The thrilling and terrifying journey of the Winchester brothers continues into the sixth season. Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) spent their lives on the road, battling every kind of supernatural threat. And over the years, after dozens of bloody adventures, they finally closed in on their dark destiny. Sam and Dean learned they were to be important and prophesied participants in the Apocalypse.
Together, with the help of their friends - father-figure Bobby and fallen angel Castiel - they managed to avert the End and defeat Destiny itself. But at a terrible cost. For Sam sacrificed himself...imprisoned in the same fiery pit that caged Lucifer. And Dean, heartbroken and alone, was forced to pick up the pieces of his life. A year later, his past inevitably catches up to him - in the form of Sam...mysteriously freed from his cage in hell. And Sam needs his brother to rejoin the fight - because a new threat is rising in the dark corners and backwoods of America.
01 - Exile on Main St.
In the sixth season premiere, it's a year after Sam and Dean faced the Apocalypse. Dean has given up hunting and is living with Lisa (guest star CINDY SAMPSON) and her son Ben (guest star NICHOLAS ELIA). Mysteriously freed from his cage in hell, Sam finds Dean and tells him he needs to rejoin the fight and introduces Dean to a world - and a family - he never even knew existed: the Campbells, his mother's family, lead by none other than their Grandfather Samuel (guest star MITCH PILEGGI).
02 - Two and a Half Men (Supernatural)
Sam investigates a case about missing babies whose parents are being murdered. At one of the crime scenes, he discovers a baby that was left behind and calls Dean for help. Reluctant to leave Lisa and Ben, Dean finally agrees to meet Sam and surprises his brother with how parental he has become. The brothers take the baby to Samuel, who decides to raise it as a hunter, which infuriates Dean. However, before they can decide the baby's future, a shapeshifter breaks in and attempts to kidnap the baby.
03 - The Third Man
Sam and Dean call Castiel (series star MISHA COLLINS) for help when they investigate a case about several dead police officers who seem to have been killed by the plagues of Egypt. Castiel confirms the staff of Moses was used to kill the cops and tells Sam and Dean that Heaven is in a state of chaos and God's weapons have been stolen. The three head off to find the thief and come face to face with an old enemy.
04 - Weekend at Bobby's
After Bobby (recurring guest star JIM BEAVER) discovers Crowley (guest star MARK SHEPPARD) has no intentions of returning Bobby's soul, the hunter takes matters into his own hands. He calls on Sam and Dean for help after he unearths one of Crowley's deepest secrets. Meanwhile, Sam and Dean learn what Bobby does all day when they are not around. Series star Jensen Ackles makes his directorial debut.
05 - Live Free or Twihard
After a group of young girls go missing, Sam and Dean realize that a group of vampires have taken up residence in the small town. After a fight with two of the blood-suckers, Dean is bitten and turns into a vampire. Samuel tells Dean he can change him back but he'd have to get the blood of the vampire who turned him. Dean infiltrates the nest and runs into the Alpha.
06 - You Can't Handle the Truth
The truth hurts! Sam and Dean investigate a series of suicides and discover the victims were being told brutal truths that drove them crazy. They find out someone is invoking Veritas, the Goddess of Truth, forcing people to be cruelly honest against their will - and Dean is the next victim. Dean is forced to tell Sam the truth about how he feels about his return from Hell.
07 - Family Matters
Does Samuel have a secret? Dean becomes suspicious of Samuel's motives - but Sam isn't sold on the idea that their grandfather is doing anything wrong. The brothers go along on a hunt with Samuel and the other Campbells, but things go terribly awry.
08 - All Dogs Go To Heaven
Dean and Sam investigate what seems to be a werewolf killing but turns out to be a skinwalker (guest star ANDREW ROTHENBERG) posing as a family dog who is taking revenge on his owner's enemies. After capturing the dog, he turns human and tells Sam and Dean that an Alpha skinwalker has created many sleeper cells that will rise on his command and kill their families. The only way to stop the mass murders is to find and kill the Alpha.
09 - Clap Your Hands If You Believe
While Sam and Dean are investigating a UFO sighting, Dean is abducted from a crop circle. However, when he awakens, he discovers he isn't dealing with aliens, but fairies! Unfortunately, only Dean can see the fairy that keeps attacking him which makes tracing and stopping them difficult. The brothers become even more perplexed when Sam's investigation leads them to a world full of elves, gnomes and a leprechaun.
10 - Caged Heat
The demon Meg (guest star RACHEL MINER) kidnaps Sam and Dean and tries to force them to tell her where Crowley (guest star MARK A. SHEPPARD) is hiding. Sam makes her a deal - they will help her find Crowley if she promises to torture him for information about how to get Sam's soul back. Castiel joins the fight but finds it difficult to work with Meg.
11 - Appointment in Samarra
Dean seeks out Death (guest star JULIAN RICHINGS) to help get Sam's soul back. Death tells Dean he will help Sam if Dean will agree to act as Death for 24 hours. Meanwhile, Sam decides he doesn't want his soul back and asks Balthazar (guest star SEBASTIAN ROCHÉ) for a protective spell to keep his soul out of his body. Balthazar tells Sam he needs the blood of his father for the spell to work and since John Winchester is dead, Sam decides Bobby is the next best thing.
12 - Like a Virgin
Death returns for a meeting with Dean! Dean and Bobby anxiously wait for Sam to wake up to see if Death was able to restore his soul without causing Sam to lose his mind. Meanwhile, Dean and Bobby investigate a disappearance of virgins and discover dragons are behind the kidnappings. Bobby sends Dean to a doctor who owns the only weapon in the world that can slay a dragon, but Dean must prove himself worthy enough to take it.
13 - Unforgiven
Sam starts to have flashbacks to a case he worked on with Samuel before he reconnected with Dean. When Sam receives a mysterious text with coordinates to a small town, the brothers decide to investigate and Dean is surprised when the townspeople start telling him some of the things Sam did while he lived there.
14 - Mannequin 3: The Reckoning
Ben (guest star NICOLAS ELIA) calls Dean and tells him Lisa (guest star CINDY SAMPSON) is in trouble. Dean leaves Sam to investigate a case alone and rushes home to rescue Lisa, however, he's not prepared for what meets him at the door. Meanwhile, Sam discovers the men that were murdered were all a part of a cruel practical joke played on a female co-worker who went missing.
15 - The French Mistake
Raphael (guest star LANETTE WARE) launches an attack on Castiel and his allies, sending a particularly frightening angelic hitman (guest star CARLOS SANZ) after Balthazar, Sam and Dean. In an effort to protect the brothers, Balthazar sends them to an alternate universe where they are the stars of a TV show called "Supernatural" and they are actors named "Jensen Ackles" and "Jared Padalecki." The brothers are confused when Castiel appears to be a tweet-happy actor named Misha Collins and Sam is married to Ruby (guest star GENEVIEVE CORTESE).
16 - ...And Then There Were None
Sam, Dean and Bobby set out in search of The Mother of All's (guest star JULIA MAXWELL) latest monster. While investigating, they run into Samuel and Gwen Campbell (guest star JESSICA HEAFEY), who are also hunting the creature. Samuel and Bobby get into a heated fight about how to handle the case.
17 - My Heart Will Go On
After Balthazar changes history and keeps the Titanic from sinking, Fate (guest star KATIE WALDER) intervenes and begins killing those that would have died on the ship. Castiel tells Sam and Dean that Fate is very upset with the two of them and the only way they can stay alive is to kill her.
18 - Frontierland
While searching for a way to defeat Eve, Dean stumbles upon the journal of Samuel Colt (guest star SAM HENNINGS) in the Campbell library. Realizing Samuel might have the answer to their problems, Sam and Dean ask Castiel to send them back in time so they can meet the man himself. While Sam is a bit reluctant to time travel, Dean is beside himself with excitement to return to the Wild, Wild West.
19 - Mommy Dearest
Sam, Dean, Bobby and Castiel track Eve (guest star JULIA MAXWELL) to a small town in Oregon. The guys discover the townspeople have been converted to demons, but surprisingly, they all appear to be dying. When they finally do meet Eve, she decides to torture the brothers by bringing back their mother, Mary Winchester (guest star SAMANTHA SMITH), as a demon.
20 - The Man Who Would Be King
In this episode written and directed by executive producer Ben Edlund, Castiel tells Sam, Dean and Bobby about the war in Heaven and how he and Raphael (guest star DEMORE BARNES) became enemies. Bobby believes Castiel is hiding something, but Dean refuses to believe it.
21 - Let It Bleed
Dean's worst nightmare comes true when a demon kidnaps Ben (guest star NICHOLAS ELIA) and Lisa (guest star CINDY SAMPSON) to get to him. Consequently, Sam and Dean are forced to join with an unlikely ally to free them.
22 - The Man Who Knew Too Much
In the sixth season finale, the wall comes down in Sam's mind...and all hell breaks loose. Dean and Bobby are, for once, at a total loss on how to help him and are forced to stand by and do nothing while Sam breaks. The battle for heaven comes to a head in this episode written by series creator Eric Kripke.