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Season 1 episodes (22)

1 Pilot
Two brothers, Sam and Dean Winchester, witness their mother's paranormal death as children and grow up trained to fight by a distraught father who wants nothing more than to hunt down the thing that killed his wife. Sam escapes to college to start a new, normal life, but gets pulled back in after Dean shows up on his doorstep to tell him their father is missing. Following clues from their father's eerie phone message, the boys travel to a small town and encounter a violent and vengeful spirit called the "Woman in White."
2 Wendigo
Sam and Dean follow the coordinates left in their father's journal and land in the middle of the Colorado woods where they investigate the disappearance of several campers. The two brothers soon learn that they are dealing with a Wendigo, a creature made famous in Native American legends. A Wendigo is a former human whose cannibalism has transformed him into a creature with superhuman strength and speed.
3 Dead in the Water
In a small town in Wisconsin, Sam and Dean investigate a series of mysterious drownings officially explained as suicides. They discover that the spirit of an angry little boy with the power to travel through water is taking revenge on certain town inhabitants for a dark secret buried long ago. Dean forms a bond with another young boy who seems to have the power of premonition.
4 Phantom Traveler
On TransNational flight 2485, a man possessed by the spirit of the Phantom Traveler causes the plane to crash, leaving only five survivors. Sam and Dean must exorcise the angry spirit before it attacks the survivors. The brothers realize the only way to vanquish the Phantom Traveler is to battle it on another flight.
5 Bloody Mary
In suburban Nebraska, several partying high school teens jokingly dare their friend Charlie (MARNETTE PATTERSON) to look into a mirror and repeat "Bloody Mary, Bloody Mary, Bloody Mary," not knowing that this will unleash a series of mysterious murders. Sam and Dean realize that Bloody Mary has the power to travel through all reflective surfaces when she is hunting a victim. Worried that teens are accidentally summoning Bloody Mary, Sam and Dean race to destroy the violent spirit before she can kill again.
6 Skin
Sam and Dean help Sam's old college buddy after he is accused of a murder he swears he didn't commit. The brothers discover a shape-shifter is adopting the likenesses of others and murdering people. The brothers' race to stop the killing spree takes a terrifying turn when the shape-shifter morphs into the likeness of Dean.
7 Hook Man
In a small college town in Iowa, Sam and Dean encounter the infamous "Hook Man," a vengeful spirit who kills his victims with a shiny hook that serves as his hand. Sam and Dean learn that all the victims are connected to the daughter of a local minister. They race to find and destroy the Hook Man's bones before he comes after them.
8 Bugs
After a construction worker is killed by insects burrowing into his brain, Sam and Dean investigate a town's history and find that the new housing development is being built on sacred American Indian land. The Native Americans put a curse on the land after their reservation was ravaged and destroyed. Sam and Dean must find a way to survive and kill the deadly swarm of bees, locusts, spiders and beetles.
9 Home
Sam is haunted by a vision of a woman trapped in the brothers' childhood house and convinces a reluctant Dean that they need to go home. Upon arrival, they meet the woman in Sam's premonition, and she reveals that the house is haunted. The brothers discover that their father visited a psychic, Missouri Mosley (LORETTA DEVINE - "Waiting to Exhale," "Crash"), after their mother's death, and they seek insight from the same woman. Together, the three discover that a malevolent poltergeist has inhabited the house and set out to exorcise it but are blindsided when another unseen spirit steps in.
10 Asylum
Sam and Dean investigate an abandoned sanitarium and discover that the patients had held a revolt against the cruel and unusual punishments inflicted by the head doctor. While the brothers search the premises for four lost college students, the tortured spirits cause Dean and Sam to go insane, turning the brothers against each other.
11 Scarecrow
Sam and Dean finally make contact with their father, but he tells them to stop looking for him and sends them on another ghost-hunting job. Frustrated with their father's evasiveness, Sam sets out alone to find him while Dean obeys his father and stays. Dean investigates a small town in Indiana where couples have gone missing the same day each year and discovers the farmers are sacrificing them to a pagan god who takes the form of a scarecrow. While en route to California, Sam meets Meg (recurring guest star NICKI AYCOX), a young backpacker, who unbeknownst to Sam is working for a demon.
12 Faith
While battling a demon, Dean is electrocuted, resulting in permanent damage to his heart and leaving him with only a couple of months to live. A despondent Sam searches desperately for a way to save his brother and believes he may have found an answer through a preacher who claims to heal the incurable. However, Dean and Sam discover that the preacher is getting help from the Grim Reaper, who is trading one life for another he feels is less worthy.
13 Route 666
Dean is contacted by his first love, Cassie (recurring guest star MEGALYN ECHIKUNWOKE), an African-American girl who asks him to come to Mississippi to investigate a string of racially motivated murders. Each murder is linked to a mysterious truck that seems to have no driver and leave no tracks. Sam is stunned to see this new side of his brother as Dean struggles to come to grips with the residual feelings he has for Cassie.
14 Nightmare
Sam has a premonition in which a man is killed, but the murder is made to look like a suicide. Sam convinces Dean that they must investigate the case, but the two are puzzled when they fail to find anything that indicates that the death was supernatural in nature--that is, until they find out that Max (BRENDAN FLETCHER), the reclusive son of the first victim, has been using his recently acquired power of telekinesis to kill the family members that once abused him. Sam also discovers that Max's mother was killed by the same fiery demon that took Sam and Dean's mom.
15 The Benders
Sam and Dean head to Minnesota where a young boy witnesses a man vanishing into thin air. While searching for clues, Sam is abducted by what he assumes is a supernatural being, and Dean is left to search frantically for his brother. However, both are stunned when they realize the kidnappers are human and are using the captives as human prey for a twisted hunting expedition.
16 Shadow
While investigating a mysterious death in Chicago, Sam and Dean run into Meg (recurring guest star NICKI AYCOX), who is thrilled to see Sam again. But the brothers soon discover that Meg is responsible for several murders and attempt to catch her. Unfortunately, Meg remains one step ahead of them and unleashes shadow spirits to ambush the brothers. Sam and Dean ultimately realize the trap isn't for them but for their father, John (recurring guest star JEFFREY DEAN MORGAN).
17 Hell House
Sam and Dean investigate a house haunted by the ghost of a man who killed his six daughters during the 1930s. The brothers discover a web site dedicated to the legend and realize the town is unknowingly conjuring up the evil spirit through the site.
18 Something Wicked
Sam and Dean investigate a small town in Wisconsin where children are falling into comas for no apparent reason. The brothers discover that a witch is creeping into the bedrooms of the children and stealing their "life force." While battling the witch, Dean recalls a past mistake that almost cost Sam his life at the hands of the very same witch, an event that has fueled Dean's protectiveness over Sam and his blind obedience to his father.
19 Provenance
A young husband and wife are killed in their home shortly after buying an antique painting of a family portrait from around 1910. Upon reviewing the painting's history of ownership, Sam and Dean learn that everyone who has ever bought it has been murdered, and they race to discover how the portrait is causing the deaths before it can claim its next victim.
20 Dead Man's Blood
After a vampire hunter who was John's (recurring guest star JEFFREY DEAN MORGAN) mentor is murdered, Sam and Dean are surprised when John himself shows up to solve the case. When John discovers that vampires have stolen an antique gun that has the power to kill all supernatural beings, the Winchester family sets out to retrieve the weapon so they can destroy the demon that took Sam and Dean's mother.
21 Salvation
After Sam has a vision of a family being attacked in the same manner as his mom was, the brothers and their father, John (recurring guest star JEFFREY DEAN MORGAN), head to Salvation, Iowa, to save the family Sam dreamed of and finally kill the demon using the antique gun they recently acquired. However, Meg (recurring guest star NICKI AYCOX) warns that she will start killing the Winchesters' friends unless they return the gun. John meets Meg to deliver a fake gun while the boys are left to deal with the demon.
22 Devil's Trap
On a mission to save their father, John (recurring guest star JEFFREY DEAN MORGAN), from Meg (recurring guest star NICKI AYCOX), Sam and Dean seek help from an old family friend, Bobby (JIM BEAVER). When Meg shows up on Bobby's doorstep, the brothers lure her into a trap and exorcise the demon from her body after learning where John is being held prisoner. During the rescue attempt, a major battle ensues between the Winchesters and the demon they have been searching for all their lives.

About this show

Supernatural takes viewers on a journey into the dark world of the unexplained. More than 20 years ago, Sam and Dean lost their mother to a demonic force. Now, searching for the demon who destroyed their family, they encounter creatures that most believe exist only in folklore or superstition – vampires, spirits, and even bloody clowns.

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24.7K reviews
Layla Dee
December 13, 2015
Supernatural has put on the greatest show of family bond and other worldly ideas I have ever seen. As well as should the rest of humanity, I immensely enjoy the experience that is Jensen and Jared together. These two men are undoubtedly excellence in the sense of bringing two people together and forming a bond that isn't easy to form but is impossible to unmold. Jensen Ackles has brought and untold greatness to a warm but stone soul of a real man in becoming the fantastic Dean Winchester. I wound undoubtedly follow this mans career to the ends of the earth. I'm sure I would more than enjoy any piece of artwork this marvelous man has or will have a hand in creating, directing and or staring in. I am crawling out of my skin in excitement for his next move no matter what that may be. Ode to any and all past, present, and future crew of this entertainment heaven, Supernatural.
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Kyle Kyla
November 29, 2017
Actually the best show I have ever encountered in my life. I'm only in season 5, but I swear, this show. AMAZING. ABSOLUTELY BREATHTAKING. You will not want to function as a normal human being once you start this. You will be ADDICTED. I spend HOURS watching episodes, and sometimes, if it's an ESPECIALLY good streak of episodes, I don't sleep. Instead, I watch through the night. That's how great this show is. The acting is phenomenal, and the further into the show you get, the better the effects. Speaking of effects, I love the way that the crew who worked on this show knew when they couldn't create an effective effect, and used the cameras accordingly. For example, with Castiel(<3), instead of showing the angels flying away, they aim the camera away and we are clued in with sound. Also, instead of cruddy animated wings, we see shadows, which are actually MORE effective, giving us a feeling of otherworldly dimension. I love it. I swear though, the Winchesters are the most amazing beings in the world of fiction that I have ever seen. BEEAUUTIFUL <3. This show brings out my strongest emotions. I recommend this to EVERYONE.
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Nancy Christian
April 8, 2014
This has been one of my all time favorite shows that tv has to offer!! My late husband and I watch every show everyday since the pilot first aired. When I get home from work, I say time to watch my boy's. I'm in my fifties and I would say "if I was 20 years younger,I would give Dean a night to remember"! But seriously, supernatural, is and will always have a cult following. Great cast,crew,writer,director and the best realist effects of any show I've ever watch. I think that's why the show has such a huge dedicated following.this show should go on pass season 10. How can you ever end the series when the whole cast is like your family and you are always gonna wonder how are they doing. (Unless there could possible be a spin off with the Winchesters).Love, love this show. We are one of your most favorite fans! Good luck in the future hopefully with more than season 10 :-)
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