Season Three Timeline

Five days pass between the end of Season 2 and the beginning of Season 3, as stated by Dean in "The Magnificent Seven."

Date/Time Episode Name Locations Notes
Early July
(Early May)
3.01 The Magnificent Seven Oak Park, Illinois
Lincoln, Nebraska
spans 2 nights and 1 day
      Indefinite time passes, possibly about two and a half to three weeks .
Mid July
(Late May)
3.02 The Kids Are Alright Cicero, Indiana spans 2 days and 1 night
      Kubrick states that Sam was last seen in Nebraska "three weeks back."

This could be referring to AHBL, but I'd say it's more likely that he got this information through Tamara. The opening scene of 3.03 seems to indicate Sam's encounter with Ruby is recent, as though not much time passes between 3.02 and 3.03. It's possible, however, that some or all of the missing three weeks occur here, and Sam delayed telling Dean about Ruby.

3rd week of July
(Early June)
3.03 Bad Day at Black Rock (state prison, Indiana)
Black Rock, New York
Queens, New York
appears to span 4 days and 4 nights. Appears to follow shortly after previous episode, perhaps no more than a day.
Late August
(Late June)
3.04 Sin City South Dakota
Elizabethville, Ohio
appears to span 4 days and 3 nights. Sam states that it's been two months since the opening of the Devil's Gate.
      Two months pass between these episodes. Or, if you're following the timeline in blue, four months.
Late October (October 23-26) 3.05 Bedtime Stories Maple Springs, New York appears to span 4 nights and 3 days, assuming Sam and Dean read about the "psychotic killer" the day after the attack on the guys at the construction site. Dean states it's close to Halloween. Sam says, "The moon's full this Friday," which would be Friday, October 26, so the episode takes place earlier that week. Sam goes to the crossroads under a full moon, so that makes it October 26, 2007.

This is the first semi-concrete date we've gotten in quite a while. Either it's been four months or six months since Dean made his deal, depending on how you interpret Sam's dialogue in "All Hell Breaks Loose."

Late October/
Early November
3.06 Red Sky at Morning Eastern seaboard (possibly near Hilton Head; more likely Newport, Rhode Island)

ETA: And possibly, my earlier guess of Cape Cod was right, since Gordon mentions Mass. in 3.07.
appears to span 5 nights and 4 days. Unclear how much time has passed since the previous episode, but probably not more than a few days, since it seems unlikely Dean kept quiet about the missing bullet for longer than that. Um... we'll ignore the fact that the moon is full again, shall we?

The only references made to location are "the bay," and the "Sea Pines Maritime Museum." Sea Pines is a resort on Hilton Head, SC. However, the name "Sea Pines" could indicate any number of coastal areas, and mumbles11 spotted Rhode Island plates on one of the cars.

November 2 (Pilot)   24th anniversary of Mary Winchester's death
2nd anniversary of Jessica Moore's death
November 4 ("In My Time of Dying")   1st anniversary of John Winchester's death
Early November 3.07 Fresh Blood Unknown large city, probably New York. All the cars in the ep had New York plates. spans 3 nights and 3 days. Not much time has passed since the previous episode -- maybe a couple of days. Gordon says to Bela, "I know you were just in Massachusetts, and I know you were with the Winchester boys."
December 5     anniversary of Mary Winchester's birthday
Late December 3.08 A Very Supernatural Christmas Ypsilanti, Michigan appears to span 3 nights and 2 days. Presumably, the last scene takes place on Christmas.
2008 January 24    
Late January 3.09 Malleus Maleficarum The town is called Sherwood, but no indication of region or state is given.
Late January-Early February 3.10 Dream a Little Dream Pittsburg, Pennsylvania
February 5-6 3.11 Mystery Spot Broward County, Florida
Mid February 3.12 Jus In Bello Monument, Colorado
February 29 3.13 Ghostfacers Unknown, not Texas
March 3.14 Long Distance Call Milan, Ohio
May 2    
Mid June
(Mid April)
3.15 Time Is On My Side Erie, Pennsylvania
Canaan, Vermont
End of June
(Early May)
3.16 No Rest for the Wicked South Dakota
New Harmony, Indiana

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