30 best Supernatural episodes ever ranked

Supernatural "Pilot" Image # SN100-6733 Pictured (l-r): Jared Padelecki as Sam, Jensen Ackles as Dean Photo Credit: © The WB / Justin Lubin
Supernatural "Pilot" Image # SN100-6733 Pictured (l-r): Jared Padelecki as Sam, Jensen Ackles as Dean Photo Credit: © The WB / Justin Lubin /
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“Hammer of the Gods” – King Lau as Zao Jun, Jensen Ackles as Dean, Jared Padalecki as Sam in SUPERNATURAL on The CW.Photo: Michael Courtney/The CW©2010 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
“Hammer of the Gods” – King Lau as Zao Jun, Jensen Ackles as Dean, Jared Padalecki as Sam in SUPERNATURAL on The CW.Photo: Michael Courtney/The CW©2010 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved. /

22. Hammer of the Gods

Supernatural Season 5, Episode 19 is when the tensions really start to get high. There’s still a little hope that the Winchesters will find a way out of their current situation and save the world, but part of us always knew the reality.

Most importantly, “Hammer of the Gods” gives us a look at more religions. We get to see Gods from the Hindu, Norse, and other religions. This was a chance to delve deeper into a mythology that we’ve just never revisited–well, unless you sort of count the Norse God sons of Loki in Supernatural Season 13.

When the Gods kidnap Sam and Dean as bargaining chips to stop the apocalypse, one of them turns on the others. It’s always the way, right? You just can’t trust anyone!

Lucifer shows up and slaughters all. This was always interesting for me, as it suggested that angel trumped God.

Moving on, the episode gave us Gabriel vs. Lucifer. It was a showdown that we’d looked forward to but didn’t quite meet expectations. However, it did give us one of the best Gabriel lines ever. Now we know what really happened to Gabriel, but in this moment we got a moment of sacrifice to get the Winchesters out, knowing they were far too important to die.