Supernatural Season 14 Episodes 1&2 titles: Where do they come from?

Supernatural -- "The Big Empty" -- Photo: Jack Rowand/The CW -- Acquired via CW TV PR
Supernatural -- "The Big Empty" -- Photo: Jack Rowand/The CW -- Acquired via CW TV PR /

The Supernatural Season 14 titles for the first two episodes have been shared. Let’s take a look at where they come from to guess what could happen.

It looks like fan speculation for the Supernatural Season 14 premiere title was right. SpoilerTV has the titles of the first two episodes, both of which come from titles of books. Could the inspiration for the titles give us an idea of what to expect in the episodes?

As you would expect, there are spoilers and potential spoilers in this post. If you don’t want to know anything about Supernatural Season 14 and don’t want to speculate, this isn’t going to be for you. I just thought I’d give you fair warning.

There’s no confirmation from the cast and crew yet about the second episode, but SpoilerTV gets a lot of information from the Warner Bros. press site. This is possibly where the titles for the two episode have come from. As fans guessed, the Supernatural Season 14 premiere looks to be called “Stranger in a Strange Land.” The second episode is set to be called “Gods and Monsters.”

Stranger in a Strange Land: The science fiction novel

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“Stranger in a Strange Land” is actually the title of a science fiction novel by Robert A. Heinlein, written in 1961. It’s about a human born on Mars and raised by Martians, who comes to Earth in early adulthood.

This certainly connects to a couple of storylines in the first episode. We’ve got the Apocalypse World people now in a world they don’t know with no way back. Meanwhile, Michael has taken over Dean and is a stranger in a strange land.

This episode title has now been confirmed from a photo of a crew call sheet.

Gods and Monsters: The novel and movie

There are a few books titled “Gods and Monsters,” but the one that stands out the most is Christopher Bram’s book. This was originally titled “Father of Frankenstein” and was used as the basis for the movie Gods and Monsters with Sir Ian McKellen, Lynn Redgrave, and Brendon Fraser.

The novel tells the story of Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein director James Whale, who is haunted by past actions in World War I. The war is a central theme, with Whale’s gardener helping him to escape the horrors and vivid imagination.

This is an interesting choice of title for the second episode. If we were a couple more episodes in, I’d wonder if this was when Dean was saved from Michael. Dean may be imagining the horrors that happened while Michael was in control with Sam, Castiel, and Jack helping him to get out of his head.

What this could be focused on is Jack or maybe Michael’s original vessel (since we never saw that it was used up and Christian Keyes has hinted at a possible return). Jack is the most likely suspect, as he has routinely thought of all the bad stuff he’s done with his powers.

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What do you think the Supernatural Season 14 episode titles hint at? Who do you think “Gods and Monsters” will be focused on? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Supernatural Season 14 premieres on Oct. 11 at 8/7c on The CW. Follow SPN Hunters on Facebook for more spoilers and theories.