The Worst Episodes of Supernatural: When the Winchester Brothers Failed to Deliver

Hey there, fellow TV enthusiasts! If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably found yourself knee-deep in a Supernatural binge-watching session at some point in your life. And let’s be honest, who wouldn’t? With its captivating storyline, heart-stopping action scenes, and devilishly handsome leads, it’s no wonder why this show has become a cult classic. However, as much as we love the Winchester brothers, there are a few episodes that we could do without. From cringe-worthy dialogue to plotlines that are just plain bizarre, we’ve compiled a list of the worst episodes of Supernatural that’ll make you want to hit the fast forward button. So, grab some popcorn, settle in, and let’s dive into the depths of the supernatural world (and some of the show’s less-than-stellar moments).
Bloodlines

Bloodlines

Season 9 – Episode 20

Air Date: 2014-04-29

Sam and Dean learn about a monster killing in Chicago and head there to investigate. What they find is a young cop whose girlfriend was killed by the same creature, and who is caught between five powerful clans of monsters who jointly control the city. However, war is about to break out and the sides are drawn as the Winchesters discover that the original victim belonged to one of the clans.

Don't Go in the Woods

Don’t Go in the Woods

Season 14 – Episode 16

Air Date: 2019-03-21

Sam and Dean are baffled when they come up against a monster they have never heard of before. Jack does his best to impress a new group of friends.

Paper Moon

Paper Moon

Season 10 – Episode 4

Air Date: 2014-10-28

Sam and Dean investigate a series of werewolf attacks in an attempt to find out who the culprit is.

Golden Time

Golden Time

Season 15 – Episode 6

Air Date: 2019-11-21

Sam and Dean are visited by an old friend. Castiel investigates the disappearance of a local teen.

Game Night

Game Night

Season 14 – Episode 17

Air Date: 2019-04-04

Sam and Dean race to help a friend in need. Meanwhile, Mary is concerned for Jack’s well-being, and Castiel enlists help from Jo/Anael to track down a miracle.

Raising Hell

Raising Hell

Season 15 – Episode 2

Air Date: 2019-10-17

Sam, Dean and Castiel call on Rowena to help keep the evil souls at bay and get an unexpected assist from Ketch.

Paint It Black

Paint It Black

Season 10 – Episode 16

Air Date: 2015-03-25

Sam and Dean investigate a string of suicides committed by people with little in common other than the identical, grisly method of death – slow, self-administered disembowlment. All of the victims were members of a Catholic church and had recently given confession, leading the brothers to suspect the priest is somehow involved. Meanwhile, when Crowley captures Olivette, the leader of the Grand Coven, Rowena pleads her case to be allowed to practice magic freely again.

Bugs

Bugs

Season 1 – Episode 8

Air Date: 2005-11-08

After a construction worker is killed by insects burrowing into his brain, Sam and Dean investigate the town’s history and find that the new housing development is being built on sacred Indian land. The Indians put a curse on the land after their reservation had been ravished and destroyed. Sam and Dean must find a way to survive and kill the deadly swarm of bees, locusts, spiders and beetles.

Prophet and Loss

Prophet and Loss

Season 14 – Episode 12

Air Date: 2019-01-31

Sam and Dean must figure out how to stop the bloodshed when Donatello, who, in his current condition, is inadvertently scrambling the order of future prophets. Nick comes face to face with his past.

Halt & Catch Fire

Halt & Catch Fire

Season 10 – Episode 13

Air Date: 2015-02-10

A ghost starts killing people through various electronic devices. Sam and Dean discover who was killed and why this ghost is seeking revenge on a group of college students but what they can’t figure out is how he’s doing it. With three dead, the brothers must stop the ghost before he claims his next victim.

Optimism

Optimism

Season 14 – Episode 6

Air Date: 2018-11-15

Sam and Charlie team up to get to the bottom of a string of random disappearances. Meanwhile, Jack believes that he has found a case and convinces Dean to partner-up with him on the hunt.

Unhuman Nature

Unhuman Nature

Season 14 – Episode 7

Air Date: 2018-11-29

Sam and Castiel track down a Shaman, who may be able to help a friend. Nick continues to spiral down a dark path as he looks for answers surrounding the deaths of his wife and son. Jack turns to Dean for help enjoying the human experience.

Pilot

Pilot

Season 1 – Episode 1

Air Date: 2005-09-13

Two brothers, Sam and Dean Winchester, witness their mother’s paranormal death as children and grow up trained to fight by a distraught father who wants nothing more then to hunt down the thing that killed his wife. Sam escapes to college to start a new, normal life, but gets pulled back in after Dean shows up on his doorstep to tell him their father is missing. Following clues from an eerie phone message from him, the boys travel to a small town and encounter a vengeful spirit called the “Woman in White” who then starts to haunt Sam.

There's Something About Mary

There’s Something About Mary

Season 12 – Episode 21

Air Date: 2017-05-11

Sam and Dean are alarmed when they learn hunters are being killed by suspicious “accidents” all over the country. They decide it is best to find Mary and make sure she’s safe. Meanwhile, Toni is back in the states and she and Mary face off.

Nightmare Logic

Nightmare Logic

Season 14 – Episode 5

Air Date: 2018-11-08

After a hunt gone wrong leaves Maggie’s whereabouts unknown, Sam, Dean, Mary and Bobby race to find her, but what they find are their own worst nightmares.

Galaxy Brain

Galaxy Brain

Season 15 – Episode 12

Air Date: 2020-03-16

Sam and Dean respond to a frantic call and together along with Castiel, Jack and Jody, assist in an extraordinary and heartbreaking rescue. Billie surprises everyone with a visit to the bunker.

Bitten

Bitten

Season 8 – Episode 4

Air Date: 2012-10-24

Sam and Dean investigate a bizarre murder in a college town. Close on the tail of their suspect, they bust into an apartment to find two dead bodies and a laptop cued up to some disturbing video footage. The footage begins with Brian, Mike and Kate hearing about an unusual animal attack in their town and the rest of the story is revealed through their eyes. Sam and Dean become unknowing participants in a unique student film.

Alex Annie Alexis Ann

Alex Annie Alexis Ann

Season 9 – Episode 19

Air Date: 2014-04-22

Sheriff Jody befriends a young girl on the run from vampires. When she’s forced to kill one of the monsters, Jody calls in Sam and Dean for help. However, they discover that everything isn’t at it seems when the girl wants to go back to the vampires.

The Hunter Games

The Hunter Games

Season 10 – Episode 10

Air Date: 2015-01-20

After the massacre at the ranch, Dean, Sam, and Castiel double their efforts to find a cure for the Mark of Cain but there is nothing in the lore that can help them. Desperate, Castiel comes up with an idea that Sam deems the “single worst idea I’ve ever heard.” Meanwhile, Rowena continues to plot against Crowley, and Castiel tries to mend his relationship with Claire who is plotting revenge against Dean for killing her friend.

Angel Heart

Angel Heart

Season 10 – Episode 20

Air Date: 2015-04-29

When Claire Novak gets a lead on her mother, Amelia, who has been missing for years, Castiel asks Sam and Dean to help her. Castiel feels guilty for what he did to the Novak family and wants to make amends by reuniting Claire with her mom. However, when they find out what took Amelia, they realize there is a chance Claire may not get her happy ending.