“Supernatural” just celebrated its 300th (!) episode. It’s a testament to the show’s creativity and warmth that the spooky bromantic dramedy has managed to stand the test of time and its still beloved by loyal fans after all these years. “Supernatural” just celebrated its 300th (!) episode. It’s a testament to the show’s creativity and warmth that the spooky bromantic dramedy has managed to stand the test of time and its still beloved by loyal fans after all these years. As the show rounds this momentous milestone, let's look back at some standout episodes from the series, shall we? Grab your pie and dig in.
'Lazarus Rising' (Season 4, Episode 1)
Now that's how you kick off a season. Season 4 opened with the dramatic and game-changing introduction of angel Castiel, thus turning the entire series on its head forever. Oh -- and Dean is back from hell. Huzzah!
'Mystery Spot' (Season 3, Episode 11)
Who doesn't love a well-executed time loop situation? This ep finds Sam living the same day over and over again in a “Groundhog Day”-esque comedic turn of events. While Jared Padalecki revealed shooting it was one of the most miserable experiences of his life, we still think the result was pretty darn enjoyable. Especially if you like watching Dean sing along to “Heat of the Moment.”
'Changing Channels' (Season 5, Episode 8)
This show knows how to get all meta on the audience, so of course an episode devoted to parodying a TV show (inside a TV show -- is your mind blown yet?) is going to be performed to satirical perfection. The guys snark on everything from cheesy family sitcoms to doctor dramas like “Grey’s Anatomy.” Paging Dr. Sexy!
'No Rest For the Wicked' (Season 3, Episode 16)
Dean's life is at stake (for real though) in this powerful and heartbreaking Season 3 finale. Need to let a good cry out? Just think of the bros innocently singing loudly to Bon Jovi together before he meets his fate.
'Fan Fiction' (Season 10, Episode 5)
Way to give back to the fan base that kept this show chugging along against all TV odds. “Fan Fiction” celebrates the series' 200th episode milestone with this musical installment, which found the guys watching a theatrical performance about their lives. You stay doing you, “Supernatural.”
'Swan Song' (Season 5, Episode 22)
It's been reported that “Supernatural” was going to end after Season 5, which is why this epic battle royale with Lucifer might feel like it could pass as a series finale.
'Home' (Season 1, Episode 9)
This Season 1 throwback takes viewers back to the Winchester childhood home, as Dean is visited by eerie visions that put the house and its inhabitants in peril. While the show had only just started, this emotional installment gave viewers a chance to further get to know the protagonists' past. And, it served up a compelling glimpse at their other family.
'The French Mistake' (Season 6, Episode 15)
Some people watch “Supernatural” for the demons, thrills, and chills... but the laughs and ability to poke fun at itself are what keep people hooked. The series has aired its fair share of innovative hours, though this farcical fave (written by "The Tick" creator Ben Edlund) goes ahead and out-metas itself when Dean and Sam find themselves on a show. A show called “Supernatural.” Played by actors. Yeah -- it's like that.
'Scoobynatural' (Season 13, Episode 16)
This episode, which is almost fully animated (in gorgeous hand-drawn animation), finds Dean and Sam sucked into a possessed television and punked into the middle of a “Scooby-Doo” mystery (it’s structured around a 1970 episode of “Scooby Doo, Where Are You!” that also happens to be Dean’s favorite). It’s a sky high concept, something that you could only pull off after the show has set a precedent for metatextual tangents and established itself as a show whose framework is positively elastic. Even if you’ve never seen another episode of “Supernatural,” you’ll still think this is a hoot.