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Timeline: S10 - S11

Season 10

NOTE: In S6 and S8 there are one year time jumps. However, the Supernatural team did not actually skip a year chronologically. I've listed the dates below as they appear in the narrative, but you want the dates to be in chronological time, you will have to add 2 years to all dates listed below. See note before the S6-S7 timeline for details.

Mid-Late June 2014 – At some point, Sam and Cas go on a hunt together to try to find Dean. Possibly due to Cas’ failing health, Sam ends up having his shoulder injured by a demon. (Black)

~ End of June – July 29-31, 2014 – Sam searches for any sign of his missing brother over the course of 4 weeks. Then, we spend 3 calendar days with Dean and his new Black eyes in Beulah, ND. Sam eventually finds and follows clues from the Bunker to Portage, WI, and then towards Beulah, ND, though he never quite makes it there. Meanwhile, we spend an unknown amount of time (possibly only a day) with Cas and Hannah, as they try to track down a pair of angels who refuse to return to Heaven.
- While Sam is looking at Crop reports on the computer, we see that he’s looking at the reports for May 2014. It seems that perhaps the props/art department decided that the S9 finale must have happened in May – however, I like keeping my dates, so I’m going to assume that Sam was looking at May in order to compare them to June.
- Dean says that he got the memo about the turning into a demon “six weeks ago” – which to me is a reference to the S9 finale.
- Crowley says that everything he’s done for Dean “in the past 6 months, since the Mark...” has been a favour. If Dean got the Mark six months ago, that would put this episode in June, not July – and that doesn’t work with the dates in the S9 finale as I have them... so, you could either push the dates back, or you could believe that Crowley was speaking imprecisely.
- We spend 4 weeks with Sam, but only two 24 hours periods with Dean. Dean starts the episode on Karaoke night at the bar and also ends the episode on a Karaoke night at the bar. We can see by the advertisements in the bar that Karaoke nights are every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. Having the episode span Tuesday-Thursday night works well for the amount of time that we see pass for Dean and Crowley.
- It’s a 10 hour drive from Lebanon, KS, to Portage, WI, and also a 10 hour drive from Portage, WI, to Beulah, ND. It’s hard to determine whether the phone call between Sam and Crowley happened on Wednesday or Thursday, but my guess would be Thursday, given that Crowley tells Dean to take the night to “think about it” – so he had to have been confident that Sam wouldn’t reach them too quickly.


August 1 – August 2, 2014 – Sam continues to hunt down Dean. Castiel and Hannah try to join, but Cas’ illness gets them into a car accident and they spend a night at a mechanic’s house instead, and then Hannah makes a detour in order to talk to Metatron about Castiel’s missing grace. We spend approx. 2 days in this episode, mostly either at undisclosed locations on the road to or in Beulah, ND. (Reichenbach)
- Cole’s father dies on June 21, 2003.
August 2 – August 3, 2014 – As the Soul Survivor (in human form) of the Winchester family, Sam spends an unknown number of hours (over two calendar days) trying to un-demonize Dean in the Bunker, in Lebanon, KS. Meanwhile, Cas and Hannah continue their journey to meet up with Sam, getting waylaid by rogue angels and Crowley along the way.
- It’s an 11 hour drive from Beulah, ND to Lebanon, KS, which means that Sam and Dean probably arrived at the Bunker in the evening of August 2nd. Sam then went out to acquire blessed-blood before starting the ritual.


Unknown, 2014 – Sam and Dean try to take a vacation by driving up to Washington state, but quickly decide to take care of whatever is causing some local “animal attacks” first. The episode takes place over 2 days near Durham, WA, and the brothers only seem to travel within the state. (Paper Moon)
- I’m assuming the brothers were close to Durham when they decided to take the case, so no extra time has been added to the day count for travel.

Fall 2014 – The boys discover Supernatural Fan Fiction in the form of a high school musical, when they investigate the disappearance of a teacher in Flint, MI. We spend at least 2 days in this episode, but it is most likely more (see notes).
- It’s two days between when Sam and Dean hear about the case and when they realize that the musical has to be performed in order for them to save the missing people. However, it is an unknown length of time between that realization and the night of the performance.
- I’m assuming that since Dean read about the disappearance in a newspaper, they are relatively close to Flint, MI, at the beginning of the episode – as a disappearance would probably only be local or state news, rather than national.
- According to the newspaper, the teacher was kidnapped on Wednesday evening and has been missing three days. This would mean that the newspaper is a Sunday edition, which means that Sam and Dean may arrive at the school on the Monday, with Maggie’s disappearance occurring Monday night, and the discussion about Calliope happening on Tuesday. It’s unknown when performance night was.
- School is in session, which means that it must, at the very least, be September.


Unknown 2014 – Dean finds one of Bobby’s old cellphones and discovers that he’s been named in the will of a deceased heiress. Sam and Dean travel to New Canaan, CT, to collect, only to stumble into a murder mystery, where the easiest way to solve it might be to Ask Jeeves. We spend only one day in this episode.
- Although I usually add a day for traveling when the boys are shown to be somewhere in the opening scene, I’ve decided that since it was shown to be the morning, and the boys never change clothes, that they probably were only a few hours away at most when Dean discovered the cell message.

Unknown 2014 (shortly after previous episode) – A brothel run by demons leaves Dean and Sam chasing down a witch, who seems to also be interested in acquiring some Girls, Girls, Girls. Meanwhile, Hannah has a crisis of morals while out with Castiel. We spend 2 days with the boys somewhere in or near Missouri. Castiel and Hannah travel from unknown locations to unknown locations in an unknown amount of time.
- Dean tells Sam that their stopping for lunch at the Steakhouse because it’s the best/cheapest steak between Connecticut and the Bunker, which implies that they’re on their way home after the previous episode.
- Dean is meeting a girl from a dating site that lists her home state as Missouri, so it’s a safe bet that he is probably meeting her in Missouri, which means that the steakhouse is in Missouri.
- Sam tells us that they had to detour 8 hours in order to go to the steakhouse – from what I can tell, a trip to Missouri would only add another 4 hours at most to a trip from New Canaan, CT, to Lebanon, KS – so, either Sam and Dean ran into a lot of construction or traffic, or they decided to take the scenic route.


Unknown Friday and Saturday 2014 – Jody enters the Hibbing 911 zone to attend a Sheriff’s retreat, where she meets Sheriff Donna Hascum and finds a nest of vampires. This episode takes place over two days (assuming that Jody arrives early Friday morning) and has Sam and Dean traveling up from the Bunker to join the hunt on the second day.
- Sam and Dean still have the “night lighting” on in the Bunker, even though Jody calls them shortly after 9am on Friday. It’s possible that Dean has been awake all night.
- It’s about a 12 hour drive from Lebanon, KS, to Hibbing, MN. So that works with the timeframe of Sam and Dean leaving Friday morning and seeing Jody until Saturday morning.
- We know the retreat starts on a Friday because of the schedule posted in the lobby that Donna reads. The welcome speech by Sheriff Len is listed as occurring at 9am on Friday morning. The speech was very short and I’m assuming that Donna and Jody were reading the schedule soon after which was where they were told about the animal attack that prompted Jody to immediately call Sam and Dean.


Unknown 2014 – When Castiel starts thinking about The Things We Left Behind, it leads him back to Pontiac, IL, to find Claire Novak. We spent approx. 3 days in this episode, with Sam and Dean joining Cas on the third day.
- It takes around 10 hours to drive to Pontiac, IL, from Lebanon, KS, so Sam and Dean most likely drove all night as soon as Castiel called them.
- We find out that Claire was abandoned by her mother only a few months after their encounter with the demons and Castiel in S4. Claire’s grandmother eventually died, causing Claire to put into the foster-care system. We also learn that Jimmy Novak died when Castiel was “ripped apart on the subatomic level by an archangel”, which, arguably, first happened in 4x22 Lucifer Rising.


Unknown 2014 (shortly after previous episode) – The boys deal with the fallout of Dean’s massacre. Cas continues to try to reach out to Claire, while also getting Metatron from Heaven so that Sam and Dean can interrogate him for knowledge of the Mark of Cain. There are at least 2 days in this episode, but it’s extremely hard to count. Cas travels to several unknown locations, including the doorway to Heaven with Sam. (The Hunter Games)
- Sam refers the events of the previous episode as “that night”, so it occurred more than one day ago.

Unknown – Charlie decides that There’s No Place Like Home and returns from Oz, only she returns with her good and bad sides divided. Sam and Dean spent at least 24 hours trying to reunite Charlie with herself, while preventing Dark!Charlie from murdering the man who killed her parents. They travel between the Bunker, Topeka, and Junction City, Kansas. Charlie then spends 2 days recuperating before leaving, making the episode span AT LEAST 4 days.

Unknown (at least a week after the previous episode) – The boys travel to Pendelton, OR, where we find out About A Boy, when Dean ends up fourteen again. The opening montage of Dean researching takes place over 5-7 days, but the case takes place over only 4 days, at least 2 of which are spent driving between the Bunker and Pendelton.
- The teaser death (JP) happens on a Sunday
- Sam informs us that Dean hasn’t left the Bunker “in a week”, we can probably safely assume that he hasn’t been out of the Bunker since the events of the previous episode. In the last scene of the previous episode, Charlie tells us that she had already been back in the Bunker for 2 days before she left. If those add to the count of Dean’s “week” in the Bunker, than the opening montage takes place over 5 days.


Mid or Late March, 2015 – Sam and Dean track a ghost who died in a car accident that caused them to Halt and Catch Fire. They drive from the Bunker to Spencer, IO. We spent 4 days in his episode.
- The episode takes place at a college, where we’re told both that finals are coming up and also that “most of the students have already left on Spring Break.” Finals are usually in April, but Spring Break is usually in March for most university and colleges and in America. So, this college is either having early finals or a late spring break, or both – whichever the case, it’s probably safe to place this episode in mid to late March.

Late March or Early April, 2015 (a week after the previous episode) – When Cain starts a killing spree, it’s an Executioner’s Song, as Dean, Sam, and Cas, prepare to take on the Father of Murder. This episode takes place over at least 4 days, with the boys travelling from West Livingston, TX, to the Bunker, to Ohio, and then home again. Cas travels from Illinois to the Bunker, and then to Ohio with Sam and Dean, and then back to the Bunker again (with a detour to hide the First Blade somewhere.)
- Dean reference a conversation from the previous episode as happening “last week.”
- It takes 12 hours to drive from West Livingston, TX, to the Bunker. And 14 hours to drive from the Bunker to Ohio.


Unknown 2015 – Sam and Dean hunt a former soldier and discover The Things They Carried back from Iraq. The episode takes place over at last 3 days, with two of those days being devoted to getting from the Bunker to Fayetteville, NC. The hunt itself only takes one day. They have a very long night which might take them to a fourth day, but possibly not.
- The article about the death, and Cole’s emails, are all dated for January 8, 2015, but as that doesn’t fit into the timing for the rest of the episodes, I’m disregarding it. The production often uses the dates of filming in things like that, rather than dates that make sense for the story.

Unknown 2015 – The boys head to Worcester, MA, when there is a case of serial suicides connected by a catholic church. Meanwhile, in hell, Rowena finally convinces Crowley to help her get her revenge on the Grand Coven by capturing their leader. This episode takes place over at least 3 days. The boys are already on their way to MA when the episode begins. (Paint It Black)
- The ghost’s back-story takes place in 1520 in Florence, Italy.

Unknown 2015 – Sam and Cas use their Inside Man in Heaven to bust Metatron out in the hopes that he’ll be able to help Dean. Meanwhile, Dean hustles some pool and has a confrontation with Rowena. The episode takes place over 2 days. Sam and Cas travel from the Bunker to the unknown location of Heaven’s door, to another (local) unknown location of a psychic.
- The psychic has to live close to wherever the door to Heaven is, otherwise Sam and Cas would not be able to travel between the door and the psychic and back again in the same night.
- Also, the door to Heaven has to be within a day’s drive of Lebanon, KS, because Sam only told Dean that he’d be gone for one night.
- We’re told that Sam wakes up to Dean having a nightmare exactly 24 hours before Sam and Cas go to the psychic.


Unknown 2015 – Charlie returns with the Book of the Damned, only she’s followed by a mysterious occult family with ties to the book. Sam and Dean travel from the Bunker to meet up with her at one of Bobby’s cabins near Des Moines, IO. Meanwhile, Metatron leads Castiel to his grace. The bulk of the episode takes place over at least 3 days, with Sam meeting Rowena on a fourth day which is not consecutive.
- In the months since we’ve last seen Charlie, she has been to Russia and Alaska, according to Jacob Styne who followed her through those areas. Since her hunt for the book started in Italy, I’m thinking that her escape back to America might have been by traveling east, over the Bering Strait, rather than west over the Atlantic
- It only takes around 5 hours to drive from Lebanon, KS, to Des Moines, Iowa.


Unknown 2015 (the month after Inside Man) – In order to translate the book of the damned, Sam has to figure out how to beat The Werther Project, a magic safe that was buried in a basement in St. Louis, Missouri. This episode takes place over 3 days, which may or may not be consecutive. The first day is the same as the last day of the previous episode (but that was also a non consecutive day.)
- We find out that Cuthbert Sinclair (Magnus) was expulsed from the Men of Letters on May 16th 1956.
- We know Inside Man and this episode take place in different months, because Rowena tells Sam that she tried to kill his brother “as recently as last month.”


Unknown 2015 – Castiel tries to do right by his Angel Heart and look after Claire, when she gets knocked out while investigating her mother’s disappearance. Sam and Dean are called in for back-up. The episode takes place over 3 days in Tulsa, OK, with Sam, Dean, and Cas, arriving the morning of the second day.
- It is Claire’s 18th Birthday on the second day.
- Amelia went missing 2 years ago.


Unknown 2015 (not long after The Werther Project and “a couple of weeks” since Book of the Damned) – Sam and Dean uncover the Dark Dynasty of the House of Frankenstein when the Styne family comes calling looking for revenge and the book of the damned. Charlie and Rowena work to understand the codex, while Crowley gathers intel on his mother. The episode takes place over approx. 3 days, with Sam and Dean traveling from the Bunker to Omaha, NE and back, while Sam travels numerous times to the abandoned distillery where he is keeping Rowena.
- We know it’s been “days” since Sam gave Rowena the codex
- Dean tells us that Sam has been running off on his own a lot “these past couple of weeks”, which, if taken literally, might mean that it’s been approx. two weeks since Book of the Damned.
- It’s only a 3.5 hour drive between the Bunker and Omaha, which means that after investigating the murder in the morning, Sam and Dean would have been home in time for supper that same day.
- Because Sam (and Dean) can travel between the distillery and the Bunker, and the Bunker and Charlie’s motel, fairly quickly, I think it’s safe to assume that the distillery is somewhere close to the Bunker.


Possibly Late May/Early June, 2015 (see notes) (morning after previous episode) – Dean goes on a revenge killing spree, while Sam tries to fulfill his end of the bargain with Rowena. This episode takes place over 3 days, with Dean traveling an somewhere near the Bunker, to Shreveport, LA, and then back to the Bunker. Sam, meanwhile, travels from the distillery (somewhere near the Bunker) to Concordia KS. (The Prisoner)
- Shreveport is an 11 hour drive from the Bunker. For some reason, although we only see Sam travel as far as Concordia, KS, which is only an hour away from the Bunker, Cas STILL makes it to the Bunker to confront Dean before Sam does.
- Also, apparently after failing to kill Crowley, Sam just hung out on the floor of that abandoned warehouse all night, because we see him leaving and calling Rowena the next morning.
- We see Cyrus Styne leaving school at the beginning of the episode, which means that school is still in session so it cannot be any later than early June. Given the number of episodes between the episode places in late March/early April and this one, I’m placing this one in late May/early June (assuming 5 weeks between Executioner’s Song and Book of the Damned, and two weeks between Book of the Damned and Dark Dynasty.)


Possibly Late May/Early June, 2015 (day after previous episode) – The Winchesters are both their Brother’s Keeper when Sam tries to save Dean and Dean summons Death in an attempt to kill himself, only to be told that he must kill Sam instead. The episode takes place over two days. Sam travels from the Bunker, to the distillery, to Superior, NE, to Tulsa, OK, and finally to an unknown location to meet with Dean. Dean travels from Tulsa, OK, and Superior NE, and back again, and then to an unknown location to summon Death.
- I’ve put the Tulsa, OK, location in the list, because that appears to be where Dean’s motel is. It’s 6 hours away from Superior NE.
- Superior, NE, is only an hour away from the Bunker (and therefore probably also the distillery.)


SEASON 11

Possibly Late May/Early June, 2015 (immediately following previous episode) – It’s Out of the Darkness, Into the Fire, when Sam and Dean wake up a couple hours after releasing the Darkness onto the world. They follow a path of destruction into Superior, NE. We spend 2 days in this episode.
- Mike says that the attack on the hospital was “3- 4 hours ago” - which to me indicates that it’s been that long since the Darkness was unleashed, and Sam and Dean weren’t unconscious for more than an hour or two at most.

Possibly Late May/Early June, 2015 (immediately following previous episode) – We explore the Form and Void of the Darkness, as Sam and Dean continue on their separate jobs. We spend 2 days in Superior, Nebraska, and wherever Dean has driven to, as Sam tries to cure the mysterious illness and Dean tries to figure out what to do with a possessed baby.

Early-Mid June, 2015 (immediately following previous episode) – Cas has a Bad Seed of a spell inside him that the Winchesters must cure as soon as possible. They go on a hunt for Rowena, taking them from the Bunker in Lebanon KS, to Denver CO, and back again, and then head to Topeka. Meanwhile, Crowley gets to know Amara and Amara gets to know the world. This episode takes place over 4 days.
- If we assume that the events of this episode happen in the order shown, then Sam and Dean spend a two days sitting in the library researching nearly non-stop, discovering the article about the events in Denver, at the earliest, the morning of the second day.

Late June/Early July, 2015 – Dean and Sam take Baby on a road-trip to Oregon on a hunt. The episode takes place over 3 calendar days and a little over 48 hours. The boys travel from the Bunker to Quaker Valley, Oregon. They spend two nights on the road on their way there, all the events in Quaker Valley happen on the same day.
- The alpha monster tells Dean that in the “last month” he’s recruited 16 people in order to be better prepared for The Darkness, indicating that it’s been a month since the Darkness has been released (if we assume that the monster knew right away.)
-Dean’s face is also mostly healed from the beating he took the previous episode, indicating that there’s been time between episodes.
-The Quaker Valley police report Sam looks at has the date as “9.12.15” but that doesn’t work with the timing of events at the end of S10 (in that, school was in session in 10x22, so it couldn’t have been during the summer.)


Unknown, 2015 – Sam and Dean travel to Fall River, MA, to investigate a murder at the Thin Lizzie Borden residence. We spend at least 3 days with the boys.
- It takes 25 hours to drive from Lebanon, KS, to Fall River, MA – I’ve divided this into two days of driving, assuming the brothers hear about the case the morning of the first day, leave right away, and arrive the evening of the second day.
-Once Sam and Dean get to Fall River, the episode takes place over one very long night and into the next day.
- The Impala is completely repaired after the events of Baby, so there has been an unknown amount of time between the episodes, but it’s been long enough for Dean to repair the car. One fan estimated that it would take Dean a month and a half to acquire the parts necessary and to fix the car.


Unknown, 2015 (shortly after previous episode) – Sam and Dean are still in Fall River, MA, exploring Our Little World and trying to find Amara. At the end of the episode, they travel back to the Bunker. Cas, meanwhile, travels from the Bunker to Omaha, NE, to track down Metatron. We spend 2 full days in Fall River, and then it’s a 25 hour drive back to the Bunker, so in total, we spend at least 4 days in this episode.
-Sam says that they’ve been trying to track down more missing souls “since Monday” without any luck. So, they’ve been in Fall River for at least a few days before the episode starts.

Unknown, 2015 – Donna calls the boys with an odd case involving a Plush bunny head and they drive from the Bunker to Cottage Grove, MN, to investigate. We spend 3 days in this episode.
- It takes 9 hours to drive from Lebanon, KS, to Cottage Grove, MN.
-On Sam and Dean’s first day in Cottage Grove, Mike’s girlfriend tells them that Mike was “weird yesterday”, meaning that the murder had only taken place the night before. I have a feeling that Donna called them right away and they drove overnight, without sleep, since otherwise they would not have been there during daylight hours so soon after the murder.


Unknown, 2015 – Although my imaginary friend is Just My Imagination, Sam’s is very much real and in need of help. The boys travel from the bunker to Menomonie, WI, to help Sully find the person murdering the Zanna. We spent at least two days with the boys in this episode.
- Sam wakes up at 6:30am and finds Sully right away, if they leave immediately after their morning conversation, then they could be in Menomonie by 4-5pm. (It’s a 10 hour trip), which makes the most sense for the timing of events in the episode.

Unknown, 2015 – Sam and Dean will both end up asking “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” when they get split up in this episode. Sam travels to Hell to speak with Lucifer, while Dean tries to track down Amara. We spend at least two day in this episode at several unknown locations and the Bunker.

Unknown, 2015 (immediately following previous episode)The Devil in the Details trip our heroes up, when Dean and Cas journey to Hell to save Sam. Dean drives from an unknown location to the Bunker, and then to Kenesaw, NE. Cas’ travels are predominately by teleportation. The episode appears to take place over the course of one afternoon and evening. And it is the same afternoon that the previous episode ended on.
- Kenesaw, NE, is only an hour north of the Bunker.

UnknownThings go Into the Mystic, when Sam and Dean find a banshee hunt in their backyard. They meet a fellow hunter named Eileen, while Lucifer routes through the Bunker. We spend 3 days in this episode, only 15 minutes away from the Bunker.

Unknown, 2016 – Claire’s passion for Hunting may have uncovered a monster in Sioux Falls, prompting Sam and Dean to come in to consult. Turns out, someone from Alex’s past wants to tell her “Don’t You Forget About Me.” The boys spend 3 days visiting with Jody and the two teens.
- The seniors are already talking about Prom kings and queens, which prompts me to think that this must be after New Years.
- It’s about a 6 hour drive from the Bunker to Sioux Falls. Sam and Dean arrive just after school lets out, and I’m assuming they left right away after Claire’s call – which would mean that Claire must have called them in the morning.


Monday, February 15th – Thursday, February 18th, 2016 – The boys find out that Love Hurts, when a series of murders and stolen hearts have them hunting in Hudson, OH, for 4 days.
- The teaser death happens on February 14th, Valentine’s Day, and we pick up with the boys the very next morning. So, the episode itself spans 5 days, but we only spend 4 days with the boys.
- It’s a 15 hour drive from the Bunker to Hudson, OH – when the boys arrive at the scene of the crime, it’s clearly the morning (they’re able to visit the husband at his office that very same day), which means that they most likely spent all of Feb 15th driving and then started their investigation on the 16th.

- If you’re not skipping years like the show does, and want to place this episode in 2018, then it would be Thursday Feb 15- Sunday Feb 18, 2018.

~February 20th, 2016 – Dean travels back in time to WWII submarine, because The Vessel is carrying a powerful artifact that they hope to use to defeat Amara. Meanwhile, Lucifer reveals his identity to Sam. We spend, seemingly, only one day in this episode and, outside of time-travel, the boys do not leave the Bunker.
- Dean travels to January 1943.
- While Lucifer must travel from Crowley’s headquarters to the Bunker, I’m going to assume that he teleported there (and made up some story for arriving so quickly for Sam and Dean). Otherwise, we’d have at least a day’s wait between when Dean gets the idea to ask Cas to help, and when Lucifer arrives, which would bump the day count up.
- All the episodes between 11.13 Love Hurts and 11.19 The Chitters have to take place between February 18th and March 22nd.


~February 27-28th, 2016 – The boys head to Brimson, MI, to investigate what happens Beyond the Mat when pro-wrestlers start dying. We spend approx. 2 days in this episode.
- It appears to be morning at the start of the episode and Dean informs Sam that the wake is “less than a day’s drive” and he is already packed, I’ve taken this to suggests that they attended the wake that same day, since Brimson is only about a 5 hour drive from the Bunker.
- Likewise, the events with Gunner Lawless all happen over the span of one night, before dawn, and then the boys would have probably driven straight home, arriving back at the Bunker on the second day.
-Dean says they’ve done “nothing but mainline lore for a week” when the episode begins.
- All the episodes between 11.13 Love Hurts and 11.19 The Chitters have to take place between February 18th and March 22nd.


~March 5-9th, 2016 – Sam and Dean have to make a Safe House in Grand Rapids, MI, when an old temporary fix from a hunt of Bobby & Rufus’ stops working. We spend approx. 4 days in this episode with Sam and Dean and roughly two days with Bobby and Rufus sometime during what was S4.
-We do not know where the boys are when the episode opens, so I’m assuming a day’s travel to get to Grand Rapids.
-Bobby knows about the apocalypse and can walk, also Lilith is still alive, so Bobby can only be in S4.
- When Dean calls Bobby at the end of the episode, he says he and Sam are in Reno. Sam and Dean have never worked a case in Reno that we’ve seen, so whatever hunt they are on had to have happened between episodes – therefore, I’d put this in the latter half of S4 – based on my timeline for S4 and the fact there are greater amounts of time gaps between episodes in the latter half of the season.
- Dean says it’s been “two weeks of squat” when Sam tries to remind him to stay optimistic about Cas. I’m taking this to mean that it’s been two weeks since they lost saw Cas, as in the previous episode, Dean also complained about them doing nothing but reading lore for A week. Therefore, it’s just been another week on top of that.
- All the episodes between 11.13 Love Hurts and 11.19 The Chitters have to take place between February 18th and March 22nd.


~March 10-15th, 2016 – Sam and Dean nearly get turned into just hunks of Red Meat, when a werewolf hunt goes wrong in Grangeville, Idaho. We spent approx. 5 days in the episode. 48 hours (over 3 calendar days) to drive from the Bunker to Grangeville and get Sam shot, and then at least another day or two to deal with the aftermath.
- I’m saying 5 days, because I think that with a gunshot wound and that much blood loss, they would have kept Sam at the Urgent Care overnight, AT LEAST.
- Sam spends one night and the better part of a day slowly bleeding to death.
- It’s a 20 hour drive from Grangeville, ID, back to the Bunker, and I think after getting shot in the stomach, Sam would take a couple days off before their next hunt.
- All the episodes between 11.13 Love Hurts and 11.19 The Chitters have to take place between February 18th and March 22nd.


~March 18-19, 2016 – Sam and Dean get a call from Crowley with a proposition. Meanwhile, Lucifer travels to Heaven to see if he can form a team of Hell’s Angels to help him take down the Darkness. This episode takes place over approx. 2 days, with the boys traveling from the Bunker to St. Louis, Missouri.
- The days were hard to count in this episode, so it’s a rough estimate only.
- All the episodes between 11.13 Love Hurts and 11.19 The Chitters have to take place between February 18th and March 22nd.


March 20-22, 2016 – Sam and Dean discover The Chitters when they encounter a monster they’ve never seen before in Gunnison, CO. Luckily, two other Hunters are there to give them a hand. The boys drive from the Bunker to Gunnison, CO. The episode takes place over 3 days.
- The episode starts in the morning at the Bunker, but it’s a 9 hour drive to Gunnison, so my guess is that they drove there and got a motel and then started investigating the next day. All the hunting action takes place, seemingly, on one day, with the goodbye scene the morning after.
- The Cicada-Monsters come out every 27 years on the Spring Equinox, the Spring Equinox is on March 20th, which Sam and Dean tell us was “Yesterday” when they are doing their investigations on the second day of the episode.


Unknown 2016 (Possibly a Thursday – Saturday) – Chuck might not say “Don’t Call Me Shurley” but he has to come clean about his true identity when the Darkness strikes Hope Springs, ID, Sam and Dean are doomed, and Metatron is urges him to intervene. We spend 3 days with the boys in this episode, they travel from the Bunker to Hope Springs, ID.
- It’s a 17 hour trip from the Bunker to Idaho (Hope Springs appears to be a fictional town.)
- See All in the Family notes for days of the week explanation.)


Unknown 2016 (immediately following the previous episode) (possibly Saturday to Wednesday) – Sam and Dean slowly discover the nuances that are All in the Family of the Judeo-Christian God, when they bring Chuck back to the Bunker and start working on what’s going to happen next. We spend at least 5 days in this episode, assuming they’re consecutive. The boys drive from the Bunker to Lewis, OK, and back again, and also to several unknown locations.
- When Sam reads the article about Lewis, OK, it says the fog occurred on Saturday. When Metatron watches the news report, it says “Last night” and when he calls Sam and Dean, they’re already on their way to Lewis to interview the survivor, meaning that it must be Sunday evening. Sam and Dean then interview the professor on a Monday, drive him back to the Bunker, then drive to meet Metatron in the same night. On Tuesday, Dean meets with God in the park. Late that evening, Metatron joins them in the bunker after circling the building “all night” sending Dean texts (I’m guessing Dean didn’t literally mean ALL night, but rather all evening.) And then on Wednesday they put their plan into action. This is, of course, assuming all events after the Sunday occurred on consecutive days – and that Chuck had only been at the bunker for one day before we see the fog event.

Unknown 2016 (Still Wednesday?) We Happy Few get to watch a plan come together, as Team God try to take down Amara. This episode appears to possibly take place all in one day.
- All travel is done by divine zapping, so travel time does not matter.
- Sam and Dean do not change outfits
- The prophet tells Amara that he has only been a prophet for 3 days. If he became a prophet Saturday night, then those days would have been Sunday, Monday, Tuesday OR, since he didn’t find out he was a prophet until Monday, he means Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday. Either way, I think this episode is supposed to be one 24 hour period.


Unknown 2016 (Wednesday-Thursday) – We explore the dualistic universe, when Sam and Dean have to save the world from the sibling relationship between Chuck and Amara, the Alpha and the Omega when it comes to Gods. We spend one to two days in this episode (see notes), with the Winchesters getting zapped around the world by God when they need to travel, except that they drive to Mary’s grave (see notes) and to the bar, and then back to the Bunker again after. They also might drive to Waverly Hills, in Louisville, Kentucky.
- The exception to getting zapped around is that they drive the car to Mary’s gravestone, which is in Illinois, according to the S2 DVD extra-feature map, but the show might not have realized this weird fact and placed it back in Lawrence, Kansas. We don’t know. Sam also probably drives everyone to the bar to wait out the end/saving of the world, but that is most likely local.
- Waverly Hills Sanatorium in Louisville, Kentucky, is a 12 hour drive from the Bunker, this could add another whole day to the day count (to get there and back again), or you could believe that they didn’t drive the whole way and were instead zapped there.

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borgmama1of5
Jun. 3rd, 2015 09:00 pm (UTC)
My mind boggles at how you figured this all out! Kudos!
hells_half_acre
Jun. 3rd, 2015 09:10 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I wish I could have figured out more - but someone on the production team has gotten VERY good at expunging all dates from the show. :P
borgmama1of5
Jun. 3rd, 2015 09:13 pm (UTC)
Maybe they are taking it as a personal challenge to confound you :)
hells_half_acre
Jun. 3rd, 2015 09:15 pm (UTC)
I'm starting to think they are! ;)
elvit
Jun. 4th, 2015 05:25 pm (UTC)
Ha! I Seeing all this I was coming with a comment that this year they don't give us any dates. :)
Well I'm in awe how you figure earlier seasons, it's something else!
hells_half_acre
Jun. 4th, 2015 07:52 pm (UTC)
Thanks! And yeah... this year was more frustrating than most. :P
khek
Jun. 4th, 2015 12:36 am (UTC)
Wow! I'm always impressed with how much info you're able to glean from the little info they give us. Very interesting and as always, great job!!
hells_half_acre
Jun. 4th, 2015 12:52 am (UTC)
Thanks! I do my best!
borgmama1of5
May. 27th, 2016 03:25 am (UTC)
Once again love how you analyze for clues and figure things like driving time between locations--something I do for all of my fics just in case someone is paying attention!
hells_half_acre
May. 27th, 2016 03:40 am (UTC)
Thanks!

Yeah, I need the driving times for the day counts, and I need the day counts to do stuff like fit all the episodes between Love Hurts and The Chitters into 5 weeks. ;)

Bravo for attention to detail in your fic! You never know who might be reading. I know it always annoyed me when people would set J2 fic in Vancouver and then not know anything about the city. The same could be said for people who happen to take frequent trips between Kansas and *other city* and know precisely how long the journey takes!
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