Season Two Timeline


Year Date/Timeframe Episode Locations Notes
2006 Oct. 31-Nov. 2 (1.22 Devil's Trap) Salvation, Iowa
Lincoln, Nebraska
Jefferson City, Missouri
Unknown rural locations in South Dakota & Missouri
November 2 (Pilot) 23rd anniversary of Mary Winchester's death
1st anniversary of Jessica Moore's death
November 3-4 2.01 In My Time Of Dying South Dakota spans 3 days
November 4 or 5 South Dakota burning of John's body (ELaC)
November 5-13 South Dakota "Over a week" spent at Bobby's (ELaC)
November 13-16 2.02 Everybody Loves a Clown South Dakota
Medford, Wisconsin
spans 4 days
South Dakota approximately 4 weeks to repair the Impala
December 5 anniversary of Mary Winchester's birthday
Mid December 2.03 Bloodlust Red Lodge, Montana spans 2 days
Mid December 2.04 Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things unknown, possibly Montana spans 4 days
Mid December (2.10 Hunted) Lafayette, Indiana Gordon kills Scott Carey. Scott says he started hearing from the demon "a little over a year ago." In "Hunted," Gordon says he killed Scott "about a month ago."
Late December 2.05 Simon Said Nebraska
Guthrie, Oklahoma
spans 2 days. I'd say after Christmas, since there are no decorations. And boy, it's warm in Guthrie this winter...
Nebraska a day or two at most - Sam and Dean are still at the Roadhouse
2007 Early January 2.06 No Exit Nebraska
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
spans 4-5 days
Early January 2.07 The Usual Suspects Baltimore, Maryland spans 4 days. Ballard says that it's been "about a year" since Jess died, and that Sam is still 23, so it's before May.
At the beginning of Crossroad Blues, Sam is reading about Dean in the Federal Database. Likely, only a few days have passed.
Mid January 2.08 Crossroad Blues Greenwood, Mississippi spans 2 days
Unclear how much time has passed.
Mid January 2.09 Croatoan River Grove, Oregon spans 2-3 days
contiguous with next episode
Mid January 2.10 Hunted River Grove, Oregon
Lafayette, Indiana
Peoria, Illinois
spans 4-5 days
January 24 Dean's 28th birthday
anniversary of Jess's birthday
Peoria, Illinois 1 month spent hunting for Ava (dialogue from "Playthings")
Mid February 2.11 Playthings Peoria, Illinois
Cornwall, Connecticut
spans 4-5 days. Sam gets his cast off after this episode.
February 22 2.16 Roadkill Highway 41, Nevada Stated by Molly, which, yeah, totally ***** up the timeline. *g* Which is why I'm putting it here. Spans one night. (thank you to Luminosity and harrigan for the collective brainstorm.)
Late February 2.12 Nightshifter Milwaukee, Wisconsin spans 3-4 days
Perhaps less than a week, almost certainly less than two, passes between these episodes, since Sam still has Dean on "lockdown."
Early March 2.13 Houses of the Holy Providence, Rhode Island spans 3 days
West Texas Some time seems to pass here. They go on another job in West Texas, then Sam is missing for over a week before demon!Sam calls Dean.
Mid March 2.14 Born Under a Bad Sign Duluth, Minnesota
South Dakota
spans 2 days
Mid March 2.15 Tall Tales Springfield, Ohio spans a week
March 31-April 6 2.17 Heart San Francisco, California spans 6 days. The full moon is on Monday, April 2. Thanks, harriet_spy!
Late April
(Early April)*
2.18 Hollywood Babylon Los Angeles, California spans 4 days. L.A. had a cold front and rain on April 20. Positively Canadian!
Last week of April
(Mid April)
2.19 Folsom Prison Blues Green River County, Arkansas spans 4 nights and 3 days
Early May
(Late April)
2.20 What Is and What Should Never Be Joliet, Illinois
(Lawrence, Kansas)
possibly spans 2 nights and 2 days, but unclear
May 2 Sam's 24th birthday
End of June
(Late April/Early May)
2.21 All Hell Breaks Loose, Part 1 Cold Oak, South Dakota
spans 2 nights and 1 day. Sam tells Ava she disappeared "five months ago."

Sam also says that all the psy-kids are 23 years old, which throws things off by as much as two months if true. It's a toss-up: either Ava disappeared three months ago, not five, or Sam is generalizing about the collective age of the psy-kids for the simplicity of explaining why they're all in Cold Oak. The second explanation makes more sense to me than the first, but YMMV. If you choose to go the other way, the alternate date possibilities are in blue to the left. NOTE: The concrete date shown on the motel receipt in 3.15, "Time Is On My Side," gives support for the June date. The concrete date given in "Ghostfacers" is February 29th, which contradicts the receipt date and supports the April/May 2 date. At this point I'd say it's impossible to completely reconcile the timeline of S2-S3, so follow your bliss.

End of June
(Early May)
2.22 All Hell Breaks Loose, Part 2 South Dakota,
southern Wyoming
spans 2 nights and 1 day. Contiguous with previous episode.

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