Mary Winchester

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Name Mary Winchester
Actor Samantha Smith
Amy Gumenick (young)
Dates December 5, 1954 - November 2, 1983
Location Lawrence, Kansas
Occupation Hunter, Mother
Episode(s) 1.01 Pilot
1.09 Home
2.20 What Is and What Should Never Be
2.21 All Hell Breaks Loose: Part One
4.03 In The Beginning (young Mary)
4.21 When The Levee Breaks
5.13 The Song Remains The Same (young Mary)
5.16 Dark Side Of The Moon



1.01 Pilot

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.

1.09 Home

When Sam has visions about their old home, Sam 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.

2.20 What Is and What Should Never Be

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. Sam is at college and engaged to Jess, but he and Dean are estranged. Dean steals some of Mary's good silver to use against the Djinn.

2.21 All Hell Breaks Loose: Part One

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.

4.03 In The Beginning

Mary's bracelet - screencap from 4.03 In The Beginning

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.

4.21 When The Levee Breaks

Sam hallucinates while in withdrawal that his mother understands his motives and urges him to continue drinking the Demon Blood.

5.13 The Song Remains The Same

Dean and Sam travel back to 1978 to protect Mary and John from Anna, 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.

Michael arrives in time to save the family from Anna and Uriel. He removes all memory of the events from Mary and John.

5.16 Dark Side Of The Moon

Sam and Dean are in Heaven searching for a way into the Garden. The 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.