The 15 Greatest Supernatural Monster-of-the-Week Episodes
Despite the finale being delayed, Supernatural is likely still signing off in 2020. Before we say goodbye to Sam and Dean for good, it's time to look back on a few of the episodes that make the series endlessly rewatchable. As much as I enjoy the show's overarching mythology, Supernatural's monster-of-the-week episodes are the ones that I revisit over and over again. The episodes that focus on the Winchester brothers hitting the road to solve a mystery tend to be the most comforting episodes — even when they make me sleep with the lights on. The inventiveness of season 11's "Baby," season three's surprisingly emotional "Mystery Spot," and the real scares in season one's "Bloody Mary" are just a few examples of just how much fun it is to leave the battles between heaven and hell behind and focus on what the Winchesters do best: save people and hunt things.
With 15 seasons worth of episodes to choose from, a list of the best Supernatural monster-of-the-week episodes could be practically endless, so I've made some hard cuts (I still love you, "Ghostfacers"). But at the end of the day, these 15 Supernatural episodes showcase why this show has endured for 15 years, and earned a legion of devoted fans in the process.