From Dean Winchester being a vampire, to Sam being a blood-drinking kid, Supernatural has never failed to put these jaw-dropping story arcs and amazing episodes before us. One thing I personally like a lot about Supernatural is that they never stopped taking risks. Supernatural’s episodes are different, there is barely anything that hasn’t happened on Superatural. We have seen the boys fight the devil, the big boss man, demons, angels, vampires, werewolves, ghouls, and plenty more such things. This is what makes Supernatural a great show.
Here we are going to list the top 10 episodes from the show. Rather than being based on IMDb or any other rating scenario, this particular list is based on my taste alone.
10. Mystery Spot
Season 3, Episode 11
Dean is shot and killed after looking into a case about the disappearance of a man with Sammy. The following morning, Sam is shocked when he finds out that Dean’s alive and is hit with the realisation that he is reliving the day before. Sam finds himself in a Groundhog Day-type situation, only every day ends with Dean dying. By the end of the hour, Dean has died more than 100 times, comedy and tears.
After Dean is shot in the parking lot in an all-too-real scenario, Sam has had enough. He’s emotionally drained and doesn’t care to listen to the Trickster’s lesson about Dean being his weakness. In the end, he gets Dean back.
9. Abandon All Hope
Season 5, episode 10
When Bobby, Cas, Jo, and Ellen team up with Sam and Dean to take down Beelzebub, things don’t go as planned. In one of the show’s most heartbreaking scenes, Jo and Ellen blow themselves up with a blast to kill a group of hellhounds before Sam and Dean finally shoot Lucifer with the Colt, well, they’re broken, shocked and sad to discover that the Colt doesn’t work on the devil.
One of the show’s strongest dramatic hours end as the brothers are forced to sit by while The Devil raises the horseman of Death. This episode literally gives chills while watching and darker by each minute.
8. Two Minutes To Midnight
Season 5, episode 21
One of season 5’s most interesting throughlines was seeing how the Four Horsemen of Apocalypse were introduced to the programme. They all made impressive debuts, but none did even a bit better than Death. While the episode opens with another Horseman, Pestilence, it’s Death and Dean’s discussion in a Chicago pizza joint that steals the episode, not to forget Death’s magical as well as biblical influenced entrance.
Death's entrance scared the shit out of me. The show’s portrayal of Death is calm but Julian Richings brings such a powerful presence to the role that Death is now ranked among the all-time best on the show.
7. Lucifer Rising
Season 4, Episode 22
Season finale. For all of season 4, Sam and Dean thought they were trying to prevent the apocalypse. In fact, some of heaven’s highest-ranking angels want the end times to happen, and they want the boys to end the apocalypse after it’s begun and done all the destruction. Blood-drinking Sam breaks the final seal and unleashes Hell on Earth.
Hell on Earth? Well, it’s time for the biggest bad of all to rise—Lucifer is freed from his cage and the apocalypse is on the way.
6. All Hell Breaks Loose Part 1
Season 2, Episode 21
After a season-long build-up to the ”What will become of Sam?” Sam is abducted and finds himself in a ghost town with other children who have special abilities, they learn that they have been brought together for the yellow-eyed demon to initiate a war against the human race.
In an effort to encourage Sam, Azazel shows him what really happened to one of his parents. In the end, Sam takes a knife in the back and dies in Dean’s arms. Thanks to Dean, he comes back, but, it marks the first real death of a Winchester brother and therefore, a moment SPN fans will never forget.
5. Lazarus Rising
Season 4, Episode 1
Lazarus Rising is set four months after Dean goes to hell in No Rest for the Wicked at the end of season three. The narrative follows the brothers Dean (Jensen Ackles) and Sam Winchester (Jared Padalecki) as Dean Winchester returns from hell and tries to discover how he came back to life.
The episode is perhaps most significant for introducing the angel Castiel (Misha Collins), who would become the longest surviving regular character.
4. Changing Channels
Season 5, Episode 8
Thanks to the archangel Gabriel aka the Trickster, Sam and Dean find themselves trapped in a television world, which the show, in typical Supernatural fashion, uses to poke fun at the likes of Grey’s Anatomy and Japanese shows, and which crowns in Sam turning into KITT.
Changing Channels is one of silliest episodes from Supernatural. Apart from the jokes and comedy, the episode also reveals that the Trickster is an archangel who has been running from family issues. Even to this day, the show is loved largely.
3. The French Mistake
Season 6, Episode 15
In the most meta episode of the series, Balthazar, to protect them from a killer angel, sends Sam and Dean to an alternate dimension where they are duplicates of Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles, actors who appear in a show called Supernatural which is about two brothers who hunt monsters.
Things turn acidic on set, as series creator Eric Kripke meets an untimely end and a Twitter-loving Misha Collins won’t stop bothering Sam and Dean. It’s a concept that should be too crazy to work, but the cast and writers make it one of the all-time greats.
Season 11, Episode 4
Supernatural takes risks. And more times than not, its riskiest episodes end up being its strongest, such as The French Mistake, Changing Channels and “Baby” is another example of why. An episode told entirely from the perspective of the Impala.
In the episode, Sam and Dean embark on a typical road trip to hunt down a creature that turns out to be part ghoul and part vampire. Sam experiences another vision, but Dean is sceptical about it. All through Baby’s perspective. And when you take powerful emotional moments and combine that with an unconventional style of filmmaking, what’s not to love?
1. Swan Song
Season 5, Episode 22
It is in no doubt that Swan Song could’ve been a perfect ending for Supernatural. Dean Winchester agrees on letting Sam (Jared Padalecki) be the host for Lucifer (Mark Pellegrino). Sam intends to take back control of his body afterwards and jump into Lucifer’s cage in Hell, thereby trapping Lucifer and stopping the apocalypse. Sam consumes gallons of demon blood in preparation for Lucifer’s possession, but, Lucifer takes over Sam and plays with Dean.
Later, Lucifer Vs Michael takes place but is interrupted by Dean Winchester and we get to see Castiel’s iconic, “Hey, A**butt!”. This was going to be Supernatural’s ending, but... “Nothing ever really ends, does it?”
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