The Best Episodes of Supernatural

Two brothers follow their father's footsteps as "hunters" fighting evil supernatural beings of many kinds including monsters, demons, and gods that roam the earth.

Swan Song

#1 - Swan Song

Season 5 - Episode 22

The showdown between good and evil is at hand. With the Apocalypse looming, Sam and Dean realize they are out of options and make heart-breaking decisions that will change their lives forever. A beloved character faces death.

star 8.67
982 votes
Directors: Robert Singer
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Changing Channels

#2 - Changing Channels

Season 5 - Episode 8

When Sam and Dean find themselves living their lives on what appear to be TV shows, it makes for a whole new style of reality television and they wonder if the Trickster is to blame. From a sitcom to a soapy hospital drama to a Japanese game show to a crime procedural, each new experience they encounter is more bizarre than the next and they want out. But is the Trickster really the mastermind behind the madness?

star 8.62
994 votes
Directors: Charles Beeson
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All Hell Breaks Loose (2)

#3 - All Hell Breaks Loose (2)

Season 2 - Episode 22

After the fight between Jake and Sam, Dean has to make the ultimate sacrifice for his brother. Meanwhile the Yellow-Eyed Demon has his new servant and plans to unleash the hordes of Hell.

star 8.61
876 votes
Directors: Kim Manners
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#4 - Sacrifice

Season 8 - Episode 23

With Crowley poised to undo all the good they’ve ever done as hunters, Sam and Dean find themselves cornered. But with Kevin's help, the Winchester brothers bound into one last play against The Demon King. Metatron initiates a plan with Castiel to take on Naomi and the bureaucracy of Heaven.

star 8.57
1,300 votes
Directors: Phil Sgriccia
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Lazarus Rising

#5 - Lazarus Rising

Season 4 - Episode 1

Dean wakes up in his own coffin. How did he return from the dead? What caused the hand-shaped welt on his shoulder? And what happened in the four months he spent in Hell, time he can't remember?

star 8.56
1,028 votes
Directors: Kim Manners
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Do You Believe in Miracles?

#6 - Do You Believe in Miracles?

Season 9 - Episode 23

Dean feels the effects of the First Blade, and Metatron makes his move against humanity. Meanwhile, Sam, Dean and Castiel face shocking consequences when taking the fight to Metatron.

star 8.56
1,498 votes
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The French Mistake

#7 - The French Mistake

Season 6 - Episode 15

Dean and Sam find themselves in an alternate reality where everyone believes they are two actors named Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki, who star in a TV show called Supernatural about two brothers who hunt monsters.

star 8.55
1,043 votes
Directors: Charles Beeson
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Lucifer Rising

#8 - Lucifer Rising

Season 4 - Episode 22

The brothers prepare to fight the forces of the apocalypse in different camps. While Sam and Ruby hunt down Lilith, Dean joins Castiel and Zachariah to take on Lucifer.

star 8.55
886 votes
Directors: Eric Kripke
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Fan Fiction

#9 - Fan Fiction

Season 10 - Episode 5

When Sam and Dean investigate the disappearance of a teacher, they are stunned to see the school is putting on a musical based on their lives.

star 8.53
1,664 votes
Directors: Phil Sgriccia
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The Girl with the Dungeons and Dragons Tattoo

#10 - The Girl with the Dungeons and Dragons Tattoo

Season 7 - Episode 20

Dick Roman acquires Frank's hard drive that contains sensitive information about the Winchesters and gives it to an unsuspecting brilliant hacker named Charlie telling her she has 3 days to crack the encryptionl or she is fired. Sam and Dean are tipped off that Dick has the hard drive and race to get to Charlie before she breaks the code. Meanwhile, Bobby tries to help the brothers, but his rage towards Dick for killing him starts to get in the way.

star 8.51
952 votes
Directors: John MacCarthy
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In the Beginning

#11 - In the Beginning

Season 4 - Episode 3

Back to the future, Castiel sends Dean to 1973 Lawrence, Kansas, where he meets a nice young couple named John and Mary Winchester. Dean's parents. And Mary has a secret.

star 8.48
907 votes
Directors: Steve Boyum
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Devil's Trap

#12 - Devil's Trap

Season 1 - Episode 22

When Meg boasts that John is her prisoner, the boys visit a friend of their father's to get information about demonic possessions and ways to trap a demon. It turns out Meg is not what she appears.

star 8.47
985 votes
Directors: Kim Manners
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No Rest For the Wicked

#13 - No Rest For the Wicked

Season 3 - Episode 16

Sam, Dean, and Bobby hunt down Lilith and fight her and her demons in a final effort to save Dean's life.

star 8.46
885 votes
Directors: Kim Manners
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Yellow Fever

#14 - Yellow Fever

Season 4 - Episode 6

Hell beckons again when Dean is stricken with a mysterious illness that frightens its sufferers to death. Sam and Dean scramble to find the cause of the disease in time to save Dean from sure death.

star 8.46
984 votes
Directors: Phil Sgriccia
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Jus in Bello

#15 - Jus in Bello

Season 3 - Episode 12

FBI Agent Henricksen finally captures Sam and Dean, but is caught in the middle when a horde of demons descends on the small-town jail to eliminate the brothers.

star 8.41
861 votes
Directors: Kim Manners
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Bad Day at Black Rock

#16 - Bad Day at Black Rock

Season 3 - Episode 3

The Winchesters are called regarding a robbery of their father's storage unit, and track down the robbers to find the item stolen is a cursed rabbit's foot, which provides great luck until lost, and once lost the previous owner dies within a week.

star 8.41
935 votes
Directors: Robert Singer
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Heaven and Hell

#17 - Heaven and Hell

Season 4 - Episode 10

"I'll Kill her gentle." The angels want Anna dead, so Sam and Dean go on the run with the frightened girl, determined to discover the secret that has set the furies of Heaven on her.

star 8.40
877 votes
The Monster at the End of this Book

#18 - The Monster at the End of this Book

Season 4 - Episode 18

Familiar plot. Familiar characters. Sam and Dean come across a series of graphic novels called "Supernatural" featuring two demon-hunting brothers named Sam and Dean.

star 8.39
895 votes
Directors: Michael Rohl
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First Born

#19 - First Born

Season 9 - Episode 11

Looking to reclaim his place as King of Hell, Crowley asks Dean for help finding "The First Blade," the only blade that can kill Abbadon. Knowing he owes Crowley a favor for helping Sam, and also wanting Abaddon dead himself, Dean reluctantly agrees and the two set off on a road trip. However, Dean and Crowley are completely unprepared when they find out who has the blade - Cain, the first son. Meanwhile, Sam is back at the bunker with Castiel who notices there is some leftover grace inside Sam. If they can extract it, they can use the grace to track Gadreel. The only problem is the procedure may do permanent damage to Sam.

star 8.38
1,357 votes
Directors: John Badham
Two Minutes To Midnight

#20 - Two Minutes To Midnight

Season 5 - Episode 21

Crowley tells Bobby he will give him the location of Death, the fourth horseman, in exchange for his soul. Knowing Sam and Dean need that fourth ring to stop the Apocalypse, Bobby reluctantly agrees. Sam and Dean confront Pestilence, but he unleashes a deadly virus upon them, so Castiel must intervene on their behalf. Dean has a meeting with Death to discuss Lucifer, and an unholy alliance is formed at a very high price for Dean.

star 8.38
868 votes
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All Hell Breaks Loose (1)

#21 - All Hell Breaks Loose (1)

Season 2 - Episode 21

Sam and other "special children" are abducted by the Yellow-Eyed Demon and taken to a ghost town, where the ultimate battle must start.

star 8.37
872 votes
Directors: Robert Singer
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Mystery Spot

#22 - Mystery Spot

Season 3 - Episode 11

Dean is killed after looking into a case about the disappearance of a man with Sam. The next morning, Sam is shocked to find Dean alive and is hit with the realization that he is reliving the day before.

star 8.35
952 votes
Directors: Kim Manners
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Death's Door

#23 - Death's Door

Season 7 - Episode 10

As Sam and Dean race the clock on a high-stakes mission, Bobby seeks the help of an unlikely old friend to solve one of the most personal cases of his life.

star 8.34
921 votes
Directors: Robert Singer
Abandon All Hope...

#24 - Abandon All Hope...

Season 5 - Episode 10

Sam, Dean and Castiel track down the Colt and head off to find Lucifer to send him back to Hell. It’s a hunters’ reunion when the crew joins forces with Bobby, Ellen and Jo for what could be their last night on Earth.

star 8.34
901 votes
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Don't Call Me Shurley

#25 - Don't Call Me Shurley

Season 11 - Episode 20

Amara unleashes a dark fog on a small town, causing everyone to go mad. Dean and Sam realize this is a stronger version of the original black vein virus Amara previously unleashed. They team up with the sheriff to protect the town but their old remedy no longer works. Meanwhile, Chuck returns with an interesting proposal.

star 8.34
2,557 votes
Directors: Robert Singer
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