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This entry endeavours to provide some information on the content of Supernatural episodes and this website, that can be used to assist fans in curating their experience of the Show and our fandom, and the Supernatural Wiki. This list is by no means exhaustive. Fans should feel free to add any information you feel is relevant. If in doubt, please contact Managing Editor Jules Wilkinson via admin@supernaturalwiki.com

Spoilers

This site remains free of spoilers for the show up until the time of first broadcast, with the exception of episode titles. The exception would be an event in an episode that receives wide media coverage ahead of the broadcast - for example 13.16 Scoobynatural. Please be aware that entries related to early seasons may contain references to later episodes that may be considered spoilery for the earlier episode.

Sex

There is very little onscreen sex in Supernatural, and it is generally brief and not explicit. You can find a full list at Sexual Encounters, which covers those of Sam, Dean, Castiel, and Crowley. Interestingly, in the episode 1.13 Route 666, Supernatural editor Anthony Pinker reported "The violence we don't get a lot of notes on." For that episode though, "... The note I got from the network was 'The girl can't be on top.'"(cit.S1Com, p. 77) The use of pornography is not infrequently mentioned.

The Super Wiki contains sexual content related to the show as well as documenting and discussing sex in fanworks. This does include Wincest -- which is the fandom ship that focuses on romantic and sexual relationships between the members of the Winchester family.

When following links offsite to fanworks, particularly fanfic, please heed the author notes, warnings, and ratings on the stories.

Religion

Much of the mythology of Supernatural draws on religious lore, particularly from the Abrahamic religions, although it is often altered from accepted canon. Deities and stories from many other religions including Hindi, pagan, Wicca, and Greek and Norse mythology also appear.

Representations of paganism and Wicca in Supernatural have been criticized as portraying the followers and deities as evil and violent. The depiction of the Hindu gods Ganesh and Kali in 5.19 Hammer of the Gods were deemed highly offensive by the President of the Universal Hindu Society.

Violence

Supernatural features gory deaths of both human and supernatural characters by a variety of means in most episodes. Guns and knives are commonly used, as well as other weapons. Blood, human organs, and dead and dismembered bodies are frequently seen. That content is reflected in the content of the Super Wiki.

Sexual Violence

While never explicitly stated, it is strongly suggested that sexual violence and rape are tools of torture in Hell. On a number of occasions Dean makes veiled references to it and Lucifer strongly infers that he sexually abused Sam while he was in Lucifer's Cage.

There are broader issues related to dubious or non-consensual acts throughout the show, particularly related to the possession of humans by both angels and demons, Sam's "body swap" experience in 5.12 Swap Meat, and the use of "love spells" in 4.08 Wishful Thinking and 7.08 Season Seven, Time for a Wedding!.

There are number of fan essays written on these topics linked on the Meta Essays entry.

Slurs

In 3.05 Bedtime Stories when Sam talks about the details of the fable of Cinderella, Dean says, "Dude, could you be more gay?" The slur "prostitute" is used by characters in both 3.04 Sin City and 8.14 Trial and Error. Throughout the Super Wiki the term sex worker is always used, unless it is a transcript of dialogue from the show.

A number of gendered insults, particularly "bitch," are used liberally through all seasons.

Suicide

Content notes by Episode

Episode Content Notes
1.01 Pilot
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1.02 Wendigo
1.03 Dead in the Water
1.04 Phantom Traveler
1.05 Bloody Mary
1.06 Skin
1.07 Hook Man
1.08 Bugs
1.09 Home
1.10 Asylum
1.11 Scarecrow
1.12 Faith
1.13 Route 666
1.14 Nightmare
1.15 The Benders
1.16 Shadow
1.17 Hell House
1.18 Something Wicked
1.19 Provenance
1.20 Dead Man's Blood
1.21 Salvation
1.22 Devil's Trap
2.01 In My Time of Dying
2.02 Everybody Loves a Clown
2.03 Bloodlust
2.04 Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things
2.05 Simon Said
2.06 No Exit
2.07 The Usual Suspects
2.08 Crossroad Blues
2.09 Croatoan
2.10 Hunted
2.11 Playthings
2.12 Nightshifter
2.13 Houses of the Holy
2.14 Born Under a Bad Sign
2.15 Tall Tales
2.16 Roadkill
2.17 Heart
2.18 Hollywood Babylon
2.19 Folsom Prison Blues
2.20 What Is and What Should Never Be
2.21 All Hell Breaks Loose: Part One
2.22 All Hell Breaks Loose: Part Two
3.01 The Magnificent Seven
3.02 The Kids Are Alright
3.03 Bad Day at Black Rock
3.04 Sin City
3.05 Bedtime Stories
3.06 Red Sky at Morning
3.07 Fresh Blood
3.08 A Very Supernatural Christmas
3.09 Malleus Maleficarum
3.10 Dream a Little Dream of Me
3.11 Mystery Spot
3.12 Jus in Bello
3.13 Ghostfacers
3.14 Long-Distance Call
3.15 Time Is on My Side
3.16 No Rest for the Wicked
4.01 Lazarus Rising
4.02 Are You There, God? It's Me, Dean Winchester
4.03 In the Beginning
4.04 Metamorphosis
4.05 Monster Movie
4.06 Yellow Fever
4.07 It's the Great Pumpkin, Sam Winchester
4.08 Wishful Thinking
4.09 I Know What You Did Last Summer
4.10 Heaven and Hell
4.11 Family Remains
4.12 Criss Angel Is a Douchebag
4.13 After School Special
4.14 Sex and Violence
4.15 Death Takes a Holiday
4.16 On the Head of a Pin
4.17 It's a Terrible Life
4.18 The Monster at the End of This Book
4.19 Jump the Shark
4.20 The Rapture
4.21 When the Levee Breaks
4.22 Lucifer Rising
5.01 Sympathy for the Devil
5.02 Good God, Y'All
5.03 Free to Be You and Me
5.04 The End
5.05 Fallen Idols
5.06 I Believe the Children Are Our Future
5.07 The Curious Case of Dean Winchester
5.08 Changing Channels
5.09 The Real Ghostbusters
5.10 Abandon All Hope...
5.11 Sam, Interrupted
5.12 Swap Meat
5.13 The Song Remains the Same
5.14 My Bloody Valentine
5.15 Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid
5.16 Dark Side of the Moon
5.17 99 Problems
5.18 Point of No Return
5.19 Hammer of the Gods
5.20 The Devil You Know
5.21 Two Minutes to Midnight
5.22 Swan Song
6.01 Exile on Main St.
6.02 Two and a Half Men
6.03 The Third Man
6.04 Weekend at Bobby's
6.05 Live Free or Twihard
6.06 You Can't Handle the Truth
6.07 Family Matters
6.08 All Dogs Go to Heaven
6.09 Clap Your Hands If You Believe...
6.10 Caged Heat
6.11 Appointment in Samarra
6.12 Like a Virgin
6.13 Unforgiven
6.14 Mannequin 3: The Reckoning
6.15 The French Mistake
6.16 ...And Then There Were None
6.17 My Heart Will Go On
6.18 Frontierland
6.19 Mommy Dearest
6.20 The Man Who Would Be King
6.21 Let It Bleed
6.22 The Man Who Knew Too Much
7.01 Meet the New Boss
7.02 Hello, Cruel World
7.03 The Girl Next Door
7.04 Defending Your Life
7.05 Shut Up, Dr. Phil
7.06 Slash Fiction
7.07 The Mentalists
7.08 Season Seven, Time for a Wedding!
7.09 How to Win Friends and Influence Monsters
7.10 Death's Door
7.11 Adventures in Babysitting
7.12 Time After Time
7.13 The Slice Girls
7.14 Plucky Pennywhistle's Magical Menagerie
7.15 Repo Man
7.16 Out with the Old
7.17 The Born-Again Identity
7.18 Party On, Garth
7.19 Of Grave Importance
7.20 The Girl with the Dungeons and Dragons Tattoo
7.21 Reading Is Fundamental
7.22 There Will Be Blood
7.23 Survival of the Fittest
8.01 We Need to Talk About Kevin
8.02 What's Up, Tiger Mommy?
8.03 Heartache
8.04 Bitten
8.05 Blood Brother
8.06 Southern Comfort
8.07 A Little Slice of Kevin
8.08 Hunteri Heroici
8.09 Citizen Fang
8.10 Torn and Frayed
8.11 LARP and the Real Girl
8.12 As Time Goes By
8.13 Everybody Hates Hitler
8.14 Trial and Error
8.15 Man's Best Friend with Benefits
8.16 Remember the Titans
8.17 Goodbye Stranger
8.18 Freaks and Geeks
8.19 Taxi Driver
8.20 Pac-Man Fever
8.21 The Great Escapist
8.22 Clip Show
8.23 Sacrifice
9.01 I Think I'm Gonna Like It Here
9.02 Devil May Care
9.03 I'm No Angel
9.04 Slumber Party
9.05 Dog Dean Afternoon
9.06 Heaven Can't Wait
9.07 Bad Boys
9.08 Rock and a Hard Place
9.09 Holy Terror
9.10 Road Trip
9.11 First Born
9.12 Sharp Teeth
9.13 The Purge
9.14 Captives
9.15 thinman
9.16 Blade Runners
9.17 Mother's Little Helper
9.18 Meta Fiction
9.19 Alex Annie Alexis Ann
9.20 Bloodlines
9.21 King of the Damned
9.22 Stairway to Heaven
9.23 Do You Believe in Miracles?
10.01 Black
10.02 Reichenbach
10.03 Soul Survivor
10.04 Paper Moon
10.05 Fan Fiction
10.06 Ask Jeeves
10.07 Girls, Girls, Girls
10.08 Hibbing 911
10.09 The Things We Left Behind
10.10 The Hunter Games
10.11 There's No Place Like Home
10.12 About a Boy
10.13 Halt & Catch Fire
10.14 The Executioner's Song
10.15 The Things They Carried
10.16 Paint It Black
10.17 Inside Man
10.18 Book of the Damned
10.19 The Werther Project
10.20 Angel Heart
10.21 Dark Dynasty
10.22 The Prisoner
10.23 Brother's Keeper
11.01 Out of the Darkness, Into the Fire
11.02 Form and Void
11.03 The Bad Seed
11.04 Baby
11.05 Thin Lizzie
11.06 Our Little World
11.07 Plush
11.08 Just My Imagination
11.09 O Brother Where Art Thou?
11.10 The Devil in the Details
11.11 Into the Mystic
11.12 Don't You Forget About Me
11.13 Love Hurts
11.14 The Vessel
11.15 Beyond the Mat
11.16 Safe House
11.17 Red Meat
11.18 Hell's Angel
11.19 The Chitters
11.20 Don't Call Me Shurley
11.21 All in the Family
11.22 We Happy Few
11.23 Alpha and Omega
12.01 Keep Calm and Carry On
12.02 Mamma Mia
12.03 The Foundry
12.04 American Nightmare
12.05 The One You've Been Waiting For
12.06 Celebrating the Life of Asa Fox
12.07 Rock Never Dies
12.08 LOTUS
12.09 First Blood
12.10 Lily Sunder Has Some Regrets
12.11 Regarding Dean
12.12 Stuck in the Middle (With You)
12.13 Family Feud
12.14 The Raid
12.15 Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell
12.16 Ladies Drink Free
12.17 The British Invasion
12.18 The Memory Remains
12.19 The Future
12.20 Twigs & Twine & Tasha Banes
12.21 There's Something About Mary
12.22 Who We Are
12.23 All Along the Watchtower
13.01 Lost and Found
13.02 The Rising Son
13.03 Patience
13.04 The Big Empty
13.05 Advanced Thanatology
13.06 Tombstone
13.07 War of the Worlds
13.08 The Scorpion and the Frog
13.09 The Bad Place
13.10 Wayward Sisters
13.11 Breakdown
13.12 Various & Sundry Villains
13.13 Devil's Bargain
13.14 Good Intentions
13.15 A Most Holy Man
13.16 Scoobynatural
13.17 The Thing
13.18 Bring 'em Back Alive
13.19 Funeralia
13.20 Unfinished Business
13.21 Beat the Devil
13.22 Exodus
13.23 Let the Good Times Roll
14.01 Stranger in a Strange Land
14.02 Gods and Monsters
14.03 The Scar
14.04 Mint Condition
14.05 Nightmare Logic
14.06 Optimism
14.07 Unhuman Nature
14.08 Byzantium
14.09 The Spear
14.10 Nihilism
14.11 Damaged Goods
14.12 Prophet and Loss
14.13 Lebanon
14.14 Ouroboros
14.15 Peace of Mind
14.16 Don't Go in the Woods
14.17 Game Night
14.18 Absence
14.19 Jack in the Box
14.20 Moriah
15.01 Back and to the Future
15.02 Raising Hell
15.03 The Rupture
15.04 Atomic Monsters
15.05 Proverbs 17:3
15.06 Golden Time
15.07 Last Call
15.08 Our Father, Who Aren't in Heaven
15.09 The Trap
15.10 The Heroes' Journey
15.11 The Gamblers
15.12 Galaxy Brain
15.13 Destiny's Child
15.14 Last Holiday
15.15 Gimme Shelter
15.16 Drag Me Away (From You)
15.17 Unity
15.18 Despair
15.19 Inherit the Earth
15.20 Carry On