The Best Episodes of Supernatural

Swan Song

#1 - Swan Song 8.80

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.

Directors: Robert Singer
Changing Channels

#2 - Changing Channels 8.74

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?

Directors: Charles Beeson
The French Mistake

#3 - The French Mistake 8.67

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.

Directors: Charles Beeson
All Hell Breaks Loose (2)

#4 - All Hell Breaks Loose (2) 8.67

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.

Directors: Kim Manners
Lazarus Rising

#5 - Lazarus Rising 8.66

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?

Directors: Kim Manners
The Girl with the Dungeons and Dragons Tattoo

#6 - The Girl with the Dungeons and Dragons Tattoo 8.65

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.

Directors: John MacCarthy

#7 - Sacrifice 8.65

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.

Directors: Phil Sgriccia
Do You Believe in Miracles?

#8 - Do You Believe in Miracles? 8.64

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.

Directors: Thomas J. Wright
Lucifer Rising

#9 - Lucifer Rising 8.62

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.

Directors: Eric Kripke
In the Beginning

#10 - In the Beginning 8.61

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.

Directors: Steve Boyum
Devil's Trap

#11 - Devil's Trap 8.58

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.

Directors: Kim Manners
No Rest For the Wicked

#12 - No Rest For the Wicked 8.58

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.

Directors: Kim Manners
Fan Fiction

#13 - Fan Fiction 8.56

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.

Directors: Phil Sgriccia
Yellow Fever

#14 - Yellow Fever 8.54

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.

Directors: Phil Sgriccia
Jus in Bello

#15 - Jus in Bello 8.53

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.

Directors: Kim Manners
All Hell Breaks Loose (1)

#16 - All Hell Breaks Loose (1) 8.51

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.

Directors: Robert Singer
Two Minutes To Midnight

#17 - Two Minutes To Midnight 8.50

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.

Directors: Philip Sgriccia
Heaven and Hell

#18 - Heaven and Hell 8.49

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.

Directors: J. Miller Tobin
Mystery Spot

#19 - Mystery Spot 8.48

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.

Directors: Kim Manners
Bad Day at Black Rock

#20 - Bad Day at Black Rock 8.48

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.

Directors: Robert Singer
The Monster at the End of this Book

#21 - The Monster at the End of this Book 8.47

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.

Directors: Michael Rohl
On the Head of a Pin

#22 - On the Head of a Pin 8.46

Season 4 - Episode 16

Can torture be God's work? After seven angels are mysteriously murdered, Castiel and Uriel demand that Dean use the agony-inducing skills he learned in Hell to extract information from Alastair.

Directors: Michael Rohl
Holy Terror

#23 - Holy Terror 8.44

Season 9 - Episode 9

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.

Directors: Thomas J. Wright
First Born

#24 - First Born 8.42

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.

Directors: John Badham
Death's Door

#25 - Death's Door 8.42

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.

Directors: Robert Singer