Supernatural (2005–2020)
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Sam and Dean Winchester were trained by their father to hunt the creatures of the supernatural. Now, their father has mysteriously disappeared while hunting the demon that killed their mother, 22 years ago.


David Nutter


Eric Kripke (created by), Eric Kripke





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jared Padalecki ... Sam Winchester
Jensen Ackles ... Dean Winchester
Sarah Shahi ... Constance Welch
Adrianne Palicki ... Jessica Moore
Samantha Smith ... Mary Winchester
Jeffrey Dean Morgan ... John Winchester
R.D. Call ... Sheriff Pierce
Ross Kohn ... Troy Squire
Steve Railsback ... Joseph Welch
Derek Webster ... Deputy Jaffe
Jamil Walker Smith ... Luis (as Jamil Z. Smith)
Elizabeth Bond ... Amy Hein
Miriam Korn ... Rachel
Cletus Young Cletus Young ... Motel Clerk
Robert Peters ... Deputy Hein


After not seeing him in two years, Sam Winchester is suddenly visited by his big brother Dean, who insists that Sam helps him to look for their father John, who disappeared on his latest 'hunt' for a poltergeists. Sam accepts only after his brother promises him that he'll be back in time for a crucial interview. They trace their father's tracks for 'The Woman in White', a spirit of a wife who killed her own children after finding out her husband committed adultery and now haunts and kills unfaithful men. She even attacks Sam, who is loyal to his girlfriend. Luckily Dean, who needed nothing more than a paper-clip to escape from police arrest -they used faked identities- and carry off their dad's notes, arrives just in time. Sam decides to go back to Jessica and his "normal life", but the welcome changes his life forever... Written by KGF Vissers

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Did You Know?


In an early draft of the Pilot, the Winchester name was actually Harrison and John's name was Jack. See more »


John leaves Dean a note with the coordinates 35 and 111, presumably meaning 35 degrees north latitude, 111 degrees west longitude. Sam reads a map and says the place is in Colorado. In fact these coordinates are in Arizona, very close to Meteor Crater; the nearest town is Winslow. See more »


[first lines]
Mary Winchester: Come on, let's say goodnight to your brother.
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Alternate Versions

When the pilot episode aired as a repeat several scenes were cut. One of the scenes cut was when Sam goes into his apartment to find that Jessica had made him cookies and left him a note saying "Love you, Miss you" in front of the cookies. See more »


References Hawaii Five-O (1968) See more »


She Cheated on a Cheater
Written by Keith Rosier
Performed by Keith Rosier
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User Reviews

A solid opening of a great show
29 August 2019 | by CubsandCultureSee all my reviews

The pilot does everything a good first episode should do. It gives you a flavor of the characters, gives a pretty good sense of the possibilities of the world and makes you want to watch the second episode right away. If I had one complaint about the opening it would be it is not as comedic as the show ended up being. It is true that over the years the show has shifted into more a melodrama, but the monster of the week format that plays for much of the early seasons is used to good effect here. The weeping woman (woman in white) is a good antagonist to build the pilot around as it is lore focused and a ghost with personality. Nutter's direction is very atmospheric. I wish the show kept the washed out is just moodier.

This episode introduced the world to Sam and Dean; it is a classic of the show.

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