Ranking the Supernatural season premieres from worst to best

"Death's Door" - (L-R): Jensen Ackles as Dean Winchester and Jared Padalecki as Sam Winchester in SUPERNATURAL on The CW.Photo: Michael Courtney/The CW©2011 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
"Death's Door" - (L-R): Jensen Ackles as Dean Winchester and Jared Padalecki as Sam Winchester in SUPERNATURAL on The CW.Photo: Michael Courtney/The CW©2011 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved. /
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Supernatural –“All Along the Watchtower” — SN1223a_0178.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Misha Collins as Castiel, Jensen Ackles as Dean, Samantha Smith as Mary Winchester and Jared Padalecki as Sam — Photo: Jack Rowand/The CW — © 2017 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved /

Season 6: Exile on Main St.

If I’m honest, Supernatural Season 6 wasn’t one of the seasons I looked forward to. I was ready for the fifth season to be the end. I love the show and I’m grateful that its onto the 14th season, but at the time I was ready for the story to end with Eric Kripke’s vision of how it should have ended.

What I do love about the sixth season is that Sera Gamble took over and I was introduced to her abilities as a showrunner. Very few have the mind of Kripke, but Gamble does.

Season 6 is one of the Supernatural season premieres that falls flat, though. It keeps the Winchester brothers apart, with only a small hint that there’s a problem with Sam. We don’t fully get an idea of expectations for the season, except this feeling that Samuel Campbell isn’t going to be a good guy.

Season 12: Keep Calm and Carry On

Out of all the recent Supernatural season premieres (recent, as in the last five years), Season 12 is one that I just don’t get excited about. It’s an odd one, because I got excited about the British Men of Letters showing up. In the end, the British Men of Letters in this episode just didn’t live up to expectations I’d set.

The episode didn’t really set up a strong storyline for the season, either. We got Mary Winchester back, which was great, and the British Men of Letters were introduced, but that’s about it. While many other season premieres gave us an idea of what to expect moving forward, this season didn’t.

What does help prevent this episode from being the worse is Sam’s storyline. We see his inner strength. Smart!Sam stands out, even if it is just for a few minutes in the middle of torture.

Supernatural — “A Little Slice of Kevin” — Image SN807a_0276 – Pictured (L-R): Jensen Ackles as Dean and Misha Collins as Castiel — Credit: Liane Hentscher/The CW — © 2012 The CW Network. All Rights Reserved
Supernatural — “A Little Slice of Kevin” — Image SN807a_0276 – Pictured (L-R): Jensen Ackles as Dean and Misha Collins as Castiel — Credit: Liane Hentscher/The CW — © 2012 The CW Network. All Rights Reserved /

Season 10: Black

This was one of those Supernatural season premieres that many were extremely excited about. For the first time, we’d see Dean become totally evil–and evil in his own right. He was a demon and it wasn’t clear just how he could be saved.

In the end, the premiere didn’t quite live up to expectations. Instead of causing devastation and havoc on the world, Dean wanted to play fussball, get drunk, and sing bad karaoke. He was just a wasted version of himself and not something we really expected.

This episode also introduced us to Cole, who wasn’t a character I had a lot of love for. To be honest, this was another character underused in Supernatural Season 10. Overall the premiere reminds me of the lackluster feeling I had from the start of the 10th season.

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Season 8: We Need to Talk About Kevin

Overall, I like Supernatural Season 8, Episode 1. However, when I rank it solely against the other Supernatural season premieres, it is in the bottom five. The big reason for this is the way Sam’s character is written.

I don’t believe for a second that Sam would just step away from hunting and not even think about looking for his brother. Okay, so it sets up the storyline for Sam to consider making the ultimate sacrifice at the end of the season, but it was too unrealistic considering everything that had happened in the series up to this point.

One thing that does make me keep tuning into this episode, though, is Benny. I love that vampire and this is his first episode. Plus, we get to find out what’s happened to Kevin and see him as a slightly stronger character with hints of things to come in the season.