Please remember that I don't skip years like the show does, so we're going to end up in the future here with Sam older than we think he is.
So, behold, how Sam's birthday through the years:
~May 1978 - The angel Anna attempts to kill Mary. Two strangers from the future save her, and then claim to be her sons. She then gets her memories erased. She's already pregnant with Dean.
1983 - Sam Winchester is born! And he is ADORABLE!
1995 - Dean misses Sam's birthday because he is towards the end of a 2 months stay in Sonny's boys' home as punishment for getting caught stealing peanut butter, after losing their food money in a card game. Sam's birthday is also just a few weeks before Bill Harvelle is killed while on a hunt with John. Sam turns 12.
2006 - Having just successfully saved his brother from heart failure, Sam is dragged to Missouri (the state) to deal with a racist killer truck. Sam turns 23.
2007 - Sam is resurrected from the dead on his 24th birthday...and he is still ADORABLE! Dean hugs him. Sadly, Dean sold his soul to bring him back, and Sam isn't very happy about that.
2008 - Dean is torn apart by Hell Hounds while Sam watches helplessly. As far as birthday's go, I'm willing to bet Sam's 25th birthday is the worst.
2009 - Sam tries to keep Jimmy Novak safe after Castiel gets dragged out of his vessel. Jimmy gives Sam the slip while Sam is feeding his demon-blood addiction...it's really all downhill from there. Sam turns 26.
2010 - We never find out when Swan Song takes place, but by my calculations, it was probably very close to Sam's 27th birthday. Perhaps Sam and Dean had one last chance to celebrate before Sam sacrificed himself. Perhaps it was already too late by the time Sam's birthday rolled around, and Dean raised a glass to his brother all alone in Cicero, Indiana....or perhaps the day got lost in the swirl of planning, and demon killing, and final goodbyes.
2011 - Similarly, we don't know when Dean discovered Sam's return. But in 2011, it's safe to say that Sam's body was topside, hunting with Samuel and perhaps seeing Dean for the first time in a long year. Meanwhile, Sam's soul was still suffering. Sam is 28.
2012 - A fully restored Sam and Dean celebrate Sam's 29th birthday with Bobby in South Dakota after the events of My Heart Will Go On.
2013 - Sam and Dean bid farewell to Charlie Bradbury after successfully pulling off a heist. Sam turns 30, while they try to figure out what's so special about a suitcase full of clay.
2014 - Amelia surprises Sam with a birthday picnic in the park for Sam's 31st birthday. Sam isn't quite sure how to react. Meanwhile, Dean is wandering around Purgatory with Cas and Benny trying to find the exit.
2015 - They might have time to celebrate Sam's birthday with Charlie before she leaves after the Djinn hunt and saying goodbye to her mother. Or, it could be that Sam spends his birthday feeling ill and driving to Colorado to try to track down Metatron who may be in hiding there. Sam turns 32.
2016 - It's unclear how Sam spends his 33rd birthday, but Metatron is the villain, Gadreel is in the wind, Abaddon is gunning for Crowley, and Dean has a weird mark on his arm that Sam doesn't like the look of...
2017 - Sam's 34th birthday is another unspecified mystery - but around this time, Sam has Rowena locked down in an abandoned distillery, trying to come up with a magical solution for the Mark of Cain before it's too late and Sam loses Dean again.
2018 - We have no idea what happens on Sam's 35th birthday - but, maybe he'll get his mom back soon as a gift from a god, that'd be cool.
2019 - Sam's newly resurrected mom might actually miss his 36th birthday, because they can't find her! Something very suspicious is happening with the British Men of Letters... and they may in fact kill Sam's crush, though hopefully that doesn't happen ON his birthday, because that's just so mean.
2020 - Sam's 37th birthday is possibly spent trying to track down Gabriel again, after he refuses to help them open the door to the other world and get Mary and Jack back. It'll be a few weeks before he and Dean have to run off to Oregon and try to stop Rowena from killing reapers.
2021 - We don't know how Sam spends his 38th birthday either, but I'm hoping it falls into a sweet time when he still has his Mom, and only a little bit of worry that Jack might be soulless now. It's quite possible though that we haven't actually seen Sam's birthday yet... in which case, odds are it might not be one of his better ones.
Poor Sammy! Dude just can't catch a birthday break. Doesn't help that his birthday happens to fall at the end of the television season each year. :P
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