Season 7 of Supernatural was announced by The CW Television Network, renewed for another season on April 26, 2011. It is on The CW on Thursday nights at 8PM EST and premiered on September 23, 2011, and the season finale aired on May 18, 2012. This was the first season of Supernatural to have 23 episodes, instead of 22.

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. 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. And 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. Meanwhile, Dean struggles under the weight of a secret that threatens to tear them apart. And even as the brothers traverse the backroads of America, hunting things that go bump in the night, something is coming for them. 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 and with Bobby dead Sam is completely alone... 

Season Cast



Episode List: 2011-2012

Image Title Writer(s) Director(s) Airdate #
701 Meet the New Boss Writer: Sera Gamble Director: Phil Sgriccia 09/23/11 #127 701
Castiel doesn't kill Sam, Dean and Bobby 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 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
Castiel continues to struggle with the burdens that come with his new-fangled power. The broken wall in Sam's head causes him to have hallucinations, and he has difficulty discerning what's real and what's not. Bobby worries that Dean 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
Dean is furious after Sam disappears to follow a lead on a case with clues that are identical to a case Sam solved as a kid. The monster turns out to be Amy, who has been killing low-life thugs and taking their brains for dinner, the same monster Sam found as a kid.

704 Defending Your Life Writer: Adam Glass Director: Robert Singer 10/14/2011 #130 704
Sam and Dean investigate a string of gruesome murders and discover the Egyptian god Osiris 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.

705Starks Shut Up, Dr. Phil Writer: Brad Buckner and Eugenie Ross-Leming Director: Phil Sgriccia 10/21/2011 #131 705
Sam and Dean meet Maggie Stark, a witch who has unleashed her wrath on a small town, resulting in numerous deaths. Sam and Dean track down her husband, Donald, 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
Sam and Dean 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 sends them to Frank Deveraux, a quirky surveillance expert, for help. Meanwhile, Bobby continues to search for a way to kill the Leviathans, 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
Sam and Dean 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
While on a hunt, Sam runs into someone from his past and a confrontation ensues. Meanwhile, Dean reluctantly teams up with a quirky, laid-back hunter named Garth, 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
Sam, Dean and Bobby 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
As Sam and Dean race the clock on a high-stakes mission, Bobby 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
Still reeling after what happened to Bobby, Dean becomes dangerously obsessed over finding a way to take down Dick Roman. Meanwhile, Sam decides to help a teenage girl look for her father, a hunter who has gone missing. Sam traces his last steps to a truck stop where the help turns out not to be so friendly.

712 Time After Time Writer: Robbie Thompson Director: Phil Sgriccia 01/13/2012 #138 712
Sam and Dean tangle with the God of Time, who sends Dean back to 1944, where he is immediately arrested by none other than the one and only Eliot Ness. While trying to figure out how to retrieve his brother, Sam is surprised by the reappearance of an old friend.

713 The Slice Girls Writer: Eugenie Ross-Leming and Brad Buckner Director: Jerry Wanek 02/03/2012 #139 713
Sam and Dean 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, 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
Sam is forced to confront a childhood fear when a case takes him and Dean 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
Four years ago, Sam and Dean helped a woman named Nora exorcise a demon that was systematically killing women in a small town. They managed to save a postal worker, Jeffrey, 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
After a ballerina is found dead from dancing herself to death, Sam and Dean 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
Lucifer drives Sam to the breaking point and Sam ends up in a mental hospital. Desperate to save his brother, Dean 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.

718 Party On, Garth Writer: Adam Glass Director: Phil Sgriccia 3/30/12 #144 718
Dean is surprised when he gets a call from Garth asking for the brothers’ help on a case. Sam 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
Sam and Dean get a call from Annie Hawkins, 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
Dick Roman acquires Frank's hard drive that contains sensitive information about the Winchesters and gives it to an unsuspecting brilliant hacker named Charlie telling her she has 48 hours to crack the firewall or she is fired. Sam and Dean are tipped off that Dick has the hard drive and race to get to Charlie before she breaks the code. Meanwhile, Bobby 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
Meg calls Dean and Sam and tells them Castiel is awake and talking. Meanwhile, a teenager named Kevin gets hit by a bolt of lightning 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
In order to defeat Dick Roman and the Leviathans, Sam and Dean must locate three key items. Castiel helps with one but for the last objects, the Winchesters must face two of their strongest opponents - an Alpha Vampire and Crowley. Meanwhile, Bobby 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
Dean and Sam prepare for battle with Dick Roman. Dick's in the final phase of his plan and the Winchesters must team up with Castiel, Bobby, Meg and Kevin, 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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