The BEST Episodes of Supernatural

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Feb 25, 2020

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 - Aired May 13, 2010

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 8.46
4,666 votes
Directors: Robert Singer
Writers: Eric Kripke
Fan Fiction

#2 - Fan Fiction

Season 10 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 11, 2014

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 8.37
2,878 votes
Directors: Phil Sgriccia
Writers: Robbie Thompson
Do You Believe in Miracles?

#3 - Do You Believe in Miracles?

Season 9 - Episode 23 - Aired May 20, 2014

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 8.36
2,853 votes
Writers: Jeremy Carver
Moriah

#4 - Moriah

Season 14 - Episode 20 - Aired Apr 25, 2019

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 8.30
1,232 votes
Lucifer Rising

#5 - Lucifer Rising

Season 4 - Episode 22 - Aired May 14, 2009

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 8.30
3,071 votes
Directors: Eric Kripke
Writers: Eric Kripke
All Hell Breaks Loose (2)

#6 - All Hell Breaks Loose (2)

Season 2 - Episode 22 - Aired May 17, 2007

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 8.30
2,733 votes
Directors: Kim Manners
Writers: Eric Kripke, Michael T. Moore
First Born

#7 - First Born

Season 9 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 21, 2014

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 8.29
2,837 votes
Directors: John Badham
Writers: Robbie Thompson
Don't Call Me Shurley

#8 - Don't Call Me Shurley

Season 11 - Episode 20 - Aired May 4, 2016

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 8.25
3,028 votes
Directors: Robert Singer
Writers: Robbie Thompson
Devil's Trap

#9 - Devil's Trap

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired May 4, 2006

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 8.24
2,932 votes
Directors: Kim Manners
Writers: Eric Kripke
All Along the Watchtower

#10 - All Along the Watchtower

Season 12 - Episode 23 - Aired May 18, 2017

Lucifer battles Sam, Dean and Castiel for control of his unborn child.

star 8.22
3,275 votes
Directors: Robert Singer
Writers: Andrew Dabb
No Rest For the Wicked

#11 - No Rest For the Wicked

Season 3 - Episode 16 - Aired May 15, 2008

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

star 8.22
2,986 votes
Directors: Kim Manners
Writers: Eric Kripke
Lazarus Rising

#12 - Lazarus Rising

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 18, 2008

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 8.20
3,441 votes
Directors: Kim Manners
Writers: Eric Kripke
ScoobyNatural

#13 - ScoobyNatural

Season 13 - Episode 16 - Aired Mar 29, 2018

Sam, Dean and Castiel are transported into the animated world of Scooby Doo where they join forces with the Scooby gang to solve a ghostly mystery.

star 8.19
2,043 votes
Directors: Robert Singer
Writers: Jeremy Adams, Jim Krieg
Sacrifice

#14 - Sacrifice

Season 8 - Episode 23 - Aired May 15, 2013

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 8.18
3,368 votes
Directors: Phil Sgriccia
Writers: Jeremy Carver
Changing Channels

#15 - Changing Channels

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 5, 2009

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 8.18
3,713 votes
Directors: Charles Beeson
Writers: Jeremy Carver
Road Trip

#16 - Road Trip

Season 9 - Episode 10 - Aired Jan 14, 2014

Dean is devastated after Kevin's death and vows to find the angel that killed him, not only to free Sam, but to seek revenge. Castiel arrives at the bunker and suggests they try to separate Sam's brain from the angel's so they can talk to Sam and have him expel Gadreel. However, there's one small problem: the only person who knows how to do that is Crowley.

star 8.16
2,901 votes
Directors: Robert Singer
Writers: Andrew Dabb
The Girl with the Dungeons and Dragons Tattoo

#17 - The Girl with the Dungeons and Dragons Tattoo

Season 7 - Episode 20 - Aired Apr 27, 2012

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 8.15
3,556 votes
Directors: John MacCarthy
Writers: Robbie Thompson
Heaven and Hell

#18 - Heaven and Hell

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 20, 2008

"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 8.13
3,144 votes
Directors: J. Miller Tobin
Writers: Eric Kripke
Dog Dean Afternoon

#19 - Dog Dean Afternoon

Season 9 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 5, 2013

While investigating two bizarre murders, Sam and Dean realize there is an eyewitness to both gruesome deaths - a German Sheppard. Anxious to find out if they are dealing with a witch, a skinwalker or other supernatural monster, the guys look up a spell that could let Dean "communicate" with the dog. Unfortunately, the spell comes with side effects that no one saw coming.

star 8.12
2,959 votes
Directors: Tim Andrew
Writers: Eric Charmelo, Nicole Snyder
The Great Escapist

#20 - The Great Escapist

Season 8 - Episode 21 - Aired May 1, 2013

When Sam and Dean receive a distressing video message from Kevin Tran, they set about trying to uncover the Third Trial. The boys make a discovery that sends them to a casino in Colorado, to find a mysterious recluse who may be able to fill in the holes in Kevin’s research. Meanwhile, Crowley is on a winning streak. Castiel tries to elude Naomi and the angels hunting him.

star 8.11
3,108 votes
Writers: Ben Edlund
Holy Terror

#21 - Holy Terror

Season 9 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 3, 2013

After a massive angel slaughter occurs, Sam and Dean arrive at the scene to investigate and are surprised to run into Castiel. While investigating, Castiel is captured and tortured. Meanwhile, Dean questions Ezekiel's demands and wonders if it might be time to tell Sam the truth.

star 8.11
2,931 votes
Writers: Brad Buckner, Eugenie Ross-Leming
As Time Goes By

#22 - As Time Goes By

Season 8 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 30, 2013

Sam and Dean are stunned when a man who claims to be Henry Winchester, their grandfather, suddenly appears in their hotel room demanding to know where he can find John Winchester. Henry has time-traveled to stop a demon named Abbadon and was looking for John’s help. Through Henry, Sam and Dean learn more about their father and the Winchester blood line.

star 8.10
3,083 votes
Directors: Serge Ladouceur
Writers: Adam Glass
In the Beginning

#23 - In the Beginning

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 2, 2008

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 8.10
3,123 votes
Directors: Steve Boyum
Writers: Jeremy Carver
Jus in Bello

#24 - Jus in Bello

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Feb 21, 2008

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 8.09
2,867 votes
Directors: Kim Manners
Writers: Sera Gamble
LARP and the Real Girl

#25 - LARP and the Real Girl

Season 8 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 23, 2013

Sam and Dean investigate the mysterious deaths of two LARPers (Live Action Role Playing) who were playing a game entitled Moondoor. The guys are thrilled to discover the Queen of Moondoor is none other than Charlie. The three learn that a fairy has been commandeered to harm people and the only way to stop her is to find her master.

star 8.09
3,123 votes
Directors: Jeannot Szwarc
Writers: Robbie Thompson