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Episode Guide

Season One General Articles

Scenes from Season One: Part 1
Scenes from Season One: Part 2
Scenes from Season One: Part 3
Tales of Epic Heroes: Supernatural Season One vs. The Odyssey
What's So Great About Season 1?
Season One Awards
The Music: Season One
The Road So Far: Season One
Supernatural's Pivotal Episodes - Season One
Go Beyond the Gag Reel: Season One Special Features
Supernatural Fun Facts: Season One
Supernatural Haiku Episode Guide: Season One


Episodes

1.01 Pilot

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Original Air Date: September 13, 2005
Written By:  Eric Kripke
Directed By:  David Nutter

Sam is about to graduate from college and has an interview set up to join one of the most prestigious law schools in the country. His brother Dean, whom he has not seen since he went to college, shows up in the middle of the night and tells him their father is missing while on a hunting trip. Leaving his girlfriend behind to find their dad, Sam joins Dean in an effort to find their father in a little town called Jericho, where unmarried men disappear without a trace.

Alice's Mini Review
Why I Still Love Watching the Pilot
The WFB Crew Review
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1.02 Wendigo

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Original Air Date: September 20, 2005
Written By:  Eric Kripke, Ron Milbauer, Teri Hughes Burton
Directed By:  David Nutter

Sam and Dean pose as Park Rangers to help a brother and sister search for their lost sibling, who the Winchester brothers believe may have been taken by a Wendigo.

Alice's Mini Review
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1.03 Dead in the Water

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Original Air Date: September 27, 2005
Written By:  Eric Kripke, Sera Gamble, Raelle Tucker
Directed By:  Kim Manners

While going through the newspaper, Dean comes across a mysterious drowning victim. Upon further research they soon discover more people who have drowned in the same lake, but their bodies were never found. When the boys show up in town they befriend a boy whose father has drowned. The brothers come to believe the lake is haunted by a spirit.

Alice's Mini Review
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1.04 Phantom Traveler

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Original Air Date: October 4, 2010
Written By:  Richard Hatem
Directed By:  Robert Singer

A friend of Dean's calls him up when a plane crashes under mysterious circumstances. Dean and Sam soon discover a flight attendant who was on the plane but they do not realize her full connection to the crash until they are on board another flight with her.

Alice's Mini Review
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1.05 Bloody Mary

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Original Air Date: October 11, 2005
Written By:  Ron Milbauer, Teri Hughes Burton
Directed By:  Peter Ellis

A man dies of a stroke in front of a mirror but Sam and Dean believe something, or someone else (Bloody Mary), may be behind his death. Dean tries to help Sam open up about his girlfriend's death, particularly after Sam lets it slip that there's some information that he hasn't told Dean.

My Choice For Creepiest Episode Is...
Alice's Mini Review
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1.06 Skin

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Original Air Date: October 18, 2005
Written By:  John Shiban
Directed By:  Robert Duncan McNeill

Sam's friend, Zach, is accused of murder. Sam offers to help out by checking up on his sister, Rebecca. Rebecca claims her brother could not
have committed the murder because he was with her at the time of the murder. But all the physical evidence points to Zach being at the scene of the crime. Could Zach have been at two places at the same time?

Robert Duncan McNeill Talks About "Skin"
Alice's Mini Review
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1.07 Hookman

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Original Air Date: October 25, 2005
Written By:  John Shiban
Directed By:  David Jackson

Sam and Dean help a girl whose date became a victim of the "Hook Man," a famous urban legend that turns out to be real, in a small college town somewhere in Iowa. In order to save her and her father, the local minister, the brothers have to find the ghost's bones so they can destroy them. One tiny problem... they're in an unmarked grave.

Alice's Mini Review
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1.08 Bugs

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Original Air Date: November 8, 2005
Written By:  Rachel Nave, Bill Coakley
Directed By:  Kim Manners

Dean and Sam arrive in a town checking up a report of a mysterious death, and stop at a realtor's open house barbecue. Sam meets the realtor's son Matt, who is fascinated with bugs. Soon the town is invaded by swarms of deadly bugs, and there may be no way out.

Alice's Mini Review
A Not So Memorable Look Back at Bugs
In Defense of Bugs
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1.09 Home

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Original Air Date: November 15, 2005
Written By:  Eric Kripke
Directed By:  Ken Girotti

When Sam has nightmares of their old home, the brothers return to Lawrence, Kansas to investigate. They discover that a new family has moved into the Winchester's home, and the woman is the one that Sam has been dreaming about. The family has been hearing and seeing frightening things, and the brothers think it might be haunted by the thing that killed their mother. They enlist the help of their father's psychic to rid the house of the angry poltergeist.

Alice's Mini Review
Recap
Open Supernatural Couch

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1.10 Asylum 

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Original Air Date: November 22, 2005
Written By:  Richard Hatem
Directed By:  Guy Bee

When Sam and Dean investigate a mysterious asylum that has a history with abuse, an evil force inside causes Sam to lose his sanity and turn on his brother.

Alice's Mini Review
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1.11 Scarecrow

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Original Air Date: January 10, 2006
Written By:  John Shiban
Directed By:  Kim Manners

Sam and Dean's father sends them to a small town where the citizens sacrifice couples to a pagan god which manifests through a scarecrow.

Alice's Mini Review
Retro Review by Far Away Eyes
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1.12 Faith

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Original Air Date: January 17, 2006
Written By:  Raelle Tucker, Sera Gamble
Directed By:  Allan Kroeker

When Dean is accidentally electrocuted fighting a monster, he permanently damages his heart. When he's diagnosed as only having a month, at most, to live, Sam searches for a means to save him and finds Roy Le Grange, a faith healer who may actually be the real deal. After Le Grange heals Dean, the brothers discover that Le Grange is using black magic to bind a "Reaper" to do his bidding...and each healing comes with a terrible price.

Alice's Mini Review
sweetondean's Review
Recap
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1.13 Route 666

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Original Air Date: January 31, 2006
Written By:  Eugenie Ross-Leming, Brad Buckner
Directed By:  Paul Shapiro

Sam and Dean head to Missouri to investigate mysterious car accidents involving black men.

Alice's Mini Review
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1.14 Nightmare

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Original Air Date: February 7, 2005 
Written By:  Sera Gamble, Raelle Tucker
Directed By:  Phil Sgriccia

Sam's precognitive dream leads the brothers to investigate a mysterious death which seems connected to a boy with the power of telekinesis.

Alice's Mini Review
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1.15 The Benders

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Original Air Date: February 14, 2005 
Written By:  John Shiban
Directed By:  Peter Ellis

Dean searches for Sam when he is kidnapped by a backwoods family who likes to hunt humans and use their body parts as trophies.

Alice's Mini Review
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1.16 Shadow

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Original Air Date: February 28, 2005 
Written By:  Eric Kripke
Directed By:  Kim Manners

Sam has a reunion with a girl he once met, Meg, but it turns out that she is using the brothers to lure their father John to his doom.

Alice's Mini Review
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1.17 Hell House

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Original Air Date: March 30, 2005
Written By:  Trey Callaway
Directed By:  Chris Long

Sam and Dean investigate the case of a maniacal ghost inhabiting a long abandoned Texas farmhouse known as "Hell House." They believe the ghost is the spirit of a deceased Depression-era farmer who killed his family, but they soon realize it is something far more powerful.

Alice's Mini Review
Remember the Fun: A Look at Hell House
Ramblings On...Hell House
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1.18 Something Wicked

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Original Air Date: April 6, 2005
Written By:  Daniel Knauf
Directed By:  Whitney Ransick

Sam and Dean battle a Shtriga, a witch that sneaks into childrens' bedrooms and sucks the lives out of them. Dean must relive his childhood when he remembers that he encountered the Shtriga years ago.

Robin's Rambles
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1.19 Provenance

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Original Air Date: April 13, 2005
Written By:  David Ehrman
Directed By:  Phil Sgriccia

The Winchesters must deal with a dangerous spirit bound to an old family portrait that brings misfortune and death to anyone who buys it.

Robin's Rambles
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1.20 Dead Man's Blood

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Original Air Date: April 20, 2005
Written By:  Cathryn Humphris, John Shiban
Directed By:  Tony Wharmby

To obtain a mystic gun capable of destroying the demon that killed their mother, Sam and Dean must team up with their father John and face off against vampires.

Robin's Rambles
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1.21 Salvation

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Original Air Date: April 27, 2005
Written By:  Raelle Tucker, Sera Gamble
Directed By:  Robert Singer

John has realized where the demon will strike next and the Winchesters head there to stop the next killing. But Meg begins killing John's friends and demands the Colt or she'll keep going until everyone John knows is dead.

Robin's Rambles
Alice's Recap
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1.22 Devil's Trap

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Original Air Date: May 5, 2005
Written By:  Eric Kripke
Directed By:  Kim Manners

When Meg boasts that John is her prisoner, the boys visit a friend of their father's to get information about demonic possessions and ways to trap a demon. It turns out Meg is not what she appears.

Robin's Rambles
Alice's Recap

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