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This entry endeavours to provide some information on the content of Supernatural episodes and this website, that can be used to assist fans in curating their experience of the Show and our fandom, and the Supernatural Wiki. This list is by no means exhaustive. Fans should feel free to add any information you feel is relevant. If in doubt, please contact Managing Editor Jules Wilkinson via


This site remains free of spoilers for the show up until the time of first broadcast, with the exception of episode titles. The exception would be an event in an episode that receives wide media coverage ahead of the broadcast - for example 13.16 Scoobynatural. Please be aware that entries related to early seasons may contain references to later episodes that may be considered spoilery for the earlier episode.


There is very little onscreen sex in Supernatural, and it is generally brief and not explicit. You can find a full list at Sexual Encounters, which covers those of Sam, Dean, Castiel, and Crowley. Interestingly, in the episode 1.13 Route 666, Supernatural editor Anthony Pinker reported "The violence we don't get a lot of notes on." For that episode though, "... The note I got from the network was 'The girl can't be on top.'"(cit.S1Com, p. 77) The use of pornography is not infrequently mentioned.

The Super Wiki contains sexual content related to the show as well as documenting and discussing sex in fanworks. This does include Wincest -- which is the fandom ship that focuses on romantic and sexual relationships between the members of the Winchester family.

When following links offsite to fanworks, particularly fanfic, please heed the author notes, warnings, and ratings on the stories.


Much of the mythology of Supernatural draws on religious lore, particularly from the Abrahamic religions, although it is often altered from accepted canon. Deities and stories from many other religions including Hindi, pagan, Wicca, and Greek and Norse mythology also appear.

Representations of paganism and Wicca in Supernatural have been criticized as portraying the followers and deities as evil and violent. The depiction of the Hindu gods Ganesh and Kali in 5.19 Hammer of the Gods were deemed highly offensive by the President of the Universal Hindu Society.


Supernatural features gory deaths of both human and supernatural characters by a variety of means in most episodes. Guns and knives are commonly used, as well as other weapons. Blood, human organs, and dead and dismembered bodies are frequently seen. That content is reflected in the content of the Super Wiki.

Sexual Violence

While never explicitly stated, it is strongly suggested that sexual violence and rape are tools of torture in Hell. On a number of occasions Dean makes veiled references to it and Lucifer strongly infers that he sexually abused Sam while he was in Lucifer's Cage.

There are broader issues related to dubious or non-consensual acts throughout the show, particularly related to the possession of humans by both angels and demons, Sam's "body swap" experience in 5.12 Swap Meat, and the use of "love spells" in 4.08 Wishful Thinking and 7.08 Season Seven, Time for a Wedding!.

There are number of fan essays written on these topics linked on the Meta Essays entry.


In 3.05 Bedtime Stories when Sam talks about the details of the fable of Cinderella, Dean says, "Dude, could you be more gay?" The slur "prostitute" is used by characters in both 3.04 Sin City and 8.14 Trial and Error. Throughout the Super Wiki the term sex worker is always used, unless it is a transcript of dialogue from the show.

A number of gendered insults, particularly "bitch," are used liberally through all seasons.


This section lists episodes where suicides or suicide attempts are shown on screen. More detail will be found at each episode entry.

Content notes by Episode

Episode Content Notes
1.01 Pilot
1.02 Wendigo
1.03 Dead in the Water
1.04 Phantom Traveler
1.05 Bloody Mary
1.06 Skin
1.07 Hook Man
1.08 Bugs
1.09 Home
1.10 Asylum
1.11 Scarecrow
1.12 Faith
1.13 Route 666
1.14 Nightmare
1.15 The Benders
1.16 Shadow
1.17 Hell House
1.18 Something Wicked
1.19 Provenance
1.20 Dead Man's Blood
1.21 Salvation
1.22 Devil's Trap
2.01 In My Time of Dying
2.02 Everybody Loves a Clown
2.03 Bloodlust
2.04 Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things
2.05 Simon Said
2.06 No Exit
2.07 The Usual Suspects
2.08 Crossroad Blues
2.09 Croatoan
2.10 Hunted
2.11 Playthings
2.12 Nightshifter
2.13 Houses of the Holy Sera Gamble Kim Manners
2.14 Born Under a Bad Sign Cathryn Humphris J. Miller Tobin
2.15 Tall Tales John Shiban Bradford May
2.16 Roadkill Raelle Tucker Charles Beeson
2.17 Heart Sera Gamble Kim Manners
2.18 Hollywood Babylon Ben Edlund Phil Sgriccia
2.19 Folsom Prison Blues John Shiban Mike Rohl
2.20 What Is and What Should Never Be Raelle Tucker Eric Kripke
2.21 All Hell Breaks Loose: Part One Sera Gamble Robert Singer
2.22 All Hell Breaks Loose: Part Two Eric Kripke Kim Manners
3.01 The Magnificent Seven Eric Kripke Kim Manners
3.02 The Kids Are Alright Sera Gamble Phil Sgriccia
3.03 Bad Day at Black Rock Ben Edlund Robert Singer
3.04 Sin City Robert Singer and Jeremy Carver Charles Beeson
3.05 Bedtime Stories Cathryn Humphris Mike Rohl
3.06 Red Sky at Morning Laurence Andries Cliff Bole
3.07 Fresh Blood Sera Gamble Kim Manners
3.08 A Very Supernatural Christmas Jeremy Carver J. Miller Tobin
3.09 Malleus Maleficarum Ben Edlund Robert Singer
3.10 Dream a Little Dream of Me Sera Gamble and Cathryn Humphris Steve Boyum
3.11 Mystery Spot Jeremy Carver; story by Jeremy Carver and Emily McLaughlin Kim Manners
3.12 Jus in Bello Sera Gamble Phil Sgriccia
3.13 Ghostfacers Ben Edlund Phil Sgriccia
3.14 Long-Distance Call Jeremy Carver Robert Singer
3.15 Time Is on My Side Sera Gamble Charles Beeson
3.16 No Rest for the Wicked Eric Kripke Kim Manners
4.01 Lazarus Rising Eric Kripke Kim Manners
4.02 Are You There, God? It's Me, Dean Winchester Sera Gamble; story by Sera Gamble and Lou Bollo Phil Sgriccia
4.03 In the Beginning Jeremy Carver Steve Boyum
4.04 Metamorphosis Cathryn Humphris Kim Manners
4.05 Monster Movie Ben Edlund Robert Singer
4.06 Yellow Fever Andrew Dabb and Daniel Loflin Phil Sgriccia
4.07 It's the Great Pumpkin, Sam Winchester Eric Kripke and Julie Siege Charles Beeson
4.08 Wishful Thinking Ben Edlund; story by Ben Edlund and Lou Bollo Robert Singer
4.09 I Know What You Did Last Summer Sera Gamble Charles Beeson
4.10 Heaven and Hell Trevor Sands; story by Eric Kripke J. Miller Tobin
4.11 Family Remains Jeremy Carver Phil Sgriccia
4.12 Criss Angel Is a Douchebag Julie Siege Robert Singer
4.13 After School Special Andrew Dabb and Daniel Loflin Adam Kane
4.14 Sex and Violence Cathryn Humphris Charles Beeson
4.15 Death Takes a Holiday Jeremy Carver Steve Boyum
4.16 On the Head of a Pin Ben Edlund Mike Rohl
4.17 It's a Terrible Life Sera Gamble James L. Conway
4.18 The Monster at the End of This Book teleplay by Julie Siege; story by Julie Siege and Nancy Weiner Mike Rohl
4.19 Jump the Shark Andrew Dabb and Daniel Loflin Phil Sgriccia
4.20 The Rapture Jeremy Carver Charles Beeson
4.21 When the Levee Breaks Sera Gamble Robert Singer
4.22 Lucifer Rising Eric Kripke Eric Kripke
5.01 Sympathy for the Devil Eric Kripke Robert Singer
5.02 Good God, Y'All Sera Gamble Phil Sgriccia
5.03 Free to Be You and Me Jeremy Carver J. Miller Tobin
5.04 The End Ben Edlund Steve Boyum
5.05 Fallen Idols Julie Siege James L. Conway
5.06 I Believe the Children Are Our Future Andrew Dabb and Daniel Loflin Charles Beeson
5.07 The Curious Case of Dean Winchester Sera Gamble with Jenny Klein Robert Singer
5.08 Changing Channels Jeremy Carver Charles Beeson
5.09 The Real Ghostbusters Eric Kripke; story by Nancy Weiner James L. Conway
5.10 Abandon All Hope... Ben Edlund Phil Sgriccia
5.11 Sam, Interrupted Andrew Dabb and Daniel Loflin James L. Conway
5.12 Swap Meat teleplay by Julie Siege; written by Julie Siege, Rebecca Dessertine and Harvey Fedor Robert Singer
5.13 The Song Remains the Same Sera Gamble and Nancy Weiner Steve Boyum
5.14 My Bloody Valentine Ben Edlund Mike Rohl
5.15 Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid Jeremy Carver John F. Showalter
5.16 Dark Side of the Moon Andrew Dabb and Daniel Loflin Jeff Wollnough
5.17 99 Problems Julie Siege Charles Beeson
5.18 Point of No Return Jeremy Carver Phil Sgriccia
5.19 Hammer of the Gods story by David Reed; teleplay by Andrew Dabb and Daniel Loflin Rick Bota
5.20 The Devil You Know Ben Edlund Robert Singer
5.21 Two Minutes to Midnight Sera Gamble Phil Sgriccia
5.22 Swan Song Eric Kripke; story by Eric "Giz" Gerwirtz Steve Boyum
6.01 Exile on Main St. Sera Gamble Phil Sgriccia
6.02 Two and a Half Men Adam Glass John F. Showalter
6.03 The Third Man Ben Edlund Robert Singer
6.04 Weekend at Bobby's Andrew Dabb and Daniel Loflin Jensen Ackles
6.05 Live Free or Twihard Brett Matthews Rod Hardy
6.06 You Can't Handle the Truth story by David Reed, Eric Charmelo and Nicole Snyder; teleplay by Eric Charmelo and Nicole Snyder Jan Eliasberg
6.07 Family Matters Andrew Dabb and Daniel Loflin Guy Norman Bee
6.08 All Dogs Go to Heaven Adam Glass Phil Sgriccia
6.09 Clap Your Hands If You Believe... Ben Edlund John F. Showalter
6.10 Caged Heat teleplay by Brett Matthews; story by Brett Matthews and Jenny Klein Robert Singer
6.11 Appointment in Samarra Sera Gamble and Robert Singer Mike Rohl
6.12 Like a Virgin Adam Glass Phil Sgriccia
6.13 Unforgiven Andrew Dabb and Daniel Loflin David Barrett
6.14 Mannequin 3: The Reckoning Eric Charmelo and Nicole Snyder Jeannot Szwarc
6.15 The French Mistake Ben Edlund Charles Beeson
6.16 ...And Then There Were None Brett Matthews Mike Rohl
6.17 My Heart Will Go On Eric Charmelo and Nicole Snyder Phil Sgriccia
6.18 Frontierland Andrew Dabb, Daniel Loflin, and Jackson Stewart; teleplay by Andrew Dabb and Daniel Loflin Guy Norman Bee
6.19 Mommy Dearest Adam Glass John F. Showalter
6.20 The Man Who Would Be King Ben Edlund Ben Edlund
6.21 Let It Bleed Sera Gamble John F. Showalter
6.22 The Man Who Knew Too Much Eric Kripke Robert Singer
7.01 Meet the New Boss Sera Gamble Phil Sgriccia
7.02 Hello, Cruel World Ben Edlund Guy Norman Bee
7.03 The Girl Next Door Andrew Dabb and Daniel Loflin Jensen Ackles
7.04 Defending Your Life Adam Glass Robert Singer
7.05 Shut Up, Dr. Phil Brad Buckner and Eugenie Ross-Leming Phil Sgriccia
7.06 Slash Fiction Robbie Thompson John F. Showalter
7.07 The Mentalists Ben Acker and Ben Blacker Mike Rohl
7.08 Season Seven, Time for a Wedding! Andrew Dabb and Daniel Loflin Tim Andrew
7.09 How to Win Friends and Influence Monsters Ben Edlund Guy Norman Bee
7.10 Death's Door Sera Gamble Robert Singer
7.11 Adventures in Babysitting Adam Glass Jeannot Szwarc
7.12 Time After Time Robbie Thompson Phil Sgriccia
7.13 The Slice Girls Brad Buckner and Eugenie Ross-Leming Jerry Wanek
7.14 Plucky Pennywhistle's Magical Menagerie Andrew Dabb and Daniel Loflin Mike Rohl
7.15 Repo Man Ben Edlund Thomas J. Wright
7.16 Out with the Old Jenny Klein and Robert Singer John F. Showalter
7.17 The Born-Again Identity Sera Gamble Robert Singer
7.18 Party On, Garth Adam Glass Phil Sgriccia
7.19 Of Grave Importance Brad Buckner and Eugenie Ross-Leming Tim Andrew
7.20 The Girl with the Dungeons and Dragons Tattoo Robbie Thompson Johnny MacCarthy
7.21 Reading Is Fundamental Ben Edlund Ben Edlund
7.22 There Will Be Blood Andrew Dabb and Daniel Loflin Guy Norman Bee
7.23 Survival of the Fittest Sera Gamble Robert Singer
8.01 We Need to Talk About Kevin Jeremy Carver Robert Singer
8.02 What's Up, Tiger Mommy? Andrew Dabb and Daniel Loflin John F. Showalter
8.03 Heartache Brad Buckner and Eugenie Ross-Leming Jensen Ackles
8.04 Bitten Robbie Thompson Thomas J. Wright
8.05 Blood Brother Ben Edlund Guy Norman Bee
8.06 Southern Comfort Adam Glass Tim Andrew
8.07 A Little Slice of Kevin Brad Buckner and Eugenie Ross-Leming Charlie Carner
8.08 Hunteri Heroici Andrew Dabb Paul Edwards
8.09 Citizen Fang Daniel Loflin Nick Copus
8.10 Torn and Frayed Jenny Klein Robert Singer
8.11 LARP and the Real Girl Robbie Thompson Jeannot Szwarc
8.12 As Time Goes By Adam Glass Serge Ladouceur
8.13 Everybody Hates Hitler Ben Edlund Phil Sgriccia
8.14 Trial and Error Andrew Dabb Kevin Parks
8.15 Man's Best Friend with Benefits Brad Buckner and Eugenie Ross-Leming John F. Showalter
8.16 Remember the Titans Dan Loflin Steve Boyum
8.17 Goodbye Stranger Robbie Thompson Thomas J. Wright
8.18 Freaks and Geeks Adam Glass John F. Showalter
8.19 Taxi Driver Brad Buckner and Eugenie Ross-Leming Guy Norman Bee
8.20 Pac-Man Fever Robbie Thompson Robert Singer
8.21 The Great Escapist Ben Edlund Robert Duncan McNeill
8.22 Clip Show Andrew Dabb Thomas J. Wright
8.23 Sacrifice Jeremy Carver Phil Sgriccia
9.01 I Think I'm Gonna Like It Here Jeremy Carver John F. Showalter
9.02 Devil May Care Andrew Dabb Guy Norman Bee
9.03 I'm No Angel Brad Buckner and Eugenie Ross-Leming Kevin Hooks
9.04 Slumber Party Robbie Thompson Robert Singer
9.05 Dog Dean Afternoon Eric Charmelo and Nicole Snyder Tim Andrew
9.06 Heaven Can't Wait Robert Berens Rob Spera
9.07 Bad Boys Adam Glass Kevin Parks
9.08 Rock and a Hard Place Jenny Klein Johnny MacCarthy
9.09 Holy Terror Brad Buckner and Eugenie Ross-Leming Thomas J. Wright
9.10 Road Trip Andrew Dabb Robert Singer
9.11 First Born Robbie Thompson John Badham
9.12 Sharp Teeth Adam Glass John F. Showalter
9.13 The Purge Eric Charmelo and Nicole Snyder Phil Sgriccia
9.14 Captives Robert Berens Jerry Wanek
9.15 thinman Jenny Klein Jeannot Szwarc
9.16 Blade Runners Brad Buckner and Eugenie Ross-Leming Serge Ladouceur
9.17 Mother's Little Helper Adam Glass Misha Collins
9.18 Meta Fiction Robbie Thompson Thomas J. Wright
9.19 Alex Annie Alexis Ann Robert Berens Stefan Pleszczynski
9.20 Bloodlines Andrew Dabb Robert Singer
9.21 King of the Damned Brad Buckner and Eugenie Ross-Leming P.J. Pesce
9.22 Stairway to Heaven Andrew Dabb Guy Norman Bee
9.23 Do You Believe in Miracles? Jeremy Carver Thomas J. Wright
10.01 Black Jeremy Carver Robert Singer
10.02 Reichenbach Andrew Dabb Thomas J. Wright
10.03 Soul Survivor Brad Buckner and Eugenie Ross-Leming Jensen Ackles
10.04 Paper Moon Adam Glass Jeannot Szwarc
10.05 Fan Fiction Robbie Thompson Phil Sgriccia
10.06 Ask Jeeves Eric Charmelo and Nicole Snyder Johnny MacCarthy
10.07 Girls, Girls, Girls Robert Berens Robert Singer
10.08 Hibbing 911 Jenny Klein and Phil Sgriccia Tim Andrew
10.09 The Things We Left Behind Andrew Dabb Guy Norman Bee
10.10 The Hunter Games Brad Buckner and Eugenie Ross-Leming John Badham
10.11 There's No Place Like Home Robbie Thompson Phil Sgriccia
10.12 About a Boy Adam Glass Serge Ladouceur
10.13 Halt & Catch Fire Eric Charmelo and Nicole Snyder John F. Showalter
10.14 The Executioner's Song Robert Berens Phil Sgriccia
10.15 The Things They Carried Jenny Klein John Badham
10.16 Paint It Black Brad Buckner and Eugenie Ross-Leming John F. Showalter
10.17 Inside Man Andrew Dabb Rashaad Ernesto Green
10.18 Book of the Damned Robbie Thompson P.J. Pesce
10.19 The Werther Project Robert Berens Stefan Pleszczynski
10.20 Angel Heart Robbie Thompson Steve Boyum
10.21 Dark Dynasty Brad Buckner and Eugenie Ross-Leming Robert Singer
10.22 The Prisoner Andrew Dabb Thomas J. Wright
10.23 Brother's Keeper Jeremy Carver Phil Sgriccia
11.01 Out of the Darkness, Into the Fire Jeremy Carver Robert Singer
11.02 Form and Void Andrew Dabb Phil Sgriccia
11.03 The Bad Seed Brad Buckner and Eugenie Ross-Leming Jensen Ackles
11.04 Baby Robbie Thompson Thomas J. Wright
11.05 Thin Lizzie Nancy Won Rashaad Ernesto Green
11.06 Our Little World Robert Berens John F. Showalter
11.07 Plush Eric Charmelo and Nicole Snyder Tim Andrew
11.08 Just My Imagination Jenny Klein Richard Speight, Jr.
11.09 O Brother Where Art Thou? Brad Buckner and Eugenie Ross-Leming Robert Singer
11.10 The Devil in the Details Andrew Dabb Thomas J. Wright
11.11 Into the Mystic Robbie Thompson John Badham
11.12 Don't You Forget About Me Nancy Won Stefan Pleszczynski
11.13 Love Hurts Eric Charmelo and Nicole Snyder Phil Sgriccia
11.14 The Vessel Robert Berens John Badham
11.15 Beyond the Mat John Bring and Andrew Dabb Jerry Wanek
11.16 Safe House Robbie Thompson Stefan Pleszczynski
11.17 Red Meat Robert Berens and Andrew Dabb Nina Lopez-Corrado
11.18 Hell's Angel Brad Buckner and Eugenie Ross-Leming Phil Sgriccia
11.19 The Chitters Nancy Won Eduardo Sánchez
11.20 Don't Call Me Shurley Robbie Thompson Robert Singer
11.21 All in the Family Brad Buckner and Eugenie Ross-Leming Thomas J. Wright
11.22 We Happy Few Robert Berens John Badham
11.23 Alpha and Omega Andrew Dabb Phil Sgriccia
12.01 Keep Calm and Carry On Andrew Dabb Phil Sgriccia
12.02 Mamma Mia Brad Buckner and Eugenie Ross-Leming Thomas J. Wright
12.03 The Foundry Robert Berens Robert Singer
12.04 American Nightmare Davy Perez John F. Showalter
12.05 The One You've Been Waiting For Meredith Glynn Nina Lopez-Corrado
12.06 Celebrating the Life of Asa Fox Steve Yockey John Badham
12.07 Rock Never Dies Robert Berens Eduardo Sánchez
12.08 LOTUS Brad Buckner and Eugenie Ross-Leming Phil Sgriccia
12.09 First Blood Andrew Dabb Robert Singer
12.10 Lily Sunder Has Some Regrets Steve Yockey Thomas J. Wright
12.11 Regarding Dean Meredith Glynn John Badham
12.12 Stuck in the Middle (With You)
12.13 Family Feud
12.14 The Raid
12.15 Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell
12.16 Ladies Drink Free
12.17 The British Invasion
12.18 The Memory Remains
12.19 The Future
12.20 Twigs & Twine & Tasha Banes
12.21 There's Something About Mary
12.22 Who We Are
12.23 All Along the Watchtower
13.01 Lost and Found
13.02 The Rising Son
13.03 Patience
13.04 The Big Empty
13.05 Advanced Thanatology
13.06 Tombstone
13.07 War of the Worlds
13.08 The Scorpion and the Frog
13.09 The Bad Place
13.10 Wayward Sisters
13.11 Breakdown
13.12 Various & Sundry Villains
13.13 Devil's Bargain
13.14 Good Intentions
13.15 A Most Holy Man
13.16 Scoobynatural
13.17 The Thing
13.18 Bring 'em Back Alive
13.19 Funeralia
13.20 Unfinished Business
13.21 Beat the Devil
13.22 Exodus
13.23 Let the Good Times Roll
14.01 Stranger in a Strange Land
14.02 Gods and Monsters
14.03 The Scar
14.04 Mint Condition
14.05 Nightmare Logic
14.06 Optimism
14.07 Unhuman Nature
14.08 Byzantium
14.09 The Spear
14.10 Nihilism
14.11 Damaged Goods
14.12 Prophet and Loss
14.13 Lebanon
14.14 Ouroboros
14.15 Peace of Mind
14.16 Don't Go in the Woods
14.17 Game Night
14.18 Absence
14.19 Jack in the Box
14.20 Moriah
15.01 Back and to the Future
15.02 Raising Hell
15.03 The Rupture
15.04 Atomic Monsters
15.05 Proverbs 17:3
15.06 Golden Time
15.07 Last Call 15.08 Our Father, Who Aren't in Heaven
15.09 The Trap
15.10 The Heroes' Journey
15.11 The Gamblers
15.12 Galaxy Brain
15.13 Destiny's Child
15.14 Last Holiday
15.15 Gimme Shelter
15.16 Drag Me Away (From You)
15.17 Unity
15.18 Despair
15.19 Inherit the Earth
15.20 Carry On