|“||I've never seen anything quite like it. (...) Nocturnals acting in broad daylight, werewolves out on a half-moon, creatures that we've never even seen before - we don't even know what they are. I'm knee-deep in half-eaten human hearts and exsanguinated ten year-old, and it's all making me... uneasy.||”|
The sixth season begins about a year after the end happenings of the fifth with Dean living a normal life with Lisa Braeden and her son Ben. Sam mysteriously and miraculously returns to Earth and reunites with Dean, who leaves his new life behind. Sam has been working with their grandfather, Samuel Campbell (their mother's father), in order to capture the Alpha monsters (first of the gene pool).
Bobby eventually gets his soul back from the crossroads demon Crowley, who has apparently become the King of Hell. It is eventually discovered that Samuel is following Crowley's orders in exchange for the resurrection of his daughter, Sam and Dean's mother. Castiel is barely helpful anymore because a civil war in Heaven against the archangel Raphael (who wants to take over Heaven, free both Michael and Lucifer from the Cage, and start the Apocalypse again) has taken its toll. Crowley wants to use the Alpha Monsters to locate Purgatory, a supernatural realm that is filled with the souls of every monster that has ever been killed (vampires, werewolves, wendigos, skinwalkers, even shapeshifters etc.) and in which there are a vast collection of souls that could be used for power.
Castiel brought back Sam without his soul, and Dean implores the help of the Horseman Death in order to retrieve it. Death puts a wall up in Sam's mind so that he will not remember Hell. Sam's original personality is restored with no memory of the past year and a half. It turns out Castiel made a deal with Crowley for both of them to receive half of the souls in Purgatory. Dean doesn't like the idea and tries to stop the duo. To stop the Winchesters and Bobby Singer, Castiel knocks down the mental barrier in Sam's mind.
Castiel betrays Crowley, who then allies himself with Raphael and performs the ritual to open the doors of Purgatory. It fails because they had dog blood and Castiel appears full of power from having done the ritual himself. He obliterates Raphael and Crowley escapes. When the Winchesters try to reason with Castiel, he reveals that he is not an angel anymore, he has become the new God.
- Jared Padalecki as Sam Winchester (22/22) and Alpha Shapeshifter (1/22) (episode 2)
- Jensen Ackles as Dean Winchester (22/22), Alpha Shapeshifter (1/22) (episode 2), and Khan Worm (1/22) (episode 16)
- Misha Collins as Castiel (12/22) (episodes 3, 6-7, 10, 12, 15, 17-22) and Himself (1/22) (episode 15)
Special Guest Stars
- Brian Doyle-Murray as Robert Singer (1/22) (episode 15)
- Robert Englund as Dr. Robert (1/22) (episode 11)
- Jim Beaver as Bobby Singer (12/22) (episodes 1, 4, 6, 11-12, 16-22) and Khan Worm (1/22) (episode 16)
- Mark A. Sheppard as Crowley (8/22) (episodes 4, 7-8, 10, 19-22) and Alpha Shapeshifter (1/22) (episode 10)
- Cindy Sampson as Lisa Braeden (7/22) (episodes 1-3, 5-6, 14, 21) and Lisa's Demon (1/22) (episode 21)
- Mitch Pileggi as Samuel Campbell (7/22) (episodes 1-2, 5, 7, 10, 13, 16), Alpha Shapeshifter (1/22) (episode 2), and Khan Worm (1/22) (episode 16)
- Nicholas Elia as Ben Braeden (5/22) (episodes 1-2, 5, 14, 21)
- Demore Barnes as Raphael (2/22) (episodes 3, 20)
- Steven Williams as Rufus Turner (2/22) (episodes 4, 16)
- Fredric Lehne as Azazel (1/22) (episode 1)
- Kim Rhodes as Jody Mills (1/22) (episode 4)
- Rachel Miner as Meg (1/22) (episode 10)
- Julian Richings as Death (1/22) (episode 11)
- Lindsey McKeon as Tessa (1/22) (episode 11)
- Genevieve Padalecki as Herself (1/22) (episode 15)
- Samantha Ferris as Ellen Harvelle (1/22) (episode 17)
- Amber Benson as Lenore (1/22) (episode 19)
- Samantha Smith as Eve (1/22) (episode 19)
- Sebastian Roché as Balthazar (6/22) (episodes 3, 11, 15, 17, 21-22)
- Corin Nemec as Christian Campbell (4/22) (episodes 1-2, ) and Christian's Demon (episodes 7, 10)
- Jessica Heafey as Gwen Campbell (4/22) (episodes 1-2, 7, 16)
- Julia Maxwell as Eve (3/22) (episodes 12, 16, 19) and Eve's Vessel (1/22) (episode 12)
- Kim Johnston Ulrich as Eleanor Visyak (3/22) (episodes 12, 21-22)
- David Paetkau as Mark Campbell (2/22) (episodes 1-2)
- Laura Mennell as Brigitta (2/22) (episodes 1, 10)
- Rick Worthy as Alpha Vampire (2/22) (episodes 5, 7)
- Lanette Ware as Raphael (2/22) (episodes 15, 22)
- Sonya Salomaa as Rachel (2/22) (episodes 18, 20)
- Adam Groves as Gavin MacLeod (1/22) (episode 4)
|There was something about being there... It felt pure.|
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|Exile on Main Street||Writer: Sera Gamble||Director: Phil Sgriccia||09/24/10||#105 601|
|MITCH PILEGGI ("X-Files," "Sons of Anarchy") RETURNS AS DEAN AND SAM'S GRANDFATHER - It's a year later and Dean (Jensen Ackles) has given up hunting and is living with Lisa (guest star Cindy Sampson) and her son Ben (guest star Nicholas Elia). Mysteriously freed from his cage in hell, Sam (Jared Padalecki) finds Dean and tells him he needs to rejoin the fight and introduces Dean to a world-a family-he never even knew existed: the Campbells, his mother's family, lead by none other than their Grandfather Samuel (Pileggi).
|Two and a Half Men||Writer: Adam Glass||Director: John F. Showalter||10/01/10||#106 602|
|SAMUEL CREATES CONFLICT BETWEEN DEAN AND SAM - Sam (Jared Padalecki) investigates a case about missing babies whose parents are being murdered. At one of the crime scenes, he discovers a baby that was left behind and calls Dean (Jensen Ackles) for help. Reluctant to leave Lisa (guest star Cindy Sampson) and Ben (guest star Nicholas Elia), Dean finally agrees to meet Sam and surprises his brother with how parental he has become. The brothers take the baby to Samuel (guest star Mitch Pileggi), who decides to raise it as a hunter, which infuriates Dean. However, before they can decide the baby's future, a shape-shifter breaks in and attempts to kidnap the baby.
|The Third Man||Writer: Ben Edlund||Director: Robert Singer||10/08/10||#107 603|
|CASTIEL RETURNS - Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) call Castiel (Misha Collins) for help when they investigate a case about several dead police officers who seem to have been killed by the plagues of Egypt. Castiel confirms the staff of Moses was used to kill the cops and tells Sam and Dean that Heaven is in a state of chaos and God's weapons have been stolen. The three head off to find the thief and come face to face with an old enemy.
|Weekend at Bobby's||Writer: Andrew Dabb and Daniel Loflin||Director: Jensen Ackles||10/15/10||#108 604|
|JENSEN ACKLES' DIRECTORIAL DEBUT - After Bobby (Jim Beaver) discovers Crowley (guest star Mark Sheppard) has no intentions of returning Bobby's soul, the hunter takes matters into his own hands. He calls on Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) for help after he unearths one of Crowley's deepest secrets. Meanwhile, Sam and Dean learn what Bobby does all day when they are not around.
|Live Free or Twihard||Writer: Brett Matthews||Director: Rod Hardy||10/22/10||#109 605|
|DEAN IS TURNED INTO A VAMPIRE - After a group of young girls go missing, Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) realize that a group of vampires have taken up residence in the small town. After a fight with two of the blood-suckers, Dean is bitten and turns into a vampire. Samuel (guest star Mitch Pileggi) tells Dean he can change him back but he'd have to get the blood of the vampire who turned him. Dean infiltrates the nest and runs into the Alpha.
|You Can't Handle The Truth||Writer: Eric Charmelo, Nicole Snyder and David Reed||Director: Jan Eliasburg||10/29/10||#110 606|
|THE TRUTH HURTS - Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) investigate a series of suicides and discover the victims were being told brutal truths that drove them crazy. They find out someone is invoking the Goddess of Truth, Veritas, forcing people to be cruelly honest against their will and Dean is the next victim. Dean is forced to tell Sam the truth about how he feels about his return from Hell.
|Family Matters||Writer: Andrew Dabb and Daniel Loflin||Director: Guy Bee||11/05/10||#111 607|
|DOES SAMUEL HAVE A SECRET? - Dean (Jensen Ackles) becomes suspicious of Samuel's (guest star Mitch Pileggi) motives, but Sam isn't sold on the idea that their grandfather is doing anything wrong. The brothers go along on a hunt with Samuel and the other Campbells, but things go terribly awry.
|All Dogs Go To Heaven||Writer: Adam Glass||Director: Phil Sgriccia||11/12/10||#112 608|
|IT'S A DOG'S LIFE - Dean (Jensen Ackles) and Sam (Jared Padalecki) investigate what seems to be a werewolf killing but turns out to be a skinwalker (guest star Andrew Rothenberg) posing as a family dog who is taking revenge on his owner's enemies. After capturing the dog, he turns human and tells Sam and Dean that an Alpha skinwalker has created many sleeper cells that will rise on his command and kill their families. The only way to stop the mass murders is to find and kill the Alpha.
|Clap Your Hands If You Believe||Writer: Ben Edlund||Director: John F. Showalter||11/19/10||#113 609|
|FAIRIES! - While Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) are investigating a UFO sighting, Dean is abducted from a crop circle. However, when he awakens, he discovers he isn't dealing with aliens, but fairies! Unfortunately, only Dean can see the fairy that keeps attacking him which makes tracing and stopping them difficult. The brothers become even more perplexed when Sam's investigation leads them to a world full of elves, gnomes and a leprechaun.
|Caged Heat||Writer: Brett Matthews and Jenny Klein||Director: Robert Singer||12/03/10||#114 610|
|MEG'S BACK! - Meg (guest star Rachel Miner) kidnaps Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) and tries to force them to tell her where Crowley (guest star Mark A. Sheppard) is hiding. Sam makes her a deal: they will help her find Crowley if she promises to torture him for information about how to get Sam's soul back. Castiel (Misha Collins) joins the fight but finds it difficult to work with Meg.
|Appointment In Samarra||Writer: Sera Gamble and Robert Singer||Director: Mike Rohl||12/10/10||#115 611|
|DEATH RETURNS FOR A MEETING WITH DEAN - Dean (Jensen Ackles) seeks out Death (guest star Julian Richings) to help get Sam's (Jared Padalecki) soul back. Death tells Dean he will help Sam if Dean will agree to act as Death for 24 hours. Meanwhile, Sam decides he doesn't want his soul back and asks Balthazar (guest star Sebastian Roché) for a protective spell to keep his soul out of his body. Balthazar tells Sam he needs the blood of his father for the spell to work and since John Winchester is dead, Sam decides Bobby (Jim Beaver) is the next best thing.
|Like A Virgin||Writer: Adam Glass||Director: Phil Sgriccia||02/04/11||#116 612|
|DEATH RETURNS FOR A MEETING WITH DEAN - Dean (Jensen Ackles) and Bobby (Jim Beaver) anxiously wait for Sam (Jared Padalecki) to wake up to see if Death (guest star Julian Richings) was able to restore his soul without causing Sam to lose his mind. Meanwhile, Dean and Bobby investigate a disappearance of virgins and discover dragons are behind the kidnappings. Bobby sends Dean to a doctor who owns the only weapon in the world that can slay a dragon, but Dean must prove himself worthy enough to take it.
|Unforgiven||Writer: Andrew Dabb and Daniel Loflin||Director: David Barrett||02/11/11||#117 613|
|DEAN FINDS OUT ABOUT SAM'S LIFE WHEN HE HUNTED WITH SAMUEL - Sam (Jared Padalecki) starts to have flashbacks to a case he worked on with Samuel (guest star Mitch Pileggi) before he reconnected with Dean (Jensen Ackles). Sam receives a mysterious text with coordinates to a small town, so the brothers decide to investigate. Dean is surprised when the townspeople start telling him some of the things Sam did while he lived there.
|Mannequin 3: The Reckoning||Writer: Eric Charmelo and Nicole Snyder||Director: Jeannot Szwarc||02/18/11||#118 614|
|DEAN RUSHES HOME TO CHECK ON LISA - Ben (guest star Nicolas Elia) calls Dean (Jensen Ackles) and tells him Lisa (guest star Cindy Sampson) is in trouble. Dean leaves Sam (Jared Padalecki) to investigate a case alone and rushes home to rescue Lisa, however, he's not prepared for what meets him at the door. Meanwhile, Sam discovers the men that were murdered were all a part of a cruel practical joke played on a female co-worker who went missing.
|The French Mistake||Writer: Ben Edlund||Director: Charles Beeson||02/25/11||#119 615|
|SAM AND DEAN ARE TRANSPORTED TO AN ALTERNATE REALITY - Raphael (guest star Lanette Ware) launches an attack on Castiel (Misha Collins) and his allies, sending a particularly frightening angelic hitman (guest star Carlos Sanz) after Balthazar (guest star Sebastian Roché), Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles). In an effort to protect the brothers, Balthazar sends them to an alternate universe where they are the stars of a TV show called "Supernatural" and they are actors named "Jensen Ackles" and "Jared Padalecki." The brothers are confused when Castiel appears to be a tweet-happy actor named "Misha Collins" and Sam is married to Ruby (Genevieve Cortese).
|...And Then There Were None||Writer: Brett Matthews||Director: Mike Rohl||03/04/11||#120 616|
|SAMUEL JOINS UP WITH SAM AND DEAN - Sam (Jared Padalecki), Dean (Jensen Ackles) and Bobby (guest star Jim Beaver) set out in search of The Mother of All's latest monster. While investigating, they run into Samuel (guest star Mitch Pileggi) and Gwen (guest star Jessica Heafey), who are also hunting the creature. Samuel and Bobby get into a heated fight about how to handle the case.
|My Heart Will Go On||Writer: Eric Charmelo and Nicole Snyder||Director: Phil Sgriccia||04/15/11||#121 617|
|SAM AND DEAN TEMPT FATE - After Balthazar (guest star Sebastian Roché) changes history and keeps the Titanic from sinking, Fate (guest star Katie Walder) intervenes and begins killing those that would have died on the ship. Castiel (Misha Collins) tells Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) that Fate is very upset with the two of them and the only way they can stay alive is to kill her.
|Frontierland||Writer: Andrew Dabb, Daniel Loflin and Jackson Stewart||Director: Guy Bee||04/22/11||#122 618|
|SAM AND DEAN RETURN TO THE WILD, WILD WEST - While searching for a way to defeat Eve, Dean (Jensen Ackles) stumbles upon Samuel Colt's (guest star Sam Hennings) journal in the Campbell library. Realizing Samuel might have the answer to their problems, Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean ask Castiel (Misha Collins) to send them back in time so they can meet the man himself. While Sam is a bit reluctant to time travel, Dean is beside himself with excitement to return to the Wild, Wild West.
|Mommy Dearest||Writer: Adam Glass||Director: John F. Showalter||04/29/11||#123 619|
|SAM AND DEAN MEET EVE - Sam (Jared Padalecki), Dean (Jensen Ackles), Bobby (guest star Jim Beaver) and Castiel (Misha Collins) track Eve (guest star Julia Maxwell) to a small town in Oregon. The guys discover the townspeople have been converted to demons, but surprisingly, they all appear to be dying. When they finally do meet Eve, she decides to torture the brothers by bringing back their mother, Mary Winchester (guest star Samantha Smith), as a demon.
|The Man Who Would Be King||Writer: Ben Edlund||Director: Ben Edlund||05/06/11||#124 620|
|EXECUTIVE PRODUCER BEN EDLUND WROTE AND DIRECTED THE EPISODE - Castiel (Misha Collins) tells Sam (Jared Padalecki), Dean (Jensen Ackles) and Bobby (guest star Jim Beaver) about the war in Heaven and how he and Raphael became enemies. Bobby believes Castiel is hiding something, but Dean refuses to believe it.
|Let It Bleed||Writer: Sera Gamble||Director: John F. Showalter||05/20/11||#125 621|
|DEAN'S WORST NIGHTMARE COMES TRUE - A demon kidnaps Ben (guest star Nicholas Elia) and Lisa (guest star Cindy Sampson) to get to Dean (Jensen Ackles). Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean are forced to join with an unlikely ally to free them.
|The Man Who Knew Too Much||Writer: Eric Kripke||Director: Robert Singer||05/20/11||#126 622|
|EXECUTIVE PRODUCER ERIC KRIPKE PENS THE SEASON FINALE - The wall comes down in Sam's (Jared Padalecki) head and all hell breaks loose. Dean (Jensen Ackles) and Bobby (guest star Jim Beaver) are, for once, at a total loss on how to help him and are forced to stand by and do nothing while Sam breaks. The battle for heaven comes to a head.
- The season had an average of 2.42 million viewers and 1.1 rating.
- This season marks the first appearances of Alphas, Arachne, Dragons, Fairies, Khan Worm, Lamia, Okami, Phoenix and Skinwalkers,
- This is the first season since Season 2 to feature a Djinn.
- This is the first season to feature Crowley as a Big Bad, and the only season where Castiel is a Big Bad as well.
- This is the first season to have two new episodes air in one night. The second one is Season 12.
- This the first season to have Sera Gamble as showrunner.
- This season has the second most on screen time of Alternate Universes in one season. Season 13 currently has the most.
- This seasons features the most types of supernatural beings of any season, with 32 onscreen types across 22 episodes.
- Jensen Ackles marks his directional debut this season, making him the first cast member to direct an episode.
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