Supernatural Season 13 has come to a close. Here’s our review of the season finale.
To find out what’s up next for the Winchester bros, stay tuned in to our Supernatural Season 14 news hub. To relive all of the drama of Supernatural Season 13, check out our episode guide, complete with links to our reviews, below…
Supernatural Season 13 Episodes
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Season 13 begins exactly where we left off, with Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) left to pick up the pieces after the loss of their mother, the demise of Crowley (Mark Sheppard) and the heartbreaking death of Castiel (Misha Collins). The birth of Jack (Alexander Calvert) leaves the Winchester brothers with differing opinions on how to deal with a Nephilim. After being dragged into the breach, Mary (Samantha Smith) must learn to survive Lucifer (Mark Pellegrino) and an apocalyptic world.
Original airdate: 10/12/17
Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) begin to explore what Jack (Alexander Calvert) is capable of doing with his powers. An unexpected visit from Donatello (guest star Keith Szarbajka) alerts the boys to the fact that Jack will need more protection than the Winchesters can provide. There is a new Prince of Hell in town, Asmodeus (guest star Jeffrey Vincent Parise), and with Lucifer (Mark Pellegrino) out of the picture, he sets his sights set on Jack.
Original airdate: 10/19/17
When her friend is murdered by a wraith (guest star Jon Cor) with a taste for psychics, Missouri (guest star Loretta Devine) enlists the help of Dean (Jensen Ackles) and Jody (guest star Kim Rhodes) to protect her granddaughter, Patience (guest star Clark Backo), who has no idea she shares her grandmother’s trait and could be next on the wraith’s hit list. Meanwhile, Sam (Jared Padalecki) continues to work with Jack (Alexander Calvert) on learning how to control his powers.
When multiple patients of grief counselor Mia Vallens (guest star Rukiya Bernard) turn up dead, Sam (Jared Padalecki), Dean (Jensen Ackles) and Jack (Alexander Calvert) investigate the mystery surrounding the murders and, each inadvertently, are forced to deal with unresolved grief of their own
While working on a case involving the ghost of a demented doctor, Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) get assistance from an unexpected source – Billie (guest star Lisa Berry). Castiel (Misha Collins) finds his way back to the Winchesters.
Castiel (Misha Collins) is reunited with Jack (Alexander Calvert) and together with Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles), they head to a sleepy old western town to investigate a murder. Dean gets to live out his boyhood fantasy when he comes face to face with a famous, gun-slinging outlaw.
As Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) continue their search for Jack (Alexander Calvert), with Asmodeus (guest star Jeffrey Vincent Parise) hot on their trail, they stumble across a familiar foe. Meanwhile, Lucifer (Mark Pellegrino) manages to escape Michael’s (guest star Christian Keyes) grasp and finds himself an unlikely and mostly unwilling ally.
Feeling as if they are running out of options, Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) agree to steal a mysterious trunk belonging to a demon named Barthamus (guest star David Cubitt), in exchange for a locater spell the Winchesters can use to track down Jack.
Jack (Alexander Calvert), desperate to prove to Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) that he is good and that he can control his powers, enlists the help of a dreamcatcher named Kaia (guest star Yadira Guevara-Prip) to help him find Mary Winchester (guest star Samantha Smith) and save her from the alternate universe. However, when plans go awry, the Winchester brothers are the ones who need saving.
When Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) go missing, Jody Mills (guest star Kim Rhodes) calls Claire Novak (guest star Kathryn Newton), the rebellious rogue hunter, and tells her it is time to come home – they need to find the Winchesters. Claire returns and reunites with Alex Jones (guest star Katherine Ramdeen), who has stayed behind with Jody and tries to balance a “normal” life with being a part time hunter. While Jody is happy to have Claire home again, she’s plagued by Patience’s (guest star Clark Backo) disturbing vision involving her adopted daughter. Claire and Alex search for Kaia Nieves (guest star Yadira Guevara-Prip), the dreamcatcher responsible for opening the rift that Sam and Dean went through, as she holds the key to their whereabouts. Jody calls her friend, Donna Hanscum (guest star Briana Buckmaster), to round out the team and the women head off on the most important hunt of their lives.
Donna (guest star Briana Buckmaster) calls Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) for help after her niece, Wendy (guest star Sarah Dugdale), goes missing. The three hunters discover Wendy was kidnapped by a man who sells human parts to monsters in a grotesque online auction and race to save her before it is too late.
Supernatural Season 13 Episode 12: Various & Sundry Villains
Dean (Jensen Ackles) falls victim to a couple of witches, sisters Jamie (guest star Jordan Clair Robbins) and Jennie Plum (guest star Elise Gatien), who manage to steal a powerful book of spells from the Winchester brothers. When Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean go after the book, they get help from a powerful and surprising ally when Rowena (guest star Ruth Connell), back from the dead, intervenes to assist them.
air date: 2/1/18
Sam (Jared Padalecki), Dean (Jensen Ackles) and Castiel (Misha Collins) search for Lucifer (Mark Pellegrino) who, meanwhile, strikes an unlikely deal with a local faith healer named Sister Jo (guest star Danneel Ackles). Asmodeus (guest star Jeffrey Vincent Parise) inches closer to finding Jack (Alexander Calvert).
air date: 2/8/18
Supernatural Season 13 Episode 14: Good Intentions
Jack (Alexander Calvert) and Mary (guest star Samantha Smith) manage to escape Michael’s (guest star Christian Keyes) clutches and end up finding an ally in “apocalyptic world” Bobby Singer (guest star Jim Beaver). Meanwhile, Sam (Jared Padalecki), Dean (Jensen Ackles) and Castiel (Misha Collins) continue to search for a way to open a breach, not realizing that one of their own may be working against them and costing them precious time.
air date: 3/1/18
Sam and Dean track the missing ingredient they need to rescue Mary and Jack to a black market for religious relics where everything is not always as it seems.
air date: 3/8/18
Sam (Jared Padalecki), Dean (Jensen Ackles) and Castiel (Misha Collins) are transported into the animated world of Scooby Doo where they join forces with the Scooby gang to solve a ghostly mystery.
air date: 3/29/18
Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) continue to collect the pieces necessary to open a rift to the other world in order to save their family. Their latest quest leads them to a Men of Letters bunker from the 1920s and a hungry God from another dimension. Meanwhile, Ketch (guest star David Hayden-Jones) makes a shocking decision about Gabriel (guest star Richard Speight Jr.) after an unruly encounter with Asmodeus (guest star Jeffrey Vincent Parise).
air date: 4/5/18
Supernatural Season 13 Episode 18: Bring ‘Em Back Alive
Things don’t go as planned for Lucifer, which exasperates Jo; the return of Gabriel perplexes Sam and Castiel; Dean gets one step closer to finding Mary and Jack.
air date: 4/12/18
Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) must stop Rowena (guest star Ruth Connell), who is on a deadly mission. Meanwhile, Castiel (Misha Collins) looks to heaven to recruit angels for an impending invasion but is shocked by not only what he finds, but who.
air date: 4/19/18
Gabriel returns and drags Sam and Dean into his plot for revenge on the demigods who sold him to Asmodeus; Jack’s inflating confidence leads to reckless decisions that could put others in harm’s way.
air date: 4/26/18
Sam (Jared Padalecki), Dean (Jensen Ackles), Castiel (Misha Collins) and Gabriel (guest star Richard Speight, Jr.) must work together if they have any hope of bringing Mary (guest star Samantha Smith) and Jack (Alexander Calvert) home. Meanwhile, Rowena’s (guest star Ruth Connell) encounter with Lucifer (Mark Pellegrino) may alter the outcome of the journey for one of our heroes.
air date: 5/3/17
Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) devise a plan that will save innocent lives. Meanwhile, Jack (Alexander Calvert) continues to wrestle with the consequences of his decisions.
air date: 5/10/18
Sam and Dean continue to be tested in the battle between good and evil; an impulsive decision could alter the life of one brother forever.
air date: 5/17/18
Supernatural Season 13 Trailer
“We’ve been down before. We’ll find a way, because that’s what we do.”
Truer words, Sam. Truer words. The Supernatural Season 13 trailer is here and, based on what were’ seeing, the Winchesters will find themselves on the wrong end of yet another celestial-caused global catastrophe, this time with other-worldly implications after newborn nephilim Jack (Alexander Calvert) opened a portal to an alternate world; one that’s apparently ruled by archangel Michael (now played by Christian Keyes).
However, things aren’t exactly hunky dory on Earth Prime, since the trailer gives us our first glimpse of the new sheriff in town, and by “town,” we mean Hell. Indeed, we see the white-suit-sporting new King of Hell, who, for now, we’ll just refer to as “The World’s Most Interesting Demon” – stay damned, my friends. He, of course, replaces the late Crowley, whose death at the end of Season 12 was confirmed by actor Mark Sheppard as final. (/sadface).
Thus, overwhelmed with metaphysical threats and with little time or resources to handle them, tough guy Dean is heard resorting to prayers to the on-hiatus deity God, or, as he likes to be called, Chuck. – Of course, that’s not to say that he and his brother won’t have time to stop for a bag of curly fries and other cholesterol-rife hunter fuel that the Winchesters have been putting into their bodies for the last 12 years with no apparent consequences.
Supernatural Season 13 Cast
Osric Chau will make a Supernatural Season 13 return as Kevin Tran, reports EW. The character debuted in Season 7, depicted as an overachieving high-schooler, whose Ivy-League-charted life was overturned upon discovering that he was a prophet and the only one who could decipher the word of God left on a group of ancient tablets. However, Kevin was memorably killed in Season 9, after which Chau made a few subsequent guest spots, including one in Season 11 as a ghost. However, in Season 13 (there’s no word on when), Chau’s Kevin will be back and in the flesh… just not as the one we knew, since he will be playing a non-prophet alternate world version.
Since his Supernatural run, Chau has tackled other television roles, notably appearing as a recurring character on BBC America’s Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency (a role he reprises in Season 2,) and the meta-minded, fan-community-aimed streaming series Kings of Con, in which he plays a version of himself, joined by an array of other Supernatural alumni. Indeed, Chau’s return as Kevin – doppelganger status aside – should be a welcome one, since the character became a fan favorite whose abrupt death raised the ire of many.
Christian Keyes joins Supernatural Season 13 to play the long-missing character of archangel Michael, reports EW, who also provide a preview image. However, this Michael is an alternate universe doppelganger of the character we know. The Season 12 finale, “All Along the Watchtower,” saw Mary Winchester make a sacrificial play to exile Lucifer (and herself,) through a portal into an apocalyptic alternate universe. However, in this world, “Apocalypse” isn’t just a buzz word, but a reference to the potential global catastrophe the Winchesters prevented way back in Season 6.
The Prime world saw the Apocalypse averted, with Michael (in vessel of the luckless and forgotten Winchester half-brother Adam Milligan,) and Lucifer (having been expunged from the vessel of Sam,) sent back to the Cage. However, in this alternate universe, the Apocalypse-ensuing battle between archangel brothers Michael and Lucifer went through as planned, with Michael emerging the winner. His prize? A desolate, decimated world in which the remnants of human civilization are stuck in perpetual war, barely surviving. As showrunner Andrew Dabb describes of this alternate Michael:
“He’s a very different character than the one we met even in Season 5. He’s Genghis Khan. He’s been through the wars. He’s conquered the world.”
Dabb also hints that a collision course between the universes is inevitable, with this Michael destined to set his sights on the Prime world.
Christian Keyes, the actor playing Michael this season, has been fielding a TV run on Baptist Church drama Saints & Sinners and on Let’s Stay Together before that. He’s also been seen in films such as We Are Family, The Man in 3B, Note to Self and the Madea film-franchise-launching Diary of a Mad Black Woman.
Alexander Calvert has procured a main cast promotion for Supernatural Season 13, reports EW. His character, Jack, is a powerful nephilim (half-human, half-angel), sired by Lucifer with presidential aide Kelly Kline (Courtney Ford), who died during the birthing process (as she knew ahead of time).
While Jack’s dangerous gestation was central to much of Season 12, utilizing his unearthly powers while still in the womb, his first proper appearance (played by Calvert,) occurred in the closing moments of the Season 12 finale “All Along the Watchtower,” newly-born, yet freakily fully-grown. Since we’ve been getting hints that Jack may not be a malevolent chip off the old satanic block, Season 13 should see him pulled between good and evil; a struggle that will clearly fall into the Winchesters’ lap, since the hunter brothers reportedly take him into their care.
Genre fans will recognize Calvert from his run on The CW’s Arrow as Lonnie Machin, a.k.a., DC Comics villain Anarky. He also fielded a TV run on A&E’s The Returned and appeared in the acclaimed 2016 teen drama film The Edge of Seventeen.
It does look like at least one key supporting character won’t be back next year, though. Mark Sheppard confirmed on Instagram that he’s done as Crowley.
We’ll update this with more info on Supernatural Season 13 when we have it!