The BEST Episodes of Supernatural

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 3, 2019

Network: The CW

The story revolves around two brothers, Sam and Dean Winchester as they follow their father's footsteps, hunting down evil supernatural creatures such as monsters, demons, and even fallen gods while trying to save innocent people along the way. Continuing the "family business" after their father's death, the brothers soon discovered that the "hunt" doesn't just involve slashing and hacking monsters and demons but also dealing with more powerful creatures such as angels, reapers, and even Death.

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 8.65
1,153 votes
Directors: Robert Singer
Writers: Eric Kripke
All Hell Breaks Loose (2)

#2 - 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 8.59
1,082 votes
Directors: Kim Manners
Writers: Michael T. Moore, Eric Kripke
Do You Believe in Miracles?

#3 - 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
1,618 votes
Writers: Jeremy Carver
Sacrifice

#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 8.56
1,441 votes
Directors: Phil Sgriccia
Writers: Jeremy Carver
Changing Channels

#5 - 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 8.56
1,175 votes
Directors: Charles Beeson
Writers: Jeremy Carver
Lazarus Rising

#6 - 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 8.55
1,225 votes
Directors: Kim Manners
Writers: Eric Kripke
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 8.54
1,200 votes
Directors: Charles Beeson
Writers: Ben Edlund
Fan Fiction

#8 - 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 8.52
1,828 votes
Directors: Phil Sgriccia
Writers: Robbie Thompson
Lucifer Rising

#9 - 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 8.52
1,044 votes
Directors: Eric Kripke
Writers: Eric Kripke
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 8.49
1,084 votes
Directors: John MacCarthy
Writers: Robbie Thompson
Devil's Trap

#11 - 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 8.46
1,196 votes
Directors: Kim Manners
Writers: Eric Kripke
In the Beginning

#12 - 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 8.46
1,098 votes
Directors: Steve Boyum
Writers: Jeremy Carver
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 8.43
1,066 votes
Directors: Kim Manners
Writers: Eric Kripke
Jus in Bello

#14 - 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 8.42
1,029 votes
Directors: Kim Manners
Writers: Sera Gamble
Yellow Fever

#15 - 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 8.42
1,170 votes
Directors: Phil Sgriccia
Writers: Andrew Dabb, Daniel Loflin
Heaven and Hell

#16 - 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
1,038 votes
Directors: J. Miller Tobin
Writers: Eric Kripke
Bad Day at Black Rock

#17 - 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 8.38
1,131 votes
Directors: Robert Singer
Writers: Ben Edlund
First Born

#18 - 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
1,494 votes
Directors: John Badham
Writers: Robbie Thompson
Two Minutes To Midnight

#19 - 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 8.37
1,018 votes
Directors: Philip Sgriccia
Writers: Sera Gamble
All Hell Breaks Loose (1)

#20 - 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
1,069 votes
Directors: Robert Singer
Writers: Sera Gamble
The Monster at the End of this Book

#21 - 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 8.37
1,053 votes
Directors: Michael Rohl
Writers: Julie Siege, Nancy Weiner
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 8.36
1,130 votes
Directors: Kim Manners
Writers: Jeremy Carver
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
1,063 votes
Directors: Robert Singer
Writers: Sera Gamble
Moriah

#24 - Moriah

Season 14 - Episode 20

Sam, Dean and Castiel are thrown into an epic battle. Meanwhile, Jack becomes disenchanted with all the lies, and an old friend from the past shows up.

star 8.34
1,041 votes
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
2,733 votes
Directors: Robert Singer
Writers: Robbie Thompson