10 Episodes Only ‘Supernatural’ Could Pull Off

Most Unique Supernatural Episodes
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Over its nearly 15 completed seasons, Supernatural has had some crazy episodes as Sam and Dean Winchester (Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles) hunted down monsters, demons, ghosts, Lucifer (Mark Pellegrino and others), and, even currently, God himself (Rob Benedict).

They’ve ended up in TV shows (like takes on CSI: Miami and Grey’s Anatomy), on a Supernatural set, and in the past, and as strange as those episodes may be, thanks to superhero and sci-fi/fantasy shows and the multiverse, it’s not that unique. However, there have been episodes — or pairs of episodes — that stand out with elements that only the long-running CW drama can include. Scroll down to see which ones made our list as we wait for the final seven episodes of the series this fall.

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"In My Time of Dying," "All Hell Breaks Loose, Part Two," & "No Rest for the Wicked" (Season 2, Episodes 1 and 22, and Season 3, Episode 16)

We’re grouping these three together because only Supernatural could bookend a season with this kind of sacrifice and follow through with it. Season 2 opened up with John Winchester (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) selling his soul and going to hell to save his son, Dean, and it ended with Dean doing the exact same thing after Sam had been killed. And neither John nor Dean got out of their trips to hell. Both spent time down there, though both also got out as well.

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"The Monster at the End of This Book" and "Don't Call Me Shurley" (Season 4, Episode 18 and Season 11, Episode 20)

Only this show could introduce a character who’s writing books based on its leads’ lives, identify him as a prophet, and then seven years later, confirm the fan theory that he’s actually God. Plus, Chuck apologized for forcing them to live through the bad writing of some of the less than popular episodes.

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"Dark Side of the Moon" (Season 5, Episode 16)

Over the years, Sam and Dean have both died multiple times, but they’ve also always come back (so far). And after fellow hunters killed Sam for starting the apocalypse before turning to his brother, Dean warned them what was going to happen when he came back (because he knew he would). And they were, once again, brought back to life — after a trip to heaven, where they met the angel Joshua (Roger Aaron Brown).

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"Fan Fiction" (Season 10, Episode 5)

One of the many times Supernatural poked fun at itself, thanks to Chuck’s books existing in the world of the show, a school put on a musical based on Sam and Dean’s lives. The 200th episode also reminded them of their half-brother, Adam (Jake Abel), still trapped in Lucifer’s cage in hell after years, when they couldn’t recognize the character.

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"Baby" (Season 11, Episode 4)

The Impala means everything to the Winchester family — just look at Dean’s reaction when someone else gets their hands on her, and matriarch Mary’s (Samantha Smith) expression as she remembered times in it with husband John — and so it was only fitting that an episode was told entirely from its point of view. We saw a heart-to-heart between the brothers, action sequences, and more, as told from inside the vehicle.

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"Scoobynatural" (Season 13, Episode 16)

We’d seen the Winchesters inside Supernatural versions of popular shows, but the series took it a step further with the crossover with Scooby Doo — which saw the brothers and angel Castiel (Misha Collins) introduce the gang to real monsters only to have to deal with the fallout as Fred, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy, and Scooby grappled with that knowledge.

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"Lebanon" (Season 14, Episode 13)

The 300th episode featured a family reunion and dinner years after the parents’ deaths, thanks to Mary being brought back to life by God’s sister a couple years earlier and John being brought from the past by a magical pearl granting Dean’s heart’s desire.