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The Best Episodes of Supernatural

Every episode of Supernatural ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Supernatural!

When they were boys, Sam and Dean Winchester lost their mother to a mysterious and demonic supernatural force. Subsequently, their father raised them to be soldiers. He taught them about the paranormal evil that lives in the dark corners and on the back roads of America ... and he taught them how to kill it. Now, the Winchester brothers crisscross the country in their '67 Chevy Impala, battling every kind of supernatural threat they encounter along the way.

Genres:DramaMysterySci-Fi & Fantasy
Networks:The WBThe CW

Top Episode Highlight

The best episode of "Supernatural" is "Swan Song", rated 9.7/10 from 11640 user votes. It was directed by Robert Singer and written by N/A. "Swan Song" aired on 5/13/2010 and is rated 0.1 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Changing Channels".

  • Swan Song
    9.7/10 11,640 votes

    #1 - Swan Song

    Season 5 Episode 22 - Aired 2010-05-13

    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.

    Director: Robert Singer

    Writer: N/A

  • Changing Channels
    9.6/10 10,977 votes

    #2 - Changing Channels

    Season 5 Episode 8 - Aired 2009-11-05

    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?

    Director: Charles Beeson

    Writer: Jeremy Carver

  • The French Mistake
    9.6/10 11,272 votes

    #3 - The French Mistake

    Season 6 Episode 15 - Aired 2011-02-25

    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.

    Director: Charles Beeson

    Writer: Ben Edlund

  • ScoobyNatural
    9.5/10 8,861 votes

    #4 - ScoobyNatural

    Season 13 Episode 16 - Aired 2018-03-29

    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.

    Director: Robert Singer

    Writer: James Krieg, Jeremy Adams

  • All Hell Breaks Loose (2)
    9.4/10 7,793 votes

    #5 - All Hell Breaks Loose (2)

    Season 2 Episode 22 - Aired 2007-05-17

    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.

    Director: Kim Manners

    Writer: N/A

  • Mystery Spot
    9.4/10 9,381 votes

    #6 - Mystery Spot

    Season 3 Episode 11 - Aired 2008-02-14

    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.

    Director: Kim Manners

    Writer: N/A

  • Lazarus Rising
    9.4/10 8,910 votes

    #7 - Lazarus Rising

    Season 4 Episode 1 - Aired 2008-09-18

    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?

    Director: Kim Manners

    Writer: Eric Kripke

  • Fan Fiction
    9.4/10 9,314 votes

    #8 - Fan Fiction

    Season 10 Episode 5 - Aired 2014-11-11

    Sam and Dean investigate a haunting at a theatre.

    Director: Philip Sgriccia

    Writer: Robbie Thompson

  • Baby
    9.4/10 7,338 votes

    #9 - Baby

    Season 11 Episode 4 - Aired 2015-10-28

    Seen entirely from the point of view of the Impala, Sam and Dean go on a road trip to fight monsters and demons.

    Director: Thomas J. Wright

    Writer: Robbie Thompson

  • Don't Call Me Shurley
    9.4/10 6,611 votes

    #10 - Don't Call Me Shurley

    Season 11 Episode 20 - Aired 2016-05-04

    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.

    Director: Robert Singer

    Writer: Robbie Thompson

  • What Is and What Should Never Be
    9.3/10 7,799 votes

    #11 - What Is and What Should Never Be

    Season 2 Episode 20 - Aired 2007-05-03

    Dean is attacked by a Djinn... and finds himself in a new reality where his mother is still alive and a mysterious woman holds the key to everything.

    Director: Eric Kripke

    Writer: Eric Kripke, Raelle Tucker

  • Jus in Bello
    9.3/10 7,382 votes

    #12 - Jus in Bello

    Season 3 Episode 12 - Aired 2008-02-21

    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.

    Director: Philip Sgriccia, Kim Manners

    Writer: Sera Gamble

  • Lucifer Rising
    9.3/10 6,715 votes

    #13 - Lucifer Rising

    Season 4 Episode 22 - Aired 2009-05-14

    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.

    Director: Eric Kripke

    Writer: Eric Kripke

  • Sacrifice
    9.3/10 6,013 votes

    #14 - Sacrifice

    Season 8 Episode 23 - Aired 2013-05-15

    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.

    Director: Philip Sgriccia

    Writer: Jeremy Carver

  • Lebanon
    9.3/10 4,558 votes

    #15 - Lebanon

    Season 14 Episode 13 - Aired 2019-02-07

    Sam and Dean look to occult lore for a solution to their latest problem, but instead of a resolution, they find much more than either of them had anticipated.

    Director: Robert Singer

    Writer: Meredith Glynn, Andrew Dabb

  • Devil's Trap
    9.2/10 7,611 votes

    #16 - Devil's Trap

    Season 1 Episode 22 - Aired 2006-05-04

    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.

    Director: Kim Manners

    Writer: Eric Kripke

  • In My Time of Dying
    9.2/10 7,863 votes

    #17 - In My Time of Dying

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Aired 2006-09-28

    In the aftermath of the car crash, the surviving Winchesters go to the hospital, where one is stalked by a Reaper while another must consider sacrificing himself to save the others.

    Director: Kim Manners

    Writer: Eric Kripke

  • Bad Day at Black Rock
    9.2/10 7,502 votes

    #18 - Bad Day at Black Rock

    Season 3 Episode 3 - Aired 2007-10-18

    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.

    Director: Robert Singer

    Writer: Ben Edlund

  • No Rest for the Wicked
    9.2/10 6,977 votes

    #19 - No Rest for the Wicked

    Season 3 Episode 16 - Aired 2008-05-15

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

    Director: Kim Manners

    Writer: Eric Kripke

  • In the Beginning
    9.2/10 6,972 votes

    #20 - In the Beginning

    Season 4 Episode 3 - Aired 2008-10-02

    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.

    Director: Steve Boyum

    Writer: Jeremy Carver

  • The Monster at the End of this Book
    9.2/10 6,727 votes

    #21 - The Monster at the End of this Book

    Season 4 Episode 18 - Aired 2009-04-02

    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.

    Director: Mike Rohl

    Writer: N/A

  • Abandon All Hope...
    9.2/10 6,096 votes

    #22 - Abandon All Hope...

    Season 5 Episode 10 - Aired 2009-11-19

    Sam, Dean and Castiel track down the Colt and head off to find Lucifer to send him back to Hell. It’s a hunters’ reunion when the crew joins forces with Bobby, Ellen and Jo for what could be their last night on Earth.

    Director: Philip Sgriccia

    Writer: Ben Edlund

  • Two Minutes to Midnight
    9.2/10 5,704 votes

    #23 - Two Minutes to Midnight

    Season 5 Episode 21 - Aired 2010-05-06

    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.

    Director: Philip Sgriccia

    Writer: Sera Gamble

  • Death's Door
    9.2/10 5,070 votes

    #24 - Death's Door

    Season 7 Episode 10 - Aired 2011-12-02

    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.

    Director: Robert Singer

    Writer: Sera Gamble

  • Do You Believe in Miracles?
    9.2/10 5,544 votes

    #25 - Do You Believe in Miracles?

    Season 9 Episode 23 - Aired 2014-05-20

    After attacking Gadreel, Dean leaves with Crowley to track down Metatron and kill him. Meanwhile, Gadreel takes Castiel into Heaven to try and break Metatron's connection to the angel tablet, stripping him of his powers.

    Director: Thomas J. Wright

    Writer: Jeremy Carver