Hey I want to rewatch destiel episodes What are your faves?
WHY IS SUCH A SIMPLE QUESTION SO HARD?
I made this list
a little while ago,
but I should probably pare it down a little, yeah?
It’s hard to
separate my favorite episodes from specifically my favorite Destiel
eps. Like, one of my absolute favorite episodes of the Carver era is
Executioner’s Song, but even though there are two EXCELLENT
Destiel moments in it (Cas just talking to Cain around a pile of dead
bodies, but as soon as Cain threatens Dean the blade comes out, along
with Dean trusting Cas over Crowley with the First Blade) I can’t
strictly call it a ‘Destiel’ episode.
That said… these are in chronological order because determining my actual favorite of favorites makes me wanna sob.
4x01 – Lazarus Rising – This episode is near perfection. The mystery, the build-up, and then the most satisfying entrance ever. SPARKS LITERALLY FLY WHEN THEY FIRST MEET FACE TO FACE, C’MON. Also, that one line that caused me to immediately make an LJ community for them - “You don’t think you deserved to be saved.” Two minutes after they started talking, Cas gets Dean. God, I could watch this episode once a day and never be tired of it.
– Free to Be You and Me
– When this episode first aired, all Dean/Cas fans were completely,
totally losing their shit. This was peak fanservice, and then it gave
us that incredibly emotional moment of how long it had been since
Dean had laughed that made it less fanservicey and more actually
6x20 – The Man
Who Would Be King – I mean, yeah. Do I even need to explain it?
Cas watching Dean rake leaves, and his downfall happening because he
didn’t want to disturb Dean’s peace? And it’s then established
that immediately after Dean had expressed how broken he was over
losing Sam, Cas dove into hell to get
8x17 – Goodbye
Stranger – This episode is why I’m convinced that Dean, king
of abandonment issues, isn’t nearly as open with Cas as he was at
the end of season 7 and the beginning of season 8. Dean was almost
soft with Cas, emotionally
vulnerable multiple times. Dean told Cas he needed him, and
then Cas left. Since then, while Dean has opened up to Cas a few
times, it hasn’t been at the level of “failing every godforsaken
thing that I care about.” Dean opened up, and Cas left. Dean’s
been on guard ever since. (That’s my headcanon, anyway.)
8x23 – Sacrifice
– MY GOD. The bar scene, plus the angel fall spell, plus Sam’s
own abandonment issues and him spelling out that he actually kinda
sees Cas a threat to his relationship with Dean. It’s also just a
really fucking excellent episode and one of my favorite finales of
the entire series.
9x06 - Heaven
Can’t Wait – Do I even need to list reasons why? Dean
sneaking off to chat on the phone with Cas, throwing out half-assed
excuses to go see Cas, him watching Cas through the window, the
fucking SHIT-EATING GRIN when he orders some beef jerky and a pack of
menthols from Cas, the flash of jealousy when Dean sees Cas setting
up a date, the fact that the Ephraim came after Cas because of Cas’s
10x20 - Angel
Heart – Not so much really shippy, but this was peak Dadstiel.
I had no idea I wanted this until I had it. Like, I usually avoid
Dean and Cas w/ kids fics, but this was just fucking perfect. Also,
married couple bickering. Also, I seriously will read every fic ever
of Dean and Cas going to Hot Topic because the mental image of that
is fucking GLORIOUS.
12x10 – Lily
Sunder Has Some Regrets – A recent addition, which I’m not
gonna get too much into considering we’re still picking it apart.
Easily the biggest Destiel ep we’ve gotten since 9x06.
** Also, let it be
known that this post marks me finally conforming to ‘Destiel’ as
a word. I initially resisted but I’ve been throwing out to see how the word tastes in my mouth, and I knew it would happen
eventually. This was just me being old fandom grandma. Destiel. Destiel. Destiel. Now I’m hip,
I’m cool. See how cool I am? Now you won’t be embarrassed by me when we go out to eat.