In Season Two of Supernatural, Sam and Dean Winchester faced off against a whole slew of ghosts, ghoulies and things that went bump in the night! We got our first good look at the deals demons make (“Crossroad Blues”) and another shapeshifter made life miserable for Dean (“Nightshifter”). Sam had his heart torn out, almost literally, by a wolf in pretty lady clothing (“Heart”) and A tattooed djinn gave Dean a taste of the life he would have led if mom hadn’t burned on the ceiling (“What Is and What Should Never Be”).
Personally, my favorite monsters from Season Two were the old fashioned ghosts that wrecked havoc in a variety of ways. In “Playthings,” the ghost of a little girl haunts an old hotel in order to keep her little friend from moving away. In “The Usual Suspects,” the ghost is trying to do good by helping the police catch the man who murdered her, and in “Roadkill,” two ghosts play a cat and mouse game with Sam and Dean in the middle. The best ghost story is “Folsom Prison Blues.” Here, the nasty ghost of a nasty nurse finds easy prey behind the locked cell doors. Dean almost becomes a casualty himself until he manages to get to the salt shaker on his lunch tray which he uses to drive Nurse Ratched away.
If you ever come face-to-face with a ghost, take a few tips from the Winchesters. First, try to find out who it is and why they’re there. If the ghost turns violent, salt and iron are both good temporary deterrents, but if you want to stop the phantom menace for good, you’ve got to find, then salt and burn the bones. Which, I’m pretty sure, is illegal in most states.
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Trivia: Did you know that Ronald in “Nightshifter” was originally written as a darker, survivalist guy? Listen in as Ben Edlund talks about how Chris Gautier brought a sweet side to the Mandroid man.
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