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10 Best Episodes of Supernatural - Season 3

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 - S3E14

#15 - Long-Distance Call (Season 3 - Episode 14)

Sam and Dean search for a Crocotta that uses the phone and computer as a means to communicate with people. Its goal is to get people to commit suicide and take their soul. Dean gets some news from an unlikely source about a demon holding the contract to his soul.

The episode was rated 7.86 from 973 votes.

Supernatural - S3E6

#14 - Red Sky at Morning (Season 3 - Episode 6)

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Bela gets in the way yet again as Sam and Dean are investigating multiple victims who drowned even though they were nowhere near water. Sam and Dean make the creepy discovery that the victims all saw a ghost ship right before dying. They tell Bela to stay away, but she's not so willing to leave, as someone's paying her a lot to solve the same case Sam and Dean are investigating.

The episode was rated 7.93 from 1038 votes.

Supernatural - S3E7

#13 - Fresh Blood (Season 3 - Episode 7)

The brothers capture a female vampire named Lucy who has no idea how she became one, which leads them to Dixon, a male vampire who is a little too giving. Gordon returns with a vengeance leaving Sam in danger.

The episode was rated 7.95 from 1001 votes.

Supernatural - S3E4

#12 - Sin City (Season 3 - Episode 4)

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The brothers investigate the death of a man who committed suicide in a church. However, Sam is forced to team up with an unexpected ally when Dean disappears with a female demon who is interested in him personally.

The episode was rated 7.95 from 1042 votes.

Supernatural - S3E5

#11 - Bedtime Stories (Season 3 - Episode 5)

A young girl trapped in a coma by her wicked stepmother sets off a series of murders based on the fairy tales her father reads her. Meanwhile, Sam tries to get Dean out of his deal.

The episode was rated 7.97 from 1072 votes.

Supernatural - S3E15

#10 - Time is on My Side (Season 3 - Episode 15)

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Sam and Dean discover a doctor who, back in 1816, became obsessed with finding the secret of eternal life by taking people's vital organs. Meanwhile, Bobby finds Bela and Dean leaves Sam to confront her.

The episode was rated 7.99 from 996 votes.

Supernatural - S3E1

#9 - The Magnificent Seven (Season 3 - Episode 1)

Seven demons, based on the Seven Deadly Sins, are released into the world and the brothers must combat them with the aid of a married Hunter couple.

The episode was rated 8.02 from 1158 votes.

Supernatural - S3E8

#8 - A Very Supernatural Christmas (Season 3 - Episode 8)

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In this Christmas-themed episode, Sam and Dean follow the trail of an "anti-Santa" that abducts its victims by using their chimneys. Dean tries to get Sam to celebrate Christmas like they used to but Sam doesn't want to accept that it could be the last one they'll spend together.

The episode was rated 8.05 from 1032 votes.

Supernatural - S3E10

#7 - Dream a Little Dream of Me (Season 3 - Episode 10)

Dean interrogates a college student after the death of Dr. Greggs. Bobby, Sam and Dean all discover the truth behind the fatal death when they all get locked in a nightmare of their own.

The episode was rated 8.06 from 1036 votes.

Supernatural - S3E9

#6 - Malleus Maleficarum (Season 3 - Episode 9)

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The seemingly harmless practices of a group of neighborhood witches goes bad when one of them kills a woman. Ruby offers her assistance... but she has a few secrets of her own.

The episode was rated 8.14 from 1020 votes.

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#5 - The Kids Are Alright (Season 3 - Episode 2)

Sam & Dean track down changelings that are pursuing mothers and their children. A boy they protect bears a strange resemblance to Dean, which at first makes Dean uncomfortable because he once had a one-night stand with the boy's mother Lisa.

The episode was rated 8.20 from 1120 votes.

Supernatural - S3E11

#4 - Mystery Spot (Season 3 - Episode 11)

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In the Supernatural episode "Mystery Spot," things take a mind-bending turn for Dean and Sam. After investigating the mysterious disappearance of a man, Dean is tragically killed. However, the next morning, Sam is stunned to find Dean alive and well. But here's the twist – Sam soon realizes that he is reliving the same day over and over again.

This episode drew comparisons to the popular Stargate SG-1 episode "Window of Opportunity," where a similar time loop scenario played out. Fans of Supernatural have praised "Mystery Spot" as one of the standout episodes of the entire series. Despite knowing what was coming, the emotional impact of seeing Dean die repeatedly was heart-wrenching. It's an episode that keeps you on the edge of your seat, eliciting both tears and admiration from viewers.

One fan even described "Mystery Spot" as iconic, highlighting the love they have for this episode. And it's not just the fans – the episodes featuring the character Gabriel always seem to deliver, and this one is no exception. The combination of the intriguing storyline, emotional depth, and Gabriel's involvement makes "Mystery Spot" a truly unforgettable installment in the Supernatural series.

The episode was rated 8.38 from 1151 votes.

Supernatural - S3E3

#3 - Bad Day at Black Rock (Season 3 - Episode 3)

In the Supernatural episode "Bad Day at Black Rock," the Winchesters find themselves on a wild chase after a cursed rabbit's foot is stolen from their father's storage unit. This rabbit's foot brings incredible luck to its owner, but once lost, it leads to the untimely death of its previous owner within a week. As the brothers track down the robbers, they encounter a series of hilarious and unexpected events that blend horror and comedy in a unique and entertaining way. This episode showcases the show's ability to seamlessly blend different genres and deliver a fantastic script.

One of the joys of rewatching old Supernatural episodes is discovering the connections between this show and other popular series, such as The Walking Dead. It's fascinating to realize that actors like Lauren Cohan, who played Maggie in The Walking Dead, also had roles in Supernatural. Seeing the range of characters they portray, like Cohan's stark contrast between Maggie and Bela, adds to the enjoyment of watching these episodes. The same can be said for Jeffrey Dean Morgan, who went on to play Negan in The Walking Dead but previously portrayed John Winchester in Supernatural. These connections create a sense of familiarity and entertainment for fans.

Amidst the lightheartedness of this episode, one memorable moment stands out: "I'm Batman!" It's a line that brings a smile to the faces of fans and remains one of the favorite moments in the entire series. Additionally, the humor in this episode helps uplift the overall tone of the show, making it a unique blend of horror and comedy. The writers of Supernatural deserve praise for their ability to create a script that successfully combines different genres without feeling forced or clichΓ©. This is one of the reasons why Supernatural has garnered such a devoted fan base over the years.

While the episode received praise for its humor and genre-blending, there were also some criticisms directed towards certain characters. One recurring guest, Bella, was not well-liked by some fans. Her character was seen as unlikeable, with some viewers finding Lucifer to be more appealing. Additionally, Gordon Walker, another character in the episode, was described as annoying, delusional, and mentally disturbed. The hatred towards this character was so strong that some fans expressed the desire to see him killed off. Despite these criticisms, the episode still managed to deliver moments of pure entertainment, such as the memorable "I'm Batman" line that brought laughter to fans.

In summary, "Bad Day at Black Rock" is a Supernatural episode that showcases the show's ability to blend horror and comedy seamlessly. The Winchesters find themselves on a chase after a cursed rabbit's foot, encountering hilarious and unexpected events along the way. This episode not only highlights the connections between Supernatural and other popular shows but also delivers memorable moments that bring joy to fans. While some characters faced criticism, the overall script and genre-blending make this episode a fan favorite. So, if you're in the mood for a mix of horror and comedy, give "Bad Day at Black Rock" a watch and enjoy the supernatural adventures of the Winchesters.

The episode was rated 8.39 from 1159 votes.

Supernatural - S3E16

#2 - No Rest For the Wicked (Season 3 - Episode 16)

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In this heart-pounding episode of Supernatural titled "No Rest For the Wicked," Sam, Dean, and Bobby embark on a dangerous mission to track down the formidable Lilith. With Dean's life hanging in the balance, the stakes have never been higher for the Winchester brothers.

As the tension mounts, our favorite hunters find themselves face to face with Lilith and her demonic minions. With every move they make, the clock is ticking, and the fate of Dean's life hangs in the balance. Will they be able to outwit Lilith and save Dean before it's too late?

In the midst of the chaos, Dean, ever the witty one, manages to lighten the mood with his trademark humor. Despite the imminent danger, he quips, "If this is my last day on earth, I do not want it to be socially awkward." Oh, Dean, we love you and your charm even in the face of impending doom. Don't miss this thrilling episode filled with suspense, action, and a dose of Dean Winchester's irresistible charm.

The episode was rated 8.42 from 1085 votes.

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#1 - Jus in Bello (Season 3 - Episode 12)

In this heart-stopping episode of Supernatural, titled "Jus in Bello," the tables turn on FBI Agent Henricksen as he finally manages to capture the notorious Winchester brothers, Sam and Dean. But just when he thinks he has them right where he wants them, all hell breaks loose - quite literally. A swarm of demons descends upon the small-town jail, putting Agent Henricksen in a dangerous predicament. Will he choose to join forces with the brothers to battle the supernatural threat, or will he stick to his mission of eliminating them?

As tensions rise and the stakes get higher, viewers will be on the edge of their seats, wondering how the Winchester brothers will manage to escape this seemingly impossible situation. With their lives hanging in the balance, Sam and Dean must rely on their resourcefulness, wit, and brotherly bond to outsmart the relentless demons and keep themselves and Agent Henricksen alive. This action-packed episode is sure to leave fans of Supernatural begging for more.

"Jus in Bello" showcases the intense and thrilling storytelling that has made Supernatural a fan-favorite for over a decade. With its compelling characters, supernatural twists, and nail-biting suspense, this episode will keep viewers glued to their screens from start to finish. So grab your popcorn, dim the lights, and get ready for a wild ride as the Winchester brothers face their biggest challenge yet in this exhilarating installment of Supernatural.

The episode was rated 8.42 from 1045 votes.

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