|Name||Mary Sandra Winchester (née Campbell)|
|Actor|| Samantha Smith|
Amy Gumenick (Young Mary)
|Dates|| December 5, 1954 - November 2, 1983 (killed by Azazel)|
2016 (resurrected by Amara)
|Episode(s)|| 1.01 Pilot|
2.20 What Is and What Should Never Be
2.21 All Hell Breaks Loose: Part One
4.03 In the Beginning
4.21 When the Levee Breaks
5.13 The Song Remains the Same
5.16 Dark Side of the Moon
6.19 Mommy Dearest (as Eve)
11.23 Alpha and Omega
12.01 Keep Calm and Carry On
12.02 Mamma Mia
12.03 The Foundry
12.06 Celebrating the Life of Asa Fox
12.12 Stuck in the Middle (With You)
12.13 Family Feud
12.14 The Raid
12.17 The British Invasion
12.20 Twigs & Twine & Tasha Banes
12.21 There's Something About Mary
12.22 Who We Are
12.23 All Along the Watchtower
I wanna get out. This job, this life, I hate it. I want a family, I wanna be safe. You know the worst thing I can think of? The very worst thing? Is for my children to be raised into this like I was. Well, I won't let it happen.
– Mary Campbell, 4.03 In the Beginning
- 1 History
- 2 Episodes
- 2.1 1.01 Pilot
- 2.2 1.09 Home
- 2.3 2.04 Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things
- 2.4 2.20 What Is and What Should Never Be
- 2.5 2.21 All Hell Breaks Loose: Part One
- 2.6 4.03 In the Beginning
- 2.7 4.04 Metamorphosis
- 2.8 4.21 When the Levee Breaks
- 2.9 5.13 The Song Remains the Same
- 2.10 5.16 Dark Side of the Moon
- 2.11 6.19 Mommy Dearest
- 2.12 11.23 Alpha and Omega
- 2.13 12.01 Keep Calm and Carry On
- 2.14 12.02 Mamma Mia
- 2.15 12.03 The Foundry
- 2.16 12.06 Celebrating the Life of Asa Fox
- 2.17 12.09 First Blood
- 2.18 12.12 Stuck in the Middle (With You)
- 2.19 12.13 Family Feud
- 2.20 12.14 The Raid
- 2.21 12.17 The British Invasion
- 2.22 12.20 Twigs & Twine & Tasha Banes
- 2.23 12.21 There's Something About Mary
- 2.24 12.22 Who We Are
- 2.25 12.23 All Along the Watchtower
- 3 Apocrypha
- 4 See also
- 5 Mary in Fandom
- 6 References
Born Mary Sandra Campbell, on December 5, 1954 to Samuel and Deanna Campbell. She kept extensive journals.. Mary traveled around with her family, learning the hunting trade until they ended up in Lawrence, Kansas.
On March 23, 1972 after seeing the film Slaughterhouse-Five, Mary bumped into John Winchester, knocking him down. While Mary was embarrassed, John simply laughed it off, and told her she could get him a cup coffee to make it up to him. The two would go to Mulroney's Diner and talk. When John asked for Mary's number, she gave it to him, despite knowing her father wouldn't approve.
In 1973, after Azazel killed John, Mary made a deal with in order to resurrect him. This involved her granting him access to her home ten years hence. On August 19, 1975 Mary and John eloped, in Reno. Five years later Mary would give birth to Dean on January 24, 1979, with Sam following on May 2, 1983. Dean remembers her making tomato and rice soup for him when he was sick, and singing "Hey, Jude" to him as a lullaby. Despite how John talked about Mary to Sam and Dean, there were indications that there marriage was not entirely happy, and that Heaven may have been involved in bringing them together, in order for Dean and Sam to be born. Unbeknownst to John, Mary did keep hunting after they were married, until at elast a year after Dean was born .
Six months after Sam's birth, Azazel visit Sam to feed him demon blood. When Mary tries to stop him, he kills her. She was 29. An unknown uncle erected a headstone for her in Greenville, Illinois. Sam later learned that the uncle, along with many of Mary's other family and friends were killed by Azazel after her death 
Mary was bought back to life in 2016 by Amara, in a gesture of thanks to Dean.
In 11.23 Alpha and Omega, Lady Antonia Bevell has cork board with information on the family. Mary's full name is written as Mary Catherine Howard. However, her surname is incorrect as is other information such as as Sam's birth date, the veracity of any of the information is in doubt.
During the night Mary wakes to the sound of Sam crying. She goes to the nursery and sees a man standing there. She assumes it is her husband and goes downstairs, where she see John sleeping in his chair. She runs back to the nursery interrupts the Yellow-Eyed Demon as he lurks beside her son's crib. The demon kills her and pins her to the ceiling, then sets the nursery on fire.
When Sam has visions about their old home, he and Dean return to find a malevolent spirit at work. When it attacks them, Mary's spirit appears as a flaming figure in the room that was Sam's nursery, and she sacrifices herself in order to banish the powerful poltergeist.
Following their father's death, Sam insists on him and Dean taking a trip to their mother's grave (a memorial erected by an uncle that Sam and Dean have never met) to bury their father's dog-tags with her; this results in them getting caught up in a case involving the reanimated Angela Mason, returned to life as a zombie after she died the week before.
A djinn uses a wish from Dean's mind -- that Mary never died -- to trap Dean in a dreamlike state while the creature feeds on him. In the fantasy world, Mary is still alive and living in the family home in Lawrence, Kansas, John having died of a stroke a year prior. Sam is in law school at Stamford and engaged to Jess, but he and Dean are estranged. Dean steals some of Mary's good silver to use against the djinn when he realizes that everyone he and Sam saved by becoming hunters are now dead.
The Yellow-Eyed Demon shows Sam a vision of the night Mary died. It is revealed that she was killed because she interrupted the demon as he fed his blood to baby Sam. Sam learns for the first time that he was fed demon blood, and that Mary knew the demon that killed her.
Dean is transported back to 1973 and discovers (by noticing her charm bracelet) that Mary (nee Campbell) is a hunter. He soon finds out that her parents are too. Mary is very capable but ambivalent about the hunting life. She wants to leave it behind for a normal life with her boyfriend John Winchester. She tells Dean the worst thing she can think of is having her children raised to be hunters. After her parents and her boyfriend, John Winchester, are killed, Mary agrees to a deal with Azazel to revive John. The deal allows him to enter her home in ten years.
Dean tells Sam about what happened to him in 4.03 In the Beginning, including his encounter with Mary. Sam is amazed to find out that she had been a hunter and asks Dean to tell him what she was like, leading Dean to describe her as an awesome, funny, smart and hopeful person. Sam wonders what the point was to Azazel killing her and the rest of their family, just to give him demon blood.
Sam hallucinates while in withdrawal that his mother understands his motives and urges him to continue drinking the demon blood.
Dean and Sam travel back to 1978 to protect Mary and John from Anna Milton, who wants to kill them before Sam is born. Mary has to reveal to John that she was raised a hunter. Dean later explains the truth of the situation to her, proving that he is her son by telling her about his childhood. He says that she fed him tomato and rice soup when he was sick, because that's what her mother did for her, and that she sang him "Hey Jude" as a lullaby. He tells her not to go into Sam's nursery six months after the birth. Sam is listening, and says that it will take more than that to save Mary: she should leave John so that they don't have any children. Dean agrees, but Mary tells them that it is already too late. She is pregnant with Dean.
Sam and Dean are in Heaven searching for a way into the Garden. They encounter memories from their pasts, including one of Dean's about a fight Mary and John had over the phone. Sam and Dean talk about their parents marriage, and Dean says that John didn't see the union as perfect until after Mary's death. Dean takes a moment to hug his mother as he did in the memory.
Later, they take a shortcut and find themselves in their old house again, confronted by an altered version of Mary. She calls Dean "her burden" and starts bleeding from the wound she received the night she died. Her eyes flicker yellow. Sam and Dean are suddenly trapped, and Mary elaborates on her death and continues to berate Dean. Zachariah appears, and the brothers accuse him of changing Mary. Zachariah says that he has grown fond of her, kisses her, and then snaps his fingers, sending this Mary away.
As Dean prepares to sacrifice himself to destroy Amara, he and Sam visit Mary's grave and Dean asks for his ashes to be interred there. Before leaving, Sam kisses his hand and places it atop Mary's headstone.
After Dean helps Amara and God reconcile, Amara tells Dean that as he gave her what she truly needed, she will give him what he truly needs in return. Shortly afterwards, as Dean finds himself in a forest trying to figure out where he is. He hears a female voice calling for help, when he goes to try and help he is shocked to find his mother, Mary, alive and confused in the middle of the park.
As Dean approaches Mary to see if she is real, Mary's instincts kick in and she quickly takes Dean to the ground where she proceeds to aggressively question him as to who he is and where they are. When he tells her he is her son, Dean, she doesn't believe him as the last she saw Dean he was four-years-old. When Dean tells her that he is her son, and that she died, Mary suddenly remembers her death. As she stands in a state of shock, Dean begins telling her about her life, based on the things John told him about her. Finding that she has been gone for thirty-three years, Mary finally believes that Dean is her son and the two embrace. As the morning came, Dean and Mary say on park bench, with tears in her eyes, Dean begins telling her about John and how he sacrificed his life for Dean and raised he and Sam to be hunters. As Mary tries to process all the new information, Dean suggests they head to the home, where he can better explain everything to her.
As they arrive at the Bunker, they quickly notice the blood on the floor. Dean gives Mary a gun, as he begins searching the Bunker for Sam. As Mary begins to investigate her surroundings, Castiel arrives. As enters the library, Mary places the gun on Cas and asks him where Sam is. Dean quickly runs in and diffuses the situation telling Mary that Cas is a friend and an angel. As Cas tells Dean what happened when he and Sam came back to the Bunker, the trio soon hit the road in search of Sam. When they find the veterinarian that patched Sam up, and believe he is holding out information from them, Mary quickly tells Castiel to hurt, prompting Dr. Marion to reveal he has Lady Antonia Bevell's cell number.
With Castiel's help, Dean and Mary track down where Toni Bevell is holding and torturing Sam. Dean is captured but Mary breaks in - shocking Sam with her appearance. She and Toni. Dean gets out of his cuffs and gets the gun, but Lady Bevell does some blood magic and Mary starts choking. Dean knocks Toni out, and Mary’s fine. They are about to release Sam when Mick enters with Castiel. Mick apologizes for Bevell’s behavior, and promises that she’ll face consequences in London.
Back at the Bunker, the Winchesters discuss the Men of Letters over takeout. Mary got Dean pie, which he eats with all the gusto of a starving five year old. Later that evening, Sam knocks on Mary’s door, and brings her a cup of tea. He tells her that if she needs to talk, he’s there and has some experience coming back and not feeling like he fits. She tells him she wants to know all the mother stuff she missed out on. Sam also gives Mary John's Journal. When Mary asks about getting out of hunting, Sam replies that "This is my family. My family hunts. It’s what we do." He also tells her that having her there fills in a big blank in his life.
Mary, Sam and Dean investigate a case where the sound of a crying baby led to the mysterious death of a couple. After encountering the ghost of Lucas Kellinger, Sam suspects him to be a myling due to his spirit having appeared in a house where adults were lured to their deaths. However, Mary recognizes that Lucas meant her no harm and was scared and discovers that Lucas is instead a victim of Hugo Moriarty - the true culprit.
Mary turns up at the wake of Asa Fox, a hunter who has been killed, who Mary had rescued as a boy. Mary finds out from Asa's mother that Mary inspired Asa to become a hunter, making her feel guilt over his death. The Winchester brothers and Jody are already in attendance as Jody knew, and was a lover of, Asa. They take action when a demon begins picking off mourners.
The demon is Jael, who has been obsessed with killing Asa. One by one Jael approaches the hunters, taunting them about what he has learned from possessing them. He reveals Lorraine's hate for her son's lifestyle, that Alicia and Max Banes are Asa's children, and how Jody fantasised about having a serious relationship with Asa. Finally he forces Bucky to reveal that he was the one that actually killed Asa; Jael blames him for taking that away from him, claiming Asa was his. Sam begins the exorcism rites, only to be telekinetically thrown into the wall. Dean attempts to continue it, but Jael sends him flying through the parlor doors. Alicia and Max pick up the exorcism but are also knocked away by Jael. Finally Mary is able to complete the ritual, forcing Jael out of Jody and sending the demon back to Hell.
After Sam and Dean are held prisoner by the Secret Service, Mary and Castiel try without luck to find them. While still hunting for clues, Mary joins Alicia Banes on a werewolf hunt. After the boys escape, they call Castiel, who meets up with Mary. He believes they may need backup, and suggests Crowley and Rowena, which Mary scoffs at. Castiel takes Mary to meet with Mick Davies and Mr. Ketch. She is skeptical of the Brits, remarking how they almost killed Sam and Dean. Castiel assures her they can be trusted as they helped them with Lucifer. When Mary and Cas report that the boys may be in Rocky Mountain National Forest, Mr. Ketch quickly surmises that they were at Site 94 -- a government black-ops site that does not officially exist. Mick tells them he will get their techs to move a satellite over the area in hopes of finding the Winchesters.
Sam and Dean are soon reunited with Mary and Castiel. As the Winchesters and Castiel are driving away, the car suddenly dies and they are greeted by Billie. Dean explains that they were truly trapped with no normal means of escape, so Dean summoned Billie to make a deal: Sam and Dean die and are resurrected one last time, and at midnight Billie can take one of them permanently. When Mary questions why they would agree to that, Dean tells that her being locked up alone was worse than Hell, and that it was the only option that would allow at least one of them to continue fighting. When Castiel tells them that they don't have to die, Billie tells him they are bound by blood, and to break that would come with consequences on a cosmic scale. When Billie asks who she is going to be reaping, Mary offers herself up, which Billie gladly accepts. As Mary is about to commit suicide, Castiel sneaks up behind Billie and stabs her with an angel blade, killing her.
Back at Mick's motel room, he finishes up his report to his superiors saying he has made some inroads with American hunters, revealing Mary is interested in what the British Men of Letters are offering.
Mary is sent by the British Men of Letters to steal an item from Ramiel -- a Prince of Hell. Mary asks another hunter, Wally, to help her as she thinks Sam and Dean won't ask the as many questions if they think they are helping him rather than her. As Mary is looking over her file on Ramiel, Wally asks if she got it from the British Men of Letters. He tells her he heard their sales pitch too, that he believed the offer to be too good to be true, and he questions her on what the catch was when it came to working with them. Mary only tells him of how many people she's saved working with them, before they head off to meet with Sam, Dean, and Castiel.
The hunters meet up outside the diner, where Wally is introduced to Sam, Dean, and Cas, before heading inside to formulate a plan. After ordering food, Wally breaks down why they are all there: he's found demonic signs in the area, he has never hunted a demon before, and he needs their help. Outside of Ramiel's home, the group splits up, with the Winchesters and Castiel going to the house to set up for Ramiel's return, while Wally hangs back and keeps an eye out.
Inside, Sam talks to Mary about being back in the life she never wanted. Mary responds coldly, “Since when is life about getting what you want?” Mary goes to the basement, cracks a safe using British Men of Letters tech, steals something from the safe, and hides it in her clothes. Upstairs, she lies to Castiel about having been in the bathroom. When Ramiel comes back early, and proves to be stronger than anyone expected, Wally comes running to the house warning Sam that two demons are right behind him. In the ensuing fight Wally is killed, and Ramiel stabs Castiel, mortally wounding him, with the Lance of Michael. He is saved when Crowley snaps the Lance in half.
Mary meets up with Arthur Ketch, and hands over the Colt, completely aware of its significance. Mary is furious about the British Men of Letters’ lack of intel on Ramiel, Wally’s death, and Castiel's near-death. She threatens to destroy the British Men of Letters if this happens again. Mr. Ketch admits their error and apologizes.
Mary is hunting with Mr. Ketch. He asks her about getting a drink, but she declines. Mr. Ketch then brings up Sam and Dean, and suggests Mary "disengage" from them for a bit. He says that working for the Men of Letters is demanding work and must come first above everything else. He calls them his family. Mary refuses the notion, telling him nothing comes before her family. Ketch asks her if she really believes that, noting she is "softer, weaker" around them. He tells her she is one of the best hunters he's seen and that is the real her; he thinks it scares her that it might be true.
Mary returns to the Bunker with beer and burgers. When Sam and Dean ask her what she has been up to, she readily admits that she has been working with the British Men of Letters, much to Sam and Dean's shock and dismay. She pleads with them to hear her out.
Sam and Dean confront Mary about working with the Brits, and ask her to leave the Bunker. Mary returns to hunting with the Men of Letters, systematically wiping out vampire nests. Sam eventually responds to one of Mary's texts and goes to meet her at the British Men of Letters bunker. There he is impressed with the scale and impact of their operation. While there the base is attacked by vampires. A fierce fight ensures and with the help of Bobby's recipe on how to make new bullets for the Colt, they defeat the army vampires, as well as killing the Alpha Vampire.
During a hunt, Mary has sex with Mr Ketch. Afterwards she makes it clear it was a one-off event.
Dean leaves a heartfelt message for Mary, saying he wants to talk to her. At the British Men of Letters base, Mary argues with Ketch after watching him enjoy torturing a shapeshifter. She answers Dean's message, saying she needs a bit more time.
Mary discovers that Mick Davies is dead, not in London as she had been told by Ketch. She calls Dean telling him "they have a problem." When she confronts Ketch, a fight ensures, and she is eventually overpowered when he tasers her. She comes to strapped to a chair, as Toni Bevell enters the room.
Mary is being brainwashed by the British Men of Letters, so that she she will kill hunters with out conscious for them. They start using her to kill off other hunters, despite not completing the process. Mary is aware she is losing her sense of self, and begs Ketch to either help her or kill her. He refuses and leaves the cell.
Later the British Men of Letters storm the Bunker. Sam and Dean are relieved when Mary appears, but she sides with the Brits and helps seal the boys and Toni Bevell inside.
A brainwashed Mary continues to kill hunters for the British Men of Letters. When she arrives at Jody Mill's home, Jody and Alex overpower her. Sam and Dean, having escaped from being entombed in the Bunker, arrive with Toni Bevell. They rally a group of hunters and decide to attack and take out the British Men of Letters base.
An injured Dean decides to remain and de-program the re-conditioning Mary has undergone. At the Bunker, Toni Helps Dean enter Mary's subconscious. There he finds Mary taking refugee in a happy memory from just before she died -- with a young Dean and baby Sam. Dean confronts her with how much he hates her --
what she did, how her actions led to such a hard childhood for them, and especially the horrors he and Sam had survived. Finally he admits that he also loves her and forgives her as he knows what it is to make deals to save someone you love.
He finally reaches Mary, but they are snapped out of her subconscious as Ketch has found them, Toni Bevell is dead, and he attacks Dean. Finally he is shot and killed by Mary. Mary admits she stayed away from Sam and Dean because of her guilt. Dean assures her she is forgiven and that what happened made he and Sam the men they are and that they "kick ass. We save the world." Sam enters and assures her she has nothing to be guilty for. The family embrace.
The Winchesters arrive at the house where Castiel is caring for Kelly Kline who has gone into labor. As Mary comforts her, Castiel reveals to Sam and Dean the portal to another world that the Nephilim has caused to appear. When they return, they hatch a plan to deal with Lucifer once he finds their location. They manage to do this, although Crowley sacrifices himself to finish a spell intended to seal the seam. When they return through the portal, Lucifer follows them, and stabs Castiel, killing him. Mary appears and starts punching Lucifer will wearing Enochian Brass Knuckles. She forces Lucifer back through the portal, but he grabs onto her and she is also pulled through the portal just before it closes. Trapped on the other side, Mary stares down at Lucifer who is furious at being imprisoned in an alternate dimension.
In Origins 4, it is related that in February 1979, John and Mary go rafting in the Grand Canyon while on their honeymoon. Their raft flips, and John nearly drowns until Mary saves him. That night, Dean is conceived. This is obviously at odds with the canonical timeline which has Dean born in January 24, 1979.
Mary appears in a flashback in the Supernatural spin-off novel Supernatural: Heart of the Dragon, where she and her parents first defeat a fire-demon known as the Heart of the Dragon in 1969. A teenager at this time, Mary flirts with a San Francisco hunter, and it is implied that they have had sex. The hunter was spared from going to Vietnam because of an injured foot, with Mary affirming that the angle of the wound makes it impossible for the wound to be self-inflicted. Reference is also made to her being friends with a local mechanic, who may or may not be John Winchester.
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