Today I risk riling up the world's most fanatic fandom by tackling life and death, mostly death, issues on The CW's series, Supernatural, which just finished up its TENTH season by (SPOILER ALERT!!!!) killing off everyone's favorite character of all time ... Death. Cue "Carry On My Wayward Son" and peruse this list of ...
The Top Ten Deaths on Supernatural
Number 10: Mama Winchester dies on a fiery ceiling just to set up the series.
Number 9: Sam is knifed in the back while Dean runs to save him.
Number 8: Dean makes a deal with the devil to save Sam from the effects of Number 9, then gets dragged to Hell by hellhounds exactly one year later as part of the deal.
Number 7: Sam (possessed by an angel) kills Kevin and it is all Dean’s fault.
Number 6: Sam and Dean get taken out by fellow hunters before the opening credits in Dark Side of the Moon.
Number 5: Erik Kripke, series creator, gets killed on-screen in The French Mistake.
Number 4: Baby (aka Metallicar) gets t-boned by a demon-driven semi at the end of the season one, leaving everyone wondering over the summer whether Sam, Dean, John, and the car can possibly survive.
Number 3: Bobby dies in the hospital, hanging on just long enough to give the guys a critical piece of information and call them “idjits.”
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And the number 1 death(s) in The CW’s Supernatural television series is: Jo & Ellen. Two beloved characters sacrifice themselves in a gut-wrenching mother/daughter triggered explosion to give the guys a chance of killing the Devil and the gambit doesn’t pay off.
Yes, I know some of you may disagree. Let the comments and rants begin. But, before you go all Mark of Cain on me for not mentioning him, let me say for the record that fellow University of Chicago alum Misha Collins is awesome and Castiel is a really cool character, too, but we're talking death scenes here, fans, and even Death's death didn't crack the top ten ...
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Donald J. Bingle
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