supernatural The Best Supernatural Episodes of all Time, Ranked  

Reference
Originally by
5.8k votes 447 voters 11.2k views 115 items

List Rules Vote for your favorite Supernatural episodes.

After so many seasons on air, it can be difficult picking the best Supernatural episodes of all time. Some are absolute hits while others land a bit far from the mark. So who else to decide which are the best Supernatural episodes than fans such as yourself? 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. Below you'll find Supernatural episodes, ranked from best to worst as voted on by 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. If you like Supernatural, then you'll also want to watch the best Vampire Diaries episodes or other great CW shows currently on air.

So is your favorite Supernatural episode season one's Faith or season five's trippy Changing Channels? If it's neither of those episodes, then you'll have to add yours to the list. So get started voting on what you think are the best Supernatural episodes.
list ordered by

1
214 32
Mystery Spot is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Supernatural Episodes of all Time, Ranked
Mystery Spot Feb 14 2008 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 ...more

2
151 18
Lazarus Rising is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Supernatural Episodes of all Time, Ranked
Lazarus Rising Sep 18 2008 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

3
213 33
Changing Channels is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Supernatural Episodes of all Time, Ranked
Changing Channels Nov 05 2009 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 ...more

4
189 28
Swan Song is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Supernatural Episodes of all Time, Ranked
Swan Song May 13 2010 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 ...more

5
187 23
The French Mistake is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Supernatural Episodes of all Time, Ranked
The French Mistake Feb 25 2011 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 ...more

6
131 18
All Hell Breaks Loose, Part 2 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Supernatural Episodes of all Time, Ranked
All Hell Breaks Loose, Part 2 May 17 2007 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.

7
148 21
Yellow Fever is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Supernatural Episodes of all Time, Ranked
Yellow Fever Oct 23 2008 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

8
121 15
The Monster at the End of This... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Supernatural Episodes of all Time, Ranked
The Monster at the End of This Book Apr 02 2009 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.

9
105 14
Bad Day at Black Rock is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Supernatural Episodes of all Time, Ranked
Bad Day at Black Rock Oct 18 2007 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, ...more

10
108 14
Abandon All Hope... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Supernatural Episodes of all Time, Ranked
Abandon All Hope... Nov 19 2009 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 ...more

11
80 12
Pilot is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Supernatural Episodes of all Time, Ranked
Pilot Sep 13 2005 Sam is about to graduate from college and has an interview set up to join one of the most prestigious law schools in the country. His brother Dean, whom he has not seen since he went to college, ...more

12
74 9
Two Minutes to Midnight is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Supernatural Episodes of all Time, Ranked
Two Minutes to Midnight May 06 2010 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 ...more

All the Creepiest Monsters on Supernatural, Ranked

13
85 12
Lucifer Rising is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Supernatural Episodes of all Time, Ranked
Lucifer Rising May 14 2009 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.

14
77 10
Dark Side of the Moon is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Supernatural Episodes of all Time, Ranked
Dark Side of the Moon Apr 01 2010 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 ...more

15
94 13
Jus in Bello is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Supernatural Episodes of all Time, Ranked
Jus in Bello Feb 21 2008 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 ...more

16
111 18
What Is and What Should Never ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Supernatural Episodes of all Time, Ranked
What Is and What Should Never Be May 03 2007 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.

17
74 10
In My Time of Dying is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Supernatural Episodes of all Time, Ranked
In My Time of Dying Sep 28 2006 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.

The Bizarre Life Of "Manacled Mormon" Mastermind Joyce McKinney

18
82 12
Tall Tales is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Supernatural Episodes of all Time, Ranked
Tall Tales Feb 15 2007 The Winchester brothers seek the help of their family friend Bobby while investigating a series of unexplained happenings on a local college campus.

19
96 14
The End is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Supernatural Episodes of all Time, Ranked
The End Oct 01 2009 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 ...more

20
82 11
No Rest For The Wicked is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Supernatural Episodes of all Time, Ranked
No Rest For The Wicked May 15 2008 Sam, Dean, and Bobby hunt down Lilith and fight her and her demons in a final effort to save Dean's life.

21
75 11
Faith is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Supernatural Episodes of all Time, Ranked
Faith Jan 17 2006 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 ...more

22
83 18
A Very Supernatural Christmas is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Supernatural Episodes of all Time, Ranked
A Very Supernatural Christmas Dec 13 2007 In this Christmas-themed episode, Sam and Dean follow the trail of an "anti-Santa" that abducts its victims by using their chimneys. Dean tries to get Sam to celebrate Christmas like ...more

50+ Good Books With Light in the Title

23
60 11
The Real Ghostbusters is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Supernatural Episodes of all Time, Ranked
The Real Ghostbusters Nov 12 2009 Super fan Becky uses Chuck’s phone to trick Sam and Dean into attending a Supernatural fan convention, complete with fans dressed up as Sam and Dean. One of the activities is a live action role ...more

24
72 12
Born Under a Bad Sign is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Supernatural Episodes of all Time, Ranked
Born Under a Bad Sign Feb 08 2007 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.

25
68 11
In the Beginning is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Supernatural Episodes of all Time, Ranked
In the Beginning Oct 02 2008 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 ...more

26
48 6
Point of No Return is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Supernatural Episodes of all Time, Ranked
Point of No Return Apr 15 2010 Dean begins to think the only way to stop Lucifer is to say yes to Michael, but the angels decide they don't need him anymore. Dean, Sam, and Castiel are horrified at the angels' new game plan ...more

27
59 15
Ghostfacers is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Supernatural Episodes of all Time, Ranked
Ghostfacers Apr 24 2008 In a change of pace, Sam and Dean decide to star in a violent, profane reality show named Ghostfacers. The show takes them to the haunted Morton Mansion, and they soon realize they're in over ...more

The 15+ Best Anime About Acting

28
72 13
The Song Remains the Same is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Supernatural Episodes of all Time, Ranked
The Song Remains the Same Feb 04 2010 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 ...more

29
51 8
Croatoan is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Supernatural Episodes of all Time, Ranked
Croatoan Dec 07 2006 Sam has a vision of Dean shooting a defenseless man, and they go to the town of River Grove, where they find the townspeople have been possessed by a virus that makes them violent.

30
56 8
Folsom Prison Blues is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Supernatural Episodes of all Time, Ranked
Folsom Prison Blues Apr 26 2007 Sam and Dean allow themselves to be arrested in order to investigate a series of murders inside a penitentiary. However things get complicated when FBI agent Henricksen shows up to take over ...more

31
40 5
The Born-Again Identity is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Supernatural Episodes of all Time, Ranked
The Born-Again Identity Mar 23 2012 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 ...more

32
52 12
LARP and the Real Girl is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Supernatural Episodes of all Time, Ranked
LARP and the Real Girl Jan 23 2013 Sam and Dean investigate the mysterious deaths of two LARPers (Live Action Role Playing) who were playing a game entitled Moondoor. The guys are thrilled to discover the Queen of Moondoor is ...more

The Best Sacramento Kings Point Guards of All Time

33
49 11
After School Special is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Supernatural Episodes of all Time, Ranked
After School Special Jan 29 2009 Fast times at Truman High. Murder brings Sam and Dean back to one of their old high schools, where they investigate possible demonic possession and take a few trips down memory lane.

34
49 8
Devil's Trap is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Supernatural Episodes of all Time, Ranked
Devil's Trap May 04 2006 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

35
42 13
Monster Movie is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Supernatural Episodes of all Time, Ranked
Monster Movie Oct 16 2008 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.

36
33 3
Appointment in Samarra is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Supernatural Episodes of all Time, Ranked
Appointment in Samarra Dec 10 2010 Dean seeks out Death 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 ...more

37
34 4
Clap Your Hands If You Believe... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Supernatural Episodes of all Time, Ranked
Clap Your Hands If You Believe... Nov 19 2010 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 ...more

The Best Jesse Eisenberg Movies

38
44 9
It's a Terrible Life is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Supernatural Episodes of all Time, Ranked
It's a Terrible Life Mar 26 2009 At Sandover Bridge & Iron Inc., Dean is Dean Smith, the buttoned-down director of Sales & Marketing. Sam is Sam Wesson, a cubicle-dwelling tech support guy. What the heck is going on? Or ...more

39
44 7
When the Levee Breaks is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Supernatural Episodes of all Time, Ranked
When the Levee Breaks May 07 2009 Dean and Bobby have something frightening locked in Bobby's panic room: Sam, contaminated by demon blood. But as the apocalypse draws nearer, Bobby wants to free Sam to battle on their side.

40
32 3
Asylum is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Supernatural Episodes of all Time, Ranked
Asylum Nov 22 2005 If these walls could talk. The brothers investigate a long-shuttered mental asylum that has the power to drive intruders mad... and murderous.

41
48 7
On the Head of a Pin is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Supernatural Episodes of all Time, Ranked
On the Head of a Pin Mar 19 2009 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

42
46 8
Weekend at Bobby's is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Supernatural Episodes of all Time, Ranked
Weekend at Bobby's Oct 15 2010 After Bobby discovers Crowley 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 ...more

The Best Chili Powder For Cooking

43
40 5
The Curious Case of Dean Winch... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Supernatural Episodes of all Time, Ranked
The Curious Case of Dean Winchester Oct 29 2009 Sam and Dean discover a witch is running a high-stakes poker game where the currency is life years vs. money. Bobby sees the game as a chance to get out of the wheelchair and bets 25 years, but ...more

44
49 12
Frontierland is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Supernatural Episodes of all Time, Ranked
Frontierland Apr 22 2011 While searching for a way to defeat Eve, Dean stumbles upon Samuel Colt’s journal in the Campbell library. Realizing Samuel might have the answer to their problems, Sam and Dean ask Castiel to ...more

45
28 7
Hollywood Babylon is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Supernatural Episodes of all Time, Ranked
Hollywood Babylon Apr 19 2007 Sam and Dean discover that a group of ghosts are attempting to shut down production of a movie that they feel is mocking them.

46
36 7
The Kids Are Alright is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Supernatural Episodes of all Time, Ranked
The Kids Are Alright Oct 11 2007 The 2nd episode of the third season of Supernatural. While hunting some changelings Dean happens across a one-night stand from several years ago, who has an eerily similar son. Meanwhile Sam is ...more

47
33 6
Home is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Supernatural Episodes of all Time, Ranked
Home Nov 15 2005 Dean and Sam return to their home of Lawrence, Kansas, where a new family has moved into the Winchester's old home. The family begins seeing and hearing frightening things, and the brothers ...more

48
44 10
I Know What You Did Last Summe... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Supernatural Episodes of all Time, Ranked
I Know What You Did Last Summer Nov 13 2008 What happened to Sam during the months Dean was dead? During the search for a girl named Anna Milton, who has a mysterious connection to angels, Sam reveals the astonishing events of the

49
31 6
Sam, Interrupted is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Supernatural Episodes of all Time, Ranked
Sam, Interrupted Jan 21 2010 A former hunter named Martin, who is currently institutionalized, calls Sam and Dean for help investigating a case in the mental hospital. The brothers get themselves admitted as patients to ...more

50
36 11
Bloody Mary is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Supernatural Episodes of all Time, Ranked
Bloody Mary Oct 11 2005 A man dies of a stroke in front of a mirror but Sam and Dean believe something, or someone else (Bloody Mary), may be behind his death. Dean tries to help Sam open up about his girlfriend's ...more