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Supernatural Fans Agree That This Is The Best Part Of Season 6

"Supernatural" ran for a staggering 15 seasons on The CW, becoming one of the network's most popular shows. With legions of adoring fans endlessly discussing, speculating, and theorizing about the show, few franchises can boast the kind of enthusiasm that "Supernatural" can (via NPR).

Following Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean Winchester (Jensen Ackles), the series sees the brothers driving across America battling ghosts and demons. Though "Supernatural" came from rather humble beginnings, the show would eventually come to grow apocalyptic in the most biblical sense of the word.

However, after creator and showrunner Eric Kripke left the series following Season 5, some fans began to think the show was running on fumes. The unfocused 6th season is regularly said by fans and critics to be one of the weakest, as the series struggled to find a new direction (via Empire). Still, there is one aspect of Season 6 that many fans still recall fondly.

Fans loved Sam without his soul

On the r/Supernatural subreddit, fans still regularly discuss the merits and failings of the show. One such thread from u/New-Consequence-8820 focused on a positive aspect of Season 6, noting Jared Padalecki's range as an actor.

"I know most hate [S]eason 6," the user offered. "But the way Jared played the split versions of himself was so good." The user even shared side-by-side pictures of Padalecki playing the two variations, one with dead eyes and the other with his natural sense of compassion and morality. After the apocalyptic 5th season saw Sam plummet into hell with Lucifer, he returned from the pits without his soul. This led to a complex plot where Sam was a secret villain for part of the season before receiving an intervention from the best version of Death, played by Julian Richings. 

A comment from u/Available_Message129 agreed fervently about how well Padalecki acted out the deception. "He did a good job," they weighed in. "It was obvious something was off when [he] and Dean hugged for the first time after not seeing each other for a year." Another fan offered different Season 6 praise. "Season 6 had some of the most funny episodes in [all of 'Supernatural']," said u/borostepi. While the season is somewhat divisive among franchise devotees, it seems some fans remain ardent defenders of this "Supernatural" arc.