|Actor|| Samantha Smith|
Amy Gumenick (Young Mary)
|Dates|| December 5, 1954 - November 2, 1983 (killed by Azazel)|
2016 (resurrected by Amara)
|Episode(s)|| 1.01 Pilot|
2.20 What Is and What Should Never Be
2.21 All Hell Breaks Loose: Part One
4.03 In the Beginning
4.21 When the Levee Breaks
5.13 The Song Remains the Same
5.16 Dark Side of the Moon
6.19 Mommy Dearest (as Eve)
11.23 Alpha and Omega
I wanna get out. This job, this life, I hate it. I want a family, I wanna be safe. You know the worst thing I can think of? The very worst thing? Is for my children to be raised into this like I was. No, I won't let it happen.
– Mary Campbell, 4.03 In the Beginning
- 1 History
- 2 Episodes
- 2.1 1.01 Pilot
- 2.2 1.09 Home
- 2.3 2.04 Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things
- 2.4 2.20 What Is and What Should Never Be
- 2.5 2.21 All Hell Breaks Loose: Part One
- 2.6 4.03 In the Beginning
- 2.7 4.04 Metamorphosis
- 2.8 4.21 When the Levee Breaks
- 2.9 5.13 The Song Remains the Same
- 2.10 5.16 Dark Side of the Moon
- 2.11 6.19 Mommy Dearest
- 2.12 11.23 Alpha and Omega
- 3 Apocrypha
- 4 See also
- 5 Mary in Fandom
- 6 References
Mary is the wife of John Winchester and the mother of Dean and Sam. She is the daughter of hunters Deanna Campbell and Samuel Campbell. She was raised as a hunter by her parents but left the "business" after she met John. She makes a deal with Azazel after he kills John, in order to resurrect him, in which she grants him access to her home ten years hence.
She has at least one unnamed uncle, who Sam and Dean have never met. Ruby mentions a Robert Campbell as either an uncle, a friend or an acquaintance of Mary, which might be this uncle. She kept extensive journals. She was 29 when Azazel killed her and a headstone was erected for her in Greenville, Illinois.
During the night Mary wakes to the sound of Sam crying. She goes to the nursery and sees a man standing there. She assumes it is her husband and goes downstairs, where she see John sleeping in his chair. She runs back to the nursery interrupts the Yellow-Eyed Demon as he lurks beside her son's crib. The demon kills her and pins her to the ceiling, then sets the nursery on fire.
When Sam has visions about their old home, he and Dean return to find a malevolent spirit at work. When it attacks them, Mary's spirit appears as a flaming figure in the room that was Sam's nursery, and she sacrifices herself in order to banish the powerful poltergeist.
Following their father's death, Sam insists on him and Dean taking a trip to their mother's grave (a memorial erected by an uncle that Sam and Dean have never met) to bury their father's dog-tags with her; this results in them getting caught up in a case involving the reanimated Angela Mason, returned to life as a zombie after she died the week before.
A djinn uses a wish from Dean's mind -- that Mary never died -- to trap Dean in a dreamlike state while the creature feeds on him. In the fantasy world, Mary is still alive and living in the family home in Lawrence, Kansas, John having died of a stroke a year prior. Sam is in law school at Stamford and engaged to Jess, but he and Dean are estranged. Dean steals some of Mary's good silver to use against the djinn when he realizes that everyone he and Sam saved by becoming hunters are now dead.
The Yellow-Eyed Demon shows Sam a vision of the night Mary died. It is revealed that she was killed because she interrupted the demon as he fed his blood to baby Sam. Sam learns for the first time that he was fed demon blood, and that Mary knew the demon that killed her.
Dean is transported back to 1973 and discovers (by noticing her charm bracelet) that Mary (nee Campbell) is a hunter. He soon finds out that her parents are too. Mary is very capable but ambivalent about the hunting life. She wants to leave it behind for a normal life with her boyfriend John Winchester. She tells Dean the worst thing she can think of is having her children raised to be hunters. After her parents and her boyfriend, John Winchester, are killed, Mary agrees to a deal with Azazel to revive John. The deal allows him to enter her home in ten years.
Dean tells Sam about what happened to him in 4.03 In the Beginning, including his encounter with Mary. Sam is amazed to find out that she had been a hunter and asks Dean to tell him what she was like, leading Dean to describe her as an awesome, funny, smart and hopeful person. Sam wonders what the point was to Azazel killing her and the rest of their family, just to give him demon blood.
Sam hallucinates while in withdrawal that his mother understands his motives and urges him to continue drinking the demon blood.
Dean and Sam travel back to 1978 to protect Mary and John from Anna Milton, who wants to kill them before Sam is born. Mary has to reveal to John that she was raised a hunter. Dean later explains the truth of the situation to her, proving that he is her son by telling her about his childhood. He says that she fed him tomato and rice soup when he was sick, because that's what her mother did for her, and that she sang him "Hey Jude" as a lullaby. He tells her not to go into Sam's nursery six months after the birth. Sam is listening, and says that it will take more than that to save Mary: she should leave John so that they don't have any children. Dean agrees, but Mary tells them that it is already too late. She is pregnant with Dean.
Sam and Dean are in Heaven searching for a way into the Garden. They encounter memories from their pasts, including one of Dean's about a fight Mary and John had over the phone. Sam and Dean talk about their parents marriage, and Dean says that John didn't see the union as perfect until after Mary's death. Dean takes a moment to hug his mother as he did in the memory.
Later, they take a shortcut and find themselves in their old house again, confronted by an altered version of Mary. She calls Dean "her burden" and starts bleeding from the wound she received the night she died. Her eyes flicker yellow. Sam and Dean are suddenly trapped, and Mary elaborates on her death and continues to berate Dean. Zachariah appears, and the brothers accuse him of changing Mary. Zachariah says that he has grown fond of her, kisses her, and then snaps his fingers, sending this Mary away.
As Dean prepares to sacrifice himself to destroy Amara, he and Sam visit Mary's grave and Dean asks for his ashes to be interred there. Before leaving, Sam kisses his hand and places it atop Mary's headstone.
After Dean helps Amara and God reconcile, Amara tells Dean that as he gave her what she truly needed, she will give him what he truly needs in return. Shortly afterwards, as Dean finds himself in a forest trying to figure out where he is. He hears a female voice calling for help, when he goes to try and help he is shocked to find his mother, Mary, alive and confused in the middle of the park.
In Origins 4, it is related that in February 1979, John and Mary go rafting in the Grand Canyon while on their honeymoon. Their raft flips, and John nearly drowns until Mary saves him. That night, Dean is conceived. This is obviously at odds with the canonical timeline which has Dean born in January 24, 1979.
Mary appears in a flashback in the Supernatural spin-off novel Supernatural: Heart of the Dragon, where she and her parents first defeat a fire-demon known as the Heart of the Dragon in 1969. A teenager at this time, Mary flirts with a San Francisco hunter, and it is implied that they have had sex. The hunter was spared from going to Vietnam because of an injured foot, with Mary affirming that the angle of the wound makes it impossible for the wound to be self-inflicted. Reference is also made to her being friends with a local mechanic, who may or may not be John Winchester.