‘Supernatural’ is an American supernatural and horror television series created by Eric Kripke, which debuted on September 13, 2005 on The WB, and is now part of The CW’s lineup. We now bring you a recap of the show from the beginning, from season one, all the way up to season six in order to catch you up and prepare you for what is to be the series best season yet!
‘Supernatural’ Season One Recap:
After their mother’s death in a suspicious fire that burns down their house, Dean and Sam Winchester live a life on the road with their father as they grow up. Years pass and the boys team up to find their father, John, who went missing on a hunting trip. However, their father is not a typical hunter: he hunts supernatural creatures like ghosts, vampires, and spirits and he’s trained his sons to do the same.
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 eventually find their father, who reveals that the creature that killed Sam and Dean’s mother years earlier is Yellow-eyes (Azazel) and the only thing that can kill him is a legendary gun created by Samuel Colt.
‘Supernatural’ Season Two Recap:
The season follows Sam and Dean as they deal with their Father’s death, and continue to hunt the Azazel, who caused the fire that led to the deaths of their mother and later on, Sam’s girlfriend, Jessica. They meet new allies in Ellen, Jo, and Ash, who is a most unorthodox computer genius.
Azazel’s master plan is eventually revealed as he gathers Sam and others like him, leading to Sam being killed. Dean makes a deal on the crossroads to bring back Sam in exchange for his own soul, which will be collected in one year. In a final confrontation in which Dean kills Azazel, a Hell gate is opened releasing hundreds of demons from within.
‘Supernatural’ Season Three Recap:
This season focuses mainly on the attempt to save Dean from his deal with the devil, and tracking down the demons that were released from the gate. Along the way, the brothers meet Ruby, a demon herself, who has an interest in Sam and claims to be able to help save Dean. Also, they meet the beautiful Bela Talbot, an “acquirer” and seller of occult objects, who is constantly a thorn in their side. The brothers eventually learn which demon holds Dean’s contract; a demon of great power named Lilith. The brothers, along with Ruby, track her down and attempt to kill her. Lilith is unable to stop Sam due to his mysterious abilities; however, Dean’s contract expires and his soul is taken, dragged to hell by the vicious and invisible hellhounds.
‘Supernatural’ Season Four Recap:
Dean is rescued from Hell and brought back by an angel named Castiel, one of several angels who appear throughout the season. 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 Lucifer to walk free once again. Sam and Dean’s relationship is also strained as Sam starts siding with Ruby over Dean. He also begins to give in to his demonic side by drinking demon blood to become strong enough to defeat Lilith. After tracking down and killing Lilith, Sam learns her death is actually the last of the 66 seals and Ruby was deceiving him all along. Dean arrives too late to stop him, but kills Ruby as Lucifer’s prison opens up beneath them.
‘Supernatural’ Season Five Recap:
The fifth season revolves around the fight to stop Lucifer and save the world from the Apocalypse. Throughout the season, Dean and Sam battle both angels and demons as they fight their destiny to become the vessels of Michael and Lucifer. Unable to defeat Lucifer, they collect the rings of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, which act as the keys to Lucifer’s prison. The idea of destiny versus freedom and choice plays a large role. Throughout the season, Dean, Sam, Castiel, and Bobby each have a crisis as they near giving up. However, through each other’s support, they continue forward until the end. Also in this series Castiel rebels against Heaven for Dean. It is also notable that Bobby and Castiel have an ongoing friendship during this season, while Dean and Sam grow further apart.
‘Supernatural’ Season Six Recap:
The sixth season begins an entire year after the end of the fifth with Dean living a happy life with Lisa and Ben. Sam returns to the world of the living and teams up with Dean, who leaves his new life behind. Sam has been working under Samuel in order to hunt and capture alive Alpha monsters (first of the gene pool).
Castiel is barely helpful anymore because the civil war in Heaven has taken its toll. It is discovered that Samuel is following Crowley’s orders in exchange for the return of his daughter. Crowley wants to use the Alphas to locate purgatory, in which there are a vast collection of souls that could be used for power. Castiel brought back Sam without his soul, and Dean implores the help of the Horseman Death in order to retrieve it.
Death puts a wall up in Sam’s mind so that he will not remember Hell. The brothers summon Balthazar for help but to no avail. Their investigation takes them and Bobby to the world of H.P. Lovecraft, who supposedly wrote a manuscript describing Purgatory shortly before his death. They discover that Lovecraft invited guests for a first-hand look into another dimension during a dinner party, where all of them eventually ended up dead or insane. The old Sam returns with no memory of the past year. It turns out Castiel made a deal withCrowley for each of them to receive half of the souls in purgatory.
Dean doesn’t like the idea and tries to stop the duo. To stop the Winchester brothers and Bobby, Castiel knocks down the mental barrier in Sam. Castiel betrays Crowley, Crowley becomes allies with Raphael and performs the ritual to open the doors of purgatory. It fails because they had fake dog’s blood and Castiel appears full of power from having done the ritual himself. He obliterates Raphael and Crowley escapes. When the Winchesters try to talk Castiel into reason, he reveals that he is not an angel anymore: he has become God.