The season came to an end for the WB series Supernatural this past Thursday. It is up in the air whether or not the series will return for a second season on the newly formed CW network, which will feature some combination of shows from the merging WB and UPN beginning in September 2006.
The show centers on the ghost hunting brother duo of Sam and Dean Winchester, played by Jared Padalecki (House of Wax) and Jensen Ackles(Dark Angel, Smallville). The season started with Dean paying a late night visit to Sam, bringing with him the news that their father was missing. The catch was that they are a family of demon hunters. Sam was trying to get out of that line of work, he was going to college and had a loving girlfriend, and no desire to return to that life. Dean, on the other hand, had been out working on his own.
With their father missing, and presumably in a lot of trouble, Dean thinks the two of them should hit the road and track him down. Sam is reluctant to join him, but those thoughts changed as the families past has caught up to them. When they were children, a demon killed their mother. She was engulfed in flames after being dragged to the ceiling of baby Sam's room. The demon has returned to haunt them again, this time killing Sam's girlfriend, thereby cementing his return to the demon-hunting business alongside his brother.
The season was split between one-off episodes, and mythology building story arc episodes. The two traveled around the country tracking down whatever demons and spirits they could find, all while keeping their eyes open for any clue to the whereabouts of their father. The past few weeks worth of episodes have had them reuniting with their father and locating a mystical Colt that can kill demons with a single shot.
Shortly after this joyful reunion, they are contacted by a demon — in the guise of a cute blonde named Meg — who has appeared a few times during the season. She offers a trade, the gun for one of their father's friends, currently being held captive. At the same time, however, the demon that killed their mother reappears. This is their best chance at killing it, but the timing doesn't synch with the proposed trade. Daddy heads off to the drop, with a fake gun, while Sam and Dean stay behind to get the drop on the demon.