Over the midseason break, we ran preliminary polls to see which episodes would make it into the big Supernatural Hellatus Best Episode Contest. Since season seven was obviously not finished at that time, we still have 3 polls left to go. You can vote for your favorite 3 episodes in each poll. Below is the plan in more detail. If you have any questions or comments, please let me know.
We will also be nominating favorite SPN quotes throughout the contest. You can nominate up to 2 quotes per episode and we will try to do 2 episodes per day. Nomination boxes should always be tagged on to whatever the current day's poll is. If for some reason there is not a daily poll, we will not nominate that day either. When you nominate, please put who said it and the actual quote to the best of your ability. This will streamline the tally process. Voting for a quote that doesn't appear in the episode will disqualify your nomination.
The plan: At the beginning of hellatus, once we have finished the ranking stage, we will have a head-to-head contest to see which episode will be crowned the Best Supernatural Episode. At the beginning it should be easy because more heavily nominated episodes will compete against the least nominated ones. We will take a break during Adam's STV Best Show Contest and pick back up where we left off when it is over. Towards the end of the hellatus, we will have the Best Quote contest, stopping for Adam's Best Character Competition and resuming when it is done. Hopefully that will lead us through the hellatus with something to talk about each day. We will of course also post all the new spoilers and have some other minor polls, reviews, and articles throughout the summer also. The goal is to keep everyone from getting hellatus fever and relive some of our favorite SPN moments with other fans.
Details: The top 100 episodes will be ranked by how they do in the ranking contest. The bottom 49 episodes will go head to head to see which ones make it into the contest. The reason for this is that the brackets only work with 128 episodes. This will still allow each episode to go head to head to determine the Best Supernatural Episodes. Unlike the actual contest in the summer, preliminaries will be open for at least one week each. Everyone still only gets 1 vote per IP address though. Voting will be in the order in which they aired and everyone can vote for 3 episodes per poll. Feel free to sound off in the comments about why you chose what you did. Here's to making the extra-long hellatus a bit more bearable.