Mary Winchester

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Name Mary Winchester
Actor Samantha Smith
Amy Gumenick (Young Mary)
Dates December 5, 1954 - November 2, 1983 (killed by Azazel)
Location Lawrence, Kansas
Occupation Hunter
Housewife
Episode(s) 1.01 Pilot
1.09 Home
2.04 Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things (mentioned)
2.20 What Is and What Should Never Be
2.21 All Hell Breaks Loose: Part One
4.03 In the Beginning
4.04 Metamorphosis (mentioned)
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)

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

History

Mary is the wife of John Winchester and the mother of Dean and Sam. She is the daughter of Deanna Campbell and Samuel Campbell. She was raised as a hunter by her parents but left the "business" after she met John. 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.[1]. She has at least one unnamed uncle, who Sam and Dean have never met.[2]. 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.[3] She was 29 when Azazel killed her.

Episodes

Mary is killed by Azazel.

1.01 Pilot

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.

1.09 Home

Mary's grave.

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.

2.04 Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things

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.

2.20 What Is and What Should Never Be

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 ago. Sam is at college 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.

2.21 All Hell Breaks Loose: Part One

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.

4.03 In the Beginning

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.

4.04 Metamorphosis

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.

4.21 When the Levee Breaks

Sam hallucinates while in withdrawal that his mother understands his motives and urges him to continue drinking the demon blood.

Mary faces off against Anna.

5.13 The Song Remains the Same

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.

Michael arrives in time to save the family from Anna and Uriel. He removes all memory of the events from Mary and John.

5.16 Dark Side of the Moon

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.

6.19 Mommy Dearest

In the Winchesters' final confrontation with Eve, the mother of all monsters, she takes on Mary's appearance to taunt the brothers.

Aprocypha

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.

See also

Mary in Fandom

References