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"Supernatural" is a show that revolves around a pair of Hunters named Sam and Dean Winchester. Sam and Dean are brothers, and Dean is the older brother. The series kicked off September 2005 and was supposed to end at the end of the fifth season. The end of the series didn't have anything to do with bad ratings, but it had everything to do with the fact that the show's creator, Eric Kripke, had planned for the show to have a predetermined ending with no loose ends.

However, it was announced in February 2010 that the show would be renewed for a sixth season. The seventh season ended May 2012 and the eighth is set to start airing in September 2012. Along with the Winchesters, who ride around in Dean's pride and joy, a 1967 Chevrolet Impala, the cast includes a host of demons, angels, Hunters and the boy's father-figure, lore-master and fellow Hunter, Bobby Singer.

Their mother was a Hunter first, though this fact wasn't known until later in the series. Her death and the circumstances surrounding it caused John to take up the Hunter career. Dean gladly followed in his footsteps while Sam attempted to eschew the family business and lead a regular life. That, however, didn't work out. The first few seasons follow Sam and Dean as they track down Yellow Eyes, the Demon that killed their mother and marked Sam as an infant, and try to find the Colt, a gun made by Samuel Colt that was made to kill demons.

As the series progresses, the ultimate battle between Good and Evil is introduced. Demons have run amok from the very beginning, but angels were introduced in the fourth season with an angel named Castiel. He rescues Dean from hell, and Crowley, a middle-management demon, is also introduced. His cavalier attitude makes him a very likable and amusing character, despite his being on the "Evil" side.

The original series finale at the end of the fifth season saw the Apocalypse thwarted and Sam sent to Hell with Lucifer and the Archangel Michael. Since then, Sam's been brought back and the brothers have had quite a ride. Sam carted Lucifer around in his head for nearly two seasons, Dean realized a normal life was beyond him, Castiel went from helpful to taking God's place and unleashing the Leviathan on the world to becoming a pacifist.

Despite the seemingly serious themes of the series, there is a lot of humor such as Dean's love affair with fast food and 80s rock ballads, Castiel's naivety, Sam's out-of-place seriousness and the Prophet. There are allusions to the huge, devoted fan community, an anime series and a graphic novel that revolve around the series as well.

Supernatural continues to be a humorous, watchable series with well-developed characters and an entertaining story arc.

Wednesday 9:00 PM et/pt on The CW
12 Seasons, 266 Episodes
September 13, 2005
Drama, Science Fiction
Cast: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles
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  • Lucifer battles Sam, Dean and Castiel for control of his unborn child.

  • Sam and Dean try to escape the bunker after Ketch turns it into a deathtrap. Meanwhile, the brainwashed Mary goes after Jody and Alex, and Hess puts Phase Two of the Brit's plan into action.

  • When Eileen turns up dead, torn apart by a hellhound, Sam and Dean realize that someone is killing the American Hunters. Meanwhile, Mary asks Ketch for a favor.

  • Sam and Dean get a call on one of Mary's phones from Alicia Banes. Alicia and Max are looking for their mother Tasha, and the trail leads to a boarding house in Wyoming. Meanwhile, Mary discovers that Ketch has been lying to her.

  • Sam has a plan to stop Lucifer’s baby but Castiel has something else in mind for Kelly. Dean is furious when he finds out someone stole the colt. Kelly makes a bold choice about the baby’s future.

  • Sam and Dean investigate a missing person’s case in a small town and a witness reveals the attacker was a man with the head of a goat. Sam and Dean are skeptical when the witness goes missing.

  • Sam and Dean get a lead on Kelly Kline’s location. Mick visits the bunker and decides to join the hunt.

  • Sam and Dean allow Mick Davies to tag along on a case as they search for a werewolf. They encounter Claire Novak, who is also working the hunt. However, the reunion is short lived when Claire is bitten and the brothers must race against the clock to save her before she turns.

  • Sam and Dean investigate the mysterious circumstances surrounding an attack by an invisible hellhound at a campsite. Meanwhile, two of Crowley’s own personal demons reveal what he's been harboring.

  • The plan to destroy a nest of vampires goes awry when the alpha-vamp shows up and turns the tables on Mary and The British Men of Letters, who are determined to recruit Sam and Dean.

  • While Sam and Dean investigate a murder at a museum, they discover a ghost from a merchant ship that sunk in 1723 may be at the heart of the mystery. After realizing "The Star" was the same ship that Crowley's son Gavin McLeod should have been aboard, they seek help from Rowena to locate Gavin.

  • Mary asks Sam, Dean and Castiel for help on a case she's working but fails to inform them that the British Men of Letters are involved.

  • Sam enlists Rowen's help to track down an old world, powerful family of witches after Dean gets hit by a spell that is rapidly erasing his memory.

  • Lily Sunder has honed her black magic powers for over a century, waiting patiently to exact revenge on a band of angels that murdered her family. Sam and Dean act quickly to stop Castiel from becoming her next victim.

  • After being arrested for the attempted assassination of the President of The United States, Sam and Dean must escape an underground, government-run, detention facility in an unknown location. Determined to find her sons, Mary and Castiel seek assistance from an unlikely source.

  • Lucifer's search for power and influence in a vessel lands him in the White House. When the President of The United States incidentally makes a deal with the devil, Sam, Dean, Castiel, Crowley and Rowena must work together to fight the Dark Lord.

  • Lucifer realizes the power he has as rock star Vince Vincente and arranges to play a secret VIP concert in order to kill all of them.

  • When hunters join to celebrate the life and tragic death of one of their own, Sam, Dean, and Mary retaliate when a demon starts killing hunters one by one.

  • Upon discovering the soul of Adolf Hitler has been trapped in a 1930's gold pocket watch, Sam and Dean race against the clock to stop a group of Nazi necromancers from resurrecting the Fuhrer.

  • During an investigation, Sam and Dean end up questioning a devout religious family that lives off the grid. The brothers realize that the parents are harboring a potentially destructive secret.

  • When a crying baby leads to death in a mysterious abandoned house, Mary, Sam and Dean decide to investigate. Meanwhile, Castiel’s hunt for Lucifer forces him to team up with Crowley.

  • Dean, Castiel and Mary have a lead on Sam and plan to rescue him. Dean is uneasy about endangering Mary but she insists on going along. Meanwhile, Crowley is tipped off that Lucifer has taken over the body of rock star Vince Vicente.

  • Dean is overwhelmed as he comes face to face with his mom, Mary Winchester. Meanwhile, Sam is fighting for his life after Toni, from the Woman of Letters, shot him.

  • God makes a decision regarding Amara that has direct consequences for Sam and Dean.

  • Sam and Dean take on their biggest challenge to date. Rowena strikes.

  • Amara demonstrates to Dean how she's torturing Lucifer. Concerned for Castiel, Dean and Sam hatch a plan to rescue him from Amara's clutches.

  • Amara releases a dark fog on a small town that makes everyone go crazy. Dean and Sam realize it's a more potent version of the original black vein virus Amara previously unleashed. Together with the sheriff, they attempt to protect the town.

  • In a small town in Colorado, mysterious disappearances happen every 27 years. Sam and Dean investigate and encounter two hunters who are determined to get even with these once-in-a-generation monsters.

  • Lucifer takes a trip home and attempts to argue his way into Heaven. Crowley tells Sam and Dean he has a plan to ruin Amara.

  • Sam and Dean fight two werewolves who have captured two victims. Just as the brothers are about to overtake them, one of the werewolves shoots Sam.

  • When a dangerous creature is accidentally released in a house, it attacks a mother and her child, leaving them both in a coma. Sam and Dean learn that Bobby and Rufus once tracked the same entity so the Winchesters search the past in an effort to catch the monster before any one dies.

  • Hoping to find a weapon strong enough to defeat Amara, Dean persuades "Castiel," who is still Lucifer, to send him back in time to the last reported sighting of the Hand of God. Lucifer sees this plan working to his advantage and sends Dean to 1944 to the fated submarine mission that sunk the Hand of God.

  • Sam and Dean discover they're dealing with an ancient curse while investigating a pair of murders. Once kissed by the curse, the person is marked for death.

  • Sam and Dean visit Jody Mills, Claire and Alex after Claire calls them in hysterics, believing the recent murders in town are supernatural. However, Sheriff Mills reveals that Claire has been getting into trouble lately as she's been attacking normal people and accusing them of being monsters.

  • Sam and Dean investigate a string of violent deaths that occur after listening to a mysterious song.

  • Lucifer offers Sam freedom from the cage. Dean and Castiel try to get to the bottom of the angel attack on Amara.

  • Sam is surprised when his childhood imaginary friend shows up. Sam is confused why he'd see Sully now but what's even more baffling is that Dean can see him, too.

  • Sheriff Donna seeks help from Sam and Dean to investigate a horrific murder with supernatural elements.

  • Castiel seeks help from Metatron to stop the Darkness. However, Metatron is content with his new life as a freelance videographer for the local news and isn't inclined to help the Winchesters or Castiel.

  • Sam and Dean investigate a series of murders at a local B&B, that by no accident also happens to be Lizzie Borden's old home.

  • Seen entirely from the point of view of the Impala, Sam and Dean embark on a mission to fight monsters and demons.

  • While Rowena tries to combine her power to protect herself from the Winchesters, Sam and Dean search for a missing baby who has ties to the Darkness.

  • Dean ensures Jenna's safe return home and then helps Sam deal with a town infected by a mysterious and deadly gas.

  • The eleventh season finds Sam and Dean where the finale left off, dealing with the Darkness that has been unleashed.

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