference between you and me? I know what I am. What are you, Castiel? What are you willing to do?"
    • Possibly one of the most badass Moments Of Awesome of the entire show is Crowley's response to Castiel telling him "Don't worry about the Winchesters."
    Crowley: "Don't worry about — what, like Lucifer didn't worry? Or Michael? Or Lilith or Alastair or Azazel didn't worry?! Am I the only game piece on the board who doesn't underestimate those denim-wrapped nightmares?!"
    • This is without a doubt proof that Sam and Dean Winchester, despite being human and much much less powerful than everything that they hunt, are some of the most dangerous beings in creation. They've brought down the demons that rule Hell, Alpha monsters that are 10,000 years old and the creator of everything that has fangs and claws, archangels that can annihilate demons just by their presence, the freaking Old Ones that 'could not be killed', and even Satan himself. They are not enemies that you want to be facing, because no matter what, they have beaten bigger things than you.
  • Episode 22 - "The Man Who Knew Too Much"
    • Sam defeating Soulless!Sam in his dreams, proving that he is the better hunter. And after that he breaks out of the dream and makes it to the final battle at the observatory on sheer adrenaline and on foot, despite suffering through the same Hell flashbacks that floored him in 6x13/14, and stabs Castiel in the back when it's clear he isn't going to stand down.
    • You know what? Even with what happens at the end of the episode to Castiel, he did it. He accomplished everything he set out to do, [[spoiler: he stopped Raphael and made sure the Apocalypse didn't start again, he outplayed Crowley and ensure the demon would get none of the power he was after, he figured out how to open Purgatory and absorbed ALL the souls and didn't explode (again) as feared. And he did all of completely alone. Granted him being alone was partially his fault and he does snap at the end of it all but everything that betrayed or abandoned him was worried about (monsters getting out, him helping Crowley take over Hell, exploding) didn't happen. It makes all of his declarations that he had it all under control all the more heartbreaking because the fact that he did leads to him losing it.
    • What makes the moment so awesome was seeing Raphael of all people have a Oh Crap moment and nearly begs Castiel for mercy only to be epically denied. What makes it even sweeter is that Castiel kills Raphael the same way that Raphael and Lucifer killed him. How you ask? By blowing him up like meat filled waterballon with a snap of his finger.

    Season 7 
  • Episode 1 - "Meet the New Boss"
    • Castiel's behavior as a god was a dangerous slippery slope that you knew was going to start out as a brutal, but quasi-understandable attack against people who genuinely suck, before descending to complete madness. But before he really went off the deep end he took out the leader of a faux version of the Westboro Baptist Church (while stating that he did not pass judgement on sexual orientation) and the leaders of the entire Ku Klux Klan. Even a very pissed off Dean had to give him props for that one.
    • The entire confrontation between Death and Godstiel. Death just commands this scene; Sam, Dean and Bobby are sitting on the sideline and not even daring to say a word as the two most powerful beings in creation go at it verbally. Castiel makes some decent points but it's Death that really gets the awesome here, he calls out Cas for making even more problems than he is 'solving', for allowing the Leviathans to get a foothold on Earth, and for taking on things that he as a "stupid little soldier" can't possibly understand. And of course Death's reason for helping the boys deal with Godstiel? Sheer spite.
    • The return of Lucifer. This troper let out a "WOAH!!!" when Sam closed that locker only to see Satan staring him in the face. And one for Lucifer as well, the idea that all of Season 6 could have been a hallucination in Sam's head was a real mind-screw, obviously we knew that wasn't true but the way he tells it, it just might have been possible.
    • The Leviathan!Castiel tossing Dean and Bobby around like rag-dolls. And that menacing Slasher Smile at the end.
  • Episode 2 - "Hello, Cruel World"
    • Dean's speech to a hallucinating Sam.
    Dean: I am your flesh-and-blood brother, okay? I'm the only one who can legitimately kick your ass in real time. You got away. We got you out, Sammy. Believe in that. Believe me, okay? You gotta believe me. You've gotta make it stone number one and build on it.
    • Bobby blasting the Leviathan Dr. Gaines, and then calmly falling back when he sees that it doesn't work.
    • Sam and Dean vs Edgar. Just like a woodchipper, dropping a car beats everything. At least you'd think so... A villanous one here as well for Edgar who hurt Sam and Dean so badly that they had to call for an ambulance. They've never been that hurt before...
  • Episode 3 - "The Girl Next Door"
    • Dean's new rule. You steal his baby, you get punched. Though it gets a lot less awesome when remembering that Sam has just recovered from major head trauma metted out by a Leviathan with a pipe, and Dean is hitting him in the face hard enough to knock him flat to the ground.
  • Episode 4 - "Defending Your Life"
    • Sam actually being a decent attorney. And he was just pre-law.
    • Sam neutralizing Osiris before he can nab another victim.
  • Episode 5 - "Shut Up, Dr Phil"
    • Sam and Dean giving marriage counselling to two very powerful and pissed-off witches. While being chucked around the room and Dean getting a swarm of killer bees buzzing around his head. If anyone knows how to deal with a troubled relationship, it's the Winchesters.
  • Episode 6 - "Slash Fiction"
    • Dean vs Leviathan!Sam and Leviathan!Dean. Seeing Dean cutting off his own head was a meta-moment as well.
    • Bobby cutting off the Leviathan!Chet's head, both times.
    • The head Leviathan gives a verbal beatdown to Crowley, after he tried making a deal with the head Leviathan. He basically bitch slapped someone who is in control of Hell, and Crowley couldn't do a thing about it because the Leviathans were among the Old Ones.
  • Episode 7 - "The Mentalists"
    • Ellen's message from beyond. She really was a mother to the boys, in what time she had. Also the fact that one of the few real psychics in that town isn't hocking it for fame or pissed that nobody wants the real thing.
  • Episode 8 - "Season 7, Time For A Wedding"
    • Becky, of all people, taking down a demon (who was kicking Sam's ass) with the knife.
    • Dean's threat to Guy the Crossroads Demon.
    Guy: Dean Winchester. This is really thrilling. may I have your autograph?
    Dean: Sure, how about I carve it into your spleen.
    • Crowley appearing and actually agreeing with the Winchesters. And his speech to Guy about why Crossroad Demons don't go back on their word.
    • Garth. He's an oddball but he when he starts giving orders even Dean just seems to fall in line.
  • Episode 9 - "How To Win Friends And Influence Monsters"
    • Bobby shooting a monster in the trees about thirty feet above him in the foliage, in the dark, and nailing it with one shot. With his eyes closed, guys.
    • Sam and Dean bursting into the Leviathan HQ armed with only two pressure sprayers filled with Borax. And the fact that it actually works!
    • Bobby shooting Dick Roman in the back and ripping a Leviathan's face off with the sharp end of a crowbar.
    • Dick Roman for the fact that the Borax, which makes even Edgar break down from the pain, doesn't even seem to faze him, and that his face was nearly burnt off and he just kept talking like it was just a papercut.
  • Episode 10 - "Death's Door"
    • Bobby gets several (which is quite impressive for a man in a coma); first, he manages to trap the Reaper chasing him in one of his memories; second, he delivers an epic Shut Up, Hannibal! to the memory of his abusive father; third and final, he manages to temporarily wake up from his coma — with the bullet still in his brain — long enough to pass on some vital information to Sam and Dean. The last one turns out to be a Dying Moment of Awesome.
    • The moment when someone in this show finally says what has been obvious for so long;
    Bobby: As fate would have it, I adopted two boys. And they grew up great. They grew up heroes.
    • Sam and Dean are heroes. No matter what monsters/demons/angels use to belittle them or mock them. They are heroes.
    • Dean gets one as well when he faces down Dick Roman, the Leviathan who shot Bobby, in the parking lot, just DARING him to face him one-on-one right then and there in front of the crowd. And Dick backs down.
    Dean: Well, come on. Right here, right now, out in the open, you and me, Dick Roman.
    [Bystanders are using their mobile phones to record the confrontation.]
    Dean: See? Deciding to jump a famous guy ain't all upside. You can kill me right now you want to see it online.
    Dick Roman: Maybe you should go check on that friend of yours. He can't be feeling too frisky right about now. I'm a very good shot.
    Dean: We're coming for you, and not just to hurt you to kill you. You understand me?
    Dick Roman: Come on, Dean. I can't be killed.
    Dean: You're gonna wish you could, then.
    Dick Roman: [laughs] That's some conviction. You'd really crush it on the motivational circuit.
    Dean: You're either laughing because you're scared or you're laughing because you're stupid. I'll see you soon, Dick.
  • Episode 11 - "Adventures in Babysitting"
    • Dean taking down one of the Vetala Sisters and the fact that had Krissy not run in and gotten herself taken hostage, he would have killed the other one. It worked out, but just barely.
    • Krissy's description of Sam was one for this troper. "Your brother's the size of a car."
  • Episode 12 - "Time After Time"
    • Dean meeting Eliot Ness and pretty much everything that follows. His new G-Man outfit and haircut, getting to carry a machine gun from Ness's arsenal, figuring out how to get back to the future courtesy of the movie of the same name, Dean and Ness fighting Chronos and Ness calling Dean an "Untouchable".
    • Sam killing Chronos. And Chronos's final moments and words.
  • Episode 14 - "Plucky Pennywhistle's Magical Menagerie"
    • Sam fighting the Killer Clowns and Dean stopping Howard by using the his own fear-magic against him.
  • Episode 15 - "Repo Man"
    • Hallucifer getting into Sam's head. And all it took was a single "Shut up!"
    • Dean shooting Jeremy before he can kill Nora's son. And the Jeffrey!Demon telling him "He'll be back you know. Back in black."
  • Episode 16 - "Out With The Old"
    • Dean and Sam vs Joyce and George. Especially Sam cutting off Joyce's head with a broadsword from an antique shop.
  • Episode 17 - "The Born Again Identity"
    • Castiel's epic He's Back moment. He takes down the squad of demons guarding the hospital where Sam is currently interred, then proceeds to save Sam by killing the demon about to torture him via electro-shock therapy, followed by healing Sam's mind by absorbing the insanity into himself. And up until now he was amnesiac, with his initial assault on the demons being a leap of faith based on what Dean told him? Even without his memories, Castiel proves he's a Badass.
    • Sam in the entire episode. He's dying from Hallucifer's torments, he can barely hold it together and he can't even be sure that everything he is seeing is real, and he's likely starving to death since Halluficer won't let him eat. And what does he spend the episode doing? Helping a poor girl who is being haunted by her brother's ghost. Both a crowning moment of awesome and heartwarming.
    • Meg's She's Back. Saving Dean from a pair of demons and getting herself a place in Team Free Will for the duration.
  • Episode 18 - "Party On, Garth"
    • Garth's evolution as a character. He's confident, independent, and an extremely capable hunter without the usual angst. Not to mention, apparently he's got someone in a hot tub waiting for him after a job is finished...
    • Dean fighting the Shojo, it's invisible and can only be seen when your drunk which he, for once, is not. So he fights it based off Sam's statements on where it is. With a freaking Katana.
    • Ghost!Bobby helping Dean during the fight with the Shojo and his reveal at the end.
  • Episode 19 - "Of Grave Importance"
    • Ghost!Bobby learning how to use his ghost power. He can kill werewolves, fix a pinto, bake cornbread, and now he gets zen.
  • Episode 20 - "The Girl with the Dungeons and Dragons Tattoo"
    • Sam and Dean swapping out the suitcase containing Dick's precious cargo with a bomb made of borax. Dick is so shocked at having been outwitted that he just stares blankly as it ticks down and eventually explodes in his face. Also, the Winchesters breaking into Dick's headquarters with a magnificent jump and barrel roll through (cracked) glass walls, splashing borax in the leviathans' faces and fleeing with Charlie in their arms as Ghost!Bobby flings an increasingly-pissed Dick around and pins him down so that he can't catch them. To sum it up, this episode was not kind to Dick, and it was glorious.
  • Episode 21 - "Reading Is Fundamental"
    • Meg killing the crazed angel Hester. "Someone had to do it."
    • Dean banishing the Angels before they can attack them.
  • Episode 22 - "There Will Be Blood"
    • The Alpha Vampire vs Edgar. And Sam and Dean coming to the rescue and finally avenging their loss against Edgar at the season's start.
    • Sam and Dean refusing to leave without the Alpha Vampire's second blood slave. It's too late for the girl Emily but the little boy wasn't lost yet, and they made sure he wouldn't be.
  • Episode 23 - "Survival of the Fittest"
    • The Impala's triumphant return. After spending most of the season locked up in storage, we see it peeling down the road to smash into the SucraCorp parking lot, knocking aside security guards before crashing into the sign in front of the building. All to the tune of "Born to be Wild". Awesome.
    • This is followed by Meg getting out of the car and taking on about half a dozen Leviathan guards with a jug of borax and a machete (sadly, most of this is offscreen because the actress, Rachel Miner, suffers from a serious back injury during filming Season 6's Caged Heat and couldn't do much physical work, thus limiting how Meg fought).
    • Dean's brief conversation with Dick Roman before their final battle;
    Dick Roman: And good on you! Pulling that together A-plus.
    Dean: Oh, you don't think this'll work, do you? You trust that demon?
    Dick Roman: You sure I'm even me, Dean?
    Dean: No. But he is. [Dick looks at Castiel. It is subtle but his smug smile slowly fades as he realizes Castiel can tell who he is.] See, here's the thing when dealing with Crowley he will always find a way to bone you.
    • How Dean and Castiel take down Dick Roman: he knows about the God weapon designed to kill him, so they distract him with a fake one before Cas grabs him from behind and Dean stabs him through the neck with the real one. Dick promptly explodes.
      • Also, Dick smiles at them before he blows up. Not because he lost, but because he has the last laugh. Dean and Cas are sent to Purgatory, likely due to his death. Not bad of an exit for a season's Big Bad.
    • Crowley proving yet again that he's the series' resident Magnificent Bastard, by playing the Winchesters and Leviathans against each other and ensuring that he's the only winner this season. By the time everything's done with, Dick's dead, leaving the Leviathans leaderless and disoriented; Dean and Cas have been sent to Purgatory; Meg and Kevin are his prisoners; and Sam is now alone and powerless.

    Season 8 
  • Episode 1 - "We Need To Talk About Kevin"
    • How the title character has seriously taken a level in badass since we last saw him:
      • First, we see in a flashback how he escaped from Crowley — he tricked him into thinking he'd found a way to open a Hell Gate, and then casts a spell that kills the two demons guarding him, grabbing the Word of God tablet and running off, while Crowley is left standing in a field in Wisconsin surrounded by goats and waiting for a nonexistent gate to open. That's right, the nerdy prophet pulled a fast one on the resident Magnificent Bastard. Later in the episode, Crowley shows up with Kevin's possessed girlfriend, and Kevin lures them into a back room, where he triggers a booby trap that douses them both in holy water, buying him and the Winchesters a chance to escape.
    • Dean's first fight back from Purgatory, getting a chance to show off his new skills and his bone-axe in battle with two demons.
  • Episode 2 - "What's Up Tiger Mommy"
    • Kevin seems to have gotten his Badass Normalness from his mother. First, she passively-aggressively threatens a guy who stole the Word tablet into telling them what he did with it. Later, she punches Crowley in the face for threatening her and Kevin (also a funny moment).
    • Sam performs a reverse-exorcism, preventing one of Crowley's Mooks from escaping and forcing it back into its host so that Dean could kill it.
    • Crowley gets another notch on his Magnificent Bastard belt at the end of the episode: he buys off Plutus' dragon, getting his help in possessing Kevin's mother so that he can use her to get the Word. Then, when the dragon stabs Plutus through the back, Crowley rips the weapon out of his chest and throws it across the room to kill another mook. Then he manages to get to his own body and run off with the tablet, giving Kevin a "The Reason You Suck" Speech about the Winchesters while on the way out.
    • Sam kills Plutus' dragon with Mjolnir, and then uses it to kill Vili (Odin's brother) who had bought it to avenge the virgin he killed to buy it with. That Sam could use Mjolnir so easily raises the possibility that he is worthy to possess the power of Thor.
  • Episode 5 - "Blood Brother"
    • Benny putting the skills he gained in Purgatory to good use against his former nest. Especially notable is when he casually dodges a knife swipe at his neck, handcuffs the vampire who just tried to kill him, and takes his head off.
    • Dean stabbing Benny's former girlfriend from behind with his Purgatory axe, then ripping it free and taking her head off. After taking out the entire nest of vampires virtually single-handedly. And this time he isn't a vampire, he's just a normal human. Or as normal as a human can be after a year in Purgatory.
  • Episode 6 - "Southern Comfort"
    • Garth gets two. First, even after getting shot, he manages to take the cursed penny off the possessed Dean and resist the effects, due to simply not holding grudges. Then, he tears into Dean for letting his relationship with Sam fall apart when they're all each other has left.
  • Episode 7 - "A Little Slice of Kevin"
    • Castiel is back and still kicking ass. When he confronts Crowley for Kevin and the tablet, Crowley assumes that he's too weak to actually threaten him. Cas responds by glowing with divine light, complete with the shadow wings showing up again. He then brings his hand down on Crowley's as he tries to grab the tablet, shattering it and letting Crowley escape with only half. And it turns out, he really was bluffing about his power levels.
    • Mrs Tran continuing to be a badass by turning the tables on the demon left to kill her and taking him prisoner.
    • Sam taking out a whole hallway full of demons with a "demon bomb".
  • Episode 8 - "Hunteri Heroici"
    • Dean vs Dr. Mahoney. X marks the spot.
  • Episode 10 - "Torn and Frayed"
    • The entire warehouse sequence. Dean and Sam go inside, armed with only an Angel Blade and the Demon Knife, each take out a Demon on their own, destroy the Angel warding and allow Castiel inside, and then each take out around two to three Demons with some more Demon Bombs. Then breaking into Crowley's torture room and each fighting off a Demon and beating them before killing them. They've come a long way from the days when one Demon was enough to make them wary.
    • "I need both of you, as you say, to stow your crap. Can you do that?" - Castiel telling the boys off.
  • Episode 11 - "LARP and the Real Girl"
    • Charlie destroying the book and freeing Gilda, and Dean defeating Boltar the Furious.
    • Dean's speech. It may be the only one he knows but it's still damn good.
  • Episode 12 - "As Time Goes By"
    • How they deal with Abaddon. After setting up a fake Hostage For Macguffin situation, Henry lets himself be stabbed by Abaddon in order to be close enough to shoot her in the head with a bullet that had a devil's trap carved into it. Abaddon is left trapped and immobilized in her body, allowing Dean to cut her head off, promising to cut her into pieces and bury each one separately.
    • Hell, Abaddon herself. She's at the peak of her badassery in this episode, and that is quite badass: she infiltrates and destroys an entire ancient secret order by herself in a matter of minutes, makes people's eyes bleed themselves blind, she can't be exorcised, she can't be killed, her screams trigger thunder, she hunts down the Winchesters and the box from the Men of Letters tirelessly, and she kills anyone and everyone who comes with two feet of her.
  • Episode 13 - "Everybody Hates Hitler"
    • The opening scenes where the Golem rips through a camp of Nazis like they were paper.
    • The library scenes when the Golem hunts down a Thule soldier and breaks his neck;
    Torvald: Long live the Thule!
    [The Golem breaks his neck]
    Dean: Or not.
    • Adam distracting Colonel Eckhart long enough that Dean and Sam can take out the Thule Revenants, and then both shoot Eckhart between the eyes at the same time;
    Eckhart: Fools! You can kill me. But you will never kill all the Thule.
    [Sam and Dean shoot Eckhart in the head in unison.]
    Dean: Well, that's a start.
  • Episode 14 - "Trial and Error"
    • Dean and Sam fighting the Hellhound "Growley". Dean puts up a good fight but is outmaneuvered, then Sam comes to the rescue and slits Growley from throat to crotch.
    • Sam's speech to Dean and what he affirms. Dean is the greatest hunter on the planet:
    Dean: Sam, be smart.
    Sam: I am smart, and so are you. You're not a grunt, Dean. You're a genius — when it comes to lore, to — you're the best damn hunter I have ever seen — better than me, better than dad. I believe in you, Dean. So, please — please believe in me, too.
  • Episode 15 - "Man's Best Friend with Benefits"
    • The Witch-Killing Spell finally working, and how awesome it looks.
  • Episode 16 - "Remember the Titans"
    • Sam guesses that Artemis and Prometheus were romantically involved given maybe three basic unconnected clues. Not only does he taunt her but he talks a goddess into killing her father to save Prometheus.
  • Episode 17 - "Goodbye Stranger"
    • Meg's last stand against Crowley. And the fact that she died as a hero and part of Team Free Will.
    • Castiel breaking free of Naomi's control and keeping the angel tablet from her.
  • Episode 18 - "Freaks and Geeks"
    • The Dead Man's Blood Bullets. Dean and Sam really should have asked how to make those.
    • Dean teaching Krissy and the others that "There's more to hunting than just killing." And that he saved the final vampire victim and turned her back to human.
  • Episode 19 - "Taxi Driver"
    • Sam breaks Bobby out of Hell and takes out a few Demons doing so.
    • Benny allows Dean to kill him so he can save Sam and Bobby from Purgatory.
  • Episode 20 - "Pac-Man Fever"
    • Dean not even hesitating to take some African Dream Root and enter Charlie's dream to save her.
    • Sam taking out the younger Djinn despite being so weak he could barely hit the target on a shooting range.
  • Episode 21 - "The Great Escapist"
    • Kevin essentially telling Crowley to a) go screw himself and b) that he can kill him but he can't break him. Actually, let's just go ahead and call this one Kevin's Awesome Episode, because he deserves it. Bonus points because he's figured out Crowley's game simply because the kid is just that smart. Two years ago, the guy was nothing more than an above-average high school student, and now he basically gave a giant middle finger to the freaking king of Hell. He knows he can't get out, he knows he's going to die, but when Crowley walks in and confronts him he looks more confident and more healthy than he has all season. He even got what he thought was a good last meal out of it.
    • Also, when Cas is being interrogated by Naomi: "In the words of a good friend ... bite me." And the fact that he was able to evade Naomi's mooks for so long because he was able to make himself appear as if he were in hundreds of places (Biggerson's restuarants) at once.
    • Sam calling out Metatron for his unwillingness to get involved, and the entire Angel race for being worse than the Demons because they should be better and they are not;
    Sam: You know what? (beat) Pull the frigging trigger.
    Metatron: What?
    Sam: Pull the freaking trigger, you cowardly piece of garbage.
    Dean: Sam. Hey!
    [Sam grabs the end of Metatron's rifle and points it at himself.]
    Sam: All the time you've been hiding here, how much suffering have you read over? Humanity's suffering! And how much of it has been at the hands of your kind?!
  • Episode 22 - "Clip Show"
    • A villanous one. As Crowley is killing Sarah through the Hex-Bag he gives this speech to Dean and Sam. It's both awesome and chillingly nightmare fuel;
    Crowley: What's the line? "Saving people, hunting things. The family business." Well I think, the people you save, they're how you justify your pathetic little lives. The alcoholism, the collateral damage, the pain you've caused... The one thing that allows you to sleep at night - the one thing is knowing these folks are out there. Still out there. Happy and healthy because of you. You great big bloody heroes. They're your life's work and I am going to rip it apart. Piece by piece. Because I can. Because you can't stop me. Because when they're all gone, what will you have left?
    • This episode is all villanous Awesome Moments. Crowley playing Sam and Dean over the entire episode and Abaddon escaping and putting herself back together after the boys dig her up.
  • Episode 23 - "Sacrifice"
    • A meta-one: After viewing the ending of "Clip Show" (Let's just say it involves Crowley at his most heinous.note ), learning that Sam and Dean are going to use him for the Third Trialnote  in this episode is remarkably satisfying. Especially Dean punching him and Crowley's slowly dawning horror when he realizes what they are going to do.
    Dean: You're ours...
    • Made even better? Crowley was originally trying to force Dean and Sam to stop completing the Trials altogether with said-heinousness. Hoist by His Own Petard, anyone?
    • Sam lighting Abaddon on fire with some holy oil and a match;
    Sam: Hey! Love the suit. [[Tosses a match and watches Abaddon combust.]]
    • Another meta one for the season's cliffhanger; the cinematography when the angels begin to fall is nothing short of stunning.
    • Let's give Metatron a massive round of applause for being one hell of a Magnificent Bastard and outmaneuvering everyone in the cast. The man essentially brought down heaven completely. How many demons or many others have tried to deal such as blow to the Heavenly Host? And unlike Lucifer, The Leviathans or Eve, Metatron wasn't uber strong. He was just a very smart guy. We repeat, what was Heaven's undoing? A smart man with nothing to lose and a vendetta. Epic.

    Season 9 
  • Episode 1 - "I Think I'm Gonna Like It Here"
    • After nearly shutting the gates of hell, Sam's stuck in a coma. While dreaming, he encounters Death, who admits to wanting to come personally. Death, who up until now has insisted he believes humans are insignificant, goes so far as to praise Sam (presumably for almost succeeding at closing the gates of Hell.
    • Ezekiel's entrance in "I think I'm Gonna Like It Here". He saves Dean's life and proves that there are angels that care about humanity. Becomes less awesome after "Ezekiel" turns out to be another lying prick.
    Ezekiel: Easy there, brother. This young man has prayed for our assistance. Are we creatures of wrath or compassion? I would argue the latter.
  • Episode 2 - "Devil May Care"
    • Abaddon's plans for demons are sheer Nightmare Fuel, but are also pretty awesome.
    • Best moment of the episode has to be Ezekiel coming to Sam's rescue, his eyes glowing laser blue and his wings appearing in the light he gives off. They may be ragged, but they still scared three of Abaddon's elite demons, and of course Ezekiel still crushed them despite being wounded.
    • Mention must be given to the single crossroads demon who stood up to Abaddon. During Abaddon's speech about how she will take over, claiming Crowley is dead and now all shall bow before her or she will eradicate them all said demon casually dismisses her plan, pointing out that up until a few days ago they all thought she was dead as well, and as long as she can't prove her claims, she'll never get all the demons behind her. She goes even further and dismisses the knights of hell as being overrated. Just to review, this is a single crossroads demon, the weakest of all demons nothing more than a "Salesman" who at the time was in the body of a frail old lady, standing up to pretty much the most powerful demon alive at the present. Abaddon's response is pretty awesome as well—what does she do when she can't answer or dismiss these criticisms? She grasps the demon by the throat, pulls her out of her vessel and then throws her back into HELL.
    • Another Abaddon moment: being the only demon thus far smart enough to utilize modern military gear and weaponry. The Winchesters don't have to fight demons; they have to fight demon snipers with bulletproof vests, so the devil trap bullets don't work this time. What makes Abaddon scary isn't just that she's hugely powerful but that she's also smart and she learns.
    • Sam is getting shot at from the rooftops by a sniper. He retaliates by quickly and effectively shooting out the sniper's scope. With a handgun. From twenty feet. While still in-motion.
  • Episode 3 - "I'm No Angel"
    • Dean taking on the Rogue Reaper April to save Castiel.
  • Episode 4 - "Slumber Party"
    • Charlie killing the Wicked Witch by stabbing her in the face with the heel of one of the red shoes.
  • Episode 5 - "Dog Dean Afternoon"
    • Dean using his dog howl to call on an entire pack of dogs to kill Chef Leo;
    Chef Leo: Sorry. Wolf trumps dog.
    Dean: Maybe. But not a whole pack.
  • Episode 6 - "Heaven Can't Wait"
    • Castiel killing the Rit Zien Ephraim while just being a human/hunter-in-training.
    • Abaddon's unshakable confidence during her "conference call" with Crowley.
    Abaddon: I'm taking it all down, brick by brick. It's over. The days of Crowley, the king of bureaucrats, are done.
    And:
    Abaddon: How does it feel, Crowley, to be the Winchesters's bitch? It's been fun indulging in your bluffs, but we both know you have no real authority left, no leverage. You have nothing to offer me. You have nothing.
    Crowley: [beaten, realizing he's already lost] Your way will backfire. You. Will. Burn.
    Abaddon: I. Can't. Wait.
  • Episode 8 - "Rock and a Hard Place"
    • Jody Mills killing Vesta after being impaled by a piece of rebar. She killed a God with a gaping hole in her side.
  • Episode 9 - "Holy Terror"
    • When Castiel is being tortured he manipulates Theo into setting him free by pretending that he can put him in contact with Metatron. When the other angel's guard is down, Castiel slashes his throat and steals his grace to get his powers back. When Malachi returns to the torture warehouse later, it's shown that Castiel single-handedly slaughtered every single angel in there in order to escape. Doubles as Nightmare Fuel, but pretty awesome nonetheless.
  • Episode 10 - "Road Trip"
    • Sam expelling Gadreel from his head with nothing but sheer willpower.
    • Crowley's speech to Abaddon and two of her mooks;
    Crowley: Right. Let's have a chat.
    Abaddon: I'm not here to talk.
    Crowley: And I'm not talking to you. I'm talking to them, the average demon, because I feel their pain. It must have been difficult, with your loving king so cruelly taken from you. I imagine you felt all at sea. And then along came...The brute. She's strong...and a knight and immortal —at the moment. So I'm not surprised that some of my more idiotic subjects bought her line. But now? Good news, fellas. Daddy's home.
    Abaddon: Hell doesn't want you, Crowley. It's mine.
    Crowley: Is it? Not what I hear. Not while I'm still kicking.
    Abaddon: Well, then, let's settle it. You and me. Right here. Winner takes the crown.
    Crowley: See, that's your problem, love. You think this is a fight.
    Abaddon: It's not?
    Crowley: It's a campaign. Hearts and minds, that's what's important. See, the demons have a choice — take orders from the world's angriest ginger — and that's saying something — or join my team, where everyone gets a say, a virgin, and all the entrails they can eat. So, think on this, lads. Spread the word — vote Crowley.
  • Episode 11 - "First Born"
    • Dean single-handedly takes on, fights and kills three Demons, proving that he's still sharp from Purgatory. Defeating one is too much for most people. How awesome this fight is cannot really be described, it has to be seen.
    • Crowley's response to being knocked down by another demon. "You're good..." jumps up and stabs him in the side with an angel sword, "...But I'm Crowley"
    • And of course Cain, the Father of Murder. Clearly impressive in many aspects, he gets his greatest moment at the end, where he single-handedly slaughters a whole Army of Demons.
  • Episode 14 - "Captives"
    • Castiel telling Bartholomew that he refuses to allow the angel-on-angel violence to continue, and that just because he has killed thousands of beings in the past doesn't mean he'll do it again.
    Castiel: Who I was, what I did, that's not who I am.
    • And then sparing Bartholomew, who tried to murder him and has tortured many angels to death for simply not wanting to fight, because someone has to draw the line, and then executing Bartholomew when he tries to back-stab Cas despite Cas's magnanimous gesture to him. And of course several Angels telling Castiel that they wish to follow him at the end.
    • Mrs Tran killing the Demon Del and getting her revenge for the year of hell she went through. And that Sam said that she is "much worse than Crowley."
  • Episode 16 - "Blade Runners"
    • One for Crowley as he realizes Sam and Dean are about to kill him and double-crosses them. They should have known better than to try and play Crowley, because as he said earlier;
    Crowley: You [Lola] tried to play me? I play the tune! Everyone else dances to it. Got it?
  • Episode 17 - "Mother's Little Helper"
    • Henry and Josie Sands coming to the rescue, and what Sister Julia says about that;
    Sister Julia: I was so scared. I prayed and prayed, but God didn't answer my prayers. Henry and Josie did.
    • Some perspective, here. Back in season one, a single demon was a serious threat to the Winchester brothers. This is a trial run for the Men of Letters' newest recruit, and they curb stomp a roomful of the bastards. This organization really knows how to train its people
  • Episode 18 - "Meta Fiction"
    • The claims that Metatron is the new God seem like an informed attribute without much to back it up. Then he blows out a ring of Angel fire he's in, curb stomps the Winchesters and wipes away angel warding like it's drawn out of smoke, and he could probably qualify for a close second. It's just the smug, happy-go-lucky way he does all of this. He's in a situation that's screwed Archangels, and he's having fun.
    • The fact that Metatron's the new top dog in heaven just makes him the poster child of From Nobody to Nightmare.
    • The possibility that Gabriel may still be alive. The Trickster may still be out there.
      • Wordof God has confirmed that Gabriel is still alive. You really can't take the trick out of the Trickster!
  • Episode 19 - "Alex Annie Alexis Ann":
    • Dean overpowering a Vampire, obviously an affect of the Mark of Cain. And of course;
    Dean: Look at me.
    [The Vampire doesn't look at Dean.]
    Dean: LOOK AT ME BITCH!!
    [The Vampire finally looks at Dean, who then slices his head off.]
  • Episode 20 - "Bloodlines":
    • He might have been a psychopath but Irv was probably the most badass hunter in the show after Dean, Sam and John. Taking out an entire bar filled with Werewolves, Vampires, Djinn, Vetalas, Ghouls and Shapeshifters on his own with only a silver wolverine claw. Pity he had to die, he probably could have killed every monster in Chicago.
      • Actually, there were plenty of of survivors in that bar. But he left such an impression that everyone believed he was one of the monsters. He also learned enough about monster politics and weaknesses to nearly spark a local inter-species war with a single kill. Most of all, he didn't seem to have any help from hunter society.
  • Episode 21 - "King of the Damned"
    • Dean vs Abaddon. Every. Single. Part. From Dean fighting his way through Abaddon's telekinesis, tapping into his inner Jedi to get back the First Blade, stabbing Abaddon and lifting her into the air with strength alone, and then going insane on her corpse.
    • Crowley talking a Hellhound down. Over the phone. Calling it Juliet.
    • Castiel taking on three to four Angelic assassins and winning.
  • Episode 22 - "Stairway to Heaven"
    • Dean's conversation with the angel Flagstaff, and how he responds;
    Flagstaff: You believe every problem can be solved with a gun. You play the hero, but underneath the hype, you're a killer with oceans of blood on his hands. I hate men like you.
    [Dean flips over the table and pins Flagstaff to the floor with Mark of Cain strength.]
    Dean: Honey, there ain't no other men like me.
    • Another moment of awesome there. Dean shutting that arrogant little Angel up. She feels smug and superior because she helps people deal with their owwies and scrapes, and blasts Dean for killing. Yet her kind would have destroyed the world just because they could, and Dean was the one who stopped them. Every person on the planet owes their life to Sam and Dean Winchester, and the Angels as Dean said at the start of the season "[are] just monsters with good PR."
      • Those owwies and scrapes being terminal conditions like cancer. As a perspective flip, Flagstaff got her own moment of awesome. She's right. They do tend to fix problems through violence, and they have been unhinged and dangerous in the past. And she knows who Dean is. It takes some titanium ovaries to give a "The Reason You Suck" Speech to the man who's taken on archangels and won.
  • Episode 23 - "Do You Believe in Miracles"
    • Castiel and Gadreel pulling a "Wookiee" starring Castiel as Chewbacca and Gadreel as Han Solo.
    • Gadreel's Heroic Sacrifice giving Castiel a chance to stop Metatron once and for all. Cas was right, he did redeem himself.
    • Castiel stopping Metatron once and for all with the old 'The Mic is On' trick. And his willingness to imprison Metatron rather than kill him.
    • The Unnamed Angel who stood up to Metatron, who called him out for being a power-seeking coward and refused to stand by and watch him beguile humanity into worshipping him. He died but it was awesome that at least one angel saw through Metatron's act without Castiel or anyone else telling him the truth.
    • Dean vs Metatron. He did pretty well considering his opponent was the New God.
    • Sam barging his way to Dean's side through a crowd of Metatron's new followers who might well have attacked him.
    • The ending. One name. Demon!Dean.
      • He's also been going by Deanmon.
    • A meta-moment for Crowley, as soon as he saw that Dean had no interest in a double-bacon cheeseburger, his favourite food of all, Crowley knew he was ready to become Demon!Dean. Demons don't need to eat, and that Dean didn't was the final proof. And for withholding the final truth about Cain, that dying turned him into a Demon and it would do the same to Dean, a guy who dies on a regular basis. And on top of all that: He never once lied to Dean.
      • His monologue at the end of the episode was also awesome. So, a MOA for Mark Sheppard?
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