Fear is a luxury.

Ever since he was young, Sam Winchester (Jared Padalecki, Gilmore Girls) has tried to escape his past. After his mother’s mysterious death, Sam’s father set out to seek revenge on the evil forces that killed her and destroy other evil beings along the way. Unlike Sam, Dean (Jensen Ackles, Smallville), Sam’s older brother, was eager to follow in his father’s footsteps, learning the tricks of the trade, and entering the “family business." Sam on the other hand, determined to break free of the “family business”, left home as soon as he graduated from high school, unwavering from his quest to start a “normal” life on his own.

Just as Sam’s new life was going perfectly with an upcoming interview at a prestigious law school and a beautiful girlfriend by his side, Dean arrived at Sam’s doorstep to let his brother know that their father (recurring guest star Jeffrey Dean Morgan) disappeared on a hunting trip. Upon hearing the startling news, Sam, though reluctant, had no choice but to help Dean track down their father.

Now, on the road together in search of their father, tracking evil supernatural forces along the way, Dean and Sam have begun to reunite after spending several years apart. However, during their journey, old sibling rivalries resurface, and the effects of their strange upbringing are shown. Sam remains wary of their father and mission while Dean, although cocky and fearless on the surface, still tries to come to grips with his mother’s horrific death. But together with their different views and personalities, Sam and Dean are able to save lives by destroying the evil beings that haunt the earth.

Episode Info

Next: 11x23 -- Alpha and Omega (May/25/2016)

God comes to a decision about Amara that has direct repercussions for Sam and Dean.

Prev: 11x22 -- We Happy Few (May/18/2016)

Sam and Dean try to get Chuck and Lucifer on the same page, and then create an army capable of weakening Amara long enough for Chuck to imprison her for eternity.

Jared PadaleckiJared Padalecki
As Sam Winchester
Jensen AcklesJensen Ackles
As Dean Winchester
Misha CollinsMisha Collins
As Castiel (Regular S05-S06, S9+; Recurring S04, S07-S08)
Mark SheppardMark Sheppard
As Crowley (Season 10+)
Lauren CohanLauren Cohan
As Bela Talbot (S03)
Katie CassidyKatie Cassidy
As Ruby (S03)



Reviews: 61
wandering into the thicketRating: 15 likes, 1 dislikes

This series will have an X-files style death allowing the subplot dominance of the weekly episodes. How long can writers maintain twists and turns of the actual apocalypse? Read more

Review posted on Saturday, May 19th 2012 at 4:31 am


Reviews: 10
taking a spinRating: 11 likes, 0 dislikes

theological drifting

This is playful riffing and not the typical contratheism palavering.

More seasons than X-files? I hope we'll see. Read more

Review posted on Monday, June 9th 2014 at 7:52 am


Reviews: 1
The Boys Are Back In TownRating: 5 likes, 11 dislikes

Another Brilliant episode, glad to see the boys return for a highly anticipated 3rd season. Love the referance that was used in this episode. dont want to give away any spoilers.... just watch it, and you'll know what i mean... Read more

Review posted on Friday, October 5th 2007 at 2:58 pm

5 reviews available
11x22: We Happy Few recap: In the bunker, Lucifer makes it clear he isn't interested in bonding with Chuck. As Dean and Sam come in, Lucifer tries to destroy them and finds that Chuck has suppressed his powers. Sam suggests that they focus on Amara, and Lucifer wonders if Chuck is going to say it. When Chuck doesn't say anything, Lucifer walks off in disgust... read more.

11x21: All in the Family recap: Chuck confronts Dean and Sam, and Dean wonders how they know he really is who he is. The writer teleports them to the bunker and Kevin is there to greet them. He tells them to trust Chuck, and says that he always trusted the Winchesters. Kevin says that he's okay given the circumstances, and Chuck says it's time for him to have an upgrade. He gestures and Kevin is transformed into energy that drifts through the ceiling... read more.

11x20: Don't Call Me Shurley recap: Metatron is digging in a deli dumpster for something to eat, but finally takes pity on a nearby dog and gives him some of the sandwich he's found. The former Scribe of God finally screams that he gives up... and finds himself sitting in a bar. The place is deserted for a man at one booth: Chuck Shurley. Chuck explains that the "bar" is one of God's constructs, and Metatron figures that he's being punished for his sins. Metatron goes to get a beer, and says that he's read all of Chuck's books and they're bad. Chuck points out that Metatron burned one of his books when he was monologuing to Castiel. Metatron wonders how Chuck knew about it, and Chuck explains that people can't see him unless he wants them to see him. The writer reveals that he's God and Metatron stares at him in shock. After Metatron drops to his knees and begs forgiveness, Chuck ends the light show and asks him to just call him Chuck... read more.

11x19: The Chitters recap: Gunnison, Colorado: 1989.. read more.

11x18: Hell's Angel recap: In the An-Nafud Desert in Saudi Arabia, a man enters an isolated tent with a can of gasoline. Three other men are in the tent and they eat. The wind shakes the tent, and Crowley appears and asks where "he" is. One of the men pulls aside a curtain to reveal a man on a bed. The man, Noel, looks up at Crowley and confirms that he truly has it. He says that it is Crowley's if he holds up his end of the bargain, and Crowley takes out a scroll. Noel says that he's had a good life thanks to Crowley, and it seemed like it was worth his soul. He tells Crowley to destroy the scroll, and Crowley asks to see the item first. Noel's servant takes out the Horn of Joshua from a chest and Noel explains that it was touched by the Hand of God. Crowley can sense that it's authentic, and Noel tells Crowley to tell up the scroll. Once Crowley does so, Noel sighs in relief and warns that he doesn't have long. Crowley breaks his neck with a magical gesture an takes the Horn. As he walks out, the men aims rifles at him. Crowley gestures and they aim at and shoot each other... read more.
Recurring Guests

Jim Beaver as Bobby Singer (58 eps)
Mark Sheppard as Crowley (34 eps)
Misha Collins as Castiel (26 eps)
Ruth Connell as Rowena (17 eps)
Osric Chau as Kevin Tran (16 eps)
Curtis Armstrong as Metatron (15 eps)
Jeffrey Dean Morgan as John Winchester (12 eps)
Mark Pellegrino as Nick (12 eps)
Genevieve Cortese as Kristy/Ruby (12 eps)
Robert Patrick Benedict as Chuck Shurley (11 eps)

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Classification: Scripted
Genre: Action | Adventure | Drama | Horror/Supernatural
Status: Returning Series
Network: CW ( USA)
Airs: Wednesdays at 09:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: September 13, 2005
Episode Order: 23
• Antgamtiska (Used In Lithuania)
• Išrinktieji (Used In Lithuania)
• Lovci duchů (Used In Czech Republic)
• Lovci na natprirodno (Used In Croatia)
• Nie z tego świata (Used In Poland)
• Odaát (Used In Hungary)
• Sobrenatural (Used In Brazil)
• Сверхъестественное (Used In Russia)
• 狙魔人, 超自然檔案 (Used In Hong Kong)
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