2014 is quickly drawing to a close–but before we ring in the New Year, we’ll be reflecting on our favorite media and moments of the year. Today, members of the Fangirlish team are sharing their favorite TV episode of 2014.
Katie M.: Supernatural 10×05, “Fan Fiction”
Supernatural‘s 200th episode. OF COURSE. Supernatural is my most favorite TV show on air. Ever since they announced the 200th episode, entitled “Fan Fiction” being a shout out to fans, I was thrilled. The fourth wall was broken yet again as the show brought back Carver Edlund’s Supernatural books about the brothers. A group of theater girls, led by Marie, put on a musical illustrating the adventures that Sam and Dean had from seasons 1 to 5. Sam and Dean comically encounter this. Dean especially criticizes the play, but then warms up to it. The brothers help the girls fight off the goddess Calliope and watch as they perform a gorgeous rendition of “Carry On My Wayward Son.” The last conversation, between Marie and a character we haven’t seen since season 5, sums up how I feel about it: “What did you think?” “Not bad.”
Liz: The Flash 1×04, “Going Rogue”
I have fallen head-over-heels for The Flash on CW. I wasn’t so sure how it would turn out since it’s written as a spin-off to Arrow, which is pretty dark. The Flash has its intense moments, but it has such a fun atmosphere. My favorite episode was when Felicity comes to visit and she and Barry are just wonderfully awkward together. It’s just great.
Beth: Sherlock 3×02, “The Sign of Three”
BBC’s Sherlock airing on PBS Masterpiece in 2014 is my saving grace… I do not have to choose between How To Get Away With Murder, Hannibal, Arrow or Gotham now… whew! The Sign of Three, the second and penultimate episode of season three of Sherlock deftly maneuvered Benedict Cumberbatch’s notoriously sociopathic detective from the dark-lit backdrop of 221B Baker Street to the wiles of social graces as the game was afoot even while he had a best man’s speech to give. Not only did Sherlock and Watson cement their friendship over daring wedding feats that could’ve potentially ruined Mary’s big day, but their kinship of two grew to include the union of Mary to the good doctor when it came down to solving the crime. Manic but brilliant, Benedict kept a narrative scene going way beyond the usual time limit, hooking the audience with ticks, tone and teasing that a less talented actor would surely have flubbed. If that were not the bee’s knees of a budding relationship between these three main leads, then the violin solo sealed the deal and made fangirls across the world squee with giddiness.
Erin: The Originals 2×09, “The Map of Moments”
The Originals – the one that just aired, where Klaus and Hayley get to see Hope. I think that this show is so well written, that I love it. The writers are so talented and know how to keep you coming back for more.
Adele: The Vampire Diaries 5×18, “Resident Evil”
Loved Paul’s directorial debut and as a Stelena fan loved the Stefan and Elena hallucinations/dreams.
Katie C.: The Vampire Diaries 5×22, “Do You Think This Will Hurt?”
This episode was the season 5 finale and if you’ve seen it then you know it was heart-wrenching. I sobbed, screamed at the TV, and threatened to never watch the show again…all the signs that it was phenomenal.
Chloe: Teen Wolf 3×18, “Riddled”
With two seasons of Teen Wolf to choose from (thank you, 2014) on top of my other favorite shows, this was a tough pick. Season 3B was the epitome of “You’re gonna suffer, but you’re gonna be happy about it”–so many intense reveals, seemingly impossible struggles, and the show’s first central (and permanent) character death. So hard to watch at times, but oh-so-satisfying. I remember watching “Riddled” for the first time and just freaking out as the pieces fell into place for a major reveal about the Nogitsune, the season’s Big Bad. And the fact that it was a very Stiles-centric episode certainly didn’t hurt either.
Elena: Outlander 1×07, “The Wedding”
The wedding episode–enough said.
Iris: The Mindy Project 2×22, “Danny and Mindy”
The Mindy Project’s season two finale! Mindy Kaling is my queen.
Did your favorite make our list? Let us know in the comments section and stay tuned for more of our 2014 Favorites!