I really liked fellow hunter Annie Hawkins who appeared in just one episode, 7. 19 “Of Grave Importance”. It is inferred that she had sexual relationships with Sam, Dean and Bobby but is not really called out on it which I love. Her age isn’t shown as an issue and she accepted a hunter’s death despite being a ghost (which normally leads to becoming a vengeful spirit).
I found that Annie was very similar to Tara, who appeared in 9.11 “First Born” as an old friend of John Winchester’s. I consider them both to be incredible, one-off, older characters. Sadly they both died almost immediately but I don’t think that changes the fact that they kicked the old people stereotype in the face. I don’t think they deserved to be killed off personally because they seemed to be such great hunters despite being a bit older.
However, I am going to favourite Tara as she was absolutely inspiring from the moment I saw her and I almost cried when I found out that she was tortured and killed by a demon. She had all those weapons and amazing hunting skills as well as the “painful little tickle” in her knee telling her that a demon was near which is so unique and different. Also, she was in such good shape! I want to be that fit when I’m older.