There's always a certain amount of filler episodes in every season, and while they often vary in quality, it's a good chance for the show to let its hair down and experiment, as well. So I'll leave the mytharc to people more qualified than myself. But I'm a fan, and that is all the qualification I need to toss my own ideas into the ring for some filler episodes I'd like to watch in season 9. Some of these are silly, some are serious. Some will absolutely never see the light of day, but others? Who knows? In no particular order...
10. Episode Title: "Enter Sandman"
A ghost starts haunting people, starting out benign but escalating quickly to more serious events. Sam and Dean figure out it's the ghost of former Metallica bassist Cliff Burton, who died in a tragic tour-bus accident in 1986. He haunts people who still use '80s music technology, aka cassette tapes, so things get personal when Burton turns on Sam and Dean. The haunting helps Sam finally convince Dean to update to an iPod.
9. Episode Title: "Ferris Bueller's Day Off"
Sam, Dean, and Cass take a day off in between hunts and spend the day doing laundry, going to the movies, and generally doing nothing all day.
8. Episode Title: "Three Lawyers Walk Into The Bar"
When students start dying in gruesome ways at a Law School, Sam goes undercover as a law student to figure out what's going on. Throughout the episode he realizes what dicks 98% of the future lawyers are, and he ends up being thankful he avoided that fate.
7. Episode Title: "Blurred Lines" (Part 1 of a 2-part episode)
Sam, Dean, and Castiel awake to find that all their clothes have magically disappeared. No matter what they do or how many articles of clothing they buy, they keep disappearing. They eventually discover that the Trickster is responsible, so they summon him. When he arrives, the boys call him Gabriel, and he says, "who?" Fade to black...To be continued. Bonus episode joke: Sam and Dean are both dismayed to discover that Castiel's frontal TV blur would be much longer than theirs. Dean chalks it up to him being a former angel, of course he's hung.
6. Episode Title: "Who Tricks The Trickster?" (Part 2 of a 2-part episode)
When Gabriel shows up having no memory of ever being Gabriel, they all have to work together to figure out how Gabriel is alive and who could wipe his memory of ever being an angel. Massive pranks ensue, of course. In a "Changing Channels" style episode turn, Metatron appears and claims responsiblity, tying the episode to the mytharc.
5. Episode Title: "3 Men and Baby"
A witch curses the Impala, and it comes to life. The Impala helps find the witch who cursed it and ends up being a very capable hunter.
4. Episode Title: "The Mothman Cometh"
When a small town starts seeing the Mothman, Sam, Dean, and Castiel have to determine whether it truly is a Mothman bringing death omens or if the town is under some other influence. Cue super creepy Mothman images with red, glowing eyes.
3. Episode Title: "Survive This"
People on a "Survivor"-type reality show start dying off, so Sam and Dean make their way to the filming area and try and figure out what's going on. They get caught, but the producers think they are a good addition to the show, so they're forced to participate in the events while they try and solve the case. Naturally, they kick everyone's ass at surviving.
(Not that Survivor!)
2. Episode Title: "The Three Amigos"
Charlie meets Castiel, and the two strike up a fast friendship. Charlie finds it adorable that Castiel doesn't get her references. Kevin walks in on them playing some nerdy boardgame and joins in, and the three of them become inseperable.
1. Episode Title: "Laughter is the Best Medicine"
A town gets cursed, and the curse is all about making other people laugh. So everyone is constantly happy and laughing and having fun and making each other laugh. This happens in a town that was really hit hard by the recession, is normally a very sad and hard place to live in. So far no one seems to be dying or having any other side effects other than they're happier. Sam and Dean have to decide whether or not to break the curse.
And there we have it! Some silly, fun, stuff and then some others that are serious. What do you think of my episodes? Any of them sound good to you?