A season to remember
Dad returned! Jack drove Baby! Sam wore an amazing sweater! As season 14 of Supernatural comes to a close, we look back at our favorite moments from the 20-episode run.
As part of Dean’s (Jensen Ackles) goodbye tour before he enacts his fatal plan to rid the world of Michael once and for all, he visits Mary (Samantha Smith) and asks her to make her famous Winchester Surprise, a.k.a. “heart attack on a plate.” As Dean reminisces about the time he and Sam (Jared Padalecki) tried to make the dish for their father, Ackles perfectly conveys how tortured and tired Dean feels with having Michael inside of his mind and why he’s willing to go through with his crazy plan. —Chancellor Agard
"God has a beard"
Castiel (Misha Collins) is no stranger to an iconic line, but it had been a while since he’d uttered something as iconic as “God has a beard.” The line comes about in the episode “Peace of Mind,” when Sam and Castiel travel to a town that’s being controlled by a man and Castiel has to convince said man he isn’t God (and not just because of his lack of facial hair). —Samantha Highfill
Dean vs. Hatchet Man
Supernatural is always at its best when it’s playing with genre, so it shouldn’t come as surprise to learn that “Mint Condition,” a riff on monster movies, features one of the season’s most memorable sequences: Dean’s very fun fight against Hatchet Man (Barry Nerling), the star of one of his favorite horror movies. No wonder Sam hates Halloween. —CA
"I'm the cage"
When Sam and Castiel enter Dean’s mind to convince him to fight Michael’s possession, the archangel follows along. The result is a bar fight that ends when Dean realizes they’re inside his head, which means he can defeat Michael. Ultimately, Dean locks Michael inside a freezer before uttering one of the season’s best lines: “I’m the cage.” —SH
Jack's joy ride
You can count the number of people who have driven Baby other than Dean over the show’s run on one hand. So it definitely means something when Dean lets Jack (Alexander Calvert) get behind the wheel and cross one item off of his bucket list. Specifically, it’s indicative of how much Dean has come to care for the ailing nephilim. The ensuing joy ride is appropriately sweet and melancholic. —CA
“Mary Winchester is complete.” After Jack accidentally kills Mary, the Winchester matriach — who first died in the show’s pilot before returning to life at the end of season 11 — gets a proper farewell episode, complete with touching flashbacks with each of her boys (Castiel and Jack included). —SH
The return of the Big Empty
The Big Empty was one of the most interesting additions to Supernatural’s mythos in season 13. So the nebulous nowhere space’s malevolent return this season was more than welcome, especially because it gave us the awesome visual of a black ooze chasing Jack through heaven and a pretty unsettling performance from The 100’s Erica Cerra as an Empty-possessed Duma. —CA
The 300th episode
There’s a reason “Lebanon” falls in the top 30 of EW’s ranking of every episode, and it has everything to do with the epic return of Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s John Winchester. John’s return had been a topic of discussion among fans for years, and it did not disappoint, delivering all the emotional closure (and tearful hugs) fans could’ve wanted. —SH
Sam's (temporary) new look
Sure, we could talk about the fact that Sam and Castiel found a town that was stuck in the past, and we could talk about how Sam was being controlled by someone in this scene, but why would we do that when we could talk about THAT SWEATER AND THOSE GLASSES?! —SH
"Why don't you believe in us too?"
In the wake of saving Donatello (Keith Szarabajka) and learning Dean’s plan to essentially kill himself because Michael is still in his head, Sam tearfully lays into Dean for betraying everything the Winchesters believe in by giving up. Jared Padalecki performs the hell out of the monologue, which makes the moment when words simply fail him and he resorts to punching his brother even more powerful. —CA
The season 14 finale of Supernatural airs April 25 at 8 p.m. ET.