7.19 "Of Grave Importance"
I really enjoyed this one. I really liked Annie (she reminded me a lot of Ellen) and am disappointed she's gone after this, but understand that she had to die in order to have all those scenes with Bobby. The scene where she saw her body was so powerful and sad. I like though, more than anything, that she represented that Sam and Dean don't actually live in a bubble as much as it seems sometimes.
The scene in the restaurant when Dean and Sam realize they'd both slept with Annie--as well as Bobby--was golden. Sam's faces during that conversation.... "She was stressed and I didn't... have a soul?" Haha.
On a shallow note--Dean in the shower. Also, that he was showering with the door open so he and Sam could continue talking. I really liked that scene in the bathroom when Bobby wrote on the fogged up mirror and the boys'--especially Dean's--face.
I was really intrigued by the idea of showing a haunted house (which we haven't seen in a long time) from the ghost perspective. And this was a particularly nasty haunted house. It was cool to see Bobby figuring things out so he could more effectively help the boys as he is. And when the boys could finally see him?
The ending broke my heart but it made sense. My first thought was back to Dean in season 2's "Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things," after he'd realized John had made a deal for his life and had the whole "What's dead should stay dead" mantra going. Sam and Dean might have repeatedly broken the natural order of things, but they do it knowing the pain and suffering that is going to come from it and are willing to shoulder that burden--whether for the sake of the greater good or each other. On the other hand, they do not do well with other people making sacrifices for them and this is no different. They know, better than most, the inevitable fate of ghosts so it's like they have to start the mourning process all over again.
Really looking forward to see where we're going for the rest of the season now.