Don't you cry no more. ♫
1x02 - Wendigo
- The Big Sister Instinct (and Big Brother Instinct) of the siblings of the boy the Wendigo kidnapped and how determined they are to try and find him.
1x03 - Dead In The Water
- Dean's conversations with Lucas, even though the boy is mute. You can tell that he feels similarly, as both of them have lost a parent and still haven't fully come to terms.
- When Sam is trying to pull Andrea out of the bath tub, Dean can be seen hugging Lucas to his chest and trying to shield the horrific sight.
- Prior to that, before he breaks down the bathroom door, he gently pulls Lucas out of the way and hands him over to Sam, who immediately tries to calm down the hyperventilating kid with a hug.
- At the end of the episode, when the brothers have to leave, Dean and Lucas talk about how "Zeppelin rules!" and high-five. Even though they were only acquaintances for a short period of time, Dean was clearly fond of the child and was willing enough to share his love of rock music with him.
1x04 - Phantom Traveler
- Amanda discreetly thanking Sam and Dean after the demon has been exorcised. While they've always known that the life of a hunter doesn't always shower you with praises and gifts, the boys still clearly appreciate it whenever the people they help out stick around long enough to show their gratitude.
1x05 - Bloody Mary
- During Mr. Shoemaker's funeral, Sam and Dean come across his two daughters. When the younger one starts blaming herself for her father's death, Dean gently reassures her by pointing out the obvious: that her father hadn't been the one to say the incantation thrice, which means she isn't responsible for anything. It's a small moment, but it's in line with the display of Big Brother Instincts that Dean has displayed in the past, and further hints at his Friend to All Children nature.
- Although it might be argued that she did cause his death, props still go to Dean for trying. They could've just gotten their lead and left, but he's just too nice of a person to let a little girl carry around such a heavy burden for the rest of her life.
- The smiles they share afterwards count, too.
- The brothers doing everything they can to help Charlie when Donna, who had previously believed Bloody Mary to be nothing but a myth, summons her on purpose and unwittingly sics her on her friend.
- Sam reassuring Charlie that her ex-boyfriend's death wasn't her fault. You can just see in Dean's face that he knows Sam is talking about himself as well, and is clearly pleased at this improvement.
1x06 - Skin
- When Sam admits he's never fit in at Stanford, Dean calls him a freak. And then he says this. "I'm a freak too. I'm right there with you, all the way."
1x08 - Bugs
- The land developer saying "This has been the biggest financial disaster of my career, but somehow, I really don't care" and smiling as he looks over at his son. Seeing them reconcile makes Sam want to apologize to his dad when they find him; this is really the first turning point in Sam's view of John.
1X09 - Home
- After Sam is almost garroted to death with a lamp cord, Dean steps in at once and chucks the bag of poltergeist-repelling herbs into the wall. When the cord finally loosens, Dean hurriedly untangles it and gives Sammy a big hug. It's especially sweet, coming from somebody who supposedly isn't a fan of "chick flick moments."
- When the poltergeist resurfaces, Dean immediately tells Sam to get the kids and go.
- Sam rescuing Sairie, who up until that point had been paralyzed with fear in her bedroom, and being especially protective of both kids in the face of danger.
- He also keeps Richie and Sairie from staring at the poltergeist, presumably to stop them from being traumatized any further.
- The spirit of Mary Winchester coming back to their old house to save her beloved boys.
1x12 - Faith
- At this point in the series, Dean doesn't believe that God exists because he thinks that there is only random Chaotic Evil that will kill innocent people in horrible ways. But he tries to comfort sweet, religious, dying Layla anyway by telling her he'll pray for her while they are both in tears. "Well, there's a miracle right there," indeed.
1x14 - Nightmare
- The end. Dean telling Sam "As long as I'm around, nothing bad is gonna happen to you"...
1x16 - Shadow
- John's reunion with his boys before the daevas attack and Dean convinces him to leave again because he knows that he and Sam will only be used against their dad if he stays with them. You've got Dean striding over to his daddy and hugging him with no embarrassment and then Sam (the disowned one, remember?) doing the same. There's actually a moment's pause when Dean lets go of John, and John looks over at Sam. There's a look on Dean's face that's a mix between hope and terror, like he's wondering whether the two are going to strangle each other or reconcile. Sam looks unsure - he wants to make up with his dad, but his relationship with his dad has been rocky at best. And then John smiles, and the two hug.
1x18 - Something Wicked
- During one of Dean's flashbacks, young!Dean makes young!Sam a bowl of soup, and Sam says he would rather have lucky charms instead. Dean protests because there's only enough for one and he hasn't had any yet, and all it takes is one heartbroken look from Sam for Dean to promptly throw the soup out and give him the cereal instead. To top it off, Sam then very sweetly offers Dean the prize. With all the scenes and talk about their crummy childhood, it's nice to know there were small moments like this in it too.
1x20 - Dead Man's Blood
- This:John: Sammy.Sam: Yeah.John: I don't think I ever told you this but... the day you were born, you know what I did?Sam: No.John: I put a hundred dollars into a savings account for you. I did the same thing for your brother. It was a college fund. And every month I'd put in another hundred until... anyway, my point is, Sam, that this is never the life that I wanted for you.Sam: Then why'd you get so mad when I left?John: You gotta understand something. After your mother passed, all I saw was evil, everywhere. And all I cared about was keeping you boys alive. I wanted you... prepared. Ready. Except somewhere along the line I... uh... I stopped being your father and I... I became your drill sergeant. So when you said that you wanted to go away to school, all I could think about, my only thought was, that you were gonna be alone. Vulnerable. Sammy, it just... it never occurred to me what you wanted. I just couldn't accept the fact that you and me? We're just different.[Sam chuckles.]John: (smiling a little) What?Sam: We're not different. Not anymore. With what happened to Mom and Jess... well, we probably have a lot more in common than just about anyone.John: I guess you're right, son.Sam: Hey, Dad? Whatever happened to that college fund?John: ... I spent it on ammo.[Sam and John look at each other and start laughing.]
- He might have screwed it up all again five minutes later, but John finally telling Dean that he's proud of him and also pleading with Sam for them not to fight for once.
2x08 - Crossroad Blues
- The man who knows the demon is coming for him and gets his wife to leave the house, simply telling her he'll love her forever. Later you find out that his deal was to save her from cancer.
2x09 - Croatoan
- The episode has Dean defending Sam, who is supposedly infected with the Croatoan virus, from the rest of the uninfected and later staying with him rather than go off with the survivors and let Sam kill himself (although that one's slightly more disturbing than the other).The Sarge: Look, I understand he's your brother, and I'm sorry, I am. But we gotta take care of this. (pulls out his gun)Dean: I'm gonna say this one time, you make a move on him, you'll be dead before you hit the ground, you understand me? Do I make myself clear?!
2x11 - Playthings
- An extremely creepy example, but at the end, after the grandmother sacrificing herself to her dead sister, who has been acting as her granddaughters murdurous imaginary friend, seeing the two finally reunited in death, skipping in one of the hotel rooms and both look really happy.
2x15 - Tall Tales
- Sam and Dean fighting because of a misunderstanding is comparable to how siblings would react in their situation, up to the point of childishly making up things when they're explaining themselves to Bobby. Right, Bobby. The first authority figure they call and the one who stops the argument and scolds them for it. It's a great hint of how much Bobby is, and always has been, a Parental Substitute for the Winchester brothers.
2x22 - All Hell Breaks Loose - Part 2
- While most of their heartwarming moments have disturbing or depressing undercurrents and while some are shown to be flat-out lies by later episodes, Sam's "You're my big brother. There's nothing I wouldn't do for you" is certain to make any troper's heart melt a little.
- Dean walks into the cabin and sees Sam alive again. He swoops over and pulls him into a crushingly tight (albeit one-sided) "I'm really glad you're not dead anymore" hug.
3x05 - Bedtime Stories
- When the doctor finally lets go and his daughter finally finds peace.
3x07 - Fresh Blood
- Throughout the episode, Dean tries to keep Sam out of Gordon's reign of terror. However reckless it is, it truly shows how Dean steps up whenever fellow hunters feel the need to hunt down "the boy with the demon blood"
- At the end, when Dean teaches his little brother Sammy how to fix the Metallicar.
- Earlier, when Sam calls Dean out on pretending not to be scared. He asks Dean to drop the act and just be his brother. Dean agrees, and stops playing the Death Seeker.
3x08 - A Very Supernatural Christmas
- There was a moment when Wee!Sam realised what an utter bastard his father was and acknowledged that Dean was the real caregiver, his real father figure, and the most important person in his life. And how did he show it? By giving Dean the amulet that he even wears when he gets dragged down to hell.
- The ending scene where Sam and Dean open each other's ordinary, but thoughtful, gifts was incredibly heartwarming.
- There is also one line when Dean reveals to Sam what their father actually does. Sam is understandably terrified, and says something among the like of "But Daddy said the monsters under the bed weren't real." Dean's response? "That's because he already checked there." Something about that is just amazingly daw-inducing.
3x11 - Mystery Spot
- Sam hugging Dean. Both times. (One, admittedly, might be sadder than the other...)
3x13 - Ghostfacers
- When they manage to free Corbett's soul by using the Power of Love.
3x16 - No Rest for the Wicked
- The two brothers singing together.
- Also, Bobby catches the brothers trying to sneak off saying it's not his fight. Bobby's response? "The Hell it isn't! Family don't end with blood, boy!"
- The amulet gets a double whammy. The first one is realizing Sam wore it under his shirt in the four months Dean was gone and the second one is him giving it back to Dean, who looks just as touched as he looked when he first got it.
- Dean's shirt and jacket swap—Dean is wearing Sam's clothes! That's so sweet!
- The mutual hug was also adorable. You could really tell how much they cared about each other.
- Dean's reunion with his beloved car was also heartwarming. "Did you miss me, sweetheart?" Oh, Dean, you have no idea.
- When Bobby finally realizes that Dean is really Dean, you get another tight hug.
4x02 - Are You There, God? It's Me, Dean Winchester
- There was a "blink-and-you'll-miss-it" moment where Dean nearly gets his heart ripped out by the ghost of Henriksen, Sam shoots it with rock salt, Dean falls to the floor, Sam asks him if he's okay and the obvious answer is no. And now for the sweet bit: Jared Padalecki's massive hands clasp over Jensen Ackles's relatively tiny hand and pulls him up. In a season where the brotherly love has been so strained lately, you take what you can get.
4x03 - In The Beginning
- When Dean realises that he didn't change anything and watches Young Mary hug John who almost died, Castiel arrives and lays a hand on Dean's shoulder, looking at him compassionately.
- Earlier in the episode is a minor one when Dean finds out who he and Sam are named after: Grandpa Samuel and Grandma Deanna.
4x10 - Heaven and Hell
- She may not have been that popular in the fanbase, but Anna gives a couple of these; she tries to convince Dean that being a human, while sometimes painful, is overall better than being an angel, she knows what Dean did in Hell and she tells him he should forgive himself for it because it wasn't his fault, and even when she thinks that he has betrayed her, she understands why he did it and forgives him with a kiss, trying to reassure him in what she believes are her final moments by saying he did the best he could.
4x13 - After School Special
- Threats of violence can be heartwarming, too! Teenage!Dean finds out that a boy at their new school had beat up Sam, and responds with "That guy is so dead. I'm gonna rip his lungs out!" After the flashback is over, the ghost of the week stabs Sam, and after making sure he's okay, Dean exclaims "That ghost is so dead. I'm gonna rip its lungs out!" May not make much sense, but it's still adorable.
4x16 - On The Head Of A Pin
- Anna intervening to save Castiel from Uriel. They don't agree with each other, they're never on the same side at the same time, and he has orders to kill her, but he's still her little brother and she'll stab you through the friggin' throat if you try to kill him. Aww? Tragically enough, it turned out to be her trust in Castiel that led to her eventual fate.
- "You can't win, Uriel. I still serve God." Possibly doubling as a Moment of Awesome.
4x19 - Jump the Shark
- Even though he turned out to be a ghoul, the scenes with Sam teaching Adam to fend for himself are very heartwarming, showing that the connection between the two really is a bond between brothers.
4x20 - The Rapture
- In "The Rapture", Jimmy's reunion with his family. And later Castiel's: "Of course we keep our promises. Of course you have our gratitude." While gently running his/her fingers through his hair. And then Jimmy begs him to let his daughter go, because he doesn't want her to suffer as he did.
4x22 - Lucifer Rising
- And after all their problems in Season 4 and even though they have a whole new set of problems in the next season, seeing them cling to each other's jackets like two scared little boys as Lucifer is about to rise is somehow very sweet.
- When Raphael begins to attack Dean and Castiel: "Go. I'll hold them off. "I'll hold them all off!"" Oh, Castiel. Also a Heartwarming in Hindsight moment, but Chuck putting a hand on Castiel's shoulder as Raphael descends to destroy him, especially if you buy into the theory that Chuck is actually God and is proud of Castiel but can't tell him.
- Demon!Bobby yells at Sam, and basically tells Sam that after all is said and done, he never wants to speak to his again. But after the demon is dead and Bobby (recovering in the hospital) is done giving the doctors and nurses hell (not literally)...Bobby: I was awake. I know what I said back there. I just want you to know that was the demon talking. I'm not cutting you out, boy. Not ever.
- Bobby literally stabs himself before being willing to kill Dean. Keep in mind Bobby is possessed by a demon at the time and actually has to fight the demon for control of his own body to accomplish this.
5x02 - Good God, Y'All
- After Dean agrees tearjerkingly quickly that they should go separate ways, he asks Sam whether he wants to take the Impala. So even though he just said that he doesn't trust his brother anymore, he's still willing to leave his "baby" in Sam's hands.
5x03 - Free To Be You and Me
- While damn Tear Jerker-y, Sam and Jessica's reunion when they tell each other how much they miss each other. Except then Jessica starts giving him a Breaking Lecture and blaming him for her death and it's eventually revealed to be Lucifer manipulating his dreams.
- It's laden with snark, but when a retired Sam calls Bobby to tip him off about demon omens nearby, we hear what Bobby really thinks of him as a hunter:Sam: Yeah. So I just thought you might want to find out who's in the area and put a man on this.Bobby: Okay, let me see if I can think of the best hunter who might be in the immediate vicinity oh, that'd be you.
5x13 - The Song Remains The Same
- Castiel's simple reason for refusing to help Anna destroy Sam."The answer is still no because Sam is my friend."
- Sam's talk with John about how his father raised him; John doesn't realise the significance, but after so long resenting his father's upbringing, Sam finally has a chance to tell John that he understands why John raised him and Dean that way
- "Angels are watching you." Yes, Mary, your children are going to have a very protective Guardian Angel.
5x16 - Dark Side of the Moon
- Admittedly, there wasn't much that wasn't really angsty, but Dean's re-living of a moment when he got to hug his mom and comfort her was definitely an awww moment. Which was exactly why when Dean encounters her again later, and she starts verbally abusing him it became such a Tear Jerker.
- Finding out that Ash and Pamela are happy up in Heaven.
5x18 - Point of No Return
- Dean is ready to say yes to being Michael's vessel. Bobby and Cas have given up on him but Sam keeps believing that Dean will do the right thing. Even when Dean points out he doesn't have that same sort of faith in Sam, Sam simply says, "You're still my big brother." Later, Dean proves Sam right, even when he was on the verge of saying yes. What made Dean change his mind? He didn't want to let his little brother down who had so much faith in him.
5x19 - Hammer of the Gods
- Gabriel's Heroism Motive Speech. His decision to fight for the sake of humans, as well as his realization that, despite their flaws, humans do retain their goodness and make an effort to overcome them (which is more than the angels can say) made his death all the more heartbreaking.Lucifer: They are broken! Flawed! Abortions!Gabriel: Damn right they're flawed. But a lot of them try, to do better. To forgive. (Beat) And you should see the Spearmint Rhino.
5x22 - Swan Song
- Sam quoting Dean from the pilot episode, telling him to go live a "normal, apple-pie life" after Sam's gone.
- Kind of halfway between heartwarming and heartbreaking, but still: Chuck's narration of the history of the Impala, culminating in Sam overcoming Lucifer's hold over him as he looks at the Impala and remembers all the times he and Dean have spent together.Chuck: It never occurred to them that, sure, maybe they never really had a roof and four walls but they were never, in fact, homeless.
- After being told that there's nothing he can do to save Sam, Dean replies, "Well then I ain't gonna let him die alone." Also a bit of a Tear Jerker.
- Dean, being beaten to a pulp against the side of the Impala by Lucifer in his brother's body, repeats to Sam that he's there and won't leave, until Sam is able to break Lucifer's control for long enough to jump into the Cage.
- The fact that Castiel was right when he said God helped them a lot more than they realize. All the while, God really was on the side of Team Free Will. He may have had to be distant at times, but God really was pulling for Dean and Sam to win. And in the end, he says that what they fought for was family, and agrees that family is the whole point of it all.
- Chuck/God: Up against good, evil, angels, devils, destiny, and God himself, they made their own choice. They chose family. And, well... isn't that kinda the whole point?
- Lisa temporarily embodying every fangirl watching the show by telling Dean it's okay and comforting him as he cries in her arms.
- Despite showing that he doesn't hold Adam in very high regard, Dean tells Adam!Michael that once he talks down Sam, Adam is next on his list.
- Any scene of Dean's civilian life with Lisa and Ben—hell, the whole season! They very clearly love him and he very clearly loves them back.
6x02 - Two and a Half Men
- Sam and Dean choosing a name for the shifter baby. Sam chooses John, showing that he's forgiven his father, while Dean picks Bobby, cementing Bobby as his father figure.
6x04 - Weekend at Bobby's
- After Bobby's rant to Dean, Dean (rather calmly) tells Bobby that whatever he needs, all he has to do is ask. The next time we see Sam and Dean, they're in Scotland, where Crowley's body is buried. Dean, who has a known fear of flying, got on a plane because it was to help Bobby.
6x08 - All Dogs Go To Heaven
- Someone has been planting skin-walkers with various families, so they can all turn their families into 'walkers at a given signal, forming an army. The guy who's been killing people? A 'walker who's come to care about his family. Just like a real dog.
6x12 - Like A Virgin
- The episode is full of them. Sam and Dean hugging, and then Sam and Bobby. Castiel, who used to call Sam an abomination and "the boy with the demon blood", wanting to hug him counts too.
6x15 - The French Mistake
- Sam and Dean are catapulted into our world, where Supernatural is just a TV series, there are no monsters, and they're living the lives of the actors who portray them on television. Throughout the episode, they constantly try to return to their own world. But at one point, Dean wonders if Sam even wants to go back to their old lives, seeing as this life is pretty good in comparison. Sam's response is that this life isn't appealing at all, because in this world they don't mean anything. Even worse? Sam and Dean aren't even BROTHERS! That's right- the thought of spending the rest of their lives as celebrities holds no appeal to them because they wouldn't even be related anymore.
6x19 - Mommy Dearest
- The boy keeping his head and looking after his younger brother even when the entire town is in chaos, and the obvious parallel to Dean and Sam.
6x20 - The Man Who Would Be King
- Castiel explaining how heaven works with each soul generating their own Heaven. Castiel states that he likes to visit and favors the heaven of an autistic man who died in 1963. The man's heaven is stated to be a perpetual Tuesday afternoon. From appearances it's likely spring and the man is always flying a kite outdoors. It's somehow heartwarming to see Castiel enjoy the peace and calm of the scene, taking in nature, and just quietly admiring this one man's simple, humble idea of paradise.
- Especially sweet because in popular media, autistic people rarely get a mention that isn't a joke or based solely in their "disability." This one is just a subtle acknowledgement that they exist, and that one happens to be where Cas spends his time.
- After he seemingly dies and comes back to life, Castiel repeatedly tells Dean that he will prove that he can be trusted, and he will do anything to make up for his recent behavior. It is clear that Dean is touched, even if he tries to cover it up. Aw, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other!
- When Castiel goes to Sam, Dean, and Bobby for help, he's in pretty awful shape. Bobby and the Winchesters could've just hauled him up to Purgatory without an ounce of sympathy, but they don't. Despite everything, they treat Cas very gently as they prepare the gates: telling him to hang in there, touching his shoulder, helping him stand. The fact that they still care enough about him to do that is quite sweet.
- Godstiel visits a church and someone mentions sexuality.Cas:I am utterly indifferent to sexual orientation.
7x02 - Hello, Cruel World
- Sam steadily starts to lose his mind and thinks that he's still in Hell with Lucifer, with the past season being an elaborate Mind Screw to torture him. Dean sets him straight.Dean: Hey. I am your flesh-and-blood brother, okay? Im the only one who can legitimately kick your ass in real time! You got away. We got you out, Sammy... Believe in that! Believe me, okay? You gotta believe me. You gotta make it stone number one and build on it. You understand?Sam: Yeah. Yeah, okay.
7x04 - Defending Your Life
- Ghost!Jo and Dean, even when she's being forced to kill him. When Sam manages to break the spell, she smiles softly at Dean and tenderly cups his cheek before vanishing. There is also Jo's response to Dean saying that he should have sent her back home on that first hunt:Jo: I'd have liked to see you try.
7x05 - Shut Up, Dr. Phil
- Jenny the Sexy Secretary of notorious philanderer Don Stark, showing honest confusion about the idea that people think they're sleeping together, just saying that he's a married man, is kind of touching, as is how the brothers managed to save her.
7x07 - The Mentalists
- Ellen's message to Dean from beyond: If he doesn't tell someone how bad things are, she will kick his ass from beyond. Gone two years and still watching out for the boys. Is there any question that she's their surrogate mother figure?
7x10 - Death's Door
- Bobby, Bobby, Bobby.
- "As fate would have it, I adopted two boys and they grew up great. They grew up heroes!"
- Hell, almost all of Bobby's flashbacks that weren't Tearjerkers were these. Including playing catch with Dean when John wanted him to practice shooting. Later calling John out on his behavior around the boys saying that they are kids.
- And the revelation that his happiest memory is actually simply sitting and drinking beer, while the brothers childishly argue what movie to watch.
- In addition, Bobby's Reaper has nothing but respect for him. He states how Bobby was given a meager life and truly made something out of it. He does everything in his power to convince Bobby that the old hunter has earned a rest.
7x11 - Adventures in Babysitting
- At the end, Dean's teary smile because for once Everybody Lives and they were able to do some real good for a girl growing up in a similar situation to theirs. You can see he really needed the reminder of why they do what they do after the emotional beating of the last episode.
7x14 - Plucky Pennywhistle's Magical Menagerie
- Sam, knowing all that he's been through, taking one for the team to let Dean have a good laugh.
- Something about Sam giving Dean the slinky.
7x17 - The Born-Again Identity
- Consider Sam's situation: he's sleep-deprived, slowly going insane, trapped in a psych ward and dying. Yet he still takes the time to help a girl he's only just met. Someone hug the man, please.
- Dean returning the amnesiac Cas's trench-coat to him.
- Cas makes good on the promise from the premiere by taking on Sam's madness in order to save his life. Doubles as a major Tear Jerker.
7x21 - Reading Is Fundamental
- Meg takes care of Castiel after he absorbs Sam's madness and loses his mind. She's very gentle with him, more than either Sam or Dean, and she seems to truly care for him. Maybe demons can change without being cured.
7x23 - Survival of the Fittest
- Crossing over with Tear Jerker, as Bobby's vengeful spirit is calmed and he comes to peace with his death, the boys promise that while they will kill Dick Roman for him, it will be for justice and not revenge.
- In the flashback sequence, Dean and Cas' reunion in Purgatory. The hug, Cas' explanation for leaving Dean alone at the end of the previous season, and Dean's declaration of "I'm not leaving without you." It was incredibly heartwarming to see them reconcile after everything they'd been through in previous seasons.
8x06 - Southern Comfort
- Crossed with Funny Moments is the revelation that Garth of all people is now taking up Bobby's mantle in helping other hunters, as well as trying to talk Sam and Dean through their issues, and seems to be pretty damn good at it. Dean comes to accept this despite his initial displeasure with the situation.
8x07 - A Little Slice of Kevin
- Dean finally, finally having someone (in this case Cas) tell him that he doesn't need to save everyone, and that he's not at fault for the self-destructive actions of those he loves.
8x08 - Hunteri Heroici
- Castiel pulling out a chair and sitting down next to Fred Jones (the psychic) near the end, particularly his smile at the look of happiness on Fred's face as the old man listens to "Ode to Joy".
8x11 - LARP and the Real Girl
- Dean's little bonding moment with Charlie over all the little nerdy things at their camp. There's also the part where he assures her that who she is outside of LARPing is a real hero for everything she did for them and everyone on earth.
- Sam and Dean LARPing at the end of the episode could fit here as well. As they finally decide to have some fun and help out Charlie.
8x12 - As Time Goes By
- Henry admitting he was wrong about hunters and telling Sam and Dean that as long as the Winchesters are still alive, "there's always hope," near the end of the episode. He then dies clasping their hands. There's also both Dean and Sam standing up for their father after their years of berating him.
8x16 - Remember the Titans
- The final minute or so of the episode when Dean prays to Cas was a moment that I found very heartwarming because it's a reminder that Dean, who doesn't pray because he considers it "the same as begging," is praying not to God, who he doesn't have faith in, but to Castiel whom he does have faith in.
8x20 - Pac-Man Fever
- This exchange:Charlie: I love you.Dean: I know. (they hug, and Dean kisses her hair when they pull away)
- Generally any interaction between Dean and Charlie. They go on a shopping trip together (with Dean playing the role of the gay best friend by giving a yes or a no to her different outfits!), leave Sam at the batcave to investigate, and Dean reacts most violently to the thought that Charlie is the djinn's latest victim. He takes dreamroot to try and save her and convinces her quite gently, given the circumstances, that she needs to let go of her mother.
- Dean's protectiveness toward Sam in this episode is also quite sweet, in an angry-out-of-love kind of way. This is the same guy who berated Sam for giving up hunting in the same season, and he sees how disheveled Sam is and demands he stay home and get some rest, and gets pissed when Sam comes along anyway.
8x22 - Clip Show
- There's Castiel going shopping after the Winchesters leave him to investigate Max. He grabs a bunch of stuff he thinks Dean would like (to get back into his good books), like toilet paper, beef jerky, a six-pack of beer, and a copy of Busty Asian Beauties. Then there's this gem:Castiel: Where's the pie?Cashier: [annoyed] I think we're out.Castiel: [grabs his shirt and drags him across the counter] You don't understand. I NEED. PIE.
8x23 - Sacrifice
- Dean's speech to Sam—and the hug that follows.Dean: Hold on! You seriously think that? Because none of it, none of it, is true. Look, man, I know Ive said some junk that set you back on your heels, but, Sammy, cmon, I killed Benny to save you. Im willing to let this bastard and all the sons of bitches that killed mom walk because of you. Dont you dare think that there is anythingpast or presentthat I would put in front of you. It has never been like that. Ever. I need you to see that. I'm begging you.
Crowley: Band of Brothers? The Pacific? None of this means anything to you? All those motels, you never once watched HBO? Not once? Girls? You're my Marnie, Moose. A-and Hannah—she just—she needs to be loved. She deserves it. Don't we all? You, me—we deserve to be loved. I DESERVE TO BE LOVED! I just want to be loved...
- Crowley regaining his humanity.
9x01 - I Think I'm Gonna Like It Here
- While praying for Sam (itself a CMOH), Dean tries to reach Cas. He tells him that it doesn't matter what he did, they'll work through it together. Compare to Dean only a few episodes earlier, upset at Cas for not trusting him with the tablet.
- When Cas calls Dean, the first thing he does is try to explain that Metatron tricked him, so that Dean knows he didn't cause the Fall on purpose. Dean doesn't care - he's more worried about whether or not Cas is okay.
- Dean is asked several times where Cas is by the other angels, and not once does he betray him.
- The truck driver is a walking CMOH. He picks up a guy off the side of the road who's muttering about angels, drives him to a gas station, and gives him money for food, no questions asked.
- Death of all entities has a major one in his interactions with Sam, where he reveals that he considers it an honor to collect Sam's soul due to all the good he has done, and when Dean comes up with a plan to save him he allows it despite his well noted dislike of the natural order being tampered with.
9x02 - Devil May Care
- Dean's speech to Kevin as the latter tries to leave the safe bunker. After all they've been through, Dean considers him a part of his family.
9x03 - I'm No Angel
- Castiel using the alias "Clarence" as a human, since that was what Meg always called him.
- This exchange after Cas is brought back from death was really heartwarming in its simplicity:Dean: Never do that again.Castiel: All right.
- Characters that are resurrected have a brief mental bleed-over of their personal Heavens, which in the Supernatural universe consist of their happiest memories, before they realize they're alive. What does Cas say right as he's waking up?"...Dean..."
- However, it's later revealed that no souls can get into Heaven since the gates have been sealed, assuming Castiel has a soul as a human to begin with, so it's more likely that he just said Dean's name because he was the first person he saw upon waking up.
- The one night of bliss Castiel experienced with April (before the reveal, the interrogation, the torture and the ganking). That little Cheshire cat smile, while easily associated with Misha Collins's happy-go-lucky persona, was such a rare sight for his character before this episode.
9x06 - Heaven Can't Wait
- Castiel awkwardly singing to an infant girl he was babysitting until she calmed down, walking and bouncing her in his arms all the while. Oh, and the song? Believe It or Not by Joey Scarbury.
9x12 - Sharp Teeth
- Dean telling Garth, who is now a Werewolf, that he has found happiness with his wife and should hang on to that, and to retire as a hunter, and admits that Garth was right, it doesn't matter where happiness comes from. And then finally giving Garth a hug, instead of Garth giving him one. And a bonus: Dean is admitting that the Werewolves of Garth's pack are good people. His time with Benny really did change his attitude towards monsters.
9x14 - Captives
- Castiel telling the dead angel Rebecca that he respects her for trying to find a new way for the angels, even if she failed and died for it.
- Ghost Kevin telling Sam and Dean that their fighting is stupid and that they are both still alive and have each other, and that they should make-up. Averted however when he leaves and Sam and Dean go right back to ignoring each other.
9x15 - #Thinman
- Brotherly CMOH's haven't been easy to come by recently, but Sam and Dean's "Weechester" memory can count. First off, Sam makes reference to "a baby chimp falling out of the tree," which apparently reminds Dean of five year old Sammy, which is adorable in and of itself. The memory itself is also cute, with a young Sam breaking his arm diving off a roof pretending to be a superhero, because "Dean did it first!" (as Sam still protests in the present day), and Dean having to take Sam to the ER on his handlebars. Finally, the adult and at this point very emotionally estranged brothers smiling and laughing over this happy memory seals the deal.
9x17 - Mother's Little Helper
- The fact that so many years later Sister Julia remembers the people who saved her life and her soul.Sister Julia: I was so scared. I prayed and prayed, but God didn't answer my prayers. Henry and Josie did.
9x18 - Meta Fiction
- This troper found that Gabriel's telling Cas that they have a lot in common was quite nice. He's letting Cas know that there's at least one other Angel out there who agrees with what he believes about free will.
9x19 - Alex Annie Alexis Ann
- The entire plot with Annie Jones and Sheriff Mills. The Sheriff refusing to believe that Annie is evil, helping her see the truth behind her vampire "family" and at the end taking her in as a daughter. Both of them help each other move past the darkness in their pasts.
9x21 - King of the Damned
- Crowley's newfound feelings for his son Gavin, the two of them bonding over Gavin technically being the "Prince of Hell" and Gavin actually managing to bargain with Crowley, and at the end allowing Gavin to escape Sam and Dean and live a real life in the present, rather than let them send him back to die in a shipwreck in the past. Crowley's human blood addiction helped him find the feelings for Gavin that he didn't have when he was human. Without a doubt the nicest thing Crowley has ever done, because he didn't get anything back from it. He did it because he wanted to.
9x22 - Stairway to Heaven
- Arguably Esther, the unpleasant Angel in Metatron's faction, telling a mother and daughter they should leave right before expecting a fight to break out.
- Sam telling Castiel that he belives he isn't responsible for the angelic suicide-bombings, and affirming that he trusts Cas, especially given that Dean at the moment doesn't.
- Castiel refusing to punish Dean, even knowing it will cost him his army, he still won't harm his best friend.
- Dean telling Castiel that he does trust him after all, and that the three of them will take down Metatron together;Dean: Cas, you just gave up an entire army for one guy. No, there's no way that you blew those people away.Castiel: You really believe we three will be enough?Dean: We always have been.
9x23 - Do You Believe In Miracles?
- Gadreel joining Team Free Will after he realizes the truth behind Metatron. Joining with Castiel and travelling to Heaven to stop Metatron they end up captured and Gadreel makes his Heroic Sacrifice to free Castiel, telling him that what matters is protecting humanity as God wished them to do. And he takes a moment to warn Hannah, an Angel he's never even met and who could actually be a fervent Metatron supporter for all he knows, to take cover for her safety.Gadreel: I sat in this hole for thousands of years thinking of nothing but redemption, of reclaiming my good name. I thought of nobody, no cause other than my own.Castiel: You've been redeemed my friend.Gadreel: The only thing that matters in the end is the mission: protecting those who would not and cannot protect themselves. The humans. None of us is bigger than that, we will not let our fears, our self absorption prevent us from seeing it through. Not anymore.Castiel: No, no of course not.Gadreel: Move to the other side of your cell Castiel, and keep your head down. When they say my name, perhaps I won't just be the one who let the Serpent in, perhaps I will be known as one of the many that gave Heaven a second chance. Run sister.
- Dean telling Metatron that ultimately, the entire reason he is hunting him is because Metatron had Kevin murdered. Dean really did care for that kid.
- Sam coming to Dean's aid, too late sadly, and carrying him out of the warehouse. And at the end Sam refusing to allow Dean to die that pointlessly and preparing to make another deal to save him.
- Dean finally feeling proud of himself for what he and Sam have achieved in their lives, a list of heroism that most would admire;Dean: Im proud of us.
- YMMV but Crowley returning to see Dean one last time and then helping him open his eyes, revealing Demon!Dean. This troper got the sense that Crowley really does consider Dean a friend in a way, and here he was helping a friend.
- Doubles as a tearjerker, but Sam's 'I Lied' in response to his declaration earlier in the season that he would not resort to over-the-top and dangerous methods of lifesaving/resurrection and move heaven and earth as Dean had for him. Most heartwarming version of I Lied ever.Dean: What happened to you being okay with this?Sam: I lied.Dean: Ain't that a bitch?
- Dean becomes human again.
10x05 - Fan Fiction
- Chuck Shurley aka. GOD went to see the play of Supernatural that Marie put on in this episode and he liked it. The whole episode was a love-letter to the fandom, but the final scene left was jaw dropping. There could be no greater heart-warming end to the episode than to have GOD HIMSELF appear at the end and say he liked the play that Marie, a dedicated fan of the Supernatural book series, produced.
- The cast of Supernatural: The Musical singing Carry On Wayward Son together, and Sam and Dean watching it together. Gives you the hope that perhaps one day Sam and Dean will be able to find rest and peace for themselves.
- The return of the Samulet, a wooden copy of it at least, and Dean hanging it up in the Impala. A sign that Sam and Dean really are working to rebuild their relationship.
10x07 - Girls, Girls, Girls
- Hannah giving up her vessel so that she can return to her husband, and saying that she believes the humans must now come first. And after that Caroline's husband welcoming her back without question.
10x09 - The Things We Left Behind
- Castiel trying to atone for wrecking Claire's life by taking her father as his vessel. He refuses to abandon her through the entire episode, despite multiple people telling him it might be for the best.
- Castiel telling Dean that he considers Dean a good role model, despite the fact that Dean doesn't.
- Dean's story about sneaking into a club in New York;Dean: So I get there, I sneak in, and it is nuts. I mean people are drinking, and they're smoking, and they're snorting whatever. There's a 500 pound guy on the stage with mohawk just screaming. My mind is blown I don't even know what to do. Then this girl walks up, and she's 'Hey why don't come over sit down with me and my friends at this table,' 'yeah, alright.'Sam: Yeah and they get him drunk. First time.Dean: But not fun drunk, I'm not quite sure what was in that stuff, but the room starts to spin, and I feel like I'm going to puke forever. Right about that time, I hear him. 'Dean Winchester.' My old man, I don't know how but he found me. And now I'm really freaking out, because he's just standing there not saying anything, and I look around everyone else is freaking out too in fact no one is looking him in the eye, then finally this one guy with like a safety pin in his nose and a 'kill everything' tattoo looks up and he says 'sorry sir.' Yeah, 'sorry sir' heh. John frickin' Winchester.
- Both Sam and Dean affirming that despite all the problems they had with him, they do in fact love John. Dean's "With everything I had," was especially heartwarming, considering what he said only seven episodes ago.
- The fact that despite complaining about being dragged out on what Dean does not consider an emergency and Sam's reservations about the situation, the Winchester's immediately drop everything when Castiel says "I need your help." He's been there for them so many times, and all he has to do for them to be there for him is ask.
- After all the moments of painting John in a bad light this officially confirms that John may not be a perfect parent but he tries to raise Sam and Dean the best he could.
- Crowley saving Rowena from Gerald at the end of the episode. He still cares a little bit about his mother, though whether or not that is a good thing for him has yet to be seen.
- Castiel coming to rescue Claire from the thug intent on raping her. And once they get into the Impala and she starts shaking he hugs her, and shields her eyes as they come across Dean's massacre, like a father would.
10x17 - Inside Man
- Bobby's letter to Sam.
- Dean quoting Bobby to Crowley (Bonus points for the fact that it works!);Dean: A wise man once told me, 'family don't end in blood.' But it doesn't start there either.
10x20 - Angel Heart
- All of Team Free Will give tips to Claire on what to do after she got her revenge, each of which symbolize their roles towards her. Sam gives her Jody's phone number, so she has a home she could head to. Dean doesn't discourage her to become a hunter, although he does instead impart some advice so she could survive reasonably. As for Castiel? No words, they used to be family. He and Claire simply share a hug.
10x21 - Dark Dynasty
- Dean's utter fury that Sam has put Charlie at risk by bringing her into his plan with the Book of the Damned is very heartwarming, it shows how much Dean cares about Charlie that he is beyond furious that his brother, the person closest to him, has used her this way.
- Charlie giving Rowena a short but sweet Shut Up, Hannibal!. Judging from the above example, Dean feels the same way.Charlie: Sam and Dean are like my brothers. I love them.
- Both Sam and Dean being willing to give the Stynes the Book of the Damned and Charlie's decoded notes on it to keep Charlie safe. Even more so when you remember some of the stuff the Stynes have used the book to cause; WW2, 9/11, the Black Death, the Great Depression, etc. They'd give them that power again to keep their little sister safe.
10x22 - The Prisoner
- In a way, Crowley's willingness to come to Dean's aid. Dean has told him he's soft, outright lied to him, and made it clear he doesn't care what Crowley thinks of him, but one cryptic phone call asking for help and he shows up. Somewhat undercut by the fact that it's actually Sam, trying to kill him, but still...
10x23 - Brother's Keeper
- While Sam is on his knees waiting to be executed by Dean he says, "You will never hear me say that you are anything but good." This does have an effect on Dean.
11x04 - Baby
- Crosses over with Momentof Awesome: The entire episode, which was shot from the inside of the Impala. To specify: Sam and Dean behaving like brothers and sleeping in "Motel Winchester", Castiel calling in on them, all three of them (Cas as their Information Broker) save the day with only the bad guy and the initial victim dead, all others healed and the cherry on the top in reference to the Impala:Sam: You know what? We are home.
11x07 - Plush
- At the end of the episode, Dean calls Donna a hunter, which makes her all giddy before she hugs the boys goodbye.
11x08 - Just My Imagination
- The whole damn episode pretty much. The not so Imaginary friends are good spirits who genuinely love their charges and want nothing but the best for them, and the woman murdering Sully's buddies is stopped with only gentle words and a Cool Down Hug.
- The fact that The Winchesters, Dean in particular, managed to talk Reese out of killing instead of the usual route showcases just how far the Winchesters have matured as of late.
11x12 - Don't You Forget About Me
- The entire episode. Dean and Sam spend a day bonding with Jody, Claire, and Alex where they have a time of their lives and become, in essence, ordinary people. Pick any scene when they are in Jody's home, particularly the dinner scene. When was the last time they actually managed to eat dinner while sitting around a dining table, surrounded by family?
- Although there are bumps, it's good to see that our recovering Broken Birds, Alex and Claire, are living happily with Jodie, and after the events of this episode, it seems that their bond will grow stronger and more sisterly.
11x16 - Safe House
- Dean and Bobby seeing each other inside the Soul Eater's nest. Especially since this is Dean's first time physically seeing Bobby since the season 7 finale.
- After Dean's soul makes it out of the Soul Eater's nest, Sam gives him a very relieved hug.
- When you remember that the the nest will cause it's victims' souls distress by showing them visions of their loved ones, Bobby seeing the boys, and Dean seeing Sam, becomes rather touching as they are shown to be an extension of their souls.
11x17 - Red Meat
- After spending half the episode believing Sam's dead, the utter look of relief on Dean's face when when Sam calls him certainly warms the heart.
11x20 - Don't Call Me Shurley
- Metatron giving a hungry dog a half-eaten sandwich that he founded, despite being hungry himself.
- Metatron of all beings ends up invoking Humans Are Special in an effort to convince Chuck/God to help stop Amara from destroying everything. And it works.
- How often do you get an Everybody Lives ending on a show like this?
- Chuck insisting that Lucifer is not a villain. Plus the implication that Castiel is indeed his favorite.
- Where has the amulet been this entire time, since Dean threw it away in season 5? In Sam's pocket. Meaning that even if Dean had lost faith in their relationship back then, Sam hadn't.
11x21 - All in the Family
11x22 - We Happy Few
- God finally apologizing to Lucifer and acknowledging that he bears some responsibility. More importantly, he still loves his son, in spite of everything.Chuck/God: (To Lucifer) "I was supposed to love all of creation equally. I wasn't supposed to have any favourites... but you were mine. I gave you the Mark because I loved you the most. I thought you were strong enough to bear it. And when I saw that I was wrong, and that I had let my choice... devour my most... cherished son, I hated myself. And so I punished you, and I'm so sorry."
11x23 - Alpha and Omega
- Although it took venting all her rage on God to the point of almost killing him, Amara finally has the peace of mind to see the wonder in her brother's creations, and it makes her realize that she doesn't want to see it destroyed. Turns out, what she really wants is to simply reunite with her little brother, just like he wanted.
- Sam and Dean's hug. Plus the Call-Back to the pilotDean: Come on, you know the drill. No chick flick moments.Sam: Yeah, you love chick flick moments.Dean: Yeah, you're right I do. Come here. (hug)
- Before departing with God, Amara tells Dean she's going to pay him back for helping her realize the error of her ways. The episode ends with Dean coming across his and Sam's mother, Mary.
- Dean saying that Castiel is a member of the Winchester family. He's pretty much the unofficial Winchester brother but as of the finale it became official.
- Dean reuniting with his mother and explaining everything that happened.
- Castiel hugging Dean upon reuniting with him in the Bunker.
- Mary reuniting with Baby. "This was John's car. She's beautiful... Hey, sweetheart. Remember me?"
12x02 - Mamma Mia
- The brothers sitting down to have dinner with Mary. Strange a situation as it is, never have the Winchesters looked so complete.
- Sam finally getting the chance to talk with his mother.
Mary: I just have a lot of blanks to fill in.Sam: Right, uh... [handing her John's book] Dad's journal. His writing, his words. Helped me fill in some blanks, answer some questions I didn't know I had. And, you know, it it it keeps him with us, sort of.Mary: Thank you.[after talking]Sam: [tearing up] Mom. For me... just, um... having you here... fills in the biggest blank.(The two share a hug as Heart's "Lost Angel" begins to play.)
- Seeing how out-of-place she feels, he assures her that he knows what it's like to come back and not feel like you really fit.
12x10 - Lily Sunder Has Some Regrets
- Despite being angry with Cas due to his actions in the previous episode, Dean (and Sam) are quick to defend him when Ishim starts with the trash talk.
12x12 - Stuck in the Middle (With You)
- While chewing out Ketch, Mary indirectly refers to Castiel as one of her boys.
- Crowley breaking the Lance of Michael in order to save Castiel's life.
12x16 - Ladies Drink Free
- Claire's voice mail to Jody at the end, where she states her conviction that although she will never retract her vow to become a hunter, she will always see Jody and Alex as her family first and foremost.
12x22 - Who We Are
- Dean and Jody clasping hands for a brief moment, though Brainwashed!Mary rains on the moment by mockingly asking Jody if she wants to be her boys' mother.
- Dean deciding to remain behind because of his wounded leg (and to free Mary from the BMoL's brainwashing) and encouraging Sam to lead the American hunters against the British Men of Letters.Dean: I saw you. You're ready for this. You show those sons of bitches who's boss. [...] You got this.
- The "Bitch/Jerk" exchange comes up again.
- Alex telling Jody to "Kick it in the ass," followed by Jody giving her a kiss on the forehead.
- During his Journey to the Center of the Mind, Dean looks down at an infant Sam in his cradle, then watches his younger self with his mother.
- Dean forgiving Mary for her past actions, specifically making her deal with Azazel long ago.
- At the end, as Mary tells Dean she's scared that Sam will never forgive her for the deal she made with Azazel, Sam enters the Bunker and tells her "Mom...you don't have to be scared of me." The three Winchesters then embrace.
12x23 - All Along the Watchtower
- Castiel promising Kelly that he'll look after her son.Castiel: Kelly, I know how hard this is. (Beat) That's a lie. I have no idea how hard this is for you. But I promise you...I will do everything. I will give my life for your son. And I will raise him. And I will make him someone you will be proud of.Kelly: (voice breaking) I know.
- Kelly recording a message of love for her soon-to-be-born son and finishing painting the nursery.
- Castiel comforting Kelly as she goes into labor, and Mary later taking over for him.
- Castiel refers to Alternate!Bobby as "a friend" when he tells the Winchester brothers about how he found out more about the alternate reality.
- Castiel kissing Kelly on the forehead before exiting with the brothers to confront Lucifer.
- Kelly's last words right before her son is finally born: "I love you."
- Jack runs off in search of his father, but in his mind, it isn't Lucifer. It's Castiel.
- Dean reveals that he prayed to Chuck to bring back everyone they lost in the Season 12 finale. Even Crowley.
13x02 - The Rising Son
- Sam never doubts that Jack can learn to be good, son of Satan or not. With Cas gone and Dean stuck in the opposite opinion, it's exactly what Jack needs.
13x04 - The Big Empty
- Dean acting civil to Jack. He still doesn't like him, but he seems to be more willing to cut the kid a break, especially since Jack saved his and Sam's lives.
- Castiel awakening from the Empty. He looks at the sky and smiles, with the music playing serenely. He's Back!.
13x06 - Tombstone
- Castiels reunion with Sam and Dean. And his reunion with Jack, for that matter.Sam: "I don't even know what to say."Dean: "I do. (hugs Castiel tightly) It's good to have you back."Castiel: (after hugging Sam) "How long was I gone?"Dean: "Too damn long."
- Dean referring to all of them as Team Free Will 2.0, including Jack, showing the Dean is slowly but surely coming around to him.
13x09 - The Bad Place
- An angel tells Jack that intends to take him "home" to Heaven. Jack's rebuttal? "I am home!"
- When Jack tells Sam and Dean that they and Cas are his family, Dean responds with "damn right we are". He's come a long way since the beginning of the season, and it only grows from there.
13x14 - Good Intentions
- Seeing Jack innocently playing with the children of Bobby's colony is sweet. Then again, he is chronologically a toddler.
- From the moment she sees him, Mary immediately takes Jack under her wing. She willingly goes with him when he is expelled from Bobby's colony, tells him to hide when the angels attack, and refuses to hand him over to Zachariah. She hasn't yet refer to him as her son (that comes several episodes later), but she already treats him as a Winchester.
13x16 - ScoobyNatural
- Simply Dean utterly geeking out and giddy at being able to interact with Scooby Doo and the Mystery Inc. gang, making it abundantly clear that it was a show near and dear to his heart growing up on the road.
- He even goes so far as to censor himself! Granted, it doesn't last long once he discovers one of their kinds of ghosts has gotten into the show, but still...
- We also get this little gem of a quote from Dean when they find out the ghost of the cartoon is one of "their" kind of murderous spirits and could kill any of them: "Scooby-Doo could die! And that's not happening! Not on my watch!...I'd take a bullet for that dog."
- In order to spare Scooby-Doo and the gang from being traumatized about the fact that the supernatural is real, Sam, Dean and Castiel convince the kid who happened to be the spirit to transform into the baddie of the original episode just so Scooby and the gang could realize that it was all a hoax.
- Dean letting go of his resentment towards Fred.Dean: You're not so bad.Fred: Yeah I know. Thanks!
- Castiel hugging Shaggy and Scooby. Just before that, Cas stealthily healing Shaggy's arm.Castiel: I will miss your wise words and gentle spirits.
13x17 - The Thing
- When the Winchesters reunite with Gabriel, Dean immediately shows concern about Gabriel's disheveled state and, later on, Sam helps un-stitch his mouth.
13x19 - Funeralia
- The entire main conflict of the episode hinges on the fact that yes, Rowena does have people she cares about beneath that jerkass mask. Back in season 12, she genuinely grieved over Oskar, her honorary son whom she killed personally two seasons before and whom we were initially led to believe she pretended to care about. Now, she genuinely grieves over Crowley, her biological son whom she tried to kill multiple times before.
- Billie comforting Rowena while explaining why she can't accede to her demand to resurrect Crowley.
- At the end of the episode, the Winchesters believe that Rowena can be redeemed and accept her as an ally. That's right, Rowena is officially a member of Team Free Will. Sam's words are especially sweet, given that Jessica says he is destined to kill Rowena for good; he refuses to accept this and states that Rowena should Screw Destiny and carve her own fate.
13x20 - Unfinished Business
- Mary gains a fourth son when she explicitly calls Jack another of her boys.
- The moment fans have been waiting for: Gabriel officially joins Team Free Will.
13x21 - Beat the Devil
- Rowena tries to forgo all worries and leave the Men of Letters bunker after Lucifer escaped. But she can't bring herself to do it. "Oh bollocks", she says, before immediately begin searching for a spell to reinforce the Rift. Rowena is redeemed, all right.
- Sam, resurrected, entering the Dayton outpost and everyone's reaction to it. Seeing Jack's big smile after he watches Sam step out of the shadows is guaranteed to melt your heart. Of course, Lucifer's appearance screws it up, too, but hey at least Sam is back.
13x22 - Exodus
- Dean and Sam's emotional reunion after the latter's resurrection.
- When Mary and Dean are at an impasse over whether or not she should stay in Apocalypse World to continue helping the humans living there, Sam comes up with a third option: Bring them all with them back to the main reality.
- The victory toast at the end. Charlie toasts with Ketch and Rowena, of all people. But the one that sticks out is the bit where Bobby inducts Sam and Dean into the Resistance, or as he calls them, his family.
- Disregarding Gabriel's death, by the end of the episode, Dean is in the peak of his happiness. Most of his loved ones are by his side: he has his brother, mother, Castiel, Jack, Bobby, and Charlie, and even Rowena and Ketch, both reformed, are there. A phone call away, he also has Jody and her makeshift family. Even if Michael and Lucifer are potentially trying to invade his world, he is simply glad that he doesn't have to be separated from his family by death or otherwise, something that literally happens all the time. Is it any wonder that he is considering retirement in the next episode?
13x23 - Let the Good Times Roll
- From what we see, Bobby and Mary have become close friends. It turns out that with John in the picture or not, as fellow hunters, the two would eventually become partners, doubly so as Bobby previously stated that he and the Mary of his world were also close.
- Bobby offhandedly mentions that Charlie and Rowena are going on a road trip together. This might not sound much, but do recall that Rowena did not get along with her universe's Charlie.
- After Jack has a nightmare, Dean comforts him and tells him that he's family. Dean has come a long way from treating Jack like shit and wanting to kill the boy.
- Jack answering Sam's prayer for help as Michael attacks the Bunker.
- Jack about to sacrifice himself for Sam, telling him that he loves him and everyone else. Luckily, Dean arrives just in time.
- "We did it". For just one moment, Sam, Dean, and Jack were truly, genuinely, happy, by finally getting rid of Lucifer for good. Even if it was ruined by Michael.
- Dean and Dirk bonding over candy and slasher films was both this and funny; heartwarming since Dean doesn't easily make friends, and funny because alpha male badass Dean Winchester totally nerded out with his fellow slasher nerd Dirk.
- Dean's general excitement at having gone toe-to-toe with Hatchet Man is downright amusing and heartwarming, as it is not often we get to see him that happy about something.
- Meta heartwarming: how long has it been since we've seen Dean this happy or excited, especially after the last season, hell the last episode?
14x05 - Nightmare Logic
- Sam clearly displaying A Father to His Men behavior towards his band of hunters when he immediately launches a mission to rescue Maggie. No wonder they call him chief.
- Mary comforting Bobby regarding Daniel after the case is solved is this mixed with Tear Jerker. Then there's their decision to move together to Donna's cabin, further cementing their status as a Battle Couple after the multiple Ship Tease moments they had in previous episodes.
14x08 - Byzantium
- Jack meeting Kelly in Heaven. This is the first time ever for Kelly to see her son, whereas Jack at least already knows what Kelly is like from photos and videos.
- Lily Sunder's Heroic Sacrifice ensures her soul, originally tarnished and bound for Hell, gets enough last minute goodness in it for her to reunite with her daughter in Heaven.
14x10 - Nihilism
- Of all things that could be picked to entrap Dean in an illusionary loop, it is running a bar and hunting monsters with a still alive, still seeing Pamela Barnes that is chosen. It's kind of nice to see that Dean has not forgotten a friend he made and lost years ago.
14x13 - Lebanon
- Dean, Sam, and Mary reuniting with John Winchester in the Men of Letters bunker.
- Mary reuniting with John, period. Just imagine the events from John's perspective: there is this woman whom he fell in love, spent 10 years, and had two children with, whose avenging has driven his life for 20 years and counting, one that caused the rift on his relationship with his children and friends. And she is standing in front of him, alive and unharmed. The moment they lock eyes, they immediately make out, no words said.
- While leaving their parents to have their moment, Sam tells Dean his concern about the implication John's time travel would cause, but Dean is not listening. He is just so happy that their family is back together after years that he does not and would not want to suspect anything.
- The fact that he just smiles when he realizes that if he stays Mary will die again or rather stay dead and he just goes okay. To him it is not even a choice. Him or Mary? Always Mary. He doesn't try and find another way because if he does that there is a chance that she will die so rather than risk it he just decides dying for his wife is worth even if he has to die a thousand times.
- After nearly ten years of speculation that Michael was torturing Adam in Hell, that Adam was a demon, other characters stating that Michael was insane, it's revealed that Michael and Adam are both relatively healthy and sane after their time in Hell, having used the 1200 or so years they were together to befriend each other, apparently keeping each other from losing it. Even after they leave Hell, they display every indication of meaning to stay together, both of them speaking very respectfully to each other (especially compared to AU!Michael and how both of them spoke to others). Further, they seem to have mellowed each other out, Michael doing no worse (until provoked) than yelling at the Winchesters and Adam being very polite and even trying to joke with them (only asking for an apology for not coming for him). After years of the way relationships are on this show, it's refreshing to see two characters who like each other and seem to only have a positive effect on each other's lives.
15x15 - Gimme Shelter
- Jack make an account in a social media web. The name he put? Jack Kline.
- Cas's discussion with the group about his growth as a person - from simply following orders and eventually feeling like he didn't have a purpose to finding a new lease on life when he found a family and became a father is particularly moving considering the Trauma Conga Line he's has been through.
15x19 - Inherit the Earth
- Jack using his powers as the new God to resurrect everyone on Earth. We're treated to a brief montage of people around the world going on with their lives as The Youngbloods' "Get Together" plays in the background.
- Afterwards, he assures the Winchesters that he's always with them and will try to do things better than Chuck.
15x20 - Carry On
- While it's a Tear Jerker that Dean died after the sheer amount of hell he has been through, he can finally rest in peace and in his own way.Dean: I'm so proud of you, Sam.
- While Sam remains a hunter, he gets to start a family and even lives happily and grows old with them.
- It's revealed that Jack released Bobby Singer and created a better Heaven with help from a resurrected Castiel.
- The brothers finally reuniting in Heaven.
- In "Frontierland", Dean makes a reference to Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home and Bobby says that he only watched Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. The line was originally for TNG, but because Jim Beaver's late wife had portrayed the recurring character of Ishka, Quark's mother, on DS9, he asked that it be changed.
- One Fandom VIP of the Supernatural fandom, known as Sashi, was diagnosed with endometriosis. Her friends, unable to take her not asking others for help and hating to see her suffering any more, started a donation fund on Tumblr to help called "Donate For Sashi". It was rotated around Tumblr and after a day they managed to collect over $7000 in Sashi's paypal account. One person in particular asked Supernatural star Kim Rhodes to rotate the donation fund and spread the news about it, but Kim Rhodes did one better and actually asked for her information so that she could refer Sashi to a doctor in California who would actually work with her on the money issues. Heartwarming for the fandom and Kim Rhodes.
- The last thing Ellen says to the boys before a Taking You with Me attack on some hellhounds is "Kick it in the ass". This was Kim Manners, departed producer and director's, catchphrase.
- It's also written on the mix tape Dean plays just before confronting his possessed brothers in an attempt to stop the Apocalypse.
- Also in "The Girl With The Dungeons and Dragons Tattoo," when Charlie is psyching herself before a dangerous mission.
- It appears four more times in fact, which shows how much the series respects the producer. It is last heard in the Season 12 episode "Who We Are", over eight years after his passing.
- In "Three Years Ago," the episode takes place during Sam's time in college and one of the targets is Jessica. When John finds this out, he becomes even more concerned about the case and obviously is motivated by Sam's involvement more than anything. This also goes for Dean when he finds out. The episode ends with them watching Sam and Jessica happily walk off, unaware that John and Dean had just saved their lives, and looking very proud at how much Sam's grown.
- Misha Collins meeting Kenjiro Tsuda, the seiyuu who did the Japanese Dub for Castiel, for the first time. Not only they pose pictures together and post them on their Twitter accounts, but you can see how excited Misha was to meet Kenjiro and even compliments on how Kenjiro has such a nice voice.
- Mark Sheppard's Instagram post coming a week after the Season 12 finale where Crowley dies, confirming that Crowley's gone for good.
- At Planet Comic-Con 2019, a fan asked why Mark Pellegrino is wearing a wedding ring in all of his scenes, realizing that Misha never is, despite Jimmy Novak being a devout man (and therefore most likely married to the woman he fathered Claire with). His response? It's mostly a tribute to his real-life wife.
- After the series wrapped, Jensen Ackles was granted permission to take the Impala home with him.