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10 Best Episodes of Supernatural - Season 8

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 - S8E1

#15 - We Need To Talk About Kevin (Season 8 - Episode 1)

One Year Later Dean’s escaped from Purgatory, though Castiel is nowhere to be found. However, Dean isn’t alone. He’s returned with a mysterious comrade-in-arms whose reason for escape is perhaps more than Dean bargained for. Meanwhile, Sam finds himself reconciling the life he discovered while Dean was gone with Dean’s sudden reappearance. As the boys struggle with their unexpected reunion, they make a shocking discovery that could lead them on a deeply personal mission to settle old scores. If only they could agree – is this a “family business” or isn’t it?.

The episode was rated 7.97 from 1284 votes.

Supernatural - S8E10

#14 - Torn and Frayed (Season 8 - Episode 10)

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Naomi tells Castiel that Crowley is holding an angel captive and Castiel must rescue him before Crowley finds out their secrets. Castiel turns to Dean for help. Meanwhile, Sam meets with Amelia who asks him to make a choice: stay with her or leave and never contact her again.

The episode was rated 7.97 from 1122 votes.

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#13 - What's Up, Tiger Mommy? (Season 8 - Episode 2)

Kevin talks Sam and Dean into checking in on his mother. When they arrive, they see that Crowley has surrounded her with demons so they rescue her and take her along on their quest to find the tablet. However, they soon discover Kevin wasn’t kidding when he said his mother was a strong-willed woman after she tries to take on Crowley.

The episode was rated 8.00 from 1158 votes.

Supernatural - S8E13

#12 - Everybody Hates Hitler (Season 8 - Episode 13)

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Sam and Dean investigate the death of Rabbi Bass, who spontaneously combusted. The case becomes ever more confusing when they learn that the Rabbi was researching Nazi Necromancers. Sam and Dean are attacked by a Golem who turns out to belong to the Rabbi’s grandson, Aaron. The key to the case lies with the Golem but Aaron doesn’t know how to control him, which leaves everyone in danger.

The episode was rated 8.01 from 1154 votes.

Supernatural - S8E20

#11 - Pac-Man Fever (Season 8 - Episode 20)

Concerned about the physical toll the second trial took on Sam, Dean benches his brother from hunting until he heals up. So, when geektastic hacker Charlie stumbles upon a case and finds the boys, Dean decides it's time to teach Charlie how to be a hunter-in-training. While happy to see "her highness," the boys suspect Charlie is hiding something; a secret that could get her killed.

The episode was rated 8.03 from 1328 votes.

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#10 - A Little Slice of Kevin (Season 8 - Episode 7)

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Sam and Dean are stunned when Castiel suddenly appears back on Earth with no memory of how he escaped from Purgatory. Meanwhile, Mrs. Tran enlists a witch to concoct a demon bomb, but the witch double crosses Mrs. Tran and turns her and Kevin over to Crowley.

The episode was rated 8.08 from 1122 votes.

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#9 - Goodbye, Stranger (Season 8 - Episode 17)

Castiel reappears in Sam and Dean’s life and tells them Crowley has unleashed several demons into a small town. The demons are looking for Lucifer’s Crypt, which holds a valuable asset, but Castiel lies to Sam and Dean about what it is. While interrogating a demon, the three discover Crowley has been torturing Meg, who knows the exact location of the crypt. Sam and Meg fight to hold Crowley off while Dean and Castiel go in search of the crypt.

The episode was rated 8.11 from 1298 votes.

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#8 - Trial and Error (Season 8 - Episode 14)

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Kevin deciphers the tablet and figures out how to close the gates of Hell. He tells Sam and Dean that according to the tablet one person must face a series of three tests designed by God. The first one – kill a hellhound. Sam and Dean argue over who should complete the trials.

The episode was rated 8.11 from 1161 votes.

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#7 - Hunteri Heroici (Season 8 - Episode 8)

Castiel tells Sam and Dean that he’s decided to become a hunter like them. Sam and Dean aren’t sold on the idea but agree to investigate a case Cas found where a man’s heart literally burst through his chest. The guys discover there has been more than one odd murder in the small town and all of them resemble cartoon deaths.

The episode was rated 8.12 from 1193 votes.

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#6 - Clip Show (Season 8 - Episode 22)

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Sam and Dean reunite with Castiel. Digging through the Men of Letters' files, they stumble upon an undiscovered film which could be the key to the third trial. Metatron enlists Cass to mull over problems at home. Meanwhile, Crowley digs into Sam and Dean's past.

The episode was rated 8.16 from 1299 votes.

Supernatural - S8E11

#5 - LARP and the Real Girl (Season 8 - Episode 11)

Sam and Dean investigate the mysterious deaths of two LARPers who were playing a game entitled Moondoor. The guys are thrilled to discover the Queen of Moondoor is none other than Charlie. The three learn that a fairy has been commandeered to harm people and the only way to stop her is to find her master.

The episode was rated 8.22 from 1247 votes.

Supernatural - S8E21

#4 - The Great Escapist (Season 8 - Episode 21)

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When Sam and Dean receive a distressing video message from Kevin Tran, they set about trying to uncover the Third Trial. The boys make a discovery that sends them to a casino in Colorado, to find a mysterious recluse who may be able to fill in the holes in Kevin’s research. Meanwhile, Crowley is on a winning streak. Castiel tries to elude Naomi and the angels hunting him.

The episode was rated 8.23 from 1282 votes.

Supernatural - S8E19

#3 - Taxi Driver (Season 8 - Episode 19)

Sam and Dean respond to a call from Kevin, who is terrified after hearing Crowley's voice in his head. After hearing Kevin's news, Sam and Dean team up with a reaper named Ajay, who helps them deal with the second trial from the Tablet. Meanwhile, Dean receives a visit from Naomi and realizes he must find Benny and ask for a huge favor.

The episode was rated 8.23 from 1297 votes.

Supernatural - S8E12

#2 - As Time Goes By (Season 8 - Episode 12)

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Sam and Dean are stunned when a man who claims to be Henry Winchester, their grandfather, suddenly appears in their hotel room demanding to know where he can find John Winchester. Henry has time-traveled to stop a demon named Abbadon and was looking for John’s help. Through Henry, Sam and Dean learn more about their father and the Winchester blood line.

The episode was rated 8.26 from 1173 votes.

Supernatural - S8E23

#1 - Sacrifice (Season 8 - Episode 23)

In the Supernatural episode "Sacrifice," Sam and Dean find themselves in a tight spot as Crowley threatens to undo all the good they've accomplished as hunters. With the help of Kevin, the Winchester brothers gear up for one last showdown against The Demon King. Meanwhile, Castiel and Metatron devise a plan to take on Naomi and the heavenly bureaucracy.

Fans couldn't help but sing the praises of Crowley, played brilliantly by Mark Sheppard, in this episode. Viewers were also impressed by Jared Padalecki's outstanding performance. However, this bitter episode had a nostalgic touch, revisiting old episodes and the people the Winchester brothers had saved, only to witness everything they held dear being destroyed. It was an emotional rollercoaster that left many on the verge of tears.

Season 8 of Supernatural was a hit among fans, and many were eagerly anticipating the arrival of season 9 after the gripping events of this episode. With the show constantly evolving and keeping viewers on the edge of their seats, it's no wonder that Supernatural continues to captivate audiences season after season.

The episode was rated 8.56 from 1428 votes.

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