10 Best Episodes of Supernatural - Season 1

Calling all fans of the supernatural! If you're looking for a TV show that combines thrilling action, spine-chilling mysteries, and a touch of brotherly love, then look no further than Supernatural. This long-running series has captured the hearts of viewers since its debut in 2005, and it shows no signs of slowing down. Join the Winchester brothers, Sam and Dean, as they embark on a never-ending quest to rid the world of supernatural evil.

From the very first episode, Supernatural hooks you in with its captivating storyline and well-developed characters. The show follows the Winchester brothers as they navigate a world filled with demons, ghosts, and other supernatural creatures. But it's not all doom and gloom - the brothers' bond and witty banter bring a much-needed dose of humor to the mix.

With a whopping 16 seasons under its belt, Supernatural has plenty of standout episodes that have left fans on the edge of their seats. Whether you're a long-time viewer or new to the series, we've compiled a list of the best episodes that you won't want to miss. So grab your salt and iron, and get ready for a thrilling journey into the supernatural world with Sam and Dean Winchester.

Written by Sophie and last updated on jul 14, 2024.

PS: The following content contains spoilers!

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Supernatural - S1E17

#15 - Hell House (Season 1 - Episode 17)

Sam and Dean investigate the case of a maniacal ghost inhabiting a long abandoned Texas farmhouse known as "Hell House." They believe the ghost is the spirit of a deceased Depression-era farmer who killed his family, but they soon realize it is something far more powerful.

The episode was rated 7.91 from 1219 votes.

Supernatural - S1E10

#14 - Asylum (Season 1 - Episode 10)


If these walls could talk. The brothers investigate a long-shuttered mental asylum that has the power to drive intruders mad... and murderous.

The episode was rated 7.91 from 1373 votes.

Supernatural - S1E5

#13 - Bloody Mary (Season 1 - Episode 5)

A man dies of a stroke in front of a mirror but Sam and Dean believe something, or someone else (Bloody Mary), may be behind his death. Dean tries to help Sam open up about his girlfriend's death, particularly after Sam lets it slip that there's some information that he hasn't told Dean.

The episode was rated 7.92 from 1655 votes.

Supernatural - S1E14

#12 - Nightmare (Season 1 - Episode 14)


Sam's precognitive dream leads the brothers to investigate a mysterious death which seems connected to a boy with the power of telekinesis.

The episode was rated 7.96 from 1266 votes.

Supernatural - S1E15

#11 - The Benders (Season 1 - Episode 15)

Dean searches for Sam when he is kidnapped by a backwoods family who likes to hunt humans and use their body parts as trophies.

The episode was rated 7.97 from 1257 votes.

Supernatural - S1E18

#10 - Something Wicked (Season 1 - Episode 18)


Sam and Dean battle a Shtriga, a witch that sneaks into childrens' bedrooms and sucks the lives out of them. Dean must relive his childhood when he remembers that he encountered the Shtriga years ago.

The episode was rated 8.00 from 1186 votes.

Supernatural - S1E11

#9 - Scarecrow (Season 1 - Episode 11)

Sam and Dean's father sends them to a small town where the citizens sacrifice couples to a pagan god which manifests through a scarecrow.

The episode was rated 8.04 from 1344 votes.

Supernatural - S1E1

#8 - Pilot (Season 1 - Episode 1)


Sam is about to graduate from college and has an interview set up to join one of the most prestigious law schools in the country. His brother Dean, whom he has not seen since he went to college, shows up in the middle of the night and tells him their father is missing while on a hunting trip. Leaving his girlfriend behind to find their dad, Sam joins Dean in an effort to find their father in a little town called Jericho, where unmarried men disappear without a trace.

The episode was rated 8.04 from 3035 votes.

Supernatural - S1E12

#7 - Faith (Season 1 - Episode 12)

When Dean is accidentally electrocuted fighting a monster, he permanently damages his heart. When he's diagnosed as only having a month, at most, to live, Sam searches for a means to save him and finds Roy Le Grange, a faith healer who may actually be the real deal. After Le Grange heals Dean, the brothers discover that Le Grange is using black magic to bind a "Reaper" to do his bidding... and each healing comes with a terrible price.

The episode was rated 8.09 from 1311 votes.

Supernatural - S1E16

#6 - Shadow (Season 1 - Episode 16)


Sam has a reunion with a girl he once met, Meg, but it turns out that she is using the brothers to lure their father John to his doom.

The episode was rated 8.09 from 1241 votes.

Supernatural - S1E9

#5 - Home (Season 1 - Episode 9)

Dean and Sam return to their home of Lawrence, Kansas, where a new family has moved into the Winchester's old home. The family begins seeing and hearing frightening things, and the brothers think it might be haunted by the thing that killed their mother.

The episode was rated 8.14 from 1437 votes.

Supernatural - S1E19

#4 - Provenance (Season 1 - Episode 19)


The Winchesters must deal with a dangerous spirit bound to an old family portrait that brings misfortune and death to anyone who buys it.

The episode was rated 8.16 from 1213 votes.

Supernatural - S1E20

#3 - Dead Man's Blood (Season 1 - Episode 20)

To obtain a mystic gun capable of destroying the demon that killed their mother, Sam and Dean must team up with their father John and face off against vampires.

The episode was rated 8.18 from 1200 votes.

Supernatural - S1E21

#2 - Salvation (Season 1 - Episode 21)


John has realized where the demon will strike next and the Winchesters head there to stop the next killing. But Meg begins killing John's friends and demands the Colt or she'll keep going until everyone John knows is dead.

The episode was rated 8.25 from 1170 votes.

Supernatural - S1E22

#1 - Devil's Trap (Season 1 - Episode 22)

In the gripping Supernatural episode, "Devil's Trap," tensions run high as the boys discover that their father, John, has been captured by the cunning demon, Meg. Determined to save him, they seek the help of their father's friend, hoping to learn more about demonic possessions and devising a plan to trap the elusive demon. However, as the plot unfolds, it becomes clear that Meg is not as she seems. With its unexpected twists and turns, this first season finale is a must-watch for fans of the show.

Fans of Supernatural were left on the edge of their seats with this episode. As John's true identity as the demon is revealed, viewers were taken aback by the shocking turn of events. The first season finale showcases the show's ability to keep its audience engaged through its well-crafted storyline. With its fair share of surprises and a satisfying resolution, "Devil's Trap" sets the stage for an exciting second season.

One thing that sets this episode apart is how it tackles the challenges faced by Sam and Dean. This particular hunt feels significantly more difficult than their previous encounters, adding a new layer of intensity to the show. As the characters continue to evolve and develop throughout the first season, fans are left eagerly anticipating what lies ahead for the Winchester brothers. With its captivating storytelling and relatable themes of family and resilience, Supernatural has become a beloved escape for viewers, providing a much-needed respite from the challenges of everyday life.

The episode was rated 8.45 from 1234 votes.

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