I’m over at Geek & Sundry today talking about some of my favorite guest stars from Supernatural. I didn’t realize just how many amazing guest stars have come through this show until I started trying to compile this list–let me tell you, narrowing it down to a manageable number proved to be crazy tough! I hope you’ll join me over at the Sundry, and leave some of your favorite guest characters in the comments!
Supernatural has been on for ten seasons now. While the show’s action and adventure
as well as the incredibly attractive lead charactersare certainly part of what makes the show amazing, a huge part of Supernatural‘s success comes from its characters. While the relationship between brothers Sam and Dean Winchester is certainly the foundation of the show, any member of the fandom will tell you family–especially the Supernatural family–don’t end in blood. If the Winchesters are the foundation of Supernatural, then those individuals the Winchesters meet along the way are what give the show color and life.
Obviously, ten years is a long time, so there have been quite a few guest stars along the way. There are those recurring characters we all love (or love to hate) Crowley, Anna, Meg, Kevin, Ruby, Abaddon, Chuck, Lucifer, Gadreel, Bobby, and the list goes on. Whether they were always an integral part of the plot like Bobby, Kevin, or Lucifer, or if they’re like Castiel and managed to move from guest star to recurring character to series regular, those recurring characters get a lot of airtime in the fandom. Sure, those guys are amazing (or amazingly awful, depending on who we’re talking about), but this show also has featured some pretty amazing guest stars. Some were only in one episode, some were in a few more, but regardless of the time they spent with the Winchesters, they made a lasting impact. So let’s give those guest stars a bit of airtime. Here are some of my favorites:
Layla (Julie Benz)
Layla was briefly a part of the Winchester’s lives, but she was the first one to really get Dean thinking about that whole “who deserves to live, who deserves to die” thing. Of course he would only have to think about it more after his dad’s “transaction” with the yellow-eyed demon (it’s literally been decade, but I’m avoiding spoilers in case you’re new to Supernatural), but his interactions with Layla are his first real encounters with being spared while someone else suffers in his place…