Writer and Director Episode Guide

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This page lists the writer and director for each episode. You will also find a listing of each episode a person has been involved with on their own page.

The Supernatural writing team and post-production is based in LA, while the show, except for the pilot, is filmed in Vancouver.

Following a large roster of writers in Season One, Supernatural has had a core group of around eight writers each season. Writing on a TV show is not a solo effort - story arcs and individual episodes will be developed and broken in collaboration the writers' room. Eric Kripke, Bob Singer, Sera Gamble, and Jeremy Carver in particular have a greater input and influence on the scripts than their individual writing credits indicate. In addition, story editors and writers' assistants have input as well at different parts of the scripts development. Some writers' assistants have gained writing credits on the show including Emily McLaughlin, Jenny Klein and Jackson Stewart. Stunt coordinator Lou Bollo also has two story credits.

The showrunners are involved in both the creative and operational aspects of the show. Veteran Bob Singer was brought on by the studios to work with Eric Kripke when the series began and remains in that position in Season 10. Eric Kripke stepped down as showrunner at the end of Season 5 but has continued to have creative input into the show. Sera Gamble, who began as a writer and story editor with Supernatural in Season 1, was elevated to showrunner in Season 6. After she left the show at the end of Season 7, Jeremy Carver was appointed showrunner.

See Writers for more info on where former writers are now, and which ones participated in each season.

For more information on each writer and director, see their individual entries.

Episode Writers Directors
1.01 Pilot Eric Kripke David Nutter
1.02 Wendigo Eric Kripke; story by Ron Milbauer and Terri Hughes Burton David Nutter
1.03 Dead in the Water Sera Gamble and Raelle Tucker Kim Manners
1.04 Phantom Traveler Richard Hatem Bob Singer
1.05 Bloody Mary Ron Milbauer and Terri Hughes Burton Peter Ellis
1.06 Skin John Shiban Robert Duncan McNeill
1.07 Hookman John Shiban David Jackson
1.08 Bugs Bill Coakley and Rachel Nave Kim Manners
1.09 Home Eric Kripke Ken Girotti
1.10 Asylum Richard Hatem Guy Bee
1.11 Scarecrow John Shiban Kim Manners
1.12 Faith Sera Gamble and Raelle Tucker Allan Kroeker
1.13 Route 666 Brad Buckner and Eugenie Ross-Leming Paul Shapiro
1.14 Nightmare Sera Gamble and Raelle Tucker Philip Sgriccia
1.15 The Benders John Shiban Peter Ellis
1.16 Shadow Eric Kripke Kim Manners
1.17 Hell House Trey Callaway Chris Long
1.18 Something Wicked Daniel Knauf Whitney Ransick
1.19 Provenance David Ehrman Philip Sgriccia
1.20 Dead Man's Blood Cathryn Humphris and John Shiban Tony Wharmby
1.21 Salvation Sera Gamble and Raelle Tucker Bob Singer
1.22 Devil's Trap Eric Kripke Kim Manners
2.01 In My Time of Dying Eric Kripke Kim Manners
2.02 Everybody Loves a Clown John Shiban Philip Sgriccia
2.03 Bloodlust Sera Gamble Bob Singer
2.04 Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things Raelle Tucker Kim Manners
2.05 Simon Said Ben Edlund Tim Iacofano
2.06 No Exit Matt Witten Kim Manners
2.07 The Usual Suspects Cathryn Humphris Mike Rohl
2.08 Crossroad Blues Sera Gamble Steve Boyum
2.09 Croatoan John Shiban Bob Singer
2.10 Hunted Raelle Tucker Rachel Talalay
2.11 Playthings Matt Witten Charles Beeson
2.12 Nightshifter Ben Edlund Philip Sgriccia
2.13 Houses of the Holy Sera Gamble Kim Manners
2.14 Born Under a Bad Sign Cathryn Humphris J. Miller Tobin
2.15 Tall Tales John Shiban Bradford May
2.16 Roadkill Raelle Tucker Charles Beeson
2.17 Heart Sera Gamble Kim Manners
2.18 Hollywood Babylon Ben Edlund Philip Sgriccia
2.19 Folsom Prison Blues John Shiban Mike Rohl
2.20 What Is and What Should Never Be Raelle Tucker Eric Kripke
2.21 All Hell Breaks Loose: Part One Sera Gamble Bob Singer
2.22 All Hell Breaks Loose: Part Two Eric Kripke Kim Manners
3.01 The Magnificent Seven Eric Kripke Kim Manners
3.02 The Kids Are Alright Sera Gamble Philip Sgriccia
3.03 Bad Day at Black Rock Ben Edlund Bob Singer
3.04 Sin City Bob Singer and Jeremy Carver Charles Beeson
3.05 Bedtime Stories Cathryn Humphris Mike Rohl
3.06 Red Sky at Morning Laurence Andries Cliff Bole
3.07 Fresh Blood Sera Gamble Kim Manners
3.08 A Very Supernatural Christmas Jeremy Carver J. Miller Tobin
3.09 Malleus Maleficarum Ben Edlund Bob Singer
3.10 Dream a Little Dream of Me Sera Gamble and Cathryn Humphris Steve Boyum
3.11 Mystery Spot Jeremy Carver; story by Jeremy Carver and Emily McLaughlin Kim Manners
3.12 Jus in Bello Sera Gamble Philip Sgriccia
3.13 Ghostfacers Ben Edlund Philip Sgriccia
3.14 Long-Distance Call Jeremy Carver Bob Singer
3.15 Time Is on My Side Sera Gamble Charles Beeson
3.16 No Rest for the Wicked Eric Kripke Kim Manners
4.01 Lazarus Rising Eric Kripke Kim Manners
4.02 Are You There, God? It's Me, Dean Winchester Sera Gamble; story by Sera Gamble and Lou Bollo Philip Sgriccia
4.03 In the Beginning Jeremy Carver Steve Boyum
4.04 Metamorphosis Cathryn Humphris Kim Manners
4.05 Monster Movie Ben Edlund Bob Singer
4.06 Yellow Fever Andrew Dabb and Daniel Loflin Philip Sgriccia
4.07 It's the Great Pumpkin, Sam Winchester Eric Kripke and Julie Siege Charles Beeson
4.08 Wishful Thinking Ben Edlund; story by Ben Edlund and Lou Bollo Bob Singer
4.09 I Know What You Did Last Summer Sera Gamble Charles Beeson
4.10 Heaven and Hell Trevor Sands; story by Eric Kripke J. Miller Tobin
4.11 Family Remains Jeremy Carver Philip Sgriccia
4.12 Criss Angel Is a Douchebag Julie Siege Bob Singer
4.13 After School Special Andrew Dabb and Daniel Loflin Adam Kane
4.14 Sex and Violence Cathryn Humphris Charles Beeson
4.15 Death Takes a Holiday Jeremy Carver Steve Boyum
4.16 On the Head of a Pin Ben Edlund Mike Rohl
4.17 It's a Terrible Life Sera Gamble James L. Conway
4.18 The Monster at the End of This Book teleplay by Julie Siege; story by Julie Siege and Nancy Weiner Mike Rohl
4.19 Jump the Shark Andrew Dabb and Daniel Loflin Philip Sgriccia
4.20 The Rapture Jeremy Carver Charles Beeson
4.21 When the Levee Breaks Sera Gamble Robert Singer
4.22 Lucifer Rising Eric Kripke Eric Kripke
5.01 Sympathy for the Devil Eric Kripke Bob Singer
5.02 Good God, Y'All Sera Gamble Philip Sgriccia
5.03 Free to Be You and Me Jeremy Carver J. Miller Tobin
5.04 The End Ben Edlund Steve Boyum
5.05 Fallen Idols Julie Siege James L. Conway
5.06 I Believe the Children Are Our Future Andrew Dabb and Daniel Loflin Charles Beeson
5.07 The Curious Case of Dean Winchester Sera Gamble with Jenny Klein Bob Singer
5.08 Changing Channels Jeremy Carver Charles Beeson
5.09 The Real Ghostbusters Eric Kripke; story by Nancy Weiner James L. Conway
5.10 Abandon All Hope... Ben Edlund Philip Sgriccia
5.11 Sam, Interrupted Andrew Dabb and Daniel Loflin James L. Conway
5.12 Swap Meat teleplay by Julie Siege; written by Julie Siege, Rebecca Dessertine and Harvey Fedor Bob Singer
5.13 The Song Remains the Same Sera Gamble and Nancy Weiner Steve Boyum
5.14 My Bloody Valentine Ben Edlund Mike Rohl
5.15 Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid Jeremy Carver John Showalter
5.16 Dark Side of the Moon Andrew Dabb and Daniel Loflin Jeff Wollnough
5.17 99 Problems Julie Siege Charles Beeson
5.18 Point of No Return Jeremy Carver Philip Sgriccia
5.19 Hammer of the Gods Andrew Dabb and Daniel Loflin Rick Bota
5.20 The Devil You Know Ben Edlund Bob Singer
5.21 Two Minutes to Midnight Sera Gamble Philip Sgriccia
5.22 Swan Song Eric Kripke; story by Eric "Giz" Gerwirtz Steve Boyum
6.01 Exile on Main St. Sera Gamble Phil Sgriccia
6.02 Two and a Half Men Adam Glass John Showalter
6.03 The Third Man Ben Edlund Bob Singer
6.04 Weekend at Bobby's Andrew Dabb and Daniel Loflin Jensen Ackles
6.05 Live Free or Twihard Brett Matthews Rod Hardy
6.06 You Can't Handle the Truth story by David Reed, Eric Charmelo and Nicole Snyder; teleplay by Eric Charmelo and Nicole Snyder Jan Eliasberg
6.07 Family Matters Andrew Dabb and Daniel Loflin Guy Norman Bee
6.08 All Dogs Go to Heaven Adam Glass Philip Sgriccia
6.09 Clap Your Hands If You Believe... Ben Edlund John Showalter
6.10 Caged Heat teleplay by Brett Matthews; story by Brett Matthews and Jenny Klein Robert Singer
6.11 Appointment in Samarra Sera Gamble and Robert Singer Mike Rohl
6.12 Like a Virgin Adam Glass Philip Sgriccia
6.13 Unforgiven Andrew Dabb and Daniel Loflin David Barrett
6.14 Mannequin 3: The Reckoning Eric Charmelo and Nicole Snyder Jeannot Szwarc
6.15 The French Mistake Ben Edlund Charles Beeson
6.16 ...And Then There Were None Brett Matthews Mike Rohl
6.17 My Heart Will Go On Eric Charmelo and Nicole Snyder Philip Sgriccia
6.18 Frontierland Andrew Dabb, Daniel Loflin, and Jackson Stewart; teleplay by Andrew Dabb and Daniel Loflin Guy Norman Bee
6.19 Mommy Dearest Adam Glass John Showalter
6.20 The Man Who Would Be King Ben Edlund Ben Edlund
6.21 Let It Bleed‎ Sera Gamble John Showalter
6.22 The Man Who Knew Too Much Eric Kripke Robert Singer
7.01 Meet the New Boss Sera Gamble Philip Sgriccia
7.02 Hello, Cruel World Ben Edlund Guy Bee
7.03 The Girl Next Door Andrew Dabb and Daniel Loflin Jensen Ackles
7.04 Defending Your Life Adam Glass Bob Singer
7.05 Shut Up, Dr. Phil Brad Buckner and Eugenie Ross-Leming Philip Sgriccia
7.06 Slash Fiction Robbie Thompson John Showalter
7.07 The Mentalists Ben Acker and Ben Blacker Mike Rohl
7.08 Season Seven, Time for a Wedding! Andrew Dabb and Daniel Loflin Tim Andrew
7.09 How to Win Friends and Influence Monsters Ben Edlund Guy Bee
7.10 Death's Door Sera Gamble Robert Singer
7.11 Adventures in Babysitting Adam Glass Jeannot Szwarc
7.12 Time After Time Robbie Thompson Philip Sgriccia
7.13 The Slice Girls Brad Buckner and Eugenie Ross-Leming Jerry Wanek
7.14 Plucky Pennywhistle's Magical Menagerie Andrew Dabb and Daniel Loflin Mike Rohl
7.15 Repo Man Ben Edlund Thomas J. Wright
7.16 Out with the Old Jenny Klein and Bob Singer John Showalter
7.17 The Born-Again Identity Sera Gamble Robert Singer
7.18 Party On, Garth Adam Glass Philip Sgriccia
7.19 Of Grave Importance Brad Buckner and Eugenie Ross-Leming Tim Andrew
7.20 The Girl with the Dungeons and Dragons Tattoo Robbie Thompson Johnny MacCarthy
7.21 Reading Is Fundamental Ben Edlund Ben Edlund
7.22 There Will Be Blood Andrew Dabb and Daniel Loflin Guy Bee
7.23 Survival of the Fittest Sera Gamble Robert Singer
8.01 We Need to Talk About Kevin Jeremy Carver Robert Singer
8.02 What's Up, Tiger Mommy? Andrew Dabb and Daniel Loflin John Showalter
8.03 Heartache Brad Buckner and Eugenie Ross-Leming Jensen Ackles
8.04 Bitten Robbie Thompson Thomas J. Wright
8.05 Blood Brother Ben Edlund Guy Bee
8.06 Southern Comfort Adam Glass Tim Andrew
8.07 A Little Slice of Kevin Brad Buckner and Eugenie Ross-Leming Charlie Carner
8.08 Hunteri Heroici Andrew Dabb Paul Edwards
8.09 Citizen Fang Daniel Loflin Nick Copus
8.10 Torn and Frayed Jenny Klein Robert Singer
8.11 LARP and the Real Girl Robbie Thompson Jeannot Szwarc
8.12 As Time Goes By Adam Glass Serge Ladouceur
8.13 Everybody Hates Hitler Ben Edlund Philip Sgriccia
8.14 Trial and Error Andrew Dabb Kevin Parks
8.15 Man's Best Friend with Benefits Brad Buckner and Eugenie Ross-Leming John Showalter
8.16 Remember the Titans Dan Loflin Steve Boyum
8.17 Goodbye Stranger Robbie Thompson Thomas J. Wright
8.18 Freaks and Geeks Adam Glass John Showalter
8.19 Taxi Driver Brad Buckner and Eugenie Ross-Leming Guy Bee
8.20 Pac-Man Fever Robbie Thompson Robert Singer
8.21 The Great Escapist Ben Edlund Robert Duncan McNeill
8.22 Clip Show Andrew Dabb Thomas J. Wright
8.23 Sacrifice Jeremy Carver Philip Sgriccia
9.01 I Think I'm Gonna Like It Here Jeremy Carver John Showalter
9.02 Devil May Care Andrew Dabb Guy Norman Bee
9.03 I'm No Angel Brad Buckner and Eugenie Ross-Leming Kevin Hooks
9.04 Slumber Party Robbie Thompson Robert Singer
9.05 Dog Dean Afternoon Eric Charmelo and Nicole Snyder Tim Andrew
9.06 Heaven Can't Wait Robert Berens Rob Spera
9.07 Bad Boys Adam Glass Kevin Parks
9.08 Rock and a Hard Place Jenny Klein Johnny MacCarthy
9.09 Holy Terror Brad Buckner and Eugenie Ross-Leming Thomas J. Wright
9.10 Road Trip Andrew Dabb Robert Singer
9.11 First Born Robbie Thompson John Badham
9.12 Sharp Teeth Adam Glass John Showalter
9.13 The Purge Eric Charmelo and Nicole Snyder Phil Sgriccia
9.14 Captives Robert Berens Jerry Wanek
9.15 THINMAN Jenny Klein Jeannot Szwarc
9.16 Blade Runners Brad Buckner and Eugenie Ross-Leming Serge Ladouceur
9.17 Mother's Little Helper Adam Glass Misha Collins
9.18 Meta Fiction Robbie Thompson Thomas J. Wright
9.19 Alex Annie Alexis Ann Robert Berens Stefan Pleszczynski
9.20 Bloodlines Andrew Dabb Robert Singer
9.21 King of the Damned Brad Buckner and Eugenie Ross-Leming P.J. Pesce
9.22 Stairway to Heaven Andrew Dabb Guy Norman Bee
9.23 Do You Believe in Miracles? Jeremy Carver Thomas J. Wright
10.01 Black Jeremy Carver Robert Singer
10.02 Reichenbach Andrew Dabb Thomas J. Wright
10.03 Soul Survivor Brad Buckner and Eugenie Ross-Leming Jensen Ackles
10.04 Paper Moon Adam Glass Jeannot Szwarc
10.05 Fan Fiction Robbie Thompson Phil Sgriccia
10.06 Ask Jeeves Eric Charmelo and Nicole Snyder John MacCarthy
10.07 Girls, Girls, Girls Robert Berens Robert Singer
10.08 Hibbing 911 Jenny Klein and Phil Sgriccia Tim Andrew
10.09 The Things We Left Behind Andrew Dabb Guy Norman Bee
10.10 The Hunter Games Brad Buckner and Eugenie Ross-Leming John Badham
10.11 There's No Place Like Home Robbie Thompson Phil Sgriccia
10.12 About a Boy Adam Glass Serge Ladouceur
10.13 Halt & Catch Fire Eric Charmelo and Nicole Snyder John Showalter
10.14 The Executioner's Song Robert Berens Philip Sgriccia
10.15 The Things They Carried Jenny Klein John Badham
10.16 Paint It Black Eugenie Ross-Leming and Brad Buckner John F. Showalter
10.17 Inside Man Andrew Dabb Rashaad Ernesto Green
10.18 Book of the Damned Robbie Thompson P.J. Pesce
10.19 The Werther Project Robert Berens Stefan Pleszczynski
10.20 Angel Heart Robbie Thompson Steve Boyum
10.21 Dark Dynasty Eugenie Ross-Leming and Brad Buckner Robert Singer
10.22 The Prisoner Andrew Dabb Thomas J. Wright
10.23 Brother's Keeper Jeremy Carver Phil Sgriccia
11.01 Out of the Darkness, Into the Fire Jeremy Carver Robert Singer
11.02 Form and Void Andrew Dabb Phil Sgriccia
11.03 The Bad Seed Eugenie Ross-Leming and Brad Buckner Jensen Ackles
11.04 Baby Robbie Thompson Thomas J. Wright
11.05 Thin Lizzy Nancy Won Rashaad Ernesto Green
11.06 Our Little World Robert Berens John Showalter
11.07 Plush
11.08 Just My Imagination Richard Speight Jr.
11.09 O Brother, Where Art Thou?