#MCM: Why Supernatural Episode 300’s John Winchester was everything we needed

Supernatural -- "Lebanon" -- Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW -- Acquired via CW TV PR
Supernatural -- "Lebanon" -- Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW -- Acquired via CW TV PR /

Supernatural Episode 300 brought John Winchester back for an episode. Here’s our #ManCrushMonday this week. Take a look at why.

John Winchester was back for an episode in the 300th episode of Supernatural. He was everything we needed at the time and this certainly makes him our #ManCrushMonday for the week.

I know #MCM is traditionally focused on looks, but there’s so much to men (and people, in general). When it comes to the Supernatural men, we have different personalities coming together on screen. Each character has also offered something different throughout the years.

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Up until this point, John was the battle-hardened hunter. He raised his sons the best he could while fighting monsters and looking for the “thing” that killed Mary. All he knew was that it wasn’t an accident and there was something out there. I’ve never condoned what John did. I disliked him in the earlier years, taking a stance more like Sam did early on.

However, over the years, I’ve softened. As a parent, I’ve seen him differently although I still don’t really like him. That was until Episode 300.

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When John came to 2019, it was clear that he was still the hunter, this man who didn’t trust anyone. However, he also knew his sons and it was soon clear to him that something had happened. I’m assuming the regular tests were done like silver and holy water off screen, but immediately, John accepted his sons for who they were, showing that out of everyone he would trust them.

They got the chance to give him the full story and he didn’t bat an eyelid or question anything. John was able to soak it all in and remain level-headed. Most other people would have a bunch of questions. They’d clarify a few points or they’d question the actions of people at strategic points. But not John.

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His military training came through. His trust in his sons was evident. All he wanted to do was make sure his boys were safe. Part of him regretted his actions because of what it meant for the brothers, but he was also proud of them at the very same time. They’d managed something he couldn’t but something he’d put them on the path of doing.

More importantly, we got to see John in a different light. He was closer to the John we had the chance to meet in “The Song Remains the Same,” the one who had no idea about hunting and was willing to temporarily say yes to Michael to keep his family safe. We saw the father who was willing to make a sacrifice for his children, no questions asked.

It was a John I wanted to see from the very beginning. One that you could tell was in there but had been pushed down by all the grief, the hardship, and the horrors of reality. All he wanted to do was keep his sons safe and he got to see that he managed that and more.

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What did you think of the John Winchester in Supernatural Episode 300? What did you love about this version of the character? Which version have you loved the most? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Supernatural returns with all-new episodes on Mar. 7 at 8/7c on The CW.