23 Episodes 2012 - 2013
The eighth season of Supernatural finds Dean (Jensen Ackles) in hot pursuit of Sam (Jared Padalecki) after escaping purgatory. He is shocked to realize Sam opted not to try and rescue Dean; rather, he has decided to live a normal life with his newfound girlfriend, a veterinarian named Amelia (Liane Balaban). Eventually, Sam returns to the cause to help Kevin Tran (Osric Chau), a prophet of the lord, translate the writing on a tablet that contains the instructions to permanently close the Gates of Hell. A twist of fate leaves Sam responsible for completing a series of trials that would close both Heaven and Hell, but the wildcard Metatron (guest star Curtis Armstrong), a former servant of God, has other plans in mind. Meanwhile, Castiel (Misha Collins) struggles to rid himself of Naomi (Amanda Tapping), an angel controlling Castiel from Heaven.
We Need to Talk About Kevin
Wed, Oct 3, 2012 60 mins
The eighth season begins with Sam and Dean being reunited after a year apart. Dean departs purgatory and locates Sam, but Sam finds it difficult to leave the life he enjoys to join Dean on a new hunt.
What's Up, Tiger Mommy?
Wed, Oct 10, 2012 60 mins
Sam and Dean rescue Kevin's mother from demons and take her on their quest to find the tablet.
Wed, Oct 17, 2012 60 mins
Sam and Dean investigate a series of murders involving victims who each received organs from the same donor.
Wed, Oct 24, 2012 60 mins
Sam and Dean investigate a bizarre murder in a college town. Their probe leads them to an apartment where they find two dead bodies and a computer with some disturbing footage that indicates the deaths may be the result of an unusual animal attack.
Wed, Oct 31, 2012 60 mins
Benny is beat up by vampires and calls Dean for help. Meanwhile, Sam reflects on the life he left behind with Amelia.
Wed, Nov 7, 2012 60 mins
Sam and Dean encounter an avenging ghost responsible for a murder.
A Little Slice of Kevin
Wed, Nov 14, 2012 60 mins
Mrs. Tran and Kevin create a demon bomb to use against Crowley. Meanwhile, Sam and Dean are shocked when Castiel appears and tells them that he escaped from purgatory.
Wed, Nov 28, 2012 60 mins
Castiel tells Sam and Dean that he wants to become a hunter, and he helps them investigate a case in which a man's heart literally burst through his chest. The probe reveals that other strange murders have occurred in town, all of which resemble deaths from cartoons.
Wed, Dec 5, 2012 60 mins
Dean comes to Benny's defense when it appears that a vampire is responsible for some deaths.
Torn and Frayed
Wed, Jan 16, 2013 60 mins
Castiel tries to rescue a fellow angel, who is being held captive by Crowley. Meanwhile, Amelia asks Sam to either stay with her or leave and never contact her again.
LARP and the Real Girl
Wed, Jan 23, 2013 60 mins
Two people die mysteriously during a role-playing game. Later, a dangerous fairy must be stopped.
As Time Goes By
Wed, Jan 30, 2013 60 mins
Sam and Dean meet a man who claims to be their grandfather. The man says he traveled through time to stop a demon.
Everybody Hates Hitler
Wed, Feb 6, 2013 60 mins
Sam and Dean are attacked by a golem when they investigate a rabbi who spontaneously combusted. The probe reveals the rabbi was researching Nazi sorcerers.
Trial and Error
Wed, Feb 13, 2013 60 mins
Sam and Dean try to close the gates of hell, after Kevin deciphers the tablet and learns that one person must complete three tests designed by God to achieve the task. The first mission is to kill a hellhound.
Man's Best Friend With Benefits
Wed, Feb 20, 2013 60 mins
A cop who practices witchcraft is plagued by nightmares in which he kills innocent people. When the murders actually happen, Sam and Dean are called in to investigate.
Remember the Titans
Wed, Feb 27, 2013 60 mins
Sam and Dean investigate a possible zombie case, but are stumped when the man in question is attacked by the goddess Artemis.
Wed, Mar 20, 2013 60 mins
Sam and Dean learn from Castiel that Crowley has unleashed several demons in a small town to search for Lucifer's crypt, which contains a very valuable asset. The brothers also discover that Crowley is torturing Meg because she knows the exact location of the crypt.
Freaks and Geeks
Wed, Mar 27, 2013 60 mins
Sam and Dean investigate a series of vampire kills and discover that some orphans, who lost their parents to vampires, are being trained as hunters by a mysterious man. He claims he is helping the kids get revenge, but Dean is suspicious of his motives.
Wed, Apr 3, 2013 60 mins
Sam and Dean team with a reaper to help them deal with the second trial from the Tablet. Meanwhile, Naomi visits Dean, and he realizes he must find Benny and ask for a huge favor.
Wed, Apr 24, 2013 60 mins
Dean teaches Charlie, a geeky hacker, how to be a hunter-in-training and suspects that she is hiding a dangerous secret that could get her killed.
The Great Escapist
Wed, May 1, 2013 60 mins
Sam and Dean receive a distressing video message from Kevin Tran, which prompts an attempt to uncover the Third Trial. Meanwhile, Crowley goes on a winning streak; and Castiel tries to elude Naomi and the angels who are hunting him.
Wed, May 8, 2013 60 mins
Sam and Dean reunite with Castiel and discover a film in the Men of Letters files that could be the key to the third trial. Meanwhile, Crowley digs into Sam and Dean's past.
Wed, May 15, 2013 60 mins
The eighth season ends with Crowley poised to undo all of the good that Sam and Dean have accomplished as hunters. But the Winchester brothers try one final play against the Demon King. Meanwhile, Metatron gets Castiel to help him take on Naomi and the bureaucracy of heaven.