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Season Eight General Articles

The Season Eight Happiness Thread
10 (out of a possible 100) Reasons Why I'm Excited For "Supernatural" Season 8
Season 8 Countdown: My Title Card Mock-up
Supernatural S8 Midseason Edition: Rank 'Em in Five Minutes
Ten Things I'm Loving About Supernatural Season 8 

My Supernatural Season Eight Finale Wish List
One Theory To Rule Them All: Our Explanation of Season 8

A Pre-Finale Letter to Jeremy Carver
Rank the S8 Episodes in Five Minutes

Season Eight Episode Titles Explained, Part 1
Season Eight Episode Titles Explained, Part 2
A Deeper Look at Season Eight Dean Winchester, Part One
A Deeper Look at Season Eight Dean Winchester, Part Two
A Deeper Look at Season Eight Sam Winchester, Part One
A Deeper Look at Season Eight Sam Winchester, Part Two
Supernatural Season 8: A Look Back Where Hope Emerged
The WFB Season Eight Awards:  Fans' Choice
The WFB Season Eight Awards:  Administrators' Choice


Episodes

8.01  We Need To Talk About Kevin

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Original Air Date:  October 3, 2012
Written By:  Jeremy Carver
Directed By:  Robert Singer

Music:

Locomotive Breath - Jethro Tull
Man in the Wilderness - Styx 

 

SAM AND DEAN ARE REUNITED AFTER A YEAR APART Dean re-emerges from Purgatory, but he isn't alone.  He heads straight for Sam, but the reunion isn't exactly what he thought it would be.  Sam drops everything to join his brother, but leaving the life he had grown to enjoy turns out to be harder than he imagined.  Dean and Sam look for Kevin who has managed to escape Crowley's grasp, but things come to a head quickly when Kevin tells them what it is that Crowley wants.

Preview
Supernatural Bingo
Let's Speculate
Thoughts On "We Need To Talk About Kevin"
sweetondean's Wrap Up
Sofia's Review
Robin's Rambles
Far Away Eyes' Review
Ramblings On... by Nicole
Let's Do This - by Bardicvoice
Photo Gallery

8.02 What's Up, Tiger Mommy?

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Original Air Date:  October 10, 2012
Written By:  Andrew Dabb and Daniel Loflin
Directed By:  John Showalter

The Devil's Chasing Me - Reverend Horton Heat

MRS. TRAN JOINS SAM AND DEAN ON THE ROAD 
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.

Preview
Supernatural Bingo
Let's Speculate
Sofia's Review
Robin's Rambles
Thoughts On "What's Up Tiger Mommy?"
sweetondean's Wrap Up
Ramblings On...by Nicole
It's Supernatural Thor: An Epic Battle of Hair
It's About The Sacrifice - by Bardicvoice
Photo Gallery


8.03 Heartache


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Original Air Date:  October 17, 2012
Written By:  Eugenie Ross Leming and Brad Buckner
Directed By:  Jensen Ackles

Sam and Dean investigate a string of unusual murders where the victims were all recipients of organs from the same donor. The killer is captured, but things become even more complicated when the brothers find their killer in a trance mumbling an ancient prayer.

Preview
Supernatural Bingo
Let's Speculate
Alice's Review - Now I Have A Heartache
Sofia's Review
Far Away Eyes' Review
sweetondean's Wrap Up
Robin's Rambles
Ramblings On...by Nicole
Thoughts On...by Elle
This Last Year Has Given Me A Whole New Perspective by Bardicvoice
Photo Gallery



8.04  Bitten

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Original Air Date:  October 24, 2012
Written By:  Robbie Thompson
Directed By:  Thomas J. Wright

Music:

What's The Matter - Milo Greene  
Barricades - The Outdoors 

A UNIQUE EPISODE OF SUPERNATURAL
Sam and Dean investigate a bizarre murder in a college town. Close on the tail of their suspect, they bust into an apartment to find two dead bodies and a laptop cued up to some disturbing video footage. The footage begins with Brian (guest star Leigh Parker), Mike (guest star Brandon W. Jones) and Kate (guest star Britni Sheridan) hearing about an unusual animal attack in their town and the rest of the story is revealed through their eyes. Sam and Dean become unknowing participants in a unique student film.

Preview
Supernatural Bingo
Let's Speculate
Alice's Review - Why I Loved Bitten
Sofia's Review
sweetondean's Wrap Up
Robin's Rambles
Thoughts On...by Elle
"Bitten" - A Change in Perspective by Pragmatic Dreamer
Ramblings On...by Nicole
Photo Gallery


8.05  Blood Brother

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Original Air Date:  October 31, 2012
Written By:  Ben Edlund
Directed By:  Guy Bee

After Benny gets brutally beat up by some vampires, he calls Dean for help.  Dean abruptly packs up and tells a confused Sam that he's taking a personal day.  Benny confesses that he's going after his Maker (guest star Patrick Stafford) so Dean offers to help, flashing back on the many times Benny helped him and Castiel in Purgatory.  Meanwhile, Sam uses his solo time to reflect on the life he left behind with Amelia.  However, when things go bad for Dean and Benny, Dean calls Sam for help, which makes everything very complicated.

Preview
Supernatural Bingo
Let's Speculate
Alice's Review
Sofia's Review
sweetondean's Wrap Up

Ramblings On...by Nicole
Robin's Rambles

Thoughts On...by Elle
Photo Gallery


8.06  Southern Comfort

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Original Air Date:  November 7, 2012
Written By:  Adam Glass
Directed By:  Tim Andrew

Music:

Fell on Black Days - Soundgarden 

GARTH RETURNS TO HELP SAM AND DEAN ON A CASE Sam and Dean investigate a murder and find Garth is already on the case. Dean is not happy to learn that Garth has assumed Bobby's duties, but Garth points out that both Sam and Dean have been missing for the last year and someone needed to do it. They guys discover an avenging ghost is responsible for the murders and they need to find the source before the killings starts again.

Preview
Supernatural Bingo
Let's Speculate
Alice's Review
Sofia's Review
sweetondean's Wrap Up
Ramblings On...by Nicole
Robin's Rambles
Photo Gallery


8.07  A Little Slice of Kevin

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Original Air Date:  November 14, 2012
Written By:  Eugenie Ross-Leming and Brad Buckner
Directed By:  Charlie Carner

Music:

We Gotta Get Out of This Place - The Animals

CASTIEL ESCAPES PURGATORY - 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 (guest star Cyrina Fiallo) to concoct a demon bomb, but the witch double crosses Mrs. Tran and turns her and Kevin over to Crowley.

Preview
Supernatural Bingo
Let's Speculate
Sofia's Review
sweetondean's Wrap Up
Thoughts On...by Elle
Ramblings On...by Nicole
Robin's Rambles
Far Away Eyes' Review
Photo Gallery


8.08  Hunteri Heroici

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Original Air Date:  November 28, 2012
Written By:  Andrew Dabb
Directed By:  Paul Edwards

Music:

Ode To Joy - Ludwig Van Beethoven

CARTOONS AREN'T ALWAYS FUNNY
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.

Preview
Supernatural Bingo
Let's Speculate
sweetondean's Wrap Up
Alice's Review
Ramblings On...by Nicole
Robin's Rambles
Far Away Eyes' Review
Photo Gallery


8.09  Citizen Fang

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Original Air Date:  December 5, 2012
Written By:  Daniel Loflin
Directed By:  Nick Copus

Music:

Born on The Bayou - Creedence Clearwater Revival

Feel Alright - Steve Earle

That Old Familiar Pain - Jim Wolfe

SAM PUTS A TRACKER ON BENNY 
Sam asks a hunter named Martin to keep an eye on Benny  without telling Dean. However, when Martin tells Sam there was a vampire kill and he thinks Benny is responsible, Dean defends his friend. When Martin decides to take things into his own hands, things get messy and Dean is forced to make a very hard decision.

Preview
Supernatural Bingo
Let's Speculate
Sofia's Review
sweetondean's Wrap Up
Ramblings On...by Nicole
Alice's Review aka It's Not Easy To See Things For What They Are
Photo Gallery


8.10 Torn and Frayed

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Original Air Date:  January 16, 2013
Written By:  Jenny Klein
Directed By:  Robert Singer

Music:

Katmandu - Bob Seger

CASTIEL MUST SAVE A FELLOW ANGEL 
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.

Preview
Supernatural Bingo
Let's Speculate
Sofia's Review
sweetondean's Wrap Up
Far Away Eyes' Review
Alice's Review
Ramblings On...by Nicole
Bardicvoice's Take - I Can't Enjoy A World I Need To Save
Photo Gallery


8.11 LARP and the Real Girl

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Original Air Date:  January 23, 2013
Written By:  Robbie Thompson
Directed By:  Jeannot Szwarc

Music:

China Grove - The Doobie Brothers

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 (guest star Tiffany Dupont) has been commandeered to harm people and the only way to stop her is to find her master.

Preview
Supernatural Bingo
Let's Speculate
Sofia's Review
sweetondean's Wrap Up
Far Away Eyes' Review
Bardicvoice's Review - Escaping Isn't What It Used To Be
Photo Gallery


8.12 As Time Goes By

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Original Air Date:  January 30, 2013
Written By:  Adam Glass
Directed By:  Serge Ladoucer

Music:

Surf's Up America - Bodega Girls

SAM AND DEAN MEET THEIR GRANDFATHER 
Sam and Dean are stunned when a man who claims to be Henry Winchester (guest star Gil McKinney), 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 (guest star Alaina Huffman) and was looking for John's help. Through Henry, Sam and Dean learn more about their father and the Winchester blood line.

Preview
Supernatural Bingo
Let's Speculate
Sofia's Review
sweetondean's Wrap Up
A Visual Review
Alice's Review
Bardicvoice's Review - As Long As We're Alive There's Always Hope
Far Away Eyes' Review
Mallena's Musings
Photo Gallery


8.13 Everybody Hates Hitler

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Original Air Date:  February 6, 2013
Written By:  Ben Edlund
Directed By:  Phil Sgriccia

Music:

Love High - Dude Royal

Get Thee Behind Me Satan - Harriet Hilliard

Sunny Side of The Street - Frankie Laine

SAM AND DEAN FACE OFF AGAINST A GOLEM 
Sam and Dean investigate the death of Rabbi Bass (guest star Hal Linden, "Barney Miller"), 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 (guest star John DeSantis) who turns out to belong to the Rabbi's grandson, Aaron (Adam Rose).  The key to the case lies with the Golem but Aaron doesn't know how to control him, which leaves everyone in danger.

Ben Edlund Conference Call - Learn Why "Everybody Hates Hitler"
Preview
Supernatural Bingo
Let's Speculate
Sofia's Review
sweetondean's Wrap Up
Far Away Eyes' Review
Alice's Review
A Visual Review
Bardicvoice's Review - Knowledge Is Power, Isn't It?
Photo Gallery


8.14 Trial and Error

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Original Air Date:  February 13, 2013
Written By:  Andrew Dabb
Directed By:  Kevin Parks

Music:

I Touch Myself - Divinyls 

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.

Preview
Supernatural Bingo
Let's Speculate
Sofia's Review
sweetondean's Wrap Up
Far Away Eyes' Review
Pragmatic Dreamer - HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS: Books, Burgers, and Boys
Visual Review
Photo Gallery


8.15 Man's Best Friend With Benefits

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Original Air Date:  February 20, 2013
Written By:  Eugenie Ross-Leming and Brad Buckner
Directed By: John Showalter

A police officer named James, who turned to witchcraft after working a case with Sam  and Dean, is plagued by nightmares in which he murders innocent people.  However, when the murders actually happen, Sam and Dean are called in by James' familiar to help but the brothers aren't sure they want to save a witch.

Preview
Supernatural Bingo
Let's Speculate
sweetondean's Wrap Up
Alice's Review
Bardicvoice's Review: Man's Best Friend With Benefits: And Then Some Other Crap
Photo Gallery


8.16 Remember The Titans

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Original Air Date:  February 27, 2013
Written By:  Daniel Loflin
Directed By:  Steve Boyum

Sam and Dean are stumped when they investigate a possible zombie case where an amnesiac man dies and then revives himself once a day. After the guy is attacked by the goddess Artemis, Sam and Dean realize he's not a zombie but instead a god, more specifically, Prometheus.

Preview
Supernatural Bingo
Sofia's Review
Alice's Review
sweetondean's Wrap Up
Bardicvoice's Review: This One Was Supposed To Be On Me
Photo Gallery


8.17 Goodbye Stranger

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Original Air Date:  March 20, 2013
Written By:  Robbie Thompson
Directed By:  Thomas J. Wright

Music:  

"Goodbye Stranger" - Supertramp 

SAM, DEAN, CASTIEL AND MEG TEAM UP AGAINST CROWLEY AND HIS DEMONS
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.

Preview
Supernatural Bingo
Let's Speculate
Sofia's Review
Elle's Review
sweetondean's Wrap Up
Alice's Review
Far Away Eyes' Review
Bardicvoice's Review: I Can't Take Anymore Lies - From Anyone
Photo Gallery


8.18  Freaks and Geeks

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Original Air Date:  March 27, 2013
Written By:  Adam Glass
Directed By: John Showalter

Music:

"I'll Surely Die" - The Rubens

SAM AND DEAN RUN ACROSS A NEW AND UNUSUAL TEAM OF HUNTERS 
Sam and Dean investigate some recent vampire kills and are surprised to learn Krissy Chambers (guest star Madison McLaughlin) is involved. They find Krissy and learn her father was killed and she's been taken in by a man named Victor (guest star Adrian Hough), who has taken in a group of orphan kids to teach them how to hunt. Victor is helping the teenagers find the vampires who took their parents so they can get revenge. Sam is intrigued by Victor's method of giving the teenagers a home life as well as a hunting life, but Dean is suspicious of Victor's motives.

Preview
Supernatural Bingo
Let's Speculate
Sofia's Review
sweetondean's Wrap Up
Far Away Eyes' Review
Elle's Review
Visual Review
Photo Gallery


8.19  Taxi Driver

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Original Air Date:  March 20, 2013
Written By:  Eugenie Ross-Leming and Brad Buckner
Directed By:  Guy Norman Bee

SAM AND DEAN FACE THE SECOND TRIAL
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 reaper named Ajay (guest star Assaf Cohen), 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.

Preview
Supernatural Bingo
Let's Speculate
Sofia's Review
Elle's Review
sweetondean's Wrap Up
Far Away Eyes' Review
Alice's Review, aka Plot Holes Explained!
Nate Wichester's Caption This
Photo Gallery


8.20 Pac-Man Fever

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Original Air Date:  April 24, 2013
Written By:  Robbie Thompson
Directed By:  Robert Singer

Music:  

"Walking on Sunshine" - Katrina and The Waves

DEAN INTRODUCES CHARLIE TO CHEAP PANTSUITS  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 (guest star Felicia Day) 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.

Preview
 

Supernatural Bingo
Let's Speculate
Sofia's Review
Thoughts on Pac-Man Fever

sweetondean's Wrap Up 
Far Away Eyes' Review
Alice's Full Recap
Photo Gallery


8.21 The Great Escapist

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Original Air Date:  May 1, 2013
Written By:  Ben Edlund
Directed By:  Robert Duncan McNeill

Music:

"Spanish Flea" - Herb Alpert and The Tijuana Brass 

FEELING LUCKY TONIGHT?
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 (guest star Curtis Armstrong) 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 (guest star Amanda Tapping) and the angels hunting him.

Preview
 

Supernatural Bingo
Let's Speculate
Sofia's Review
Thoughts on The Great Escapist

sweetondean's Wrap Up 
Winchester Memories: Misty, Water-coloured, or Painted By Someone Else? 
Bardicvoice's Review: When You Create Stories, You Become Gods

Alice's Review
Far Away Eyes' Review
Photo Gallery


8.22 Clip Show

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Original Air Date:  May 8, 2013
Written By:  Andrew Dabb
Directed By:  Thomas J. Wright

FAMILIAR FACES RETURN AS THE THIRD TRIAL NEARS 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 (guest star Curtis Armstrong) enlists Cass to mull over problems at home. Meanwhile, Crowley digs into Sam and Dean's past. Taylor Cole, Graham Wardle, and Cindy Busby also guest star.

Preview
Supernatural Bingo
Let's Speculate
Sofia's Review
Thoughts on Clip Show

sweetondean's Wrap Up 
Bardicvoice's Review: When They're All Gone, What Will You Have Left?
Alice's Review, aka More Missed Opportunities
Far Away Eyes' Review
Photo Gallery


8.23 Sacrifice

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Original Air Date:  May 15, 2013
Written By:  Jeremy Carver
Directed By:  Phil Sgriccia

Music:

"Carry On Wayward Son" - Kansas 
"Nice To Be With You" - Gallery 

With Crowley poised to undo all the good they've ever done as hunters, Sam and Dean find themselves cornered.  But with Kevin's help, the Winchester brothers bound into one last play against The Demon King.  Metatron (guest star Curtis Armstrong) initiates a plan with Castiel to take on Naomi (guest star Amanda Tapping) and the bureaucracy of Heaven.  Alaina Huffman and Kim Rhodes also guest star.

Preview
 

Supernatural Bingo
Let's Speculate
Sofia's Review
Thoughts on Sacrifice

sweetondean's Wrap Up 
Alice's Review, aka Thank You Jeremy Carver!
Bardicvoice's Review: It Was Always God's Intention, The Ultimate Sacrifice
Robin's Rambles

Far Away Eyes' Review
Dear Jared (A Reflection on "Sacrifice")
Photo Gallery