10 Best Episodes of Supernatural - Season 5

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.

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Supernatural - S5E6

#15 - I Believe the Children Are Our Future (Season 5 - Episode 6)

Sam and Dean investigate a series of odd murders that strangely resemble fairytales and urban legends. The brothers track down an 11-year-old boy named Jesse and realize that whatever Jesse believes is coming true. Castiel tells Sam and Dean that Jesse is a serious threat and needs to be eliminated.

The episode was rated 8.04 from 968 votes.

Supernatural - S5E1

#14 - Sympathy for the Devil (Season 5 - Episode 1)


Sam, Dean, and Bobby must deal with the aftermath of the Devil's escape from Hell, and receive startling news from the Prophet Chuck.

The episode was rated 8.08 from 1077 votes.

Supernatural - S5E14

#13 - My Bloody Valentine (Season 5 - Episode 14)

Castiel helps Sam and Dean hunt down Cupid on Valentine's Day after townspeople start to kill each other for love. However, after Cupid tells them he's innocent, they discover Famine, one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, has arrived in town.

The episode was rated 8.08 from 972 votes.

Supernatural - S5E16

#12 - Dark Side of the Moon (Season 5 - Episode 16)


Ambushed by angry hunters, Sam and Dean are shot and killed and sent to Heaven. Castiel warns Dean that Zachariah is looking for them in Heaven so they need to lay low while searching for an angel named Joshua who can help them since he talks directly to God. While searching for Joshua, the brothers run into some old friends and family members.

The episode was rated 8.10 from 988 votes.

Supernatural - S5E18

#11 - Point of No Return (Season 5 - Episode 18)

Dean begins to think the only way to stop Lucifer is to say yes to Michael, but the angels decide they don't need him anymore. Dean, Sam, and Castiel are horrified at the angels' new game plan and take on Zachariah to prevent an all out war on Earth. Meanwhile, a familiar face returns.

The episode was rated 8.12 from 959 votes.

Supernatural - S5E9

#10 - The Real Ghostbusters (Season 5 - Episode 9)


Super fan Becky uses Chuckโ€™s phone to trick Sam and Dean into attending a Supernatural fan convention, complete with fans dressed up as Sam and Dean. One of the activities is a live action role playing game, but things quickly turn sour after a real ghost appears on the scene.

The episode was rated 8.14 from 1012 votes.

Supernatural - S5E13

#9 - The Song Remains the Same (Season 5 - Episode 13)

The angels send Anna back in time to kill John and Mary Winchester before they can conceive Sam knowing that if Sam was never born then Lucifer won't be able to use him as his vessel. Castiel sends Sam and Dean back to 1978 so they can stop Anna, and the two brothers are reunited with their parents. Mary recognizes Dean as a hunter since he visited her in the past once before but tries to keep the truth from John.

The episode was rated 8.17 from 1009 votes.

Supernatural - S5E7

#8 - The Curious Case of Dean Winchester (Season 5 - Episode 7)


Sam and Dean discover a witch is running a high-stakes poker game where the currency is life years vs. money. Bobby sees the game as a chance to get out of the wheelchair and bets 25 years, but loses. As Bobby begins to age rapidly, Dean steps in to save him but also ends up turning into an old man, leaving Sam holding the bag for their survival.

The episode was rated 8.18 from 1026 votes.

Supernatural - S5E3

#7 - Free to Be You and Me (Season 5 - Episode 3)

Sam decides to stop hunting but has a hard time after he receives a surprise visit. Dean and Castiel try to find the Archangel Raphael in their bid to stop the Apocalypse.

The episode was rated 8.19 from 1043 votes.

Supernatural - S5E19

#6 - Hammer of the Gods (Season 5 - Episode 19)


Sam and Dean are kidnapped by a group of gods, including Kali, Ganesh, and Baldur and held hostage in a small hotel. The gods want to use Sam and Dean as bargaining chips to stop the Apocalypse, but Gabriel shows up and warns them that if Lucifer finds them he will kill them all. Unfortunately, one of the gods turns on the rest and Lucifer appears.

The episode was rated 8.25 from 971 votes.

Supernatural - S5E4

#5 - The End (Season 5 - Episode 4)

Dean refuses Sam's efforts to help him battle the Devil, and then wakes up to find himself five years in the future, in a wasteland where Lucifer has begun his endgame by unleashing a virus that transforms humans into zombies.

The episode was rated 8.26 from 1048 votes.

Supernatural - S5E10

#4 - Abandon All Hope... (Season 5 - Episode 10)


Sam, Dean and Castiel track down the Colt and head off to find Lucifer to send him back to Hell. Itโ€™s a huntersโ€™ reunion when the crew joins forces with Bobby, Ellen and Jo for what could be their last night on Earth.

The episode was rated 8.38 from 1059 votes.

Supernatural - S5E21

#3 - Two Minutes To Midnight (Season 5 - Episode 21)

In the Supernatural episode "Two Minutes To Midnight," things take a dark turn as Crowley strikes a deal with Bobby. Desperate to locate Death, the fourth horseman, Crowley offers Bobby the crucial information in exchange for his soul. Reluctantly, Bobby agrees, knowing that Sam and Dean need to stop the Apocalypse by obtaining the fourth ring. The stakes couldn't be higher.

Meanwhile, Sam and Dean face a daunting challenge when they confront Pestilence, one of the horsemen. However, their efforts are met with a terrifying twist as Pestilence unleashes a deadly virus upon them. With their lives hanging in the balance, Castiel must intervene to save the brothers, highlighting the unbreakable bond between these characters.

As the episode unfolds, Dean finds himself face-to-face with Death himself. This iconic character has left a lasting impression on audiences, thanks to the brilliant portrayal and casting. Dean engages in a crucial conversation with Death, discussing the looming threat of Lucifer. In a surprising turn of events, an unholy alliance is formed, but Dean must pay a steep price for this newfound alliance. The stakes have never been higher for the Winchester brothers in this gripping installment of Supernatural.

The episode was rated 8.38 from 972 votes.

Supernatural - S5E8

#2 - Changing Channels (Season 5 - Episode 8)


In the Supernatural episode "Changing Channels," Sam and Dean Winchester find themselves trapped in a bizarre twist of reality television. In what can only be described as a mind-bending experience, the brothers are thrust into a series of different TV shows, ranging from sitcoms to soapy hospital dramas, Japanese game shows, and even crime procedurals. Each new encounter is more outlandish than the last, leaving Sam and Dean questioning whether the mischievous Trickster is behind it all.

Fans of the show know that any episode featuring Gabriel, the Trickster, is bound to be amazing. His presence adds an extra layer of intrigue and excitement to the already compelling storyline. With Gabriel's trickery and the brothers' determination to escape this strange TV universe, "Changing Channels" promises to keep viewers on the edge of their seats.

As a bonus, fans couldn't help but draw comparisons between this episode and a potential crossover between Supernatural and Grey's Anatomy. Although purely a joke, the combination of supernatural elements and a hospital drama would certainly make for an interesting mash-up. Regardless, "Changing Channels" is widely regarded as a standout episode, showcasing the show's ability to seamlessly blend humor, suspense, and unexpected twists.

The episode was rated 8.60 from 1179 votes.

Supernatural - S5E22

#1 - Swan Song (Season 5 - Episode 22)

In the gripping episode "Swan Song" of the hit TV show Supernatural, the ultimate battle between good and evil takes center stage. As the Apocalypse looms ominously, Sam and Dean find themselves backed into a corner, forced to make gut-wrenching choices that will have profound and lasting consequences. Brace yourself for an emotional rollercoaster as a beloved character faces the specter of death, leaving fans reaching for the tissues.

Supernatural has captured the hearts of viewers across the globe, and "Swan Song" is no exception. With its gripping storyline and heart-wrenching moments, it's no wonder that fans have hailed this episode as "poetic cinema." Many have even gone so far as to proclaim that the show should have ended here, a testament to the raw emotions evoked and the impact it had on their lives.

Prepare to have your heart shattered as you witness the devastating events of "Swan Song." Supernatural has once again proved why it is a force to be reckoned with, leaving viewers forever changed and unable to forget the profound impact this episode has had on them. Get ready for an emotional journey like no other.

The episode was rated 8.67 from 1107 votes.

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