5 Supernatural Season 5 episodes to rewatch over and over again

"Swan Song" - Jared Padalecki as Sam, Jensen Ackles as Dean in SUPERNATURAL on The CW.Photo: Jack Rowand/The CW©2010 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
"Swan Song" - Jared Padalecki as Sam, Jensen Ackles as Dean in SUPERNATURAL on The CW.Photo: Jack Rowand/The CW©2010 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved. /
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Supernatural — “Changing Channels” — Photo: Jack Rowand/The CW — Acquired via CW TV PR /

Looking to throw on an episode of Supernatural Season 5? If you don’t want to delve too deep into the overall story, pick these five episodes.

There are times that you don’t want to watch an entire season of Supernatural. You may only have time for one or two episodes and you don’t necessarily want to delve too deeply into the lore. That means looking for individual episodes that are entertaining and fun but won’t make you remember what happened either side of the series.

Supernatural Season 5 isn’t as easy as previous seasons to do that with. There are a lot of storylines that connect with each other. While Season 4 started it, this was the season that really brought in the idea of including some connection to the overall storyline with the monster-of-the-week format.

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However, there are some episodes that stand out. They can be focused on particular characters, such as Bobby, or just give us a fun story with just a tiny bit of over-arching story at the very end. Although, I will admit that most of my favorite episodes from the season are the ones with the main storyline in focus, such as “The Song Remains the Same” and “Abandon All Hope.”

These are the five episodes you’ll want to watch over and over again from Supernatural Season 5 when you want a “monster-of-the-week” format.

Episode 8: Changing Channels

The first on the list is the one that tells us who the Trickster really is. At the very end of this episode, we do get a connection to the overall story, as the Trickster turns out to be Gabriel. However, it really is just a small part at the end.

Overall, “Changing Channels” does act as a filler. And it’s one of the most memorable filler episodes you’ll come across. Directed by Charles Beeson, it parodies so many other TV shows from past and present. You’ll recognize the likes of Grey’s Anatomy, CSI: Miami, and even Knight Rider.

Sam and Dean realize that if they want to get out of the TV, they need to start to play their roles. Of course, that links to what’s going on in their own life. However, if you want a few laughs, you can throw this episode on.

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Episode 9: The Real Ghostbusters

Supernatural has always had fun being meta, and that’s definitely the case for this episode. Remember when the Winchesters learned in Season 4 that their lives were being written about by a prophet? Well, that’s led to a convention. The Winchesters get called to the first convention by Chuck.

There’s plenty of humor in this as the Winchesters find people cosplaying them. Naturally, they try to convince everyone that they’re the real Sam and Dean Winchester, but nobody is going to believe them.

For me, it’s the monster of the week that makes this episode worth watching. There are elements to the story that remind me of older episodes, especially with the use of ghostly kids who turn out to be the real killers. Watch it again to get a reminder of old-school episodes.

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Episode 13: Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid

Sometimes, you just need an episode that gives you more depth to beloved characters. “Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid” does that by giving us a little backstory about Bobby Singer. How did he get into hunting?

It turns out that he had to kill his wife, who was possessed by a demon. We get to learn more about that in Season 6, but in this episode, we see him struggle with the idea that he has to kill his wife again. She’s back as a zombie, and he just can’t do it.

We get a side to Bobby that we very rarely get to see. You’ll also want to pay attention to Jody Mills’ introduction into the series.

Supernatural — “Dark Side of the Moon” — Photo: Jack Rowand/The CW — Acquired via CW TV PR
Supernatural — “Dark Side of the Moon” — Photo: Jack Rowand/The CW — Acquired via CW TV PR /

Episode 16: Dark Side of the Moon

I know this is one of those episodes that connects to the overall story, but there’s also a monster-of-the-week focus to it. Sam and Dean are killed and they end up in Heaven. We watch them as they try to figure out a way back to their own bodies before Zachariah can get to them.

This is one of those brother episodes that you can’t afford to miss. While it may be connected to the overall storyline, it offers too much to the depths of the Winchesters individually. We see their happiest memories, with Dean’s focused on being with family and Sam’s focused on being away from them.

Plus, we can’t overlook the return of Ash. He’s found a way to jump between Heavens and it’s perfect having him as the one guiding the Winchesters at various points.

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Episode 22: Swan Song

The Supernatural Season 5 finale is a must. You don’t need to know the rest of the story leading up to this point. Plus, you have the awesome “Road So Far” moment to Kansas’ “Carry On My Wayward Son” anyway.

The episode brings five years of storytelling to a close. Michael and Lucifer are destined to fight, but the Winchester brothers continue to find a way to subvert destiny. And they’re not going to do it alone. Castiel and Bobby join the cause, unwilling to let the world go to hell.

“Swan Song” is a story of love and family. It’s one of sacrifice and determination. And there are plenty of flashbacks to remind us of just how important Baby is to both Winchester brothers.

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Which Supernatural Season 5 episodes do you rewatch over and over again? Which ones will make it to your next watch? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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