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Unlike other television shows, the series features two composers: Christopher Lennertz and Jay Gruska.
They write themes for their own episodes and characters and work with one another if there is overlap between episodes. They try to base the music on the visuals of the episode, such as in the episode "Dead in the Water", in which off-angle shots are accompanied by repetitive and discordant notes, and spoken words such as "water" and "die" are followed by a lower pitch to create a "gurgly" sound.
While original scores are used throughout episodes, another important aspect of the series' music is the use of classic rock, over which creator Eric Kripke threatened to quit when the network would not allow its inclusion.
Most of the songs are from Kripke's private collection, although one of his favorite bands— Led Zeppelin —is too expensive to use.
Some episode titles are references to Led Zeppelin songs. Multiple songs are usually used throughout each episode, and accompany " The Road So Far " sequences before select episodes that highlight a montage of past events.
Although Kripke prefers to keep a fine line between the score and songs used, sometimes Lennertz and Gruska are required to write short sections of rock-like music to fill tosecond gaps, as it would be too costly to acquire song rights.
On the last episode of every season except the first, the song " Carry On Wayward Son " by Kansas is played at the beginning.
Though the pilot was filmed in Los Angeles , principal filming takes place in Vancouver, British Columbia. Andrew's-Wesley United Church.
Because episodes usually take place in the middle of nowhere, filming often takes place at an old military base. Having been shut down for years, the buildings have been removed, leaving just roads on which sets are erected, such as for crossroads scenes.
Rather than having the series debut on television, The WB instead made the pilot episode available for online streaming through Yahoo!
To combat piracy, Ten debuted the second-season premiere five days before its initial broadcast in the country, making Supernatural the first major network show available for free download in Australia before being aired.
Subsequent episodes became available online just hours after being televised. The series originally focuses primarily on the brothers Dean Winchester and Sam Winchester , played by Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki , as they travel throughout the country hunting down evil supernatural creatures.
Padalecki became interested in the role because he liked horror series, including both The X-Files and The Twilight Zone , which he found similar to the proposed plot of Supernatural.
Padalecki had previous experience working with executive producers McG and David Nutter,  the former convincing him to audition for the role.
After landing the part of Dean, his Smallville role was cut short. When I read the script, Dean just jumped out at me.
With that character there was always a bit more comedy, and a bit more recklessness, and it just appealed to me more. So when I asked to read for that, they were like, "That's what we're looking for.
I found a character that I really enjoy playing. While the series does not have many lead characters, there are many recurring characters.
Making an appearance in the pilot episode, John does not return until nearly halfway through the first season, after which he becomes a recurring character until his eventual death in the second season's premiere episode, though his spirit returns to help his sons in the season finale.
Later in the series, it is announced that John Winchester fathered a third son with another woman; a half-brother to Sam and Dean.
According to writer John Shiban, it was decided early on that John would die. The writers found that having the brothers being separated from their father "split the show".
Shiban noted that " It became difficult, because we thought it was like — 'what is Dad doing? Is he doing more interesting things than the boys are doing, or what?
Also introduced in the first season are the demon Azazel and his unnamed daughter. While Azazel mainly appears merely as shadows or silhouettes in the first season, taking physical form only when he possesses John Winchester, Azazel's daughter uses a girl named Meg Masters —portrayed by Nicki Lynn Aycox —as a host.
Lehne also reprises the role in the first episode of season six when Dean is poisoned and begins to see Azazel again.
Likewise, after Azazel's daughter is exorcised from Meg towards the end of the first season, the demon and her host continued to appear in the series, although now as two separate characters.
Aycox continued her role in the fourth season when the angry spirit of Meg tries to kill the Winchesters. The demon returns for an episode in the second season played by Padalecki, temporarily taking Sam as a host.
She appears once again in the fifth season, her newest host being portrayed by Rachel Miner , in a recurring role.
The writers eventually wanted to flesh out the concept of hunters, resulting in the introduction of many new characters.
Becoming a sort of surrogate father to Sam and Dean after their father's death,  the character acts as their mentor and foremost point of contact before his departure in the seventh season.
Other hunters appear in the second season with the introduction of Harvelle's Roadhouse, a saloon frequented by hunters.
Working alongside her mother is Jo Harvelle played by Alona Tal. Also present is the computer guy Ash played by Chad Lindberg , who uses his vast computer skills to track the paranormal.
Tal was eventually written out of the series, and believes the reason to be that the producers felt she looked like Sam and Dean's "year-old sister".
Ellen was meant to return in the third season, but the episode had to be scrapped due to the writer's strike. For the third season, the writers decided to introduce Ruby , a demonic former witch who claims to be an ally to the Winchesters.
However, The CW requested that another female be added, so the character Bela Talbot , a self-centered thief who sells occult objects to wealthy clients and who was already intended to appear in multiple episodes, was upgraded to a series regular.
At the end of the season, Bela was killed off,  and Cassidy was let go for budgetary reasons. Genevieve Cortese who later married Padalecki took over the role until the character's death at the end of the season.
Wanting to bring in Christian mythology to the series, the writers created the angel Castiel. Making his debut in the fourth-season premiere, Castiel resurrects Dean from Hell after his death in the third season, and comes to be an ally of the Winchesters.
The character was originally intended for only a six-episode story arc, but the role was later expanded. Along with Castiel came other angelic characters, with Robert Wisdom portraying the "militant" and "dogmatic"  Uriel , who secretly supports Lucifer; Julie McNiven playing the fallen angel Anna Milton , who eventually regains her angelic form but remains an outcast of Heaven; and Kurt Fuller as Castiel's boss Zachariah , who wishes to start the Apocalypse in order to bring Paradise to Earth.
Though Wisdom's character is eventually killed, McNiven and Fuller continue their roles into the fifth season and are joined by Mark Pellegrino as the recently released but fallen archangel Lucifer.
Pellegrino also appears as Lucifer as a hallucination in Sam's head in season 7. Pellegrino had been the second choice for the role of Castiel  and was offered the role of Lucifer without an audition.
Season 5 introduces the demon Crowley , played by Mark Sheppard , who would become the Winchester's longest-recurring antagonist and occasional anti-hero in the series.
Crowley appears in three episodes of season 5 to help the Winchesters seal Lucifer back in the Cage, believing that once he destroys humanity he will target all demonkind next.
In season 6, Crowley becomes the King of Hell and one of the main antagonists working with Castiel to stop Archangel Raphael, the other main antagonist of season 6, from restarting the Apocalypse by harnessing the souls of Purgatory and splitting the power with Castiel.
In season 7, Crowley becomes an anti-hero who helps the Winchesters against the threat of Leviathans led by Dick Roman , after they are released from Purgatory by Castiel.
Crowley becomes the main antagonist of season 8, attempting to harness the Words of God and their powers and stop the Winchesters from sealing Hell forever.
In season 9, Crowley becomes an unwilling prisoner of the Winchesters but is forced to deal with Abaddon trying to steal his position as King of Hell.
Sheppard was promoted to series regular status for season Season 7 introduces Kevin Tran the prophet played by Osric Chau , who translates the word of God to help the Winchesters stop the Leviathans which leads to their destruction.
In season 8, Kevin works to translate another word of God to find the means of sealing Hell forever. In season 9, Kevin instead tries to find the means of returning the fallen angels to Heaven but is killed by a Gadreel -possessed Sam.
After hacking into Frank's hard drive and learning about the existence of monsters, Charlie becomes an ally of the Winchesters and occasionally helps them out with technical problems and hunts.
Season 9 introduces the angel Gadreel , who originally poses as Ezekiel, played by Tahmoh Penikett and Padalecki. After Sam is seriously injured when he decides not to seal Hell, Gadreel comes to Dean in response to his prayer for help, possesses Sam to heal him, and becomes Dean's ally.
However, Gadreel's true identity is later revealed by Metatron to be the guardian who had allowed Lucifer into the Garden of Eden and was imprisoned until the fall.
Gadreel then allies with Metatron in an attempt to redeem himself and lead the angels back to Heaven. He kills Kevin Tran and is later expelled from Sam and possesses his original vessel again.
However, after Metatron begins sacrificing angels for his plans, Gadreel becomes regretful and joins Sam, Dean and Castiel.
Later in season 11, it is revealed that Chuck is God masquerading under the guise of a human to allow angel's and mankind free will.
In season 15, it is revealed that Chuck is manipulating events in the lives of the Winchesters and their allies for his own perverse amusement and entertainment.
Season 10 introduces the antagonistic witch Rowena MacLeod portrayed by Ruth Connell , who is later revealed to be the mother of Crowley who was previously named Fergus.
Rowena returns as a sometime ally of the Winchesters throughout seasons 11 to 15 making her one of the long-standing female characters to exist on the show.
Rowena's antagonistic and unpredictable nature is redeemable by her sacrifice in season 15 to close Hell's portal opened by Chuck.
The Darkness would later on go on to become an antagonist after being released from imprisonment once the Mark of Cain is broken.
The Mark was a seal that kept the Darkness imprisoned in order for God's creation and humanity to survive.
Later it is revealed that the Darkness is a sibling of God. Jack would later on become a member of the Winchester family and an important ally in rescuing the people of Apocalypse World a world without Winchesters to prevent the endtimes and defeating Apocalypse World, archangel Michael.
Jack would go on to be killed by God as part of Chuck's plan only to be resurrected by Billie, a reaper who is a newly turned replacement for Death.
Because the show focuses mainly on the two Winchester brothers, the writers realized that viewers would know that the characters are not in danger of being permanently killed.
To fix this, the staff often writes in guest characters to give tension to the episode, occasionally having them die. The first season consists of 22 episodes that premiered on September 13, , and concluded on May 4, After their mother's death in a suspicious fire that burns down their house 22 years prior, Sam and Dean Winchester's father goes missing during a "hunting trip".
As a result, Dean tracks down Sam at Stanford University and they begin to live a life on the road, in Dean's black Chevrolet Impala with Kansas license plates.
However, their father is not a typical hunter: he hunts supernatural creatures like ghosts , vampires , and spirits , and has trained his sons to do the same.
Along the way, Sam and Dean save innocent people, fight creatures and ghosts, and collect clues to their father's whereabouts.
Sam begins to mysteriously develop psychic abilities and visions as they travel. They also find another man with abilities similar to Sam's, whose mother died the same way.
They reach out to the young man, Max Miller, offering help and seeking answers. But Max has experienced years of physical abuse and neglect and his life ends in a murder suicide which Dean and Sam are unable to stop.
They eventually find and reunite with their father, who reveals that the creature that killed their mother years earlier is the demon Azazel aka "Yellow Eyes" and the only thing that can kill him is a legendary gun created by Samuel Colt.
It is revealed that Azazel, on a baby's six-month birthday, would bleed into their mouth and kill the moms when they walk in.
This is what gave Sam and Max their powers. The season ends with the brothers and their father involved in a car crash when a truck hits the side of the Impala.
They lie inside the car, covered in blood and unconscious. The season follows Sam and Dean as they deal with their father's death, who, after the car crash, traded Azazel his life for Dean's.
Sam and Dean continue to hunt Azazel, who caused the fires that led to the deaths of their mother, and later, Sam's girlfriend, Jessica.
They receive assistance from new allies Bobby, Ellen, Jo, and Ash. Part of Azazel's master plan is eventually revealed as he gathers Sam and others with similar psychic abilities to fight each other, leading to Sam's death.
Dean makes a deal with a crossroads demon to bring Sam back in exchange for his soul, which will be collected in one year and taken to Hell.
Azazel opens a portal to Hell, and as hundreds of demons and souls escape, has a final confrontation with the Winchesters. With the help of the spirit of John Winchester, who escaped Hell through the portal, Dean finally kills Azazel and the portal is closed.
The Winchester brothers and their allies are left to deal with the demon army that has been unleashed and the one-year contract Dean has before he goes to Hell.
The season number was shortened to sixteen episodes, with four new episodes airing in April and May The season focuses on trying to save Dean from his deal and tracking down the demons that were released from hell.
Along the way, the brothers meet Ruby , a "good" demon, who has an interest in Sam and claims to be able to help save Dean. Also, they meet Bela Talbot , an acquirer and seller of occult objects, who becomes a thorn in their side.
The brothers learn from Bela which demon holds Dean's contract: a powerful demon named Lilith. Lilith is the first demon ever created, with her soul being twisted by Lucifer himself in a spite against God for kicking him out.
Lilith takes Bela's soul after her contract expires, but not before she warns Sam and Dean. The brothers, along with Ruby, track Lilith down and attempt to kill her.
Lilith is unable to stop Sam on account of his mysterious abilities; however, Dean's contract expires and his soul is taken to Hell. Dean is rescued from Hell and brought back by an angel of the Lord named Castiel.
The rest of the season follows the brothers as they work with Castiel to stop Lilith's plan of breaking the 66 seals , which would allow the fallen archangel Lucifer, AKA "the Devil" or "Satan himself", to walk the Earth free once again.
Sam and Dean's relationship is strained and Sam starts siding with Ruby over Dean. He begins to give into his demonic side by drinking demon blood to become strong enough to defeat Lilith.
He and Dean have a falling-out. Sam sides with Ruby in his obsessive quest to kill Lilith. Dean makes a deal with the angels to save Sam, and learns that the angels want the Apocalypse to occur in order to rebuild Paradise on Earth.
With aid from Castiel, Dean escapes and tries to stop Sam after learning that Lilith is, in fact, the last seal, but Sam kills her anyway, breaking open Lucifer's prison.
Ruby reveals her true colors as a demon loyal to Lucifer and Dean kills her. As the season ends, Lucifer's cage opens and he escapes from Hell.
The fifth season revolves around the fight to stop Lucifer and save the world from the Apocalypse, inspired by events in the Book of Revelation.
Throughout the season, while Castiel searches for God, Sam and Dean battle both angels and demons as they fight their destiny to become the vessels of Lucifer and Michael, respectively.
They attempt to stop Lucifer by retrieving the Colt from the demon Crowley and attempting to kill Lucifer with it.
This fails as Lucifer can't be killed by the Colt, and they lose fellow hunters and friends Jo and Ellen in the process.
Unable to defeat Lucifer, Sam and Dean, with information from the Trickster, revealed to be the archangel Gabriel, and with help from the demon Crowley, decided to collect the rings of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse , including Death, which act as the key to Lucifer's prison.
In the end, Sam allows Lucifer to possess him and he kills Bobby and Castiel, who is now human.
Sam then manages to regain control, thanks to his bond with Dean, and throws himself while possessed by Lucifer and Adam possessed by Michael into the Cage to trap Lucifer once more.
Castiel is resurrected by God and, more powerful than ever, resurrects Bobby and then returns to Heaven to restore order. Dean returns to his old girlfriend Lisa to live a normal life.
Sam is next shown mysteriously free of the Cage, watching his brother eating dinner in the house with Lisa and her son Ben. Beginning with this season, Kripke did not return as showrunner, but still remained as a hands-on executive producer, leaving executive producer Sera Gamble to take over the reins.
The sixth season begins a year after the conclusion of the fifth season, with Dean living a somewhat happy life with Lisa and Ben. When an emotionless Sam returns to Dean, he is forced to leave his new life behind and work with his resurrected grandfather Samuel to capture Alpha monsters for Crowley.
The brothers are unable to get much help from Castiel since his time is occupied by a civil war raging in heaven against the archangel Raphael.
Dean does not trust Samuel and his suspicions are confirmed when he finds Samuel working with demons to discover the location of Purgatory.
Dean discovers that Sam's soul is still in the Cage, so he implores the Horseman Death to retrieve it. To ensure Sam does not remember his time in the Cage, Death blocks that part of Sam's memory using a mental wall.
The season's second half revolves around the so-called Mother of All, which ultimately leads to events which prove that Castiel is behind the circumstances of Sam's return, the hunt for the Alpha monsters, and the search for Purgatory and was working with Crowley the entire time.
When the brothers try to stop Castiel, he brings Sam's memory of the Cage back and proceeds with his plan, absorbing all the souls from Purgatory and pronouncing himself God, having ascended beyond a mere angel.
After absorbing souls from Purgatory and declaring himself God, Castiel begins to punish all the wrongdoers in the world. He discovers that he absorbed the Leviathans , who are attempting to break free of his vessel.
Sam and Dean manage to return most of the souls to Purgatory but fail to return the Leviathans, who seemingly kill Castiel before vanishing and inhabiting the bodies of many different people around the world.
Sam and Dean learn that their weakness is Sodium Borate also known as Borax , though it has minimum effectiveness on the Leviathan leader Dick Roman.
After Roman kills Bobby, Dean becomes obsessed with taking the Leviathans down and learns of a facility they are building, only to discover that it is a facility to cure cancer.
The spirit of Bobby later confirms that while they are curing disease, they are doing it as part of their plan to turn humanity into the perfect food source.
With Castiel and Kevin's help, the brothers learn that the only way to kill the Leviathans is with the "bone of a righteous mortal washed in the three bloods of the fallen" and set out to find the three bloods.
Kevin can read the word of God and helps Sam and Dean decipher it to stop the Leviathans. Eventually, Dean and Castiel kill Dick but are dragged into Purgatory as a result, while Sam is left alone to deal with Crowley, who plans to rise to power now that the Leviathans are disorganized.
Key plot points presented in the season were Sam struggling with the constant hallucinations of Lucifer and the ghost of Bobby "haunting" Sam and Dean through his alcohol flask.
Bobby's rage toward Dick Roman slowly causes him to become a vengeful spirit , and Sam and Dean ultimately deal with this by burning the flask at his request, thus destroying Bobby.
One year after being dragged to Purgatory, Dean returns to Earth without Castiel, carrying inside his body the soul of a vampire named Benny.
The two brothers begin a fight against Crowley to find the Demon Tablet and lock the Gates of Hell, thereby trapping all demons in Hell.
The brothers use Kevin Tran to help them read the tablet and accomplish this. Castiel is brought back by an angel named Naomi, and takes possession of the Angel Tablet to break her control of him when she tries to use him to kill Dean.
While Kevin works on the tablet, Sam and Dean have an unexpected encounter with their paternal grandfather, Henry Winchester, who was a member of the Men of Letters, an organization dedicated to gathering supernatural knowledge; his disappearance in was actually him using a time-travel spell to go to the future and escape an attack by the demon Abaddon.
Henry is killed protecting his grandsons, but he provides them with access to the Men of Letters bunker, a storehouse for several supernatural artifacts and books, which the Winchesters subsequently adopt as a new 'home'.
Kevin translates three trials that must be completed in order to lock the Gates of Hell for good, but although Sam completed the first two, Dean ends the trials before the third can be finished as completing the trials would kill Sam.
Unfortunately, Castiel is tricked by the angel Metatron into completing another series of trials that would have allegedly locked all angels in Heaven, but actually banished every angel apart from Metatron to Earth, the season ending with millions of angels falling from the sky and Castiel stripped of his Grace.
In the first half of the ninth season, the angels have fallen to Earth and two angel factions are warring against each other while hunting Castiel.
Rogue angels roam the Earth causing trouble. Castiel is now human and has to adjust to his new life while Crowley is held prisoner by Sam and Dean who are trying to use an old blood ritual to turn demon Crowley back into a human.
Sam is left near-death from the Trials of God and Dean is forced to let an angel, claiming to be Ezekiel, possess Sam to heal him from the inside.
Dean must hide Ezekiel's presence from Sam so that he won't expel him and die while also keeping Castiel away at Ezekiel's demand.
The brothers search for a way to return the angels to Heaven. Eventually it is revealed that Ezekiel is actually Gadreel , the angel who let Lucifer into the Garden of Eden.
Gadreel murders Kevin Tran and escapes to join Metatron, while Castiel regains his powers after taking the Grace from another renegade angel.
With Crowley's help, Sam expels Gadreel, but the experience causes Sam and Dean to split up while letting Crowley go as part of the deal Dean made for him to save Sam.
In the second half, Dean begins searching for both Gadreel for revenge and the First Blade to kill Abaddon with the help of Crowley.
Despite being warned of terrible repercussions, Dean takes on the Mark of Cain in order to be able to wield the First Blade. After healing Sam completely, Castiel begins a search of his own for Metatron, believing him to be the key to reversing the expulsion of the angels.
Metatron begins trying to unite all the angels under his rule while Castiel leads other angels against him to retake Heaven.
Eventually Dean kills Abaddon and Castiel defeats Metatron after a repentant Gadreel sacrifices himself to let Castiel confront Metatron directly, but Metatron kills Dean, causing Dean to become a demon due to the influence of the Mark of Cain.
In the tenth season, after being resurrected by the Mark of Cain, Dean is now a demon, working alongside Crowley. Meanwhile, Sam continues to search for Dean.
After Dean refuses to follow Crowley's order and embarrasses him in front of his demon followers, Crowley gives Sam his brother's location.
Later, Sam, with the help of Castiel, cures Dean by using sanctified human blood. After being cured, Dean is reminded by Castiel that the Mark of Cain is still a problem.
Dean and Sam help Castiel track down his vessel's Jimmy's daughter, Claire. Dean ends up slaughtering several men who are keeping her captive and loses control of the Mark, a nightmare he previously had.
Meanwhile, a mysterious new witch comes into play, being revealed to be Crowley's mother, Rowena. A large focus of the season is Dean's quest to overcome the Mark of Cain and have it removed if possible.
Sam needs help in reading and using the tome, and turns to Rowena for help. He requests help from Charlie, too, who decodes the text but is murdered by the Steins, a family that has secretly controlled much of history.
After massacring the Steins, nearly killing Castiel and getting another hunter killed, Dean starts despairing of being free of the Mark, causing him to turn to Death for help.
Death proposes putting Dean in isolation away from the Earth, but insists Dean must kill Sam, who otherwise would work to bring Dean back.
Sam and Dean both agree that it is for the good of the world. At the last moment however, Dean seemingly kills Death instead to save Sam.
Oblivious to the dangers, Rowena successfully casts the spell to remove the Mark and unleashes the Darkness, a primordial evil that had been kept away by the Mark.
Rowena also places Castiel under a spell so he attacks Crowley as she escapes with the Book of the Damned. While Crowley's taking care of Amara, feeding her with souls, the brothers are, alongside Castiel, trying to find a way to kill The Darkness.
In order to find out more about Amara, Castiel asks Metatron for help, and he says that in order to create the world, God had to sacrifice his sister, The Darkness.
To face the most dangerous creature they've crossed paths with so far, the brothers ask for Lucifer's help. Lucifer claims he's the only one who can beat Amara, but in order to do so, he needs to possess Sam's body.
Later, it's revealed that Castiel said "yes" at the last second, and that Lucifer is now possessing his body.
When nothing works to get rid of The Darkness, Amara claims that God must appear himself to see her destroying everything He created and loves.
Meanwhile, Chuck returns and reveals himself to Metatron, telling him he is God. Then, he reveals himself to the Winchesters and they all decide to seal Amara.
Rowena, who had cast a spell that made her immortal, helps them with a spell, while Crowley and Lucifer use the demons and angels in a combined attack against Amara.
When Chuck tried to seal Amara, she resisted, stopping the Winchesters, apparently killing Lucifer and gravely wounding Chuck.
Amara warns that Chuck is not dead yet because he is going to watch her destroy everything ever created. As a result of Chuck's injuries, the sun is now dying and the world along with it.
Realizing that the only chance for the world to survive is to kill the Darkness along with Chuck, the Winchesters begin gathering ghosts to create a bomb to destroy the Darkness.
With the help of Billie the Reaper, they are able to get the needed souls which are inserted into Dean. Chuck sends Dean to Amara who has started to regret her actions and Dean convinces Amara that revenge is not worth it.
Amara and Chuck reconcile and Amara heals Chuck of the damage she did to him. The two then leave the Earth, but not before Amara tells Dean she is going to give him what he wants most for helping her.
At the bunker, Castiel is banished by a woman who identifies herself as Lady Antonia Bevell of the London chapter of the Men of Letters.
Antonia tells Sam the Men of Letters have sent her to bring Sam in for punishment for his actions and fires her gun, apparently at Sam as he tries to talk her down.
Making his way through the woods, Dean finds his resurrected mother. The twelfth season premiered on October 13, , and concluded on May 18, , consisting of 23 episodes.
Dean meets his mother, Mary Winchester , for the first time in 30 years after Amara sends him the gift which he wanted most.
Sam has been captured by Lady Toni Bevell and is being tortured as punishment for his past sins. Dean convinces Mary that he is her son and thereafter discovers that Sam has been captured.
Dean, Mary and Castiel devise a plan to rescue Sam. Lucifer has been possessing numerous vessels in his quest to find one that is suitable for him.
He finally possesses Vince Vincete, a veteran rock star, and kills Rowena in the process. After a concert where Lucifer plans to destroy all those who attend, his vessel disintegrates before he is able to make the President of the United States his vessel.
Sam and Dean try to warn the president, but are presumed to be assassins who are trying to kill the president and are thereby detained at an unknown center.
They both fake being dead in order to escape and are reunited with Castiel and Mary. Mary begins to work with Arthur Ketch of the Men of Letters in order to get back into hunting.
Mary tricks the brothers into stealing the Colt from one of the four princes of hell Ramiel. After Mick Davies is killed the brothers acknowledge that the Men of Letters have gone rogue.
Meanwhile, the president has made his assistant Kelly Kline pregnant and Castiel realizes that a Nephilim is to be born.
Sam, Dean and Castiel try convince Kelly about the impending danger. While Lucifer has been captured and being tortured by Crowley. Sam and a few hunters gather to defeat the Men of Letters while Castiel retrieves Kelly after killing Dagon.
Lucifer is released by Crowley's minion demon and heads on to find his son. In the finale Kelly gives birth to the Nephilim, while Crowley sacrifices himself to kill Lucifer.
Crowley and Castiel die trying to kill Lucifer while Mary and Lucifer are pulled into the rift created by the Nephilim's birth.
Dean kneels down in despair after witnessing Castiel being killed while Sam is shocked when he arrives to see Jack the Nephilim grown into a teenager.
The thirteenth season premiered on October 12, , and concluded on May 17, , consisting of 23 episodes. Dean and Sam are left reeling from the loss of so many allies and family members and their new responsibility to 'raise' Jack, with Sam willing to give the boy a chance while Dean is immediately concerned due to his heritage.
In the other world, Lucifer keeps Mary alive as a hostage to trade for his son when he returns home, but finds himself confronted by the alternate Michael, who has killed his Lucifer and won the war.
Although Dean becomes increasingly bitter at their recent losses, he gains a new sense of hope when Jack unintentionally brings Castiel back to life.
Things become complicated when Men of Letters Arthur Ketch is revealed to have escaped death through a spell he received from Rowena, Ketch taking Castiel and a weakened Lucifer prisoner after Lucifer escapes back into this world when Michael tries to use his grace to create a portal so that he can conquer the other reality.
While the Winchesters' efforts to return to the other world to rescue Mary fail, Ketch is revealed to be working with Asmodeus , who reveals in turn that the source of his power is Gabriel , who actually faked his death during his confrontation with Lucifer but was sold to Asmodeus by the children of the real Loki.
After their first attempt to enter the other world traps Jack in that reality, the Winchesters retrieve the demon tablet, a translation of it reveals the ingredients needed to open a portal to the other world.
As Jack sides with Mary and the humans against the angels, the Winchesters and Castiel gather the ingredients for the spell to open the portal while Lucifer tries to re-establish himself as king of Heaven in the absence of God and other archangels.
After Ketch rescues Gabriel, allowing the Winchesters to use his grace as part of the spell, the initial raid on the other world fails to achieve more than Dean rescuing the alternate version of his deceased friend Charlie Bradbury, but Gabriel flees in fear after an attack on the bunker by Asmodeus.
With Heaven in desperate straits after Lucifer fails to hold the angels together, Castiel is charged with finding Gabriel while the last ten angels try to keep Heaven in order, leaving the Winchesters to mount a new assault on the other world with Gabriel and Lucifer.
They are able to rescue a range of human survivors from the other world, including the alternate versions of Bobby and Charlie, but Gabriel is killed in the process and Lucifer and the alternate Michael follow them through.
As Lucifer takes Jack's power for himself, Dean is forced to make a deal to act as the vessel for the alternate Michael to stop him.
Dean is able to stay in control long enough to kill Lucifer, but the season ends with Michael taking control of Dean's body and departing.
The fourteenth season premiered on October 11, , and concluded on April 25, , consisting of 20 episodes. Three weeks after Apocalypse World Michael possessed Dean, the archangel is confronting individuals of every different species, questioning their wants and dismissing them as hopeless, until he encounters a vampire who expresses his desire to eat.
Praising his desire as pure, Michael decides to raise monsters above mankind and begins experimenting with archangel grace and monsters, making them immune to their former weaknesses.
Sam, Bobby from Apocalypse World and Mary track Michael down, and Michael seemingly leaves Dean's body after becoming irritated with Dean's resistance.
Meanwhile, Jack becomes sick due to the loss of his powers, and dies later, his soul ascending to Heaven. But the Shadow being from the Empty, believing Jack's soul belongs to it and irritated with Castiel for escaping it, attacks Heaven and makes a deal with Castiel to take the angel in place of Jack, but only when Castiel lets himself be happy again.
Dean, Sam, Castiel and the newly resurrected Jack decide to take down Michael and his army of monsters once and for all, but Michael retakes control of Dean and unleashes his monsters on the city.
The group subdue Michael, and Dean takes back control of his body and imprisons the archangel in his mind. But Sam convinces Dean that they'll find another solution, and Dean makes a wish that brings John Winchester back from the past for a day.
Dean is then injured on a hunt, and Michael is unleashed. Michael possesses Rowena temporarily, and kills most of the Apocalypse World hunters, but Jack burns off his soul to murder Michael and takes Michael's grace to restore his powers.
Nick, who survived Lucifer's death and suffers psychological damage from so many years of being Lucifer's vessel, sets about getting justice for the deaths of his family.
His killing spree leads him to the prophet Donatello Redfield, and Nick communicates with the recently awakened Lucifer in the Empty.
Nick tricks Jack into giving him Jack's blood, and tries to resurrect Lucifer to be his vessel again. Jack confronts, and then kills Nick in front of Mary.
After Mary berates Jack for viciously murdering Nick, the now soulless Jack kills Mary by accident, leaving the boys without their mother for a second time.
Castiel prays for God to return and fix Jack, but the angels manipulate Jack into solidifying their power. God returns and tells the boys that they must use a gun that he built to kill Jack, but Sam and Dean, frustrated with God's disappearances and inaction, refuse him.
Angered at their defiance, God smites Jack, who wakes up to see the Shadow and Billie waiting for him in the Empty. God decides to end the world, and unleashes every vengeful spirit from Hell back on Earth and sets an army of corpses upon Sam, Dean and Castiel.
The fifteenth and final season premiered on October 10, The season will consist of 20 episodes and aired on Thursdays at pm ET and moved to Mondays at pm beginning March 16, Throughout the series, Dean drives a black Chevrolet Impala which he refers to as "Baby".
Having been passed down to him by his father John , it is Dean's most prized possession, with actor Jensen Ackles feeling it is Dean's "life" and "sanctuary".
In the first two seasons, it has a Kansas license plate with the number KAZ 2Y5, a reference to the Winchesters' home state of Kansas, and the series premiere date of The origins of the Impala were first depicted in the comic mini-series Supernatural: Origins , in which John Winchester takes ownership of the car from Mary's uncle after accidentally getting him killed during a hunt.
However, fans responded negatively to this, as John is shown with the Impala in the teaser for the pilot episode, which is chronologically set before the comic series.
Because of this, the comic was altered for the trade paperback version,  with the Impala's true origins later being depicted in the series' fourth season.
Having been sent back to by the angel Castiel , Dean convinces his father to purchase the Impala over a VW Van. The car's origins were further explored during the season five finale, in which a frame story surrounded the plot of the episode tracking the Impala's history from its manufacture, through several previous owners, up until the present day.
According to Chuck Shurley, the brothers have "made it their own", and they are shown as kids sticking an army man into an ash tray that remains there Sam , putting blocks into the heating vents Dean and carving their initials into the car.
The Impala later proves important when seeing the old army man allows Sam to overpower Lucifer during the final confrontation. According to Chuck, as they have the Impala, the Winchesters never consider themselves truly homeless.
In the seventh season, after two Leviathans go on a killing spree in an identical Impala, Sam and Dean are forced to put the car into storage and use various other cars as they are too identifiable with the Impala.
Dean later pulls it out of storage to confront Dick and has the demon Meg crash it into Sucrocorp to create a distraction. Starting in season 8, Sam and Dean are once again using the Impala as their car.
The Impala was stolen by the angel Gadreel while possessing Sam, once again forcing Dean to use a stolen car, but it was quickly recovered and proved instrumental in tracking down the rogue angel.
All of the cars used in the show are stock Chevrolet Impala four door hardtops. They feature Chevrolet small-block engines, recolored interiors, custom seats, and nonfunctioning radios.
Other than the one used in the original, all of the Impalas had to be painted black for the series. One of the Impalas used features a detachable roof and doors for up-close shots, and is capable of being separated in half.
Because Dean and Sam do not get paid for their hunting, the brothers earn their living and pay for their hunting equipment through credit card fraud , poker winnings, and pool hustling.
Furthermore, their investigations often put them on the wrong side of the law, as they have desecrated graves, impersonated various officials, and committed breaking and entering.
Framed for murder and bank robbery by shapeshifters , Dean has become a highly wanted man, and the brothers are occasionally pursued by various law enforcement officers, most notably FBI agent Victor Henricksen.
Because of their wanted status, the brothers often use aliases, usually derived from hard rock musicians, film references, or a meta-reference. However, in the third season's mid-season finale episode "Jus in Bello", Sam and Dean are presumed dead in the explosion of the Monument, Colorado Sheriff's county jail, effectively ending the FBI's pursuit of them.
By the seventh season, however, the FBI are in pursuit of the brothers again, believing them to be mass-murderers while the murders were actually committed by Leviathans impersonating the Winchesters.
However, with the help of a sheriff who learns the truth and the bodies of their doppelgangers, they are able to fake their deaths again, but have to lie low to prevent discovery, abandoning the Impala, taking on new aliases and using stolen cars to get around.
By season 8, the threat of discovery seems to blow over as Sam and Dean return to using the Impala and their rock band aliases which they had been warned made them easy to find.
Notably in "Ask Jeeves" in season 10, they use their real names and even though a detective is investigating a murder, he does not recognize them from "their" previous crime sprees.
The Colt Paterson revolver,  usually referred to simply as "the Colt", was made by Samuel Colt, a paranormal hunter.
According to legend, anything shot by this gun, using one of its thirteen original bullets, will die, including creatures normally immune to any and all weapons.
John Winchester gives it to the demon Azazel in return for Dean's life being spared after a near-fatal car crash. At the end of the second season, Azazel uses the Colt as the key to open one of the Gates to Hell that Samuel Colt had sealed.
The last bullet is then used to kill Azazel, though the gun is later altered to allow the use of more bullets. Towards the end of the third season, Lilith's right-hand demon, Crowley, acquires the gun and hides it.
It is then featured in two time-travel episodes — Dean using a past version of it when he is sent back to , and his future self discovering it when Dean is sent five years into the future — before Crowley returns it to the Winchesters so they can kill Lucifer.
However, after Dean shoots Lucifer in the head at point-blank range, an unharmed Lucifer boasts there are five things in creation which the gun cannot kill, and he is one of them.
The Colt is subsequently lost and absent for several years until Mary Winchester retrieves it back from a Prince of Hell, Ramiel. It is later revealed due to a causal loop , the Colt went in the possession of Daniel Elkins, the owner of the gun at the beginning of the series, due to the actions of the Winchesters.
When the Winchesters travel to , they meet Samuel Colt, from whom Sam gets the Colt, and Dean uses it to kill a phoenix , as they need its ashes.
Dean drops the Colt just before being transported back to the present day, where it is presumably retrieved by the saloon owner Elkins, the ancestor of Daniel Elkins.
The gun used in the series is actually a replica Paterson modified to fire metallic cartridges. On the barrel of the gun is inscribed the Latin phrase non-timebo mala , meaning "I will fear no evil".
Ruby possesses a mysterious and presumably magical demon-killing knife, which Kripke refers to as "a hand-to-hand version of the Colt".
Upon being stabbed in a vital area like throat or chest, the demon is almost immediately killed, usually taking the human host with it. The only known survivor is Bobby Singer who stabbed himself with it while fighting off a possession and was left paralyzed as a result.
It is unknown if it is effective against other supernatural beings, although it is useless against angels. Furthermore, the higher-ranked demons are resistant or even immune to the effects of the knife.
Creator Eric Kripke doubted that how the knife functions would ever be revealed, stating, "I like to leave some things mysterious. And that's likely to remain mysterious.
Sometime in the distant past, God dictated the angel scribe Metatron to write a compendium of tablets known as the Word of God. They cover a variety of subjects, including demons, angels, and leviathans.
God then sealed the tablets inside the "Vault of the Earth" and even if someone were to find them, only a few chosen humans, the prophets, are able to decipher them.
The Leviathan Tablet, which was dug from somewhere in Iran , has an instruction regarding how to kill a leviathan. The Demon Tablet, recovered by Crowley through unknown means, contains an instruction about locking all demons in Hell forever as well as techniques about disposing demons, such as devil's traps, holy water, and demon bombs.
The Angel Tablet, stored in one of Lucifer's crypts, has the information on how to make all angels fall from Heaven as well as an incantation to imbue an angel with great power.
The Demon Tablet is currently in the possession of Castiel, who has destroyed the Angel Tablet in the ninth season to prevent Metatron from using its powers.
For centuries, supernatural activity on Earth was logged and observed by the Men of Letters, a secret society dedicated to gathering knowledge and artefacts, occasionally working with elite teams of hunters to eliminate particularly dangerous supernatural threats.
This tradition came to an end when Henry Winchester, attending his final initiation rite in , became the sole survivor of the organization when it was attacked by the demon Abaddon, forcing Henry to attempt a desperate escape by using a spell to take himself to , where he met Dean and Sam.
Although Henry is killed in the subsequent battle with Abaddon, he is able to pass on information about the Men of Letters to his grandsons, who track down the Men of Letters' secret bunker, which stores all the knowledge and artefacts that the society had gathered over the centuries.
After this, Dean and Sam adopt the bunker as a 'home', residing in the bunker when between cases and using its books to carry out further research.
They experience an unexpected challenge when the British Men of Letters come to America to try to take control of the local hunters, perceiving the Winchesters as too dangerous, but the Winchesters and a small army of hunters are able to force the British Men of Letters to withdraw after Dean and Sam confirm that the British branch are too brutal for their tastes, such as attempting to immediately kill new werewolf Claire Novak where the Winchesters would prefer to cure if possible, or killing hunter Eileen Leehy just because she accidentally killed a Man of Letters rather than accept that it was an accident.
After God and the archangels successfully battled the Darkness to submission at the beginning of creation, God sealed the latter inside a metaphysical cage, whose seal was handed over to Lucifer for safekeeping.
However, the Darkness' influence was as such that Lucifer was corrupted by it, eventually becoming the first fallen angel after refusing to honor humans.
Lucifer then offered the seal to Cain, which empowered a blade made from the jawbone of a donkey that he used to kill and send his brother, Abel, to Heaven.
Whenceforth, the seal was known by the moniker of the Mark of Cain, while the blade was dubbed the First Blade.
Wielders of the Mark are corrupted by the Darkness so they would have the lust for power and bloodbath. This power in turn activates the First Blade, otherwise useless when wielded by other people, to become an invincible weapon capable of killing everything, even angels and higher demons.
If killed, wielders of the Mark are resurrected as demons, as shown by Dean in the finale of the ninth season.
At the start of the series, Cain had thrown the First Blade to the bottom of the Marianas Trench , only to take it back and give it as well as the Mark to Dean as part of the latter's quest to kill Abaddon.
However, this gives Dean the attendant problems of the Mark, which slowly corrupts him, as releasing the Mark requires an arduous ritual, and if not transferred to someone else would release the Darkness from her cage.
Sam is eventually able to remove the Mark, but this unleashes the Darkness, forcing the Winchesters, Castiel and Crowley to join forces to stop the Darkness by releasing Lucifer from the Cage and reunite the Darkness with God who is identified as Chuck Shurley, the Prophet who wrote the Winchester Gospels.
After Lucifer is released from the Cage to assist with the Darkness and is eventually 'restored' to his old vessel of Nick, the Winchesters are forced to defeat him by using a rift in reality to trap Lucifer in an alternate reality they come to call 'Apocalypse World', which is established to be a world where Dean and Sam were never born as Mary never made the deal with Azazel to restore John Winchester to life.
As a result of Dean and Sam's absence, Michael and Lucifer took new vessels to wage their final battle, which led to Michael's victory, only for Michael to set out to destroy all humans as a failed experiment, aided by the Apocalypse World version of Kevin Tran, who is now a 'loyal' prophet to Michael in return for the promise that he will be reunited with his mother in Heaven.
Although the Winchesters had intended to leave Lucifer trapped there, various events force them to re-open the rift, which leads to Mary in particular becoming attached to the people of Apocalypse World, which include still-living versions of Bobby Singer and Charlie Bradbury.
Eventually the Winchesters are able to evacuate most of the human survivors to their world, but the alternate version of Michael follows them into this world, with Dean forced to become Michael's vessel to stop Lucifer for good only for Michael to pursue his own agenda on this world.
The advertisements The WB chose for the show went beyond just commercials and billboards. Before the series debuted, the network placed signs for the show at gas station pumps, and gave out rubber glow-in-the-dark bracelets at New York and Los Angeles movie theaters.
The series also has many real-life tie-ins. The urban legend website Hellhounds Lair featured in the season one episode "Hell House" was a real website set up by the show's producers.
Series tie-ins, however, extend beyond the internet. For a time, Dean's cell number—revealed in the first-season episode "Phantom Traveler"  to be 1————was a real number, with Jensen Ackles reading the message: "This is Dean Winchester.
If this is an emergency, leave a message. If you are calling about 11—2—83, page me with your coordinates. The February 19 and March 19, , editions of the paper featured exclusive interviews with Sam and Dean, the articles being written by Paul Kupperberg.
Supernatural has a vast amount of merchandise available, including calendars, T-shirts, shot glasses, temporary tattoos and posters.
Further information on the series' mythology and production have been detailed through print. Irvine's books function as resource guides that contain illustrations and detailed descriptions of the supernatural creatures the Winchester family has encountered, giving additional background on creatures and mythology featured on the show.
Premiering on November 27, , was the Official Supernatural Magazine. The series has also developed an expanded universe.
Three six-issue comic book miniseries have been published by WildStorm ,  a company under the DC Comics umbrella.
After their first season debut in "Hell House" episode 17 written by Trey Callaway , the growing popularity of "amateur spook-hunters" Ed Zeddmore and Harry Spangler prompted Kripke to consider a spin-off series for the characters.
He discussed the idea of an online venture with actors A. Buckley and Travis Wester , and held a successful meeting with studio and network executives.
Buckley and Wester, along with Patrick J. Doody and Chris Valenziano, penned the series. That helps not only with the storytelling but with the comedy With drama, it takes time to establish an emotional connection with the characters.
With comedy, you can jump right in. Though an initial idea of Kripke's involved the cast searching real haunted houses,  the first season instead features the Ghostfacers investigating a haunted theater.
In August , a webisode was released online in which the Ghostfacers meet Castiel. On June 9, , the official Japanese Warner Bros.
The anime's first season consists of 22 half-hour episodes; while the storyline covers the first two seasons of the live-action series, it also includes original content exploring the Winchesters' childhoods and expanding upon secondary characters.
Jared Padalecki voices Sam in the English-language version of the series, while Jensen Ackles voices Dean only in the last two episodes for scheduling reasons; Andrew Farrar voices Dean in English for the first 20 episodes.
On July 22, , The CW announced there was a spin-off of Supernatural in the works, with the 20th episode of season nine serving as a back-door pilot.
The backdoor pilot was written by Andrew Dabb and directed by Robert Singer. The series was going to set to explore the "clashing hunter and monster cultures in Chicago".
The show was not picked up by the CW for the — season. However, the network has remained open to another spin-off of the series.
During production of Supernatural ' s third season, Kripke stated that the writers sometimes discussed the possibility of a prequel series.
Set in the Old West , the spin-off would follow Samuel Colt and a group of hunters. The spin-off debuted as a backdoor pilot during the thirteenth season of Supernatural.
After the first four episodes of Supernatural aired in , the WB decided to pick up the series for a full season of 22 episodes.
During those first episodes, the series was ranked third in males aged 18—34 and 12— In this category, it ranked eighth of all returning series broadcast by a major network.
On October 30, , the show climbed to its best performance in adults 18—34 1. During its first season, the show received generally mixed critical reception, but the reception from critics has grown more favorable as the series progressed with subsequent seasons receiving generally positive reviews from critics.
The first season received a Metacritic score of 59 out of based on 22 reviews, indicating "mixed or average reviews".
The website's consensus reads, "Despite some too-hip dialogue and familiar thematic elements, Supernatural ' s vigilante brothers manage to stir up some legitimate scares.
He also noted that the season finished "with one bang of a cliffhanger". Swindoll also liked the third season, saying "Eric Kripke must've sold his soul to the devil so that the show wouldn't suffer a third season slump.
He also felt that new characters Ruby Katie Cassidy and Bela Lauren Cohan were "disappointingly unexplored and ineffectively used".
Another Monsters and Critics reviewer, June L. She praised Misha Collins for his portrayal of the angel Castiel, and felt that the interactions between Dean and Castiel were "one of the highlights of the season".
The Chicago Tribune ' s Maureen Ryan named Supernatural among the top ten shows of , stating that the "thoughtfully crafted show got bolder and more creative in , coming up with hilarious and innovative episodes and taking risks with its storytelling.
In , Entertainment Weekly listed the show at No. The characters have literally been to hell and back, and along the way, they have woven a complicated and compelling mythology filled with friends angel Castiel , recurring foes demon Crowley , and inside jokes Wincest!
Supernatural has also, however, dedicated episodes to mocking the sillier aspects of its own existence, like its hypercritical fandom.
This self-referential approach has rewarded longtime viewers and helped build a community so passionate, it's almost scary. Being a cult series, Supernatural has garnered a dedicated fanbase.
The writers have referenced this several times in the series,  including the th episode, which makes references to Wincest, Destiel, and Sastiel the romantic pairing of Sam Winchester and Castiel.
The first fan conventions dedicated to Supernatural took place in Nashville, Tennessee , in October  and in London in May ,  and conventions have since expanded through to Germany and throughout the United States.
The series' stars and large guest cast make appearances,  with fans from the United States, Europe, China, and Australia attending. Before the debut of the series' fifth season , in which Lucifer is finally freed from his imprisonment, fans attempted to promote the show through Twitter.
Enough fans posted the hash tag " LuciferIsComing" that it made it into " trending topics "  —a list depicting words and phrases posted with the highest frequency on the website.
Diddy being the one whom many fans believe to be the instigator of the initial backlash. In honor of the series' season 14 renewal, Mayor Steve Adler of Austin, Texas , declared June 23, , as " Supernatural Day" in the city, as the show's stars Ackles and Padalecki are both Austin residents.
The day, which coincided with the duo participating in local charity events, also recognized Supernatural for, as the declaration proclaimed, "bringing the best fans in the world" to the city.
The series's fandom gave rise to a new subgenre of erotic fan fiction " slash fiction " and then to a subgenre of speculative erotic fiction in its own right, the " Omegaverse ".
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After they retrieve the crook, Ardat attacks, revealing that Belphegor is using the Winchesters to gain power in Hell for himself.
Belphegor kills Ardat and attempts to draw all of the souls and demons inside of himself to gain unlimited power, but is smote by Castiel, destroying the crook.
With no other way, Rowena decides to use a spell that requires the sacrifice of her own life to draw the souls and demons inside of herself and then travel into Hell.
At Rowena's request, Sam reluctantly fatally stabs Rowena who casts the souls and demons back into Hell. Sam and Dean are left devastated by the losses of Arthur and Rowena and Dean accuses Castiel of being responsible for everything going wrong.
Realizing that Dean still blames him for Mary's death, Castiel reveals that his powers are failing and decides that its time to move on with the situation seemingly under control.
Sam experiences a nightmare where he, under the influence of demon blood, appears to be leading several demons and kills several hunters including Dean and his old vampire friend Benny.
Still reeling from the death of Rowena, Sam reluctantly joins Dean on a hunt in Beaverdale, Iowa where the head cheerleader, Suzie, was apparently killed by a vampire and another cheerleader, Tory, was abducted.
Using security footage of the abduction, the Winchesters identify Suzie's boyfriend Billy's family as the culprits and rescue Tory. Billy was recently turned into a vampire and accidentally killed Suzie when he lost control of his bloodlust.
Though his parents have been trying to protect him, a guilt-ridden Billy recognizes that he has become a monster and has his parents blame the murder and kidnapping on him while the Winchesters take Billy out into the woods to kill him.
While Dean wants to continue fighting monsters for the sake of the people who have believed in them, Sam displays a more cynical and depressed view.
At the same time, God visits Becky Rosen, having lost his sense of purpose. Becky convinces him to start writing again, but is horrified by the dark ending God has in mind for the Winchesters.
God makes Becky and her family vanish and begins preparing his plan to bring the Winchesters to a dark end.
Richard Speight Jr. Sam continues to have nightmares of dark alternate worlds. After five strange deaths in Black Forest, Colorado , the Winchesters investigate and quickly learn that they are dealing with werewolves.
The werewolves, brothers Andy and Josh, kidnap the last survivor of their attacks after Dean unexpectedly falls asleep. However, Andy, who hates what they are doing, kills his brother and then himself.
The girl the Winchesters were protecting turns out to be Lilith , resurrected by God from the Empty and in search of The Equalizer, the gun God created to kill Jack.
Lilith destroys the gun and reveals that God's intended endgame is for the Winchesters to kill each other. Sam speculates that his dreams are him seeing God's possible endings due to the link created when he shot God.
Though Sam refuses to give up, Dean believes the situation to be bleak. The Winchesters are surprised when the ghost of their old friend Eileen Leahy arrives seeking their help.
Eileen's soul was dragged to Hell by the hellhound that killed her, but she managed to escape when God opened Hell. As Eileen fears returning to Hell or going insane, Dean suggests using Rowena's journals to create a Soul Catcher to contain her.
However, Sam finds a resurrection spell Rowena was creating that could potentially bring Eileen back to life.
The spell brings him into conflict with two witches who seek the spell for their own use. With the help of Dean and Eileen, Sam dispatches the witches, using a spell he learned from Rowena to kill one.
At the same time, Castiel enjoys a vacation until he learns of a series of strange deaths in the area. Suspecting a djinn, Castiel helps a mother whose son has gone missing, ultimately discovering the local sheriff to be the culprit.
Castiel kills the djinn with his angel blade and decides to return to helping people. At the end of the episode, Sam succeeds in using Rowena's spell to resurrect Eileen and asks for Dean to help him again rather than give up.
After learning of the disappearance of teenager Angela Sullivan in Texhoma, Texas , Dean decides to investigate the case on his own and is surprised to run into old friend Lee Webb whom Dean hunted with alongside his father when he was younger.
After enjoying catching up with Lee, Dean manages to locate Angela's body and discovers that Lee is the culprit, having kidnapped and fed people to a creature called a marid in exchange for riches and health.
Lee explains that after a particularly bad hunt, he developed a view that the world is broken and he is owed to enjoy himself. Dean is able to kill the marid and reluctantly kills Lee, feeling that Lee is a monster and it is his duty as a hunter.
At the same time, Castiel suggests exploring Sam's link with God to learn more, but it backfires and makes Sam unconscious.
Castiel calls in shaman Sergei who demands the Key to Death to fix Sam, but with the help of Bobby Singer , Castiel is able to force Sergei to help by threatening his niece.
After Dean returns, Sam reveals that he has seen into God's memories and learned that God is weak. As a result, Sam expresses confidence that they can beat God.
In an effort to defeat God, Dean has Donatello search the demon tablet for any clues that might help them. Donatello discovers from Metatron's notes that God has a secret fear that he only shared with his favorite, but God briefly takes control of Donatello and threatens to destroy everything they love if they don't stop.
Refusing to stop and suspecting God's favorite to be Michael, the Winchesters and Castiel travel into Hell where they learn that Rowena has become the new Queen of Hell.
Rowena's demons discover that Michael is no longer in Hell and she urges Dean and Castiel to mend their relationship. Having escaped the Cage, Michael now shares control of his body with Adam, but is left directionless and kills Lilith when the demon tries to take him to God.
The Winchesters and Castiel capture Michael and attempt to convince him to help them with the assistance of Adam, but the archangel refuses to hear them out.
Instead, Castiel shows Michael his memories of several of God's betrayals including the war with the Darkness, the alternate reality Michael and the murder of Jack.
Completely disillusioned, Michael reveals that God can be trapped and provides them with the spell to do it. The spell requires a flower that only exists in Purgatory and Michael opens a twelve-hour portal for them but refuses to stay and help.
At the same time, another hunter seeks Eileen's help with a vampire case and Sam accompanies her when things start to go wrong. However, it turns out to be a trap by God.
God attempts to use Eileen to cut out the thing that is festering in Sam that is blocking God's ability to heal the wound, only to realize that it is hope.
In response, God shows Sam the future if they win, where monsters run increasingly rampant upon the Earth, both innocent people and their friends die, and Castiel had to be locked in the Ma'lak Box after going crazy from taking the Mark of Cain.
Sam and Dean are eventually turned into vampires and during a final confrontation, Dean kills Jody Mills before Sam is killed by Bobby.
God explains that the monsters running rampant is a consequence of locking him away: without God around, darkness prevails in the world.
At the same time, Dean and Castiel return to Purgatory in search of a Leviathan Blossom which they learn sprouts from the remains of a Leviathan.
The two are ambushed by Leviathans working for a vengeful Eve, but manage to escape with the blossom and make up.
Dean and Castiel attempt to use the spell to trap God, but Sam refuses to complete it, allowing God to heal his wound and regain his full power.
God reveals that Sam's visions were actually God's memories of alternate Sam and Dean's and he is confident that they will end the same before departing.
In the aftermath, Sam and Eileen share a kiss, but Eileen decides to leave for the time being. Despite everything, Sam still believes God was telling the truth about what will come if he is trapped and Dean vows to find another solution.
In the Empty, Billie tells Jack that "its time. As Garth calls them for help, Sam and Dean begin experiencing regular people issues such as cavities, getting sick and car trouble.
Garth suggests that because they were the heroes of God's story, God protected them in the past from such regular problems but has since downgraded them back to normal people.
Garth's wife Bess reveals that her cousin Brad was found badly wounded from a Wraith attack. Brad explains that he was attempting to make money in an underground monster fight club that the Winchesters attempt to shut down.
However, the Winchesters now being normal people works against them and they are captured to be pitted against a massive vampire named Maul.
Garth rescues the Winchesters, blows up the fight club and kills Maul, causing Dean to suggest that Garth was the true hero of the story this time.
The Winchesters decide to travel to Alaska to check out a rumor Garth heard about a place where they could regain their luck, knowing that they can't defeat God as normal people.
The Winchesters seek out the place Garth told them about in Alaska which turns out to be a bar where people bet their luck in games of pool.
The pool hall is revealed to be run by the goddess Fortuna who explains that her kind were in fact created by God and she holds a grudge against him.
Though Fortuna wins, Sam and Dean impress her as being true heroes and she chooses to restore their luck anyway. At the same time, Castiel receives a call about a man who was murdered by having his heart ripped out and eaten and to Castiel's shock, the culprit is a resurrected Jack.
Castiel discovers that Jack is targeting Grigori, fallen angels who have been feeding on the souls of innocent people, one of whom had murdered Claire Novak's mother nearly five years before.
After Castiel rescues Jack from a Grigori, the Winchester family is finally reunited. Jack explains that Billie kept him hidden in the Empty, waiting for God to leave to resurrect him.
Jack has been following Billie's plan which, if he continues to follow it, will make Jack strong enough to kill God. Four weeks ago on Earth 2, God explains to a store clerk his creation of alternate worlds and his decision to end them all.
As the Winchesters and Castiel deal with the return of Jack, who is still soulless, Jody Mills is kidnapped by Dark Kaia who demands that they keep their promise to her and send Dark Kaia back to the Bad Place.
Dark Kaia reveals that the Bad Place is dying and that their Kaia is still alive, trapped in the other world.
Horrified that Kaia has been trapped for two years in another universe, the group attempts to find a way back, hindered by Jack's inability to use his powers without drawing attention.
Jack eventually convinces a Reaper named Merle to help them temporarily hide his use of powers from God, allowing the Winchesters and Dark Kaia to cross to the Bad Place and rescue their Kaia.
Dark Kaia chooses to die with her world as it is consumed while Kaia returns home with Jody to be reunited with Claire.
In the aftermath, Billie kills Merle for her failure to keep Jack in check and warns that they must all play their parts if they are to beat God. Billie reveals that one of the books in her library describes God's ultimate demise, but refuses to explain more than the fact that Jack and the Winchesters are an integral part of it.
Satisfied with the destruction he has wrought, God departs Earth 2 to continue destroying other worlds.
Billie warns the Winchesters that God is almost done destroying alternate universes and will soon turn his attention back to their own world. To continue Jack's quest to become stronger, Billie directs them to find the Occultum, a mysterious mystical object.
The Winchesters track the Occultum to Anael who reveals that she gave it to Ruby before she died and Ruby hid it in Hell. However, this proves to be a trap as Anael hires demons to kill the Winchesters.
In order to find out where it is really hidden, Castiel has Jack send him into the Empty where the Shadow, manifesting in the form of Meg , allows him to awaken Ruby.
In exchange for Castiel promising to try to get her out, Ruby directs him to the Occultum's hiding place though Castiel is briefly tortured by the Shadow before Jack gets him out again.
To keep God from knowing what they are up to, the Winchesters rescue a pair of alternate Sams and Deans trapped between worlds and have their counterparts pose as them.
Though attacked by hellhounds guarding the Occultum, they are able to retrieve it and the Occultum transports Jack to the Garden of Eden where he is confronted by a mysterious young girl and the Snake before being returned to Earth.
In the aftermath, the alternate Sam and Dean depart for new lives in Brazil while a crying Jack expresses remorse for Mary Winchester's death and begs forgiveness.
While taking care of some plumbing issues in the bunker, Dean accidentally releases a wood nymph named Mrs. Butters who served the Men of Letters before they were wiped out by Abaddon.
With Mrs. Butters' help, the Winchesters go on many successful hunts over the course of several months, celebrating several holidays with Mrs.
Butters and Jack and having time to enjoy life between fighting monsters. However, Jack finds a video by Magnus that reveals that he tortured and indoctrinated Mrs.
Butters to a black and white view of non-human threats after rescuing her from the Thule. Convinced that as the son of Lucifer Jack is a threat, Mrs.
Butters locks him and Dean up when he refuses to kill Jack and tortures Sam to get him to see what she believes to be the truth.
Dean and Jack break out and convince Mrs. Butters that she is wrong and was only used by Magnus, getting her to stand down.
At their suggestion, Mrs. Butters returns to her home forest, but the experience gives Dean a greater appreciation for enjoying the smaller things in life and he throws Jack a birthday party.
At the same time, Jack experiences doubts about his ability to kill Chuck and Amara and continues experiencing guilt over his role in Mary Winchester's death.
Matt Cohen. The Winchesters track down Amara who reveals that she and Chuck were conjoined twins and their separation is what caused the Big Bang ; Amara refuses to help the Winchesters with their claimed plan of locking Chuck away as a result until Dean confronts her over Amara's inaction and resurrection of his mother.
At the same time, Castiel and Jack investigate a murder, learning from Zack, a Crossroads Demon, that Rowena has forbidden demon deals and that they are dealing with a human enemy.
Desperatly bored, Zack requests to help them solve the case but is rejected. Despite this, Castiel and Jack continue working the case with Jack going undercover at a local community center run by a pastor who has brought together people from many different religions.
The killer is revealed to be the pastor's daughter Sylvia who is targeting people she feels have sinned; Castiel and Jack subdue Sylvia and Castiel heals her surviving victims.
However, the police officer who takes Sylvia away is Zack, suggesting that he is going to disobey Rowena's orders to no longer make deals or is trying to help out in his own way.
Jack reveals to Castiel that Billie's spell is turning him into a bomb that will cause Chuck and Amara to cease to exist, but will kill Jack as well.
As a result, Castiel leaves to search for another solution, but first tells Dean that there's something that Dean needs to know.