Welcome to the Supernatural Haiku Episode Guide! During Season 2, when I began writing episode commentaries, I started opening each one with a haiku attempting to capture the plot - a poetic version of a TV Guide listing! - or my emotional reaction to it. I went back and filled in the missing poems during an early hiatus. I hope you enjoy these!

What haiku or other poetry might capture YOUR first reactions to these episodes? Share them in the comments! It's something fun to do during a Hellatus ... *grin*

The first haiku for the series was essentially written by Eric Kripke: the rest are mine.


Supernatural:
Saving people, hunting things –

The family business.


Season One




Pilot
Deanhaskeys
Two brothers seek Dad.
Hunting spirits, learning why
Unfaithful men die.




Wendigo
firesidechat
Evil kills campers.
Indian lore holds the key:
Burn the cannibal.




Dead in the Water
DeanandLucas
Old death in a lake
Drowns new victims for payback.
Dean bonds with sad boy.




Phantom Traveler
PhantomTraveler

Demon crashing planes
Goes hunting down survivors.
Dean’s afraid to fly.




Bloody Mary
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Secrets make eyes bleed,
Guilt for someone else’s death –
Why use Sam as bait?




Skin
deanshapeshifter
Doppleganger kills:
Stealing shapes, downloading thoughts.
Dean’s a dead man now.




Hook Man
Hookmanrocksalt

Campus killer strikes.
Burning old bones doesn’t work;
Where’s the silver hook?




Bugs
BugsinAttic
Ancient Indian curse
Dooms brand new subdivision.
Sixty thousand bees!




Home
Marysorry

Sam has “the shining.”
Nightmares take the boys back home:
Mom is waiting there.




Asylum
AsylumSamshoots
Madhouse breeds madness.
Can an evil ghost make Sam
Kill his own brother?




Scarecrow
SamLeaving

Brothers fight and split.
Dean takes on a pagan god;
Sam goes after Dad.




Faith
DeanSamhospital

For his brother’s life
Sam pursues a miracle.
What price is too great?




Route 666
RacistTruck2
Racist killer truck
Threatens Dean’s past one true love;
Seek out holy ground.




Nightmare
SPN 0465
Sam is seeing things:
Painful visions presage death.
Why is he so cursed?




The Benders
SickFamily
Men are evil too.
Frantic Dean, in search of Sam,
Finds twisted people.




Shadow
Shadowhug2
Murders tied to home
Lure the boys as bait for Dad.
They must part again.




Hell House
HHSamtowel1
Prankster brothers rule!
Killer evil in a house
Is shaped by belief.




Something Wicked
SWSamandDean2
Children are dying.
Dean blames his childhood mistake.
Now he’ll kill it dead.




Provenance
Scarypicture
A haunted painting
Kills all those who purchase it;
Beware little girls.




Dead Man’s Blood
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Vampires do exist.
Dad and boys pursue their prize:
Demon-killing Colt.




Salvation
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Winchesters unite:

Save the children, save their friends.

War has casualties.


Devil’s Trap
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Seek help, rescue Dad:
Meet The Demon face to face –
But that face is Dad’s.