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Cass is... hmm... he's gone. He's... dead. We run the show now.

Supernatural was renewed for a seventh season by The CW on April 26, 2011. The season consists of 23 episodes and aired on Fridays at 9PM EST.

The season premiered on September 23, 2011 with Meet the New Boss and ended on May 18, 2012 with Survival of the Fittest.

Season Summary

In season seven, the events take place right after the angel Castiel absorbed the souls of Purgatory declares himself as the new God. And the "mutated angel" goes around the planet to try and finish his "work". Eventually, thanks to a little bit of help from the Horseman Death, the Winchesters convince the angel to return all the souls back to Purgatory. Castiel manages to return all souls but souls of some of the older creatures escape. Something in which the Winchesters will find themselves in an increasingly sinister, changing landscape, as they go up against this new foe, which is unlike anything they've ever fought before: the Leviathans, the very first beasts created by God, but were then locked away in Purgatory for being too destructive. The brothers will find their old tricks, weapons and hiding places all rendered useless. All they'll have is each other with the certainty that, like the last of the cowboy outlaws, whatever they face, they're not going down without a fight.

Season seven finds Dean and Sam reeling from the loss of Bobby and without the help of Castiel. Sam's violent memories of Hell threaten to overtake him, threatening not just his life, but his brother's as well. Dean struggles under the weight of a secret that threatens to tear them apart. They are about to face an enemy more cunning and adaptable than any they've ever fought. As the landscape around them becomes increasingly treacherous, the tools they've come to rely upon will be stripped away. Our heroes, like so many outlaws before them, will find themselves utterly outmatched and outgunned and pushed to their limits, with no one to rely on but each other.

As the season progresses the Leviathans become a much greater threat where Sam and Dean are forced to form an alliance with a resurrected Castiel, Meg, Crowley, a ghostly Bobby Singer and the prophet Kevin Tran to defeat the Leviathans and their leader Dick Roman with a weapon designed by God. Bobby begins to turn into a vengeful spirit forcing Sam and Dean to destroy him. Dean manages to kill Dick but the after effects cause him and Castiel to end up in Purgatory while Crowley abducts Meg and Kevin. With Bobby dead, Sam is completely alone... 

Season Cast

Main Cast

Recurring Cast

Special Guest Stars

Guest Stars


Episode List

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This episode summary is an official CW press release. It may contain errors.
Image Title Writer(s) Director(s) Airdate #
701 Meet the New Boss Writer: Sera Gamble Director: Phil Sgriccia 09/23/11 #127 701
CASTIEL TAKES ON HIS NEW ROLE AS GOD - Castiel (guest star Misha Collins) doesn't kill Sam (Jared Padalecki), Dean (Jensen Ackles) and Bobby (guest star Jim Beaver) but warns them not to interfere in his business. Assuming his new role as God, Castiel sets out to right some of the wrongs in the world. Dean decides they should bind Death (guest star Julian Richings) and order him to stop Castiel, but the former angel is one step ahead of them, leaving Dean to face a very angry Death. Meanwhile, Sam struggles to deal with the broken wall in his head.
702 Hello, Cruel World Writer: Ben Edlund Director: Guy Bee 9/30/2011 #128 702
SAM HAS FLASHBACKS FROM HELL - Castiel (guest star Misha Collins) continues to struggle with the burdens that come with his new-fangled power. The broken wall in Sam's (Jared Padalecki) head causes him to have hallucinations, and he has difficulty discerning what's real and what's not. Bobby (guest star Jim Beaver) worries that Dean (Jensen Ackles) is beginning to stumble under the weight of fighting Castiel and keeping an eye on Sam.
703BobbyDean The Girl Next Door Writer: Andrew Dabb and Daniel Loflin Director: Jensen Ackles 10/07/11 #129 703
JENSEN ACKLES DIRECTS - Dean (Jensen Ackles) is furious after Sam (Jared Padalecki) disappears to follow a lead on a case with clues that are identical to a case Sam solved as a kid. The demon turns out to be Amy (guest star Jewel Staite), who has been killing low-life thugs and taking their brains for dinner the same demon Sam found as a kid.
704 Defending Your Life Writer: Adam Glass Director: Robert Singer 10/14/2011 #130 704
DEAN IS PUT ON TRIAL FOR HIS PAST SINS - Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) investigate a string of gruesome murders and discover the Egyptian god Osiris (guest star Faran Tahir) is behind the deaths. The vengeful god is putting people on trial for their past mistakes and killing them if found guilty. Osiris hones in on Dean's guilt and decides he's the next to stand trial. Sam steps in as Dean's lawyer, but both brothers are unprepared when Osiris calls an unexpected witness: Jo (guest star Alona Tal).
705Starks Shut Up, Dr. Phil Writer: Brad Buckner and Eugenie Ross-Leming Director: Phil Sgriccia 10/21/2011 #131 705
"BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER" ALUMS CHARISMA CARPENTER AND JAMES MARSTERS GUEST STAR - Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) meet Maggie Stark (guest star Charisma Carpenter), a witch who has unleashed her wrath on a small town, resulting in numerous deaths. Sam and Dean track down her husband, Donald (guest star James Marsters), to see if he can help. Donald tells the brothers that Maggie is mad at him for having an affair and is taking it out on the townspeople.
706 Slash Fiction Writer: Robbie Thompson Director: John F. Showalter 10/28/2011 #132 706
DOUBLE THE WINCHESTERS, DOUBLE THE FUN - Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) are once again on the FBI's "Most Wanted" list when two Leviathans clone the brothers and go on a killing spree. The subject of a nationwide manhunt, Sam and Dean need to drop off the grid so Bobby (guest star Jim Beaver) sends them to Frank Deveraux (guest star Kevin R. McNally), a quirky surveillance expert, for help. Meanwhile, Bobby continues to search for a way to kill the Levianthans, or at least slow them down, so the real Winchesters can stop their evil doppelgangers.
707 The Mentalists Writer: Ben Acker and Ben Blacker Director: Mike Rohl 11/4/2011 #133 707
MEDIUM RARE - Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) investigate the gruesome murders of resident mediums in Lily Dale, the most "psychic" town in America. They discover that an angry spirit is killing off the psychics one by one, but in a town full of people who claim to be summoning spirits, they have a little trouble identifying the medium controlling the ghost.
708 Season Seven, Time for a Wedding! Writer: Andrew Dabb and Daniel Loflin Director: Tim Andrew 11/11/2011 #134 708
HERE COMES THE GROOM; PLUS DJ QUALLS GUEST STARS - While on a hunt, Sam (Jared Padalecki) runs into someone from his past and a confrontation ensues. Meanwhile, Dean reluctantly teams up with a quirky, laid-back hunter named Garth (guest star DJ Qualls), when he finds himself in a situation that he just cannot explain.
709 How to Win Friends and Influence Monsters Writer: Ben Edlund Director: Guy Bee 11/18/2011 #135 709
IT'S A JERSEY DEVIL OF A TIME - Sam (Jared Padalecki), Dean (Jensen Ackles) and Bobby (guest star Jim Beaver) become actual hunters, in the true sense of the word, when they set up camp in a New Jersey state park to track a creature that has been attacking people in the woods. The townsfolk claim it is the real Jersey Devil. Meanwhile, Dean is beyond thrilled to find a Biggerson's restaurant in town, but is devastated when he discovers the restaurant's special sandwich seems to be making people crazy.
710new Death's Door Writer: Sera Gamble Director: Robert Singer 12/02/2011 #136 710
BOBBY REVISITS HIS PAST - As Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) race the clock on a high-stakes mission, Bobby (guest star Jim Beaver) seeks the help of an unlikely old friend to solve one of the most personal cases of his life.
711 vampire bite Adventures In Babysitting Writer: Adam Glass Director: Jeannot Szwarc 01/06/2012 #137 711
"ONCE UPON A TIME" ACTRESS MEGHAN ORY GUEST STARS - Still reeling after what happened to Bobby (guest star Jim Beaver), Dean (Jensen Ackles) becomes dangerously obsessed over finding a way to take down Dick Roman (guest star James Patrick Stuart). Meanwhile, Sam (Jared Padalecki) decides to help a teenage girl (guest star Madison Mclaughlin) look for her father (guest star Ian Tracey), a hunter who has gone missing. Sam traces his last steps to a truck stop where the help (guest star Meghan Ory) turns out not to be so friendly.
712 Time After Time Writer: Robbie Thompson Director: Phil Sgriccia 01/13/2012 #138 712
JASON DOHRING ("RINGER," "VERONICA MARS") AND NICHOLAS LEA ("THE X-FILES") GUEST STAR; DEAN GETS STUCK IN THE '40S - Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) tangle with the God of Time (guest star Jason Dohring), who sends Dean back to 1944, where he is immediately arrested by none other than the one and only Eliot Ness (guest star Nicholas Lea). While trying to figure out how to retrieve his brother, Sam is surprised by the reappearance of an old friend.
713AmazonGirlDean The Slice Girls Writer: Eugenie Ross-Leming and Brad Buckner Director: Jerry Wanek 02/03/2012 #139 713
DEAN'S ONE NIGHT STAND HAS SERIOUS COMPLICATIONS; "THE VAMPIRE DIARIES" SARA CANNING GUEST STARS - Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) investigate a case where the victims' hands and feet have been severed and each have been branded with a strange symbol. While Sam does some research at a local university, Dean heads to one of his favorite places to investigate the town bar. Dean strikes up a conversation with a local named Lydia (guest star Sara Canning, "The Vampire Diaries"), and the two go back to her place. Sam discovers the symbol on the bodies is a sign of Amazon warriors.
714new Plucky Pennywhistle's Magical Menagerie Writer: Andrew Dabb and Daniel Loflin Director: Mike Rohl 02/10/12 #140 714
CLOWNS, UNICORNS AND SHARKS, OH MY! - Sam (Jared Padalecki) is forced to confront a childhood fear when a case takes him and Dean (Jensen Ackles) to Kansas to investigate Plucky Pennywhistle's Magical Menagerie, a local pizza chain that hosts children's birthday parties. Sam and Dean discover that the victims' children had recently been to the restaurant and drawn a picture of their worst fear, which then came to life to kill their parent. While Dean confronts the man behind the magic, Sam is left to deal with some very angry clowns.
715 Repo Man Writer: Ben Edlund Director: Thomas J. Wright 02/17/2012 #141 715
DOUBLE TROUBLE - Four years ago, Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) helped a woman named Nora (guest star Nicole Oliver) exorcise a demon that was systematically killing women in a small town. They managed to save the postal worker, Jeffrey (guest star Russell Sams), while vanquishing the demon but now it seems the black-eyed monster has reared his ugly head and returned for a second helping. The brothers visit Jeffrey, who has been locked in a psych ward since the incident, to see if he can remember any of the demon's plans while he was possessed.
716new Out With The Old Writer: Robert Singer and Jenny Klein. Director: John F. Showalter 3/16/2012 #142 716
DOUBLE TROUBLE - After a ballerina is found dead from dancing herself to death, Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) look into the case and discover the ballet slippers she wore were cursed. When Dean accidentally touches the shoes the power of the curse starts to take hold of him.
717 The Born-Again Identity Writer: Sera Gamble Director: Robert Singer 03/23/2012 #143 717
MISHA COLLINS RETURNS! - Lucifer (guest star Mark Pellegrino) drives Sam (Jared Padalecki) to the breaking point and Sam ends up in a mental hospital. Desperate to save his brother, Dean (Jensen Ackles) calls every hunter he knows for help. One of the hunters gives him the name of a healer who turns out to have a very familiar face (guest star Misha Collins).
718 Party On, Garth Writer: Adam Glass Director: Phil Sgriccia 3/30/12 #144 718
GARTH IS BACK TO HELP THE WINCHESTERS - Dean (Jensen Ackles) is surprised when he gets a call from Garth (guest star DJ Qualls) asking for the brothers' help on a case. Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean discover they are battling a Shojo, a Japanese creature sent to seek revenge on enemies. The worst part about fighting a Shojo? You can only see it when you're drunk.
719supernatural Of Grave Importance Writer: Brad Buckner and Eugenie Ross-Leming Director: Tim Andrew 04/20/2012 #145 719
AN OLD HUNTER FRIEND RECONNECTS WITH SAM AND DEAN - Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) get a call from Annie Hawkins (guest star Jamie Luner), an old hunter friend, asking for help on a case. When they arrive in town, they find out Annie has disappeared. They trace her last whereabouts to an old abandoned house that is haunted by a powerful ghost.
720supernatural The Girl With The Dungeons and Dragons Tattoo Writer: Robbie Thompson Director: John MacCarthy 04/27/2012 #146 720
FELICIA DAY ("THE GUILD," "EUREKA") GUEST STARS - Dick Roman (James Patrick Stuart) acquires Frank's hard drive that contains sensitive information about the Winchesters and gives it to an unsuspecting brilliant hacker named Charlie (guest star Day) telling her she has 48 hours to crack the firewall or she is fired. Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) are tipped off that Dick has the hard drive and race to get to Charlie before she breaks the code. Meanwhile, Bobby (Jim Beaver) tries to help the brothers, but his rage towards Dick for killing him starts to get in the way.
721 Reading Is Fundamental Writer: Ben Edlund Director: Ben Edlund 05/04/2012 #147 721
CASTIEL AWAKENS FROM HIS COMATOSE STATE - Meg (guest star Rachel Miner) calls Dean (Jensen Ackles) and Sam (Jared Padalecki) and tells them Castiel (guest star Misha Collins) is awake and talking. Meanwhile, a teenager named Kevin (guest star Osric Chau) gets hit by a bolt of lightening and is turned into a reluctant prophet. Sam and Dean believe Kevin holds the key to defeating the Leviathans but must fight off two Angels who want him for their own purposes.
722 There Will Be Blood Writer: Andrew Dabb and Daniel Loflin Director: Guy Bee 05/11/2012 #148 722
SAM AND DEAN SEEK OUT AN ALPHA - In order to defeat Dick Roman (guest star James Patrick Stuart) and the Leviathans, Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) must locate three key items. Castiel (Misha Collins) helps with one but for the last objects, the Winchesters must face two of their strongest opponents: an Alpha (guest star Rick Worthy) and Crowley (guest star Mark Sheppard). Meanwhile, Bobby (guest star Jim Beaver) tries out a new ghost trick that ends up being very dangerous.
723new Survival of the Fittest Writer: Sera Gamble Director: Robert Singer 05/18/2012 #149 723
SAM AND DEAN STORM SUCROCORP TO TAKE DOWN DICK ROMAN - Dean (Jensen Ackles) and Sam (Jared Padalecki) prepare for battle with Dick Roman (guest star James Patrick Stuart). Dick's in the final phase of his plan and the Winchesters must team up with Castiel (guest star Misha Collins), Bobby (guest star Jim Beaver), Meg (guest star Rachel Miner) and Kevin (guest star Osric Chau), the prophet, to stop him. However, Dick is one of the smartest enemies they've ever faced so it's a mind game to see who can keep the upper hand.


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