Season Three consists of 16 episodes that aired on Thursdays at 9:00 pm in the United States beginning October 4, 2007, and ending May 15, 2008. Originally 22 episodes were ordered for the third season, but production was halted on December 5, 2007, upon completion of the twelfth episode due to the 2007–2008 Writers Guild of America strike. The season number was shortened to sixteen episodes, with four new episodes airing in April and May 2008.
The season mainly focuses on trying to save Dean Winchester from his deal and tracking down the demons who were released from Hell. Along the way, the brothers meet Ruby, a black-eyed demon who also has an interest in Sam Winchester and claims to be able to help save Dean. Also, they meet Bela Talbot, an acquirer and seller of occult objects, who is constantly a thorn in their side. The brothers eventually learn what demon holds Dean's contract, a white-eyed demonic being of great power named Lilith, the very first and oldest demon in creation. The brothers, along with Ruby, track her down and attempt to kill her. Lilith is unable to stop Sam due to his demonic powers, however. Dean's contract then expires and his soul is taken to Hell.
- Jared Padalecki as Sam Winchester (16/16)
- Jensen Ackles as Dean Winchester (16/16)
- Katie Cassidy as Ruby (6/16) (episodes 1-2, 4, 9, 12, 16)
- Lauren Cohan as Bela Talbot (6/16) (episodes 3, 6-7, 10, 12, 15)
- Jim Beaver as Bobby Singer (7/16) (episodes 1, 3-4, 10-11, 15-16)
- Sterling K. Brown as Gordon Walker (2/16) (episodes 3, 7)
- Cindy Sampson as Lisa Braeden (2/16) (episodes 2, 10)
- Michael Massee as Kubrick (2/16) (episodes 3, 7)
- Richard Speight Jr. as The Trickster (1/16) (episode 11)
- Jeffrey Dean Morgan as John Winchester (1/16) (episode 14)
- Charles Malik Whitfield as Victor Henriksen (1/16) (episode 12)
- Steven Williams as Rufus Turner (1/16) (episode 15)
- Nicholas Elia as Ben Braeden (1/16) (episode 2)
Episode List: 2007-2008 Edit
|The Magnificent Seven||Writer: Eric Kripke||Director: Kim Manners||10/04/07||#45 301|
|In the third-season opener, Sam and Dean team up with Bobby, but they have their hands full as they battle seven deadly demons who use the dark side of human nature to their advantage.
|The Kids Are Alright||Writer: Sera Gamble||Director: Phil Sgriccia||10/11/07||#46 302|
|Dean visits Lisa, an old girlfriend he dated nine years ago, and is shocked to learn not only that she has an 8-year-old son named Ben, but that the boy looks just like him. Later, Sam and Dean help when Ben goes missing; and Ruby contacts Sam with information about his mom.
|Bad Day at Black Rock||Writer: Ben Edlund||Director: Robert Singer||10/18/07||#47 303|
|Sam and Dean come into possession of a rabbit's foot that belonged to their dad, but it's not necessarily good luck, because if it's lost, death follows within a week.
|Sin City||Writer: Robert Singer and Jeremy Carver||Director: Charles Beeson||10/25/07||#48 304|
|A quiet town in Ohio becomes a haven of vice and violence, and Sam and Dean suspect demons are behind the change. Meanwhile, Ruby and Bobby begin rebuilding the Colt.
|Bedtime Stories||Writer: Cathryn Humphris||Director: Mike Rohl||11/01/07||#49 305|
|Once upon a time, Sam and Dean visit a strange town where mysterious deaths seemed linked to fairy tales. Meanwhile, Sam summons the Crossroad Demon and threatens her with the rebuilt Colt.
|Red Sky at Morning||Writer: Laurence Andries||Director: Cliff Bole||11/08/07||#50 306|
|Drownings on dry land are linked to visions of a ghost ship, putting Sam and Dean on a collision course with Bela, who is also investigating the phenomenon.
|Fresh Blood||Writer: Sera Gamble||Director: Kim Manners||11/15/07||#51 307|
|Sam and Dean learn that a male vampire is using human blood to turn women into unsuspecting bloodsuckers. Meanwhile, Sam is being pursued by Gordon, who has escaped from jail and become a much more dangerous threat.
|A Very Supernatural Christmas||Writer: Jeremy Carver||Director: J. Miller Tobin||12/13/07||#52 308|
|Sam and Dean investigate murders committed by an anti-Santa who pulls his victims up the chimney; and Dean wants to celebrate a traditional Christmas since it will be his last, but Sam refuses, not wanting to accept that Dean won't be around next year.
|Malleus Maleficarum||Writer: Ben Edlund||Director: Robert Singer||1/31/08||#53 309|
|Unrequited love becomes vengeful witchcraft, which in turn leads Sam and Dean to a coven of suburban witches whose black magic is drawn from a much more sinister source. The Winchesters also discover that Ruby was once human.
|Dream a Little Dream of Me||Writer: Cathryn Humphris and Sera Gamble||Director: Steve Boyum||2/07/08||#54 310|
|Bobby is poisoned with a dream potion and lapses into a deadly coma, so Sam and Dean take the potion themselves to enter the dream and save him, but to do so they all must confront their own personal nightmares.
|Mystery Spot||Writer: Jeremy Carver and Emily McLaughlin||Director: Kim Manners||2/14/08||#55 311|
|Dean is shot and killed while investigating the disappearance of a man with Sam, who is stunned when he wakes up the next morning to find his brother alive and well. Then he realizes he is reliving the previous day and tries to prevent Dean's death.
|Jus In Bello||Writer: Sera Gamble||Director: Phil Sgriccia||2/21/08||#56 312|
|Sam and Dean are double-crossed by Bela, who has them arrested, but when Agent Henriksen arrives at the jail to take them, he discovers they've been surrounded by demons intent on killing everyone.
|Ghostfacers||Writer: Ben Edlund||Director: Phil Sgriccia||4/24/08||#57 313|
|Sam and Dean star in a paranormal reality show that takes them to an abandoned estate that turns into one of the most haunted places in the U.S. for one night each year.
|Long-Distance Call||Writer: Jeremy Carver||Director: Robert Singer||5/01/08||#58 314|
|Dean gets a mysterious phone call that appears to be from his dad, explaining how to get out of the deal, and he decides to follow the advice despite the fact that Sam doesn't believe it was really John on the line.
|Time Is on My Side||Writer: Sera Gamble||Director: Charles Beeson||5/08/08||#59 315|
|Sam and Dean investigate zombies in a small Pennsylvania town, where they find a doctor with a sinister agenda. Meanwhile, Bobby learns where Bela is hiding, so Dean confronts her, leaving Sam to deal with the doctor.
|No Rest for the Wicked||Writer: Eric Kripke||Director: Kim Manners||5/15/08||#60 316|
|In the third-season ender, Sam summons Ruby for help as time begins running out for Dean. The brothers, against Ruby's advice, steal her knife and, with Bobby's help, prepare to face off against Lilith and her infernal minions in New Harmony, Indiana.
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