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The Best Supernatural Episodes

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List of the best Supernatural episodes, as voted on by other fans of the series. With so many memorable episodes of the show, it's hard to trust just one person's opinion of what the top Supernatural episodes of all time are. Fans of Supernatural are extremely passionate about the show, and there is often debate over which episodes are better than others. That's why this list exists- so you can vote for your favorites and we can find out once and for all what everyone thinks the best episode is.

Use every item on this list for yours, from Pilot to I Believe the Children Are Our Future. What is the best Supernatural episode of all time? Look below and find out.


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    When Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) 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 (guest star Richard Speight, Jr.) is to blame. From a sitcom to a soapy hospital drama to a Japanese ...more

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    • Original Airing: Nov 05 2009
    • Season: Supernatural - Season 5
    • Episode Number: 8
    • Director: Charles Beeson
    • Previous Episode: The Curious Case of Dean Winchester
    • Next Episode: The Real Ghostbusters
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    Mystery Spot
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    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.more

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    • Original Airing: Feb 14 2008
    • Season: Supernatural - Season 3
    • Episode Number: 11
    • Director: Kim Manners
    • Previous Episode: Dream a Little Dream of Me
    • Next Episode: Jus in Bello
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    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.more

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    • Original Airing: May 13 2010
    • Season: Supernatural - Season 5
    • Episode Number: 22
    • Director: Robert Singer
    • Previous Episode: Two Minutes to Midnight
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    Lazarus Rising
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    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?more

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    • Original Airing: Sep 18 2008
    • Season: Supernatural - Season 4
    • Episode Number: 1
    • Director: Kim Manners
    • Previous Episode: No Rest For The Wicked
    • Next Episode: Are You There, God? It's Me... Dean Winchester
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    All Hell Breaks Loose, Part 2
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    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.more

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    • Original Airing: May 17 2007
    • Season: Supernatural - Season 2
    • Episode Number: 22
    • Director: Kim Manners, Robert Singer
    • Previous Episode: All Hell Breaks Loose, Part 1
    • Next Episode: The Magnificent Seven
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    What Is and What Should Never Be
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    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.more

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    • Original Airing: May 03 2007
    • Season: Supernatural - Season 2
    • Episode Number: 20
    • Director: Eric Kripke
    • Previous Episode: Folsom Prison Blues
    • Next Episode: All Hell Breaks Loose, Part 1
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    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.more

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    • Original Airing: Feb 25 2011
    • Season: Supernatural - Season 6
    • Episode Number: 15
    • Director: Charles Beeson
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    The End
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    Dean refuses Sam's efforts to help him battle the Devil, and then wakes up to find himself five years in the future, in a wasteland where Lucifer has begun his endgame by unleashing a virus that transforms humans into zombies.more

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    • Original Airing: Oct 01 2009
    • Season: Supernatural - Season 5
    • Episode Number: 4
    • Director: Steve Boyum
    • Previous Episode: Free to Be You and Me
    • Next Episode: Fallen Idol
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    Lucifer Rising
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    The brothers prepare to fight the forces of the apocalpse in different camps. While Sam and Ruby hunt down Lilith, Dean joins Castiel and Zachariah to take on Lucifer.more

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    • Original Airing: May 14 2009
    • Season: Supernatural - Season 4
    • Episode Number: 22
    • Director: Eric Kripke
    • Previous Episode: When the Levee Breaks
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    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.more

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    • Original Airing: Oct 23 2008
    • Season: Supernatural - Season 4
    • Episode Number: 6
    • Next Episode: It's the Great Pumpkin, Sam Winchester
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    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.more

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    • Original Airing: Nov 19 2009
    • Season: Supernatural - Season 5
    • Episode Number: 10
    • Director: Philip Sgriccia
    • Previous Episode: The Real Ghostbusters
    • Next Episode: Sam, Interrupted
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    No Rest For The Wicked
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    Sam, Dean, and Bobby hunt down Lilith and fight her and her demons in a final effort to save Dean's life.more

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    • Original Airing: May 15 2008
    • Season: Supernatural - Season 3
    • Episode Number: 16
    • Director: Kim Manners
    • Previous Episode: Time Is On My Side
    • Next Episode: Lazarus Rising
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    The Monster at the End of This Book
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    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.more

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    • Original Airing: Apr 02 2009
    • Season: Supernatural - Season 4
    • Episode Number: 18
    • Director: Michael Rohl
    • Previous Episode: It's a Terrible Life
    • Next Episode: Jump the Shark
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    Jus in Bello
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    The 12th episode of the third season of Supernatural. Jus in Bello was originally the Season 3 finale because of the Writer's Strike, but was moved to mid-season when it ended. Sam and Dean break into Bela's apartment to retrieve the Colt, but are arrested by Agent Henricksen after he gets a tip-off.more

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    • Original Airing: Feb 21 2008
    • Season: Supernatural - Season 3
    • Episode Number: 12
    • Director: Kim Manners, Philip Sgriccia
    • Previous Episode: Mystery Spot
    • Next Episode: Ghostfacers
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    Bad Day at Black Rock
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    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.more

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    • Original Airing: Oct 18 2007
    • Season: Supernatural - Season 3
    • Episode Number: 3
    • Director: Robert Singer
    • Previous Episode: The Kids Are Alright
    • Next Episode: Sin City
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    The Song Remains the Same

    The angels send Anna back in time to kill John and Mary Winchester before they can conceive Sam knowing that if Sam was never born then Lucifer won't be able to use him as his vessel. Castiel sends Sam and Dean back to 1978 so they can stop Anna, and the two brothers are reunited with their parents.more

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    • Original Airing: Feb 04 2010
    • Season: Supernatural - Season 5
    • Episode Number: 13
    • Director: Steve Boyum
    • Previous Episode: Swap Meat
    • Next Episode: My Bloody Valentine
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    Ambushed by angry hunters, Sam and Dean are shot and killed and sent to Heaven. Castiel warns Dean that Zachariah is looking for them in Heaven so they need to lay low while searching for an angel named Joshua who can help them since he talks directly to God. While searching for Joshua, the brothers run ...more

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    • Original Airing: Apr 01 2010
    • Season: Supernatural - Season 5
    • Episode Number: 16
    • Director: Jeff Woolnough
    • Previous Episode: Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid
    • Next Episode: 99 Problems
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    Castiel sends Dean back in time to 1973 where he encounters younger versions of his parents and for the first time meets his grandfather Samuel Campbell who holds a secret that sheds a light on the Winchester Family's connection to the hunter community.more

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    • Original Airing: Oct 02 2008
    • Season: Supernatural - Season 4
    • Episode Number: 3
    • Director: Steve Boyum
    • Next Episode: Metamorphosis
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    When Dean is accidentally electrocuted fighting a monster, he permanently damages his heart. When he's diagnosed as only having a month, at most, to live, Sam searches for a means to save him and finds Roy Le Grange, a faith healer who may actually be the real deal. After Le Grange heals Dean, the ...more

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    • Original Airing: Jan 17 2006
    • Season: Supernatural - Season 1
    • Episode Number: 12
    • Director: Allan Kroeker
    • Previous Episode: Scarecrow
    • Next Episode: Route 666
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    Born Under a Bad Sign
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    Sam contacts Dean after being missing for a week. When they reunite, Dean finds Sam covered in blood and with no recollection of what happened.more

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    • Original Airing: Feb 08 2007
    • Season: Supernatural - Season 2
    • Episode Number: 14
    • Director: J. Miller Tobin
    • Previous Episode: Houses of the Holy
    • Next Episode: Tall Tales
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