What is the best episode of Supernatural‘s fourth season?  That’s a question I posed in an article yesterday, eventually settling on the mythology-heavy “In the Beginning.”  It offered up a plethora of answers to questions we had been pondering for years, and successfully added numerous layers to the Winchester family history.  Of course, not all fans agreed with my choice, with some claiming that the episode lacked the brotherly bonding moments that makes Supernatural so special.  That’s why I’ve created a showdown that allows fans to vote for season 4’s most awe-inspiring hour.  Is “In the Beginning” worthy of the honor, or should another episode rise to the top?

What’s the best episode of season 4 so far?  You can vote for your pick by clicking on the showdown link below.  Our Supernatural showdown pits the first 10 episodes of the series against each other, so simply vote for your favorites until only one episode remains.  The showdown ends on Sunday, November 30, and we’ll reveal the episode fans chose as the best on December 1.

If I was voting on which season 4 episode had the best brotherly bonding moments, I’d have to choose either “I Know What You Did Last Summer” or “Heaven and Hell.”  The first finally found Sam spilling his dirty little secrets to Dean, and the latter allowed to Dean to open up to his brother about his time in Hell.  Both episodes were expertly crafted, emotional, and wonderfully acted by Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles.  I’m also a big fan of the bonding moments in “Lazarus Rising,” especially when Sam and Dean reunite after Dean’s resurrection.

Many episodes had more bonding moments than “In the Beginning,” but I still stand by my claim that Dean’s blast back to the past was the best hour of the season.  Of course, I hope that the next 12 episodes top it and make me rethink the top five I listed in yesterday’s article.  I have a feeling that we’re in for a crazy roller-coaster ride when Supernatural returns in 2009.

Which of the first 10 episodes ranks as the best of season 4 so far?  Vote by clicking below, then check back on Monday for the final results.

– Don Williams, BuddyTV Staff Writer
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