# 1x05 - I'm all for pulling out all the stops in the service of chiaroscuro, but omg. XP
# Redeeming factor: Jess scene at the end, coupled with the Stones. One of SPN's best cinematic moments/musical montages.
# Also, Sam asking Dean to help him turn on the video camera's night vision. :'D
# Cash Dean wins in a poker match gets kept in Sam's wallet? There's a story there. (Also, when/why would Sam make the transition from wallet to monogrammed money clip by 2x15?)
# Between 2005 (2.65/gal) and 2013 (2.35/gal) in SPNland, gas prices went DOWN. Apparently God is really committed to the pecuniary feasibility of the Great Winchester Gospel road trip!
# The shapeshifter scene is my favorite shirtless scene in all of Supernatural, rivaled by none.
# My dad told me that "All Right Now" by Free is Stanford's fight song (though he thought it was oddly conciliatory to play it if, say, Stanford was down, or had lost, uh, XP). Having it close this episode, as Sam drifts further and further from all of his friends and classmates, gives me so many emotions.
# "I've never smelled ozone this strong before." Spirits smell like something? Is this ever a thing again?
# I remember watching 1x07 for the first time, in bed, in my freshman dorm room, with all the lights out and my roommate out doing whatever it is college students do on Friday nights. And I remember thinking, "Damn it, I'm the dead roommate in this scenario, aren't I." D:
# Incidentally, said roommate provided some of the personal details (hometown/high school/sport) I use as my Jess head canon. We never really knew each other, and we did not particularly like each other, and never once spoke after that first year, but hey, she was useful! And I'll probably always remember her, at least inasmuch as she is now Jess. Even if usually I forget her actual name.
# I also remember watching this episode with one of my dear friends from SPN fandom. She'd never seen it before, so we watched it together by synching our files and commentating via Gchat. I have vivid memories of how much she haaaaated it. XD
# There used to be a SPN comm called spnquotefic where every week was dedicated to an episode of SPN, and it was sort of an ongoing fic meme where you'd pick a prompt, which were all quotes from the episode and write. The fic didn't have to have anything to do with the episode. "There's a dead girl buried deep inside there" will FOREVER STAND OUT TO ME as a quote from 1x07 because I used it to write Meg!fic grabbing a vessel out of a Dumpster in between 1x21 and 2x14. Overly literal interpretation of prompt = me.
# "SALT BEING A SPIRIT DETERRENT"
SALT BEING A SPIRIT DETERRENT
It's here! My favorite line in ALL OF SPN! If someone put that on a T-shirt, I would buy it. Even the grammar of the sentence screams infodump.
Though interestingly, I'd note that when Sam asks if John and Dean thought this up, Dean's response suggests that he did it by himself, thanks, though he doesn't state it outright. Makes me wonder if the discovery was hasty and independent, or if Dean met anyone who inspired it--I mean, he didn't invent rock salt rounds, which have historically been (and currently sometimes are) used as non-lethal shots, hunting shots, etc. I can ONLY IMAGINE that some hunter, and some point, figured this out too. But given the uneven inheritance of intergenerational hunting knowledge, this newest resurrection could have spawned from anywhere.