In the season twelve premiere, Dean is overwhelmed as he comes face to face with his mom. Meanwhile, Sam is fighting for his life after Toni (guest star ELIZABETH BLACKMORE), from the Women of Letters, shot him.
Dean, Castiel and Mary have a lead on Sam and set out to rescue him. Dean is uncomfortable with putting Mary in danger but she insists on going along. Meanwhile, Crowley is tipped off that Lucifer has taken over the body of rock star Vince Vicente (guest star RICK SPRINGFIELD).
Sam and Dean investigate a case that leads them to a devout religious family that lives off the grid. The brothers realize that the parents are hiding a huge secret that could destroy them all. Meanwhile, Dean struggles to accept Mary’s latest decision.
Lucifer realizes that as rock star Vince Vincente, he can get his fans to do whatever he wants. Thrilled with this power, Lucifer arranges to play a secret VIP concert in order to kill all of them. In order to stop him, Sam, Dean and Castiel enter the underbelly of the music industry.
The chase continues as Lucifer’s search for power and influence in a vessel lands him in the White House. When the President of the United States (guest star DAVID CHISUM) unknowingly makes a deal with the devil, it leads Sam, Dean, Castiel, Crowley and Rowena to band together to fight the Dark Lord.
After being arrested for the attempted assassination of the President of the United States, Sam and Dean must find a way out of the underground, government-run, detention facility in the middle of nowhere. Determined to find her sons, Mary and Castiel seek assistance from an unlikely source.
Lily Sunder (guest star ALICIA WITT) steeps herself in black magic, honing her powers for over a century, waiting to exact revenge on a band of angels that murdered her family. Sam and Dean must work quickly to stop Castiel from becoming her next victim.
Mary asks Sam, Dean and Castiel for help on a case she’s working, but neglects to mention that the British Men of Letters are involved. But everything’s revealed when she’s double-crossed. RICHARD SPEIGHT, JR. directs.
When Sam and Dean look into a murder at a museum, they learn a ghost from a merchant ship that sunk in 1723 may be at the heart of the mystery. After realizing “The Star” was the same ship that Crowley’s son Gavin McLeod (guest star THEO DEVANEY) should have been aboard, they enlist help from Rowena to track Gavin down. Meanwhile, Kelly Kline (guest star COURTNEY FORD), still pregnant with Lucifer’s child, takes refuge with a demon after an angel attempts to kill her.
An attack by an invisible Hellhound at a campsite prompts Sam and Dean to investigate the mysterious circumstances. Meanwhile, Castiel gets a lead on Kelly Kline and two of Crowley’s own personal demons uncover what he’s been hiding.
Sam and Dean let Mick Davies (guest star ADAM FERGUS) tag along on a case as they search for a werewolf. The three men run into Claire Novak (guest star KATRHYN NEWTON), also working the hunt. However, the reunion is short-lived after Claire is bitten and the Winchesters race to find a way to help her before she turns.
Sam and Dean investigate a missing person’s case in a small town. The lead witness tells the Winchesters the attacker was a man with the head of a goat. Sam and Dean aren’t sure what to believe but when the witness goes missing they realize the town is hiding a dark secret.
Sam comes up with a way to stop Lucifer’s baby but Castiel has something else in mind for Kelly. Dean is furious when he finds out someone stole the Colt. Kelly makes a bold choice about the baby’s future.
Alicia Banes (guest star KARA ROYSTER) calls Mary for help after her mother, Tasha (guest star ALVINA AUGUST), goes missing. Sam answers Mary’s phone and he and Dean head out to help Alicia and her twin brother, Max (guest star KENDRICK SAMPSON), find their mother who was hunting a powerful witch. Meanwhile, Mary starts to have some doubts about the British Men of Letters. RICHARD SPEIGHT, JR. directed the episode.
Sam and Dean are alarmed when they learn hunters are being killed by suspicious “accidents” all over the country. They decide it is best to find Mary and make sure she’s safe. Meanwhile, Toni is back in the states and she and Mary face off.
After Dean helps Jenna (guest star LACI J. MAILEY), the nurse he met after the Darkness fell, get back home safely, he sets off to help Sam deal with a town infected by a mysterious and deadly gas. When Jenna falls into dangerous hands, however, she calls Dean for help and Sam tells him to go back to her. Unfortunately for Sam, he isn’t able to handle the townspeople turned monsters as easily as he thought.
While Rowena tries to consolidate her power to protect herself from the Winchesters, Sam and Dean search for a missing baby connected to the Darkness. Meanwhile, Castiel struggles to heal and Crowley tries to find a way to use the Darkness for his own personal gain. Series star Jensen Ackles directs.
Nobody puts Baby in a corner! Seen entirely from the point of view of the Winchesters’ Impala, Sam and Dean embark on a typical roadtrip to hunt demons and monsters – but the story is told in a decidedly atypical manner.
Sam and Dean investigate a series of murders at a small-town Maine B&B that was once home to Lizzie Borden. When a local man, Len (guest star JARED GERTNER), tells them he saw a little girl around the B&B around the time of the murders, the brothers realize Amara (guest star YASMEENE BALL) may be responsible.
Castiel seeks the help of Metatron (guest star CURTIS ARMSTRONG) to stop the Darkness. Metatron, however, is pretty happy with his new life as a freelance videographer for the local news and isn’t inclined to help Castiel or the Winchesters. Meanwhile, Crowley is losing his hold on Amara.
Minnesota Sheriff Donna Hanscum (recurring guest star BRIANA BUCKMASTER) calls Sam and Dean for help after a horrific murder with supernatural elements occurs in her town. Meanwhile, Sam continues to have visions and asks God for help, which frustrates Dean.
Sam is shocked when his childhood imaginary friend, Sully (guest star NATE TORRENCE), makes an unexpected appearance. Sam can’t understand why he’d see Sully now but what’s even more surprising is that Dean can see him, too. Flashbacks reveal young Sam’s friendship with Sully and why he needed him, in this episode directed by recurring Supernatural guest star Richard Speight, Jr.
In the midseason finale, Amara (guest star EMILY SWALLOW) unleashes her power on the local townspeople as she issues a shocking challenge. Dean tries to better understand the hold Amara has on him, while Sam and Crowley come up with a plan that could have disastrous consequences.
Sam and Dean drop in on Jody Mills (recurring guest star KIM RHODES), Claire (recurring guest star KATHRYN LOVE NEWTON) and Alex (guest star KATHERINE RAMDEEN) after receiving a panicked phone call from Claire. She believes the recent murders in town are supernatural and wants the boys’ help. However, Sheriff Mills tells Sam and Dean that Claire has been getting into trouble lately as she’s been attacking normal people and accusing them of being monsters.
Hoping to find a weapon powerful enough to defeat Amara, Dean convinces Castiel (who is still Lucifer) to send him back in time to the last reported sighting of The Hand of God. Seeing the potential in getting his hands on the weapon, Lucifer goes along with the plan and sends Dean to 1944 on an ill-fated WWII submarine mission that sunk with the artifact. Meanwhile, Lucifer plans his next move, while maintaining the Castiel charade with Sam while they wait for Dean’s return.
Dean reads an obituary notice for a wrestler he and Sam used to watch when they were kids. Deciding they need a break from tracking The Darkness, the brothers decide to attend the funeral to pay their respects. The funeral is full of wrestlers, including Shawn Harley (guest star MIKE “THE MIZ” MIZANIN), a hotshot new wrestler with a fiery temper who pushes everyone’s buttons, and veteran wrestler Gunner Lawless (guest star ALEKS PAUNOVIC). Sam and Dean attend the next match to re-live one of their fondest childhood memories but when another wrestler turns up dead, play-time quickly turns to work.
A dangerous creature is accidentally released into an old house, attacking a mother and her child, leaving them both in a coma. Sam and Dean learn that Bobby (recurring guest star JIM BEAVER) and Rufus (recurring guest star STEVEN WILLIAMS) once tracked the same entity so the Winchesters look to the past to come up with a plan to catch the monster before any one dies.
Sam and Dean battle a pair of werewolves who have captured two victims. Just as the brothers are about to win, one of the werewolves shoots Sam. Dean gets his brother and the victims out of the house, but learns that a pack of werewolves are hot on their tail, hoping to kill them all.
In a small town in Colorado, mysterious disappearances happen every 27 years. Sam and Dean head to town to investigate and meet a pair of hunters who have a personal vendetta against these once-in-a-generation monsters.
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 Shurley (recurring guest star ROB BENEDICT) returns with an interesting proposal.
Moderated by Supernatural guest stars Richard Speight Jr. and Rob Benedict, the cast and writers look back on the controversial death of Charlie (Felicia Day), reveal a united brotherhood and what's coming in the new season at the 2015 Comic-Con panel in San Diego.
Supernatural begins its 11th season with Sam and Dean standing side-by-side ready to confront The Darkness, the mysterious evil entity that was unleashed when he, Mark of Cain was removed from Dean. This sneak peek will take us on set during production of the first episode.
Crowley notices Dean is becoming more and more aggressive. Dean tells him that’s the side effect of being a demon, but Crowley knows it’s something more - the Mark of Cain needs to be fed. Meanwhile, Sam is captured by Cole (guest star TRAVIS AARON WADE), an angry man who blames Dean for his father’s death years ago and wants revenge. Cole tortures Sam, hoping he’ll tell him where Dean is hiding. Hannah (guest star ERICA CARROLL) sees how weak Castiel is becoming as his grace continues to fade, so she makes a bold choice and asks Metatron for help.
Sam continues his efforts to save Dean from the Mark of Cain. Crowley realizes Dean’s demonic antics are starting to cause problems for him in Hell so he searches out an unlikely ally – Castiel. Jensen Ackles returns to the helm as director.
Supernatural celebrates its 200th episode. When Sam and Dean investigate the disappearance of a teacher, they are stunned to discover that the school is putting on a musical based on their lives. Familiar faces abound in this milestone episode.
Dean is surprised when he checks Bobby’s cell phone and hears a message that says Bobby or his next of kin have been named as a beneficiary in an heiress’s will. Hoping that means extra money, Dean talks Sam into hitting the road to claim their fortune. What they encounter at the house, however, is far from a treasure chest.
Sam and Dean stumble upon a demon who is running from Crowley. Before they have a chance to shut him down, Rowena (recurring guest star RUTH CONNELL) steps in and takes things into her own hands. Realizing that Rowena is trying to recruit and train followers in the art of witchcraft, Sam and Dean come up with a plan to catch her before she can do much damage. Meanwhile, Hannah runs into a blast from her vessel’s past, which complicates things for her and Castiel.
Sheriff Jody Mills (recurring guest star KIM RHODES) reluctantly attends a mandatory sheriff’s retreat and is partnered with an overeager sheriff named Donna (guest star BRIANA BUCKMASTER) who wants to bond. Just as Jody thinks things can’t get any worse, a body with just strings of meat and skin hanging off the bones is discovered. While the local sheriffs blame an animal attack, Jody knows better and calls Sam and Dean.
Castiel finds (his vessel) Jimmy’s daughter Claire Novak (guest star KATHYRN LOVE NEWTON) in a group home and she convinces him to break her out. After she runs away from him, Castiel calls Sam and Dean to help find her before she gets in trouble. Meanwhile, Crowley faces his biggest challenge yet.
After the massacre at the ranch, Dean, Sam and Castiel double their efforts to find a cure for the Mark of Cain but there is nothing in the lore that can help them. Desperate, Castiel comes up with an idea that Sam deems the “single worst idea I’ve ever heard.” Meanwhile, Rowena continues to plot against Crowley, and Castiel tries to mend his relationship with Claire who is plotting revenge against Dean for killing her friend.
While scanning the Internet for suspicious paranormal activity, Sam comes across a video of Charlie Bradbury (recurring guest star FELICIA DAY) beating up a district attorney. Dean suspects she’s back from Oz and hunting on her own – assuming the district attorney must have been a demon. When they do find Charlie, however, they’re shocked to learn the real reason why she came back from Oz.
Looking to get Dean out of the bunker, Sam finds a case for him and Dean to investigate – people are disappearing into thin air with only their clothes left behind. Sam and Dean suspect fairies or angels, but the truth turns out to be much more shocking – Hansel (guest star MARK ACHESON), from Hansel and Gretel lore, is kidnapping people and turning them into their younger selves to placate the evil witch (guest star LESLEY NICOL). Unfortunately, Dean finds this information out the hard way after he becomes Hansel’s next victim and reverts to his 14-year-old self.
A vengeful spirit starts killing people through various electronic devices. Sam and Dean discover who was accidentally killed and why this ghost is seeking revenge on a group of college students but what they can’t figure out is how he’s doing it. With three dead, the brothers must stop the ghost before he claims his next victim.
While Sam, Dean and Castiel deal with the return of Cain (recurring guest star TIMOTHY OMUNDSON), Crowley and Rowena continue to grow closer. But when Crowley abandons plans with his mother to help the Winchesters, Rowena lets him have it.
Despite Dean’s directive to forget about looking for a cure for the Mark of Cain, Sam continues to do research. Dean suspects Sam is hiding something but decides to focus on a new murder case where they run into Cole. The three team up and learn a Khan worm is infecting men and turning them into murderers. Unfortunately, the worm makes its way into Cole.
Sam and Dean investigate a string of suicides committed by people with little in common other than the identical, grisly method of death – slow, self-administered disembowelment. All of the victims were members of a Catholic church and had recently given confession, leading the brothers to suspect the priest (guest star STEPHEN DANIEL CURTIS) is somehow involved. Meanwhile, when Crowley captures Olivette (guest star TERYL ROTHERY), the leader of the Grand Coven, Rowena pleads her case to be allowed to practice magic freely again.
Charlie (FELICIA DAY) calls Sam and Dean to tell them she found the Book of the Dead, which might help remove the Mark of Cain. The Winchesters race to find her after she tells them she’s been shot by a man named Jacob Styne (guest star JEFF BRANSON) who says the book belongs to his family and he won’t rest until he gets it back. Castiel and Metatron (guest star CURTIS ARMSTRONG) take a road trip to find Castiel’s grace… but they hit a couple road bumps along the way.
Sam learns that former Men of Letters member, Magnus (guest star KAVAN SMITH), once built a magical box and Sam sets out to find it in the hopes that it can cure Dean of the Mark of Cain. What he’s not prepared for, however, is the deadly alarm system Magnus set up on the box, which puts his and Dean’s life in danger when he opens the box.
When Claire Novak gets a lead on her mother, Amelia (guest star LEISHA HAILEY), who’s been missing for years, Castiel asks Sam and Dean to help her. Feeling guilty for what he did to the Novak family, Castiel wants to make amends by reuniting Claire with her mom. However, when they find out what took Amelia, they realize there is a chance Claire may not get her happy ending.
Sam and Dean investigate a bizarre murder and realize the killer bears the same tattoo as those from the Styne family. Eldon Styne (guest star DAVID HOFLIN) attacks Dean and a brutal fight ensues. Meanwhile, Castiel acts as referee when Charlie and Rowena are forced to work together on the Book of the Damned. Crowley discovers his mother is missing and knows she’s up to something, so he turns to an old enemy for help.
In the Season Ten Finale, Dean makes a shocking decision regarding the Mark of Cain that would change not only his life, but Sam’s as well. Meanwhile, Crowley and Rowena face off – with Castiel caught in the middle.
Highlights from the show's first nine seasons. Includes interviews with Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins and Mark Sheppard, who share their favorite memories, monsters, angels and demons from the show. Also, a preview of Season 10.
In the ninth season premiere, Dean is frantic after Sam collapses and the doctor tells Dean his brother won't make it. Desperate, Dean sends out an "All Points Bulletin" via prayer to every angel in the area -- asking them to help his brother. In exchange, Dean will owe that angel a favor. Numerous angry angels race to find and kill Dean, but one, Ezekiel (guest star TAHMOH PENIKETT), gets to him first. Meanwhile, Sam fights for his life, facing some familiar demons in the struggle; and Castiel struggles to survive without powers.
Abaddon Rises! Dean shocks Sam by popping open the trunk of the Impala and showing him that he has kidnapped Crowley. Kevin freaks out when he sees the King of Hell, but Sam and Dean convince him that they need Crowley to find the demons on Earth. Meanwhile, Abaddon re-emerges and plans to take over Hell.
After Ezekiel tells Dean a group of angels is hunting Castiel, he and Sam race to find their friend before the vengeful angels do. Meanwhile, a homeless Castiel is trying to make his way through the city and comes across some unexpected surprises.
Sam and Dean discover that the table in the Men of Letters house (the one that lit up like a Christmas Tree when the angels fell), has an ancient computer attached to it. They figure if they can get the computer on, they can track the angels. Who better to call for help than the best IT girl there is, Charlie Bradbury (guest star FELICIA DAY)? While moving the massive computer, they dislodge a hidden hexbag that unleashes a magical green-webbed wall. Sam and Dean break through it and discover the one and only Dorothy (guest star TIIO HORN) from Oz. She had trapped herself and the wicked witch (guest star MAYA MASSAR) in the web years ago to stop the witch from finding the key that would open the gate that connected their world with Oz. With the wall broken, a massive and magical fight ensues that threatens to destroy the Men of Letters bunker.
While investigating two bizarre murders, Sam and Dean realize there is an eyewitness to both gruesome deaths -- a German Shepherd. 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.
Exiled from the bunker, Castiel gets a job at a Gas-N-Sip and actually starts to enjoy life as a human. A headline in the local newspaper about some disappearances in the area catches his eye, so he calls Dean to help him investigate the case. Dean knows he needs to keep Sam/Ezekiel away from Castiel, so he tells Sam that he and Kevin need to stay and work with Crowley to decipher the tablet. Crowley agrees to help Sam and Kevin... but in return he wants one phone call to Hell.
Dean gets a call from an old friend named Sonny (guest star BLAKE GIBBONS) asking for help with a ghost. Sonny runs a home for delinquent boys, and Dean was sent there for stealing food when he was younger. Sam is stunned he never knew this about his brother and asks for more information, but Dean dodges his questions. Another murder occurs while Sam and Dean are at the house, so they scramble to find the culprit before anyone else dies. Meanwhile, Dean looks up an old girlfriend (guest star ERIN KARPLUK) and recalls his time at the house.
Sheriff Mills (recurring guest star KIM RHODES) calls Sam and Dean for help investigating multiple murders in her small town. Discovering all four victims belonged to the same church chastity group, Sam and Dean decide to infiltrate by joining the group themselves. When Dean disappears, Sam and Sheriff Mills realize whatever they are hunting has taken Dean too... and they team up to rescue him.
The Angel War begins! 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.
Dean's best chance of saving Sam lies with Crowley. Devastated after Kevin's death, Dean 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.
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 (guest star TIM OMUNDSON), 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.
After finding out that Garth (guest star DJ QUALLS) is in the hospital, Sam and Dean go to check on him. Still carrying the guilt over Kevin, Dean lays into Garth about disappearing and demands to know where he's been. Garth makes an excuse and then hightails it away from the guys. Confused as to why Garth would run from them, Sam and Dean do some investigating and are stunned by what they find.
Sam and Dean investigate recent murders where the victims were hundreds of pounds lighter after their deaths. Suspecting witches, the Winchesters go undercover at a fancy day spa that all of the victims had attended for weight loss. While Sam is hired as a fitness instructor, Dean takes kitchen duty. After Dean swipes some tainted food and passes out, the guys realize someone is drugging the guests and literally sucking all of the fat out of them until they die.
Sam and Dean are stunned to discover that the Men of Letters' bunker is haunted. Their investigation leads them to a storage facility where the demons have been keeping a prized possession. Meanwhile, Castiel is captured by Bartholomew (guest star ADAM HARRINGTON).
When a teenage girl (guest star ALI WEBB) is killed, the final selfie she took before the attack shows a ghostly figure in the background. Looking for something to keep them busy, Dean and Sam head to Washington to find the ghost. While the two interview the girl's mother, Betty (guest star MARIA MARLOW), they are surprised when she starts talking about cold spots and fritzing. When they ask her about bringing up paranormal signs, Betty replies that the "supernaturalists" who called earlier brought it up. Enter Harry Spangler (guest star TRAVIS WESTER) and Ed Zeddmore (guest star A.J. BUCKLEY), the famous supernaturalist Ghostfacers!
Dean is frustrated when he can't reach Crowley, who has promised to find The First Blade. When Crowley finally calls Sam and Dean, he tells them he fell off the wagon and has been injecting human blood and needs their help. To make matters worse, he had a demon (guest star REBECCA MARSHALL) helping him find blood, but she sold him out and told Abaddon that he and the Winchesters were searching for The First Blade. The brothers need to find the blade before Abaddon does, so they enlist the help of a former member of the Men of Letters (guest star KAVAN SMITH). Meanwhile, NICOLE "SNOOKI" POLIZZI appears in a cameo role.
Series star Misha Collins makes his directing debut. While Dean struggles with the aftereffects of the Mark of Cain, Sam hears about a case where straight-laced people are turning into violent murderers. Sam suspects possession and suggests to Dean that they investigate, but Dean tells him to go without him. While interviewing the local townsfolk, Sam meets an elderly woman named Julia (guest star JENNY O'HARA), who tells him the Men of Letters came to town in 1958. Julia tells Sam the story of a young man named Henry Winchester (guest star GIL McKINNEY) and his female companion, Josie Sands (guest star ALAINA HUFFMAN). While Sam is away, Crowley tests Dean.
The angel scribe Metatron, who's had exclusive reign over Heaven, attempts to get Castiel to join forces with him. Still furious with Metatron, Castiel refuses, setting a surprising plan in motion. Meanwhile, Sam and Dean capture Gadreel.
Sheriff Mills (KIM RHODES) calls Sam and Dean after she kills a vampire who attacked a prisoner named Alex (guest star KATHERINE RAMDEEN). They discover Alex was kidnapped by a family of vampires who use her as bait to lure in humans they can then feed on. Sheriff Mills tries to rescue Alex from her captors, but finds out the hard way that family always comes first.
Sam and Dean investigate a case in Chicago, where they discover that various mafia-esque monster families are, unknown to humans, running Chicago's criminal underworld. One is a family of shapeshifters run by Margo Lassiter (guest stars DANIELLE SAVRE), whose leadership is thrown into question when her brother David (guest star NATHANIEL BUZOLIC) returns home. The other reigning family in town is made up of werewolves, lead by Julian Duval (guest star SEAN FARIS). While in Chicago, Sam and Dean meet Ennis (guest star LUCIEN LAVISCOUNT), a man with a personal vendetta against the monsters. The Winchesters warn Ennis about heading into the hunter lifestyle, but Ennis refuses to listen and starts down a dangerous path.
Castiel captures one of Metatron's angels (guest star GORDON WOOLVET) and asks Sam and Dean for help with the interrogation. Dean eagerly accepts, which doesn't go unnoticed by Sam. Meanwhile, Abaddon demands Crowley help her kill Sam and Dean. When he refuses, she reveals her shocking bargaining chip. Also, Castiel sets a meeting with Gadreel.
After a massive attack on the angels, Castiel calls Sam and Dean for help. As they leave, Dean's eagerness to bring the First Blade doesn't go unnoticed by Sam who is worried about the cost to his brother whenever he uses the Blade. Meanwhile, Castiel is shocked when he learns the angel that caused the attack was one of his followers and did it in his name. Dean discovers there is a conspiracy amongst Castiel's angel followers and at the heart of it is Tessa, the Reaper (guest star LINDSEY McKEON)
In the shocking ninth season finale, 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.
After a year apart, Sam and Dean are reunited in the eighth season premiere. After escaping from Purgatory (but not alone), Dean heads straight for Sam, but the reunion isn't exactly everything he imagined it would be. Although Sam drops everything to join his brother, leaving the life he had grown accustomed to enjoy turns out to be harder than he imagined. Together, the Winchesters go in search of the prophet Kevin Tran (guest star OSRIC CHAU) who has managed to escape the clutches of Crowley (guest star MARK A. SHEPPARD) and his minions, but things quickly escalate when Kevin tells them what it is that Crowley is after.
Kevin's mom, Mrs. Tran (guest star LAUREN TOM) joins Sam and Dean on the road. Checking in on Kevin's mother, the Winchesters discover that Crowley has surrounded her with demons -- so they rescue her and take her along on their quest to find the tablet. They soon discover, however, that Kevin wasn't kidding when he said his mother was a strong-willed woman -- after she tries to take on Crowley!
Sam and Dean investigate a string of unusual murders where the victims were all recipients of organs from the same donor. The killer is captured, but things become even more complicated when the brothers find their killer in a trance mumbling an ancient prayer. Series star Jensen Ackles directs.
Sam and Dean investigate a bizarre murder in a college town. Close on the tail of their suspect, they bust into an apartment to find two dead bodies and a laptop cued up to some disturbing video footage. The footage begins with Brian (guest star LEIGH PARKER), Mike (guest star BRANDON W. JONES) and Kate (guest star BRITNI SHERIDAN) hearing about an unusual animal attack in their town and the rest of the story is revealed through their eyes. Sam and Dean become unknowing participants in a unique student film.
After Dean's vampire companion in Purgatory, Benny (guest star TY OLSSON) gets brutally beat up by his own kind, he calls Dean for help. Dean abruptly packs up and tells a confused Sam that he's taking a "personal day." Benny confesses that he's going after his Maker (guest star PATRICK STAFFORD) so Dean offers to help, flashing back on the many times Benny helped him and Castiel in Purgatory. Meanwhile, Sam uses his solo time to reflect on the life he left behind with Amelia (guest star LIANE BALABAN). However, when things go bad for Dean and Benny, Dean summons Sam for help... making everything very complicated.
Investigating a murder, Sam and Dean find that Garth (guest star DJ QUALLS) is already on the case. While Dean's not happy to learn that Garth has assumed Bobby's duties, Garth points out that both Sam and Dean have been missing for the last year and someone needed to do it. They guys discover an "avenging ghost" is responsible for the murders and they need to find the source before the killings starts again.
Sam and Dean are stunned when Castiel suddenly appears back on Earth with no memory of how he escaped from Purgatory. Meanwhile, Mrs. Tran enlists a witch (guest star CYRINA FIALLO) to concoct a demon bomb... but the witch double-crosses Mrs. Tran and turns her and Kevin over to Crowley.
Castiel tells Sam and Dean that he's decided to become a hunter like them. Sam and Dean aren't sold on the idea but agree to investigate a case Cas found where a man's heart literally burst through his chest. The guys discover there has been more than one odd murder in the small town...and all of them resemble cartoon deaths!
Sam and Dean are at odds after Sam asks a hunter named Martin (guest star JON GRIES) to keep an eye on Benny without telling Dean. However, when Martin tells Sam that Benny, might be responsible for a string of vampire-drained bodies in a small Louisiana town, Dean defends his friend. When Martin decides to take things into his own hands, things get messy and Dean is forced to make a very hard decision.
Naomi (guest star AMANDA TAPPING) tells Castiel that Crowley is holding an angel captive and Castiel must rescue him before Crowley's torture reveals their secrets. Castiel turns to Dean for help. Meanwhile, Sam reconnects with Amelia who asks him to make a choice: stay with her or leave and never contact her again.
FELICIA DAY returns! Sam and Dean investigate the mysterious deaths of two LARPers (Live Action Role Players) who were engaged in a game entitled Moondoor. The guys are thrilled to discover the Queen of Moondoor is none other than Charlie Bradbury (guest star FELICIA DAY), their quirky hacker friend who helped them fight Dick Roman last season. The three learn that an actual fairy (guest star TIFFANY DUPONT) has been enslaved and commandeered to harm people -- and the only way to stop her is to find her master, an overzealous participant in the game.
Sam and Dean are stunned when a man who claims to be their grandfather, Henry Winchester (guest star GIL McKINNEY), 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 (guest star ALAINA HUFFMAN) and was looking for John's help. Through Henry, Sam and Dean learn more about their father and the Winchester blood line.
Sam and Dean investigate the death of a Rabbi (guest star HAL LINDEN), who spontaneously combusted. The case becomes ever more confusing when they learn that the Rabbi was researching Nazi Necromancers. The Winchesters are attacked by a Golem (guest star JOHN DeSANTIS) who turns out to belong to the Rabbi's grandson, Aaron (guest star ADAM ROSE). The key to the case lies with the Golem...but Aaron doesn't know how to control him -- leaving everyone in danger.
Kevin finally deciphers the God tablet and figures out how to close the gates of Hell. He tells Sam and Dean that, according to the tablet, one person must face a series of three tests designed by God. The first one -- kill a hellhound! Sam and Dean argue over who should complete the trials.
Dean really doesn't like witches! A police officer (guest star CHRISTIAN CAMPBELL), who turned to witchcraft after working a case with Sam and Dean, is plagued by nightmares in which he murders innocent people. However, when the murders actually happen, Sam and Dean are called in by the witch's "familiar" (guest star MISHAEL MORGAN) to help -- but the brothers aren't sure they want to save a witch.
Sam and Dean are stumped when they investigate a possible zombie case where an amnesiac man (guest star JOHN REARDON) dies and then revives himself once a day. After the guy is attacked by the goddess Artemis (guest star ANNA VAN HOOFT), Sam and Dean realize he's not a zombie but instead a titan -- more specifically, Prometheus.
Castiel reappears in Sam and Dean's life and tells them Crowley has unleashed several demons into a small town. The demons are looking for Lucifer's Crypt, which holds a valuable asset, but Castiel lies to Sam and Dean about what it is. While interrogating a demon, the three discover Crowley has been torturing Meg (guest star RACHEL MINER), who knows the exact location of the crypt. Sam and Meg fight to hold Crowley off while Dean and Castiel go in search of the crypt.
Sam and Dean investigate some recent vampire kills and are surprised to learn that teenage hunter (and fan favorite) Krissy Chambers (guest star MADISON McLAUGHLIN) is involved. They find Krissy and learn her father was killed and trhat she's been taken in by a man named Victor (guest star ADRIAN HOUGH) -- who has taken in a group of orphan kids to teach them how to hunt. Victor is helping the teenagers find the vampires who took their parents so they can get revenge. While Sam is intrigued by Victor's method of giving the teenagers a home life as well as a hunting life, Dean is suspicious of Victor's motives.
Sam and Dean respond to a call from Kevin, who is terrified because he's hearing Crowley's voice in his head. After hearing Kevin's news, Sam and Dean team up with reaper named Ajay (guest star ASSAF COHEN), who helps them deal with the second trial from the Tablet. Meanwhile, Dean receives a visit from the angel Naomi and realizes he must find his Purgatory friend Benny and ask for a huge favor.
Concerned about the physical toll the second trial took on Sam, Dean benches his brother from hunting until he heals up. So, when geektastic hacker Charlie Bradbury (returning guest star FELICIA DAY) stumbles upon a case and finds the boys, Dean decides it's time to teach Charlie how to be a hunter-in-training. While happy to see "her highness," the boys suspect Charlie is hiding something -- a secret that could get her killed.
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 (guest star CURTIS ARMSTRONG) who may be able to fill in the holes in Kevin's research. And while Crowley is on a winning streak, Castiel tries to elude Naomi and the angels hunting him.
As the Third Trial nears, Sam and Dean reunite with Castiel. Digging through the Men of Letters’ files, they stumble upon an undiscovered film, which could be the key to the third trial. Metatron (CURTIS ARMSTRONG) enlists Cass to mull over problems at home in Heaven – but things are not what they seem. Meanwhile, Crowley digs up some familiar faces from Sam and Dean's past.
What must Sam, Dean and Castiel sacrifice in order to forever seal the gates of Hell? 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 King of Hell. Meanwhile, Metatron initiates a plan with Castiel to take on Naomi and the bureaucracy of Heaven.
In the seventh season premiere, Castiel assumes his new role as God. Although he doesn't kill Sam, Dean and Bobby, he warns them not to interfere in his business. Taking on the mantle of the Almighty, Castiel sets out to right some of the wrongs in the world. While Sam struggles to deal with the broken mental wall in his head, Dean decides to bind Death (guest star JULIAN RICHINGS) and order him to stop Castiel. But the former angel is one step ahead of them, leaving Dean to face a very angry Death.
While Castiel continues to struggle with the burdens that come with his new-fangled absolute power, the broken psychological wall in Sam's mind causes him to have hallucinations, flashbacks from Hell, and difficulty discerning what's real and what's not. Bobby worries that Dean is beginning to stumble under the weight of fighting Castiel and keeping an eye on Sam.
Dean is furious after Sam disappears to follow a lead on a case with clues that are identical to a case Sam solved as a kid. The demon turns out to be Amy (guest star JEWEL STAITE), who has been preying on low-life thugs and eating their brains for dinner -- the same demon Sam found as a kid.
Dean is put on trial for his past sins! Sam and Dean investigate a string of gruesome murders and discover the Egyptian god Osiris (guest star FARAN TAHIR) is behind the deaths. The vengeful god is putting people on trial for their past mistakes and killing them if found guilty. Osiris hones in on Dean's guilt and decides he's the next to stand trial. Sam steps in as Dean's lawyer, but both brothers are unprepared when Osiris calls an unexpected witness -- Jo Harvelle (guest star ALONA TAL).
Buffy the Vampire Slayer stars Charisma Carpenter and James Marsters guest star as a pair of married witches. Sam and Dean meet Maggie Stark (guest star CHARISMA CARPENTER), a witch who has unleashed her wrath on a small town, resulting in numerous deaths. Sam and Dean track down her husband, Donald (guest star JAMES MARSTERS), to see if he can help. Donald tells the brothers that Maggie is mad at him for having an affair and is taking it out on the townspeople.
Double the Winchesters, double the fun! Sam and Dean are once again on the FBI's "Most Wanted" list when two Leviathans clone the brothers and go on a killing spree. The subject of a nationwide manhunt, Sam and Dean need to drop off the grid allowing Bobby to send them to Frank Deveraux (guest star KEVIN R. MCNALLY), a quirky surveillance expert, for help. Meanwhile, Bobby continues to search for a way to kill the Leviathans -- or at least slow them down -- so the real Winchesters can stop their evil doppelgangers.
Sam and Dean investigate the gruesome murders of resident mediums in Lily Dale, the most "psychic" town in America. They discover that an angry spirit is killing off the psychics one by one; but in a town full of people who claim to be summoning spirits, they have a little trouble identifying the medium controlling the ghost.
Here comes the groom! While on a hunt, Sam becomes entangled with someone from his past and a confrontation ensues. Meanwhile, Dean reluctantly teams up with a quirky, laid-back hunter named Garth (guest star DJ QUALLS), when he finds himself in a situation that he just cannot explain.
Sam, Dean and Bobby become actual hunters, in the true sense of the word, when they set up camp in a New Jersey state park to track a creature that has been attacking people in the woods. The townsfolk claim it is the real "Jersey Devil." Meanwhile, Dean is beyond thrilled to find a Biggerson's restaurant in town, but is devastated when he discovers the restaurant's signature sandwich seems to have some adversely monstrous side effects.
Still reeling after what happened to Bobby, Dean becomes dangerously obsessed over finding a way to take down Dick Roman (guest star JAMES PATRICK STUART). Meanwhile, Sam decides to help a teenage girl (guest star MADISON McLAUGHLIN) look for her father (guest star IAN TRACEY), a hunter who has gone missing. Sam traces his last steps to a truck stop where the help (guest star MEGHAN ORY) turns out not to be so friendly.
Sam and Dean tangle with Chronos, the God of Time (guest star JASON DOHRING), who sends Dean back to 1944, where he is immediately arrested by none other than legendary organized crimefighter (and hunter) Eliot Ness (guest star NICHOLAS LEA). While trying to figure out how to retrieve his brother, Sam is surprised by the reappearance of an old friend.
Sam and Dean investigate a case where the victims' hands and feet have been severed and each of them has been branded with a strange symbol. While Sam does some research at a local university, Dean heads to one of his favorite places to investigate -- the town bar. Dean strikes up a conversation with a local named Lydia (guest star SARA CANNING), and the two go back to her place. Sam discovers the symbol on the bodies is a sign of Amazon warriors. And Dean's one night stand could have serious complications.
Clowns, Unicorns and Sharks, oh my! Sam is forced to confront a childhood fear when a case takes him and Dean to Kansas to investigate "Plucky Pennywhistle's Magical Menagerie," a local pizza chain that hosts children's birthday parties. Sam and Dean discover that the victims' children had recently been to the restaurant and drawn a picture of their worst fear, which then came to life to kill their parent. While Dean confronts the man behind the magic, Sam is left to deal with some very angry clowns!
Four years ago, Sam and Dean helped a woman named Nora (guest star NICOLE OLIVER) exorcise a demon that was systematically killing women in a small town. They managed to save the postal worker, Jeffrey (guest star RUSSELL SAMS), while vanquishing the demon but now it seems the black-eyed monster has reared his ugly head and returned for a second helping. The brothers visit Jeffrey, who has been locked in a psych ward since the incident, to see if he can remember any of the demon's plans while he was possessed.
After a ballerina is found dead from dancing herself to death, Sam and Dean look into the case and discover the ballet slippers she wore were cursed. When Dean accidentally touches the shoes, the power of the curse starts to take hold of him.
Misha Collins returns! Lucifer drives Sam to the breaking point... and Sam ends up in a mental hospital. Desperate to save his brother, Dean calls every hunter he knows for help. One of the hunters gives him the name of a healer who turns out to have a very familiar face (guest star MISHA COLLINS).
Dean is surprised when he gets a call from Garth (guest star DJ QUALLS) asking for the Winchesters' help on a case. Sam and Dean discover they are battling a Shojo -- a Japanese creature sent to seek revenge on enemies. The worst part about fighting a Shojo? You can only see it when you're drunk!
Sam and Dean get a call from Annie Hawkins (guest star JAMIE LUNER), an old hunter friend, asking for help on a case. When they arrive in town, they find out Annie has disappeared. They trace her last whereabouts to an old abandoned house that is haunted by a powerful ghost.
Dick Roman acquires Frank's hard drive that contains sensitive information about the Winchesters and gives it to an unsuspecting brilliant hacker named Charlie (guest star FELICIA DAY) telling her she has 48 hours to crack the firewall 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.
Meg (guest star RACHEL MINER) calls Dean and Sam to alert them that Castiel is awake and talking. Meanwhile, a teenager named Kevin (guest star OSRIC CHAU) gets hit by a bolt of lightening and is transformed into a reluctant prophet. Believing that Kevin holds the key to defeating the Leviathans, Sam and Dean must fight off two Archangels who want him for their own purposes.
In order to defeat Dick Roman and the Leviathans, Sam and Dean must locate three key items. Castiel helps with one but for the last objects, the Winchesters must face two of their strongest opponents -- an Alpha (guest star RICK WORTHY) and Crowley (guest star Mark Sheppard). Meanwhile, Bobby (guest star Jim Beaver) tries out a new ghost trick that ends up being very dangerous.
Sam and Dean prepare for battle with Dick Roman, who's in the final phase of his plan. In order to stop him, the Winchesters must team up with Castiel, Bobby, Meg and Kevin, the prophet. Dick, however, is one of the smartest enemies they've ever faced so it's a mind game to see who can keep the upper hand.
In the sixth season premiere, it's a year after Sam and Dean faced the Apocalypse. Dean has given up hunting and is living with Lisa (guest star CINDY SAMPSON) and her son Ben (guest star NICHOLAS ELIA). Mysteriously freed from his cage in hell, Sam finds Dean and tells him he needs to rejoin the fight and introduces Dean to a world -- and a family — he never even knew existed: the Campbells, his mother's family, lead by none other than their Grandfather Samuel (guest star MITCH PILEGGI).
Sam investigates a case about missing babies whose parents are being murdered. At one of the crime scenes, he discovers a baby that was left behind and calls Dean for help. Reluctant to leave Lisa and Ben, Dean finally agrees to meet Sam and surprises his brother with how parental he has become. The brothers take the baby to Samuel, who decides to raise it as a hunter, which infuriates Dean. However, before they can decide the baby's future, a shapeshifter breaks in and attempts to kidnap the baby.
Sam and Dean call Castiel (series star MISHA COLLINS) for help when they investigate a case about several dead police officers who seem to have been killed by the plagues of Egypt. Castiel confirms the staff of Moses was used to kill the cops and tells Sam and Dean that Heaven is in a state of chaos and God's weapons have been stolen. The three head off to find the thief and come face to face with an old enemy.
After Bobby (recurring guest star JIM BEAVER) discovers Crowley (guest star MARK SHEPPARD) has no intentions of returning Bobby's soul, the hunter takes matters into his own hands. He calls on Sam and Dean for help after he unearths one of Crowley's deepest secrets. Meanwhile, Sam and Dean learn what Bobby does all day when they are not around. Series star Jensen Ackles makes his directorial debut.
After a group of young girls go missing, Sam and Dean realize that a group of vampires have taken up residence in the small town. After a fight with two of the blood-suckers, Dean is bitten and turns into a vampire. Samuel tells Dean he can change him back but he'd have to get the blood of the vampire who turned him. Dean infiltrates the nest and runs into the Alpha.
The truth hurts! Sam and Dean investigate a series of suicides and discover the victims were being told brutal truths that drove them crazy. They find out someone is invoking Veritas, the Goddess of Truth, forcing people to be cruelly honest against their will -- and Dean is the next victim. Dean is forced to tell Sam the truth about how he feels about his return from Hell.
Does Samuel have a secret? Dean becomes suspicious of Samuel's motives -- but Sam isn't sold on the idea that their grandfather is doing anything wrong. The brothers go along on a hunt with Samuel and the other Campbells, but things go terribly awry.
Dean and Sam investigate what seems to be a werewolf killing but turns out to be a skinwalker (guest star ANDREW ROTHENBERG) posing as a family dog who is taking revenge on his owner's enemies. After capturing the dog, he turns human and tells Sam and Dean that an Alpha skinwalker has created many sleeper cells that will rise on his command and kill their families. The only way to stop the mass murders is to find and kill the Alpha.
While Sam and Dean are investigating a UFO sighting, Dean is abducted from a crop circle. However, when he awakens, he discovers he isn't dealing with aliens, but fairies! Unfortunately, only Dean can see the fairy that keeps attacking him which makes tracing and stopping them difficult. The brothers become even more perplexed when Sam's investigation leads them to a world full of elves, gnomes and a leprechaun.
The demon Meg (guest star RACHEL MINER) kidnaps Sam and Dean and tries to force them to tell her where Crowley (guest star MARK A. SHEPPARD) is hiding. Sam makes her a deal -- they will help her find Crowley if she promises to torture him for information about how to get Sam's soul back. Castiel joins the fight but finds it difficult to work with Meg.
Dean seeks out Death (guest star JULIAN RICHINGS) to help get Sam's soul back. Death tells Dean he will help Sam if Dean will agree to act as Death for 24 hours. Meanwhile, Sam decides he doesn't want his soul back and asks Balthazar (guest star SEBASTIAN ROCHÉ) for a protective spell to keep his soul out of his body. Balthazar tells Sam he needs the blood of his father for the spell to work and since John Winchester is dead, Sam decides Bobby is the next best thing.
Death returns for a meeting with Dean! Dean and Bobby anxiously wait for Sam to wake up to see if Death was able to restore his soul without causing Sam to lose his mind. Meanwhile, Dean and Bobby investigate a disappearance of virgins and discover dragons are behind the kidnappings. Bobby sends Dean to a doctor who owns the only weapon in the world that can slay a dragon, but Dean must prove himself worthy enough to take it.
Sam starts to have flashbacks to a case he worked on with Samuel before he reconnected with Dean. When Sam receives a mysterious text with coordinates to a small town, the brothers decide to investigate and Dean is surprised when the townspeople start telling him some of the things Sam did while he lived there.
Ben (guest star NICOLAS ELIA) calls Dean and tells him Lisa (guest star CINDY SAMPSON) is in trouble. Dean leaves Sam to investigate a case alone and rushes home to rescue Lisa, however, he's not prepared for what meets him at the door. Meanwhile, Sam discovers the men that were murdered were all a part of a cruel practical joke played on a female co-worker who went missing.
Raphael (guest star LANETTE WARE) launches an attack on Castiel and his allies, sending a particularly frightening angelic hitman (guest star CARLOS SANZ) after Balthazar, Sam and Dean. In an effort to protect the brothers, Balthazar sends them to an alternate universe where they are the stars of a TV show called "Supernatural" and they are actors named "Jensen Ackles" and "Jared Padalecki." The brothers are confused when Castiel appears to be a tweet-happy actor named Misha Collins and Sam is married to Ruby (guest star GENEVIEVE CORTESE).
Sam, Dean and Bobby set out in search of The Mother of All's (guest star JULIA MAXWELL) latest monster. While investigating, they run into Samuel and Gwen Campbell (guest star JESSICA HEAFEY), who are also hunting the creature. Samuel and Bobby get into a heated fight about how to handle the case.
After Balthazar changes history and keeps the Titanic from sinking, Fate (guest star KATIE WALDER) intervenes and begins killing those that would have died on the ship. Castiel tells Sam and Dean that Fate is very upset with the two of them and the only way they can stay alive is to kill her.
While searching for a way to defeat Eve, Dean stumbles upon the journal of Samuel Colt (guest star SAM HENNINGS) journal in the Campbell library. Realizing Samuel might have the answer to their problems, Sam and Dean ask Castiel to send them back in time so they can meet the man himself. While Sam is a bit reluctant to time travel, Dean is beside himself with excitement to return to the Wild, Wild West.
Sam, Dean, Bobby and Castiel track Eve (guest star JULIA MAXWELL) to a small town in Oregon. The guys discover the townspeople have been converted to demons, but surprisingly, they all appear to be dying. When they finally do meet Eve, she decides to torture the brothers by bringing back their mother, Mary Winchester (guest star SAMANTHA SMITH), as a demon.
In this episode written and directed by executive producer Ben Edlund, Castiel tells Sam, Dean and Bobby about the war in Heaven and how he and Raphael (guest star DEMORE BARNES) became enemies. Bobby believes Castiel is hiding something, but Dean refuses to believe it.
Dean's worst nightmare comes true when a demon kidnaps Ben (guest star NICHOLAS ELIA) and Lisa (guest star CINDY SAMPSON) to get to him. Consequently, Sam and Dean are forced to join with an unlikely ally to free them.
In the sixth season finale, the wall comes down in Sam's mind...and all hell breaks loose. Dean and Bobby are, for once, at a total loss on how to help him and are forced to stand by and do nothing while Sam breaks. The battle for heaven comes to a head in this episode written by series creator Eric Kripke.